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HTMLSMECO Completes Reliability Upgrades
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently completed a line upgrade project to boost reliability, which included running a line under the Patuxent River. Click here for a Nov. 25, 2013 Sutherland posting concerning this subject.

 

HTMLCoops Concerned about Coal Transportation
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014
Electric cooperatives are expressing concern that railroads may fail to deliver all the coal necessary to meet winter’s heating demand. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s CEO, joined by other industry leaders, has reached out to the Surface Transportation Board...

 

HTMLProcess Safety Within New York City Department Of Buildings Questioned By Comptroller’s Audit
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
Although most of our postings relate to company safety practices, the concept of process safety is equally critical for government agencies tasked with ensuring safety. New York City’s Comptroller reported on Friday that a recent audit of the New York City Department of Buildings...

 

HTMLMore Countries Joining the Transparency Trend
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
On October 29, more than 50 countries signed on to implement OECD standard for automatic exchange of information starting in 2017 or 2018. The Secretary-General of the OECD, Angel Gurria, announced at the end of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes that of...

 

HTMLNew Inversion Notices Forthcoming
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
Our prior post on Notice 2014-52, Treasury’s crackdown on corporate inversions, outlined potential tools Treasury would consider using to counteract the attractiveness of inverting. The Treasury Office of International Tax Council announced that at least one additional notice will likely be...

 

HTMLCFTC Proposes to Exempt CTAs from Rule 1.35 Oral Recordkeeping Requirement
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
On Monday, November 3, 2014, the CFTC approved the issuance of proposed rules to amend CFTC rule 1.35. Among rule 1.35’s current requirements is a mandate that commodity trading advisors (CTAs) that are members of an exchange or swap execution facility keep records of oral communications...

 

HTMLDOE Grants Freeport LNG Final Non-FTA Export Authorizations
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued two final orders authorizing Freeport LNG and its affiliates to export a total 657 Bcf/yr of LNG to nations without a Free Trade Agreement with the United States. DOE had previously issued orders authorizing such exports subject to satisfactory...

 

HTMLGreat River Energy Burns Lignite More Efficiently
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014
Minnesota-based Great River Energy (GRE) can now burn lignite coal more efficiently, thanks to a moisture-reduction process. Because of its high moisture content, lignite has traditionally been used only at “mine-mouth” plants located close to a production source, but a newly-patented...

 

HTMLOklahoma Coop Board Faces Overhaul
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
Shareholders of the Choctaw Electric Coop have signed a petition to remove all nine of the coop’s board members citing, among other things, mismanagement and inconsistent administration of coop policies.

 

HTMLLouisiana Law Applies In Product Liability Suit Stemming From Natural Gas Well Blowout
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
Following a 2009 natural gas well blowout in Louisiana, the well operator brought suit against the manufacturer and supplier of lock screw assemblies alleging that the products were defective and that this defect caused the blowout. The parties asked the court to determine whether Louisiana or...

 


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