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CERCLA: federal court upholds joint and several liability ruling

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

A federal judge in California has ruled that Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. U.S., 129 S. Ct. 1870 (2009), did not change existing law regarding joint and several liability under CERCLA

Hazardous Products Regulation on lead in kettle solder amended

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 2 2010

Health Canada has amended its Hazardous Products Regulations to reduce the maximum allowable lead levels leached from solder joints inside kettles from 0.05 parts per million to 0.01 parts per million

Wetlands: federal court finds either Rapanos test valid to establish CWA jurisdiction

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

A federal judge in Delaware has ruled that either the plurality or concurrence standards in Rapanos v. U.S., 547 U.S. 715 (2006), may be used to establish Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction in wetlands enforcement cases

Chemicals agency publishes list of substances to be registered under REACH

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • April 30 2010

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a list of 4,415 substances that will be registered by November 30, 2010, under the European Union's registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals (REACH

CERCLA: Second Circuit rules contribution action does not require EPA approval of settlement

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2010

According to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, a CERCLA consent decree does not require EPA approval for the settling party to seek response and cleanup costs under section 113 based on the settlement

CERCLA: federal court rules EPA cost recovery lawsuit barred under compulsory counterclaim rule

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

A federal judge in California has ruled that CERCLA cost recovery claims involving perchlorate and trichloroethylene contamination of the Rialto-Colton Groundwater Basin are subject to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 13(a), which "bars a party who failed to assert a compulsory counterclaim in one action from instituting a second action in which that counterclaim is the basis of the complaint."

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

Hong Kong-based shipping company indicted

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

A federal grand jury in Texas has reportedly returned an indictment against a Hong Kong-based shipping company in connection with the illegal dumping of oil wastewater, obstruction of agency proceedings, making false statements, and failing to maintain accurate pollution-control records

Insurance coverage: insurance company announces coverage for nanomaterials

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2010

Lexington Insurance has announced that it will provide integrated liability coverage for medium to small companies in the United States manufacturing or distributing nanoparticles andor nanomaterials

EPA releases interim guidance on environmental justice

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2010

EPA has released interim guidance to assist agency staff in incorporating environmental justice into the agency's rulemaking process