wild fires

Senate Examines Wildland Fire-Mitigation Recommendations

On March 12, 2024, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing to discuss findings and recommendations for the Wildland and Fire Mitigation and Management Commission. This hearing provided members of Congress and witnesses the opportunity to discuss new and potential policies to address the nation’s wildfire crisis. TCIA has had a […]

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USCIS to Increase Fees for Immigration and Naturalization Benefit Requests

On January 31, 2024, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a final rule to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit-request fees. Effective April 1, 2024, these changes increase fees for employment-based petitions postmarked on or after this date. Specific to the tree care industry, these changes will increase program-use […]

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OSHA Focusing on Regional Fatality and Injury Rates in Tree Care

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) utilizes various strategies to mitigate workplace hazards and ensure compliance with safety standards. One approach is the implementation of Regional Emphasis Programs (REPs). REPs are primarily targeted enforcement and inspections in specific high-risk industries or for particular hazards within a region. As of the end of 2023, OSHA […]

White House

Biden Administration Updates Its Regulatory Plan

On December 6, 2023, the Biden administration released its Fall 2023 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, providing a detailed glimpse into the initiatives under development across approximately 67 federal departments, agencies and commissions. These semi-annual regulatory agendas report on what these agencies plan to issue in the near and long term. Target dates […]

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