Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Five regulations that could come in Obama's final days
At The Hill by Lydia Wheeler --
The Obama administration appears committed to finishing as much of its regulatory agenda as possible before leaving office.
Republican lawmakers have warned the administration against issuing any “midnight” regulations in the waning days, saying they would be overturned.
Yet the Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. 19 defied those warnings, issuing a controversial coal mining regulation that sets new requirements for companies when testing and maintaining streams damaged by mining.
President-elect Donald Trump has already pledged to repeal the rule.
Here are five other regulations that could be issued before Trump takes office on Jan. 20.
The Labor Department's Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is planning to release a rule that would reduce by 10 times the amount of beryllium that workers can be exposed to on the job.