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The European Union (EU) Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) conducts up to three studies annually.  The studies are intended to address knowledge gaps relating to nanomaterials that are of interest to the general public and the research community.  EUON announced on January 14, 2019, that it is now looking for topic suggestions that could be addressed in its upcoming studies.  EUON is looking for studies that address: More on Colorado Supreme Court Decision Here >
 
 
 
On December 11, 2018, the Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Environmental Protection Agency jointly proposed a new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) definition. The two agencies intend for the proposal to replace the Clean Water Rule that was issued by the Obama Administration in 2015.  The 2015 rule automatically confers federal jurisdiction over several categories of waters, including traditional navigable waters, interstate waters, territorial seas, impoundments of jurisdictional waters, tributaries, and adjacent water.   More on WOTUS Rule Here >
 
 
 
The latest news and perspectives on California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65) track the passage of the newly-amended Clear and Reasonable Warnings regulations under Prop 65, which took effect on August 30, 2018. Significantly, plaintiffs have started to target companies whom they believe to not be in compliance with the newly-amended regulations.  Read more below about this and other important recent updates since the new Prop 65 regulations became effective, including the updated comment deadline of January 11, 2019, on proposed amendments:    More on Prop 65 Here >
 
 
 
The US Supreme Court may be poised to review two 2018 decisions in the Fourth and Ninth Circuits, both of which applied the so-called ‘hydrological connection” theory to extend jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) to cover pollutants that reach surface waters via groundwater. The Sixth circuit, in addressing the same issue later in 2018, openly criticized the Fourth and Ninth Circuits’ reasoning and flatly declared that “the CWA does not extend liability to pollution that reaches surface waters via groundwater.” The ideological Circuit split is clear and is arguably deepened by two older decisions in the Fifth and Seventh Circuits. The Fifth Circuit found, in 1994, that “neither the Clean Water Act nor the EPA’s definition asserts authority over ground waters, just because these may be hydrologically connected with surface waters.”    More on Clean Water Act Liability Here >
 
 
 
 
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