Comment deadline is July 20, 2018.
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is soliciting public comment through July 20 on its regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making decisions. CEQ has published a list of twenty questions seeking feedback on specific points including the NEPA process and the scope of NEPA review. Click here to view the questions posed in CEQ’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking.More on the CEQ
The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking regarding its decision to repeal sections of the CFR that defined “Waters of the United States” in August 2015. Comments are accepted until August 13, 2018.Learn More
Gregory DeGulis, Partner, and Lauryn Kitchen, Law Clerk, authored an article published in the June issue of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources In-House Counsel Committee newsletter. Titled Gasoline, Diesel, and Oil: Recent Case Developments and the Avenues for Cleaning Up Sites Contaminated by Petroleum, the article reviews recent RCRA case law involving petroleum and also considers the use of Clean Water Act citizen suits to bolster the argument for cleanup.Read the Article
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2018 Edition) recognized McMahon DeGulis LLP as a Band One firm in Natural Resources and Environmental law in Ohio.
Chambers USA identifies MD as a “Highly regarded boutique with expertise covering the full range of environmental law. Possesses particular strength in wastewater and brownfield matters, as well as integrated planning work related to the CWA.”
Partners Michael McMahon, Gregory DeGulis, David Nash, Louis McMahon, and Andrea Salimbene were also recognized for their individual representation of clients. In particular, Gregory DeGulis “is praised by one commentator for being an ‘excellent lawyer and a good environmental litigator,’” while Louis McMahon is “very intelligent, diligent and a good communicator.” The Guide also notes that “Andrea Salimbene is a highly rated younger partner with a burgeoning reputation in this space.”