New regs for Friday: Drugs and the US Marshals

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Defense and Law:
The Department of Defense (DOD) is making "editorial changes" to its acquisition process.

The DOD is also implementing regulations to govern its support of civilian law enforcement agencies.

The U.S. Marshals Service is proposing to increase the fee it charges to serve process.

Communications:
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is announcing its desire to improve 9-1-1 networks.

The FCC is also proposing to adopt rules to require some long distance providers to record, retain and report data on phone call rates to rural areas to help determine the causes of call completion problems.

Air, Water, Energy and the Environment:
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing amendments to its performance standards for the oil and natural gas sector.

The environmental watchdog is also proposing to edit its emissions regulations to allow some refrigerating substitutes to be used in household freezers and refrigerators.

The Department of Agriculture is proposing grant and loan programs for renewable energy systems.

Transportation:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing to amend a portion of federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Indian Affairs:
The National Indian Gaming Commission is making a technical amendment to correct a reference in the language of a January rule on background investigations.