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Regulatory comment letters concerning the Federal Government's compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act.

Chronological List: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

By Category: General, Antitrust & Trade, Environmental, Procurement, Safety, Labor, Transportation & Health, Tax Issues, Telecommunication
 

Chronological List of Regulatory Comments
Beginning with Calendar Year 2008

 

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General

  • Letter dated 11/20/00 - Department of Justice - Regulation concerning Commercial Mail Receiving Agencies.

  • Letter dated 09/26/00 - Department of Interior - Special Rules Applicable to Surface Coal Mining Hearings and Appeals; Petitions for Award of Costs and Expenses Under Section 525(e) of the SMCRA; 65 Fed. Reg. p. 46389 (July 28, 2000)

  • Letter dated 05/22/00 - Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System - Regulation Y; Docket No. 4-1067 (Bank Holding Companies and Change in Bank Control): Fed. Reg., Vol. 65, No. 60, p. 16480 (March 28, 2000)

  • Letter dated 04/12/00 - United States Postal Service - Proposed rule to revise the private mailbox (PMB) address requirement to include the # sign as an alternative. Fed. Reg., Vol. 65, No. 49, p. 13258 (March 13, 2000)

  • Letter dated 10/20/99 - United States Postal Services - Follow-up to June 25, 1999 letter regarding delivery of mail to Commercial Mail Receiving Agencies; 64 Fed. Reg. p. 14,385, (March 25, 1999)

  • Letter dated 06/25/99 - United States Postal Services - Delivery of Mail to Commercial Mail Receiving Agencies; 64 Fed. Reg. p. 14,385, (March 25, 1999)

  • Memorandum dated 03/11/99 - Department of Interior, Minerals Management Service - royalty-in-kind determination of need.

  • Letter dated 8/13/98 - Department of Defense, Department of the Army - Regulatory Flexibility Act Compliance pertaining to the notice regarding proposed implementation of the Defense Table of Official Distances in the DoD Personal Property Program; 63 Fed. Reg. 31, 761 (June 10, 1998)

  • Letter dated 4/20/98 - Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology - Final Rule under the Fastener Quality Act to allow for the use of quality assurance systems as a permissible alternative to the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Commerce's overall product testing and accreditation system for the fastener industry; 63 Fed. Reg. 18260, April 14, 1998

  • Letter dated 11/25/97 - Department of Commerce, - National Institute of Standards and Technology - Procedures for Implementation of the Fastener Quality Act; Notice of proposed rulemaking; Docket No. 970724177-7177-01; 62 Fed. Reg., 472, 47,240, September 8, 1997

  • Letter Dated 12/06/96 - Small Business Committee - Letter to Chairman Christopher S. Bond in response to his correspondence regarding compliance and understanding of the Regulatory Flexibility Act as amended by the Small Business Regulatory enforcement Fairness Act of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Antitrust & Trade

  • Letter dated 01/31/00 - Federal Trade Commission - Consent agreement in the Exxon Mobile merger

  • Letter dated 10/08/99 - Federal Trade Commission - proposed mergers in the oil industry

  • Letter dated 06/16/99 – Federal Trade Commission - Children's Online Privacy Protection Act; 64 Fed. Reg., 22,750, (April 27, 1999)

  • Notice dated 12/2/98 - United State Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - Proposed Rule for Importation of Orchids in Growing Media; 63 Fed. Reg. 46,403 (September 1, 1998); CC Docket No. 98-035-1

  • Letter dated 12/05/97 - Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration - Total quantity and respective territorial shares of insular watches and watch movements which will be allowed to enter the United States free of duty in the calendar year 1998. 62 Fed. Reg., 59,829, November 5, 1997

  • Letter Dated 4/30/97 - Federal Trade Commission - Advanced notice of proposed rule to amend its Trade Regulation Rule entitled Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions concerning Franchising and Business Opportunity Ventures. 16 CFR Part 436

  • Letter Dated 04/14/97 - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Pending merger application between Potomac Electric Power Company and Baltimore Gas and Electric Company

  • Letter dated 8/14/96 - Federal Trade Commission - Draft consent order for the proposed Time Warner/Turner Broadcasting Merger currently being considered by the FTC

  • Letter dated 6/13/96 - United States Trade Representative - Comments regarding the Proposed Imposition of Retaliatory Duties on Certain Bicycles Imported From China, Docket No. 301-02

  • Letter dated 6/10/96 - Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) - Final rule promoting wholesale competition through open access nondiscriminatory transmission services by public utilities, recovery of stranded costs by public utilities and transmitting utilities; 61 Fed. Reg. 21,540, May

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Environmental

  • Letter dated 11/09/00 - Environmental Protection Agency - Comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Cooling Water Intake Structures for New Facilities Pursuant to 316(b).of the Clean Water Act; 65 Fed. Reg. 49,060 (August 10, 2000)

  • Memorandum dated 10/05/00 - Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget - Regarding Draft Final Rule - Toxic Release Inventory – Lowering of Lead Reporting Threshold – Lead Designation as a Highly Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic (PBT)

  • Letter dated 09/28/00 - Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service - Requirements for Regulatory Flexibility Act compliance in critical habitat designation

  • Letter dated 09/20/00 - Environmental Protection Agency - Comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Control of Emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutants from Mobile Sources; 65 Fed. Reg. 48058, (August 4, 2000)

  • Letter dated 08/25/00 - Environmental Protection Agency - Comments on EPA's proposed Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards and Highway Diesel Fuel Sulfur Control Requirements

  • Letter dated 07/17/00 - Department of Agriculture, Forest Service - Special Areas; Roadless Area Conservation. 65 Fed. Reg., 30288 (May 10, 2000)

  • Letter dated 06/23/00 - Environmental Protection Agency - Transmittal of the Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel convened for the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule ("Stage 2 DBPR") and the Long-term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule ("LT2ESWTR")

  • Letter dated 06/02/00 - Environmental Protection Agency - Transmittal of the Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel convened for EPA's planned proposed rulemaking on the Reinforced Plastics Composites Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Standard

  • Letter dated 05/25/00 - Environmental Protection Agency - Nitrates Enforcement Initiative under the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements

  • Memorandum dated 05/03/00 - Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget - Regarding Draft Arsenic Proposal Under the Safe Drinking Water Act Memorandum dated 05/03/00 - Advocacy Staff Document - Draft Arsenic Proposal Under the Safe Drinking Water Act ; EPA Risk Analysis Underestimates Range of Uncertainty and Likely Exaggerates Risk

  • Letter dated 04/25/00 - Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, [html], or [text] - Transmittal from the Chief Counsel for Advocacy providing Supplemental Comments of Small Refiners regarding EPA's Heavy-duty Engine and Vehicle Standards and Highway Diesel Fuel Sulfur Control Requirements.

  • Letter dated 04/12/00 - Environmental Protection Agency - Reply to the notification letter regarding a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel regarding Control of Emissions of Hazardous Pollutants from Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Fuels

  • Letter dated 04/11/00 - Environmental Protection Agency - Reply to the notification letter regarding a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel regarding Stage 2 Disinfection By-Products and Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water; Small Entity Representative Recommendations

  • Letter dated 04/07/00 - Environmental Protection Agency - Transmittal of the Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel on National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and Effluent Limitation Guidelines Regulations for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

  • Letter dated 03/24/00 - Environmental Protection Agency - Transmittal of the Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel convened for the Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicle Engines; Heavy-Duty Engine Standards and Diesel Fuel Sulfur Control Requirements proposed rule

  • Memorandum dated 03/22/00 - Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget - Comments during the Executive Order 12866 Interagency Review of EPA's Draft Notice of Data Availability regarding the Regulation of Radionuclides

  • Letter dated 03/3/00 - Environmental Protection Agency - Transmittal of the Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel on Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery Industry including the Executive Summary

  • Letter dated 03/03/00 - Environmental Protection Agency - Transmittal of the Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel convened for the planned proposed rulemaking on Lead-based Paint; Certification and Training; Renovation and Remodeling Requirements

  • Letter dated 02/23/00 - Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management - Mining Claims Under General Mining Laws; Surface Management Supplemental Notice. Addressing the National Academy of Science study on the overall structure of the federal and state laws and regulations on mining reclamation and environmental considerations. 64 Fed. Reg., 57613 (October 26, 1999)

  • Letter dated 01/24/00 - Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management - Locating, Recording, and Maintaining Mining Claims and Sites. 64 Fed. Reg., 47023 (August 27, 1999)

  • Memorandum dated 12/13/99 - Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) - Secondary Aluminum Air Toxics Standard (MACT)

  • Letter dated 12/09/99 - Environmental Protection Agency - Reply to the notification letter regarding a potential Small Business Advocacy Review Panel regarding the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Reinforced Plastic Composites Industry

  • Memorandum dated 11/19/99 - Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) - Comments on draft final Commercial Marine Engine Rule (Regulation of NOx Emissions) during Interagency Review

  • Letter dated 11/09/99 - Environmental Protection Agency [html] or [text] - Transmittal from the Chief Counsel for Advocacy providing Public Comments on Pesticides; Tolerance Processing Fees ; Fed. Reg., Vol. 64, p. 31040 (June 9, 1999)

  • Memorandum dated 11/05/99 - Office of Management and Budget - Comments During Executive Order 12866 Interagency Review of Draft Final Rule Regarding Class V Underground Injection Control Wells (Safe Drinking Water Regulation)

  • Letter dated 09/23/99 - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Reply to EPA's notice regarding SBREFA Panel for Effluent Limitations Guidelines for Metals Products and Machinery Industry

