CFPB Requesting Public Input on Lending Practices for Women- and Minority-Owned Small Businesses

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has extended for 60 days a request for public comments to learn more about small business financing products that are offered to small businesses, including women-owned and minority-owned small businesses. CFPB is seeking information … Continue Reading

N&C Nominated by for Baltimore Startup of the Year

BALTIMORE — Notice and Comment Inc. (N&C) has been nominated for Tech Startup of the Year in’s 5th annual Baltimore Innovation Awards, a competition featuring the most promising leaders in the metro area’s tech startup community. VOTES FOR THE … Continue Reading

USDA Reviewing Guidance on Imported Meat, Poultry, Eggs – Open Comment Period

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is accepting comments on guidance for importing meat, poultry, and egg products into the United States. The guidance is intended for U.S. importers, customs brokers, official import inspection establishments, egg products plants, … Continue Reading

FDA Requesting Comments for WHO Policy on 17 Drug Substances

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an open comment period to inform recommendations the agency will make to the World Health Organization for international policy regarding abuse liability and diversion of 17 different drugs. The substances of interest include … Continue Reading

EPA Proposes Lowering Production/Import Percentages for Biofuels in 2018 and 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a plan to lower the annual percentage standards for biofuel production and imports required under the Clean Air Act for 2018 and 2019. As a result of “real-world changes,” including “slower-than-expected” development of the biofuel … Continue Reading

Fish and Wildlife Offers Recovery Plan for Endangered Mexican Wolf Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on the first draft of a recovery plan intended to meet specific recovery criteria in order to remove Mexican Wolves from the list of Endangered Species. The wolves were originally … Continue Reading

BLM Proposes Rescinding Rules on Hydrofracking on Federal and Indian Lands

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to rescind a 2015 final rule regarding hydrofracking on federal and Indian lands, based on the bureau’s assertion it is “unnecessarily duplicative of state and some tribal regulations and imposes burdensome reporting … Continue Reading

Twelve Days Left in DOE’s Regulatory Reform Open Public Comment Period

Twelve days remain in the open comment period for the U.S. Department of Education’s requirement to accept public comments under President Trump’s executive order for each federal agency to consider every one of its existing rules for possible modification or … Continue Reading

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Accepting Comments on Bird Hunting Open Seasons

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has issued a notice for public comments on the allowable hunting seasons and daily bag and possession limits for several migratory bird species for the 2018-2019 time period in the contiguous United States, Alaska, … Continue Reading