President Trump’s regulatory moratorium ensnares new efficiency rules for ceiling fans and penalties for nuclear safety violations in Tuesday’s edition of the Federal Register.
Here’s what is happening:
Ceiling fans: The Department of Energy (DOE) is delaying Obama-era efficiency rules for ceiling fans.
The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy issued the energy conservation standards for ceiling fans on Jan. 19, the day before Trump assumed office.
The next day, after Trump’s inauguration, the White House issued a regulatory moratorium, which also required federal agencies to delay recently published rules that had not yet taken effect.
The ceiling fan standards will now go into effect on March 21.
Nuclear: The Department of Energy (DOE) is delaying new penalties for nuclear safety violations.
The Energy Department’s Office of Nuclear Safety Enforcement increased the civil penalties for companies that break whistleblower protections for employees who report dangerous conditions in December. But the agency is delaying the rule for 60 days, as required by Trump’s moratorium on regulations.
The changes are now set to go into effect on March 21.
Workplace: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is raising the fines against companies that violate notice-posting requirements.
The new fine is $534 per violation.
This comes in spite of Trump’s regulatory moratorium.
The changes go into effect in 30 days.