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2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentFood Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Revisions to the Administrative Match RequirementThrough this rulemaking, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (the Department or USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is codifying new and revised statutory requirements included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill). First,...2019-18815"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18815.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18815/food-distribution-program-on-indian-reservations-revisions-to-the-administrative-match-requirementThrough this rulemaking, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (the Department or USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is codifying new and revised statutory requirements included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill). First, the Department is revising the minimum Federal share of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) administrative costs and State agency/ Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) mandatory administrative match requirement amounts. Second, the Department is revising its administrative match waiver requirements by allowing State agencies and ITOs to qualify for a waiver if the required match share would be a substantial burden. Third, the Department is limiting the reduction of any FDPIR benefits or services to State agencies and ITOs that are granted a full or partial administrative match waiver. Last, the Department is allowing for other Federal funds, if such use is otherwise consistent with both the purpose of the other Federal funds and with the purpose of FDPIR administrative funds, to be used to meet the State agency/ITO administrative match requirement.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentAgriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage ProgramsThis rule implements the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), as amended. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) amended 2014 Farm Bill...2019-18853"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18853.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18853/agriculture-risk-coverage-and-price-loss-coverage-programsThis rule implements the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), as amended. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) amended 2014 Farm Bill provisions regarding ARC and PLC, and authorized the ARC and PLC Programs for the 2019 through 2023 program years. The ARC and PLC Programs are continuing, with some changes. This rule also includes conforming changes to Farm Service Agency (FSA) general regulations that apply to multiple programs. The ARC and PLC Programs provide producers a choice between a counter-cyclical payment support type program (PLC) and an income support program (ARC). In a defined election and enrollment period, producers can elect different programs for different covered commodities on a farm, for example, choosing PLC for corn and ARC for soybeans on the same farm. There is also an option to elect ARC individual coverage (ARC-IC); however, if that option is elected, all the farm's covered commodities are elected with that option. This rule specifies the eligibility requirements, enrollment procedures, and payment calculations for the ARC and PLC Programs.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded fore/aft movements of the Captain's and First Officer's seats. This AD requires an identification of...2019-18832"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18832.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18832/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded fore/aft movements of the Captain's and First Officer's seats. This AD requires an identification of the part number, and if applicable the serial number, of the Captain's and First Officer's seats, and applicable on-condition actions for affected seats. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-03RuleSocial Security AdministrationSocial Security AdministrationSecurity and Suitability FilesWe are issuing a final rule to exempt a system of records entitled Security and Suitability Files. This final rule also removes two systems of records listed in our exemptions, but which do not exist, and will replace them with a new exemption for this...2019-18892"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18892.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18892/security-and-suitability-filesWe are issuing a final rule to exempt a system of records entitled Security and Suitability Files. This final rule also removes two systems of records listed in our exemptions, but which do not exist, and will replace them with a new exemption for this specified system of records from specific provisions of the Privacy Act.\1\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Ohio River, Portsmouth, OHThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters on the Ohio River in the vicinity of Portsmouth, OH. This special local regulation is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from...2019-18868"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18868.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18868/special-local-regulation-ohio-river-portsmouth-ohThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters on the Ohio River in the vicinity of Portsmouth, OH. This special local regulation is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a marine regatta. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Illinois River, Mile Marker 162 to 166, Peoria, ILThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Illinois River in two different work zones located between Mile Marker (MM) 162 and MM 166. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine...2019-18913"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18913.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18913/safety-zone-illinois-river-mile-marker-162-to-166-peoria-ilThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Illinois River in two different work zones located between Mile Marker (MM) 162 and MM 166. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the installation of electrical lines across the river. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; 2019 Monte Labor Day Fireworks Display, Carnelian Bay, Carnelian Bay, CAThe Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones on the navigable waters of Carnelian Bay near Carnelian West Beach in support of the 2019 Monte Labor Day Fireworks Display on September 1, 2019. These safety zones are necessary to protect...2019-18944"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18944.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18944/safety-zone-2019-monte-labor-day-fireworks-display-carnelian-bay-carnelian-bay-caThe Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones on the navigable waters of Carnelian Bay near Carnelian West Beach in support of the 2019 Monte Labor Day Fireworks Display on September 1, 2019. These safety zones are necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentIncrease of the Annual Limit on Accepted Requests for Track I Prioritized ExaminationThe Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (America Invents Act) includes provisions for prioritized examination of patent applications, which have been implemented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) in previous rulemakings....2019-18994"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18994.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18994/increase-of-the-annual-limit-on-accepted-requests-for-track-i-prioritized-examinationThe Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (America Invents Act) includes provisions for prioritized examination of patent applications, which have been implemented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) in previous rulemakings. The America Invents Act provides that the Office may not accept more than 10,000 requests for prioritization in any fiscal year (October 1 to September 30) until regulations are prescribed setting another limit. This interim rule expands the availability of prioritized examination by increasing the limit on the number of prioritized examination requests that may be accepted in a fiscal year from 10,000 to 12,000.
