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The challenges posed by lead in drinking water infrastructure are not new. Learn about the history of this compound, the complexities of its potential release into water, and associated management considerations.
The majority of our daily PM exposure occurs indoors, yet outdoor PM remains the major focus of regulations targeting potential health risks of inhaled PM.
Maintaining a healthy indoor atmosphere in America’s classrooms is the subject of much scrutiny leading to lawsuits, rulemakings, and a heightened awareness of the imperative to monitor the indoor environment.
Consider suggestions for managing the risks associated with testing for PCBs, which are prevalent in older buildings.
Federal and state regulators have aggressively enforced EPA’s renovation, repair, and painting rule against home renovation firms when their work disturbs lead-based paint.
EPA’s formaldehyde rule reduces emissions in wood products—but imposes a costly third-party certification program and regulates some products unnecessarily.
Increasingly focused on vapor intrusion at cleanup sites, regulators recently turned to acute risks. Questionable science underlies this focus, leading to exposure to third-party lawsuits.
Fear can prevent access to conduct a vapor intrusion investigation at residential sites. Learn strategies to overcome it.
From manufacturer to end user, each entity in the chemical supply chain should understand its hazard communication and training requirements under OSHA’s Globally Harmonized System before enforcement activity increases.
The environmental law of the president’s Project XL pipeline permit and proposed border “wall” might surprise you—arguably, there isn’t any.
Under the Clean Water Act and other environmental statutes, the right to a jury trial under the Seventh Amendment is available only for limited issues.
A comparison of U.S. and EU efforts to address alarming declines in bee populations evidences a shift in global environmental leadership.
Recent federal court decisions cast doubt on the scope of the Clean Water Act “permit shield” defense in relation to pollutant discharge permits.
Water districts will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether a Native American tribe has a federally established right to groundwater beneath the tribe’s reservation.
Buyers of real property must take precautions to protect themselves from environmental liability. Use of an air lease with surface easement may be an option.
Develop an understanding of storm water permit requirements under the Clean Water Act, common violations, and how to maintain compliance and avoid citizens’ suits.