The United States Increases Sanctions Targeting Sectors of Russian Economy

Posted on Sep 12th, 2014

On September 11, 2014, the White House announced that new sanctions against Russia “in light of Russia’s actions to further destabilize Ukraine over the last month, including through the presence of heavily armed Russian forces in eastern Ukraine.”  Specifically, the United States has: (1)ad…

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FAA Announces Sixth and Final UAS Testing Site Operational

Posted on Aug 26th, 2014

On August 13, 2014 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program is operational. This is the last of six national testing sites to be declared operational to conduct vital resear…

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FAA Announces Fifth UAS Test Site Operational

Posted on Aug 8th, 2014

On August 7, 2014, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that the fifth of six test sites chosen for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has been deemed operational.The FAA granted Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York a two-year Certificate Waiver or Authorization to use …

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FAA Clarifies, Modifies Proposal Allowing the Exclusion of Tethered Launches from Licensing Requirements

Posted on Aug 7th, 2014

On July 22, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM), to amend an August 23, 2013 notice of proposed rulemaking (August NPRM) to ensure that tethered launches using propellants that cause serious injury to the public would not be el…

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PHMSA Harmonizes Regulations Concerning Class 7 (Radioactive) Materials with International Standards

Posted on Jul 25th, 2014

On July 11 2014, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), issued a final rule amending regulations concerning the transportation of Class 7 (radioactive) materials. The revision synchronizes the requirements se…

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PHMSA Proposes Regulation to Amend the Requirements for the Safe Transportation of Bulk Explosives

Posted on Jul 21st, 2014

On July 8, 2014, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) stating plans to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations by establishing standards for the safe transportation of bulk explosives. The purpose of this proposed change …

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