The EPA and U.S. Army finalize the Clean Water Rule, the DOJ issues a policy guidance regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and more…
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army announced the final Clean Water Rule, which is intended to protect streams and wetlands from degradation and pollution.
- The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released its policy guidance regarding the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) by law enforcement.
- U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Charles E. Schumer addressed a letter to Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels encouraging the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to investigate the conditions of working in a nail salon and change the limits that apply to chemicals used in nail salons.
- Cephalon, Inc. settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allegedly reducing competition by preventing the sale of generic versions of the sleep-disorder drug, Provigil.
- U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters introduced the Microbeads Free Waters Act of 2015, legislation geared towards protecting the Great Lakes by phasing out microbeads used in body washes and soaps, which they say has built up as plastic pollution in these waters.
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule to modernize the Medicaid managed care regulations and enhance the quality of Medicaid services.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a final rule with new requirements that apply to blood donations including about the medical history obtained before donation and the tests used on donated blood.