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For Release: November 9, 2015                                                                                                                  

SBA Number: 15-06 ADV                                                                               


Contact: Elle Patout


Advocacy Study Analyzes Veteran Business Owner Recovery from 2007-2013


***SBA Environmental Roundtable Meeting***

FRIDAY, December 4, 2015 10 a.m. – noon


TO:                         Interested Persons


FROM:                  Kevin Bromberg, Assistant Chief Counsel

David Rostker, Assistant Chief Counsel

Tabby Waqar, Assistant Chief Counsel


On November 18, 2015, the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services published a final regulations in the Federal Register (80 Fed Reg 72192) regarding grandfathered health plans, preexisting condition exclusions, lifetime and annual dollar limits on benefits, rescissions, coverage of dependent children to age 26, internal claims and appeal and external review processes, and patient protections

On November 13, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two final rules required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. FSMA aims to ensure the U.S.

On November 6, 2015 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed to amend its regulations governing the VA Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program. This proposed rule would clarify the eligibility requirements for businesses to obtain "verified'' status, add and revise definitions, reorder requirements, redefine the definition of “control'', and explain examination procedures and review processes. This proposed rule would also implement new changes: references to community property restrictions, ``unconditional'' ownership, and day-to-day requirements.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposal to extend the diversity protections for apprenticeship programs to include equal employment opportunity (EEO) standards for genetic information, sexual orientation, individuals with disabilities, and individuals over 40. Under this rule, sponsors or employers must designate an EEO officer, disseminate information and provide training regarding these changes, and conduct outreach with organizations that serve women, minorities and individuals with disabilities.

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For Release: September 10, 2015                                                                                                                

SBA Number: 15-05 ADV                                                                               


Contact: Elle Patout


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