Robert Freeman

Robert Freeman

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May 2016 Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update includes DOT’s announcement of the members and meeting schedule of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Air Transportation (Disabled Passenger Negotiated...more

6/1/2016 - Customs and Border Protection Department of Transportation (DOT) Drones E-Cigarettes Enforcement Actions Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FERC Penalties PHMSA Privacy Laws Telecommunications

Feds Push for Better Cybersecurity

President Obama has long discussed the importance of improving governmental cybersecurity, but the issue gained significant traction last year after two massive breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). In...more

3/18/2016 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Security Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

The Failures and Future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program: Can it be Fixed?

Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing - The Senate Committee on the Judiciary (“Committee”) held a hearing on February 2nd regarding the future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program. The hearing was led by Senators...more

2/9/2016 - DHS EB-5 EB-5 Regional Centers Foreign Investment Immigrant Investor Program Job Creation Targeted Employment Area USCIS

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - February 2016

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update includes the recently signed U.S.-Mexico bilateral agreement that liberalizes air services between the two countries, new Cuba-related regulations loosening...more

2/3/2016 - Aircraft Aviation Industry Bilateral Agreements Cuba Department of Transportation (DOT) Disability Enforcement Actions Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FedEx GAO Mexico OFAC OIG OSHA Pilots REAL IDs Rulemaking Process United Airlines Unmanned Aircraft Systems Visa Waiver Program

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - December 2015

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update includes looming revisions to the Visa Waiver Program, DOT’s plans for an additional round of new regulations on disabled passenger-related issues, the FAA’s new...more

12/22/2015 - Airline Passengers Airlines Airspace Department of Transportation (DOT) Disabilities Drones Enforcement Actions ESTA Export-Import Bank of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) NTSB Pilots Unmanned Aircraft Systems Visa Waiver Program

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - November 2015

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against United Airlines and Delta Air Lines seeking to block the carriers’ proposed slot swap at Newark, DOT’s...more

11/17/2015 - APHIS Congressional Investigations & Hearings Customs and Border Protection Delta Airlines Department of Transportation (DOT) DOJ E-Cigarettes Enforcement Actions Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Registration Requirement TSA United Airlines Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - July 2015

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update includes an update on the Department of Justice’s initiation of an antitrust investigation of alleged pricing and capacity collusion among the major U.S. airlines,...more

7/7/2015 - Aerospace Airlines American Airlines Anti-Competitive Aviation Industry Delta Airlines DHS Drones EPA False Advertising Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) GAO Greenhouse Gas Emissions Home Depot Price-Fixing Southwest Airlines TSA Unmanned Aircraft Systems US Airways

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - April 2015

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update includes an overview of the FAA’s new contract maintenance rules, DOT and FAA notices on flight prohibitions in conflict zones, the latest news on the integration...more

4/17/2015 - Airports Airspace Aviation Industry Cuba Delta Airlines Department of Transportation (DOT) Enforcement Actions Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector General Regulatory Agenda Southwest Airlines Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - February 2015

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update includes an overview of the FAA’s long-awaited proposed rule on small unmanned aircraft commercial operations, the White House’s statement on privacy issues...more

2/26/2015 - Advertising Aerospace Airlines Airports Aviation Industry Cuba Department of Transportation (DOT) Drones Drug Testing Enforcement Enforcement Actions Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Hazardous Substances Reporting Requirements United Airlines Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Politics Slow Federal Action on Cybersecurity

Expectations were raised last month that the federal government would soon enact legislation to address the legal and regulatory obstacles that prevent private companies and government agencies from working together to...more

2/17/2015 - Popular

U.S. Congress Fails to Renew TRIA – for Now

The U.S. Senate wrapped up the 113th Congress and left Washington without holding a vote to renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). In the closing weeks of the session, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had negotiated an...more

12/19/2014 - Terrorism Insurance TRIA

Infrastructure Alert - July 2014

The Senate begins debate today on a bill to prevent the insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The bill, already passed by the House and supported by the White House, provides the best chance for Congress to prevent the...more

7/30/2014 - Highways Infrastructure Roads

Infrastructure Alert - July 2014

President Obama and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx have been urging Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund before a projected funding depletion at the end of August. On July 1, Secretary Foxx sent letters to states...more

7/10/2014 - Department of Transportation (DOT) Highways Infrastructure

Congress Moves Towards Reauthorization Of TRIA

Congress returned last week from an extended spring recess with few legislative days left on the calendar before the mid-term elections and a long list of must-do legislation. One piece of legislation that seems certain to...more

5/8/2014 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Process Terrorism Insurance TRIA

Congressional Questions on LNG Exports Could Impact the Jones Act

Last month, Congress began consideration of comprehensive legislation to reauthorize the Coast Guard and other maritime transportation programs. Consideration of such legislation is an annual occurrence and generally moves...more

5/6/2014 - Exports Jones Act Liquid Natural Gas Maritime Transport Natural Gas Natural Resources Oil & Gas Pipelines Shipyard Industry

Infrastructure Alert

Congress returned from its April recess today and will continue deliberation on a surface transportation reauthorization. An announcement on the Water Resources Development Act reauthorization, which has been in conference...more

4/30/2014 - Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Water Water Resources Development Act

Infrastructure Alert - March 2014

On March 20, a proposed shipping alliance of three major shippers was approved by the Federal Maritime Commission. The P3 Network Vessel Sharing Agreement, consisting of Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA...more

3/26/2014 - Federal Maritime Commission Public Private Partnerships (P3s) Shipping Trucking Industry

Infrastructure Alert - February 26, 2014

President Obama will announce his support for a four-year, $302 billion transportation funding bill to repair and rebuild bridges, tunnels, roads and transit. About $150 billion of the bill would be paid for through corporate...more

2/27/2014 - Biofuel Cross-Border Department of Transportation (DOT) EPA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) High-Speed Rail Infrastructure Railroads TIGER Program Trucking Industry

Infrastructure Alert - February 11, 2014

The Panama Canal Authority and the GPUC, the construction consortium working on its expansion, have been deadlocked over whether the Canal will pay for $1.6 billion in cost overruns. Construction halted on February 5 due to...more

2/12/2014 - Bridges Coast Guard Construction Disputes Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Federal Contractors GSA Highways Infrastructure Maritime Transport Max Baucus National Association of Manufacturers Next Generation NHTSA Railways Trucking Industry Ways and Means Committee

Infrastructure Alert - January 30, 2014

In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama urged Congress to pass a reauthorization for the Water Resources Development Act. President Obama also called for corporate tax reform as a method to finance...more

1/31/2014 - Barack Obama Energy Efficiency Energy Policy Environmental Policies Fuel Standards Infrastructure Renewable Fuel Standard State of the Union Trucking Industry Water Water Resources Development Act

Infrastructure Alert - January 8, 2014

As 2014 begins, congressional appropriators are working on drafting and passing omnibus legislation (12 appropriations measures in one bill) to fund the government before the January 15 deadline. Meanwhile, the Water...more

1/9/2014 - Federal Budget Infrastructure TIFIA Water Water Supplies

Infrastructure Alert - December 6, 2013

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association is forecasting that the U.S. transportation infrastructure construction market will grow by 5 percent from $129 billion in 2013 to $135 billion in 2014. ARTBA forecasts...more

12/6/2013 - Airports Highways Infrastructure Public Transportation Roads

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