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Dust-Lead Hazard Standards: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Finalizes Revisions
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a final rule addressing the Dust-Lead Hazard Standards (“DLHS”) and the definition of Lead-Based Paint (“LBP”). The final rule is issued pursuant to the authority of Sections 401, 402, 403, and 404 of the Toxic Substances Control Act…
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OSHA Enforcement: Ohio Aluminum Manufacturer Cited for Alleged Violations
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued a June 20th news release stating that it cited Ohio Gratings, Inc. (“OGI”) for alleged violations. OGI is described as a manufacturer of aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon products and is based in Canton, Ohio. The company…
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Wastewater Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Crittenden County, Arkansas Facility Enter into Consent Administrative Order
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and PJ Country Store, Inc. (“PJ”) entered into a June 21st Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing an alleged violation of a Clean Water Act National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permit. See LIS No. 19-061. The…
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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Update and Impacts on Businesses: July 16 Arkansas Environmental Federation Presentation
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
My law firm colleague, Nate Read, and I undertook a presentation at the Arkansas Environmental Federation Health and Safety Seminar titled: Medical Marijuana Update and Impacts to Businesses (“Presentation”) The Presentation was undertaken at the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation…
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Civil Environmental Enforcement: July 11th U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Memorandum Addresses Federal/State Partnerships
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a July 11th memorandum titled: Enhancing Effective Partnerships Between the EPA and the States in Civil Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Work (“Memorandum”) The Memorandum is authored by Assistant Administrator for Enforcement…
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