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Administrative Procedure ActRCRA: Tenth Circuit rules EPA may revise tentative interpretation of regulation without rulemaking
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that EPA can revise a tentative interpretation governing the handling of magnesium waste without conducting a formal rulemaking


Federal court denies request to stop cultivation and use of genetically modified sugar beets
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2010

A federal judge in California has denied a motion for a preliminary injunction sought by several environmental groups that would have precluded all further planting, cultivation, processing, or other use of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets or sugar beet seeds and would have required previously planted GM sugar beets to be pulled up


CERCLA: federal court rules EPA cost recovery lawsuit barred under compulsory counterclaim rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2010

A federal judge in California has ruled that CERCLA cost recovery claims involving perchlorate and trichloroethylene contamination of the Rialto-Colton Groundwater Basin are subject to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 13(a), which "bars a party who failed to assert a compulsory counterclaim in one action from instituting a second action in which that counterclaim is the basis of the complaint."


Legal malpractice: real estate developer alleges law firm failed to conduct environmental due diligence
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

A real estate developer has sued a Louisiana-based law firm alleging that the firm failed to perform an environmental assessment which would have revealed that land it purchased for development was part of a World War II-era bombing range


Nanotechnology: OECD revises guidance on testing of manufactured nanomaterials
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2010

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has revised a guidance document on safety testing of manufactured nanomaterials


Tenth Circuit reverses Rocky Flats class action over jury instructions
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a $926 million judgment against former operators of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Denver, Colorado, because the trial court gave the jury improper instructions


Due diligence: Washington statute requires disclosure of environmental conditions in commercial real estate transactions
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2010

A Washington state law (S.B. 6749) requires the disclosure of a wide range of “environmental conditions” to prospective buyers of commercial real estate


Puerto Rico sewer authority to settle CWA violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Puerto Rico, USA
  • May 14 2010

The Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority has entered a proposed consent decree, in which it agreed to spend $195 million on improvements to 126 drinking water plants across the island over the next 15 years to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA


Air: EPA publishes revisions to SO2 standard
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

EPA has published a final rule, establishing the first hourly primary air quality standard for sulfur dioxide (SO2) at 75 parts per billion


Hazardous Products Regulation on lead in kettle solder amended
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada
  • April 2 2010

Health Canada has amended its Hazardous Products Regulations to reduce the maximum allowable lead levels leached from solder joints inside kettles from 0.05 parts per million to 0.01 parts per million