By Tim Devaney - 02/03/14 10:17 AM EST
Tuesday's edition of the Federal Register contains new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency for chemical substances and radiation from nuclear plants, as well as nutritional standards for school lunch workers.
Here's what is happening:
Radiation: The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a new rule that would update decades-old radiation standards for nuclear power plants. The standards limit how much radiation nuclear plants can emit.
Nutrition: The Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering a new rule that would establish nutritional standards for workers that manage school lunch and breakfast programs. The rule would also institute hiring standards and require all cafeteria workers to complete continuing education and training each year.
Rural environmental policies: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service is considering updating its environmental policies and procedures. The new rule would coordinate environmental policies across several USDA departments, including the Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service and Farm Service Agency.
Checks: The Federal Reserve is looking to revise a rule it has been considering that would encourage banks to send and receive returned checks electronically. The Fed is asking the public for comment on two alternatives to the proposed rule.