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EPA Issues New HAL for Four Commonly Used PFAS
After months of speculation, on June 15, 2022, EPA issued its drinking water health advisory for four commonly used PFAS: PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and PFBS. EPA’s drinking water health advisories provide information on the levels of a specific contaminant t...
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PFAS Roundup: A Brief Summary of the Standards Set by Western States for PFAS in the Environment
Per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) are everywhere. PFAS are a large group of chemicals that have been in use by a variety of industries since the 1940s for their ability to resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. For example, in...
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New DOJ Clean Water Act Civil Enforcement Discretion Memo
The U.S. Department of Justice recently issued a new policy on limiting federal civil enforcement penalty actions under the Clean Water Act when a state is already enforcing. The Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Di...
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EPA and States Issue Temporary Policies: Air and Water Permit Compliance During COVID-19
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, federal and state environmental agencies have issued temporary policies that affect regulated entities. This blog post is intended to help summarize these guidelines and highlights pertinent questions. U.S. ENVIRONME...
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Environmental Groups Push for New Rules Restricting Emissions From Indirect Sources
Environmental activist groups recently petitioned the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (the “EQC”) to enact far-reaching rules that would regulate air emissions from so-called indirect sources in cities and metropolitan districts with populati...
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Oregon Signs Statement of Intent to Accelerate Transition to Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Along with seven other states and the District of Columbia, Oregon signed a Statement of Intent to develop a multi-state memorandum of understanding to support and accelerate the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs (zero-emission vehicles) for...
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