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COVID-19: EPA Enforcement Discretion Policy

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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a policy memorandum on the exercise of enforcement discretion due to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Susan Parker Bodine, Assistant Administrator for Enforcement...

RMP Rule: What's Going On?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted revisions to the federal Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule in December 2019, undoing some – but not all – of the program changes adopted in the final days of the Obama administration. Please...

NEPA "Neat": The Proposed Rule, Distilled

The Administration has just issued a proposed rule that would amend the federal regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA applies to nearly every federal action of consequence, including federal projects, permits for private activity, grants, funding decisions...

Environmental Enforcement Defense 101

The federal and state environmental agencies have a vast array of enforcement tools with which they seek to impose penalties or require significant capital and process improvements on the part of the regulated community in circumstances where the agencies identify...

Update on Infrastructure Policy Reform

The President’s recent Executive Order on energy infrastructure directed new measures to improve EPA’s program for state water quality certifications—often a serious impediment to energy infrastructure. Join us to learn about the (hotly anticipated) new guidance from EPA, viewed in...

Best Practices for Agency Communications

Environmental professionals and attorneys are in constant contact with state and federal regulators, in a variety of contexts – regulatory advocacy, permitting, responding to investigations, and enforcement defense. Join representatives of Bracewell’s Environmental Strategies and Policy Resolution Groups for a...