SBA News: What's New in the Office of Advocacy
Thursday, April 17, 2014
WHAT’S NEW IN
THE OFFICE OF ADVOCACY
The Small Business Advocate Newsletter April 2014
Comment Letter on the Revision of the FCC’s Program Access Rules
Comment Letter on the Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Food for Animals
Quarterly Lending Bulletin: Fourth Quarter 2013
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Small Business Review Panel
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 is looking for small businesses that may be subject to the rule requirements to participate in the panel. Organizations representing small entities may also serve. Nominations are requested by April 16, 2014.
Background: EPA is working jointly with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to propose coordinated fuel efficiency standards. EPA and NHTSA standards would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption through the application of advanced, cost-effective technologies.
Impacted: This action could affect manufacturers of a wide range of on-road vehicles, from semi-trucks and their trailers to the largest pickup trucks and vans, along with all types and sizes of work trucks and buses.
Advocacy Contact: David Rostker at 202.205.6533
Advocacy Roundtable on Retirement Plans
On April 30, Advocacy will host a small business roundtable on employee benefits issues, specifically on President Obama’s myRA and automatic IRA contributions proposals.
The roundtable will include two presentations. The first presentation will be from an official from the Department of Treasury on the myRA proposal and how individuals can participate in the plan. The second presentation will be from a small business owner on the automatic IRA proposal and how it will improve retirement security.
Location: SBA headquarters, Eisenhower Conference Room, 409 3rd Street SW,
Washington, DC, 20416.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Dillon Taylor.
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