Environmental & Natural Resources

Publications

Press & Media

21-Apr-2014 Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Allen Matkins' Amy Wintersheimer
Amy Wintersheimer Findley in Law360
14-Apr-2014 Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Allen Matkins' Sandi Nichols
Sandi L. Nichols in Law360
21-Jan-2014 Allen Matkins Welcomes Leading Renewable Energy Partner Barry H. Epstein
06-Aug-2013 Water Board Issues New Permit Draft
Kathryn D. Horning in GlobeSt.com
06-Jun-2013 Allen Matkins Ranked in Top Tier of California Real Estate Law Firms by Chambers and Partners for 12th Consecutive Year
Construction, Environmental, and Labor and Employment Practices Receive Top Rankings; 12 Individual Attorneys Recognized for High Achievement
15-Apr-2013 Clean Air Debate Delays Projects in Inland Empire
John C. Condas in The Journal of Commerce
18-Jun-2012 Allen Matkins Ranked Number One Real Estate Law Firm in California by Chambers & Partners; Construction, Environmental, and Labor and Employment Practices Named Among Best in California
06-Apr-2012 Leading Environmental Practices
Allen Matkins in The Recorder
02-Aug-2011 Allen Matkins Launches California Consumer Product Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations Blog
Offers Timely Information on California Regulatory Developments Affecting Consumer Product Manufacturers, Sellers and Distributors
20-Jun-2011 Allen Matkins Ranked Number One Real Estate Law Firm in California by Chambers & Partners; Construction, Environmental, and Labor and Employment Practices Named Among Best in California
03-Feb-2011 US States Take Initiative on Cap-and-Trade
David Cooke in Energy Source
30-Mar-2010 BPA Impact Investigated
Eileen M. Nottoli in Daily Journal
31-Aug-2009 Screening Toys
Eileen Notolli in Chemical & Engineering News
27-Aug-2009 David Cooke, Richard Mallory and Stephen Walters Named Among Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers for 2009
Attorneys Rank in Top Four Percent of 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers
24-Aug-2009 Lack of Validated Testing Presents Challenge for Phthalate Requirements
Eileen Notolli in Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News
19-Aug-2009 Allen Matkins Attorneys Named in 2010 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America
20-Apr-2009 Temecula Collective Breaks Ground on San Marcos Site
Alfred Fraijo, Jr., Claudia Gutierrez and Michael J. Kiely in San Diego Business Journal
22-Jan-2009 John Condas of Allen Matkins Appointed to Board of NAIOP Inland Empire

Articles

25-Apr-2014 Top Land Use and Environmental Issues Facing Onshore Oil and Gas Operations
By Kamran Javandel and Emily L. Murray in Oil & Gas Monitor
12-Dec-2012 Carbon Emissions Trading: Three Components of a Successful Strategy
By Emily L. Murray and Kamran Javandel in Oil & Gas Monitor
01-Dec-2012 Lawsuit seeks to compel more comprehensive analysis for hydraulic fracturing mining permits while the state legislature proposes more disclosure of fracking details
By Jan S. Driscoll in California Water Law & Policy Reporter
03-Oct-2012 High court addresses CEQA
By David H. Blackwell in Daily Journal
01-May-2012 A Moving Target? Lahontan Regional Water Board Reevaluates Background Levels of Hexavalent Chromium at PG&E's Hinkley Site
By Emily L. Murray and Jan S. Driscoll in California Water Law & Policy Reporter
20-Jul-2011 Recent lessons for developers from the environmental bench
By Jeffrey A. Chine and Heather S. Riley in The Daily Transcript
01-Nov-2010 California's New Construction Stormwater Discharge Permit Requirements
By Eileen M. Nottoli in California Water Law & Policy Reporter
07-Jun-2010 New Construction Stormwater Permit: Be Prepared
By Eileen M. Nottoli in Daily Journal
20-Apr-2010 EIR for Prohibiting Plastic Bags?
By David H. Blackwell in Daily Journal
22-Feb-2010 Brownfields: The New Black
By Eileen M. Nottoli in Daily Journal
01-Dec-2009 A Case of Mistaken Identity?
By Eileen M. Nottoli in Product Liability Law & Strategy
29-May-2009 Who's Got the Mop?
By Eileen M. Nottoli in Scotsman Guide
01-Mar-2009 Caught by Surprise: What do you Mean My Package is Illegal?
By Eileen M. Nottoli in Packaging Design Magazine
01-Jan-2009 Recycled Wastewater – As Drinking Water
By Eileen M. Nottoli in Urban Land Institute

