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EPA Proposes Revisions To Clarify New Source Review Permitting Process – Updating "Project Emissions Accounting"
Consistent with guidance issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in March 2018, the Agency has now proposed to codify changes to the New Source Review (NSR) applicability regulations...
United States
9 Aug 2019
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Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Pollution Control Board's Clean Construction Or Demolition Debris Rules, And Articulates Guidelines For Determining If Agency Action Is Arbitrary Or Capricious
The Illinois Supreme Court recently affirmed that the Illinois Pollution Control Board's clean construction or demolition debris (CCDD) rules were not arbitrary and capricious.
United States
8 Jul 2019
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OSHA And Title VII On Workplace Violence In Healthcare And Social Assistance
Fifth Circuit rules on Title VII liability concerning workplace violence in a healthcare setting involving third parties.
United States
18 Feb 2019
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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
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Supreme Court To Reconsider ‘Auer' Deference
Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this week to reconsider a key precedent of administrative law that tells judges to defer to an agency's interpretation ...
United States
18 Dec 2018
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Periodic Operation and Maintenance Walkthrough Inspections Required for Illinois UST Facility Owners and Operators
The walkthrough inspection requirement took effect on October 13, 2018, and replaces the previous requirement to conduct quarterly equipment inspections.
United States
10 Dec 2018
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Company And Its Executives/Owners Charged With Criminally Violating Worker Safety And Environmental Laws That Led To Workers' Deaths
Seyfarth Synopsis: A railcar cleaning company and its executive officers were recently charged in a 22-count indictment with conspiracy,
United States
4 Sep 2018
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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
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States, NRDC, And NWF Sue EPA And Corps On Applicability Date Final Rule
Continuing the fight over the Obama-era WOTUS Rule, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., the National Wildlife Federation, and a host of states, including New York and California have brought lawsuits...
United States
14 Feb 2018
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EPA And Corps Add Years To "Effective" Applicability Date Of WOTUS Rule
The WOTUS rulemaking has been frought with controversy and has generated well over 1-million public comments.
United States
6 Feb 2018
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U.S. EPA Moves Program Responsibilities Back To Resource-Starved States
In a guidance document issued last week, U.S. EPA sets out to deliberately move environmental enforcement responsibilities back to the states.
United States
5 Feb 2018
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EPA Withdraws "Once In Always In" Policy For Major HAP Sources
In another example of business-friendly regulatory agency actions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has just rescinded the "Seitz Memo" associated with the "Once In, Always In" ...
United States
1 Feb 2018
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EPA Adjusts For Inflation The Maximum Civil Penalties For Violations Of Environmental Statutes
EPA has promulgated its new per violation penalty rules for 2018.
United States
15 Jan 2018
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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
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EPA And The Corps Propose To Add Years To "Effective" Applicability Date Of WOTUS Rule
The WOTUS rulemaking has been frought with controversy, and has generated well over a million public comments.
United States
29 Nov 2017
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EPA Task Force Report To Revitalize The Superfund Program
Businesses and industries across the country which own or have interests in facilities and properties that may come under the broad scope of these new Superfund "Recommendations" will need to stay attuned and involved ...
United States
17 Aug 2017
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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
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DOJ To No Longer Allow Settlements To Include Contributions To Third Parties, Thereby Threatening The Future Of SEPs
The U.S. Attorney General has directed the Department of Justice to no longer allow payments to third parties as part of resolving federal cases. For environmental cases, this prohibition could significantly limit, if not ban, the use of SEPs.
United States
4 Jul 2017
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EPA Proposes Ban On Certain Uses Of Trichloroethylene (TCE)
Seyfarth Synopsis: In a significant proposal, EPA moves to ban the use of TCE in aerosol degreasing and spot cleaning at dry cleaning facilities, as part of a larger effort to ban TCE...
United States
5 Jan 2017
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EPA Adopts The Dental Amalgam Rules
In another rule aimed at small business, the EPA has just issued a rule for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category. The rule will add more federal compliance costs...
United States
28 Dec 2016
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