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FR Daily Contents (9-16-2019)

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2019-09-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentAmendments to the Regulations Governing Meats, Prepared Meats, and Meat Products (Grading, Certification, and Standards)This final rule informs the public that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is amending its regulations to update a number of outdated administrative and organizational references, clarify agency action as...2019-19707"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-16/pdf/2019-19707.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/16/2019-19707/amendments-to-the-regulations-governing-meats-prepared-meats-and-meat-products-grading-certificationThis final rule informs the public that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is amending its regulations to update a number of outdated administrative and organizational references, clarify agency action as it relates to the withdrawal or denial of service, update the official shields and grademarks associated with the grading service, and make reference to the use of instrument grading equipment as a means of determining official grades on beef and lamb carcasses.
2019-09-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on certain nose landing gear (NLG) turning tubes resulting from incorrectly applied...2019-19912"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-16/pdf/2019-19912.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/16/2019-19912/airworthiness-directives-fokker-services-bv-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on certain nose landing gear (NLG) turning tubes resulting from incorrectly applied repairs. This AD requires removing the affected parts and replacing them with serviceable parts. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-16RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the MGM Brakes Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 announces the deletion of the MGM Brakes Superfund Site (Site) located in Cloverdale, Sonoma County, California, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of...2019-19672"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-16/pdf/2019-19672.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/16/2019-19672/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-deletionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 announces the deletion of the MGM Brakes Superfund Site (Site) located in Cloverdale, Sonoma County, California, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of California, through the Department of Toxic Substances Control, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2019-09-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAtlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna FisheriesNMFS transfers 60 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category to the September 2019 General category subquota period and closes the General category fishery until the General category reopens on October 1, 2019. The...2019-19989"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-16/pdf/2019-19989.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/16/2019-19989/atlantic-highly-migratory-species-atlantic-bluefin-tuna-fisheriesNMFS transfers 60 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category to the September 2019 General category subquota period and closes the General category fishery until the General category reopens on October 1, 2019. The quota transfer is intended to provide additional fishing opportunities based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments and applies to Atlantic tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT. Given that the adjusted quota is projected to be caught quickly, the closure is being filed simultaneously to prevent overharvest of the adjusted General category September 2019 BFT subquota.
2019-09-16Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-19-04 and AD 2014-16-26, which apply to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. Those ADs require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to...2019-19914"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-16/pdf/2019-19914.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/16/2019-19914/airworthiness-directives-dassault-aviation-airplanesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-19-04 and AD 2014-16-26, which apply to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. Those ADs require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-19-04 and AD 2014-16-26, the FAA determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-16Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tomahawk, WIThis action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tomahawk Regional Airport, Tomahawk, WI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review requested by the Airspace Policy Group....2019-19884"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-16/pdf/2019-19884.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/16/2019-19884/proposed-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-tomahawk-wiThis action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tomahawk Regional Airport, Tomahawk, WI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review requested by the Airspace Policy Group. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
2019-09-16Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyGeorgia: Proposed Approval and Incorporation by Reference of State Underground Storage Tank Program RevisionsPursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing, subject to public comment, to approve revisions to the underground storage tank (UST) program submitted by the State of...2019-19936"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-16/pdf/2019-19936.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/16/2019-19936/georgia-proposed-approval-and-incorporation-by-reference-of-state-underground-storage-tank-programPursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing, subject to public comment, to approve revisions to the underground storage tank (UST) program submitted by the State of Georgia (Georgia or State). The EPA has reviewed Georgia's revisions and is proposing to determine that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. In addition, the EPA is proposing to codify EPA's approval of Georgia's revised UST program and to incorporate by reference those provisions of the State statutes and regulations the EPA has determined, subject to public comment, meet the requirements for approval. The EPA seeks public comment prior to taking final action.
2019-09-16Proposed RuleFEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSIONFederal Maritime CommissionHearing Procedures Governing the Denial, Revocation, or Suspension of an OTI LicenseC1-2019-18742"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-16/pdf/C1-2019-18742.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/16/C1-2019-18742/hearing-procedures-governing-the-denial-revocation-or-suspension-of-an-oti-license
2019-09-16Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Lime Manufacturing Plants Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the results of the residual risk and technology reviews (RTR) for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Lime Manufacturing Plants. We are proposing to find that...2019-18485"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-16/pdf/2019-18485.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/16/2019-18485/national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-lime-manufacturing-plants-residual-risk-andThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the results of the residual risk and technology reviews (RTR) for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Lime Manufacturing Plants. We are proposing to find that risks due to emissions of air toxics from this source category are acceptable and that the current NESHAP provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health. Under the technology review, we are proposing to find that there are no developments in practices, processes, or control technologies that necessitate revision of the standards. We are proposing to amend provisions addressing periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) and to add provisions regarding electronic reporting.
2019-09-16Proposed RuleNUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionFitness for Duty Drug Testing RequirementsThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations regarding fitness for duty (FFD) programs for certain NRC licensees and other entities to more closely align the NRC's drug testing requirements with the updates made to...2019-18491"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-16/pdf/2019-18491.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/16/2019-18491/fitness-for-duty-drug-testing-requirementsThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations regarding fitness for duty (FFD) programs for certain NRC licensees and other entities to more closely align the NRC's drug testing requirements with the updates made to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ``Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs'' in 2008, which became effective on October 1, 2010. The proposed rule would also incorporate lessons learned from implementation of the NRC's current FFD regulations. These changes would enhance the ability of NRC licensees and other entities to identify individuals using illegal drugs, misusing legal drugs, or attempting to subvert the drug testing process. The proposed rule would also provide additional protections to individuals subject to drug testing and would improve the clarity, organization, and flexibility of the NRC's FFD regulations. The NRC is also requesting comment on draft regulatory guide 5040.
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FR Daily Contents (9-13-2019)

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2019-09-13RuleBUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTIONConsumer Financial Protection BureauPolicy on No-Action LettersThe Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing its revised Policy on No-Action Letters (Policy), which is intended to carry out certain of the Bureau's authorities under Federal consumer financial law.2019-19763"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19763.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19763/policy-on-no-action-lettersThe Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing its revised Policy on No-Action Letters (Policy), which is intended to carry out certain of the Bureau's authorities under Federal consumer financial law.
2019-09-13RuleBUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTIONConsumer Financial Protection BureauPolicy on the Compliance Assistance SandboxThe Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing its final Policy on the Compliance Assistance Sandbox (Policy), which is intended to carry out certain of the Bureau's authorities under Federal consumer financial law.2019-19762"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19762.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19762/policy-on-the-compliance-assistance-sandboxThe Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing its final Policy on the Compliance Assistance Sandbox (Policy), which is intended to carry out certain of the Bureau's authorities under Federal consumer financial law.
2019-09-13RuleBUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTIONConsumer Financial Protection BureauPolicy To Encourage Trial Disclosure ProgramsThe Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau or CFPB) is creating the CFPB Disclosure Sandbox through issuance of its revised Policy to Encourage Trial Disclosure Programs (Policy), which is intended to carry out the Bureau's authority under...2019-19761"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19761.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19761/policy-to-encourage-trial-disclosure-programsThe Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau or CFPB) is creating the CFPB Disclosure Sandbox through issuance of its revised Policy to Encourage Trial Disclosure Programs (Policy), which is intended to carry out the Bureau's authority under section 1032(e) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act).
2019-09-13RulePENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATIONPension Benefit Guaranty CorporationAllocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying BenefitsThis final rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single- Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans to prescribe certain interest assumptions under the benefit...2019-19838"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19838.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19838/allocation-of-assets-in-single-employer-plans-benefits-payable-in-terminated-single-employer-plansThis final rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single- Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans to prescribe certain interest assumptions under the benefit payments regulation for plans with valuation dates in October 2019 and interest assumptions under the asset allocation regulation for plans with valuation dates in the fourth quarter of 2019. These interest assumptions are used for valuing benefits and paying certain benefits under terminating single-employer plans covered by the pension insurance system administered by PBGC.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentTransition Assistance Program (TAP) for Military PersonnelThis final rule removes the regulation concerning the DoD Transition Assistance Program (TAP). TAP provides information and training to ensure Service members and eligible spouses transitioning from active-duty are prepared for their next step in life,...2019-19868"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19868.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19868/transition-assistance-program-tap-for-military-personnelThis final rule removes the regulation concerning the DoD Transition Assistance Program (TAP). TAP provides information and training to ensure Service members and eligible spouses transitioning from active-duty are prepared for their next step in life, whether it is to pursue additional education, find a job in the public or private sector, or start their own business. This part summarizes the benefits in statute and internal policy. Therefore, this part is duplicative and unnecessary and should be removed from the CFR.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Florence, ALThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Special Local Regulation for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 254.0 to 258.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of...2019-19879"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19879.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19879/special-local-regulation-tennessee-river-florence-alThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Special Local Regulation for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 254.0 to 258.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Florence, AL, during a Triathlon on September 22, 2019. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Florence, ALThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Tennessee River from mile 255 to 257 on September 14, 2019. This special local regulation is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential...2019-19837"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19837.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19837/special-local-regulation-tennessee-river-florence-alThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Tennessee River from mile 255 to 257 on September 14, 2019. This special local regulation is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created during the Shoals Dragon Boat Festival. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; San Juan Harbor, San Juan, PRThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within an area of one half mile around each Liquefied Gas carrier entering and departing San Juan Harbor and a 50-yard radius around each vessel when moored at the Puma Energy...2019-19851"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19851.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19851/safety-zone-san-juan-harbor-san-juan-prThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within an area of one half mile around each Liquefied Gas carrier entering and departing San Juan Harbor and a 50-yard radius around each vessel when moored at the Puma Energy dock, Cata[ntilde]o Oil dock, or Wharf B. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, transiting vessels, and Liquefied Gas carriers. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or his designated representative.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Sector Upper Mississippi River Annual and Recurring Safety Zones UpdateThe Coast Guard is amending and updating its table of annual and recurring safety zones that take place within the Eighth Coast Guard District listed in section 165.801 Table 2 of the Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).2019-19812"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19812.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19812/safety-zones-sector-upper-mississippi-river-annual-and-recurring-safety-zones-updateThe Coast Guard is amending and updating its table of annual and recurring safety zones that take place within the Eighth Coast Guard District listed in section 165.801 Table 2 of the Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
2019-09-13RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReconsideration of the Area Designation for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed its reconsideration of the nonattainment designation under the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the Williamson County, Illinois area for the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national...2019-19782"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19782.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19782/reconsideration-of-the-area-designation-for-the-2010-1-hour-sulfur-dioxide-so2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed its reconsideration of the nonattainment designation under the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the Williamson County, Illinois area for the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). On June 30, 2016, the EPA Administrator signed a final action that designated the Williamson County, Illinois area as nonattainment based on a review of available information. On September 12, 2016, Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC), the owner of the largest source of SO2 emissions in the area (the Marion Power Station), submitted to the EPA an updated modeling analysis that characterized SO2 air quality in the area at the time of the final designation action. The EPA has reviewed that modeling and concludes the available information demonstrates that, as of the date of the Administrator's signature on the final action, the Williamson County, Illinois area was not violating the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS and was not contributing to a NAAQS violation in a nearby area. Therefore, the EPA is changing the initial designation of Williamson County, Illinois, from nonattainment to attainment/unclassifiable.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentEndangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Foskett Speckled Dace From the List of Endangered and Threatened WildlifeWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), are removing the Foskett speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus ssp.), a fish native to Oregon, from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife on the basis of recovery. This...2019-19850"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19850.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19850/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-removing-the-foskett-speckled-dace-from-the-list-ofWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), are removing the Foskett speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus ssp.), a fish native to Oregon, from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife on the basis of recovery. This determination is based on a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the threats to the Foskett speckled dace have been eliminated or reduced to the point where it no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Modification of DFARS Clause “Cancellation or Termination of Orders” (DFARS Case 2018-D035)DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to modify the text of an existing DFARS clause to clarify DoD's liability in the event DoD cancels or terminates a telecommunications service order and...2019-19557"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19557.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19557/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-modification-of-dfars-clause-cancellation-orDoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to modify the text of an existing DFARS clause to clarify DoD's liability in the event DoD cancels or terminates a telecommunications service order and include the text of another DFARS clause to streamline terms and conditions for contractors subject to both clauses, pursuant to action taken by the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Modification of DFARS Clause “Orders for Facilities and Services” (DFARS Case 2018-D045)DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to modify the text of an existing DFARS clause to include the text of another DFARS clause on the same subject in an effort to streamline contract terms...2019-19558"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19558.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19558/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-modification-of-dfars-clause-orders-for-facilitiesDoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to modify the text of an existing DFARS clause to include the text of another DFARS clause on the same subject in an effort to streamline contract terms and conditions for contractors, pursuant to action taken by the Regulatory Reform Task Force.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Modification of DFARS Clause “Release of Past Infringement” (DFARS Case 2019-D012)DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update pronouns used in a clause.2019-19559"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19559.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19559/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-modification-of-dfars-clause-release-of-pastDoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update pronouns used in a clause.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Modification of DFARS Clause “Trade Agreements” (DFARS Case 2019-D016)DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update a paragraph citation in DFARS clause 252.225-7021, Trade Agreements.2019-19560"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19560.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19560/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-modification-of-dfars-clause-trade-agreementsDoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update a paragraph citation in DFARS clause 252.225-7021, Trade Agreements.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Modification of DFARS Clause “Readjustment of Payments” (DFARS Case 2019-D017)DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update an existing DFARS clause to clearly identify the Government official to be contacted when applying the terms of the clause, pursuant to action...2019-19561"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19561.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19561/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-modification-of-dfars-clause-readjustment-ofDoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update an existing DFARS clause to clearly identify the Government official to be contacted when applying the terms of the clause, pursuant to action taken by the Regulatory Reform Task Force.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Modification of DFARS Clause “Reporting and Payment of Royalties” (DFARS Case 2019-D018)DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update an existing DFARS clause to clarify instructions to contracting officers when completing the clause, pursuant to action taken by the Regulatory...2019-19562"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19562.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19562/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-modification-of-dfars-clause-reporting-and-paymentDoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update an existing DFARS clause to clarify instructions to contracting officers when completing the clause, pursuant to action taken by the Regulatory Reform Task Force.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Repeal of DFARS Provision “Award to Single Offeror” (DFARS Case 2019-D024)DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove a clause that is no longer necessary.2019-19563"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19563.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19563/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-repeal-of-dfars-provision-award-to-single-offerorDoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove a clause that is no longer necessary.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Repeal of DFARS Clause “Returnable Containers Other Than Cylinders” (DFARS Case 2019-D025)DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove a clause that is no longer necessary.2019-19564"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19564.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19564/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-repeal-of-dfars-clause-returnable-containers-otherDoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove a clause that is no longer necessary.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Update to Performance Information System References (DFARS Case 2019-D033)DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement changes regarding the discontinued use of the Past Performance Information Retrieval System and update all associated references in the DFARS.2019-19565"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19565.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19565/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-update-to-performance-information-systemDoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement changes regarding the discontinued use of the Past Performance Information Retrieval System and update all associated references in the DFARS.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Appendix A, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Part 1-CharterDoD is issuing the updated Charter of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), dated May 23, 2019. The ASBCA is chartered to serve as the authorized representative of the Secretary of Defense and the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air...2019-19566"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19566.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19566/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-appendix-a-armed-services-board-of-contractDoD is issuing the updated Charter of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), dated May 23, 2019. The ASBCA is chartered to serve as the authorized representative of the Secretary of Defense and the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force in hearing, considering, and determining appeals by contractors from decisions of contracting officers or their authorized representatives or other authorities regarding claims on contracts under the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 or other remedy-granting provisions.
