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The Nickel Report Blog

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Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

USA - June 13 2018 Federal agencies must often balance competing policy concerns and legal requirements. This process may be difficult and fraught with intense public…

A Seismic Change Is Coming to California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit

USA - June 5 2018 California is considering the first-in-the-nation general industrial stormwater permit incorporating Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)-related numeric…

Genuine Surprise: DC Circuit Overturns NPL Listing Decision

USA - June 1 2018 One of the first lessons that most Superfund practitioners learn is that it is no easy task to prevent EPA from placing a site on the National…

2018: A Banner Year for Regulatory Developments on Ozone NAAQS

USA - May 24 2018 2018 is turning out to be a banner year for nationally applicable developments—both judicial and administrative—with regard to National Ambient Air…

FERC May 2018 Open Meeting Highlights

USA - May 21 2018 In his opening remarks, Chairman McIntyre announced that the Commission would soon be turning to a review of its long-standing policies under the…

Reducing Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water: Status of Revisions to Lead and Copper Rule (Part 1)

USA - May 17 2018 The Administration is considering substantial changes to the current regulatory approach to reducing exposure to lead in drinking water. The US EPA…

Setting the Agenda from the Outside: EPA’s Latest Regulatory Plan Demonstrates the Power of Deadline Suits

USA - May 16 2018 On May 9, the White House released its Spring 2018 update to EPA’s regulatory agenda. Agency watchers quickly dove into the document to check the…

Revisiting “Next Generation Compliance”

USA - May 14 2018 Recently, the Trump administration’s Assistant Administrator for Enforcement, Susan Parker Bodine, clarified the role of EPA’s Next Generation…

FERC April 2018 Open Meeting Highlights

USA - April 27 2018 On April 19, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) held its April open meeting. Among other things, the Commission issued major…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Publishes Final Rule Delisting the Black-Capped Vireo

USA - April 18 2018 On April 16, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule removing the black-capped vireo (BCV) from the Federal List of Endangered…