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Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 4/3/17: Social Cost of Carbon Withdrawal; Congressional Review Act Terminus & Speed Rulemaking Delay

Posted in Constitutional Issues in Regulations, Executive - OMB Review, Regulatory Flexibility & Small Business, Regulatory Process

In another Executive Order, the President of the United States (POTUS) directed subordinates to reconsider certain rules, but this time included a process change that has more subtle process implications.  The “deadline” for filing joint resolutions to set aside regulations from a prior Administration appears to have passed, but that may mean very little.  And… Continue Reading

Size Matters: SBA Increasing Definitions of “Small” Business

Posted in Judicial Review & Remedies, Regulatory Flexibility & Small Business

The Small Business Administration (SBA) published a final rule on February 10, 2012, that generally increases the size definitions for Professional, Technical, and Scientific Services, and certain other services. This rule is important to business because it reflects a trend improve agency analysis required in Federal rulemaking and include more businesses.  In short, increasing the… Continue Reading