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Certain PFAS Added to TRI List of Chemicals (Effective 1/1/2020)

On December 20, 2019, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) was signed into law. Among other provisions, the NDAA adds certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals subject to TRI reporting and establishes a framework for including additional PFAS on the TRI list. Note that the addition…

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Interim Recommendations for Addressing Groundwater Contaminated with PFOA and PFOS

These recommendations provide clear and consistent guidance for federal cleanup sites being evaluated and addressed under federal programs, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) and corrective action under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The recommendations in this guidance may also be useful for state, tribal, or other…

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IEPA SRP Expedited Permit Program

Shared from a recent Illinois EPA press release. The Illinois EPA’s Site Remediation Program (“SRP”) is a voluntary program that provides Remediation Applicants the opportunity to receive review and evaluation services, technical assistance and no further remediation determinations for site investigations and remedial action projects.  After a Remediation Applicant enrolled in the Site Remediation Program…

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The Pollution Control Board proposed amendments which will impact transporters of special waste and empty portable devices or containers

The POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD proposed amendments to the Part titled Special Waste Hauling (35 IAC 809; 43 Ill Reg 13361) that permit use of an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency prescribed manifest form by haulers of non-hazardous special waste as an alternative to the more burdensome and costly USEPA Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (which is still…

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The Changing Scope of Federal Power Under the Clean Water Act: Are Discharges of Pollutants From a Point Source to Groundwater Regulated Under the Clean Water Act?

by Gabrielle E. Thompson, Ankur K. Tohan; K&L Gates LLP 21 November 2019 On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in County of Maui, Hawai´i v. Hawai´i Wildlife Fund,[1] a case that considers whether the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) applies to discharges of pollutants from point sources into groundwater that…

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