Jordan Ramis PC - Attorneys at Law Established in 1963, we are an entrepreneurial law firm serving business and government throughout the Pacific Northwest. Articles written by attorneys at Jordan Ramis PC are featured here. http://www.jordanramis.com/feedarticles.xml Jordan Ramis PC http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss en-us Fri, 24 May 2019 09:17:01 -0700 podcasts@jordanramis.com Fri, 24 May 2019 09:17:01 -0700 HB 1923 Passed; Encouragement for Increased Housing Density http://jordanramis.com/dirt-law-blog/hb-1923-passed--encouragement-for-increased-housing-density-/ Earlier this month, Governor Inslee signed into law HB 1923, an act amending the Growth Management Act (GMA) to provide incentives for local governments to increase housing density. PFAS, Part 2: Congress, States Try to Fill Gap Created by EPA Inaction UPDATE http://jordanramis.com/dirt-law-blog/pfas-part-2--congress-states-try-to-fill-gap-created-by-epa-inaction-update/ On April 25, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published and requested public comments on Draft Interim Recommendations to Address Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate. PFAS, Part 2: Congress, States Try to Fill Gap Created by EPA Inaction http://jordanramis.com/dirt-law-blog/pfas-part-2--congress-states-try-to-fill-gap-created-by-epa-inaction/ Since the EPA released its PFAS Action Plan, there has been a flurry of activity at both the federal and state levels to address, or not, this growing public health issue. Leadership Corner: Mentoring Part 2 http://jordanramis.com/dirt-law-blog/leadership-corner--mentoring-part-2/ There is so much more we can all learn from each other than just how to refine our paycheck-earning skills. That’s why it’s important to have mentors of all ages, experience levels, skill sets, and walks of life. Identifying the Type and Form of an Easement is Critical in Evaluating Obligations and Rights http://jordanramis.com/dirt-law-blog/identifying-the-type-and-form-of-an-easement-is-critical-in-evaluating-obligations-and-rights/ Easements are one of the most common—and often misunderstood—real property interests in law. Washington State Licensing Decisions Do Not Need to Defer to Local Zoning Restrictions on Marijuana Producing and Processing Facilities http://jordanramis.com/dirt-law-blog/washington-state-licensing-decisions-do-not-need-to-defer-to-local-zoning-restrictions-on-marijuana-producing-and-processing-facilities/ Division III of the Washington State Court of Appeals concluded that the state's Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A, "GMA") does not require the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (the "Board") to defer to and incorporate local zoning laws when making licensing decisions. Jordan Ramis Law Clerk Keenan Ordon-Bakalian Named Recipient of 2019 Larry Kressel Memorial Scholarship http://jordanramis.com/dirt-law-blog/jordan-ramis-law-clerk-keenan-ordon-bakalian-named-recipient-of-2019-larry-kressel-memorial-scholarship-/ Jordan Ramis is proud to announce the Lewis & Clark Law School’s 2019 Larry Kressel Memorial Scholarship honoree is Keenan Ordon-Bakalian. Leadership Corner: Mentoring Part 1 http://jordanramis.com/dirt-law-blog/leadership-corner--mentoring-part-1/ I want to look at how we’re communicating to bring others forward in their careers. Are we mentoring? Clean Water Act Amendment May Enhance Local Governments’ Ability to Meet Unfunded Water Quality Mandates http://jordanramis.com/dirt-law-blog/clean-water-act-amendment-may-enhance-local-governments-ability-to-meet-unfunded-water-quality-mandates/ Local government utility agencies across the country have secured the passage of a bill that may greatly enhance their ability to maintain their wastewater and stormwater treatment systems in compliance with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. PFAS, Part 1: EPA Releases Action Plan http://jordanramis.com/dirt-law-blog/pfas-part-1--epa-releases-action-plan/ Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been in the news increasingly in the last several years. On February 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its PFAS Action Plan, setting forth its roadmap for addressing these contaminants.