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Federal court rules EPA has discretionary authority to intervene in state regulatory policy
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2012

A federal court in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to intervene in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) regulation of stormwater runoff into the Delaware River


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


CalEPA Solicits Info About Nickel, PFOA and PFOS for Potential Listing Under Prop. 65
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 19 2016

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s (CalEPA’s) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced the development


Louisiana Supreme Court reverses class certification ruling in rail car leak case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2012

The Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s certification of a class of plaintiffs who alleged they were exposed to ethyl acrylic fumes from a railroad tank car leak


New York City to regulate VOC emissions from carpeting
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) has signed an ordinance (Intro. No. 585-A) setting emissions limits for a wide range of volatile organic compounds (VOC s) for carpets, carpet cushions and carpet adhesives; the ordinance amends the city’s building code and effective July 1, 2012, it applies to every building or structure in the city


EPA establishes limits for pesticide and fungicide residues in food
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued two new rules relating to tolerances for pesticide residues on food under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act


Federal court rules hazardous substance spill from tractor-trailer covered by CERCLA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

A federal court in Indiana has ruled that a commercial tractor-trailer that leaked a hazardous substance during the delivery of textbooks to a high school met the definition of a “facility” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and thus did not fall under the law’s “consumer product in consumer use” exception


Ninth Circuit holds agencies cannot amend rules through court settlements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2013

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a consent decree that provided a remedy in a challenge to the Northwest Forest Plan (NFP), a forest


Court denies claim of selective prosecution for hazardous material transportation violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2013

A federal court in California has denied a defendant's motion to compel discovery on his claim that he had been the subject of selective criminal


Louisiana DEQ challenges EPA objection to CAA operating permit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2012

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has filed a petition for review challenging a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) order objecting to three Clean Air Act (CAA) Title V operating permits the state issued to a facility that manufactured pig iron and reduced iron