Regulatory Studies Center
Regulation Digest
July 27, 2016
   Vol. 5 No. 29
Marketplace of Ideas 

American Action Forum

American Enterprise Institute

Center for Progressive Reform

Competitive Enterprise Institute

George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center

Government Accountability Office

Heritage Foundation

The Mercatus Center
▪ Airplane Speeds Have Stagnated for 40 Years, Eli Dourado & Michael Kotrous

Penn Program on Regulation   

Resources for the Future
▪  Tripled CAFE Fine Highlights Differences in EPA and NHTSA Rules, Benjamin Leard & Virginia D. McConnell 

Washington Legal Foundation
Feature Story

CFPB publishes proposed payday & auto title loan rule
CFPB officially published in the Federal Register its a 356-page proposed rule regulating payday loans, auto title loans, and installment loans with total annual interest rates exceeding 36%. The proposal will require lenders to determine whether consumers can afford to repay in full loans greater than $500 without reborrowing while still meeting basic living expenses and major financial obligations.

See also: CFPB separately published a request for information on similar lending practices not covered by the payday loan rule

IRS & HHS published a request for information on alternative ways to accommodate organizations with religious objections while still ensuring that women enrolled in those health plans have access to contraceptive services without cost sharing. The agencies are seeking this information following the Supreme Court's ruling in Zubik v. Burwell.

The Department of Education published a proposed rule that would clarify the state registration requirements for distance learning programs to be eligible for Title IV federal programs such as Pell Grants and certain federal loans.

SEC published a final rule requiring "resource extraction issuers to file a Form SD on an annual basis that includes information about payments related to the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or minerals that are made to governments."

EPA published a direct final rule amending the compliance requirements for the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAPs) for the Portland Cement industry. EPA is amending this requirement because of the current unavailability of a necessary calibration gas.
FDA published a draft guidance on the use of real-world evidence to support regulatory decisionmaking for medical devices. The guidance clarifies how FDA assesses real-world data to determine whether it is reliable to use these data for medical device decisions.
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