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USPOULTRY Issues Statement Regarding Court's Stay on CERCLA/EPCRA Emissions Reporting Mandate
TUCKER, Ga., Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association issued the following news release:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit

has issued a three month stay

,

until Nov. 14, 2017, before producers will need to start filing reports for emitting low level concentrations of ammonia from poultry houses and layer farms. The stay is a result of a motion from EPA requesting time that would allow the agency to develop guidance to assist farms with addressing the difficult task of measuring emissions of ammonia into the air from decomposing animal waste - a point recognized ... Show Full Article

Seniors at Risk From Financial Fraud
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The North American Securities Administrators Association issued the following news release:

A new survey of state securities regulators by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), released today on National Senior Citizens Day, shows that more can be done to protect seniors from financial fraud.

The results come from NASAA's recent Pulse Survey on senior financial fraud, a poll conducted internally of its members from July 24 to August 4. The findings offer a unique insight into the concerns and perspectives of the securities regulators who are ... Show Full Article

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Families Against Mandatory Minimums Announce NACDL/FAMM State Clemency Project
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers issued the following news release:

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), with support from the Foundation for Criminal Justice (FCJ), announce today a major state-focused clemency initiative, the NACDL/FAMM State Clemency Project, a program designed to help to recruit, train, and provide resource support to pro bono attorneys who will assist state prisoners to submit petitions to have their sentences commuted. Outreach has already begun to several governors' ... Show Full Article

NECA Announces 2017 Project Excellence Award Winners
BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 21 -- The National Electrical Contractors Association issued the following news release:

A diverse group of 17 outstanding projects have been named the first winners of the first NECA Project Excellence Awards program, created to recognize contractors who have done exceptional work around the country.

NECA created awards that honor companies for their commitment, professionalism, and ingenuity in delivering an electrical project across 11 different market sectors.

"NECA is thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase projects of such an impressive caliber in the first year ... Show Full Article

Gutierrez to Join Flagler County Chamber as President & CEO
PALM COAST, Fla., Aug. 21 -- The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release:

The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce's board of directors announced today that Jorge Gutierrez would be joining the organization as its new president and chief executive officer effective Wednesday, August 23. Rebecca DeLorenzo had served as the Chamber's president until February 2017, when she accepted a position with the American Red Cross.

According to Board Chairman Jimmy Millhollin of RE/Max Flagstaff, Gutierrez's experience in sales, finance, business strategy and manufacturing were ... Show Full Article

Financial Planning Association Submits Comment Letter on CFP Board's Commission on Standards Draft Revised Standards of Professional Conduct
DENVER, Aug. 21 -- The Financial Planning Association issued the following news release:

The Financial Planning Association(R) (FPA(R)), the largest membership association for Certified Financial Planner(TM) (CFP(R)) professionals in the United States, submitted for consideration a comment letter on the Draft Revised Standards of Professional Conduct by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board).

"FPA acknowledges the time and attention CFP Board and the Commission on Standards put into revising the Standards and traveling to multiple cities to obtain feedback from practitioners. ... Show Full Article

AMCP Submits Comments to CMS on the CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 21 -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy issued the text of the following letter:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Department of Health and Human Services

Attention: CMS-5522-P

P.O. Box 8013

Baltimore, MD 21244-8013

Re: Medicare Program: CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program (CMS 5522-P)

Dear Sir or Madam,

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy thanks the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the opportunity to comment on the Proposed Rule, Medicare Program; CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program (the Proposed Rule).

AMCP ... Show Full Article