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FAA Recognizes Local Authority in New Drone Regulations

June 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016—In a win for local governments and local decision-making authority, new rules issued this week by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on unmanned aviation systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, recognize that city leaders…

The EPA Proposes Updated Rules for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities

Stormwater discharges from construction activities can significantly impact water quality. As stormwater flows over a construction site, it can pick up…

Researchers Show Fracking’s Impact to Drinking Water Sources

March 29, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Only one industry is allowed to inject toxic chemicals into underground sources of drinking water – hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Concerns about…

Railroads Lose Challenge of Oil-Train Rules

November 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Oil & Gas, Rail

Railroads lost an agency appeal with the U.S. Department of Transportation in a battle over new crude-by-rail rules that require the installation of expensive new brakes on trains hauling hazardous flammable materials. In a ruling issued by its Pipeline and…

DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

February 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Surveying/Mapping

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2015—The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining…