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UECA deadline for conversion of deed restrictions fast approaching

USA - January 4 2013 Brownfield developers have been living with the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act (UECA) in Pennsylvania since it became effective in February 2008. At…

Eligibility for grandfathering of certain storm water permit conditions ready to expire

USA - December 19 2012 In 2010, Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board published the final-form rulemaking for its amended Chapter 102 regulations relating to erosion and sediment control and storm water management.

Interplay between PADEP's policy on PNDI coordination and its new permit decision guarantee

USA - November 19 2012 In a recent PA Bulletin Notice PADEP released proposed revisions to its existing policy on PNDI reviews to clarify PNDI coordination within the Department's permit application review process.

PA DEP publishes draft guidelines for permit decision guarantee program

USA - October 26 2012 As a result of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Executive Order 2012-11, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) published draft guidelines creating a Permit Decision Guarantee (PDG) policy in September.

Federal legislation seeks to reverse EPA guidance document

USA - September 19 2012 On April 27, bipartisan leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Agriculture Committee introduced H.R. 4965, which would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) from finalizing or implementing guidance provided in the document entitled “EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Guidance Regarding Identification of Water Protected by the Clean Water Act.”