A total of two-dozen federal agencies on Tuesday published their semiannual regulatory agendas in the Federal Register, giving a glimpse at their plans for the coming months.
At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Labor, Department of the Treasury and 21 other agencies, officials are working on hundreds of major regulations that touch on a variety of issues, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and workplace safety.
For example, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau intends to start working on Dodd–Frank reporting rules for financial institutions that receive credit applications from women- or minority-owned businesses. At the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service officials are continuing to work on potential disclosure rules that large employers would need to follow to comply with the ACA. And the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is deciding whether to create infection-control standards for health-care facilities.