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What to Watch for in the Next SCOTX Term

by James F. Parker It is that time of year when our attention turns toward the normal summertime pursuits—baseball, cook-outs, and the next term of the Texas Supreme Court. So for your summertime beach reading, may we offer the briefs… Read More

Reflections and Considerations Regarding the Streamlined Expedited Decertification Process

by David J. Klein As we look to the last half of 2022, prior to the commencement of the 2023 Legislative Session, the quickest and most certain process for some Texas landowners to be removed from the service area boundaries… Read More

Municipal Corner

The Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act prohibits contracts and other agreements with certain foreign-owned companies in certain circumstances in connection with critical infrastructure in this State. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. KP-410 (2022). In a recent opinion, the Office of… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, We understand that in September 2021, the Texas Legislature expanded the ways doctors in Texas can legally prescribe medical marijuana. We have a no-tolerance drug policy. What do we do when one of our safety-sensitive employees or applicants… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Milton v. United States, 36 F.4th 1154 (Fed. Cir. 2022). In this case, landowners and corporations downstream from Barker Dam and Addicks Dam on the Buffalo Bayou (the “Landowners”) sued the United States (the “Government”) in the Court… Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA’s Proposed Definition for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (“PFAS”) in Draft Fifth Contaminant Candidate List (“CCL 5”). EPA’s Science Advisory Board (“SAB”) has raised concerns about the narrow definition of PFAS in the draft… Read More

The Lone Star Current – April 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

PFAS – A “Four-Letter Word” for Water and Wastewater Utilities?

by Sara R. Thornton If you follow developments in environmental regulation, you know a day rarely passes without some news story on the regulation of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances—or generally known as PFAS. To address growing concerns for PFAS contamination,… Read More

Water/Wastewater Permitting: Maximizing Value of TCEQ Pre-Application Meetings

by Nathan E. Vassar and Jessie M. Spears As many state and federal agencies are returning to practices and operations more akin to those experienced before March 2020, it is an optimal time to highlight one of the most important… Read More

Municipal Corner

Chapter 556 of the Texas Government Code does not apply to certain public entities that are not considered state agencies based on factors outlined by the Office of the Attorney General. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. KP-398 (2022). In a… Read More

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