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Extension of Comment Period – Horse Protection; Licensing of DQPs and Other Amendments

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:25pm

On September 19, 2016, the Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) extended the public comment period by 30 days for its proposed rule, “Horse Protection; Licensing of Designated Qualified Persons and Other Amendments.”  The proposed rule would transfer responsibility for training, licensing, and monitoring third-party, independent inspectors (known as “Designated Qualified Persons” or DQPs) to APHIS and would create additional licensing eligibility requirements for DQPs.

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NOAA Proposes Protective Regulations for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:23pm

On August 24, 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has proposed a regulation under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to prohibit swimming with and approaching Hawaiian spinner dolphins within 50 yards.  The proposed rule would apply to activities within 2 nautical miles (nm) of the Hawaiian Islands and in the waters between the islands of Lanai, Maui, and Kahoolawe.  In addition, the proposed rule would prohibit approach by interception.

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Traditional Lending for Small Business on the Decline: What about Alternative Finance?

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 9:51am

For Release: September 7, 2016

SBA Number: 16-08 ADV

Contact: Elle Patout

Elle.Patout@sba.gov

 

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USCIS Proposes Rule to Allow Parole or Temporary Status to International Entrepreneurs

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 12:19pm

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing a new rule which would allow international entrepreneurs to be considered for parole or temporary permission to be in the United States. Entrepreneurs may be granted an initial stay of two years, and seek a subsequent request for re-parole for up to three additional years.  USCIS welcomes public comment on the numbers and types of small businesses that may be impacted by this rule, the compliance costs of this rule, and any potential alternatives that may minimize the compliance costs of this rule. 

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More Seniors, More Entrepreneurs: Senior Self-Employment on the Rise in the U.S.

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:11am

For Release: August 18, 2016

SBA Number: 16-07 ADV

Contact: Elle Patout

Elle.Patout@sba.gov

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SEC Proposes Rule to Update and Simplify Disclosure Requirements

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 3:22pm

On July 13, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a proposed rule that would update and simplify the agency’s disclosure requirements.  The SEC’s objective is to eliminate redundant, overlapping, outdated, or superseded provisions in light of changes to SEC disclosure requirements, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and technology.  In addition, the SEC is seeking comment on certain disclosure requirements that overlap with US GAAP to determine whether to retain, modify, eliminate, or refer the requirem

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IRS Proposes Rule to Update Estate Valuations

Office of Advocacy - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:23am

On August 4, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a proposed rule relating to the valuation of interests in corporations and partnerships for estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax purposes and the treatment of lapsing rights and restrictions on liquidation in determining the value of transferred interests under Internal Revenue Code section 2704. The rule would affect how taxpayers estimate the fair market value of assets for estate and gift tax purposes.

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APHIS Proposes Amendments to Horse Protection Regulations

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:49pm

APHIS Proposes Amendments to Horse Protection Regulations

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DOL Proposes Rules to Revise the Form 5500 Annual Return/Report Filed By Employee Benefit Plans

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 1:06pm

On July 21, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed rules to update the Form 5500 Annual Return/Report.

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Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans

Office of Advocacy - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:00am

Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans

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Arbitration Agreements

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:53pm

Arbitration Agreements

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Office of Advocacy’s Anniversary Symposium

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:44am

Office of Advocacy’s Anniversary Symposium

June 22, 2016
Washington Court Hotel 
525 New Jersey Ave N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Location

Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave N.W. Washington, D.C.
United States
38° 53' 48.7968" N, 77° 0' 39.0888" W
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NIST Seeks Comment on Cybersecurity Concept Paper Addressing Smart Home Technology

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 3:28pm

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking input from industry stakeholders on the challenges of identification, authentication, and authorization for devices with the ability to connect to the internet and to send and receive data, including requirements for authentication and authorization of autonomous non-person entities (NPE) found in smart home devices.

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