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Federal Register Highlights – 4/17/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for April 17, 2014:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the S37 Bridge, at NJICW mile 14.1 over Barnegat Bay, at Seaside Heights, NJ. Over the span of two and half years, the bridge will be closed to navigation for three four-month closure periods. Extensive replacement of parts and repairs to the bridge necessitate these closures. This temporary final rule is effective from 8 a.m., on December 1, 2015 to 8 p.m., March 31, 2018.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Southern Railroad Drawbridge across the Tennessee River, mile 304.4, at Decatur, Alabama. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to replace and adjust the down haul operating ropes that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and not open to vessel traffic. This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., on May 6, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the participants of the Quad City Marathon to cross the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for four hours. This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., September 28, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Colorado River in Lake Havasu, AZ for the Lucas Oil Drag Boats Racing Series from May 2, 2014 through May 4, 2014. The safety zone would be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily during this timeframe. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. This rule is effective from 7 a.m. on May 2, 2014, until 7 p.m. on May 4, 2014. This rule will be enforced from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. local time on May 2nd, May 3rd, and May 4th, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a proposed rule amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR), Describing Agency Needs, to implement the Federal Supply Schedules Usage Act of 2010 (FSSUA), the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008 (NAHASDA), the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (NDAA), and the Local Preparedness Acquisition Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (LPAA), to provide increased access to GSA’s Federal Supply Schedules (Schedules). GSA is also amending GSAR regarding Federal Supply Schedule Contracting and Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, in regard to this statutory implementation. Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat on or before June 16, 2014 to be considered in the formulation of a final rule. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference GSAR Case 2010–G511.)

PROPOSED RULE: The United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) proposes to amend provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning national security information. The proposed amendments seek to ensure that the Commission’s procedures with respect to national security information are consistent with applicable authorities. To be assured of consideration, written comments must be received by 5:15 p.m. on June 16, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number MISC–043.)

PROPOSED RULE: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to amend the Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Plan (BDTRP) and its implementing regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The amendment is needed to reduce incidental serious injury and mortality of strategic stocks of bottlenose dolphins in Virginia pound net fishing gear, and to provide consistent state and federal regulations for Virginia pound net fishing gear. This rule proposes the year-round use of modified pound net leaders for offshore Virginia pound nets in specified waters of the lower mainstem Chesapeake Bay and coastal state waters. Virginia pound net-related definitions, gear prohibitions, and non-regulatory measures are also proposed. Both regulatory and non-regulatory measures proposed in this rule are based on the Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Team’s (BDTRT) consensus recommendations. For consistency, NMFS also proposes to amend current regulations and definitions for Virginia pound nets under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for sea turtle conservation. Written comments on the proposed rule must be received before June 2, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number NOAA-NMFS-2013-0064.)

Federal Register Highlights – 4/16/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for April 16, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule would amend the fire safety standards for Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), long-term care facilities, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF–IID), ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), hospices which provide inpatient services, religious non-medical health care institutions (RNHCIs), and programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE) facilities. Further, this proposed rule would adopt the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code (LSC) and eliminate references in our regulations to all earlier editions. It would also adopt the 2012 edition of the Health Care Facilities Code, with some exceptions. We are providing the LSC citation, a description of the 2012 requirement, and an explanation of its benefits for health care facilities, patients, staff, and visitors over the 2000 version in each occupancy section. To be assured consideration, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 16, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference file code CMS–3277–P.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B4–600 and A300 B4–600R series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks found in certain bottom wing skin stringers during full-scale fatigue testing and in service. This AD requires modifying the profile of stringer run-outs of both wings, including a high frequency eddy current inspection of the fastener holes for defects and, if necessary, repairs. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking in the bottom wing skin stringers, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wings. This AD becomes effective May 21, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that for certain slat system failure cases, the resulting slat skew could lead to failure of the slat system. This AD requires replacing certain locking plates with certain anti-migration assemblies on certain left and right wing slats. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the eccentric pins at the slat track attachment, and slat panels consequently disconnecting from the wing, leading to the loss of the airplane. This AD becomes effective May 21, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the butt-joints on the forward fuselage above the passenger door are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires inspecting the forward fuselage butt-joints for cracking, repairing any crack, and eventually doing a terminating repair. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of such butt- joints, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane and in-flight decompression of the airplane. This AD becomes effective May 21, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Model S–92A helicopters. This AD requires, initially and each time the clamps are removed, inspecting for chafing between the electrical wires and the hydraulic lines and, if there is chafing between the wires or lines, before further flight, replacing the unairworthy wires or lines with airworthy wires or lines. Also, this AD requires inspecting each clamp for correct installation, and if a clamp is incorrectly installed or missing, before further flight, correctly installing the clamps. This AD is prompted by chafing between high voltage electrical wiring and hydraulic lines that led to two fires in the top deck of the helicopter, which does not have fire detection nor extinguishing capability. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect any chafing between the electrical wires and the hydraulic lines that could result in a fire and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD becomes effective May 1, 2014.

