News – 2009
Project Navigator, Ltd. to speak at NBA Jan 2010 Signature Event
December 17, 2009
Ian A. Webster, PNL's President, talks on developing solar power projects on impacted lands at the National Brownfield Association's January 2010 Signature Event meeting. The all day event is titled, "Brownfields: Staying Alive in a Contracting Market," and will be held at the Holiday Inn Capital Plaza, Sacramento, CA on Thursday, January 14, 2010.
As we enter a new decade, where there will be dramatic shifts in California's power generation portfolio, Ian's talk will cover both the opportunities and challenges for solar placement on Brownfield sites.
See the agenda and speakers at: http://www.brownfieldassociation.org/Events/CaliforniaSignature2010.aspx#About
Project Navigator, Ltd. named as trustee for ASARCO El Paso remediation
November 23, 2009
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has released a statement announcing the selection of Project Navigator, Ltd. as the custodial trustee for the ASARCO site remediation in El Paso, Texas. For the full release, please click here.
Project Navigator, Ltd. recently hosted an Industy Update Training Workshop in Houston
August 10, 2009
There were approximately 60 project managers in attendance from various companies including BP, Chevron, Exxon, Oxy, Shell and Waste Management. The Workshop focused on current events and updates within the environmental remediation industry. The feedback to date has been extremely positive and we would like to thank everyone involved for making the event a success! All speaker presentations are posted on Projectoolbox (www.Projectoolbox.com). Please contact Elizabeth Schell (email@example.com or 917-653-7570) with questions.
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to Testify on EPA's 2010 Budget Proposal
US EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced an increase of the agency budget for fiscal year 2010 from $3.4 billion to $10.5 billion. Jackson highlighted increases in state funding of clean water programs to upgrade and create potable water systems, expanding the number of sites that would become Superfund sites and receive support for cleanup of toxic pollution.
Additionally, Jackson is calling for key changes to the air quality process for reviewing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is reinstating the role of a key policy document created by agency scientists that contains staff analyses of options for the administrator to consider when setting air quality standards.
Shell and Burlington argue CERCLA Liability before the Supreme Court
March 11, 2009
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Arranger Liability, Apportionment
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Feb. 24 debating liability under the superfund law (Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. United States, U.S., No. 07-1601, oral arguments 2/24/09).
The arguments focused on defining parties that arrange for the disposal of hazardous waste and on when it is appropriate to apportion liability in cost recovery actions instead of imposing joint and several liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.