Search Results Archives: February 2015

February 26, 2015

What’s next on the road to Net Neutrality?

From: The Hill | Blogs

By Daniel Lyons

On February 26, the Federal Communications Commission will vote 3-2 to regulate broadband Internet providers as common carriers. The decision will be the culmination of nearly a decade of work by net neutrality activists seeking to subject Internet providers to rules written eighty years ago to tame the Bell telephone monopoly. It will also effectively thwart the proposed Thune-Upton bill in Congress that would accomplish net neutrality without radically altering the law governing cyberspace.


February 12, 2015

NAFCU, seven other industry trade organizations joint letter to FEMA on Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form

From: National Association of Federal Credit Unions

In the letter, the groups urge FEMA to keep the Form as a one-page form. In the process of updating the form, FEMA moved a notice required under the Paperwork Reduction Act from the instructions area to the form itself. “The proposal to move the Public Protection Notice, while not substantive, would create considerable regulatory burden,” the groups write in the letter.

“Lenders populate the entries in the Form, and retrieve that information, on an automated basis. For automated forms, adding a new page would require significant, costly systems reprogramming,” the groups say.

February 10, 2015

OMB May Accelerate WQS Rule Review Ahead Of CWA Jurisdiction Policy

From: Inside EPA

State officials say the White House is pushing to finish pre-publication review of EPA’s long-awaited final rule for how states should craft water quality standards (WQS) before it begins review of a final rule to define Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction, fearing a lack of resources to process two highly controversial water rules at the same time.

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February 6, 2015

New Rules for Tank Cars Sent to White House for Review

From: The Wall Street Journal

Proposed Regulations Come in Response to Series of Oil-Train Accidents

By Bob Tita

Federal railroad regulators have forwarded their final draft of new regulations for tank cars that haul crude oil and other flammable liquids to the White House for review.

The review by the Office of Information of Regulatory Affairs is one of the last steps before the implementation of new tank-car standards and operating procedures.

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