DOT Solicits Input on Regulatory Reform and Infrastructure Projects

Posted on Jun 15th, 2017

DOT Solicits Input on Regulatory Reform and Infrastructure Projects On June 9, 2017, Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), appearing alongside President Donald J. Trump, announced a public request to identify DOT requirements which “unjustifiably dela…

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Senate Holds Hearing to Review Outer Space Treaty

Posted on May 31st, 2017

On May 23, United States Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) convened a Congressional hearing entitled “Reopening the American Frontier: Exploring How the Outer Space Treaty Will Impact American Commerce and Settlement in Space.” The purpose of the hearing was to clarify the obligations of the U.S. governme…

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Federal Court Overturns FAA "Registration Rule" for Small Recreational Drones

Posted on May 24th, 2017

On May 19th, the United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, nullified a 2015 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule that required owners of small unmanned aircraft (drones) being operated for recreational purposes to register those aircraft with the FAA. Such drones are referred to as “model…

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Regulatory Update - Recent Changes to 14 CFR Part 145 (Past Performance Now Matters)

Posted on Dec 18th, 2014

By Michael P. Fleming, Donald L. Mayer, Thomas A. Flynn, The Wicks Group, PLLC The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently finalized a series of rule changes to 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 145, which regulates aviation repair stations both domestically and abroad. The prima…

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FAA Grants More Exemptions for UAS Operations

Posted on Dec 10th, 2014

On December 10, 2014 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted five additional regulatory exemptions to four separate companies for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations. Each of the four companies represents different forms of industry, with proposals to operate UAS for the purpose of…

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Department of Treasury Authorizes Certain Transactions in Ukraine General License No. 3

Posted on Oct 7th, 2014

Pursuant to Executive Order 13662, the Secretary of Treasury identified specified persons operating in sectors of the Russian economy subject to sanction and implemented through Directives issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) pursuant to its delegated authorities. Directive1, is…

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