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IRS Issues Proposed Guidance on the Definition of Registered Form

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On September 15, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations (REG-125374-16) amending the definition of obligations that are in registered form to take into account current market practices and...more

Governor Scott Creates New Generator Obligation for Senior Living Facilities

Following the tragic deaths of eight people at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Broward County, Governor Rick Scott has directed the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and Florida Department...more

FERC approves reliability standards, proposes further revisions

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At its first open meeting following restoration of its quorum, today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved two final rules and issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing mandatory standards intended to...more

EC Begins Consultation on Revising Recommendation on Definition of Nanomaterial

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On September 15, 2017, the European Commission (EC) began a public consultation on the revision of the 2011 EC Recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial. The EC intended the definition to achieve consistent...more

FCC Seeks to Create Uniformity in Formal Complaint Processes

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

This week, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) to increase uniformity among several diverse sets of FCC complaint procedures. Today, there are three...more

Equifax: The Empire State Strikes Back

Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he has directed the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to issue a new regulation requiring “credit reporting agencies to register with” the DFS, as well as...more

CBP Provides The Trade Community with An Opportunity to Identify Regulatory Burdens for Possible Elimination or Modification

• On September 12, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a Federal Register notice, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” to request comments from interested parties on CBP regulations, paperwork...more

Citing the Opioid Abuse Epidemic, New Jersey Proposes Far-Reaching Restrictions on Pharma-Prescriber Interactions

by Stinson Leonard Street on

In an effort to curtail the opioid abuse epidemic, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposed a new rule on August 31, 2017 that would make New Jersey the latest state to adopt "gift ban" type restrictions on interactions...more

U.S. Customs Seeks Industry Input on Regulatory Reforms

by Benesch on

Companies impacted by the operational burden of customs procedures and compliance now have the opportunity to identify areas for regulatory reform. For a limited time, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) is actively...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

CFPB Issues Final Rule Temporarily Raising Reporting Threshold for Home Equity Loans Under Home Mortgage Act Rules - On August 24, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the "CFPB") issued a new rule that amends...more

Check the DOL’s Overtime Rule for a Pulse

by Barley Snyder on

By now, you’ve likely heard that the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule – which would have doubled the salary threshold to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s white collar exemptions -- was struck down by a Texas...more

EPA Issues Supporting Documents for FIFRA SAP Meeting on Continuing Development of Alternative High

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On September 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued three supporting documents for the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting regarding the...more

MSHA Reopens Rulemaking on Workplace Examination Standard and Proposes to Delay Effective Date

On September 12, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published in the Federal Register two proposed rules on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines, reopening the rulemaking to consider two...more

Finance Canada Seeks Comments on New Tax Proposals Regarding Investment Limited Partnership Rules

On September 8, 2017, Canada’s Department of Finance released draft legislation to amend the Excise Tax Act (Canada) with regards to “Investment Limited Partnerships”, and is accepting comments until October 10, 2017. If...more

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Delays Effective Date (Again) and Proposes Limited Changes to Final Rule For...

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

Mine operators will not have to comply with MSHA’s much anticipated final rule for the Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines by October 2, 2017, as the rule’s effective date was once again delayed....more

FDA announces major regulatory overhaul initiative

by DLA Piper on

In a major announcement, the FDA has started a process aimed at making significant and widespread changes to its regulations that will affect tens of thousands of businesses worldwide. On September 7, 2017, FDA announced...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | September 2017 #2

FDA Seeks Comment on Regulation Changes for "Meaningful Burden Reduction" - Implementing an executive order titled "Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs," the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...more

DOE Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Small-Scale Natural Gas Exports

On September 1, 2017, the Department of Energy (“DOE”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NOPR”) proposing to revise its regulations to expedite the application and approval process for small-scale exports of natural...more

CMS Proposes to Cancel EPM and CR Bundled Payment Programs and to Reduce Mandatory Participation in CJR Model

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) to scale back its mandatory bundled payment programs. Under the Proposed Rule, CMS would cancel the episode payment...more

New York Proposes Regulation to Amend Form A Process

by Locke Lord LLP on

Last month, the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) proposed an amendment to 11 NYCRR 80-1.6 (the “Regulation”), which would augment the application process to acquire a domestic insurer by potentially...more

With the Overtime Appeal Over, It’s Now Time to Focus on the Do-Over

With the appeal of the overtime injunction in federal court now over, employers and trade associations now need to focus on the overtime do-over that is underway at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). More specifically,...more

Unburden Yourself: FDA Requests Comments on Ways to Implement President Trump's Regulatory Reform Executive Orders

by Hogan Lovells on

Earlier this year, in an effort to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens, President Trump issued two executive orders, Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulatory and Controlling Regulatory Costs and Executive Order 13777,...more

Episode 014: Business Divorce Stories: Business Appraiser Tony Cotrupe and Attorney Jeff Eilender

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

This is the first in what I hope will be a recurring feature of this podcast featuring war stories told by business divorce professionals. In this episode we hear stories from business appraiser Tony Cotrupe (Meliora...more

FCC Seeking Comments on Telecommunications Deployment - Local Governments May Be Impacted; Comments Due Thursday

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

As part of the preparation of its annual “Section 706” report, the Federal Communications Commission recently issued a Notice of Inquiry seeking comments on whether “advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed to...more

Introduction of Corporate Collective Investment Vehicles in Australia

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The Federal Government has released draft legislation to give effect to the Asia Region Funds Passport (Passport) and the Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle (CCIV) regime....more

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