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Puerto Rico sewer authority to settle CWA violations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Puerto Rico, USA
  • -
  • May 14 2010

The Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority has entered a proposed consent decree, in which it agreed to spend $195 million on improvements to 126 drinking water plants across the island over the next 15 years to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA

Beef-processing plant to settle CWA violations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2010

A Washington state beef-processing plant has reportedly agreed to settle alleged Clean Water Act (CWA) violations for a $750,000 civil penalty and the installation of $3 million in new wastewater treatment equipment

Nanotechnology: OECD revises guidance on testing of manufactured nanomaterials

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2010

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has revised a guidance document on safety testing of manufactured nanomaterials

Seventh Circuit finds carrier properly denied coverage for waste ash cleanup due to insufficient property description

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2010

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a property must be precisely described for coverage to attach under an environmental liability insurance policy

Toxic tort: Florida Supreme Court rules fishermen may claim damages for loss of income due to pollution

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2010

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled 5-1 that fishermen are entitled under state law to recover damages for economic loss and income caused by the negligent release of pollutants despite the fact that they do not own any property damaged by the pollution

Water: Kansas City, Missouri, to settle sewer overflow issues

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2010

The city of Kansas City, Missouri, has agreed to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act resulting from unauthorized overflows of untreated sewage and stormwater

Legal malpractice: real estate developer alleges law firm failed to conduct environmental due diligence

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2010

A real estate developer has sued a Louisiana-based law firm alleging that the firm failed to perform an environmental assessment which would have revealed that land it purchased for development was part of a World War II-era bombing range

Air: EPA proposes revisions to transportation conformity rules

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2010

EPA has published a proposed rule that would establish procedures so the agency will not be required to change transportation conformity rules every time national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) are revised

Renewable fuels: Colorado enacts law promoting biomass energy development

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2010

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter (D) recently signed into law a bill (S.B. 10-177) creating a property tax incentive to promote biomass energy development

Water: IG report says EPAstate MOAs are out-of-date

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

A recent EPA Office of Inspector General (IG) report says that most Clean Water Act (CWA) memoranda of agreement (MOAs) between EPA and the states are out-of-date, inconsistent or both