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Hazardous Waste Enforcement: Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Saraland Commercial Truck Wash Facility Enter into Consent Order
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (“ADEM”) and Qualawash Holdings, LLC (“QH”) entered into a Consent Order (“CO”) addressing alleged violations of the Alabama Administrative Code addressing hazardous waste. The CO provides that QH operates a commercial truck wash in Saraland…
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Foundation of Leadership: Richard A. "Dick" Williams
Category: Community
In honor of our firm’s 70th anniversary, we are proud to share the stories of our founding leaders – the attorneys who are Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Here, we are sharing the legacy of Richard A. “Dick” Williams. A named partner, distinguished attorney and legal…
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Attorney Caroline Kelley is Stand Out Young Legal Leader
Category: Community
Attorney Caroline Kelley is committed to advancing the legal profession and giving back to the community. As a young legal leader, Caroline just completed her year as chair of the Arkansas Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. As chair, she developed a community of young lawyers who became…
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Transferability of Energy Credits under the Inflation Reduction Act: What do you need to know?
Category: Municipal and Public Finance, Tax
Now that final regulations on the transferability of energy tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act have been issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), many investors and developers are structuring and negotiating transactions to transfer…
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What Can You Get When You Sue for Trade Secret Violations?
Category: Business, Employment, Information Privacy, Security and Data Rights, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Arkansas has adopted the Model Uniform Trade Secrets Act with some modifications. We refer to this as the Arkansas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“AUTSA”) and it can be found at Ark. Code Ann. § 4-75-601, et seq. The AUTSA provides that a party seeking to enforce trade secret claims can seek the…
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Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Blog

Title V/Clean Air Act: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Order Denying Petition Objecting to Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Ammonia Production Facility
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a June 25th Order denying a petition objecting to the issuance of a Clean Air Act Title V Operating Permit (“Permit”) for the CF Industries East Point, LLC, Waggaman Complex (“Complex”). See Petition No…
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Transforming Industry/Strategies for Decarbonization: American Chemistry Council Response to U.S. Department of Energy Request for Information
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The American Chemistry Council (“ACC”) submitted a June 24th response to the United States Department of Energy’s (“DOE”) Request For Information (“RFI”) titled: Transforming Energy: Strategies for Decarbonization. See DE-FOA-0003363. ACC describes its mission as to advocate for the people…
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Wastewater Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment - Division of Environmental Quality and City of Malvern Enter into Consent Administrative Order
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and City of Malvern, Arkansas, (“Malvern”) entered into a March 1st Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressed alleged violations of a Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System…
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Current/Long-Term U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Act Related Rulemakings: Association of Clean Water Administrators' Chart
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Association of Clean Water Administrators (“ACWA”) published in its current newsletter a link to described as follows: ACWA rules chart updated to reflect current and long term relevant EPA clean water related actions. See Volume XV/Issue 22 (July 8). The ACWA was founded in 1961 and…
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Arkansas Environmental Federation Annual Convention: October 10-11/Hot Springs, Arkansas
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Environmental Federation (“AEF”) has scheduled its 57th Annual Convention for October 10-11. AEF will hold the Convention at the Hot Springs, Arkansas Convention Center. The stated theme at the Convention is: GAME ON The Convention includes a golf tournament and trade show…
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