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China update - March 21, 2014

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • China, Taiwan, USA
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  • March 21 2014

On March 17, the new U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus arrived in Beijing. The following day he visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to present

U.S. DOT proposes treating electronics as hazardous materials

  • Alston & Bird LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 5 2010

On January 11, 2010, the Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed a rule that would dramatically alter requirements for shipping lithium metal and lithium ion batteries and cells, such as those used in cell phones, laptops, and other common electronic equipment, on both passenger and cargo flights

Putting the brakes on San Diego’s transportation plan

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 11 2012

The first “Sustainable Communities Strategy” adopted to guide long-range land use and transportation planning under SB 375 now has the distinction of being the first such plan set aside for failing to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act

Federal court provides significant award to whistleblower for reporting ocean dumping

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

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly awarded a former merchant marine officer $462,500 for alerting the U.S. Coast Guard that his cargo ship was intentionally dumping oily waste and garbage into the ocean

NPS joins Great Lakes effluent limits campaign

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • March 11 2012

The National Park Service has joined environmental groups in seeking effluent limits for ballast water discharges from the Environmental Protection Agency for large ships, or “lakers”, built before January 2009 operating in the Great Lakes

EPA issues general permit for vessel discharges

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 3 2009

EPA issued a new Vessels General Permit under the Clean Water Act that will apply to an estimated 69,000 commercial vessels

US Environmental Protection Agency's Vessel General Permit regulations go into effect February 6, 2009

  • Squire Sanders
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  • USA
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  • February 9 2009

On December 18, 2008 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the 2008 Vessel General Permit (VGP) regulating discharges incidental to the normal function of vessels operating as a means of transportation

No one can stop change: Second District Court of Appeal rejects Sunnyvale West in latest decision on 'baseline' for evaluation of traffic and air quality impacts under CEQA

  • Holland & Knight LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 26 2012

Last week, the Second District Court of Appeal issued its decision in Neighbors for Smart Rail v. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority (April 17, 2012) (Case No. B232655), a high profile case involving construction of a light speed rail line connecting downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica

Just when you thought you fully understood MARPOL Annex V garbage regulations

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • Global, USA
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  • November 14 2012

For years, the focus with regard to MARPOL Annex V has been the continued expansion of special areas and stricter enforcement

Air: EPA proposes revisions to transportation conformity rules

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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