The Reagan administration has chosen the following federal federal regulations to be reviewed, postponed or terminated as part of its deregulation campaign .
The administration will review 27 major existing regulations over the next few months and is considering major changes in most, if not all, of them .
Another 36 new regulations will be terminated or temporarily blocked from taking effect pending further study. Agriculture
UNDER REVIEW. Establishes labeling and quality standards for mechanically deboned meat used in products such as sausage and hot dogs. Label must state that product contains powdered bone, a requirement that the meat industry says discourages customers. Regulation also stipulates that deboned meat must contain at least 14 percent protein and no more than 30 percent fat. Meat industry says new factual data support its position that regulation has prevented consumer acceptance.
Forty-seven regulations that control the size and quality of each fruit and vegetable traded commercially. The main device for regulating the flow of these commodities to consumers. Proponents of the orders, including many producers to set prices legally.
Rules, still being written, that will govern timbering and other uses of 191 million acres of Forest Service land, will be reviewed. Loggers criticize the rules as too restrictive.
POSTPONED. Revision and redesignation of Section 502 Rural Housing Loan Policies, Procedures, and Authorization (Farmers Home Administration, 46 FR 4681). Effective March 30, now postponed, this regulation would have enabled some rural families with moderate incomes to receive subsidized FmHA loans to purchase homes. Only low-income families are eligible for the help under the present program. Commerce
UNDER REVIEW. Twelve fisheries management plans, required by acts of Congress in 1976 and 1980, that regulate fish takes in the 200-mile U.S. coastal zone. Being reviewed for possible "inefficient" or "wasteful" requirements.
POSTPONED. Federal participation with organizations such as Underwriters Laboratories that set voluntary manufacturing codes and other standards. Consumer and industry groups quarreled over the rules, intended to promote open participation in standards setting.
Would lift a ban on oil and gas exploration within the sanctuary off Santa Barbara, which harbors 23 marine mammal species, fish and countless birds.
Would lift a ban on oil and gas exploration within the Point Reyes-Farallon Islands National Marine Sanctuary, through which all 14,000 gray whales migrate twice a year. The area also is home to half of California's nesting seabirds. Education
UNDER REVIEW. Requirements that school systems "mainstream" handicapped children and develop a individual education plans for the handicapped.
POSTPONED. Required schools to provide catheterization service to handicapped children during the school day. Energy
UNDER REVIEW. Rules implementing a federal law requiring electric power plants and major industries to convert from burning oil and natural gas to coal or other fuels.
Rules implementing a federal law requiring states to make utility companies offer for a modest fee "energy audits" showing customers how they can conserve energy. Environmental Protection Agency
UNDER REVIEW. Guidelines to set $1.15 a pound as a "reasonable" amount for industrial polluters to spend to clean up their nontoxic wastes above the standards required by municipalities. Industries have said a lower figure would be adequate.
Regulations governing the handling, transport, and disposal of all the nation's hazardous chemical wastes in an attempt to halt the spread of abandoned dumpsites. Industries have complained that the rules are overcomplicated, expensive and restrictive.
Rules that would require electroplating firms, a major polluter, to eliminate 90 percent of the cyanide and heavy metals from the wastes they send into local sewage systems, and to require the sewage systems to pretreat wastes to control all kinds of industrial pollutions. Both have complained the rules are too restrictive and expensive.
POSTPONED. "Best conventional technology" controls on pollutants of the plywood, masonite and insulation board industries would be stopped from going into effect, and the milder "best prevailing technology" rules will go into effect as planned.
Tighter restrictions would be stopped on toxic wastes that industries are allowed to send into municipal sewage treatment plants.
Two reclassifications would be stopped that would extend the restrictions on use of certain active ingredients in pesticides, and also would provide for state registration procedures. Housing and Urban Development
UNDER REVIEW. A new housing regulation that would loosen construction and design standards for federally assisted housing is being reviewed to see if controls can be lifted even further. Health and Human Services
UNDER REVIEW. Rules that govern testing, for efficacy and safety, and marketing of consumer drugs. Being reviewed because of charges that the rules are onerous and unnecessarily keep drugs from the market.
Medicaid regulations that the states consider overly burdensome will be reviewed, in part as a sweetener for a Reagan proposal to limit the amount of federal funding for Medicaid, which pays medical expenses for the poor.
Regulations regarding federal surveys and reviews to which hospitals, nursing homes and other health-care institutions are subject will be reviewed in another reflection of the administration's general effort to give the states more responsibility for regulating and funding health care. Interior
UNDER REVIEW. The control of strip mining will be reassessed in the wake of industry complaints that these regulations unrealistically tight and badly enforced, particularly the rules requiring reclamation of land to its original contours.
Restrictions on the rate that federal lands may be opened to coal mining will be reviewed, along with procedures for banning mining in any area and the procedures for lease sales, all of which have been attacked as harmful to increased coal production.
POSTPONES. Revisions to rules governing pubic use permits, temporary leasing and passage through federally owned land would be frozen.
The listing of the Hawiian tree snail under the Endangered Species Act would be halted.
The listing of Gypsum Wild Buckwheat and Todsens Pennyroyal as endangered species would be halted.
Rule that would replace a rule narrowing the definition of prime farmland to that land used for crops five out of the past 10 years. The broader definition said five years out of 20 years. Mining companies would like the rule narrowed even further.
