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In response to the growing threat of cyber-attacks on various assets and critical infrastructure, Van Ness Feldman’s cyber security team is pleased to provide the following report that analyzes...

Our electric attorneys examine the impacts of FERC's Order No. 841, which impacts energy storage resources.  

With the help of our talented government relations and public policy team, Van Ness Feldman clients secured several notable legislative victories in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that was signed...

FERC Approves Transfer of SPP RE Registered Entities to MRO and SERC: In response to a joint petition filed by NERC, Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO), and SERC Reliability Corporation...
Van Ness Feldman LLP is pleased to announce that Jason Larrabee, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior, has joined the...
Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that Melinda L. Meade Meyers has joined the firm's Public Lands and Native Affairs practices. Ms. Meade Meyers brings nearly a decade of experience...
TSA Updates Pipeline Security Guidelines. PHMSA Rulemakings Update. PHMSA provides additional time for public comment on renewal of information collection. GAO releases report presenting...
For the sixth year, Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor School or Law will host its conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science ("GETS"). GETS brings together...
Van Ness Feldman congratulates the Yuba County Water Agency on celebrating its 10th anniversary of the Yuba Accord, a ground-breaking settlement of flow disputes on the Yuba River that included...
Van Ness Feldman LLP is pleased to announce that Eric C. Wagner, a former Honeywell executive has joined the firm's Washington, DC office as a Senior Policy Advisor.
Mike Farber will be a featured speaker at ELI's Infrastructure Review and Permitting Conference.
Northwest Land Matters provides insights and discussion on the latest developments, industry news, and legislation affecting the land use, real estate, and environmental industries in the...
Van Ness Feldman received high praise in the newly released Chambers USA 2018 rankings, including national rankings for the firm's major practice areas, including Electricity, Oil & Gas...
TSA Updates Pipeline Security Guidelines. PHMSA Rulemakings Update. PHMSA provides additional time for public comment on renewal of information collection. GAO releases report presenting...
Van Ness Feldman's Kyle Danish is speaking on a panel that examines energy and environmental policy issues, including the recently passed tax credit for carbon capture and storage, the expansion...

Alerts

The Transportation Security Administration ("TSA") has released a newly updated version of its "Pipeline Security Guidelines" ("Guidelines") which outlines the measures that should be taken to...
On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit or Court) issued an unsigned per curiam opinion, revising its July 2017 decision which struck down...
The Government Accountability Office's ("GAO") February 2018 report, entitled "Critical Infrastructure Protection: Additional Actions Are Essential for Assessing Cybersecurity Framework...
On January 23, 2018, the United States Army Corps of Engineers issued Draft Engineering Circular 1165-2-220, Policy and Procedural Guidance for Processing Requests to Alter U.S. Army Corps of...
The Washington Legislature recently passed Engrossed Senate Substitute Senate Bill 6091 ("ESSB 6091"), also known as the "Hirst Fix," which seeks to redress some of the implications of the...
For many of our clients, particularly those in the pipeline or hydro businesses, "Section 408" decisions by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) can be major hurdles. The application of...

