Commodities traders, employers of home care aids and veterinarians will all be affected by new regulations scheduled to come out on Thursday.
Here’s what’s happening in the Federal Register:
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is publishing its 530-page proposal to limit speculation on 28 commodities, like oil and agricultural crops.
The commission approved the proposal by a 3-1 vote in November, as an attempt to contain recent spikes in commodities prices. The Dodd-Frank financial reform law called for the agency to issue new standards for commodity speculation.
Additionally, the Treasury Department wants to change its rules governing the way that federal agencies use electronic financial networks known as Automated Clearing Houses.
The changes would be based on updated operating rules developed by the Electronics Payments Association.
The Treasury Department is also issuing new regulations for people who hire home care aids.
The Food and Drug Administration wants to update its program for animal drugs to make it “as efficient as possible for stakeholders while maintaining adequate protection for human and animal health.”
The agency wants to remove some provisions to provide greater flexibility for veterinarians, revise the category of some drugs and adjust the record keeping rules.
The National Marine Fisheries Service is issuing rules allowing offshore oil and gas facilities in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea to unintentionally kill or disturb some marine mammals.
The regulations come in response to a request from BP.
The Commerce Department is updating the list of people who are believed to be “acting contrary” to the country’s national security or foreign policy interests.