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Technical AmendmentsDoD is making needed technical amendments to update the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).2019-19567"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19567.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19567/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-technical-amendmentsDoD is making needed technical amendments to update the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
2019-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentAgricultural Disaster Indemnity ProgramsThis rule establishes provisions for providing agricultural disaster assistance as authorized by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019 (Disaster Relief Act). The Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+)...2019-19932"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19932.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19932/agricultural-disaster-indemnity-programsThis rule establishes provisions for providing agricultural disaster assistance as authorized by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019 (Disaster Relief Act). The Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) will provide payments to eligible producers who suffered eligible crop, tree, bush, and vine losses resulting from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, typhoons, volcanic activity, snowstorms, and wildfires that occurred in the 2018 and 2019 calendar years. The On-Farm Storage Loss Program will provide payments to eligible producers who suffered uncompensated losses of harvested commodities stored in farm structures as a result of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, typhoons, volcanic activity, snowstorms, and wildfires that occurred in the 2018 and 2019 calendar years. The Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP) Milk Loss Program will provide payments to eligible dairy operations for milk that was dumped or removed without compensation from the commercial milk market due to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, typhoons, volcanic activity, snowstorms, and wildfires that occurred in the 2018 and 2019 calendar years. This rule specifies the administrative provisions, eligibility requirements, application procedures, and payment calculations for WHIP+, On-Farm Storage Loss Program, and WHIP Milk Loss Program. As required by the Disaster Relief Act, this rule also expands eligibility for 2017 WHIP to include losses incurred from Tropical Storm Cindy, losses of peach and blueberry crops in calendar year 2017 due to extreme cold, and blueberry productivity losses in calendar year 2018 due to extreme cold and hurricane damage in calendar year 2017. This rule updates the regulations for the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) to provide assistance for eligible orchardists or nursery tree growers of pecan trees with a tree mortality rate that exceeds 7.5 percent (adjusted for normal mortality) and is less than 15 percent (adjusted for normal mortality) for losses incurred in calendar year 2018. Prevented planting supplemental disaster payments will provide support to producers who were prevented from planting eligible crops for the 2019 crop year due to excess precipitation, flood, storm surge, tornado, volcanic activity, tropical depressions, hurricanes, and cyclones in the 2019 calendar year. This rule specifies the administrative provisions, eligibility requirements, and payment calculations for prevented planting supplemental disaster payments.
2019-09-13Proposed RuleNUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionGreater-Than-Class-C and Transuranic WasteOn July 22, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on a draft regulatory basis to support the development of a rulemaking for the disposal of certain types of greater-than-Class-C waste in a low-level radioactive waste...2019-19645"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19645.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19645/greater-than-class-c-and-transuranic-wasteOn July 22, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on a draft regulatory basis to support the development of a rulemaking for the disposal of certain types of greater-than-Class-C waste in a low-level radioactive waste land disposal facility. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on September 20, 2019. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period by an additional 60 days to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
2019-09-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-19-14 and AD 2014-16-27, which apply to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. Those ADs require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to...2019-19772"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19772.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19772/airworthiness-directives-dassault-aviation-airplanesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-19-14 and AD 2014-16-27, which apply to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. Those ADs require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-19-14 and AD 2014-16-27, the FAA determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-13Proposed RuleSUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSIONSusquehanna River Basin CommissionReview and Approval of ProjectsThis document contains proposed rules that would amend the regulations of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Commission) dealing with the mitigation of consumptive uses. These rules are designed to enhance and improve the Commission's existing...2019-19814"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19814.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19814/review-and-approval-of-projectsThis document contains proposed rules that would amend the regulations of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Commission) dealing with the mitigation of consumptive uses. These rules are designed to enhance and improve the Commission's existing authorities to manage the water resources of the basin.
2019-09-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentDesignation of Benzylfentanyl and 4-Anilinopiperidine, Precursor Chemicals Used in the Illicit Manufacture of Fentanyl, as List I ChemicalsThe Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is proposing the control of N-(1-benzylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylpropionamide (also known as benzylfentanyl), including its salts, and N-phenylpiperidin-4-amine (also known as 4-anilinopiperidine;...2019-19787"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19787.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19787/designation-of-benzylfentanyl-and-4-anilinopiperidine-precursor-chemicals-used-in-the-illicitThe Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is proposing the control of N-(1-benzylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylpropionamide (also known as benzylfentanyl), including its salts, and N-phenylpiperidin-4-amine (also known as 4-anilinopiperidine; N-phenyl-4-piperidinamine; 4-AP) (hereinafter referred to as 4-anilinopiperidine), including its amides, its carbamates, and its salts, as list I chemicals under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Benzylfentanyl and 4-anilinopiperidine are used in, and are important to, the illicit manufacture of the schedule II controlled substance fentanyl. If finalized, this action would subject handlers of benzylfentanyl and 4-anilinopiperidine to the chemical regulatory provisions of the CSA and its implementing regulations. This rulemaking does not establish a threshold for domestic and international transactions of benzylfentanyl or 4-anilinopiperidine. As such, all transactions of chemical mixtures containing benzylfentanyl or 4- anilinopiperidine will be regulated at any concentration and will be subject to control under the CSA.
2019-09-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTHousing and Urban Development DepartmentFederal Housing Administration (FHA): Section 232 Healthcare Facility Insurance Program-Memory Care ResidentsHUD's Section 232 program insures mortgage loans to facilitate the construction, substantial rehabilitation, purchase, and refinancing of nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, board and care homes, and assisted-living facilities. Through this...2019-19778"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19778.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19778/federal-housing-administration-fha-section-232-healthcare-facility-insurance-program-memory-careHUD's Section 232 program insures mortgage loans to facilitate the construction, substantial rehabilitation, purchase, and refinancing of nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, board and care homes, and assisted-living facilities. Through this rule, HUD proposes changes to update the requirements for the location of bathrooms in board and care and assisted living facilities to allow providers to configure the facilities to meet the needs of memory care residents and allow for flexibility of the bathroom requirement when financing or refinancing existing facilities.
2019-09-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentTaking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the U.S. Navy Training and Testing Activities in the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing Study AreaNMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) to extend the time period from December 2023 to December 2025 for Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations authorizing the take of marine mammals incidental to Navy training and testing...2019-18850"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-18850.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-18850/taking-and-importing-marine-mammals-taking-marine-mammals-incidental-to-the-us-navy-training-andNMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) to extend the time period from December 2023 to December 2025 for Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations authorizing the take of marine mammals incidental to Navy training and testing activities conducted in the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing (HSTT) Study Area. In August 2018, the MMPA was amended by the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 to allow for 7- year authorizations for military readiness activities, as compared to the previously allowed five years. The Navy's activities qualify as military readiness activities pursuant to the MMPA as amended by the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2004. In making the request to extend the time period covered by the MMPA HSTT regulations from five to seven years, the Navy proposes no changes to their specified activities, the geographical region in which those activities would be conducted, mitigation measures, monitoring, or reporting over the longer seven- year period. Pursuant to the MMPA, NMFS is requesting comments on the proposed seven-year rule and associated Letters of Authorization (LOAs) to cover the same activities covered by the existing 2018 HSTT regulations. NMFS will consider all public comments prior to issuing any final rule and making final decisions on the issuance of the requested LOAs, and agency responses will be summarized in the notice of the final decision.
2019-09-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Modification of DFARS Clause “Tax Relief” (DFARS Case 2018-D049)DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to modify the text of an existing DFARS clause to include the text of another DFARS clause on the same subject, in an effort to streamline contract terms and...2019-19568"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19568.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19568/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-modification-of-dfars-clause-tax-relief-dfars-caseDoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to modify the text of an existing DFARS clause to include the text of another DFARS clause on the same subject, in an effort to streamline contract terms and conditions for contractors, pursuant to action taken by the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force.
2019-09-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Validation of Proprietary and Technical Data (DFARS Case 2018-D069)DoD is seeking information that will assist in the development of a revision to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which amended the...2019-19569"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-13/pdf/2019-19569.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19569/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-validation-of-proprietary-and-technical-data-dfarsDoD is seeking information that will assist in the development of a revision to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which amended the statutory presumption of development exclusively at private expense for commercial items in the procedures governing the validation of asserted restrictions on technical data.
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2019-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentMinimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes; Implementation of the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act; CorrectionThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is correcting a final rule that published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2019. On September 4, 2019, DHS published two documents in the Federal Register related to the implementation of the REAL ID...2019-19702"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19702.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19702/minimum-standards-for-drivers-licenses-and-identification-cards-acceptable-by-federal-agencies-forThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is correcting a final rule that published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2019. On September 4, 2019, DHS published two documents in the Federal Register related to the implementation of the REAL ID Modification for Freely Associated States Act: A final rule implementing the REAL ID Modification for Freely Associated States Act, and a notice designating an unexpired foreign passport and valid Form I-94 (Arrival-Departure Record) as acceptable identity documentation for purposes of obtaining a REAL ID driver's license or identification card for eligible citizens of the Freely Associated States. The text of footnote 9, which was included in the final rule, was overtaken by the notice published on the same date. Through this correction, the text of footnote 9 is being revised.
2019-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesThe FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, 737-200, 737-200C, 737-300, 737-400, and 737-500 series airplanes. As published, a paragraph...2019-19771"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19771.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19771/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesThe FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, 737-200, 737-200C, 737-300, 737-400, and 737-500 series airplanes. As published, a paragraph reference specified in the regulatory text is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
2019-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-06- 09, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. AD 2019-06-09 required repetitive tightness checks of the baby bassinet inserts installed on stowages and partitions and,...2019-19681"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19681.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19681/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-06- 09, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. AD 2019-06-09 required repetitive tightness checks of the baby bassinet inserts installed on stowages and partitions and, depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective actions, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which was incorporated by reference. This new AD continues to require repetitive tightness checks of the baby bassinet inserts installed on stowages and partitions and, depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective actions, and also requires modification of the baby bassinet inserts, which constitutes terminating action for the repetitive tightness checks; as specified in an EASA AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by reports that baby bassinet inserts installed on airplane stowages and partitions were found loose because a self-securing fixation device (Loctite) had not been applied. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440); CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702); CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705); CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet...2019-19679"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19679.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19679/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440); CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702); CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705); CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900); and CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of incorrect deployment of forward and aft flight attendant oxygen masks. This AD requires repacking the flight attendant and lavatory oxygen box assemblies as applicable, replacing the placards, and re-identifying the assemblies. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of the Class D Airspace; New Iberia, LAThis action amends Class D airspace at Acadiana Regional Airport, New Iberia, LA. This action is the result of the decommissioning of the ACADI Non-directional radio beacon, (NDB). This action is for the safety and management of standard instrument...2019-19656"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19656.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19656/amendment-of-the-class-d-airspace-new-iberia-laThis action amends Class D airspace at Acadiana Regional Airport, New Iberia, LA. This action is the result of the decommissioning of the ACADI Non-directional radio beacon, (NDB). This action is for the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR), operations at this airport.
2019-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentIFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is...2019-19784"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19784.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19784/ifr-altitudes-miscellaneous-amendmentsThis amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
2019-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard DistrictThe Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Ocean City Air Show on September 15, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events...2019-19741"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19741.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19741/special-local-regulations-marine-events-within-the-fifth-coast-guard-districtThe Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Ocean City Air Show on September 15, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event as Ocean City, NJ. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
2019-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NCThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, North Carolina. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River from September 11, 2019,...2019-19806"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19806.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19806/safety-zone-cape-fear-river-wilmington-ncThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, North Carolina. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River from September 11, 2019, through December 15, 2019, while work crews replace power transmission lines crossing over the river. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit vessels or persons from being in the safety zones unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative.
2019-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSecurity Zone; Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MDThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. This security zone is needed to prevent waterside threats during an event held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore,...2019-19685"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19685.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19685/security-zone-inner-harbor-baltimore-mdThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. This security zone is needed to prevent waterside threats during an event held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, MD, September 12-14, 2019. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or his designated representative.
2019-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Fireworks Display, Indian River Bay, DEThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Indian River Bay near Long Neck, DE, on September 14, 2019, with September 15, 2019 as an alternate date for inclement weather, to provide for safety of life during the Long...2019-19694"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19694.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19694/safety-zone-fireworks-display-indian-river-bay-deThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Indian River Bay near Long Neck, DE, on September 14, 2019, with September 15, 2019 as an alternate date for inclement weather, to provide for safety of life during the Long Neck Style fireworks display. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participant vessels, spectators, and the boating public during the event. This regulation prohibits persons and non-participant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay or a designated representative.
2019-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic City, NJThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway. The safety zone is needed to protect participants of the 4th Annual Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City Triathlon on these navigable...2019-19737"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19737.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19737/safety-zone-new-jersey-intracoastal-waterway-atlantic-city-njThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway. The safety zone is needed to protect participants of the 4th Annual Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City Triathlon on these navigable waters near Atlantic City, NJ, during a swim event on September 15, 2019. This regulation prohibits non-participant persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay or a designated representative.
2019-09-12RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Reasonably Available Control Technology OrdersThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. These revisions consist of single source Orders that New Hampshire adopted to meet reasonably available control...2019-19510"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19510.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19510/air-plan-approval-new-hampshire-reasonably-available-control-technology-ordersThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. These revisions consist of single source Orders that New Hampshire adopted to meet reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements, and requests made by New Hampshire to withdraw from its SIP a number of previously issued RACT Orders. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
2019-09-12RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyPyraflufen-ethyl; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyraflufen-ethyl in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, certain existing tolerances are removed as they are superseded by this action....2019-19662"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19662.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19662/pyraflufen-ethyl-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyraflufen-ethyl in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, certain existing tolerances are removed as they are superseded by this action. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
2019-09-12RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Electro-Coatings, Inc. Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announces the deletion of the Electro-Coatings, Inc. Superfund Site (Site) located at 911 Shaver, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section...2019-19654"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19654.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19654/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-deletionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announces the deletion of the Electro-Coatings, Inc. Superfund Site (Site) located at 911 Shaver, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Iowa, through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2019-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentHours of Service of Drivers-Restart ProvisionsFMCSA amends its hours-of-service (HOS) requirements applicable to drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to remove provisions requiring that a 34-hour restart include two periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. and limiting use of a...2019-19648"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19648.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19648/hours-of-service-of-drivers-restart-provisionsFMCSA amends its hours-of-service (HOS) requirements applicable to drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to remove provisions requiring that a 34-hour restart include two periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. and limiting use of a restart to once every 168 hours--provisions that were promulgated in December 2011. In a series of Appropriations Acts, Congress suspended these provisions, pending completion of a naturalistic study comparing the effects of the restart provisions in effect under the 2011 rule versus provisions in effect prior to the 2011 rule's compliance date. The 2017 naturalistic study found no statistically significant benefits from the restart rule. Pursuant to a 2017 Appropriations Act, the 2011 restart rules are therefore void by operation of law. Although not in effect, the provisions remain in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which could cause confusion for some stakeholders.
2019-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Northeastern United States; Small-Mesh Multispecies Fishery; Inseason Adjustment to the Northern Red Hake Possession LimitThis action reduces the commercial per-trip possession limit for northern red hake for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year. Regulations governing the small-mesh multispecies fishery require this action because the northern red hake fishery is...2019-19808"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19808.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19808/fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-small-mesh-multispecies-fishery-inseason-adjustment-toThis action reduces the commercial per-trip possession limit for northern red hake for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year. Regulations governing the small-mesh multispecies fishery require this action because the northern red hake fishery is projected to reach 37.9 percent of its total allowable landing limit for the year. This action is intended to prevent this limit from being exceeded. This announcement also informs the public of the reduced northern red hake possession limit.