  • Letter dated 09/23/99 - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Reply to EPA's notification of the Initiation of a Panel for the Regulation of Lead Based-Paint Renovation and Repair Activities Letter dated 09/21/99 - Environmental Protection Agency - Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Regulations-National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and Effluent Limitation Guidelines Regulations; SBREFA Small Business Advocacy Panel

  • Letter dated 09/20/99 - Environmental Protection Agency - Reply to the notification letter regarding a potential Small Business Advocacy Review Panel concerning the Regulation of Highway

  • Diesel Fuel Letter dated 09/17/99 - Department of Commerce, National Marine Fisheries Service(NMFS) - Proposed rule to reduce the catch of spiny dogfish and make other changes that would significantly impact spiny dogfish harvesters and processors. Letter addressed NMFS's failure to consider creative viable alternatives to imposing a quota system on the spiny dogfish fishery. Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Spiny Dogfish Management Plan; 64 Fed. Reg. 42,071 (August 3, 1999)

  • Letter dated 08/27/99 - New England Fishery Management Council - Proposals for the annual adjustment for the Atlantic sea scallop

  • Letter dated 08/25/99 - Environmental Protection Agency - Transmittal of the Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel on Emissions Standards for New Compression-ignition and Spark-ignition Recreational Marine Engines including the Executive Summary

  • Letter dated 08/18/99 - Environmental Protection Agency - Proposed Gasoline Sulfur Rule; Definition of Small Refiner; 64 Fed. Reg. 26,003 (May 13, 1999)

  • Letter dated 06/04/99 - Environmental Protection Agency - Transmittal of the Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel convened for the EPA's rulemaking on the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for Arsenic in Drinking Water

  • Letter dated 06/04/99 - Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management - Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing and Operations. 63 Fed. Reg. Page 66,840, (December 3, 1998)

  • Memorandum dated 06/02/99 - Environmental Protection Agency - Environmental significance of new draft proposal for the reporting of lead under the Toxic Release Inventory Program as a Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic (PBT) Chemical

  • Memorandum dated 05/28/99 - Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency - Inventory Update Rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (IUR) Draft Proposal - Second Comment

  • Memorandum dated 05/27/99 - Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency - Inventory Update Rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (IUR) Draft Proposal - First Comment

  • Memorandum dated 05/25/99 - Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget - New draft proposal for the reporting of lead under the Toxic Release Inventory Program as a Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic (PBT) Chemical.

  • Letter dated 05/10/99 - Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management - Mining claims under the general mining laws; surface management. 64 Fed. Reg. 6,422 (February 9, 1999)

  • Letter dated 5/4/99 - Environmental Protection Agency - Response to the Notification Letter from the Environmental Protection Agency regarding a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel for a rule regarding Control of Air Pollution From New Compression-ignition and Spark-ignition Recreational Marine Engines

  • Letter dated 4/23/99 - Environmental Protection Agency - Transmittal from the Chief Counsel for Advocacy providing Public Comments on the Radon Health Risk Reduction and Cost Analysis

  • Letter dated 03/24/99 - Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management - Proposed rule on Mining Claims Under General Mining Laws; Surface Management. Fed. Reg, Vol. 64, No. 26, p. 6422

  • Letter dated 02/01/99 - Department of Interior, National Park Service - Proposed rule published on April 16, 1997 for public comment on Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska; Commercial Fishing Regulations, 62 Fed. Reg., 18,547. To prohibit commercial fishing in nonwilderness waters of Glacier Bay proper

  • Letter dated 01/28/99 - Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; proposed determination of critical l habitat for the Huachuca Water Umbel, a Plant, 63 Fed. Reg.. 71,838; and Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; proposed determination of critical habitat for the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, 63 Fed. Reg., 71,820

  • Letter dated 01/28/99 - Department of Commerce, National Marine Fisheries Service - Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Amendment 7 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan, 63 Fed. Reg., 70,093. (December 18, 1998)

  • Memorandum dated 12/8/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's Draft of the Proposed Rule on Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxics that were filed pre-proposal with the Environmental Protection Agency on December 8, 1998

  • Letter dated 12/03/98 – Environmental Protection Agency - National primary drinking water regulation for arsenic; SBREFA small business Advocacy panel

  • Memorandum dated 12/01/98 - Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency - Hazardous Waste Listing and the Management of Cement Kiln Dust; Response to EPA reply to the Office of Advocacy November 12, 1998 memorandum

  • Memorandum dated 11/12/98 - Office of Management and Budget - Comments on the Draft Proposal to Include Management Standards on Cement Kiln Dust under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) ; Hazardous Waste Listing

  • Letter dated 11/03/98 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification: Requirements for Notification, Evaluation, and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally owned residential property and housing receiving Federal assistance: Notice of additional information and analysis on determination of no significant impact on a substantial number of small entities - 63 Fed. Reg. 54,422; 20 CFR Parts 35, 36 and 37

  • Letter dated 10/19/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Transmittal of the Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel convened for the Filter Backwash Recycling rule

  • Letter dated 10/19/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Transmittal of the Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel convened for the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment rule

  • Letter dated 09/18/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel convened for EPA's rulemaking on the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for Radon (Radon in Drinking Water Rule)

  • Letter dated 8/21/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - The federal implementation plans for regional reductions of Nitrogen Oxides. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) small business advocacy review panels

  • Letter dated 8/21/98 - Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's request for OMB paperwork approval for Form A ("Short Form") for toxic chemical release inventory reporting

  • Letter dated 8/21/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Rulemaking responding to petitions under Section 126 of the Clean Air Act. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) small business advocacy review panels

  • Letter dated 8/19/98 – Environmental Protection Agency - Control of Air pollution from new motor vehicles and new motor vehicle engines: Tier 2 light-duty vehicle and truck emission standards and gasoline sulfur control; Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) small business panel

  • Presentation dated 8/18/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Preliminary comments on EPA's proposed effluent guidelines for the transportation equipment cleaning industry

  • Letter dated 6/24/98 - Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Western Pacific Crustacean Fisheries; Bank Area Specific Harvest Guidelines; 63 Fed. Reg. 31,406 (June 9, 1998).Letter dated 06/09/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Transmittal of the Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel convened for the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations; Ground Water Rule

  • Letter dated 5/5/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Response to notification letter regarding long term 1 enhanced surface water treatment and filter backwash recycling; Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) small business advocacy review pane

  • Letter dated 5/5/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Response to notification letter regarding: National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for Radon; Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) small business advocacy review panels

  • Letter dated 4/28/98 - Consumer Product Safety Commission - Request for comments concerning the toxicity, exposure, bioavailability, and environmental effects of flame retardant chemicals that may be suitable for use in residential upholstered furniture. 63 Fed. Reg. 13,017(March 17, 1998)

  • Memorandum dated 4/27/98- Environmental Protection Agency - Comments on draft proposed rule to exclude gasoline retail stations from the Community Right to Know reporting requirements

  • Letter dated 4/24/98 - Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Draft Consideration of the Economic Effects and Potential Alternatives to the 1997 Quotas on the Atlantic Large Coastal Shark Fishery

  • Letter dated 4/17/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel, regarding proposed rulemaking on the Underground Injection Control (UIC) regulations for Class V injection wells, under the Safe Drinking Water Act

  • Letter dated 4/17/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Federal implementation plans to reduce the regional transport of ozone in the eastern United States; findings of significant contribution and rulemaking on Section 126 petitions from eight northeastern states for purposes of reducing interstate ozone transport: Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) small business advocacy review panels

  • Letter dated 4/17/98 - Department of Interior, Minerals Management Service - Proposed rule on postlease operations concerning questioning the Minerals Management Service's (MMS) certification and provides guidance on the type of threshold analysis that is necessary for determining whether a proposal will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 63 Fed. Reg. 7,335 (February 13, 1998)

  • Letter dated 4/15/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Proposed standards for hazardous air pollutants emissions for the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry; 63 Fed.Reg. 14,182 (March 24, 1998)

  • Memorandum dated 3/4/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Comments on draft proposed rule to exclude gasoline retail stations from the Community Right to Know reporting requirements

  • Letter dated 2/23/98 - Environmental Protection Agency (KB) - Proposed renewal request for OMB No. 1070-0143 (EPA ICR No. 1704.05); 62 Fed. Reg. 67358 (December 24, 1997); Administrative Record No. 187; Docket Control No. OPPTS-0029; alternate threshold for low annual reportable amounts; toxic release inventory reporting

  • Letter Dated 02/13/98 - Environmental Protection Agency - Ground Water Disinfection Rule; SBREFA Small Business Advocacy Panel under Section 609(b) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

  • Letter dated 01/23/98 - Environmental Protection Agency [html]. [text] or - Transmittal of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel Report for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Pretreatment Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment Point Source Category Amicus Curiae Memorandum dated 01/7/98 - United States District Court - Of Points and Authorities in Support of Plaintiff's Cross Motion for Summary Judgment and in Opposition to the Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment. Northwest Mining Association v. Babbitt, et al., case

  • Letter dated 12/22/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Reply to Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act notification letter requesting small entity representatives for proposed rulemaking regarding Class V Underground Injection Wells under the Safe Water Drinking, 40 CFR Parts 144 and 146

  • Letter dated 12/17/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Thank you for superior implementation of Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act panel process in recent proposal regarding effluent limitations (water pollution rule) affecting the industrial laundries industry; 40 CFR Part 441

  • Letter dated 11/13/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Reply to the Environmental Protection Agency's notification of the initiation of a Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act Panel for rulemaking to revise the Form 2C, Application Form for Facilities that Discharge Wastewater to U.S. Waters

