Fish and Wildlife Offers Recovery Plan for Endangered Mexican Wolf Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on the first draft of a recovery plan intended to meet specific recovery criteria in order to remove Mexican Wolves from the list of Endangered Species. The wolves were originally … Continue Reading

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BLM Proposes Rescinding Rules on Hydrofracking on Federal and Indian Lands

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to rescind a 2015 final rule regarding hydrofracking on federal and Indian lands, based on the bureau’s assertion it is “unnecessarily duplicative of state and some tribal regulations and imposes burdensome reporting … Continue Reading

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Twelve Days Left in DOE’s Regulatory Reform Open Public Comment Period

Twelve days remain in the open comment period for the U.S. Department of Education’s requirement to accept public comments under President Trump’s executive order for each federal agency to consider every one of its existing rules for possible modification or … Continue Reading

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Accepting Comments on Bird Hunting Open Seasons

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has issued a notice for public comments on the allowable hunting seasons and daily bag and possession limits for several migratory bird species for the 2018-2019 time period in the contiguous United States, Alaska, … Continue Reading

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Public Comments on Drilling in Eastern Gulf of Mexico Due in Three Weeks

In a contentious scenario that potentially joins military hawks together with environmentalists, the BOEM is requesting public comments on a proposal to reconsider the bureau’s five-year plan governing drilling for oil and gas on the outer continental shelf. The plan … Continue Reading

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EPA Proposes Two-Year Stay on Fugitive Emission Requirements for Oil & Gas Sector

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposal to stay for two years certain requirements regarding fugitive emissions requirements, well site pneumatic pump standards, and the  certification of closed vent systems. The move comes in response to objections from “a … Continue Reading

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State Dept. Accepting Comments on Immigrant Refugee Biographic Data Methods

The Department of State announced it is accepting public comments about its proposed information collection practices for biographic data collected overseas on individuals to be admitted into the country under the United States Refugee Admissions Program. “The Refugee Biographic Data … Continue Reading

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FTC Reviewing CAN-SPAM Rule, Accepting Public Comments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it is conducting a systematic review of the Controlling the Assault of CAN-SPAM Rule (Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act), which took effect in 2003 and has been subsequently updated. CAN-SPAM regulates the transmission of … Continue Reading

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NOAA Determines Taiwanese Humpback Dolphins are Endangered Species

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced it has determined the Taiwanese humpback dolphin is presently in danger of extinction throughout all of its range. As a result, conservation measures provided under the … Continue Reading

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USDA Considers Adding Dental Analysis to Grading of Beef Carcasses

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced proposed amendments to the U.S beef standards to allow dentition and documentation of actual age as additional methods of classifying maturity for official quality grading. The current … Continue Reading

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FDA Accepting Comments on Philip Morris Application for Marlboro Heatsticks

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is accepting public comments about “modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPAs)” regarding three different Marlboro Heatsticks models. MRTPs are tobacco products sold for use to reduce harm or the risk of tobacco-related … Continue Reading

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FDA Extends Comment Period on Genome-Editing for Food Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is extending the comment period until June 19, 2017, for a proposed rule on the use of genome-editing techniques to produce new plant varieties used for human or animal food. FDA seeks … Continue Reading

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