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Comment: Obtaining a Declaratory Judgment under CERCLA: Should the Past Control the Future?

By Rachael A. Doyle Congress enacted the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act ("CERCLA") to address and remedy the improper disposal of toxic and hazardous wastes. Since its enactment, CERCLA has been highly criticized for its ostensibly high transaction...

Department of Defense Publishes Proposed Rule Regarding Storage, Treatment, and Disposal of Toxic or Hazardous Materials

By: Genevieve Essig The Department of Defense has published proposed rule 79 FR 4648 (Jan. 29, 2014) , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], which relates to DFARS regulations on the storage, treatment, and disposal of toxic or hazardous materials. The rule in essence seeks to...

DOD Finalizes Amendments to DFARS Regarding the Storage, Treatment, and Disposal of Non-DOD Toxic and Hazardous Materials on DOD Sites

The Department of Defense (DOD) has published a final rule that amends Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) subpart 223.71 to better align the DFARS with the current provisions set forth in 10 U.S.C. 2692, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], concerning storage...

E-Waste Settlement Nets State of California $51.8 Million

By Steven M. Siros AT&T agreed to pay $51.8 million to resolve allegations that it improperly disposed of hazardous electronic waste at its facilities in California. In one of the first enforcement actions of its kind in California, AT&T has agreed to expend $28 million over the next five...

California Approves New Mattress Recycling Fee

Mattress retailers and manufacturers face new requirements in California in 2016. Responding to attempts to over-regulate disposal of used mattresses, a coalition of manufacturers and retailers sponsored legislation to create an industry managed recycling program. The primary objective of the program...