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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) have reopened the public comment period on a joint proposal to simplify the process of identifying habitat essential to the survival and recovery of species protected by the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, NAR submitted comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on the CFPB's strategic plan for the next five years.
On Oct. 22, 2012, NAR filed individual and joint comments on proposed banking capital standards and risk weighting proposals as part of the Basel III rulemaking by the Federal Reserve, OCC, and FDIC.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it would begin accepting consumer complaints about credit reporting agencies and individual credit report problems.
Last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs celebrated their 20 millionth loan under the loan guaranty program.
George S. Wonica, a broker/appraiser/manager for Wonica Realtors & Appraisers in Staten Island, participated in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Residential Real Estate Appraisal Summit on Oct. 24, 2012.