PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Comments on Rules and Regs

April 22nd, 2016 by

Ms. Marlene Dortch Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street SW Washington, D.C. 20554 Via ECFS   RE: MB Docket No. 16-42, Expanding Consumers Video Navigation Choices CS Docket No. 97-80, Commercial Availability of Navigation Devices   Dear Ms. Dortch: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), I am submitting the […]

January 22nd, 2016 by

Submitted by Raymond J. Keating Chief Economist Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council   As chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, a 100,000-member nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy, research and education organization that works to protect small business and promote entrepreneurship, I generally support the findings of the new Department of Energy study on LNG […]

September 4th, 2015 by

On September 4, 2015, SBE Council joined the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunities to co-sign comments to DoL that detailed the concerns, unintended consequences and impact of radically changing overtime rules. The comments can be accessed here.

July 22nd, 2015 by

Office of Regulations and Interpretations Office of Exemption Determinations Employee Benefits Security Administration U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC 20210 Re: Definition of the Term “Fiduciary” (RIN 1210-AB32); Best Interest Contract Exemption (ZRIN 1210-ZA25)   To Whom It May Concern: As representatives of small businesses that sponsor retirement plans or offer retirement […]

May 19th, 2015 by

By e-mail: e-ORI@dol.gov Office of Regulations and Interpretations Employee Benefits Security Administration Attn: Conflict of Interest Rule Room N-5655 U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20210 Re: Comment Period for Definition of the Term “Fiduciary”, RIN 1210-AB32   Dear Sir or Madam: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council […]

March 23rd, 2015 by

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  Proposal Regarding Prepaid Accounts  On March 23, 2015, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) joined a coalition of groups to comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) proposal regarding prepaid accounts. In the letter, it was emphasized that payroll cards are beneficial for both employers and employees, therefore […]

January 29th, 2015 by

by Raymond J. Keating Chief Economist Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and the Center for Regulatory Solutions   Public Hearing Environmental Protection Agency William Jefferson Clinton East Building 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 1153 Washington, DC 20460   January 29, 2015   My name is Raymond J. Keating, and I serve as chief economist for […]

December 1st, 2014 by

Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Washington, DC 20460 VIA ELECTRONIC FILING   RE:  Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602 Dear Administrator McCarthy: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) and the Center for Regulatory Solutions, I am submitting these comments on EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan to […]

November 17th, 2014 by

Lisa C. Tracy Acting Director Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34) Office of Oil and Gas Global Security Office of Fossil Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20585 Via electronic mail: fergas@hq.doe.gov RE: FE Docket No. 14-96-LNG   Dear Acting Director Tracy: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE […]

November 14th, 2014 by

SBE Council joined comments filed by a coalition of organizations in opposition to the “Waters of the U.S.” regulation proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corp of Engineer. This controversial proposal extends federal control of bodies of water beyond “navigatable,” and would regulate even temporary “bodies” of water such as those formed in […]

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