• 03.29.22

    California’s New Environmental Board Will Shake Up DTSC Oversight

    In an article for Bloomberg Law, Manatt Partner Matthew Williamson and Associate David McGrath discussed the creation of California’s new Board of Environmental Safety and its role in deciding appeals of the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) permitting decisions.According ...

  • 04.29.21

    Problems Plague California’s Hazardous Waste VSP System

    Matthew Williamson examines California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s novel permitting and enforcement scheme impacting all permitted hazardous waste facilities in the state as the program enters year three.

  • 07.02.20

    California’s Hazardous Waste Enforcement Scheme Could Spur Litigation

    Litigation partner Matthew Williamson and environment associate David McGrath authored an article for Bloomberg Law discussing how the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)’s 2019 Violations Scoring Procedure (VSP) upended enforcement proceedings and could lead to more ...

  • 01.10.17

    Hazardous Waste Update

    The past decade has seen a monumental shift in regulatory oversight of retailers’ environmental compliance programs, forcing companies to adapt compliance solutions to the myriad of hazardous waste control laws impacting the retail sector.   Historically, most enforcement has been at ...

  • 10.19.16

    Retailers Navigate Shifting Environmental Regulatory Landscape

    The past decade has witnessed a monumental shift in regulatory oversight of retailers’ environmental compliance programs. As a result, retailers have faced a crash course in the myriad hazardous waste control laws, once widely believed to not be relevant in the retail ...



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