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Listed below are documents published in the Federal Register and open for comment that may significantly affect small businesses. Advocacy encourages affected small businesses to provide the Federal agency issuing the notice with comments on the proposed action and the agency's analysis of its potential impacts on small business. Please share with the Office of Advocacy your comments on these and other regulatory proposals of importance to small businesses.

Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Implementation of Tier 1/Tier 2 Framework On September 4, 2014, the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) published a proposed rule on Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Implementation of Tier 1/Tier 2 Framework.  FCA is seeking comments on this proposed rule that would revise the...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposes an aquaculture plan for the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico On August 28, 2014 the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a proposed rule for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Fishery Management Plan for Regulating...
DOL to Require Government Contractors to Report on Employee Pay On August 8, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of the Department of Labor released a proposed rule to require certain contractors to submit reports on employee compensation.  The rule requires employers who file...
DOJ Releases Rule Requiring ADA Captioning for Movie Theaters On August 1, 2014, the Department of Justice released a proposed rule to require movie theaters to show movies with closed captioning and audio description for all movie showings (if produced or distributed with this capability) unless to do so...
Proposed rule amending Regulation C On July 24, 2014, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) published a proposed rule amending Regulation C to implement amendments to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) made by section 1094 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...
DOL Releases Proposed Rule Increasing Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors On June 17, 2014, the Department of Labor released a proposed rule implementing Executive Order 13658, which increases the hourly minimum wage for federal contractors, subcontractors and their workers to $10.10 per hour, beginning January 1, 2015,...
Defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have extended the comment period for the proposed a rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). This proposal would set forth...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service propose to amend the definition of “destruction or adverse modification of critical habitat” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service propose to amend the definition of “destruction or adverse modification of critical habitat” under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. The new definition would...
GSA Announces Open Dialogue on Improving Federal Procurement GSA Announces Open Dialogue on Improving Federal Procurement .  The Chief Acquisition Officers Council (CAOC), in coordination with the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council), the Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC), the...
Definition of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have proposed a rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  This proposal would set forth several categories of waters to...
FDA Issues Proposed Rule to Deem Tobacco Products On April 24, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products issued a proposed rule that would deem formerly unregulated products as “tobacco products” subject to FDA regulation under the Family Smoking...
EPA Issues Proposed Rule Concerning Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products On June 10, 2013, EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register concerning formaldehyde emissions standards for composite wood products. EPA has now reopened the comment period for 30 days for that standard and will hold a public meeting for...
Small Business Review Panel: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standard EPA is preparing to convene a Small Business Advocacy Review panel to provide input and recommendations for its upcoming proposed rule on Medium- and Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standard.  EPA seeks self-nominations directly from the...
National Institute of Standards and Technology- Final Cybersecurity Framework On February 12, 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the Final Cybersecurity Framework. According to NIST, “the framework allows organizations—regardless of size, degree of cyber risk or cybersecurity...
NLRB Re-Issues Regulations Governing Representation-Case Procedures On February 6, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board re-issued a proposal that would amend its rules and regulations governing the filing and processing of petitions relating to the representation of employees for purposes of collective...
IRS Issues Final Regs on Employer Shared Responsibility for Health Insurance Coverage On February 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations that provide guidance on large employers' shared responsibility for employee health insurance coverage under section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code. ...
OSHA Extends Deadline for Crane Operator Certification On February 10, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a proposed rule that would extend the compliance date for construction crane operator certification, as well as the existing requirements for...
IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Provide Further Guidance on Individual Insurance Mandate On January 23, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations that provide additional guidance to individual taxpayers who may be liable for the shared responsibility payment for not maintaining minimum essential coverage under...
EPA issues draft greenhouse gas emission standards for new power plants On January 8, EPA published for public comment its proposed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Electric Utility Generating Units (EGUs), under section 111(b) of the Clean Air Act.  This rule would set carbon...
SEC Issues Proposed Rule to Amend Regulation A On December 18, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a proposed rule to implement Title IV of the JOBS Act by amending Regulation A. Currently, Regulation A securities offerings are limited to $5 million and are subject to each state...
Canada small business team for the Regulatory Cooperation Council Update The U.S. - Canada small business team for the Regulatory Cooperation Council will update stakeholders on progress made, and seek feedback on, the Small Business Lens (SBL) in a webinar on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2 pm EST.  ...
