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Canada reduces emission levels for vessels

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 17 2013

Transport Canada published new regulations on May 8, 2013, for marine vessel exhaust emissions and other discharges. Among other things, the

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

Federal Railroad Administration increases penalties for hazardous material

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2013

The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a rule adjusting its penalties under the Hazardous Material Transportation Act (HMTA). 78 Fed. Reg. 9

Ninth Circuit lifts stay on Alaska railway extension project

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted its stay on a $272-million railway extension project in Alaska

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

Coast guard to allow alternative pressure relief valve settings on certain cargo tanks

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2012

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the availability of a policy letter establishing alternative pressure relief valve settings for certain cargo tanks transporting liquefied gases in U.S. waters