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Visualizing 2022: Perspectives on Water/Wastewater CCNs

by David J. Klein While the 2021 headlines focused on the Public Utility Commission’s (“PUC’s”) attention to electric issues in response to Winter Storm Uri, the reality is that PUC also dedicated significant time and efforts to addressing issues concerning… Read More

Municipal Corner

Texas Water Code § 49.103 provides for certain district board of directors, including a conservation district established prior to the enacted provision, to change the terms of the district’s board of directors from two years to four years. Tex. Att’y… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila: We have a policy in place that prohibits employees from bringing guns to work. After reading the new Texas legislation on unlicensed carry that went into effect in September 2021, we are a bit confused. Is our policy… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Mississippi v. Tennessee, 142 S. Ct. 31 (2021). This opinion stemmed from a 2014 bill of complaint filed by the State of Mississippi against the State of Tennessee, the City of Memphis, and Memphis Light, Gas and Water… Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA Guidance Regarding the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) Section 401 Rule Vacatur. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order on October 21, 2021 remanding and vacating EPA’s Trump-era… Read More

The Lone Star Current – October 2021 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

Jurisdictional Waters – Take 3: Action!

by Nathan E. Vassar and Lauren C. Thomas What’s old is new again for those tracking the latest in the decades-long regulatory wrangling over the definition of “waters of the United States.” To the cheers of some, disdain of others,… Read More

State Agencies and Electric and Gas Industries Respond to Winter Storm Uri With Market Reform Efforts and Securitization Implementation

by Taylor P. Denison As reported in our April issue of The Lone Star Current,1 Winter Storm Uri, which hit the state February 15 through February 19, 2021 and left millions of Texans without power during single-digit temperatures, turned… Read More

Buying and Selling Water and Wastewater Systems – Let’s Make a Deal, But How?

by David J. Klein There are over 3,000 water systems and over 800 wastewater systems registered with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (“PUC”), meaning, that they possess a certificate of convenience and necessity (“CCN”) or an exempt registration from… Read More

Municipal Corner

Texas state agencies and political subdivisions may not condition an individual’s access to a governmental facility on receipt of a vaccine administered under emergency use authorization and not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. Read More

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