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EPA Issues Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Superfund Sites and Other Cleanup Actions

USA - April 14 2020 What Happened: On April 10, 2020, EPA issued a memo, Interim Guidance on Site Field Work Decisions Due to Impacts of COVID-19, that…

Benjamin E. Apple, Pamela D. Marks.

EPA Releases 2020 Multi-Sector General Permit for Comment

USA - March 2 2020 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published for public comment its proposed 2020 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)…

Allyn Stern, Andrew C. Silton, Erika H. Spanton, Karen M. Hansen, Richard S. Davis, Sarah Munger.

Ruling in First CWA Case to Rely on EPA’s Interpretive Statement on Groundwater Releases

USA - December 3 2019 On November 26, a federal district court judge in Massachusetts held that releases of pollutants reaching surface waters through groundwater do not…

Andrew C. Silton, Eric L. Klein, Megan L. Morgan, Richard S. Davis.

Justices Wrestle with Scope of the CWA’s Permitting Requirement

USA - November 7 2019 The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in County of Maui v. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund, No. 18-260, a case in which the justices will…

Andrew C. Silton, Richard S. Davis.

Supreme Court to Decide Whether “Indirect” Discharges Require NPDES Permits

USA - February 19 2019 The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari on a critical question affecting the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA): whether releases of pollutants…

Andrew C. Silton, Brooklyn N. Hildebrandt, Richard S. Davis.