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|House Passes TSCA Reform H.R. 2576 - Senate Vote Slated for Later this Week|
Thomas C. Berger, Gregory A. Clark, Eric P. Gotting, Martha E. Marrapese, Adrienne M. Timmel; Keller and Heckman LLP;
July 7, 2016, previously published on May 25, 2016On May 24, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives debated and voted to pass the pending TSCA reform bill, The “Frank R. Lautenberg - Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” H.R. 2576. The final vote was 403-12. Three Republicans - Buck (CO-4), Duncan (TN-2), and McClintock (CA-4) -...
|Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held June 14, 2016|
John E. Milner, Gene Wasson; Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC;
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 22, 2016The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Permit Board (Board) convened its regular monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on June 14, 2016 at the offices of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in Jackson. Mr. David H. Snodgrass, RPG chaired the meeting.
|Right To Be Smoke Free Coalition and E-Vapor Industry Trade Associations File Lawsuit Challenging FDA's Deeming Regulation and the Tobacco Control Act|
Azim Chowdhury, Eric P. Gotting; Keller and Heckman LLP;
June 30, 2016, previously published on June 21, 2016On behalf of the Right To Be Smoke Free Coalition and the entire e-vapor industry, yesterday Keller and Heckman LLP filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging portions of FDA's Deeming Regulation and the Tobacco Control Act on various constitutional and...
|President Obama Signs H.R. 2576 Into Law|
Thomas C. Berger, Trent M. Doyle, Herbert Estreicher, Eric P. Gotting, Martha E. Marrapese; Keller and Heckman LLP;
June 30, 2016, previously published on June 22, 2016On June 22, 2016, President Barack Obama signed H.R. 2576, the TSCA reform bill passed by Congress, into law.
|TSCA Reform Presents Solutions and Questions for Industry|
Samina M. Bharmal, Jay Holloway, Susan G. Lafferty, David M. McCullough, Liz Williamson; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
June 28, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the first amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) since its passage in 1976. The amendments significantly change the way that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
|Ohio EPA "Digs Up Ideas" for the Beneficial Reuse of Lake Erie Dredged Sediment|
Leslie G. Wolfe; Walter;
June 22, 2016, previously published on May 2016On May 11, 2016, nearly two hundred public employees and members of the business community gathered at Lorain County Community College to help the Ohio EPA explore ways to repurpose material dredged from Lake Erie's harbors. The "Dredged Material: Make It Your Business - Digging up Ideas...
|SCOTUS Levels the Playing Field|
John B. King; Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.;
June 17, 2016, previously published on June 2016The Supreme Court’s decision in Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes provides a welcome and much-needed avenue for review of approved jurisdictional determinations (JD) issued by the Corps of Engineers. Hopefully, the decision will inhibit the Corps from unfounded or tenuous assertions of...
|Ontario’s Proposed Climate Change Action Plan|
Michael R. Barrett, Thomas W. McInerney; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 18, 2016The Globe and Mail published details of a proposed 57-paged comprehensive plan by the Ontario government to address climate change by significantly reducing the province’s carbon footprint. The plan, entitled Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan, has apparently been hotly debated in...
|High Court Opens Door Wider to Judicial Reviews of Many Corps Wetland Calls|
Boyd A. Bryan, Stanley A. Millan; Jones Walker LLP;
June 9, 2016, previously published on June 2, 2016The U.S. Supreme Court just announced in a long-awaited decision that an "approved" jurisdictional determination (JD) is a final agency action that is judicially reviewable. United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc., ---S.Ct. ---, No. 15-290 (May 31, 2016). This case means...
|Critical Time For Montana Water Quality Standards|
Victoria (Vicki) A. Marquis, Mark L. Stermitz, Christopher C. Stoneback; Crowley Fleck PLLP;
June 7, 2016, previously published on May 12, 2016On June 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM, as part of its regularly scheduled triennial review process, the Montana Board of Environmental Review (BER) will hold a public hearing at the Metcalf Building in Helena to receive comments regarding Montana’s water quality standards. This hearing and any resulting...