EPA Seeking to Require Greater Financial Responsibility from Hardrock Miners

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to require greater financial responsibility for hardrock miners to prevent them from shifting the cost of site cleanup to other parties, including taxpayers. Public comments on the proposed new requirements are due by July 11, … Continue Reading

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NMFS Considering Restrictions on Incidental Killing of Marine Mammals by Air Force

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) agency of NOAA has issued a request for public comments on its proposed restrictions for the U.S. Air Force 86 Fighter Weapons Squadron at the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii. The proposed … Continue Reading

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FDA Accepting Public Comments on Genetically Modified Animals

The FDA announced the availability for public comment of a revised draft entitled “Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals.” This draft guidance would expand the current scope to address animals intentionally altered through the use of genome editing … Continue Reading

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Dept. of Commerce Considering China’s Trade Practices on Aluminum Foil

The Department of Commerce announced it is extending the public comment period on a question of whether the People’s’ Republic of China should continue being treated as a “nonmarket economy” concerning the import of aluminum foil products. DOC is seeking public comments … Continue Reading

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OMB Requests Comments on Standards for Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced it is seeking further public comment on proposals it has received from the Federal Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity for revisions to OMB’s standards for maintaining, collecting, and … Continue Reading

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EPA Proposing New Requirements for Labeling Lead-Free Plumbing Products

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new requirements to require plumbing supply manufacturers to clearly differentiate products that meet lead-free standards from those that don’t. The change would reduce inadvertent use of non-led free products in potable water applications, reducing associated … Continue Reading

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FDA Extends Comment Period on NNN Levels in Smokeless Tobacco

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an extension of the public comment period for a proposed rule to limit the levels of N-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) in finished smokeless tobacco products. Some evidence has demonstrated that NNN causes cancer in experimental … Continue Reading

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EPA Throws Open Every Regulation for Possible Repeal, Replacement, or Modification

As directed by President Trump’s Executive Order 13777, the EPA is now accepting comments from the public about which existing regulations should be repealed, replaced, or modified, based on obsolescence or ineffectiveness; costs outweighing benefits; insufficient data or rulemaking transparency; … Continue Reading

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FCC Plans to Eliminate Requirements for International Services Reporting

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking public comments on its plan to eliminate requirements for international telecom service providers to report annual traffic, circuit capacity, and revenue numbers. The Commission announced it considers the reports are “no longer necessary … Continue Reading

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FDA Extending Comment Period for Plan Genome Editing in Food Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is extending the comment period 60 more days for a docket to receive information and comments on the use of genome editing techniques to produce new plant varieties used in human or … Continue Reading

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DOE Accepting Comments on LNG Exports from Quintana Island, Texas

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is accepting public comments on a proposal by Freeport LNG to export previously imported liquified natural gas (LNG) from foreign sources, to be shipped from the company’s Quintana Island, Texas, seaport facility. Comments are … Continue Reading

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DOT Considering Logging Device Exemption for Truck Renting, Leasing

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced it is considering a request by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) to exempt its vehicles from the requirement to install electronic logging devices to record driver’s hours of service. TRALA is arguing … Continue Reading

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