What are the oil waste rules in California?
Tropea McMillan, LLP Blog » Environmental Law
by soham.amiyaroydastidar@thomsonreuters.com
5d ago
Some substances used in residential and commercial settings, such as oil waste, can pose significant harm to the environment. California can produce considerable amounts of used oil from various industries, including automotive, agricultural and other sectors. If oil waste contaminates natural resources, the repercussions can endanger wildlife and the public. However, the process of recycling and disposing used oil also has restrictions enforced by state law. These regulations ensure oil waste goes to qualified facilities with the right equipment to process it. The following rules ca ..read more
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Environmental laws and California business
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by soham.amiyaroydastidar@thomsonreuters.com
1w ago
The collateral damage to natural habitats regarding California businesses is a concerning issue for many business owners, scientists and government officials throughout the state. If you’re a business owner, you might be able to relate to some of the top concerns others have shared regarding their companies’ impact on the environment. Such issues can spark legal problems for a business owner, in which case it’s wise to enlist support from experienced counsel. Environmental regulation compliance can have a significant financial impact on a business. It’s helpful to discuss your concerns with so ..read more
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What is the technology for green dry-cleaning?
Tropea McMillan, LLP Blog » Environmental Law
by soham.amiyaroydastidar@thomsonreuters.com
2w ago
As a dry-cleaning service provider, you should be very familiar with Perchloroethylene (Perc), the traditional solvent known for its cleaning effectiveness. However, you are also probably aware of the growing concerns surrounding Perc’s environmental and health impacts. California’s environmental laws are among the strictest in the nation, and the state wants to end the use of this dangerous contaminant for good. You are at the forefront of change, especially when it comes to incorporating sustainable measures that comply with California’s stringent environmental laws. Embracing eco-friendly p ..read more
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PFAS disclosure requirements for cookware manufacturers
Tropea McMillan, LLP Blog » Environmental Law
by rajayogan.s@thomsonreuters.com
3w ago
California is working hard to protect its people’s health by making stricter rules about harmful chemicals. This includes putting stronger regulations on substances like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Despite being toxic and often labeled as ‘forever chemicals,’ PFAS are still found in many cookware products. So, protecting the public doesn’t fall solely on the state. It’s also on companies to produce items that help reduce people’s exposure to these substances. Regulations on cookware manufacturers Manufacturers frequently use PFAS to produce water-resistant clothing and non-stic ..read more
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What is environmental science and how do environmental lawyers benefit from the study?
Tropea McMillan, LLP Blog » Environmental Law
by mattmcmillian
3w ago
Environmental science at its core involves the study of various aspects of the geology, biology, chemistry, and ecology inherent in our natural environment. Interest in the study of environmental science has evolved and risen over the last several decades due in large part to the advancement in technology which has allowed us to more easily and thoroughly identify the impact humans have on the environment. Likewise, environmental law has correspondingly evolved during the same time period, beginning with the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970 and passing of the Clean Air A ..read more
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What air pollutants does the EPA regulate?
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by rajayogan.s@thomsonreuters.com
2M ago
Releasing waste can be inevitable in specific industries. Some of the most mundane products used by the public daily often come from manufacturing plants and use transportation channels that can produce air pollutants. Fortunately, recent developments in technology and legislation allowed these industries to improve standards for waste and contaminant production. Industry leaders and lawmakers work hand in hand to address contamination issues, including air pollutants. To organize information and implement regulations, they determined specific air contaminants that can be harmful, warrant ..read more
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Is the transition to ZEVs beneficial to your business?
Tropea McMillan, LLP Blog » Environmental Law
by rajayogan.s@thomsonreuters.com
2M ago
As businesses look for ways to reduce their environmental impact and save money, using zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) is becoming more appealing. ZEVs do not produce any pollution from their tails, which means they do not contribute to air pollution or climate change. This can be especially helpful for businesses operating in urban areas or with a significant carbon footprint. What are the pros and cons of this move? Transitioning to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) can help businesses save on fuel costs because they use less fuel than traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. Some governments also o ..read more
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What does SB 253 mean for businesses in California?
Tropea McMillan, LLP Blog » Environmental Law
by rajayogan.s@thomsonreuters.com
2M ago
On October 07, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills related to climate legislation into law. One of the bills was SB 253, also known as the Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act (CCDAA). What is the CCDAA? Under the CCDAA, companies doing business in California are required to disclose their scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. The various scopes are different categories of greenhouse gas emissions that a business or organization outputs. They are: Scope 1: This refers to the direct emissions a company produces as it operates the assets it owns or controls. It can be the emissions made by a ..read more
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How does the CWA affect photoprocessing waste management?
Tropea McMillan, LLP Blog » Environmental Law
by rajayogan.s@thomsonreuters.com
3M ago
Many hospitals and clinics use X-rays and other radiographic techniques that involve photographic processing. Despite the rise of digital imaging, some of these facilities continue to use traditional film-based methods. This activity unfortunately results in photoprocessing waste. However, it’s not just medical facilities that generate this type of waste. Universities and publishers also produce this waste as part of their operations. So, it’s crucial to inform these sectors about the waste they produce and the importance of its proper disposal. Categorizing photoprocessing waste Photoprocessi ..read more
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How are environmental crimes categorized in California?
Tropea McMillan, LLP Blog » Environmental Law
by rajayogan.s@thomsonreuters.com
3M ago
The United States has federal and local environmental laws, allowing the relevant enforcement entity to receive and address violations. These policies categorize offenses based on their type, severity and receiving office. California also has a specific classification system that considers local offices and their jurisdictions, such as city and county-wide agencies. To better understand how the authorities address these crimes, it is best to know the following categorizations according to the violation’s details: Federal – the United States Environmental Agency receives reports on en ..read more
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