|EPA Formally Recognizes ASTM E1527-13 as Compliant with CERCLA's All Appropriate Inquiry Rule|
Kyle R. Johnson, Stephen C. Jones, Paul R. McIntyre; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 10, 2014, previously published on January 8, 2014On December 30, 2013, the U.S. EPA formally recognized a new standard (ASTM Standard E1527-13) to demonstrate compliance with the All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) Rule when conducting Phase I environmental site assessments. The new Standard is the first significant revision to the ASTM Phase I...
|Vermiculite Regulation Update|
Daniel J. Ansell, Stephen C. Jones, Paul R. McIntyre, Steven C. Russo; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 15, 2013, previously published on July 10, 2013New York City building owners and tenants are required, prior to any significant demolition or alteration work, to perform environmental testing to determine if “asbestos-containing material” or “ACM” (defined as material containing more than 1% asbestos) is present at the...
|Vermiculite Regulation in New York|
Daniel J. Ansell, Stephen C. Jones, Paul R. McIntyre; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 14, 2013, previously published on February 12, 2013In June 2012, the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) issued an “informational letter” that significantly alters the rules for determining whether a common type of spray-applied fireproofing insulation is subject to regulation as an asbestos-containing material...
|Superstorm Sandy and the Remediation of Water Damage, Mold Growth and Bacterial Threats|
Kerri L. Barsh, Stephen C. Jones, Paul R. McIntyre; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 16, 2012, previously published on November 14, 2012As business slowly returns to normal in areas of the East Coast impacted by Superstorm Sandy, property owners are confronting questions about how best to address water damage, prevent or remediate mold and microbial growth, and address bacterial threats from potentially contaminated flood waters.
|New Jersey Legislature Passes Site Remediation Reform Act|
Samantha R. Corson, Paul R. McIntyre; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 8, 2009, previously published on March 2009On March 16, 2009, by a vote of 34-4, the New Jersey Senate passed the final version of the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), legislation that makes significant changes to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (NJDEP) Site Remediation Program (SRP).