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Is it the End of the Story for Redevelopment in California?

Long, long ago (in 2012 to be exact) in a land not so far away (also known as California), legislation which allowed local governments to establish redevelopment agencies tasked with eliminating blight through the...more

HUBZone Redesignations Looming on October

The next batch of redesignated HUBZone areas is set to lose HUBZone status as of October 1. HUBZone-certified firms located in an expiring HUBZone will be decertified from the HUBZone program unless they have moved their...more

Disclosing Violations to EPA in a Digital Age

Under EPA’s Audit Policy and Small Business Compliance Policy, companies that discover, promptly disclose, and expeditiously correct environmental violations may be entitled to penalty mitigation and other incentives. EPA...more

Santa Monica Takes Bold Steps to Enforce its Short-Term Rental Regulations

One of the chief issues facing local governments as they contend with regulation of short-term rental marketplaces is the trouble of enforcing whatever framework they develop. After passing tough regulations last week, the...more

Department of the Interior Releases Comprehensive New Rules on "Fracking"

On March 26, 2015, the Department of the Interior formally published a comprehensive set of new rules regarding Hydraulic Fracturing, commonly known as “fracking.” Several years in the making, the new rules — which go into...more

Pierce Atwood Environmental Regulatory Compliance Calendar (RCC)

NEW REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS - Federal - Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Nothing to report STATUS OF PREVIOUSLY REPORTED RULES COMPLIANCE DEADLINES For more information, see our mobile-friendly ENViromation Center, an online...more

MN PUC Denies Return on Cost Overrun for Xcel Nuclear Project

On Tuesday and Friday this week, the MN PUC heard arguments from various stakeholders regarding the Xcel Energy life cycle management and extended power uprate (LCM/EPU) projects. The stage for the arguments was set by the...more

National League of Cities Issues Report on the Sharing Economy

The National League of Cities has released a report on the current climate across the nation with regard to the “sharing economy” that may provide localities who are dealing with these issues potential templates to follow....more

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Actions

Antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) actions in the United States against foreign companies have increased markedly in recent years. The US Government has prioritized the protection of domestic industries impacted...more

Mississippi CON Report - December 13, 2012

In This Report: - I. November 29, 2012 - Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - II. 2013 State Health Plan Approved - III. Certificate of Need Program Report – Filings/Reports Since October 2012 CON Meeting -...more

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Are Now Operating in Arizona

On December 3, 2012, an Arizona Superior Court judge issued an order holding that the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) does not preempt the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. Three days later, the first medical marijuana...more

Alabama CON Report - December 12, 2012

In This Issue: - I. Certificate of Need Program - II. For Informational Purposes Only - III. OLD BUSINESS - IV. NEW BUSINESS - Excerpt from Certificate of Need: A. Emergency Application...more

Massive San Diego Desalination Plant Takes Major Step Forward

The San Diego County Water Authority (SCWA) has negotiated a proposed agreement with a private developer under which it will purchase at least 48,000 acre-feet of desalinated water per year for 30 years, from a Carlsbad...more

Mississippi CON Report - October 8, 2012

In This Issue: - I. September 27, 2012 - Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - II. Certificate of Need Program Report – Filings/Reports Since August 2012 CON Meeting - Excerpt from II. Certificate of Need...more

Redevelopment: Rising From The Ashes Or Final Death Rattle?

Two cases filed in Sacramento County, City of Cerritos v. State of California and Syncora Guarantee Inc. v. State of California, have challenged the constitutionality of AB 1X 26, the 2011 bill that provided for the...more

Pennsylvania General Assembly passes Bill allowing drilling on state university land

On September 25, 2012, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation that will allow the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to lease mineral rights under land owned by state universities. The bill had previously been...more

California Manufacturing Growth Spurs Industrial Sector

The US economy may be experiencing slow growth but that doesn’t mean there aren’t positive signs in certain sectors. The industrial sector in California is one area that offers signs of potential future growth. That’s the...more

Ontario’s Public Lands Act: What Miners Need to Know

Many of our mining clients do not appreciate the role of the Ministry of Natural Resources (“MNR”) and the regulation of Crown land through the Public Lands Act. While licenses for advanced prospecting and mine development...more

Kazakhstan’s New Trunk Pipeline Law

New law gives the RK government additional control over new trunk pipeline projects. After many changes, extensive negotiations, and numerous interim drafts, the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) has enacted a Trunk Pipeline...more

Proposed Amendments to Kazakhstan Subsoil Use Legislation

Amendments to the Subsoil Law, Licensing Law, and Administrative Code affect subsoil users. As part of the Republic of Kazakhstan government's efforts to establish greater control over essential elements of the Kazakh...more

Gaming Legal News - July 25, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 18

In This Issue: - THE CARCIERI CHALLENGE: PROVING “UNDER FEDERAL JURISDICTION [AS OF 1934]” by Dennis J. Whittlesey: The June 18 Supreme Court ruling in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band (“Gun Lake Band”) v. Patchak...more

Ohio Takes Next Step to Implement Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact

Ohio House Bill 473 (“H.B. 473” or the “Act”) authorizes the Division of Soil and Water Resources within the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (“ODNR”) to establish a water-withdrawal and consumptive-use permitting program...more

Changes to the Regulation of Oil and Gas in Saskatchewan

In May of 2011, Saskatchewan passed changes to The Oil and Gas Conservation Act (OGCA), the act governing the regulation of resource development operations in the province. Although the associated Bill received Royal Assent...more

Global Retailers and Compliance

Can you imagine the discussions inside Target, The Gap, Levi’s and other global retailers the day after the New York Times story broke? I would love to have been an observer of meetings and conversations among top brass at...more

Enterprise Zone Credit: Does Your Company Qualify? By David C. Morganelli, Esq. and Ryan W. Sawyer, Esq.

In 1982, Rhode Island enacted legislation to incentivize certain businesses to create new jobs and grow the Ocean State economy. The “Distressed Areas Economic Revitalization Act” was originally passed to target “areas in...more

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