Gerard Lavery Lederer

Gerard Lavery Lederer

Best Best & Krieger LLP

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Regulatory Threat to Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities

A federal inter-agency Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group has called for the elimination of an exemption currently enjoyed by water and wastewater treatment facilities from the Chemical Facility and...more

7/21/2014 - CFATS Chemical Safety Board Exemptions Waste Treatment Facilities Wastewater Water

Developments in Water Law : EPA Extends Comment Period on Waters of the U.S. and President Signs Water Resources Reform and...

EPA Extends Comment Period on Waters of the U.S. - Additional Time to Provide Comments on EPA Rulemaking - The Environmental Protection Agency extended the comment period on the Waters of the United States...more

6/11/2014 - Environmental Policies EPA US Army Corps of Engineers Water Water Resources Development Act Waters of the United States Wetlands WRRDA

WIFIA: New $350 Million Water Project Federal Financing Program

After seven years of effort, Congress passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. President Obama is poised to add his signature. This is a vitally important piece of legislation for BB&K clients and...more

5/26/2014 - Federal Funding Water Projects Water Resources Development Act WIFIA WRRDA

USDA Announces Economic Development Grants to Rural Communities

Applications due June 13 for grants that will promote sustainable economic development - New grants from the United States Department of Agriculture will help promote sustainable economic development in rural...more

5/12/2014 - Department of Agriculture Economic Development Farms Rural Development USDA

FCC Seeks Additional Input to Improve E-Rate School & Library Technology Program

BB&K is Assembling a Coalition of Local Governments and Educators to Provide Input to FCC - The Federal Communication Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) released a second public notice seeking focused...more

3/18/2014 - E-Rates FCC Technology

The Wheeler Federal Communications Commission--What Can We expect? 2014 Outlook on Congress and the FCC (Presentation)

In This Presentation: FCC Issues - • When will we have a 5 person Commission? • Issues ..E Rate and help for broadband adoption ..Demise of Title II regulation and the rise of net...more

10/2/2013 - Broadband FCC Internet Taxation Net Nuetrality Preemption State and Local Government Tax Reform Telecommunications

FCC Seeks Input to Improve E-Rate School & Library Technology Program - BB&K is Assembling a Coalition of Local Governments and...

The Federal Communications Commission, in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) released yesterday, declared that connection to the Internet alone will no longer be the standard of success for the E-rate program. Speed and...more

7/25/2013 - Education Reform FCC Infrastructure Internet NPRM Public Schools Technology Transparency

State Franchising: An idea whose time has past, whose benefits have failed to appear, but whose damages we see every day

In This Presentation: - Promises Made in Support of State Franchising - History of State Franchising - Evaluation of Benefits/Promises - Losses That Can Be Documented - Excerpt from Promises Made in...more

5/31/2013 - Cable Television Providers Franchises Internet Service Providers State Franchising

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