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Federal Register Highlights - 1/29/16

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for January 29, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: The EPA is proposing revisions and confidentiality determinations for the petroleum and natural gas systems source category of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP). 288 more words

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False Designations of Origin on GSA Advantage!

Dear Friends,

We thought you might be interested in a letter Sen. Charles Schumer (NY-D) recently sent to the General Services Administration regarding potential misstatements of origin on GSA-Advantage!  318 more words

Federal Register Highlights - 1/22/16

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for January 22, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, that prohibits the use of funds, appropriated or otherwise made available, for a contract with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors to sign an internal confidentiality agreement that restricts such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated Government representative authorized to receive such information. 494 more words

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Federal Register Highlights - 1/20/16

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for January 20, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: We are proposing to amend the regulations to allow the importation of fresh apple and pear fruit from certain countries in the European Union into the continental United States, provided that the fruit is produced in accordance with a systems approach, as an alternative to importation under the current preclearance program. 497 more words

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Federal Register Highlights - 1/8/16

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for January 8, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) due to substantial improvements in the species’ overall status since the original listing in 1967 as endangered under the Endangered Species Conservation Act of 1966. 292 more words

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Another classical courthouse

Tuscaloosa recently saw the completion of a beautiful classical courthouse, federal, that might have stepped directly off the Acropolis in Athens. Now Mobile, seems about to begin building a beautiful classical courthouse, also federal, designed by the Washington, D.C., firm of Hartman-Cox. 147 more words


Saudi Arabia Gave Some Serious Bling to Federal Officials, the Most Expensive to the Spouses

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Remember that scene in Kevin Costner’s No Way Out where the protagonist was searching computer records for evidence that the Secretary of Defense gave the dead girlfriend a government-registered gift he received from the Moroccan foreign minister? 1,122 more words

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