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OSHA Weighs In on EPA Proposed Rule Governing the Use of New Chemical Substances
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2016

OSHA “strongly supports” EPA’s proposed updates to its existing regulations governing significant new uses of chemical substances under the Toxic

Federal regulation of fracking has arrived - EPA grants Earthjustice's TSCA petition
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2011

Last Wednesday, EPA quietly announced it would grant part of Earthjustice’s TSCA petition concerning chemical substances and mixtures used in the fracking process of oil and natural gas production.

China considers placing cap on total energy use
  • Mintz
  • China
  • July 17 2011

Chinaʼs National Energy Administration (NEA) said on July 9 that China may cap its total energy consumption at a coal equivalent of 4.1 billion metric tons annually, or roughly 28 percent above current consumption levels, as the country deals with limited natural resources and energy security.

IRS issues revised Section 45 guidance regarding refined coal facilities
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2010

On September 16, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Notice 2010-54 (the "Revised Guidance"), providing revised guidance relating to the tax credit for refined coal under Section 45 of the Internal Revenue Code ("Code").

The Victorian Climate Change Bill 2010
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Australia
  • August 16 2010

In our recent edition of Legally Green, we set out the content of Victoria's Climate Change White Paper.

Child labor: making sure your clients are in compliance
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2010

As employment of summertime youth workers peaks, it is a good time to review compliance with the myriad federal and state laws and regulations governing this segment of your employee pool.

USEPA Region 7 General Counsel shares agency priorities
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2010

Thompson Coburn hosted the second meeting of the St. Louis EHS Leaders Network on June 9th where David Cozad, USEPA Region VII General Counsel, spoke on Agency priorities as outlined by Administrator Lisa Jackson.

Coal ash regulations: EPA speaks - sort of...
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

On Tuesday May 4, 2010, EPA started the process of federal regulation over the disposal and storage of coal combustion residuals, commonly referred to as coal ash.

U.S. EPA seeks comments on proposed CERCLA financial assurance rules
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • USA
  • March 9 2010

After years of operating at a site, many companies, when faced with the resultant environmental pollution, are unable to pay for remediation because the costs are often too high.

Notice in relation to tailings and waste rock reporting under NPRI
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 5 2010

Notice was given in the December 5, 2009 Canada Gazette, Part 1 that, for the first time, facilities must now consider the quantity of NPRI-listed substances contained in tailings or waste rock to determine whether the releases fall within new mass reporting thresholds of the program.