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On October 3, 2016, EPA published a proposed rule to revise the permitting rules for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act. Most significantly, the proposed rule would set the Significant Emissions Rate (SER) for GHGs under the major source permitting program at 75,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year, which is consistent with the threshold EPA has been applying informally since the Supreme Court overturned EPA’s Tailoring Rule in the 2014 case Utility Air Regulatory Group v EPA.


At a seminar earlier this year, I shared legal issues that companies should consider when engaging in international business. At the outset of my presentation, I polled attendees to gauge their general  familiarity of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (the “CISG”). 


On January 17, 2016, as part of the Iranian Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), the Obama administration agreed to support the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks—Bank Sepah and Sepah International. Bank Sepah is Iran’s oldest and third largest bank in terms of assets.


The air is getting crisp, pumpkin spice everything is for sale, and campaign signs are sprouting on a park strip near you. This is a big election cycle, offices from the President all the way down to judicial retention, are on the ballot this year and candidates are asking for your vote. I know many are frustrated by the Presidential choices, but don’t let that stop you from voting!


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