2019-09-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Georgia; Update to Materials Incorporated by ReferenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Georgia state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by Georgia and...2019-18590"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18590.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18590/air-plan-approval-georgia-update-to-materials-incorporated-by-referenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Georgia state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by Georgia and approved by EPA. This update affects the materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the EPA Regional Office.
2019-09-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval: ID; Update to CRB Fee Billing ProceduresThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Idaho's Department of Environmental Quality on June 5, 2019. The revisions implement changes to the...2019-18849"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18849.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18849/air-plan-approval-id-update-to-crb-fee-billing-proceduresThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Idaho's Department of Environmental Quality on June 5, 2019. The revisions implement changes to the timing of when fees for open burning of crop residue are paid. The changes provide Idaho Department of Environmental Quality a more streamlined administrative process and were based on recommendation from Idaho's Crop Residue Advisory Committee.
2019-09-03RuleFEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionRadio Broadcasting Services; Various LocationsThis document amends the FM Table of Allotments, of the Commission's rules, by reinstating certain vacant FM allotments. These FM allotments are considered vacant because of the cancellation of the associated authorizations and licenses, or the...2019-16223"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-16223.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-16223/radio-broadcasting-services-various-locationsThis document amends the FM Table of Allotments, of the Commission's rules, by reinstating certain vacant FM allotments. These FM allotments are considered vacant because of the cancellation of the associated authorizations and licenses, or the dismissal of long-form auction applications. Theses vacant FM allotments have previously undergone notice and comment rule making. Reinstatement of the vacant allotments is merely a ministerial action to effectuate licensing procedures. Therefore, we find for good cause that further notice and comment are unnecessary.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentMigratory Bird Permits; Regulations Concerning a Depredation OrderWe are following up on a 2013 proposal to remove regulations that set forth a means for controlling damage caused by certain depredating scrub jays and Steller's jays. We had proposed to remove the regulations that set forth a depredation order for...2019-18954"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18954.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18954/migratory-bird-permits-regulations-concerning-a-depredation-orderWe are following up on a 2013 proposal to remove regulations that set forth a means for controlling damage caused by certain depredating scrub jays and Steller's jays. We had proposed to remove the regulations that set forth a depredation order for these species to protect nut crops in certain counties in Washington and Oregon. Our reason for the proposed removal of these regulations was that we believed they were no longer necessary. However, we now withdraw this proposal based on comments received, as well as reports of activities conducted under this depredation order. Instead of removing the regulations, we hereby make minor updates to them to ensure timely reporting of activities conducted under this depredation order.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2019 Commercial Closure for Atlantic Migratory Group CobiaNMFS implements a closure for Atlantic migratory group cobia (Atlantic cobia) that are sold (commercial) and harvested from Atlantic Federal waters. NMFS projects that commercial landings of Atlantic cobia have reached the commercial quota. Therefore,...2019-18926"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18926.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18926/fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-2019-commercial-closure-for-atlanticNMFS implements a closure for Atlantic migratory group cobia (Atlantic cobia) that are sold (commercial) and harvested from Atlantic Federal waters. NMFS projects that commercial landings of Atlantic cobia have reached the commercial quota. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial sector for Atlantic cobia in Federal waters on September 4, 2019, and it will remain closed until the start of the next fishing year on January 1, 2020. This closure is necessary to protect the Atlantic cobia resource.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management AreaNMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully...2019-18948"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18948.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18948/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-in-the-bering-sea-and-aleutianNMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2019 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI.
2019-09-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyClean Water Act Hazardous Substances Spill PreventionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is not establishing at this time new requirements for hazardous substances under Clean Water Act (CWA) section 311. This section directs the President to establish procedures, methods, and...2019-18706"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18706.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18706/clean-water-act-hazardous-substances-spill-preventionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is not establishing at this time new requirements for hazardous substances under Clean Water Act (CWA) section 311. This section directs the President to establish procedures, methods, and equipment and other requirements for equipment to prevent discharges of oil and hazardous substances from vessels and from onshore facilities and offshore facilities, and to contain such discharges. The EPA has been delegated and/or redelegated authority for certain facilities as identified below. On July 21, 2015, a lawsuit was filed against the EPA for failing to comply with the alleged duty to issue regulations to prevent and contain CWA hazardous substance discharges under CWA section 311. On February 16, 2016, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a Consent Decree between the EPA and the litigants that required a notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to the issuance of hazardous substance regulations, and a final action after notice and comment. After seeking public comment and based on an analysis of the frequency and impacts of reported CWA Hazardous Substances discharges, as well as the existing framework of EPA regulatory requirements, the Agency is not establishing at this time new discharge prevention and containment regulatory requirements under CWA section 311.
