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Risk Weighting or Simple Leverage

For about a decade now, bank regulation had hinged on two basic concepts. One is risk weighting. The other is capital adequacy. Risk weighting implies that¬†assets on a bank’s balance sheet should first be converted by a factor depending on the riskiness of the asset and only the resulting ‘risk weighted assets’ should be added up. 128 more words

New Rule on Occupational Exposure to Silica (US)

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposes to amend its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

The basis for issuance of this proposal is a preliminary determination by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health that employees exposed to respirable crystalline silica face a significant risk to their health at the current permissible exposure limits and that promulgating these proposed standards will substantially reduce that risk. 111 more words

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New Clean Water Act Definition of "Waters of the US" (US)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly released 26th March a proposed rule to clarify protection under the federal Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. 255 more words


Could a Civil War-Era Law Stamp Out Bitcoin?

Well, I guess they could stamp out bitcoin, but do they want to? ¬†By “they” I mean Uncle Sugar.



Fracking and Federal Clean Water Legislation (US)

Information on US federal regulation of water impacts is found here.

Per the USEPA – water is an integral component of the hydraulic fracturing process and the USEPA Office of Water regulates waste disposal of flowback and sometimes the injection of fracturing fluids as authorized by the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act. 237 more words

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