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The floodgates are opened for EPR laws

USA - June 2 2015 Last week, the United States Supreme Court denied industry's petition for certiorari in Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)...


RCRA regulation of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals proposed rule forthcoming this summer

USA - March 26 2015 On March 19, 2015, EPA sent its proposed rule, "Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals," to the White House Office of Management...


Update on pharmaceutical “take-back” legislation: counties forge ahead; California waits for direction from the Supreme Court

USA - March 16 2015 Between Washington and California, the West Coast once again pushes the envelope in drug take-back legislation, while state action - which may level...


EPA to begin enforcing new low sulfur fuel standards for vessels

USA - January 30 2015 EPA is increasing enforcement of vessel pollution casesspecifically violations of fuel sulfur standardsin the North American and U.S. Caribbean...

Bruce Pasfield.


Ninth Circuit upholds Alameda County’s drug take-back ordinance

USA - October 6 2014 On September 30, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld Alameda County’s Safe Drug Disposal Ordinancea first-in-the-nation...

Cathy L. Burgess, Maureen Gorsen.