2019-09-12Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) AirplanesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-03-19, which applies to all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. AD 2019-03-19 requires a functional check of certain fuel probes, and replacement with a serviceable part...2019-19505"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19505.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19505/airworthiness-directives-saab-ab-saab-aeronautics-formerly-known-as-saab-ab-saab-aerosystemsThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-03-19, which applies to all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. AD 2019-03-19 requires a functional check of certain fuel probes, and replacement with a serviceable part if necessary. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-03-19, the agency has determined the definition of a ``serviceable part'' must be revised. This proposed AD would retain a functional check of certain fuel probes, and replacement with a serviceable part if necessary. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-12Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Marshalltown, IA: WithdrawalThe FAA is withdrawing the NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2019, to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Marshalltown Municipal Airport, Marshalltown, IA. Upon further consideration, the FAA...2019-19657"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19657.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19657/proposed-revocation-of-class-e-airspace-marshalltown-ia-withdrawalThe FAA is withdrawing the NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2019, to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Marshalltown Municipal Airport, Marshalltown, IA. Upon further consideration, the FAA has determined that an operational requirement for the airspace still exists; therefore, withdrawal of the proposed rule is warranted
2019-09-12Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment and Removal of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Southeastern United StatesThis action proposes to amend 25 jet routes, remove 7 jet routes, and remove 1 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) route in the southeastern United States. This action is in support of the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Route Project to improve the...2019-19544"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19544.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19544/proposed-amendment-and-removal-of-air-traffic-service-ats-routes-southeastern-united-statesThis action proposes to amend 25 jet routes, remove 7 jet routes, and remove 1 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) route in the southeastern United States. This action is in support of the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Route Project to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and reduce dependency on ground-based navigational systems.
2019-09-12Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentWashington Channel, Fort McNair, Washington, DC; Restricted AreaOn August 8, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) published a proposed rule to establish a permanent restricted area in the Washington Channel adjacent to Fort McNair in Washington, DC. The comment period ended on September 9, 2019, and...2019-19735"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19735.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19735/washington-channel-fort-mcnair-washington-dc-restricted-areaOn August 8, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) published a proposed rule to establish a permanent restricted area in the Washington Channel adjacent to Fort McNair in Washington, DC. The comment period ended on September 9, 2019, and we received requests to extend the comment period. As it closed prior to the publication of this document, we are reopening the comment period. Comments previously submitted do not need to be resubmitted, as they have already been incorporated into the administrative record and will be fully considered in the Corps' decision making process for this rulemaking action.
2019-09-12Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentEndangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Graham's Beardtongue (Penstemon grahamii) and White River Beardtongue (Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis); Designation of Critical Habitat for Graham's Beardtongue and White River BeardtongueWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are reopening the comment periods on our August 6, 2013, proposed rules to list Graham's beardtongue (Penstemon grahamii) and White River beardtongue (Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis) as threatened...2019-19768"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19768.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19768/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-threatened-species-status-for-grahams-beardtongueWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are reopening the comment periods on our August 6, 2013, proposed rules to list Graham's beardtongue (Penstemon grahamii) and White River beardtongue (Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis) as threatened species throughout their ranges and to designate critical habitat for these two plant species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are reopening the comment period for 30 days to give all interested parties further opportunity to comment on the proposed rules. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted as they are already incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in the final rule.
2019-09-12Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentMagnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Seabird Bycatch Avoidance MeasuresThis proposed rule would require commercial groundfish bottom longline vessels 26 feet length overall and longer managed under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan to deploy streamer lines or to set gear between civil dusk and civil...2019-19705"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-12/pdf/2019-19705.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/12/2019-19705/magnuson-stevens-act-provisions-fisheries-off-west-coast-states-pacific-coast-groundfish-fisheryThis proposed rule would require commercial groundfish bottom longline vessels 26 feet length overall and longer managed under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan to deploy streamer lines or to set gear between civil dusk and civil dawn when fishing in Federal waters north of 36[deg] North latitude. The action is necessary to fulfill terms and conditions of a 2017 United States Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion to minimize incidental take of Endangered Species Act-listed short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) by vessels in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery. This proposed rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan, and other applicable laws, including the Endangered Species Act.
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2019-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. HelicoptersThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AW169 helicopters. This AD requires replacing the seals, filler wedges, and handles of each emergency exit window. This AD was prompted by a report that...2019-19535"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19535.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19535/airworthiness-directives-leonardo-spa-helicoptersThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AW169 helicopters. This AD requires replacing the seals, filler wedges, and handles of each emergency exit window. This AD was prompted by a report that a high level of pushing force was required to jettison some windows. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus HelicoptersThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-18-12 for Airbus Helicopters (Airbus) Model AS350B, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, and AS350BA helicopters with a certain part-numbered Pall Aerospace Corporation Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) element...2019-18704"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-18704.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-18704/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicoptersThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-18-12 for Airbus Helicopters (Airbus) Model AS350B, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, and AS350BA helicopters with a certain part-numbered Pall Aerospace Corporation Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) element installed. AD 2018-18-12 required revising the Rotorcraft Flight Manual Supplement (RFMS) for your helicopter to prohibit operating a helicopter with an IBF element in wet weather and drying or replacing the IBF element if wet. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2018-18-12 but no longer allows reinstallation of a filter after it has been removed. This AD also expands the applicability, provides an optional terminating action for the RFMS revision for your helicopter, and prohibits installing the affected IBFs on any helicopter. This AD was prompted by further review of the unsafe condition and the determination that additional part- numbered IBF elements are affected by the unsafe condition. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentNational Industrial Security ProgramThis final rule removes the DoD's regulations on the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) regarding industrial security procedures and practices related to foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) for U.S. Government activities. The...2019-19518"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19518.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19518/national-industrial-security-programThis final rule removes the DoD's regulations on the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) regarding industrial security procedures and practices related to foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) for U.S. Government activities. The interim final rule currently in effect is duplicative and obsolete. The Director of the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) is responsible for implementing and monitoring Executive Branch implementation of the NISP, and DoD's rule duplicates an amendment to the NARA rule on the same subject.
2019-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentOffice of the Inspector General (OIG) Privacy ProgramThis final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Privacy Program. On April 11, 2019, the Department of Defense published a revised DoD-level Privacy Program rule, which contains the necessary information for...2019-19615"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19615.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19615/office-of-the-inspector-general-oig-privacy-programThis final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Privacy Program. On April 11, 2019, the Department of Defense published a revised DoD-level Privacy Program rule, which contains the necessary information for an agency-wide privacy program regulation under the Privacy Act and now serves as the single Privacy Program rule for the Department. That revised Privacy Program rule also includes all DoD component exemption rules. Therefore, the part is now unnecessary and may be removed from the CFR.
2019-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone for Hurricane Dorian; Coast Guard Maryland-National Capital Region Captain of the Port ZoneThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within the Coast Guard Maryland-National Capital Region Captain of the Port Zone. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from...2019-19647"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19647.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19647/safety-zone-for-hurricane-dorian-coast-guard-maryland-national-capital-region-captain-of-the-portThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within the Coast Guard Maryland-National Capital Region Captain of the Port Zone. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the possible landfall of Hurricane Dorian. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region.
2019-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyStationary Source Audit Program; Notification of Availability and Request for CommentsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notification that one of the two accredited providers of audit samples for the stationary source audit program has ceased manufacturing samples. The general provisions require that the owner or...2019-19573"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19573.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19573/stationary-source-audit-program-notification-of-availability-and-request-for-commentsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notification that one of the two accredited providers of audit samples for the stationary source audit program has ceased manufacturing samples. The general provisions require that the owner or operator of an affected facility required to conduct performance testing obtain audit samples if the audit samples are ``commercially available'' and have defined ``commercially available'' to mean that two or more independent accredited audit sample providers have blind audit samples available for purchase. Since there are no longer two providers, the requirement to obtain these audit samples is no longer in effect until such time as another independent accredited audit sample provider has audit samples available for purchase. The EPA is providing a 90-day comment period during which interested persons may provide comments on the suspension of the stationary source audit program and the effectiveness of the program prior to its suspension.
2019-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Colorado; Regional Haze 5-Year Progress Report State Implementation PlanThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Colorado through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on May 2, 2016. Colorado's May 2,...2019-19547"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19547.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19547/approval-and-promulgation-of-implementation-plans-colorado-regional-haze-5-year-progress-reportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Colorado through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on May 2, 2016. Colorado's May 2, 2016 SIP revision (Progress Report) addresses requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and the EPA's rules that require each state to submit periodic reports describing progress towards reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing SIP addressing regional haze (regional haze plan). The EPA is finalizing approval of Colorado's determination that the State's regional haze plan is adequate to meet these RPGs for the first implementation period through 2018 and requires no substantive revision at this time.
2019-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to Administrative Rules of MontanaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Montana on February 23, 2017. The revisions are to the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) open burning and...2019-19550"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19550.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19550/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-montana-revisions-to-administrativeThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Montana on February 23, 2017. The revisions are to the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) open burning and permitting regulations to align the ARM with the current Montana Code Annotated (MCA) procedures for appealing a permit and requesting a hearing. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySouth Dakota; Approval of Revisions to the State Air Pollution Control Rules and to the Permitting Rules for the Prevention of Significant DeteriorationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permit Program revisions submitted by the State of South Dakota on October 23, 2015, related to South Dakota's Air Pollution...2019-19571"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19571.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19571/south-dakota-approval-of-revisions-to-the-state-air-pollution-control-rules-and-to-the-permittingThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permit Program revisions submitted by the State of South Dakota on October 23, 2015, related to South Dakota's Air Pollution Control Program. The October 23, 2015 submittal revises certain definitions in the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting rules and general definition section related to greenhouse gases (GHGs). In this rulemaking, we are also taking final action on portions of the October 23, 2015 submittal, which were not acted on in our previous final rulemaking published on October 13, 2016. The effect of this rulemaking is to ensure that certain definitions in South Dakota's PSD rules are in compliance with the Federal PSD requirements. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; NC: Revision to I/M Program & Update to Charlotte Maintenance Plan for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone NAAQSThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality (DAQ), on July 25, 2018, which revises...2019-19574"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19574.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19574/air-plan-approval-nc-revision-to-im-program-and-update-to-charlotte-maintenance-plan-for-the-2008The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality (DAQ), on July 25, 2018, which revises the model year coverage for vehicles in the 22 counties subject to North Carolina's expanded inspection and maintenance (I/M) program. The SIP revision also includes a demonstration that the requested revision to the vehicle model year coverage will not interfere with attainment or maintenance of any national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) or with any other applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). In addition, North Carolina's July 25, 2018, SIP revision updates the State's maintenance plan and associated motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) used in transportation conformity for the North Carolina portion of the Charlotte-Rock Hill, NC-SC 2008 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereafter also referred to as the ``Area'' or the ``Charlotte Area'') to reflect the change in vehicle model year coverage for the I/M program. EPA has determined that North Carolina's July 25, 2018, SIP revision will not interfere with and is consistent with the applicable provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
2019-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Utah; Interstate Transport Requirements for Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide, and Fine Particulate MatterThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving five State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Utah regarding certain interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''). These submissions respond to the...2019-19540"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19540.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19540/approval-and-promulgation-of-implementation-plans-utah-interstate-transport-requirements-forThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving five State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Utah regarding certain interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''). These submissions respond to the EPA's promulgation of the 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) NAAQS, and the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. The submissions address the requirement that each SIP contain adequate provisions prohibiting air emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of these NAAQS in any other state. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Montana; East Helena Lead Nonattainment Area Maintenance Plan and Redesignation RequestThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Maintenance Plan, submitted by the State of Montana to the EPA on October 28, 2018, for the East Helena Lead (Pb) nonattainment area (East Helena NAA) and concurrently redesignating the East...2019-19541"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19541.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19541/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-state-of-montana-east-helena-leadThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Maintenance Plan, submitted by the State of Montana to the EPA on October 28, 2018, for the East Helena Lead (Pb) nonattainment area (East Helena NAA) and concurrently redesignating the East Helena NAA to attainment of the 1978 Pb National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDesignation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Montana; Redesignation Request and Associated Maintenance Plan for East Helena SO2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State of Montana's request to redesignate the East Helena sulfur dioxide (SO2) nonattainment area to attainment for the 1971 primary and secondary SO2 National Ambient Air...2019-19576"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19576.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19576/designation-of-areas-for-air-quality-planning-purposes-montana-redesignation-request-and-associatedThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State of Montana's request to redesignate the East Helena sulfur dioxide (SO2) nonattainment area to attainment for the 1971 primary and secondary SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The EPA is also approving Montana's maintenance plan which provides for continued attainment of the 1971 primary and secondary SO2 NAAQS in the East Helena area. The EPA is taking these actions pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This final rulemaking action includes the EPA's determination that the East Helena SO2 nonattainment area attains the 1971 primary and secondary SO2 NAAQS. The emissions offset and highway funding sanctions were imposed on the State of Montana for the East Helena SO2 nonattainment area because the State did not submit a required attainment demonstration for the 1971 secondary SO2 NAAQS. Because the area is being redesignated for this standard and is no longer obligated to submit an attainment demonstration, the sanctions will no longer apply as of the effective date of this final rule.
2019-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; New Mexico and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County; Municipal Solid Waste LandfillsPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the section 111(d) Plan submitted by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) on May 25, 2017, to regulate landfill gas and...2019-19499"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19499.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19499/approval-and-promulgation-of-state-plans-for-designated-facilities-and-pollutants-new-mexico-andPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the section 111(d) Plan submitted by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) on May 25, 2017, to regulate landfill gas and its components, including methane, from existing municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The Plan provides for the implementation and enforcement of the Emissions Guidelines (EG) for existing landfills in New Mexico, except Albuquerque-Bernalillo County. We are also approving revisions to the section 111(d) Plan submitted by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) on behalf of the Albuquerque- Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board on May 24, 2017, to implement and enforce the EG for existing MSW landfills in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. The EG requires States to develop plans to reduce air emissions from all affected MSW landfills within their jurisdiction.
2019-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagics Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Framework Amendment 6NMFS issues regulations to implement management measures described in Framework Amendment 6 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) and Atlantic Region (FMP), as prepared by the South...2019-19594"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19594.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19594/fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-coastal-migratory-pelagics-resources-inNMFS issues regulations to implement management measures described in Framework Amendment 6 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) and Atlantic Region (FMP), as prepared by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule revises the Atlantic migratory group king mackerel commercial trip limits in the Atlantic southern zone during the March through September fishing season. The purpose of this final rule is to support increased fishing activity and economic opportunity while continuing to constrain harvest to the annual catch limit and providing for year-round access for the commercial sector.
2019-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the C season allowance of the 2019 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA.2019-19660"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19660.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19660/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pollock-in-statistical-area-610-in-the-gulf-ofNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the C season allowance of the 2019 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA.
2019-09-11Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directives (ADs) 2016-01-16, 2017-19-03, and 2018-19-05, which apply to Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900 airplanes. Those ADs require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable,...2019-19504"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19504.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19504/airworthiness-directives-dassault-aviation-airplanesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directives (ADs) 2016-01-16, 2017-19-03, and 2018-19-05, which apply to Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900 airplanes. Those ADs require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. Since AD 2018-19-05 was issued, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-11Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace; Meridian, MSThis action proposes to amend the Class D airspace at Joe Williams NOLF, Meridian, MS; Key Field, Meridian, MS; and NAS Meridian/ McCain Field, Meridian, MS; the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Key Field; and the...2019-19543"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19543.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19543/proposed-amendment-of-the-class-d-and-class-e-airspace-meridian-msThis action proposes to amend the Class D airspace at Joe Williams NOLF, Meridian, MS; Key Field, Meridian, MS; and NAS Meridian/ McCain Field, Meridian, MS; the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Key Field; and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Key Field, Joe Williams NOLF, and NAS Meridian/McCain Field. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Kewanee VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The names and geographic coordinates of NAS Meridian/McCain Field and Joe Williams NOLF, and the geographic coordinates of Key Field would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
2019-09-11Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentUse of Fecal Microbiota for Transplantation to Treat Clostridium difficileThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is announcing a public hearing to obtain input on the use of fecal microbiota for transplantation (FMT) to treat Clostridium difficile infection not responsive to standard therapies. FDA will...2019-19643"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19643.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19643/use-of-fecal-microbiota-for-transplantation-to-treat-clostridium-difficileThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is announcing a public hearing to obtain input on the use of fecal microbiota for transplantation (FMT) to treat Clostridium difficile infection not responsive to standard therapies. FDA will consider scientific data and other information from the public hearing as we continue to consider ways to support the development of FMT to treat C. difficile infection not responsive to standard therapies and the impact of the enforcement policy on such development.
