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EPA updates rule for site assessments to address the innocent landowner defense

USA - October 28 2014 On October 6, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) adopted a final rule which will eventually eliminate one of the two recognized ASTM...

FDEP touts the success of the State’s Brownfields Redevelopment Program

USA - August 19 2014 Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) touts the success of the State's Brownfields Redevelopment Program. Since its inception in 1997...

Florida Supreme Court rules in favor of Water Management District

USA - May 27 2014 On May 22, 2014 the Florida Supreme Court in South Florida Water Management District v RLI Live Oak, LLC, No. SC12-2336 ruled that in circumstances...

Federal Court of Appeals strikes down a portion of the EPA’s rule limiting a Court’s authority for imposing civil fines for equipment failures

USA - May 13 2014 Federal Court of Appeals strikes down a portion of the EPA's rule limiting a Court's authority for imposing civil fines for equipment failures. While...

EPA and the Army Corps announce a proposed rule to clarify wetlands and tributary jurisdiction

USA - April 2 2014 In a news release dated March 25th 2014, EPA and the Army Corps outlined a new proposed joint rule to clarify the scope and definition of the "waters...