Karen Leo Mintzer


Articles:

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014
    Editor: Please tell our readers about your backgrounds in environmental law.
  • Monday, May 3, 2010
    On April 22, 2010, new federal lead-based paint regulations that govern renovations of housing constructed prior to 1978 and facilities occupied by children under the age of six became effective. The regulations were promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act. The new regulations...
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    Governor Eliot Spitzer's January 2008 budget bill proposes significant amendments to the Brownfield Cleanup Program Act (the "Act"). The budget bill proposes amendments to the Act in two stages. Interim amendments would become effective immediately and would expire upon enactment of permanent amendments.
  • Sunday, February 1, 2004
    Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act ("CERCLA" or Superfund),1 any "person" who is the present or past owner or operator of a contaminated facility or a generator of hazardous substances that are polluting a facility, is liable for the costs of cleaning up that facility.2 CERCLA defines "person" to include...