Blog

23-Jan-2013
961 Proposition 65 Notices Were Issued in 2012
03-Jan-2013
OEHHA Withdraws its Proposed NSRL and MADL for PCBs under Proposition 65
14-Dec-2012
CEH Targets Flame Retardant in 60-Day Notices
11-Dec-2012
NIST Issues Standard for Testing Lead in Paint
29-Nov-2012
FTC Guidance on “Toxin-Free”
28-Nov-2012
Flame Retardants – New Target for Proposition 65
13-Nov-2012
Ingestion of Hexavalent Chromium No Longer Exempt Under Proposition 65
03-Oct-2012
FTC Issues Revised “Green Guides”
17-Sep-2012
OEHHA Announces Priority for Prop 65 NSRLs and MADLs
17-Sep-2012
EWG Lists Cleaning Products it Says to Avoid
14-Sep-2012
Comments on Draft Safer Consumer Products Regulations
11-Sep-2012
EPA Identifies Additional Chemicals for Evaluation
10-Sep-2012
DTSC Public Hearing on Safer Consumer Product Regulations
23-Aug-2012
DTSC Extends Comment Deadline
27-Jul-2012
California Issues Draft Safer Consumer Product Regulations
12-Jul-2012
CARB Issues Forms for Multi-Purpose Solvent and Paint Thinner Product Reporting
12-Jun-2012
OSHA Issues Updated Hazard Communication Standard
04-Jun-2012
Common Flame Retardant Found in Foods
01-Jun-2012
CPSC Method on Lead Testing in Metals
30-May-2012
DTSC Draft Green Chemistry Rules
07-May-2012
Oregon to Develop Policy on Green Chemistry
24-Apr-2012
Cosmetic Companies Concerned About Proposed Prop 65 Listings
23-Apr-2012
DTSC to Issue Safer Consumer Products Regulations Soon
20-Apr-2012
California Attorney General Challenges Evidence of Exposure in a Proposition 65 Case
29-Mar-2012
CPSC Announces Teleconference on Phthalates
25-Oct-2011
First Lawsuit Against CPSC Database
28-Sep-2011
U.S. EPA Fines Logitech More than $250,000 for Keyboard Claims
04-Aug-2011
Congress Amends the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
02-Aug-2011
CPSC’s Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database
29-Jul-2011
Two Chemicals Added to Proposition 65 List
11-Jul-2011
June Was An Active Month for Proposition 65 Notices
08-Jul-2011
California to Consider Additional Regulation of Composite Wood Products
14-Sep-0111
California Green Chemistry – Broad Program or Bit by Bit?
01-Jan-0001
California Proposes Draft Regulatory Program to Regulate Chemicals in Consumer Products

Business Opportunities

06-Jun-2013 Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas and Electric Issue Fourth Renewable Auction Mechanism Requests for Offers
04-Jan-2013 Pacific Gas and Electric's 2012 Renewables Portfolio Standard Request for Offers
06-Dec-2012 Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas and Electric Issue Third Renewable Auction Mechanism Requests for Offers