2019-09-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentColorado Regulatory ProgramWe, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are approving an amendment to the Colorado regulatory program (Colorado program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Colorado proposed...2019-18697"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18697.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18697/colorado-regulatory-programWe, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are approving an amendment to the Colorado regulatory program (Colorado program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Colorado proposed both additions to and revisions of the rules and regulations of the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board for Coal Mining concerning valid existing rights, ownership and control, and other regulatory issues. Additionally, Colorado proposed revisions to and additions of definitions supporting those proposed rule changes. Colorado revised its program to be consistent with SMCRA and the corresponding Federal regulations, clarify ambiguities, address all outstanding required rule changes, and improve operational efficiency.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentGuaranteed Rural Rental Housing Change in Initial Guarantee Fee and Annual Guarantee FeeThe Rural Housing Service (RHS or the Agency) is proposing to amend its regulation to remove the stated amount that the Agency will charge for the initial and annual guarantee fees. The regulation change will allow the Agency the flexibility to...2019-18773"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18773.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18773/guaranteed-rural-rental-housing-change-in-initial-guarantee-fee-and-annual-guarantee-feeThe Rural Housing Service (RHS or the Agency) is proposing to amend its regulation to remove the stated amount that the Agency will charge for the initial and annual guarantee fees. The regulation change will allow the Agency the flexibility to establish or make any future changes to the initial and annual guarantee fees without the need for a regulatory change.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentPlan for Periodic Review of RegulationsRegulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) section 610 requires that NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) periodically review existing regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, such as small...2019-18486"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18486.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18486/plan-for-periodic-review-of-regulationsRegulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) section 610 requires that NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) periodically review existing regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, such as small businesses, small organizations, and small governmental jurisdictions. The RFA does not require agencies to periodically review existing regulations that were originally certified under RFA section 605 as a rule that will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. However, an agency may exercise its discretion to review certified rules to assess whether changed conditions may mean that the existing rules now have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This plan describes how ONMS will exercise its discretion to conduct this assessment for specified rules certified under RFA section 605 and describes the regulations proposed for review in 2020.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval: ID; Update to CRB Fee Billing ProceduresThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Idaho's Department of Environmental Quality on June 5, 2019. The changes provide Idaho Department of Environmental Quality...2019-18848"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18848.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18848/air-plan-approval-id-update-to-crb-fee-billing-proceduresThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Idaho's Department of Environmental Quality on June 5, 2019. The changes provide Idaho Department of Environmental Quality a more streamlined administrative process and were based on recommendation from Idaho's Crop Residue Advisory Committee. Specifically, the revisions proposed for approval in this action implement changes to when fees for open burning of crop residue are paid. We note that this action does not address the other revisions contained in Idaho's June 5, 2019 submission. The remaining portions of that submittal will be addressed in separate, future actions.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Amendments to the Regulatory Definition of Volatile Organic CompoundsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision pertains to amendments made to the definition of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the...2019-18828"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18828.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18828/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-delaware-amendments-to-the-regulatoryThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision pertains to amendments made to the definition of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the Delaware Administrative Code to conform with EPA's regulatory definition of VOC. EPA found that certain compounds have a negligible photochemical reactivity and, therefore, has exempted them from the regulatory definition of VOC in several rulemaking actions. This revision to the Delaware SIP requests the exemption of eight compounds from the regulatory definition of VOC to match the actions EPA has taken. In addition, the revision also requests to remove the recordkeeping, reporting, modeling, and inventory requirements for t-butyl acetate (TBAC). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-09-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentNational Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Revisions to Methodology for Payments To Write Your Own (WYO) Companies; CorrectionThis document corrects the preamble to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) which FEMA published on July 8, 2019, seeking comment regarding possible approaches to incorporating actual flood insurance expense data into the payment...2019-18982"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18982.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18982/national-flood-insurance-program-nfip-revisions-to-methodology-for-payments-to-write-your-own-wyoThis document corrects the preamble to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) which FEMA published on July 8, 2019, seeking comment regarding possible approaches to incorporating actual flood insurance expense data into the payment methodology that FEMA uses to determine the amount of payments to WYO companies.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleFEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSIONFederal Maritime CommissionHearing Procedures Governing the Penial, Revocation, or Suspension of an OTI LicenseThe Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is seeking public comments on proposed modifications to the hearing procedures governing the denial, revocation, or suspension of an ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) license. The revised hearing...2019-18742"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18742.