2019-09-11Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia; Reasonably Available Control Technology State Implementation Plan for Nitrogen Oxides Under the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the District of Columbia. This revision pertains to reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for nitrogen...2019-19669"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19669.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19669/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-district-of-columbia-reasonablyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the District of Columbia. This revision pertains to reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for nitrogen oxides (NOX) under the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (2008 ozone NAAQS). The District of Columbia's submittal for the NOX RACT for the 2008 ozone NAAQS: Amends existing regulatory provisions to add new or more stringent regulations or controls that represent RACT control levels for combustion turbines and associated heat recovery steam generators and duct burners, amends the applicability provisions of these regulations to include all combustion turbines and associated heat recovery steam generators and duct burners, and adds definitions; includes a source specific NOX RACT determination for four specific emissions units at one major stationary source of NOX; includes a certification that, for other categories of sources, NOX RACT controls already approved by EPA into the District of Columbia's SIP for previous ozone NAAQS are based on currently available technically and economically feasible controls and continue to represent NOX RACT for 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS implementation purposes; and (4) removes carbon monoxide emissions limits for combustion turbines that no longer exist in the District of Columbia. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-11Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySignificant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (19-5.B)EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 6 chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action would require persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before...2019-19579"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19579.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19579/significant-new-use-rules-on-certain-chemical-substances-19-5bEPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 6 chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action would require persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or processing of any of these 6 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule. This action would further require that persons not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until they have submitted a Significant New Use Notice, and EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice under TSCA 5(a)(3), and has taken any risk management actions as are required as a result of that determination.
2019-09-11Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentEnergy Conservation Standards for Computer Room Air Conditioners and Dedicated Outdoor Air SystemsThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is publishing an analysis of the energy savings potential of amended industry consensus standards for certain classes of computer room air conditioners (CRACs) and new industry standards for dedicated outdoor air...2019-19050"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-11/pdf/2019-19050.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/11/2019-19050/energy-conservation-standards-for-computer-room-air-conditioners-and-dedicated-outdoor-air-systemsThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is publishing an analysis of the energy savings potential of amended industry consensus standards for certain classes of computer room air conditioners (CRACs) and new industry standards for dedicated outdoor air systems (DOASes), which are types of commercial and industrial equipment. The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (EPCA), requires DOE to evaluate and assess whether there is a need to update its energy conservation standards following changes to the relevant industry consensus standards in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1 (ASHRAE Standard 90.1). Additionally under EPCA, DOE must review the existing standards for this equipment at least once every six years and publish either a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to propose new standards or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended. Accordingly, DOE is also initiating an effort to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for classes of CRACs for which DOE has tentatively determined that the updated ASHRAE Standard 90.1 levels are not more stringent than the current Federal standards. This document solicits information from the public to help DOE determine whether amended standards for CRACs and new standards for DOASes would result in significant energy savings and whether such standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including topics not raised in this document), as well as the submission of data and other relevant information.
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2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentCompletion of Interim RulesThe United States Department of Agriculture is announcing the completion of certain interim rules that published in the Federal Register more than 3 years ago. USDA is taking this action because the published interim rules have been fully implemented...2019-19553"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19553.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19553/completion-of-interim-rulesThe United States Department of Agriculture is announcing the completion of certain interim rules that published in the Federal Register more than 3 years ago. USDA is taking this action because the published interim rules have been fully implemented and no further rulemaking publication is required.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan EnginesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an inspection that determined that material anomalies exist in certain low-pressure turbine...2019-19412"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19412.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19412/airworthiness-directives-international-aero-engines-ag-turbofan-enginesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an inspection that determined that material anomalies exist in certain low-pressure turbine (LPT) stage 6 disks. This AD requires removal from service of the affected LPT stage 6 disks and their replacement with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes; and certain Airbus SAS Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a...2019-19442"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19442.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19442/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes; and certain Airbus SAS Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that certain wing slat tracks that were inadvertently indicated as eligible for installation on all Model A330 and A340 series airplanes are unable to sustain the ultimate loads relative to the weight variant of certain airplane configurations. This AD requires identifying affected parts, inspecting for and repairing cracks, and replacing affected parts with serviceable parts, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbHThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135P3, EC135T1, EC135T2, EC135T2+, and EC135T3 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting certain...2019-18707"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-18707.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-18707/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicopters-deutschland-gmbhThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135P3, EC135T1, EC135T2, EC135T2+, and EC135T3 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting certain part-numbered actuators for corrosion, and removing them from service as necessary. This AD also requires reporting certain information to Airbus Helicopters. This AD is prompted by a hard landing of a helicopter and discovery of a ruptured and displaced tie bar inside the piston of the longitudinal single-axis actuator of the main rotor actuator (MRA). The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class D and E Airspace; Wichita, KSThis action establishes Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as surface area, at Beech Factory Airport, Wichita, KS. This action is for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.2019-19424"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19424.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19424/establishment-of-class-d-and-e-airspace-wichita-ksThis action establishes Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as surface area, at Beech Factory Airport, Wichita, KS. This action is for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of the Class E Airspace; Ashland, KYThis action modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ashland Regional Airport, Ashland, KY. This action is due to an airspace review caused the revision of the instrument procedures at the airport, which require...2019-19542"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19542.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19542/amendment-of-the-class-e-airspace-ashland-kyThis action modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ashland Regional Airport, Ashland, KY. This action is due to an airspace review caused the revision of the instrument procedures at the airport, which require additional airspace. The name of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
2019-09-10RuleSECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSIONSecurities and Exchange CommissionCommission Interpretation and Guidance Regarding the Applicability of the Proxy Rules to Proxy Voting AdviceThe Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``SEC'' or the ``Commission'') is providing an interpretation and related guidance regarding the applicability of certain rules, which the Commission has promulgated under Section 14 of the Securities...2019-18355"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-18355.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-18355/commission-interpretation-and-guidance-regarding-the-applicability-of-the-proxy-rules-to-proxyThe Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``SEC'' or the ``Commission'') is providing an interpretation and related guidance regarding the applicability of certain rules, which the Commission has promulgated under Section 14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Exchange Act'' and such rules the ``federal proxy rules''), to proxy voting advice.
2019-09-10RuleSECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSIONSecurities and Exchange CommissionCommission Guidance Regarding Proxy Voting Responsibilities of Investment AdvisersThe Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``SEC'' or the ``Commission'') is publishing guidance regarding the proxy voting responsibilities of investment advisers under its regulations issued under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the ``Advisers...2019-18342"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-18342.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-18342/commission-guidance-regarding-proxy-voting-responsibilities-of-investment-advisersThe Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``SEC'' or the ``Commission'') is publishing guidance regarding the proxy voting responsibilities of investment advisers under its regulations issued under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the ``Advisers Act''), and Form N-1A, Form N-2, Form N-3, and Form N-CSR under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ``Investment Company Act'').
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Missouri River, Mile Marker 117 to 116.5, Chamois, MOThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Missouri River in a work zone located from Mile Marker (MM) 116.5 through MM 117. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment...2019-19495"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19495.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19495/safety-zone-missouri-river-mile-marker-117-to-1165-chamois-moThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Missouri River in a work zone located from Mile Marker (MM) 116.5 through MM 117. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the installation of electrical lines across the river. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Kanawha River, Charleston, WVThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Kanawha River from mile marker (MM) 60.8 to MM 61.3. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from hazards created by repair...2019-19531"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19531.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19531/safety-zone-kanawha-river-charleston-wvThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Kanawha River from mile marker (MM) 60.8 to MM 61.3. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from hazards created by repair work on several large power lines crossing the river. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Newtown Creek, New York, NYThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 300-foot radius of the Kosciuszko Bridge spans crossing Newtown Creek at mile 2.1. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment...2019-19545"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19545.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19545/safety-zone-newtown-creek-new-york-nyThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 300-foot radius of the Kosciuszko Bridge spans crossing Newtown Creek at mile 2.1. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by final stay cable adjustments at each bridge tower anchorage conducted from barges within Newtown Creek. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York Captain of the Port (COTP) or the COTP's designated representative.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONEducation DepartmentFinal Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for Various Grants That Provide Technical Assistance on TransitionThe Secretary waives the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The...2019-19554"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19554.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19554/final-waiver-and-extension-of-the-project-period-for-various-grants-that-provide-technicalThe Secretary waives the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The waiver and extension enable 33 projects under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.326E, 84.328M, 84.235F, and 84.235G to receive funding for an additional period, not to exceed September 30, 2020.
2019-09-10RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia; Amendments to the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds From Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Non-Assembly Line Coating OperationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the District of Columbia's (the District) state implementation plan (SIP) submitted on August 29, 2018. The portion of the District's SIP revision being approved is an update to the...2019-19407"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19407.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19407/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-district-of-columbia-amendments-to-theThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the District of Columbia's (the District) state implementation plan (SIP) submitted on August 29, 2018. The portion of the District's SIP revision being approved is an update to the 2002 Mobile Equipment Repair and Refinishing (MERR) model rule to incorporate the Ozone Transport Commission's (OTC) 2009 Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Non-Assembly Line Coating Operations regulations (MVMERR) model rule, which was adopted by the District in 2016. The MVMERR rules establish volatile organic compounds (VOC) content limits for coating and cleaning solvents used in vehicle refinishing and standards for coating application, work practices, monitoring, and recordkeeping. The remaining part of the August 29, 2018 SIP revision addressed the District's VOC Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA will address the VOC RACT portion of the SIP revision in a separate rulemaking action. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAtlantic Highly Migratory Species; Adjustments to 2019 Northern Albacore Tuna Quota, 2019 North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas, and 2019 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Reserve Category QuotaNMFS adjusts the 2019 baseline quotas for U.S. North Atlantic albacore tuna (northern albacore), North and South Atlantic swordfish, and the Atlantic bluefin Reserve category based on available underharvest of the 2018 adjusted U.S. quotas. This action...2019-19476"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19476.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19476/atlantic-highly-migratory-species-adjustments-to-2019-northern-albacore-tuna-quota-2019-north-andNMFS adjusts the 2019 baseline quotas for U.S. North Atlantic albacore tuna (northern albacore), North and South Atlantic swordfish, and the Atlantic bluefin Reserve category based on available underharvest of the 2018 adjusted U.S. quotas. This action is necessary to implement binding recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), as required by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), and to achieve domestic management objectives under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior Department2019-2020 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing RegulationsWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), open seven National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) that are currently closed to hunting and sport fishing. In addition, we expand hunting and sport fishing at 70 other NWRs, and add pertinent station-specific...2019-18054"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-18054.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-18054/2019-2020-station-specific-hunting-and-sport-fishing-regulationsWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), open seven National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) that are currently closed to hunting and sport fishing. In addition, we expand hunting and sport fishing at 70 other NWRs, and add pertinent station-specific regulations for other NWRs that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing for the 2019-2020 season. We also formally open 15 units of the National Fish Hatchery System to hunting and sport fishing. We also add pertinent station-specific regulations that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing at these 15 National Fish Hatcheries (NFHs) for the 2019-2020 season. This rule includes global administrative updates to every NWR entry in our refuge-specific regulations and the reorganization of general public use regulations. We remove approximately 2,100 regulations that will have no impact on the administration of hunting and sport fishing within the National Wildlife Refuge System. We also simplify over 2,900 refuge-specific regulations to comply with a Presidential mandate to adhere to plain language standards and to reduce the regulatory burden on the public. Lastly, we remove the provision concerning same-day airborne hunting of the regulations specific to Alaska NWRs.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentMedicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment ProcessThis final rule with comment period implements statutory provisions that require Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers and suppliers to disclose certain current and previous affiliations with other providers and...2019-19208"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19208.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19208/medicare-medicaid-and-childrens-health-insurance-programs-program-integrity-enhancements-to-theThis final rule with comment period implements statutory provisions that require Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers and suppliers to disclose certain current and previous affiliations with other providers and suppliers. In addition, it provides the agency with additional authority to deny or revoke a provider's or supplier's Medicare enrollment in certain specified circumstances. The provisions we are finalizing in this rule are necessary to address various program integrity issues and vulnerabilities by enabling CMS to take action against unqualified and potentially fraudulent entities and individuals, which in turn could deter other parties from engaging in improper behavior.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentFederal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-06; IntroductionThis document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019-06. A companion...2019-19359"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19359.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19359/federal-acquisition-regulation-federal-acquisition-circular-2019-06-introductionThis document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019-06. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentFederal Acquisition Regulation: Use of Products and Services of Kaspersky LabDoD, GSA, and NASA are adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.2019-19360"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19360.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19360/federal-acquisition-regulation-use-of-products-and-services-of-kaspersky-labDoD, GSA, and NASA are adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentFederal Acquisition Regulation: Update of “Affiliates” and Section 8(a) ClausesDoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to update the definition of ``affiliates'' in the FAR, including references to that definition, and to delete an obsolete requirement for contractors who are...2019-19361"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19361.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19361/federal-acquisition-regulation-update-of-affiliates-and-section-8a-clausesDoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to update the definition of ``affiliates'' in the FAR, including references to that definition, and to delete an obsolete requirement for contractors who are 8(a) Program participants.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentFederal Acquisition Regulation: Update to Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement changes regarding the retirement of the Past Performance Information Retrieval System and establishment of the Contractor Performance Assessment...2019-19362"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19362.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19362/federal-acquisition-regulation-update-to-contractor-performance-assessment-reporting-system-cparsDoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement changes regarding the retirement of the Past Performance Information Retrieval System and establishment of the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System as the official system for past performance information.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentFederal Acquisition Regulation: New World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement Country-AustraliaDoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add Australia as a World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) country.2019-19363"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19363.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19363/federal-acquisition-regulation-new-world-trade-organization-government-procurement-agreementDoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add Australia as a World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) country.
2019-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentFederal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-06; Small Entity Compliance GuideThis document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of...2019-19364"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19364.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19364/federal-acquisition-regulation-federal-acquisition-circular-2019-06-small-entity-compliance-guideThis document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019-06, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2019-06, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
2019-09-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentWithdrawal of Certain Proposed RulesThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing that it has withdrawn certain proposed rules that were either published in the Federal Register more than 3 years ago without subsequent action or determined to no longer be candidates...2019-19572"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19572.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19572/withdrawal-of-certain-proposed-rulesThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing that it has withdrawn certain proposed rules that were either published in the Federal Register more than 3 years ago without subsequent action or determined to no longer be candidates for final action. USDA is taking this action to reduce its regulatory backlog and focus its resources on higher priority actions. The Department's actions are part of an overall regulatory reform strategy to reduce regulatory burden on the public and to ensure that future Unified Agendas of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions provide the public accurate information about rulemakings the Department intends to undertake.
2019-09-10Proposed RuleNUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionRequirement To Submit Complete and Accurate InformationThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is discontinuing a rulemaking activity, ``Requirement to Submit Complete and Accurate Information,'' and denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-50-107. This document informs the public of the NRC's...2019-19521"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19521.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19521/requirement-to-submit-complete-and-accurate-informationThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is discontinuing a rulemaking activity, ``Requirement to Submit Complete and Accurate Information,'' and denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-50-107. This document informs the public of the NRC's action and describes the rationale for the action. The NRC will no longer track this rulemaking activity or PRM.
