While we await the major decisions of the year by the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS), the regulatory process was relatively quiet last week.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of the Army published a final rule on May 27, 2015, “clarifying” the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act.
A recent Texas Supreme Court case on inverse condemnation has opened the door for a group of homeowners to continue in a lawsuit against their county and flood control district over property damage that was allegedly a known possibility when the government entities approved the housing development.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a draft assessment study last week showing that hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) activities in the U.S. may have potential impacts on the water lifecycle, affecting drinking water resources.
OSHA Interpretation On Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices in Process Safety Management
OSHA has just published a Standard Interpretation (Interpretation) to provide guidance on the enforcement of the Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard’s “recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices” (RAGAGEP) requirements, including how to interpret “shall” and “should” language in published codes, standards, published technical reports, recommended practices, and similar documents.
Over the last decade, Ohio EPA has attempted to promulgate beneficial reuse rules a number of times.
On May 27, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a highly anticipated revision to the federal definition of “waters of the United States.”
California Supreme Court Rules That Ordinance Intended to Increase Number of Affordable Housing Units is a Lawful Exercise of the Police Power
In one of the most widely followed land use cases in recent years, the Supreme Court of California unanimously upheld the City of San Jose’s affordable housing ordinance because it was intended to advance the constitutionally permissible public purposes of increasing the amount of affordable housing in the community and promoting economically diverse developments.
Shawn Collins at Pollution Law Watch knows he has his work cut out for him. Luckily, he has a blog.