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2019-09-30RuleNUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionState of Vermont: Discontinuance of Certain Commission Regulatory Authority Within the State; Notice of Agreement Between the NRC and the State of VermontThis notice is announcing that on September 9, 2019, Kristine L. Svinicki, Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission), and on September 13, 2019, Governor Philip B. Scott of the State of Vermont, signed an Agreement as...2019-20973"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20973.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20973/state-of-vermont-discontinuance-of-certain-commission-regulatory-authority-within-the-state-noticeThis notice is announcing that on September 9, 2019, Kristine L. Svinicki, Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission), and on September 13, 2019, Governor Philip B. Scott of the State of Vermont, signed an Agreement as authorized by Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act). Under the Agreement, the Commission discontinues its regulatory authority, and the State of Vermont assumes regulatory authority over 11e.(1), 11e.(3), and 11e.(4) byproduct materials, source materials, and special nuclear materials in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass. As of the effective date of the Agreement, a person in Vermont possessing these materials is exempt from certain Commission regulations. The exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register (FR) and are codified in the Commission's regulations. The Agreement is published here as required by Section 274e. of the Act.
2019-09-30RuleSocial Security AdministrationSocial Security AdministrationRules of Conduct and Standards of Responsibility for Appointed Representatives; CorrectionOn July 2, 2018, we published final rules in the Federal Register revising our rules of conduct and standards of responsibility for representatives. Those final rules reduced the amount of time to request Appeals Council review of a hearing officer's...2019-20446"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20446.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20446/rules-of-conduct-and-standards-of-responsibility-for-appointed-representatives-correctionOn July 2, 2018, we published final rules in the Federal Register revising our rules of conduct and standards of responsibility for representatives. Those final rules reduced the amount of time to request Appeals Council review of a hearing officer's decision from 30 days to 14 business days, but we inadvertently failed to make the same change in the parallel sections of the CFR, which details when the Appeals Council will dismiss a request for review. This document corrects the omitted sections and makes our regulations consistent.
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentNew Single-Sheet Format for U.S. Official Order Form for Schedule I and II Controlled Substances (DEA Form 222)The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is amending its regulations to implement a new single-sheet format for DEA Form 222, used by DEA registrants to order schedules I and II controlled substances. The rule provides for a two-year transition...2019-21021"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-21021.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-21021/new-single-sheet-format-for-us-official-order-form-for-schedule-i-and-ii-controlled-substances-deaThe Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is amending its regulations to implement a new single-sheet format for DEA Form 222, used by DEA registrants to order schedules I and II controlled substances. The rule provides for a two-year transition period, during which the existing triplicate version of the forms may continue to be used. The rule also includes a number of minor procedural changes.
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentOccupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in Construction and Shipyard SectorsOSHA is finalizing the proposed rule on occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds in construction and shipyards by delaying the compliance deadlines for nearly all provisions of the standards to September 30, 2020. The one exception to...2019-21037"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-21037.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-21037/occupational-exposure-to-beryllium-and-beryllium-compounds-in-construction-and-shipyard-sectorsOSHA is finalizing the proposed rule on occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds in construction and shipyards by delaying the compliance deadlines for nearly all provisions of the standards to September 30, 2020. The one exception to the September 30, 2020 compliance deadline is for the permissible exposure limit (PEL) and the short-term exposure limit (STEL), which OSHA has been enforcing since May 11, 2018. This rule confirms that the exposure limits remain in effect. OSHA is not adopting the portion of the proposed rule that would have revised OSHA's existing beryllium standards for construction and shipyards to revoke the ancillary provisions. OSHA finds that other OSHA standards do not duplicate the requirements of the ancillary provisions in the beryllium standards for construction and shipyards in their entirety. Thus revoking all of the ancillary provisions and leaving only the PEL and STEL would be inconsistent with OSHA's statutory mandate to protect workers from the demonstrated significant risks of material impairment of health resulting from exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. OSHA will publish a new proposal for the construction and shipyards beryllium standards, to seek comment on different changes OSHA is considering.
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentExaminations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal MinesThe Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reinstating the regulatory provisions for examinations of working places in metal and nonmetal mines published on January 23, 2017. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit...2019-20852"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20852.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20852/examinations-of-working-places-in-metal-and-nonmetal-minesThe Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reinstating the regulatory provisions for examinations of working places in metal and nonmetal mines published on January 23, 2017. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an order on June 11, 2019, and a mandate on August 23, 2019, requiring this action.
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDetermination of Active Military Service and Discharge for Civilian or Contractual GroupsThis final rule removes the Department of the Air Force's regulation containing procedures for processing discharge applications of civilians or contractors claiming prior active military service with the Air Force or a predecessor organization. The...2019-20607"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20607.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20607/determination-of-active-military-service-and-discharge-for-civilian-or-contractual-groupsThis final rule removes the Department of the Air Force's regulation containing procedures for processing discharge applications of civilians or contractors claiming prior active military service with the Air Force or a predecessor organization. The content of this part is addressed in a DoD-level regulation, and it is unnecessary.
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Kailua Bay, Ironman World Championship, Kailua-Kona, HawaiiThe Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Ironman Ho'ala practice swim and Ironman World Championship Triathlon on October 6 and October 12, 2019, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our...2019-20765"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20765.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20765/special-local-regulation-kailua-bay-ironman-world-championship-kailua-kona-hawaiiThe Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Ironman Ho'ala practice swim and Ironman World Championship Triathlon on October 6 and October 12, 2019, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Fourteenth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event on certain waters of Kailua Bay, Kailua- Kona, Hawaii. 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.
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Kailua Bay, Ironman World Championship, Kailua-Kona, HawaiiThe Coast Guard is establishing a recurring special local regulation for certain waters of Kailua Bay, Hawaii. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Kailua-Kona, HI, during the swim portion of...2019-20627"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20627.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20627/special-local-regulation-kailua-bay-ironman-world-championship-kailua-kona-hawaiiThe Coast Guard is establishing a recurring special local regulation for certain waters of Kailua Bay, Hawaii. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Kailua-Kona, HI, during the swim portion of the Ironman World Championship Triathlon and practice swim held on consecutive weekends annually in October. On both days, the swim events are held from 3:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. This rulemaking prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area each day of the event unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Honolulu.
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Grand Haven Fireworks, Lake Michigan, Grand Haven, MIThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of Lake Michigan and the Grand River in Grand Haven, MI. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by...2019-21053"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-21053.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-21053/safety-zone-grand-haven-fireworks-lake-michigan-grand-haven-miThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of Lake Michigan and the Grand River in Grand Haven, MI. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan (COTP).
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Leif Erickson Day Row and Run, Charlevoix, MIThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in Lake Charlevoix, Charlevoix, MI. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect 40 participating paddlers in the Leif Erickson Day Row and Run. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is...2019-20727"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20727.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20727/safety-zone-leif-erickson-day-row-and-run-charlevoix-miThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in Lake Charlevoix, Charlevoix, MI. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect 40 participating paddlers in the Leif Erickson Day Row and Run. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Mackinaw City Fall Colors Fireworks, Mackinaw City, MIThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Straits of Mackinac near Mackinac City, MI. The temporary safety zone is needed to protect vessels and spectators from the hazards associated with a fireworks show during the Mackinaw City...2019-20735"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20735.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20735/safety-zone-mackinaw-city-fall-colors-fireworks-mackinaw-city-miThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Straits of Mackinac near Mackinac City, MI. The temporary safety zone is needed to protect vessels and spectators from the hazards associated with a fireworks show during the Mackinaw City Fall Colors Fireworks. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, Saint Simons Sound, GAOn September 08, 2019, the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah issued an Emergency Safety Zone in response to the grounding/capsizing of the M/V GOLDEN RAY (31[deg]07'39.66 North, 081[deg]24'10.58 West, between Saint Simons Lighthouse and the north end...2019-20781"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20781.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20781/safety-zone-saint-simons-sound-gaOn September 08, 2019, the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah issued an Emergency Safety Zone in response to the grounding/capsizing of the M/V GOLDEN RAY (31[deg]07'39.66 North, 081[deg]24'10.58 West, between Saint Simons Lighthouse and the north end of Jekyll Island, in the vicinity of green buoy #19). This Emergency Safety Zone prohibited all vessels from approaching within 0.5 nautical miles of M/V GOLDEN RAY, unless authorized by the COTP. As of September 13, 2019, this Emergency Safety Zone remained in effect for all vessels of 500 GT and above. No vessels 500 GT and above were able to transit within 0.5 nautical miles of the M/V GOLDEN RAY unless specifically authorized by the COTP. For all other vessels, the Emergency Safety Zone was enforced for 150 yards surrounding the site. No vessel could transit within 150 yards of the M/V GOLDEN RAY unless specifically authorized by the COTP. As of September 19, 2019, USCG Captain of the Port Savannah has adjusted the safety zone surrounding the M/V GOLDEN RAY, so that no vessel is authorized access within 150 yards of the M/V GOLDEN RAY, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port. The previous safety zone established on September 12, 2019 is terminated.
2019-09-30RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Missouri; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submission from the State of Missouri addressing the applicable requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2015 Ozone...2019-20671"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20671.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20671/air-plan-approval-missouri-infrastructure-state-implementation-plan-requirements-for-the-2015-ozoneThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submission from the State of Missouri addressing the applicable requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2015 Ozone (O3) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Section 110 requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP revision to support the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each new or revised NAAQS promulgated by the EPA. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. The EPA is also approving a request from the State to exempt all counties in the Metropolitan Kansas City Interstate Air Quality Control Region (Kansas City AQCR) and all of Jefferson and most of Franklin (except Boles Township) counties in the Metropolitan St. Louis Interstate (St. Louis AQCR) from needing an ozone contingency plan meeting the EPA's requirements.
2019-09-30RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; North Carolina: Amendments of Air Quality RulesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality (DAQ), through a letter dated March 21, 2018, readopting and...2019-20676"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20676.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20676/air-plan-approval-north-carolina-amendments-of-air-quality-rulesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality (DAQ), through a letter dated March 21, 2018, readopting and amending air quality rules related to transportation conformity requirements in the state of North Carolina. EPA has determined that North Carolina's March 21, 2018, SIP revision is consistent with the federal transportation conformity requirements and the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
2019-09-30RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Air Quality Improvement Plan, Operating Permits Program, and 112(l) Plan; Missouri; Operating PermitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP), the Operating Permit Program (OPP), and the 112(l) plan submitted on March 7, 2019, by the State of Missouri. The submission...2019-20670"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20670.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20670/approval-of-air-quality-improvement-plan-operating-permits-program-and-112l-plan-missouri-operatingThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP), the Operating Permit Program (OPP), and the 112(l) plan submitted on March 7, 2019, by the State of Missouri. The submission revises Missouri's regulations relating to the requirement for sources of air contaminants to obtain operating permits and to establish procedures for sources of air contaminants to obtain and comply with operating permits. These revisions are primarily administrative in nature and do not impact the stringency of the SIP, the OPP, or the 112(l) plan. Specifically, the revisions correct references, change the term ``regulated pollutant'' to ``regulated air pollutant'', removes unnecessary words, and add definitions. Approval of these revisions will not impact air quality and ensures Federal enforceability of the State's rules.
2019-09-30RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation Requests and Maintenance Plans for Delaware County and Lebanon County 2012 Fine Particulate Matter AreasThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving requests for redesignation to attainment status as well as state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On January 23, 2019 and February 11, 2019,...2019-20675"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20675.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20675/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-pennsylvania-redesignation-requestsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving requests for redesignation to attainment status as well as state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On January 23, 2019 and February 11, 2019, respectively, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted requests for EPA to redesignate the Delaware County and Lebanon County nonattainment areas (the Delaware and Lebanon Areas or the Areas) to attainment of the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is granting PADEP's requests and determining that the Delaware and Lebanon Areas meet the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS, based on the most recent three years of certified air quality data. The effect of this action is to change the designation status of the Delaware and Lebanon Areas from nonattainment to attainment for the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS, thereby removing the requirement for a nonattainment new source review (NNSR) permitting program and stopping the sanctions clock associated with a finding of failure to submit NNSR updates for the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA is also approving PADEP's plans to ensure that the Delaware and Lebanon Areas continue to meet the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS through 2030 (maintenance plans) as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP. The maintenance plans for the Delaware and Lebanon Areas include 2014, 2022, and 2030 motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for mobile sources of PM2.5 and nitrogen oxides (NOX). Finally, EPA is finding these 2014, 2022, and 2030 MVEBs for PM2.5 and NOX adequate and is approving these MVEBs into the Pennsylvania SIP for transportation conformity purposes. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentGeneral Technical, Organizational, Conforming, and Correcting Amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety RegulationsFMCSA amends its regulations by making technical corrections throughout the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The Agency makes minor changes to correct inadvertent errors and omissions, remove or update obsolete references, and improve the...2019-20591"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20591.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20591/general-technical-organizational-conforming-and-correcting-amendments-to-the-federal-motor-carrierFMCSA amends its regulations by making technical corrections throughout the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The Agency makes minor changes to correct inadvertent errors and omissions, remove or update obsolete references, and improve the clarity and consistency of certain regulatory provisions. The Agency also makes nondiscretionary, ministerial changes that are statutorily mandated.
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentTemporary Rule To Increase the Commercial Trip Limit for Atlantic King MackerelNMFS issues this emergency action, a final temporary rule to revise the Atlantic migratory group king mackerel (Atlantic king mackerel) commercial trip limit within the Atlantic southern zone from October 1, 2019, through February 29, 2020, as...2019-21127"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-21127.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-21127/temporary-rule-to-increase-the-commercial-trip-limit-for-atlantic-king-mackerelNMFS issues this emergency action, a final temporary rule to revise the Atlantic migratory group king mackerel (Atlantic king mackerel) commercial trip limit within the Atlantic southern zone from October 1, 2019, through February 29, 2020, as requested by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). The purpose of this final temporary rule is to increase the commercial trip limit to allow for a significant economic opportunity that otherwise would be forgone and relieve an economic burden within the Atlantic king mackerel commercial sector without increasing the risk to the stock.
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Adjustment to the 2019 Winter II QuotaNMFS adjusts the 2019 Winter II commercial scup quota and per- trip Federal landing limit. This action is intended to comply with Framework Adjustment 3 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan that established the...2019-20674"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20674.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20674/fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-scup-fishery-adjustment-to-the-2019-winter-ii-quotaNMFS adjusts the 2019 Winter II commercial scup quota and per- trip Federal landing limit. This action is intended to comply with Framework Adjustment 3 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan that established the rollover of unused commercial scup quota from the Winter I to Winter II period. This document is intended to inform the public of this quota and trip limit change.
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentMedicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions To Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Dialysis Facilities; Hospital and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Changes To Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient CareThis final rule reforms Medicare regulations that are identified as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome on health care providers and suppliers. This final rule also increases the ability of health care professionals to devote resources to...2019-20736"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20736.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20736/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-regulatory-provisions-to-promote-program-efficiency-transparency-andThis final rule reforms Medicare regulations that are identified as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome on health care providers and suppliers. This final rule also increases the ability of health care professionals to devote resources to improving patient care by eliminating or reducing requirements that impede quality patient care or that divert resources away from furnishing high quality patient care. Additionally, this rule updates fire safety standards for Medicare and Medicaid participating End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facilities by adopting the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code and the 2012 edition of the Health Care Facilities Code. Finally, this final rule updates the requirements that hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These requirements are intended to conform to current standards of practice and support improvements in quality of care, reduce barriers to care, and reduce some issues that may exacerbate workforce shortage concerns.
2019-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentMedicare and Medicaid Programs; Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning for Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies, and Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Changes to Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient CareThis final rule empowers patients to be active participants in the discharge planning process and complements efforts around interoperability that focus on the seamless exchange of patient information between health care settings by revising the...2019-20732"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20732.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20732/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-revisions-to-requirements-for-discharge-planning-for-hospitalsThis final rule empowers patients to be active participants in the discharge planning process and complements efforts around interoperability that focus on the seamless exchange of patient information between health care settings by revising the discharge planning requirements that Hospitals (including Short-Term Acute-Care Hospitals, Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Rehabilitation Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals, Children's Hospitals, and Cancer Hospitals), Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and Home Health Agencies (HHAs) must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This final rule also implements discharge planning requirements which will give patients and their families access to information that will help them to make informed decisions about their post-acute care, while addressing their goals of care and treatment preferences, which may ultimately reduce their chances of being re-hospitalized. It also updates one provision regarding patient rights in hospitals, intended to promote innovation and flexibility and to improve patient care.
2019-09-30Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentEnergy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Ceiling FansThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend its test procedures for ceiling fans established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. On July 25, 2016, DOE published a final rule amending the test procedure for ceiling fans to support...2019-20827"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20827.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20827/energy-conservation-program-test-procedure-for-ceiling-fansThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend its test procedures for ceiling fans established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. On July 25, 2016, DOE published a final rule amending the test procedure for ceiling fans to support the ceiling fans energy conservation standards rulemaking. In this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), DOE proposes to: Interpret the term ``suspended from a ceiling'' in the EPCA definition of ceiling fan to mean offered for mounting only on a ceiling; specify that very small-diameter (VSD) ceiling fans that do not also meet the definition of low-speed small- diameter (LSSD) ceiling fan are not required to be tested pursuant to the DOE test method; for LSSD and VSD ceiling fans, increase the tolerance for the stability criteria for the average air velocity measurements in low speed to reduce test burden; specify that large- diameter ceiling with blade spans greater than 24 feet do not need to be tested pursuant to the DOE test method; codify current guidance on calculating several values reported on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) EnergyGuide label for LSSD and VSD ceiling fans using results from the ceiling fan test procedures; and amend certification requirements and product-specific enforcement provisions to reflect the current test procedures and recently amended energy conservation standards for ceiling fans.
2019-09-30Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentEnergy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Unfired Hot Water Storage TanksOn August 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a request for information (RFI) pertaining to the energy conservation standards for unfired hot water storage tanks. The RFI provided an opportunity for submitting written comments, data,...2019-21174"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-21174.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-21174/energy-conservation-program-energy-conservation-standards-for-unfired-hot-water-storage-tanksOn August 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a request for information (RFI) pertaining to the energy conservation standards for unfired hot water storage tanks. The RFI provided an opportunity for submitting written comments, data, and information by September 23, 2019. Prior to the end of the comment period for the RFI, DOE received a request from the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) on September 13, 2019 seeking additional time to analyze data, possibly conduct further testing, and prepare comments. In light of this request, DOE is reopening the comment period for an additional 30 days and announcing that decision in this document.
