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New regs for Tuesday: Migrant students, tortoises, energy

Tuesday’s edition of the Federal Register contains new academic achievement targets for migrant students and protections for gopher tortoises.

Here’s what is happening:

Schools: The Department of Education is moving forward with new academic achievement regulations for migrant students.

The Migrant Student Information Exchange would help « facilitate timely school enrollment, grade and course placement, accrual of secondary course credits, and participation…for migratory children,” the agency said.

The new rules go into effect in 30 days.

Tortoise: The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering new protections for gopher tortoises.

The FWS proposed a conservation strategy Monday that would allow the Defense Department to earn conservation credits in order to offset the negative impact military operations have on gopher tortoises.

The public has 30 days to comment.

Energy: The Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting a regulatory review.

This will allow the DOE to consider removing unnecessary and overly burdensome regulations.

The public has 60 days to comment.