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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

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

D.C. Circuit upholds FERC decision not to place restrictions on hydroelectric project

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s challenge to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision not to place restrictions on a hydroelectric dam located on the Klamath River in Oregon and California; the tribe holds fishing rights in the river

Interim rule requires federal contractors to support EMS goals

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2011

An interim rule published by the U.S. Department of Defense, General Services Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration requires federal contractors to “support the goals of an agency’s environmental management system (EMS).” 76 Fed. Reg. 31,395 (53111

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

Former waste company executive sentenced to 50 months in prison for fraud

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 23 2011

A former waste-company executive was reportedly sentenced to serve 50 months in prison for fraud arising from his participation in a multimilliondollar kickback scheme involving contracts for a New Jersey CERCLA site and for impeding a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC ) investigation

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

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

Air: EPA seeks comment on draft transportation conformity guidance

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2010

EPA has released draft guidance on how to use the agency's model for analyzing particulate matter "hot spots" to determine whether proposed transportation projects would conform with the Clean Air Act (CAA

Challenge to DOD procurement of fuel from Canadian oil sands rejected for lack of standing

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2011

A federal court in Virginia has ruled that an environmental group lacks standing to challenge the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) procurement of fuel from Canadian oil sands