Regulatory Recap: May 9 to May 16, 2011
The Recap returns after its break during the final exam period at the University of Pennsylvania.
- The EPA announced its second annual “Battle of Buildings” national competition, in which hundreds of commercial buildings are competing for the greatest reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
- At the cement industry’s request, the EPA will reconsider portions of its new hazardous air emission standards for cement plants.
- The FCC adopted a rule to establish the first national program to provide deaf-blind individuals with access to the Internet and advanced telecommunications and information services.
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued an interim rule recalculating the base level a flood would reach in many counties around the country. The changes reflect new scientific or technical data and affect flood insurance premium rates.