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  • Research and Markets: Environmental Law Lexicon

    Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q2ddrl/environmental_law) has announced the addition of the "Environmental Law Lexicon." book to their offering. This unique ...


    By Research and Markets

  • The Environmental Risk Assessment and the Law on Environmental Liability

    Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage has been transposed in the Spanish legal order by means of Law 26/2007 of 23 October on Environmental Liability. The purpose of Law 26/2007 is to establish aframework of environmental liability based on the ...

  • EU environmental liability directive soon to become law

    The European Union’s Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) will come into force in England from 1 March and will have an impact on waste management activities, according to international law firm Freshfields. The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations require operators not only to take preventative action to avoid environmental damage occurring in the first place, but ...

  • EPA: Chevron violated law at California refinery

     Chevron Corp. failed to maintain equipment at a California refinery and has not responded adequately to multiple airborne chemical releases, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday. The EPA filed a formal notice against Chevron finding 62 violations of federal environmental laws after an investigation spurred by the Aug. 6, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Maryland Passes Asbestos Worker Protection Law

    Beginning October 1, 2012, asbestos remediation workers in Maryland will be facing a fine five times larger then the maximum amount currently allowed by law for violating any environmental laws relating to asbestos in the state. Leaders of the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) say this new fine, a maximum of $25,000, is setting a standard all states should follow. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Do US environmental laws now apply in Canada?

    The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition filed by Canadian mining giant Teck Cominco Metals which followed a series of decisions from lower courts that consistently ruled against the company. In rejecting Teck's request for review, the Court let stand the federal appeals court decision that the Canadian company must comply with U.S. laws that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • MTBE remediation from SA Envitech

    New EWAT® process has been tested for remediation of groundwater contaminated by high concentrations of MTBE. The results have been impressive. With this process concentrations of MTBE decreased from  1.600 µg/l to 5  µg/l, acceptable for the most restrictive international law. More details are available by contacting ...


    By SA Envitech a.s.

  • Wave of consolidations in soil remediation market

    The environmental consulting sector, and especially that specialising in soil remediation, is relatively young. It was only after the publication of the law on soil decontamination in 1995 that Dutch society began to invest seriously in soil research and remediation. Initially, three types of business focussed on this sector: large research and engineering consultancies which saw this as an ...


  • MediTerra accredited for conducting soil and groundwater investigation and remediation

    MediTerra has been accredited by regional authorities in Spain for conducting soil and groundwater investigations, risk assessments and remediation according to Law 199/2006. MediTerra is also in the last phase for accreditation under ISO ...

  • India water quality assessment authority now constituted by law

    Water Quality Assessment Authority (WQAA) has been constituted with the mandate for protection of surface and groundwater quality under Environment Protection Act 1986. It is conferred with the powers for issuing directions and taking measures. Its main functions are: to standardise methods for water quality monitoring and to ensure quality and data generation; to take measures to ensure proper ...

  • NJDEP issuing remedial priority scores for contaminated sites

    Very shortly, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will be issuing letters to responsible parties containing a draft Remedial Priority Score (RPS) for their particular site. It is unclear how the rankings will be used, but the RPS system has been described as a tool to sort sites out for further discussion. The  ...

  • Mexico `fails` to enforce environmental law over contaminated electronics site

    On 22 February, the Instituto de Derecho Ambiental, Colonia Jardines del Sol and Colonos de Bosques de San Isidro (the 'Submitters') filed a submission with the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) asserting that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law in connection with a contaminated site located in Zapopan, Jalisco, on which construction of ...

  • What laws would apply if there was a BP-type spill along the B.C. coast?

    Perhaps no single story has dominated news coverage recently like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It has raised questions about the legal status of offshore oil and gas development and tanker traffic along the west coast of British Columbia. Concerns about the status of B.C. offshore exploration became more acute when Calgary's Enbridge Inc. announced plans to construct and operate two ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EC pursues legal action against Spain over breaches of environmental law

    The European Commission is pursuing legal action against Spain involving three breaches of EU environmental law. Two of the breaches relate to obligations for the treatment of waste water, with more than 400 towns and cities listed as not having water treatment up to EU standard. The final warnings are the last step before the Commission takes Court action. In the other case, Spain will receive a ...

  • Climate Change Having Major Effect on U.S. Law, ABA Book Finds

    CHICAGO May 25, 2007 – Though Congress has not adopted any laws that explicitly require the control of greenhouse gas emissions, concern over climate change has already begun to have a significant effect on U.S. law. Most of the states and many cities have adopted laws aimed at climate change. Lawsuits have been brought all over the country concerning the applicability of the Clean Air Act, the ...

  • Spain risking fines over failures to comply with nature conservation laws

    The European Commission is sending a final written warning about the Segarra-Garrigues irrigation project in Catalonia, where Spain has failed to comply with a court ruling which found that the works would affect areas important for the protection of steppic birds. Should Spain fail to take the necessary steps to remedy the situation the Commission may again bring it before the European Court of ...

  • Ohio State Webinar Series Addresses Food, Agricultural and Environmental Law Issues

    As the use of unmanned aerial vehicles becomes more prevalent in agriculture, understanding the laws and regulations on the use of such devices is paramount, experts say. To help provide guidance and understanding of the legal issues surrounding UAVs, Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural and Resource Law program will discuss the topic in the first of a series of free webinars ...


    By Ohio State University

  • White Paper Discusses the Use of Mold Stain Removers and New York’s Mold Licensing Laws

    On January 1st, New York State’s Department of Labor began enforcing Article 32 of the agency’s new Mold Program. It establishes licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaged in mold assessment and remediation. Within the mold remediation industry, this has resulted in a litany of questions about the products and chemicals that can ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Seven Stantec employees earn NJ remediation license approval

    Seven environmental professionals from Stantec have been designated Licensed Site Remediation Professionals, a requirement of New Jersey’s newly passed Site Remediation Reform Act.In 2009, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine signed the Site Remediation Reform Act, or SRRA, to expedite the cleanup of over 20,000 contaminated sites in the state. Cases led by the New Jersey Department of Environmental ...


  • New York Landlords Required by Law to Notify Tenants of Indoor Air Contamination due to Soil Vapor Intrusion

    In 2008, the governor of New York signed new legislation that added a section to the Environmental Conservation Law.  It requires property owners and owner agents to notify their tenants and occupants of any test results related to indoor air contamination associated with soil vapor intrusion. The New York law applies to both residential and non-residential properties. According to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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