USDA Considering Changes to Animal Welfare Rules for Humane Handling

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced a currently open comment period for proposed rule changes governing the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of certain animals by dealers, research facilities, exhibitors, handlers, auctioneers, … Continue Reading

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N&C Nominated by Technical.ly for Baltimore Startup of the Year

BALTIMORE — Notice and Comment Inc. (N&C) has been nominated for Tech Startup of the Year in Technical.ly’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

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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

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President Trump Signs Executive Order 13805 Creating Advisory Council on Infrastructure

President Trump has signed an executive order directing the entire executive branch to advance a policy of advancing infrastructure projects that create jobs for American workers, protect the environment, and strengthen economic growth. A 15-member Department of Commerce the Presidential … Continue Reading

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Army Corps of Engineers Accepting Comments on Reg Reform Under Exec Order 13777

The United States Army, Corps of Engineers Subgroup to the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force, announced it is seeking input on its existing regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification, according to President Trump’s Executive Order 13777.  … Continue Reading

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CFPB Proposes Modifications to Electronic Fund Transfer and Truth in Lending Rules

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau or CFPB) announced proposed changes to its rules related to the Electronic Fund Transfer Act and the Truth in Lending Act. The Bureau is accepting comments on potential modifications to several issues, including … Continue Reading

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DOT Delays Effective Date for Electric Vehicle Minimum Sound Requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has extended the effective date of a final rule requiring electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturers to install sound-emitting technologies, to reduce the risk of pedestrian crashes. The rule requires hybrid and electric vehicles to … Continue Reading

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FDA Extending Compliance for Restaurant Nutrition Info Until May 2018

The Food and Drug Administrations announced it is extending the compliance date for a final rule requiring certain restaurants to disclose nutrition information for standard menu item. Originally, the compliance date was May 5, 2017, but it has now been … Continue Reading

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EPA Comment Period for Agency-Wide Regulatory Review Closes Next Week

The comment period for agency-wide review of every existing EPA regulation for possible repeal, replacement, or modification, closes next week. President Trump’s Executive Order 13777 directs every agency to consider every regulation similarly, based on obsolescence or ineffectiveness, whether costs … Continue Reading

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EPA Seeking Comments on Regulations to Repeal, Replace, or Modify

As directed by President Trump’s Executive Order 13777, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comments from the public about regulations which should be repealed, replaced, or modified. Criteria to be considered include regulations that eliminate jobs, or inhibit job … Continue Reading

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FCC Seeking Comments on VRS Program for Hearing Impaired Callers

The Federal Communications Commission announced it will accept comments on a plan to establish performance goals and service quality metrics to evaluate the efficacy of the video relay service (VRS) program, as well as to address the incidence of “phony” … Continue Reading

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NMFS Taking Comments on Protection Zone for Killer Whales in Puget Sound

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will take comments until April 13, 2017, on the proposed establishment of a protection zone for Southern Resident killer whales in the Puget Sound. The rule would include a 200-yard approach rule, a prohibition … Continue Reading

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