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Credit for Lower Tier Small Business Subcontracting

The U.S. Small Business Administration is proposing to amend its regulations to implement Section 1614 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Sonoran desert tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

Established Conditions: Reportable Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls Changes for Approved Drug and Biologic Products

The Food and Drug Administration is reopening the comment period for the ``Established Conditions: Reportable Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls Changes for Approved Drug and Biologic Products; Draft Guidance for Industry''.

Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

The Rural Housing Service proposes to amend the current regulation for the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program on the subject of liquidation value appraisals.

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