New regs for Thursday: Endangered frogs

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The Interior Department is publishing an updated list of 20 foreign plants and animals that it believes should be added to the list of endangered and threatened species.

The National Marine Fisheries Service, a division of the Department is Commerce, is temporarily prohibiting fishing for Greeenland halibut around Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is announcing that it has adjusted the opening date of a salmon fishery off Oregon and and canceled the scheduled opening of another fishery near Fort Bragg, Calif. 

Financial: 
The Farm Credit Administration is adjusting the penalties it charges to account for inflation. 

The Treasury Department is issuing its intent to impose special measures against two financial institutions that have allegedly been laundering money for the terrorist group Hezbollah. The Hill reported on these actions on Tuesday.

As The Hill reported last week, the Treasury Department is lifting sanctions on a Syrian businessman.  

Transportation:
The Transportation Security Administration is removing some fees to obtain security credentials. 

Agriculture:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting a rule to change reporting requirements for some cranberry growers. 

The USDA is also increasing the fee charged to orange and grapefruit growers in Texas's Lower Rio Grande Valley, and similar citrus fruits in Florida.

The agency is also temporarily suspending handling and inspection regulations for some Washington apricots.

A proposal from the USDA would change the department's regulations on the import of plants for planting

Finally, the USDA is permanently adopting regulations on butterfat in some dairy products.

The Environmental Protection Agency is establishing an exemption for residues of a pesticide when used in some circumstance on potatoes.