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760 SW Ninth Avenue, Suite 3000
Portland, Oregon 97205, United States
Phone: (503) 224-3380
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Attention NSR Geeks: EPA Clarifies Applicability Approach

On December 7, 2017, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced an approach to New Source Review (NSR) applicability that supports presidential priorities for streamlining permit requirements: “New Source Review Preconstruction…more
 /  Environmental Law

OSHA Hazard Assessment: To What Extent Can a Multi-Facility Employer Rely on Hazard Assessments from One Facility in Another, Similar Facility?

OSHA regulations require an employer to conduct a hazard assessment to determine if hazards are present, or likely to be present, that necessitate the use of Personal Protection Equipment (“PPE”). 29 CFR § 1910.132(d)(1). It is…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Michigan’s PURPA Overhaul – Updating Avoided Cost Calculations And Expanding Standard Offer Contracts

For the first time in almost 30 years, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is overhauling its implementation of PURPA. The last time the MPSC evaluated Consumers Energy Company’s (Consumers) avoided cost methodology,…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Changes to Bankruptcy Rules Effective December 1

I. BANKRUPTCY CLAIMS DEADLINE SHORTENED - A number of amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure go into effect on December 1, 2017. One amendment shortens the deadline for filing a proof of claim in voluntary…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Labor & Employment Law Update: Oregon Employers Must Provide Employees with EITC Information with W-2s

Starting this January, Oregon employers must send their employees specific information about the Oregon and federal earned income tax credits (“EITC”) with every W-2. The notice must be sent at the same time as the W-2, in the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Ready or Not? Now’s the Time to Get Your Oil Spill Management Team OSPR Certification

The California Office of Spill Prevention and Response (“OSPR”), within the Department of Fish and Wildlife, has been tasked with new responsibilities related to oil spill response. Assembly Bill 1197 (“AB 1197”), which was…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

How Low Can You Go? Proposed Agricultural Waste Discharge Requirements Impose Even More Stringent Demands on Central Valley Farmers

On October 10, 2017, the California State Water Resources Control Board (“Water Board”) issued the second version of an order to modify agricultural waste discharge requirements (“Proposed Order”), under the Irrigated Lands…more
 /  Agriculture, Environmental Law

Tax Reform Bill Released

Republican leaders yesterday released their comprehensive tax reform bill, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Although there has been a great deal of high-level discussion over the past few months regarding various tax reform…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Tax Reform Bill Limits Renewable Energy Credits

The much anticipated tax reform bill released today by the Republican leadership in the House would make several potentially significant changes to certain energy tax provisions. These would include changes to the Production Tax…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Washington Paid Sick Leave Law Requires Employer Action by January 2018

The Washington Paid Sick Leave law (WPSL) goes into effect January 1, 2018. The new law requires all employers, regardless of size, to provide non-exempt employees 1 hour of sick leave for every 40 hours of work. The new law…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The Western States’ Plan for EV Charging Infrastructure – Lessons Learned and Things to Watch

On October 4, 2017, the Governors of a number of western states signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) to lay the foundation for work on a regional electric vehicle (“EV”) infrastructure development plan called the…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Government Contracting, Transportation

Update on a Prior Post: SB 774 is Tabled for the Legislative Session; No Toxic Substances Board

On September 14, 2017, Senate Bill 774 (“SB 774”) was ordered inactive on request of Assembly Member Calderon. The bill, which proposed creation of the new California Toxic Substances Board (“CTS Board”), will not become law…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics

When the Big One Hits, We’ll All Be Thankful for Grid “Resiliency”

Or so Secretary Rick Perry and the DOE would have us believe. Approximately three weeks ago, the DOE made its pitch to FERC and the energy industry that a lack of “resiliency” threatens the U.S. power grid. The responses are…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Oregon OSHA Issues Proposal to Change Pesticide Application Regulations

Oregon OSHA has proposed to adopt changes to its rules regarding the application of pesticides by agricultural employers. The new rules would..…more
 /  Agriculture, Labor & Employment Law

Oregon OSHA Proposes to Increase Penalties

August 1, 2016, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration significantly increased the maximum penalties for violation citations. As a result of these changes, Oregon OSHA has proposed to increase the minimum and…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law
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