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Comments on Rules and Regs

Comments to DOL on Proposed Fiduciary Rule

By at 22 July, 2015, 10:25 am

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 […]

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Department of Labor’s New Proposed Definition of Fiduciary: Comment Period Extension Request

By at 19 May, 2015, 7:24 pm

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 […]

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CFPB’s Proposal on Pre-Paid Account Cards

By at 23 March, 2015, 7:13 pm

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 […]

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SBE Council Comments at EPA’s Public Hearing on Proposed Ozone Regulations

By at 29 January, 2015, 8:57 pm

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 […]

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Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule to Regulate Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Existing Power Plants

By at 1 December, 2014, 12:59 pm

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 […]

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Comments to Department of Energy on the Alaska LNG Project

By at 17 November, 2014, 1:31 pm

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 […]

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Proposed “Waters Rule”: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency Proposed Definition of “Waters of the United States”

By at 14 November, 2014, 12:32 pm

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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Letter to CMS on the Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Rule

By at 30 October, 2014, 1:17 pm

Marilyn Tavenner Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244   Dear Administrator Tavenner: On September 18, at the Government Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, you committed to not resurrect policies included in the 2015 Medicare […]

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FCC Ex Parte Filing on Open Internet and Broadband Investment, Commissioner Ajit Pai

By at 30 October, 2014, 12:27 pm

      Marlene Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C.  20554 Via ECFS   RE:     Notice of ex parte presentation             Protecting and Promoting an Open Internet, GN Docket 14-28             Access to Affordable Broadband and Competitive Choices             AT&T-DIRECT TV Transaction, MB Docket No. 14-90    Dear Ms. […]

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FCC Ex Parte Filing on Open Internet and Broadband Investment, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

By at 30 October, 2014, 12:22 pm

      Marlene Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C.  20554 Via ECFS   RE:     Notice of ex parte presentation             Protecting and Promoting an Open Internet, GN Docket 14-28             Access to Affordable Broadband and Competitive Choices             AT&T-DIRECT TV Transaction, MB Docket No. 14-90    Dear Ms. […]

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