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

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses DOT’s recently issued consumer protection rules and initiatives, the GAO’s report on air traffic control reorganization, DOT’s tentative approval of...more

11/18/2016 - Air Traffic Control Systems Airlines Antitrust Immunity BIS Consumer Protection Laws Cuba Delta Airlines Department of Transportation (DOT) Enforcement Actions Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) GAO OFAC Pilots Southwest Airlines

Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks

On November 16, 2016 the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on “Understanding the Role of Connected...more

11/17/2016 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Denial of Service Attacks Distributed Denial of Service Hackers

Trump’s New Cyber Security Plan?

With the recent news regarding Yahoo’s massive data breach and the continuing posting of Clinton Foundation emails by Wikileaks, cybersecurity policy is beginning to get the discourse it is due. Secretary Clinton’s campaign...more

10/28/2016 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Security Donald Trump

U.S. DOT Issues New Air Travel Consumer Protection Rulemaking Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a new round of consumer protection-related rulemaking initiatives affecting U.S. and foreign airlines, ticket agents, and air travel consumers. As part of these...more

10/21/2016 - Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) Air Cargo Airline Passengers Airlines Aviation Industry Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Final Rules Online Travel Vendors

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

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