The National Sea Grant Law Center

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  • January 20th, 2022
    Which Rule Rules? In re Clean Water Act Rulemaking
  • In 2020, the Trump administration revised the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 Certification Rule (Trump 2020 Rule) for the first time since 1971. Subsequently, the Biden administration took office and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began revising the Trump 2020 Rule. A district court had to determine whether to set aside the 2020 Rule while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made revisions.

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  • January 13th, 2022
    January 2022 Issue of The SandBar Published

  • The January 2022 (volume 21:1) issue of The SandBar has been published. The lead story is Court Reinstates Seasonal Closure of Maine Lobster Fishery to Protect Whales.

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  • December 13th, 2021
    Sea Grant Law Diversity Internship Program – Internship Announcement
  • The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, MS is seeking applicants for the Sea Grant Law Diversity Internship Program (SGLDIP) for the summer of 2022. The internship seeks to provide experiential learning opportunities to a law school student from a diverse background in the field of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes law, with an emphasis on issues facing underrepresented or indigenous communities.

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  • October 20th, 2021
    October 2021 Issue of The SandBar Published

  • The October 2021 (volume 20:4) issue of The SandBar has been published. The lead story is South Carolina Supreme Court Overturns Permit to Construct Erosion Control Device.

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  • October 14th, 2021
    Maine’s New Recycling Law Makes Companies Pay for Recycling
  • Many states are beginning to revisit their laws concerning plastic recycling, especially those that apply to manufacturers and retailers of plastic products. California, for example, recently enacted a slate of bills regulating recyclability and compostability claims on packaging, restricting exports of plastic scrap and updating the state's container redemption program. On the other side of the country, the governor of Maine signed into law LD 1541 (“An Act To Support and Improve Municipal Recycling Programs and Save Taxpayer Money”) on July 13, 2021, making Maine the first state to require companies that create consumer packaging to pay for the costs of its recycling through an Extended Producer Responsibility (“EPR”) law.

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  • August 31th, 2021
    NSGLC Releases Special Edition of Sea Grant Law & Policy Journal Dedicated to Offshore Aquaculture
  • The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) is excited to announce the publication of Volume 11:1 of the Sea Grant Law & Policy Journal. This Special Edition of the Journal is the culmination of the NSGLC’s recent project on offshore aquaculture.

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