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Treasury Announces that it will Withdraw the Estate Valuation Proposed Regulations

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 3:43pm

On October, 4, 2017, the Department of Treasury announced recommended actions to withdraw, partially revoke, or revise eight regulations identified by Treasury for review under Executive Order 13789, which called for the identification of tax regulations that impose an undue burden on taxpayers. 

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Advocacy Report Shows Rural Entrepreneurship Has Been Declining

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:34pm

 

Advocacy Report Shows Rural Entrepreneurship Has Been Declining

 

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Glen Allen, Virginia

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:57am

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Glen Allen, Virginia  

 

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Mitch Tyner Appointed Senior Advisor/Director of Regional Affairs

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:53am

Mitch Tyner Appointed Senior Advisor/Director of Regional Affairs

 

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U.S. Department of Energy Seeks Comments on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Small-Scale Natural Gas Export

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 1:18pm

On September 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking to revise regulations on export authorizations for natural gas. The proposed rule would allow DOE to issue an export authorization upon receipt of any complete application seeking to export natural gas, including liquefied natural gas, to countries with which the U.S.

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Overland Park, Kansas

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:02am

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Overland Park, Kansas

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, September 14th, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Overland Park, Kansas at the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park – 10800 Metcalf Avenue. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m. CDT.  

 

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Overland Park, Kansas

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:02am

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Overland Park, Kansas

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, September 14th, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Overland Park, Kansas at the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park – 10800 Metcalf Avenue. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m. CDT.  

 

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Army Corps of Engineers and EPA Announce Public Meetings to Discuss the Definition of “Waters of the United States”

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:43pm

On August 28, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a schedule of public meetings to discuss the Definition of “Waters of the United States”, including teleconferences tailored to specific sectors. EPA and the Corps will be conducting specific small entity outreach via a teleconference on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern). Interested parties should RSVP to Joan B.

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in St. Louis, Missouri

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:39pm

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in St. Louis, Missouri

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday September 12th, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in St. Louis, Missouri at the Marriott St. Louis Grand – 800 Washington Avenue. The event will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central Time.  

 

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Advocacy Invites Small Businesses to Attend Ohio Roundtables

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:36pm

Advocacy Invites Small Businesses to Attend Ohio Roundtables

 

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Les Davies Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 5

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:33pm

 Les Davies Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 5

 

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Lexington, Kentucky

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:30pm

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Lexington, Kentucky  

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday July 31st, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Lexington, Kentucky with U.S. House Representative Andy Barr in attendance. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites.

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Cleveland, Ohio

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:26pm

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Cleveland, Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday August 3rd, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Cleveland, Ohio. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Hilton Downtown.

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Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Cincinnati, Ohio

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:51pm

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Cincinnati, Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday August 1st, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Cincinnati, Ohio with House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot in attendance. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency.

 

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Advocacy Invites Small Businesses to Attend Idaho Roundtables

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:38pm

 

Advocacy Invites Small Businesses to Attend Idaho Roundtables

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration invites Idaho and surrounding small business owners and affiliates from various industries to attend and participate in a series of roundtable events next week.

 

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Army Corps of Engineers and EPA Seek Comments on Proposed Rule to Recodify Definition of Waters of the United States

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 3:21pm

On July 27, 2017, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule to recodify the existing definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The rule would apply the definition of WOTUS as it existed before the 2015 Clean Water Rule. The proposed rule would rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule and replace it with a recodification of the text that existed prior to 2015.

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U.S. Department of the Interior Seeks Comments on Its Proposed Rule to Rescind the 2015 Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal Indian Lands Rule

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 3:18pm

On July 25, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a proposed rule to rescind the 2015 final rule entitled “Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Land.” BLM is proposing to rescind the rule stating that it is unnecessarily duplicative and burdensome. BLM is seeking public comments on the proposed rule.

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USDA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for Establishment of Reporting Requirements and Information Collection for Pecan Growers

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 3:12pm

On July 21, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published a proposed rule addressing reporting requirements and information collection for pecans grown in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. The rule would require all pecan handlers to submit forms to the American Pecan Council on inter-handler transfers, year-end inventory, and pecans handled throughout the year.

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DOL Requests Information Regarding Overtime Exemptions under the FLSA

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 1:56pm

On July 26, 2017, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Request for Information (R

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DOL Requests Information Regarding the Fiduciary Rule and Prohibited Transaction Exemptions

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:37pm

On July 6, 2017, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) of the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Request for Information in connection with its examination of the final rule defining who is a “fiduciary” of an employee benefit plan as a result of giving investment advice for a fee or other compensation with respect to assets

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