General Services Administration Information Request Foreshadows Potentially Significant Rulemaking on Single-Use Plastic Packaging | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

GSA performs numerous administerial and supportive functions on behalf of the federal government, including procuring goods and services for other agencies. Every year, GSA facilitates the spending of tens of billions of dollars on federal procurement. GSA also maintains the GSA Schedule, a series of pre-negotiated contracts that other agenciesContinue Reading

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Implements Changes to Compliance History Rules | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Currently, TCEQ annually calculates a compliance history score for regulated entities based on the preceding five years. The current classifications are unsatisfactory, satisfactory or high performers—or unclassified if no compliance information is available for the site. But annual compliance history calculations may not timely reflect emergency events. The new rule,Continue Reading

Environmental Justice: A Legislative and Regulatory Update | Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real Estate Law

Environmental Justice, as an urgent policy priority of the Federal Government, dates back to 1994, and President Clinton’s issuance of Executive Order 12898. This order directed federal agencies to identify and address, as appropriate, “the disproportionately high and adverse human health and environment effects of its many programs, policies, andContinue Reading

In Review: SCOTUS Environmental and Administrative Decisions in the 2020 Term | Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real Estate Law

Several decisions of interest were issued in the 2020 term, which stretched from October 2020 until early July 2021. This review will concentrate on environmental and administrative law cases. Texas v. New MexicoOn December 14, 2020, the Court issued its ruling in an Original Action. Water is precious in theContinue Reading