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Public Meeting on New Chemicals

EPA is holding a public meeting to update and engage with the public on its  progress in implementing changes to the New Chemicals Review Program as a result of the 2016 amendments to Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), including discussion of EPA’s New Chemicals Decision-Making Framework on Monday, December 6, 2017.  During the meeting, EPA plans to provide an overview of its review process for new chemicals and will provide an opportunity for interested parties to discuss their experiences and ask questions regarding the New Chemicals Review Program.

Author: VECarlbo
Posted: November 20, 2017, 7:54 pm

Public Meeting on Approaches for Identifying Potential Candidates for Prioritization for TSCA Risk Evaluation

EPA is holding a public meeting to discuss the possible approaches for identifying potential candidate chemicals for EPA’s prioritization process under the Toxic Substance Control Act on Monday, December 11, 2017.  During the meeting, EPA plans to describe and take comments and questions on the number of possible approaches that the agency has identified in its discussion paper. EPA has also provided a public docket to accept written comments until January 25, 2018.

Author: VECarlbo
Posted: November 20, 2017, 7:49 pm

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable for Small Business in Boston, MA

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable for Small Business in Boston, MA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, November 29th, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Boston, Mass. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Federal Building located at 10 Causeway St. Boston, MA 02114.

 

Author: ectherou
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:43 pm

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable for Small Business in Manchester, NH

 

Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable for Small Business in Manchester, NH

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, November 28th, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Manchester, New Hampshire. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Manchester Public Library located at 405 Pine Street.  

               

Author: ectherou
Posted: November 8, 2017, 6:05 pm

U.S. Department of the Interior Seeks Comments on Mitigation Policies

On November 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published a request for comments on its Mitigation Policies. Specifically, FWS is seeking comments on the existing Mitigation Policy and Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy. The Service will use these comments in determining whether and how to revise these policies.

Author: VECarlbo
Posted: November 7, 2017, 9:37 pm

Advocacy Appoints Elmo J. Rinaldi to Serve as Region 3 Advocate

 

Advocacy Appoints Elmo J. Rinaldi to Serve as Region 3 Advocate

 

Author: ectherou
Posted: November 7, 2017, 6:03 pm

Reporting Requirements for the TSCA Mercury Inventory

On October 26 2017, EPA published a proposed rule to require reporting from persons who manufacture (including import) mercury or mercury-added products, or otherwise intentionally use mercury in a manufacturing process.  The reporting rule is required by the amended Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) to help assist EPA in publishing an inventory of mercury  supply, use, and trade in the United States before April 1, 2017 and every three years thereafter.

Author: VECarlbo
Posted: November 1, 2017, 7:59 pm

Advocacy Welcomes Robert L. Wehagen as Congressional and Legislative Affairs Manager

 

Advocacy Welcomes Robert L. Wehagen as Congressional and Legislative Affairs Manager

 

Author: ectherou
Posted: October 26, 2017, 3:27 pm

Rhett Davis Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 6

 

Rhett Davis Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 6

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rhett Davis has been named small business advocate for Region 6, representing the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

In his role, Davis will be the direct link between the region’s small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, small business associations and the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Author: ectherou
Posted: October 26, 2017, 3:20 pm

Treasury Announces that it will Withdraw the Estate Valuation Proposed Regulations

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

Author: VECarlbo
Posted: October 4, 2017, 7:43 pm


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