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Federal Register Highlights – 9/18/13

September 18, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for September 18, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around all inbound and outbound grain-shipment and grain-shipment assist vessels involved in commerce with the Columbia Grain facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, the United Grain Corporation facility on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA, the Temco Irving facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, the Temco Kalama facility on the Columbia River in Kalama, WA, or the Louis Dreyfus Commodities facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR while they are located on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries. For grain- shipment vessels, this safety zone extends to waters 500 yards ahead of the vessel and 200 yards abeam and astern of the vessel. For grain-shipment assist vessels, this safety zone extends to waters 100 yards ahead of the vessel and 50 yards abeam and astern of the vessel. These safety zones are being established to ensure that protest activities related to a labor dispute do not create hazardous navigation conditions for any vessel or other river user in the vicinity of these safety zones. This rule is effective as to persons with actual notice from August 30, 2013 through September 18, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: The Secretary proposes to amend regulations under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA or Act). These regulations govern the Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities program. The Secretary seeks public comment on proposed amendments to the regulation regarding local maintenance of effort to clarify existing policy and make other related changes regarding: The compliance standard; the eligibility standard; the level of effort required of a local educational agency (LEA) in the year after it fails to maintain effort under the IDEA; and the consequence for a failure to maintain local effort. The Secretary also seeks comment on whether States and LEAs or other interested parties think these proposed amendments will be helpful in increasing understanding of, and ensuring compliance with, the current local maintenance of effort requirements. Specifically, the Secretary seeks comment from States and LEAs to identify where they are experiencing the most problems in implementing the maintenance of effort requirements. We must receive your comments on or before December 2, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number ED–2012–OSERS–0020.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Corps of Engineers is proposing to establish a danger zone in the waters of the York River off Cheatham Annex, in York County, Virginia. The Cheatham Annex Small Arms Training Center is used by more than 50 active Navy, reserve Navy and active Marine Corps units. The proposed danger zone is necessary to protect the public from hazards associated with the small arms fire operations. Written comments must be submitted on or before October 18, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number COE–2013–0012.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell ASCa Inc. emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) installed on various transport category airplanes. This AD requires various one-time general visual inspections of the ELT transmitter units (TUs), and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a fire on a parked and unoccupied airplane; preliminary information indicated combustion in the area of the ELT TU. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct discrepancies of the battery wiring installation inside the TU, which could result in an electrical short and possible ignition source. This AD becomes effective October 3, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the C season allowance of the 2013 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA. Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 16, 2013, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., October 1, 2013.

 

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