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FR Daily Contents (10-04-2019)

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2019-10-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentNonprocurement Debarment and SuspensionThe USDA issues this final rule to adopt certain provisions of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines to agencies on governmentwide debarment and suspension (nonprocurement) not previously adopted, to adopt changes made to the OMB...2019-20865"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-20865.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-20865/nonprocurement-debarment-and-suspensionThe USDA issues this final rule to adopt certain provisions of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines to agencies on governmentwide debarment and suspension (nonprocurement) not previously adopted, to adopt changes made to the OMB guidance after its initial publication in 2010, and to revise the definition of the term ``disqualified'' to add the statutory disqualification requirements for USDA agencies. Finally, this rule removes a reference to the old USDA suspension and debarment regulations for the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and replaces it with the current regulations. This regulatory action makes no substantive changes in USDA policy or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension.
2019-10-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThe Emergency Food Assistance Program: Implementation of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018Through this rulemaking, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (the Department or USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is codifying new statutory requirements included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). First, the 2018 Farm...2019-21665"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21665.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21665/the-emergency-food-assistance-program-implementation-of-the-agriculture-improvement-act-of-2018Through this rulemaking, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (the Department or USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is codifying new statutory requirements included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). First, the 2018 Farm Bill requires The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) State Plans, at the option of the State agency, to describe a plan of operation for projects to harvest, process, package, or transport donated commodities for use by TEFAP emergency feeding organizations (EFOs), also known as Farm to Food Bank Projects. Second, the Department is requiring TEFAP State agencies to amend their State Plans to describe a plan that provides EFOs or eligible recipient agencies (ERAs) within the State an opportunity to provide input on their commodity preferences and needs. Last, the Department is establishing the requirements for the projects to harvest, process, package, or transport donated commodities as authorized in the 2018 Farm Bill.
2019-10-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentTart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2018-19 Crop Year and Revision of Grower Diversion Requirements for Tart CherriesThis rule implements a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) to establish free and restricted percentages for the 2018-19 crop year under the Marketing Order for tart cherries grown in the states of Michigan, New York,...2019-21360"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21360.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21360/tart-cherries-grown-in-the-states-of-michigan-et-al-free-and-restricted-percentages-for-the-2018-19This rule implements a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) to establish free and restricted percentages for the 2018-19 crop year under the Marketing Order for tart cherries grown in the states of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. This action establishes the proportion of tart cherries from the 2018-19 crop which may be handled in commercial outlets. This action also revises the regulations regarding grower diversion. This action should stabilize marketing conditions by adjusting supply to meet market demand and help improve grower returns.
2019-10-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation HelicoptersThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-10-07 for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76C helicopters. AD 2018-10-07 required inspecting the engine collective position transducer (CPT). This new AD retains the requirements...2019-21564"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21564.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21564/airworthiness-directives-sikorsky-aircraft-corporation-helicoptersThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-10-07 for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76C helicopters. AD 2018-10-07 required inspecting the engine collective position transducer (CPT). This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2018-10-07 and expands the applicability. This AD is prompted by the determination that an additional part-numbered engine CPT is affected by the same unsafe condition. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-10-04RuleSECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSIONSecurities and Exchange CommissionSolicitations of Interest Prior to a Registered Public OfferingWe are adopting a new communications rule under the Securities Act of 1933 that permits issuers to engage in oral or written communications with certain potential investors, either prior to or following the filing of a registration statement, to...2019-21304"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21304.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21304/solicitations-of-interest-prior-to-a-registered-public-offeringWe are adopting a new communications rule under the Securities Act of 1933 that permits issuers to engage in oral or written communications with certain potential investors, either prior to or following the filing of a registration statement, to determine whether such investors might have an interest in a contemplated registered securities offering.
2019-10-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentFederal-State Unemployment Compensation Program; Establishing Appropriate Occupations for Drug Testing of Unemployment Compensation Applicants Under the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012The Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) is issuing this final rule to permit States to drug test unemployment compensation (UC) applicants and to identify occupations that the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has determined regularly conduct drug...2019-21227"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21227.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21227/federal-state-unemployment-compensation-program-establishing-appropriate-occupations-for-drugThe Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) is issuing this final rule to permit States to drug test unemployment compensation (UC) applicants and to identify occupations that the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has determined regularly conduct drug testing. These regulations implement the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (the Act) amendments to the Social Security Act (SSA), permitting States to enact legislation that would allow State UC agencies to conduct drug testing on UC applicants for whom suitable work (as defined under the State law) is available only in an occupation that regularly conducts drug testing (as determined under regulations issued by the Secretary). The Secretary is required under the SSA to issue regulations determining those occupations that regularly conduct drug testing. These regulations succeed a final rule issued on August 1, 2016, that Congress rescinded under the authority of the Congressional Review Act (CRA). These regulations, as required under the CRA, are not substantially the same as the rescinded final rule.
2019-10-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentGuidance Related to Section 951A (Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income) and Certain Guidance Related to Foreign Tax CreditsC2-2019-12437"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/C2-2019-12437.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/C2-2019-12437/guidance-related-to-section-951a-global-intangible-low-taxed-income-and-certain-guidance-related-to
2019-10-04RuleOCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSIONOccupational Safety and Health Review CommissionRules of Procedure; CorrectionsThis document makes technical amendments to the final rule published by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in the Federal Register on April 10, 2019 and corrected on August 30, 2019. That rule revised the procedural rules governing...2019-21414"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21414.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21414/rules-of-procedure-correctionsThis document makes technical amendments to the final rule published by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in the Federal Register on April 10, 2019 and corrected on August 30, 2019. That rule revised the procedural rules governing practice before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
2019-10-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentFinancial Crimes Enforcement Network; Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties; CorrectionC1-2019-21156"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/C1-2019-21156.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/C1-2019-21156/financial-crimes-enforcement-network-inflation-adjustment-of-civil-monetary-penalties-correction
2019-10-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Annual OPA World Championships, Gulf of Mexico; Englewood Beach, FLThe Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the OPA World Championships from November 22, 2019 through November 24, 2019, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for the annual OPA World...2019-21528"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21528.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21528/special-local-regulation-annual-opa-world-championships-gulf-of-mexico-englewood-beach-flThe Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the OPA World Championships from November 22, 2019 through November 24, 2019, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for the annual OPA World Championships identifies the regulated area for this event in Englewood, FL. 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.
2019-10-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Pierce, FLThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the A1A North Causeway Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), mile 964.8 at Fort Pierce, St Lucie County, FL. This action will eliminate the on-demand drawbridge...2019-21508"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21508.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21508/drawbridge-operation-regulation-atlantic-intracoastal-waterway-fort-pierce-flThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the A1A North Causeway Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), mile 964.8 at Fort Pierce, St Lucie County, FL. This action will eliminate the on-demand drawbridge openings. This action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and provide scheduled openings for the bridge.
2019-10-04RulePOSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSIONPostal Regulatory CommissionFreedom of Information ActThe Commission seeks to adopt direct final rules making minor changes related to its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations indicating that FOIA requests will be processed by the Office of the General Counsel.2019-21431"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21431.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21431/freedom-of-information-actThe Commission seeks to adopt direct final rules making minor changes related to its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations indicating that FOIA requests will be processed by the Office of the General Counsel.
2019-10-04RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Montana; Regional Haze 5-Year Progress Report State Implementation PlanThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of Montana's Regional Haze Progress Report (``Progress Report''), submitted by the State of Montana through the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on November 7, 2017, as...2019-21266"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21266.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21266/approval-and-promulgation-of-implementation-plans-montana-regional-haze-5-year-progress-report-stateThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of Montana's Regional Haze Progress Report (``Progress Report''), submitted by the State of Montana through the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on November 7, 2017, as a revision to the Montana Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP). Montana's Progress Report addresses requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and the Federal Regional Haze Rule that require each state to submit periodic reports describing progress towards reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing SIP addressing regional haze (regional haze plan). The EPA is finalizing approval of Montana's determination that the State's regional haze plan is adequate to meet these RPGs for the first implementation period covering through 2018.
2019-10-04RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Wisconsin regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2012 annual fine particulate...2019-21354"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21354.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21354/air-plan-approval-wisconsin-infrastructure-sip-requirements-for-the-2012-pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Wisconsin regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). 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. This action pertains specifically to infrastructure requirements in the Wisconsin SIP concerning interstate transport provisions.
2019-10-04RuleGENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATIONGeneral Services AdministrationProgram Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation AdjustmentIn accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and further amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvement Act of 2015, this final...2019-21465"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21465.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21465/program-fraud-civil-remedies-act-of-1986-civil-monetary-penalties-inflation-adjustmentIn accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and further amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvement Act of 2015, this final rule incorporates the penalty inflation adjustments for the civil monetary penalties set forth in the United States Code, as codified in our regulations.
2019-10-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Closure of the Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area to General Category Individual Fishing Quota Scallop VesselsNMFS announces that the Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area is closed to Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year. No vessel issued a Limited Access General Category Individual...2019-21636"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21636.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21636/fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-atlantic-sea-scallop-fishery-closure-of-the-mid-atlanticNMFS announces that the Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area is closed to Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year. No vessel issued a Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota permit may fish for, possess, or land scallops from the Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area. Regulations require this action once it is projected that 100 percent of trips allocated to the Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the Mid- Atlantic Scallop Access Area will be taken.
2019-10-04RuleNATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATIONNational Credit Union AdministrationFederal Credit Union BylawsThe NCUA Board (Board) is issuing a final rule to update, clarify, and simplify the federal credit union bylaws (FCU Bylaws). The final rule updates and conforms the FCU Bylaws to legal opinions issued by the NCUA's Office of General Counsel and...2019-20826"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-20826.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-20826/federal-credit-union-bylawsThe NCUA Board (Board) is issuing a final rule to update, clarify, and simplify the federal credit union bylaws (FCU Bylaws). The final rule updates and conforms the FCU Bylaws to legal opinions issued by the NCUA's Office of General Counsel and provides greater flexibility to federal credit unions (FCUs). The final rule also makes other changes that are designed to remove outdated or obsolete provisions.
