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State of Missouri Incentivizes Data Center Construction and Expansion

On April 14, 2015, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed SB 149 into law, providing incentives for those constructing or expanding certain data centers within the State of Missouri. The law provides exemptions from certain sales and use taxes for each of the following used in a data center:

  1. Electricity, gas, water, and other utilities
  2. Telecommunication services and Internet services
  3. Machinery, equipment, and computers
  4. Certain materials and other personal property used to construct or expand (as the case might be) that data center  More…
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OSHA Targets Data Centers For Electrical Safety Enforcement

Written By:  Eric J. Conn

OSHA is signaling a major departure from its position on acceptable exceptions to the Lockout/Tagout requirements in the agency’s electrical safety standards. Historically, employers have been permitted to conduct electrical maintenance near energized parts in data centers that host critical business operations (i.e., operations which must stay live 24/7), under an “infeasibility” exception to the general rule that electrical equipment must be deenergized and locked out before maintenance is permitted. A series of recent enforcement actions suggests this exception may no longer be available to data center operators.

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