By Meagan Newman and Craig B. Simonsen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced public meetings to “obtain public input from stakeholders” on a national electronic manifest (E-Manifest) database system intended to capture information on shipments of hazardous wastes.

Specifically, the purpose of the meetings is to solicit comments from the states, industry,

By Andrew H. Perellis and Philip L. Comella

In an important decision concerning the application of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) criminal penalties, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held, in Southern Union Co. v. US, __ U.S. ___, 132 S.Ct. 2344, 2012 WL 2344465 (June 21, 2012), that the duration

By Philip L. Comella

On February 2, 2012, the Illinois Pollution Control Board (PCB) issued its First Notice of a Proposed Rule (FNPR) affecting the management and disposal of Clean Construction or Demolition Debris (CCDD), and “uncontaminated” soil.  Significantly, the PCB’s proposal eliminates provisions previously proposed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requiring groundwater

By Philip L. Comella and Ilana R. Morady

On October 21, 2011, the Basel Convention moved one step further in implementing the international ban on exports of hazardous waste to developing countries. The Convention was established in 1989 to address the transboundary movement of hazardous waste. In 1995, the export ban, known as the Ban