November 13

Department of Pesticide Regulation and Pesticide Manufacturers Agree to End Sales of Chlorpyrifos Pesticide by February 2020

In a news release issued October 9, 2019, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced that the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and several pesticide manufacturers have entered into an agreement to end use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California next year. The agreement requires pesticide manufacturers to end all sales of chlorpyrifos products to growers in California by February 6, 2020. After December 31, 2020, growers will no longer be allowed to possess or use chlorpyrifos products in California.

In May 2019, DPR initiated a ban on the use of chlorpyrifos by canceling the pesticide’s product registrations. The decision followed findings by the state’s independent Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants that chlorpyrifos causes serious health effects in children and other sensitive groups – including effects on brain and neurological development – at lower levels of exposure than previously identified. A few products that apply chlorpyrifos in granular form will be allowed to remain on the market as these products are not associated with detrimental health effects.

DPR and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) have established a cross-sector workgroup to identify safer alternatives to chlorpyrifos. The current state budget includes more than $5 million in grant funding to support development of safer alternatives. The workgroup will hold three public workshops beginning in January.

To read CalEPA’s news release in full, click here: https://calepa.ca.gov/2019/10/09/press-release-agreement-reached-to-end-sale-of-chlorpyrifos-in-ca-by-feb-2020/ [imbed]

If you would like more information about how the chlorpyrifos ban may affect you or your business, please contact us at Contact@HartmanKingLaw.com.

© 2019 – Hartman King PC. All rights reserved. The information in this article has been prepared by Hartman King PC for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

PDF – Department of Pesticide Regulation and Pesticide Manufacturers Agree to End of Sales of Chlorpyrifos Pesticide by February 2020

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November 12

Washington’s Department of Ecology Announces New Date for Webinar on Draft Amendments to Its Dangerous Waste Regulations

Washington’s Department of Ecology (the “Department”) announced that its Hazardous Waste and Toxic Reduction Program will hold an informational webinar on December 2, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The webinar will focus on draft amendments to the Dangerous Waste Regulations, which the Department believes will improve management of pharmaceutical wastes, recalled airbags and hazardous wastes shipped on electronic manifests. The draft regulations seek to incorporate new federal hazardous waste rules as well as state-initiated amendments, including:

  • Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendments to the P075 Listing for Nicotine
  • Safe Management of Recalled Airbags
  • Hazardous Waste Management System: User Fees for the Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest System and Amendments to Manifest Regulations
  • Purported corrections and clarifications to the Generator Improvements rule and other dangerous waste rules adopted January 28, 2019
  • Updating Biological Testing Methods for the Designation of Dangerous Waste publication 80-12

The Department will be opening a 30-day informal comment period on the draft regulations beginning November 22, 2019. At that time, the Department will post the draft rules and details about comment submission procedures on the Dangerous Waste Rulemaking website: https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Laws-rules-rulemaking/Rulemaking/WAC173-303.

The Department has invited all interested parties to participate. To join the webinar, go to:

https://watech.webex.com/watech/onstage/g.php?MTID=e04ee264e0edef1cc4601208f09fc3f09

  • Meeting Number: 807 344 726
  • Meeting Password: Ecology1

For audio only, call 1-415-655-0001 or toll free 1-877-668-4493 and enter access code: 807 344 726.

If you would like more information about how the new regulations may affect you or your business, please contact us at Contact@HartmanKingLaw.com.

PDF – Washington’s Department of Ecology Announces New Date for Webinar on Draft Amendments to Its Dangerous Waste Regulations

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October 29

HKPC is proud to sponsor the 2019 California Supreme Court Reception

Hartman King PC is proud to sponsor the Women Lawyers of Sacramento’s annual California Supreme Court Reception.  The annual Supreme Court Reception honors the justices of our state’s highest court.

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October 23

Mark Your Calendars — Hazardous Waste Facilities That Received DTSC Provisional VSP Scores Subject to Imminent October 27, 2019 Deadline

Important deadlines with legal and operational consequences loom for operators of permitted hazardous waste facilities that recently received provisional compliance scores from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”).

