Category Archives: Compliance and Enforcement

Speeding Up the Pre-Application Process for the DEP

Last week the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) unveiled a new electronic tool for the pre-application process.  The tool, entitled Permit Application Consultation Tool (PACT), was designed to make the process more efficient.  According to the DEP, the tool … Continue reading

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Chemicals in Consumer Products

Last year, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) developed the Responsible Care Product Safety Code for chemical companies to determine safe amounts of chemicals to use when manufacturing consumer products.  The code will begin to be enforced next year and confirmed … Continue reading

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Permit Decision Guarantee

Earlier this year, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett issued Executive Order 2012-11.  This order was aimed towards the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and required the implementation of a Permit Decision Guarantee.  The order provided the following steps to achieve the … Continue reading

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BP Settles All Criminal Claims

BP will pay $4 billion over five years to resolve all of the federal criminal charges in relation to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.  Additionally, they have also agreed to pay $525 million over three years to resolve … Continue reading

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