2019-10-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentElemental Mercury Storage FeesThe Department of Energy publishes a proposed rule to establish a fee for long-term management and storage of elemental mercury in accordance with the Mercury Export Ban Act.2019-21536"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21536.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21536/elemental-mercury-storage-feesThe Department of Energy publishes a proposed rule to establish a fee for long-term management and storage of elemental mercury in accordance with the Mercury Export Ban Act.
2019-10-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a quality escape in the manufacturing of the advanced pneumatic detector (APD)...2019-21352"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21352.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21352/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a quality escape in the manufacturing of the advanced pneumatic detector (APD) switches, and the presence of contamination on the switch contact pin. This proposed AD would require identification and testing, and reidentification or replacement if necessary, of affected APDs. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-10-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. AirplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fuselage bottom skin exfoliation corrosion, fuselage skin bulging and...2019-21353"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21353.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21353/airworthiness-directives-fokker-services-bv-airplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fuselage bottom skin exfoliation corrosion, fuselage skin bulging and cracking, and missing fastener heads. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection of the fuselage bottom skin for corrosion, skin cracks or bulges, and missing, loose or broken fasteners, and, depending on the findings, accomplishment of applicable repair instructions, 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.
2019-10-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.; Canadair Limited) AirplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Viking Air Limited Model CL-215-1A10 and CL-215-6B11 (CL- 215T Variant) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the wing lower skin under the drag angle...2019-21384"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21384.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21384/airworthiness-directives-viking-air-limited-type-certificate-previously-held-by-bombardier-incThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Viking Air Limited Model CL-215-1A10 and CL-215-6B11 (CL- 215T Variant) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the wing lower skin under the drag angle at a certain wing station (WS). This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the wing lower skin under the drag angle at a certain WS to determine if a certain repair or modification has been accomplished; repetitive visual inspections of certain fuselage structures; repetitive eddy current inspections of the front spar along a certain WS reference line, the drag angle, and all fastener holes; repetitive structural gap checks of a certain surface; and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require replacing certain rivets with certain fasteners, and corrective actions if necessary. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-10-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines Turbofan EnginesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-11-08, which applies to all International Aero Engines, LLC (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1129G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA- JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1-JM, and...2019-21618"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21618.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21618/airworthiness-directives-international-aero-engines-turbofan-enginesThe FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-11-08, which applies to all International Aero Engines, LLC (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1129G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA- JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1-JM, and PW1122G-JM model turbofan engines. AD 2019-11-08 requires the removal of the main gearbox (MGB) assembly and electronic engine control (EEC) software and the installation of a part and software version eligible for installation for engines that operate on extended operations (ETOPS) flights. The actions in AD 2019-11-08 were interim and only addressed engines that operate on 180-minute or 120-minute ETOPS flights. The FAA now proposes to supersede AD 2019-11-08 to require removal and replacement of the MGB assembly on all affected engines, including engines that do not operate on 180-minute or 120-minute ETOPS flights. This proposed AD would retain all requirements of AD 2019-11-08 for ETOPS engines, and would also require replacement of the affected MGB assembly and EEC software at the next engine shop visit after the effective date of this AD for engines that do not operate on ETOPS flights. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-10-04Proposed RulePENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATIONPension Benefit Guaranty CorporationAdministrative Review of Agency DecisionsThe Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is amending its regulation on Rules for Administrative Review of Agency Decisions. The proposed rule would clarify and make changes to the review process for certain agency determinations and the procedures for...2019-21495"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21495.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21495/administrative-review-of-agency-decisionsThe Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is amending its regulation on Rules for Administrative Review of Agency Decisions. The proposed rule would clarify and make changes to the review process for certain agency determinations and the procedures for requesting administrative review.
2019-10-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentPatent Term Adjustment Reductions in View of the Federal Circuit Decision in Supernus Pharm., Inc.The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is proposing to revise the rules of practice pertaining to patent term adjustment in view of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Supernus Pharm.,...2019-21271"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21271.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21271/patent-term-adjustment-reductions-in-view-of-the-federal-circuit-decision-in-supernus-pharm-incThe United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is proposing to revise the rules of practice pertaining to patent term adjustment in view of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Supernus Pharm., Inc. v. Iancu (Supernus). The Federal Circuit in Supernus held that a reduction of patent term adjustment must be equal to the period of time during which the applicant failed to engage in reasonable efforts to conclude prosecution of the application. The Office is proposing to revise the provisions pertaining to reduction of patent term adjustment for alignment with the Federal Circuit decision in Supernus.
2019-10-04Proposed RuleSURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARDSurface Transportation BoardRevisions to the Board's Methodology for Determining the Railroad Industry's Cost of CapitalThe Board proposes to incorporate an additional model to complement its use of the Morningstar/Ibbotson Multi-Stage Discounted Cash Flow Model (MSDCF) and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) in determining the cost-of-equity component of the cost of...2019-21590"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-21590.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-21590/revisions-to-the-boards-methodology-for-determining-the-railroad-industrys-cost-of-capitalThe Board proposes to incorporate an additional model to complement its use of the Morningstar/Ibbotson Multi-Stage Discounted Cash Flow Model (MSDCF) and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) in determining the cost-of-equity component of the cost of capital.
2019-10-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentQualifying Facility Rates and Requirements; Implementation Issues Under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978In this notice of proposed rulemaking, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposes to revise its regulations implementing sections 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 in light of changes in the energy industry since...2019-20803"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-04/pdf/2019-20803.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/04/2019-20803/qualifying-facility-rates-and-requirements-implementation-issues-under-the-public-utility-regulatoryIn this notice of proposed rulemaking, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposes to revise its regulations implementing sections 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 in light of changes in the energy industry since 1978.
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FR Daily Contents (10-03-2019)

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2019-10-03RuleNUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionList of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Multipurpose Canister Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1014, Amendment No. 14The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI- STORM 100 Multipurpose Canister Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include...2019-21209"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21209.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21209/list-of-approved-spent-fuel-storage-casks-holtec-international-hi-storm-100-multipurpose-canisterThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI- STORM 100 Multipurpose Canister Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 14 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1014. Amendment No. 14 revises the technical specifications to add new heat loading patterns, reduce the minimum cooling time, allow use of a damaged fuel isolator for storing damaged fuel, and modify the description of vents in overpack. Amendment No. 14 also makes other administrative changes to the technical specifications. These revisions are discussed in more detail in the ``Discussion of Changes'' section of this document.
2019-10-03RuleFEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEMFederal Reserve SystemRegulation A: Extensions of Credit by Federal Reserve BanksThe Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (``Board'') has adopted final amendments to its Regulation A to reflect the Board's approval of a decrease in the rate for primary credit at each Federal Reserve Bank. The secondary credit rate at...2019-21344"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21344.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21344/regulation-a-extensions-of-credit-by-federal-reserve-banksThe Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (``Board'') has adopted final amendments to its Regulation A to reflect the Board's approval of a decrease in the rate for primary credit at each Federal Reserve Bank. The secondary credit rate at each Reserve Bank automatically decreased by formula as a result of the Board's primary credit rate action.
2019-10-03RuleFEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEMFederal Reserve SystemRegulation D: Reserve Requirements of Depository InstitutionsThe Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (``Board'') is amending Regulation D (Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions) to revise the rate of interest paid on balances maintained to satisfy reserve balance requirements (``IORR'')...2019-21346"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21346.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21346/regulation-d-reserve-requirements-of-depository-institutionsThe Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (``Board'') is amending Regulation D (Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions) to revise the rate of interest paid on balances maintained to satisfy reserve balance requirements (``IORR'') and the rate of interest paid on excess balances (``IOER'') maintained at Federal Reserve Banks by or on behalf of eligible institutions. The final amendments specify that IORR is 1.80 percent and IOER is 1.80 percent, a 0.30 percentage point decrease from their prior levels. The amendments are intended to enhance the role of such rates of interest in moving the Federal funds rate into the target range established by the Federal Open Market Committee (``FOMC'' or ``Committee'').
2019-10-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the left and right hand side outboard chords...2019-21672"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21672.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21672/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the left and right hand side outboard chords of frame fittings and failsafe straps at a certain station, and repair if any cracking is found. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking discovered in this area. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-10-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference AmendmentsThis action incorporates certain airspace designation amendments into FAA Order 7400.11D, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, for incorporation by reference.2019-21364"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21364.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21364/airspace-designations-incorporation-by-reference-amendmentsThis action incorporates certain airspace designation amendments into FAA Order 7400.11D, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, for incorporation by reference.
2019-10-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance Channel, Eureka, CA, Noyo River Entrance Channel, Ft. Bragg, CA, and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channel, Crescent City, CAThe Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of the Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance Channel, of Eureka, CA; Noyo River Entrance Channel, of Fort Bragg, CA; and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channel, of Crescent...2019-21281"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21281.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21281/safety-zones-humboldt-bay-bar-and-entrance-channel-eureka-ca-noyo-river-entrance-channel-ft-bragg-caThe Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of the Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance Channel, of Eureka, CA; Noyo River Entrance Channel, of Fort Bragg, CA; and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channel, of Crescent City, CA to safeguard navigation during extreme environmental conditions. These safety zones are established to protect the safety of vessels transiting the areas from the dangers associated with extreme breaking surf and high wind conditions occurring in the Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance Channel, Noyo River Entrance Channel, and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channel. 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.
2019-10-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDetermination of Attainment by the Attainment Date; 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard; Pinal County, ArizonaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to determine that the West Central Pinal County nonattainment area attained the 2006 24-hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5...2019-21206"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21206.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21206/determination-of-attainment-by-the-attainment-date-2006-24-hour-fine-particulate-matter-nationalThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to determine that the West Central Pinal County nonattainment area attained the 2006 24-hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5 or ``fine particulate matter'') by December 31, 2017, the statutory attainment date for the area. This final action is based on the three-year average of annual 98th percentile 24-hour concentrations for the 2015-2017 period, using complete, quality- assured, and certified PM2.5 monitoring data.
2019-10-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyFurilazole; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of furilazole in or on sweet corn commodities. The Monsanto Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requesting these tolerances.2019-20874"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-20874.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-20874/furilazole-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of furilazole in or on sweet corn commodities. The Monsanto Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requesting these tolerances.
