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Rough Justice: U.S. Supreme Court Liberalizes Use Of Apportionment Instead Of Joint And Several Liability In Superfund Litigation And Clarifies Conditions For Imposing “Arranger” Liability Under CERCLA
In a much anticipated ruling, a nearly unanimous U.S. Supreme Court has determined that the imposition of liability as an “arranger” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA,” commonly known as the “Superfund” statute) requires evidence of taking “intentional steps” to arrange for the disposal of hazardous substances – a company’s mere knowledge of continuing spills and leaks by the purchaser of its chemicals is insufficient to impose arranger liabi
United States
6 May 2009
New Federal Policy Means More Cleantech For Contractors
If you want a federal contract, be prepared to go green. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) is planning to require all federal agencies to give priority to providers of green products and services.
United States
10 Jun 2008
Composite Wood Products “Across-the-Board” Face New California Limits On Formaldehyde
California has imposed stringent new limits on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products and finished goods. The new standards will apply to manufacturers, distributors, importers, fabricators, and retailers.
United States
2 May 2007
New EPA Rule Reduces RCRA Reporting Requirements
On April 4, 2006, EPA published a new rule regarding federal hazardous waste regulations in an effort to reduce recordkeeping, reporting, and inspection requirements imposed on businesses, states, and the public. See 71 Fed. Reg. 16862 (Apr. 4, 2006). The new rule, which becomes effective May 4, 2006, is intended to reduce the paperwork burden imposed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Industries affected by the new rule include manufacturing, transportation, waste treatmen
United States
9 May 2006
EPA Publishes Final Rule on All Appropriate Inquiries
On November 1, 2005, the Environmental Protection Agency published its long-awaited final rule setting federal standards for the conduct of all appropriate inquiries. 70 Fed. Reg. 66070 (Nov. 1, 2005). "All appropriate inquiries" is the process of evaluating a property’s environmental conditions and assessing potential liability for any contamination, and is a key test in determining future liability for prospective purchasers of the property.
United States
3 Nov 2005
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