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BOEM issues ANPR to update financial assurance requirements for Outer Continental Shelf operations
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) on Risk Management, Financial Assurance, and


DOE releases final FutureGen Environmental Impact Statement
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2007

On November 9, the Department of Energy released the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the FutureGen project


Federal government stepping up criminal enforcement actions against oil and gas drilling companies
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2013

In the last few months, the federal government has ramped up criminal enforcement actions against oil and gas drilling companies for violations of


US House of Representatives passes spending bill
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2007

Last night the House passed the fiscal 2008 omnibus spending bill by a vote of 253-154


Interior Secretary renews pause of deepwater drilling
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2010

On Monday, July 12, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar again ordered a pause in deepwater drilling, a moratorium that applies to all drilling from floating rigs


FERC assesses penalties for late qualifying facility self-certifications
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2012

A recent order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “the Commission”) demonstrates the importance of timely compliance with the qualifying facilities (“QF”) regulations


Next chemicals up for Prop 65 listing in California
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2011

Today, the California OEHHA’s Carcinogen Identification Committee reviewed 39 chemicals and classes of chemicals to determine their priority for potential listing


CERCLA financial assurance requirements
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2010

On December 30, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“the Agency”) identified three industry sectors for which it will begin the regulatory development process for financial assurance requirements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA): the chemical manufacturing industry; the petroleum and coal products manufacturing industry, which primarily includes refineries and not coal mines; and the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industry


Company chosen for IGCC simulator
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2008

Invensys Process Systems (IPS) has been chosen by the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to develop a simulator for an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant with carbon capture and storage technology


Court of Appeal's decision in Capistrano Taxpayers Association signals changes in conservation-based tiered water rates
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2015

On April 20, 2015, the California 4th District Court of Appeal ruled that the City of San Juan Capistrano's conservation-based tiered water rates