  • Letter dated 10/21/97 - Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Commending NOAA for the Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis performed for implementing the final management plan for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the supplement to the Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis. Letter also suggests that NOAA use the FRFA and its supplement as a teaching tool for other regulators in its agency

  • Letter dated 10/14/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Revisions to New Source Review (NSR) Regulations to Implement the New National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone and Particulate Matter; SBREFA Small Business Advocacy Panel

  • Letter dated 10/02/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Non-road Diesel Engines notice of proposed rulemaking. This rule was the first rule proposed by EPA subject to the provisions of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Flexibility Act of 1996. (SBREFA)

  • Memo dated 9/25/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Comments filed with the National Advisory Committee on Environmental Protection and Technology (NACEPT) Toxic Data Release Committee of EPA, regarding recommendations to update the Form A, which is the streamlined reporting form for the Toxic Chemical Release Inventory reporting requirements (Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986

  • Letter dated 9/23/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel convened on "Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Transportation Equipment Cleaning Industry

  • Memorandum dated 09/16/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - On federally imposed reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions by state regulations

  • Letter dated 8/8/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA) Panel report concerning the first phase of a two-phase implementation effort for proposed air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter

  • Letter Dated 08/07/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel convened on July 19, 1997, for EPA's proposed rulemakng to revise the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System regulations under Clean Water Act Section 402(p)(6)

  • Memorandum dated 06/20/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Comments regarding Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Section 6(a)(2) draft final rule

  • Letter dated 05/30/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment Point Source Category, 40 CFR Part 437; SBREFA Small Business Advocacy Panel

  • Letter Dated 05/28/97 - Department of Interior, Minerals Management Service - Proposed rule on oil and gas production measurement, surface commingling and security. 62 Fed. Reg., 8,665, February 26, 1997

  • Letter Dated 05/23/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA) Panel report concerning emission standards for certain non-road diesel engines

  • Letter dated 04/29/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Agency's plans to expand two ocean dredged material disposal sites, designated as sites B and E, at the mouth of the Columbia River

  • Letter Dated 04/25/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Regarding effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the transportation equipment cleaning point source category, 40 CFR Part 442; SBREFA Small Business Advocacy Panel

  • Letter Dated 04/25/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Regarding comprehensive NPDES phase II stormwater regulations; SBREFA Small Business Advocacy Panel

  • Letter Dated 3/31/97 - Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed rule on the Atlantic highly migratory species fisheries; tuna fishery regulatory adjustments; 62 Fed Reg. 9,726, March 4, 1997

  • Letter Dated 3/18/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Regarding implementation of ozone and particulate matter national ambient air quality standards and regional haze regulations; SBREFA Small Business Advocacy Panel

  • Letter Dated 3/18/97 - Environmental Protection Agency) - Regarding effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the industrial laundries point source category, 40 CFR Part 441; SBREFA Small Business Advocacy Panel

  • Letter Dated 2/13/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - To Honorable Fred Hansen regarding emergency planning and community right-to-know reporting requirements for gasoline stations

  • Letter dated 02/07/97 - Environmental Protection Agency - Letter to Susan B. Hazen regarding SIC 5169 (Chemical Wholesalers) and its potential selection for reporting under the expanded Toxic Release Inventory reporting requirements

  • Letter Dated 02/06/97 - Department of Commerce - (National Marine Fisheries Service), (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Office of Advocacy submitted a letter regarding the proposed rulemaking on reducing the quota for the directed shark fishery. 61 Fed. Reg., 67,295, December 20, 1996

  • Letter Dated 12/24/96 - Environmental Protection Agency - Letter to Fred Hansen on new data on toxic release inventory report requirements - industry expansion; chemical wholesalers Docket No. OPPTS-400104

  • Letter Dated 11/26/96 - Environmental Protection Agency - Letter dated November 13 from the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the proposed rulemaking regarding Control of Air Pollution from Nonroad Diesel Engines, notifying SBA of the possibility of convening a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel under Section 609(b) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act as amended by the new Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

  • Letter Dated 11/18/96 - Environmental Protection Agency - SBREFA and EPA review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone

  • Letter Dated 11/05/96 - Environmental Protection Agency - Letter from the Environmental Protection Agency regarding proposed rulemaking on the amendments to the definition of solid waste, 40 CFR parts 260.261, 266 and 267 (regulation of recycling under RCRA); SBREFA small business advisory panel

  • Letter Dated 10/28/96 - Environmental Protection Agency - Comments submitted by the Office of Advocacy on the TRI Form R, the form used to provide information about chemical releases and transfers under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, renewal request for OMB No. 2070-0143 (EPAICR No. 1363.05); 61 Fed. Reg. 45,964, August 30, 1996

  • Letter dated 09/27/96 - Environmental Protection Agency - Renewal request for OMB No. 2070-0143, TRI Form A, the alternated threshold form, (EPAICR No. 1704.03); 61 Fed. Reg., 41,407, August 8, 1996

  • Letter dated 09/25/96 - Environmental Protection Agency - Proposed rule on Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Report Requirements - Industry expansion; Docket No. OPPTS-400104, 61 Fed. Reg. 33,588, June 27, 1996

  • Memorandum dated 09/09/96 - Environmental Protection Agency - Pre-proposed comment on regulatory alternatives for consideration by EPA in the CAM rulemaking

  • Letter dated 9/3/96 - Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Twelve proposed rules concerning noncompliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act; 61 Fed. Reg. [30,560-June 17, 1996]; [31,470-June 20, 1996]; [31,875-June 21, 1996]; [33,876-July 1, 1996]; [34,400-July 2, 1996]; [35,167-July 5, 1996]; [35,158-July 5, 1996]; [35,163-July 5, 1996]; [36,671-July 12, 1996]; [36,829-July 15, 1996]; [37,417-July 18, 1996]; [41,365-Aug. 8, 1996]

  • Letter dated 7/19/96 - Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Proposed rule concerning Summer Flounder and Scup Fisheries; Amendment 8. 61 Fed. Reg., 27,851, June 3, 1996

  • Letter Dated 6/25/96 - Environmental Protection Agency - Inquiry about the proposal regarding the architectural coatings rule which places limits on the amount of volatile organic compound emissions from architectural and industrial maintenance coatings. 61 Fed. Reg. 32,729, June 25, 1996

  • Memorandum dated 5/29/96 - Environmental Protection Agency - Draft final rule on accidental release prevention requirements, risk management programs under the Clean Air Act, Sections 112 (r) (7)

  • Letter dated 5/20/96 - Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (FS) - Proposed rule on disposal of national forest system timber; modification of timber sale contracts in extraordinary conditions. 61 Fed. Reg. 14,618, April 3, 1996

  • Letter dated 4/24/96 - Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Proposed rule on limited access management of federal fisheries in and off of Alaska; allow processing of non-individual fishing quota species, 61 Fed. Reg. 14,547, April, 2, 1996

  • Letter dated 4/24/96 - Department of Commerce, NOAA - Proposed rule on North Pacific Fisheries Research Plan: Fee Refund. 61 Fed. Reg. 13,782, March 28, 1996

  • Letter dated 4/22/96 - Environmental Protection Agency - Proposed rule regarding hazardous Waste Identification Rule. 60 Fed. Reg. 66,344, December 21, 1995

  • Letter dated 4/22/96 - Department of Interior, Minerals Management Service (MMS) - Proposed rule regarding the interim rule for deepwater royalty relief for new leases. 61 Fed. Reg. 12,022, March 25, 1996

  • Letter dated 4/15/96 - Department of Commerce, NOAA - Advanced proposed rule on western pacific crustacean fisheries; amendment 9. 61 Fed. Reg. 15,452, April 8, 1996

  • Memorandum dated 4/12/96 - Department of Interior, Minerals Management Service (MMS) - Advanced revised Economic Analysis of Impacted Industries Affected by Proposed Rule Change at 30 CFR Part 250, 250.13

  • Letter dated 4/11/96 - Department of Interior, Minerals Management Service- Advanced proposed rule on flexibility in keeping leases in force beyond their primary term. 61 Fed. Reg. 18,309, April 25, 1996

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Procurement

  • Letter dated 08/30/00 - General Services Administration - Regarding Federal Acquisition Regulations case 1999-010, Contractor Responsibility, Labor Relations Costs, and Costs Relating to Legal and Other Proceedings; 65 Fed. Reg. 40829, June 30, 2000

  • Letter dated 11/22/99 - General Services Administration - Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR); Federal Supply Schedules Small Business Opportunities; 64 Fed. Reg. 49,948, September 14, 1999

  • Letter dated 11/08/99 - General Services Administration - Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR); Contractor Responsibility, Labor Relations Costs, and Costs Relating to Legal and Other Proceedings; 64 Fed. Reg. 37,360, July 9, 1999

  • Letter dated 03/31/99 – Department of Justice, Federal Prison Industries - Competitive Impact Study – Federal Supply Code 2920 requesting that the Federal Prison Industry reconsider its proposal to increase its share of the Federal market for engine electrical components

  • Letter dated 01/18/99 – Department of Veterans Affairs - Acquisition Regulations: Simplified Acquisition procedures for Health Case resources, 63 Fed. Reg. 60,256 (November 9, 1998)

  • Letter dated 9/21/98 - Department of Defense, Department of the Army - Response to Military Traffic Management command letter dated September 8, 1998, addressing the proposed implementation of the Defense Table of Official Distances and Compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act; 63 Fed. Reg. 31, 761 (June 10, 1998)

