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EPA Proposes to Revise Significant New Use Notification Requirements

USA - February 27 2020 On February 20, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted a prepublication version of the agency’s supplemental…

EPA Announces Intent to Regulate PFOA and PFOS Chemicals in Drinking Water

USA - February 25 2020 On February 20, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued preliminary determinations to regulate two perfluoroalkyl and…

California Lowers PFOA and PFOS Response Levels

USA - February 20 2020 State governments continue to move ahead with increased regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS)-related compounds, including recent…

Chemical Safety Board Establishes New Accidental Release Reporting Requirements

USA - February 18 2020 On February 3, 2020, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released a prepublication version of a final rule establishing new…

EPA Standardizes Process to Petition for Objecting to Title V Air Permits

USA - February 13 2020 On February 5, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule in the Federal Register to streamline the process to petition the…

D.C. Circuit Denies Requests to Expedite or Pause Case Over California Waiver to Regulate Vehicle Emissions

USA - February 11 2020 In Union of Concerned Scientists v. NHTSA, No. 19-1230, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) has denied the…

EPA and Army Corps Redefine “Waters of the United States”

USA - January 30 2020 On January 23, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a prepublication version of a final…

EPA Puts Cleaner Trucks Initiative Into Gear

USA - January 28 2020 On January 21, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) for heavy-duty engines…

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Children’s Climate Case for Lack of Standing in Juliana, et al. v. United States

USA - January 23 2020 On January 17, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dismissed a case brought by individual plaintiffs, including minor children, and…

Without “Hazardous Substance” Designation, Pennsylvania PFAS Case Against Navy Seeking Cleanup Fails

USA - January 21 2020 As discussed last week, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill designating specific per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) —…