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Welcome to the Shumaker Environmental Blog. We provide creative, strategically sound solutions to clients confronting federal, state, and local environmental law issues.

Environmental claims and obligations can be expensive and disruptive. Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP lawyers have the depth of experience to respond to demanding environmental situations with innovative and effective solutions—whether at the agency level or in litigation. Our understanding of our clients’ industries, business goals, and legal challenges give rise to strategies that protect both financial interests and business reputations.

Our practice and experience stretch back to the earliest major environmental statutes. We have been involved in virtually every key U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rulemaking and enforcement initiative since the 1970s. So we understand how these environmental regulatory programs and enforcement strategies impact our clients’ businesses.


Environmental Update, November 2020

Proposed Rulemaking Governing Explosive Gas Monitoring at Municipal Solid Waste Landfills: Ohio EPA Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) has provided public notice of its proposal to original file the following rule of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC): 3745-27-12 Explosive gas migration monitoring for a sanitary landfill facility. This rule addresses regulations for explosive gas …

Environmental Update, October 2020

Proposal of Rules/Public Hearing Notice – Power Plant Efficiency Rules: Ohio EPA, Division of Air Pollution Control, has proposed new “Power Plant Efficiency Rules” found in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Sections 3745-107-01 to 3745-107-04. The rules address the implementation of federal carbon dioxide (CO2) standard of performance regulations. The purpose of this rulemaking is to …

Ohio EPA has Completed Almost 60 Percent PFAs Testing of Ohio Public Water Systems – Data Indicate the Drinking Water is Safe

Ohio EPA began testing for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) in Ohio’s public water systems in March 2020. To date, the Agency has completed testing on 897 water treatment plants out of the 1,562 identified for testing. PFAs are substances of a group of man-made chemicals, which have been manufactured since the 1940s. PFAs have …