The EPA establishes a national standard for coal waste disposal, twenty states and DC raise their minimum wage, and more…
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a rule setting the first national standard for the disposal of coal ash waste.
- Twenty states and the District of Columbia raised their minimum wage rates as of January 1st.
- The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a rule requiring the use of descriptive designations for added solutions in meat and poultry.
- The Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) amended small bank regulations under the Community Reinvestment Act.
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced public hearings for a rule on national standards for ambient air quality.
- The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a decision prohibiting the use of federal funds for supplying disposable cups, plates, and cutlery for federal employees.
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report showing that military families are often targeted by high-cost credit lenders.