  • Letter dated 6/1/98 - National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Proposed and Final Rules on revisions to the Federal Acquisitions Regulation supplement on performance-based contracting and other miscellaneous revisions

  • Letter dated 10/29/97 - Office of Federal Procurement Policy - Final regulatory flexibility analysis for the final rule, FAR Part 15: Contracting by Negotiating; competitive range determinations [FAR Case 95-029], 62 Fed. Reg. 51,224, September 30, 1997

  • Letter Dated 07/11/97 - General Services Administration - Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR); Part 15 Rewrite: Contracting by Negotiating; Competitive Range Determinations [FAR Case 95-029]; 62 Fed. Reg., 26,640, May 14, 1997

  • Letter Dated 04/29/97- House Small Business Committee - Letter to Chairman James Talent as a follow-up to the April 10 hearing on the impact of certain procurement policies on small business. FAR Part 15

  • Letter Dated 11/11/96 - General Services Administration - Two proposed rules on competitive range determinations [FAR Case 96-303] and Part 15 rewrite - Phase I [FAR Case 96-029], 61 Fed. Reg., 40,116, (July 31, 1996)

  • Testimony 11/8/96 - Federal Acquisition Regulation Council - Jim O' Connor, Assistant Advocate for Procurement of the Office of Advocacy, testified before the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council on competitive range determinations and FAR Part 15 rewrite. FAR Case 96-303, 61 Fed. Reg., 40,116, (July 31, 1996)

  • Letter Dated 11/05/96 - General Services Administration - Proposed rule on the Federal Acquisition Regulation; application of special simplified procedures to certain commercial items (FAR case 96-307), 61 Fed. Reg., 47,384, (September 6, 1996)

  • Letter dated 09/23/96 - Federal Acquisition Regulation Council - Follow-up to phone conversation with Steven Kelman, OMB/OFPP last week concerning two proposed regulations, competitive range determinations and FAR Part 15 Rewrite - Phase I

  • Letter dated 09/11/96 - Federal Acquisition Regulation Council - Competitive range determinations [FAR Case 96-303], 61 Fed. Reg., 40,116, (July 31, 1996)

  • Letter dated 9/6/96 -- Federal Acquisition Regulation Council - Final rule on Task & Delivery Order Contracts [FAR Case 94-711]. 61 Fed. Reg., 39,186, July 26, 1996

  • Letter dated 9/4/96 -- Federal Acquisition Regulation Council - Final rule on Simplified Acquisition Threshold/Federal Acquisition Computer Network; and Micro-Purchase Procedures [FAR Cases 94-770 and 94-771]. 61 Fed. Reg., 39,189, (July 26, 1996)

  • Letter dated 8/27/96 -- Federal Acquisition Regulation Council - Proposed rule concerning competitive range determinations (FAR Case [96-303]; 61 Fed. Reg. 40,116; (July 31, 1996)

  • Letter dated 7/17/96 -- Department of Justice - Opportunity to comment on Public Notice and invitation for reactions and views, entitled "proposed reforms to affirmative action in federal procurement." 61 Fed. Reg., 26,042, (May 23, 1996)

  • Letter dated 6/26/96 -- Federal Acquisition Regulation Council - Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on the Federal Acquisition Regulation; Implementation of Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf Item Acquisition Provisions of the Federal Acquisition Reform Act {FAR Case 96-308}. 61 Fed. Reg. 22,010, (May 13, 1996)

  • Letter dated 1/5/96 -- Federal Acquisition Regulation Council - Proposed rule entitled "Federal Acquisition Regulation; Competitive Range. A rule intended to give contracting officers greater flexibility in limiting the number of offers that qualify

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Safety, Labor, Transportation & Health

  • Letter dated 12/15/00 - Honorable Rodney Slater - Hours of Service of Drivers; Driver Rest and Sleep for Safe Operation; 65 Fed. Reg. 25540 (May 2, 2000)

  • Letter dated 10/12/00 - Paul Cooksey, Senate Committee on Small Business - Regarding H.R. 5164, the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation Act

  • Letter dated 09/27/00 - Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration - Pending final rule on inherent reasonableness and the General Accounting Office's report on inherent reasonableness

  • Letter dated 09/21/00 - Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration - Proposed rule on Emergency Medical Equipment; 65 Fed. Reg. 33720 (May 24, 2000)

  • Letter dated 09/14/00 - Honorable Saxby Chambliss - Health Care Financing Administrations's compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act in promulgating the interim final rule on hospital conditions of participation and the use of patient restraints. 64 Fed. Reg.36,070 (July 2, 1999)

  • Letter dated 08/31/00 - Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service - Final rule on a fee increase for egg products inspection for FY 2000; 65 Fed. Reg. 44948 (July 20, 2000) and FSIS' proposed rule for increases in fees for meat, poultry and egg products inspection services FY 2001; 65 Fed. Reg. 45545 (July 24, 2000)

  • Letter dated 08/10/00 - Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - FDA Concept Paper: Drug Products that Present Demonstrable Difficulties for Compounding Because of Reasons of Safety or Effectiveness

  • Letter dated 07/13/00 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Proposed Smoke Alarm Safety Standards Rulemaking for Manufactured Home Construction;65 Fed. Reg. 31778 (May 18, 2000)

  • Letter dated 06/23/00 - Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration - Proposed Rule on Medicare Payment for Upgraded Durable Medical Equipment and Its Effect on Small Entities; 65 Fed. Reg. 24,666 (April 27, 2000)

  • Letter dated 05/12/00 - Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB) - Proposed rule on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities; Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines; 64 Fed. Reg. 62,247 (November 16, 1999)

  • Letter dated 04/28/00 - Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration - Proposed rule on the Medicare Program and Rural Health Clinics; Amendments to Participation Requirements and Payment Provisions, and Establishment of a Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Program; 65 Fed. Reg. 10,450 (February 28, 2000)

  • Letter dated 03/17/00 - Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration - Support of industry Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request relating to ongoing dietary supplement ephedrine alkaloid regulation

  • Letter dated 03/02/00 – Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Comments on the Ergonomics Program; Proposed Rule: 29 CFR Part 1910 (November 23, 1999); Docket No. S-777

  • Letter dated 03/01/00 - Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration -; Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System; Procedures for the Processing of Apple Cider, Docket No. 97N-0511, 63 Fed. Reg. 20,450 (April 24, 1998); 63 Fed. Reg. 24,254 (May 1, 1998) and 64 Fed. Reg. 65,669 (November 23, 1999)

  • Letter dated 02/29/00 - Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration - Final Rule on New Policies, Requirements and Procedures Pertaining to the Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987 and Prescription Drug Amendments of 1992; 64 Fed. Reg. 67,720 (December 3, 1999

  • Letter dated 02/25/00 - Department of Health and Human Services - Proposed Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, Small Business Impact; 64 Fed. Reg. 59,917 (November 3, 1999)

  • Letter dated 02/09/00 - Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration - Pre-market Approval of Silicone Inflatable Breast Prostheses, 64 Fed. Reg. 45,155 (August 19, 1999); and Medical Devices, Exemption from Pre-market Notification and Reserved Devices, 65 Fed. Reg. 2296 (January 14, 2000)

  • Letter dated 12/20/99 - Office of Management and Budget - Commercial Air Tour Limitation in the Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rules Area; Docket No. FAA-99-5927; Notice No. 99-12; 64 Fed. Reg. 37,303 (July 9, 1999)

  • Letter dated 11/09/99 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms - Pre-published regulation - Increase on Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes Amendments to 27 CFR Parts 270,275,290,295,296

  • Letter dated 09/09/99 - Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration - Final Rule on Effective Date of Requirement for Pre-market Approval of the Silicone Inflatable Breast Prosthesis; 64 Fed. Reg. 45,155 (August 19, 1999)

  • Letter dated 08/27/99 - Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children; Food Delivery Systems; 64 Fed. Reg. 32, 308 (June 16, 1999)

  • Letter dated 08/27/99 - Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service - Food Stamp Program to the Retail Food Store Definition and Program Authorization Guidance; 64 Fed. Reg. 35,082 (June 30, 1999)

  • Letter dated 07/29/99 - Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration - Prospective payment system for hospital outpatient services, its impact on small and rural hospitals; 63 Fed, Reg. 47, 552 (September 8, 1998)

  • Letter dated 07/01/99 - Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration - Inadequate Regulatory Flexibility Act certification of its proposed Parachute Operations rulemaking; Docket No. FAA-99-5483; 64 Fed. Reg. 18,302 (April 13, 1999)

  • Letter dated 06/18/99 - U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration - Hazardous Materials Transportation Registration and Fee Assessment Program; Docket Number Research and Special Programs Administration - 99-5137 (Hazard Material - 208C). 64 Fed. Reg. 18,786 (April 15, 1999)

  • Letter dated 05/27/99 - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Revising Health and Human Services' Freedom of Information Act regulations and implementation of the Electronic Freedom of Information Act amendments; 64 fed. Reg. 14,668 (March 26, 1999)

  • Letter dated 05/21/99 - Honorable Michael B. Enzi, U.S. Senate - Request for Advocacy's views on whether the Regulatory Flexibility Act should be amended to include the Mine Safety and Health Administration in the list of agencies subject to the small business advocacy review panel process

  • Letter dated 05/13/99 - Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration - Civil money penalties for nursing homes and change in notice requirements; 64 Fed. Reg. 13,354 (March 18, 1999)