2019-09-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan EnginesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW1519G, PW1521G, PW1521GA, PW1524G, PW1525G, PW1521G-3, PW1524G-3, PW1525G-3, PW1919G, PW1921G, PW1922G, PW1923G, and PW1923G-A model turbofan engines. This...2019-19410"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19410.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19410/airworthiness-directives-pratt-and-whitney-turbofan-enginesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW1519G, PW1521G, PW1521GA, PW1524G, PW1525G, PW1521G-3, PW1524G-3, PW1525G-3, PW1919G, PW1921G, PW1922G, PW1923G, and PW1923G-A model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of in-flight shutdowns due to oil leaking from the connection between the LP10 oil supply tube and the fuel oil cooler (FOC). This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive gap inspections of the LP10 oil supply tube and the FOC and, if a gap is found, replacement of these parts. This proposed AD further requires removal of these parts at the next engine shop visit. The FAA is proposing an AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentGuidance Under Section 6033 Regarding the Reporting Requirements of Exempt OrganizationsThis document contains proposed regulations that would update information reporting regulations under section 6033 that are generally applicable to organizations exempt from tax under section 501(a) to reflect statutory amendments and certain grants of...2019-19501"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-19501.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-19501/guidance-under-section-6033-regarding-the-reporting-requirements-of-exempt-organizationsThis document contains proposed regulations that would update information reporting regulations under section 6033 that are generally applicable to organizations exempt from tax under section 501(a) to reflect statutory amendments and certain grants of reporting relief announced through subregulatory guidance that have been made since the current regulations were adopted, particularly with respect to tax- exempt organizations required to file an annual Form 990 or 990-EZ information return.
2019-09-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentRegulations Under Section 382(h) Related to Built-In Gain and LossThis document contains proposed regulations regarding the items of income and deduction which are included in the calculation of built-in gains and losses under section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), and reflecting numerous changes made to...2019-18152"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-10/pdf/2019-18152.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/10/2019-18152/regulations-under-section-382h-related-to-built-in-gain-and-lossThis document contains proposed regulations regarding the items of income and deduction which are included in the calculation of built-in gains and losses under section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), and reflecting numerous changes made to the Code by the enactment of recent tax legislation. These proposed regulations would affect corporations that experience an ownership change for purposes of section 382. This document also proposes to withdraw the following IRS notices and incorporate their subject matter, as appropriate, into these proposed regulations under section 382: Notice 87-79, Notice 90- 27, Notice 2003-65, and Notice 2018-30.
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2019-09-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because...2019-18981"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-18981.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-18981/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2019-09-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of...2019-18975"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-18975.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-18975/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2019-09-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of...2019-18979"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-18979.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-18979/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2019-09-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because...2019-18977"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-18977.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-18977/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2019-09-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentCuban Assets Control RegulationsThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to further implement portions of the President's foreign policy toward Cuba. This rule amends and, in one case, removes certain...2019-19411"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19411.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19411/cuban-assets-control-regulationsThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to further implement portions of the President's foreign policy toward Cuba. This rule amends and, in one case, removes certain authorizations for remittances to Cuba, and the rule also amends the general license relating to ``U-turn'' financial transactions to eliminate the authorization to process such transactions and instead only allow the rejection of such transactions.
2019-09-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, R/V POLARCUS ALIMA, Cook Inlet, Homer, AlaskaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 100-yard radius surrounding the research vessel POLARCUS ALIMA. The safety zone is needed to protect the vessel and members of the public anticipated to exercise...2019-19548"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19548.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19548/safety-zone-rv-polarcus-alima-cook-inlet-homer-alaskaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 100-yard radius surrounding the research vessel POLARCUS ALIMA. The safety zone is needed to protect the vessel and members of the public anticipated to exercise their First Amendment right to protest the vessel's activity. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Western Alaska.
2019-09-09RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyC10-C16 Alkylbenzene Sulfonates; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of C10-C16 branched and linear alkylbenzene sulfonates, including benzenesulfonic acid, dodecyl (CAS Reg, No. 27176-87-0) and...2019-19397"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19397.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19397/c10-c16-alkylbenzene-sulfonates-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-a-toleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of C10-C16 branched and linear alkylbenzene sulfonates, including benzenesulfonic acid, dodecyl (CAS Reg, No. 27176-87-0) and benzenesulfonic acid, dodecyl-, sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 25155-30-0), when used as an active or inert ingredient in antimicrobial pesticide formulations applied to food- contact surfaces in public eating places, dairy-processing equipment, and food-processing equipment and utensils at a maximum concentration not to exceed 700 parts per million (ppm). Exponent, Inc., on behalf of Ecolab, Inc., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.
2019-09-09RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAbamectin; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of abamectin in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) and Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested these...2019-19400"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19400.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19400/abamectin-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of abamectin in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) and Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
2019-09-09RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAlcohols, C2-33This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of alcohols, C2-33, manuf. of, by-products from, overheads when used as an inert ingredient (solvent) in pesticide products applied to growing crops...2019-19398"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19398.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19398/alcohols-c2-33This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of alcohols, C2-33, manuf. of, by-products from, overheads when used as an inert ingredient (solvent) in pesticide products applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest, and to animals. Spring Trading Company, on behalf of Sasol Chemicals (USA) LLC, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of alcohols, C2-33, manuf. of, by-products from, overheads when used in accordance with the terms of those exemptions.
2019-09-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCOMDTINST M16721.48 Merchant Mariner Medical ManualThe Coast Guard announces the availability of the Merchant Mariner Medical Manual, Commandant Instruction Manual (COMDTINST M16721.48). The guidance in this Manual should assist medical practitioners, the maritime industry, individual mariners, and...2019-19370"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19370.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19370/comdtinst-m1672148-merchant-mariner-medical-manualThe Coast Guard announces the availability of the Merchant Mariner Medical Manual, Commandant Instruction Manual (COMDTINST M16721.48). The guidance in this Manual should assist medical practitioners, the maritime industry, individual mariners, and Coast Guard personnel in evaluating a mariner applicant's physical and medical status to meet the requirements of the merchant mariner medical certificate. This Manual incorporates and consolidates prior guidance on the medical evaluation of merchant mariners contained in several Coast Guard documents. The Manual includes guidance on the medical certificate and related processes, including procedures for application, issuance, and cancellation of the medical certificate.
2019-09-09RuleFEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionUse of Spectrum Bands Above 24 GHz for Mobile Radio ServicesIn this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection associated with a rule for specific millimeter wave bands above 24 GHz in the Commission's Fifth Report and Order, FCC...2019-19323"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19323.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19323/use-of-spectrum-bands-above-24-ghz-for-mobile-radio-servicesIn this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection associated with a rule for specific millimeter wave bands above 24 GHz in the Commission's Fifth Report and Order, FCC 19-30, and that compliance with the modified rule is now required. It removes paragraphs advising that compliance was not required until OMB approval was obtained. This document is consistent with the Fifth Report and Order FCC 19-30, which states the Commission will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing a compliance date for the modified rule section and revise the rule accordingly.
2019-09-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRemoval of 30-Day Processing Provision for Asylum Applicant-Related Form I-765 Employment Authorization ApplicationsThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to remove a regulatory provision stating that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has 30 days from the date an asylum applicant files the initial Form I-765, Application for Employment...2019-19125"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19125.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19125/removal-of-30-day-processing-provision-for-asylum-applicant-related-form-i-765-employmentThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to remove a regulatory provision stating that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has 30 days from the date an asylum applicant files the initial Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (EAD application) to grant or deny that initial employment authorization application. DHS also proposes to remove the provision requiring that the application for renewal must be received by USCIS 90 days prior to the expiration of the employment authorization.
2019-09-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-401 and -402 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that certain fuselages were delivered with non-conforming keel tension fittings and...2019-19295"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19295.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19295/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-401 and -402 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that certain fuselages were delivered with non-conforming keel tension fittings and stringer end fittings. This proposed AD would require a detailed visual inspection of stringer end fittings and keel fittings for loose or working fasteners, signs of wear, and corrosion, and repair if necessary; and a general visual inspection of the keel tension fitting and stringer end fittings, as applicable and repairs and replacement of the keel and stringer end fittings if necessary. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) AirplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 328 Support Services GmbH Model 328-100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of missing rivets on landing flap support arm 2. This proposed AD would require an...2019-19297"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19297.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19297/airworthiness-directives-328-support-services-gmbh-type-certificate-previously-held-by-avcraftThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 328 Support Services GmbH Model 328-100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of missing rivets on landing flap support arm 2. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the landing flap support arms for missing rivets and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentAdvance Payments for Goods, Services, and Other ItemsThis document contains proposed regulations regarding the timing of income inclusion under section 451 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) of advance payments for goods, services, and certain other items. The proposed regulations reflect changes made...2019-19197"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19197.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19197/advance-payments-for-goods-services-and-other-itemsThis document contains proposed regulations regarding the timing of income inclusion under section 451 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) of advance payments for goods, services, and certain other items. The proposed regulations reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. These proposed regulations affect taxpayers that use an accrual method of accounting and receive advance payments.
2019-09-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentTaxable Year of Income Inclusion Under an Accrual Method of AccountingThis document contains proposed regulations regarding the timing of income inclusion under section 451 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The proposed regulations reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. These proposed regulations affect...2019-19325"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19325.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19325/taxable-year-of-income-inclusion-under-an-accrual-method-of-accountingThis document contains proposed regulations regarding the timing of income inclusion under section 451 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The proposed regulations reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. These proposed regulations affect taxpayers that use an accrual method of accounting and have an applicable financial statement.
2019-09-09Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Arizona; Maricopa County Air Quality DepartmentThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds...2019-19308"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19308.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19308/air-plan-approval-arizona-maricopa-county-air-quality-departmentThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter (PM) from brick and structural clay products manufacturing, rubber sports ball manufacturing, and vegetable oil extraction processes. We are proposing approval of the rescission of local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
2019-09-09Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; GA; Nonattainment New Source ReviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision provided by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) of the Department of Natural Resources, via a...2019-19307"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19307.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19307/air-plan-approval-ga-nonattainment-new-source-reviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision provided by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) of the Department of Natural Resources, via a letter dated July 2, 2018. Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve changes to Georgia's Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) permitting rules. This action is being proposed pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations.
2019-09-09Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval and Designation of Areas; FL; Source-Specific SO2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions and two redesignation requests provided by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), related to...2019-19413"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19413.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19413/air-plan-approval-and-designation-of-areas-fl-source-specific-so2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions and two redesignation requests provided by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), related to the 2010 1- hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard). Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve a December 1, 2017, SIP revision (as supplemented through a February 15, 2019 draft SIP revision discussed below) that includes SO2 multi-unit permit limits and associated compliance and monitoring parameters for Mosaic Fertilizer LLC's New Wales facility (Mosaic New Wales) and Bartow facility (Mosaic Bartow), both located in Polk County, Florida. The December 1, 2017, SIP revision also includes a modeling analysis to demonstrate that the Hillsborough-Polk SO2 nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Hillsborough-Polk Area'') attains the SO2 NAAQS with these permit limits. EPA is also proposing to approve, through parallel processing, a draft February 15, 2019, request to redesignate the Hillsborough-Polk Area to attainment for the 1-hour SO2 NAAQS and associated SIP revision containing the State's plan for maintaining attainment of the standard in the Area. As mentioned above, a draft February 15, 2019, SIP revision also revises the modeling analysis in the 2017 SIP revision. Additionally, the draft February 15, 2019, SIP revisions contain a base-year emissions inventory for the Area and certify that the Area meets nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements. EPA is proposing to approve the draft February 15, 2019, SIP revisions through parallel processing. In addition, EPA is proposing to approve, through parallel processing, a draft February 15, 2019, request to redesignate the Mulberry Unclassifiable Area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Mulberry Area'') to attainment/ unclassifiable for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS.
2019-09-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentEndangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassifying the American Burying Beetle From Endangered to Threatened on the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife With a 4(d) RuleWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, recently published a proposed rule to reclassify the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) from endangered to threatened and to adopt a rule under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973...2019-19245"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-19245.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-19245/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-reclassifying-the-american-burying-beetle-fromWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, recently published a proposed rule to reclassify the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) from endangered to threatened and to adopt a rule under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, to provide for the conservation of the species. We announced a 60-day public comment period on the proposed rule, ending July 2, 2019. We now reopen the public comment period on the proposed rule for 30 days, to allow all interested parties additional time to comment on the proposed rule. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule. We also announce a public informational meeting and public hearing on the proposed rule.
2019-09-09Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Cellulose Products Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Cellulose Products Manufacturing to address the results of the residual risk and technology review...2019-18330"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-09/pdf/2019-18330.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/09/2019-18330/national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-for-cellulose-products-manufacturingThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Cellulose Products Manufacturing to address the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) that the EPA is required to conduct under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA is proposing to amend provisions addressing periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM); to add provisions regarding periodic emissions testing and electronic reporting; to provide more flexibility for monitoring requirements; and to make technical and editorial changes. While the proposed amendments would not result in reductions in emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), this action, if finalized, would result in improved monitoring, compliance, and implementation of the rule.
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2019-09-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-214 and -271N airplanes and Model A321- 211 and -231 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a test of a new wall partition for a certain cabin attendant seat model...2019-19099"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19099.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19099/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-214 and -271N airplanes and Model A321- 211 and -231 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a test of a new wall partition for a certain cabin attendant seat model that revealed the backrest was permanently deformed and did not allow the seat pan to return to a full-up position; investigation results identified that a heat treatment had not been applied on certain backframes. This AD requires modifying the affected cabin attendant seats, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class E Airspace; Lander, WYThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hunt Field, Lander, WY, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action is necessary for the safety and management of...2019-19249"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19249.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19249/establishment-of-class-e-airspace-lander-wyThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hunt Field, Lander, WY, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
2019-09-06RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionRevisions to Safety Standard for Infant Bouncer SeatsIn September 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a consumer product safety standard for infant bouncer seats under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The standard incorporated by...2019-19286"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19286.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19286/revisions-to-safety-standard-for-infant-bouncer-seatsIn September 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a consumer product safety standard for infant bouncer seats under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The standard incorporated by reference the ASTM voluntary standard that was in effect for infant bouncer seats at the time, with modified requirements for warning labels. ASTM has since revised the voluntary standard for infant bouncer seats. The CPSIA provides a process for when a voluntary standards organization updates a standard that the Commission incorporated by reference in a section 104 rule. Consistent with that process, this direct final rule revises the mandatory standard for infant bouncer seats to incorporate by reference the updated version of the ASTM standard.
2019-09-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentPrivacy Act ProgramThis final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the Department of the Air Force Privacy Program. On April 11, 2019, the Department of Defense published a revised DoD-level Privacy Program rule, which contains the necessary information for an...2019-19311"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19311.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19311/privacy-act-programThis final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the Department of the Air Force Privacy Program. On April 11, 2019, the Department of Defense published a revised DoD-level Privacy Program rule, which contains the necessary information for an agency-wide privacy program regulation under the Privacy Act and now serves as the single Privacy Program rule for the Department. That revised Privacy Program rule also includes all DoD component exemption rules. Therefore, part 806b is now unnecessary and may be removed from the CFR.
