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Meet Lisa Heinzerling, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, by Nina Hart

Meet Lisa Heinzerling, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law, at Georgetown University Law Center.  Below, Prof. Heinzerling shares her experiences in administrative law and her thoughts on OIRA and federal agencies. 1. What led you to a career in law?  How did you become interested in studying and teaching administrative law? I studied […]

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DOJ To Eliminate Import Control On Certain USMIL Defense Articles, by Shannon Allen

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) requests public input on a proposed interim final rule to amend Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”) regulations removing certain “defense articles” currently on the “U.S. Munitions Import List (“USMIL”)” that “no longer warrant import control” under the Arms Export Control Act (“AECA”). In August 2009, the President […]

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Federal Judge Upholds Federal Contractor Affirmative Action Regulations, by Lynn White

On March 21, 2014, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld new Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act that establish a seven percent utilization goal and data collection requirements on the hiring and employment of […]

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HUD Proposes Eliminating Certain Post-Payment Interest Charges, by Shannon Allen

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) proposes a new rule to revise the Federal Housing Administration’s (“FHA’s”) regulations that currently allow an FHA approved “mortgagee to charge the mortgagor interest through the end of the month in which the mortgage is being paid.”  The new rule would prevent mortgagees from “charging post-payment interest,” […]

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Labor & Employment Committee Teleconference on OFCCP VEVRAA Final Rule

On March 26, 2014, the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Committee will host a teleconference on the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) new rules amending the implementing regulations of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.  The rules are designed to increase veterans’ employment by […]

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DHS Seeks Public Input On Retrospective Review of Existing Regulations, by Shannon Allen

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) seeks public comment on “specific existing significant DHS rules” that DHS should consider modifying, streamlining, expanding, or repealing.  This notice and request for comment is in response to “Executive Order 13563 (“the Order”), “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.”  The Order aims to make regulatory programs “more effective or less […]

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Meet Elisabeth Ulmer, Student at Villanova University School of Law, by Nina Hart

Meet Elisabeth Ulmer, a student at Villanova University School of Law and Notice and Comment contributor.  Below, she shares her administrative law experience and tips for law students interested in learning more about the field. 1. What led you to pursue a career in law? My interest in attending law school evolved as the result […]

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FERC Seeks Input On Southeast Market Pipeline Project Environmental Impact, by Shannon Allen

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a scoping notice document inviting public comment on an environmental impact statement (“EIS”) discussing the environmental impacts of the planned Southeast Market Pipelines (“SMP”) Project.  The SMP Project is made up of three “natural gas transmission pipeline projects: Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC’s (“Sabal Trail’s”) Sabal Trail Project in […]

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ACF Seeks Input on Limiting TANF Benefits Use at Certain Establishments, by Shannon Allen

The Administration of Children and Families (“ACF”) seeks comment on a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) to amend the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (“TANF”) regulations to “require states . . . to maintain policies and practices that prevent TANF funded assistance from being used in any electronic benefit transfer transaction in specified locations.” TANF […]

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Meet Adam Schlosser, Director, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, by Lynn White

Meet Adam Schlosser, the Director of the Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Below, he discusses his international regulatory work, career in administrative law, and critical issues facing the profession. 1. Could you please describe your current role? I am the Director of the Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation (GRC) […]

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Former Section Chair Ron Levin Testifies Before House Committee, by Lynn White

On February 11, 2014, the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law held a hearing on the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act of 2014 (SCRUB Act).  The bill would establish a Retrospective Regulatory Review Commission (Commission) that would have broad authority to force the […]

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EPA & DoD Set Discharge Standards for Military Vessels in US Waters, by Shannon Allen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) participate jointly in making rules for the Uniform National Discharge Standards (“UNDS”) for Vessels of the Armed Forces.  The UNDS is under development in three phases.  Phase I is complete (64 FR 25126) and this proposed rule is part of Phase II. […]

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10th Annual Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Institute

Save the date for the Section’s 10th Annual Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute April 3-4, 2014.  On Thursday, April 3, 2014 we will address what’s new in federal rulemaking.  On Friday, April 4, 2014 we will host our popular Rulemaking 101 program which outlines the rulemaking process and judicial review of rules.  Visit our […]