Legal Alerts

18-Aug-2014 Draft CEQA Guidelines Would Dramatically Alter Analysis of Transportation Impacts Under SB 743
14-Jul-2014 Proposed Expanded Definition of Waters of the United States
01-Jul-2014 First District Court of Appeal Holds State Water Board May Restrict Beneficial Water Use by Senior Water Rights Holders, Relying on Public Trust Doctrine
Light v. State Water Resources Control Board
24-Jun-2014 Supreme Court Upholds EPA's Power to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Large Stationary Sources – But Scolds EPA For Overreaching in Its Regulatory Approach
16-Jun-2014 EPA Extends Comment Period on New Rule regarding "Waters of the United States"
22-Apr-2014 Expanding the Definition of "Waters of the United States" – EPA's Proposed New Rule
11-Apr-2014 It's Final—State Water Board Adopts New Industrial General Permit for Storm Water Discharges
13-Mar-2014 DTSC Releases Initial Proposed “Priority Products” List for Safer Consumer Products Regulations
07-Mar-2014 Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Must Take Action Following DTSC Reveal of Priority Products
23-Jan-2014 New Permit Requires Disclosure of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids For Offshore Oil and Gas Operations in Southern California
07-Jan-2014 U.S. EPA Amends Its "All Appropriate Inquiries Rule" To Reference Updated Standards for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
26-Nov-2013 DOGGR Releases Proposed Regulations and Interim Compliance Notice Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing and Acidization
22-Aug-2013 EPA Endorses New ASTM Phase I Standard
08-Aug-2013 California Supreme Court Weighs in on the CEQA Projected Baseline Issue
01-Aug-2013 California State Water Board Issues New Draft Industrial Storm Water Permit
11-Jul-2013 A Closer Look at the Koontz Decision
26-Jun-2013 US Supreme Court Limits Governmental Power to Impose Conditions on New Development
12-Jun-2013 Court Upholds Validity of Landmark Water Transfer Agreement Providing Greater Certainty to California's Water Supply
21-May-2013 Commercial and Residential Developers, Builders and Landlords Face New Storm Water Regulations
21-Sep-2012 Coalition for Clean Air: Filing an NOE Before Project Approval Does Not Trigger CEQA's 35-Day Statute of Limitations
01-Aug-2012 Proposed Safer Consumer Product Regulations Will Be Transformative
03-May-2012 Sierra Club v. Napa: Sequential Lot Line Adjustments are Consistent with the Subdivision Map Act and are Exempt from CEQA
25-Apr-2012 Appellate Court Upholds Use of Future CEQA Baseline in Neighbors for Smart Rail and Rejects Sunnyvale Holding
05-Apr-2012 Sackett v. EPA: Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance
27-Mar-2012 U.S. Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance Orders
14-Mar-2012 Prop 65: State Law on Consumer Warning Labels Poses a Threat to Businesses
04-Nov-2011 California Department of Toxic Substances Control Issues Draft Regulations for Safer Consumer Products
This alert applies to any company that manufactures, distributes, or sells consumer products for use in California.
23-Jun-2011 California's Revised Construction Stormwater Permit: New Regulations & Costs
20-May-2011 Governor's Budget Revision Continues To Target Redevelopment For Elimination
08-Feb-2011 California's Revised Construction Stormwater Permit - New Regulations & Costs
The permit applies to all construction activities of one acre or more.
29-Jan-2011 Operators of Stationary Refrigeration Systems are Subject to New California Air Regulations
This alert applies to owners and operators of commercial buildings in the State of California with air conditioners (comfort coolers) or refrigeration systems.
25-Jan-2011 Video Alert: New California Refrigeration Regulations
24-Jun-2010 Bay Area Air District Adopts Groundbreaking CEQA Thresholds of Significance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
“The Air District’s new comprehensive CEQA Guidelines provide tools for local agencies to use in making smart development decisions that protect residents from harmful air emissions and reduce greenhouse gases.” Jack Broadbent,
24-May-2010 Construction Projects in California Greater Than One Acre Will Be Subject to New Storm Water Control Regulations
19-Feb-2010 Cadmium Levels in Consumer Products Scrutinized
The information in this alert affects manufacturers and distributors of consumer products.
02-Feb-2010 Prohibiting Plastic Shopping Bags May Require an EIR
This aggressive application of CEQA allows a plastic bag trade group to challenge a local plastic bag ban that was intended to protect the environment.
11-Dec-2009 EPA Issues Greenhouse Gas Endangerment Finding; Sets Stage For Future Federal Action
The information in this alert affects developers.
13-Oct-2009 Legal Alert: Court Upholds EIR Against Challenges to Energy Impacts Analysis, Extra-Jurisdictional Mitigation, and Amendments Following Planning Commission Review
