Published on: Sunday, February 17, 2013

Regulatory News Week in Review: Feb. 15, 2013

 
 

The Regulatory Week in Review: February 15, 2013

  • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose payments they make to doctors.
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren urged the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to take Dodd-Frank violators to trial.
  • A federal appellate court heard arguments to determine if a trial court judge overstepped his authority when he rejected a settlement deal between the SEC and Citigroup.
  • A federal district judge accepted Transocean Deepwater Inc.’s $1.4 billion criminal settlement for the company’s violation of the Clean Water Act in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
  • The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) considered a controversial rule on country-of-origin labeling for meat products.
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule that requires certified appraisals for some high cost mortgages.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule that revises the regulation of bacteria in drinking water.
  • The Department of Education (USDE) issued a final rule amending consent requirements for grants for educating children with disabilities.
  • A food safety regulator in the United Kingdom said horsemeat tainted with painkillers may have been consumed in France.

The Regulatory Week in Review is published by RegBlog, affiliated with the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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