2003 Articles

The Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) revised rule By Michael R. Berman February 2003 On 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.
“Des Plaines trilogy” takes another hit: Second District tackles running battle between North Shore Sanitary District and City of Waukegan By Phillip R. Van Ness August 2003 Recent news reports that the Hatfield and McCoy clans have formally entered a "peace treaty" to end their decades-long feud now shifts the mantel of legendary ongoing tiff to Waukegan.
Fees, fees and more fees: The price of permits has just gotten pricier By Claire A. Manning August 2003 In 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.
Four phone calls about the Clean Air Act that lawyers should be able to handle By Eric E. Boyd June 2003 It is almost five o'clock, and you receive a call from your client with a Clean Air Act question.
In this issue By Phillip R. Van Ness August 2003 This 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 Ness February 2003 This 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 Assembly By Claire A. Manning & Kevin B. Hynes August 2003 While 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 Legislature By Kyle Rominger February 2003 Among 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 auditing By David B. Wilcoxen February 2003 Do 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 developments By Eric E. Boyd June 2003 After 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 changes By Raymond T. Reott June 2003 Last 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).
U.S. EPA underground storage tank program: The new millenium, MTBE, and the future By Thomas J. Kenney February 2003 When Congress amended the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA)2 in 1984, it created the statutory authority for the federal regulation of underground storage tanks (USTs).