Enforcement and Compliance News
Thatcher Chemical fined for violations of Clean Air Act Risk Management regulations
Jan 21 2011
The federal Clean Air Act requires facilities that have on site more than specified quantities of chemicals which could be hazardous to offsite communities to develop Risk Management Plans (RMP) to address ways to safely acquire, store, and use these substances in ways that assure that they are safely used, that employees are appropriately trained, and that first responders and nearby residents are informed of the presence of potentially hazardous chemicals which, if released to the environment, could require evacuation or sheltering in place for off-site residents.
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India and World Bank to Deepen Cooperation
Jan 13 2011
As India accelerates its response to the environment challenges that face its growing economy, the World Bank too has stepped up its financial support for the government's various environment management and protection programs.
Read the press release here: http://moef.nic.in/downloads/public-information/Joint%20MoEF-Bank%20Press%20Release%20-%20Jan%2013.pdf
Enviro Fill Convicted for Illegal Dumping Sites
Dec 17 2010
A waste disposal company has been convicted and fined $200,000 for a calculating and profit-driven business venture that saw the illegal dumping of industrial waste at two sites in the outer Melbourne suburb of Greenvale.
Emergence of environmental jurisprudence in Iraq
Dec 13 2010
The 2009 Environmental Law (27/2009) replaces and repeals the earlier - and now obsolete - 1997 Environmental Law. The new law expands the role of environmental regulation in Iraq, specifically in the fields of oil and gas remediation, environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and penalties for non-compliance.
Source URL:International Law Office
Technical Expertise of Japan in Solid Waste Management