The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stated that it would review a case filed by property owners in Montana state court seeking restoration damages that were beyond the clean-up activities required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). In the case, Atlantic Richfield Co. v.
Receiving Facilities Will Be Responsible For Payment of User Fees Under the E-Manifest User Fee Final Rule
Continuing on our discussion of the electronic manifest (e-Manifest) system, EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, signed the e-Manifest User Fee Final Rule on December 20, 2017. EPA expects the final rule to be published in the Federal Register in the coming weeks. The pre-publication version of the final rule is attached here.
Under the final…
E-Manifests Are Coming in 2018: Will You Be Ready?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) e-Manifest system is anticipated to officially launch in June 2018. The e-Manifest is a nationwide system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically and will establish the first national repository of manifest data. This is a much overdue modernization and consolidation of the current paper system. The anticipated benefits…
Post-Closure Involvement at Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility Found to be Grounds for “Operator” Liability Under RCRA
A North Carolina appeals court has ruled that a company may be an “operator” of a hazardous waste disposal facility under RCRA Subtitle C based solely on post-closure involvement at the site.
The case, WASCO LLC v. N.C. Dep’t of Env’t & Nat. Res., Div. of Waste Mgmt., No. COA16-414, 2017 BL 125671 (N.C.
Industry Groups Sue to Block Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule
Nine trade associations, including the American Chemistry Council, the American Petroleum Institute, and the American Forest & Paper Association, have filed a Petition for Review challenging the EPA’s Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. The rule was developed by the Obama Administration and was not finalized until after the election, on November 28, 2016. It is…