Federal Agencies Regulatory Agenda

Last week, the Biden Administration published its “Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” (click here), the biannual report on actions administrative agencies plan to issue in the near and long term. Although the Agenda tends to be aspirational, it provides important insights about proposed regulatory and deregulatory actions, as well as broader priorities, at […]

Preliminary Feedback Requested on Updates to Wetlands Maps, Follow Up Engagement Encouraged 

DEC’s Wetlands Program has posted draft Vermont Significant Wetlands Inventory (VSWI) updates and associated materials (click here) for preliminary feedback from interested parties, such as developers proposing construction activities near a wetland.  Potential changes will include adding wetlands not currently depicted and revising the locations of existing wetlands to improve accuracy. The Program would like […]

USTR Considers Extension of Section 301 China Tariffs

The following is provided in cooperation with our national partners and allies at NAM: Earlier this month, USTR issued a formal notice (click here) to inform U.S. companies of the four-year anniversary, and potential expiration, of the first two batches of Section 301 tariffs on imports from China (Lists 1 and 2). Section 301 of […]

ACCD/VOSHA Briefing on Changing Workplace Guidance for Vermont Employers

On June 8 ACCD and VOSHA provided an online briefing requested by AIV for Vermont employers on changing state and federal COVID guidance and requirements. See related post here on recent state and federal changes. The one hour briefing included informational slides and prepared Q&A.  It was also recorded and additional Q&A took place during […]

State and Federal COVID Guidance for Workplaces Continues to Evolve | Opportunities for Employer Input and Further Guidance, Including Upcoming Online Meeting with Agencies

The following provides a brief overview of changing COVID guidance and requirements at the federal and state levels, as well as information about opportunities to learn more about compliance and implementation issues and guidance from the state, including an online town hall meeting with state agencies scheduled for June 8. Federal and State Changes So […]

Regional Meetings on Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan

The Department of Public Service will be hosting four virtual regional forums in June focused on energy planning efforts by Regional Planning Commissions and municipalities.  You might consider attending the forum if you would like to engage on the key energy issues, elements, challenges, and considerations unique to your area of Vermont. The dates and […]

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 […]