OSHA proposes rule on Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. On November 8, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its proposed Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule in the Federal Register.  OSHA’s proposed rule would amend its recordkeeping...
Preliminary Cybersecurity framework The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments on a preliminary version of the Cybersecurity Framework (“preliminary Framework”). NIST is developing the Framework as directed by Executive Order 13636, “...
USITC Hearing on Trade Barriers Impacting SMEs Rescheduled to November 20, 3013 On November 6, 2013, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) announced the new date for the Washington, DC public hearing postponed because of the federal government shutdown.  The hearing is scheduled for November 20, 2013 at...
OSHA extends comment period and other deadlines for its proposed rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica. On October 25, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it was extending the comment period and other deadlines for its proposed Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica (Silica) rule, published in the Federal...
SEC Issues Proposed Rule for Crowdfunding On October 23, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a  proposed rule to implement Title III of the JOBS Act, which established the foundation for a regulatory structure for startups and small businesses to raise capital through...
Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force requests public comment and announces public meeting: Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force seeks public comment from all interested stakeholders on several copyright policy issues: the legal framework for the creation of remixes; the relevance and scope of the first sale...
Federal Trade Commission requests public comment on proposed study of Patent Assertion Entities On October 3, 2013 the Federal Trade Commission published a notice requesting public comment on its proposed information requests to Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) in the wireless communications sector, including manufacturers and other non-...
OSHA proposes rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica. On September 12, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its proposed Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica (Silica) rule in the Federal Register.  OSHA’s proposed rule would amend OSHA’s...
Endangered Species Act; Incidental Take Statements The Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service propose to amend certain regulations regarding incidental take statements.  The changes will address the use of surrogates (e.g. habitat, ecological conditions, or...
Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf--Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement proposes to amend and update the regulations by differentiating the requirements for operating dry tree (surface production) and subsea tree production systems on the Outer Continental Shelf and...
IRS Issues Proposed Regs on Healthcare Coverage Information Reporting On September 5, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued two proposed regulations to implement the information reporting requirements for insurers and certain employers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  One proposed rule would...
Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice announcing that it is initiating the process to consider amending the energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers. On September 3, 2013, the Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice announcing that it is initiating the process to consider amending the energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers. After concluding review of the...
U.S. – Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council: Stakeholder Comments on Progress to Date and How to Address Regulatory Divergence. On August 29, 2013, OMB invited written public comments on the U.S. – Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council’s progress to date and how to address regulatory divergence between the U.S. and Canada governments.  Canada and the U.S....
USITC Announces Dates of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Roundtables and Public Hearings On September 6, 2013, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) announced the dates for a series of roundtables the agency will hold, with the assistance of the Small Business Administration, across the U.S.  The USITC is seeking...
IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Small Business Healthcare Tax Credit On August 23, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations that provide guidance on the Internal Revenue Code section 45R tax credit available to small “eligible employers” that offer health insurance coverage to...
OMB is extending for a year a policy of encouraging federal agencies to accelerate payment to small business subcontractors. The temporary policy was set to expire on July 11, 2013, and now will expire on July 11, 2014 On July 11, 2012, OMB issued Memorandum M-12-16, “Providing Prompt Payment to Small Business Subcontractors,” to improve cash flow for small businesses and increase small business participation in all levels of Federal contracting. 
Access Board Extends Comment Period for Proposed Guidelines for Passenger Vessels The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has extended the public comment period for proposed guidelines for passenger vessels. Comments are now due on January 24, 2014.
Regulatory Alert: Food and Drug Administration: Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and Issue Certifications On July 29, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published in the Federal Register its proposed rule on Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and Issue Certifications as established by the...
Regulatory Alert: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for CY 2014, Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements, and Cost Allocation of Home Health Survey Expenses On July 3, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register its proposed rule on Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for CY 2014, Home Health Quality...
USITC seeking information to support investigation of how EU trade restrictions effect exports of U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) On July 30, 2013, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) published a Federal Register notice notifying SMEs that the USITC is seeking information for a report that will identify trade-related barriers that U.S. SMEs perceive as...
Food and Drug Administration: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals On July 29, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published in the Federal Register its proposed rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals as established by the 2011 FDA Food Safety...
EPA extends comment periods for proposed rules: Third Party Certification Framework for the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products and Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products. The Environmental Protection Agency extends comment periods for proposed rules: Third Party Certification Framework for the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products for 16 days and Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood...
EPA inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as SERs for an SBAR Panel that will explore changes to existing uses of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)....
