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EPA And Corps Of Engineers Propose New "Waters Of The United States" Definition
Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Corps) have recently proposed a "clear, understandable,
United States
3 Jan 2019
USEPA Administrator Pruitt Issues Memo To Update Agency Use Of Clean Water Act Section 404(C) Veto Power
Last week before his departure USEPA Administrator Pruitt notified the regulated community that he had directed the Agency to update regulations governing the Agency's use of Section 404(c) ...
United States
25 Jul 2018
MSHA Issues RFI For Safety Improvement Technologies And Belt Conveyors
MSHA just announced a Request for Information (RFI) on safety improvement technologies for mobile equipment and for belt conveyors, both at surface mines. 83 Fed. Reg. 29716 (June 26, 2018).
United States
9 Jul 2018
EPA Determines No Need For Additional Superfund Financial Responsibility Rules For Hardrock Mining Industry
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will not issue a final rule for the Obama-era's proposed regulations for financial responsibility requirements for certain hardrock mining ...
United States
7 Dec 2017
Senate Confirms Trump Selection For MSHA
President Trump's selection for Administrator at MSHA has been confirmed this week by the Senate.
United States
20 Nov 2017
EPA And The Corps Schedule Ten "Public Meetings" To Solicit Comments On WOTUS Rule
Pursuant to President Trump's Executive Order (EO) on "Restoring the Rule of Law… by Reviewing the "Waters of the United States" Rule...
United States
4 Sep 2017
EPA And Army Corps Of Engineers Propose Tto Rescind Obama Era Rule Redefining "Waters of the United States"
The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers have proposed to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule defining "Waters of the U.S.," and recodify the pre-existing rule...
United States
11 Jul 2017
EPA Releases Final Report On Impacts On Drinking Water From Hydraulic Fracturing
Seyfarth Synopsis: With significant objection from Industry, EPA has issued its Final Report on whether hydraulic fracturing activities can impact drinking water resources under certain circumstances.
United States
21 Dec 2016
OSHA Weighs In On EPA Proposed Rule Governing The Use Of New Chemical Substances
OSHA "strongly supports" EPA's proposed updates to its existing regulations governing significant new uses of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
United States
14 Nov 2016
National Organization For Onboarding And Training Of New Employees Industry Wide In The Oil And Gas Industry Provides Example For Others
The National STEPS Network provides a working model of an industry wide employee onboarding and safety training program.
United States
22 Sep 2016
U.S. Chemical Safety Board Provides Recommendations to Upgrade Employers' Emergency Planning and Response Programs Employers Should Move Beyond Mere ADA Compliance
U.S. Chemical Safety Board offers recommendations and best practices for chemical facilities regarding emergency planning and response programs.
United States
16 Aug 2016
Supreme Court Sides With Property Owners: Jurisdictional Determination Is Reviewable
The Supreme Court decided that Army Corps' jurisdictional determinations are judicially reviewable. This decision leaves open the question of whether other types of administrative decisions are immediately judicially reviewable.
United States
9 Jun 2016
Is Increased Seismic Activity From The Disposal Of Fracking Fluid Actionable Under RCRA?
Seyfarth Partner Andrew H. Perellis is quoted in this Forbes Legal News article today, Sierra Club's Legal Theory In Frackquake Case Draws ‘Star Trek' Comparison (March 31, 2016).
United States
8 Apr 2016
Senate Passes Long Awaited Chemical Safety Bill
The U.S. Senate yesterday passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Chemical Safety Act).
United States
30 Dec 2015
Supreme Court To Decide If Army Corps Initial Jurisdictional Determination To Regulate Wetlands Under CWA Is Ripe For Judicial Review
The Supreme Court of the United States agreed on Friday to review an important Clean Water Act decision issued by the Eighth Circuit in Hawkes Co., Inc., et al. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 13-3067 (April 10, 2015).
United States
29 Dec 2015
Proposed Rule For Methane And VOC Controls In Oil And Gas Industry
The U.S. EPA announced earlier this week a proposed rule to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the oil and natural gas industry.
United States
24 Aug 2015
DHS Chemical Facilities Take Note GAO Suggested Need For Enhanced Enforcement
One key input for determining a facility's toxic release threat is the "Distance of Concern" that facilities report.
United States
30 Jul 2015
OSHA Directive On Inspection Procedures For The Hazard Communication Standard
OSHA has just announced a compliance Directive on "Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard," CPL 02-02-079 (July 9, 2015).
United States
29 Jul 2015
OSHA Enforcement Memo And Interim Policy On The Process Safety Management Retail Exemption
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued yesterday an enforcement memo and an interim policy on the PSM retail exemption.
United States
27 Jul 2015
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