2019-09-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, ILThe Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the South Branch of the...2019-19322"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19322.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19322/safety-zone-brandon-road-lock-and-dam-to-lake-michigan-including-des-plaines-river-chicago-sanitaryThe Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the South Branch of the Chicago River and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal between the South Pulaski Road Bridge and the South Loomis Street Bridge in Chicago, Illinois on September 28, 2019. This action is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with a crew regatta event. During the enforcement period listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
2019-09-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Incline Village Wedding Fireworks Display, Crystal Bay, Incline Village, NVThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Crystal Bay near the Hyatt Lake Tahoe Nevada boat dock in support of the Incline Village Wedding Fireworks Display on September 8, 2019. This safety zone is necessary to...2019-19252"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19252.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19252/safety-zone-incline-village-wedding-fireworks-display-crystal-bay-incline-village-nvThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Crystal Bay near the Hyatt Lake Tahoe Nevada boat dock in support of the Incline Village Wedding Fireworks Display on September 8, 2019. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
2019-09-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Les Cheneaux Islands, Cedarville, MIThe Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones for navigable waters within 50 yards of certain swim routes of a marine event in the Les Cheneaux Islands, in Cedarville, MI. The safety zones are needed to protect event participants from risks...2019-19256"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19256.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19256/safety-zone-les-cheneaux-islands-cedarville-miThe Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones for navigable waters within 50 yards of certain swim routes of a marine event in the Les Cheneaux Islands, in Cedarville, MI. The safety zones are needed to protect event participants from risks associated with the boating public near highly trafficked areas of the waterway. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or his representative.
2019-09-06RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Iowa and Nebraska Air Quality Implementation Plans; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2012 Annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) for the 2012 Annual Fine Particulate...2019-19071"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19071.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19071/approval-of-iowa-and-nebraska-air-quality-implementation-plans-infrastructure-sip-requirements-forThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) for the 2012 Annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP that provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by the EPA, commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. In this action the EPA is taking final action to approve the interstate transportation obligations of the State's 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS infrastructure SIP submittals.
2019-09-06RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Indiana; Regional Haze Plan and Prong 4 (Visibility) for the 2006 and 2012 PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action under the Clean Air Act (CAA) on Indiana's November 27, 2017 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal addressing regional haze. This action is based on EPA's previous determination that a...2019-19189"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19189.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19189/air-plan-approval-indiana-regional-haze-plan-and-prong-4-visibility-for-the-2006-and-2012-pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action under the Clean Air Act (CAA) on Indiana's November 27, 2017 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal addressing regional haze. This action is based on EPA's previous determination that a state's implementation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) program continues to meet the criteria of the Regional Haze Rule (RHR) to qualify as an alternative to the application of Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART). EPA is taking several related actions. First, EPA is approving the portion of Indiana's November 27, 2017 SIP submittal seeking to change reliance from the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to CSAPR for certain regional haze requirements. EPA is also converting EPA's limited approval/limited disapproval of Indiana's regional haze SIP to a full approval and withdrawing the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) provisions that address the limited disapproval. Finally, EPA is approving the visibility prong (``prong 4'') of Indiana's infrastructure SIP submittals for the 2006 24-hour and 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5), 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and converting EPA's disapproval of the visibility portion of Indiana's infrastructure SIP submittal for the 2008 ozone NAAQS to an approval.
2019-09-06RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Missouri; Compliance Monitoring UsageThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submission received on February 15, 2019. The submission revises a Missouri SIP approved regulation that establishes...2019-19072"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19072.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19072/air-plan-approval-missouri-compliance-monitoring-usageThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submission received on February 15, 2019. The submission revises a Missouri SIP approved regulation that establishes alternate monitoring methods for certifying compliance and alternate methods to establish whether a violation has occurred at a source. These revisions are administrative in nature and do not impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality. Approval of these revisions will ensure consistency between state and federally-approved rules. The EPA's approval of this rule revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan EnginesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2A5F, -80C2B1F, -80C2B2F, -80C2B4F, -80C2B5F, -80C2B6F, -80C2B6FA, -80C2B7F, -80C2B8F, -80C2D1F, -80C2K1F, -80C2L1F, -80E1A2, -80E1A3, -80E1A4,...2019-19169"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19169.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19169/airworthiness-directives-general-electric-company-turbofan-enginesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2A5F, -80C2B1F, -80C2B2F, -80C2B4F, -80C2B5F, -80C2B6F, -80C2B6FA, -80C2B7F, -80C2B8F, -80C2D1F, -80C2K1F, -80C2L1F, -80E1A2, -80E1A3, -80E1A4, and -80E1A4/B model turbofan engines with a certain hydromechanical unit (HMU) installed. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fuel coking of the HMU fuel metering valve (FMV) electro-hydraulic servo valves (EHSV) resulting in tailpipe fire. This proposed AD would require removal of the HMU and replacement with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking in the lug root radius of a main landing gear (MLG) aft hanger link lug...2019-19054"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19054.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19054/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking in the lug root radius of a main landing gear (MLG) aft hanger link lug fitting. This proposed AD would require surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the left and right side MLG aft hanger link lug fitting for cracking, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-24-07, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233...2019-19010"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19010.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19010/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-24-07, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2014-24-07 requires repetitive rototest inspections for cracking; corrective actions if necessary; and modification of the torsion box, which terminates the repetitive inspections. Since the FAA issued AD 2014-24-07, the FAA has determined that the compliance times for the repetitive inspections must be revised for certain airplanes. This proposed AD would retain the actions of AD 2014-24-07, with certain revised compliance times, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. This proposed AD would also revise the applicability to include additional airplanes. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation HelicoptersThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-70, S-70A, S-70C, S-70C(M), and S-70C(M1) helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by four incidents of disbonding between the...2019-19104"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19104.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19104/airworthiness-directives-sikorsky-aircraft-corporation-helicoptersThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-70, S-70A, S-70C, S-70C(M), and S-70C(M1) helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by four incidents of disbonding between the tail rotor (T/R) blade pitch horn and the torque tube. This proposed AD would require recurring visual and tap inspections of the T/R blade, and depending on the outcome, replacing the T/R blade. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Revocation of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-61 and Amendment of Area Navigation Route T-286 Due to the Decommissioning of the Robinson, KS, VORThis action proposes to remove VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-61 in its entirety and extend area navigation (RNAV) route T-286 in its place. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Robinson, KS...2019-19112"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19112.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19112/proposed-revocation-of-vhf-omnidirectional-range-vor-federal-airway-v-61-and-amendment-of-areaThis action proposes to remove VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-61 in its entirety and extend area navigation (RNAV) route T-286 in its place. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Robinson, KS (RBA), VOR portion of the Robinson VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Robinson VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
2019-09-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentIMARA Calculation Under the Terrorism Risk Insurance ProgramThe Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is issuing this proposed rule to implement technical changes to program regulations that address the calculation and notification to the public of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program's (Program) insurance...2019-18728"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-18728.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-18728/imara-calculation-under-the-terrorism-risk-insurance-programThe Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is issuing this proposed rule to implement technical changes to program regulations that address the calculation and notification to the public of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program's (Program) insurance marketplace aggregate retention amount (IMARA) under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (Act), as amended.
2019-09-06Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyMarine Diesel Engine Emission StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the national marine diesel engine program to provide relief provisions to address concerns associated with finding and installing certified Tier 4 marine diesel engines in certain...2019-19092"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19092.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19092/marine-diesel-engine-emission-standardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the national marine diesel engine program to provide relief provisions to address concerns associated with finding and installing certified Tier 4 marine diesel engines in certain high-speed commercial vessels. The proposed relief is in the form of additional lead time for qualifying engines and vessels. EPA is also making a technical correction to the diesel fuel regulations to allow fuel manufacturers and distributors to make distillate diesel fuel that complies with the global sulfur standard that applies internationally instead of the fuel standards that otherwise apply to distillate diesel fuel in the United States.
2019-09-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentExtension of Compliance Date for States' Query of the Drug and Alcohol ClearinghouseFMCSA proposes to extend the compliance date for the requirement established by the Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) final rule that States request information from the Clearinghouse (``query'') before...2019-18986"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-18986.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-18986/extension-of-compliance-date-for-states-query-of-the-drug-and-alcohol-clearinghouseFMCSA proposes to extend the compliance date for the requirement established by the Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) final rule that States request information from the Clearinghouse (``query'') before completing certain commercial driver's license (CDL) transactions. The States' compliance with this requirement, currently due to begin on January 6, 2020, would be delayed until January 6, 2023. This proposal would, however, allow States the option to voluntarily request Clearinghouse information beginning on January 6, 2020. As explained further below, the proposed delay of the State query requirement would have no impact on highway safety. The compliance date of January 6, 2020 would remain in place for all other requirements set forth in the Clearinghouse final rule.
2019-09-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentEndangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Findings for Three SpeciesWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90- day findings on three petitions to add species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), or to revise the critical...2019-19226"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-19226.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-19226/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-90-day-findings-for-three-speciesWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90- day findings on three petitions to add species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), or to revise the critical habitat designation for a listed species. Based on our review, we find that of the two petitions to add species to the list, one presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this document, we announce that we plan to initiate a review of the status of Mojave poppy bee (Perdita meconis) to determine whether the petitioned action is warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding that species. Based on the status review, we will issue a 12-month petition finding, which will address whether or not the petitioned action is warranted, in accordance with the Act. We find that the second petition to add a species to the list does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Therefore, we are not initiating a status review of Yellowstone National Park bison (population of Bison bison bison) in response to the petition. We refer to this finding as a ``not substantial'' petition finding. Lastly, we find that the third petition--a petition to revise the critical habitat designation for the currently listed Mount Graham red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis)--presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Therefore, we announce that we plan to determine how we will proceed with the request to revise a critical habitat designation for the species.
2019-09-06Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) to address the results of the residual risk and technology...2019-18827"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-06/pdf/2019-18827.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/06/2019-18827/national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-plywood-and-composite-wood-productsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) to address the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) that the EPA is required to conduct under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA is proposing to amend provisions addressing periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM); add provisions regarding electronic reporting; add repeat emissions testing requirements; and make technical and editorial changes. The EPA is proposing these amendments to improve the effectiveness of the NESHAP. While the proposed amendments would not result in reductions in emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), this action, if finalized, would result in improved monitoring, compliance, and implementation of the rule.
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FR Daily Contents (9-05-2019)

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2019-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentEstablishment of a Milk Donation Reimbursement ProgramThis rule establishes the Milk Donation Reimbursement Program. Under the program, eligible dairy organizations that account to a Federal milk marketing order marketwide pool and incur qualified expenses related to certain fluid milk product donations...2019-19090"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-19090.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-19090/establishment-of-a-milk-donation-reimbursement-programThis rule establishes the Milk Donation Reimbursement Program. Under the program, eligible dairy organizations that account to a Federal milk marketing order marketwide pool and incur qualified expenses related to certain fluid milk product donations may apply for and receive limited reimbursements to cover those expenses. A provision of the 2018 Farm Bill requires establishment of this program. The program is intended to reduce food waste and provide nutrition assistance to individuals in low-income groups.
2019-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentEnergy Conservation Program: Definition for General Service LampsOn February 11, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to withdraw the revised definitions of general service lamp (GSL), general service incandescent lamp (GSIL) and other supplemental...2019-18940"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-18940.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-18940/energy-conservation-program-definition-for-general-service-lampsOn February 11, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to withdraw the revised definitions of general service lamp (GSL), general service incandescent lamp (GSIL) and other supplemental definitions, that were to go into effect on January 1, 2020. DOE responds to comments received on the NOPR in this final rule and maintains the existing regulatory definitions of GSL and GSIL, which are the same as the statutory definitions of those terms.
2019-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Correction to Centers of Excellence and Expertise RegulationsOn December 20, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an interim final rule in the Federal Register, which established the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers) as a permanent organizational component of the agency and...2019-19129"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-19129.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-19129/technical-correction-to-centers-of-excellence-and-expertise-regulationsOn December 20, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an interim final rule in the Federal Register, which established the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers) as a permanent organizational component of the agency and transitioned certain operational trade functions to the Center directors that traditionally resided with the port directors. This technical correction clarifies two sections of CBP regulations that do not currently reflect CBP's operational structure or the objective of the ``Regulatory Implementation of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise'' interim final rule. This document amends CBP regulations to correct the discrepancies.
2019-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAmendment to Statement Processing and Automated Clearinghouse (ACH)This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding statement processing and Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) to reflect that CBP will identify final statements as paid upon the completion of the funds transfer....2019-19149"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-19149.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-19149/amendment-to-statement-processing-and-automated-clearinghouse-achThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding statement processing and Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) to reflect that CBP will identify final statements as paid upon the completion of the funds transfer. Additionally, this document makes certain technical corrections to the CBP regulations on statement processing and ACH.
2019-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentPartnership Representative Under the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime and Election To Apply the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime; CorrectionThis document contains a correction to a Treasury Decision 9839, which was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Treasury Decision 9839 contains final regulations regarding the designation and authority of the partnership...2019-19126"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-19126.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-19126/partnership-representative-under-the-centralized-partnership-audit-regime-and-election-to-apply-theThis document contains a correction to a Treasury Decision 9839, which was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Treasury Decision 9839 contains final regulations regarding the designation and authority of the partnership representative under the centralized partnership audit regime, which was enacted into law on November 2, 2015 by section 1101 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA).
2019-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Threat Reduction Agency Privacy ProgramThis final rule removes the Department of Defense (DoD) regulation concerning the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Privacy Program. On April 11, 2019, DoD published a revised DoD-level Privacy Program rule, which contains the necessary...2019-19168"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-19168.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-19168/defense-threat-reduction-agency-privacy-programThis final rule removes the Department of Defense (DoD) regulation concerning the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Privacy Program. On April 11, 2019, DoD published a revised DoD-level Privacy Program rule, which contains the necessary information for an agency-wide privacy program regulation under the Privacy Act and now serves as the single Privacy Program rule for the Department. That revised Privacy Program rule also includes all DoD component exemption rules. Therefore, this part is now unnecessary and may be removed from the CFR.
2019-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThe Army Privacy ProgramThis final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the Department of the Army's Privacy Program. On April 11, 2019, DoD published a revised DoD-level Privacy Program rule, which contains the necessary information for an agency-wide Privacy Program...2019-19148"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-19148.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-19148/the-army-privacy-programThis final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the Department of the Army's Privacy Program. On April 11, 2019, DoD published a revised DoD-level Privacy Program rule, which contains the necessary information for an agency-wide Privacy Program regulation under the Privacy Act and now serves as the single Privacy Program rule for the Department. That revised Privacy Program rule also includes all DoD component exemption rules. Therefore, the regulation is now unnecessary and may be removed from the CFR.
2019-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Lake Havasu City, AZThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the Havapalooza 2019 marine event that will be held on the navigable waters of Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City, AZ. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on...2019-19119"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-19119.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-19119/special-local-regulation-lake-havasu-city-azThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the Havapalooza 2019 marine event that will be held on the navigable waters of Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City, AZ. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters on Thompson Bay in Lake Havasu during a waterside concert on September 14, 2019. This rule prohibits spectators from anchoring, blocking, loitering or transiting through in the event area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector San Diego or a designated representative.
2019-09-05RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Strasburg Landfill Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 announces the deletion of the Strasburg Landfill Superfund Site (Site) located south and slightly east of Strasburg Road in Newlin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania from the National Priorities...2019-19175"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-19175.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-19175/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-deletionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 announces the deletion of the Strasburg Landfill Superfund Site (Site) located south and slightly east of Strasburg Road in Newlin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environment (PADEP, Southeast Region), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance (O&M), monitoring, and Five-Year Reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2019-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSuspension of Community EligibilityThis rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the...2019-19190"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-19190.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-19190/suspension-of-community-eligibilityThis rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date. Also, information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's Community Status Book (CSB). The CSB is available at https:// www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-community-status-book.
2019-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Aleutian Islands Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management AreaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod, except for the Community Development Quota program (CDQ), in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding...2019-19167"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-19167.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-19167/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-in-the-aleutian-islands-subarea-ofNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod, except for the Community Development Quota program (CDQ), in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the non-CDQ allocation of the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the BSAI.
