Gerard Lavery Lederer

Gerard Lavery Lederer

Best Best & Krieger LLP

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Surface Transportation: Be Informed and Heard

New Federal Bill for Transportation Funding on the Road to Passage - As we previously reported on our blog, Congress is racing toward an Oct. 29 expiration date for federal surface transportation programs critical...more

10/23/2015 - Congressional Committees Infrastructure Pending Legislation Public Entities Surface Transportation

Absent Timely Local Processing, New California Law Automatically Approves Applications for New Cell Sites and Large Colocations

Municipalities Should Ensure They Will Be in Compliance - A new California law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday deems approved an application for new wireless towers and facilities and some colocations. The law...more

10/19/2015 - Applications Cell Towers FCC Governor Brown Local Ordinance New Legislation Notice Requirements Public Notice Wireless Facilities Wireless Technology

New Rules on Location of Wireless 911 Calls

For the first time, FCC regulations will cover location of 911 calls placed within buildings. Historically, the FCC’s requirements for accuracy in determining and transmitting the location of wireless 911 calls were...more

2/17/2015 - 911 Calls FCC New Regulations Wireless Devices

Landlord’s Checklist For Cell Tower Transfers

The Federal Communications Commission recently closed a spectrum auction that raised more than $41 billion. Among the companies making a large investment in the auction was Verizon. It reportedly spent $10.4 billion for this...more

2/10/2015 - Auction Cell Towers Commercial Leases FCC Ground Leases Landlords Verizon Wireless Industry

High Court Reaffirms Local Government's Authority in Denials of Applications for Cell Towers

Decision Clarifies that Local Government’s Decision Need Not State Reasons if they are Contemporaneously Published Elsewhere - A local government need not state the reasons for its denial of a new cell-tower...more

1/21/2015 - Cell Towers Jurisdiction Local Ordinance Municipalities Popular Private Property Property Owners SCOTUS T-Mobile South v City of Roswell Telecommunications Wireless Industry Wireless Technology

Local Government, Industry Reps Mull Challenges to Section 6409(a)

BB&K Partner Gerard Lederer quoted by Telecommunications Reports Daily in coverage of webinar on wireless towers and the new FCC rules. Local government officials and those in the wireless industry are closely...more

11/21/2014 - FCC New Regulations Wireless Industry Wireless Technology

New FCC Rules Will Require New Approach to Siting of Wireless Facilities

The FCC adopted new rules at its Oct. 17 meeting that are likely to require changes in the way local governments respond to applications for siting wireless towers, and for adding antennas to, and modifying, existing...more

11/10/2014 - Cell Towers FCC Land-Use Permits Telecommunications Wireless Industry

The FCC’s New Wireless Facility Rules

A reporter for Telecommunications Reports was one of the attendees of the Best Best & Krieger webinar “New FCC Rules Will Require New Approach to Siting of Wireless Facilities.” The free webinar on Nov. 5 was in response to...more

11/7/2014 - FCC Wireless Industry

December 3 Deadline for Submitting Federal Water Projects

Water Resources Reform and Development Act (H.R. 3080) authorized flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects to help upgrade the nation’s aging infrastructure. A key WRRDA provision requires local project...more

10/13/2014 - Infrastructure Public Projects US Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Development Act WRRDA

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 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 (ISPs)

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