Federal Register Highlights – 4/15/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for April 15, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: We are proposing to amend the regulations concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables to allow the importation of fresh mangoes from Jamaica into the continental United States. As a condition of entry, the mangoes would have to be produced in accordance with a systems approach employing a combination of mitigation measures for certain fruit flies, soft scale insects, and diseases and would have to be inspected prior to exportation from Jamaica and found free of these pests and diseases. The mangoes would have to be imported in commercial consignments only and would have to be treated to mitigate the risk of fruit flies. The mangoes would also have to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate. This action would allow the importation of mangoes from Jamaica while continuing to protect against the introduction of plant pests into the United States. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before June 16, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number APHIS–2013–0018.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the South Park Highway Bridge across the Duwamish Waterway, mile 3.8, at Seattle, Washington. The deviation is necessary to enable timely completion of drawbridge construction. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed to mariners needing a full channel, double bascule leaf drawbridge opening unless 12 hours advance notice is provided. Mariners that only require a single leaf, half channel drawbridge opening will be given an opening upon signal. This deviation is effective without actual notice from April 15, 2014 until 11:59 p.m. on September 1, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 12:01 a.m. on March 30, 2014, until April 15, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: This final rule revises an existing interim rule to permanently establish a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) protecting floodwalls and levees in the New Orleans area from possible damage caused by vessels that can breakaway during certain tropical storm and hurricane conditions. This final rule also addresses comments from the public on the previously published Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) and economic review for this RNA. This action is necessary for the flood protection of high-risk areas throughout the Greater New Orleans Area when a tropical event threatens to approach and impact the area. This rule is effective April 15, 2014. This rule has been enforced with actual notice since April 1, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule updates the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation on private attorney involvement (PAI) in the delivery of legal services to eligible clients. Comments must be submitted by June 16, 2014. (Written comments must be submitted to Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 337–6519 (fax) or pairulemaking@lsc.gov. Electronic submissions are preferred via email with attachments in Acrobat PDF format. Written comments sent to any other address or received after the end of the comment period may not be considered by LSC.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2014 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 620 in the GOA. Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), April 10, 2014, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., June 1, 2014.

 