DTSC is in its first year of implementing new regulatory requirements governing hazardous waste facility compliance. On September 27, 2019, DTSC issued provisional “Facility Violations Score Procedure” ratings or “VSPs” to 78 permitted hazardous waste facilities in California.

Facilities that received scores of 40 or greater are provisionally assigned to an “Unacceptable” compliance tier. Facilities that received scores of 20 to 39 are assigned the “Conditionally Acceptable” compliance tier. Scores of 0 to 19 are assigned the “Acceptable” compliance tier. The provisional scores become final if the facility does not formally dispute its provisional score within 60 days of the notice. Ultimately, high final VSP scores will cause a permitted facility to be assigned to an “Unacceptable” compliance tier which will trigger DTSC to initiate proceedings to suspend or revoke a facility’s operating permit.

Facilities may request a single 60-day extension to submit their dispute to DTSC. Importantly, DTSC must receive this extension request at least 30 days before the written dispute is due. For notices issued on September 27, 2019, requests to extend the time period to submit a written dispute of a provisional VSP must be received by DTSC by October 27, 2019.

For more information on this subject, please contact us at www.hartmankinglaw.com.

#hazardouswaste #DTSC #environmentalattorneys

© 2019 – Hartman King PC. All rights reserved. The information in this article has been prepared by Hartman King PC for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

PDF – Mark Your Calendars — Hazardous Waste Facilities That Received DTSC Provisional VSP Scores Subject to Imminent October 27, 2019 Deadline

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October 9

California Lawyers Association Agribusiness Committee will hold their Annual Legislative Review in Sacramento on October 18, 2019

Alanna Lungren, Counsel at Hartman King PC, is Vice Chair of the California Lawyers Association Agribusiness Committee and announces the committee will be holding their popular Annual Legislative Review in Sacramento on Oct. 18, 2019. California’s leaders will be addressing safe drinking water legislation, air regulations, packaging and incentives, Prop. 65 updates, and more. This educational event is free and includes 3 units of general MCLE credits and lunch. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP by Monday Oct. 14, please see the flyer below.

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October 7

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento

Hartman King PC was proud to be a sponsor for the 2019 Hard Hats & High Heels Gala. The Gala raised funds for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento’s programs to build and repair hope, homes, and community in the greater Sacramento and Yolo County.

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September 20

Careers in Environmental and Public Impact Litigation

Jennifer Hartman King was pleased to speak on a panel at the California Women Lawyer’s 2019 Annual Conference on how today’s changing world impacted her work, how she forged a path in what was a male-dominated field, and what the future might hold for this area of practice.

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September 17

Environmental Liability In Agribusiness: 3 Often Unforeseen Threats that Pack a Big Punch

Jennifer Hartman King gave a terrific presentation to the California Lawyers Association Agribusiness Committee on three costly and often unforeseen environmental liability threats to Agribusiness. Thank you to Committee Chair Mark Bateman for inviting Jennifer to present at the meeting.

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September 10

CWL’s 2019 Annual Conference and Dinner

Hartman King PC is proud to sponsor the California Women Lawyers’ 2019 Annual Conference and Dinner. California Women Lawyers was organized “to advance women in the profession of law; to improve the administration of justice; to better the position of women in society; to eliminate all inequities based on gender; and to provide an organization for collective action and expression germane to the aforesaid purposes.”

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September 4

Alanna Lungren, Counsel at Hartman King PC, Rides with “Team Maria” in the Upcoming Best Buddies International

Hartman King PC attorneys, paralegals and staff are known for their active support of community and philanthropic organizations. This September, Counsel Alanna Lungren will be riding with “Team Maria” in the Best Buddies International – Hearst Castle Challenge bike ride along the California central coast.

Along with other Team Maria members, including former First Lady of California, Maria Shriver (Team Maria’s namesake) and Governor Gavin Newsom, Alanna is riding and raising funds to support programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Best Buddies International is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of people with IDD. Their programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.

Good luck on the ride, Alanna!

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