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Is that Wetland Jurisdictional? A Practical Guide to the New Clean Water Rule

By Channing J. Martin , Partner, Williams Mullen The Clean Water Rule recently issued by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers defines the scope of federal jurisdiction over wetlands and other “waters of the United States.” It became effective...

Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer
US EPA Publishes Proposed List of National Enforcement Initiatives for FY2017–19

On September 15, 2015, US EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance published a proposed list of national enforcement initiatives (NEIs) for fiscal years 2017–19. This latest NEI list includes NEIs from the last round (FY2014–16...

E. Lynn Grayson
Canada Takes Action to Ban Microbeads

The Canadian government recently took action to ban microbeads, very small particles found in a variety of consumer and personal care products that may pose adverse environmental impacts in rivers, lakes, and oceans after they are washed down the drain...

E. Lynn Grayson
EPA’s Safer Choice Program Awards

EPA’s Safer Choice program (formerly Design for the Environment) recognizes products that meet stringent ingredient and product level criteria. Safer Choice products do not contain carcinogens or reproductive or developmental toxins. The program...

Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer
EPA Finalizes 2015 Revisions to the 1988 RCRA Underground Storage Tank Regulations

The US EPA has revised the 1988 underground storage tank (UST) regulation and the 1988 state program approval (SPA) regulation. Some of these changes had their roots in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which set out additional requirements in states that...

LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff
New EPA and USACE Regulations Revise Definition of "Waters of the United States"

By Mr. Ken Bogdan and Mr. Al Herson Under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) must issue a permit for discharges of dredged or fill material into "waters the United States" (WOTUS). On June 29, 2015...