Federal Register Highlights – 4/14/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for April 14, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: This notice of proposed rulemaking would establish program performance standards for Runaway and Homeless Youth grantees providing services to eligible youth and their families. It also proposes revisions to reflect statutory changes, and to update procedures for soliciting and awarding grants. The proposed performance standards would be newly specified in regulation, but would build on standards already used by the program as priorities in funding opportunity solicitations and awards, in technical assistance, and in reporting requirements. In order to be considered, comments on this proposed rule must be received on or before June 13, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 0970–AC43.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Blynman (SR127) Bridge across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, mile 0.0, at Gloucester, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate emergency structural repairs at the bridge. This temporary deviation authorizes the bridge to require a two hour advance notice for bridge openings for six weeks to facilitate emergency repairs at the bridge. This deviation is effective without actual notice from April 14, 2014 through May 2, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the schedule governing the operation of the Blynman (SR127) Bridge across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, mile 0.0, at Gloucester, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event, the annual Saint Peter’s Fiesta 5K Road Race. This temporary deviation authorizes the bridge to remain in the closed position for thirty minutes to facilitate public safety. This deviation is effective from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on June 26, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Smith Point Bridge across Narrow Bay, mile 6.1, between Smith Point and Fire Island, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event, the Mastic Peninsula Multi-Sport Triathlon. This temporary deviation authorizes the Smith Point Bridge to remain in the closed position for two hours to facilitate public safety during a public event. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 9 a.m. on June 1, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Stillwater Highway Drawbridge across the St. Croix River, mile 23.4, at Stillwater, Minnesota. The deviation was requested by the City of Stillwater to perform a functional review of drawspan operation needs during the navigation season due to growing traffic congestion. This deviation will test an altered opening schedule operated Monday through Friday (Except Federal Holidays) for approximately 5 months. This deviation is effective from May 15, 2014 through October 15, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is extending the Regulated Navigation Area promulgated for the navigable waters of the Arthur Kill in New York and New Jersey. This rule extends the Regulated Navigation Area until June 1, 2014, due to project delays. This rule is effective without actual notice from April 14, 2014 until June 1, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Joshua Cove near Guilford, CT for the Bat Mitzvah Celebration fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound. This rule is effective on May 10, 2014. This rule will be enforced from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on May 10, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa during the April 17, 2014 Fautasi Race. This action is necessary for the safeguard of participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on the navigable waters during the Fautasi Races (canoe boat races) that will occur in Pago Pago Harbor. This safety zone will functionally close the port to vessel traffic during the race, but will not require the evacuation of any vessels from the harbor. Entry into, transiting or anchoring in this safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or not part of the race patrol, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Honolulu or a designated representative. This safety zone is effective from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (SST) on April 17, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks on the Allegheny River, from mile 0.4 to 0.6, extending the entire width of the river. This zone will be in effect on April 5, April 19, May 10, June 26, July 19, August 9, and September 20, 2014 from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. This zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the Pittsburgh Pirates Barge-based Fireworks. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Pittsburgh or a designated representative. The regulations in 33 CFR 165.801 will be enforced with actual notice on April 5, April 19, May 10, June 26, July 19, August 9, and September 20, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard is considering expanding its maritime safety training requirements to cover all persons other than crew working on offshore supply vessels (OSVs) and mobile offshore units (MOUs) engaged in activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), regardless of flag. This is necessary to enhance personnel preparedness for responding to emergencies such as fire, personal injury, and abandon ship situations in hazardous environments. We seek comments on the following topics: the sufficiency of existing maritime safety training and the value of additional maritime safety training for maritime crew and persons other than crew on OSVs and MOUs; an MOU’s safety organizational structure (defining levels of authority and lines of communication); the professional education and service requirements for industrial officers on MOUs; the sufficiency of manning regulations on MOUs and OSVs; and any available economic data on current labor market trends and conditions as well as the current costs, benefits, and effectiveness of mandated maritime safety training courses and programs for maritime crew and persons other than crew. Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before July 14, 2014 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number USCG–2013–0175.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing amendments to the Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) regulation under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The NHSM rule generally established standards and procedures for identifying whether non-hazardous secondary materials are solid wastes when used as fuels or ingredients in combustion units. In a February 7, 2013 rule, EPA listed particular non-hazardous secondary materials as ‘‘categorical non-waste fuels’’ provided certain conditions are met. EPA also indicated that it would consider adding additional non-hazardous secondary materials to the categorical listings. Today’s action proposes to add three materials to the list of categorical non-waste fuels: Construction and demolition (C&D) wood processed from C&D debris according to best management practices; Paper recycling residuals, including old corrugated cardboard (OCC) rejects, generated from the recycling of recovered paper and paperboard products and burned on-site by paper recycling mills whose boilers are designed to burn solid fuel; and Creosote treated railroad ties that are processed and combusted in units designed to burn both biomass and fuel oil. Comments must be received on or before June 13, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number EPA–HQ–RCRA–2013–0110.)

PROPOSED RULE: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing to expand the boundaries of Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS) to an area north and west of their current boundaries, as well as to amend existing sanctuary regulations and add new regulations. NOAA is also proposing to revise the corresponding sanctuary terms of designation and management plans. The purpose of this action is to extend national marine sanctuary protections to an area that has nationally significant marine resources and habitats and is the source of nutrient-rich upwelled waters for the existing sanctuaries. A draft environmental impact statement and draft revised management plans have been prepared for this proposed action. NOAA is soliciting public comment on the proposed rule, draft environmental impact statement, and draft revised management plans. Comments on this proposed rule will be considered if received by June 30, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 0648–BD18.)

