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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continue to be the hot-button issue in environmental law, with increasing regulation at the state and federal level and tens of billions of dollars in litigation at stake. While much of the focus has deservedly been on evolving liability considerations, PFAS are also becoming subject to a wide array of mandatory reporting and notification requirements with major compliance and business implications.
The shift of administration has prompted sweeping changes in the U.S. environmental regulations. Several regulatory revamps with a significant focus on climate change, environmental justice, chemical regulation, and water regulation have already been noted at both state and federal levels. Similarly, heightened environmental inspections and enforcement are expected in the coming months. Thus, the need for regulated industries to keep themselves abreast of current and emerging developments. They must also implement thorough protocols and compliance programs to avoid legal liabilities.
The energy sector has been changing constantly over the years, with important regulatory developments and court decisions in the backdrop. While the legal landscape remains uncertain, businesses and their counsel must keep themselves updated with current and emerging developments in the regulatory paradigm.
To improve the public's ability to make timely filings and ensure the protection of staff and public filers from potential security risks, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 862 which encourages the use of electronic filings. The FERC also issued policy clarification and requirements for the public to ensure the validity of compliance in response to a request for an alternative in case eFiling does not work.
The number of toxic tort claims has aggressively increased over the past years, prompting several regulatory revamps. In this legally complex area of law, businesses and their counsel must keep themselves abreast of emerging developments that continue to transpire. Having an in-depth understanding of the litigation procedures and case strategies is essential to avoid drawbacks.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a strategic roadmap, laying out its plan in regulating per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The roadmap focuses on PFAS monitoring and regulation in drinking water, groundwater, and aquatic life. It also includes guidelines on PFAS reporting, air emissions study, and other initiatives that examine PFAS toxicology and its impact on human health and the environment.
Toxic tort and environmental litigation is among the most legally complex and high-risk areas of law. Notable regulatory developments and case verdicts continue to shape this field, that practitioners must keep themselves in the know of emerging trends and updates to avoid pitfalls. Having an in-depth knowledge of effective litigation procedures and case strategies is also necessary to ensure success in this type of lawsuit.