2019-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentTaking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Alaska Fisheries Science Center Fisheries ResearchNMFS's Office of Protected Resources (OPR), upon request from NMFS's Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), hereby issues regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to fisheries research conducted in multiple specified...2019-18930"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-18930.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-18930/taking-and-importing-marine-mammals-taking-marine-mammals-incidental-to-alaska-fisheries-scienceNMFS's Office of Protected Resources (OPR), upon request from NMFS's Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), hereby issues regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to fisheries research conducted in multiple specified geographical regions over the course of five years. These regulations, which allow for the issuance of Letters of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and specified timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, as well as requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking.
2019-09-05Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentAmendments to the List of Bulk Drug Substances That Can Be Used to Compound Drug Products in Accordance With Section 503A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic ActThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) has issued a regulation creating a list of bulk drug substances (active pharmaceutical ingredients) that can be used to compound drug products in accordance with certain compounding provisions of the...2019-18951"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-18951.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-18951/amendments-to-the-list-of-bulk-drug-substances-that-can-be-used-to-compound-drug-products-inThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) has issued a regulation creating a list of bulk drug substances (active pharmaceutical ingredients) that can be used to compound drug products in accordance with certain compounding provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), although they are neither the subject of an applicable United States Pharmacopeia (USP) or National Formulary (NF) monograph nor components of FDA-approved drugs. This proposed rule would amend that list by placing five additional bulk drug substances on the list. This proposed rule also identifies 26 bulk drug substances that FDA has considered and proposes not to include on the list. Additional substances nominated by the public for inclusion on this list are currently under consideration and will be the subject of a future rulemaking.
2019-09-05Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF INTERIORInterior DepartmentOhio Regulatory ProgramWe, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Ohio regulatory program, hereinafter the Ohio program, under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or...2019-19163"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-19163.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-19163/ohio-regulatory-programWe, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Ohio regulatory program, hereinafter the Ohio program, under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Ohio seeks to amend its program by revising a definition involving the transfer, assignment, or sale of permit rights. This document gives the times and locations that the Ohio program and this proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments, on the amendment and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
2019-09-05Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentEnergy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Incandescent LampsThe Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (EPCA), directs DOE to initiate a rulemaking for general service lamps (GSLs) that, among other requirements, determines whether standards in effect for general service incandescent lamps...2019-18941"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-05/pdf/2019-18941.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/05/2019-18941/energy-conservation-program-energy-conservation-standards-for-general-service-incandescent-lampsThe Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (EPCA), directs DOE to initiate a rulemaking for general service lamps (GSLs) that, among other requirements, determines whether standards in effect for general service incandescent lamps (GSILs, a subset of GSLs) should be amended. In this notice of proposed determination (NOPD), DOE has initially determined that energy conservation standards for GSILs do not need to be amended and asks for comment on this proposed determination and associated analyses and results.
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FR Daily Contents (9-04-2019)

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2019-09-04RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardAdditional Withdrawal OptionsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is amending its regulations to provide TSP participants with additional withdrawal options and flexibility.2019-19029"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19029.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19029/additional-withdrawal-optionsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is amending its regulations to provide TSP participants with additional withdrawal options and flexibility.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentMinimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes; Implementation of the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States ActThis final rule implements the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act by amending the regulatory definition of ``temporary lawful status.'' With this change, citizens of the Freely Associated States residing in the United States are...2019-19023"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19023.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19023/minimum-standards-for-drivers-licenses-and-identification-cards-acceptable-by-federal-agencies-forThis final rule implements the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act by amending the regulatory definition of ``temporary lawful status.'' With this change, citizens of the Freely Associated States residing in the United States are eligible for full- term REAL ID licenses and identification cards, provided they satisfy the other requirements of the REAL ID Act and regulations.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-20- 01, which applied to all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2005-20-01 required repetitive inspections of the vertical stiffeners at left...2019-19012"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19012.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19012/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-20- 01, which applied to all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2005-20-01 required repetitive inspections of the vertical stiffeners at left buttock line (LBL) and right buttock line (RBL) 6.15 for cracks; and replacement of both stiffeners with new, improved stiffeners if any stiffener is found cracked. This new AD requires, depending on airplane configuration, replacing the vertical stiffeners at LBL and RBL 6.15 on the rear spar of the wing center section, installing angle and bonding jumpers, installing brackets, applying sealant, and applying paint. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks found in the left and right side keel beam upper chords when replacing vertical stiffeners. This AD was also prompted by possible degradation of the fault current bonding path that could introduce an ignition source in the fuel tank in the event of a fault current being imparted onto the fuel tank structure. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH HelicoptersThe FAA is publishing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters (Airbus) Model MBB- BK 117 C-2 helicopters. Emergency AD 2019-10-51 was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these...2019-18708"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18708.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18708/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicopters-deutschland-gmbh-helicoptersThe FAA is publishing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters (Airbus) Model MBB- BK 117 C-2 helicopters. Emergency AD 2019-10-51 was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these helicopters. This AD requires, for certain helicopters, inspecting the fuselage frame and providing certain information to the FAA. This AD also prohibits installing certain components as part of Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR00592DE on any helicopter. This AD was prompted by reports of fatigue cracks in the fuselage frame. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesThe FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the horizontal stabilizer pivot pin assemblies for misalignment and incorrect gapping, and applicable...2019-19013"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19013.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19013/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesThe FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the horizontal stabilizer pivot pin assemblies for misalignment and incorrect gapping, and applicable on-condition actions. This AD was prompted by a report of possible misalignment of the horizontal stabilizer pivot pin lock ring, outer pivot pin, and outboard spacer at final assembly. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked elevator power control unit (PCU) brackets on the horizontal stabilizer rear spar and...2019-18965"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18965.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18965/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked elevator power control unit (PCU) brackets on the horizontal stabilizer rear spar and cracking on the elevator front spar. This AD requires one-time inspections for cracks and damage of the elevator PCU brackets and surrounding area, horizontal stabilizer rear spar, and elevator front spar, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class E Airspace; Endicott, NY; CorrectionThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 23, 2019, establishing Class E airspace for Tri-Cities Airport, Endicott, NY, by correcting the airport's name in the legal description. The `dash' was inadvertently omitted...2019-18969"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18969.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18969/establishment-of-class-e-airspace-endicott-ny-correctionThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 23, 2019, establishing Class E airspace for Tri-Cities Airport, Endicott, NY, by correcting the airport's name in the legal description. The `dash' was inadvertently omitted from the airport name in the body of the legal description.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentFormal Requirements for Filings in Proceedings Before the CommissionThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) amends its regulations concerning the process for delivering filings and submissions to the Commission. Specifically, the Commission's regulations are revised to require that filings and...2019-18950"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18950.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18950/formal-requirements-for-filings-in-proceedings-before-the-commissionThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) amends its regulations concerning the process for delivering filings and submissions to the Commission. Specifically, the Commission's regulations are revised to require that filings and submissions to be delivered to the Commission, other than by the United States Postal Service (USPS), are instead to be sent to the Commission's off-site security screening facility. The regulations still permit USPS mail to be sent directly to the Commission's headquarters.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentPartnership Representative Under the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime and Election To Apply the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime; Correcting AmendmentThis document contains corrections to Treasury Decision 9839, which was published in the Federal Register for Thursday, August 9, 2018. Treasury Decision 9839 contains final regulations regarding the designation and authority of the partnership...2019-19059"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19059.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19059/partnership-representative-under-the-centralized-partnership-audit-regime-and-election-to-apply-theThis document contains corrections to Treasury Decision 9839, which was published in the Federal Register for Thursday, August 9, 2018. Treasury Decision 9839 contains final regulations regarding the designation and authority of the partnership representative under the centralized partnership audit regime, which was enacted into law on November 2, 2015 by section 1101 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA).
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentNicaragua Sanctions RegulationsThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adding regulations to implement Executive Order 13851 of November 27, 2018 (``Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua''). OFAC intends...2019-19049"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19049.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19049/nicaragua-sanctions-regulationsThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adding regulations to implement Executive Order 13851 of November 27, 2018 (``Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua''). OFAC intends to supplement these regulations with a more comprehensive set of regulations, which may include additional interpretive and definitional guidance, general licenses, and statements of licensing policy.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentVA Acquisition Regulation: Contracting by Negotiation; Service ContractingThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending and updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance...2019-17824"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-17824.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-17824/va-acquisition-regulation-contracting-by-negotiation-service-contractingThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending and updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance internal to VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to incorporate any new agency specific regulations or policies. These changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. The VAAM incorporates portions of the removed VAAR as well as other internal agency acquisition policy. VA will rewrite certain parts of the VAAR and VAAM, and as VAAR parts are rewritten, VA will publish them in the Federal Register. In particular, this rulemaking revises VAAR concerning Contracting by Negotiation and Service Contracting, as well as affected parts covering the Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation System, Types of Contracts, Termination of Contracts, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, and Loan Guaranty and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Programs.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Trawl Catcher Vessels in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the annual allowance of the 2019 Pacific cod total...2019-19045"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19045.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19045/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-trawl-catcher-vessels-in-theNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the annual allowance of the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to trawl catcher vessels in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch...2019-19046"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19046.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19046/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-usingNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to catcher vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRegistration Fee Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Cap Subject AliensThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to amend its regulations to require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap- subject petitions to pay a $10 fee for each registration they submit to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)...2019-18962"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18962.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18962/registration-fee-requirement-for-petitioners-seeking-to-file-h-1b-petitions-on-behalf-of-cap-subjectThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to amend its regulations to require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap- subject petitions to pay a $10 fee for each registration they submit to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the H-1B cap selection process.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentEnergy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Cooking ProductsOn August 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') to withdraw the test procedure for conventional cooking tops. The August 9, 2019 NOPR announced that the details of...2019-19051"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19051.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19051/energy-conservation-program-test-procedures-for-cooking-productsOn August 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') to withdraw the test procedure for conventional cooking tops. The August 9, 2019 NOPR announced that the details of a public meeting would be provided in a subsequent notice published in the Federal Register and stated that public comments will be accepted until October 8, 2019. DOE is announcing that a public meeting will be held on October 9, 2019, which will also be available as a webinar. Given the date of the meeting, DOE is extending the public comment period for submitting comments and data on the NOPR by 14 days to October 22, 2019.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleFEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATIONFederal Deposit Insurance CorporationInterest Rate Restrictions on Institutions That Are Less Than Well CapitalizedThe FDIC is seeking comment on proposed revisions to its regulations relating to interest rate restrictions that apply to less than well capitalized insured depository institutions. Under the proposed rule, the FDIC would amend the methodology for...2019-18360"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18360.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18360/interest-rate-restrictions-on-institutions-that-are-less-than-well-capitalizedThe FDIC is seeking comment on proposed revisions to its regulations relating to interest rate restrictions that apply to less than well capitalized insured depository institutions. Under the proposed rule, the FDIC would amend the methodology for calculating the national rate and national rate cap for specific deposit products. The national rate would be the weighted average of rates paid by all insured depository institutions on a given deposit product, for which data are available, where the weights are each institution's market share of domestic deposits. The national rate cap for particular products would be set at the higher of the 95th percentile of rates paid by insured depository institutions weighted by each institution's share of total domestic deposits, or the proposed national rate plus 75 basis points. The proposed rule would also greatly simplify the current local rate cap calculation and process by allowing less than well capitalized institutions to offer up to 90 percent of the highest rate paid on a particular deposit product in the institution's local market area.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and - 500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that...2019-18980"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18980.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18980/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and - 500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the lower skin of the fuselage skin lap splices along the lower fastener row of a certain stringer lap splice on certain body station skin panels is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require inspections of the lower skin of the fuselage skin lap splices along the lower fastener row of a lap splice on certain body station skin panels and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project, Charles River, Boston, MAThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within 100 yards of the North Washington Street Bridge, Charles River, Boston, Massachusetts, from December 1, 2019 through December 31, 2023. The temporary safety...2019-19048"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19048.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19048/safety-zone-north-washington-street-bridge-replacement-project-charles-river-boston-maThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within 100 yards of the North Washington Street Bridge, Charles River, Boston, Massachusetts, from December 1, 2019 through December 31, 2023. The temporary safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created during the replacement project of the North Washington Street Bridge. When enforced, this proposed rule would prohibit vessels and persons from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Comment Period for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic CoastThe United States Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the notice of study and request for comments for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast that we published on December 21, 2018. This action will provide the public with...2019-19080"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19080.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19080/extension-of-comment-period-for-the-port-access-route-study-alaskan-arctic-coastThe United States Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the notice of study and request for comments for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast that we published on December 21, 2018. This action will provide the public with additional time and opportunity to provide the Coast Guard with information regarding the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast. The comment period is extended until January 30, 2020.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the results of a residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (MCM NESHAP) facilities, as...2019-18344"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18344.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18344/national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-miscellaneous-coating-manufacturingThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the results of a residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (MCM NESHAP) facilities, as required by the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA is proposing to find risks due to emissions of air toxics to be acceptable from the MCM source category and to determine that the current NESHAP provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health. The EPA identified no new cost-effective controls under the technology review to achieve further emissions reductions from process units subject to standards under the NESHAP. The EPA is also proposing revisions related to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM), including clarifying regulatory provisions for certain vent control bypasses; provisions for electronic reporting of performance test results, performance evaluation reports, compliance reports, and Notification of Compliance Status (NOCS) reports; and provisions to conduct periodic performance testing of oxidizers used to reduce emissions of organic hazardous air pollutants (HAP).
