Tag: Comprehensive Environmental Response

Fourth Drinking Water Contaminant List Issued

In a notice and as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the EPA has issued its fourth contaminant candidate list (CCL 4). CCLs comprise contaminants that are not subject to any proposed or promulgated federal drinking water standards, are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems (PWSs), and may require regulation […]

EPA Ordered to Meet Deadline

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered the EPA to fulfill its obligations under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) to initiate financial assurance rulemaking for the hard rock mining industry. The court order responds to a joint motion filed by six environmental groups and the […]

$850K in Fines for Stormwater Violations

Industrial stormwater has been regulated for decades under the Clean Water Act (CWA) but violations continue to plague both regulators and our nation’s waterways. In a joint operation between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Washington Department of Ecology, four Seattle-area firms from diverse industries received penalties amounting to almost $850,000 for failure […]