The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has released a draft Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on renewal requirements and permanent discontinuance rules for a variety of wireless services. The Draft Further Notice proposes new rules—such as additional renewal term construction obligations to enhance rural build-out—that, if adopted, would have far-reaching implications
The commercial UAS industry in the U.S. took a giant leap forward yesterday, as DOT and FAA released its Final Rule for the Operation and Certification of Small UAS (Part 107). At 624 pages long, there is certainly a lot to digest and we will be following up with more analysis of Part 107 throughout this week and next. For the time being, we wanted to provide you with a high-level overview of Part 107 and to identify a few areas where the FAA surprised us (mostly in a good way).
On April 1, the U.S. Department of Education issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to seek comment on certain issues related to teacher preparation programs offered by institutions of higher education via distance education.
Hogan Lovells has issued a Sponsored Research Alert outlining a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that seeks to amend the U.S. Government’s policy on protection of human research subjects. As the Alert describes: The NPRM would substantially change, in several respects, the regulatory framework with which universities and research
The United States Department of Transportation (“USDOT”) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) today published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) proposing to amend USDOT/PHMSA regulations for hazardous materials (“hazmat”) to “maintain alignment with international standards”. NPRMHazmat, 77 Fed. Reg. 49168 (August 15, 2012). To harmonize its hazmat regulations with international standards in the International Maritime