SBA Advocate

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Coer d'Alene, Idaho

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:26pm

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday July 13th, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Best Western Plus.

 

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Boise, Idaho

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:20pm

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Boise, Idaho

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday July 11th, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Boise, Idaho. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Riverside Hotel.

 

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

Advocacy Invites Small Businesses to Attend Louisiana Roundtables

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 5:57pm

Advocacy Invites Small Businesses to Attend Louisiana Roundtables

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

U.S. Department of the Interior Requests Public Comment on its Review of Certain National Monuments Established since 1996

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:30pm

Pursuant to E.O. 13792 dated April 26, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior is requesting comments on the review of National Monuments that have been designated or expanded since 1996 under the Antiquities Act of 1906. The review will be used to determine whether each designation or expansion conforms to the requirements and original objectives of the Act, and appropriately balance the protection of landmarks against appropriate use of Federal lands.

The monuments currently under review include the following:

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Seeks Comments on Existing Rules

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:54am

Pursuant to its “Plan for Retrospective Review of Existing Rules” the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) seeks public input on ways the Commission could reduce the burden of its existing rules, while still furthering its mission.

CPSC requests comments on several questions including the following:

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

Federal Recreation Council and Bureau of Economic Analysis Seek Feedback on Development of Statistics for Economic Activity in Outdoor Recreation Segment

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 3:32pm

The Federal Recreation Council (FRC) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) seek input from members of the public on how to define the outdoor recreation industry. The FRC is comprised of seven federal agencies including the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

IRS Re-Releases Proposed Partnership Audit Regs

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:28pm

On June 13, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) re-released proposed regulations that repeal the current rules governing partnership audits and replaces them with a new centralized partnership audit regime that generally assesses and collects tax at the partnership level.  The proposed regs provide rules for partnerships subject to the new regime, including procedures for electing out of the centralized partnership audit regime, filing administrative adjustment requests, and the determination of amounts owed by the partnership or its partners attributable to adjustments that arise out

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

DOL Withdraws Guidance Documents

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 10:00am

On June 7, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on independent contractors and joint employment.  Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1 discussed the factors that make a worker an independent contractor or an employee, and under this guidance more workers were considered employees.  Administrative Interpretation No.

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

DOL Proposes to Rescind “Persuader” Rule

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 9:55am

On June 12, 2017, the Department of Labor released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to rescind the final rule titled, “Interpretation of the `Advice' Exemption in Section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.”  “Persuader” activity pertains to labor-relations advice and services to influence employee unionizing and collective bargaining, and this rule expanded the type of activity that must be reported by employers and their outside consultants. This proposed rule was effective on April 15, 2016.  However, the U.S.

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

U.S. Department of Energy Seeks Comments on Existing Regulations

Office of Advocacy - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:01am

Pursuant to Executive Order 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” and Executive Order 13783, “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth”, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting information to assist in identifying existing regulations that should be modified or repealed. 

DOE requests comments on several questions including the following:

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

Richard Apollo Fuhriman Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 10

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:08pm

Richard Apollo Fuhriman Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 10

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Richard “Apollo” Fuhriman, an attorney and political activist, has joined the Office of Advocacy as the small business advocate for federal Region 10. In his new role, Fuhriman will be the direct link between the region’s small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, small business associations and the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Federal Region 10 covers Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

Despite Smaller Size, Women-Owned Businesses Have a Significant Economic Impact

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03pm

Despite Smaller Size, Women-Owned Businesses Have a Significant Economic Impact

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

EPA’s Draft Guidance for Reporting of Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed as Nanoscale Materials

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:32pm

On May 16, EPA published a notice announcing the availability of and requesting public comment on the draft guidance document, entitled: “Guidance on EPA's Section 8(a) Information Gathering Rule on Nanomaterials in Commerce.”  According to EPA, the guidance is intended to answer to questions the agency has received from manufacturers (includes importers) and processors of certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale as described in a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of January 12, 2017.  The final rule requires one-time reporting for

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

Reopening of Comment Period: TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements; Standards for Small Manufacturers and Processors

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:23pm

On May 9, 2017, EPA published a notice to reopen the comment period for its previous notice, published on December 15, 2016, to request public comment on whether revision to the current size standards for small manufacturers and processors, which are used in connection with reporting regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 8(a), is warranted.

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in New Orleans, Louisiana

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 3:59pm

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in New Orleans, Louisiana

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday June 8th, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the New Orleans Marriot on Canal Street.

 

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 3:54pm

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday June 7th, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) Conference Center.

 

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

Advocacy Looking for Online Feedback on Regulation

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 3:44pm

Advocacy Looking for Online Feedback on Regulation 

 

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

SEC Proposes New Venture Capital Rules for Investment Advisers

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 9:37am

On May 9, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a proposed rule relating to registration exemptions for investment advisers; the rule would amend the definition of a venture capital fund and the private fund adviser exemption in order to reflect changes made by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015.

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

Regulatory Reform

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:03pm

Advocacy is involved in Regulatory Reform efforts underway as a result of two recent regulatory Executive Orders. Keep an eye on this page for updated information on Advocacy’s involvement in helping to reduce the regulatory burden on our nation’s small businesses.

Executive Order 13771 - Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

Nancy Zurbuchen Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 7

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:00am

Nancy Zurbuchen Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 7

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nancy Zurbuchen, a Missouri businesswoman, has been appointed small business advocate for federal Region 7. In this role, Zurbuchen will be the direct link between the region’s small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, small business associations and the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Zurbuchen will be Advocacy’s eyes and ears in Region 7, which covers Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri.

Categories: Latest News, SBA Advocate

Copyright

© 2017 Women Construction Owners & Executives USA
WCOE grows your contacts, contracts & bottom line