  • Letter dated 04/29/99 - U.S. General Accounting Office - Comments on the draft of the General Accounting Office's Report on uncertainties in analyses underlying the Federal Drug Administration's proposed regulation of ephedrine alkaloids in dietary supplements

  • Letter dated 03/05/99 - Department of Health and Human Services - Regarding the Prospective Payment System and Inducement of Medicare Part B Services by skilled nursing facilities

  • Letter dated 02/19/99 - Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service - New Policy Statement on beef and E. coli 0157:H7, and its impact on small entities, 64 Fed. Reg. 2803

  • Letter dated 02/19/99 - Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration - Small business impact relating to the international drug scheduling of Ephedrine, Dihyroetorphine, Remifentanil, and certain isomers; 64 Fed. Reg. 1629 (January 11, 1999); Docket No. 98N-0148

  • Letter dated 02/01/99 – Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Ergonomics Program rule; Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Advocacy Panel

  • Letter dated 01/27/99 – Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Initiating the formal Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act panel process for a rule to control the workplace risk associated with ergonomic hazards and requesting guidance on data submissions and reflecting on lessons learned from the health and safety program panel

  • Letter dated 01/27/99 - Department of Health & Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration - Correction of Errors in letter dated November 2, 1998 regarding Inherent Reasonableness and Competitive Bidding for Medical Equipment Suppliers

  • Letter dated 1/26/99 - Department of Labor, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration- Regarding the cost to small pension plans of changing appeals procedures for claims. (Proposed rules for administration and enforcement of claims procedure under ERISA; 63 Federal Register 174 at 48390, September 9, 1998)

  • Letter dated 12/23/98 - Office of Management and Budget - Comments regarding the paperwork impact of the Health Care Financing Administration's OASIS regulations. 62 Fed. Reg. 11,035 March 10, 1997

  • Letter dated 12/18/98 - Office of Management and Budget - Discussing the paperwork impact on small businesses resulting from the bidding forms associated with HCFA's competitive bidding demonstration project

  • Notice dated 12/2/98 - United State Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - Proposed Rule for Importation of Orchids in Growing Media; 63 Fed. Reg. 46,403 (September 1, 1998); CC Docket No. 98-035-1

  • Letter dated 11/18/98 - Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration - Failure to comply with the regulatory flexibility act in promulgating the final rule on revisions to payment policies and adjustments to the relative unites under the Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 1999, 63 Fed. Reg. 58,814(November 2,1998)

  • Letter dated 11/02/98 - Department of Health and Human Services - Health Care Financing Administration Implementation of 197 Balanced Budget Act requirements relating to Home Medical Equipment Suppliers: inherent reasonableness and competitive bidding demonstration projects

  • Letter dated 10/14/98 - Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration - Structure or Function claims/statements made for dietary supplements; 63 Fed. Reg. 23,624 (April 29, 1998)

  • Letter dated 9/10/98 - Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration - Regulatory flexibility analysis of the proposed rule revising the payment policies for portable x-ray providers under the physician fee schedule for calendar year 1999; 63 Fed. Reg. 30,818 (June 5, 1998)

  • Letter dated 8/27/98 - Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service - Notice of procedural change in the meat, poultry and egg products labeling review process - elimination of appointments with label courier/expediter firms; 63 Fed. Reg. 40, 010 (July 27, 1998)

  • Letter dated 6/15/98 - Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration - Final rule for the schedule of per-beneficial limitations on home health agency costs (a.k.a., interim payment system final rule); 63 Fed. Reg. 15,718 (March 31, 1998)

  • Letter dated 6/10/98 - Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration - Proposed rule for labeling fresh unpasteurized juices; 63 Fed. Reg. 20,486 (April 24, 1998)

  • Letter dated 5/27/98 - Department of Transportation - Proposed rule for transportation for Individuals with Disabilities: 63 Fed. Reg. 14,560 (March 25, 1998)

  • Letter dated 5/19/98 - Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service - Small business impact of the proposed rule for Milk in the New England and other marketing areas; 63 Fed. Reg. 4,802 (January 30, 1998)

  • Letter dated 04/28/98 – Consumer Product Safety Commission - Flame Retardant Chemicals That May Be Suitable for Use in Upholstered Furniture; 63 Fed. Reg. 13017 (March 17, 1998)

  • Letter dated 4/15/98 - Health and Human Services, Health care Financing Administration - Regulatory Flexibility Act requirements; petition for amendment of the final rule on surety bond and capitalization requirements for home health care agencies; 63 Fed. Reg. 292 (January 5, 1998); 63 Fed. Reg. 10,730 and 63 Fed. Reg. 10,732 (March 4, 1998); file code HCFA-1152-FC

  • Letter dated 3/5/98 - Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (SRP) - Proposed rule on Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis encouraging OSHA to coordinate with existing Federal, state, local and private sector health care programs to ensure that the most effective approach for controlling the spread of TB is developed, 62 Fed. Reg. 54,160 (October 17, 1997)

  • Letter dated 2/20/98 - United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service - Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification of the proposed rule in changes in fees for federal meat grading and certification services; 62 Fed. Reg., 68,232, (December 31, 1997

  • Letter Dated 02/03/98 - Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration - Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis of the Proposed Rule for Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids, 62 Fed. Reg. 30,678 (June 4, 1997), Docket No. 95N-0304

  • Letter dated 01/23/98 - Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration - OSHA requested that the Office of Advocacy waive the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act panel requirements for a negotiated rule for steel erection. On January 23, 1998 the Chief Counsel for the Office of Advocacy, after consulting with the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget and Affected small entities, granted OSHA's request to waive the panel

  • Letter dated 12/18/97 - Health ad Human Services, Food and Drug Administration - Regulatory Flexibility Analysis of the proposed rule for Sterility Requirements for Inhalation Solution Products, 62 Fed. Reg.49,638, September 23, 1997

  • Letter dated 11/04/97 - Department of Health and Human Services - Health Care Financing Administration Regulatory Flexibility Analysis of the proposed rule for Medicare Coverage of Ambulance Services; 62 Fed. Reg. 32,715, June 17, 1997

  • Letter dated 10/17/97 - Department of Health and Human Services, Drug Enforcement Administration - Implementation of the Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act of 1996, 62 Fed. Reg. 52,294, October 7, 1997

  • Letter dated 10/16/97 - Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration - OHSA's request for a waiver from Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Flexibility Act of 1996 (SBREFA) requirements

  • Letter dated 10/07/97 - Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration - Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification of the Final Rule for Labeling Rubber-Containing Medical Devices, 62 Fed. Reg. 51,021, September 30, 1997

  • Letter dated - 09/17/97 - Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration - OSHA intends to publish a proposed rule for steel erection, subpart R of 29 CFR part 1926, and has requested a waiver from the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act panel process

  • Letter Dated 08/21/97 - Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration - RIN 1215-AA99: Regulations Implementing the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, as Amended, Fed. Reg., 62, 3,338, January 22, 1997

  • Letter Dated 08/08/97 - Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration Comments responding to OSHA's review of the control of hazardous energy sources (lockout/tagout) standard Docket No. S-012-B, Section 610, Fed. Reg., 29089, May 29, 1997, and the occupational exposure to ethylene oxide standard, Docket No. H-200-C, Section 610, Fed. Reg., 28,649, May 27, 1995

  • Letter Dated 08/01/97 - Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration - Proposed rule for occupational noise exposure; 30 CFR Part 32, RIN 1219-AA53

  • Letter Dated 07/25/97 - Department of Labor - DOL forwarded a proposed rule for amending the regulations implementing the Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act., July 3, 1997

  • Letter Dated 3/11/97 - Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Information collection requirements for OSHA's final rule for occupational exposure to methylene chloride. Docket #ICR96-15; 62 Fed Reg.,1494, January 10, 1997

  • Memo Dated 3/6/97 - Federal Railroad Administration - Pre-proposed rule on review of draft initial regulatory flexibility analysis for track safety standard

  • Letter Dated 2/27/97 - Department of Health and Human Services - Food and Drug Administration Proposed rule on prohibiting animal proteins in ruminant feed; small business impact. Docket #96N-0135; 62 Fed Reg., 552, January 3, 1997

  • Letter dated 2/21/97 - U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Safety and Inspection Service Advanced notice of proposed rule on transportation and storage requirements for potentially hazardous foods. Docket #95-049A; 61 Fed. Reg. 59,372, November 22, 1996

  • Letter Dated 02/06/97 - U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Marketing Service Proposed rule regarding quantity and allotment percentages for spearmint oil produced in the far west; Docket No. FV-96-985-4PR; 62 Fed. Reg. 942 (January 7, 1997)

  • Letter Dated 11/19/96 - Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration - Follow-up to letter dated September 17 on the draft proposed rule and IRFA for MSHA occupational noise exposure 30 CFR Part 62, RIN 1219-AA53

  • Letter Dated 11/14/96 - Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration - Proposed rulemaking for special flight rules in the vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park, Docket No. 28537; Notice No. 96-11, 61 Fed. Reg., 40,120, July 31, 1996

  • Letter Dated 11/13/96 - Department of Transportation - Proposed rule on passenger manifest information, 61 Fed. Reg., 47,692, September 10, 1996

  • Letter Dated 10/30/96 - Department of Interior - Proposed rule on transportation and utility systems in and across, and access into, conservation system units in Alaska, 61 Fed. Reg.48,873, September 17, 1996

  • Letter Dated 10/29/96 - Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, (FAA) - Requesting information from the FAA on the agency's current policy for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA)

  • Letter dated 10/22/96 - Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration - Office of Advocacy's comments on the training of entry-level drivers of commercial motor vehicles, FHWA Docket No. MC-93-12

  • Letter dated 10/17/96 - Federal Railroad Administration - Follow-up to the May 13 comment letter on roadway worker protection, 49 CFR Parts 214, FRA Docket No. RSOR 13, Notice No. 6

  • Letter dated 09/30/96 -- Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Comments submitted by the Office of Advocacy on OSHA's draft "Guidelines for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs for Night Retail Establishments."

