New regs for Thursday: Trump delays fiduciary, beryllium, coal rules

New regs for Thursday: Trump delays fiduciary, beryllium, coal rules
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President Trump’s regulatory moratorium ensnares three controversial Obama-era rules for workers in Thursday’s edition of the Federal Register.

Here’s what is happening:

Fiduciary: The Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing to delay the fiduciary rule.


The fiduciary rule was a priority for the Obama administration. But the Labor Department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration proposed Wednesday to push the applicability date back by two months.

President Trump ordered the agency to review the rule last month.

The public has 15 days to comment.

Beryllium: The Department of Labor is also postponing the beryllium rule.

The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new limits on exposure to beryllium during the final days of the Obama administration. 

The rule was scheduled to go into effect later this month, but OSHA said Wednesday it is delaying the rule until May 20.


“This additional delay will allow OSHA officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of the new regulation,” the agency said.

The public has 10 days to comment.

Coal: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying new financial requirements for coal miners.

The EPA proposed the financial requirements for the “hard rock mining industry” under President Obama but is now extending the comment period by four months to give the public more time to consider the changes.

The public has until July 11 to comment.