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Federal Register Highlights – 5/31/13

May 31, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rule for May 31, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Ocean City, MD to support the Ocean City Air Show. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement in the restricted area in order to protect mariners from the hazards associated with air show events. This rule is effective from June 6, 2013, at 10 a.m. until June 9, 2013, at 4 p.m. This rule will be enforced from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily between June 6, 2013, and June 9, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: Under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is proposing to amend the significant new use rule (SNUR) for the chemical substance identified as 1-Propene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-, which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P–07–601. This action would amend the SNUR to allow the manufacture and processing for certain uses without requiring a significant new use notice (SNUN). EPA is proposing this amendment based on review of newly submitted exposure and toxicity data. Comments must be received on or before July 1, 2013. (To submit comments, visit, reference docket number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2008–0918.)

RULE: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2B, 2B1, and 2F turboshaft engines. That AD currently requires replacement of injector manifolds and borescope-inspection of the flame tube and the high-pressure (HP) turbine area for possible damage. This new AD requires, depending on the engine model, repetitive replacements of fuel injection manifolds and the privilege injector, or, repetitive replacements of the privilege injector. This AD was prompted by a report that the corrective actions of the existing AD were insufficient to eliminate the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to prevent an uncommanded in-flight shutdown of Arrius 2B1 and 2F turboshaft engines and damage to the helicopter. This AD is effective July 5, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: The Federal Maritime Commission proposes to amend its rules governing the licensing, financial responsibility requirements and duties of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. The proposed rule is intended to adapt to changing industry conditions, improve regulatory effectiveness, improve transparency, streamline processes and reduce regulatory burdens. Comments are due on or before July 31, 2013. (Address all comments concerning this proposed rule to: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC 20573–0001, Phone: (202) 523–5725, Email:

PROPOSED RULE: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing this proposed rule that would require domestic tobacco product manufacturers and importers to submit information needed to calculate the amount of user fees assessed under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act). The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been collecting this information and providing FDA with the data FDA needs to calculate the amount of user fees assessed to tobacco product manufacturers and importers. USDA intends to cease collecting this information starting in fiscal year 2015 (October 2014). Consistent with the requirements of the FD&C Act, we are proposing to require the submission of this information to FDA instead of USDA. We are taking this action to ensure that FDA continues to have the information we need to calculate, assess, and collect user fees. Submit either electronic or written comments on the proposed rule by August 14, 2013. (To submit comments, visit, reference RIN 0910–AG81.)

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule would amend HUD’s regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). HUD is proposing these amendments to update and streamline HUD’s current FOIA regulation. This proposed rule would update HUD’s regulations to reflect statutory changes to FOIA, current HUD organizational structure, and current HUD policies and practices with respect to FOIA. Finally, the rule would use current cost figures in calculating and charging fees. Comment Due Date: July 30, 2013. (To submit comments, visit, reference RIN 2501–AD57.)

PROPOSED RULE: Effective July 28, 2013, the Postal Service proposes to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) 503.13, 507.4 and 508.1 to provide new standards for the automatic holding period for Collect on Delivery (COD) articles, expand the acceptable payment methods for COD articles, and provide current options for the redirecting of COD mailpieces. Submit comments on or before July 1, 2013. (Mail or deliver written comments to the manager, Product Classification, U.S. Postal Service®, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Room 4446, Washington DC 20260–5015.)



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