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Competition Act threshold is increased
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

Under the Competition Act - Canada's antitrust law - there is a two-part test for determining whether a pre-merger notification is necessary. The test is based on the size of the parties and the size of the transaction. Under the size of the parties ...more »

Trade Me pushes for consumer law change
Stuff.co.nzMarch 1, 2012

Trade Me says it will continue to push for an amendment to a bill overhauling consumer law as it believes full and part-time traders should have to identify themselves as being professionals when selling goods online or at fairs, markets and car boot ...more »

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Alternative Energy
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St. Croix River Crossing Debated in the House of Representatives
Patch.comMarch 1, 2012

A suspension vote on the bill to exempt the river crossing from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act will happen on Thursday. Below are remarks from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) Rep. Michele Bachmann made the following ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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AMU Court decided to enhance age of superannuation of Vice Chancellor from 65 ...
India Education DiaryMarch 15, 2012

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi has invited applications from qualified candidates for the degree of Master of Technology in Nanotechnology (Biomedical Stream or Technology Stream) and the Master of Technology in Molecular Medicine of Academic Year ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Navy's target-practice disposal of warships raises pollutions fears
HeraldNetMarch 4, 2012

The Navy defended its cleaning and inventory process, saying it removes all liquid PCBs, thousands of gallons of fuel, mercury from instruments and other pollutants. "The Sinkex program provides numerous benefits to the Navy by making target vessels ...more »

Natural Resources
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ACE: Wis. wetland law doesn't affect jurisdiction
Wausau Daily HeraldMarch 2, 2012

MADISON (AP) — The US Army Corps of Engineers is reminding the public that Wisconsin's new wetland development law doesn't change federal construction requirements. Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Wednesday that makes it easier for developers to win ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Power Engineering MagazineMarch 6, 2012

In accordance with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's implementing regulations for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, we are using this notice to initiate consultation with the Puerto Rico State Historic Preservation ...more »

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2 coal-fired power plants in Chicago will shutter early
Northwest HeraldMarch 1, 2012

The plants were not subject to more stringent rules imposed on newer plants because they were built in the early 1900s, long before the Clean Air Act. Midwest Generation has upgraded some pollution controls at the plants in recent years, ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Lawn Doctor Offers Five Quick Tips for Spring Lawn Care
PR Web (press release)March 5, 2012

Lawn Pest Control: “We're not the only inhabitants to enjoy a mild winter. Lawn insect populations are often reduced by harsh winters. This spring, a proactive approach toward lawn pest control will be vital towards fighting a larger population of ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Daniel Richards, President Of The California Fish And Game Commission, Under ...
Huffington PostMarch 2, 2012

"As president of the commission, I am sure you understand that merely complying with the conservation laws of California is not the standard by which the Commission or its members are measured. As is stated on the Commission's website, your actions ...more »

Education officers 'harassing' private schools
Times of IndiaMarch 3, 2012

While conducting inspections , these officers are seeking documents/affidavits which are not listed in the The Rajasthan Non-Government Educational Institutions Act, 1989. TOI has copies of documents revealing the wide difference between the provisions ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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GREEN GAZETTE: City Emphasizes E-Waste Removal
Gazette NewspapersMarch 12, 2012

It's called e-waste. Long Beach Environmental Services Bureau can take care of removing those items, as well as other hazardous household materials, at scheduled hazardous household waste/e-waste permanent collection centers and designated weekend ...more »

Public Utilities
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Vehicle imports, public utilities and development
Ceylon Daily NewsMarch 5, 2012

To be sure, the elimination of the LTTE and the connected law and order issues, is paving the way for unprecedented development activities in this country and we have the evidence of our eyes that infrastructure development, as a result, ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Search Minerals Discovers HREE-Zr-Y-Nb Mineralization at the Pesky Hill ...
Bradenton HeraldMarch 2, 2012

By Search Minerals Inc. VANCOUVER, March 1, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ - Search Minerals Inc. ("Search" or the "Company") (TSXV: SMY) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alterra Resources Inc., confirm the discovery of mineralization on the Pesky Hill heavy ...more »

Seqra Regulations
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Gibbons | Jennifer Porter to Speak at New York CLE Program on the State ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)March 29, 2012

The all-day program will provide a comprehensive overview of New York's State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) including specific discussion on regulatory requirements and compliance, analysis methodologies and techniques of SEQRA, ...more »


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