This alert discusses a key CEQA case which provides guidelines for preparing an EIR.
06-Oct-2009 Legal Alert: Ninth Circuit Finds That Local Rent Control Constitutes a Regulatory Taking
A Rare Pro-Landowner Takings Case that Covers Several Key Issues Critical to Landowners, Local Governments and Attorneys
01-Oct-2009 Legal Alert: State Law Does Not Preempt Local Regulation of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Information in this alert is useful to local governments, businesses and land use practitioners.
30-Jul-2009 Controversial DTSC Vapor Intrusion Policy May Impede Development
The information in this alert affects Brownfield developers.
29-Jul-2009 Court of Appeal Holds that Inclusionary Housing Requirements Violate the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act
In this Alert, we discuss the implications of Palmer/Sixth Street Properties v. City of Los Angeles, which will affect inclusionary housing requirements for rental properties.
23-Jul-2009 Subdivision Map Act Extension Bill Signed
Information in this alert directly affects all owners of property with a current tentative or vesting tentative map or other entitlements with applicable expiration dates.
08-Jul-2009 Bad Times, Worse Times: Extending the Life of Your Tentative Map During Market Downturns
In this Alert, we provide creative ways to "extend" your Tentative Map until, hopefully, good times return.
08-Jun-2009 San Francisco's Amnesty Program for the Eastern Neighborhoods Planning Area: Does It Benefit You?
29-May-2009 City of San Diego Level 2 Drought Restrictions Will Impact Businesses and Residents
This alert applies to properties and businesses that operate in the City of San Diego.
19-May-2009 LEED for Neighborhood Development: How Green is Your Neighborhood?
08-May-2009 Supreme Court decision provides framework for limiting Superfund cleanup liability
04-May-2009 Older Subdivision Maps Under Attack Again
Court of Appeal Again Determines that the Lawful Recording of an Older Subdivision Map (1909) Alone Did Not Create the Parcels Shown on the Map
17-Apr-2009 Proposed Greenhouse Gas CEQA Guidelines
26-Feb-2009 Energy Related Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 May Help California Reach State Renewable Energy Goals
18-Feb-2009 SCAQMD Proposes New Rule on NOx Emissions
Information in this alert directly affects developers.
09-Feb-2009 Pending California Legislation Mandates Dramatic Increase in Renewable Energy Resources
14-Jan-2009 California Plans to Regulate Commercial Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems
The information in this alert applies to any company or entity that operates commercial air conditioning systems or refrigeration systems.
06-Jan-2009 New California Air Standards Provide Options for Cleaning Up Diesel Vehicle Exhaust
The information in this alert applies to any company or entity that operates a fleet of diesel-powered vehicles in California.
07-Oct-2008 SB 375: How Will California's New Anti-Sprawl Law Impact Future Development In The State?
19-Sep-2008 Court Refuses to Recognize Legality of 1915 Subdivision Map
23-Jul-2008 California Air Resources Board Releases Draft Scoping Plan Describing Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
This alert details the plan set forth by CARB to significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in California by 2020.
16-Jul-2008 Governor Signs Map Extension Bill
Information in this alert directly affects all owners of property with a current tentative map or other entitlements with applicable expiration dates.
20-Jun-2008 Governor's Office of Planning and Research Issues Technical Advisory on Addressing Climate Change in CEQA Documents
Who is affected? Anyone who prepares, reviews, or relies upon CEQA documents, including: project developers - professional planners - land use officials - CEQA practitioners
25-Apr-2008 California Appellate Court removes intermediate hurdle to project approval with recent water supply ruling
Who is affected? CEQA Lead Agencies, including cities and counties; Water Suppliers and Wholesalers; and Project Applicants, including residential, commercial, retail, hotel, office and industrial developers if you are proposing to build a qualified development project in California.
31-Mar-2008 Proposed Two-Year Extension for Tentative Maps
02-Jan-2008 A Winter Storm of Climate Change Activity
21-Dec-2007 California Appellate Court Upholds the Adequacy of a Water Supply Analysis
14-Dec-2007 Ninth Circuit Holds: Federal Agency Must Prepare EIS Based on the Cumulative Impacts the Project Will Have On Climate Change as the Result of GHG Emissions
02-Jul-2007 ARB Adopts Early Action Measures To Reduce Greenhouse Gases Under AB 32 - The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
29-Jun-2007 Supreme Court Decision Authorizes CERCLA Responsible Parties to Sue for Cleanup Cost Recovery
23-Apr-2007 You may have more parcels than you think! New cases are testing the legality of parcels created by older maps

