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Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection – Esty back to Yale, Klee named Commissioner

Last week, Daniel Esty, Commissioner Connecticut of Energy and Environmental Protection announced his resignation to return to Yale University School of forestry, from which he had taken a 3 year leave of absence to join the Malloy administration. Governor Malloy quickly named Robert Klee, Esty’s Chief of Staff, as the new Commissioner.  From the Governor’s … Continue Reading

Year-End Legal Reminders For Manufacturers/Distributors

As we approach the end of 2013, here is a list of legal reminders that we often think about with respect to our manufacturing/distributing clients: Pam (OSHA/Environmental): Resiliency – This will be one of the new watch words in 2014.  It means being prepared for the unexpected, like unusual weather events.  Is your business prepared?  … Continue Reading

Legal Issues To Consider When Purchasing Assets From Another Manufacturer

The decision to purchase the assets of a manufacturer raises a host of legal issues, including labor/employment, environmental, and product liability.  We thought we would do a group post to describe the first things that come to mind for each of us when one of our clients considers such a deal. Nicole:  As a labor … Continue Reading

What’s your on-line (EHS) profile?

Did you know…. your compliance history (and other information about your company or your site) is readily available on USEPA and OSHA’s websites, as well as many state environmental agency websites. Envirofacts, at EPA, has the most information.  Someone can search the “Multisystem”  database, or by various topic searches: air, waste, facility, land, toxics, compliance, … Continue Reading

In Case You Missed It – What’s New at EPA

The Manufacturing Law Blog provides timely commentary on issues of importance to manufacturers and distributors.  Contributors from the law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP are corporate compliance and litigation attorney, Jeff White; environmental, health and safety attorney, Pam Elkow;  and labor and employment attorney, Nicole Bernabo. It’s summer, and it’s easy to get behind on reading, … Continue Reading

Gina McCarthy – the New EPA Administrator

The Manufacturing Law Blog provides timely commentary on issues of importance to manufacturers and distributors.  Contributors from the law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP are corporate compliance and litigation attorney, Jeff White; environmental, health and safety attorney, Pam Elkow;  and labor and employment attorney, Nicole Bernabo. Here’s a (pretty) short summary on the new EPA Administrator, … Continue Reading

Are You Buying or Selling? Environmental Due Diligence in a Stock Sale

 * The Manufacturing Law Blog provides timely commentary on issues of importance to manufacturers and distributors.  Contributors from the law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP are corporate compliance and litigation attorney, Jeff White ; environmental, health and safety attorney, Pam Elkow;  and labor and employment attorney, Nicole Bernabo.  Way back when, before the world as we know … Continue Reading

Three Things You May Not Have Seen: The Affordable Care Act, Supplemental Environmental Projects, And Nutritional Supplement Manufacturer Shut Down By Court Order

* The Manufacturing Law Blog provides timely commentary on issues of importance to manufacturers and distributors.  Contributors from the law firm of Robinson & Cole LLP are corporate compliance and litigation attorney, Jeff White; environmental, health and safety attorney, Pam Elkow; and labor and employment attorney, Nicole Bernabo. Each week, Chris Matthews ends his show by … Continue Reading

Blowing the Whistle on Yourself – NYSDEC Proposes Environmental Audit Incentive Policy

Most States, including New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, and the US EPA have “audit policies”, which are really self-reporting policies, promising small or no fines if a company self-reports a violation that does not otherwise require reporting.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now proposing a policy to encourage companies to do … Continue Reading
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