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Australia
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
There are still dozens of regional towns staring down the barrel of Day Zero, which is when there's no more water left.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
The NSW and federal governments have both been criticised over a failure to adequately manage and monitor water systems.
Canada
Bennett Jones LLP
In December 2019, the Government of Alberta (GoA) updated The Government of Alberta's Proponent Guide to First Nations and Métis Settlements Consultation Procedures (the "2019 Guide"),...
European Union
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
On December 18, 2019, the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the recast Drinking Water Directive (DWD).
DLA Piper
On 25 September 2019, the European Commission adopted three recommendations to illustrate how Member States can practically implement the Energy Efficiency Directive
UK
Hewitsons LLP
Whilst new domestic septic tanks (installed since 1 January 2015) cannot discharge to surface water, older tanks have enjoyed an exemption as long as they didn't cause pollution.
United States
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.
WilmerHale
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.
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
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 ...
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.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The House of Representatives and Senate impasse over how strongly to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ("PFAS") in drinking water and as hazardous substances under CERCLA has been resolved.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
On September 20, 2019, Maui County Council (Council) voted to settle the County's pending appeal before the US Supreme Court of the Ninth Circuit's decision in County of Maui v. Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund, et al.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
In June of 2018, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) Division of Drinking Water (DDW) provided recommendations for PFOA and PFOS notification levels.
McDermott Will & Emery
Community choice aggregators (CCAs) are growing in popularity as an alternative electricity provider for communities that want more local control over their energy mix.
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