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  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Releases Environmental Register for August 2014

    Posted by on September 15, 2014
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register for August 2014.  The Environmental Register features a letter from Board Chairman Deanna Glosser, which summarizes the activity that the Board has conducted in rulemaking dockets, including amendments adopted that make the Board's rules consistent with, and as stringent as, the current federal regulations regardin...
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources Announces Invasive Species Prosecutions

    Posted by on September 9, 2014
    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources recently announced prosecutions against three out-of-state businesses for alleged violations of Illinois laws governing the importation of fish species that can become invasive, or can potentially spread Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS).  Investigations by the Illinois Conservation Police have resulted in fines of nearly $30,000, with the potential f...
  • U.S. EPA Regulates Cooling Water Intake Structures

    Posted by on August 30, 2014
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently published final regulations to establish requirements for cooling water intake structures at existing facilities.  According to the EPA, "cooling water is withdrawn for the purpose of dissipating waste heat from industrial processes.  Over half of all water withdrawn in the United States each year is for cooling purposes.  By far, the largest ...
  • Please Join Us For Next CBA Environmental Law Committee Meeting on September 2nd

    Posted by on August 27, 2014
    As Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee, I invite you to join us for our next meeting, which will be held on September 2, 2014 from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm at the Chicago Bar Association.  The speaker will be Kristen Laughridge Gale from Nijman Franzetti, LLP, and the topic will be “Recent Developments in Illinois Environmental Legislation”.  Attorneys of all ages...
  • U.S. EPA Approves Changes to Illinois Vehicle Emission Testing Program

    Posted by on August 19, 2014
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved changes to the vehicle inspection and maintenance program of the State of Illinois.  These changes were proposed by the Illinois EPA as revisions to the State Implementation Plan, which details how Illinois will comply with the Clean Air Act and its implementing regulations. (more…)...
  • Dave Scriven-Young Elected to Chicago Bar Association Board of Managers

    Posted by on August 14, 2014
    My law firm, Peckar & Abramson, P.C., recently issued a press release congratulating me on being elected to the Chicago Bar Association Board of Managers: PECKAR & ABRAMSON, P.C.’S DAVID J. SCRIVEN-YOUNG ELECTED TO CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION BOARD OF MANAGERS  NEW YORK—July 17, 2014 – Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that David J. Scriven-Young, Senio...
  • New Illinois Law Provides State Financial Assistance for Stormwater Management and Treatment Projects

    Posted by on August 1, 2014
    On July 23, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced that he signed legislation designed to help combat flooding across the state and to protect Illinois’ drinking water.  The legislation makes stormwater management and treatment projects available for state financial assistance following last year’s record rainfall and severe flooding that affected communities across Illinois.  A copy of...

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