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EPA revises condensable particulate matter rules

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued amendments to the new source review (NSR) rules under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to clarify how applicants must measure and account for condensable particulate matter

Former company owner may be liable under state law for failing to report dumping by others

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2011

A federal court in New York has ruled that the former owner of a company that leased contaminated property may be liable under the New York Navigation Law for failing to report dumping by others or failing to take remedial action

EPA memorandum clarifies need for approval of time-critical removal actions

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 8 2013

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) memorandum establishes procedures that apply to the circumstances under which EPA regional offices must

Federal court vacates ESA counterpart regulations, reversing prior decision

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

A federal court in the District of Columbia has reversed a 2006 decision by the same court and vacated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Joint Counterpart Consultation Regulations for National Fire Plan Projects (Counterpart Regulations

Fifth Circuit finds CERCLA recycling exemption no bar to claims under state law

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2011

According to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the CERCLA exemption of certain recyclers from liability for cleanup costs does not protect battery recyclers from lawsuits under state law

Federal Court defines land disposal and active management under RCRA

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2013

A federal court in New York has adopted specific definitions for two common terms, "land disposal" and "active management," for purposes of a

CERCLA claim dismissed for failure to adequately plead alter-ego or successor liability

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2011

A federal court in Illinois has dismissed a CERCLA contribution claim because the plaintiff could not establish liability under either an alter-ego or successor liability theory

EPA agrees to finalize NAAQS for PM-2.5 and ozone for Los Angeles basin

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2011

In a consent decree approved by a federal court in California on February 8, 2011, EPA agreed to finalize nonattainment designations for the 1997 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particulates (PM-2

Defendants in RCRA lawsuit may not pursue CERCLA contribution claim

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 10 2011

A federal court in California has ruled that defendants in a RCRA lawsuit who are not defendants in a CERCLA action may not pursue CERCLA contribution claims against other potentially responsible parties (PRPs

Seventh Circuit rules CERCLA costs not recoverable for cleanups at car accident sites

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2012

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the billing agent for a local fire department may not recover, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCL A), costs incurred at automobile accident sites because personal vehicles are excluded from CERCL A’s definition of “facility.”