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HUD Publishes in Federal Register Regarding Reverse Mortgage Index Shift, NRMLA Comments

Recently, a revision to the Model Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) was made by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to align with a potential rate index shift, which was described in a notice published in the Federal Register. HUD sought comment from stakeholders on this move, and the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) answered with a letter offering the industry’s perspective on next steps that should be taken if HUD implements a shift from the ...
Tags: Finance, Hud, Federal Register, FHA, Irwin, Steve Irwin, CMT, McCully, Office of Management and Budget OMB, Federal Housing Administration FHA, HECM, Ginnie Mae, NRMLA, London Interbank Offered Rate Libor, Michael McCully, ARRC

Recommendations to help ensure access to high-quality opioid use disorder treatment

On January 14, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted notice to the Federal Register that it would issue practice guidelines that exempt physicians from the requirement to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) in up to 30 patients at one time.
Tags: Health, Federal Register, Department of Health and Human Services HHS

Removing one barrier to opioid use disorder treatment

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted notice to the Federal Register that it would issue practice guidelines that exempt physicians from the requirement to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) in up to 30 patients at one time. This exemption has been placed on hold by the Biden administration and may require legislative change to implement.
Tags: Science, Biden, Federal Register, Department of Health and Human Services HHS

Expert Group: Chemicals In Plastics Damage Babies’ Brains And Must Be Banned Immediately

(CNN) — Synthetic chemicals called phthalates are damaging children’s brain development and therefore must be immediately banned from consumer products, according to a group of scientists and health professionals from Project TENDR. Project TENDR, which stands for Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks, is a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants. “What we want to acco...
Tags: Apple, Health, Babies, Pregnancy, Cnn, United States, Fda, Epa, Environmental Defense Fund, Healthwatch, ACC, American Chemistry Council, Cvs, Federal Register, University Of North Carolina, Boston Children s Hospital

Dear Sophie: What’s the recipe for an H-1B?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How can I sponsor my mom and stepdad for green cards? De...
Tags: Startups, Column, Labor, California, White House, America, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, Federal Register, Trump, Sophie, USCIS

Intriguing (and significant?) executive order from Prez Trump on "Protecting Americans From Overcriminalization Through Regulatory Reform"

I just saw this new federal Executive Order which was issued yesterday, January 18, 2021, by Prez Trump titled "Executive Order on Protecting Americans From Overcriminalization Through Regulatory Reform."  Here are the main operational sections of the order: By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to improve transparency with respect to the consequences of violating certain regulations and to protect Americans from facing ...
Tags: Law, United States, Department Of Justice, Federal Register, United States of America, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, United States Gypsum Co

The Trump Administration’s Final Push to Make It Easier for Religious Employers to Discriminate

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. It was the hectic week before Thanksgiving, and Amrith Kaur — the legal director of an advocacy group called the Sikh Coalition — was not prepared for a surprise update from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that could have dramatic consequences for her clients. With little warning, the EEOC publis...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, Joe Biden, Christian, Biden, Donald Trump, Jesus Christ, Federal Register, Kroger, Trump, Sikhism, Democratic, Mike Pence, Catholic Charities, EEOC

ATF Targets Law-Abiding Pistol Brace Owners, Again

The ATF continues their assault on pistol brace owners. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -( On December 17th, ATF posted Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with “Stabilizing Braces” for public inspection on the Federal Register. The “guidance” was officially published in the Federal Register on December 18th. ATF will be accepting public comments on this “guidance” until January 4, 2021. ATF’s history of confusing and conflicting determinations on pistol braces has created a situation w...
Tags: Guns, Federal Register, Nra, IMG, ATF, NFA, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA

ATF: Objective Factors For Classifying Weapons With Stabilizing Braces

From December 18, 2020 to January 4, 2021 the ATF is accepting formal comments on the proposed rulemaking entitled Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons wit Stabilizing Braces. The proposal sets forth a series of criteria that would be used to evaluate firearms as either pistols with attached stabilizing braces or firearms that should be regulated […] Read More … The post ATF: Objective Factors For Classifying Weapons With Stabilizing Braces appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Federal Register, Daily News, ATF, Pistols, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Pistol Stabilizing Brace, Attached Stabilizing Brace

United States: Federal Agencies Look To Ease Burdens Of The Anti-Kickback Statute And Stark Law - Lewis Rice

As part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) "Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care," the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) published separate final rules in the Federal Register on December 2, 2020.
Tags: News, United States, Federal Register, Lewis Rice, HHS Office of Inspector General OIG

SB Tactical: Proposed ATF Brace Regulations Nothing More Than Registration Scheme

