New regs for Wednesday: Religion, efficiency, fines

Wednesday’s edition of the Federal Register contains new rules for religious organizations participating in international aid programs, efficiency standards for battery chargers, and fines for financial companies.

Here’s what is happening:

Religion: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is moving forward with new rules for religious organizations participating in the program.

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The changes go into effect in 30 days.

Efficiency: The Department of Energy (DOE) is fixing errors in an efficiency rule for battery chargers.

The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy earlier this month issued new energy conservation standards for battery chargers. But the agency is now correcting mistakes in that rule.

The corrections go into effect immediately.

Fines: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is raising the maximum fine for companies that violate its rules.

The higher fines will match a increase in inflation, the agency noted.

The changes go into effect on Aug. 1.