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Tag Archives: NRDA

Trump Track: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regulations Rewrite?

Posted in CERCLA, Trump Track
On August 27, 2018, the Office of Restoration and Damage Assessment (ORDA) at the Department of the Interior published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and request for public comment on revision of the Department’s regulations for the conduct of natural resource damage assessments (NRDA) in connection with releases of hazardous substances. The notice identified… Continue Reading

Keeping up with the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Posted in Federal, Natural Resources
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill set into motion the largest Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) in our nation’s history. An NRDA is the process by which natural resource trustees (federal, state and tribal) develop the public’s claim against parties responsible for damages to natural resources and services. The trustees are authorized,… Continue Reading