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Supreme Court Allows Pre-Enforcement Review of EPA Clean Water Act Orders

In the March 21, 2012 decision of Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (Docket No. 10-1062), the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a landowner may bring a civil action against the EPA to challenge a compliance order, even if the EPA … Continue reading

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Brian D. Langa Identified as 2013 Southern California Rising Star

For the sixth year in a row, Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis, LLP’s Brian D. Langa has been identified by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star. Mr. Langa has been identified as a rising star in the field … Continue reading

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Arrested Redevelopment

On December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court dealt a severe blow to California cities in a decision not only eliminating redevelopment agencies, but also striking down compromise legislation that would have allowed the continuance of redevelopment agencies, contingent upon … Continue reading

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ASTM Issues Standard E2790 Regarding “Continuing Obligations” Associated With CERCLA Liability Protections

The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002 amended various sections of CERCLA in order, among other things, to promote redevelopment of contaminated Brownfields properties. These amendments included creation of the Contiguous Property Owner and Bona Fide … Continue reading

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EPA Region 9 Issues Updated Screening Levels

In November 2011, Region 9 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued updated Regional Screening Levels (“RSL”) (or Preliminary Remediation Goals) to harmonize with similar risk-based screening levels used by Regions 3 and 6. The new RSLs are … Continue reading

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Partner Michael Francis Quoted in the Latest Edition of EDR Insider

As noted by DDSF Partner Michael Francis, “Too often I see property owners/buyers/lenders that follow a “checklist mentality” in selecting their Phase I assessment environmental professional and then learn, in some instances after they own the property, that a serious … Continue reading

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Brian D. Langa Again Identified as a Super Lawyers Rising Star

For the fifth year in a row, Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis, LLP’s Brian D. Langa has been identified by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star.  Mr. Langa was named a rising star in the field of environmental law in … Continue reading

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FTC to Host Free Webinar on the Revised Green Guides

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a free webinar on Thursday, March 17, 2011 on the revised Green Guides. The webinar will feature James Kohm, Associate Director for the Enforcement Division of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. It … Continue reading

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Understanding the CPSIA’s Permanent Tracking Label Requirement

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) requires manufacturers to place distinguishing permanent marks on all children’s products to the extent practicable. Specifically, CPSIA § 103 requires children’s products and packaging to have distinguishing marks to enable the manufacturer and the … Continue reading

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