By Julian Hattem - 08/02/13 01:59 PM EDT
Three financial regulators are proposing a set of principles to guide implementation of stress tests called for by the Dodd-Frank Act.
The guidance discusses methods and expectations for the tests.
The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a list of places in the country that do not meet air quality current standards for sulfur dioxide.
The Food and Drug Administration has finalized a rule for labeling foods as “gluten free.”
The agency is allowing companies with products that contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten to advertise that fact on the package, if they so choose.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is issuing a rule with procedures for filing and processing claims if someone feels they have been harmed by the agency’s wrongful action or negligence.
Federal agencies will have to submit their workplace injury records to the Bureau of Labor Statistics each year, thanks to a new rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Agencies already compile and maintain the records for their own purposes, but they will now be used to aggregate information about workers who become sick or injured throughout the federal government.
Freedom of Information Act:
The National Archives and Records Administration wants to change its rules regarding the Freedom of Information Act.
The new proposal includes updates from federal laws passed in recent years as well as more specific procedural regulations for the agency to follow when responding to requests.
The State Department is updating its rules on arms trafficking with regard to Libya. The new rule implements a United Nations Security Council resolution that extends the international support mission to the country.
The White House budget office has approved a Federal Communications Commission proposal to collect information as part of an initiative to bring broadband access to rural Americans.
The Agriculture Department is proposing to update its crop insurance program for cotton.