2019-10-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNicotinamide; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of nicotinamide (CAS Reg. No. 98-92-0) when used as an inert ingredient (corrosion inhibitor) on growing crops only and limited to 5.0% in a pesticide...2019-20528"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-20528.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-20528/nicotinamide-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-a-toleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of nicotinamide (CAS Reg. No. 98-92-0) when used as an inert ingredient (corrosion inhibitor) on growing crops only and limited to 5.0% in a pesticide formulation. Dow AgroSciences LLC submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an amendment to an existing requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of nicotinamide.
2019-10-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyPoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-(3-(1,3,3,3-tetramethyl-1-((trimethylsilyl) oxy) disiloxanyl) propyl)-ω-hydroxy-; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-(3- (1,3,3,3-tetramethyl-1-((trimethylsilyl) oxy) disiloxanyl) propyl)- [omega]-hydroxy- (CAS Reg. No. 67674-67-3) when used...2019-20524"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-20524.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-20524/polyoxy-12-ethanediyl--3-1333-tetramethyl-1-trimethylsilyl-oxy-disiloxanyl-propyl--hydroxy-This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-(3- (1,3,3,3-tetramethyl-1-((trimethylsilyl) oxy) disiloxanyl) propyl)- [omega]-hydroxy- (CAS Reg. No. 67674-67-3) when used as an inert ingredient (surfactant) applied to animals. Exponent, on behalf of LNouvel, Inc., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-(3-(1,3,3,3-tetramethyl- 1-((trimethylsilyl) oxy) disiloxanyl) propyl)-[omega]-hydroxy- when used in accordance with the terms of the exemption in EPA regulations.
2019-10-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyMaine: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by ReferencePursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State of Maine's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the Maine...2019-21200"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21200.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21200/maine-final-approval-of-state-underground-storage-tank-program-revisions-codification-andPursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State of Maine's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP). This action also codifies EPA's approval of Maine's State program and incorporates by reference those provisions of the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The provisions will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA Subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
2019-10-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentEndangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Monito Gecko (Sphaerodactylus micropithecus) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened WildlifeWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are removing the Monito gecko (Sphaerodactylus micropithecus) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife due to recovery. This determination is based on a thorough review of the best...2019-20907"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-20907.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-20907/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-removal-of-the-monito-gecko-sphaerodactylusWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are removing the Monito gecko (Sphaerodactylus micropithecus) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife due to recovery. This determination is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that this species has recovered and the threats to this species have been eliminated or reduced to the point that the species no longer meets the definition of an endangered species or a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. Accordingly, the prohibitions and conservation measures provided by the Act will no longer apply to this species.
2019-10-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentPacific Halibut Fisheries; Revisions To Catch Sharing Plan and Domestic Management Measures in AlaskaCurrently, sport fishing activities for halibut in International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C (Southeast Alaska) and 3A (Southcentral Alaska) are subject to different regulations, depending on whether those activities are guided or...2019-21258"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21258.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21258/pacific-halibut-fisheries-revisions-to-catch-sharing-plan-and-domestic-management-measures-in-alaskaCurrently, sport fishing activities for halibut in International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C (Southeast Alaska) and 3A (Southcentral Alaska) are subject to different regulations, depending on whether those activities are guided or unguided. In this final rule, NMFS issues regulations that apply the daily bag limits, possession limits, size restrictions, and carcass retention requirements for guided fishing to all Pacific halibut on board a fishing vessel when Pacific halibut caught and retained by both guided anglers and unguided anglers are on the same vessel. This final rule is intended to aid enforcement and to ensure the proper accounting of halibut taken when sport fishing in Areas 2C and 3A.
2019-10-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAtlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna FisheriesNMFS transfers 100 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category to the General category October through November 2019 subquota period. The quota transfer is intended to provide additional fishing opportunities based...2019-21548"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21548.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21548/atlantic-highly-migratory-species-atlantic-bluefin-tuna-fisheriesNMFS transfers 100 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category to the General category October through November 2019 subquota period. The quota transfer is intended to provide additional fishing opportunities based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments and applies to Atlantic tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility AllowancesThe proposed rule would revise Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations to standardize the methodology for calculating standard utility allowances (SUAs or standards). The new methodology would set the largest standard, the heating...2019-21287"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21287.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21287/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-standardization-of-state-heating-and-cooling-standardThe proposed rule would revise Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations to standardize the methodology for calculating standard utility allowances (SUAs or standards). The new methodology would set the largest standard, the heating and cooling standard utility allowance (HCSUA), at the 80th percentile of low- income households' utility costs in the State. Standard allowances for other utility costs would subsequently be capped at a percentage of the HCSUA with the exception of an updated telecommunications SUA that would be a standard amount set nationally. These figures would continue to be updated annually and reflective of utility costs in each State.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleNUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionList of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Multipurpose Canister Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1014, Amendment No. 14The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Multipurpose Canister Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks''...2019-21210"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21210.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21210/list-of-approved-spent-fuel-storage-casks-holtec-international-hi-storm-100-multipurpose-canisterThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Multipurpose Canister Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 14 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1014. Amendment No. 14 revises the technical specifications to add new heat loading patterns, reduce the minimum cooling time, allow use of a damaged fuel isolator for storing damaged fuel, and modify the description of vents in overpack. Amendment No. 14 also makes other administrative changes to the technical specifications.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentEnergy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Clothes DryersOn July 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') regarding proposals to amend the test procedures for clothes dryers and to request comment on the proposals and other...2019-21533"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21533.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21533/energy-conservation-program-test-procedures-for-clothes-dryersOn July 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') regarding proposals to amend the test procedures for clothes dryers and to request comment on the proposals and other aspects of clothes dryer testing. This notice also announced a webinar to be held on August 14, 2019, and stated that DOE would hold a public meeting on the proposal if one was requested by August 6, 2019. On July 29, 2019, DOE received a comment requesting a public meeting.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentEnergy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Clothes WashersThe U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is reopening the public comment period for its request for information (``RFI'') to solicit information from the public to help DOE determine whether to amend standards for residential clothes washers (``RCWs'')....2019-21534"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21534.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21534/energy-conservation-program-energy-conservation-standards-for-residential-clothes-washersThe U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is reopening the public comment period for its request for information (``RFI'') to solicit information from the public to help DOE determine whether to amend standards for residential clothes washers (``RCWs''). DOE published the RFI in the Federal Register on August 2, 2019 establishing a 30-day public comment period ending September 3, 2019. On August 2, 2019, DOE received a comment requesting a 30 day comment period extension. On August 26, 2019, DOE published a notice in the Federal Register extending the public comment on the RFI to receive comments no later than October 3, 2019. On September 20, 2019, DOE received a comment requesting an additional 14 day comment period extension; therefore, DOE is reopening the public comment period for submitting comments and data on the RFI by 14 days to October 17, 2019.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentAssistance to Foreign Atomic Energy ActivitiesDOE proposes procedures for the imposition of civil penalties for violations of the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (AEA) that restrict participation by U.S. persons in the development or production of special nuclear material outside of...2019-21301"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21301.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21301/assistance-to-foreign-atomic-energy-activitiesDOE proposes procedures for the imposition of civil penalties for violations of the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (AEA) that restrict participation by U.S. persons in the development or production of special nuclear material outside of the United States. This proposed rule provides procedures to implement a statutory amendment contained within the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleFEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATIONFederal Deposit Insurance CorporationAssessmentsOn September 4, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking with request for comments on proposed that would amend the deposit insurance assessment regulations that govern the use of small bank...2019-21322"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21322.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21322/assessmentsOn September 4, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking with request for comments on proposed that would amend the deposit insurance assessment regulations that govern the use of small bank assessment credits (small bank credits) and one-time assessment credits (OTACs) by certain insured depository institutions (IDIs). The FDIC is supplementing that notice of proposed rulemaking with an updated regulatory flexibility analysis to reflect changes to the Small Business Administration's monetary-based size standards which were adjusted for inflation as of August 19, 2019.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleFEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATIONFederal Deposit Insurance CorporationRemoval of Transferred OTS Regulations Regarding Accounting Requirements for State Savings AssociationsIn order to streamline Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) regulations, the FDIC proposes to rescind and remove from the Code of Federal Regulations rules entitled Accounting Requirements (part 390, subpart T) that were transferred to the FDIC...2019-20770"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-20770.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-20770/removal-of-transferred-ots-regulations-regarding-accounting-requirements-for-state-savingsIn order to streamline Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) regulations, the FDIC proposes to rescind and remove from the Code of Federal Regulations rules entitled Accounting Requirements (part 390, subpart T) that were transferred to the FDIC from the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) on July 21, 2011, in connection with the implementation of Title III of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). The proposed rule would rescind and remove part 390, subpart T (including the Appendix to 12 CFR 390.384) because the financial statement and disclosure requirements set forth in part 390, subpart T are substantially similar to, although more detailed than, otherwise applicable financial statement form and content requirements and disclosure requirements that a State savings association must satisfy under federal banking or securities laws or regulations.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleFEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATIONFederal Deposit Insurance CorporationRemoval of Transferred OTS Regulation Regarding DepositsOn August 26, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking with request for comments on proposed revisions to its regulations relating to deposits that apply to State savings associations. The FDIC is...2019-21323"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21323.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21323/removal-of-transferred-ots-regulation-regarding-depositsOn August 26, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking with request for comments on proposed revisions to its regulations relating to deposits that apply to State savings associations. The FDIC is supplementing that notice of proposed rulemaking with an updated regulatory flexibility analysis to reflect changes to the Small Business Administration's monetary-based size standards, which were adjusted for inflation as of August 19, 2019.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentGuidance on Passive Foreign Investment Companies; HearingThis document provides a notice of public hearing on proposed regulations under sections 1291, 1297, and 1298 of the Internal Revenue Code (``Code'') regarding the determination of ownership in a passive foreign investment company within the meaning of...2019-21476"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21476.