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The Lone Star Current – January 2023 Edition

Don’t forget – if there is ever a topic that you would like for us to cover, please reach out to our Managing Editor, Sara Thornton, at 512.322.5876 or sthornton@lglawfirm.com. Otherwise, enjoy our latest issue! If you would like to… Read More

Preview of the Regular Session of the 88th Texas Legislature

by Ty Embrey and Madison Huerta On January 10, 2023, newly elected State Representatives and State Senators from across Texas will travel to Austin and gavel-in to kick off the 88th Texas Legislature. While this has been the practice of… Read More

Electric Market Redesign Efforts Continue at PUC and ERCOT

by Roslyn Dubberstein BackgroundSince Winter Storm Uri in February 2021, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (“PUC”) and Texas’s independent system operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”), have been laser-focused on evaluating and implementing reforms to the Texas… Read More

Municipal Corner

A commissioners court possesses implied authority to utilize recycling programs for discarding routine county waste. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. KP-420 (2022). The Cherokee County Attorney requested a Texas Attorney General Opinion regarding the authority of a county to dispose… Read More

“Ask Sarah” Column

Dear Sarah, We recently had a holiday party where an employee exhibited some bad behaviors, and we are concerned about our employees’ safety during other off-duty events in the future. We have a policy against harassment in the workplace, but… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Tex. Comm’n on Envtl. Quality v. Save Our Springs All., Inc., No. 08-20-00239-CV, 2022 WL 17659907 (Tex. App.—El Paso Dec. 13, 2022, no pet. h.). This case involves an application for a Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit. Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Final Rule Codifying WOTUS Definition Announced. On December 30, 2022, EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”) announced the final “Revised Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’” rule. The revised Clean Water… Read More

The Lone Star Current – October 2022 Edition

Don’t forget – if there is ever a topic that you would like for us to cover, please reach out to our Managing Editor, Sara Thornton, at 512.322.5876 or sthornton@lglawfirm.com. Otherwise, enjoy our latest issue! If you would like to… Read More

Increased Department of Labor Audits: What to Expect and Ways to Prepare

by Sheila B. Gladstone, Sarah T. Glaser, and Jessica A. Maynard On February 1, 2022, the United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) announced plans to hire 100 additional investigators to support its compliance and enforcement… Read More

Lead and Copper Rule Revisions: Preparing for Major Deadlines Ahead

by Jessie M. Spears The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”) recent Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (“LCRR”) have raised many implementation questions for drinking water utilities facing the first major change in the federal regulation since 1991. Under LCRR,… Read More

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