Latest Rulemaking Stories

2011-09-22 09:00:00

In response to an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on the use of metadata standards to support electronic health information exchange, CHIME is urging the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) for more in-depth analysis and testing before considering broader action. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 In response to an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on the use of metadata standards to support health data exchange, the College of...

2011-07-14 06:06:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness criticizes a regulatory agency of the Department of Interior, BOEMRE (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement), for refusing to release public comments. Federal law as well as established tradition requires agencies to disclose comments it receives on proposed rules. Surprisingly the newly established agency which was charged to bring sunlight to the regulation of the...

2011-05-10 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 5, the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) filed comprehensive comments on proposed rules issued by the Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) Board on December 30, 2010. The FTZ Board's proposed rules would substantially revise the substance and process governing application, public interest criteria and administration of FTZ activity throughout the country. The NAFTZ comments were filed well before the FTZ Board's May 26 deadline so all...

2011-04-20 10:40:00

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Open Allies for Airfare Transparency, a coalition representing more than 350 companies and organizations in the managed travel community, issued the following statement today on the new rule on passenger protections announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Andrew Weinstein, director of Open Allies: "This rule is like Apollo 11 passing the halfway point to the moon. It's a major accomplishment, and Secretary LaHood and his...

2011-03-04 14:58:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) filed comments today in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking from the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding Hours of Service of Drivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100811/NACDLOGO) In the comments, NACD expressed grave concerns about the FMCSA's December 29 proposed hours of service rule. The...

2011-03-02 07:07:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A report released today by economists at The Brattle Group proposes a framework for defining, detecting, and analyzing manipulative behavior that would offer market participants and regulators a clearer, more concrete standard by which to identify or refute market manipulation. In the discussion paper, "Losing Money to Increase Profits: A Proposed Framework for Defining Market Manipulation," Brattle economists Shaun Ledgerwood, Gary Taylor,...

2011-01-26 13:24:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In reaction to President Obama's Jan. 25 State of the Union address, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement on his proposal to review and repair government regulations that place an unnecessary burden on businesses: "Mr. President, the nation's construction industry is prepared to hold you to your word," said 2011 ABC National Chairman Michael J. Uremovich, president of Great Lakes Energy...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'