I realize that these regulations and rules may be three years old, but in 2010 the EPA imposed continuing requirements on persons and entities working with lead-based paint. Recently, there have been reports of regional EPA offices seeking to investigate and audit various renovation contractors for whom the regulations would apply.

In 2008, the United

I had an admiralty professor at law school who would often refer to the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States as … get this … the Supremes! In honor of Professor Jones, today’s post is about the Supremes decision in PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana, where the court declined to expand the definition of “navigable” under federal law.
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According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), healthcare facility owners and organizations spend nearly $8.8 billion on energy each year to meet patient needs.  To improve energy efficiency, thousands of hospitals rely on the EPA’s Energy Star tools to help track consumption and prioritize facilities for energy upgrades.

Last week, EPA released an important

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday issued a final rule in an effort to reduce water pollution on construction sites. The rule, which is set to take effect in February 2010 over a four-year period, is targeted to improve the quality of water nationwide.  According to a press release by the EPA, the impact is significant: 

Construction activities like clearing, excavating and