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New Law #2: Restrictions on Disposal of Remediation Waste from Manufactured Gas Plants

Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on January 13, 2016 3:37 pm
Continuing our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0365, which requires that waste from the remediation of a manufactured gas plant site must be disposed in a permitted hazardous waste disposal site, unless analysis demonstrates that the waste does not exceed regulatory levels.

Asbestos Analysis Quoted in Legal Newsline Article

Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on January 12, 2016 4:35 pm
I'm pleased to announce that my recent post concerning the Folta v. Ferro Engineering decision by the Illinois Supreme Court has been quoted in an article by Legal Newsline.  Legal Newsline is an Internet-based newswire dedicated to 24/7 coverage of state supreme courts and state attorneys general.  You can read my original post here, and to the Legal Newsline article here.

New Law #3: DNR Determines Whether New Oil & Gas Leases Are Operative

Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on January 12, 2016 1:51 pm
Continuing our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0138, which allows the Department of Natural Resources to determine if oil and gas leases submitted with permit applications are operative because prior leases have terminated due to nondevelopment or nonproduction.

New Law #4: Changes to Payments Under Oil and Gas Rights Act

Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on January 11, 2016 12:08 pm
Continuing our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0129, which adjusts how proceeds from the sale of oil or gas production from an oil or gas well may be made.

New Law #5: Expansion of Liability & Penalty Increases Under Oil & Gas Act

Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on January 7, 2016 3:15 pm
Continuing our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0137, which expands liability and increases civil penalties for falsifying or misstating information submitted in connection with oil and gas permits.

New Law #6: Ensuring Administration of Supplemental Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund

Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on January 6, 2016 11:48 am
Continuing our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0457, which ensures the administration of the Supplemental Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund to help poor residents heat their homes.

New Law #7: Increased Penalties for Violations of Rivers, Lakes, & Streams Act

Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on January 5, 2016 12:33 pm
Continuing our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0073, which increases penalties for violations of the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act and permits the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to issue orders requiring remedial actions.

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