SB Tactical Stabilizing Braces Bradenton, Fla. – -( SB Tactical® learned on December 16 of the ATF’s plan to publish their proposed ‘Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with Stabilizing Braces’ guidance on, which will be open for comment on Friday, December 18, 2020 until January 1, 2021. Our hope was that ATF would finally take transparent action to provide clear criteria for brace equipped pistols #ad, that would give manufacturers an...
Tags: Guns, White House, Department Of Justice, Doj, Federal Register, Trump, National Rifle Association, Congressional, BRADENTON Fla, ATF, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News, FRAC, Gun Confiscation, SB Tactical, Pistol Stabilizing Brace

FCC to Require Email Addresses on Applications

From the ARRL  12/02/2020: Amateur radio licensees and candidates will have to provide the FCC with an email address on applications, effective sometime in mid-2021. If no email address is included, the FCC may dismiss the application as defective. The FCC is fully transitioning to electronic correspondence and will no longer print or provide wireless licensees with hard-copy authorizations or registrations by mail. A Report and Order (R&O) on “Completing the Transition to Electronic Filing,...
Tags: Fcc, Regulations, Radio, Rules, Federal Register, ARRL, Classes/Testing/Licensing, Enforcement, Wireless Radio Services

Trump Races to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections, and Implement Other Last-Minute Policies, Before Jan. 20

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Six days after President Donald Trump lost his bid for reelection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture notified food safety groups that it was proposing a regulatory change to speed up chicken factory processing lines, a change that would allow companies to sell more birds. An earlier USDA effort had broken d...
Tags: News, Justice, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Georgia, Usda, Joe Biden, Indiana, Dhs, Gop, Alaska, Homeland Security, Epa, Nevada

United States: SEC Adopts Amendments To Facilitate Electronic Filings - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The first rule change will go into effect on the date of its publication in the Federal Register and the second will go into effect 30 days after its publication in the Federal Register.
Tags: News, United States, SEC, Federal Register, Taft LLP

US removes shadowy group from terror list blamed by China for attacks

State department says ‘no credible’ evidence the East Turkestan Islamic Movement exists The United States has removed from its list of terror groups a shadowy faction regularly blamed by China to justify its harsh crackdown in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang region.In a notice in the Federal Register, which publishes new US laws and rules, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said on Friday he was revoking the designation of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) as a “terrorist organization.” ...
Tags: China, US, US news, United States, Asia Pacific, Muslim, Xinjiang, Federal Register, State, East Turkestan Islamic Movement, Mike Pompeo, East Turkestan Islamic Movement ETIM, Uighurs

Separation of What? a Brief Overview of Executive Orders in the United States

Executive orders are in the headlines again. As every child in the US is taught in school, the federal government is made up of three branches, the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judiciary. This arrangement was designed as part of an intricate system of checks and balances intended to avoid giving too much power to any part of the government. In recent years there has been much debate over the limits of executive orders, particularly those executive orders relating to immigration, and this ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, US, United States, John F Kennedy, Time Magazine, Hamilton, Federal Register, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, U S Treasury, Sawyer, Peace Corps, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ron Chernow

United States: CBP Announces That All Hong Kong Goods Must Be Marked "Made In China" After September 25; Change Does Not Subject Goods To Section 301 Tariffs - Mayer Brown

On August 11, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing that all Hong Kong products exported to the United States must be relabeled as "Made in China."
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, United States, CBP, Federal Register, US Customs, Border Protection CBP, Mayer Brown

U.S. companies can work with Huawei on 5G, other standards: Commerce Department

The U.S. Commerce Department and other agencies signed off on the rule change, which is awaiting publication in the Federal Register, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The rule was sent to the Federal Register on Friday and is set to be published as early as Tuesday. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed the action in a statement to Reuters.
Tags: News, Huawei, Federal Register, Commerce Department, U S Commerce, U S Commerce Department, Wilbur Ross, Federal Register Reuters

Noise NPRM Proposes New Supersonic Airplane Category

As most of us are coping with the geographic constraints of staying at home, one hopes the FAA did not schedule the release of the NRPM proposing Noise Certification of Supersonic Airplanes [FAA-2020-0316] for March 30, 2020 as an Easter egg or aviation irony. Bu then again, with much of the FAA working from home, which surely gives a greater sense of freedom than when confined in their office cubicles, one never knows. What is certain, however, is that reading the 65-page NPRM was truly enjoya...
Tags: Airports, United States, Aviation, Faa, Aerospace, Mach, Federal Register, NPRM, LTO, Aerion Supersonic, EAA Oshkosh, Noise Certification, Supersonic Airplane

CDC may ground flights if airlines fail to collect data on coronavirus-prone flyers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have threatened to recommend the Trump administration ground planes in the United States if airlines fail to start collecting new forms of data on passengers to assess their coronavirus risk, CNN reports. [READ THE 2020 FEDERAL REGISTER: PDF LINK] In a report on the phone calls between the government officials and airline executives, CNN says “CDC officials made a point of telling the airlines about $250,000 fines they would have to pay if ...
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What GAO Found The Cost Accounting Standards Boar...

