New regs for Tuesday: Reporting toxic chemical releases

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"Electronic reporting of TRI forms provides numerous benefits, including making it easier for facilities to report accurate information, expediting form completion due to the pre-population of many form elements, decreasing the cost to EPA of processing forms, and providing TRI information more quickly to the public," the agency said in its rule.


Food:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing rules for its food distribution program on Native American reservations in Oklahoma.

The new rules align the department's program with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, by making changes to income deductions and eligibility provisions.

Flight attendants:
The Federal Aviation Administration is releasing a new workplace safety policy for flight attendants that will allow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to oversee the industry.

The new rule was first announced on Thursday.

Crime:
The Justice Department is proposing to update its grant program that gives states and territories money to support services that help victims of crime.

The changes would reorganize the program and clarify some provisions.

Taxes:
The Internal Revenue Service has new rules for cost-sharing arrangements and for disclosing some tax return information to the Census Bureau.

Agriculture:
New rules from the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation will update protections for crops that suffer major catastrophes.

Fishing:
The National Marine Fisheries Service is reallocating unused amounts of Pacific cod to allow additional types of vessels to catch more of the fish and meet the season's quota.

Communications:
The national organization for trial lawyers, the American Association for Justice, is asking the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider its rules on human exposure to radio electromagnetic fields.

Animals:
The Fish and Wildlife Service is allowing additional comments for its proposal to protect habitat for two types of at-risk mussels.

The Food and Drug Administration is formally approving five new drugs for animals.