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|Interagency Frequently Asked Questions to Regulatory Capital Rules|
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 16, 2015On March 31, the primary bank regulators issued Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") related to the revised regulatory capital rules. The FAQs are not a statement of policy or guidance, but a resource for bankers should questions arise during implementation of the revised capital rules...
|LDEQ Considering Rulemakings in Anticipation of EPA’s Revision of Ozone Standard|
Boyd A. Bryan, Alex Prochaska; Jones Walker LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015In anticipation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) revision of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to lower the primary and secondary ozone standard from 0.075 parts per million (ppm) to a level within the range of 0.065 to 0.070 ppm, the Louisiana Department of...
|Update - Enforcement of OSHA Reporting Requirements|
Jane H. Heidingsfelder; Jones Walker LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 2015As you know by now, as of January 1, 2015, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has new reporting requirements mandating that employers notify OSHA whenever there is: a workplace fatality; any in-patient hospitalization; an amputation; or loss of an eye. These new requirements have...
|Executive Order 13690 Requires Federal Agencies to Consider Climate Change in Determining a Higher Flood Elevation and Expanded Flood Hazard Area|
F. Rivers Lelong, Alex P. Prochaska, Robert W. Scheffy, Merri Hope Thompson; Jones Walker LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 2015Pursuant to EO 13690, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) drafted for public comment the Revised Guidelines for Implementing Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management (“the Guidelines”). The Guidelines maintain the existing eight-step decision-making process currently in...
|MSRB Adopts Qualification Exam Requirement for Municipal Advisor Professionals|
J. Andrew Gipson; Jones Walker LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board ("MSRB") has adopted rule amendments effective April 27, 2015, that will implement an examination requirement for municipal advisor professionals. The rule amendments establish two types of municipal advisor classifications: 1) municipal advisor...
|Consent Decree Follows Criminal Charges Under Operation Choke Point|
George A. LeMaistre; Jones Walker LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015In what reportedly are the first criminal charges brought under Operation Choke Point, the U. S. Department of Justice earlier this month announced a Consent Decree under which a California bank is to pay $4.9 million in penalties and forfeitures arising from business that it transacted, over...
|FDIC Issues FAQs on Brokered Deposits|
Katharine F. Musso; Jones Walker LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") issued a new Financial Institution Letter on January 5 regarding brokered deposits. FIL-2-2015 updates the FDIC's ongoing guidance. The parameters of what constitute "brokered deposits" or a "deposit broker" are...
|SEC Committee Considering Updates to Audit Committee Reporting Requirements|
Peter J. Rivas; Jones Walker LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015The Securities and Exchange Commission’s ("SEC") Investor Advisory Committee is currently exploring amendments to audit committees' reporting requirements. Audit committee reporting requirements have not changed since the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002...
|It’s Decision Time: Will You Enter the H-1B "Lottery?"|
Mary Ellen Jordan, Laurie M. Riley; Jones Walker LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on February 2015In recent years, the H-1B cap has been reached in record time. Last year, the cap was reached on April 7, 2014, the first day of the filing period. Indeed, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received over 172,000 applications for the 65,000 available H-1Bs. USCIS randomly...
|BP’s Additional Insured Status in DEEPWATER HORIZON Finally Settled by Texas Supreme Court|
Hansford P. Wogan; Jones Walker LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015Back in April 2013, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of BP America Production Company (“BP”) regarding its status as an additional insured under Transocean Holdings, Inc.’s (“Transocean”) primary and excess liability policies for BP’s pollution...