Updates

FERC Approves Transfer of SPP RE Registered Entities to MRO and SERC: In response to a joint petition filed by NERC, Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO), and SERC Reliability Corporation...
TSA Updates Pipeline Security Guidelines. PHMSA Rulemakings Update. PHMSA provides additional time for public comment on renewal of information collection. GAO releases report presenting...
Northwest Land Matters provides insights and discussion on the latest developments, industry news, and legislation affecting the land use, real estate, and environmental industries in the...
TSA Updates Pipeline Security Guidelines. PHMSA Rulemakings Update. PHMSA provides additional time for public comment on renewal of information collection. GAO releases report presenting...
Van Ness Feldman is home to the premier hydropower law practice in the United States and to one of the largest and most experienced teams of hydropower attorneys available.
In its Lessons Learned report, NERC identified recommendations and lessons learned after its fourth grid security exercise which took place in November 2017. Overall, the feedback from...
Mike Swiger and Sharon White have authored a chapter in the forthcoming Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States.
This article focuses primarily on the role of the federal government through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps). It also summarizes...
Van Ness Feldman partner Kyle Danish has co-authored a commentary on these issues with Sarah Ladislaw of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and John Larsen of the Rhodium Group.
Jordan Smith Examines the Role of the Endangered Species Act in Today's Society.
Hunter Cox examines Native American sovereignty issues in the latest American Indian Law Journal.
Van Ness Feldman partners Bob Christin, Paul Korman, and Michael Pincus were published in the most recent edition of the Energy Law Journal.
Van Ness Feldman's Chuck Sensiba and Sharon White discuss new opportunities for hydropower development under FERC and the current administration.
On January 25, 2017, the Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB) issued a decision overturning a Snohomish County sewer plan amendment, related to the ongoing controversy surrounding a proposed...
Van Ness Feldman's Chuck Sensiba and Sharon White discuss the EPA's Water Transfer Rule in a featured article in The Water Report.
In an interview for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Van Ness Feldman Co-founder and former Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, Bill Van Ness, discusses...

News

Van Ness Feldman LLP is pleased to announce that Jason Larrabee, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior, has joined the...
Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that Melinda L. Meade Meyers has joined the firm's Public Lands and Native Affairs practices. Ms. Meade Meyers brings nearly a decade of experience...
Van Ness Feldman congratulates the Yuba County Water Agency on celebrating its 10th anniversary of the Yuba Accord, a ground-breaking settlement of flow disputes on the Yuba River that included...
Van Ness Feldman LLP is pleased to announce that Eric C. Wagner, a former Honeywell executive has joined the firm's Washington, DC office as a Senior Policy Advisor.
Van Ness Feldman received high praise in the newly released Chambers USA 2018 rankings, including national rankings for the firm's major practice areas, including Electricity, Oil & Gas...
Van Ness Feldman LLP is pleased to announce that Sharon White been named Of Counsel to the firm. Ms. White is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. She represents a broad range of...

Events

For the sixth year, Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor School or Law will host its conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science ("GETS"). GETS brings together...
Mike Farber will be a featured speaker at ELI's Infrastructure Review and Permitting Conference.
Van Ness Feldman's Kyle Danish is speaking on a panel that examines energy and environmental policy issues, including the recently passed tax credit for carbon capture and storage, the expansion...
Michael Pincus and Maranda Compton will be featured presenters at the Midstream Oil & Gas from the Upstream Prospective program, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
The Federal Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing and Development short course is a three-day intensive program focusing on the legal authorities governing the offshore oil & gas industry. Led by...
Van Ness Feldman's Gwen Keyes Fleming will be moderating the New Source Review Reform: Past, Present, and Future teleconference, sponsored by the American Bar Association's Section of...
This Notice solicits applications for allocations of the available amount of national bond volume limitation authority (volume cap) for tribal economic development bonds (Tribal Economic...
The AID Demonstration provides funding as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation. The FHWA will provide AID...
The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) funding opportunities support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions...
The Defense Logistics Agency- Energy will accept offers for the annual delivery of a minimum of 250 GWh of renewable energy and all associated Environmental Attributes consisting of a...
The Government plans to enter into a long term Renewable Energy Supply Agreement (RESA) whereby an Contractor agrees to finance, design, install, operate and maintain a renewable power...
DLA Energy will request competitive proposals for the purchase and delivery of the off-site renewable energy for a 20 year period to Philadelphia Depot Mechanicsburg, Naval Support Activity...
Provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency...
The purpose of the PPA is to provide power by Photovoltaic (PV) generation systems that are developed, constructed, operated, maintained, owned, and financed by a private entity at Joint Base...
On August 24, 2015, President Obama announced two actions being undertaken by the Department of Energy Loan Program Office to support distributed energy projects.  These actions do not provide...
The Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) provides awards to Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native-serving institutions, and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions to promote...
This FOA supports the establishment of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Modular Chemical Process Intensification. Modular chemical process intensification represents an...
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) anticipates soliciting bids and subsequently awarding a single, Firm-Fixed-Price contract for the Memphis Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant project at...

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