Recommendations for Specifications, Environmental Performance Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Procurement

This document describes EPA's approach for providing recommendations to federal agencies on specifications, environmental performance standards, and ecolabels for purchasing environmentally preferable

Justice Department Due Diligence Requirements Compared to ANS LTDD 1.0-2015

HPVA® released a comparison of the Justice Department's parole due diligence requirements for Lumber Liquidators and ANS LTDD 1.0 2015, the national consensus standard for timber due diligence.

Text Of Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Released

The final text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal - all 2,000+ pages - has been released by the

HPVA® eNews - USDA Terminates Hardwood Checkoff

HPVA® eNews Volume VIII, Issue XXI: Judge Accepts Lumber Liquidators' Guilty Plea | Austrian Firm Alleged To Harvest Illegal Wood | Facebook's 9-Acre Green Roof

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USDA Terminates Hardwood Checkoff

The decision is effective today.

Judge Accepts Guilty Plea

A federal judge accepted Lumber Liquidators' guilty plea for numerous violations of the Lacey Act. Lumber Liquidators will pay $13 million in penalties and serve 5 years of probation.

HPVA® eNews - $13 Million In Penalties, Probation For Lumber Liquidators

HPVA® eNews Volume VIII, Issue XX: Lumber Liquidators Settles With DOJ For $13M And Probation | Flood Devastates SC Forest Industry | Court Stays “Waters Of The U.S.”:

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Lumber Liquidators Justice Settlement Agreement

Yesterday after the close, LL announced that it reached a settlement with the Department of Justice (DoJ) over Lacey Act violations, putting one major issue largely behind the company.

Court decision Staying “US Waters” regulation

The two judges in the majority wrote in their order of stay that "on due review of the relevant considerations in light of the briefs filed by petitioners, respondents and intervenors, and in the exer

Trans Pacific Trade Agreement Details

On October 5, the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership announced an agreement.

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