Chem, Oil, Electricity Sectors Next For EPA Safety Net Rule

By Stan Parker (January 10, 2017, 5:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it will make a rule to require chemical, petroleum products and electricity companies to prove they are financially capable of paying for cleanup or reclamation efforts associated with their operations.

In a notice set for publication Wednesday in the Federal Register, the agency said that it intends to move forward with the rule-making process to ensure companies in the chemical, petroleum and electricity industries meet the financial responsibility requirements found in Section 108 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

"This announcement does not indicate that EPA has determined that requirements are...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!