Category Archives: Environmental Law

Indiana Court Grants Bona Fide Purchaser Defense Without a Phase I

Despite its limitations, most commercial and industrial property transactions rely on the Bona Fide Purchaser Defense (BFPD) to CERCLA as the principal means of protecting new owners from environmental liability.  While EPA has adopted the “All Appropriate Inquiry” (AAI Rule) to provide some clarity to the steps necessary to qualify for the defense, there is still aspects of the AAI Rule that are open to interpretation.  Therefore, court rulings on applicability of the BFPD can be very instructive to practitioners, developers and property owners. There have been very few court rulings interpreting application of the BFPD to CERCLA liability. The most notable prior ruling, PCS Nitrogen Inc. v. Ashley II of Charleston, limited the BFPD based on the defendant’s failure to establish certain required elements of the defense. In a decision issued last month, Von Duprin LLC v. Moran Elec. Serv., Inc., No. 116CV01942TWPDML, 2019 WL 535752….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Supreme Court Depublishes Partially Published Decision Applying Settled “Final Judgment” Rules In CEQA Writ Action

On March 13, 2019, at the losing Petitioner/Appellant’s request, the California Supreme Court ordered depublication of the Sixth District’s partially published opinion in Alliance of Concerned Citizens Organized for Responsible Development v. City of San Juan Bautista (2018) 29 Cal.App.5th 424 (No. S253725); my December 3, 2018 post on the case can be found here.  Review of the decision was not sought or granted, so its result stands unaffected by the high court’s action.  The main takeaway from this decision was that the nature of a final judgment is determined by its substance and effect in resolving the claims raised in the action on their merits, rather than by any label the court attaches to it.  The grant of depublication means only that, subject to very limited exceptions, the opinion “must not be cited or relied on by a court or a party in any other action.”  (Cal. Rules of Ct., Rule 8.1115(a).) It is, of course,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Top Global Regulatory Changes – February 2019

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from February 2019. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we […].. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Blog Post: FERC Chief Says LNG Project Approval Opens Door For More

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BRIGADAS DE INCENDIO DE LA NFPA 600

El DS N° 160 de 2008 del Ministerio de Economía, respecto de las instalaciones de combustible que tengan un cuerpo de bomberos a más de 20 km de distancia y no tengan suficiente disponibilidad de agua, y el DS N° 108 de 2013, del Ministerio de Energía respecto de los almacenajes de GLP que superen los 100 m3,  exigen que exista de una brigada anti incendio al interior de la empresa, la cual debe estar organizada conforme a la NFPA 600. Brigadas anti incendio. Lean cómo los requisitos que deben cumplir en el siguiente link https://www.brokering.cl/brigadas-de-incendio-de-la-nfpa-600/.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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