Category Archives: Legislative News

Jovita Carranza begins as SBA’s 26th administrator

Jovita Carranza begins as SBA’s 26th administrator

  WASHINGTON, DC — Jovita Carranza was sworn in recently as the 26th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). She leads the only federal agency exclusively dedicated to assisting small business owners and entrepreneurs in starting, growing and expanding their businesses and providing targeted recovery support in declared disasters. This is Carranza’s second […]

OSHA stresses limits on computer-based training

OSHA stresses limits on computer-based training

Source: EHS Today David Sparkman The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) takes employee safety training very seriously, and in support of that commitment the agency recently reinforced its stated policy that online and computer training alone for employees is not adequate to meet federal train requirements. “One of the keys that OSHA emphasizes in […]

What to expect from OSHA in 2020

What to expect from OSHA in 2020

Proposed rulemakings and initiatives stand out on the agency’s agenda Source: EHS Today by David Sparkman Don’t expect OSHA to slow down as it enters the fifth decade of its existence, following a year of heightened activity in support of its workplace safety mission. An agency of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), OSHA spent […]

California metal recyclers file suit for injunctive relief to prevent imposition of unnecessary and harmful regulation

DTSC action threatens largest, most successful recycling program in California history SACRAMENTO, CA — After years of attempting to work with the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the California Metal Recyclers Coalition has filed a complaint against DTSC to prevent the unlawful imposition of “hazardous waste” facility permitting requirements on metal shredding and recycling […]

Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

The Trump Administration’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Agenda) reports on the actions administrative agencies plan to issue in the near and long term. Released by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the Agenda demonstrates this Administration’s ongoing commitment to fundamental regulatory reform and a reorientation toward reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on […]