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Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Committee - Newsletter Archive

See also Superfund and Hazardous Waste Committee - Newsletter Archive

Vol. 6, No. 1 - November 2010

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
Connie Sue Martin…1

Editors’ Note and Issue Overview
Kirk T. O’Reilly and Andrew W. Homer…2

Restoring the Great Lakes: The Great Lakes Legacy Act, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and NRDA
Pieter Booth, Johanna Salatas, and Steven Jawetz…3

State DOT Liable Under CERCLA for Storm Water Runoff: Ruling Affirms Arranger Liability for Storm Water Contamination
David C. Weber and Loren R. Dunn…10

Decisions Citing Burlington Northern for Arranger Liability and/or Apportionment Analysis January 1 Through September 30, 2010
Averil M. Edwards and Andrew W. Homer…12

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Vol. 5, No. 1 - March 2010

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
Connie Sue M. Martin…1

Editor’s Message and Issue Overview
Kirk T. O’Reilly and Andrew W. Homer…1

Alive and Well: CERCLA Liability After Burlington Northern
Bruce S. Gelber…3

Post-BNSF; Apportionment Issues at Superfund Mega-Sites
Bernard J. Reilly and Karyllan Dodson Mack…11

An Allocator’s Perspective on Burlington Northern—the Broadening Scope of “Reasonable Basis”
Chris Wittenbrink…16

Restatement § 433A and the Chemistry of Divisibility
Kirk O’Reilly, Ph.D., J.D.…19

Decisions Citing Burlington Northern for Arranger Liability and/or Apportionment Analysis Through December 31, 2009
Averil M. Edwards and Andrew W. Homer…23

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Vol. 4, No. 1 - July 2008

In this issue:

Overview of the Newsletter
Ira Gottlieb…1

Proposed Update to the Department of the Interior’s Natural Resource Damages Regulations
Loren R. Dunn…2

Expanding the Trustee Toolkit: Issues Presented by the Department of the Interior’s Proposed Revisions to the Natural Resource Damages Assessment Regulations
Steven M. Jawetz and Bart J. Kempf…4

Should Potentially Responsible Parties Cooperate with Trustees in a Natural Resource Damage Assessment?
Richard W. Dunford, Ph.D.…8

U.S. v. Atlantic Research: The Supreme Court Re-Opens the Road to CERCLA Cost Recovery
Professor Martha L. Judy and Thomas Armstrong, Jr.…11

Case Note: CERCLA Stir Up
Cynthia S. Betz…17

A Panacea for the Priceless?
Kristy E. Mathews…18

Emerging Issue: Use of Biomarkers to Assess and Quantify Injury in Natural Resource Damage Assessments
Dr. Nicholas Gard and Linda Ziccardi…21

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Vol. 3, No. 1 - March 2006

Message from the Co-Chairs
Nancy B. Berenson and Ira M. Gottlieb…1

Vapor Intrusion: Breaking through the Roadblocks to Progress
Frederick T. Stanin, P.G., C.H.G.,C.E.G.…2

DNAPL Sites—The Technical and Legal Challenges
Gary E. Hokkanen…12

Summary Chart: 2005 Post-Cooper Industries v. Aviall Decisions
John Epperson…16

Local Officials Now Allowed to Participate in Development and Selection of Superfund Remedy
Steven G. Jones and Deborah K. Espinosa…17

Summary Chart: 2006 Major Federal Release Reporting Requirements
Farella Braun + Martel LLP…23

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Vol. 2, No. 1 - August 2005

Co-Chairs' Introduction
Ken Mack and David Rifkind...1

Cloudy with a Chance of Contribution: Life after Cooper Industries
Michael W. Steinberg...2

The Limited Lawmaking Authority of Federal Courts
John M. Hyson...10

The Right to CERCLA Contribution after Cooper Industries: An Industry Dilemma
Bernard J. Reilly and William H. Hyatt, Jr....17

We All Have Questions: The Federal Government in CERCLA Litigation after Cooper Industries
Steve C. Gold...22

