Monday's regs today: Swap deals and showerheads

Food and Drugs:

The Food and Drug Administration is releasing a draft guidance detailing when companies can submit various periodic safety reports.


An arm of the Federal Communications Commission is adopting changes to the way it maps some area boundaries.


The Treasury Department is removing sanctions on 12 Liberians, including the wife and ex-wives of former President Charles Taylor, who was found guilty of aiding war crimes in Sierra Leone last year.

Water, Air and the Environment:

The Department of Energy is proposing to change some of the ways it tests showerheads and faucets.

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to fix its rule on energy conservation standards for some air conditioners.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is closing a herring fishery off the northeastern coast.

NOAA is also issuing regulations on accidental possession of water mammals from the Gulf of Mexico.

The Department of Agriculture is withdrawing a rule published on Monday about granting preferences for federal procurement, which the agency says was released prematurely.

The Coast Guard is planning to enact a safety zone in the water off San Francisco on April 19 because of the city's baseball team's fireworks show and is proposing to set up a safety zone in Seattle for a Marine demonstration.

The Coast Guard is also proposing new regulations for the "Swim Across the Potomac" competition on the Potomac River on June 2.