2019-09-30Proposed RuleFEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATIONFederal Deposit Insurance CorporationProposed Rescission of Policy StatementsIn an ongoing effort to streamline issuances by the FDIC to the public and to ensure that such issuances are timely, relevant, and effective, the FDIC initiated a comprehensive review of its Statements of Policy to identify those that could be...2019-20588"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20588.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20588/proposed-rescission-of-policy-statementsIn an ongoing effort to streamline issuances by the FDIC to the public and to ensure that such issuances are timely, relevant, and effective, the FDIC initiated a comprehensive review of its Statements of Policy to identify those that could be rescinded. Additionally, the FDIC, in the 2017 report required by the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act, committed to reviewing published guidance to identify any guidance that should be revised or rescinded because it is out-of-date or otherwise no longer relevant.
2019-09-30Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. AirplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 IGW, -200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of structural cracks in the wing lower...2019-20829"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20829.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20829/airworthiness-directives-embraer-sa-airplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 IGW, -200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of structural cracks in the wing lower skin stringers on both half wings. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the lower skin stringers on both half wings for cracking or fuel leakage, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions, as specified in an Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC) Brazilian AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-30Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentApplication of the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions and Certain Nondiscrimination Rules to Health Reimbursement Arrangements and Other Account-Based Group Health Plans Integrated With Individual Health Insurance Coverage or MedicareThis document sets forth proposed regulations to clarify the application of the employer shared responsibility provisions and certain nondiscrimination rules under the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and other...2019-20034"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20034.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20034/application-of-the-employer-shared-responsibility-provisions-and-certain-nondiscrimination-rules-toThis document sets forth proposed regulations to clarify the application of the employer shared responsibility provisions and certain nondiscrimination rules under the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and other account-based group health plans integrated with individual health insurance coverage or Medicare (individual coverage HRAs), and to provide certain safe harbors with respect to the application of those provisions to individual coverage HRAs. The proposed regulations are intended to facilitate the adoption of individual coverage HRAs by employers, and taxpayers generally are permitted to rely on the proposed regulations. The proposed regulations would affect employers, employees and their family members, and plan sponsors.
2019-09-30Proposed RulePENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATIONPension Benefit Guaranty CorporationLump Sum Payment AssumptionsThis proposed rule would modify the assumptions the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) uses to determine de minimis lump sum benefits in PBGC-trusteed terminated single-employer defined benefit pension plans and would discontinue monthly...2019-21087"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-21087.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-21087/lump-sum-payment-assumptionsThis proposed rule would modify the assumptions the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) uses to determine de minimis lump sum benefits in PBGC-trusteed terminated single-employer defined benefit pension plans and would discontinue monthly publication of PBGC's lump sum interest rate assumption.
2019-09-30Proposed RulePENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATIONPension Benefit Guaranty CorporationBenefit Payments and Allocation of AssetsThis proposed rule would make changes to PBGC's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans. The changes would make clarifications and codify policies involving payment of lump...2019-21088"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-21088.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-21088/benefit-payments-and-allocation-of-assetsThis proposed rule would make changes to PBGC's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans. The changes would make clarifications and codify policies involving payment of lump sums, changes to benefit form, partial benefit distributions, and valuation of plan assets.
2019-09-30Proposed RuleFEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionCompleting the Transition to Electronic Filing, Licenses and Authorizations, and Correspondence in the Wireless Radio ServicesThis Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) builds upon the Commission's recent efforts to modernize its legacy filing, communications, and information retention systems by improving electronic access to data and digitizing Commission communications in a...2019-20527"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-30/pdf/2019-20527.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/30/2019-20527/completing-the-transition-to-electronic-filing-licenses-and-authorizations-and-correspondence-in-theThis Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) builds upon the Commission's recent efforts to modernize its legacy filing, communications, and information retention systems by improving electronic access to data and digitizing Commission communications in a wide variety of services. Specifically, this NPRM proposes to make all filings to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) completely electronic; expand electronic filing and correspondence elements for related systems; and require applicants to provide an email address on the FCC Forms related to these systems. This NPRM also seeks comment on additional rule changes that would further expand the use of electronic filing and electronic service. Together, these proposals will facilitate the remaining steps to transition these systems from paper to electronic, reducing regulatory burdens and environmental waste, and making interaction with these systems more accessible and efficient for those who rely on them.
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FR Daily Contents (9-27-2019)

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2019-09-27RuleCOMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSIONCommodity Futures Trading CommissionPosition Limits and Position Accountability for Security Futures ProductsThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is issuing a final rule to amend the position limit rules applicable to security futures products (``SFP'') by increasing the default maximum level of equity SFP position limits that...2019-20476"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20476.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20476/position-limits-and-position-accountability-for-security-futures-productsThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is issuing a final rule to amend the position limit rules applicable to security futures products (``SFP'') by increasing the default maximum level of equity SFP position limits that designated contract markets (``DCMs'') may set; modifying the criteria for setting a higher position limit and position accountability level by relying primarily on estimated deliverable supply; and adjusting the time during which position limits or position accountability must be in effect. In addition, the final rule will provide DCMs discretion to apply limits to either a person's net position or a person's position on the same side of the market. The rule also includes position limit requirements and related guidance and acceptable practices for DCMs to apply in adopting position limits for SFPs based on products other than an equity security.
2019-09-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentConstruction and Maintenance-Promoting Innovation in Use of Patented and Proprietary ProductsThe FHWA is revising its regulations to provide greater flexibility for States to use proprietary or patented materials in Federal-aid highway projects. This final rule rescinds the requirements limiting the use of Federal funds in paying for patented...2019-20933"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20933.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20933/construction-and-maintenance-promoting-innovation-in-use-of-patented-and-proprietary-productsThe FHWA is revising its regulations to provide greater flexibility for States to use proprietary or patented materials in Federal-aid highway projects. This final rule rescinds the requirements limiting the use of Federal funds in paying for patented or proprietary materials, specifications, or processes specified in project plans and specifications, thus encouraging innovation in transportation technology and methods.
2019-09-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Battle of the Bridges, Intracoastal Waterway; Venice, FLThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters in Venice, FL, during the Battle of the Bridges...2019-20806"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20806.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20806/special-local-regulation-battle-of-the-bridges-intracoastal-waterway-venice-flThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters in Venice, FL, during the Battle of the Bridges event. This rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the race area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg (COTP) or a designated representative.
2019-09-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Neches River, Beaumont, TXThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Neches River extending 500-feet on either side of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Bridge that crosses the Neches River in Beaumont, TX. The safety zone is...2019-20580"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20580.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20580/safety-zone-neches-river-beaumont-txThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Neches River extending 500-feet on either side of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Bridge that crosses the Neches River in Beaumont, TX. The safety zone is necessary to protect the bridge as well as persons and property on or near the bridge from potential damage from passing vessels until missing and/or damaged fendering systems are repaired or replaced. Entry of certain vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur or a designated representative.
2019-09-27RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arkansas; Approval of Regional Haze State Implementation Plan Revision for Electric Generating Units in ArkansasPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing an approval of a portion of a revision to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Arkansas through the...2019-19497"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-19497.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-19497/approval-and-promulgation-of-implementation-plans-arkansas-approval-of-regional-haze-statePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing an approval of a portion of a revision to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Arkansas through the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) that addresses certain requirements of the CAA and the EPA's regional haze rules for the protection of visibility in mandatory Class I Federal areas (Class I areas) for the first implementation period. The EPA is taking final action to approve, among other things, the state's sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter (PM) best available retrofit technology (BART) determinations for electric generating units (EGUs) in Arkansas and the determination that no additional SO2 and PM controls at any Arkansas sources are necessary under reasonable progress. In conjunction with this final approval of a portion of the SIP revision, we are finalizing in a separate rulemaking, published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, our withdrawal of the corresponding Federal implementation plan (FIP) provisions established in a prior action to address regional haze requirements for Arkansas.
2019-09-27RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyClean Data Determination; Salt Lake City, Utah 2006 Fine Particulate Matter Standards Nonattainment AreaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a clean data determination (CDD) for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) Salt Lake City, Utah, (UT) nonattainment area (NAA). The proposed determination is based upon...2019-20380"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20380.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20380/clean-data-determination-salt-lake-city-utah-2006-fine-particulate-matter-standards-nonattainmentThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a clean data determination (CDD) for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) Salt Lake City, Utah, (UT) nonattainment area (NAA). The proposed determination is based upon quality-assured, quality-controlled, and certified ambient air monitoring data for the period 2016-2018, available in the EPA's Air Quality System (AQS) database, showing the area has monitored attainment of the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Based on our proposed determination that the Salt Lake City, UT NAA is currently attaining the 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS, the EPA is also proposing to determine that the obligation for Utah to make submissions to meet certain Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) requirements related to attainment of the NAAQS for this area is not applicable for as long as the area continues to attain the NAAQS.
2019-09-27RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyPromulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Arkansas; Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan Revisions; Withdrawal of Portions of the Federal Implementation PlanThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) that addresses regional haze for the first planning period for Arkansas as it applies to the best available retrofit technology (BART) requirements for sulfur...2019-19877"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-19877.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-19877/promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-state-of-arkansas-regional-haze-federalThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) that addresses regional haze for the first planning period for Arkansas as it applies to the best available retrofit technology (BART) requirements for sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter (PM) for seven electric generating units (EGUs) in Arkansas and the SO2 requirements under the reasonable progress provisions. These portions of the FIP will be replaced by the portions of a revision to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) that we are taking final action to approve in a separate rulemaking that is published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
2019-09-27RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection Agency2-Phenoxyethanol; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2- phenoxyethanol when used as an inert ingredient (solvent or cosolvent) limited to 0.2% by weight in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops and raw...2019-20529"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20529.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20529/2-phenoxyethanol-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-a-toleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2- phenoxyethanol when used as an inert ingredient (solvent or cosolvent) limited to 0.2% by weight in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest. The Dow Chemical Company 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 2-phenoxyethanol when used in accordance with the terms of the exemption.
2019-09-27RuleFEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionRadio Broadcasting Services; Caliente, NevadaAt the request of SSR Communications Inc., the Audio Division amends the FM Table of Allotments, by allotting Channel 264A at Caliente, Nevada, as the first local service. A staff engineering analysis indicates that Channel 264A can be allotted to...2019-20734"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20734.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20734/radio-broadcasting-services-caliente-nevadaAt the request of SSR Communications Inc., the Audio Division amends the FM Table of Allotments, by allotting Channel 264A at Caliente, Nevada, as the first local service. A staff engineering analysis indicates that Channel 264A can be allotted to Caliente consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission's rules without a site restriction. The reference coordinates are 37-36-02 NL and 114-30-32 WL.
2019-09-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentDefining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer EmployeesThe Department of Labor is updating and revising the regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act implementing the exemptions from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and...2019-20353"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20353.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20353/defining-and-delimiting-the-exemptions-for-executive-administrative-professional-outside-sales-andThe Department of Labor is updating and revising the regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act implementing the exemptions from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees.
2019-09-27RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThe Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule Part One: One National ProgramOn August 24, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled, ``The Safer...2019-20672"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20672.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20672/the-safer-affordable-fuel-efficient-safe-vehicles-rule-part-one-one-national-programOn August 24, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled, ``The Safer Affordable Fuel- Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks.'' In the NPRM, the agencies proposed new and amended greenhouse gas (GHG) and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for model year 2021 to 2026 light duty vehicles. EPA also proposed to withdraw the waiver it had previously provided to California for that State's GHG and ZEV programs under section 209 of the Clean Air Act. NHTSA also proposed regulatory text implementing its statutory authority to set nationally applicable fuel economy standards that made explicit that those State programs would also be preempted under NHTSA's authorities. In this action, the agencies finalize the two actions related to the waiver and preemption. Accordingly, in this document: EPA announces its decision to withdraw the waiver; and NHTSA finalizes regulatory text related to preemption. The agencies anticipate issuing a final rule on standards proposed in the NPRM in the near future.
2019-09-27Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentVidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; Continuance ReferendumThis document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible producers of Vidalia onions to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order regulating the handling of Vidalia onions produced in Georgia.2019-20571"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20571.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20571/vidalia-onions-grown-in-georgia-continuance-referendumThis document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible producers of Vidalia onions to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order regulating the handling of Vidalia onions produced in Georgia.
2019-09-27Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Area Navigation Routes, Florida Metroplex Project; Southeastern United StatesThis action proposes to amend 12 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes) in support of the Florida Metroplex Project. The proposed amendments would provide more efficient, streamlined options for users, and improve the efficiency of the...2019-20693"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20693.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20693/proposed-amendment-of-area-navigation-routes-florida-metroplex-project-southeastern-united-statesThis action proposes to amend 12 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes) in support of the Florida Metroplex Project. The proposed amendments would provide more efficient, streamlined options for users, and improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).
2019-09-27Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentBlack Lung Benefits Act: Quality Standards for Medical TestingThe Black Lung Benefits Act provides benefits to miners who are totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis arising out of coal mine employment and to certain miners' survivors. Determining benefits entitlement necessarily entails evaluating the miner's...2019-20851"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20851.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20851/black-lung-benefits-act-quality-standards-for-medical-testingThe Black Lung Benefits Act provides benefits to miners who are totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis arising out of coal mine employment and to certain miners' survivors. Determining benefits entitlement necessarily entails evaluating the miner's physical condition, particularly his or her respiratory system. These evaluations usually involve medical tests that assess the miner's respiratory capacity. To promote accuracy when tests are conducted in connection with a claim, the program regulations set out quality standards for administering and interpreting two commonly used tests: pulmonary function tests and arterial blood gas studies. The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) is considering updating the quality standards, which were last amended in 2000, to better reflect current medical technology and practice. This request for information seeks the public's input on current standards for administering pulmonary function tests and arterial blood gas studies; criteria used to evaluate the results of these tests; whether OWCP should adopt quality standards for additional testing methods; and the economic impact of any changes to the quality standards.
2019-09-27Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentRespirable Silica (Quartz)The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is announcing the date and location of a public meeting on the Agency's Request for Information on Respirable Silica (Quartz). In addition, this document corrects a typographical error included in the...2019-20751"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20751.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20751/respirable-silica-quartzThe Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is announcing the date and location of a public meeting on the Agency's Request for Information on Respirable Silica (Quartz). In addition, this document corrects a typographical error included in the Request for Information that published on August 29, 2019.
2019-09-27Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentFederal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash ProtectionThe Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 directs NHTSA to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection,'' to require a seat belt use warning system for rear...2019-20644"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20644.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20644/federal-motor-vehicle-safety-standards-occupant-crash-protectionThe Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 directs NHTSA to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection,'' to require a seat belt use warning system for rear seats. NHTSA initiated a rulemaking proceeding in 2013, and as it continues with this proceeding NHTSA is seeking public comment on a variety of issues related to a requirement for a rear seat belt warning system. NHTSA seeks comment on, among other things, potential requirements for such systems, the vehicles to which they should apply, their effectiveness, the likely consumer acceptance, and the associated costs and benefits.
2019-09-27Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentElectronic Motor Vehicle Transactions SystemsIn a separate Federal Register document, NHTSA issued a final rule that will allow for state adoption of electronic odometer disclosure systems without having to petition the agency for approval. NHTSA believes that, with the promulgation of this final...2019-20454"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20454.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20454/electronic-motor-vehicle-transactions-systemsIn a separate Federal Register document, NHTSA issued a final rule that will allow for state adoption of electronic odometer disclosure systems without having to petition the agency for approval. NHTSA believes that, with the promulgation of this final rule, there are no longer any Federal disclosure requirements that must be done through paper, rather than electronic, disclosures. Therefore, States now possess the necessary authority to adopt completely paperless vehicle transactions if they choose to do so, and experience in other sectors of the economy suggest that adopting paperless systems generally reduces unnecessary transaction costs and may yield additional efficiency gains as well. In this document, NHTSA requests comment on the nature and scope of these potential benefits for States, consumers, and other stakeholders such as dealers and insurance companies; any interest or plans among States in moving towards paperless systems; and what resources and guidance may be needed to assist States to transition to purely electronic systems.
2019-09-27Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod Management in the Groundfish Fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 120 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Management Area (BSAI FMP) and Amendment 108 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA)...2019-20552"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-27/pdf/2019-20552.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/27/2019-20552/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-management-in-the-groundfishNMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 120 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Management Area (BSAI FMP) and Amendment 108 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) (GOA FMP), collectively referred to as Amendments 120/108. If approved, Amendment 120 would limit the number of catcher/processors (C/Ps) eligible to operate as motherships receiving and processing Pacific cod from catcher vessels (CVs) directed fishing in the BSAI non-Community Development Quota Program (CDQ) Pacific cod trawl fishery. This proposed rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act), Amendments 120/108, the BSAI and GOA FMPs, and other applicable laws.
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FR Daily Contents (9-26-2019)

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2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentTomatoes Grown in Florida; Redistricting and Reapportionment of Producer DistrictsThis rule implements a recommendation from the Florida Tomato Committee (Committee) to redistrict and reapportion producer representation on the Committee currently prescribed under the marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. This action will...2019-20452"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20452.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20452/tomatoes-grown-in-florida-redistricting-and-reapportionment-of-producer-districtsThis rule implements a recommendation from the Florida Tomato Committee (Committee) to redistrict and reapportion producer representation on the Committee currently prescribed under the marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. This action will reduce the number of districts from four to two and reapportion producer membership on the Committee to provide equitable representation from both districts.
2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentAlmonds Grown in California; Amendments to Marketing Order 981This rulemaking action amends Marketing Order No. 981, which regulates the handling of almonds grown in California. The three amendments, which were proposed by the Almond Board of California (Board), were approved by producers in a referendum. The...2019-20533"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20533.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20533/almonds-grown-in-california-amendments-to-marketing-order-981This rulemaking action amends Marketing Order No. 981, which regulates the handling of almonds grown in California. The three amendments, which were proposed by the Almond Board of California (Board), were approved by producers in a referendum. The amendments will change the dates associated with the Board's nomination process, modify the term of office start date for Board members, and add authority for future revisions to these provisions through the development of regulations using informal rulemaking.
