News Archive

  • 12.17.2018

    EPA to Reorganize All 10 Regional Offices

    EPA recently released a final regional office realignment plan in response to President Trump’s March 2017 Executive Order 13781.  That order required EPA and other federal agencies to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability by determining...
  • 12.17.2018

    EPA's Proposed NSR Reform Rule Is A Good Start, But...

    In addition to addressing CO2 emissions from existing coal-fired utility boilers, the proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule includes a proposal to reform the New Source Review (NSR) emissions increase test.  Whether certain physical changes or changes...
  • 12.17.2018

    Farm Animal Waste Emissions May Finally Breeze Past EPCRA Reporting Requirements

    EPA has proposed a new regulation (“Proposed Rule”) exempting emissions from farm animal wastes from the emergency notification and reporting requirements in the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (“EPCRA”).  The proposed rule is what EPA...
  • 12.17.2018

    EPA Takes Final Action on Project Aggregation Policy Under Clean Air Act

    The New Source Review (NSR) program hinges on whether physical or operational changes are a “modification” at a source.  A modification may include a single change or multiple changes to the facility as part of a single project.  An emissions analysis for NSR...
  • 12.17.2018

    Debate Over Groundwater Pathway for Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Continues, But States Could Step In

    Various court decisions issued by mid-September 2018 indicated a potential consensus forming that groundwater, while not itself regulated navigable waters pursuant to the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), may serve as a pathway for regulated discharges of pollutants...
  • 12.17.2018

    Reporting Substantial Risks under TSCA 8(e)

    The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) contains a variety of reporting and recordkeeping requirements for companies that manufacture, import, process, or distribute into commerce a chemical substance or mixture.  This article answers questions concerning...
  • 12.17.2018

    Regulatory Changes Will Benefit Oil and Gas Producers

    From the interior of the United States to the outer continental shelf, two amendments to existing environmental rules will soon take effect as the Trump administration continues its efforts to scale back regulatory burdens on domestic oil and gas production...
  • 12.17.2018

    EPA Announces Cleaner Trucks Initiative

    EPA recently announced it will promulgate regulations to further reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from highway heavy-duty trucks and engines.  The announcement of EPA’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative comes on the heels of petitions for rulemaking from several...
  • 12.13.2018

    Williams Mullen Welcomes Four First-Year Associates

    Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that four first-year associates have joined the firm. Thomas E.A. “Tommy” Bishop and Stefanie A. Felitto will be based in the firm’s Richmond office, while Fallon A. Dungan and Yiorgos L. “George” Koliopoulos will work...
  • 12.11.2018

    Williams Mullen Named Among 2019 Best Places to Work in Virginia

    Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that the firm has been named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. This marks the sixth time...
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