Posts by » Adam Stolorow

Super Lawyers magazine’s October 2017 issue features an in-depth profile of SPR founding partner David Paget. The article traces David’s steps from his childhood days growing up in the Lillian Wald Houses on the Lower East Side, to his first meeting with his wife Fay (when they were 16 and 14 years old), through his … Read Post


After 18 months of public comment and revisions to its solid waste regulations, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) has published the finalized version of the regulations, which will take effect on November 4, 2017. DEC’s solid waste management regulations – codified in 6 NYCRR Part 360 – govern the reuse, recycling, transportation, and … Read Post



On February 3-5, 2016, SPR principals Daniel Riesel and Pamela Esterman will co-chair the 46th annual ALI CLE Environmental Law Course in Washington, DC. The course, which is co-sponsored by ALI CLE and the Environmental Law Institute, will feature advanced-level presentations by senior public officials, distinguished law professors, seasoned private practitioners, and experienced public interest advocates. There will be optional introductory lectures on February … Read Post


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has proposed new amendments to its regulations under the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (“RCRA”) that would ban the disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals in public sewer systems. Under existing law and regulations, hazardous pharmaceutical wastes can pass through public water treatment plants untreated and enter surface water bodies, … Read Post



As anticipated, last week the EPA added the Wolff-Alport Chemical Company site to the National Priorities List, making the Ridgewood, Queens site the third active Superfund site in New York City.  In contrast with the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek Superfund sites, the proposal to list the Wolff-Alport site appears to have attracted relatively little … Read Post


Pursuant to a settlement agreement reached between the EPA and housing trade groups, the EPA has finalized revisions to the effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the Construction and Development (“C&D”) point source category under the Clean Water Act.  The practical effect of the revised C&D rule is that it eliminates the numeric limitations for … Read Post


In an eventful month for parkland alienation cases in New York City, two recent state court decisions interpreted different issues pertinent to the public trust doctrine, which requires approval from the New York State legislature before parkland may be alienated for non-park uses. The rulings from New York State Supreme Court justices in Manhattan and … Read Post


As anticipated, EPA finalized a rule on Monday adopting the revised ASTM E1527-13 “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process” as a standard by which parties may comply with the “All Appropriate Inquiries” Rule, 40 CFR Part 312.  ASTM released the revised E1527-13 standard on November 6, 2013. Curiously, the … Read Post