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FR Daily Contents (9-04-2019)

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2019-09-04RuleFEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardAdditional Withdrawal OptionsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is amending its regulations to provide TSP participants with additional withdrawal options and flexibility.2019-19029"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19029.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19029/additional-withdrawal-optionsThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (``FRTIB'') is amending its regulations to provide TSP participants with additional withdrawal options and flexibility.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentMinimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes; Implementation of the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States ActThis final rule implements the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act by amending the regulatory definition of ``temporary lawful status.'' With this change, citizens of the Freely Associated States residing in the United States are...2019-19023"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19023.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19023/minimum-standards-for-drivers-licenses-and-identification-cards-acceptable-by-federal-agencies-forThis final rule implements the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act by amending the regulatory definition of ``temporary lawful status.'' With this change, citizens of the Freely Associated States residing in the United States are eligible for full- term REAL ID licenses and identification cards, provided they satisfy the other requirements of the REAL ID Act and regulations.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-20- 01, which applied to all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2005-20-01 required repetitive inspections of the vertical stiffeners at left...2019-19012"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19012.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19012/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesThe FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-20- 01, which applied to all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2005-20-01 required repetitive inspections of the vertical stiffeners at left buttock line (LBL) and right buttock line (RBL) 6.15 for cracks; and replacement of both stiffeners with new, improved stiffeners if any stiffener is found cracked. This new AD requires, depending on airplane configuration, replacing the vertical stiffeners at LBL and RBL 6.15 on the rear spar of the wing center section, installing angle and bonding jumpers, installing brackets, applying sealant, and applying paint. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks found in the left and right side keel beam upper chords when replacing vertical stiffeners. This AD was also prompted by possible degradation of the fault current bonding path that could introduce an ignition source in the fuel tank in the event of a fault current being imparted onto the fuel tank structure. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH HelicoptersThe FAA is publishing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters (Airbus) Model MBB- BK 117 C-2 helicopters. Emergency AD 2019-10-51 was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these...2019-18708"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18708.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18708/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicopters-deutschland-gmbh-helicoptersThe FAA is publishing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters (Airbus) Model MBB- BK 117 C-2 helicopters. Emergency AD 2019-10-51 was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these helicopters. This AD requires, for certain helicopters, inspecting the fuselage frame and providing certain information to the FAA. This AD also prohibits installing certain components as part of Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR00592DE on any helicopter. This AD was prompted by reports of fatigue cracks in the fuselage frame. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesThe FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the horizontal stabilizer pivot pin assemblies for misalignment and incorrect gapping, and applicable...2019-19013"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19013.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19013/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesThe FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the horizontal stabilizer pivot pin assemblies for misalignment and incorrect gapping, and applicable on-condition actions. This AD was prompted by a report of possible misalignment of the horizontal stabilizer pivot pin lock ring, outer pivot pin, and outboard spacer at final assembly. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked elevator power control unit (PCU) brackets on the horizontal stabilizer rear spar and...2019-18965"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18965.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18965/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesThe FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked elevator power control unit (PCU) brackets on the horizontal stabilizer rear spar and cracking on the elevator front spar. This AD requires one-time inspections for cracks and damage of the elevator PCU brackets and surrounding area, horizontal stabilizer rear spar, and elevator front spar, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class E Airspace; Endicott, NY; CorrectionThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 23, 2019, establishing Class E airspace for Tri-Cities Airport, Endicott, NY, by correcting the airport's name in the legal description. The `dash' was inadvertently omitted...2019-18969"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18969.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18969/establishment-of-class-e-airspace-endicott-ny-correctionThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 23, 2019, establishing Class E airspace for Tri-Cities Airport, Endicott, NY, by correcting the airport's name in the legal description. The `dash' was inadvertently omitted from the airport name in the body of the legal description.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentFormal Requirements for Filings in Proceedings Before the CommissionThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) amends its regulations concerning the process for delivering filings and submissions to the Commission. Specifically, the Commission's regulations are revised to require that filings and...2019-18950"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18950.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18950/formal-requirements-for-filings-in-proceedings-before-the-commissionThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) amends its regulations concerning the process for delivering filings and submissions to the Commission. Specifically, the Commission's regulations are revised to require that filings and submissions to be delivered to the Commission, other than by the United States Postal Service (USPS), are instead to be sent to the Commission's off-site security screening facility. The regulations still permit USPS mail to be sent directly to the Commission's headquarters.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentPartnership Representative Under the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime and Election To Apply the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime; Correcting AmendmentThis document contains corrections to Treasury Decision 9839, which was published in the Federal Register for Thursday, August 9, 2018. Treasury Decision 9839 contains final regulations regarding the designation and authority of the partnership...2019-19059"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19059.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19059/partnership-representative-under-the-centralized-partnership-audit-regime-and-election-to-apply-theThis document contains corrections to Treasury Decision 9839, which was published in the Federal Register for Thursday, August 9, 2018. Treasury Decision 9839 contains final regulations regarding the designation and authority of the partnership representative under the centralized partnership audit regime, which was enacted into law on November 2, 2015 by section 1101 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA).
