Tag: regulations


Incidental Take of Migratory Birds: Dept of Interior Reverses Course

Recently the Department of the Interior reversed the policy of prohibiting incidental take of migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act so that accidental or inadvertent actions resulting in the killing of protected bird species will not be criminally prosecuted.  This represents a policy shift from previous administrations where the potential for criminal prosecution and […]


FCC Seeks Input on Collocation Exemption for Existing Towers

On January 10, 2018, the  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requested comments on a proposed regulation to exempt qualifying collocations on towers constructed between 2001 and 2005 (aka Twilight Towers), which were either not reviewed under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) or do not have documentation of such a review.  This exemption […]


Regulatory Update - August 2017

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Reg Watch is a periodic regulatory update of issues that we are currently tracking. The regulations we watch address energy, environmental, health, safety, educational issues relating to sustainability and public utilities. This is not an all-encompassing list of all regulations being considered at the state or federal level.  


Five Mile Policy Incorporated as Regulation by KY Division of Water

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) prohibits discharges from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) within 5 miles upstream from any public water supply intake. DOW also prohibits a public water supply from being located within 5 miles downstream of a WWTP discharge. These two analogous, yet independent, prohibitions were previously known as the Five Mile Policy. […]


Regulatory Update - July 2017

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Reg Watch is a periodic regulatory update of issues that we are currently tracking. The regulations we watch address energy, environmental, health, safety, educational issues relating to sustainability and public utilities. This is not an all-encompassing list of all regulations being considered at the state or federal level.