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Archive for December, 2015
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Releases Environmental Register for November 2015

    Posted by on December 30, 2015
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register for November 2015.  The Environmental Register summarizes the Board's work in November 2015 and provides a summary of actions of the Board, new cases, and the Board's calendar.  The Environmental Register also contains an update of the Board's rulemaking proceedings, which included (1) a denial of Illinois EPA's requ...
  • Mesothelioma Claim Against Employer Filed Too Late Despite Disease Latency

    Posted by on December 17, 2015
    The Illinois Supreme Court recently barred a plaintiff's mesothelioma claim against an employer based on the time limitations set forth in the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act.  The claim was barred despite the fact that the plaintiff was not diagnosed with the disease until 16 years after the expiration of those time limits.  In Folta v. Ferro Engineering...
  • EPA’s New eDisclosure Portal May Subject Businesses to Additional Criticism and Liability

    Posted by on December 11, 2015
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent Federal Register notice announced the launch of its eDisclosure Portal to modernize the implementation of EPA’s Audit Policy.  The Audit Policy allows companies to self-disclose potential environmental violations and to eliminate or reduce the amount of penalties that could result.  Because of the large number of violations that are self-dis...

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