Videos

14-Jul-2014 Proposed Expanded Definition of Waters of the United States
27-May-2014 Recent Developments in Environmental Due Diligence
06-Mar-2014 Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Must Take Action Following DTSC Reveal of Priority Products
08-Jul-2013 The Koontz Decision: Limits Conditions a Government Can Impose on Developers
27-Mar-2013 Legal Issues In Real Estate Development Introduction to Environmental Law
20-Sep-2012 A Look Beneath the Surface of Water Supply for Large Scale Projects in California
23-Aug-2012 Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Await Transformative California Consumer Product Regulations
05-Apr-2012 Sackett v. EPA: Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance
21-Mar-2012 Legal Issues in Real Estate Development: Introduction to Environmental Law
14-Mar-2012 Prop 65: State Law on Consumer Warning Labels Poses a Threat to Businesses
05-Dec-2011 Northern California Women of Influence Luncheon Video
05-Dec-2011 Northern California Womens Real Estate Mentorship Program
13-Sep-2011 SB375 - California's Climate Change Regulation: Issues When Planning a Project
31-Aug-2011 Vapor Intrusion: A Game-Changer in How Property is Being Evaluated by Regulators & Lenders
02-Aug-2011 Opening Doors for Energy Projects on Protected Agricultural Lands
12-Jul-2011 Cap-and-Trade: California's Controversial Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
23-Jun-2011 California's Revised Construction Stormwater Permit: New Regulations & Costs
02-Jun-2011 Water Supply & the Increasing Importance of Urban Water Management Plans in Development
13-Apr-2011 Navigating Wetlands with No Clear Direction
25-Jan-2011 Video Alert: New California Refrigeration Regulations
22-Jun-2010 Green Building Codes –What Do They Mean for Construction in San Francisco?

Newsletter

07-Jul-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
July 7, 2014
30-Jun-2014 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
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June 5, 2014
23-May-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
May 23, 2014
16-May-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
May 16, 2014
09-May-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
May 9, 2014
25-Apr-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
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18-Apr-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
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11-Apr-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
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27-Mar-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
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21-Mar-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
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14-Mar-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
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10-Mar-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
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21-Feb-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
February 21, 2014
13-Feb-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
February 13, 2014
07-Feb-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
February 7, 2014
31-Jan-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
January 31, 2014
17-Jan-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
January 17, 2014
09-Jan-2014 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
January 9, 2014
19-Dec-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
December 19, 2013
12-Dec-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
December 12, 2013
25-Nov-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
November 25, 2013
15-Nov-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
November 15, 2013
04-Nov-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
November 4, 2013
24-Oct-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
October 24, 2013
18-Oct-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
October 18, 2013
14-Oct-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
October 14, 2013
26-Sep-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
September 26, 2013
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September 20, 2013
13-Sep-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
September 13, 2013
05-Sep-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
September 5, 2013
30-Aug-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
August 30, 2013
16-Aug-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
August 16, 2013
01-Aug-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
August 01, 2013
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27-Mar-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
March 27, 2013
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15-Mar-2013 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
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07-Mar-2013 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
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February 27, 2013
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February 21, 2013
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February 14, 2013
07-Feb-2013 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
February 7, 2013
31-Jan-2013 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
January 31, 2013
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January 23, 2013
16-Jan-2013 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
January 16, 2013
10-Jan-2013 California Environmental Law and Policy Update
January 10, 2013