New regs for Thursday: Indoor tanning, childhood disability, LED lamps

Thursday's edition of the Federal Register contains new rules for indoor tanning salons, humpback whales, childhood disability, and LED lamps.

Here's what is happening:

Funerals: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is considering a rule that would reimburse people for purchasing caskets and urns for veterans who die and have no remaining family members.

The rule comes from the Dignified Burial and Other Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2012.

The public has 30 days to comment.

Whales: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is considering removing the humpback whale from the Endangered Species List, the agency said Wednesday.

The public has 30 days to comment.

Indoor tanning: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is moving forward with new tax rules for Indoor tanning services.

The rules go into effect immediately.

LED lamps: The Department of Energy is considering new energy conservation rules for light-emitting diode (better known as LED) lamps.

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy on Wednesday proposed new test procedures for LED lamps that will measure their lumen output, input power, and the lifetime of these lamps.

The public has until Aug. 4 to comment.

Childhood disability: The Social Security Administration (SSA) is moving forward with new rules for adjudicators who determine whether a child has a disability.

To streamline the process, adjudicators will now file their reports electronically, after the child has been seen by state medical and psychological consultants.

"This revision will improve our efficiency by increasing our use of electronic resources," the agency wrote. 

The rules go into effect immediately.

Travel: The General Services Administration (GSA) is considering revising federal travel regulations to allow government employees to make emergency travel plans to visit the sick family member of their same-sex spouse, the agency announced Wednesday.

The public has 60 days to comment.