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Appellate Court Affirms Stay against Workers Compensation Board Enforcement of Assessments

On behalf of several small and medium-size businesses in New York State, the Firm brought a lawsuit against the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, challenging assessments that the Board had levied against them as a result of their participation … Continue reading

Industry Update- Stormwater General Permits

SPDES general permit holders may face increased scrutiny from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) because of two recent lawsuits alleging, in part, the DEC failed to adequately monitor its SPDES general permit holders. The most recent … Continue reading

Amendments to SEQRA- Final Scope completed

On November 28, 2012, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation noticed its completion of the Final Scope of Issues to be addressed in the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the anticipated amendments to 6 NYCRR part 617, … Continue reading

Revised Effective date of SEQRA Environmental Assessment Forms

We recently reported that on January 25, 2012, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation adopted revised model environmental assessment forms. The revised EAFs replace the existing forms set out at 6 NYCRR 617.20, appendices A, B, and C. … Continue reading

DEC TO REVISE STORAGE TANK REGULATIONS

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced several proposed changes to the regulations governing storage tanks.  The changes, expected to take effect in late 2013, generally include mandatory training requirements for tank operators, changes to critical definitions, … Continue reading


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