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Ad Hoc Rulemaking: What is it and why does it matter?

Ad Hoc Rulemaking: What is it and why does it matter? A lot of people think the Administrative Procedures Act (how state and federal agencies make rules) is a hurdle to be avoided, but avoiding it can have consequences. In Texas, the consequence is called ad hoc rulemaking. There’s always discussion about rulemaking. Rulemaking is…

H.R. 2405 Clarifies Religious Institute PA Program Eligibility

H.R. 2405 Clarifies Religious Institute PA Program Eligibility On May 11th, 2017, HR 2405 was introduced in an attempt to clarify that religious faculties are eligible for Post-Disaster Public Assistance Programs. Representative Christopher Smith of New Jersey introduced HR 2405 “To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that…

SB 2078 Requires Requires More Details in School District Disaster Planning

SB 2078 Requires Requires More Details in School District Disaster Planning Texas legislation would require more specific details be added to a School District Disaster Plan and allow for the TEA to notify communities if their school districts don’t meet the disaster planning standard. Texas SB 2078 currently working its way through the Texas House, essentially requires more detailed planning…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Mission

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Mission This is a great new video that briefly summarizes how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) gets involved with regulating and protecting our nation’s waterways and other natural resources. Again, there’s not much detail, but it gives a good overview of how USACE fits into the big…

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