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Regululatory Alerts Item – ADA Accessibility of Websites

On August 2nd, 2010, posted in: SBA by admin | Comments Off

DOJ is considering requirements to make websites accessible for people with disabilities. These regulations could affect governmental entities and public accommodations covered by the ADA that provide goods, services, programs or activities to the public via websites on the Internet. Title III of the ADA covers private entities whose operations affect commerce (such as restaurants, [...]

On June 4, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published proposed rules regarding emissions standards for boilers, process heaters, and commercial and industrial solid waste incinerators (CISWI units). EPA will accept public comments on these proposed rules through August 3, 2010.

On July 8, 2010, the Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) filed comments with the Consumer Product Safety Commission providing the agency with its Regulatory Flexibility Act suggestions and industry concerns about the potential economic impacts associated with finalizing the safety standards for children’s bassinets and cradles.

The July 2010 Small Business Advocate

On July 2nd, 2010, posted in: SBA by admin | Comments Off

The July 2010 issue of The Small Business Advocate features a new study on small business credit, as well as a column by the chief economist on high-impact entrepreneurs.

On June 10, 2010, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published proposed rules to initiate implementation of Amendments 20 and 21 of the Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 20 would establish a trawl rationalization program for the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery, consisting of an individual fishing quota (IFQ) program for the shore-based trawl fleet and [...]

The research study “Bank Credit, Trade Credit or No Credit: Evidence from the Surveys of Small Business Finances” compares firms that use credit (leveraged firms) with those that do not (unleveraged firms), and examines which kind of credit the leveraged firms use—bank credit (loans or lines of credit), trade credit (from suppliers), or both. The [...]

The research study “Bank Credit, Trade Credit or No Credit: Evidence from the Surveys of Small Business Finances” compares firms that use credit (leveraged firms) with those that do not (unleveraged firms), and examines which kind of credit the leveraged firms use—bank credit (loans or lines of credit), trade credit (from suppliers), or both. The [...]

On June 4, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice of draft permit and notice of public hearings regarding Pesticide General Permits (PGP) under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) System. The PGP regulates discharges to waters of the U.S. from the application of biological pesticides, chemical pesticides that leave residue, and [...]

On June 9, 2010, the Office of Advocacy submitted written comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) asking the board not to adopt the 2010 Draft Report submitted by the Inorganic Arsenic Cancer Review Work Group.

Firm Size Data

On June 23rd, 2010, posted in: SBA by admin | Comments Off

U.S. Census Bureau employment size of firm data (partially funded by Advocacy) has been updated for 2007. The data list the number of firms, establishments, employment, annual payroll and receipts by firm size for regions by industry. The data is now available for a twenty-year period covering a few business cycles, making time series analysis [...]