Special ACCD and Department of Health Webinar for Vermont Manufacturers February 17

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development has reached out to AIV to dedicate the next installment of their business webinar series to manufacturers and their issues and concerns.  The Vermont Department of Health and ACCD have been holding a mostly weekly webinar series focused on health and commerce pandemic updates for the business community. […]

Trade Update | Reminder: Request for Comments and Notice of a Public Hearing Regarding the 2021 Special 301 Review

Each year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) conducts a review to identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property (IP) rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on IP protection. Based on this review, the U.S. Trade Representative determines which, if any, […]

Public Input for the Next Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan

The Department of Public Service is starting off the process to update the 2016 Comprehensive Energy Plan (click here for more on the current plan).  The DPS is required to update the CEP every six years, and the next version is due January, 2022. The DPS has created a website where materials will be posted […]

Regulation of PFAS as a Chemical Class Meeting Information

The Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division of DEC previously published notice of proposed rulemaking of PFAS as a class or subclass.  As part of this process, a public informational meeting has been scheduled for October 16 at 1:00 pm to be held via Microsoft Teams.  The link to join the Teams meeting is available […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from USDOL and OSHA

Independent Contractor Rule  A new proposed rule would clarify employee and independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Click here. Farm Safety and Health  Farm Safety and Health Week, observed every year during the third week of September, provides an opportunity to reflect on practices to keep agricultural workers safe and healthy all […]

Extension and Modification of PPE Export Restrictions

FEMA has issued a new rule that extends and modifies restrictions on exports of certain types of PPE.  The export restrictions are extended through December 31 and apply to surgical N95 filtering facepiece respirators, surgical masks, nitrile gloves, Level 3 and 4 surgical gowns, and surgical isolation gowns. Other filtering facepiece respirators and elastomeric, air-purifying […]

US Commerce Seeks Input on Section 232 Transformer Investigation

On May 19, the US Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a notice in the Federal Register (click here) soliciting public comment on the Section 232 investigation recently launched (click here for more) into possible national security risks associated with the importation of laminations for stacked cores for incorporation into transformers, stacked and wound cores for incorporation […]