  • Letter dated 09/17/96 - Department of Labor, (Mine Safety & Health Administration) - Pre-published comment on proposed rule for occupational noise exposure 30 CFR Part 62, RIN 1219-AA53. Letter from J. Davitt McAteet, Assistant Secretary for MSHA dated August 19, 1996

  • Letter dated 09/10/96 - Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Applauding DOL's efforts to improve OSHA's nationally recognized testing laboratories program

  • Letter dated 9/3/96 -- Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration - Proposed rule on medical devices; classification/reclassification of immunohistochemistry reagents and kits; Docket No. 94P-0341, 61 Fed. Reg., 30,197, June 14, 1996

  • Letter dated 8/29/96 -- Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - Confirming receipt of August 16, 1996 letter to Jere Glover pursuant to Section 244 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, 5 U.S.C. 609(b), that OSHA has developed a proposed rule to protect workers from occupational exposure to tuberculosis and that IRFA indicates that the rule may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities

  • Letter dated 8/27/96 -- Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - Draft final rule for occupational exposure to methylene chloride (29 CFR Part 1910 [Docket No. H-71] RIN: 1218-AA98. Sent to Sally Katzen at OMB on 08/27/96

  • Letter dated 8/23/96 -- Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - To Advisory Committee on construction re: safety and health programs. Proposed workgroup revised draft 6/13/96 on safety and health program standard for construction

  • Letter dated 8/29/96 -- Federal Maritime Commission - Proposed rule concerning an informal letter to Paul Kaller on financial responsibility requirements for nonperformance of transportation. 61 Fed. Reg., 33,059, June 26, 1996

  • Letter dated 8/23/96 -- Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - To Advisory Committee on construction re: safety and health programs. Proposed workgroup revised draft 6/13/96 on safety and health program standard for construction

  • Letter dated 8/19/96 -- Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration - Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on hazardous materials in intrastate transportation. 61 Fed. Reg., 11,484. March 20, 1996

  • Letter dated 8/19/96 -- Department of Transportation, Coast Guard - Proposed rule concerning electrical engineering requirements for merchant vessels, 61 Fed. Reg., 28,260. June 4, 1996

  • Letter Dated 8/16/96 - Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Small Business Round Table held on July 23, 1996, to discuss OSHA's plans to establish a standards advisory committee for occupational exposure to metalworking fluids

  • Letter dated 7/25/96 -- Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) - Intent for rulemaking on passenger equipment safety standards. Follow-up on July 9, 1996, letter to FRA concerning the tourist railways which were not represented on the working group developing this rule

  • Letter dated 7/18/96 -- Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - Proposed rules on Docket Nos. 95-100-1 (humane treatment of dogs and cats; wire flooring) and 95-078-1 (humane treatment of dogs and cats; tethering and temperature requirements); 61 Fed. Reg., 34,389 & 34,386, July 2, 1996

  • Letter dated 7/9/96 -- Department of Transportation, FRA - Opportunity to comment on advance notice of proposed rulemaking on passenger equipment safety standards. 61 Fed. Reg., 30,672, June 17, 1996

  • Letter dated 7/8/96 -- Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - Notice of intent to form a negotiated rulemaking advisory committee for developing a proposed rule on fire protection in shipyard employment. 61 Fed. Reg. 28,824, June 6, 1996

  • Letter dated 7/8/96 -- Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Extension of the deadline for comments OSHA's proposed "Guidelines for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs for Night Retail Establishments," until September 30, 1996. Extension Requested 6/27/96

  • Letter dated 7/1/96 -- Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Proposed rule on occupational injury and illness recording and reporting requirements. (Public meeting testimony given 5/1/95) 61 Fed. Reg. 4,030, February 2, 1996

  • Letter dated 6/24/96 -- Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) - Follow- up on the March 5, 1996, letter to DOJ/DEA on Removal of Exemption for Certain Pseudoephedrine Products Marketed Under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

  • Letter dated 6/12/96 -- Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) - Comments submitted regarding Advocacy's impressions of the draft final rule concerning Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points for meat and poultry

  • Letter dated 5/13/96 -- Department of Labor, OHSA - Paperwork collection; comment request; Hazard Communication Standard. 61 Fed. Reg. 10,384, March 13, 1996

  • Letter dated 5/13/96 -- Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - Proposed rule on Safety Performance History of New Drivers. 49 CFR Parts 382, 390 and 391, 61 Fed. Reg., 10,548, March 14, 1996

  • Letter dated 5/13/96 -- Department of Transportation, FRA - Proposed rule on Railroad Worker Protection, 49 CFR Parts 214, 61 Fed. Reg. 10,528, March 14, 1996

  • Letter dated 4/12/96 -- National Labor Relations Board - Proposed rule regarding the appropriateness of requested single location bargaining units in representations cases. 60 Fed. Reg. 50,146, September 28, 1995

  • Letter dated 3/5/96 -- Department of Justice, DEA - Proposed rule on the removal of exemption for certain pseudoephedrine products marketed under the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act: 60 Fed. Reg. 55,346, October 31, 1995

  • Letter Dated 2/20/96 - Department of Labor, Pensions and Welfare Benefits Administration - Proposed rule relating to definition of plan assets; participant contributions, 60 Fed. Reg., 66,036, December 20, 1995

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Tax Issues

  • Letter dated 11/26/99 - Internal Revenue Service [html], [text] or [PDF File]- Arbitrage Restrictions Applicable to Tax-exempt Bonds issued by State and local Governments. 64 Fed. Reg., 46,876, August 27, 1999

  • Letter dated 11/16/99 - Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Department of Treasury - Prohibition of Certain Alcohol Containers and Standards of Fill for Distilled Spirits and Wine, 64 Fed. Reg., 6484, February 9, 1999

  • Testimony 2/10/99 - Internal Revenue Service - Russell Orban, Assistant Chief Counsel for Tax Policy of the Office of Advocacy, testified before an Internal Revenue Service panel regarding the Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)

  • Letter dated 09/21/98 - Internal Revenue Service - Rulemaking to clarify the applications of the Unrelated Business Income Tax to Tax Exempt Organizations CC:DOM:CORP:R (Fed. Reg. 121268-97)

  • Letter dated 11/21/97 - Internal Revenue Service - Comments regarding proposed amendments to the Income Tax Regulations related to expenses incurred in connection with property produced in a farming business. 62 Fed. Reg., 44,542, August 22, 1997

  • Testimony 5/21/97 - Internal Revenue Service - Russell Orban, Assistant Chief Counsel for Tax Policy of the Office of Advocacy, testified before an Internal Revenue Service panel regarding amendments to the Income Tax Regulations related to the definition of limited partners for tax purposes

  • Letter Dated 04/14/97 - Internal Revenue Service - Regarding proposed amendments to the Income Tax Regulations related to the definition of limited partners for tax purposes. CC:DOM:CORP:R (REG-209824-96)

  • Letter Dated 12/05/96 - Department of Treasury - Advanced notice 96-53 providing answers to commonly asked questions about medical savings accounts

  • Letter Dated 11/19/96 - Treasury, Internal Revenue Service - Proposed rule on amendments to the Income Tax Regulations related to the definition of reasonable basis for the purpose of accuracy-related penalty regulations under Chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code, 61 Fed. Reg., 58,020, November 12, 1996

  • Testimony Before the IRS dated 10/03/96 - Russell Orban, Assistant Chief Counsel for Tax of the Office of Advocacy, testified before the Internal Revenue Service on proposed regulations regarding qualified small business stock

  • Letter Dated 09/24/16 - Internal Revenue Service - Comments on changes being made to proposed IRS publication #334: "Tax Guide for Small Business"

  • Letter dated 9/4/96 -- Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service - Proposed rulemaking on qualified small business stock CC:DOM:CORP:R (IA-26-94). 61 Fed. Reg.,28,821, June 6, 1996

  • Letter dated 4/28/96 -- Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Revised Service Worker Classification Training Manual entitled "Employee or Independent Contractor." Office of Advocacy comments requested by Margaret Richardson, Commissioner, IRS

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Telecommunications

  • Comments dated 12/14/00 - Federal Communications Commission - Amendment of the rules with regard to the 3650-3700 MHz and 4.9 GHz band transfer from Federal Government.

  • Letter dated 12/12/00 - Federal Communications Commission - Regarding Amendment of the Commission's rules with regard to the 3650-3700 MHz government transfer band; ET Dkt. No. 98-237.

  • Petition for reconsideration dated 10/05/00 - Federal Communications Commission - Eligibility Requirements for the Personal Communications Services (PCS) Frequency Blocks C and F Auction.