PROPOSED RULE: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend the licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. The proposed amendments are necessary to implement the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA–90), as amended, which requires the NRC to recover through fees approximately 90 percent of its budget authority in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, not including amounts appropriated for Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) and amounts appropriated for generic homeland security activities. These fees represent the cost of NRC services provided to applicants and licensees. Submit comments by May 14, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number NRC–2013–0276.)

 

Federal Register Highlights – 4/11/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for April 11, 2014:

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS closes the southern area Angling category fishery for large medium and giant (‘‘trophy’’ (i.e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater)) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT). This action is being taken to prevent any further overharvest of the Angling category southern area trophy BFT subquota. Effective April 11, 2014, through December 31, 2014.

 

Federal Register Highlights – 4/10/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for April 10, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: We are proposing to amend the list of designated pest-free areas for mango seed weevil and mango pulp weevil within the Philippines. We are also advising the public that we have determined that it is necessary to amend the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual to establish a specific approved dose of irradiation as an authorized treatment for mango pulp weevil. These actions are necessary because surveys have determined that additional areas within the Philippines are free of mango seed weevil and mango pulp weevil. Additionally, we have determined that the mango pulp weevil can be neutralized with a lower dose of irradiation than the current generic dose for most plant pests of the class Insecta. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before June 9, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number APHIS–2013–0057.)

PROPOSED RULES: We are proposing to amend the regulations concerning the importation of citrus fruit to remove certain restrictions on the importation of Unshu oranges from Japan that are no longer necessary. Specifically, we propose to remove requirements for the fruit to be grown in specified canker-free export areas with buffer zones and for joint inspection in the groves and packinghouses by the Government of the Republic of Japan and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. We would also clarify that surface sterilization of the fruit must be conducted in accordance with our regulations. Finally, we would require that each shipment be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate containing an additional declaration stating that the fruit was given the required surface sterilization. These proposed changes would make the regulations concerning the importation of Unshu oranges from Japan consistent with our domestic regulations concerning the interstate movement of citrus fruit from areas quarantined because of citrus canker. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before June 9, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number APHIS–2013–0059.)

RULE: We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2007–19–09R1 for all Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2B1 turboshaft engines that do not have modification TU157 incorporated. AD 2007–19–09R1 required replacement of the hydromechanical metering unit (HMU) with a serviceable HMU. This AD requires HMU replacement; reduction of the compliance interval; and inclusion of the power turbine C2 cycle consumption rate when determining compliance times. This AD was prompted by reports of ruptures on HMU constant delta pressure valves that have less than 2,000 hours in service. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HMU, which could lead to damage to the engine, and damage to the aircraft. This AD is effective May 15, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Commission seeks comment on whether to eliminate or modify the network non-duplication and syndicated exclusivity rules in light of changes in the video marketplace in the more than 40 years since these rules were adopted. The Commission seeks comment on whether the exclusivity rules are still needed to protect broadcasters’ ability to compete in the video marketplace and to ensure that program suppliers have sufficient incentives to develop new and diverse programming and on the impact of eliminating of the exclusivity rules. Comments for this proceeding are due on or before May 12, 2014; reply comments are due on or before June 9, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the commercial sector for vermilion snapper in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. Commercial landings for vermilion snapper, as estimated by the Science Research Director (SRD), are projected to reach the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) for the January 1 through June 30, 2014, fishing period on April 19, 2014. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial sector for vermilion snapper in the South Atlantic EEZ on April 19, 2014, and it will remain closed until the start of the July 1 through December 31, 2014, fishing period. This closure is necessary to protect the vermilion snapper resource. This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, April 19, 2014, until 12:01 a.m., local time, July 1, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: This rule proposes regulations to implement measures in Amendment 3 to the Spiny Dogfish Fishery Management Plan, which was developed by the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils. The proposed management measures include implementing a research set-aside program, updating essential fish habitat definitions, allowing rollover of specifications, and eliminating the seasonal allocation of the commercial quota. These administrative measures are intended to improve the implementation of the Spiny Dogfish Fishery Management Plan and provide benefits to the spiny dogfish fishery. Comments must be received on or before May 12, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 0648–BC77.)

