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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.
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