New regs for Wednesday: Wool labels, child seats, pilots

Wednesday's edition of the Federal Register contains new rules for wool clothing labels, children's safety seats in cars, emergency responders and pilots.

Here's what is happening:

Wool: The Federal Trade Commission is moving forward with new labeling rules for high-end wool products like cashmere.

Congress originally established the Wool Products Labeling Act in 1939. Under the rules, manufacturers are required to attach a label to wool products stating the percentage of wool in the garment, the name of the manufacturer and the country where it was manufactured. 

The FTC is now updating those rules for cashmere products.

The new rule goes into effect in 30 days.

Accidents: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is delaying new rules for child safety seats in cars, the agency announced Tuesday. 

The NHTSA said Tuesday it is reopening the comment period on the rule to give industry groups another 120 days to comment.

Emergency: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is considering new safety rules for emergency responders, the agency said Tuesday.

OSHA will hold a series of public meetings in July to discuss a new standard for emergency response and preparedness.

"Emergency response is one of the most hazardous occupations in America," the agency wrote. "Emergency responders include firefighters, emergency medical service personnel, hazardous material employees, and technical rescue specialists. Also, law enforcement officers usually are considered emergency responders because they often assist in emergency response incidents."

Pilot: The Federal Aviation Administration is moving forward with new rules for pilots, the agency announced Tuesday.

The FAA proposed the new rules in November, which include qualification requirements for pilots who are second and third in command on major flights.

The rule goes into effect immediately.

Banks: The Obama administration is reviewing several banking rules to determine whether they need to be updated or are no longer necessary.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced Tuesday they will jointly review certain banking rules over the next two years.