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Archive: January 2021 Blog Posts

  • 2020 Arctic Report Card Highlights Threats to Recovering Bowhead Whales
  • January 29th, 2021 — by Sierre Anton — Category: Endangered Species

  • NOAA recently published the 2020 Arctic Report Card, which highlights the current environmental and ecological conditions of the Arctic Circle.

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  • EU Approves Elimination of U.S. Lobster Tariffs
  • January 27th, 2021 — by Blake Tims — Category: Fisheries Seafood

  • On November 26, 2020, the European Union approved a deal with the United States that eliminates tariffs on all U.S. lobsters for the next five years, with the possibility of permanent elimination in the future.

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  • NSGLC’s 2021 Research Associate Program Application Period Now Open
  • January 22nd, 2021 — by Terra Bowling — Category: Miscellaneous

  • The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) is pleased to announce that the application period for its 2021 summer research associate program is now open. The eight-week, full-time paid internship seeks to provide a law student with research and professional development opportunities in the field of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes law. During the internship, the research associate will function as an integral component of the Law Center’s staff, assisting with publications, preparation of memorandum of law, and other ongoing projects.

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  • SBA Accepting New Paycheck Protection Program Applications after Congress Modifies the Program
  • January 21th, 2021 — by Catherine Janasie — Category: COVID-19 PPP

  • At the end of December, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133), which President Trump signed into law December 27, 2020. The $2.3 trillion spending bill included regular appropriations for a variety of federal agencies and a number of other pieces of legislation. At over 5,593 pages, it was the longest bill ever passed by Congress.

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  • New EPA Ballast Water Rule: Where We Are and How We Got Here
  • January 13th, 2021 — by Sierre Anton — Category: Admiralty Clean Water Act

  • In October of 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule establishing standards for incidental discharges from vessels in waters of the United States. This is the first proposed rule to come out of the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), which was signed into law by President Trump in December 2018.

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  • EPA Announces Proposed Regulation Amendment to Clarify Negligence Standards
  • January 7th, 2021 — by Olivia Deans — Category: Clean Water Act

  • On December 14, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments to a part of the Clean Water Act (CWA) regulation. The regulations pertain to enforcement standards for state and tribal programs under the CWA.

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