Energy and Environment:
The Department of Energy is adopting more stringent energy conservation standards for electric power distribution transformers.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing a February rule that excluded a compound from the definition of volatile organic compounds.
The EPA is also proposing to require that manufacturers, importers and processors of eight chemical substances notify the agency before the chemical is used for a new activity.
The Farm Credit Administration is adopting a regulation to strengthen the system's banks' liquidity.