SEC Issues Final Rule Eliminating the Ban Against General Solicitation and General Advertising On July 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a final rule implementing section 201(a) of JOBS Act, which lifts the ban on general solicitation and general advertising.  The SEC rule permits startups, venture capitalists, and...
National Marine Fisheries Service Publishes Plan for Periodic Review of Regulations On June 20, 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service of the Department of Commerce (NMFS) published its plan to periodically review seventy-six existing regulations. Section 610 of the Regulatory...
EPA Proposes New Steam Electric Effluent Guidelines On June 7, 2013, EPA proposed revisions to its Steam Electric Power Generating effluent guidelines and standards (40 CFR Part 423). The guidelines were first published in 1974, and amended in 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1982. The regulation covers...
Interior Proposes to Exclude FWS from NEPA Requirements for Lacey Act Listings On Monday July 1, 2013, the Department of the Interior published a notice announcing a proposed categorical exclusion from the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  The exclusion would...
Treasury Delays Employer Healthcare Insurance Mandate Until 2015 On July 2, 2013, the Department of Treasury (Treasury) announced that enforcement of the employer health insurance mandate will be delayed for one year until 2015.  The Affordable Care Act imposes penalties on applicable employers that do not...
IRS Issues Guidance Providing Relief from the Shared Responsibility Payment On June 27, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a notice providing relief from the Affordable Care Act shared responsibility payment for specified individuals who are eligible to enroll in some eligible employer-sponsored health plans with a...
EPA inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. This panel will focus...
Access Board Releases Proposed Guidelines for Passenger Vessels The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has released for public comment proposed guidelines for passenger vessels. Developed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the guidelines provide design...
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) extended the comment period for the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking entitled Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands On June 10, 2013, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) extended the comment period for the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking entitled Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands. This...
EPA published two proposed rules on formaldehyde in composite wood products: Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products and Third-Party Certification Framework for the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products. On June 10, 2013, EPA published two proposed rules on formaldehyde in composite wood products: Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products and Third-Party Certification Framework for the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood...
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking entitled Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands. On May 24, 2013, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking entitled Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands. This supplemental notice relates to the...
General Services Administration, Joint Working Group on Improving Cybersecurity and Resilience through Acquisition On February 12th, 2013, the President issued the Executive Order for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Executive Order 13636). In accordance with Section 8(e) of Executive Order 13636, within 120 days, the General Services...
Department of Veterans Affairs, Veteran Owned Small Business Verification Program   The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is currently reviewing its regulations governing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program. OSDBU intends to improve the...
IRS Issues Proposed Regs on Whether Health Plans Provide Minimum Value On April 30, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations on the health insurance premium tax credit, providing guidance on determining whether healthcare coverage under an eligible employer-sponsored plan provides minimum value.
DHS and DOL Issue Rule on Wage Methodology for H-2B Visa Workers, Effective Immediately On April 24, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) released an Interim Final Rule (IFR) amending the methodology for calculating the prevailing wages to be paid to H-2B workers and U.S. workers recruited...
DHS and DOL Issue Rule on Wage Methodology for H-2B Visa Workers, Effective Immediately On April 24, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) released an Interim Final Rule (IFR) amending the methodology for calculating the prevailing wages to be paid to H-2B workers and U.S. workers recruited...
Construction and Development Effluent Limitations Guidelines - Proposed Rule On April 1, 2013 EPA proposed to remove the numeric standard it had established in December 2009 as part of court-ordered Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELGs) for the construction and development industry.
IRS Issues Proposed Regs on Health Insurer Deduction Limitation On April 1, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations on the application of the $500,000 deduction limitation for remuneration provided by some health insurance providers under Internal Revenue Code section 162(m)(6).
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests public written and oral comments concerning the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP) On April 1, 2013, USTR invited written public comment on the proposed TTIP.
FWS Published a Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for a Certain Population Segment of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle On March 25, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, proposed to designate critical habitat for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) under the Endangered Species Act.
FWS Announces Status Review of the West Coast Distinct Population Segment of the Fisher as Endangered or Threatened On March 19, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced the opening of an information gathering period regarding the status of the fisher (Martes pennanti) throughout the range of its West Coast distinct population segment (DPS) in the...
IRS Issues Proposed Regs on Health Insurance Provider Fee On March 4, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations on the annual health insurance provider fee imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
FAA requests comment on Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site Program. On February 22, 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a notice of availability and request for comments on its Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site Program.
