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|First Report for Denmark Nano Product Register is due August 30th, 2015|
Martha E. Marrapese, Rachida Semail; Keller and Heckman LLP;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014 The Danish Order on a register of mixtures and articles that contain nanomaterials as well as the requirement for producers and importers to report to the register entered into force on June 18, 2014. It establishes a Nano Product Register of mixtures and articles, which contain nanomaterials, and...
|EPA's Proposed New Source Clean Air Act Standards and Carbon Capture and Storage Technology: Can the Courts Find the Technology Has Been "Adequately Demonstrated" Under the CAA and/or In Compliance with the Energy Policy Act?|
Daniella A. Einik, Kevin P. Holewinski; Jones Day;
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 2014On April 13, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") proposed a new source performance standard ("NSPS") pursuant to Clean Air Act ("CAA") Section 111 limiting emissions of carbon dioxide ("CO2") from new fossil-fuel electric generating units...
|BSEE Creates Legal Uncertainty about BAST Determinations as it Rewrites Offshore Safety Regulations|
John S. Gray, Robert E. Holden, Carlos J. Moreno; Liskow & Lewis A Professional Law Corporation;
January 10, 2014, previously published on January 7, 2014Last August, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (“BSEE”) proposed the first complete updating and restructuring of 30 CFR 250 Subpart H—Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems—since the regulations were promulgated in 1988.
|Ohio EPA Proposes Revisions to Best Available Technology Program|
Ryan D. Elliott, Anthony J. Giuliani; Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP;
May 10, 2013, previously published on May 7, 2013On May 1, 2013, Ohio EPA published notice of proposed revisions to its Best Available Technology (BAT) program.
|New Backup Generator Rule Expands Usage Exemption but Faces Challenge|
Linda E. Benfield, Dorothy E. Watson; Foley & Lardner LLP;
April 8, 2013, previously published on April 4, 2013Backup generators used in a broad range of industries, including medical, agriculture, and oil and gas production facilities, are now subject to new emission standards. New EPA regulations for reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) went into effect April 1, 2013 (78 Fed. Reg. 6,674). The...
|Neptune Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Omega-3 Extracts from Marine or Aquatic Biomass|
Alexander B. Englehart, John F. Presper; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
February 1, 2013, previously published on January 31, 2013On January 29, 2013, Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. and Acasti Pharma Inc. (“Acasti”) (collectively, “Neptune”) - both of Canada - filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
|A123's Latest Twist Into Business History: Wanxiang Buy Out, Minus Government Business|
J. Steven Rutt; Foley & Lardner LLP;
December 11, 2012, previously published on December 10, 2012There is another update in the story of the nanotech/cleantech company A123, which recently declared bankruptcy. According to the Washington Post this weekend, “Wanxiang America, the U.S. arm of a Chinese automotive parts giant, won the bidding for a bankrupt Massachusetts-based lithium...
|U.S. Army Issues RFP for Renewable Projects|
Lance T. Brasher, Martin Klepper, Whitney E. Washington; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
August 16, 2012, previously published on August 15, 2012The U.S. Army (the Army), on August 7, 2012, issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the eventual procurement of $7 billion in renewable and alternative energy under up to 30-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) from solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and other projects. Projects will be owned,...
|DOE and FERC Release 2013 Proposed Budgets|
Troutman Sanders LLP;
February 23, 2012, previously published on February 17, 2012On February 13, 2012, FERC asked Congress to authorize the agency’s $304.6 million budget request for 2013. This is the same amount FERC requested for fiscal year 2012. FERC’s budget request states it will focus on two overarching goals for the year: (1) ensuring just and reasonable...
|Clean Technology Innovation in China: Trends and Challenges|
James C. Chapman, Willa Qian; Foley & Lardner LLP;
February 13, 2012, previously published on February 8, 2012During the past 20 years, China's role in the global economy has been undeniable. Today, China's climb as an economic power has made it the envy of the world — a strong manufacturing base, high exports, a new, burgeoning consumer society, robust stock markets, little debt, and easy access to...