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21476/guidance-on-passive-foreign-investment-companies-hearingThis document provides a notice of public hearing on proposed regulations under sections 1291, 1297, and 1298 of the Internal Revenue Code (``Code'') regarding the determination of ownership in a passive foreign investment company within the meaning of section 1297(a) (``PFIC'') and the treatment of certain income received or accrued by a foreign corporation and assets held by a foreign corporation for purposes of section 1297.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and Other Disasters in South FloridaOn June 5, 2017, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish a temporary safety zone over certain navigable waters within the Sector Miami Captain of the Port (COTP) zone. This safety zone would allow the Coast Guard...2019-21510"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21510.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21510/safety-zone-hurricanes-tropical-storms-and-other-disasters-in-south-floridaOn June 5, 2017, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish a temporary safety zone over certain navigable waters within the Sector Miami Captain of the Port (COTP) zone. This safety zone would allow the Coast Guard to restrict certain vessels from entering or transiting through certain navigable waters in the Miami River and Ports of Miami, Everglades, Palm Beach and Fort Pierce during periods of reduced or restricted visibility due to tropical storm force winds (39-73 mph/34- 63 knots), hurricanes and/or other disasters. The Coast Guard proposes to publish this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) since considerable time has passed from the time when the initial NPRM was published, and because minor modifications have been made to the proposed rule. This SNPRM requests comments on the revised proposal.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyClean Air Plans; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Requirements; Phoenix-Mesa, ArizonaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing action on a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Arizona on behalf of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'')...2019-21468"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21468.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21468/clean-air-plans-2008-8-hour-ozone-nonattainment-area-requirements-phoenix-mesa-arizonaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing action on a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Arizona on behalf of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'') requirements for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Phoenix-Mesa (``Phoenix'') ozone nonattainment area. The EPA is proposing to approve the portions of the ``MAG 2017 8-Hour Ozone Moderate Area Plan'' (``MAG 2017 Ozone Plan'' or ``Plan'') that address the requirements for emissions inventories, a demonstration of attainment by the applicable attainment date, reasonably available control measures, reasonable further progress (RFP), motor vehicle emission budgets for transportation conformity, vehicle inspection and maintenance programs, new source review rules, and offsets. The EPA is proposing to disapprove the portion of the MAG 2017 Ozone Plan that addresses the requirements for contingency measures for failure to attain or to make RFP. However, based on a separate proposed action finding that the Phoenix nonattainment area attained the 2008 ozone standard by the applicable attainment date, we are also proposing to determine that the requirement for contingency measures will no longer apply to the Phoenix nonattainment area. Finally, we are proposing to approve the portions of a SIP revision, the ``2014 Eight-Hour Ozone Plan--Submittal of Marginal Area Requirements for the Maricopa Nonattainment Area (June 2014)'' (``MAG 2014 Ozone Plan''), on which we previously deferred action.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReceipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (August 2019)This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.2019-21543"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21543.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21543/receipt-of-several-pesticide-petitions-filed-for-residues-of-pesticide-chemicals-in-or-on-variousThis document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyMaine: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by ReferencePursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State of Maine's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the Maine Department of...2019-21204"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21204.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21204/maine-final-approval-of-state-underground-storage-tank-program-revisions-codification-andPursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State of Maine's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP). This action is based on EPA's determination that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. This action also proposes to codify EPA's approval of Maine's state program and to incorporate by reference those provisions of the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The provisions will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Authorize the Retention of Halibut in Pot Gear in the BSAI; Amendment 118NMFS issues a proposed rule to implement Amendment 118 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and a regulatory amendment to revise regulations on Vessel Monitoring System (VMS)...2019-21261"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21261.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21261/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-authorize-the-retention-of-halibut-in-pot-gearNMFS issues a proposed rule to implement Amendment 118 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and a regulatory amendment to revise regulations on Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) requirements in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This proposed rule is necessary to improve efficiency and provide economic benefits for the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) and Community Development Quota (CDQ) fleets, minimize whale depredation and seabird interactions in the IFQ and CDQ fisheries, and reduce the risk of exceeding an overfishing limit for any species This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982, the BSAI FMP, and other applicable laws.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagics Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Framework Amendment 7NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Framework Amendment 7 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) and Atlantic Region (FMP) (Framework Amendment 7), as...2019-21482"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-21482.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-21482/fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-coastal-migratory-pelagics-resources-inNMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Framework Amendment 7 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) and Atlantic Region (FMP) (Framework Amendment 7), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council). This proposed rule would revise the commercial and recreational minimum size limit for the Gulf zone of the Gulf migratory group of cobia (Gulf cobia). The purpose of this proposed rule is to reduce harvest of Gulf cobia in the Gulf zone in response to concerns about the status of the stock until additional stock information becomes available.
2019-10-03Proposed RuleSECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSIONSecurities and Exchange CommissionUpdate of Statistical Disclosures for Bank and Savings and Loan RegistrantsWe are proposing rules to update our statistical disclosures for banking registrants. These registrants currently provide many disclosures in response to the items set forth in Industry Guide 3 (``Guide 3''), Statistical Disclosure by Bank Holding...2019-20491"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-03/pdf/2019-20491.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/03/2019-20491/update-of-statistical-disclosures-for-bank-and-savings-and-loan-registrantsWe are proposing rules to update our statistical disclosures for banking registrants. These registrants currently provide many disclosures in response to the items set forth in Industry Guide 3 (``Guide 3''), Statistical Disclosure by Bank Holding Companies, which are not Commission rules. The proposed rules would update the disclosures that investors receive, codify certain Guide 3 disclosures and eliminate other Guide 3 disclosures that overlap with Commission rules, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (``U.S. GAAP''), or International Financial Reporting Standards (``IFRS''). In addition, we propose to relocate the codified disclosures to a new subpart of Regulation S-K and to rescind Guide 3.
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2019-10-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds; CorrectionThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making corrections to a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on August 14, 2019. That final rule will amend DHS regulations by prescribing how DHS will determine whether an alien applying for...2019-21561"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21561.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21561/inadmissibility-on-public-charge-grounds-correctionThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making corrections to a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on August 14, 2019. That final rule will amend DHS regulations by prescribing how DHS will determine whether an alien applying for admission or adjustment of status is inadmissible to the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA or the Act) because he or she is likely at any time to become a public charge.
2019-10-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentMilitary Police InvestigationThis final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the management of the misdemeanor criminal investigation program by Department of the Army personnel. This part conveys internal Army policy and procedures, and is unnecessary.2019-21183"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21183.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21183/military-police-investigationThis final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the management of the misdemeanor criminal investigation program by Department of the Army personnel. This part conveys internal Army policy and procedures, and is unnecessary.
2019-10-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentChanges to the Trademark Rules of Practice To Mandate Electronic FilingOn July 31, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published in the Federal Register a final rule amending the Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases and the Rules of Practice in Filings Pursuant to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid...2019-21178"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21178.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21178/changes-to-the-trademark-rules-of-practice-to-mandate-electronic-filingOn July 31, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published in the Federal Register a final rule amending the Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases and the Rules of Practice in Filings Pursuant to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks. That final rule had an effective date of October 5, 2019. This action changes the effective date to December 21, 2019.
2019-10-02RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Prevention of Significant Deterioration; PM10The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Rhode Island. This revision establishes the regulation of fine particulate matter (that is, particles with an aerodynamic...2019-20870"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-20870.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-20870/air-plan-approval-rhode-island-prevention-of-significant-deterioration-pm10The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Rhode Island. This revision establishes the regulation of fine particulate matter (that is, particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 2.5 micrometers, generally referred to as ``PM2.5''), PM10 (particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers), and nitrogen oxides (NOX) within the context of Rhode Island's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting program. The EPA is also approving other minor changes to Rhode Island's PSD permitting program. In addition, EPA is converting several conditionally approved infrastructure SIP elements to fully approved elements for the 2008 ozone, 2008 lead, 2010 nitrogen dioxide, and 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). These actions are being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
2019-10-02RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Revisions to the Utah Division of Administrative Rules, R307-300 Series; Area Source Rule for Attainment of Fine Particulate Matter StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of rule revisions submitted by the State of Utah on May 9, 2013, and August 25, 2017, to Utah's R307-309 fugitive dust control rule. This action is being taken under section 110 of the...2019-20932"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-20932.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-20932/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-state-of-utah-revisions-to-the-utahThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of rule revisions submitted by the State of Utah on May 9, 2013, and August 25, 2017, to Utah's R307-309 fugitive dust control rule. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
2019-10-02RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySodium Lauryl Sulfate; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the fungicide and miticide sodium lauryl sulfate in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices....2019-21121"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21121.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21121/sodium-lauryl-sulfate-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-a-toleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the fungicide and miticide sodium lauryl sulfate in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Central Coast Garden Products submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of sodium lauryl sulfate under FFDCA.
2019-10-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentSubsistence Taking of Northern Fur Seals on the Pribilof IslandsNMFS is modifying the subsistence use regulations for the Eastern Pacific stock of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) in response to a petition from the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Tribal Government (ACSPI). This rule simplifies the...2019-21450"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21450.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21450/subsistence-taking-of-northern-fur-seals-on-the-pribilof-islandsNMFS is modifying the subsistence use regulations for the Eastern Pacific stock of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) in response to a petition from the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Tribal Government (ACSPI). This rule simplifies the regulations and authorizes Pribilovians who reside on St. Paul Island, Alaska, to kill for subsistence uses each year up to 2,000 male fur seals less than seven years old (defined as juvenile males), including young of the year (also called pups). This rule authorizes up to 20 mortalities of female fur seals per year (and any female mortality will be included in the 2,000 fur seals authorized for subsistence use per year). This rule allows the taking of fur seals on St. Paul Island over two subsistence use seasons annually: One season from January 1 through May 31 using firearms to hunt, and the second season from June 23 through December 31 without using firearms for the harvest. In addition, the rule authorizes Pribilovians who reside on St. George Island, Alaska, to kill each year up to 500 male fur seals during harvests for subsistence use, including authorization of up to three female mortalities each year (and any female mortality will be included in the 500 fur seals authorized for subsistence use per year). Finally, the rule streamlines and simplifies the regulations by eliminating several duplicative and unnecessary regulations governing Pribilovians on St. Paul and St. George Islands.
