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California Water Board Issues Guidelines For Regulatory Compliance During COVID-19 Response

Wed Mar 25th, On Compliance Counseling, by

Last week, as part of the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order requiring all Californians to “shelter in place.” The Order requires all state residents stay at home, leaving only to engage in “essential activities.” The Order identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors that provide services that are essential to the health and well-being of Californians. The sixteen sectors include: chemicals; commercial […]

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Proposed PFAS Regulatory Determinations Published By EPA

Yesterday, March 10, 2020, pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its first proposed Preliminary Regulatory Determinations for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) compounds in drinking water, specifically the two most common long chain compounds, perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The comment period ends May 11, 2020. PFAS Regulation and CERCLA A federal drinking water standard would support EPA’s ongoing […]

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State of California Sues Trump Administration To Save The Chinook Salmon

Fri Feb 28th, On Environmental Law, by

California Sues Trump Administration to Save The Endangered Chinook Salmon Last week, the Trump Administration increased, via a press memo, the amount of water that can be pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary in California. After pumping, this water is to be delivered to the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California for agricultural, municipal, and industrial purposes. How and when water is pumped—and how much of it—from the Delta […]

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California’s Updated Particle Pollution Regulations

Particle Pollution presents a severe public health risk. Exposure to particulate matter (PM) leads to a host of respiratory and cardiovascular problems. Though the United States has achieved a great deal of progress in reducing the amount of ambient air pollution in the last thirty years, many areas throughout the country still wrestle with particle pollution levels that put populations at risk. California recently enacted regulations to address exposure to […]

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