2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318-112, -121, and -122; A319-111, -112, - 115, -131, -132, and -133; A320-214, -216, -232, -233, -251N, and - 271N; and A321-211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N,...2019-20898"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20898.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20898/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318-112, -121, and -122; A319-111, -112, - 115, -131, -132, and -133; A320-214, -216, -232, -233, -251N, and - 271N; and A321-211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, -271N, and - 272N airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of missing or loosened fasteners on connecting brackets of overhead stowage compartments (OHSC) and pivoting OHSC (POHSC). This AD requires modification of the OHSC and POHSC attachments, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan EnginesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 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 AD...2019-21010"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-21010.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-21010/airworthiness-directives-pratt-and-whitney-turbofan-enginesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 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 AD requires initial and repetitive inspections of the low-pressure compressor (LPC) inlet guide vane (IGV) and the LPC rotor 1 (R1) and, depending on the results of the inspections, possible replacement of the LPC. This AD was prompted by two recent in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs) that occurred as the result of failures of the LPC R1. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-17- 14, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232...2019-20893"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20893.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20893/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-17- 14, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2015- 17-14 required repetitive rototest inspections of the open tack holes and rivet holes at the cargo floor support fittings of the fuselage, including doing all applicable related investigative actions, and repair if necessary. This AD continues to require the actions of AD 2015-17-14, adds actions for certain airplanes, and reduces the compliance times for certain airplanes, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD also reduces the applicability. This AD was prompted by further analysis and widespread fatigue damage (WFD) evaluations which identified the need to reduce the initial compliance times and repetitive intervals for the inspections for certain airplanes, and to add work for certain airplanes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the o-ring groove of magnetic fuel level indicators. This AD requires a one-time detailed...2019-20895"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20895.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20895/airworthiness-directives-saab-ab-saab-aeronautics-formerly-known-as-saab-ab-saab-aerosystemsThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the o-ring groove of magnetic fuel level indicators. This AD requires a one-time detailed inspection of the magnetic fuel level indicator for cracks and replacement of cracked magnetic fuel level indicators. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of the nose landing gear...2019-20897"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20897.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20897/airworthiness-directives-de-havilland-aircraft-of-canada-limited-type-certificate-previously-held-byThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of the nose landing gear (NLG) locking in a partially extended position due to loose bushings on the lock link of the NLG locking mechanism. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the bushings and the lower lock link of the NLG for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires replacement of the lower lock link of the NLG, which terminates the repetitive inspections. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G airplanes; and Model C-130A, HP-C-130A, EC-130Q, and C-130B airplanes. This AD requires...2019-20855"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20855.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20855/airworthiness-directives-lockheed-martin-corporationlockheed-martin-aeronautics-company-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G airplanes; and Model C-130A, HP-C-130A, EC-130Q, and C-130B airplanes. This AD requires a visual inspection of the center wing upper and lower rainbow fittings for cracks, an eddy current inspection of the center wing lower rainbow fittings for cracks, and replacement if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked inner tangs of the center wing lower rainbow fittings. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 airplanes; Model ERJ 190-100 STD, - 100 LR, -100 ECJ, and -100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, - 200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. This AD was...2019-20894"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20894.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20894/airworthiness-directives-embraer-sa-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 airplanes; Model ERJ 190-100 STD, - 100 LR, -100 ECJ, and -100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, - 200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of the ram air turbine (RAT) compartment door seal peeling off and tangling up on the RAT rotor during flight test. This AD requires a general visual inspection for peeling-off of the RAT compartment door seal, bonding if necessary, and the rework of the RAT compartment door seal attachment. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentDesignation of Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary; Notification of Effective DateThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides notice that the designation and the final regulations to implement the designation of Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary (MPNMS) published on July 8, 2019 became...2019-20608"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20608.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20608/designation-of-mallows-bay-potomac-river-national-marine-sanctuary-notification-of-effective-dateThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides notice that the designation and the final regulations to implement the designation of Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary (MPNMS) published on July 8, 2019 became effective on September 3, 2019.
2019-09-26RuleSECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSIONSecurities and Exchange CommissionTechnical Amendments To Update Cross-References to Commission's FOIA RegulationsThe Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or ``Commission'') is adopting technical amendments to update cross- references to reflect amendments to the Commission's Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') regulations published as a final rule on...2019-20369"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20369.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20369/technical-amendments-to-update-cross-references-to-commissions-foia-regulationsThe Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or ``Commission'') is adopting technical amendments to update cross- references to reflect amendments to the Commission's Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') regulations published as a final rule on June 28, 2018.
2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentAdditional Ambient Aerosol CNC Quantitative Fit Testing Protocols: Respiratory Protection StandardOSHA is approving two additional quantitative fit testing protocols for inclusion in appendix A of the Respiratory Protection Standard. These protocols are: The modified ambient aerosol condensation nuclei counter (CNC) quantitative fit testing...2019-20686"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20686.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20686/additional-ambient-aerosol-cnc-quantitative-fit-testing-protocols-respiratory-protection-standardOSHA is approving two additional quantitative fit testing protocols for inclusion in appendix A of the Respiratory Protection Standard. These protocols are: The modified ambient aerosol condensation nuclei counter (CNC) quantitative fit testing protocol for full-facepiece and half-mask elastomeric respirators and the modified ambient aerosol CNC quantitative fit testing protocol for filtering facepiece respirators. The protocols apply to employers in general industry, shipyard employment, and the construction industry. Both protocols are abbreviated variations of the original OSHA-approved ambient aerosol CNC quantitative fit testing protocol (often referred to as the PortaCount[supreg] protocol), but differ from the test by the exercise sets, exercise duration, and sampling sequence. These protocols will serve as alternatives to the four existing quantitative fit testing protocols already listed in appendix A of the Respiratory Protection Standard and will maintain safety and health protections for workers while providing additional flexibility and reducing compliance burdens.
2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, Wilmington River, Savannah, GAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Wilmington River 1,000 feet on the north and south side of the Islands Expressway Bridge in Savannah, GA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and...2019-20565"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20565.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20565/safety-zone-wilmington-river-savannah-gaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Wilmington River 1,000 feet on the north and south side of the Islands Expressway Bridge in Savannah, GA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the placement of multiple spans for the new Islands Expressway Bridge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah or a designated representative.
2019-09-26RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Georgia; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Interstate TransportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of Georgia's August 15, 2018, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission pertaining to the ``good neighbor'' provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National...2019-20551"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20551.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20551/air-plan-approval-georgia-2008-8-hour-ozone-interstate-transportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of Georgia's August 15, 2018, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission pertaining to the ``good neighbor'' provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The good neighbor provision requires each state's implementation plan to address the interstate transport of air pollution in amounts that contribute significantly to nonattainment, or interfere with maintenance, of a NAAQS in any other state. In this action, EPA is finalizing the determination that Georgia will not contribute significantly to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS in any other state. Therefore, EPA is approving Georgia's August 15, 2018, SIP revision as meeting the requirements of the good neighbor provision for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS.
2019-09-26RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDesignation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes: California; Coachella Valley 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Reclassification to Extreme; CorrectionOn July 10, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register a rule entitled ``Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; Coachella Valley 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Reclassification to...2019-20424"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20424.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20424/designation-of-areas-for-air-quality-planning-purposes-california-coachella-valley-8-hour-ozoneOn July 10, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register a rule entitled ``Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; Coachella Valley 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Reclassification to Extreme.'' That publication inadvertently included the incorrect docket number for the rule. This document corrects that error.
2019-09-26RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyCyclaniliprole; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of cyclaniliprole in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. ISK Biosciences Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and...2019-20525"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20525.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20525/cyclaniliprole-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of cyclaniliprole in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. ISK Biosciences Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
2019-09-26RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyFlorpyrauxifen-benzyl; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the florpyrauxifen-benzyl on all food and feed commodities when applied or used as an herbicide under good agricultural practices. This regulation eliminates...2019-20530"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20530.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20530/florpyrauxifen-benzyl-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-a-toleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the florpyrauxifen-benzyl on all food and feed commodities when applied or used as an herbicide under good agricultural practices. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of florpyrauxifen- benzyl.
2019-09-26RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyOhio: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting Ohio final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a proposed rule on June 11, 2019 and provided for...2019-20553"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20553.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20553/ohio-final-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting Ohio final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a proposed rule on June 11, 2019 and provided for public comment. No comments were received on the proposed revisions. No further opportunity for comment will be provided.
2019-09-26RuleFEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionAuction of Toll Free Numbers in the 833 Code; Notice and Filing Requirements, Upfront Payments, and Other Procedures for the 833 Auction; Bidding Scheduled To Occur on December 17, 2019This document summarizes procedures for the upcoming auction of certain toll free numbers in the 833 code (833 Auction). The 833 Auction Procedures Public Notice summarized here is intended to familiarize applicants with the procedures and other...2019-20526"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20526.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20526/auction-of-toll-free-numbers-in-the-833-code-notice-and-filing-requirements-upfront-payments-andThis document summarizes procedures for the upcoming auction of certain toll free numbers in the 833 code (833 Auction). The 833 Auction Procedures Public Notice summarized here is intended to familiarize applicants with the procedures and other requirements governing participation in the 833 Auction and provides overview of the post-auction payment and toll free number reservation processes and secondary market transaction disclosures.
2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Restrictions on Use of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection Process (DFARS Case 2018-D010)DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections of the National Defense Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018 that establish limitations and prohibitions on the use of...2019-20557"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20557.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20557/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-restrictions-on-use-of-lowest-price-technicallyDoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections of the National Defense Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018 that establish limitations and prohibitions on the use of the lowest price technically acceptable source selection process.
2019-09-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Greater Than or Equal to 60 Feet Length Overall Using Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management AreaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to...2019-20867"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20867.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20867/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-greater-than-orNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3m) LOA using pot gear in the BSAI.
2019-09-26RuleFEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionAssessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2019In this document, the Commission revises its Schedule of Regulatory Fees to recover an amount of $339,000,000 that Congress has required the Commission to collect for fiscal year 2019. Section 9 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, provides...2019-20058"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20058.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20058/assessment-and-collection-of-regulatory-fees-for-fiscal-year-2019In this document, the Commission revises its Schedule of Regulatory Fees to recover an amount of $339,000,000 that Congress has required the Commission to collect for fiscal year 2019. Section 9 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, provides for the annual assessment and collection of regulatory fees under sections 9(b)(2) and 9(b)(3), respectively, for annual ``Mandatory Adjustments'' and ``Permitted Amendments'' to the Schedule of Regulatory Fees.
2019-09-26Proposed RuleOFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeAnnouncement of public meeting: Legal Expense Fund RegulationThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is hosting public meetings to engage in dialogue with interested members of the public regarding the development of a legal expense fund regulation. OGE will also accept additional written comments related to...2019-20489"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20489.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20489/announcement-of-public-meeting-legal-expense-fund-regulationThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is hosting public meetings to engage in dialogue with interested members of the public regarding the development of a legal expense fund regulation. OGE will also accept additional written comments related to legal expense funds.
2019-09-26Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentRegulations Prohibiting Issuance, Reliance, or Defense of Improper Agency Guidance, Notice of Petition for RulemakingOn August 2, 2019, the Department of Energy (DOE) received a petition from the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) asking DOE to initiate a rulemaking to prohibit any DOE component from issuing, relying on, or defending improper agency guidance....2019-20540"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20540.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20540/regulations-prohibiting-issuance-reliance-or-defense-of-improper-agency-guidance-notice-of-petitionOn August 2, 2019, the Department of Energy (DOE) received a petition from the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) asking DOE to initiate a rulemaking to prohibit any DOE component from issuing, relying on, or defending improper agency guidance. Through this document, DOE seeks comment on the petition, as well as any data or information that could be used in DOE's determination whether to proceed with the petition.
2019-09-26Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United StatesThis action proposes to amend two high altitude United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes (Q-13 and Q- 15), establish one high altitude RNAV ATS route (Q-174), and establish five low altitude RNAV ATS routes (T-338, T-357,...2019-20716"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20716.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20716/proposed-amendment-and-establishment-of-multiple-air-traffic-service-ats-routes-western-unitedThis action proposes to amend two high altitude United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes (Q-13 and Q- 15), establish one high altitude RNAV ATS route (Q-174), and establish five low altitude RNAV ATS routes (T-338, T-357, T-359, T-361, and T- 363) in the western United States. The proposed Q and T routes will facilitate the movement of aircraft to, from, and through the Las Vegas terminal area. Additionally, the routes will promote operational efficiencies for users and provide connectivity to current and proposed RNAV enroute procedures while enhancing capacity for adjacent airports.
2019-09-26Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Alpine, TX: WithdrawalThe FAA is withdrawing the NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 12, 2019, to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, Alpine, TX.2019-20931"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20931.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20931/proposed-revocation-of-class-e-airspace-alpine-tx-withdrawalThe FAA is withdrawing the NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 12, 2019, to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, Alpine, TX.
2019-09-26Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTHousing and Urban Development DepartmentFederal Housing Administration (FHA): Section 232 Healthcare Facility Insurance Program-Memory Care Residents; CorrectionOn September 13, 2019, HUD published a proposed rule regarding its Section 232 Healthcare Facility Insurance Program. This document corrects the preamble to the proposed rule by revising an incorrect footnote and providing citations for three other...2019-20834"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20834.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20834/federal-housing-administration-fha-section-232-healthcare-facility-insurance-program-memory-careOn September 13, 2019, HUD published a proposed rule regarding its Section 232 Healthcare Facility Insurance Program. This document corrects the preamble to the proposed rule by revising an incorrect footnote and providing citations for three other footnotes.
2019-09-26Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentTRICARE; Reserve and Guard Family Member Benefits; Early Eligibility TRICARE and Transitional Assistance Management Program for Certain Reserve Component Members; Extended TRICARE Program Coverage for Certain National Guard MembersThis rulemaking proposes changes to implement provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA-17) to continue TRICARE program coverage for certain members of the National Guard and their dependents during certain...2019-20621"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20621.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20621/tricare-reserve-and-guard-family-member-benefits-early-eligibility-tricare-and-transitionalThis rulemaking proposes changes to implement provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA-17) to continue TRICARE program coverage for certain members of the National Guard and their dependents during certain disaster response duty. This applies discretionary authority broadened by NDAA-17 to propose expansion of the TRICARE Reserve and Guard Family Benefits program to all families of Reserve Component (RC) members on active duty for more than 30 days, except for the families of RC members performing active Guard and Reserve (AGR) duty for a period of 180 consecutive days or more. This rulemaking also proposes to expand both early eligibility TRICARE coverage and Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) coverage to RC members on active duty for some pre-planned missions.
2019-09-26Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRegulation of Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals Under TSCA Section 6(h); Extension of Comment PeriodIn the Federal Register of July 29, 2019, EPA proposed a rule concerning certain persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals identified pursuant to section 6(h) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). These five chemicals are:...2019-20785"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20785.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20785/regulation-of-persistent-bioaccumulative-and-toxic-chemicals-under-tsca-section-6h-extension-ofIn the Federal Register of July 29, 2019, EPA proposed a rule concerning certain persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals identified pursuant to section 6(h) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). These five chemicals are: decabromodiphenyl ether; phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1), also known as tris(4-isopropylphenyl) phosphate; 2,4,6-tris(tert-butyl)phenol; hexachlorobutadiene; and pentachlorothiophenol. The proposed rule, if finalized, would restrict or prohibit manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution in commerce for many uses of four of these five chemical substances. EPA evaluated the uses of hexachlorobutadiene and proposed no regulatory action. For the other four, the proposal included recordkeeping requirements. Additional downstream notification requirements were proposed for phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1). This document extends the comment period for 31 days, from September 27, 2019, to October 28, 2019.
2019-09-26Proposed RuleFEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionComment Sought on WIA Petitions for Declaratory Ruling and Rulemaking and CTIA Petition for Declaratory RulingIn this document, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) and Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) seek comment on a Petition for Rulemaking and a Petition for Declaratory Ruling filed by the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA), and a Petition...2019-20635"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20635.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20635/comment-sought-on-wia-petitions-for-declaratory-ruling-and-rulemaking-and-ctia-petition-forIn this document, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) and Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) seek comment on a Petition for Rulemaking and a Petition for Declaratory Ruling filed by the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA), and a Petition for Declaratory Ruling filed by CTIA.
2019-09-26Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Exception to Competition for Certain Follow-On Production Contracts (DFARS Case 2019-D031)DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 that modifies the criteria required to exempt from competition certain...2019-20555"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20555.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20555/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-exception-to-competition-for-certain-follow-onDoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 that modifies the criteria required to exempt from competition certain follow-on productions contracts.
2019-09-26Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Market Research and Value Analysis for the Determination of Price Reasonableness (DFARS Case 2019-D027)DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement several sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to address how contracting officers may require the offeror to submit...2019-20558"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20558.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20558/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-market-research-and-value-analysis-for-theDoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement several sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to address how contracting officers may require the offeror to submit relevant information to support market research for price analysis and allow an offeror to submit information relating to the value of a commercial item to aid in the determination of the reasonableness of the price of such item.
2019-09-26Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Coral and Coral Reefs of the Gulf of Mexico; Amendment 9The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 9 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Coral and Coral Reefs of the Gulf of Mexico (Amendment 9) to the FMP for review, approval, and implementation by NMFS....2019-20549"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-26/pdf/2019-20549.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/26/2019-20549/fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-atlantic-highly-migratory-species-coralThe Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 9 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Coral and Coral Reefs of the Gulf of Mexico (Amendment 9) to the FMP for review, approval, and implementation by NMFS. Amendment 9, if approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and an associated framework action to the FMP would establish new habitat areas of particular concern (HAPCs), some of which include a prohibition of the deployment of bottom-tending gear, and modify current fishing regulations in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). The purpose of Amendment 9 and the framework action is to protect coral essential fish habitat in the Gulf.