2019-10-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentEndangered and Threatened Wildlife; Endangered Species Status for Southern Mountain Caribou Distinct Population SegmentWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), for the southern mountain caribou distinct population segment (DPS) of woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus...2019-20459"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-20459.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-20459/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-endangered-species-status-for-southern-mountain-caribou-distinctWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), for the southern mountain caribou distinct population segment (DPS) of woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou). This determination amends the current listing of the southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou by defining the southern mountain caribou DPS. The southern mountain caribou DPS of woodland caribou consists of 17 subpopulations (15 extant and 2 extirpated). This DPS includes the currently listed southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou, a transboundary population that moves between British Columbia, Canada, and northern Idaho and northeastern Washington, United States. We have determined that the approximately 30,010 acres (12,145 hectares) designated as critical habitat on November 28, 2012, for the southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou is applicable to the U.S. portion of the endangered southern mountain caribou DPS and, as such, reaffirm the existing critical habitat for the DPS. This rule amends the listing of this DPS on the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
2019-10-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentOdometer Disclosure RequirementsThis final rule is issued to fulfill a requirement in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 (MAP-21) that NHTSA establish regulations permitting states to adopt schemes that allow electronic odometer disclosure statements in...2019-20360"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-20360.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-20360/odometer-disclosure-requirementsThis final rule is issued to fulfill a requirement in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 (MAP-21) that NHTSA establish regulations permitting states to adopt schemes that allow electronic odometer disclosure statements in conjunction with electronic titling systems associated with the transfer of interests in motor vehicles. Amendments in this final rule allow odometer disclosures in an electronic medium while maintaining and protecting the existing system(s) ensuring accurate odometer disclosures and aid law enforcement in prosecuting odometer fraud. To accomplish this goal, the final rule amends prior regulations governing transactions made on paper titles and similar documents allowing odometer disclosures to be made in a purely electronic environment or through using paper documents that are scanned and converted into electronic form and stored in a state data system. This final rule also adds new sections containing specific additional requirements only applying to electronic disclosures to ensure the secure creation and maintenance of electronic records. NHTSA is also amending the mileage disclosure exemption to vehicles that are 20 years old or older.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentMarketing Order Regulating the Handling of Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Increased Assessment RateThis proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Washington Apricot Marketing Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2019-2020 and subsequent fiscal periods. The assessment rate would remain in effect...2019-21023"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21023.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21023/marketing-order-regulating-the-handling-of-apricots-grown-in-designated-counties-in-washingtonThis proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Washington Apricot Marketing Committee (Committee) to increase 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.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentAppliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Teleconference/Webinar for the Variable Refrigerant Flow Multi-Split Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Working Group To Negotiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Test Procedures and Energy Conservation StandardsThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) announces a webinar for the variable refrigerant flow multi-split air conditioners and heat pumps (VRF multi-split systems) working group. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that...2019-21430"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21430.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21430/appliance-standards-and-rulemaking-federal-advisory-committee-notice-of-open-teleconferencewebinarThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) announces a webinar for the variable refrigerant flow multi-split air conditioners and heat pumps (VRF multi-split systems) working group. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleFEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATIONFederal Deposit Insurance CorporationRemoval of Transferred OTS Regulations Regarding Regulatory Reporting Requirements, Regulatory Reports and Audits of State Savings AssociationsIn this notice of proposed rulemaking (proposal or proposed rule), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) proposes to rescind and remove from the Code of Federal Regulations 12 CFR part 390, subpart R, entitled Regulatory Reporting Standards...2019-20610"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-20610.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-20610/removal-of-transferred-ots-regulations-regarding-regulatory-reporting-requirements-regulatoryIn this notice of proposed rulemaking (proposal or proposed rule), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) proposes to rescind and remove from the Code of Federal Regulations 12 CFR part 390, subpart R, entitled Regulatory Reporting Standards (part 390, subpart R).
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentInterior Parts and Components Fire Protection for Transport Category AirplanesThis action extends the comment period for an NPRM that was published in the Federal Register on July 3, 2019. In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to amend certain airworthiness regulations for fire protection of interior compartments on transport category...2019-21060"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21060.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21060/interior-parts-and-components-fire-protection-for-transport-category-airplanesThis action extends the comment period for an NPRM that was published in the Federal Register on July 3, 2019. In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to amend certain airworthiness regulations for fire protection of interior compartments on transport category airplanes. The proposal would convert those flammability regulations from detailed, prescriptive requirements into simpler, performance-based standards. The proposal would divide these standards into two categories: those designed to protect the airplane and its occupants from the hazards of in-flight fires, and those designed to protect the airplane and its occupants from the hazards caused by post-crash fires. In addition, the proposal would remove test methods from the regulations and allow applicants, in certain cases, to demonstrate compliance either without conducting tests or by providing independent substantiation of the flammability characteristics of a proposed material. The proposal includes conforming changes to various FAA regulations. The proposal is necessary to eliminate unnecessary testing, increase standardization, and improve safety. The FAA is extending the closing date of the comment period to allow commenters time to adequately analyze the proposal and prepare responses.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionRule Concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option PlansThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') seeks public comment on the need for amendments to the Commission's ``Rule Concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans'' (i.e., ``Negative Option Rule'' or ``Rule'') to help...2019-21265"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21265.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21265/rule-concerning-the-use-of-prenotification-negative-option-plansThe Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') seeks public comment on the need for amendments to the Commission's ``Rule Concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans'' (i.e., ``Negative Option Rule'' or ``Rule'') to help consumers avoid recurring payments for products and services they did not intend to order and to allow them to cancel such payments without unwarranted obstacles.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentOwnership Attribution Under Section 958 Including for Purposes of Determining Status as Controlled Foreign Corporation or United States ShareholderThis document contains proposed regulations relating to the modification of section 958(b) of the Internal Revenue Code (``Code'') by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was enacted on December 22, 2017. The proposed regulations affect United States...2019-20567"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-20567.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-20567/ownership-attribution-under-section-958-including-for-purposes-of-determining-status-as-controlledThis document contains proposed regulations relating to the modification of section 958(b) of the Internal Revenue Code (``Code'') by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was enacted on December 22, 2017. The proposed regulations affect United States persons that have ownership interests in or that make or receive payments to or from certain foreign corporations.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentClassification of Cloud Transactions and Transactions Involving Digital Content; CorrectionThis document contains a correction to a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-130700-14) that was published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2019. The proposed regulations relate to classification of cloud transactions for purposes of the...2019-21034"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21034.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21034/classification-of-cloud-transactions-and-transactions-involving-digital-content-correctionThis document contains a correction to a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-130700-14) that was published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2019. The proposed regulations relate to classification of cloud transactions for purposes of the international provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentProvisions Pertaining to Certain Investments in the United States by Foreign PersonsC1-2019-20099"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/C1-2019-20099.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/C1-2019-20099/provisions-pertaining-to-certain-investments-in-the-united-states-by-foreign-persons
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector MiamiThe Coast Guard proposes to revise existing regulations and consolidate into one table special local regulations for recurring marine events at various locations within the geographic boundaries of the Seventh Coast Guard District Captain of the Port...2019-21297"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21297.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21297/special-local-regulations-recurring-marine-events-sector-miamiThe Coast Guard proposes to revise existing regulations and consolidate into one table special local regulations for recurring marine events at various locations within the geographic boundaries of the Seventh Coast Guard District Captain of the Port (COTP) Miami Zone. Consolidating marine events into one table simplifies Coast Guard oversight and public notification of special local regulations within COTP Miami Zone. The Coast Guard invites your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air ActOn July 26, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act.'' The EPA is reopening the comment period on the proposed rule that closed on...2019-21219"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21219.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21219/reclassification-of-major-sources-as-area-sources-under-section-112-of-the-clean-air-actOn July 26, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act.'' The EPA is reopening the comment period on the proposed rule that closed on September 24, 2019. The comment period will remain open until November 1, 2019 to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentFederal Acquisition Regulation: Increased Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds; 2018-004DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and several sections of the NDAA for FY 2018 that increase the...2019-20796"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-20796.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-20796/federal-acquisition-regulation-increased-micro-purchase-and-simplified-acquisition-thresholdsDoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and several sections of the NDAA for FY 2018 that increase the micro-purchase threshold (MPT), increase the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT), and clarify certain procurement terms, as well as align some non- statutory thresholds with the MPT and SAT.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentFederal Acquisition Regulation: Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection ProcessDoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which specifies the criteria that must be met in order to include...2019-20798"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-20798.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-20798/federal-acquisition-regulation-lowest-price-technically-acceptable-source-selection-processDoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which specifies the criteria that must be met in order to include lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) source selection criteria in a solicitation; and requires procurements predominantly for the acquisition of certain services and supplies to avoid the use of LPTA source selection criteria, to the maximum extent practicable.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentFederal Acquisition Regulation: Modifications to Cost or Pricing Data Reporting RequirementsDoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 to increase the threshold for requiring certified cost or pricing data.2019-20797"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-20797.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-20797/federal-acquisition-regulation-modifications-to-cost-or-pricing-data-reporting-requirementsDoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 to increase the threshold for requiring certified cost or pricing data.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentIncorporation by Reference; North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria; Hazardous Materials Safety PermitsFMCSA proposes to amend its Hazardous Materials Safety Permits regulations to incorporate by reference the updated Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) handbook. The Out-of-Service Criteria provide enforcement personnel nationwide, including...2019-20905"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-20905.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-20905/incorporation-by-reference-north-american-standard-out-of-service-criteria-hazardous-materialsFMCSA proposes to amend its Hazardous Materials Safety Permits regulations to incorporate by reference the updated Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) handbook. The Out-of-Service Criteria provide enforcement personnel nationwide, including FMCSA's State partners, with uniform enforcement tolerances for roadside inspections. Currently, the regulations reference the April 1, 2018, edition of the handbook. Through this document, FMCSA proposes to incorporate by reference the April 1, 2019, edition.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Amendments 50A-FNMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Amendments 50A, 50B, 50C, 50D, 50E, and 50F to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resources in the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council...2019-21259"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21259.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21259/fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-reef-fish-fishery-of-the-gulf-of-mexicoNMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Amendments 50A, 50B, 50C, 50D, 50E, and 50F to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resources in the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council)(Amendments 50A-F). This proposed rule would delegate authority to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Texas (Gulf states), to establish specific management measures for the harvest of red snapper in Federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) by the private angling component of the recreational sector. The purposes of this proposed rule and Amendments 50A-F are to increase fishing opportunities and economic benefits by allowing each Gulf state to establish specific management measures for the recreational harvest of red snapper in Federal waters by private anglers landing in that state.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Rockfish Management in the Groundfish Fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 119 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and Amendment 107 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska...2019-21262"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21262.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21262/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-rockfish-management-in-the-groundfish-fisheriesNMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 119 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and Amendment 107 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP). This proposed rule would require that the operator of a federally permitted catcher vessel using hook-and-line, pot, or jig gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska retain and land all rockfish (Sebastes and Sebastolobus species) caught while fishing for groundfish or Pacific halibut. This action is necessary to improve identification of rockfish species catch by vessels using electronic monitoring, provide more precise estimates of rockfish catch, reduce waste and incentives to discard rockfish, reduce overall enforcement burden, and promote more consistent management between State and Federal fisheries. This proposed rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the BSAI FMP, the GOA FMP, and other applicable laws.
