Monthly Archives: April 2016

California’s Cap-and-Trade Program Under Judicial Review

Thu Apr 28th, On Environmental Law, by

On September 27, 2006, California enacted the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), which aimed to reduce California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. AB 32 delegates to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) the responsibility to adopt regulations to achieve the statewide GHG emissions limit. AB 32 authorized ARB to include the use of a “market-based compliance mechanism” to reduce GHG emissions. In January 2013, ARB […]

EPA Enforces TSCA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation Rule Against Energy Efficiency Home Renovator In Southern California

Fri Apr 15th, On Environmental Law, by

On March 30, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that it fined G.D. Friend, Inc. (operating as Everlast Home Energy Solutions) $28,564 for failing to comply with the federal Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP or Rule) while renovating two residential properties in Southern California. EPA promulgated the Rule pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in order to protect the public from lead-based paint hazards that occur […]

Emergency Regulation Proposed To Address May 11, 2016 Prop 65 Warning Deadline For Oral Exposure To BPA In Consumer Products

Thu Apr 7th, On Environmental Law, by

Effective May 11, 2016, companies that manufacture and sell products in California that expose consumers to bisphenol A (BPA) will be required to provide Proposition 65 warnings unless they can affirmatively show that their product does not pose a significant risk of reproductive harm to consumers. BPA is a synthetic compound used in numerous consumer applications, including in certain linings of metal cans and lids of glass bottles containing food […]

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