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2019-09-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentDelayed Implementation of Grains Ounce Equivalents in the Child and Adult Care Food ProgramThis action delays, from October 1, 2019 until October 1, 2021, the implementation date of the ``ounce equivalents'' requirement for crediting grains served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The final rule, Child and Adult Care Food...2019-20808"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20808.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20808/delayed-implementation-of-grains-ounce-equivalents-in-the-child-and-adult-care-food-programThis action delays, from October 1, 2019 until October 1, 2021, the implementation date of the ``ounce equivalents'' requirement for crediting grains served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The final rule, Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, published on April 25, 2016, specified that meal planners must use ounce equivalents to determine the amount of creditable grain served as part of a reimbursable meal or snack. A two-year extension allows more time for FNS to develop additional technical assistance materials and for State agencies and sponsoring organizations to provide training and technical assistance to support meal planners and assure compliance nationwide. This action is consistent with FNS' efforts to provide excellent customer service as we work with State and local partners to ensure high quality, nutritious meals for children and adult participants in CACFP. This action also applies to the crediting of grains served to infants and toddlers in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. In addition, this rule makes a technical correction to the application for free and reduced-price meals for adult CACFP participants.
2019-09-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentOfficial United States Standards for GrainThe United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will not pursue changes to the United States (U.S.) Standards for Corn and Soybeans under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA).2019-20295"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20295.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20295/official-united-states-standards-for-grainThe United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will not pursue changes to the United States (U.S.) Standards for Corn and Soybeans under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA).
2019-09-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentSoftwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order; Change in Membership, Nominations, Procedures, and Continuance Referenda PeriodThis rule changes the membership, nominations, procedures, and continuance referenda period for the Softwood Lumber Board (Board) established under the Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (Order). The...2019-20291"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20291.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20291/softwood-lumber-research-promotion-consumer-education-and-industry-information-order-change-inThis rule changes the membership, nominations, procedures, and continuance referenda period for the Softwood Lumber Board (Board) established under the Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (Order). The Board administers the Order with oversight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This action will also make administrative changes to other provisions of the Order.
2019-09-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-17- 14, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4- 605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called...2019-20755"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20755.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20755/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-17- 14, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4- 605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes); and Model A310 series airplanes. AD 2005-17-14 required repetitive tests to detect desynchronization of the rudder servo actuators, and adjustment or replacement of the spring rods of the rudder servo actuators, if necessary. AD 2005-17-14 also required repetitive tests/inspections/analyses of the rudder servo actuators, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This AD retains some requirements of AD 2005-17-14 and revises the inspection procedures and compliance times, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by reports of desynchronization of the rudder servo actuators. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class C Airspace; Lafayette, LAThis action modifies the Lafayette, LA, Class C airspace area by amending the legal description to contain the current airport name and updated airport reference point (ARP) information. Additionally, minor administrative edits to the legal description...2019-20689"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20689.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20689/amendment-of-class-c-airspace-lafayette-laThis action modifies the Lafayette, LA, Class C airspace area by amending the legal description to contain the current airport name and updated airport reference point (ARP) information. Additionally, minor administrative edits to the legal description title and Chart Supplement reference are made for readability. This action does not change the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the Class C airspace area.
2019-09-25RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Texas; Control of Air Pollution From Motor VehiclesPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or State). The...2019-20313"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20313.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20313/air-plan-approval-texas-control-of-air-pollution-from-motor-vehiclesPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or State). The revisions remove rules from the Texas SIP that address the Low Income Repair Assistance Program (LIRAP) for certain participating counties.
2019-09-25RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Title V Operation Permit Program; Withdrawal of Direct Final RuleDue to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the July 31, 2019 direct final rule approving updates and revisions to the Wisconsin Title V Operating Permit Program. The revisions were submitted to...2019-20863"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20863.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20863/air-plan-approval-wisconsin-title-v-operation-permit-program-withdrawal-of-direct-final-ruleDue to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the July 31, 2019 direct final rule approving updates and revisions to the Wisconsin Title V Operating Permit Program. The revisions were submitted to update the title V program for the first time since the final approval of the program in 2001 and to change the permit fee schedule for subject facilities. The revisions consist of amendments to Chapter Natural Resources (NR) 407 Wisconsin Administrative Code, operation permits, Chapter NR 410 Wisconsin Administrative Code, permit fees, and Wisconsin statute 285.69, fee structure.
2019-09-25RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Novak Sanitary Landfill Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 announces the partial deletion of the Novak Sanitary Landfill Superfund Site (Site) located in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated...2019-20681"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20681.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20681/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-partialThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 announces the partial deletion of the Novak Sanitary Landfill Superfund Site (Site) located in South Whitehall Township, 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 Environmental Protection (PADEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions to address the groundwater portion of the Site, other than monitoring, operations and maintenance, and Five- Year Reviews (FYRs), have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. This partial deletion pertains only to the groundwater portion of the Site. The landfill and landfill gas components of the Site will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action.
2019-09-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentMedicaid Program; State Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotment ReductionsThe statute requires aggregate reductions to state Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) allotments annually beginning with fiscal year (FY) 2020. This final rule delineates the methodology to implement the annual allotment reductions.2019-20731"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20731.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20731/medicaid-program-state-disproportionate-share-hospital-allotment-reductionsThe statute requires aggregate reductions to state Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) allotments annually beginning with fiscal year (FY) 2020. This final rule delineates the methodology to implement the annual allotment reductions.
2019-09-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentEndangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations for Interagency CooperationWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively referred to as the ``Services'' or ``we''), are delaying the effective date of a rule we published on August 27, 2019.2019-20936"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20936.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20936/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-regulations-for-interagency-cooperationWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively referred to as the ``Services'' or ``we''), are delaying the effective date of a rule we published on August 27, 2019.
2019-09-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentSnapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; 2019 Recreational Accountability Measure and Closure for the South Atlantic Other Jacks ComplexNMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for the recreational sector for the other jacks complex (lesser amberjack, almaco jack, and banded rudderfish) in the South Atlantic for the 2019 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS has...2019-20764"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20764.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20764/snapper-grouper-fishery-of-the-south-atlantic-2019-recreational-accountability-measure-and-closureNMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for the recreational sector for the other jacks complex (lesser amberjack, almaco jack, and banded rudderfish) in the South Atlantic for the 2019 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS has determined that recreational landings of the other jacks complex has exceeded its recreational annual catch limit (ACL). Therefore, NMFS closes the recreational sector for this complex on September 25, 2019, through the remainder of the 2019 fishing year in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. This closure is necessary to protect the lesser amberjack, almaco jack, and banded rudderfish resources.
2019-09-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentSnapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; 2019 Recreational Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Red GrouperNMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the red grouper recreational sector in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic for the 2019 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS estimates recreational landings of red grouper...2019-20779"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20779.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20779/snapper-grouper-fishery-of-the-south-atlantic-2019-recreational-accountability-measure-and-closureNMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the red grouper recreational sector in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic for the 2019 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS estimates recreational landings of red grouper in 2019 have exceeded the recreational annual catch limit (ACL). Therefore, NMFS closes the red grouper recreational sector in the South Atlantic EEZ at 12:01 a.m., local time, on September 25, 2019, for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year. This closure is necessary to protect the red grouper resource.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-19-25 and AD 2014-03-12, which apply to all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 airplanes. Those ADs require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate...2019-20761"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20761.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20761/airworthiness-directives-dassault-aviation-airplanesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-19-25 and AD 2014-03-12, which apply to all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 airplanes. Those ADs require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2018-19-25, 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.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an investigation that identified the cargo lining gutter assembly would be unable to drain a certain quantity...2019-20760"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20760.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20760/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an investigation that identified the cargo lining gutter assembly would be unable to drain a certain quantity of water in case of leakage or rupture of certain water pipes. This proposed AD would require modification of the cargo lining gutter assemblies, 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.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Area Navigation Routes Q-75 and Q-475, Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Routes; Northeastern United StatesThis action proposes to modify high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes Q-75, and Q-475 in the northeastern United States. This action would support the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Route (NEC ACR) Project. The modified routes were developed to...2019-20692"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20692.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20692/proposed-amendment-of-area-navigation-routes-q-75-and-q-475-northeast-corridor-atlantic-coast-routesThis action proposes to modify high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes Q-75, and Q-475 in the northeastern United States. This action would support the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Route (NEC ACR) Project. The modified routes were developed to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS), expand the availability of area navigation (RNAV) routing, and reduce dependency of the NAS on ground-based navigational systems.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes V-82, V-217, and T-383 in the Vicinity of Baudette, MNThis action proposes to amend two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-82 and V-217, and one area navigation (RNAV) route, T-383. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Baudette...2019-20715"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20715.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20715/proposed-amendment-of-air-traffic-service-ats-routes-v-82-v-217-and-t-383-in-the-vicinity-ofThis action proposes to amend two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-82 and V-217, and one area navigation (RNAV) route, T-383. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Baudette VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Baudette VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class C Airspace; Lansing, MIThis action proposes to modify the Lansing, MI, Class C airspace area by amending the effective hours to coincide with the associated radar approach control facility hours of operation. The designated boundaries and altitudes of the Lansing, MI, Class...2019-20714"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20714.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20714/proposed-amendment-of-class-c-airspace-lansing-miThis action proposes to modify the Lansing, MI, Class C airspace area by amending the effective hours to coincide with the associated radar approach control facility hours of operation. The designated boundaries and altitudes of the Lansing, MI, Class C airspace area would not change. Class C airspace areas are predicated on an operational air traffic control tower serviced by a radar approach control facility. Additionally, this proposed action would establish Class D airspace at Capital Region International Airport, MI, when the associated radar approach control facility is not in operation.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-7 in the Vicinity of Sheboygan, WIThis action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-7 in the vicinity of Sheboygan, WI. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Falls, WI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment...2019-20690"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20690.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20690/proposed-amendment-of-vor-federal-airway-v-7-in-the-vicinity-of-sheboygan-wiThis action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-7 in the vicinity of Sheboygan, WI. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Falls, WI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) route. The Falls VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentFlight Attendant Duty Period Limitations and Rest RequirementsThis action arises out of a statutory mandate in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 that requires the FAA to increase the minimum rest period for flight attendants in domestic, flag, and supplemental operations who are scheduled for a duty period of...2019-20682"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20682.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20682/flight-attendant-duty-period-limitations-and-rest-requirementsThis action arises out of a statutory mandate in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 that requires the FAA to increase the minimum rest period for flight attendants in domestic, flag, and supplemental operations who are scheduled for a duty period of 14 hours or less. Consistent with the statutory mandate, the FAA plans to amend its regulations to ensure that flight attendants scheduled to a duty period of 14 hours or less are given a scheduled rest period of at least 10 consecutive hours and that the rest period is not reduced under any circumstances. This document seeks input from the public to obtain more information about current domestic, flag, and supplemental operations with flight attendants and the potential benefits and costs to inform the rulemaking.
2019-09-25Proposed RulePOSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSIONPostal Regulatory CommissionPeriodic ReportingThe Commission is acknowledging a recent filing requesting the Commission initiate a rulemaking proceeding to consider changes to analytical principles relating to periodic reports (Proposal Eight). This document informs the public of the filing,...2019-20738"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20738.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20738/periodic-reportingThe Commission is acknowledging a recent filing requesting the Commission initiate a rulemaking proceeding to consider changes to analytical principles relating to periodic reports (Proposal Eight). This document informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Indiana; Second Maintenance Plan for 1997 Ozone NAAQSPursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision. On June 20, 2019, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted the State's plan...2019-20846"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20846.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20846/air-plan-approval-indiana-second-maintenance-plan-for-1997-ozone-naaqsPursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision. On June 20, 2019, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted the State's plan for maintaining the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standard) in the following areas: Indianapolis, La Porte County, and South Bend-Elkhart areas in Indiana; and the Indiana portions of the Chicago-Gary-Lake County, IL-IN (Chicago), Cincinnati- Hamilton, OH-KY- IN (Cincinnati), and Louisville, KY-IN (Louisville) multi-state areas. EPA is proposing to approve these maintenance plans because they provide for the maintenance of the 1997 ozone NAAQS through the end of the second 10-year maintenance period. This action, when finalized would make certain commitments related to maintenance of the 1997 ozone NAAQS in these areas federally enforceable as part of the Indiana SIP.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Connecticut; Regional Haze Five Year Progress ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the Connecticut regional haze progress report submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision on June 30, 2015. This revision addresses the provisions of the Clean Air Act and...2019-20778"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20778.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20778/air-plan-approval-connecticut-regional-haze-five-year-progress-reportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the Connecticut regional haze progress report submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision on June 30, 2015. This revision addresses the provisions of the Clean Air Act and its implementing regulations that require states to submit periodic reports describing progress on reasonable progress goals established for regional haze and a determination of adequacy of the state's existing regional haze SIP. Connecticut's progress report notes that Connecticut has made substantial progress toward meeting the emissions reduction expected for the first regional planning period. The report also notes that visibility in the federal Class I areas that may be affected by emissions from Connecticut is improving. In addition, the nearby federal Class I areas have already met the applicable reasonable progress goals for 2018. The EPA is proposing approval of Connecticut's determination that the state's existing regional haze SIP requires no further substantive revision at this time in order to achieve the goals for visibility improvement and emission reductions.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReview Process To Determine Whether the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Continues To Comply With the Disposal Regulations and Compliance CriteriaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, or the Agency) intends to evaluate whether the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) continues to comply with the Agency's environmental radiation protection standards for the disposal of radioactive waste....2019-20319"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20319.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20319/review-process-to-determine-whether-the-waste-isolation-pilot-plant-continues-to-comply-with-theThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, or the Agency) intends to evaluate whether the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) continues to comply with the Agency's environmental radiation protection standards for the disposal of radioactive waste. Pursuant to the 1992 WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA), as amended, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE, or the Department) must submit documentation of continued compliance with the EPA's standards for disposal and other statutory requirements every five years after the initial receipt of transuranic waste at WIPP. The Agency requests public comment on all aspects of the DOE's application.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleFEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSIONFederal Maritime CommissionInterpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Under the Shipping ActThe Federal Maritime Commission is seeking public comment on its interpretation of the Shipping Act prohibition against failing to establish, observe, and enforce just and reasonable regulations and practices relating to or connected with receiving,...2019-20790"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20790.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20790/interpretive-rule-on-demurrage-and-detention-under-the-shipping-actThe Federal Maritime Commission is seeking public comment on its interpretation of the Shipping Act prohibition against failing to establish, observe, and enforce just and reasonable regulations and practices relating to or connected with receiving, handling, storing, or delivering property with respect to demurrage and detention. Specifically, the Commission is providing guidance as to what it will consider in assessing whether a demurrage or detention practice is unjust or unreasonable. Upon consideration of the request of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), the Commission has determined to extend the comment period in this matter to October 31, 2019.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentPremarket Tobacco Product Applications and Recordkeeping RequirementsThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a proposed rule that would set forth requirements for premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) and would require manufacturers to maintain records establishing that their tobacco products are...2019-20315"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20315.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20315/premarket-tobacco-product-applications-and-recordkeeping-requirementsThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a proposed rule that would set forth requirements for premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) and would require manufacturers to maintain records establishing that their tobacco products are legally marketed. The proposed rule would help to ensure that PMTAs contain sufficient information for FDA to determine whether a marketing order should be issued for a new tobacco product, including detailed information regarding the physical aspects of a tobacco product, as well as full reports of information to demonstrate the scope of, and details regarding, investigations that may show the potential health risks of the product. The proposed rule would codify the general procedures FDA would follow when evaluating PMTAs, including application acceptance, application filing, and inspections, and would also create postmarket reporting requirements for applicants that receive marketing orders. The proposed rule would allow for the submission of PMTAs in alternative formats in certain instances to reduce the burden of submitting a PMTA for modifications to a product that previously received a PMTA marketing order or resubmitting a PMTA to address deficiencies specified in a no marketing order. The proposed rule would also require tobacco product manufacturers to keep records regarding the legal marketing of certain tobacco products without a PMTA, such as documents showing that a tobacco product is not required to undergo premarket review or has received premarket authorization.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Taconite Iron Ore Processing Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThis proposal presents the results of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) residual risk and technology reviews (RTRs) for the National Emission Standards for the Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Taconite Iron Ore Processing, as...2019-19091"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-19091.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-19091/national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-taconite-iron-ore-processing-residual-riskThis proposal presents the results of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) residual risk and technology reviews (RTRs) for the National Emission Standards for the Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Taconite Iron Ore Processing, as required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Based on the results of the risk review, the EPA is proposing that risks from emissions of air toxics from this source category are acceptable and that the existing standards provide an ample margin of safety. Furthermore, under the technology review, the EPA identified no cost-effective developments in controls, practices, or processes to achieve further emissions reductions. Therefore, the EPA is proposing no revisions to the existing standards based on the RTRs. However, in this action the EPA is proposing: The removal of exemptions for periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) and clarifying that the emissions standards apply at all times; the addition of electronic reporting of performance test results and compliance reports; minor technical corrections and amendments to monitoring and testing requirements that would reduce the compliance burden on industry while continuing to be protective of the environment; and that regulation of a certain type compound emitted by one of the facilities, known as elongated mineral particulate, is not required under CAA section 112 because this compound is not a hazardous air pollutant (HAP) pursuant to the CAA. This action, if finalized, would result in improved monitoring, compliance, and implementation of the existing standards.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentLand Uses; Special Uses; Procedures for Operating Plans and Agreements for Vegetation Management Within and Along Powerline Rights-of-WayThe U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (Agency) is proposing to amend its existing regulations, for the Agency's special uses to implement Section 512 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as added by section 211 of division O,...2019-20741"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20741.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20741/land-uses-special-uses-procedures-for-operating-plans-and-agreements-for-vegetation-managementThe U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (Agency) is proposing to amend its existing regulations, for the Agency's special uses to implement Section 512 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as added by section 211 of division O, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (hereinafter ``Section 512''). This section governs the development and approval of operating plans and agreements for vegetation and facility management on National Forest System (NFS) lands within rights-of-way for electric transmission and distribution facilities (powerlines) and on their abutting lands.
2019-09-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentLand Uses; Special Uses; Streamlining Processing of Communications Use ApplicationsThe U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (Agency), is proposing to amend its existing regulations to implement part of Title VIII, Subtitle G, Section 8705, of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which requires regulations that...2019-20742"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-25/pdf/2019-20742.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/25/2019-20742/land-uses-special-uses-streamlining-processing-of-communications-use-applicationsThe U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (Agency), is proposing to amend its existing regulations to implement part of Title VIII, Subtitle G, Section 8705, of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which requires regulations that streamline the Agency's procedures for evaluating applications to locate or modify communications facilities on National Forest System (NFS) lands.
