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HTMLUpdating The Biotechnology Mission For The Bioeconomy
Martha E. Marrapese; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2016, previously published on March 15, 2016
What is the bioeconomy? The February 2016 Federal Activities Report on the Bioeconomy describes it as a loose-knit, diverse group of commercial activities with their common frame of reference being the deployment of renewable resources — plants, trees and vegetation — to make useful...

 

HTMLChain of Responsibility Reforms Set to Overhaul Liability for Environmental Clean-Ups in Queensland
Brett Heading, James I. Parker, Tony Wassaf; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2016, previously published on March 2016
The mining and resources downturn is bringing forward the closure of many of Australia's ageing smelters, steelworks, power stations and mines and their corresponding environmental rehabilitation obligations. Often, the owners of those assets lack the financial ability to cover their statutory...

 

Adobe PDFRevisiting the New Jersey Superior Court’s Approval of Exxon Mobil’s NRD Settlement: A Closer Look at Large Natural Resource Damage Calculations
Daniel Flynn; Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on April 2016
The decision by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to settle an $8.9 billion natural resource damage (NRD) claim for $225 million generated understandable controversy due to the size of the discount.

 

Adobe PDFA Practical Understanding of the Polymer Exemption
Thomas C. Berger, Rhys G. Daniels, Matthew B. Harney, Adrienne M. Timmel; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2016, previously published on March 14, 2016
The polymer exemption at 40 C.F.R. § 723.250 exempts qualifying polymers from the premanufacture notification requirements of section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), (40 C.F.R. § 720). To implement the exemption persons need only internally and in writing certify compliance...

 

HTMLEnvironmental Assessment for Petronas’ LNG Export Terminal Extended for Three Months
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 22, 2016, previously published on March 21, 2016
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has been granted a three month extension to review new information and complete its environmental assessment for the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNWLNG) export terminal near Lelu Island, British Columbia. Malaysian state oil company Petronas...

 

HTMLPHMSA Announces Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Rules
Paul F. Forshay, Allison E. Speaker, Michael A. Stosser; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 22, 2016, previously published on March 22, 2016
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a proposal to implement regulations that would add new safety measures designed to raise existing safety standards applicable to pipelines currently regulated by PHMSA. The Administration also proposes to make those...

 

HTMLWoodfibre LNG Receives Favorable Environmental Decision
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 22, 2016, previously published on March 21, 2016
The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that the proposed Woodfibre LNG export terminal (Woodfibre), located near Squamish, British Columbia, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. The Environmental Assessment...

 

HTMLConsequences of the Mount Polley Dam Failure: Amendments to the Mines Act
Sean Jones, Heidi Rolfe; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 21, 2016, previously published on March 11, 2016
On February 25, 2016, as part of British Columbia's response to the Mount Polley dam failure, British Columbia's Minister of Energy and Mines introduced amendments to the Mines Act, RSBC 1996, c 293, aimed at strengthening the provincial government's regulatory oversight of the mining industry....

 

HTMLA New Regime Begins: the Water Sustainability Act is Brought into Force
Kristen Balcom, Luke Dineley; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 21, 2016, previously published on March 11, 2016
British Columbia's long-awaited Water Sustainability Act (the "Act") came into force on February 29, 2016. The Act replaces the long standing Water Act, which was over 100 years old. To date, six regulations associated with the new Act have come into force: the Water Sustainability...

 

HTMLA New Waste-Free Ontario Act Proposed By MOECC (Bill 151)
Nadia Zaman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 21, 2016, previously published on March 11, 2016
On November 26, 2015, Ontario's Honourable Glen Murray, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change ("MOECC") introduced Bill 151, an omnibus bill entitled the Waste-Free Ontario Act. This Act proposes to build a circular economy that increases resource recovery and facilitates waste...

 


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