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Steptoe & Johnson LLP
On December 18, 2019, the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the recast Drinking Water Directive (DWD).
United States
Foley Hoag LLP
There has been much angst at the state level that EPA has not moved faster to develop drinking water or cleanup standards for PFAS
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
EPA's Science Advisory Board ("SAB") is reiterating its criticism of the EPA's new Waters of the United States ("WOTUS") rule claiming that the new rule fails to incorporate current science...
Jones Day
With this announced action, the EPA is seeking public comment on its preliminary "regulatory determinations" for PFOA and PFOS under the SDWA.
On January 23, 2020, the Trump Administration issued a final rule revising the definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The EPA's new rule which was unveiled on January 23 to replace the Obama administration's Waters of the United States rule is expected to face major challenges in court as the Trump rule contains very little scientific justification for the change.
Arnold & Porter
By Lawrence E. Culleen, Michael D. Daneker, Sean Morris, Allison B. Rumsey, Thomas E. Santoro
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
I'm looking to develop my lakefront property, but have been told I may run into environmental issues that could impact my plans. Is this something I should be concerned about?
Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP
Since 2017, several courts have held that the exclusion for damages caused by "seepage or leakage" of water which occurs "over a period of weeks
Hogan Lovells
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently announced publication of its final Navigable Waters Protection Rule
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The EPA is dramatically reducing the amount of U.S. waterways that receive federal protection under the Clean Water Act ("Act").
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
On January 23, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army finalized the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule narrowing the....
Foley Hoag LLP
Yesterday, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers finalized their revisions to the definition of Waters of the United States.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
On January 3, 2020, California state agencies released a draft Water Resilience Portfolio (WRP) outlining a broad and diverse plan for securing California's water supply against the ...
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
California established some of the nation's lowest notification levels for PFOA and PFOS in August 2019.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Some state officials are pressing the EPA to develop nonbinding health advisory levels for some PFASs in drinking water arguing that the toxicity values the EPA is...
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
In late December, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the "Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions" just a few days before the Calendar turned to the year 2020.
Below is the Federal Policy team's weekly preview, posted when Congress is in session. Congress returns this week from a two-week holiday break
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Washington, D.C. (January 3, 2020) - Action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances continued until the last days of 2019 and shows no chance of slowing in 2020.
Foley Hoag LLP
Earlier this month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a long-term failure by a state to submit to EPA a TMDL for an impaired water can constitute a "constructive submission" of no TMDL.
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