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Federal Register Highlights – 12/13/12

December 13, 2012

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rule for December 13, 2012:

PROPOSED RULE: The Commission is proposing new rules addressing the treatment of limited liability partnerships (‘‘LLPs’’) for purposes of the Federal Election Campaign Act (‘‘FECA’’ or the ‘‘Act’’). LLPs are created under State law and share certain characteristics with both partnerships and corporations. The Commission is considering treating all LLPs that have opted for Federal corporate tax treatment pursuant to the Internal Revenue Service’s ‘‘check the box’’ provisions, as corporations for purposes of the Act. The Commission has made no final decision on the issues presented in this rulemaking. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows. Comments must be received on or before February 11, 2013. (To submit comments, visit the Commission’s Web site at http://www.fec.gov/fosers/.)

PROPOSED RULE: In August 2006, NHTSA established a regulation that sets forth requirements for data elements, data capture and format, data retrieval, and data crash survivability for event data recorders (EDRs) installed in light vehicles. The requirements apply to light vehicles that are manufactured on or after September 1, 2012, and are equipped with EDRs. However, the regulation does not mandate the installation of EDRs in those vehicles. This notice of proposed rulemaking would establish a new safety standard mandating the installation of EDRs in most light vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2014. The EDRs in those vehicles would be required by the new standard to meet the data elements, data capture and format, data retrieval, and data crash survivability requirements of the existing regulation. This proposal would not modify any of the requirements or specifications in the regulation for EDRs voluntarily installed between September 1, 2012 and September 1, 2014. You should submit your comments early enough to be received not later than February 11, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number  NHTSA–2012–0177.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the commercial sector for snowy grouper in the South Atlantic exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Commercial landings for snowy grouper, as estimated by the Science Research Director, are projected to reach the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) on December 19, 2012. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial sector for snowy grouper on December 19, 2012, for the remainder of the 2012 fishing year. This action is necessary to prevent overfishing of the South Atlantic snowy grouper resource. This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, December 19, 2012, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2013.

 

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