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Partial Vacation of Nationwide Permit 12 Stands as Ninth Circuit Denies Emergency Stay

USA - May 28 2020 The partial vacation of Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP 12) will remain in place for now as the Ninth Circuit today denied emergency motions for a partial…

Kathleen M. (Kate) Whitby

Nationwide Permit 12 Restored for Most Non-Pipeline Uses by Trial Court, While the Ninth Circuit Expedites Briefing on Emergency Motion for Stay

USA - May 15 2020 This week the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana restored use of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nationwide Permit 12 for some utility…

Kathleen M. (Kate) Whitby

EPA Issues Interim Guidance for Managing COVID-19 Impacts at Superfund, RCRA, and Other Remediation Projects

USA - April 10 2020 Following on the March 19 internal memorandum from the Office of Land and Emergency Management (available here), and the March 26 COVID-19…

Kathleen M. (Kate) Whitby

COVID-19 Impacts on Environmental Issues in Kansas - KDHE Bureau of Environmental Remediation Issues Guidance

USA - March 27 2020 Consistent with Governor Kelly’s March 17, 2020, directive, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) offices are closed for the two…

Andrew C. (Drew) Brought, James T. (Jim) Price

Environmental Compliance Challenges Due to COVID-19 - EPA Announces Temporary Enforcement Policy in Response to Pandemic

USA - March 26 2020 Today the Environmental Protection Agency’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program announced a temporary policy regarding EPA enforcement of…

Michael D. (Mike) Hockley