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    Thomas D. Forrester Jr. has a broad range of experience in the areas of environmental law, commercial litigation, construction, trade secret litigation and professional liability.

    As part of his environmental practice, Tom ...

EPA Issues Final 2016 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan

On May 2, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Final 2016 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan (Final 2016 Plan). Pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA), EPA must publish a plan for new and revised effluent guidelines every two years. EPA is also required under the CWA to ...

Fourth Circuit Affirms Government Immunity for Environmental Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a district court ruling that the residents of Frederick, Maryland cannot sue the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for injuries resulting from the U.S. Army’s alleged improper chemical disposal and remediation ...

The Trump administration is freezing 30 Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) rules until March 21, 2017, including standards concerning renewable fuel, formaldehyde emissions, oil and hazardous substances pollution, solid waste landfill permitting, pesticides, radon and ...

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 ...

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