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The commission is also seeking public comment on a petition to clarify its port standards. 

Government purchasing:
The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration want to implement a uniform numbering system for procurement instruments. 

Environment and energy:
The National Marine Fisheries Service wants to eliminate the expiration date for regulations on vessel speed restrictions rules to reduce the chance of collisions with whales.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is denying a petition to require proliferation risk assessments for new enrichment or reprocessing facility applications.