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CPSC Seeks Input on New Guidelines for Voluntary Recall Notices, by Shannon Allen

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) seeks comment on a proposed interpretive rule providing “principles” and “guidelines” for the content and form of “voluntary recall notices.” Companies issue recall notices per “corrective action plans” under Section 15 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (“CPSA”).  Current rules require “notice to the public” of the corrective action […]

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Meet Tasheaya Ellison, Senior Tax Attorney at Shell Oil Company, by Nina Hart

Meet Tasheaya Ellison, a senior tax attorney at Shell Oil Company.  Below, she shares her career path, advice for attorneys considering a career in administrative law, and thoughts on how to approach the rulemaking process. 1. What led you to a career in law? I have wanted to be an attorney since I was 6 […]

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Cost-Benefit Analysis & EO 12866: A Twenty-Year Retrospective – Part III, by Nina Hart

On October 28, 2013, New York University’s Institute for Policy Integrity hosted its Fifth Annual Cost-Benefit Analysis & Issue Advocacy Workshop.  One highlight was an afternoon panel reflecting on the consequences of Executive Order 12866 of 1993, which reaffirmed and expanded on the Reagan Administration’s requirement that significant executive agency regulations be subject to cost-benefit […]

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Multiple Agencies Seek Comment on Flood Insurance Regulation Changes, by Shannon Allen

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Board”), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), the Farm Credit Administration (“FCA”), and the National Credit Union Administration (“NCUA”) (collectively, the “Agencies”) seek input on proposed amendments to regulations on loans in “areas having special flood hazards” in order […]

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Cost-Benefit Analysis & EO 12866: A Twenty-Year Retrospective – Part II, by Nina Hart

On October 28, 2013, New York University’s Institute for Policy Integrity hosted its Fifth Annual Cost-Benefit Analysis & Issue Advocacy Workshop.  One highlight was an afternoon panel reflecting on the consequences of Executive Order 12866 of 1993, which reaffirmed and expanded on the Reagan Administration’s requirement that significant executive agency regulations be subject to cost-benefit […]

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CFTC Proposes Rule Requiring Registered Futures Association Membership, by Shannon Allen

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission”) seeks comment on a proposed regulation amendment that would require “all persons registered” with the Commission as “introducing brokers (“IBs”), commodity pool operators (“CPOs”), and commodity trading advisors (“CTAs”)” to join and maintain membership in “at least one registered futures association (“RFA”).” The proposed amendment would remove existing gaps […]

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Cost-Benefit Analysis & EO 12866: A Twenty-Year Retrospective, by Nina Hart

On October 28, 2013, New York University’s Institute for Policy Integrity hosted its Fifth Annual Cost-Benefit Analysis & Issue Advocacy Workshop.  One highlight was an afternoon panel reflecting on the consequences of Executive Order 12866 of 1993, which reaffirmed and expanded on the Reagan Administration’s requirement that significant executive agency regulations be subject to cost-benefit […]

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Serving Our Veterans

If you are looking for ways to serve our nation’s veterans, the American Bar Association encourages you to consider volunteering for one of the following military-assistance programs: ABA Home Front – a source of free publications and easy-to-understand information on a variety of legal topics that military families face every day. The ABA Military Pro […]

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Treasury Dept CDFI Fund to Require Non-Profit Financial Audits Not Reviews, by Shannon Allen

The Department of Treasury’s, Community Development Financial Institutions (“CDFI”) Fund seeks comment on an interim rule requiring non-profit CDFI Fund awardees to submit audited (not merely reviewed) financial statements as part of their annual report to the CDFI Fund. Empowering individuals, “unleashing the economic potential of small businesses,” establishing affordable housing, creating employment opportunities, and […]

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Section Administrative Law Conference 2013 Starts Today!

Join the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice for the Administrative Law Fall Conference, November 7-8, 2013 at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC. The conference will include CLE Panels on a wide-range of topics including Developments in Administrative Law Parts 1 and 2, Where Regulation and Innovation Converge, […]

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Meet Glen O. Robinson, Prof. Emeritus – University of Virginia School of Law, by Nina Hart

Meet Glen O. Robinson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Law.  Below, he discusses his unexpected path to a legal career that included a stint as a Commissioner for the FCC, and offers insights on the differences between practitioners and academics. 1. What led you to a career in law? I drifted […]

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USPS Seeks Comment on Proposed Price Adjustments and Other Changes, by Shannon Allen

The United State Postal Service (“USPS”) filed a notice of price adjustments with the Postal Regulatory Commission (“PRC”) on September 26, 2013, proposing revisions that would be effective January 2014.  Even though the USPS is exempt from the notice and comment obligations of the Administrative Procedure Act concerning proposed rulemaking by 39 U.S. C. 410(a), […]

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Meet Eric Holden, Fellow at the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, by Nina Hart

Meet Eric D. Holden, a post-graduate fellow at the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board.  Below he describes how his experience in the military led him to a career in law, offers advice to young attorneys, and discusses the benefits of pro bono service. 1.  What led you to a career in law? While serving in […]

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Annual Administrative Law Conference November 7-8, 2013

The shutdown is over and the program is ON! Join the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice for the Administrative Law Fall Conference, November 7-8, 2013 at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC.  The conference will include CLE Panels on a wide-range of topics including Developments in Administrative Law […]