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The Need for Speed 2: FCC Releases Final NPRM to Accelerate Broadband Deployment

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On April 21, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) released its final version of the combined Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comment in the matter of Accelerating...more

Top unmanned aircraft systems developments in 2017 for ADG companies

by Hogan Lovells on

Aerospace, defense, and government services (ADG) companies are not new to game-changing technology innovations. It is therefore no surprise that a number of ADG companies are early investors in unmanned aircraft systems...more

Federal Communications Commission Seeks Comment on Proposed Elimination and Further Streamlining of Section 43.62 International...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On March 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), in IB Docket Nos. 16-131 and 17-55, seeking comment on proposals to eliminate and further...more

TCPA Connect - April 2017

FCC Combats Spoofed Robocalls - As part of an initiative that would enable voice service providers to better protect subscribers from illegal and fraudulent robocalls, the Federal Communications Commission has released a...more

Comment Deadlines Set for FCC’s Latest International Reporting Streamlining Rulemaking

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

As Kelley Drye reported in a post late last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering eliminating the FCC Rule 43.62(b) annual International Traffic and Revenue reporting obligation and streamlining...more

FCC Releases Draft Item on Streamlining Wireless Infrastructure Deployment

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On March 30, 2017, the FCC released a draft of a combined Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) and Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) (together, the “draft Notice”) designed to facilitate and accelerate the deployment of advanced...more

The Need for Speed: FCC Circulates Proposal to Accelerate Broadband Deployment

On March 30, 2017, the FCC released a draft of a combined Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comment designed to facilitate and accelerate the deployment of next generation broadband networks....more

Monthly TCPA Digest - March 2017

by Mintz Levin on

Part I – TCPA: Regulatory - Commission Releases and Actions - The FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) and Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) that proposes to make it permissible for voice service providers...more

FCC Proposes Rules to Allow Carriers to Block Illegal “Robocalls”

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) and Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) opening a new docket, Advanced Methods to Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls, which proposes rules...more

Emerging technologies and the electric grid

by PretiFlaherty on

A task force examining the deployment of emerging technologies across the North American electric grid has identified three imperatives necessary to ensure the continued reliability and efficiency of the bulk electricity...more

FCC Proposes Eliminating Annual International Traffic and Revenue Report and Streamlining Annual Circuit Capacity Report

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At its March 23, 2017 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) voted unanimously to adopt a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on a proposal to reduce certain reporting...more

Updates to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects Research

On Sept. 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to seek input on changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, otherwise known as...more

TCPA Lawyers Take Note: New Proposed Caller ID Rules

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). The proposed rules would institute new caller ID...more

HHS Overhauls the Common Rule to Enhance Protection for Human Subjects in Research

by Hogan Lovells on

On 18 January 2017, as one of the last actions of the outgoing Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and fifteen other federal agencies (the Agencies) issued a final rule overhauling the...more

The TTB Proposes New Definition of Hard Cider

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On January 23, 2017 the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) published a Temporary Rule and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to the new definition of hard cider. Congressional action required a new...more

HHS Finalizes Toned-Down Version of Common Rule Overhaul

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Final Rule published by the US Department of Health and Human Services on January 18, 2017, largely avoids major modifications to the Common Rule. However, it specifically addresses creation of biospecimen and data...more

Welcome to the Future: HHS Releases Final Rule to Modernize Protections for Clinical Trial Participants

by BakerHostetler on

The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, or the “Common Rule,” governs the ethical conduct of research involving human subjects and is funded through various federal agencies. On January 19, the U.S....more

The Newly Updated Common Rule is Here – And On a Collision Course With the 21st Century Cures Act

On January 18th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 15 other federal agencies issued a final rule updating regulations for the protection of human research subjects, the so-called “Common Rule.” The...more

DOT To Add Synthetic Opioids To Its Drug Testing Panel

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Today the U.S. Department of Transportation published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register in which it proposes to amend its drug testing program regulation to add four synthetic opioids (hydrocodone,...more

FERC electric storage policy statement

by PretiFlaherty on

U.S. energy regulators have issued a policy statement addressing how electric storage resources may provide services at a mix of cost-based and market-based rates. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's January 19, 2017...more

Is the Proposed Safety Fitness Determination Rule in Jeopardy?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register on Jan. 21, 2016, designed to enhance the agency's ability to identify non-compliant motor...more

HHS Finalizes Major Changes to the Common Rule

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), together with fifteen other federal Departments and Agencies, issued a final rule intended to revise and modernize the federal Policy for the...more

The Saga Continues: Recent Opt-Outs and Other Developments Relating to the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Act, Illinois Employee...

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Village of Rosemont and the City of Oak Forest have become the latest suburban Cook County municipalities to join the Village of Barrington in opting out of the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance. (They both passed...more

EB-5 Alert!  DHS to Publish Proposed Rules Addressing TEAs and Minimum Investment Amount

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Today, January 13, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will expand upon the notice of proposed rulemaking released on January 11, 2017 by publishing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register, titled ‘EB-5...more

Breaking News: FCC Moves Forward on Eliminating the Need to Maintain a Local Public File

by Pillsbury - CommLawCenter on

Last May, Jessica Nyman and I wrote about the potential impact of an FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to eliminate the requirement that stations keep “Letters and Emails from the Public” in their Public Inspection...more

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