Not all regulations come about in the halls of Congress. There are over 50 regulatory agencies that have the power to create and enforce regulations that affect how the nation’s businesses operate. The Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Food and Drug Administration are just some of the agencies making rules that apply to the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas. NATSO tracks a variety of regulatory issues, from truck idling and tobacco to ultra-low-sulfur diesel and underground storage tank requirements.
The Environmental Protection Agency delayed the release of its court-ordered national ozone standard citing a need to consider input and better align the major pieces of the regulation. EPA said it now plans to finalize its rule by mid-Summer.
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule Dec. 9 that eliminates the burdensome daily paperwork requirement associated with filing Driver Vehicle Inspection reports (DVIRs).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final rule outlining a voluntary quality assurance program (QAP) to provide regulated parties a structured way to assure that Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) entering into the market are valid.
The House Appropriations Committee recently added report language to its appropriations legislation clarifying the congressional intent in its menu-labeling law. The action comes as the Food and Drug Administration prepares to issue menu labeling rules, which some have criticized as going beyond what Congress envisioned.
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