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2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentFood Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Revisions to the Administrative Match RequirementThrough this rulemaking, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (the Department or USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is codifying new and revised statutory requirements included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill). First,...2019-18815"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18815.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18815/food-distribution-program-on-indian-reservations-revisions-to-the-administrative-match-requirementThrough this rulemaking, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (the Department or USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is codifying new and revised statutory requirements included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill). First, the Department is revising the minimum Federal share of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) administrative costs and State agency/ Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) mandatory administrative match requirement amounts. Second, the Department is revising its administrative match waiver requirements by allowing State agencies and ITOs to qualify for a waiver if the required match share would be a substantial burden. Third, the Department is limiting the reduction of any FDPIR benefits or services to State agencies and ITOs that are granted a full or partial administrative match waiver. Last, the Department is allowing for other Federal funds, if such use is otherwise consistent with both the purpose of the other Federal funds and with the purpose of FDPIR administrative funds, to be used to meet the State agency/ITO administrative match requirement.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentAgriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage ProgramsThis rule implements the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), as amended. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) amended 2014 Farm Bill...2019-18853"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18853.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18853/agriculture-risk-coverage-and-price-loss-coverage-programsThis rule implements the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), as amended. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) amended 2014 Farm Bill provisions regarding ARC and PLC, and authorized the ARC and PLC Programs for the 2019 through 2023 program years. The ARC and PLC Programs are continuing, with some changes. This rule also includes conforming changes to Farm Service Agency (FSA) general regulations that apply to multiple programs. The ARC and PLC Programs provide producers a choice between a counter-cyclical payment support type program (PLC) and an income support program (ARC). In a defined election and enrollment period, producers can elect different programs for different covered commodities on a farm, for example, choosing PLC for corn and ARC for soybeans on the same farm. There is also an option to elect ARC individual coverage (ARC-IC); however, if that option is elected, all the farm's covered commodities are elected with that option. This rule specifies the eligibility requirements, enrollment procedures, and payment calculations for the ARC and PLC Programs.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded fore/aft movements of the Captain's and First Officer's seats. This AD requires an identification of...2019-18832"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18832.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18832/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded fore/aft movements of the Captain's and First Officer's seats. This AD requires an identification of the part number, and if applicable the serial number, of the Captain's and First Officer's seats, and applicable on-condition actions for affected seats. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-03RuleSocial Security AdministrationSocial Security AdministrationSecurity and Suitability FilesWe are issuing a final rule to exempt a system of records entitled Security and Suitability Files. This final rule also removes two systems of records listed in our exemptions, but which do not exist, and will replace them with a new exemption for this...2019-18892"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18892.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18892/security-and-suitability-filesWe are issuing a final rule to exempt a system of records entitled Security and Suitability Files. This final rule also removes two systems of records listed in our exemptions, but which do not exist, and will replace them with a new exemption for this specified system of records from specific provisions of the Privacy Act.\1\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Ohio River, Portsmouth, OHThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters on the Ohio River in the vicinity of Portsmouth, OH. This special local regulation is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from...2019-18868"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18868.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18868/special-local-regulation-ohio-river-portsmouth-ohThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters on the Ohio River in the vicinity of Portsmouth, OH. This special local regulation is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a marine regatta. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Illinois River, Mile Marker 162 to 166, Peoria, ILThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Illinois River in two different work zones located between Mile Marker (MM) 162 and MM 166. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine...2019-18913"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18913.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18913/safety-zone-illinois-river-mile-marker-162-to-166-peoria-ilThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Illinois River in two different work zones located between Mile Marker (MM) 162 and MM 166. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the installation of electrical lines across the river. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; 2019 Monte Labor Day Fireworks Display, Carnelian Bay, Carnelian Bay, CAThe Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones on the navigable waters of Carnelian Bay near Carnelian West Beach in support of the 2019 Monte Labor Day Fireworks Display on September 1, 2019. These safety zones are necessary to protect...2019-18944"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18944.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18944/safety-zone-2019-monte-labor-day-fireworks-display-carnelian-bay-carnelian-bay-caThe Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones on the navigable waters of Carnelian Bay near Carnelian West Beach in support of the 2019 Monte Labor Day Fireworks Display on September 1, 2019. These safety zones are necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentIncrease of the Annual Limit on Accepted Requests for Track I Prioritized ExaminationThe Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (America Invents Act) includes provisions for prioritized examination of patent applications, which have been implemented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) in previous rulemakings....2019-18994"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18994.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18994/increase-of-the-annual-limit-on-accepted-requests-for-track-i-prioritized-examinationThe Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (America Invents Act) includes provisions for prioritized examination of patent applications, which have been implemented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) in previous rulemakings. The America Invents Act provides that the Office may not accept more than 10,000 requests for prioritization in any fiscal year (October 1 to September 30) until regulations are prescribed setting another limit. This interim rule expands the availability of prioritized examination by increasing the limit on the number of prioritized examination requests that may be accepted in a fiscal year from 10,000 to 12,000.
2019-09-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Georgia; Update to Materials Incorporated by ReferenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Georgia state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by Georgia and...2019-18590"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18590.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18590/air-plan-approval-georgia-update-to-materials-incorporated-by-referenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Georgia state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by Georgia and approved by EPA. This update affects the materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the EPA Regional Office.
2019-09-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval: ID; Update to CRB Fee Billing ProceduresThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Idaho's Department of Environmental Quality on June 5, 2019. The revisions implement changes to the...2019-18849"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18849.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18849/air-plan-approval-id-update-to-crb-fee-billing-proceduresThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Idaho's Department of Environmental Quality on June 5, 2019. The revisions implement changes to the timing of when fees for open burning of crop residue are paid. The changes provide Idaho Department of Environmental Quality a more streamlined administrative process and were based on recommendation from Idaho's Crop Residue Advisory Committee.
2019-09-03RuleFEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionRadio Broadcasting Services; Various LocationsThis document amends the FM Table of Allotments, of the Commission's rules, by reinstating certain vacant FM allotments. These FM allotments are considered vacant because of the cancellation of the associated authorizations and licenses, or the...2019-16223"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-16223.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-16223/radio-broadcasting-services-various-locationsThis document amends the FM Table of Allotments, of the Commission's rules, by reinstating certain vacant FM allotments. These FM allotments are considered vacant because of the cancellation of the associated authorizations and licenses, or the dismissal of long-form auction applications. Theses vacant FM allotments have previously undergone notice and comment rule making. Reinstatement of the vacant allotments is merely a ministerial action to effectuate licensing procedures. Therefore, we find for good cause that further notice and comment are unnecessary.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentMigratory Bird Permits; Regulations Concerning a Depredation OrderWe are following up on a 2013 proposal to remove regulations that set forth a means for controlling damage caused by certain depredating scrub jays and Steller's jays. We had proposed to remove the regulations that set forth a depredation order for...2019-18954"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18954.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18954/migratory-bird-permits-regulations-concerning-a-depredation-orderWe are following up on a 2013 proposal to remove regulations that set forth a means for controlling damage caused by certain depredating scrub jays and Steller's jays. We had proposed to remove the regulations that set forth a depredation order for these species to protect nut crops in certain counties in Washington and Oregon. Our reason for the proposed removal of these regulations was that we believed they were no longer necessary. However, we now withdraw this proposal based on comments received, as well as reports of activities conducted under this depredation order. Instead of removing the regulations, we hereby make minor updates to them to ensure timely reporting of activities conducted under this depredation order.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2019 Commercial Closure for Atlantic Migratory Group CobiaNMFS implements a closure for Atlantic migratory group cobia (Atlantic cobia) that are sold (commercial) and harvested from Atlantic Federal waters. NMFS projects that commercial landings of Atlantic cobia have reached the commercial quota. Therefore,...2019-18926"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18926.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18926/fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-2019-commercial-closure-for-atlanticNMFS implements a closure for Atlantic migratory group cobia (Atlantic cobia) that are sold (commercial) and harvested from Atlantic Federal waters. NMFS projects that commercial landings of Atlantic cobia have reached the commercial quota. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial sector for Atlantic cobia in Federal waters on September 4, 2019, and it will remain closed until the start of the next fishing year on January 1, 2020. This closure is necessary to protect the Atlantic cobia resource.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management AreaNMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully...2019-18948"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18948.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18948/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-in-the-bering-sea-and-aleutianNMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2019 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI.
2019-09-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyClean Water Act Hazardous Substances Spill PreventionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is not establishing at this time new requirements for hazardous substances under Clean Water Act (CWA) section 311. This section directs the President to establish procedures, methods, and...2019-18706"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18706.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18706/clean-water-act-hazardous-substances-spill-preventionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is not establishing at this time new requirements for hazardous substances under Clean Water Act (CWA) section 311. This section directs the President to establish procedures, methods, and equipment and other requirements for equipment to prevent discharges of oil and hazardous substances from vessels and from onshore facilities and offshore facilities, and to contain such discharges. The EPA has been delegated and/or redelegated authority for certain facilities as identified below. On July 21, 2015, a lawsuit was filed against the EPA for failing to comply with the alleged duty to issue regulations to prevent and contain CWA hazardous substance discharges under CWA section 311. On February 16, 2016, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a Consent Decree between the EPA and the litigants that required a notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to the issuance of hazardous substance regulations, and a final action after notice and comment. After seeking public comment and based on an analysis of the frequency and impacts of reported CWA Hazardous Substances discharges, as well as the existing framework of EPA regulatory requirements, the Agency is not establishing at this time new discharge prevention and containment regulatory requirements under CWA section 311.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentColorado Regulatory ProgramWe, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are approving an amendment to the Colorado regulatory program (Colorado program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Colorado proposed...2019-18697"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18697.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18697/colorado-regulatory-programWe, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are approving an amendment to the Colorado regulatory program (Colorado program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Colorado proposed both additions to and revisions of the rules and regulations of the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board for Coal Mining concerning valid existing rights, ownership and control, and other regulatory issues. Additionally, Colorado proposed revisions to and additions of definitions supporting those proposed rule changes. Colorado revised its program to be consistent with SMCRA and the corresponding Federal regulations, clarify ambiguities, address all outstanding required rule changes, and improve operational efficiency.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentGuaranteed Rural Rental Housing Change in Initial Guarantee Fee and Annual Guarantee FeeThe Rural Housing Service (RHS or the Agency) is proposing to amend its regulation to remove the stated amount that the Agency will charge for the initial and annual guarantee fees. The regulation change will allow the Agency the flexibility to...2019-18773"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18773.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18773/guaranteed-rural-rental-housing-change-in-initial-guarantee-fee-and-annual-guarantee-feeThe Rural Housing Service (RHS or the Agency) is proposing to amend its regulation to remove the stated amount that the Agency will charge for the initial and annual guarantee fees. The regulation change will allow the Agency the flexibility to establish or make any future changes to the initial and annual guarantee fees without the need for a regulatory change.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentPlan for Periodic Review of RegulationsRegulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) section 610 requires that NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) periodically review existing regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, such as small...2019-18486"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18486.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18486/plan-for-periodic-review-of-regulationsRegulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) section 610 requires that NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) periodically review existing regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, such as small businesses, small organizations, and small governmental jurisdictions. The RFA does not require agencies to periodically review existing regulations that were originally certified under RFA section 605 as a rule that will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. However, an agency may exercise its discretion to review certified rules to assess whether changed conditions may mean that the existing rules now have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This plan describes how ONMS will exercise its discretion to conduct this assessment for specified rules certified under RFA section 605 and describes the regulations proposed for review in 2020.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval: ID; Update to CRB Fee Billing ProceduresThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Idaho's Department of Environmental Quality on June 5, 2019. The changes provide Idaho Department of Environmental Quality...2019-18848"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18848.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18848/air-plan-approval-id-update-to-crb-fee-billing-proceduresThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Idaho's Department of Environmental Quality on June 5, 2019. The changes provide Idaho Department of Environmental Quality a more streamlined administrative process and were based on recommendation from Idaho's Crop Residue Advisory Committee. Specifically, the revisions proposed for approval in this action implement changes to when fees for open burning of crop residue are paid. We note that this action does not address the other revisions contained in Idaho's June 5, 2019 submission. The remaining portions of that submittal will be addressed in separate, future actions.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Amendments to the Regulatory Definition of Volatile Organic CompoundsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision pertains to amendments made to the definition of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the...2019-18828"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18828.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18828/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-delaware-amendments-to-the-regulatoryThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision pertains to amendments made to the definition of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the Delaware Administrative Code to conform with EPA's regulatory definition of VOC. EPA found that certain compounds have a negligible photochemical reactivity and, therefore, has exempted them from the regulatory definition of VOC in several rulemaking actions. This revision to the Delaware SIP requests the exemption of eight compounds from the regulatory definition of VOC to match the actions EPA has taken. In addition, the revision also requests to remove the recordkeeping, reporting, modeling, and inventory requirements for t-butyl acetate (TBAC). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentNational Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Revisions to Methodology for Payments To Write Your Own (WYO) Companies; CorrectionThis document corrects the preamble to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) which FEMA published on July 8, 2019, seeking comment regarding possible approaches to incorporating actual flood insurance expense data into the payment...2019-18982"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18982.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18982/national-flood-insurance-program-nfip-revisions-to-methodology-for-payments-to-write-your-own-wyoThis document corrects the preamble to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) which FEMA published on July 8, 2019, seeking comment regarding possible approaches to incorporating actual flood insurance expense data into the payment methodology that FEMA uses to determine the amount of payments to WYO companies.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleFEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSIONFederal Maritime CommissionHearing Procedures Governing the Penial, Revocation, or Suspension of an OTI LicenseThe Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is seeking public comments on proposed modifications to the hearing procedures governing the denial, revocation, or suspension of an ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) license. The revised hearing...2019-18742"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18742.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18742/hearing-procedures-governing-the-penial-revocation-or-suspension-of-an-oti-licenseThe Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is seeking public comments on proposed modifications to the hearing procedures governing the denial, revocation, or suspension of an ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) license. The revised hearing procedures are intended to align more with other Commission hearing procedures, ensure a more streamlined process and fulfill the need for more detailed procedural requirements.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentArticle 19-A of the State of New York's Vehicle and Traffic LawOn September 12, 2013, FMCSA published a request for comments on petitions submitted by Motor Coach Canada (MCC) and the American Bus Association (ABA) seeking a determination that Article 19-A of the State of New York's Vehicle and Traffic Law...2019-18949"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18949.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18949/article-19-a-of-the-state-of-new-yorks-vehicle-and-traffic-lawOn September 12, 2013, FMCSA published a request for comments on petitions submitted by Motor Coach Canada (MCC) and the American Bus Association (ABA) seeking a determination that Article 19-A of the State of New York's Vehicle and Traffic Law governing drivers of passenger-carrying interstate motor vehicles is preempted by Federal Law. The comment period closed on November 12, 2013. The Agency received 6 comments. In view of the passage of time since the initial request for comments, and because ABA recently requested that the docket be re-opened for additional comments, FMCSA is reopening the comment period for 30 days to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to comment or provide new information.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentHours of Service of DriversThe FMCSA announces that it will hold a public listening session concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service rules for truck drivers. On August 22, 2019, FMCSA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on proposed...2019-18978"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18978.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18978/hours-of-service-of-driversThe FMCSA announces that it will hold a public listening session concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service rules for truck drivers. On August 22, 2019, FMCSA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on proposed changes to its hours-of- service (HOS) requirements to provide greater flexibility for drivers who are subject to the HOS rules without adversely affecting safety. The listening session will allow interested persons to present comments, views, and relevant research on topics mentioned above. All comments will be transcribed and placed in the rulemaking docket for the FMCSA's consideration. The session will be webcast to allow interested parties to participate remotely.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAtlantic Highly Migratory Species; Amendment 12 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management PlanNMFS announces the availability of a scoping document and its intent to initiate an amendment to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Given recent revisions to the National Standard guidelines and recent...2019-18939"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18939.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18939/atlantic-highly-migratory-species-amendment-12-to-the-2006-consolidated-atlantic-highly-migratoryNMFS announces the availability of a scoping document and its intent to initiate an amendment to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Given recent revisions to the National Standard guidelines and recent NMFS policy directives, which aim to improve and streamline fishery management procedures to enhance their utility for managers and the public, NMFS has determined it is necessary to: Reassess current HMS FMP objectives to reflect the changing needs of the HMS fisheries, and potentially adopt revised FMP objectives; review stock status determination criteria (SDC) for internationally-managed HMS and adopt such criteria, rather than continue to apply domestic criteria, which at times differ; review the standardized bycatch reporting methodology (SBRM) for certain HMS fisheries and update, if necessary; consider triggers for initiating allocation reviews for quota-managed HMS stocks and adopt such triggers, if appropriate; and consider revising the publication date of the annual HMS Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report and adopt such revision. The goal of the scoping document is to examine potential options and modify domestic HMS fishery management measures to be consistent with the national standards guidelines and recent NMFS policy directives, and to request additional information and input from consulting parties and the public prior to development of Amendment 12 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS FMP.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Site Remediation Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Site Remediation source category. This proposal presents the results of the residual risk and...2019-17223"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-17223.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-17223/national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-site-remediation-residual-risk-andThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Site Remediation source category. This proposal presents the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted as required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Based on the results of the residual risk review, the EPA is proposing that risks due to emissions of air toxics are acceptable and that no revision to the standards is required to provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health. Based on the technology review, we are proposing to amend the requirements for leak detection and repair (LDAR). In addition, the EPA is proposing amendments to revise regulatory provisions pertaining to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM), including adding requirements for pressure relief devices; to add requirements for electronic submittal of semiannual reports and performance test results; to clarify provisions pertaining to open-ended valves and lines; and to make minor clarifications and corrections. The proposed revisions to the rule would increase the level of emissions control and environmental protection provided by the Site Remediation NESHAP. We are also requesting additional comment related to subcategorization of sources relating to certain exemption provisions of the original rule that were proposed for removal in 2016.