In Post-Cooper Industries Litigation, the Recovery of Key Tronic Response Costs Must Be Addressed Early and Cannot Simply Be an Afterthought
Michael R. Dillon...32

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Vol. 1, No. 2 - August 2004

Message from the Co-Chairs
David Rifkind and Ken Mack…1

An Overview of the Newsletter
Ira Gottlieb…1

The Role of Ecological Risk Assessment in NRD
Steven C. Peterson, Ph.D.…3

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (comment on relationship between Superfund programs and NRD)
Thomas A. Cinti…5

Assessing the Sources of Contaminants for Remediation Planning and for NRDA
David Glaser, Ph.D.…9

Groundwater Valuation, Benefits Transfer and Daubert
Professor Kevin J. Boyle, Ph.D.…13

Recovery of Natural Resource Damages under Comprehensive General Liability Policies
Keith E. Lynott, Arnold L. Natali, Jr., Ira M. Gottlieb and Kelly A. Williams…17

Case Comments: New Jersey Court Rules on Challenge to State's Natural Resource Damages Initiative
Michael F. O'Neill and Meredith H. Marcus…22

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Vol. 1, No. 1 - December 2003

Message from the Co-Chairs
David Rifkind and Ken Mack…1

The Newsletter at a Glance
Ira Gottlieb…1

The Federal NRD Case
Tom Milch…2

Valuation Methodologies in Measuring Compensable Value from Injury to Natural Resources: Injury Determined, Now What Is It Worth?
Dov Frishberg, Ph.D.…6

Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - an Essential Tool in Natural Resource Damages Litigation
Eric G. Lasker…12

Groundwater Damages in New Jersey
Michael L. Rodburg…14

Case Comment: Coeur d'Alene Tribe v. Asarco Incorporated
Keith E. Lynott…17

Issues Facing NRD Practitioners
Robert W. Lawrence…21

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Superfund and Hazardous Waste Committee - Newsletter Archive

Vol. 4, No. 3 - May 2003

Message from the Chair
Jeffrey M. Pollock

Brownfields – New EPA Draft Guidance
Bruce Howard

RCRA/CERCLA Keystone Panel
Kenneth F. Gray

Lessons Learned from EPA’s Health Risk Assessment of TCE
Lisa Binder and Maria Hoye

Windfall or Deadfall: Will EPA’s “Windfall Lien” Kill the Brownfields Effort?
Carl H. Helmstetter

Status and Trends of CERCLA-Related Natural Resource Damage Assesments
Daniel W. Smith, Ph.D.

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Vol. 4, No. 2 - March 2003

Message from the Chair
Jeffrey M. Pollock

Changing Cleanup Standards for TCE and 1,1-DCE
John H. Peters and Michael J. Murphy

Monitored Natural Attenuation for Groundwater Remediation
Eric M. Nichols

Indoor Air Quality at Industrial Facilities with RCRA Corrective Action: Do EPA or OSHA Standards Apply?
Baerbel E. Schiller

Perspectives on Health Risk Assessments under Superfund
Stephen G. Zemba, Ph.D., P.E.

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Vol. 4, No. 1 - January 2003

Greetings from the Chair
Jeffrey Pollock

The Tenth Circuit’s Power Engineering Decision: Parting Company with Harmon, Tenth Circuit Upholds EPA “Overfiling” Authority under RCRA
Scott M. DuBoff

Committee Adopts Public Service Project
Christopher P. Davis

The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act: Implementing Changes to Superfund Liability
K.C. Schefski

Environmental Sciences Program a Success
Christopher P. Davis

Fifth Circuit Reverses Course in Aviall
Thomas H. Milch and Thomas I. Anderson

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Vol. 3, No. 1 - April 2002

A More Pragmatic Approach to Cleaning Up Hazardous Waste Facilities
Baerbel E. Schiller

Update on Portland Harbor Superfund Site
Suzanne Lacampagne

In Response to Criticism, EPA Requires More Stringent Reviews
Baerbel E. Schiller

Geoenvironmental Technology in the Courtroom
Allen W. Hatheway, Ph.D., P.E., P. Geologist, A.M., ABA

Recent Developments
Charlie Denton and Matt Eugster

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