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2019-09-24RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasThis rule amends the geographic boundaries of several nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. Based on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the Office of Personnel Management...2019-20144"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20144.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20144/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-certain-nonappropriated-fund-federal-wage-system-wage-areasThis rule amends the geographic boundaries of several nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. Based on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is defining St. Joseph County, Indiana, as an area of application county to the Lake, Illinois, NAF FWS wage area; Greene County, Missouri, as an area of application county to the Leavenworth-Jackson-Johnson, Kansas, NAF FWS wage area; Lucas County, Ohio, as an area of application county to the Macomb, Michigan, NAF FWS wage area; and the municipality of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, as an area of application municipality to the Guaynabo-San Juan, PR, NAF FWS wage area. These changes are necessary because NAF FWS employees are now working in these locations, but the locations are not currently defined to NAF wage areas. In addition, OPM is removing the municipalities of Ceiba, Isabela, Toa Baja, and Vieques, PR, and the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas, from the wage area definition of the Guaynabo-San Juan NAF wage area because there are no longer NAF FWS employees working in these locations.
2019-09-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentProcessed Raspberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order; TerminationThis final rule terminates the Processed Raspberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Order) in its entirety. This action is necessary because termination of the Order was favored by a majority of the eligible producers and importers voting in...2019-20343"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20343.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20343/processed-raspberry-promotion-research-and-information-order-terminationThis final rule terminates the Processed Raspberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Order) in its entirety. This action is necessary because termination of the Order was favored by a majority of the eligible producers and importers voting in a referendum conducted from September 10 through October 5, 2018.
2019-09-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Engine Alliance Turbofan EnginesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-16-04 for all Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270 and GP7277 model turbofan engines. AD 2019-16-04 required a visual inspection of the 1st-stage low- pressure compressor (LPC) rotor assembly, referred to...2019-20599"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20599.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20599/airworthiness-directives-engine-alliance-turbofan-enginesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-16-04 for all Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270 and GP7277 model turbofan engines. AD 2019-16-04 required a visual inspection of the 1st-stage low- pressure compressor (LPC) rotor assembly, referred to after this as the ``engine fan hub assembly,'' for damage, a one-time eddy current inspection (ECI) of the engine fan hub blade slot bottom and blade slot front edge for cracks; and removal of parts if damage or defects are found. AD 2019-16-04 also required replacement of the engine fan hub blade lock assembly for certain GP7270 and GP7277 model turbofan engines. This AD, for certain GP7270 and GP7277 model turbofan engines, reduces the compliance time for the initial ECI and requires repetitive ECIs of the engine fan hub blade slot bottom and blade slot front edge for cracks. This AD also retains the visual inspection requirements of the engine fan hub assembly for all GP7270 and GP7277 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an uncontained failure of the engine fan hub. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-24RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionAmendment to Requirements for Consumer Registration of Durable Infant or Toddler ProductsIn 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) fulfilled a statutory requirement in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) to issue a rule requiring manufacturers of durable infant or toddler products to establish a...2019-20049"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20049.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20049/amendment-to-requirements-for-consumer-registration-of-durable-infant-or-toddler-productsIn 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) fulfilled a statutory requirement in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) to issue a rule requiring manufacturers of durable infant or toddler products to establish a consumer registration program. The Commission is now finalizing an amendment to the definition of ``durable infant or toddler product'' in the rule to include the full statutory definition; clarify that the scope of each listed product category is further defined in the applicable mandatory standard; clarify listed product categories using the product name in the applicable mandatory standard; and clarify the scope of the infant carriers and bassinets and cradles product categories.
2019-09-24RuleSocial Security AdministrationSocial Security AdministrationExtension of Expiration Dates for Two Body System ListingsWe are extending the expiration dates of the following body systems in the Listing of Impairments (listings) in our regulations: Respiratory Disorders and Genitourinary Disorders. We are making no other revisions to these body systems in this final...2019-20444"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20444.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20444/extension-of-expiration-dates-for-two-body-system-listingsWe are extending the expiration dates of the following body systems in the Listing of Impairments (listings) in our regulations: Respiratory Disorders and Genitourinary Disorders. We are making no other revisions to these body systems in this final rule. This extension ensures that we will continue to have the criteria we need to evaluate impairments in the affected body systems at step three of the sequential evaluation processes for initial claims and continuing disability reviews.
2019-09-24RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Townsend Saw Chain Co. Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 announces the deletion of the soil, sediment, surface water, surficial aquifer, and the intermediate aquifer of this Site with the exception of a limited area (5000-8000 square feet) of the...2019-20346"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20346.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20346/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-partialThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 announces the deletion of the soil, sediment, surface water, surficial aquifer, and the intermediate aquifer of this Site with the exception of a limited area (5000-8000 square feet) of the intermediate aquifer below the 1C clay in the vicinity of monitoring wells IMW-01B, MW-128, and OW-143 of the Townsend Saw Chain Co. Superfund Site (Site) located in Pontiac, South Carolina, 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). This partial deletion pertains to the soil, sediment, surface water, surficial aquifer, and the intermediate aquifer of this Site. A limited area (5000-8000 square feet) of the intermediate aquifer below the 1C clay in the vicinity of monitoring wells IMW-01B, MW-128, and OW-143 of the Townsend Saw Chain Co. will remain on the NPL and is not being considered for deletion as part of this action. The EPA and the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2019-09-24RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Intel Corp. (Santa Clara III) Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 announces the deletion of the Intel Corp. (Santa Clara III) Superfund Site (Site) located in Santa Clara, California, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section...2019-20345"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20345.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20345/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-deletionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 announces the deletion of the Intel Corp. (Santa Clara III) Superfund Site (Site) located in Santa Clara, 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). EPA and the State of California, through the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, the deletion of the Site does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2019-09-24RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Escambia Wood-Pensacola Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 announces the deletion of 50 acres of the Escambia Wood--Pensacola Superfund Site (Site) located in Pensacola, Florida, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section...2019-20347"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20347.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20347/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-partialThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 announces the deletion of 50 acres of the Escambia Wood--Pensacola Superfund Site (Site) located in Pensacola, Florida, 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). This partial deletion pertains to 50 acres of former residential property in the former neighborhoods of Oak Park, Escambia Arms, Herman & Pearl and Clarinda Triangle, part of Operable Unit One (soils). The remaining areas of Operable Unit One (about 50 acres) and Operable Unit Two (groundwater) will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action. The EPA and the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than five-year reviews and operation and maintenance, have been completed. However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2019-09-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentWorld Trade Center Health Program; Petition 023-Uterine Cancer, Including Endometrial Cancer; Finding of Insufficient EvidenceOn April 23, 2019, the Administrator of the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program received a petition (Petition 023) to add ``endometrial cancer'' to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List). Upon reviewing the scientific and medical...2019-20364"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20364.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20364/world-trade-center-health-program-petition-023-uterine-cancer-including-endometrial-cancer-findingOn April 23, 2019, the Administrator of the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program received a petition (Petition 023) to add ``endometrial cancer'' to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List). Upon reviewing the scientific and medical literature, including information provided by the petitioner, the Administrator has determined that the available evidence does not have the potential to provide a basis for a decision on whether to add the major site uterine cancer, including its subtype, endometrial cancer, to the List. The Administrator also finds that insufficient evidence exists to request a recommendation of the WTC Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), to publish a proposed rule, or to publish a determination not to publish a proposed rule.
2019-09-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentMagnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2019-2020 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; CorrectionThis action contains corrections to the final rules related to 2019-2020 Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for groundfish harvested in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California published...2019-20248"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20248.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20248/magnuson-stevens-act-provisions-fisheries-off-west-coast-states-pacific-coast-groundfish-fisheryThis action contains corrections to the final rules related to 2019-2020 Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for groundfish harvested in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California published on December 12, 2018, and May 10, 2019. These corrections are necessary so the regulations accurately implement the Pacific Fishery Management Council's intent.
2019-09-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentAdditional First Year Depreciation DeductionThis document contains final regulations that provide guidance regarding the additional first year depreciation deduction under section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The final regulations reflect and clarify the increase of the benefit...2019-20036"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20036.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20036/additional-first-year-depreciation-deductionThis document contains final regulations that provide guidance regarding the additional first year depreciation deduction under section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The final regulations reflect and clarify the increase of the benefit and expansion of the universe of qualifying property, particularly to certain classes of used property, authorized by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The final regulations affect taxpayers who deduct depreciation for qualified property acquired and placed in service after September 27, 2017.
2019-09-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentDried Prunes Produced in California; Decreased Assessment RateThis proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Prune Marketing Committee (Committee) to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2019-20 and subsequent crop years from $0.28 to $0.25 per ton of salable dried prunes. The assessment...2019-20572"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20572.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20572/dried-prunes-produced-in-california-decreased-assessment-rateThis proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Prune Marketing Committee (Committee) to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2019-20 and subsequent crop years from $0.28 to $0.25 per ton of salable dried prunes. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
2019-09-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentEnergy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Incandescent Lamps; CorrectionOn September 5, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published a notice of proposed determination (``NOPD'') initially determining that energy conservation standards for general service incandescent lamps (``GSILs'') do not need to be amended...2019-20399"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20399.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20399/energy-conservation-program-energy-conservation-standards-for-general-service-incandescent-lampsOn September 5, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published a notice of proposed determination (``NOPD'') initially determining that energy conservation standards for general service incandescent lamps (``GSILs'') do not need to be amended (hereafter the ``September 2019 NOPD''). This correction addresses typographical errors that appear in the September 2019 NOPD. This document corrects values listed in Tables V.4, V.7, V.9, and V.10, and corrects duplicative numbering of tables and reference to those tables. Neither the errors nor the corrections in this document affect the substance of the rulemaking or any initial conclusions reached in support of the NOPD.
2019-09-24Proposed RuleLIBRARY OF CONGRESSLibrary of CongressMusic Modernization Act Implementing Regulations for the Blanket License for Digital Uses and Mechanical Licensing CollectiveThe U.S. Copyright Office is issuing a notification of inquiry regarding the Musical Works Modernization Act, title I of the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act. Title I establishes a blanket compulsory license, which digital music...2019-20318"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20318.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20318/music-modernization-act-implementing-regulations-for-the-blanket-license-for-digital-uses-andThe U.S. Copyright Office is issuing a notification of inquiry regarding the Musical Works Modernization Act, title I of the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act. Title I establishes a blanket compulsory license, which digital music providers may obtain to make and deliver digital phonorecords of musical works. The blanket license, which will be administered by a mechanical licensing collective, will become available on January 1, 2021. The MMA specifically directs the Copyright Office to adopt a number of regulations to govern the new blanket licensing regime, including regulations regarding notices of license, notices of nonblanket activity, usage reports and adjustments, information to be included in the mechanical licensing collective's database, database usability, interoperability, and usage restrictions, and the handling of confidential information. The statute also vests the Office with general authority to adopt such regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate this new blanket licensing structure. To promulgate these regulations, the Office seeks public comment regarding the subjects of inquiry discussed in this notification.
2019-09-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentFederal Acquisition Regulation: Reserve Officer Training Corps and Military Recruiting on CampusDoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the United States Code section that prohibits the award of certain Federal contracts to institutions of higher education that prohibit Reserve Officer...2019-20045"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20045.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20045/federal-acquisition-regulation-reserve-officer-training-corps-and-military-recruiting-on-campusDoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the United States Code section that prohibits the award of certain Federal contracts to institutions of higher education that prohibit Reserve Officer Training Corps units or military recruiting on campus.
2019-09-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentAdditional First Year Depreciation DeductionThis document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance regarding the additional first year depreciation deduction under section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). These proposed regulations reflect and clarify the increase of the...2019-20035"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20035.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20035/additional-first-year-depreciation-deductionThis document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance regarding the additional first year depreciation deduction under section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). These proposed regulations reflect and clarify the increase of the benefit and expansion of the universe of qualifying property, particularly to certain classes of used property, made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. These proposed regulations generally affect taxpayers who deduct depreciation for qualified property acquired and placed in service after September 27, 2017. This document also provides notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations. Finally, this document withdraws a portion of the proposed regulations published on August 8, 2018.
2019-09-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentProvisions Pertaining to Certain Investments in the United States by Foreign PersonsThis proposed rule would replace the current regulations that implement section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA). While this proposed rule retains many...2019-20099"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20099.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20099/provisions-pertaining-to-certain-investments-in-the-united-states-by-foreign-personsThis proposed rule would replace the current regulations that implement section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA). While this proposed rule retains many provisions of the existing regulations, a number of substantive changes are proposed, primarily to implement FIRRMA.
2019-09-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentProvisions Pertaining to Certain Transactions by Foreign Persons Involving Real Estate in the United StatesThis proposed rule would establish new regulations to implement the provisions relating to real estate transactions in section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018. This...2019-20100"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-20100.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-20100/provisions-pertaining-to-certain-transactions-by-foreign-persons-involving-real-estate-in-the-unitedThis proposed rule would establish new regulations to implement the provisions relating to real estate transactions in section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018. This proposed rule sets forth the scope of, and certain processes and procedures relating to, the national security review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States of certain transactions involving the purchase or lease by, or concession to, a foreign person of certain real estate in the United States.
2019-09-24Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyOil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources ReviewThis action proposes reconsideration amendments to the new source performance standards (NSPS). These amendments, if finalized, would remove sources in the transmission and storage segment from the source category, rescind the NSPS (including both the...2019-19876"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-24/pdf/2019-19876.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/24/2019-19876/oil-and-natural-gas-sector-emission-standards-for-new-reconstructed-and-modified-sources-reviewThis action proposes reconsideration amendments to the new source performance standards (NSPS). These amendments, if finalized, would remove sources in the transmission and storage segment from the source category, rescind the NSPS (including both the volatile organic compounds (VOC) and methane requirements) applicable to those sources, and rescind the methane-specific requirements (the ``methane requirements'') of the NSPS applicable to sources in the production and processing segments. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is also proposing, as an alternative, to rescind the methane requirements of the NSPS applicable to all oil and natural gas sources, without removing any sources from the source category. Furthermore, the EPA is taking comment on alternative interpretations of its statutory authority to regulate pollutants under the Clean Air Act (CAA), and associated record and policy questions.
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2019-09-23RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeFederal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased Separated EmployeesThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible...2019-20124"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20124.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20124/federal-employees-retirement-system-present-value-conversion-factors-for-spouses-of-deceasedThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced deferred annuities, and to revise the annuity factor for spouses of deceased employees who die in service when those spouses elect to receive the basic employee death benefit in 36 installments under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986. These rules are necessary to ensure that the tables conform to the economic and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries and published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2019, as required by the United States Code.
2019-09-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentVoluntary Grading of Meats, Prepared Meats, Meat Products, Shell Eggs, Poultry Products, and Rabbit ProductsThe U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is amending its regulations governing the voluntary grading and certification relating to meats, prepared meats, meat products, shell eggs, poultry products, and rabbit...2019-20123"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20123.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20123/voluntary-grading-of-meats-prepared-meats-meat-products-shell-eggs-poultry-products-and-rabbitThe U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is amending its regulations governing the voluntary grading and certification relating to meats, prepared meats, meat products, shell eggs, poultry products, and rabbit products. Amendments include changing terminology to scheduled and non-scheduled, billing of holidays, billing excessive hours over and above agreement hours, and removing the administrative volume charge. Amendments will standardize and align billing practices for services provided by the Livestock and Poultry Program.
2019-09-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentRural Development Environmental Regulation for Rural InfrastructureThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD), comprised of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereafter referred to as the Agency, is issuing a...2019-20342"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20342.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20342/rural-development-environmental-regulation-for-rural-infrastructureThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD), comprised of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereafter referred to as the Agency, is issuing a final rule to update the Agency's Environmental Policies and Procedures regulation (7 CFR 1970) to allow the Agency Administrators limited flexibility to obligate federal funds for infrastructure projects prior to completion of the environmental review while ensuring full compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures, prior to project construction and disbursement of any RD funding. This change will allow RD to more fully meet the Administration's goals to speed the initiation of infrastructure projects and encourage planned community economic development without additional cost to taxpayers or change to environmental review requirements.
2019-09-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Diamond Aircraft Industries of Canada Model DA-62 Airplanes; Electronic Engine Control System InstallationThese special conditions are issued for the Diamond Aircraft Industries of Canada (DAI Canada) Model DA-62 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with installation of an engine that includes an electronic engine...2019-20325"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20325.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20325/special-conditions-diamond-aircraft-industries-of-canada-model-da-62-airplanes-electronic-engineThese special conditions are issued for the Diamond Aircraft Industries of Canada (DAI Canada) Model DA-62 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with installation of an engine that includes an electronic engine control system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
2019-09-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAmendment to Statement Processing and Automated Clearinghouse (ACH); CorrectionThis document corrects an interim final rule published on September 5, 2019, in the Federal Register, which amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding statement processing and Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) and made...2019-20339"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20339.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20339/amendment-to-statement-processing-and-automated-clearinghouse-ach-correctionThis document corrects an interim final rule published on September 5, 2019, in the Federal Register, which amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding statement processing and Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) and made certain technical corrections to the CBP regulations. In the September 5, 2019, document, an amendatory instruction cited an incorrect sentence in a paragraph to be amended. This document corrects that error.
2019-09-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentHardship Distributions of Elective Contributions, Qualified Matching Contributions, Qualified Nonelective Contributions, and EarningsThis document contains final regulations that amend the rules relating to hardship distributions from section 401(k) plans. The final regulations reflect statutory changes affecting section 401(k) plans, including changes made by the Bipartisan Budget...2019-20511"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20511.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20511/hardship-distributions-of-elective-contributions-qualified-matching-contributions-qualifiedThis document contains final regulations that amend the rules relating to hardship distributions from section 401(k) plans. The final regulations reflect statutory changes affecting section 401(k) plans, including changes made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The regulations affect participants in, beneficiaries of, employers maintaining, and administrators of plans that include cash or deferred arrangements or provide for employee or matching contributions.
2019-09-23RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Indiana; Attainment Plan for the Morgan County Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment AreaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision the Morgan County-related elements of an Indiana submission to EPA dated October 2, 2015, as supplemented on November 15, 2017, June 7, 2017, February...2019-20130"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20130.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20130/air-plan-approval-indiana-attainment-plan-for-the-morgan-county-sulfur-dioxide-nonattainment-areaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision the Morgan County-related elements of an Indiana submission to EPA dated October 2, 2015, as supplemented on November 15, 2017, June 7, 2017, February 8, 2019, and February 12, 2019. EPA concludes that Indiana has appropriately demonstrated that the plan provisions provide for attainment of the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in the Morgan County area by the applicable attainment date and that the plan meets the other applicable requirements under the Clean Air Act.
