California’s Green Chemistry Agency Issues New Guidance to Identify Future Consumer Products for Regulation
- California’s Green Chemistry Initiative continues to build momentum. On April 16, 2015, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its final April 2015 Priority Product Work Plan for 2015–2017 (“Work Plan”). The Work Plan is the first step in identifying the next... ›
FDA Proposed Rule in Flux?
By: Erin M. Bosman and Julie Y. ParkOn Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has reopened the comment period for its proposed rule on generic drug labeling. It has also scheduled a day-long public meeting to hear comments and discuss alternatives to the much-criticized rule, which... ›
Supreme Court Rules Out Clean Air Act Permits for Stationary Sources Based on Greenhouse Gas Emissions…Unless You Are Getting a Permit “Anyway”Today, a divided Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated Clean Air Act (the “Act”) decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA. In an opinion authored by Justice Scalia, the Court rejected EPA’s application of the Act to require stationary sources to obtain a... ›
The “Discovery” Rule Is No Longer Supreme: The Supreme Court Holds That State Statutes of Repose Are Not Preempted by CERCLA
By: William F. TarantinoOn June 9, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger et al.  that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA, or the “Superfund” law), which preempts state statutes of limitations for certain tort actions involving environmental... ›
Unruly Passengers Beware: ICAO Delivers Montreal Protocol 2014 to Enhance Enforcement Measures Against Unruly PassengersThis month the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) officially adopted a Protocol to amend the Tokyo Convention on offenses committed on aircrafts. The culmination of a four-year effort to modernize the Tokyo Convention, the Montreal Protocol 2014 makes key changes to improve airlines’ ability... ›