2016 Environmental and Energy Law Forecast

January 25, 2016
MGKF Special Alert

Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox's Environmental and Energy Law Forecast - What are the some of the key issues to watch in 2016 at the Federal level and at the state level in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Federal Forecast:
Federal Environmental Enforcement in 2016
Carol F. McCabe, Esq. 

Federal Hazardous Waste Generator Requirements
Rodd W. Bender, Esq. and Brett E. Slensky, Esq.

Turmoil Surrounding the New Federal "Clean Water Rule" to Continue in 2016
Jonathan E. Rinde, Esq. 

Emergency Demand Response Provisions to Change for Emergency Generators
Katherine L. Vaccaro, Esq.

Changes to Federal Threatened and Endangered Species Rule May Affect Developers and Dischargers
Michael Dillon, Esq.

GAO Expected to Issue Report on EPA Handling of "Mega" Superfund Sites Later this Year
John F. Gullace, Esq.

Senate Vote Advances Efforts to Enact First Major Reform to the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
Nicole R. Moshang, Esq.

Pennsylvania Forecast:
Is More Pre-Enforcement Review of PADEP Penalty Proposals Now Available?
Diana A. Silva, Esq.

Revised Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Regulations Expected to be Finalized in 2016
Todd D. Kantorczyk, Esq.

Pennsylvania EHB Upholds DEP Aggregation Determination - May Affect Source Aggregation in the Future
Todd D. Kantorczyk, Esq.

Finalization of Governor Wolf's Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force Report Expected Soon
Jonathan E. Rinde, Esq.

Army Corps Proposes Changes to Pennsylvania State Programmatic General Permit for Wetlands Loss of Less than 1.0 Acre
James M. McClammer, Esq.

Update to PA Act 2 Regulations Expected in the First Half of 2016
Michael M. Meloy, Esq. 

Fundamental Changes to PA Vapor Intrusion Guidance Likely to Go Final in 2016
Michael M. Meloy, Esq. 

Proposed Changes to PA Management of Fill Policy Could Adversely Impact Completed Projects and Future Availability of Clean Fill
Michael E. Meloy, Esq.


New Jersey Forecast:
New Jersey Legislature Fails to Pass Legislation Insulating Local Public Entities from Spill Act Claims, but the Efforts May Continue in 2016
John F. Gullace, Esq.

New Jersey 2016 Remedial Investigation Report Deadline
Christopher D. Ball, Esq.

Proposed NJ Flood Hazard Act Rules May Face A Legislative Veto
Christopher D. Ball, Esq.

Proposed Revisions to the New Jersey Water Quality Management Planning Rule Likely to be Finalized in 2016
Bruce S. Katcher, Esq.