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On December 16, 2009, the Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) filed comments with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement regarding its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise its regulations concerning the conduct of surface coal mining activities in or near streams.

Regulation of Tobacco Products

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On December 11, 2009, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) filed a comment letter with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the FDA’s notice requesting comments regarding the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

On December 4, 2009, the Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) filed comments with the U.S. Coast Guard regarding the impacts of its proposed Ballast Water Discharge Standards on small businesses in the towing and supply boat industries.

The Nonemployer Startup Puzzle

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Much has been said about small employers of up to 500 workers, but little is known about the three-quarters of firms in the economy that are “nonemployers,” generating full- or part-time work for their owners. A new study, The Nonemployer Startup Puzzle, examines basic statistics about the entry and exit of these very small firms.

Much has been said about small employers of up to 500 workers, but little is known about the three-quarters of firms in the economy that are “nonemployers,” generating full- or part-time work for their owners. A new study, The Nonemployer Startup Puzzle, examines basic statistics about the entry and exit of these very small firms.

States with higher gross state product growth are more likely to attract highly mobile and high-achieving college graduates, both self-employed and wage-and-salary workers, according to Office of Advocacy research based on the U.S. Department of Education’s 2003 Baccalaureate and Beyond data base.

States with higher gross state product growth are more likely to attract highly mobile and high-achieving college graduates, both self-employed and wage-and-salary workers, according to Office of Advocacy research based on the U.S. Department of Education’s 2003 Baccalaureate and Beyond data base.

On November 27, 2009, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the rulemaking entitled “Amendment to the Opt-out and Recordkeeping Provisions of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program.”

The December Small Business Advocate

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The December 2009 edition of The Small Business Advocate features the Small Business Finance Forum and an array of regulatory news: H-2A visas, herring fisheries, EPA’s reform of its spill prevention rules, and broadband programs, as well as aviation and pension issues.

On November 20, 2009, the Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) filed a comment letter with the State Department on its Proposed Exchange Visitor Program-General Provisions Rule.