CLIENT ALERT: States Taking Action to Include EJ Reviews in Permitting

The White House’s FY 2023 budget announcement allocated $1.4 billion to advancing environmental justice (EJ), greatly enhancing the agency’s ability to award new competitive grants to reduce the health impacts of pollution in communities with EJ concerns. ​Companies are already experiencing increased community engagement in several locations throughout the United States, and although awareness of EJ

EHS Support Logo

Status of the Revised E1527 Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

USEPA is currently working to address public comments before issuing a direct final rule approving the new ASTM standard (ASTM E1527-21) for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs). The current E1527-13 standard will remain an approved method for conducting the all appropriate inquiry (AAI) component for potential liability protections under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and

CLIENT ALERT: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Invests in US Brownfields

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), signed into law on November 15, 2021, includes a significantly higher amount of new funding available for US brownfields infrastructure. The IIJA invests more than $1.5 billion through USEPA’s Brownfields Program and funds over 350 programs to support the planning, construction, and operation of a variety of public infrastructure

Client Alert – USEPA Adds 12 New Sites to NPL List

On March 18, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that includes a 18.75-mile stretch of the Lower Hackensack River in northern New Jersey (Bergen and Hudson Counties) as one of 5 sites added to the Superfund Proposed National Priorities List (NPL). The publishing of the proposed