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James Dalton, Director of Civil Works at USACE, Offers Valuable Perspectives at Annual NAFSMA Conference

by Downey Brand LLP on

One of the best ways to learn about the direction of national flood risk management is to attend the annual conference of the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA). The NAFSMA conference is...more

New Guidance from USACE Could Streamline Processes

by Downey Brand LLP on

A June 21, 2017 Memorandum issued by James Dalton, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Director of Civil Works, is designed to streamline a number of USACE processes, including...more

Higher Temperatures, Rising Water Levels and Preparing for a Sea Change in Real Estate

Climatologists predict that sea levels will continue to rise in the coming years and that temperatures will increase, causing the frequency and intensity of hurricane-like storms to grow. These scenarios present challenges...more

The FY2017 Budget Continues to Support Army Corps Activities

by Downey Brand LLP on

On Friday May 5 President Trump signed the budget deal that allows the Federal government to move from its one week continuing resolution to an adopted budget for the 2017 Fiscal Year....more

The Governor Writes a Letter, and Roundup on Flooding Issues Around the State

by Downey Brand LLP on

Here’s our Saturday morning update on flood control issues in the Central Valley and beyond. Things have been quieter this week at Oroville Dam, but there’s plenty to report on from around the state....more

2015 Summary of Key Maine Environmental Legislation

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

The Pierce Atwood Environmental and Land Use Practice Group is pleased to provide the 2015 Summary of Key Maine Environmental Legislation enacted or carried over in the First Regular Session of Maine's 127th Legislature...more

Federal Agencies Finalize Flood Insurance Rules

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Federal regulators have finalized a joint rule that amends regulations relating to loans secured by properties in special flood hazard areas. The final rule implements changes to the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973...more

Seeking clearer waters? EPA aims to clarify federal jurisdiction in the new "Waters of the United States" rule

by Dentons on

On May 27, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers jointly released a final rule, "Clean Water Rule: Definition of 'Waters of the United States'" (the Rule). The Rule, which becomes...more

A Watershed Moment for Business, Industry, and Agriculture: EPA Releases Final Clean Water Rule

by Polsinelli on

On May 27, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and Army Corps of Engineers jointly released a final rule clarifying what bodies of water are subject to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water...more

Floods in Texas, Flood Mapping, Flood Dollars

Floods on the Rio Blanco these past few days demonstrate the link to climate change, but not in the way you think. It was a horrible Memorial Day weekend in Hays County, Texas. At least three people died from the worst...more

Recent Decision Finds No Business Income Coverage Where Flood Caused Order of Civil Authority

When Super Storm Sandy struck the Northeast on October 29, 2012, states, cities, municipalities and towns up and down the East Coast ordered hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate from their homes and businesses. In the...more

Williams Mullen Construction Industry Newsletter - Winter/Spring 2015

by Williams Mullen on

In this Issue: - Welcome - Williams Mullen Announces Coastal Flooding Practice - Federal Government Contracts - New Challenges - Green Certification - Bankruptcy and Virginia...more

Coastal Flooding and Resiliency: New Challenges and Opportunities for the Commercial Real Estate and Finance Industry

by Williams Mullen on

Virginia, North Carolina and other mid-Atlantic coastal communities are no strangers to severe weather and related storm surges and flooding. However, many of these communities are experiencing storm surges and tidal and...more

Colorado's New Flood Impact Rules and the Effect on State or Local Control of the Oil and Gas Industry

by Baker Donelson on

On Monday, March 2, 2015, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) adopted new rules to limit the impact of spills in flood-prone areas of Colorado, like the ones that occurred in the Front Range and eastern...more

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), October 2014

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In an effort to summarize the highlights of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) LEAN E-mail Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper are providing this...more

Agencies Request Comment on Proposed Flood Insurance Rule

Five federal regulatory agencies on October 24 announced the approval of a joint notice of proposed rulemaking to amend regulations pertaining to loans secured by property located in special flood hazard areas. The proposed...more

Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - October 2014 #5

by Goodwin on

In this issue: - In preliminarily denying two exemption requests, the SEC takes a stand for market transparency in ETFs and upholds the arbitrage mechanism that allows market prices to closely track NAVs. -...more

Yet More on the Adaptation Front: Where You Stand Depends on Whether Your Property Is Underwater

A story in E&E Daily on October 30 highlighted the difficult choices – including political choices – that are going to have to be faced in the process of adapting to climate change. The story noted that a number of...more

New Flood Insurance Rule Proposed by Joint Regulators

On October 11, five agencies issued a joint notice of proposed rulemaking to amend regulations related to loans secured by property located in flood hazard areas. The proposed rule would implement portions of the...more

Lives and Businesses Interrupted by Rocky Mountain Floods

by Wilson Elser on

Over the past several days, severe flooding has inundated several states in the Rocky Mountain Region. Following the nearly fifteen inches of rain dumped on parts of Colorado, the resulting floods continue to wreak havoc in a...more

New FEMA Flood Zone Maps: Is Your Property About To Be Included In A High Risk Zone?

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is set to finalize new flood zone maps for the coastal areas of New England in the next few weeks. On many of these new maps, coastal flood zones are likely to shift, putting...more

FEMA Releases Preliminary Work Maps for Hudson, Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic Counties

by Genova Burns LLC on

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released preliminary work maps for four New Jersey counties impacted by Superstorm Sandy. These counties are Hudson, Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic. These preliminary...more

Legislative Update: New Texas Laws Affecting the Environment or Environmental Regulation

This Texas legislative session brought several notable environment- and energy-related changes. The major standouts are culled and summarized in this Pillsbury Legislative Update....more

New Floodplain Ordinance Targets Oil and Gas Operations

The County Commission in Doddridge County, West Virginia is currently considering amendments to its Floodplain Ordinance as a result of a December 17, 2012 decision by the Circuit Court of Doddridge County. (Comments to the...more

Dodging Deal Killers -- Anticipating and Solving Problems Related to Properties Being Sold or Purchased

by Lane Powell PC on

In This Presentation: Contamination; Environmental Issues; Defective or Incomplete Land Use Approval; “As Is,” “Your Problem Not Mine” Seller; Encroachment; URM or Otherwise Seismically Challenged Property; Use,...more

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