EPA Solicits Comments Regarding Future of Cost-Benefit Analyses in the Rulemaking Process


Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPRM”), entitled “Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Costs and Benefits in the Rulemaking Process.” (83 FR 114; June 13, 2018).
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Recent BUILD Act “Builds” on Existing Brownfields Program through Additional Liability Protection and Redevelopment Incentives


Despite last minute veto threats from the White House, the bipartisan Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 was signed into law earlier this year. Buried deep in this massive omnibus spending bill is a major win for brownfields revitalization and redevelopment.
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Despite Efforts to Roll-Back Other Program Requirements, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Continues to Prioritize Superfund Cleanups


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Administrator Scott Pruitt has made it clear that one of his top priorities during his tenure is to expedite cleanups at contaminated sites across the country.
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EPA Guidance Documents Are Not Enforceable Rules Says DOJ


Companies regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have long complained that EPA too often uses guidance documents improperly, both to expand regulatory requirements beyond what the law permits and to avoid judicial review of such expansions.
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EPA Deletes Several Superfund Sites from the NPL and Targets More in 2018 and Beyond


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt says that expediting cleanups at Superfund sites is one of his top priorities.
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