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New Ukraine Sanctions Announced – U.S., EU and Canada Take Action
Authors: Christopher R. Wall, Nancy A. Fischer, Aaron R. Hutman
In response to political developments in the Ukraine and Russian military action in Crimea, the United States and European Union (EU) announced new sanctions on March 6, 2014. Canada issued its sanctions on March 5, 2014. The U.S. Executive Order authorized the Treasury Department to block the assets of persons determined to have engaged in certain destabilizing conduct or misappropriation of state assets in the Ukraine. The Executive Order also provided for the potential denial of visas. The United States has not yet made any designations under its sanctions and is not expected to do so immediately, but has issued anti-money laundering guidance concerning the accounts of eighteen members of the former Ukraine regime, including ex-President Viktor Yanukovych. The EU and Canada imposed an asset freeze against these former Ukraine regime officials.
India’s Aviation Safety Rating Downgrade Could Have Cascading Effects
Authors: Stephen B. Huttler, Jennifer E. Trock, Kenneth P. Quinn, Sanjay Jose Mullick, Moushami P. Joshi*
On January 31, 2014, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded India’s aviation safety rating to Category 2 under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program – a program designed to ensure safety oversight by foreign aviation authorities in accordance with applicable International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices. FAA's foreign assessment program focuses on a country’s ability, not the individual air carrier’s, to adhere to ICAO’s standards and recommended practices for aircraft operations and maintenance, largely under Annex 6 of the Chicago Convention. The downgrade, which came after years of consultations with the FAA, serves as a stark reminder to governments undergoing IASA and ICAO reviews to promptly and comprehensively address concerns before their status is downgraded.
Saving Billions for Nuclear Plants and Their Electricity Customers
For almost 40 years, Pillsbury has been a leading force in the U.S. nuclear energy industry’s efforts to develop and implement a national nuclear waste program. After the Obama Administration cancelled the planned Yucca Mountain waste repository in Nevada, Pillsbury convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2013 to stop the government from continuing to collect $750 million per year in fees from nuclear power producers for a now nonexistent waste disposal program.