By Julian Hattem - 05/01/13 01:38 PM EDT
Fish and Animals:
The National Marine Fisheries Services is establishing measures for salmon fishing in the Pacific through April 2014.
Taking, owning or transferring shark fins at sea will be prohibited under another proposed rule from the agency.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the comment period on a proposal to revise designated critical habitat for two endangered species of beetle and an endangered crustacean.
The Internal Revenue Service wants to issue regulations for a tax credit to help some people buy health insurance through new exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
The Department of Energy is considering changing energy conservation standards for commercial furnaces.
The Energy Department is also extending comments on a March framework for ceiling fan standards.
The Federal Election Commission is considering revising its rules to address electronic campaign contributions.
Foreign teachers could enter the U.S. on an exchange program with less experience and with different language rules, according to a new State Department proposal to make sure the program is used as a cultural exchange, and not to make up for labor shortages.