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Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources Available
September 1, 2017

To aid in your recovery efforts, B&D will be updating a regulatory resource page for industry post-hurricane. Find links to helpful EPA, TCEQ, DOT, OSHA sites as well as updates like governors’ proclamations of disaster.


Replacement of the Clean Water Rule to Be a Two-Step Process
Authors: Andrew C. Silton, Richard S. Davis, James M. Auslander, Karen M. Hansen, W. Parker Moore, Timothy M. Sullivan
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 28, 2017


EPA’s Cooperative Federalism Approach to Nutrients in the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico Prevails in Fifth Circuit Remand
Author: Karen Hansen
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 20, 2016


Beveridge & Diamond Again Named a Top Tier Environmental Law Firm by The Legal 500
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 17, 2016


Karen Hansen and Parker Moore Quoted in Law360 on 2015 Outlook for Environmental Legislation and Regulation
January 2, 2015


EPA Targets Confined Animal Feeding Operations for Criminal Enforcement
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 26, 2013


Beveridge & Diamond Assists San Antonio Water System in Negotiating $1.1 billion Clean Water Act Settlement
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 26, 2013


Court Upholds EPA Authority to Retroactively Veto CWA § 404 Permits
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 24, 2013


U.S. Supreme Court Upholds CWA Logging Roads Exemption, Endorses Citizen Suit Enforcement of Ambiguous Agency Rules
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 25, 2013


Increased Federal Criminal Enforcement Against Oil and Gas Fracking Companies
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 19, 2013


Supreme Court Reaffirms CWA Discharge Ruling in L.A. Stormwater Case
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 10, 2013


Court Rejects EPA’s Efforts to Regulate Stormwater as a Pollutant
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 4, 2013


EPA Inspector General Recommends Classification of Additional Pharmaceuticals as Hazardous Wastes When Discarded
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 30, 2012


Beveridge & Diamond Gets High Marks from PAR
June 13, 2011


Who Rules the Roost? CWA After Maryland Ruling
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 17, 2010


Beveridge & Diamond Participates as Founding Member of Landmark Sustainable Ocean Summit
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 18, 2010


EPA Announces Federal Strategy for Chesapeake Bay and Related Settlement Agreement in Fowler v. EPA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 14, 2010


EPA Proposes Freshwater Nutrient Criteria for Florida, Other States May Follow
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 22, 2010


EPA Petitioned to Set Water Quality Criteria for Endocrine-Disrupting Effects of Certain Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, and Personal-Care Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 13, 2010


EPA Announces Plan to “Revamp” CWA Enforcement Approach
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 16, 2009


Eleventh Circuit Defers to EPA’s Water Transfers Rule In Bellwether Case
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 9, 2009


EPA To Review Climate Change Impacts on Ocean Acidification under Clean Water Act
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 20, 2009


EPA Seeks Two-Year Stay of Sixth Circuit’s Invalidation of NPDES Permit Exemption for Pesticide Applications; Will Not Pursue Further Appeals
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 13, 2009


Cost-Benefit Analysis in Regulations for Cooling Water Intake Structures Upheld
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 7, 2009


Sixth Circuit Vacates EPA’s Clean Water Act NPDES Permit Exemption for FIFRA-Compliant Pesticide Applications
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 8, 2009


EPA Proposes New Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, November 10, 2008


Minerals Management Service Issues Proposed Regulations for Alternative Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 10, 2008


Supreme Court Cuts Exxon Valdez Punitive Damages Award, Setting the Stage for New Common Law Limits
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 30, 2008


EPA Issues Final Rule Excluding Water Transfers from NPDES Permitting
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 11, 2008


Federal Court Vacates EPA's Definition of "Navigable Waters" Under SPCC Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 29, 2008


EPA and Army Corps Issue Final Rule on Wetlands/Stream Mitigation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 14, 2008


EPA Announces New Water Quality Trading Guide for Regulated Community
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 20, 2007


U.S. Supreme Court: Endangered Species Act Does Not Trump Agencies' Specific Statutory Mandates
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C, June 26, 2007


EPA, Army Corps Issue New Wetlands Regulatory Guidance
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 7, 2007


White House Increases Funding for Oceans Action Plan Implementation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 30, 2007


Supreme Court Declines to Grant Certiorari in Case Requiring Daily Pollutant Limits for Clean Water Act Total Maximum Daily Loads
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 18, 2007


Emerging Ocean Law Issues: Shipping and the Environment
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 20, 2006


D.C. Circuit Holds that Total Maximum Daily Loads Under the Clean Water Act Require Daily Pollutant Limits
Richard Davis and Ami Grace-Tardy
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 1, 2006

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has decided that pollutant limits established for impaired waterbodies under the Clean Water Act must be daily loading limits, not annual or seasonal limits as currently allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”). In Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Envtl. Prot. Agency, D.C. Cir., No. 05-5015, April 25, 2006, the D.C. Circuit addressed the issue of whether limits on pollutant loadings known as Total Maximum Daily Loads (“TMDLs”) can be established on an annual or seasonal basis rather than a daily basis. Breaking with the Second Circuit, the D.C. Circuit determined that discharge limits under the Clean Water Act TMDL program must be expressed as daily limits in accordance with the plain language of 33 U.S.C. § 1313(d)(1)(C). For more information, contact Richard Davis at (202) 789-6025 (rdavis@bdlaw.com), Karen Hansen at (202) 789-6056 (khansen@bdlaw.com) or Ami Grace-Tardy at (202) 789-6076 (agrace@bdlaw.com).