Search Results Archives: September 2018

September 27, 2018

Emerging technology rule forthcoming from BIS

From: American Shipper

Hewlett-Packard export compliance officer expects a lot of public comments on the control of technologies essential to national security.

By Brian Bradley

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the coming weeks hopes to release an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to define and add new emerging technologies to be controlled under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).


Currently pending publication in the Federal Register at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the referenced advance notice of proposed rulemaking will relate only to emerging technology and not foundational technology, Hess said. Rulemaking on foundational technology will come later.

September 21, 2018

Smooth sailing so far at OMB

From: Politico | Morning Tax

ALL QUIET ON THE OMB FRONT: It’s been a little more than five months since the Treasury Department and OMB reached an agreement allowing the OMB to review proposed tax regulations. So how’s it going? Thus far, it doesn’t seem to be slowing the pace of regulations governing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1 (115), which was one of the concerns tax practitioners had when the agreement was announced last April.

September 20, 2018

ONC Sends Information Blocking Proposed Rule to OMB

From: The National Law Review

Article By James A. Cannatti III | McDermott Will & Emery

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is one step closer to issuing its long-awaited proposed rule to implement various provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, including proposed regulations distinguishing between prohibited health information blocking among health care providers and health information technology vendors and other permissible restrictions on access to health information. According to its website, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received ONC’s proposed rule for review on September 17, 2018. OMB review is one of the final steps in the process before a proposed rule is published in the Federal Register for public comments….

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September 14, 2018

‘Opportunity Zone’ Tax Regs Move Ahead, Get Budget Office Review

From: Bloomberg

By Siri Bulusu

Investment fund managers are a step closer to getting clarity on how to use a tax incentive to invest capital gains in low-income area development.

The Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs is reviewing proposed rules for the “opportunity zones” tax incentive—the last major hurdle before proposed guidance is released by Treasury and the IRS.

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September 5, 2018

USDA Sends Final GMO Disclosure Rule to White House For Review

From: The Progressive Farmer

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has sent a final GMO disclosure rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a move that suggests the much-anticipated regulation may be finalized this year.

AMS sent the final rule to OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) on Aug. 31, and the White House budget staff’s approval should be the final step before the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard is published in the Federal Register.

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