Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) has announced that it is proposing the first-ever national drinking water standard for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the latest action under President Biden’s planContinue Reading EPA Proposes First-Ever National Standard for PFAS in Drinking Water
Seyfarth Synopsis: ASTM 1527-21 is now in effect. The ASTM Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments is evaluated every eight years. The most recent update, ASTM E1527 – 21, approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on December 15, 2022, is now in effect.
On December 15, 2022…Continue Reading ASTM E1527-21 is Now in Effect
Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. DOL and U.S. EPA have published their 2023 increases to civil penalties.
We have blogged previously about the annual…Continue Reading More Big Money: OSHA and EPA Civil Penalties Increase for 2023
Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. DOL and U.S. EPA have published their 2022 increases to civil penalties.
Seyfarth Synopsis: The DOL and U.S. EPA have published their 2021 increases to civil penalties.
We have blogged previously about the annual adjustments to the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for OSHA and EPA…
Continue Reading Surprise! (Not Again) – OSHA and EPA Release Civil Penalty Increases for 2021
Seyfarth Synopsis: As the potential for a Presidential administration change moves closer to reality, another dramatic agenda swing is possible in the environmental regulatory world, from an anti-regulation Trump administration to a pro-enforcement Biden administration. While the past four years have been about easing restrictions on …
Continue Reading What Now? Post-Election Environmental Outlook
Seyfarth Synopsis: On August 5, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) released a final memorandum on “Guidance on Plantwide Applicability Limitation Provisions Under the New Source Review Regulations.”
The guidance memorandum is, according to EPA, intended to…
Continue Reading EPA Publishes Guidance on Plantwide Applicability Limitation Provisions Under the NSR Rules
Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) has released a pre-publication copy of its proposed amendments to the Air Toxics Standards for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters at Major Source Facilities, 40 …
Continue Reading EPA Proposes Amendments to Air Toxics Standards for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters NESHAP
Seyfarth Synopsis: On June 29, 2020, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a memorandum regarding termination of the COVID-19 temporary enforcement policy. EPA has selected August 31, 2020 as the termination date for its temporary enforcement policy. Also updated were EPA’s Frequent …
Continue Reading EPA Ends Enforcement Discretion Policy for COVID-19 Pandemic on August 31
Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) initiated the first phase of a two phased approach to address ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions, announcing final amendments to the Miscellaneous Organic …
Continue Reading EPA Promulgates Final Rule on Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing NESHAP – Including Ethylene Oxide