Week in Review

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CFTC alters definitions, EPA revises green house gas rules, FDA proposes medical device tracking, and more.

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  • \The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chose not to revise the permitting thresholds for greenhouse gas emissions in a final rule released July 3, but it did approve plant-wide applicability limits for industrial facilities.
  • A Congressional transportation bill would eliminate proposed Grand Canyon noise regulations.
  • Two U.S. Senators introduced legislation that would make it easier for international students studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to stay in the U.S. after graduation and earn permanent residency. See related The Regulatory Review essay.
  • A federal judge struck down a provision in an Obama administration regulation that would have penalized programs whose graduates end up with huge debts and low job prospects.