New regs for Thursday: Coast Guard to restrict access to Long Island Sound

Daily retention limits for HMS charter/head boat vessels fishing recreationally for bluefin tuna should be adjusted for the rest of the year, according to a new rule from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA has a final rule to change the way certain Northeast fisheries are measured and a proposed rule to increase the quotas of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico for the rest of the year.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making two determinations about air quality in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area.

The EPA is withdrawing certain water quality criteria for California, New Jersey and Puerto Rico.

The EPA is also extending the comment period by 30 days for a proposed rule examining nitrogen emission limits at the Reid Gardner Generating Station power plant in Nevada.


The Federal Communications Commission is making a technical amendment to a 2008 rule regarding leased commercial cable access.

Food and Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing a rule to require an application for certain medical treatment devices that have been in use since before 1976.

Interior and Indian Affairs

The National Indian Gaming Commission is amending the way it reviews and approves tribal gaming petitions.

An office of the Department of Interior is correcting its proposal to adjust the permit fees for some in the coal industry.


The Treasury Department is taking nine Colombian narcotics traffickers and one Uruguayan narcotics kingpin off its sanctions list.