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California passes landmark green chemical laws
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2013

On August 28, 2013 the California Office of Administrative Law ("OAL") adopted California Department of Toxic Substances Control's ("DTSC") Safer

California candidate chemical lists some clarifications
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2013

Anyone selling consumer products into California needs to be aware of whether they are a potential target for regulation under the California Safer

Largest criminal fine and civil penalty ever used under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act imposed on the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

In one of the most widely publicized enforcement actions ever brought under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (“Scotts”) of Marysville, Ohio pleaded guilty to crimes, entered into a civil Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) with the U.S

PCBs in caulking materials
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently settled an enforcement action with The University of Massachusetts System for alleged violations of the Toxic Substance Control Act

At least four states consider battery stewardship legislation in 2014
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2014

As of January 1, it appears that at least four states will consider battery stewardship legislation in 2014, with attention to future legislation and

FTC finalizes revisions to green guides for environmental marketing claims
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • October 29 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published a final revision to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (Green Guides) at 16 CFR Part 260

Chemicals banned in the 1970s lead to $450m suit today
  • Rogers Townsend & Thomas PC
  • USA
  • October 23 2012

Numerous drinking water wells near the small town of McBee in Chesterfield Country, SC, are contaminated with ethylene dibromide ( EDB ) and dibromochloropropane (DBCP

WA ecology department finds toxic chemicals in children’s products
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2014

Tests conducted by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) have revealed that although "most" manufacturers are evidently following laws that

Proposition 65 is only the harbinger of things to come in California: Green Chemistry Initiative is on the horizon in 2013
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 11 2013

A sage lawyer, once opined "Kermit the Frog seems to have had it right when he warbled his catchy little tune lamenting the perils of being

EPA releases 2012 Chemical Data Reporting information
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2013

On February 11, 2013 EPA released its 2012 Chemical Data Reporting ("CDR") on chemical production and use in the United States. The 2012 CDR includes