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EPA and MPCA Announce Regulatory Flexibility

By: Elizabeth H. Schmiesing

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) have announced measures to allow regulated parties some relief from enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Client Alert

Walz Executive Order 20-20: Stay At Home

The afternoon of March 25, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Executive Order 20-20, directing Minnesotans to stay at home. According to the order, “Beginning on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm, all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered to stay at ...

Client Alert

Walz Executive Orders: Price Gouging, DHS Waivers

At 2:00 today, March 20, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced three new Executive Orders. The first addressed price gouging, while the other two focused on ensuring that Minnesotans in need of services administered through and overseen by the Department of Human Services (DHS) are able to continue to access those services. Executive Order 20-10: ...

Governor Executive Order: Postpone Non-Emergency Surgeries and Procedures

By: David M. Aafedt

In the latest in a series of Executive Orders aimed at mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 virus on Minnesota’s health care system, Governor Walz today issued an order directing that all non-essential and elective surgeries and procedures – medical and dental – that utilize ventilators or personal protective equipment (PPE) be postponed. The prohibition ...

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Minnesota Department of Commerce Issues Request for Comments for New Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Licensure and Regulation

By: David M. Aafedt

On September 30, 2019, the Minnesota Department of Commerce (Department) published in the State Register its Request for Comments relating to an upcoming rulemaking relating to Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Licensure and Regulation. According to the Request for Comments, the Department is evaluating “rules needed to establish explicit requirements for licensure and renewal of PBMs ...

Event

2019 Brownfields Redevelopment Summit

Environmental attorney Betsy Schmiesing will participate in a panel discussion about "Navigating Unique Environmental Site Challenges."

Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Thursday, August 1, 2019

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event

Compliance and Responsibility in Supply Chain Management

Environmental attorney Betsy Schmiesing will moderate at MinnCLE's 2019 Minnesota Environmental Institute.

Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall # 370
3rd Floor, City Center
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Thursday, April 11, 2019

8:40 AM - 4:30 PM (Central Time)
Client Alert

EPA proposes new definition for Waters of the United States

By: Elizabeth H. Schmiesing

Environmental attorney Betsy Schmiesing explains the current and proposed changes to the definition of WOTUS.

Event

The Federal Government’s Preference for Fossil Fuels and Nuclear over Renewable Energy

Attorney Betsy Schmiesing will speak at the 10th Annual Renewable Energy in the Midwest Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

U.S. Bank Plaza Building
200 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Thursday, October 11, 2018

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Event

2018 Minnesota Real Estate Journal Brownfields Redevelopment Summit

Environmental Law attorney Betsy Schmiesing will participate in a panel titled, "Brownfield Real Estate Game Theory: How Deals get Done."

Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Event

Environmental Law 101 – Environmental Law’s Intersection with Real Estate and Corporate Matters

Environmental attorney Betsy Schmiesing will speak about "Environmental Law's Intersection with Real Estate and Corporate Matters" at a Minnesota CLE seminar.

Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall # 370
3rd Floor, City Center
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Thursday, July 20, 2017

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Central Time)
Event

Brownfields Redevelopment Summit

Environmental Law attorney Elizabeth Schmiesing will speak at the Brownfields Redevelopment Summit on May 25, 2017.

Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Thursday, May 25, 2017

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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