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18742/hearing-procedures-governing-the-penial-revocation-or-suspension-of-an-oti-licenseThe Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is seeking public comments on proposed modifications to the hearing procedures governing the denial, revocation, or suspension of an ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) license. The revised hearing procedures are intended to align more with other Commission hearing procedures, ensure a more streamlined process and fulfill the need for more detailed procedural requirements.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentArticle 19-A of the State of New York's Vehicle and Traffic LawOn September 12, 2013, FMCSA published a request for comments on petitions submitted by Motor Coach Canada (MCC) and the American Bus Association (ABA) seeking a determination that Article 19-A of the State of New York's Vehicle and Traffic Law...2019-18949"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18949.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18949/article-19-a-of-the-state-of-new-yorks-vehicle-and-traffic-lawOn September 12, 2013, FMCSA published a request for comments on petitions submitted by Motor Coach Canada (MCC) and the American Bus Association (ABA) seeking a determination that Article 19-A of the State of New York's Vehicle and Traffic Law governing drivers of passenger-carrying interstate motor vehicles is preempted by Federal Law. The comment period closed on November 12, 2013. The Agency received 6 comments. In view of the passage of time since the initial request for comments, and because ABA recently requested that the docket be re-opened for additional comments, FMCSA is reopening the comment period for 30 days to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to comment or provide new information.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentHours of Service of DriversThe FMCSA announces that it will hold a public listening session concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service rules for truck drivers. On August 22, 2019, FMCSA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on proposed...2019-18978"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18978.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18978/hours-of-service-of-driversThe FMCSA announces that it will hold a public listening session concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service rules for truck drivers. On August 22, 2019, FMCSA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on proposed changes to its hours-of- service (HOS) requirements to provide greater flexibility for drivers who are subject to the HOS rules without adversely affecting safety. The listening session will allow interested persons to present comments, views, and relevant research on topics mentioned above. All comments will be transcribed and placed in the rulemaking docket for the FMCSA's consideration. The session will be webcast to allow interested parties to participate remotely.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAtlantic Highly Migratory Species; Amendment 12 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management PlanNMFS announces the availability of a scoping document and its intent to initiate an amendment to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Given recent revisions to the National Standard guidelines and recent...2019-18939"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-18939.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-18939/atlantic-highly-migratory-species-amendment-12-to-the-2006-consolidated-atlantic-highly-migratoryNMFS announces the availability of a scoping document and its intent to initiate an amendment to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Given recent revisions to the National Standard guidelines and recent NMFS policy directives, which aim to improve and streamline fishery management procedures to enhance their utility for managers and the public, NMFS has determined it is necessary to: Reassess current HMS FMP objectives to reflect the changing needs of the HMS fisheries, and potentially adopt revised FMP objectives; review stock status determination criteria (SDC) for internationally-managed HMS and adopt such criteria, rather than continue to apply domestic criteria, which at times differ; review the standardized bycatch reporting methodology (SBRM) for certain HMS fisheries and update, if necessary; consider triggers for initiating allocation reviews for quota-managed HMS stocks and adopt such triggers, if appropriate; and consider revising the publication date of the annual HMS Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report and adopt such revision. The goal of the scoping document is to examine potential options and modify domestic HMS fishery management measures to be consistent with the national standards guidelines and recent NMFS policy directives, and to request additional information and input from consulting parties and the public prior to development of Amendment 12 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS FMP.
2019-09-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Site Remediation Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Site Remediation source category. This proposal presents the results of the residual risk and...2019-17223"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-03/pdf/2019-17223.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/03/2019-17223/national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-site-remediation-residual-risk-andThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Site Remediation source category. This proposal presents the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted as required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Based on the results of the residual risk review, the EPA is proposing that risks due to emissions of air toxics are acceptable and that no revision to the standards is required to provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health. Based on the technology review, we are proposing to amend the requirements for leak detection and repair (LDAR). In addition, the EPA is proposing amendments to revise regulatory provisions pertaining to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM), including adding requirements for pressure relief devices; to add requirements for electronic submittal of semiannual reports and performance test results; to clarify provisions pertaining to open-ended valves and lines; and to make minor clarifications and corrections. The proposed revisions to the rule would increase the level of emissions control and environmental protection provided by the Site Remediation NESHAP. We are also requesting additional comment related to subcategorization of sources relating to certain exemption provisions of the original rule that were proposed for removal in 2016.