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New OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard: Private sector employers with 100+ employees must require COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing effective January 4, 2022

On Thursday, November 4, 2021, the Biden Administration issued a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) regarding COVID-19 vaccinations for private sector employers with 100 or more employees. This new standard does not apply to… Read More

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. Named in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” List!

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. has once again been recognized by U.S. News – Best Laywers® “Best Law Firms” in 2022 rankings for Water Law, Energy Law, Administrative / Regulatory Law, Employment Law – Management, Energy Regulatory Law, and… 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

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila: I’m a small business owner with 10 employees total and serve as both the owner and general manager. I’ve always been told that small employers can’t be sued for sexual harassment. Is this true? Could I be held… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Prototype Mach. Co. v. Boulware, Kinney Cty. Groundwater Conservation Dist., et al., No. 13-19-00491-CV, 2021 WL 3196235 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi July 29, 2021, no pet. h.). This case focused on a groundwater dispute which arose when several entities… Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA Takes Class-Based Approach to Assess Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (“PFAS”). EPA has recently accelerated its comprehensive, multi-agency approach to assess the risks posed by PFAS. First, pursuant to its authority under the Safe… Read More

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