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Road construction contractor agrees to pay $735,000 to resolve stormwater discharge claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2013

The prime contractor for an Oregon Department of Transportation project on U.S. Highway 20 has agreed to pay a $735,000 penalty to resolve

GSA seeks new sustainable technologies to test in federal buildings

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2012

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has published a request for information seeking information from commercial organizations, educational institutions and non-profit organizations on new sustainable-building technologies and practices to test in federal buildings

Federal court rejects challenge to EIS on major bridge project

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 17 2012

A federal court in Washington state has dismissed a challenge to the environmental impact statement (EIS) prepared by the state department of transportation and the Federal Highway Administration for a $586.5-million project that would replace a floating bridge connecting Seattle to its eastern suburbs

Transportation agencies violated NEPA by approving $800-million toll road, says Fourth Circuit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 18 2012

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT ) and the Federal Highway Administration (FH A) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NE PA) when they approved an $800-million toll road project near Charlotte, N.C

Final rule requiring contractors to report purchases of biobased products published

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2012

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the General Services Administration (GS A) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have jointly published a final rule that requires government contractors to report their purchases of biobased products under service and construction contracts

USDA designates additional biobased product categories for preferred procurement

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 20 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a final rule designating 13 new biobased product categories that are eligible for preferred federal procurement

IG report critical of EPA over contract costs

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 23 2012

The Office of Inspector General (IG) has issued a report criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to comply with provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) concerning fixed-price contracts

Eleventh Circuit rejects NEPA challenge to Florida bridge project

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2012

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court decision rejecting a challenge under the National Environmental Policy Act to the construction of a highway bridge in Martin County, Florida

State coalition sues EPA over failure to finalize PM2.5 standard

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2012

The City of San Francisco has sued the U.S. Department of Transportation alleging that the agency’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration was negligent in supervising state regulatory agencies and public utilities, which left gas pipeline operators in California unregulated, and purportedly contributed to a natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion

Federal court allows Minneapolis-St. Paul light-rail project but orders detailed EIS

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2012

A federal court in Minnesota has ruled that a $957-million light-rail project linking downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul may proceed but also ordered governmental agencies to conduct a more detailed environmental impact statement (EIS