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Articles on Environmental Law

State Creates a Fund for Proceeds from Emissions Trading of Nitrogen Oxide Permits P.A. 93-0669

June
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 292
Effective immediately, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) may sell nitrogen oxide emissions permits to sources in Illinois as a means of meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Amendments made to the Site Remediation Program

May
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 242
The Pollution Control Board recently adopted amendments to 35 Ill. Adm. Code 740, relating to the Site Remediation Program (SRP).

Companies in violation of environmental protection standards cannot procure state business and are subject to more difficult requirements for permits P.A. 093-0575

January
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
An amendment to the Illinois Procurement Code, effective January 1, 2004, provides that no person or business who was found to have willfully or knowingly violated §42 of the Environmental Protection Act.

Proximate Cause in Environmental Contamination Cases

By Christopher P. Perzan
August
2001
Article
Page 416
The author discusses the implications of adding a proximate-cause element to state Superfund cases under the IEPA.

Law requires labeling of gasoline containing MTBE—P.A. 91-718

January
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
In early June, Gov. George H. Ryan approved legislation that will let consumers know if they are buying gasoline containing the methanol derivative methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).

Reporting releases of livestock waste

January
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
On October 6, 2000, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency adopted amendments to section 580 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 35 Ill Adm Code 580.

Emissions test averaging

December
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 690
On September 11, 2000, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (agency) adopted new sections to section 283 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 35 Ill Adm Code 283.

Brownfields Redevelopment Loan Program

November
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
On August 8, 2000, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (agency) adopted new sections to section 886 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 35 Ill Adm Code 886.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
October
2000
Column
Page 560
The illusion of insurance exclusion; lease lacking, landlord loses; OSHA makes house calls; and more.

Brownfields Redevelopment in Illinois

By Christine A. Picker & Kevin Jack
September
2000
Article
Page 526
The authors review the current climate for redeveloping environmentally contaminated property in Illinois.

Civil Penalties Under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act

By Patrick D. Shaw
June
2000
Article
Page 344
A survey of the law governing whether and what penalties are appropriate under the IEPA.

The Environmental Remediation Tax Credit: A Primer

By Kathleen M. Hennessey
December
1999
Article
Page 666
This new -- and underused -- state program helps developers finance brownfield cleanups.

Uniform permits for interstate transportation of solid waste

August
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 406
On July 1, 1999, the Illinois Pollution Control Board will enact new amendments to section 811 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 35 Ill Adm Code 811.

Updated List of Illinois Endangered and Threatened Fauna

July
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 351
On April 26, 1999, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources adopted amendments to section 1010.30 of the Illinois Administrative Code updating the list of endangered and threatened fauna in Illinois by adding new species to the list and removing those no longer endangered or threatened. 17 Ill Adm Code 1010.

Environmental Remediation and Tax Credit

January
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 13
On October 26, 1998 the Pollution Control Board adopted amendments to section 740 of its administrative rules. 35 Ill Adm Code 740.

New Procedures for Motor Vehicle Inspections

December
1998
Illinois Law Update
Page 662
On September 28, 1998 the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency adopted 24 amendments and added 16 new subsections to section 276. 35 Ill Adm Code 276.

Reducing Real Estate Tax Assessments for Contaminated Property

By H. Alfred Ryan
December
1998
Article
Page 680
Here's how to lower the property-tax bill for clients who own contaminated real estate.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie Fitzgerald McGrath
November
1998
Column
Page 590
Post-Ellerth business boom?

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