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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Energy Shareholders Robert Burns, Howard J. Wein, Brian J. Clark and Eugene E. Dice contributed chapters to the updated edition of the Pennsylvania Environmental Law & Practice book, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

In its eighth edition, the treatise is intended as a step-by-step comprehensive working resource designed to help practitioners better understand the fabric of Pennsylvania’s environmental laws and regulations and their applicability to particular activities and operations. Written by some of the most knowledgeable and recognized attorneys in the field, the new edition also discusses implementation and compliance strategies.

Wein and Burns revised and updated the first chapter in the guide, titled “The Environmental Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution.” With recent litigation and appeals related to Act 13 and Marcellus Shale development regarding the scope and application of the amendment, the update and revision of the chapter discusses a potential “new dawn” for the Environmental Rights Amendment.

In his chapter regarding sewer facilities, Dice discusses the requirements for official sewage plans, requirements for updated and revised plans, revisions for new commercial and residential developments; the role of sewage enforcement officers; permits for on-lot systems; sanctions and the appeals process; interface with other laws; and other miscellaneous provisions.

Clark’s contribution addresses the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act, including its scope; registration and permitting requirements; tank inspection and maintenance requirements; spill prevention plan; enforcement and compliance provisions; and the Department of Environmental Protection’s underground storage tank clean-up program.

More information on Pennsylvania Environmental Law & Practice is available on the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s website.