State Implementation Update for Revisions to Hazardous Waste Generator Rule

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By Guest Author: 
Michael Blankestyn of TRC Environmental Corporation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published revisions to hazardous waste generator regulations on November 28, 2016.  These revisions went into effect at a federal level and for non-delegated states on May 30, 2017.  Authorized states are required to adopt the more stringent provisions by July 1, 2018.  The revisions may apply to any facility that generates hazardous waste.

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European Union Proposes Stricter Emissions Targets and Incentives For Electric Vehicles

On November 8, the European Commission proposed a new set of emissions standards for vehicles, starting in 2030.  The standards include a further 30% CO2 emissions reduction for new cars and vans, on top of the standards in place for 2021. These targets are proposed within the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy framework, adopted in October 2014, with an overall push to hit at least 40% cuts in European Union Greenhouse Gas emissions compared to the levels in 1990. Continue reading this entry

Automotive Supplier Industry Experts Convene in Detroit and Share 2018 Outlook

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) held its 19th Annual Conference this week in suburban Detroit under the theme:  “The Industry’s New Landscape.”  And while much of the day was devoted to autonomous vehicle developments and the potential negative impacts on the industry’s North American competitiveness that would result from substantial changes to NAFTA, the afternoon session included a robust discussion of today’s strong market in North America and the more guarded outlook for 2018 and beyond.

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Brexit: “The Natives are restless and seem desirous of fighting”

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This is the sixth in an ongoing series of blog posts by Foley & Lardner LLP on the implications of the June 23, 2016 voter referendum in the United Kingdom (“UK”) to exit the European Union (“EU”) (“Brexit”).[1]  This current article recounts recent developments, the current status of Brexit and the very difficult days, months, and years that appear to lie ahead as the implications of the UK’s decision play out.

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Does Repeal of the EV Tax Credit Really Matter?

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Last week, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives released their first attempt at tax reform legislation.  Buried in the proposed legislation is a repeal of the current tax credit of up to $7500 to purchasers of electrified vehicles that has subsidized early adopters of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.  The repeal would affect new electric car sales beginning almost immediately, in January 2018.  Currently only 10 manufacturers offer vehicles that qualify for the full tax credit, although new offerings are coming out each year.

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