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The State AG Report Weekly Update August 25, 2016
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • August 25 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) reached a settlement with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”), to resolve allegations that the


Implementing a Just Transition: NY State Assembly passes “New York State Climate and Community Protection Act”
  • Philip Lee
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

The UNFCCC’s Article 4 principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities” requires the burden of climate change to be borne by those that can


Implementation of TSCA Section 6: EPA Moving in the Wrong Direction?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 22 2016

How EPA assesses and regulates chemicals under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act has a number of implications for workplace and consumer


Update-Toxic Substances Control Act; Federal legislation
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 16 2016

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amends the Toxic Substances


Inflation Adjustment Act Impacts Civil Monetary Penalties
  • Manko Gold Katcher & Fox
  • USA
  • August 11 2016

Civil monetary penalties (including penalties for violations of CERCLA, the Clean Air Act, and RCRA) increased on August 1, 2016. The Federal Civil


Retroactive Civil Penalty Increases?
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2016

Over the past several months, many federal agencies have adopted rules significantly increasing the maximum civil monetary penalties (CMPs) they can


Supreme Court’s Environmental and Administrative Law Decisions in 2015-2016 Term
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

This Advisory briefly reports on some of the significant U.S. Supreme Court actions from January through June 2016 related to environmental and


International Trade Compliance Update - August 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 3 2016

On 29 July 2016, the WTO announced that Afghanistan joined the WTO as its 164th member, after nearly 12 years of negotiating its accession terms. It


OSHA Revises Process Safety Management Guidance on Covered Chemical Concentrations
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance documents for the first updates to the Process Safety Management (PSM


OSHA, EPA and DOI Increase Maximum Civil Penalties
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • July 15 2016

This summer, many federal agencies increased civil monetary penalties as much as 150 percent in response to new legislation mandating that federal