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Arkansas Advisory Committee on Petroleum Storage Tanks – December Meeting

As noted in previous blog posts, Arkansas operates a petroleum storage tank trust fund that provides reimbursement for eligible storage tanks for certain corrective actions and third party damage claims due to a release of...more

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board/Board of Scientific Counselors: Arkansas Department of Environmental...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) announced in a November 3rd news release that its Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Robert Blanz, P.E., has been appointed to serve on two prestigious United States...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - October 2017 #5

Drive for ANWR Oil Bonanza Could Prove to be a Bust for the Republicans' Budget - "Congressional Republicans counting on a $1 billion windfall from selling oil-drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to help...more

Conference of State Bank Supervisors names fintech advisory panel members

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors has released a list of 33 companies that will serve as members of its Fintech Industry Advisory Panel. According to the CSBS, the Advisory Panel’s purpose is “to support state...more

House Committee Passes Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, on July 27, unanimously approved a bill that would regulate self-driving vehicles. The bill, named the “Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution...more

IRS Seeks Applications for Advisory Committee for the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division

by Bryan Cave on

The IRS is seeking applicants for vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). The committee provides advice and public input on the various areas of tax administration served by the Tax...more

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules on Appleton School District Open Meetings Law

by Ruder Ware on

In a unanimous and much-anticipated decision released today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a committee of school personnel formed to review materials for a high school course under a procedure set forth in school...more

Three New Rule Amendments Proposed by the Advisory Council

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

One aspect of the Commercial Division that makes it a highly desirable forum for litigators and litigants alike is its focus on the efficient administration of justice. The Commercial Division Advisory Council (the “Advisory...more

Meeting of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

The SEC announced that the next meeting of the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The committee will focus on the interests and priorities of...more

FINRA Seeks Comments on its Engagement Programs

by Dechert LLP on

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), on March 21, 2017, published a Special Notice soliciting comments on various existing FINRA engagement programs (Notice). This request for comment is one component of...more

Let the Sunshine In: Increased Transparency Coming to FDA Advisory Committees

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Spurred by a challenge from Public Citizen last year, the Food and Drug Administration announced recently that it will no longer redact information from the curricula vitae (CV) of advisory committee members. Current advisory...more

Advisory Committee Recommends Robust Diversity Disclosure to the SEC

by Blank Rome LLP on

On February 16, 2017, the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (“Advisory Committee”) provided a recommendation to the SEC regarding corporate board diversity. The Advisory Committee was organized in 2011...more

UAS integration moves forward at second advisory meeting

by DLA Piper on

On January 31, 2017, the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) – a multi-stakeholder advisory group to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – met in Reno, Nevada to discuss the critical issues affecting the integration...more

CFPB seeking new members for advisory groups

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it is seeking applications from persons interested in becoming members of its Consumer Advisory Board (Board), Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), or...more

SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies Meeting

The next meeting of the Advisory Committee will be held by conference call on December 7. The call will be available to members of the public. The agenda includes plans to consider recommendations regarding corporate board...more

Is The SEC’s Universal Proxy Proposal A Product Of Agency Capture?

by Allen Matkins on

More than six decades ago, the late Professor Marver H. Bernstein published his theory of regulatory capture in Regulating Business By Independent Commission (Greenwood Press 1955). According to his theory, agencies follow a...more

Animal Industries Advisory Committee Update: Government Response Released

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Animal Industries Advisory Committee (AIAC) was established by the Victorian Government in October 2015 to consider whether the planning framework relating to animal industries is meeting the needs of farmers, councils...more

Plan Administrators, Are You Prepared for Ontario’s New Regime for Pension Advisory Committees?

Many pension plan administrators will soon have new obligations regarding pension advisory committees (PAC). Ontario’s new PAC regime was proposed in fall 2015 and will come into force on January 1, 2017. In particular, O....more

Ontario Pension Advisory Committees

by Dentons on

If you are involved with the administration of an Ontario registered pension plan, you should familiarize yourself with new Ontario rules regarding pension advisory committees. The new rules will be effective January 1,...more

Agenda for October 5 SEC Advisory Committee Meeting

The Securities and Exchange Commission has published the agenda for the October 5 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. The Advisory Committee plans to discuss and cover Regulation S-K...more

Venture Exchange Regulation: Listing Standards, Market Microstructure, and Investor Protection

This summer, the House Financial Services Committee passed the Main Street Growth Act, which calls for legislative changes to promote the formation of venture exchanges. The idea that securities exchanges specially designed...more

CFPB Month in Review for August 2016

In case you missed it, here is what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was up to over the last month: Enforcement Actions and Litigation - Enforcement Action Against First National Bank of Omaha...more

FDA Uses Summer to Issue Numerous Device Guidance Documents

by Morgan Lewis on

The Agency shows no signs of slowing regulatory activity. Although the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s or the Agency’s) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has been very active throughout 2016, it...more

2016 Legislative Update: Summary of Changes in School Law

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

BOARDS OF EDUCATION - ENFORCEMENT OF BINDING PUBLIC ACCESS COUNSELOR OPINIONS - Public Act 99-586 - Effective Date: January 1, 2017 - Individuals who file lawsuits to enforce binding opinions from the PAC...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House (August 26, 2016)

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Maine Home to New National Monument - Utilizing powers granted to presidents under the...more

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