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    Andy has provided environmental legal services to industrial, commercial and governmental clients for over 30 years. Andy's practice is concentrated in environmental law. He assists clients with permitting, remediation ...

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) hopes to spur electronic filing by offering an attractive incentive to Indiana certified wastewater operators who are first-time users of NetDMR, a web-based system for filing Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR), Monthly Monitoring Reports (MMR) and Monthly Reports of Operation (MRO).

Starting Jan. 1, 2015, all persons who sell or purchase solvents for use in a cold cleaner degreaser operation are required to keep the records specified in 326 IAC 8-3-8(c) including the true vapor pressure of the solvent. (The true vapor pressure is defined as “the equilibrium pressure exerted by a petroleum liquid as determined in accordance with methods described in American ...

On Dec. 20, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized changes to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (also known as NESHAP) for industrial, commercial and institutional boilers and process heaters located at major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants.

As part of its continual effort to improve transparency with the public, the U.S. EPA has rolled out a new interactive map which shows facilities subject to federal and state enforcement actions under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Under mounting concerns that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed tightening of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone would impede economic recovery and reduce employment,

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International recently published a new standard, which provides guidance on complying with the “continuing obligation” requirements that are found in certain statutory defenses to CERCLA liability such as the innocent landowner defense, contiguous property owner defense and the bona fide prospective purchaser defense. Each of the defenses requires that the property owner fulfill certain continuing obligations in order to satisfy and maintain its defense.

The U.S. EPA recently announced a series of four proposed air emissions regulations for the oil and natural gas industry. The proposal includes:

The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that they are extending the public comment period for their recently released draft guidance on the jurisdictional reach of the Clean Water Act.

The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a joint draft to provide guidance on waters covered by the Clean Water Act.

U.S. EPA is seeking comments on the use of diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”



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