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"President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint: Takeaways for Infrastructure Investors"

On March 16, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget released “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” (the Blueprint), which outlines the Trump administration’s discretionary funding proposals for...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

As the Trump presidency completes its first 10 weeks, the administration is celebrating big wins on the regulatory reform front while nursing some wounds from a major defeat on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable...more

OMB Signs Off on U.S. EPA’s 2017 Construction Stormwater Permit

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Spared by the Office of Management and Budget from the Trump Administration’s regulatory freeze, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2017 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for...more

Trump Administration's Budget Blueprint Calls For Significant Impacts to Environmental Programs

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Trump Administration unveiled significant rollbacks in funding for federal agencies when it released its Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again on March 16, 2017. The President's proposed budget priorities would...more

EPA Extends Comment Period On Safer Choice Logo Redesign

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On March 6, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in the Federal Register that an information collection request (ICR) had been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding...more

EPA Withdraws Oil and Gas Information Collection Request

by Bracewell LLP on

On March 2, 2017, new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made it clear that he will follow through on President Trump's promise to reduce regulatory burdens by withdrawing the Information Collection Request (ICR) that the Obama...more

EPA to the Oil and Gas Industry on its Request for Information: Never Mind

Only months after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first contacted thousands of oil and gas companies demanding detailed information regarding methane releases from gas production facilities and related equipment, it...more

Delay Under the Priebus Memo

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Trump Administration has now taken leadership in the executive offices, and with this transfer of power comes the traditional memorandum halting the regulatory actions of the previous Administration. White House Chief of...more

Next Steps on the Executive Order on Reducing Regulation: OMB's Guidance Provides Some Clarity

by Clark Hill PLC on

The Trump Administration's January 30 Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs established broad principles that federal agencies are now expected to follow: (1) for every new regulation an...more

OMB Issues Guidance on Implementation of “One In, Two Out” Executive Order

On February 2, 2017, Dominic J. Mancini, Acting Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) issued interim guidance in a questions and answers format (Q&A)...more

What’s Happening at the EPA This Week — and What Does It Mean?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Trump administration is barely a week and a half old, and its intention regarding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority and oversight has been a hot topic. Here is an update about what we know — and what we...more

New Administration Orders Federal Agency Action to Reduce Regulatory Burden on Manufacturing

by Clark Hill PLC on

Continuing the flurry of Presidential directives on a wide array of matters, on January 24, 2017, President Trump ordered a series of actions designed to support the expansion of U.S. manufacturing by reducing regulatory...more

EPA Sends RMP Chemical Plant Safety Rule to OMB for Review

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

EPA has sent its Risk Management Plan revision to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, calling for a security increase at high-risk chemical facilities. Among other things, this proposal would require...more

New EPA Facility Safety Rule Faces Uncertain Future

by Alston & Bird on

On October 14, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent its final revised facility safety rule to the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) for pre-publication review. The rule would update EPA’s Risk...more

EPA to the Oil and Gas Industry: The Request Is in the Mail

It looks like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will have its own scary treat for the oil and gas industry this Halloween—an information request under Section 114 of the Clean Air Act designed to help EPA regulate...more

EPA Submits Final TSCA Rule on Nanomaterials to OMB for Review

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 7, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a final rule that would require reporting and recordkeeping information on certain chemical substances...more

Biotechnology: White House Releases Proposed Update to the Coordinated Framework and National Strategy for Modernizing the...

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On September 16, 2016, the White House posted a blog item, "Building on 30 Years of Experience to Prepare for the Future of Biotechnology," releasing two documents intended to modernize federal regulation of biotechnology...more

EPA Raises Statutory Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On July 1, 2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an interim final rule that modifies statutory civil monetary penalty amounts for statutes administered by the agency. EPA’s interim final rule, which...more

Sign Up For The Third And Final Public Meeting On Modernizing The Regulatory System For Biotechnology Products

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On July 2, 2015, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Council on Environmental Quality jointly issued Modernizing the Regulatory...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, March 2016

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/NTP/TRI - EPA Extends Comment Period On Chlorinated Paraffins Risk Assessments: On February 22, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended the comment period on the draft risk...more

Energy & Environment Update - November 2015

Energy and Climate Debate - In his final major effort prior to retiring last week, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) reached a bipartisan agreement, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, with other House and Senate...more

Energy & Environment Update - October 2015 #4

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

Energy and Climate Debate - Following a busy week for the Obama Administration during which it held several energy and climate events in anticipation of the international climate negotiations at the end of the year in...more

EPA’s Estimate of the “Social Cost of Methane” Used to Justify New Source Performance Standards for the Oil and Natural Gas...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued proposed New Source Performance Standards (“NSPS”) under the Clean Air Act covering methane and volatile organic compound (“VOC”) emissions...more

EPA Posts Information on GM/Synbio Algae Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that it is developing a project intended to support public dialog concerning the development and use of synthetic biology (synbio). EPA has oversight...more

Changes Likely in Final Version of EPA's Clean Power Plan

EPA's rules regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants are expected to be finalized by the end of the summer. It has been nearly two years since the EPA unveiled its proposed greenhouse gas emissions standards...more

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