Google antitrust suit begins. Oil leases canceled in Alaska’s reserve lands
Google antitrust suit begins. Oil leases canceled in Alaska’s reserve lands

Regulation Digest
September 13, 2023
Vol. 12, No. 37
Editor: Nate Thompson
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Marketplace of Ideas

GW Regulatory Studies

Reg. & Governance
R Street
Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions 101, Emily Joiner & Michael A. Toman
Uneconomic Bitcoin Trades, Jonathan Miller & Thomas H. McInish
The Regulatory Review
AI for Retrospective Regulatory Review, Catherine M. Sharkey & Cade Mallett
Urban Institute
Washington Legal Fdn.
American Action Forum
AI in Health Care, Jackson Hammond 
American Prospect
Bipartisan Policy Center
Brookings Institution
MQD and AI Regulation, Blair Levin & Tom Wheeler
C. Boyden Gray Center
Saving Agency Adjudication, Aaron L. Nielson et al. 
Cato Institute
Federalist Society
Heritage Foundation
Trying To Protect Sensitive Technology, SpaceX Gets Sued Instead, Hans A. von Spakovsky & Charles Stimson
Inst. for Policy Integrity
- Podcast: ‘Regulation by Outrage’ Is a Detriment to Emerging Technologies, Robert D. Atkinson & Patrick Grady
Manhattan Institute

Agency Rulemaking Highlights

Notable Actions

FLSA Overtime Exemption
The Department of Labor is proposing updates to the exemptions from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees. Specifically, the revisions include increasing the standard salary level to $1,059 per week ($55,068 annually) and increasing the highly compensated employee total annual compensation threshold to $143,988. The proposal also adds an automatic updating mechanism that would allow for all of the earnings thresholds to be adjusted efficiently going forward. Comments due November 7.
Seat Belt Reminder Systems
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing to amend its motor vehicle safety standards for occupant crash protection to require a seat belt use warning system for rear seats in passenger cars, trucks, and most buses and passenger vehicles weighing 10,000 pounds or less. The proposal would also enhance the existing front seat belt warning requirements by increasing the duration of the warning. Comments due November 6.
Management and Protection of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a new rule revising the management framework for surface resources throughout the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. The proposal would assure that maximum protection of significant resource values is the management priority for special areas of the reserve. Comments due November 7.
Regulatory Requirements for New HAP Additions
EPA is proposing to amend the provisions for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants to address the addition of a new compound—1-bromopropane—to the Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) list. Comments due November 13.
Definition of Dealer of Firearms
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is proposing to broaden its definition of a dealer in firearms to clarify what it means for a person to be “engaged in the business” of dealing in firearms, and to incorporate the intent to “predominantly earn a profit” from the sale of firearms. Comments due December 7.
The George Washington University
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