2019-10-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentTribal Transportation Self-Governance ProgramThe U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT or Department) requests comments on a proposed rule to establish and implement the Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program (TTSGP or Program), as authorized by Section 1121 of the Fixing America's...2019-21464"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-02/pdf/2019-21464.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21464/tribal-transportation-self-governance-programThe U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT or Department) requests comments on a proposed rule to establish and implement the Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program (TTSGP or Program), as authorized by Section 1121 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The proposed rule was negotiated among representatives of Tribes and the Federal Government. The Program would provide to participating Tribes greater control and decision-making authority over their use of certain DOT funding for which they are eligible recipients while reducing associated administrative burdens. These proposed regulations include eligibility criteria, describe the contents of and process for negotiating self-governance compacts and funding agreements with the Department, and set forth the roles, responsibilities, and limitations on the Department and Tribes that participate in the TTSGP.
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2019-10-01RuleOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeProgram Fraud Civil Remedies: Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation AdjustmentThis rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management regulations implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986.2019-21132"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21132.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21132/program-fraud-civil-remedies-civil-monetary-penalty-inflation-adjustmentThis rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management regulations implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentRules of Practice and Procedure Governing Formal Rulemaking Proceedings Instituted by the SecretaryThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA or Department) is amending the regulations on the rules of practice and procedure governing formal rulemaking proceedings instituted by the Secretary. This final rule amends the definition of judge so that the...2019-20585"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20585.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20585/rules-of-practice-and-procedure-governing-formal-rulemaking-proceedings-instituted-by-the-secretaryThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA or Department) is amending the regulations on the rules of practice and procedure governing formal rulemaking proceedings instituted by the Secretary. This final rule amends the definition of judge so that the term is consistently applied to all USDA formal rulemaking proceedings.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentU.S. Standards for Grades of ApplesThe Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is amending the U.S. Standards for Grades of Apples by removing smooth net-like russeting as a grade-determining factor in the U.S. Extra Fancy, U.S. Fancy, and U.S. No. 1...2019-20570"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20570.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20570/us-standards-for-grades-of-applesThe Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is amending the U.S. Standards for Grades of Apples by removing smooth net-like russeting as a grade-determining factor in the U.S. Extra Fancy, U.S. Fancy, and U.S. No. 1 grades for Fuji apples. In addition, AMS is removing obsolete references to the location where color standards may be examined and purchased. The changes modernize the standards and meet consumer demand by providing greater marketing flexibility.
2019-10-01RuleNATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATIONNational Credit Union AdministrationPayday Alternative LoansThe NCUA Board (Board) is issuing a final rule (referred to as the PALs II rule) to allow federal credit unions (FCUs) to offer additional payday alternative loans (PALs) to their members. The final rule does not replace the NCUA's current PALs rule...2019-20821"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20821.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20821/payday-alternative-loansThe NCUA Board (Board) is issuing a final rule (referred to as the PALs II rule) to allow federal credit unions (FCUs) to offer additional payday alternative loans (PALs) to their members. The final rule does not replace the NCUA's current PALs rule (referred to as the PALs I rule). Rather, the PALs II rule grants FCUs additional flexibility to offer their members meaningful alternatives to traditional payday loans while maintaining many of the key structural safeguards of the PALs I rule.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, and A330-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an analysis conducted on Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, and A330-300...2019-21240"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21240.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21240/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, and A330-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an analysis conducted on Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, and A330-300 series airplanes that identified structural areas that are susceptible to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires reinforcement modifications of various structural parts of the fuselage, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes; Airbus SAS Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600...2019-21237"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21237.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21237/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes; Airbus SAS 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 Airbus SAS Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the trimmable horizontal stabilizer (THS) actuator ball nut trunnion lower attachment was missing parts. This AD requires a one-time detailed inspection of the THS actuator right-hand spherical bearing and retaining parts (bolt, tab washer, and end cap) for correct installation of the retaining parts and correct bolt position, and applicable corrective actions, 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.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-22- 13, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. AD 2018-22-13 required revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with updated...2019-21241"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21241.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21241/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-22- 13, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. AD 2018-22-13 required revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with updated procedures related to inboard aileron fault operations. This AD continues to require that AFM revision, and also requires modification of the electronic centralized aircraft monitoring (ECAM) procedures by installing an Airbus temporary quick change (ATQC) and activating an ECAM temporary change. This AD was prompted by a technical issue detected on the inboard aileron electrohydrostatic actuators that caused potential erroneous monitoring of those actuators. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-202, -243, -243F, -302, -323, and -343 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that cracks have been found within the ring gears of the slat geared rotary...2019-21238"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21238.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21238/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-202, -243, -243F, -302, -323, and -343 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that cracks have been found within the ring gears of the slat geared rotary actuators (SGRAs) due to a change in the manufacturing process and inadequate post-production non-destructive testing for potential cracking. This AD requires an inspection to determine the part number and serial number of the SGRAs, and replacement of each affected SGRA with a serviceable part, 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.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; St. James, MNThis action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St. James Municipal Airport, St. James, MN. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Fairmont VHF omnidirectional range...2019-21195"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21195.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21195/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-st-james-mnThis action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St. James Municipal Airport, St. James, 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. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes Q-121 and Q-156; Miles City, MTThis action amends the legal descriptions of area navigation (RNAV) routes Q-121 and Q-156 by changing the name of one waypoint common to each route. Specifically, this action changes the TOUGH waypoint name to SWTHN in RNAV routes Q-121 and Q-156.2019-21193"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21193.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21193/amendment-of-area-navigation-rnav-routes-q-121-and-q-156-miles-city-mtThis action amends the legal descriptions of area navigation (RNAV) routes Q-121 and Q-156 by changing the name of one waypoint common to each route. Specifically, this action changes the TOUGH waypoint name to SWTHN in RNAV routes Q-121 and Q-156.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because...2019-20991"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20991.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20991/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of...2019-20988"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20988.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20988/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of...2019-20987"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20987.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20987/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions areneeded because...2019-20989"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20989.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20989/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions areneeded because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentFinancial Crimes Enforcement Network; Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties; CorrectionOn March 19, 2018, FinCEN published a final rule to make the 2018 annual adjustment to its civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') for inflation as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil...2019-21156"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21156.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21156/financial-crimes-enforcement-network-inflation-adjustment-of-civil-monetary-penalties-correctionOn March 19, 2018, FinCEN published a final rule to make the 2018 annual adjustment to its civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') for inflation as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (collectively referred to herein as ``the Act''). The final rule adjusted CMPs within the jurisdiction of FinCEN to the maximum amount required by the Act for 2018. However, that final rule inadvertently used the 2017 annual adjustment penalty assessment dates in the penalty adjustment table, as opposed to using the 2018 annual adjustment penalty assessment dates. This document corrects the penalty assessment dates in the penalty adjustment table for the 2018 annual adjustment.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefense Information Systems Agency Privacy ProgramThis final rule removes the Department of Defense (DoD) regulation concerning the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Privacy Program. On April 11, 2019, DoD published a revised DoD-level Privacy Program rule, which contains the necessary...2019-20909"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20909.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20909/defense-information-systems-agency-privacy-programThis final rule removes the Department of Defense (DoD) regulation concerning the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Privacy Program. On April 11, 2019, DoD published a revised DoD-level Privacy Program rule, which contains the necessary information for an agency-wide Privacy Program regulation under the Privacy Act and now serves as the single Privacy Program rule for the Department. That revised Privacy Program rule also includes all DoD component exemption rules. Therefore, part 316 is now unnecessary and may be removed from the CFR.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentIssuing of Certificates in Lieu of Lost or Destroyed Certificates of SeparationThis final rule removes the Department of the Air Force's regulation regarding the process for replacing lost or destroyed separation documentation. Since the publication of this rule, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has assumed...2019-21172"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21172.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21172/issuing-of-certificates-in-lieu-of-lost-or-destroyed-certificates-of-separationThis final rule removes the Department of the Air Force's regulation regarding the process for replacing lost or destroyed separation documentation. Since the publication of this rule, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has assumed control of the records concerned and the document release process. The content of this part is now addressed in a NARA regulation. Therefore, this part is unnecessary and may be removed from the CFR.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Clearwater Super Boat National Championship, Gulf of Mexico; Clearwater Beach, FLThe Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Clearwater Super Boat National Championship on September 29, 2019, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for Clearwater Super Boat...2019-20981"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20981.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20981/special-local-regulation-clearwater-super-boat-national-championship-gulf-of-mexico-clearwater-beachThe Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Clearwater Super Boat National Championship on September 29, 2019, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for Clearwater Super Boat National Championship identifies the regulated area for this event in Clearwater Beach, FL. During the enforcement period, no persons or vessels will be permitted in the Race Area without permission of the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg (COTP), unless they are authorized race participants. If permission is granted by the COTP, all persons and vessels receiving such permission must comply with the instructions of the COTP or a designated representative. Also during the enforcement period all vessels in the Spectator Area are to be anchored or operating at a ``no wake speed''.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; San Jacinto River, Channelview, TXThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the San Jacinto River from the southern end of Southwest Shipyard, extending north of the I-10 bridge, just abreast of Buoy #14. The safety zone is needed to protect...2019-21277"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21277.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21277/safety-zone-san-jacinto-river-channelview-txThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the San Jacinto River from the southern end of Southwest Shipyard, extending north of the I-10 bridge, just abreast of Buoy #14. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by salvage and over-water bridge repairs. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentEliminating Unnecessary RegulationsThe United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) hereby amends the Rules of Practice in Patent Cases and Trial Practice Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) by removing provisions in the Code of Federal Regulations that are no...2019-20908"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20908.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20908/eliminating-unnecessary-regulationsThe United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) hereby amends the Rules of Practice in Patent Cases and Trial Practice Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) by removing provisions in the Code of Federal Regulations that are no longer necessary. This final rule removes the rules governing reservation clauses, petitions from the refusal of a primary examiner to admit an amendment, the publication of amendments to the regulations, and limits that the Director can impose on the number of inter partes reviews and post-grant reviews heard by the PTAB. USPTO has evaluated existing regulations to identify those that should be repealed, replaced, or modified because they are outdated, unnecessary, ineffective, costly, or unduly burdensome to both government and private-sector operations. USPTO carried out this work, in part, through its participation in the Regulatory Reform Task Force (Task Force), which the Department of Commerce (Department or Commerce) established in accordance with Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.'' Removal of the regulations identified in this final rule achieves the objective of making USPTO regulations more effective and more streamlined, while enabling the USPTO to fulfill its mission goals.