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentNicaragua Sanctions RegulationsThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adding regulations to implement Executive Order 13851 of November 27, 2018 (``Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua''). OFAC intends...2019-19049"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19049.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19049/nicaragua-sanctions-regulationsThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adding regulations to implement Executive Order 13851 of November 27, 2018 (``Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua''). OFAC intends to supplement these regulations with a more comprehensive set of regulations, which may include additional interpretive and definitional guidance, general licenses, and statements of licensing policy.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentVA Acquisition Regulation: Contracting by Negotiation; Service ContractingThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending and updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance...2019-17824"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-17824.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-17824/va-acquisition-regulation-contracting-by-negotiation-service-contractingThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending and updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance internal to VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to incorporate any new agency specific regulations or policies. These changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. The VAAM incorporates portions of the removed VAAR as well as other internal agency acquisition policy. VA will rewrite certain parts of the VAAR and VAAM, and as VAAR parts are rewritten, VA will publish them in the Federal Register. In particular, this rulemaking revises VAAR concerning Contracting by Negotiation and Service Contracting, as well as affected parts covering the Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation System, Types of Contracts, Termination of Contracts, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, and Loan Guaranty and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Programs.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Trawl Catcher Vessels in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the annual allowance of the 2019 Pacific cod total...2019-19045"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19045.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19045/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-trawl-catcher-vessels-in-theNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the annual allowance of the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to trawl catcher vessels in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
2019-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch...2019-19046"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19046.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19046/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-usingNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to catcher vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRegistration Fee Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Cap Subject AliensThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to amend its regulations to require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap- subject petitions to pay a $10 fee for each registration they submit to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)...2019-18962"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18962.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18962/registration-fee-requirement-for-petitioners-seeking-to-file-h-1b-petitions-on-behalf-of-cap-subjectThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to amend its regulations to require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap- subject petitions to pay a $10 fee for each registration they submit to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the H-1B cap selection process.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentEnergy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Cooking ProductsOn August 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') to withdraw the test procedure for conventional cooking tops. The August 9, 2019 NOPR announced that the details of...2019-19051"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19051.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19051/energy-conservation-program-test-procedures-for-cooking-productsOn August 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') to withdraw the test procedure for conventional cooking tops. The August 9, 2019 NOPR announced that the details of a public meeting would be provided in a subsequent notice published in the Federal Register and stated that public comments will be accepted until October 8, 2019. DOE is announcing that a public meeting will be held on October 9, 2019, which will also be available as a webinar. Given the date of the meeting, DOE is extending the public comment period for submitting comments and data on the NOPR by 14 days to October 22, 2019.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleFEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATIONFederal Deposit Insurance CorporationInterest Rate Restrictions on Institutions That Are Less Than Well CapitalizedThe FDIC is seeking comment on proposed revisions to its regulations relating to interest rate restrictions that apply to less than well capitalized insured depository institutions. Under the proposed rule, the FDIC would amend the methodology for...2019-18360"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18360.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18360/interest-rate-restrictions-on-institutions-that-are-less-than-well-capitalizedThe FDIC is seeking comment on proposed revisions to its regulations relating to interest rate restrictions that apply to less than well capitalized insured depository institutions. Under the proposed rule, the FDIC would amend the methodology for calculating the national rate and national rate cap for specific deposit products. The national rate would be the weighted average of rates paid by all insured depository institutions on a given deposit product, for which data are available, where the weights are each institution's market share of domestic deposits. The national rate cap for particular products would be set at the higher of the 95th percentile of rates paid by insured depository institutions weighted by each institution's share of total domestic deposits, or the proposed national rate plus 75 basis points. The proposed rule would also greatly simplify the current local rate cap calculation and process by allowing less than well capitalized institutions to offer up to 90 percent of the highest rate paid on a particular deposit product in the institution's local market area.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and - 500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that...2019-18980"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18980.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18980/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesThe FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and - 500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the lower skin of the fuselage skin lap splices along the lower fastener row of a certain stringer lap splice on certain body station skin panels is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require inspections of the lower skin of the fuselage skin lap splices along the lower fastener row of a lap splice on certain body station skin panels and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project, Charles River, Boston, MAThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within 100 yards of the North Washington Street Bridge, Charles River, Boston, Massachusetts, from December 1, 2019 through December 31, 2023. The temporary safety...2019-19048"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19048.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19048/safety-zone-north-washington-street-bridge-replacement-project-charles-river-boston-maThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within 100 yards of the North Washington Street Bridge, Charles River, Boston, Massachusetts, from December 1, 2019 through December 31, 2023. The temporary safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created during the replacement project of the North Washington Street Bridge. When enforced, this proposed rule would prohibit vessels and persons from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Comment Period for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic CoastThe United States Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the notice of study and request for comments for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast that we published on December 21, 2018. This action will provide the public with...2019-19080"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-19080.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-19080/extension-of-comment-period-for-the-port-access-route-study-alaskan-arctic-coastThe United States Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the notice of study and request for comments for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast that we published on December 21, 2018. This action will provide the public with additional time and opportunity to provide the Coast Guard with information regarding the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast. The comment period is extended until January 30, 2020.
2019-09-04Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the results of a residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (MCM NESHAP) facilities, as...2019-18344"https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-09-04/pdf/2019-18344.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/04/2019-18344/national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-miscellaneous-coating-manufacturingThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the results of a residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (MCM NESHAP) facilities, as required by the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA is proposing to find risks due to emissions of air toxics to be acceptable from the MCM source category and to determine that the current NESHAP provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health. The EPA identified no new cost-effective controls under the technology review to achieve further emissions reductions from process units subject to standards under the NESHAP. The EPA is also proposing revisions related to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM), including clarifying regulatory provisions for certain vent control bypasses; provisions for electronic reporting of performance test results, performance evaluation reports, compliance reports, and Notification of Compliance Status (NOCS) reports; and provisions to conduct periodic performance testing of oxidizers used to reduce emissions of organic hazardous air pollutants (HAP).
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