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  1. Enviros File Brief and Court Issues New Briefing Schedule in Industrial Stormwater Permit Litigation.  Contact William Funderburk or Ruben Castellon if you would like more information on this important litigation.

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    » By William Funderburk » Posted in Environmental Law
  2. Clean Water Act Notices of Intent to Sue from July 2014 to November 2014 complied by William W. Funderburk, Jr.,  If you would like further information on any of these cases, please contact William Funderburk or Ruben Castellón.

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    » By William Funderburk » Posted in Business LitigationEnvironmental Law
  3. The following Clean Water Act notices have been received from the California State Water Resources Control Board:

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    » ByAdmin, » Posted in Environmental Law
  4. California Storm Water Permit Challenge Case Management Conference Set by Alameda Superior Court Judge Evilio Grillo for July 22, 2014

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    » By William Funderburk » Posted in Environmental Law
  5. The State Water Board has posted its response to comments on the 2013 Industrial General Permit draft. The comments and the State Water Board's responses can be found here   

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    » By Anna L. LeMay » Posted in Environmental Law
  6. The State Water Resources Control Board has issued its final NPDES Industrial General Permit.  Comments are due by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  The State Water Board will consider adopting the Permit at its April 1, 2014 board meeting.

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    » By Anna L. Le May » Posted in Environmental Law
  7. Comments on the final draft of the NPDES Industrial General Permit are posted on the State Water Board website.  The comments can be found here.

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    » ByAdmin, » Posted in Environmental Law
  8. The chemical trichloroethylene, also known as TCE, a chlorinated solvent that was commonly used as a metal degreaser and in dry cleaning, has been reclassified as a "known human carcinogen" by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer.  During the month of October, a group of scientists met in France to review evidence and discuss the impact of TCE and other solvents.  The group concluded that TCE, which has been listed as a carcinogen under Proposition 65 since 1988, presented more than just a cancer hazard and was in fact carcinogenic to humans.   The group's evaluation is now included in the World Health Orginization's guidance regarding TCE and other chlorinated solvents.  

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    » ByAdmin, » Posted in Environmental LawProp 65
  9. Ross Hirsch has recently been reappointed as the Co-Chair of the Social Media and Technology Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Environmental Section Executive Committee. He was originally appointed two years ago.

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    » ByAdmin, » Posted in Environmental Law
  10. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently released a monumental decision regarding the case, Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc, et al. v. County of Los Angeles, et al. The Plaintiffs, NRDC and Santa Monica Baykeeper, claimed that the Defendants discharged polluted stormwater runoff through its municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) into navigable waters in Southern California. The navigable waters in question consist of the Santa Clara River, the Los Angeles River, the San Gabriel River, and Malibu Creek, which are collectively known as “The Watershed Rivers” that feed into the Pacific Ocean. Thus, the Plaintiffs claim that the Defendants have violated the Clean Water Act, the nation’s chief water pollution control law. Although all parties agree that the water quality standards in the Watershed Rivers have been exceeded, the Defendants argue that there is no evidence that establishes their responsibility for the pollutants.

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    » ByAdmin, » Posted in Environmental Law
  11. In early June, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) removed biosoluble glass wool fibers used for home and building insulation from its list of possible carcinogens. Thus, a cancer warning label for the material is no longer required by federal law due to NTP’s decision.

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    » ByAdmin, » Posted in Environmental Law
  12. The research will consist of an alternative assessment that will compare lead and nonleaded alloys with respect to a number of physical properties, in addition to reviewing existing data on other properties. The California Metals Coalition has volunteered to provide resources as well as assistance with project coordination.

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    » ByAdmin, » Posted in Environmental Law