2019-09-23RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Missouri; Rescission of Information on Sales of Fuels To Be Provided and Maintained and Certain Coals To Be WashedThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving two State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submissions from the State of Missouri. In these submissions, the State requested that two rules relating to the sales of fuel and coal washing be...2019-20321"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20321.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20321/air-plan-approval-missouri-rescission-of-information-on-sales-of-fuels-to-be-provided-and-maintainedThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving two State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submissions from the State of Missouri. In these submissions, the State requested that two rules relating to the sales of fuel and coal washing be rescinded from the Missouri SIP. The EPA received both submissions on December 4, 2018, and received supplemental information for both submissions on May 6, 2019. The EPA reviewed the submissions and supplemental information and determined that rescission of these rules from the SIP does not impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality. Approval of the submissions will ensure consistency between state and federally approved rules and is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-23RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Texas; Infrastructure for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardPursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of two State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Texas for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)....2019-20314"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20314.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20314/air-plan-approval-texas-infrastructure-for-the-2015-ozone-national-ambient-air-quality-standardPursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of two State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Texas for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). These submittals address how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2015 ozone NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP).
2019-09-23RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This SIP revision removes requirements for gasoline vapor recovery equipment (also known as Stage II vapor recovery)...2019-20197"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20197.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20197/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-maryland-removal-of-stage-ii-gasolineThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This SIP revision removes requirements for gasoline vapor recovery equipment (also known as Stage II vapor recovery) on fuel dispensers at both new and upgrading gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) in Stage II subject areas of Maryland and also allows for decommissioning of Stage II equipment at existing stations currently equipped with Stage II equipment. GDF owners may elect to retain existing Stage II equipment, but in doing so remain subject to Stage II requirements and must continue to test and maintain Stage II equipment in accordance with program requirements. EPA determined that Maryland's August 25, 2017 SIP revision is approvable in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-23RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Missouri; Removal of Control of VOC Emissions from Traffic CoatingsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Missouri on December 3, 2018. Missouri requests that the EPA remove a rule related to control of volatile organic compounds...2019-20320"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20320.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20320/air-plan-approval-missouri-removal-of-control-of-voc-emissions-from-traffic-coatingsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Missouri on December 3, 2018. Missouri requests that the EPA remove a rule related to control of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from traffic coatings from its SIP. This rescission does not have an adverse effect on air quality. The EPA's approval of this rule revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-23RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Illinois; State Board and Infrastructure SIP RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP) addressing the state board requirements under section 128 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the related infrastructure element for several...2019-20129"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20129.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20129/air-plan-approval-illinois-state-board-and-infrastructure-sip-requirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP) addressing the state board requirements under section 128 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the related infrastructure element for several National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) infrastructure submissions. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
2019-09-23RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the South Valley Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 announces the deletion of Operable Units 1, 2, and 5 of the South Valley Superfund Site (Site) located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant...2019-20193"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20193.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20193/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-partialThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 announces the deletion of Operable Units 1, 2, and 5 of the South Valley Superfund Site (Site) located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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). This partial deletion pertains to Operable Units 1, 2, and 5. Operable Units 3, 4, and 6 will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action. The EPA and the State of New Mexico, through the New Mexico Environment Department, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2019-09-23RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2019-20214"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20214.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20214/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.
2019-09-23RuleFEDERAL 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...2019-20210"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20210.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20210/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.
2019-09-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Several Groundfish Species in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management AreaNMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve to the initial total allowable catch (ITAC) and Community Development Quota (CDQ) of Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) arrowtooth flounder and to the ITAC of Aleutian Islands (AI) Greenland...2019-20556"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20556.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20556/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-several-groundfish-species-in-the-bering-sea-andNMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve to the initial total allowable catch (ITAC) and Community Development Quota (CDQ) of Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) arrowtooth flounder and to the ITAC of Aleutian Islands (AI) Greenland turbot, AI sablefish, Bering Sea (BS) sablefish, BS ``other rockfish,'' Bering Sea and Eastern Aleutian Islands (BS/EAI) blackspotted/rougheye rockfish, Central Aleutian Islands and Western Aleutian Islands (CAI/WAI) blackspotted/rougheye rockfish, BSAI northern rockfish, BSAI sharks, and BSAI shortraker rockfish. This action is necessary to allow the fisheries to continue operating. It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan for the BSAI management area.
2019-09-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONEducation DepartmentStudent Assistance General Provisions, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan ProgramThe Department of Education (Department or We) establishes new Institutional Accountability regulations governing the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program to revise a Federal standard and a process for adjudicating borrower...2019-19309"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-19309.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-19309/student-assistance-general-provisions-federal-family-education-loan-program-and-william-d-fordThe Department of Education (Department or We) establishes new Institutional Accountability regulations governing the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program to revise a Federal standard and a process for adjudicating borrower defenses to repayment claims for Federal student loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2020, and provide for actions the Secretary may take to collect from schools the amount of financial loss due to successful borrower defense to repayment loan discharges. The Department also amends regulations regarding pre-dispute arbitration agreements or class action waivers as a condition of enrollment, and requires institutions to include information regarding the school's internal dispute resolution and arbitration processes as part of in the borrower's entrance counseling. We amend the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations to establish the conditions or events that have or may have an adverse, material effect on an institution's financial condition and which warrant financial protection for the Department, update the definitions of terms used to calculate an institution's composite score to conform with changes in certain accounting standards, and account for leases and long-term debt. Finally, we amend the loan discharge provisions in the Direct Loan Program.
2019-09-23Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentDeregulation of Pine Shoot BeetleWe are proposing to amend our regulations to remove the domestic pine shoot beetle (PSB) quarantine and to eliminate the restrictions that apply to the importation of PSB host material from Canada. We have prepared an analysis of regulatory options,...2019-20381"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20381.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20381/deregulation-of-pine-shoot-beetleWe are proposing to amend our regulations to remove the domestic pine shoot beetle (PSB) quarantine and to eliminate the restrictions that apply to the importation of PSB host material from Canada. We have prepared an analysis of regulatory options, which we are making available for public review and comment, that evaluates the effectiveness of the regulatory program in slowing the spread of the pest and reducing damages. This action would provide flexibility to the States as they manage PSB, would allow Federal resources spent on this program to be allocated elsewhere, and would remove PSB-related interstate movement and importation restrictions on PSB regulated articles.
2019-09-23Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentMarketing Order Regulating the Handling of Sweet Cherries Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Decreased Assessment RateThis proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Washington Cherry Marketing Committee (Committee) to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2019-2020 and subsequent fiscal periods. The assessment rate would remain in effect...2019-20451"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20451.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20451/marketing-order-regulating-the-handling-of-sweet-cherries-grown-in-designated-counties-in-washingtonThis proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Washington Cherry Marketing Committee (Committee) to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2019-2020 and subsequent fiscal periods. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
2019-09-23Proposed RuleFARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATIONFarm Credit AdministrationImplementation of the Current Expected Credit Losses Methodology for Allowances, Related Adjustments to the Tier 1/Tier 2 Capital Rule, and Conforming AmendmentsThe Farm Credit Administration (FCA, we, or our) is inviting public comment on a proposal to address changes to our capital and other regulations, including certain regulatory disclosure requirements, in response to recent changes in the U.S. generally...2019-19916"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-19916.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-19916/implementation-of-the-current-expected-credit-losses-methodology-for-allowances-related-adjustmentsThe Farm Credit Administration (FCA, we, or our) is inviting public comment on a proposal to address changes to our capital and other regulations, including certain regulatory disclosure requirements, in response to recent changes in the U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP).
2019-09-23Proposed RuleNATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARDNational Labor Relations BoardJurisdiction-Nonemployee Status of University and College Students Working in Connection With Their StudiesIn order to more effectively administer the National Labor Relations Act (Act or NLRA) and to further the purposes of the Act, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) proposes a regulation establishing that students who perform any services for...2019-20510"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20510.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20510/jurisdiction-nonemployee-status-of-university-and-college-students-working-in-connection-with-theirIn order to more effectively administer the National Labor Relations Act (Act or NLRA) and to further the purposes of the Act, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) proposes a regulation establishing that students who perform any services for compensation, including, but not limited to, teaching or research, at a private college or university in connection with their studies are not ``employees'' within the meaning of Section 2(3) of the Act. The Board believes that this proposed standard is consistent with the purposes and policies of the Act, which contemplates jurisdiction over economic relationships, not those that are primarily educational in nature. This rulemaking is intended to bring stability to an area of federal labor law in which the Board, through adjudication, has reversed its approach three times since 2000.
2019-09-23Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Conditional Approval; Arizona; Maricopa CountyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to conditionally approve revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD or the County) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of...2019-20425"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-23/pdf/2019-20425.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/23/2019-20425/air-plan-conditional-approval-arizona-maricopa-countyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to conditionally approve revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD or the County) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from organic liquid and gasoline storage and transfer operations. We are proposing to conditionally approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) and conditionally approve the County's demonstration regarding Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in the Phoenix-Mesa ozone nonattainment area, with respect to petroleum liquid storage and gasoline transfer and transport. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
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2019-09-20RuleCONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionRevisions to Safety Standard for Infant Bath SeatsIn December 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an update to the consumer product safety standard for infant bath seats. The standard incorporated by reference the applicable ASTM voluntary standard. ASTM has since...2019-19965"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-19965.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-19965/revisions-to-safety-standard-for-infant-bath-seatsIn December 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an update to the consumer product safety standard for infant bath seats. The standard incorporated by reference the applicable ASTM voluntary standard. ASTM has since published two revised versions of the voluntary standard for infant bath seats. We are publishing this direct final rule revising the CPSC's mandatory standard for infant bath seats to incorporate by reference, the most recent version of the applicable ASTM standard.
2019-09-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentModernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H-2A Foreign Workers in the United StatesThe Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is amending its regulations governing the certification of agricultural labor or services to be performed by temporary foreign workers in H-2A nonimmigrant status (H-2A workers). The Department issues this...2019-19674"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-19674.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-19674/modernizing-recruitment-requirements-for-the-temporary-employment-of-h-2a-foreign-workers-in-theThe Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is amending its regulations governing the certification of agricultural labor or services to be performed by temporary foreign workers in H-2A nonimmigrant status (H-2A workers). The Department issues this certification pursuant to Section 218(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which requires a prospective employer of H-2A workers to apply for a certification from the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) that there are not sufficient able, willing, and qualified United States (U.S.) workers available to fill the petitioning employer's job opportunity, and that the employment of H-2A workers in that job opportunity will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States similarly employed. This final rule modernizes and improves the labor market test that the Department uses to assess whether able, willing, and qualified U.S. workers are available by: Rescinding the requirement that an employer advertise its job opportunity in a print newspaper of general circulation in the area of intended employment; expanding and enhancing the Department's electronic job registry; and leveraging the expertise and existing outreach activities of State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) to promote agricultural job opportunities.
2019-09-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentTransitional Compensation (TC) for Abused DependentsTransitional compensation is one of the many resources available to victims of domestic abuse. The Transitional Compensation for Abused Dependents program is a congressionally-authorized program that provides temporary monetary payments and military...2019-20075"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20075.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20075/transitional-compensation-tc-for-abused-dependentsTransitional compensation is one of the many resources available to victims of domestic abuse. The Transitional Compensation for Abused Dependents program is a congressionally-authorized program that provides temporary monetary payments and military benefits to dependents of Service members, when the member has been separated from the military due to a dependent-abuse or child abuse offense. This rulemaking establishes requirements and describes authorized benefits for an abused spouse and/or abused children affected by the separation or forfeiture of pay and allowances of a military Service member.
2019-09-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTemporary Safety Zone; M/V Highland Eagle Operating in the Straits of Mackinac, MIThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 500-yard radius of the Motor Vessel (M/V) HIGHLAND EAGLE while conducting geotechnical sampling operations in the Straits of Mackinac. The safety zone is needed to...2019-20400"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20400.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20400/temporary-safety-zone-mv-highland-eagle-operating-in-the-straits-of-mackinac-miThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 500-yard radius of the Motor Vessel (M/V) HIGHLAND EAGLE while conducting geotechnical sampling operations in the Straits of Mackinac. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by geotechnical sampling operations in the Straits of Mackinac. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sault Sainte Marie.
2019-09-20RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyFindings of Failure To Submit State Implementation Plans Required for Attainment of the 2010 1-Hour Primary Sulfur Dioxide (SO2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to find that two states (Maryland and Michigan) failed to submit State Implementation Plans (SIPs) to satisfy certain nonattainment area planning requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA)...2019-19992"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-19992.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-19992/findings-of-failure-to-submit-state-implementation-plans-required-for-attainment-of-the-2010-1-hourThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to find that two states (Maryland and Michigan) failed to submit State Implementation Plans (SIPs) to satisfy certain nonattainment area planning requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2010 1-hour primary Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The purpose for the development and implementation of nonattainment area SIPs is to provide for attainment of the NAAQS as expeditiously as practicable following the designation of an area as nonattainment. This action establishes certain CAA deadlines for the EPA to impose sanctions if a state does not submit a complete SIP addressing the outstanding requirements and for the EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address any outstanding SIP requirements.
2019-09-20RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; California; South Coast Air Quality Management District; Stationary Source PermitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD or ``the District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). We are finalizing...2019-19999"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-19999.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-19999/air-plan-approval-california-south-coast-air-quality-management-district-stationary-source-permitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD or ``the District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). We are finalizing approval of a revision governing issuance of permits for stationary sources, including review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act''). Specifically, the revision pertains to SCAQMD Rule 1325 ``Federal PM2.5 New Source Review Program.''
2019-09-20RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; New Hampshire; Redesignation of the Central New Hampshire Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment AreaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is redesignating the Central New Hampshire nonattainment area from nonattainment to attainment for the 2010 1-hour primary sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is...2019-20148"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20148.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20148/air-plan-approval-and-air-quality-designation-new-hampshire-redesignation-of-the-central-newThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is redesignating the Central New Hampshire nonattainment area from nonattainment to attainment for the 2010 1-hour primary sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is also approving the maintenance plan submitted by the State of New Hampshire for the area for the SO2 NAAQS. This nonattainment area consists of portions of Hillsborough County, Merrimack County, and Rockingham County, New Hampshire. The primary emission source in the area is now subject to federally-enforceable emission control standards, and air quality in the area now meets the SO2 NAAQS. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
2019-09-20RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyStandards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal Combustion Engines; Withdrawal of Direct Final RuleBecause the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received adverse comment, we are withdrawing the direct final rule amending the Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal Combustion Engines published on July 5, 2019.2019-20128"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20128.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20128/standards-of-performance-for-stationary-compression-ignition-internal-combustion-engines-withdrawalBecause the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received adverse comment, we are withdrawing the direct final rule amending the Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal Combustion Engines published on July 5, 2019.
2019-09-20RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRelaxation of the Federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) Gasoline Volatility Standard for the Atlanta RVP AreaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a request from Georgia for EPA to relax the federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) standard applicable to gasoline introduced into commerce from June 1 to September 15 of each year...2019-19986"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-19986.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-19986/relaxation-of-the-federal-reid-vapor-pressure-rvp-gasoline-volatility-standard-for-the-atlanta-rvpThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a request from Georgia for EPA to relax the federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) standard applicable to gasoline introduced into commerce from June 1 to September 15 of each year for the following Georgia counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale (the Atlanta RVP Area). Specifically, EPA is approving amendments to the regulations to allow the gasoline RVP standard for the Atlanta RVP Area to change from 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) to 9.0 psi. EPA has determined that this change to the federal RVP regulation is consistent with the applicable provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-20RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDinotefuran; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of dinotefuran in or on persimmon. Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc., c/o Landis International, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).2019-18015"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-18015.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-18015/dinotefuran-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of dinotefuran in or on persimmon. Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc., c/o Landis International, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
2019-09-20RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Vasquez Boulevard and I-70 Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 announces the deletion of the operable unit 1 (OU1) of the Vasquez Boulevard and I-70 Superfund Site (Site) located in the City and County of Denver, CO, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The...2019-19994"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-19994.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-19994/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-partialThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 announces the deletion of the operable unit 1 (OU1) of the Vasquez Boulevard and I-70 Superfund Site (Site) located in the City and County of Denver, CO, 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). This partial deletion pertains only to OU1, the residential portion of the Site. The operable unit 2 (OU2) and operable unit 3 (OU3) will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action. The EPA and the State of Colorado, through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, the deletion of these parcels does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2019-09-20RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Intermountain Waste Oil Refinery Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 announces the deletion of the Intermountain Waste Oil Refinery Superfund Site (Site) located in Bountiful, Salt Lake County, Utah, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant...2019-19998"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-19998.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-19998/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-deletionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 announces the deletion of the Intermountain Waste Oil Refinery Superfund Site (Site) located in Bountiful, Salt Lake County, Utah, 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 Utah, through the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2019-09-20RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Mystery Bridge Rd./U.S. Highway 20 Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 announces the deletion of the Mystery Bridge Rd./U.S. Highway 20 Superfund Site (Site) located in Evansville, WY, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105...2019-19993"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-19993.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-19993/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-deletionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 announces the deletion of the Mystery Bridge Rd./U.S. Highway 20 Superfund Site (Site) located in Evansville, WY, 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 Wyoming, through the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than maintenance of institutional controls and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2019-09-20Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficePrevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Johnson County, Indiana, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area Wage AreasThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would define Johnson County, Indiana, as an area of application county to the Hardin-Jefferson, Kentucky, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This...2019-20146"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20146.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20146/prevailing-rate-systems-definition-of-johnson-county-indiana-to-a-nonappropriated-fund-federal-wageThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would define Johnson County, Indiana, as an area of application county to the Hardin-Jefferson, Kentucky, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there is one NAF FWS employee working in Johnson County, and the county is not currently defined to a NAF wage area.
