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November's Feature Article

November's Feature Article
The Cleanup Checklist: Meeting Your Spill Reporting Obligations

Almost every industrial facility has a hazardous material somewhere on site. Small spills or emissions of that material can trigger immediate reporting obligations. In-house counsel of companies that do business in multiple states face the dual challenge of understanding not only federal release reporting laws, but also state laws that could impose additional requirements. For emergency events, or even routine spills, the most valuable compliance tool is a practical checklist of key regulatory requirements that will help simplify reporting and simultaneously provide general legal guidance when accidents occur. This article provides that checklist, addresses five frequently asked questions and offers recommended responses, and compares US law to related laws and regulations in Canada.

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