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HTMLDOL Reproposes Expanded ERISA Fiduciary Definition and Revised Complex of Exemptions
Peter J. Anderson, Eric A. Arnold, Keith J. Barnett, Brian Barrett, Frederick R. Bellamy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2015, previously published on April 21, 2015
On April 14, 2015, after 43 months in development, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its reproposal to expand the “investment advice fiduciary” definition under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), which was published in the Federal Register...

 

HTMLAlaska Governor Vetoes Bill Limiting Pipeline Options
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 21, 2015, previously published on April 20, 2015
On Friday, Alaska Governor Bill Walker vetoed HB 132, which restricts the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation from actively working on any gas line project other than the Alaska LNG Project. Walker stated that the bill “prevents the state from having an adequate backup plan should the...

 

HTMLUSDA Extends Another $31 Million in Federal Loans and Grants to Electric Cooperatives
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 20, 2015, previously published on April 17, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the extension of $31 million more in loans and grants to electric cooperatives in 12 states under the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) Program. The USDA’s REDLG program extends zero-interest loans and grants to...

 

HTMLIRS Warns Plan Sponsors About Hardship Withdrawal Documentation
Brenna M. Clark, Adam B. Cohen, Brittany Edwards-Franklin, Andrea M. Gehman, Alice Murtos; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 16, 2015
In a recent Employee Plans Newsletter, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warned plan sponsors that they must obtain and keep documentation related to hardship withdrawals, particularly the documentation necessary to substantiate an employee’s immediate and heavy need for a hardship...

 

HTMLCanadian National Energy Board Recommends Approval of Upstream Feeder Pipeline to Pacific NorthWest LNG Terminal
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 16, 2015
Canada’s National Energy Board has recommended approval of the North Montney Mainline, which, according to the press release, will substantially increase capacity on TransCanada’s Nova Gas Transmission System. Once in operation, the North Montney Mainline will provide transportation...

 

HTMLArmy Corps of Engineers Requests FERC to Consider Alternatives in Jordan Cove Energy Terminal Final EIS
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, (COE) has submitted extensive comments on FERC’s draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Jordan Cove Energy Project’s (JCEP) proposed LNG import/export terminal in Coos Bay, Ore. COE requested, among other things, that (1) FERC...

 

HTMLIRS Releases Favorable Private Letter Ruling on “Taxable Annuity.”
Dennis L. Allen, Thomas A. Gick, Jeffrey H. Mace, Michael R. Miles, William R. Pauls; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015
On April 10, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released PLR 201515001 (Oct. 10, 2014), favorably addressing a “taxable annuity” - essentially, a deferred annuity contract supported, in part, by subaccounts, each of which invested solely in a single publicly available mutual fund. Not...

 

HTMLDOE Authorizes Additional FTA Exports from the Cameron LNG Terminal
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an order authorizing Cameron LNG to export over 20 years an additional 2.95 million metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) (159 Bcf) of LNG from its proposed LNG export terminal in Hackberry, La. to nations having a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United...

 

HTMLCoast Guard Proposes Revised Deepwater Port Regulations
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to revise its regulations for the licensing, construction, and operation of deepwater ports, which are “offshore fixed or floating structures, other than vessels, used as ports or terminals for the import or export of oil...

 

HTMLBan on Large Capacity Grid-Enabled Water Heaters Takes Effect April 16 Unless Congress Acts
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
A federal ban on large capacity, grid-enabled water heaters will take effect April 16 unless the U.S. House pushes forward with legislation that would allow for continued manufacture of water heaters above 75 gallons. The bill was approved in the Senate on March 27.

 


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