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Provisional COVID-19 Enforcement Guidance: Arkansas Department of Energy and Environmental Quality Notes Continuance/Extension
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law, Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Secretary Becky Keogh of the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment noted in a July 2nd memorandum that the Division of Environmental Quality’s (“DEQ”) Provisional COVID-19 Enforcement Guidance (“Arkansas Guidance”) remains in place. The reasons for the issuance of this memorandum was the…
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Data Security Threats to Consider While Employees are Working Remotely
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Information Security & Privacy
COVID-19 has thrown many businesses into the fire of remote working. Morphisec reported in its Work-from-Home (WFH) Employee Cybersecurity Threat Index that remote working was an entirely new experience for 49 percent of employees, and 25 percent of employees working from home aren’t familiar with…
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COVID-19/Addendum on Termination: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law, Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a June 29th Memorandum titled: COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program: Addendum on Termination (“Addendum”) The Addendum is transmitted from Susan Parker Bodine, EPA Assistant Manager for…
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COVID-19/Stay-at-Home Orders: U.S. Energy Information Administration Report Notes Reduction in Commercial/Industrial Electricity Use
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law, Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The United States Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) issued a June 20th report titled: Stay-at-Home Orders Led to Less Commercial and Industrial Electricity Use in April (“Report”) Electricity sales for April 2020 for three sectors (residential, commercial, industrial) were compared with…
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Bankruptcy Courts are Easing Traditionally Rigid Lease Payment Requirements for Commercial Tenants In COVID-Related Filings
Category: Banking, Business, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Litigation
Bankruptcy courts in multiple jurisdictions have granted tenant-friendly relief to companies that have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in recent months. While the Bankruptcy Code typically requires timely performance of lease obligations under 11 U.S.C. § 365, bankruptcy courts have employed…
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