  • Comments dated 9/15/00 - World Intellectual Property Organization -Proposing additional issues for consideration by the World Intellectual Property Organization in its second Internet domain name process

  • Letter dated 09/12/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Reviewing the Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis in Access Charge Reform, CC Docket No. 96-262; Price Cap Performance Review for Local Exchange Carriers, CC Docket No. 94-1; Low-Volume Long-Distance Users, CC Docket No. 99-249; Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket No. 96-45

  • Letter dated 09/7/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Notifying the FCC that all Regulatory Flexibility Analyses must be published in the Federal Register, GN Docket No. 90-314; WT Docket No. 97-112; CC Docket No. 98-147; ET Docket No. 00-11; CS Docket No. 98-82

  • Letter dated 08/31/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Children's Television Programming Reports, MM Docket No. 00-44

  • Comments dated 08/29/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Communications between Applicants in Commission Spectrum Auctions, WT Docket No. 97-82

  • Letter dated 08/28/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Wireless Medical Telemetry Services, ET Docket No. 99-231

  • Comments dated 08/18/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Amendment of Part 15 of the Commission's Rules Regarding Spread Spectrum Devices; ET Docket No. 99-231

  • Letter dated 08/16/00 - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) -Regarding ICANN's continued consideration of small businesses in its policies

  • Comments dated 07/10/00 - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) -Supporting the introduction of new Internet top level domains

  • Comments dated 06/22/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing for Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licenses. (Proposes lifting small business eligibility restrictions for upcoming re-auction of C- and F-Block licenses.)

  • Comments dated 05/24/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Compatibility between Cable Systems and Consumer Electronics Equipment; 65 Fed. Reg. 24,671 (April 27, 2000)

  • Comments dated 04/26/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Regarding proposed rules to govern auction of spectrum at 4.9 GHz; 65 Fed. Reg. 14,230 (March 16, 2000)

  • Comments dated 04/17/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Opposing a joint petition filed by Sprint Spectrum L.P. and U.S. WEST Wireless, LLC

  • Comments dated 04/14/00 - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) -analyzing the current famous trademark protection proposal and proposing less burdensome alternatives

  • Letter dated 04/10/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Regarding Petition for Waiver of Eligibility Requirements for the Personal Communications Services (PCS) Frequency Blocks C and F Auction to Begin July 26, 2000; DA 00-191

  • Comments dated 04/04/00 - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) -addressing the small business impact of famous trademark protection on the Internet

  • Comments filed 03/28/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Regarding an improper certification that proposed changes to rules governing communcations between spectrum auction participants would not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small businesses; WT Docket No. 97-82

  • Reply Comments dated 03/01/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Opposing a petition for waiver of SBC Communications Inc. and a petition for expedited rulemaking or waiver of Nextel Communications, Inc. regarding eligibility restrictions for re-auction of certain C and F Block Personal Communications Service licenses

  • Letter dated 02/29/00 - Federal Communications Commission [html], [text] or [PDF File] -Regarding an inadequate regulatory flexibility analysis prepared for new rules regarding spread spectrum devices; ET Docket No. 99-231

  • Comments dated 02/22/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Opposing a petition for waiver of SBC Communications Inc. and a petition for expedited rulemaking or waiver of Nextel Communications, Inc. regarding eligibility restrictions for re-auction of certain C and F Block Personal Communications Service licenses

  • Comments dated 01/24/00 - Federal Communications Commission -Proceeding designed to explore bringing digital technology to AM/FM broadcast radio; 64 Fed. Reg. 61,054 (November 9, 1999)

  • Comments dated 01/10/00 - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) -supporting introduction of new top-level domain names

  • Comments dated 12/21/99 - Federal Communications Commission -Establishment of a Class A Television Service; 64 Fed. Reg. 56,999 (October 22, 1999)

  • Reply comments dated 12/20/99 - Federal Communications Commission -Local Competition and Broadband Reporting; CC Docket No. 99-301; 64 Fed. Reg. 59,719 (November 3, 1999)

  • Comments dated 12/09/99 - Federal Communications Commission -Amendments to Parts 1, 2 and 101 of the Commission's Rules to License Fixed Services at 24 GHz; WT Docket No. 99-327

  • Comments dated 12/08/99 - Federal Communications Commission -Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding the 37.0-38.6 GHz and 38.6-40.0 GHz; ET Docket No. 95-183

  • Reply comments dated 12/08/99 - Federal Communications Commission. Extending Wireless Telecommunications Services to Tribal Lands; 64 Fed. Reg. 49,128 (September 10, 1999)

  • Comments dated 11/09/99 - Federal Communications Commission -Extending Wireless Telecommunications Services to Tribal Lands; 64 Fed. Reg. 49,128 (September 10, 1999)

  • Letter dated 10/27/99 - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) -request for a procedural policy

  • Letter dated 10/22/99 - Federal Communications Commission. Regarding the Federal Communications Commission's compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act

  • Reply comments dated 10/18/99 - Federal Communications Commission - Wireless Medical Telemetry Service; ET Docket No. 99-255; 64 Fed. Reg. 41,891 (August 2, 1999)

  • Comments dated 10/13/99 - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) -response to ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy

  • Comments dated 10/04/99 - Federal Communications Commission - Amendment of Part 15 of the Commission's Rules Regarding Spread Spectrum Devices; 64 Fed. Reg. 38,887 (July 7, 1999)

  • Notice dated 09/03/99 - Federal Communications Commission -Truth-in-Billing and Billing Format; CC Docket No. 98-170

  • Reply Comments dated 09/02/99 - Federal Communications Commission -In the Matter of Promotion of Competitive Networks in Local Telecommunications Markets; WT Docket No. 99-217, CC Docket No. 96-98, 64 Fed. Reg. 41,883 (August 2, 1999),41884-41887 [FR Doc. 99-19634] [PDF File], 41887-41891 [FR Doc. 99-19635]

  • Letter dated 08/30/99 - Office of Management and Budget(OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - OMB Control Number 3060-0854, Notice of Public Information Collection Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval of the Truth-in-Billing Format Report and Order (CC Dkt. 98-170)

  • Memorandum dated 08/25/99 - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) . Response to the ICANN's at-large membership proposal

  • Memorandum dated 08/25/99 - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) - response to ICANN's proposal for a board of independent review

  • Notice dated 08/25/99 - - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) - Domain Name Supporting Organization(DNSO) Working Group A, Final Report to the ICANN Board

  • Notice dated 8/18/99 - Federal Communication Commission -Calling Party Pays Service Offering in the Commercial Mobile Radio Services, WT Docket No. 97-207, 64 Fed. Reg. 38,396 (July 16, 1999)

  • Notice dated 08/02/99 - Federal Communications Commission - Implementation of Sections 309(j) and 337 of the Communications Act of 1934 as Amended, Promotion of Spectrum Efficient Technologies on Certain Part 90 Frequencies and Establishment of Public Service Radio Pool in the Private Mobile Frequencies Below 800 MHz, CC Docket No. 99-87, 64 Fed. Reg. 23,571 (May 3, 1999)

  • Notice dated 7/26/99 - Federal Communications Commission -Truth-in-Billing and Billing Format, CC Docket Number 98-170, 64 Fed. Reg. 34,499 (June 25, 1999) and 64 Fed Reg. 34,488 (June 25, 1999)

  • Notice dated 07/22/99 - Federal Communications Commission - Deployment of wireline services offering advanced telecommunications capability. CC Docket Number 98-174, 64 Fed. Reg. 23,229 (April 30, 1999)

  • Letter dated 06/14/99 - Federal Communications Commission - Ex Parte Presentation in a Non-Restricted Proceeding, Initial Regulatory Analysis of In re Inter-Carrier Compensation for Internet service providers-bound traffic (cc Docket 99-68); 64 Fed. Reg. 14,203, (March 24, 1999)

  • Letter dated 06/08/99 - Federal Communications Commission - Ex Parte presentation in restricted proceeding In re Access Charge Reform (CC Docket 96-262)

  • Letter dated 05/27/99 - Federal Communications Commission - Initial and Final Regulatory Flexibility Analyses for In re Deployment of Wireline Services Offering Advanced Telecommunications Capability (CC Docket Number 98-147)[PDF File]; In re Inter Carrier Compensation for ISP

  • Comments dated 05/20/99 – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) - Consideration of the Final report of the World Intellectual Property Organization's Internet Domain Name Process

  • Letter dated 03/22/99 – Federal Communications Commission - Ex Parte Comments In re additional information regarding broadcast PCS Spectrum included in the auction scheduled for March 23, 1999, Petition for Extraordinary Relief Regarding Gloria Borland Hawaii PCS, Inc

  • Draft comments - 3/19/99 - World Intellectual Property Organization - regarding World Intellectual Property Organization internet domain name process

  • Letter 03/17/99 - Federal Communications Commission - Response to Lap Wireless International, Inc.'s March 5, 1999 modification of assignment application; assignment of F Flock License from AirGates Wireless, L.L.C. to Cricket Holding, Inc., FCC file no. 000002035 DA 98-2319. Leap Wireless International, Inc., Application for Auction #22, FCC account no. 0221346036

  • Testimony 3/10/99 - World Intellectual Property Organization - Eric Menge, Assistant Chief Counsel for Telecommunications, Office of Advocacy, testified before the World Intellectual Property Organization regarding internet domain name projects

  • Letter dated 02/18/99 - Federal Communications Commission - Ex Parte Filing.Subscriber list information. Section 222(e) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. CC Docket No. 96-115

  • Reply Comments dated 02/10/99 - Federal Communications Commission - 1998 Biennial Regulatory Review Spectrum Aggregation Limits for Wireless Telecommunications Carriers; WT Docket No. 98-205

  • Notice dated 12/14/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Application for Assignment of Broadband PCS C and F Block Licenses to Cricket Holdings, Inc., a Wholly-owned Subsidiary of Leap Wireless International Inc., (DA 98-2319; AirGate Wireless, L.L.C. (FCC File No. 0000002035); Jacksonville Wireless, L.P. (FCC File No. 0000002167)

