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HTMLEPA 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;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2014, previously published on January 8, 2014
On 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...


HTMLVermiculite Regulation Update
Daniel J. Ansell, Stephen C. Jones, Paul R. McIntyre, Steven C. Russo; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2013, previously published on July 10, 2013
New 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...


HTMLVermiculite Regulation in New York
Daniel J. Ansell, Stephen C. Jones, Paul R. McIntyre; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 14, 2013, previously published on February 12, 2013
In 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...


HTMLSuperstorm Sandy and the Remediation of Water Damage, Mold Growth and Bacterial Threats
Kerri L. Barsh, Stephen C. Jones, Paul R. McIntyre; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 16, 2012, previously published on November 14, 2012
As 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.


HTMLState Chemical Regulation: Green Chemistry, Chemical Bans and Other Efforts to Limit Chemical Exposures
Stephen C. Jones; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2011, previously published on April 12, 2011
To the consternation of many manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, states increasingly are taking steps to regulate chemicals contained in consumer and personal care products. The consumer and personal care products industry has made it known that it would prefer consistent, comprehensive...


Adobe PDFProperty Manager Liability for Contaminated Properties
Stephen C. Jones; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 23, 2009, previously published on December 2009
A recent court decision has shed light on the potential liability of a property manager for contamination on the property it manages. Although the results are mixed, they are helpful in providing guidance to property managers regarding what actions may protect them from, and what actions may...


Adobe PDFThe 2010 California Energy Star Disclosure
Paul D'Arelli, Stephen C. Jones, Douglas L. White; Greenberg Traurig, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2009, previously published on June 2009
On January 1, 2010, owners of non-residential buildings in California will be required to disclose the Energy Star performance rating of any building that they want to sell, lease or finance when the entire building is involved in the potential transaction.


Adobe PDFCalifornia's Mandatory GHG Reporting Regulations
Stephen C. Jones; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2009, previously published on March 2009
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is implementing California's Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Regulation (Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Sections 95100 et seq.), which was approved by CARB in December 2007 and is now effective.


Adobe PDFAfter Massachusetts v. EPA: Regulation of Carbon Dioxide on Ocean-Going Vessels
Stephen C. Jones, Noah AnStraus; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2007, previously published on November 2007
On October 3, 2007, the State of California and Oceana, Friends of the Earth and Center for Biological Diversity ("environmental groups"), filed separate petitions asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promulgate rules to regulate the emission of greenhouse gasses from...


Adobe PDFSupreme Court Requires EPA to Evaluate Greenhouse Gases
Stephen C. Jones, Noah AnStraus, Neal H. Weinfield; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 19, 2007, previously published on April 2007
In the recent landmark 5-4 decision, Massachusetts, et. al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Supreme Court held that greenhouse gases were an air pollutant that may be regulated by EPA. While the Supreme Court's decision is limited to requiring EPA to conduct formal...


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