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Arkansas Water Operator Licensing/COVID-19: Arkansas Department of Health Announces Training Hours Waiver
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law, Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Mr. Jeff Stone, P.E., of the Arkansas Department of Health (“DOH”), announced in an article in the Fall 2020 edition of the publication Arkansas Drinking Water Update that: . . . Due to the effects of the pandemic upon the availability of water operator training, the requirement of obtaining…
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CDC's New Definition of "Close Contact" Impacts Contact Tracing in Workplaces
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Employment
On October 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) expanded the definition of “close contact” for contact tracing purposes. The CDC previously defined close contact as 15 consecutive minutes within six feet of an infected person. The new definition still uses 15 minutes as…
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RCRA Guidance/COVID-19: Signing Paper Hazardous Waste Manifests
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law, Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued an August 20th memorandum titled: Statement About Signing Paper Hazardous Waste Manifest During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (“Statement”) The Statement was transmitted from Peter C. Wright, EPA Assistant Administrator…
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ADH Issues Revised Visitation, Screening and Staffing Directive for Long-term Care Facilities
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health Care
During his October 6 press conference regarding COVID-19, Governor Asa Hutchinson read a letter from a nursing-home resident who asked the question likely on the minds of many nursing home residents: “When will I see my children?” Governor Hutchinson acknowledged having received a number of similar…
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The High Points: SARs and the Three Tiered Framework for MRBs
Category: Anti-Money Laundering , Banking, Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As green states continue to grow, intentional or unintentional exposure to Marijuana Related Business (“MRB”) customers for financial institutions and broker-dealers is an inevitability. Whether your business has decided to actively shoulder the risk of allowing MRB customers in pursuit of the…
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