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On September 4, 2014, the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) published a proposed rule on Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Implementation of Tier 1/Tier 2 Framework.  FCA is seeking comments on this proposed rule that would revise the regulatory capital requirements for Farm Credit System (System) institutions to include tier 1and tier 2 risk-based capital ratio requirements (replacing core surplus and total surplus requirements), a tier 1leverage requirement (replacing a net collateral requirement for System banks), a capital conservation buffer, revised risk weightings

On August 28, 2014 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a proposed rule for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico.

                                          The U.S. is home to 28 million small businesses.

 

WASHINGTON – Today, the Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the Small Business Administration, released a report entitled Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories, an annual analysis of each state’s small businesses. The new and improved state profiles include information on the number of firms, employment, demographics and other topics using the most recently available government data.

On June 17, 2014, the Department of Labor released a proposed rule implementing Executive Order 13658, which increases the hourly minimum wage for federal contractors, subcontractors and their workers to $10.10 per hour, beginning January 1, 2015, and beginning January 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, to an amount determined by the Secretary of Labor.  This applies to new contracts, contract-like instruments, and solicitations including (1) procurement contracts for services or construction; (2) contracts for services covered under the Service Contract Act; (3) concessions contracts; (4) c

The U.S. is home to 28 million small businesses.

 

WASHINGTON – Today, the Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the Small Business Administration, released a report entitled Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories, an annual analysis of each state’s small businessesThe new and improved state profiles include information on the number of firms, employment, demographics and other topics using the most recently available government data.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have extended the comment period for the proposed a rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). This proposal would set forth several categories of waters to be included in the definition as well as establish waters that are subject to the act.  The new deadline for comments is October 20, 2014.

The Office of Advocacy’s mission includes providing research documenting the status of small businesses and the impact of important trends. To fulfill this task, Advocacy periodically funds small business research from researchers through requests for quotations (RFQs). Areas of continuing interest are listed below and have been chosen because they are researchable, show the status or role of small businesses, can be a catalyst for further research, or may provide policymaking insight.

The Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories are an annual analysis of each state’s small business activities. This year’s profiles feature a new and improved format. They provide information on small business employment, industry composition, small business borrowing, exporting, and survival rates, as well as business owner demographics.

 

 
 



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