Water Over Dam

Verrill's Energy Group is involved in all aspects of the acquisition, licensing, and operation of hydroelectric facilities. Specifically, the firm appears regularly before FERC in connection with the licensing and re-licensing of hydro facilities; secures required state 401 water quality certificates; and negotiates safety, aesthetic, and recreational licensing conditions with government agencies, interest groups, and abutters. The firm has litigated headwater benefit claims before FERC involving disputes over Section 10(f) payments from downstream owners to upstream owners. Our attorneys have been involved in several disputes over the decommissioning and removal of dams and regularly advises buyers and sellers of hydro facilities in structuring such transactions. The firm has also advised clients on compliance with FERC safety audits and has arbitrated disputes arising from power purchase agreements between hydro facilities and power purchasers.

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Firm Highlights

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New IRS Determination Letter Program for 403(b) and 401(a) Plans

On November 7, 2022, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2022-40 , which allows certain tax-exempt employers (such as schools, charities, and churches) to apply for IRS determination letters on their individually designed section 403(b...

News

Ruth Mattson quoted in Law360 article regarding new Massachusetts surtax

Publication/Podcast

Maine PUC Clarifies Ability of Level 2 Projects to “Leapfrog” Level 4 Projects in Interconnection Queue

After months of uncertainty over the issue of whether Level 2 renewable energy projects can “leapfrog” Level 4 projects in the queue, the Maine PUC clarified one of the ambiguities. Specifically, in response to...

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The PHE is Ending: Do You Know Where Your Waivers Are?

While the pandemic is not over, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is expected to expire soon, which means that a number of operational, safety, and billing standards that were waived at the beginning...

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IRS Guidance Expands Access to ACA Premium Tax Credit, Allows Cafeteria Plan Sponsors to Permit Employees to Revoke Family Coverage Mid-year

Final Regulations under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code On October 11, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Final Regulations under Code Section 36B relating to eligibility for the Affordable Care Act’s...

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Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

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Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (1st Session)

News

Verrill Welcomes Associates Brody Haverly-Johndro, Maye Emlein, Victoria Larson, Chris Petronio, Abby Plummer, and Alexander Read

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

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