2019-09-20Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD 2015-24-04, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600- 2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model...2019-20333"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20333.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20333/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD 2015-24-04, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600- 2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. AD 2015-24-04 requires repetitive inspections of the cage assembly for damaged or detached window louver panel assemblies (WLPAs) and blowout panels (BOPs), and corrective actions if necessary. Since AD 2015-24-04 was issued, the FAA has determined that new airworthiness limitations, as well as additional actions, are necessary to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would require one-time inspections of the WLPAs and BOPs, corrective actions if necessary, and a revision of the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new airworthiness limitations, which would terminate the proposed inspection requirement. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-20Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan EnginesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International, S.A. (CFM) CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B model turbofan engines with a certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) inner stationary seal installed. This proposed AD was prompted by...2019-20054"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20054.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20054/airworthiness-directives-cfm-international-sa-turbofan-enginesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International, S.A. (CFM) CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B model turbofan engines with a certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) inner stationary seal installed. This proposed AD was prompted by cracks found in the rotating air HPT front seal. This proposed AD would require removal, inspection, and replacement of the affected HPT inner stationary seal, and depending on the findings, removal and replacement of the rotating air HPT front seal. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-20Proposed RuleCOMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSIONCommodity Futures Trading CommissionPublic Rulemaking ProceduresThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') is proposing to amend part 13 of its regulations to eliminate the provisions that set forth the procedure for the formulation, amendment, or repeal of rules or regulations. Because the...2019-20361"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20361.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20361/public-rulemaking-proceduresThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') is proposing to amend part 13 of its regulations to eliminate the provisions that set forth the procedure for the formulation, amendment, or repeal of rules or regulations. Because the Administrative Procedure Act (``APA'') governs the Commission's rulemaking process, the Commission believes that it is unnecessary to codify the rulemaking process in a Commission regulation. Part 13, as amended, will be comprised solely of the procedure for filing petitions for rulemakings as the APA does not address this process.
2019-09-20Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; California; South Coast Air Quality Management District; Stationary Source PermitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD or ``the District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns a rule used...2019-20000"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20000.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20000/air-plan-approval-california-south-coast-air-quality-management-district-stationary-source-permitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD or ``the District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns a rule used to issue permits for stationary sources, including review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act''). Specifically, the revision pertains to SCAQMD Rule 1325 ``Federal PM2.5 New Source Review Program.''
2019-09-20Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDesignation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Ohio; Redesignation of the Ohio Portion of the Steubenville Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment AreaIn accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to redesignate the Ohio portion of the Steubenville Ohio-West Virginia interstate sulfur dioxide (SO2) nonattainment area (Steubenville...2019-20196"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20196.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20196/designation-of-areas-for-air-quality-planning-purposes-ohio-redesignation-of-the-ohio-portion-of-theIn accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to redesignate the Ohio portion of the Steubenville Ohio-West Virginia interstate sulfur dioxide (SO2) nonattainment area (Steubenville nonattainment area) from nonattainment to attainment. EPA is also proposing to approve Ohio's maintenance plan. Emissions of SO2 in the area have been reduced and the air quality in the nonattainment area is currently well below the SO2 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS).
2019-09-20Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyOil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources ReviewOn August 28, 2019, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the proposed rulemaking, ``Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review.'' The EPA also requested...2019-20242"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20242.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20242/oil-and-natural-gas-sector-emission-standards-for-new-reconstructed-and-modified-sources-reviewOn August 28, 2019, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the proposed rulemaking, ``Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review.'' The EPA also requested public comment on the proposed action. The EPA is announcing that it will hold a public hearing to provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed action.
2019-09-20Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentFederal Acquisition Regulation: Tax on Certain Foreign ProcurementDoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to withhold a 2 percent tax on contract payments made by the United States Government to foreign persons pursuant to certain contracts. This rule applies to Federal...2019-20227"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20227.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20227/federal-acquisition-regulation-tax-on-certain-foreign-procurementDoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to withhold a 2 percent tax on contract payments made by the United States Government to foreign persons pursuant to certain contracts. This rule applies to Federal government contracts for goods or services that are awarded to foreign persons.
2019-09-20Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentFederal Acquisition Regulation: Taxes-Foreign Contracts in AfghanistanDoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add two new clauses that notify contractors of requirements relating to Afghanistan taxes or similar charges when contracts are being performed in Afghanistan.2019-20046"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-20/pdf/2019-20046.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/20/2019-20046/federal-acquisition-regulation-taxes-foreign-contracts-in-afghanistanDoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add two new clauses that notify contractors of requirements relating to Afghanistan taxes or similar charges when contracts are being performed in Afghanistan.
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FR Daily Contents (9-19-2019)

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2019-09-19RuleNATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATIONNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationUniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; CorrectionThis document corrects section IV. Regulatory Analysis within the Supplementary Information section of the preamble in the final regulations, which were published in the Federal Register of Thursday, May 9, 2019. The regulations relate to removing...2019-19948"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-19/pdf/2019-19948.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/19/2019-19948/uniform-administrative-requirements-cost-principles-and-audit-requirements-for-federal-awardsThis document corrects section IV. Regulatory Analysis within the Supplementary Information section of the preamble in the final regulations, which were published in the Federal Register of Thursday, May 9, 2019. The regulations relate to removing Certifications, Assurances, and Representations and Terms and Conditions from NASA's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards regulations and all references to both because this information is already available in NASA's Grant and Cooperative Agreements Manual.
2019-09-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentNotification of Decision To Authorize the Importation of Fresh Cape Gooseberry Fruit From Ecuador to the Continental United StatesWe are advising the public of our decision to authorize the importation into the continental United States of fresh cape gooseberry fruit from Ecuador. Based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, which we made available to the public for review and...2019-20096"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-19/pdf/2019-20096.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/19/2019-20096/notification-of-decision-to-authorize-the-importation-of-fresh-cape-gooseberry-fruit-from-ecuador-toWe are advising the public of our decision to authorize the importation into the continental United States of fresh cape gooseberry fruit from Ecuador. Based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, which we made available to the public for review and comment, we have determined that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh cape gooseberry fruit from Ecuador.
2019-09-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulations; Ironman Triathlon, Augusta, GAThe Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Ironman Triathlon in Augusta, Georgia on September 29, 2019, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Seventh...2019-20330"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-19/pdf/2019-20330.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/19/2019-20330/special-local-regulations-ironman-triathlon-augusta-gaThe Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Ironman Triathlon in Augusta, Georgia on September 29, 2019, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Seventh Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Augusta, GA. 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.
2019-09-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Columbia River, Bonneville, ORThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Columbia River between river mile 142 and 143 in vicinity of Bonneville, Oregon. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment...2019-20164"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-19/pdf/2019-20164.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/19/2019-20164/safety-zone-columbia-river-bonneville-orThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Columbia River between river mile 142 and 143 in vicinity of Bonneville, Oregon. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by salvage operations of the tug DIANE. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River.
2019-09-19RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySpinosad; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of spinosad in or on tea, dried and tea, instant. Dow AgroSciences, LLC., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).2019-19664"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-19/pdf/2019-19664.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/19/2019-19664/spinosad-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of spinosad in or on tea, dried and tea, instant. Dow AgroSciences, LLC., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
2019-09-19Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Conditional Approval of California Air Plan Revision, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District, Reasonably Available Control TechnologyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve in part and conditionally approve in part revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan...2019-20195"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-19/pdf/2019-20195.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/19/2019-20195/approval-and-conditional-approval-of-california-air-plan-revision-imperial-county-air-pollutionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve in part and conditionally approve in part revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the ICAPCD's Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and negative declarations for several source categories. We are proposing action on a local SIP revision under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act''). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
2019-09-19Proposed RuleFEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionLow Power FM Radio Service Technical RulesIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to improve technical rules that primarily affect Low Power FM (LPFM) radio stations, based upon a petition for...2019-19744"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-19/pdf/2019-19744.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/19/2019-19744/low-power-fm-radio-service-technical-rulesIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to improve technical rules that primarily affect Low Power FM (LPFM) radio stations, based upon a petition for rulemaking filed by REC Networks.
2019-09-19Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentHours of Service of Drivers; Extension of Comment PeriodThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extends the comment period for its August 22, 2019 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its hours-of-service (HOS) rules. FMCSA received requests for an extension to the comment period...2019-20225"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-19/pdf/2019-20225.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/19/2019-20225/hours-of-service-of-drivers-extension-of-comment-periodThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extends the comment period for its August 22, 2019 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its hours-of-service (HOS) rules. FMCSA received requests for an extension to the comment period from the American Trucking Associations, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The Agency believes it is appropriate to extend the comment period to provide interested parties additional time to submit their responses to the NPRM. Therefore, the Agency extends the deadline for the submission of comments until October 21, 2019.
2019-09-19Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentEndangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Rulemaking To Revise Critical Habitat for the Southern Resident Killer Whale Distinct Population SegmentWe, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), propose to revise the critical habitat designation for the Southern Resident killer whale (Orcinus orca) distinct population segment (DPS) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by designating six new...2019-20166"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-19/pdf/2019-20166.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/19/2019-20166/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-proposed-rulemaking-to-revise-critical-habitat-for-theWe, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), propose to revise the critical habitat designation for the Southern Resident killer whale (Orcinus orca) distinct population segment (DPS) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by designating six new areas along the U.S. West Coast. Specific new areas proposed along the U.S. West Coast include 15,626.6 square miles (mi\2\) (40,472.7 square kilometers (km\2\)) of marine waters between the 6.1-meter (m) (20 feet (ft)) depth contour and the 200-m (656.2 ft) depth contour from the U.S. international border with Canada south to Point Sur, California. We solicit comments from the public on all aspects of the proposal, including information on the economic, national security, and other relevant impacts of the proposed revision to the critical habitat designation.
2019-09-19Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAtlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2020 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing YearThis proposed rule would adjust quotas and retention limits, and establish opening dates for the 2020 fishing year for the Atlantic commercial shark fisheries. Quotas would be adjusted as required or allowable based on any overharvests and/or...2019-20249"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-19/pdf/2019-20249.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/19/2019-20249/atlantic-highly-migratory-species-2020-atlantic-shark-commercial-fishing-yearThis proposed rule would adjust quotas and retention limits, and establish opening dates for the 2020 fishing year for the Atlantic commercial shark fisheries. Quotas would be adjusted as required or allowable based on any overharvests and/or underharvests experienced during the 2019 fishing year. In addition, NMFS proposes opening dates and commercial retention limits based on adaptive management measures to provide, to the extent practicable, fishing opportunities for commercial shark fishermen in all regions and areas. The proposed measures could affect fishing opportunities for commercial shark fishermen in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea.
2019-09-19Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paper and Other Web Coating Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting the residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Paper and Other Web Coating (POWC) source category that is...2019-19101"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-19/pdf/2019-19101.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/19/2019-19101/national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-paper-and-other-web-coating-residual-riskThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting the residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Paper and Other Web Coating (POWC) source category that is required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). We are proposing to find the risks due to emissions of air toxics to be acceptable from this source category and that the current NESHAP provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health. Further, we identified no new cost-effective controls under the technology review that would achieve significant further emissions reductions, and, thus, are proposing to find that no revisions are necessary based on developments in practices, processes, or control technologies. In addition to performing the RTR, we are proposing certain amendments to the POWC NESHAP. Specifically, the EPA is proposing to add a compliance demonstration equation that accounts for retained volatiles in the web coating; to amend provisions addressing periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM); to add repeat testing and electronic reporting requirements; and to make technical and editorial changes. The EPA is proposing these amendments to improve the effectiveness of the NESHAP.
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FR Daily Contents (9-18-2019)

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2019-09-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737 series airplanes, excluding Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection...2019-20184"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20184.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20184/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737 series airplanes, excluding Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program to remove text that allows the size of the thrust reverser upper locking actuator lock sensor target to be changed, and, for certain airplanes, performing repetitive integrity tests of the thrust reverser upper locking actuator. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that alteration of thrust reverser upper locking actuators in accordance with certain data in the Boeing aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) could delay or prevent detection of the failure of the locking mechanism of a thrust reverser upper locking actuator. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of the Class E Airspace; Haleyville, AL, and Hamilton, ALThis action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Posey Field Airport, Haleyville, AL, and Marion County-Rankin Fite Airport, Hamilton, AL. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning...2019-20110"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20110.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20110/amendment-of-the-class-e-airspace-haleyville-al-and-hamilton-alThis action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Posey Field Airport, Haleyville, AL, and Marion County-Rankin Fite Airport, Hamilton, AL. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Hamilton 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 name and geographic coordinates of Marion County-Rankin Fite Airport are also being 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.
2019-09-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Mattoon/Charleston, IL; and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Monticello, ILThis action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Coles County Memorial Airport, Mattoon/ Charleston, IL, and removes the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Piatt County...2019-20105"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20105.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20105/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-mattooncharleston-il-and-revocation-of-class-e-airspace-monticello-ilThis action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Coles County Memorial Airport, Mattoon/ Charleston, IL, and removes the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Piatt County Airport, Monticello, IL. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Mattoon 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; and the closure of the Piatt County Airport. The geographic coordinates of and the city associated with the Coles County Memorial Airport are also being 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 Coles County Memorial Airport.
2019-09-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Fairmont, MNThis action amends the Class E surface airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fairmont Municipal Airport, Fairmont, MN. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the...2019-20109"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20109.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20109/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-fairmont-mnThis action amends the Class E surface airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fairmont Municipal Airport, Fairmont, MN. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Fairmont VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the Fairmont Municipal Airport are also being 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.
2019-09-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of the Class E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Huntsville, ALThis action amends the Class E surface airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and establishes a Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Huntsville International-Carl T....2019-20111"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20111.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20111/amendment-of-the-class-e-airspace-and-establishment-of-class-e-airspace-huntsville-alThis action amends the Class E surface airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and establishes a Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field, Huntsville, AL. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Decatur VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The names of Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field, Redstone AAF, Pryor Field Regional Airport, and Huntsville Executive Tom Sharp Jr. Field and the geographic coordinates of Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field, Pryor Field Regional Airport, and Huntsville Executive Tom Sharp Jr. Field are also being 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.
2019-09-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MDThe Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for certain waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Ocean City, MD, during a high-speed power boat...2019-20107"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20107.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20107/special-local-regulation-north-atlantic-ocean-ocean-city-mdThe Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for certain waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Ocean City, MD, during a high-speed power boat racing event on September 29, 2019. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
2019-09-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Delaware Bay and River, PAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware Bay and River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the transit of Post-Panamax gantry cranes from the Atlantic Ocean to the Port of Philadelphia....2019-20101"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20101.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20101/safety-zone-delaware-bay-and-river-paThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware Bay and River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the transit of Post-Panamax gantry cranes from the Atlantic Ocean to the Port of Philadelphia. This action is intended to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with the transportation of these large cranes. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone will be prohibited unless a vessel meets the stated requirements or is specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. This rule compliments a safety zone found in docket number USCG-2019-0784 addressing safety risks while the vessel carrying the cranes is moored at the Port of Philadelphia.
2019-09-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Unionport (Bruckner Expressway) Bridge, Westchester Creek, Bronx, NYThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within a 500-foot radius of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) I-95 bridge structures to the north, and south, of the Unionport (Bruckner Expressway)...2019-19990"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-19990.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-19990/safety-zone-unionport-bruckner-expressway-bridge-westchester-creek-bronx-nyThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within a 500-foot radius of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) I-95 bridge structures to the north, and south, of the Unionport (Bruckner Expressway) Bridge, construction vessels, and machinery at mile 1.7 over Westchester Creek. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by installation of two temporary vertical lift bridges during the replacement of the existing Unionport (Bruckner Expressway) Bridge at mile 1.7 over Westchester Creek. When enforced, this regulation prohibits entry of vessels or persons into the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York or a designated representative.
2019-09-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the offloading of two Post-Panamax gantry cranes at the Port of Philadelphia. This action is intended to...2019-20102"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20102.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20102/safety-zone-delaware-river-philadelphia-paThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the offloading of two Post-Panamax gantry cranes at the Port of Philadelphia. This action is intended to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with these offloading activities. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless a vessel meets the stated requirements or is specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. This rule compliments a safety zone found in docket number USCG-2019-0782 addressing navigation risks while the vessel carrying the cranes is anchored or underway in Delaware Bay and River.
2019-09-18RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySignificant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (17-3)EPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 19 chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to...2019-19666"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-19666.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-19666/significant-new-use-rules-on-certain-chemical-substances-17-3EPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 19 chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to TSCA section 5(e). This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 19 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the use, under the conditions of use for that chemical substance, within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required by that determination.
2019-09-18RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySignificant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical SubstancesEPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 26 chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) and deferring action on one chemical substance. The chemical substances are...2019-19667"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-19667.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-19667/significant-new-use-rules-on-certain-chemical-substancesEPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 26 chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) and deferring action on one chemical substance. The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 26 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the use, under the conditions of use for that chemical substance, within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required by that determination.
2019-09-18RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; New Mexico; Infrastructure for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards and Repeal of State Regulations for Total Suspended ParticulatePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) infrastructure certifications from the State of New Mexico and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County to address CAA...2019-19500"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-19500.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-19500/air-plan-approval-new-mexico-infrastructure-for-the-2015-ozone-national-ambient-air-qualityPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) infrastructure certifications from the State of New Mexico and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County to address CAA section 110(a)(1) and (2) requirements for the 2015 ozone (O3) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The submittals address how the existing SIP provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2015 O3 NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). The i-SIP ensures that the New Mexico SIP is adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA for this NAAQS. The EPA is also approving a SIP revision for the repeal of the New Mexico Ambient Air Quality Standards (NMAAQS) for total suspended particulate (TSP) in the New Mexico regulations incorporated into the SIP.
2019-09-18RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard). Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised...2019-19670"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-19670.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-19670/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-maryland-infrastructure-requirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard). Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, states are required to make a SIP submission showing how the existing approved SIP has all the provisions necessary to meet certain SIP requirements for the new or revised NAAQS, or to add any needed provisions necessary to meet these requirements. The SIP revision is required to address basic program elements, including, but not limited to, regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal authority, and adequate resources necessary to assure attainment and maintenance of the standards. These elements are referred to as infrastructure requirements. Maryland has made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. EPA is approving Maryland's SIP revision addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS in accordance with the requirements of section 110(a) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Pot Catcher/Processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management AreaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated...2019-20181"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20181.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20181/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-pot-catcherprocessors-in-theNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher/processors using pot gear in the BSAI.
2019-09-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Sablefish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting retention of sablefish by vessels using trawl gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2019 total allowable catch of sablefish allocated to vessels using trawl gear in the...2019-20187"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20187.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20187/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-sablefish-in-the-western-regulatory-area-of-theNMFS is prohibiting retention of sablefish by vessels using trawl gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2019 total allowable catch of sablefish allocated to vessels using trawl gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached.
