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Tag Archives: hazardous waste

Hazardous Waste Transporters Beware !

Posted in Environmental Quality
The Oregon Supreme Court upheld a penalty assessed against a hazardous waste Transporter for failure to manifest hazardous waste regardless of whether it reasonably relied on a determination by the generator that the waste was not hazardous. This ruling suggests an affirmative duty on transporters to make their own determinations. By way of background, the… Continue Reading

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP’s Environmental Partners to Discuss the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act During American Bar Association Webinar 10.20.16

Posted in California, Environmental Quality
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP partners Kerry Shea and Larry Burke to join the American Bar Association webinar on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, along with Hope Schmeltzer, Assistant Regional Counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Thomas Fusillo, Managing Principal at Ramboll Environ. This webinar will address the management of hazardous waste, solid… Continue Reading

Dumpster Dives, Investigations and Penalties

Posted in California, Sustainability
What you put in the trash can cost you a fortune. Regulators are increasingly interested in companies’ disposal practices and are initiating investigations and enforcement actions. The “dumpster dives” form the basis of a steady stream of income for the State of California and various District Attorneys. Today, the California Attorney General and Alameda District… Continue Reading

Creative Lawyering In RCRA Criminal Action Fails to Find Favor with the Ninth Circuit

Posted in Federal, Rulemakings
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the federal law that regulates management of hazardous waste, is complicated and compliance can be tricky . . . but not impossible.  Our experience is that good faith efforts to comply will avoid serious regulatory problems.  A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit proves that the converse is true… Continue Reading

The United States Allocated 40% of Liability for Contamination Caused by a Contractor’s Manufacturing Operations

Posted in CERCLA, Environmental Quality
From Lynn Manolopoulos of our Bellevue office and Scott Broadwell of our Anchorage office: A recent decision by a federal court in the Central District of California found the United States liable for 40% of the response costs related to contamination from the manufacture of ammunition and rocket motors for the United States under governmental… Continue Reading