No new regs for Wednesday

Many of the officials charged with writing rules have been furloughed, and at most agencies, all but the most critical work to protect lives and property has been halted.

One new federal workshop is being announced to allow Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff to hear comments and recommendations on rules for licensing some hydropower developments.

The workshop will be held on the afternoon of Oct. 22 at FERC’s office in Washington.