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10/15/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/14

In this week's Roundup, a Federal naval air weapons facility agrees to pay $23,700 for alleged hazardous waste violations. Plus, EPA fines a Hawaii food truck over $62,000 for repeated noncompliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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10/07/2019

SEC Proposes Increase to Environmental Liability Reporting Threshold

​In late August 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed an increase to the threshold for public companies to report environmental obligations under regulation S-K.

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09/30/2019

PFAS Found in 74 Municipal Water Systems Serving 7.5 Million Cali Residents

An independent environmental study released last week found that 74 community water systems in California are contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a growing class of extremely toxic fluorinated chemicals. Some systems registered as many as eight PFAS chemicals in a single well.  

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04/15/2019

How NJ Developed the Nation’s Toughest Drinking Water Standards

With progressive, new legislation enacted every few years since the 1980s, New Jersey has solidified itself as a national standard-bearer for drinking water regulation. With another proposal making its rounds in Trenton, we would like to look back and see how NJ became the legislative frontrunner for drinking water regulations that it is today.

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02/15/2019

EPA Outlines Action Plan for PFAS Chemicals

On February 14 in Philadelphia, US EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a “historic” Action Plan to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water.  

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12/03/2018

How the Safe Drinking Water Act Applies to Class V Wells

At 40 CFR 144, the EPA defines six (6) classes of wells subject to differing Underground Injection Control (or UIC) requirements.

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08/28/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/29

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, four companies will pay more than $350,000 combined for chemical reporting violations under EPCRA and TSCA, and a paperwork storage company will pay for Safe Drinking Water Act violations.   

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06/26/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/27

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a meat packer, a home builder, and a gas station/convenience store will all pay big penalties for different violations of the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts. 

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04/18/2017

Comments Due: EPA's Lead Free Drinking Water Rule

The US EPA has extended the public comment period for a proposed rule that would require the use of lead-free pipes, fittings, fixtures, solder, and flux for drinking water systems.

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03/13/2017

Know Your EPA Water Rules: Sole Source Aquifers

The Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986 (SDWA) required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish criteria through which an aquifer may be declared a critical aquifer protection area. These aquifers are colloquially referred to as “sole source aquifers.” These are, essentially, aquifers that are the only drinking water supply for the population of a region.

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