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PFAS and Real Estate Transactions: Key Considerations in 2022

Before the 2010s, many real estate deals closed without the mere mention of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as part of negotiations or in diligence.  Leap forward a decade to 2022 and diligence questions relating to the presence of PFAS on real estate are essentially market, especially for industrial and some commercial properties.  The paradigm … Continue Reading

Cal Safety Standards Board defers voting on second COVID-19 ETS until June

Earlier today, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board held a public meeting to consider, among other items, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which was developed to replace the existing ETS that has been in place since December 1, 2020. During the initial … Continue Reading

ICYMI – UK Industrial Energy Transformation Fund: Phase I grants competition now open

Earlier this month, BEIS (the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) started to accept applications for grants under Phase I of its Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF). The IETF, first announced by the UK government in August 2018, is slated to provide £315 million in funding by 2024 to support a shift to ‘greener’ … Continue Reading