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July 28, 2017

FDA Announces Plans for Radical Overhaul of US Tobacco Control Policies, Possible de facto Bans on Nicotine and Menthol

Editor’s Note: Cross-posted from the Counterfeit Cigarette Enforcement Forum.

In a long-expected announcement, the FDA Center for Tobacco Products announced plans to consider (1) “lowering nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes to non-addictive levels,” i.e. banning nicotine (2) regulating flavors—including menthol—in all tobacco products including e-cigarettes (3)  and “foundational rules to make the product review process more efficient, predictable, and transparent” for all stakeholders. The complete FDA News Release is found here. Below are excerpts.

July 26, 2017

Administration Reduces Federal Regulations

From: Aviation News Today


The DOT list includes a rulemaking that “would have required certificated airports to complete a wildlife hazard assessment (WHA) and a wildlife hazard management plan (WHMP) to identify and mitigate wildlife hazards.” The FAA had previously determined that a separate rulemaking involving Safety Management Systems “should accomplish the same goal.”

AAAE and ACI-NA have been working together to urge the Administration to reduce red tape and eliminate unnecessary federal regulations that hamper airports around the country. Earlier this year, the two organizations shared a long list of specific airport regulatory relief proposals with White House officials.

July 24, 2017

FDA To Cease Work On Certain Tobacco, Advertising, Food Safety Rules

From: Inside Health Policy

David Lim

FDA is stopping work on several key rules including those regulating compounding, direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising, child-focused tobacco sales, dietary supplement manufacturing practices and food safety testing, according to a list published Friday (July 21) by the White House Office of Management and Budget. The newly released inactive list of the Unified Agenda is the Trump administration’s first time identifying rules that federal agencies are not actively working to release.


July 7, 2017

More Visas for Seasonal Workers in Pipeline, DHS Says

From: Bloomberg/BNA

By Laura D. Francis

The Department of Homeland Security is going forward with its plan to increase the number of low-skilled, seasonal visas available in fiscal year 2017.

The agency July 3 submitted a final rule for review by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. The DHS is exercising the authority granted by Congress to increase the number of H-2B visas available this fiscal year, up to the total amount issued during prior years when the annual cap was temporarily raised, the proposed rule says.

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