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Dumpster Divers Extract Millions of Dollars. Again.

Posted in California, Environmental Quality
From 2013 through 2015 investigators checked trash dumpsters from Home Depot stores. Based on what they found, the California Attorney General and various District Attorneys (collectively the “State”) brought a claim with astronomical potential penalties for what they had found. Home Depot agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle the claim when faced with 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

Washington State Producers and Retailers of Mercury-Containing Lights Face New Regulations

Posted in Health and Safety, Natural Resources, Northwest
The New Year brought with it new obligations for any company that produces or sells mercury-containing lights in (or into) Washington State.  As of January 1, 2015, the State’s recycling program and corresponding funding mechanism is fully operational, and participation is mandatory for producers of mercury-containing lights. While the statute and regulations impose unclear requirements… Continue Reading