By Tim Devaney - 05/15/14 10:25 AM EDT
Friday's edition of the Federal Register contains new rules for truck drivers, child carriers, international money transfers, and military child care.
Here's what is happening:
Trucks: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is delaying a rule that would require truck drivers to use electronic logging devices to record their hours behind the wheel.
The FMCSA announced the rule in March, but decided to extend the comment period through June 26 to give industry groups and other interested parties more time to prepare their remarks.
The FMCSA says the rule would improve road safety and reduce the paperwork burden on drivers.
Child: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is considering new safety requirements for frame child carriers.
Frame child carriers are backpack-looking devices often used by parents to carry their children while hiking. They are designed to carry toddlers between 16 pounds and 50 pounds that can sit up on their own.
"Frame child carriers are intended to be worn on the back and suspended from both shoulders of the caregiver's body in a forward- or rear-facing position," the agency wrote. "This type of carrier is often used for hiking and typically closely resembles hiking/mountaineering backpacks not intended to be used for transporting children."
The CPSC has identified 15 manufacturers that sell these products in the U.S. The proposed rules would strengthen already-existing industry standards, the agency said.
This comes after 33 injuries were reported from using these devices between 2003 and 2013.
The public has 75 days to comment.
Money: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is delaying a international money transfer rule that it announced last month.
The CFPB announced Thursday it is extending the comment period through June 6 on a rule that would apply to wire transfer companies like Western Union to give interested parties more time to comment.
Defense: The Department of Defense (DOD) is coming out with new rules for child care of military children.
The Defense Department announced new child care rules Thursday for facilities that babysit infants to children through the age of 12. The new rules include training modules, program aids, and other tools for child care facilities.
The rules go into effect immediately.
Colon: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is loosening the restrictions on colon capsule imaging systems.
When doctors are unable to complete a colonoscopy, they can prescribe these pill-like devices that people swallow. The capsules provide images of the colon for the doctors to diagnose.
The rule goes into effect in 30 days.