News bites: Regulators target auto lenders, JPMorgan, antibacterial soap

Also on RegWatch:

The American public handed over 371 tons of expired and unwanted prescription pills, as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) drug take-back program.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $569 million in grants to upgrade East Coast water and wastewater plants that spewed raw sewage after Hurricane Sandy hit.

The EPA and USDA issued a report blaming the mysterious disappearance of honeybees on “a complex set” of environmental stresses.

The conservative Heritage Foundation identified $70 billion in new regulatory costs stemming from President Obama’s first term.

Send your comments, gripes and regulatory news tips to RegWatch via, and