By Tim Devaney - 01/28/14 10:10 AM EST
Wednesday's edition of the Federal Register contains new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Department of Defense.
Here's what is happening:
EPA: The Environmental Protection Agency will allow a small amount of residues of indaziflam in or on coffee, banana, and palm oil. Indaziflam primarily targets the nervous system in rats and dogs.
Chickens: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering listing the lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened species. Threatened species are animals that could become extinct, though they are not at as much risk as endangered species. The public has two weeks to comment on the proposed rule.
SEC: The Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing a set of economically-significant rules to determine whether they should be revised or removed to minimize the impact they have on businesses. The SEC will consider public comments and complaints about certain rules, the complexity of these rules, the extent to which they overlap with other rules, and whether it is still relevant. This routine process is required under the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
IRS: The Internal Revenue Service is correcting errors made in regulations for the Additional Hospital Insurance Tax, a provision of ObamaCare. The regulations were originally published last November.
Toxic materials: The Department of Defense is considering changes to an acquisitions rule that regulates the storage, treatment and disposal of toxic or hazardous materials. The proposed rule is open for public comment.