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    For more than 20 years, Steve Barnett has represented clients concerned with health, safety and environment, in transactions, court proceedings and regulatory permitting and compliance matters.

    Prior to his legal career, Steve ...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and individual states are examing per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in an attempt to establish new cleanup standards, which will affect both ongoing and previously completed cleanups at contaminated sites. In order to ...

In an effort to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease among workers exposed to crystalline silica, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced a final rule that ...

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently reinforced its position on the May 2016 deadline to complete the remedial investigation of cleanup sites for cases open since 1999 or earlier. In anticipation of this deadline, the NJDEP also published earlier ...

Contrary to popular belief, asbestos continues to be a material used in the manufacture of various products across a number of industries, including friction products, cement, gaskets and roofing materials, to name a few. While there is no law that completely bans the use of asbestos in the ...

On July 22, 2015, OSHA changed its interpretation of what qualifies as a “retail facility” under OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard retail exemption. OSHA estimates the reinterpretation of the exemption could potentially cover an estimated 5,000 additional ...

Vapor intrusion (VI) refers to migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into an overlying building.  USEPA and NJDEP are updating regulations and guidance.  NJDEP issued a guidance document in March 2013 ...

It is recommended that you check your property or property of interest in the updated EPA and NJDEP online environmental databases and periodically verify your property’s information for accuracy and to ensure no outstanding issues. 

USEPA has upgraded its “Enforcement Compliance ...

The New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Board proposed its first set of rules on January 5, 2015. A public hearing will be held February 17, 2015 and comments on the proposed rules are due March 6, 2015.

The New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Board ...

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