2019-10-01RulePOSTAL SERVICEPostal ServiceStamped MailThe Postal Service is amending Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) in various sections to revise the previously adopted provision for stamped mail weighing more than 13 ounces and extend that...2019-20950"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20950.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20950/stamped-mailThe Postal Service is amending Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) in various sections to revise the previously adopted provision for stamped mail weighing more than 13 ounces and extend that provision to physical characteristics.
2019-10-01RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; KY; Jefferson County Existing and New VOC Storage Vessels Rule ChangesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of revisions to the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Energy and Environment Cabinet...2019-20842"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20842.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20842/air-plan-approval-ky-jefferson-county-existing-and-new-voc-storage-vessels-rule-changesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of revisions to the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet), through a letter dated March 15, 2018. The revisions were submitted by the Cabinet on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District, also referred to herein as Jefferson County) and make minor ministerial amendments to applicability dates and standards for both existing and new storage vessels for volatile organic compounds (VOC). EPA is finalizing approval of the changes because they are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
2019-10-01RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Arkansas; Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report State Implementation PlanPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Governor of Arkansas through the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) on...2019-20982"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20982.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20982/air-plan-approval-arkansas-regional-haze-five-year-progress-report-state-implementation-planPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Governor of Arkansas through the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) on June 2, 2015. The SIP submittal addresses requirements of the federal regulations that direct the State to submit a periodic report assessing progress toward reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the existing implementation plan.
2019-10-01RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Attainment Plan for the Beaver, Pennsylvania Nonattainment Area for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Primary National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The revision is an attainment plan for the purpose of providing for attainment of the 2010 sulfur dioxide...2019-20848"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20848.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20848/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-pennsylvania-attainment-plan-for-theThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The revision is an attainment plan for the purpose of providing for attainment of the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in the Beaver County, Pennsylvania SO2 nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Beaver Area'' or ``Area''). The attainment plan includes the base year emissions inventory, an analysis of the reasonably available control technology (RACT) and reasonably available control measure (RACM) requirements, a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, a modeling demonstration of SO2 attainment, enforceable emission limitations and control measures, contingency measures for the Beaver Area, and Pennsylvania's new source review (NSR) permitting program. As part of approving the attainment plan, EPA is approving into the Pennsylvania SIP new SO2 emission limits and associated compliance parameters for the FirstEnergy Generation, LLC (FirstEnergy) Bruce Mansfield Power Station (Bruce Mansfield) and a consent order with Jewel Acquisition Midland steel plant (Jewel Facility). EPA is approving these revisions that demonstrate attainment of the SO2 NAAQS in the Beaver Area in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2019-10-01RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Ohio; Second Maintenance Plan for 1997 Ozone NAAQS; Dayton-SpringfieldThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), Ohio's plan for maintaining the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) through 2028 in the Dayton-Springfield area. The...2019-20850"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20850.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20850/air-plan-approval-ohio-second-maintenance-plan-for-1997-ozone-naaqs-dayton-springfieldThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), Ohio's plan for maintaining the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) through 2028 in the Dayton-Springfield area. The Dayton-Springfield area consists of Clark, Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency submitted this state implementation plan (SIP) revision to EPA on April 12, 2019.
2019-10-01RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; KY; Existing Indirect Heat Exchangers for Jefferson CountyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is approving changes to the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet),...2019-20841"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20841.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20841/air-plan-approval-ky-existing-indirect-heat-exchangers-for-jefferson-countyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is approving changes to the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet), through a letter dated March 15, 2018. The changes were submitted by the Cabinet on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District, also referred to herein as Jefferson County). The SIP revision includes changes to Jefferson County Regulations regarding existing indirect heat exchangers.
2019-10-01RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; South Coast Air Basin; 1-Hour and 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve, or conditionally approve, all or portions of five state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'')...2019-21325"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21325.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21325/approval-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-california-south-coast-air-basin-1-hour-and-8-hourThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve, or conditionally approve, all or portions of five state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'') requirements for the 1979 1-hour, 1997 8-hour, and 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Los Angeles-- South Coast Air Basin, California (``South Coast'') ozone nonattainment area. The five SIP revisions include the ``Final 2016 Air Quality Management Plan,'' the ``Revised Proposed 2016 State Strategy for the State Implementation Plan,'' the ``2018 Updates to the California State Implementation Plan,'' the ``Updated Federal 1979 1-Hour Ozone Standard Attainment Demonstration,'' and a local emissions statement rule. In today's action, the EPA refers to these submittals collectively as the ``2016 South Coast Ozone SIP.'' The 2016 South Coast Ozone SIP addresses the nonattainment area requirements for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, including the requirements for an emissions inventory, attainment demonstration, reasonable further progress, reasonably available control measures, contingency measures, among others; establishes motor vehicle emissions budgets; and updates the previously-approved control strategies and attainment demonstrations for the 1-hour ozone NAAQS and the 1997 ozone NAAQS. The EPA is taking final action to approve the 2016 South Coast Ozone SIP as meeting all the applicable ozone nonattainment area requirements except for the reasonable further progress contingency measure requirement, for which the EPA is finalizing a conditional approval.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentPipeline Safety: Enhanced Emergency Order ProceduresOn October 14, 2016, PHMSA published an interim final rule (IFR) issuing temporary emergency order procedures and requesting public comment. This final rule adopts, with modifications, that IFR implementing the emergency order authority conferred on...2019-20308"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20308.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20308/pipeline-safety-enhanced-emergency-order-proceduresOn October 14, 2016, PHMSA published an interim final rule (IFR) issuing temporary emergency order procedures and requesting public comment. This final rule adopts, with modifications, that IFR implementing the emergency order authority conferred on the Secretary of Transportation (the Secretary) by the ``Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016'' (PIPES Act). These regulations establish procedures for the issuance of emergency orders to address an unsafe condition or practice, or a combination of unsafe conditions or practices, that constitute or cause an imminent hazard to public health and safety or the environment. The regulations describe the duration and scope of such orders and provide a mechanism by which pipeline owners and operators subject to, and aggrieved by, emergency orders can seek administrative or judicial review.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentLimitations on the Issuance of Commercial Driver's Licenses With a Hazardous Materials Endorsement; Interim Final Rule Made FinalFMCSA adopts those requirements of the interim final rule (IFR) published on May 5, 2003 (2003 IFR), and the IFR published on April 29, 2005 (2005 IFR), which have not previously been finalized, as final without change. The 2003 IFR amended the Federal...2019-20584"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20584.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20584/limitations-on-the-issuance-of-commercial-drivers-licenses-with-a-hazardous-materials-endorsementFMCSA adopts those requirements of the interim final rule (IFR) published on May 5, 2003 (2003 IFR), and the IFR published on April 29, 2005 (2005 IFR), which have not previously been finalized, as final without change. The 2003 IFR amended the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to prohibit States from issuing, renewing, transferring, or upgrading a commercial driver's license (CDL) with a hazardous materials endorsement unless the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the Department of Homeland Security has first conducted a security threat assessment and determined that the applicant does not pose a security risk warranting denial of the hazardous materials endorsement, as required by the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act). The 2005 IFR amended the FMCSRs to conform to the TSA's compliance date and reduce the amount of advance notice that States must provide to drivers that a security threat assessment will be performed when they renew a hazardous materials endorsement. In addition, this rule incorporates a provision of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 and two provisions of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which together authorize a State to issue a license to operate a motor vehicle transporting hazardous material in commerce to an individual who holds a valid transportation security card. In particular, the Agency incorporates TSA's definition of a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) as equivalent to a Transportation Security Card (TSC).