 

Federal Register Highlights – 4/9/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for April 9, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: The OCC, Board, FDIC, NCUA, Bureau, and FHFA (collectively, the Agencies) are jointly proposing a rule to implement the minimum requirements in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act or Act) to be applied by States in the registration and supervision of appraisal management companies (AMCs). The proposed rule also implements the requirement in the Dodd-Frank Act for States to report to the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) the information required by the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) to administer the new national registry of appraisal management companies (AMC National Registry or Registry). In conjunction with this implementation, the FDIC is proposing to integrate its appraisal regulations for State nonmember banks and State savings associations. Comments must be received on or before June 9, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number OCC–2014–0002.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of Richmond Inner Harbor near Richmond, CA in support of the Akadama Fireworks Display on April 19, 2014. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative. This rule is effective on April 19, 2014. This rule will be enforced from 8:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on April 19, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the navigable waters of Lake Havasu for the Lake Havasu Gran Prix. The temporary safety zone is necessary to provide safety for the participants, crew, rescue personnel, and other users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. This rule is effective directly after the conclusion of the Desert Storm Shootout marine event boat race, from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 26, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Charleston Harbor in Charleston, South Carolina during Charleston Race Week, a series of sailboat races. The races are scheduled to take place on April 11, 2014 through April 13, 2014. Approximately 300 sailboats are anticipated to participate in the races. The special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States during the races. The special local regulation consists of three race areas. Except for those persons and vessels participating in the sailboat races, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the race areas unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. This rule is effective on April 11, 2014 through April 13, 2014. This rule will be enforced daily from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard proposes to establish safety zones around four Chevron North America (Chevron) facilities located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The facilities are as follows: The Jack & St Malo Semi-Sub Facility located in Walker Ridge Block 718; The Petronius Compliant Tower Facility located in Viosca Knoll Block 786; The Blind Faith Semi-Sub Facility located in Mississippi Canyon Block 650; and The Tahiti SPAR Facility located in Green Canyon Block 641. The purpose of these safety zones is to protect each facility from vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways. Placing a safety zone around each facility will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 9, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number USCG–2013–0874.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone encompassing certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a barge located adjacent to the East Channel of Northwest Harbor at Baltimore, MD on August 5, 2014. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the Patapsco River. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 9, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number USCG–2014–0201.)

PROPOSED RULE: This rule proposes changes to support documents required to be submitted for license applications under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and changes to the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS’s) role in issuing documents for the Import Certificate and Delivery Verification system. This proposed rule would remove the requirement to obtain an International Import Certificate or Delivery Verification in connection with license applications, require a Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser for most license applications previously requiring an International Import Certificate, and increase the license application value requirement for obtaining a Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser. In addition, BIS would cease issuing U.S. Import Certificates or Delivery Verifications for imports into the United States. Finally, this rule revises the structure and description of support document requirements to improve clarity. BIS is proposing these changes in response to public comments received in response to BIS’s notice of inquiry on retrospective regulatory review being undertaken under Executive Order 13563. Comments must be received by June 9, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 0694–AG00.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2014 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to catcher/processors using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), April 4, 2014, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., September 1, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: We are closing the Georges Bank cod Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area for the remainder of Trimester 3, through April 30, 2014. Based on our projection, the common pool fishery has caught 97 percent of its Georges Bank cod Trimester 3 total allowable catch, triggering the regulatory requirement to close that area for the remainder of the trimester. This action is intended to prevent an overage of the common pool’s Georges Bank cod quota. Because the common pool catch of Georges Bank cod is not limited to the Georges Bank cod Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area, we are reducing the common pool possession and trip limit for the Georges Bank cod stock to zero, in order to prevent the overharvest of the common pool’s fishing year 2013 allocation of Georges Bank cod. We are also increasing the common pool possession and trip limit for Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic winter flounder to allow the common pool fishery to catch more of its quota for that stock. This action is effective April 9, 2014, through April 30, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: This final rule announces an inseason change to management measures in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery. This action, which is authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (PCFMP) and the Northern Pacific Halibut Act, implements changes to the incidental retention allowance for halibut in the limited entry fixed gear sablefish primary fishery. Effective 1200 hours (local time) April 8, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) proposes to amend its regulations to establish for the affected public that existing Agency standards governing the use and disclosure of information also apply to information collected from SBA’s resource partners, including Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) and SCORE, as well as from the clients of these resource partners. The rule covers information collected when conducting financial examinations, programmatic reviews, polls, surveys, and any other collections of information. SBA must receive comments to this proposed rule on or before June 9, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 3245–AG01.)

 

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