FCC Proposes to Ban Certain Types of Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) Used in Aviation Search and Rescue. On January 30, 2013, the Federal Communication’s Commission (FCC) published a proposed rule that would prohibit the certification, manufacture, importation, sale, or use of 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs).
DOL Seeks Comments on Proposed Worker Classification Survey The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments on its proposal to survey employees’ on general employment laws and classification.
DOL Seeks Comments on Proposed Worker Classification Survey The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments on its proposal to survey employees’ on general employment laws and classification.
PHMSA publishes three items concerning Lithium Batteries and other materials. On January 7, 2013, the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published three items in the Federal Register related to the transport of lithium batteries and other materials.
Food and Drug Administration: Current Good Manufacturing Processes and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Human Food On January 4, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released for public comment its proposed rule on preventive controls established by the 2011 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA); this rule focuses on preventing problems that can cause...
Food and Drug Administration: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption On January 4, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released for public comment its proposed rule which proposes enforceable safety standards for the production and harvesting of produce on farms.
IRS Issues Proposed Regs on Employer Shared Responsibility for Health Insurance Coverage On December 28, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations that that provide guidance on “large employers'” shared responsibility for employee health insurance coverage under Internal Revenue Code section 4980H.
IRS Issues Proposed Regs on Rules for Additional Medicare Tax On December 3, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations that provide guidance to employers and individuals on the implementation of the additional hospital insurance tax (additional Medicare tax) under the Affordable Care Act.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requests public comment on three Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) section 610 reviews. On October 31, 2012, EPA announced that it will review three regulatory actions pursuant to section 610 of the RFA.
USPTO Extends Comment Period for First-Inventor-to-File Regulations The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that is extending the public comment period for its proposed rules implementing the first-inventor-to-file (FITF) provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA).
FTC Extends Deadline to Comment on Proposed Modifications to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule Until September 24, 2012 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will extend until September 24, 2012, the deadline for commenting on additional proposed modifications to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA), which gives parents control over what information...
FWS and NOAA Propose Revisions to the Regulations for Impact Analyses of Critical Habitat The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)propose to revise their regulations regarding economic impact analyses conducted for designations of critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973
FWS Proposes to List Four Salamander Species in several Texas counties The Fish and Wildlife Service, proposes to list the Austin blind salamander, Jollyville Plateau salamander, Georgetown salamander, and Salado salamander as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
DOI Announces Formation of Committee to Guide Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced the establishment of a national committee to guide and oversee U.S. implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI).
Federal Acquisition Council: Small Business Set Asides for Research and Development Contracts On Friday, August 10, 2012, the Federal Acquisition Council published in the Federal Register a proposed regulation: “Small Business Set Asides for Research and Development Contracts.” 
SBA Announces Public Webinars On SBIR Policy Directive On Monday, August 6, 2012, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announce that it will be holding public Webinars regarding the recent amendments to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Program...
Small Business Administration(SBA) Publishes SBIR Policy Directive On Monday, August 6, 2012, the SBA published amendments to its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Policy Directive.
IRS Requests Comments on Potential Modification of Use or Lose Rule for Health FSAs On May 30, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2012-40 to provide guidance on health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs).
IRS Issues Final Regulations on Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit On May 18, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations on the health insurance premium tax credit.
The Environmental Protection Agency extends comment periods for proposed rules: Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products for 30 days, and Third Party Certification Framework for the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products fo The Environmental Protection Agency extends comment periods for proposed rules: Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products for 30 days, and Third Party Certification Framework for the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood...
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. – Canada Regulatory Cooperation Team invites small business stakeholders to a Stakeholder Dialogue Session in Washington, D.C. on June 20, 2013. The U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) is organizing a broad stakeholder session in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2013. This session will provide an opportunity to engage directly with Canadian and U.S. Working Groups to review...
Amendments to Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156 SEC Issues Proposed Rule to Amend Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156 On July 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued proposed rules that would amend Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156.  The proposed rule is intended to enhance...
The Department of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy will hold a webinar for small businesses The Department of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy will hold a webinar for small businesses on the U.S. - Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council Small Business Lens on June 13, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m....
Joint Working Group on Improving Cybersecurity and Resilience Through Acquisition On February 12, 2013, the President issued an Executive Order for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Executive Order 13636). In accordance with Section 8(e) of Executive Order 13636, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the...