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Hazardous Material Transportation/California Meal/Rest Break Requirements: U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Grants Preemption Petition
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) granted a Petition submitted by the National Tank Truck Carriers Association requesting that the State of California’s Meal and Rest Break requirements be preempted for all operators of…
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U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General Report: EPA Needs to Re-Evaluate its Compliance Monitoring Priorities for Minimizing Asbestos Risks in Schools
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a September 17th report titled: EPA Needs to Re-Evaluate its Compliance Monitoring Priorities for Minimizing Asbestos Risks in Schools (“Report”) See Report No. 18-P-0270. OIG states that it…
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3rd Annual Environmental Policy Summit: Arkansas Audubon/October 26th
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Audubon Arkansas has announced that the 3rd Annual Environmental Policy Summit (“Summit”) will be held on October 26th. The Summit partners also include Arkansas Public Policy Panel and Sierra Club of Arkansas. The Summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Pulaski Technical College in…
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Smart Sectors: Iron and Steel "Sector Snapshot" Released
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released a series of what are described as “Sector Snapshots” that are stated to provide “baseline environmental and economic performance data for industry sectors participating in EPA’s Smart Sectors Program.” EPA recently released a Sector…
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Sale of an Arkansas Municipal Water System: Arkansas Attorney General Opinion Addressing Applicable State Statutory Procedures
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Attorney General (“AG”) issued an August 29th Opinion addressing a question involving the sale of a municipal water system. See Opinion No. 2018-058 (“Opinion”). Arkansas State Representative R. Trevor Drown of Dover, Arkansas, submitted the request for an Opinion. Representative Drown…
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