  • Letter dated 11/20/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Notice of Ex parte in Non-Restricted Proceedings. In re: Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. CC Docket No. 96-45

  • Letter dated 11/6/98 - Federal Communications Commission - GTE Telephone Operating Companies(GTOC) Tariff No. 1, GTOC Transmittal No. 1148. CC Docket No. 98-79

  • Notice dated 10/26/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Access Charge Reform, CC Docket No. 96-262; Price Cap Performance Review for Local Exchange Carriers, CC Docket No. 94-1; Consumer Federation of America et al., Petition for Rulemaking, RM-9210; MCI Telecommunications Corp., Emergency Petition for Prescription, CC Docket No. 97-250. CC Docket No. 262

  • Notice dated 10/16/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Reply comments on Deployment of Wireline Services Offering Advanced Telecommunications Services (CC Docket No. 98-147)

  • Letter dated 10/7/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Notice of Ex parte presentation in non-restricted proceedings; In re Access Charge Reform (CC Docket 96-262); and Truth-in-Billing and Billing Format (CC Docket No. 98-170)

  • Notice dated 9/25/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Deployment of Wireline Services Offering Advanced Telecommunications Services (CC Docket No. 98-147)

  • Letter dated 9/17/98 - Federal Communications Communications - Ex Parte filing, Subscriber list information, CC Docket No. 96-115

  • Letter dated 9/10/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Ex Parte presentation in a non-restricted proceeding; In Re: Amendment of Part 1 of the Commission's Rules - Competitive Bidding Procedures, WT Docket No. 97-82

  • Letter dated 7/23/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Notice of Ex parte Presentation in a non-restricted proceeding In re Implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996: Telecommunications Carriers' use of Customer Proprietary Network Information and Other Customer Information (DD Docket No. 96-115). Fed. Reg. 20,326 (April 24, 1998)

  • Letter dated 7/15/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Notice of Ex parte Presentation in non-restricted proceedings; In re Toll Free Service Access Codes (CC Docket No. 95-155); Access Charge Reform (CC Docket. No. 96-262); Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service (CC Docket. No. 96-45); Implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996: Telecommunications Carriers' Use of Customer Proprietary Network Information and Other Customer Information (CC Docket. No. 96-115); and Performance Measurements and Reporting Requirements for Operations Support System, Interconnection, and Operator Services and Directory Assistance (CC Docket. No. 98-56, RM-9101)

  • Brief dated 6/15/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Reply to opposition to petition for reconsideration of the fourth report and order in the matter of Toll Free Service Access Codes (CC Docket No. 95-155)

  • Letter dated 5/22/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Processing of Set-Aside 888 Numbers for Subscribers Holding Corresponding 800 Numbers, CC Docket 95-155

  • Brief dated 5/4/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Petition for reconsideration of the Fourth Report and Order for toll free service access codes. CC Docket. No. 95-155

  • Letter dated 3/25/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Ex Parte comment - In re toll free service access codes, CC Docket No. 95-155

  • Notice dated 3/17/98 - Federal Communications Commission - In the matter of toll free service access codes written Ex Parte presentation on adverse economic impact on small businesses resulting from proposed April 5 implementation of 877

  • Letter dated 3/3/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Applauding the FCC's recent inquiry into the billing practices of the Nation's largest interexchange carriers, AT&T, MCI, and Sprint. In re Access Charge Reform (CC Docket No.96-262); Price Cap Performance Review for Local Exchange Carriers (CC Docket No. 94-1); Transport Rate Structure and Pricing (CC Docket No. 91-213); End User Common Line Charges (CC Docket No. 95-72)

  • Brief Dated 02/17/98 - Federal Communications Commission - Reply comments in support of the petition for rulemaking in the matter of Access Charge Reform, CC Docket No. 96-262; Price Cap Performance Review for Local Exchange Carriers, CC Docket No. 94-1; Transport Rate Structure and Pricing, CC Docket No. 91-213; End User Common Line Charges, CC Docket No. 95-72

  • Brief dated 12/12/97 - Federal Communications Commission - Ex Parte Petition for reconsideration of the second report and order for toll free service access codes

  • Letter dated 11/21/97 - Federal Communications Commission - Ex Parte comment and petition for reconsideration for access charge reform, et al., CC Docket, No. 96-262

  • Letter dated 10/15/97 - Federal Communications Commissions - Nominations for the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service Rural Task force, CC Dkt. No. 96-45

  • Letter dated 09/08/97 - Federal Communications Commission - Comments to the Federal Communications Commission concerning their efforts in addressing the concerns of licensees of the Broadband Personal Communications Services C block restructuring, WT Docket No. 97-82 and DA 97-697

  • Letter Dated 06/30/97 - Federal Communications Commission - Broadcast Television National Ownership Rules, MM Dkt. No. 96-222; Review of the Commission's regulations governing television broadcasting, MM Dkt. No. 91-221; Reexamination of the Commission's Cross-Interest Policy MM Dkt. No. 87-154; Newspaper/Radio Cross Ownership Waiver Policy, MM Dkt. No. 96-197

  • Letter Dated 04/29/97 - Federal Communications Commission - Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service (CC Dkt No. 96-45) and Access Charge Reform (CC Dkt Nos. 96-262, 94-1, 91-213, 96-263)

  • Letter Dated 4/11/97 - Federal Communications Commission - Regarding notice of Ex Parte presentation in a non-restricted proceeding In re Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service recommended decision CC Docket No. 96-45

  • Brief Dated 04/04/97 - Federal Communications Commission - Concerning Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service; CC Docket No. 96-45

  • Letter Dated 3/24/97 - Federal Communications Commission - Regarding notice of ex parte presentation in a non-restricted proceeding In re Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service recommended decision CC Docket No. 96-45

  • Brief Dated 01/10/97 - Federal Communications Commission - Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket No. 96-45

  • Letter Dated 12/31/96 - Federal Communications Commission - Letter to Honorable Dick Kempthorne of the U.S. Senate on the recently released proposed decision on telephone universal service support for rural areas. This proposal was made by the FCC-State Joint Board on Universal Service. CC Docket No. 96-45

  • Brief Dated 12/19/96 - Federal Communications Commission - Comments on Federal-State joint board on universal service, CC Docket No. 96-45

  • Letter Dated 12/13/96 - Federal Communications Commission - Letter to Honorable Reed E. Hundt, Chairman of the FCC on Federal-State joint board on universal service, CC Docket No. 96-45. Also letters were done to 20 legislators concerning this issue

  • Letter Dated 01/07/97 - Honorable Byron Dorgan, Honorable Ted Stevens, and Honorable J. Robert Kerrey of the U.S. Senate - Proposed rule on the decision by the Federal/State Joint Board on Universal Service proposes to cut universal service support for all rural small businesses. CC Docket 96-45

  • Brief Dated 11/12/96 - Federal Communications Commission - Implementation of Cable Act Reform provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, CS Docket No. 96-85, 61 Fed. Reg., 18,968, April 30, 1996

  • Letter Dated 11/01/96 - Federal Communications Commission - Reply comments submitted by the Office of Advocacy on the pleading cycle established for waivers of down payment rules in the broadband personal communications services C-Block, 900 MHz specialized mobile radio, and multipoint distribution service auctions, Public Notice DA 96-1692, October 18, 1996

  • Brief dated 09/30/96 - Federal Communications Commission - Proposed rule on Section 257 proceeding to identify and eliminate market entry barriers for small businesses. (GN Docket No. 96-113); 61 Fed. Reg., 33,066, June 26, 1996

  • Letter dated 8/22/96 -- Federal Communications Commission - Rulemaking to Amend Parts 1, 2, 21, and 25 of the Commission's rules to redesignate the 27.5-29.5 GHz Frequency Bank, to Reallocate the 29.5-30.0 GHz Frequency Bank to establish rules and policies for local multipoint distribution service and for fixed satellite services. CC Docket No. 92-297, 61 Fed. Reg. 39,425, July 29, 1996

  • Brief Filed 5/31/96 -- Federal Communications Commission - Final rule on amendment of the Commission's Regulatory Policies Governing Domestic Fixed Satellites and Separate International Satellite Systems. 61 Fed. Reg., 9,946, March 12, 1996

  • Brief Filed 5/22/96 -- Federal Communications Commission - Application of Mobile Communications Holdings, Inc. for authority to construct, launch, and operate a low-earth orbit satellite system in the 1610- 1626.5/2483.5-2500 MHz Bands. File Nos. 11-DSS-P-91, 18-DSS-P- 91, 11-SAT-LA-95, 12-SAT-AMEND-95

  • Brief Filed 5/16/96 -- Federal Communications Commission - Proposed rules on implementation of the local competition provisions in the Telecommunications Act of 1996. 61 Fed. Reg. 18,311, April 25, 1996

  • Letter dated 4/24/96 -- Federal Communications Commission - Application of Mobile Communications Holdings, Inc. for authority to construct, launch, and operate a low-earth orbit satellite in the 1610- 1626.5/2483.5-2500 MHz Bands. File Nos. 11-DSS-P-91, 18-DSS-P-91, 11-SAT-LA-95, 12-SAT-AMEND-95

  • Brief Filed 4/12/96 -- Federal Communications Commission - Amendment of Part 36 of the Commission's Rules and Establishment of a Joint Board. CC Docket No. 96-45, Fed. Reg. 10,499, March 14, 1996

  • Comments dated 09/12/95 - Federal Communications Commission - Telephone Number Portbility; CC Dkt. No. 95-116, RM 0535