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Regulatory Recap: May 9 to May 16, 2011

| May 16, 2011 | News

    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.

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