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentInternational Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Closure of Purse Seine Fishery in the ELAPS in 2019NMFS announces that the purse seine fishery in the Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine, or ELAPS, will close as a result of reaching the 2019 limit on purse seine fishing effort in the ELAPS. This action is necessary for the United States to implement...2019-20998"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20998.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20998/international-fisheries-western-and-central-pacific-fisheries-for-highly-migratory-species-closureNMFS announces that the purse seine fishery in the Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine, or ELAPS, will close as a result of reaching the 2019 limit on purse seine fishing effort in the ELAPS. This action is necessary for the United States to implement provisions of a conservation and management measure adopted by the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC or Commission) and to satisfy the obligations of the United States under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), to which it is a Contracting Party.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Red Grouper Management MeasuresNMFS issues regulations to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council...2019-21005"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21005.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21005/fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-reef-fish-fishery-of-the-gulf-of-mexicoNMFS issues regulations to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule reduces the red grouper commercial and recreational annual catch limits (ACLs) and annual catch targets (ACTs). The purpose of this rule is to continue the Gulf red grouper commercial and recreational ACL and ACT reductions implemented through emergency rulemaking in 2019 to protect the red grouper stock.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfers From NC to VA and ME to CTNMFS announces that the States of North Carolina and Maine are transferring a portion of their respective 2019 commercial summer flounder quotas to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Connecticut. These quota adjustments are necessary to...2019-21263"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21263.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21263/fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-summer-flounder-fishery-quota-transfers-from-nc-to-vaNMFS announces that the States of North Carolina and Maine are transferring a portion of their respective 2019 commercial summer flounder quotas to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Connecticut. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for North Carolina, Virginia, Maine, and Connecticut.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management AreaNMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to fully use the 2019 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch specified for the...2019-21180"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21180.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21180/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-ocean-perch-in-the-bering-sea-subarea-ofNMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to fully use the 2019 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch specified for the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentPipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines: MAOP Reconfirmation, Expansion of Assessment Requirements, and Other Related AmendmentsPHMSA is revising the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations to improve the safety of onshore gas transmission pipelines. This final rule addresses congressional mandates, National Transportation Safety Board recommendations, and responds to public input....2019-20306"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20306.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20306/pipeline-safety-safety-of-gas-transmission-pipelines-maop-reconfirmation-expansion-of-assessmentPHMSA is revising the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations to improve the safety of onshore gas transmission pipelines. This final rule addresses congressional mandates, National Transportation Safety Board recommendations, and responds to public input. The amendments in this final rule address integrity management requirements and other requirements, and they focus on the actions an operator must take to reconfirm the maximum allowable operating pressure of previously untested natural gas transmission pipelines and pipelines lacking certain material or operational records, the periodic assessment of pipelines in populated areas not designated as ``high consequence areas,'' the reporting of exceedances of maximum allowable operating pressure, the consideration of seismicity as a risk factor in integrity management, safety features on in-line inspection launchers and receivers, a 6-month grace period for 7-calendar-year integrity management reassessment intervals, and related recordkeeping provisions.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentPipeline Safety: Safety of Hazardous Liquid PipelinesIn response to congressional mandates, NTSB and GAO recommendations, lessons learned, and public input, PHMSA is amending the Pipeline Safety Regulations to improve the safety of pipelines transporting hazardous liquids. Specifically, PHMSA is...2019-20458"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20458.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20458/pipeline-safety-safety-of-hazardous-liquid-pipelinesIn response to congressional mandates, NTSB and GAO recommendations, lessons learned, and public input, PHMSA is amending the Pipeline Safety Regulations to improve the safety of pipelines transporting hazardous liquids. Specifically, PHMSA is extending reporting requirements to certain hazardous liquid gravity and rural gathering lines; requiring the inspection of pipelines in areas affected by extreme weather and natural disasters; requiring integrity assessments at least once every 10 years of onshore hazardous liquid pipeline segments located outside of high consequence areas and that are ``piggable'' (i.e., can accommodate in-line inspection devices); extending the required use of leak detection systems beyond high consequence areas to all regulated, non-gathering hazardous liquid pipelines; and requiring that all pipelines in or affecting high consequence areas be capable of accommodating in-line inspection tools within 20 years, unless the basic construction of a pipeline cannot be modified to permit that accommodation. Additionally, PHMSA is clarifying other regulations and is incorporating Sections 14 and 25 of the PIPES Act of 2016 to improve regulatory certainty and compliance.
2019-10-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentModernization of Swine Slaughter InspectionThe Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the Federal meat inspection regulations to establish an optional new inspection system for market hog slaughter establishments that has been demonstrated to provide public health protection at...2019-20245"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20245.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20245/modernization-of-swine-slaughter-inspectionThe Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the Federal meat inspection regulations to establish an optional new inspection system for market hog slaughter establishments that has been demonstrated to provide public health protection at least equivalent to the existing inspection system. Market hog slaughter establishments that do not choose to operate under the new swine inspection system may continue to operate under their existing inspection system. The Agency is also making several changes to the regulations that will affect all establishments that slaughter swine, regardless of the inspection system under which they operate or the age, size, or class of swine. These changes will allow all swine slaughter establishments to develop sampling plans that are more tailored to their specific operations, and thus more effective in monitoring their specific process control, unlike the current requirements in the regulations.
2019-10-01Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentNational Organic Program; Origin of LivestockThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reopening the comment period on our April 28, 2015, proposed rule to amend the origin of livestock requirements for dairy animals under the USDA organic regulations. We...2019-20869"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20869.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20869/national-organic-program-origin-of-livestockThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reopening the comment period on our April 28, 2015, proposed rule to amend the origin of livestock requirements for dairy animals under the USDA organic regulations. We are reopening the proposed rule's comment period for 60 days to give all interested parties an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed rule. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they are already incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in any future final rule.
2019-10-01Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentTomatoes Grown in Florida; Proposed Amendments to the Marketing Order No. 966This proposed rule invites comments on proposed amendments to Marketing Order No. 966, which regulates the handling of tomatoes grown in Florida. The proposed amendments would change the Florida Tomato Committee's (Committee) size, length of the terms...2019-21018"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21018.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21018/tomatoes-grown-in-florida-proposed-amendments-to-the-marketing-order-no-966This proposed rule invites comments on proposed amendments to Marketing Order No. 966, which regulates the handling of tomatoes grown in Florida. The proposed amendments would change the Florida Tomato Committee's (Committee) size, length of the terms of office, and quorum requirements.
2019-10-01Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. AirplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of smoke in the flight deck, in conjunction with the loss of electrical power. This...2019-21221"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21221.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21221/airworthiness-directives-fokker-services-bv-airplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of smoke in the flight deck, in conjunction with the loss of electrical power. This proposed AD would require replacement of affected generator power transfer contactors (GPTCs), essential bus transfer contactors (EBTCs), and auxiliary power transfer contactors (APTCs), 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.
2019-10-01Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and - 900 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the bear strap between certain stations,...2019-21187"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21187.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21187/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and - 900 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the bear strap between certain stations, sometimes common to fasteners in the gap cover and emanating from rough sanding marks found on the surface of the bear strap. This proposed AD would require inspections of the fuselage skin and bear strap at the forward galley door between certain stations for cracks, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-10-01Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-11 and V-275 in the Vicinity of Bryan, OH, and Defiance, OH, RespectivelyThis action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-11 by redefining the EDGEE fix in the vicinity of Bryan, OH, and V-275 by redefining the KLOEE fix in the vicinity of Defiance, OH. These modifications are necessary due to...2019-21194"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21194.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21194/proposed-amendment-of-vor-federal-airways-v-11-and-v-275-in-the-vicinity-of-bryan-oh-and-defiance-ohThis action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-11 by redefining the EDGEE fix in the vicinity of Bryan, OH, and V-275 by redefining the KLOEE fix in the vicinity of Defiance, OH. These modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Waterville, OH (VWV), VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Waterville VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
2019-10-01Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Redding, CAThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Redding Municipal Airport, Redding CA. This action also proposes to...2019-21286"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21286.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21286/proposed-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-redding-caThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Redding Municipal Airport, Redding CA. This action also proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface as this airspace is wholly contained within the Rogue Valley en route airspace and duplication is not necessary. Additionally, this action proposes to update the geographic coordinates of the airport to match the FAA's database. Lastly, this action proposes to remove the Redding VOR/DME and the Lassen NDB and the extensions associated with those navigational aids from the legal description of the airspace. Removing the VOR/DME and NDB simplifies the airspace's legal description. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
2019-10-01Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentInitiation of Review of Management Plan for Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary; Intent To Conduct Scoping and Prepare Draft Environmental Analysis and Management PlanIn accordance with Section 304(e) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended (NMSA), the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is initiating a review of the Channel Islands...2019-20247"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20247.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20247/initiation-of-review-of-management-plan-for-channel-islands-national-marine-sanctuary-intent-toIn accordance with Section 304(e) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended (NMSA), the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is initiating a review of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS or sanctuary) management plan, to evaluate substantive progress toward implementing the goals of the sanctuary, and to make revisions to the management plan as necessary to fulfill the purposes and policies of the NMSA. NOAA anticipates management plan changes will require preparation of an environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NOAA will conduct public scoping meetings to gather information and other comments from individuals, organizations, tribes and government agencies on the scope, types, and significance of issues related to the CINMS management plan and the proper scope of environmental analysis for the management plan review. The scoping meetings are scheduled as detailed below under DATES.
2019-10-01Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentEvonik Corp.; Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use)The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing that Evonik Corp. has filed a petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of silicon dioxide as an anticaking agent, grinding aid, antifoaming...2019-20958"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20958.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20958/evonik-corp-filing-of-food-additive-petition-animal-useThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing that Evonik Corp. has filed a petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of silicon dioxide as an anticaking agent, grinding aid, antifoaming agent, or carrier in animal feed components (ingredients, intermediate premixes, premixes, supplements, or concentrates).
2019-10-01Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyCall for Information: Information Related to the Development of Emission Estimating Methodologies for Animal Feeding OperationsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting quality-assured emissions and process data, and calculation models and methodologies that are relevant to developing emission estimating methodologies (EEMs) for emissions of volatile organic...2019-20927"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-20927.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20927/call-for-information-information-related-to-the-development-of-emission-estimating-methodologies-forThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting quality-assured emissions and process data, and calculation models and methodologies that are relevant to developing emission estimating methodologies (EEMs) for emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from animal feeding operations (AFOs). The EPA may use the data to supplement the emissions and process data collected under the National Air Emission Monitoring Study (NAEMS) for AFOs.
2019-10-01Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentEndangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 6-Month Extension of Final Determination on the Proposed Threatened Status for the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-GrouseWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 6-month extension of the final determination of whether to list the Bi- State distinct population segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) as threatened under the...2019-21385"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-01/pdf/2019-21385.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-21385/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-6-month-extension-of-final-determination-on-theWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 6-month extension of the final determination of whether to list the Bi- State distinct population segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (Act). We are taking this action to extend the final determination based on substantial disagreement regarding the sufficiency and accuracy of the available data relevant to the proposed listing, making it necessary to solicit additional information. Therefore, along with this announcement to extend the final determination, we are also reopening, for an additional 30 days, the comment periods for the proposed rule to list the species and the proposed rule to designate critical habitat for the species. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted as they are already incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in the final rules. We will submit a final listing determination to the Federal Register on or before April 1, 2020.