What GAO Found The Cost Accounting Standards Board (the Board) is generally meeting recent legislative requirements and has taken initial steps to assess the extent to which the government's Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) can be conformed with a set of 12commercial financial reporting principles known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Comprising five members representing the government and industry, the Board issued 19 standards between 1972 and 1980. After that point, the B...
Tags: Congress, Federal Register, Board, GAO, GAAP, CAS, Timothy J DiNapoli, Cost Accounting Standards Board the Board, Congress The Board, GAAP GAO

FHA Publishes Condo Approval Notice in Federal Register

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced that on January 31, the agency published “Project Approval for Single Family Condominiums,” a notice in the Federal Register seeking comment on data collection related to essential forms used to determine the eligibility of loans for borrowers who live in condominiums. Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1980, the 60-day notice is seeking public comment on the renewal and revision of two data collection forms: HUD-999...
Tags: Finance, Hud, Pra, Federal Register, FHA, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Administration FHA, Brian D Montgomery, Mortgagee Letter ML

Trademark Talk with Erin, Ep. 9: When can I use the “TM,” “SM,” and “®” symbols?

Episode 9 of Trademark Talk with Erin is now out! In this week’s blog post, we will discuss some of the topics mentioned in Episode 9 of Trademark Talk with Erin. Namely, when can you use the “TM,” “SM,” and “®” symbols? Additionally, what exactly do these symbols mean? The “®” symbol The United States […] The post Trademark Talk with Erin, Ep. 9: When can I use the “TM,” “SM,” and “®” symbols? appeared first on Vincent LoTempio | Registered Patent Attorney, Trademark, and Copyright | 1-800-866-...
Tags: Blog, SM, TM, United States, Innovation, Trademark, Erin, Federal Register, Vincent LoTempio, Erin Ep, Erin Namely

Trump removes protections for waterways, aiding developers

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER WASHINGTON — The Trump administration lifted federal protections Thursday for some of the nation’s millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, completing one of its most far-reaching environmental rollbacks. The changes will scale back which waterways qualify for protection against pollution and development under the half-century-old Clean Water Act. President Donald Trump has made a priority of the rollback of clean-water protections from his first weeks in office. T...
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Trump Rolls Back Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Nutrition Rules

(Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration announced a rollback of Michelle Obama’s signature initiative for healthy school lunches on Friday, coinciding with the former first lady’s birthday.Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a proposed new regulation that would make it easier for school cafeterias to offer a la carte entrees to students and allow more varieties of vegetables to be used to meet nutrition requirements.Perdue said the proposed rule will offer schools more flexibility to se...
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Trademark Talk with Erin Ep. 6: How do I Protect my Trademark?

Episode 6 of “Trademark Talk with Erin” is out! Episode 6 discusses how a party would protect their trademark. In this week’s blog post, we are going to briefly explain the differences between common law protection and protection under a federal registration. Common Law Rights A trademark qualifies for common law protection when it is […] The post Trademark Talk with Erin Ep. 6: How do I Protect my Trademark? appeared first on Vincent LoTempio | Registered Patent Attorney, Trademark, and Copyrig...
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The FAA proposes remote ID technology for drones

The  Federal Aviation Administration this week issued proposed rules for the remote identification of drones in the U.S. The “next exciting step in safe drone integration” (their words) aims to offer a kind of license plate analog to identify the some 1.5 million drones currently registered with the governmental body. The document is currently available online through the Federal Register in a kind of draft form, as part of a 60-day comment period. The FAA is using the two months to solicit ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Tech, UPS, Drone, United States, Drones, Dji, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Register, Elaine Chao, Brendan Schulman, Aviation Rulemaking Committee

United States: Proposed Regulations Clarifying Section 162(m) - Winston & Strawn LLP

Yesterday afternoon, IRS released Proposed Regulations on the changes to Code Section 162(m) made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (to be published in the Federal Register on December 20).
Tags: News, United States, Irs, Federal Register, Strawn LLP

U.S. to change migration rules in a bid to send asylum seekers elsewhere

The Trump administration is set to harden the rules this week on those allowed to seek asylum in the United States, as it attempts to stem a wave of migration on its southern border with Mexico. In a fast-track regulation set to publish in the Federal Register on Tuesday, the administration has created a framework that will allow asylum seekers to be sent to other nations that have negotiated bilateral agreements to accept them. Previously, officials in the administration of U.S. President Don...
Tags: News, Mexico, United States, Donald Trump, Federal Register, Trump

Let’s just go metric, fer chrissakes

I got this in my inbox just now. Why don’t we just go metric? It seems ridiculous to have to maintain two sets of measurement standards, doesn’t it?……..Dan Public Comment on Retiring the U.S. Survey Foot The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Office of Weights and Measures and NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) have co-issued a Federal Register notice (FRN) to retire the U.S. Survey Foot after 2022. We are soliciting public comment to ensure that this ch...
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