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Hawaiian dry dock owner to pay $710,000 to resolve Clean Water Act claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice has lodged a proposed consent decree to resolve allegations that a Hawaiian ship repair facility and dry dock operator


German companies to pay $1.2 million for ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

Two German shipping companies have agreed to pay a $1.2-million criminal penalty for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships


EPADOErelease 2011 Fuel Economy Guide
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2010

EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have released the Fuel Economy Guide for model year 2011 cars and trucks


Second Circuit absolves ship classifier from liability for environmental damage from sunken tanker
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American ship classification society, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), was not liable to Spain for environmental damages that occurred when a tanker it had certified sank off the coast of Spain


Coast Guard proposes revisions to vessel vapor-control regulations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued proposed revisions to vapor-control system regulations on ships and barges that transport flammable materials such as oil or benzene, and for systems at onshore oil terminals and other loading facilities. 75 Fed. Reg. 65,151 (102110


Federal court rules that ocean-dumping law and regs provide fair notice of proscribed conduct
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has refused to dismiss criminal ocean-dumping charges against a commercial fishing company and two men serving as chief engineer, thereby rejecting defendants’ argument that the criminal indictment failed to state a clear offense under the law because the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and regulations did not clearly enough define certain terms


Industry report claims E15 may damage engines
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2012

A recent industry report claims that cars running on E15, the 15-percent ethanol blend gasoline that was authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, have experienced engine damage


EPA questions standing of food interests to bring lawsuit over ethanol blend waiver
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two decisions allowing the sale of ethanol blends above 10 percent, referred to as E15, for use in model year 2001 and newer vehicles


EPACoast Guard agree to coordinate vessel discharge enforcement activities
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2011

EPA and the U.S. Coast Guard entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on February 11, 2011, agreeing to jointly develop guidance and protocols for reporting violations, conducting inspections and training agency officials to implement the vessel discharge permitting program


Federal Railroad Administration increases penalties for hazardous material
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2013

The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a rule adjusting its penalties under the Hazardous Material Transportation Act (HMTA). 78 Fed. Reg. 9