Bloomberg BNA's EHS Strategies series is a periodic compilation of analyses to highlight a variety of environment, health, and safety issues that are important in today's global marketplace. The reports are designed to provide readers with background material, practical analysis, and case studies on critical EHS topics.
The following reports currently are available in print for $50 each.
Michael J. Zimmer and Jennifer Rohlederof Thompson Hine LLP outline risks and benefits to be consideredwhen undertaking green building development and redevelopment.Additionally, Bill Browning, founder of the environmentalconsulting firm Terrapin Bright Green, discusses his work inbiophilics--the intersection of facility design and workerproductivity. Finally, Bloomberg BNA editorial staff highlight recentdevelopments related to green building.
Dian Grueneich, Theresa Cho, and
Paul Esformes of Morrison & Foerster LLP discuss implications for
developers of renewable energy and the challenges of a program that attempts to
balance cost containment and aggressive renewable targets. Stephen A. Kisker
and Daniel T. McKillop of Wolff & Samson PC examine New Jersey’s solar
electricity generating program, which has evolved into one of the most
successful market-based incentive programs in the country. David Huard and Jack
Stoddard of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP evaluate impediments faced by California
as the state seeks to fulfill its goal of being a leader in clean energy
Bennett of Miller Canfield, David Freeman of Paul Hastings LLP, and Anthony J.
Buonicore of Buonicore Partners LLC review the increasing role energy
efficiency will play in the renewable energy area in light of emerging energy
disclosure and labeling laws, the impact of a new ASTM standard that addresses
how building energy-use information is gathered and used, and legal
implications for buyers and sellers. Thomas Coyne and Michael Zimmer, both with
Thompson Hine LLP, examine the trend of green building construction and the
emerging trend of green leasing for commercial properties.
EHSS01 no 92 50.00 Print Description (August 2004; 112 pages) An analysis of current legislative and
administrative methods used by states and federal EPA to provide
immunity from prosecution or penalty mitigation for voluntary
disclosure of environmental violations.
An overview of the issues related to
vapor intrusion and the likely impact such issues will have on
A discussion of the environmental
implications of nanotechnology, the suitability of regulatory
controls, the outlook for the development of public policy, and
responses to adapt nanotechnology to new and existing products.
A report on the voluntary environmental
management standards issued by the International Organization for
An analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dec.
13, 2004, landmark decision on cost recovery under superfund for
the cleanup of contaminated sites and the likely affect the
decision will have on such cleanups.
A case study of how two corporations (FedEx
Corp. and Unilever) worked cooperatively with two environmental
groups (Environmental Defense and Greenpeace International,
respectively) to ensure certain operations had a
A discussion of the importance of an effective
corporate compliance program to fend off criminal prosecution
stemming from environmental violations.
EHSS01 no 85 50.00 Print Description (June 2005; 28 pages) An examination of the property contamination
issues confronting school districts when they must decide where to
locate new school buildings.
EHSS01 no 84 50.00 Print Description (September 2005; 64 pages) An in-depth look at the U.S. Supreme
Court's June 23, 2005, landmark decision in Kelo v. City of New
London on the use of eminent domain to encourage land
revitalization and the resulting fallout.
An analysis of OSHA rulemaking activity
over the past 20 years, the use of negotiated rulemaking by OSHA
and EPA, and future OSHA rulemaking expectations.
A critique of an important EPA rule that
sets standards and practices for conducting "all appropriate
inquiries" into property contamination under the superfund law.
A report on the history and future of the
superfund law, and the challenges and opportunities facing it.
A discussion of lawsuits filed by
"citizens"--including public-interest organizations--to enforce
environmental laws, particularly with regard to contaminated
A look at the potential of illness and
disease--in particular avian flu--to cause serious problems for
employers, and what they can do to manage the problem.
An in-depth examination of the U.S. Supreme
Courts June 19, 2006, decision in Rapanos v. United States
affecting the development and use of wetlands.
An examination of EPA's new source
review policy, its history, compliance requirements, proposed
changes, and expectations.
A discussion of the problems associated
with the cleanup of complex superfund sites and innovative
solutions that are being developed to encourage property cleanup
An analysis of the Occupational Safety and Health
Review Commission's April 2007 decision that called into question
the validity of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's
multiemployer citation policy and an overview of the issues that
must be addressed in the wake of the decision.
An overview of court cases since the
landmark December 2004 Supreme Court decision in Cooper v. Aviall
and an analysis of options available to parties seeking to maximize
their cost recovery opportunities or defend against such claims.
A discussion of state and regional
initiatives to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, congressional
debate on developing federal climate change policies, and the
Supreme Court's decision in Massachusetts v. EPA.
Charles M. Auer, former director of the
Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pollution Prevention
and Toxics, along with Blake A. Biles and Lawrence E. Culleen, who
also served in leadership roles at EPA in implementing the Toxic
Substances Control Act, suggest how to strengthen the law. Auer
also is joined by Lynn L. Bergeson and Lisa R. Burchi of Bergeson
& Campbell PC in evaluating EPA's efforts to create a
"chemicals of concern" list.
A discussion of the legal uncertainties
surrounding Clean Water Act requirements and an analysis of
legislation before Congress to protect all U.S. waters, not just
those used for navigation.
An examination of current trends in the
finance and real estate industries related to due diligence and
sustainability as well as the impact of climate change and
sustainability developments on environmental due diligence.
An examination of the requirements of the
European Union's landmark legislation to create a single integrated
system for the registration, evaluation, and authorization of
chemicals; its legal implications; and related developments leading
up to its implementation June 1, 2007.
An exploration of EPA's historical
approach to nutrient regulation in streams, a critique of the
agency's latest proposal to regulate nutrients, a discussion of
EPA's determination that numeric criteria for nutrient pollution in
Florida must be developed to meet the requirements of the Clean
Water Act, and an overview of recent nutrient management
G. Tracy Mehan, III, former assistant
Environmental Protection Agency administrator for water, maintains
water data and monitoring, both as to quantity and quality, are key
to the successful restoration of watersheds around the country.
Additionally, BNA editorial staff highlight programs and efforts
underway to better quantify water quality.
Robert B. McKinstry Jr., Brendan K.
Collins, and Jennifer E. Drust, attorneys with Ballard Spahr LLP,
maintain comprehensive regulation of greenhouse gas emissions will
occur regardless of whether Congress acts. They say regulatory
actions by the Environmental Protection Agency, guidance from the
White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Securities and
Exchange Commission, efforts by many states, and potential legal
liabilities all will put a price on carbon dioxide emissions,
creating business risks and opportunities that should play a part
in corporate and governmental planning. In addition, six BNA
reporters provide updates on the development of GHG regulations.
Stephen P. Solow, a former chief of the
Environmental Crimes Section at the Department of Justice, and his
associate Anne M. Carpenter at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP review
what happened in 2009 from an enforcement perspective and
Environmental Protection Agency national enforcement initiatives
for 2010 and beyond. They also provide summaries of the criminal
cases brought around the country last year. In addition, two BNA
reporters provide their perspective on enforcement developments in
An overview of environmental enforcement
activities in 2007 and expectations for 2008, including policy and
legislative matters; summaries of almost 60 criminal cases brought
around the country; and an interview with Stacey Mitchell, chief of
the Department of Justice's Environmental Crimes Section.
An analysis of the appropriate federal
authority that should address and regulate workplace exposures to
vapor intrusion and an examination of two recent New York state
guidance documents on how to respond to sites where vapor intrusion
might be an issue.