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Agriculture and the Environment:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is increasing its fees for handling pears grown in Oregon and Washington, and is also reorganizing a committee that oversees the processing of those pears.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing limits for residues of the fungicide azoxystrobin.

The EPA is also revising a rule on emissions from certain types of coal and oil-fired power plants.

The environmental agency is also proposing to take a South Carolina Superfund site off its list of priorities.

Energy:
As requested by national corporation in charge of reliability standards,the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is proposing to approve modifications to four standards, and approve additional cybersecurity quality requirements.

Defense:
The Department of Defense is proposing procedures for the National Guard's privacy policy.

Communications:
The Federal Communications Commission is proposing rules to protect against interference in spectrum bands designed for public safety services.

Gambling:
The National Indian Gaming Commission is amending its rules on the charitable gaming exemption to align two different standards.

Animals:
The Postal Service is amending its standards to allow shipment of any live bird up to 25 pounds.