Regulation halting a standard that would tighten the "grandfather" clause exempting from tough farmland reclamation standards all mines opened or licensed before the Surface Mining Act of 1977.
Rules governing the extraction of coal from mines covering two acres or less would be halted.
Freezes a rule that would east the process by which Indian citizens may petition for tribal elections, and includes Oklahoma and Alaska tribes in existing rules.
A rule widening federal authority to decide which of its lands may be exchanged for private parcels will be frozen.
A series of rule changes to streamline how applications to withdraw lands from public use are handled will be frozen.
A ban on the commercial taking of shellfish that feed the humpback whales would be frozen, as well as a rule that would limit the number of small vessels allowed in Glacier Bay. Justice
UNDER REVIEW. Executive order 12250, issued by President Carter in the last weeks of his term, directs the attorney general to coordinate enforcement work by several federal agencies with responsibilities under various equal opportunity laws. It is being reviewed as part of a general reconsideration of federal equal opportunity regulation.
POSTPONED. Part of rule governing the situations under which temporary aliens (or "guest workers") can be prevented from working for a U.S. employer on strike will be delayed. The Justice Department wants to outline ways of stopping the use of such workers at a place where a labor dispute is in progress. Labor
UNDER REVIEW. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard requiring hearing protection to all workers exposed to noise levels exceeding a time -- weighted average of 85 decibels. The administration wants to review both the permissible exposure level and the means of protecting the worker.
Rules requiring affirmative-action plans for hiring minorities and women by federal contractors. The administration wants to consider replacing the specific plans for individual contractors with "broad performance standards."
Review the prevailing wage requirements under the Davis Bacon Act for federally assisted construction work and the Service Contract Act, which covers contractors providing services to the federal government.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires engineering controls over protective devices wherever technically feasible to protect workers. Administration is considering a policy that would leave that decision up to the employer.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration's policy the regulate the use of cancer-causing chemicals in the work place. The administration wants to consider the use of cost-benefit analysis in setting exposure levels.
POSTPONED. Continues for another month the initial, 60-day freeze on several contested parts of the safety standard limiting exposure to lead in the workplace. Some industry groups claimed they couldn't meet the new, tighter standard requiring workers with specific lead levels in their blood to be reassigned to "cleaner" parts of the plant, without a loss of pay, until their condition improved.
A rule modifying the prevailing wage rate under the Davis Bacon Act governing federal construction projects.
Rule prohibiting government contractors from paying the membership fees for their employes in clubs that discriminate.
Requirement under the Service Contract Act that prevailing wages be paid to service employes working for firms that have contracts with the federal government.
Regulation increasing the salary level at which an employes would be exempted from overtime.
New minority-hiring recordkeeping requirements for government contractors. The action was taken to allow the Labor Department to re-examine federal affirmative action requirements.
New regulations governing wage payments in construction under the Davis Bacon Act.
Requirement that minimum wage payments for alien farm workers be set on a national rather than a state-by-state basis.
Requirement that employers pay workers who accompany federal safety officials during inspections. Office of Management & Budget
UNDER REVIEW. Regulations intended to help federal administrators see that federal buildings and other major federal construction projects are located within cities rather than surrounding suburbs, where possible, as part of the Carter administration's urban assistance policy.
Rule requiring college professors and researchers receiving government grants or contracts to obtain federal approval to take leaves of absence, change research methods, transfer the research to others or other things. Carter administration last December proposed that circular be rescinded because other regulations contain overlapping requirements.
Requlation requiring colleges and universities to share a specific percentage of the cost of research financed by the federal government and establish elaborate paperwork and reporting procedures to prove compliance with the cost-sharing provision. Higher education lobby objects strenuously to red tape. Transportation
UNDER REVIEW. The requirement that local governments provide access for the handicapped on federally aided mass transportation facilities.
POSTPONED. A rule that would give metropolitan transportation planning organizations more leeway for long-range planning will be delayed. The administration is concerned that the rule doesn't permit enough input from state governments.
A regulation setting out standards for construction of pipelines to carry anhydrous ammonia, a potentially hazardous material, will be delayed under the administration is satisfied that the benefits of the requlation will justify its cost.
A rule that consolidates and reduces current rules for uniform traffic signals (stop lights, street signs, etc.) will be withdrawn while the administration looks at the original rules to see if they are necessary.
A regulation that sets eligibility criteria for federally funded carpools will be withdrawn.
Rules governing federal grants to cities to restore old buses will be withdrawn and replaced with rules that permit greater flexibility to cities and states.
Likewise, rules that govern the stockpiling of restored old buses, with the help of federal money will be withdrawn. Again, the administration is seeking greater flexibility for local and state governments.
Requlatins governing federal funding for mass transit projects in urban development areas will be withdrawn because the funding for the program has run out. Treasury
UNDER REVIEW. Internal Revenue Service rule allowing taxpayers, particularly small businesses, to use an inventory price index developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics instead of the complex dollar-value last-in, first-out (Lifo) method of inventory accounting.
POSTPONED. A rule requiring local governments receiving federal revenue-sharing funds to ensure against job discrimination and against discrimination in distribution of services to the handicapped, as well as to guarantee access to federally funded facilities. The administration is concerned about potential impact and costs.