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H.R. 263: Big Cat Public Safety Act was passed Congress on December 6, 2022 — next stop — the President.

If enacted, the amendments to the Lacey Act would revise restrictions on the possession and exhibition of big cats, including to restrict direct contact between the public and big cats.

Specifically, USDA licensed exhibitors (“Exhibitors”)

As you recall, Governor Christie signed amendments to the New Jersey Animal Cruelty Statutes that repealed the long-standing authority of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to enforce the animal cruelty statutes in the State, effective 2018.  Repealed by L.2017, c. 331, § 35 . . .

Those amendments

On November 17, 2022, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (“IRRC”) approved the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board’s (“EQB”) new safe drinking water maximum contaminant levels (“MCLs”) for perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (“PFOS”) under the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act regulations at 25 Pa. Code Chapter 109.  The regulations will establish MCLs of

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its draft fifth Contaminant Candidate List (CCL 5) and accompanying technical support document.

By way of background, contaminants listed on the drinking water Contaminant Candidate List (CCL) are not currently subject to any proposed or promulgated national primary drinking water standards. EPA’s CCL does

No, this does not mean what you may think.  I believe the best way to protect animals, is to provide for their humane care by their owners.  This position is juxtaposed to those who believe animals should be considered “persons” and have rights similar to those afforded to people.

Fortunately, a growing number of courts

On November 4, 2022, the City of Philadelphia filed suit against companies it alleges manufactured or distributed PFAS-containing AFFF and/or other PFAS Products. The City asserts claims in its capacity as a water provider, a wastewater treatment operator, and as an owner of property, e.g., the Philadelphia International Airport.  The action appears to have been

More and more states are passing statutes to restrict and/or monitor sales of products containing PFAS.  Recent news out of Maine suggests some practical downsides to a more aggressive legislative scheme; last month California took a more measured approach.

In July 2021, Maine enacted a law that will bar the sale in Maine of new

New York’s drinking water standards for emerging contaminants are among the most stringent in the country, including standards issued in 2020 for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) at concentrations of 10 parts per trillion (ppt).  See N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 10, Section 5-1.52.  Consequently, it should come as no

We previously reported an expected timeline for promulgation of Delaware’s maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) that was generally in line with the State’s PFOA and PFOS MCL Implementation Plan. However, based on input from officials during a public meeting held on August 25, 2022, that timeline

On September 15, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) filed a motion to dismiss the American Chemistry Council (“ACC”)’s petition for review challenging EPA’s interim Lifetime Health Advisory Levels (“HALs”) for PFOA (0.004 ppt) and PFOS (0.02 ppt).  EPA asserted in its motion that was filed with the US Court of Appeals for the