Skip to content

Federal Register Highlights – 5/8/13

May 8, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for May 8, 2013:

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule would update the prospective payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for federal fiscal year (FY) 2014 (for discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2013 and on or before September 30, 2014) as required by the statute. We are also proposing to revise the list of diagnosis codes that are used to determine presumptive compliance under the ‘‘60 percent rule,’’ update the IRF facility-level adjustment factors, revise sections of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument, revise requirements for acute care hospitals that have IRF units, clarify the IRF regulation text regarding limitation of review, update references to previously changed sections in the regulations text, and revise and update quality measures and reporting requirements under the IRF quality reporting program. To be assured consideration, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on July 1, 2013. (To submit comments, visit, reference file code CMS–1448–P.)

PROPOSED RULE: This document requests comments on a Petition for Rule Making filed by S and H Broadcasting, LLC, proposing the substitution of Channel 228C2 for vacant Channel 286C2 at Ehrenberg, Arizona. The proposed channel substitution at Ehrenberg accommodates the contingent hybrid application that requests the city of license modification for Station KRSX–FM, from Channel 287A, Twentynine Palms, California, to Channel 286A, North Shore, California. A staff engineering analysis indicates that Channel 228C2 can be allotted to Ehrenberg, Arizona consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission’s Rules with a site restriction located 11.1 kilometers (6.9 miles) east of Ehrenberg. In this regard, the Audio Division, on its own motion, modifies the reference coordinates for proposed Channel 228C2 at Ehrenberg, Arizona to the least restricted site. The reference coordinates are 33–36–54 NL and 114–24–14 WL. Channel 228C2 at Ehrenberg is located within 320 kilometers (199 miles) of the U.S.-Mexican border, so concurrence by the Government of Mexico is required. Mexican concurrence has been requested for this vacant allotment, but has not yet been received. Comments must be filed on or before June 10, 2013, and reply comments on or before June 25, 2013. (To submit comments, visit, reference MB Docket No. 13–51.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category daily retention limit to three large medium or giant BFT for June 1 through August 31, 2013. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments, and applies to Atlantic tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels when fishing commercially for BFT. Effective June 1, 2013, through August 31, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: NMFS proposes regulations to implement Regulatory Amendment 18 (Regulatory Amendment 18) to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this rule would update the annual catch limits (ACLs) for vermilion snapper and red porgy, modify the vermilion snapper commercial trip limit, and remove the recreational 5-month seasonal closure for vermilion snapper. The purpose of this rule is to help achieve optimum yield (OY) for snapper-grouper resources in accordance with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). Written comments must be received on or before June 7, 2013. (To submit comments, visit, reference docket number NOAA–NMFS–2013–0049.)



From → Daily Updates

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: