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Superfund Financial Assurance Rules: Chemical, Coal, Petroleum & Electric Power Industries Face Upcoming US EPA Rulemaking

On December 1, 2016, the US EPA Administrator signed two documents about financial assurance – effectively bonding for facility cleanup – under Superfund for several industry sectors. The longer document with the shorter deadline concerned the hard rock mining and mineral processing industries, proposing specific costly rules, on which comments are due around March 13.  … Continue Reading

US EPA Proposes Rules Governing Financial Responsibility for Hard Rock Mines & Processing Facilities

On December 1, 2016, US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy complied with a court order and signed a proposed Superfund rule to require facilities in the hard rock mining industry to provide financial assurance for cleanup and related environmental costs, as required by Section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). 42 … Continue Reading

CERCLA Article by Christopher Thomas of Squire Patton Boggs in Arizona State Law Journal Previews Key Legal Issues Expected Under the US Statute

Squire Patton Boggs’ Attorney Christopher D. Thomas recently authored an article addressing the crucial legal issues CERCLA practitioners can expect will be at the front and center of hazardous substance litigation in the next several years. The law review article was first published by Arizona State Law Journal, Volume 46, Special Issue and is available here.… Continue Reading
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