US DOT is looking to increase safety of flammable materials sent
by rail -- particularly crude oil and ethanol -- with the issuance
of proposed rulemakings to enhance tank car standards, create a
classification and testing program for mined gases and liquids and
develop new operational requirements for high-hazard flammable
trains. The rulemakings are available for
review and will be open for 60 days of public comment, ending
on September 30, 2014.
Specifically, the rulemakings seek comment on the following
Defining the term "high-hazard flammable train"
Better classification and characterization of mined gases and
Rail routing risk assessment.
Notification to State Emergency Response Commissions.
Reduced operating speeds.
Enhanced standards for both new and existing tank cars.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration also
released a report on Bakken crude oil, finding that it tends to be
more volatile and flammable than other crude oils, presenting a
potential transport safety risk.
The AMIC (Moroccan Association of Capital Investors) federates, represents and promotes the Capital Investment sector to institutional investors, entrepreneurs and public bodies in Morocco and globally. It is one of the major business associations in the country and stands out as a prominent promoter of entrepreneurship in Morocco.
Patrick Larrivé will introduce the latest legal and tax issues of the past year then moderate the Capital Investment panel. Jean-Luc Bédos will later intervene on a panel entitled African issues and deals.
The conference features the presence of key African players, including former Benin Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou and representatives of law firms, investment funds and public bodies.
For decades, multinational corporations have been organizing their corporate structures to minimize their aggregate tax liabilities around the world. They achieved this by booking their income in low tax regimes, and they arbitraged differences in tax rules in different jurisdictions to minimize their tax liabilities in all jurisdictions.
In recent years, governments around the world, not only in the OECD but also in Asia, have increasingly been taking steps to curb such tax planning. In some cases, foreign authorities have also focused on the role that Singapore plays in such tax planning.
The discussion, moderated by the Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF), will feature Allstate GC Susie Lees, Dentons Pro Bono Partner Ben Weinberg, and Allstate/Dentons Criminal Records Fellow Nikki Donnelly from Cabrini Green Legal Aid. The panel, part of the CBF's ongoing Leadership Circle program, will focus on the ongoing Allstate/Dentons Pro Bono clemency project and best practices that can be applied by in-house departments and law firms to address serious needs in the community.
An oil-and-gas company agreed to pay a $1.4 million penalty to settle SEC charges alleging that the company had employed illegal separation agreements and that it had retaliated against a whistleblower...
On December 15, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2017-04, which provides welcome guidance on how to meet the "beginning of construction" requirements for wind and other qualified facilities.
On January 6, 2017, following nearly four years of discussions, the entities comprising the Mountain West Transmission Group announced that they are exploring "potential participation with an existing regional transmission organization."
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