2019-09-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management AreaNMFS is exchanging allocations of Amendment 80 cooperative quota (CQ) for Amendment 80 acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves. This action is necessary to allow the 2019 total allowable catch of flathead sole, rock sole, and yellowfin sole in the...2019-20170"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20170.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20170/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-exchange-of-flatfish-in-the-bering-sea-andNMFS is exchanging allocations of Amendment 80 cooperative quota (CQ) for Amendment 80 acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves. This action is necessary to allow the 2019 total allowable catch of flathead sole, rock sole, and yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area to be harvested.
2019-09-18Proposed RuleFARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATIONFarm Credit AdministrationOrganization; Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Investment EligibilityThe Farm Credit Administration (FCA, Agency, us, our, or we) is proposing to amend its investment regulations to allow Farm Credit System (FCS or System) associations to purchase and hold the portion of certain loans that non-FCS lenders originate and...2019-19917"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-19917.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-19917/organization-funding-and-fiscal-affairs-loan-policies-and-operations-and-funding-operationsThe Farm Credit Administration (FCA, Agency, us, our, or we) is proposing to amend its investment regulations to allow Farm Credit System (FCS or System) associations to purchase and hold the portion of certain loans that non-FCS lenders originate and sell in the secondary market, and that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) unconditionally guarantees or insures as to the timely payment of principal and interest.
2019-09-18Proposed RuleCOMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSIONCommodity Futures Trading CommissionExemption From Derivatives Clearing Organization RegistrationOn July 23, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) published in the Federal Register a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Exemption from Derivatives Clearing Organization Registration. The comment period for...2019-20189"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20189.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20189/exemption-from-derivatives-clearing-organization-registrationOn July 23, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) published in the Federal Register a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Exemption from Derivatives Clearing Organization Registration. The comment period for the supplemental NPRM closes on September 23, 2019. The Commission is extending the comment period for this supplemental NPRM by an additional 60 days.
2019-09-18Proposed RuleCOMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSIONCommodity Futures Trading CommissionRegistration With Alternative Compliance for Non-U.S. Derivatives Clearing OrganizationsOn July 19, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Registration With Alternative Compliance for Non-U.S. Derivatives Clearing Organizations. The...2019-20188"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20188.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20188/registration-with-alternative-compliance-for-non-us-derivatives-clearing-organizationsOn July 19, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Registration With Alternative Compliance for Non-U.S. Derivatives Clearing Organizations. The comment period for the NPRM closes on September 17, 2019. The Commission is extending the comment period for this NPRM by an additional 60 days.
2019-09-18Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPrivacy Act of 1974; ImplementationThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the Department of Justice (Department or DOJ), has published a notice of a modified Privacy Act system of records, ``National Crime Information Center (NCIC),'' JUSTICE/FBI-001. In this notice...2019-19448"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-19448.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-19448/privacy-act-of-1974-implementationThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the Department of Justice (Department or DOJ), has published a notice of a modified Privacy Act system of records, ``National Crime Information Center (NCIC),'' JUSTICE/FBI-001. In this notice of proposed rulemaking, the FBI proposes to amend the existing regulations exempting the NCIC from certain provisions of the Privacy Act in order to provide greater clarity on the reasons for the exemptions, including interference with the FBI's mission to detect, deter, and prosecute crimes and to protect the national security. Additionally, the NCIC's current Privacy Act exemption regulations refer to alternative procedures for individuals to access their criminal history record information. However, criminal history record information is maintained in the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System, JUSTICE_FBI 009, (May 5, 2016), and therefore the access provisions for criminal history record information are more appropriately set forth in the Privacy Act exemption regulations for NGI. The alternative process for accessing criminal history record information is set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations. The amendments to the NCIC's Privacy Act exemption regulations do not affect an individual's ability to access his criminal history record information. The Department proposes to amend its Privacy Act regulations by amending the existing Privacy Act exemptions for records in the NCIC, as set forth below. Public comment is invited.
2019-09-18Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyOcean Disposal; Designation of an Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site for the Southern Maine, New Hampshire, and Northern Massachusetts Coastal RegionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposes to designate one ocean dredged material disposal site (ODMDS), the Isles of Shoals North Disposal Site (IOSN), located approximately 10.8 nautical miles (nmi) east of Portsmouth, New Hampshire,...2019-20127"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-18/pdf/2019-20127.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/18/2019-20127/ocean-disposal-designation-of-an-ocean-dredged-material-disposal-site-for-the-southern-maine-newThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposes to designate one ocean dredged material disposal site (ODMDS), the Isles of Shoals North Disposal Site (IOSN), located approximately 10.8 nautical miles (nmi) east of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, pursuant to the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, as amended (MPRSA). This action is necessary to serve the long-term need for an ODMDS for the possible future disposal of suitable dredged material from harbors and navigation channels in southern Maine, New Hampshire, and northern Massachusetts. The proposed action is described in a Draft Environmental Assessment and Evaluation Study (DEA) also being released today for public comment. The DEA recommends designation of the proposed IOSN pursuant to the MPRSA as the preferred alternative from the range of options considered. The draft Site Management and Monitoring Plan (SMMP) is provided as Appendix G of the DEA.
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2019-09-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-12- 09, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 2016-12-09 requirements included removing...2019-19913"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19913.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19913/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-12- 09, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 2016-12-09 requirements included removing existing and installing new fasteners, inspecting for and, if necessary, repairing cracking. This new AD requires repetitive inspections of the fastener holes at a certain frame and applicable on-condition actions, and, for certain airplanes, requires a modification, as specified in European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ADs, which are incorporated by reference. Also as specified in the EASA ADs, this AD also provide an optional terminating action for certain airplanes, which terminates the inspections. This AD was prompted by reports that cracks were found on an adjacent hole of certain frames of the center wing box (CWB) and a determination that the compliance time specified in AD 2016-12-09 for the modification of the inside CWB must be revised. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Ozark, MOThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Lake of the Ozarks within 300 feet of the fireworks barge in the vicinity of mile marker 7.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these...2019-20004"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-20004.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-20004/safety-zone-lake-of-the-ozarks-lake-ozark-moThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Lake of the Ozarks within 300 feet of the fireworks barge in the vicinity of mile marker 7.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near the Camden on the Lake Resort, Lake Ozark, MO, during a fireworks display. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
2019-09-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo ZoneThe Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta located in the federal regulations for Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo zone. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and...2019-19946"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19946.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19946/safety-zones-annual-events-in-the-captain-of-the-port-buffalo-zoneThe Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta located in the federal regulations for Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo zone. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after this event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
2019-09-17RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Ohio; Revisions to NOXThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving under the Clean Air Act (CAA) a request from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) to revise the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) to incorporate revisions to Ohio Administrative...2019-19781"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19781.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19781/air-plan-approval-ohio-revisions-to-noxThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving under the Clean Air Act (CAA) a request from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) to revise the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) to incorporate revisions to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-14 regarding the Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) SIP Call and the removal of OAC Chapter 3745-109 regarding the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). This SIP revision ensures continued compliance by Electric Generating Units (EGUs) and large non-EGUs with the requirements of the NOX SIP Call.
2019-09-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAtlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Commercial Shark FisheriesNMFS is transferring 5 metric tons (mt) dressed weight (dw) of blacktip quota, 50 mt dw of aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) quota, and 8 mt dw of hammerhead shark management group quota from the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region to the eastern Gulf...2019-20126"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-20126.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-20126/atlantic-highly-migratory-species-atlantic-commercial-shark-fisheriesNMFS is transferring 5 metric tons (mt) dressed weight (dw) of blacktip quota, 50 mt dw of aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) quota, and 8 mt dw of hammerhead shark management group quota from the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region to the eastern Gulf of Mexico sub-region for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason quota transfers and applies to commercial Atlantic shark permitted vessels.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeProbation on Initial Appointment to a Competitive Position, Performance-Based Reduction in Grade and Removal Actions and Adverse ActionsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations governing probation on initial appointment to a competitive position, performance-based reduction in grade and removal actions, and adverse actions. The proposed rule will effect...2019-19636"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19636.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19636/probation-on-initial-appointment-to-a-competitive-position-performance-based-reduction-in-grade-andThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing proposed regulations governing probation on initial appointment to a competitive position, performance-based reduction in grade and removal actions, and adverse actions. The proposed rule will effect a revision of OPM's regulations to make procedures relating to these subjects more efficient and effective. The proposed rule also amends the regulations to incorporate other statutory changes and technical revisions.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleSMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONSmall Business AdministrationExport Express, Export Working Capital, and International Trade Loan ProgramsThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) is seeking comments on potential changes to the regulations governing its Export Loan Programs (the Export Express, Export Working Capital, and International Trade Loan Programs). SBA is soliciting...2019-20048"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-20048.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-20048/export-express-export-working-capital-and-international-trade-loan-programsThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) is seeking comments on potential changes to the regulations governing its Export Loan Programs (the Export Express, Export Working Capital, and International Trade Loan Programs). SBA is soliciting comments on how the Agency can improve the products, procedures, forms, and reporting requirements of the Export Loan Programs. Feedback will be used to modernize the Export Loan Programs, increase lender participation and usage, ensure that U.S. small businesses can finance their international sales, and increase U.S. small business exports.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentAddition of a New Method for the Analysis of Sulfites in FoodsThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is proposing to amend the requirements that specify the analytical method FDA uses to determine the concentration of sulfites in food. This action, if finalized, would, among other things, provide a new...2019-19862"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19862.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19862/addition-of-a-new-method-for-the-analysis-of-sulfites-in-foodsThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is proposing to amend the requirements that specify the analytical method FDA uses to determine the concentration of sulfites in food. This action, if finalized, would, among other things, provide a new analytical method that can be used as an alternative to the existing analytical method and should improve the efficiency of FDA testing for sulfites in food.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentControl of the Immediate Precursor Norfentanyl Used in the Illicit Manufacture of Fentanyl as a Schedule II Controlled SubstanceThe Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) proposes to designate the precursor chemical, N-phenyl-N-(piperidin-4- yl)propionamide (norfentanyl) as an immediate precursor for the schedule II controlled substance fentanyl. Furthermore, the DEA proposes to...2019-19786"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19786.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19786/control-of-the-immediate-precursor-norfentanyl-used-in-the-illicit-manufacture-of-fentanyl-as-aThe Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) proposes to designate the precursor chemical, N-phenyl-N-(piperidin-4- yl)propionamide (norfentanyl) as an immediate precursor for the schedule II controlled substance fentanyl. Furthermore, the DEA proposes to control norfentanyl as a schedule II substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Norfentanyl is the immediate chemical intermediary in a synthesis process currently used by clandestine laboratory operators for the illicit manufacture of the schedule II controlled substance fentanyl. The distribution of illicitly manufactured fentanyl has caused an unprecedented outbreak of thousands of fentanyl-related overdoses in the United States in recent years. The DEA believes that the control of norfentanyl as a schedule II controlled substance is necessary to prevent its diversion as an immediate chemical intermediary for the illicit production of fentanyl.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTHousing and Urban Development DepartmentHousing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016: Implementation of Sections 102, 103, and 104The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) was enacted on July 29, 2016. This proposed rule would revise HUD regulations to put sections 102, 103, and 104 of HOTMA into effect. These sections make sweeping changes to the United...2019-19774"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19774.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19774/housing-opportunity-through-modernization-act-of-2016-implementation-of-sections-102-103-and-104The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) was enacted on July 29, 2016. This proposed rule would revise HUD regulations to put sections 102, 103, and 104 of HOTMA into effect. These sections make sweeping changes to the United States Housing Act of 1937, particularly those affecting income calculation and reviews. Section 102 changes requirements pertaining to income reviews for public housing and HUD's Section 8 programs. Section 103 modifies the continued occupancy standards of public housing residents whose income has grown above the threshold for initial eligibility. Section 104 sets maximum limits on the assets that families residing in public housing and Section 8 assisted housing may have. Additionally, section 104 provides that HUD must direct public housing agencies to require that all applicants for and recipients of assistance through HUD's public housing or Section 8 programs provide authorization for public housing agencies to obtain financial records needed for eligibility determinations. In addition to amending regulations for HUD's public housing and Section 8 programs, this proposed rule would change regulations of other HUD programs that, for consistency, adopted regulations of programs that are based on statutory provisions amended by sections 102 and 104. Therefore, this rule makes changes that affect HUD's HOME Investment Partnerships, Housing Trust Fund, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS programs, as well as HUD's public housing and Section 8 programs.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCrediting Recent Sea Service of Personnel Serving on Vessels of the Uniformed ServicesThe Coast Guard proposes to increase from 3 years to 7 years the period within which qualifying sea service aboard vessels of the uniformed services can be used to satisfy the requirement for recent sea service to qualify for a Merchant Mariner...2019-19754"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19754.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19754/crediting-recent-sea-service-of-personnel-serving-on-vessels-of-the-uniformed-servicesThe Coast Guard proposes to increase from 3 years to 7 years the period within which qualifying sea service aboard vessels of the uniformed services can be used to satisfy the requirement for recent sea service to qualify for a Merchant Mariner Credential with a national officer endorsement. This notice of proposed rulemaking would implement into Coast Guard regulations legislation that has been codified in statute, and may potentially increase the number of merchant mariners available for employment on commercial vessels.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleFEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSIONFederal Maritime CommissionInterpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Under the Shipping ActThe Federal Maritime Commission is seeking public comment on its interpretation of the Shipping Act prohibition against failing to establish, observe, and enforce just and reasonable regulations and practices relating to or connected with receiving,...2019-19858"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19858.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19858/interpretive-rule-on-demurrage-and-detention-under-the-shipping-actThe Federal Maritime Commission is seeking public comment on its interpretation of the Shipping Act prohibition against failing to establish, observe, and enforce just and reasonable regulations and practices relating to or connected with receiving, handling, storing, or delivering property with respect to demurrage and detention. Specifically, the Commission is providing guidance as to what it will consider in assessing whether a demurrage or detention practice is unjust or unreasonable.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyEnvironmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation; Unenforceable Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms, Class Deviations, and Update for Fixed Rates for Services-Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity ContractThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to address common Commercial Supplier Agreement terms that are inconsistent with or create ambiguity with Federal Law, to...2019-19575"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19575.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19575/environmental-protection-agency-acquisition-regulation-unenforceable-commercial-supplier-agreementThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to address common Commercial Supplier Agreement terms that are inconsistent with or create ambiguity with Federal Law, to create a new subpart for class deviations, and to update clause Fixed Rates for Services--Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentFederal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 141, Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric VehiclesThis notice proposes to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 141, Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, to allow manufacturers of hybrid and electric vehicles (HEVs) to install a number of driver-selectable...2019-19874"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19874.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19874/federal-motor-vehicle-safety-standard-no-141-minimum-sound-requirements-for-hybrid-and-electricThis notice proposes to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 141, Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, to allow manufacturers of hybrid and electric vehicles (HEVs) to install a number of driver-selectable pedestrian alert sounds in each HEV they manufacture. This proposal responds to a petition for reconsideration of the FMVSS No. 141 final rule published December 14, 2016. NHTSA is proposing to remove the limit to the number of compliant sounds that a manufacturer may choose to install in a vehicle. Drivers would be able to select the sound they prefer from the set of sounds installed in the vehicle. NHTSA is also seeking comment on whether interested parties believe that the agency should establish a limit to the number of compliant sounds from which a driver may select that a manufacturer may choose to install in a vehicle. This document also makes technical changes.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleSURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARDSurface Transportation BoardFinal Offer Rate Review; Expanding Access to Rate ReliefThe Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) proposes a new procedure for challenging the reasonableness of railroad rates in smaller cases. In this procedure, the Board would decide a case by selecting either the complainant's or the defendant's...2019-20093"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-20093.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-20093/final-offer-rate-review-expanding-access-to-rate-reliefThe Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) proposes a new procedure for challenging the reasonableness of railroad rates in smaller cases. In this procedure, the Board would decide a case by selecting either the complainant's or the defendant's final offer, subject to an expedited procedural schedule that adheres to firm deadlines.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleSURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARDSurface Transportation BoardMarket Dominance Streamlined ApproachThe Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) proposes a streamlined approach for pleading market dominance in rate reasonableness proceedings. The Board expects that this streamlined approach would reduce burdens on parties, expedite proceedings,...2019-20087"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-20087.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-20087/market-dominance-streamlined-approachThe Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) proposes a streamlined approach for pleading market dominance in rate reasonableness proceedings. The Board expects that this streamlined approach would reduce burdens on parties, expedite proceedings, and make the Board's rate relief procedures more accessible, especially for complainants with smaller cases.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region; Amendment 42NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Amendment 42 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper- Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Amendment 42), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery...2019-19899"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19899.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19899/fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-snapper-grouper-fishery-of-the-southNMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Amendment 42 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper- Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Amendment 42), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council). This proposed rule would add three new devices to the Federal regulations as options for fishermen with Federal commercial or charter vessel/headboat permits for South Atlantic snapper-grouper to meet existing requirements for sea turtle release gear, and would update the regulations to simplify and clarify the requirements for other sea turtle release gear. This proposed rule would also modify the FMP framework procedure to allow for future changes to release gear and handling requirements for sea turtles and other protected resources. The purpose of this proposed rule is to allow the use of new devices to safely handle and release incidentally captured sea turtles, clarify existing requirements, and streamline the process for making changes to the release devices and handling procedures for sea turtles and other protected species.
2019-09-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Northeastern United States; Habitat Clam Dredge Exemption FrameworkNMFS proposes to implement the New England Fishery Management Council's Habitat Clam Dredge Exemption Framework Adjustment to its Fishery Management Plans. The proposed action is intended to establish areas within the Great South Channel Habitat...2019-19815"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-17/pdf/2019-19815.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/17/2019-19815/fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-habitat-clam-dredge-exemption-frameworkNMFS proposes to implement the New England Fishery Management Council's Habitat Clam Dredge Exemption Framework Adjustment to its Fishery Management Plans. The proposed action is intended to establish areas within the Great South Channel Habitat Management Area where vessels could fish for Atlantic surfclams or mussels with dredge gear, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2. This action is necessary in order for the fishing industry to access part of the surfclam and mussel resource within the Habitat Management Area.