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Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - Vol. 1, Issue 11

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House Appropriators Float 12-Bill Omnibus Before Recess: House Republicans are weighing an ambitious plan to pass a 12-bill appropriations package for fiscal 2018 ahead of the August recess, top GOP appropriators told CQ Roll...more

EPA to Delay Agricultural WPS Indefinitely; Cites Issues with Guidance and Training

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

In a May 11, 2017, letter from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Assistant Administrator Wendy Cleland-Hamnett to the CEO of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) posted by...more

Mexico Introduces Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection Provisions for Hydrocarbon Pipelines

by Jones Day on

On March 31, 2017, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources published general administrative provisions in the Official Gazette of the Federation. These administrative provisions establish the guidelines for...more

Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - April 28, 2017 Vol. 1, Issue 6

by Clark Hill PLC on

Budget Release: Congressional staff is suggesting that the President’s full 2018 budget should be released on May 22nd. Continuing Resolution: The House gave lawmakers one more week to agree on a spending bill to fund...more

News from the Vermont Statehouse - An Analysis from DRM’s Government & Public Affairs Team - April 2017 #2

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Senate Money Panel Passes Budget Bill - On a vote of 7-0, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a $5.8 billion budget on Friday that closes a $72 million projected gap between revenues and expenditures in the 2018...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

Charities- California Attorney General Sues Veterans Charities for Alleged Misuse of Funds- California AG Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit against charity organizations Warriors Support Group and Central Coast Equine...more

EPA’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) Final Rule Delayed

by Ruder Ware on

EPA’s new Risk Management Plan (“RMP”) Final Rule was to take effect on March 14, 2017. EPA has delayed the effective date until June 19, 2017, and has proposed a further delay until February 19, 2019, in light of industry...more

News From the Vermont Statehouse - An Analysis from DRM’s Government & Public Affairs Team - March 2017 #3

Paid Family Leave Could Be Costly - The House Committee on Ways and Means took up H.196, the Paid Family Leave bill this week after it passed out of the House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs over...more

Japan Legal Update - Volume 23 | March 2017

by Jones Day on

On January 20, 2017, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare issued the "Guidelines for Employers to Appropriately Manage Their Employees' Working Hours" ("Guidelines"). While the Guidelines basically follow the...more

President Trump Orders EPA Review of Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

One of the more aggressive steps taken by the Obama administration to reduce carbon emissions was to have the EPA set an ambitious target for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards: 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. In...more

[Webinar] The Trump Experience: How U.S. Law Will Change - April 11th, 12:30pm ET

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Change is a given with every new presidential election. Under the Trump Administration, many questions have been raised that impact local and global organizations. Join LeClairRyan for an in-depth discussion on key regulatory...more

EPA and OSHA Civil Penalty Limits Increase for 2017

by PretiFlaherty on

Earlier this year, and prior to the installation of the Trump Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) each increased penalties applicable...more

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team - March 2017

House Commerce Considers Independent Contractors, Again - Vermont's business community continues to plead with lawmakers to update the statute defining independent contractors, arguing that current law is costly and...more

The Trump Administration’s (De)Regulatory Program: What It Means for Business

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Trump Administration has, through executive action, sought to bring far-reaching changes to the nation’s regulatory infrastructure. These efforts may be cheered by those who view the country as being over-regulated, and...more

Outlook 2017: Administrative Levers and Mechanisms for Policy Change (Transcript)

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

What impact will the incoming Trump administration have on potential levers of policy change that are available to the Congress and the Executive branch? Having previously served with the Office of the Solicitor General and...more

EU Legislative Outlook 2017: At A Glance

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Sixty years ago in March, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany signed the Treaty of Rome, creating the economic union that today is the European Union (EU). The founding nations perhaps never...more

News from the Vermont State House - An Analysis from DRM’s Government & Public Affairs Team - January 2017 #2

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Treasurer Will Build Public Pension Plan for Small Business - State Treasurer Beth Pearce on Wednesday asked the Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee to create the framework for a...more

OSHA’s New Chemical NEP: Serious Violations Preferred and EPA Referrals Encouraged

On January 17, 2017, the outgoing administration left one last gift for the Process Safety Management (PSM) community: a new national emphasis inspection program. As the compliance directive notes, “Any violation of the PSM...more

Retail and Consumer Products Law Roundup - January 2017

False Ad Suit Survives When Consumers "Swept Into" Purchase - Why It Matters - A California Court of Appeal found that plaintiff consumers had raised triable issues of fact on whether they suffered damages in...more

A Sign of Things to Come? Trump’s Regulatory Freeze and Other Early Actions

Behind the pomp and circumstance of Friday’s inauguration, President Donald J. Trump and his administration set their sights on deploying a new guard of regulatory and economic policies focused on reducing burdensome...more

EPA Issues Final Rule Overhauling RMP Facility Chemical Safety Program

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Prior to the close of the Obama administration and after much anticipation, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued its final rule overhauling the Risk Management Plan (“RMP”) facility chemical accident prevention...more

2016 OSHA Year in Review

by PretiFlaherty on

In 2016, there were several noteworthy OSHA-related developments, including issuance of final rules setting forth new compliance obligations, previously issued rules with compliance deadlines that came into effect this year,...more

Upping the Ante: DOJ Prosecuting OSHA Cases as Environmental Crimes

by K&L Gates LLP on

In December of 2015 the Department of Justice (“DOJ”)and the Department of Labor jointly announced an expansion of the “Worker Endangerment Initiative” to address violations of worker safety and environmental laws. In...more

OSHA Weighs In on EPA Proposed Rule Governing the Use of New Chemical Substances

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA “strongly supports” EPA’s proposed updates to its existing regulations governing significant new uses of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The proposed changes seek to...more

EPA's New Enforcement Initiative Stumbles Out of the Gate

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

As a result of the D.C. Court of Appeals' (COA) ruling on September 26, 2016 invalidating a Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Memorandum, one of the U.S. Environmental Protection...more

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