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Are You Exempt? FDA Announces Waivers for Certain Businesses Subject to the Sanitary Transportation Rule

by Dickinson Wright on

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food is now final and on April 5, 2017, the FDA published three waivers for certain qualifying businesses. The Sanitary...more

FDA Announces Waivers to Sanitary Transportation Rule

by Bryan Cave on

Today, FDA announced that it has issued the first three waivers under the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule, one of the many rules designed to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act. These waivers are...more

Mountain High Aviation receives approval from FAA to fly wildlife monitoring drones

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On May 28, 2015, Mountain High Aviation LLC (MHA) received the okay from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly its drones in U.S. airspace under the FAA Modernization and Reform Act. MHA is a wildlife monitoring...more

Drones: FAA Announces Pathfinder Program to Explore BVLOS and Urban Drone Operations

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The FAA’s regulatory actions on unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) are accelerating, making it more important than ever for those in the industry—and those looking to use this technology in their own sectors—to keep their eyes...more

FAA Proposes Framework of Regulations For Small-Scale Commercial Drones

by Carlton Fields on

On Feb. 15 the Federal Aviation Administration released its long-awaited proposed framework for regulating small-scale commercial drones, which weigh less than 55 pounds.1 In its proposal, the FAA made explicitly clear that...more

FAA Streamlines Section 333 Exemption Process for Commercial UAS Operations - Summary Grant Process Increases Approved...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In response to pressure from Congress and the high demand for exemptions to use unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for commercial purposes, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has streamlined its processes for granting...more

Federal Government’s Mandatory Grain Shipment Rules Not Extended

The grain shipment rules (Rules) enacted by the Canadian government—the most recent iteration of which expired on March 28, 2015—have not been renewed. ...more

Is a Drone in Your Farm's Future? Federal Aviation Administration Proposes Drone Rule

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

After a four-year wait, on February 15, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the long anticipated proposed rule to allow the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, (drones) for commercial purposes. Other...more

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Are 'Aircraft' Once Again

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On November 17, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reversed an administrative law judge’s decision that had called into question the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) authority to regulate Unmanned Aircraft...more

Energy and Environment Update -- January 22, 2012

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Agriculture; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection...more

Energy and Environment Update - June 27, 2010

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: *Energy and Climate Legislation *Senate ..Committee Examines Future of Electric Vehicles ..Oil Spill Hearings Continue ..Legislation Introduced ..Upcoming Hearings *House ..Oil Spill Hearings...more

2008 General Election California Initiative Summary

In two weeks, Californians will go to the polls and vote for a new president, their legislative representatives in Washington and Sacramento and whether 12 ballot initiatives governing everything from the future of high speed...more

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