New regs for Monday: Dogs, anti-terrorism at chemical facilities, oil ships

Monday's edition of the Federal Register contains new rules for importing foreign dogs, security measures at chemical facilities, and ships transporting oil and other hazardous materials.

Here's what is happening:

Dogs: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is moving forward with a new rule that restricts foreign dogs from being imported into the United States for sale.

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced Friday that foreign dogs that are sick will not be allowed in the country, meaning the owners will have to prove they are healthy and have received all their vaccinations.

The rule goes into effect in 90 days.

Terrorism: The Department of Homeland Security is pushing tougher security standards at high-risk chemical facilities to prevent a terrorist attack.

Homeland Security originally issued the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards in 2007, but said Friday it is looking to update the rules to make them more effective.

The public has 60 days to comment.

Ships: The Coast Guard is moving forward with new rules for large ships that carry oil and other hazardous substances, known as offshore supply vessels.

The new rules for large offshore supply vessels are intended to "ensure the safe carriage of oil, hazardous substances, and individuals other than crew" on these ships, the Coast Guard wrote.

They include safety requirements for the design, engineering, construction and operation of these ships.

The rules go into effect immediately.

USPS: The U.S. Postal Service is considering new standards for business mail, the agency announced Friday.

The public has 30 days to comment on the proposed rules.

Export: The Bureau of Industry and Security is correcting small mistakes made in recent changes to its export regulations.

The changes go into effect immediately.