By Julian Hattem - 08/22/13 01:59 PM EDT
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to expand its oversight to people who help consumers navigate a mortgage loan application process.
“This proposed rule will impose experience, training, proficiency, and structure requirements on eligible service providers,” the agency said in its proposal.
The Federal Communications Commission will collect more than $339 million in fees from communication companies. The fees cover the cost of enforcement, rulemaking and other duties at the agency in fiscal 2013.
The Department of Education is proposing to stop authorizing states to set their own modified standards for some poorly performing students with disabilities.
The regulation would reverse a 2007 department decision to let states set those standards, and is meant to let states focus on “the development of more accessible general assessments.”
The Department of Energy is amending its rules for contractors who feel that their employers are retaliating against them for actions they have taken.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is clarifying its definition of the term “actual delivery,” which is used to determine when derivatives exchanges are exempt from some provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
The Federal Reserve is also issuing rules requiring major banks to pay $440 million this year to cover the cost of their oversight.
The tab, first announced last week, only applies to institutions with more than $50 billion in assets
The Transportation Department will stop processing applications to transfer truckers’ operating authority and is requiring them to use a new online registration system, which goes up in 2015.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is issuing a framework for states and U.S. territories to establish their 2013-2014 migratory bird hunting seasons.