New regs for Friday: Rules for COD mail

The Health and Human Services Department is publishing its rules to incentivize group health plan wellness programs, about which both congressional Democrats and business groups have expressed concern.

Fish and water:
The National Marine Fisheries Service is temporarily halting fishing for golden tilefish in the South Atlantic. 

The Federal Maritime Commission wants to update shipping rules to address changes in the industry. 

Food and drugs:
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to require that tobacco importers and manufacturers send the agency information to assess user fees, which currently go through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is finalizing regulations for swaps transactions, which it adopted earlier this month as part of 2,000 pages of new Dodd-Frank rules. 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is pushing back the implementation of a rule on credit insurance premiums until next January.

The National Credit Union Administration is making a series of technical changes to rules for credit unions. 

Privacy and information:
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a division of the Defense Department, is proposing to update its privacy program. 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to update its regulations under the Freedom of Information Act to be more proactive about making information available.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving 84 new testing methods to measure the levels of drinking water contamination. 

The EPA also wants to allow a chemical substance to be used in new ways without prior notice.