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Overview of EPA, Region 2 Biennial Conference at Columbia University on May 21, 2010

By John Nevius, Shareholder, Anderson Kill & Olick P.C. The following is a summary overview of parts of the U.S. EPA, Region 2 Biennial Conference at Columbia University which was held on Friday, May 21, 2010: Marcellous Shale: property values in the southern third of NY state underlain by the...

California sets forth indicators of disproportionate impacts of climate change on environmental justice communities

To assist Cal-EPA with the examination of potential environmental justice concerns associated with climate change, Cal-EPA requested the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) [best known for its role in setting drinking water related Public Health Goals and in overseeing much of the...

EPA Releases DMR Pollutant Loading Tool

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block EPA recently released the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool designed to help individuals determine who is discharging, what pollutants they are discharging and how much, and where they are discharging. The tool calculates pollutant...

Jenner & Block: EPA Issues New NEPA Mapping Tool

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block EPA has issued a new online mapping tool, NEPAssist, to assist federal agencies in evaluating possible NEPA environmental review obligations. NEPAssist is one of five pilot projects selected by the White House Council on Environmental Quality to advance...

California State Water Resources Control Board Issues Drought Regulations Restricting Certain Water Uses and Ordering Curtailments in Several Watersheds

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, California is experiencing severe to exceptional drought conditions. Twice in 2014, California Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. has issued proclamations regarding the State of Emergency related to the drought. The proclamations addressed water conservation...