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EPA Issues Changes to Due Diligence Requirements for All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI) Under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

2005 ASTM No Longer Accepted Effective Oct. 6, 2015 On October 6, 2014, EPA issued a final rule mandating the use of the 2013 standard, ASTM E1527-13, for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for satisfaction of All Appropriate Inquiries (“AAI”) under CERCLA. [Click here for a copy of EPA’s preamble to the final rule, …

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House Passes Bill to Prevent EPA Overreach

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation prohibiting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from developing, finalizing, adopting, implementing, applying, administering, or enforcing the EPA rule defining what constitutes “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. This Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection …

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