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Ending Paper System, EPA Plans Full Shift To Use Of E-Manifest In June

EPA plans to phase out mailed paper hazardous waste manifests by the end of June as it tries to move to a fully electronic system and says that although it has had little success in boosting the rate of completely electronic waste manifest (e-manifest) submittals, companies are now transitioning to the e-manifest system.

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Ending Mailed Paper System, EPA Plans Transition To Use Of E-Manifest

EPA plans to phase out mailed paper hazardous waste manifests by the end of June as it tries to move to a fully electronic system and says that although it has had little success in boosting the rate of completely electronic waste manifest (e-manifest) submittals, companies are now transitioning to the e-manifest system.

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9th Circuit stays EPA lead dust hazard rule case

A federal appeals court has granted the Biden administration’s request to stay for 60 days litigation challenging the Trump EPA’s 2019 lead dust hazard standards.

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New Jersey, PFAS makers battle over state’s NRD claims

New Jersey is fighting an attempt by DuPont and other manufacturers of PFAS to dismiss natural resource damages claims the state has filed over PFAS and other contamination at four sites.

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Senate EPW announces subcommittee assignments

The announcement of the subcommittee assignments means that senators on EPW can begin work on developing legislation designed in part to achieve President Joe Biden’s environmental goals.

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High court rejects citizen suit seeking RCRA permit for nuclear facility

The Supreme Court will not hear a citizens’ group challenge to an appeals court ruling rejecting its bid for EPA to permit a nuclear waste facility under the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act.

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Public Citizen urges Biden to expand EPA regulatory freeze

The watchdog group says at least 25 deregulatory actions by the prior administration, including several EPA rules, violated the Congressional Review Act and can be reversed quickly.

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ARCO Cites High Court CERCLA Case To Boost Superfund Ruling Appeal

An oil company is asking the Supreme Court to accept, but place on hold, its appeal of a Superfund case that parallels litigation the high court accepted for review last month that is expected to test what is required for a settlement to trigger Superfund contribution protection and its corresponding statute of limitations.

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EPA releases 10-year plan for Navajo Nation uranium cleanups

EPA and other federal agencies have released a 10-year plan outlining the government’s commitments to address environmental impacts from uranium contamination across hundreds of sites.

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Supreme Court Could Resolve Problems With CERCLA Limitations Statute

The Supreme Court’s upcoming review of a Superfund statute of limitations case could aid in resolving key cleanup legal issues and affect other sites being reassessed for further remediation, while the high court’s 2020 ruling in another Superfund case has effectively dented the pre-enforcement review bar’s impact on state law claims, legal experts say.

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