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Hawaiian dry dock owner to pay $710,000 to resolve Clean Water Act claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 12 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice has lodged a proposed consent decree to resolve allegations that a Hawaiian ship repair facility and dry dock operator

NWF challenges New York ballast water regulations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2012

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has filed a petition in state court challenging a vessel general permit and regulations approved by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that would regulate discharges incidental to the normal operation of commercial vessels, including discharges of ballast water

German companies to pay $1.2 million for ocean dumping

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2012

Two German shipping companies have agreed to pay a $1.2-million criminal penalty for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

South Carolina Supreme Court determines state lacked authority to approve dredging project

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2012

The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) lacked authority to approve a Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 water-quality certification for a project to deepen the Savannah River

Corps sued over Alaska railway project

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2012

After the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals halted the proposed Port MacKenzie rail-extension project for further consideration of environmental impacts, additional opponents separately sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to overturn the Clean Water Act (CWA) permit the Corps granted for the project

Ninth Circuit halts Alaska railway construction

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2012

A split Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has issued a stay pending review of the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB’s) order allowing construction of approximately 35 miles of railroad spur to connect the Port MacKenzie District in south-central Alaska to the Alaska Railroad Corp.’s existing main line

Second Circuit absolves ship classifier from liability for environmental damage from sunken tanker

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2012

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American ship classification society, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), was not liable to Spain for environmental damages that occurred when a tanker it had certified sank off the coast of Spain

EPA doubles excess NOx penalties for heavy-duty diesel engines

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule doubling the per-engine penalty for heavy-duty engines that do not meet federal standards of 0.2 grams of nitrogen oxide (NOx) per brake horsepower-hour

EPA to seek comments on possible waiver of ethanol rules due to drought

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed a notice that it will solicit comments on whether to waive the renewable fuel standard (RFS) for ethanol because of concerns about the drought’s impact on the corn supply and feed prices for livestock producers

PHMSA proposes new hazardous substance transportation rules

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

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HAZMAT) to align with revised international standards