The Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) revised ruleBy Michael R. BermanFebruary 2003On December 16, 2002, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) announced a final rule that will require all large Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) to obtain permits that will ensure they protect America's waters from wastewater and manure.
Fees, fees and more fees: The price of permits has just gotten pricierBy Claire A. ManningAugust 2003In an attempt to resolve the state's current budget crisis, the Governor and Illinois' 93rd General Assembly passed whopping fee increases, many of them on environmental fees and permits, substantially increasing the cost of doing business in this state.
In this issueBy Phillip R. Van NessAugust 2003This month's newsletter concentrates on the changes forthcoming from the Illinois Statehouse. There were a lot of them.
In this issue, etc.By Phillip R. Van NessFebruary 2003This month's newsletter addresses what is probably the most commonly encountered environmental problem in the State of Illinois: leaking underground petroleum storage tanks.
Legislative update: Environmental legislation from the 93rd General AssemblyBy Claire A. Manning & Kevin B. HynesAugust 2003While the 93rd General Assembly was plagued with perhaps the most significant budget crisis in Illinois' history, it nonetheless found time to pass several serious pieces of environmental legislation, amending the Environmental Protection Act both procedurally and substantively.
LUST in the LegislatureBy Kyle RomingerFebruary 2003Among the legislation signed into law in 2002 were two Public Acts amending the Illinois Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Program.
The pros & cons of environmental auditingBy David B. WilcoxenFebruary 2003Do you counsel a large company or public organization that maintains numerous facilities engaged in a variety of industrial, commercial, and research operations?
Recent Clean Air Act developmentsBy Eric E. BoydJune 2003After two and a half years of litigation, the U.S. EPA recently issued Guidance on the Definition of Federally Permitted Releases for Certain Air Emissions.
Superfund liability changesBy Raymond T. ReottJune 2003Last year saw a major revision of the federal Superfund Program with several important changes in the liability standards. Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, P.L. 107 118 (2002).