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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Fort Collins, CO  

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:03am

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Fort Collins, CO  

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, August 8, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Fort Collins, Colo. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT at the La Quinta Inn Fort Collins, 3709 East Mulberry St.

 

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Advocacy Seeks Input from Wyoming Small Businesses in Regulatory Reform Discussion

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 9:35am

 

Advocacy Seeks Input from Wyoming Small Businesses in Regulatory Reform Discussion

 

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Corps and EPA Seek Comments on Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rule to Recodify Definition of WOTUS

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 5:44pm

On July 12, 2018, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to re-establish an earlier definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The proposed rule would rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule and recodify the text that existed prior to 2015.

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FDA publishes proposed rule on caloric labeling of food products for sale in vending machines

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:53pm

On July 12, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule titled, Revisions to Certain Requirements for Calorie Labeling on Glass-Front Vending Machines.  FDA took this action in response to requests from the vending and packaged foods industries to reduce the regulatory burden and increase flexibility, while continuing to provide calorie declarations for certain articles of food sold from vending machines.  The FDA is now proposing that the type size of the calorie declaration be at least 150 percent (1.5 times) of the size of the net quantity of contents (i.e., net w

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Dubuque, IA  

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 3:30pm

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Dubuque, IA  

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, July 18, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Dubuque, Iowa. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT at the Holiday Inn Dubuque/Galena, 450 Main St.

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DOI Extends Comment Period on Proposed Rule on Outer Continental Shelf Blow-Out Preventer Systems and Well Control Revisions

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 2:09pm

On July 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) published a notice to extend the comment period for a proposed rule that would revise requirements for well design, well control, casing, cementing, real-time monitoring (RTM), and subsea containment. BSEE states that the rule may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The new comment period deadline is August 6, 2018.

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USDA Seeks Comments on Lacey Act Implementation Plan: De Minimus Exception

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 2:04pm

On July 9, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a proposed rule establishing an exception to the declaration requirement of the Lacey Act. The requirement prohibits the importation of certain plants and plant products without an import declaration. The proposed rule would establish a narrow exception to the declaration requirement for those products that contain minimal plant material, and thus relieve the burden on importers.

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USDA Seeks Comments on U.S. Standards for Canola, Corn and Soybeans

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 1:58pm

On June 29, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published three proposed rules regarding U.S. Standards for Canola, Corn and Soybeans under the U.S. Grain Standards Act. The rules seek to determine whether current standards and grading practices remain relevant, or whether they should be changed or updated. The public is invited to comment on current practices to help inform the Agency’s decision to modify the standards. Comments on each of the three rules are due by August 28, 2018.

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EPA Seeks Comments on Its Revised Lead-Dust Hazard Standards

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:29pm

On July 2, 2018, EPA published a proposed rule to lower its lead-dust hazard standards (DLHS) for floors from 40 mg/ft2 to 10 mg/ft2 and for window sills from 250 mg/ft2 to 100 mg/ft2. These standards apply to most pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities. They are incorporated into EPA’s lead-based paint activity regulations and they also trigger reporting obligations under real estate disclosure regulations. EPA is accepting comments on this proposal until August 16, 2018.

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Open Comment Period for EPA’s Problem Formulations for Risk Evaluations Conducted Under the Toxic Substances Control Act and EPA’s Guidance Document to Apply Systematic Review for these Risk Evaluations

Office of Advocacy - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 11:25am

On June 11, 2018, EPA published problem formulation documents for the first 10 chemical substances undergoing risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The first 10 chemical substances include asbestos, 1-bromopropane, 1,4-dioxane, carbon tetrachloride, cyclic aliphatic bromide cluster (HBCD), methylene chloride, n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), pigment violet 29 (Anthra[2,1,9-def:6,5,10-d′e'f′] diisoquinoline-1,3,8,10(2H,9H)-tetrone), tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchloroethylene) and trichloroethylene (TCE).

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White House office seeks comment on updating NEPA regulations

Office of Advocacy - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 1:49pm

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is an office in the Executive Office of the President that is responsible for issuing regulations to guide agency compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). CEQ has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) asking questions about the NEPA process, the scope of NEPA analysis, and CEQ’s current regulations. The public comments received might lead to a future proposal for changes to CEQ’s regulations and, eventually, the ways that agencies comply with NEPA. 

Comments are due by July 20, 2018

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in West Des Moines, IA

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 1:21pm

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in West Des Moines, IA  

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, July 18, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in West Des Moines, Iowa. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT at the Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines, 5505 Mills Civic Parkway.

 

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Council Bluffs, IA

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 1:16pm

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Council Bluffs, IA  

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 17, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT at the Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way.

 

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EPA’s Proposed Revisions to the Risk Management Program Rule

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:24pm

On May 30, 2018, EPA published proposed changes to its Risk Management Program (RMP) rule that was issued on January 13, 2017.  The proposed rule rescinds requirements related to safer technology and alternative analyses, third-party audits, incident investigations, and information availability. In addition, the agency proposes modifications to the requirements for the local emergency coordination and emergency exercises that provide flexibility in complying with the provisions.

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DHS and DOL Publish Rules Adding 15,000 Additional H-2B Visas for FY 2018

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:09pm

The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, has decided to increase the numerical limitation on H-2B nonimmigrant visas to authorize the issuance of up to an additional 15,000 through the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. This increase is based on a time-limited statutory authority and does not affect the H-2B program in future fiscal years. The Departments are promulgating regulations to implement this determination.

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DHS Publishes Rule Removing International Entrepreneur Program

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 3:54pm

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to remove its regulations pertaining to the international entrepreneur program, which would have allowed start-up entities to use an immigration program called parole to gain temporary entry in the United States.  Pursuant to Executive Order 13767 which sought review of all DHS parole programs, the agency determined that this program is not the appropriate vehicle for attracting and retaining international entrepreneurs and does not adequately protect U.S. investors and U.S.

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Jacksonville, FL

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:03pm

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Jacksonville, FL

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 7, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Jacksonville, Fla. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the JAX Chamber, 3 Independent Dr.

 

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Oviedo, FL

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:01pm

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Oviedo, FL

                      

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 6, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Oviedo-Winter Springs, Fla. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the City of Oviedo Amphitheater and Cultural Center, 357 Center Lake Lane.   

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Oviedo, FL

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:01pm

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Oviedo, FL

                      

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 6, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Oviedo-Winter Springs, Fla. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the City of Oviedo Amphitheater and Cultural Center, 357 Center Lake Lane.   

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Tampa/Brandon, FL

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:59am

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Reform Roundtable for Small Business in Tampa/Brandon, FL

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, June 5, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Brandon, Fla. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Tampa-Brandon Hotel, 10221 Princess Palm Ave.   

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