New regs for Tuesday: Fishing boats, 911, infant formulas

Tuesday's edition of the Federal Register contains new rules for locating people who call 911 from their cellphones, fishing boats, infant formulas, and electronic reporting requirements for drug manufacturers.

Here's what is happening:

911: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is delaying a rule that would help emergency responders more easily locate people who call 911 from their cellphones while inside their home or a building, the agency said Monday.

The FCC announced it is extending the comment period through July 14 to give interested parties more time to consider the proposed location accuracy rule.

Baby: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with new rules for the manufacturers of infant formulas, the agency announced Monday.

The FDA released a final guidance for the quality of infant formulas, among other recommendations.

Though it is not considered a hard-and-fast rule, guidance describes the FDA's current thinking on a particular topic and explains how they are likely to enforce already existing rules.

Reporting: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with new electronic reporting requirements, the agency announced Monday.

Drug manufacturers and other companies that are already required to submit post-marketing safety reports will now be required to file those reports electronically, the FDA said.

"FDA is taking this action to improve the agency's systems for collecting and analyzing postmarketing safety reports," the agency wrote. "The change will help the agency to more rapidly review post-marketing safety reports, identify emerging safety problems, and disseminate safety information in support of FDA's public health mission." 

The rules goes into effect on Tuesday.

Banks: The Treasury Department's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is considering harmonizing certain regulations for banks and federal savings associations, the agency announced Monday.

The public has 60 days to comment.

Boats: The Maritime Administration is considering new rules for large fishing boats that are more than 165 feet in length, the agency announced Monday. 

The public has 60 days to comment.