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Federal Register Highlights – 9/26/13

September 26, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for September 26, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) in the Mississippi Canyon Block 20 in the Gulf of Mexico. This RNA is needed to protect the subsurface monitoring and collection dome system above a leaking wellhead from the potential hazards of vessels anchoring, mooring, fishing or loitering in or near the oil and gas discharge area. Deviation from this rule is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans, or his designated representative. This rule is effective September 26, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the navigable waters of the Hudson River surrounding the Tappan Zee Bridge. This temporary interim rule allows the Coast Guard to enforce speed and wake restrictions and prohibit all vessel traffic through the RNA during bridge replacement operations, both planned and unforeseen, that could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life in the regulated area during the construction of the bridge. This rule is effective with actual notice from 5 a.m. on September 15, 2013 until 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2018.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) on the navigable waters of Weymouth Fore River in the vicinity of the Fore River Bridge (Mile 3.5) between Weymouth and Quincy, MA. This rule will place temporary speed, wake, and entry restrictions on vessels during bridge replacement operations. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life in the vicinity of the Fore River Bridge during its construction. This rule is effective from October 28, 2013 until December 31, 2017.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier East Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor from 9:15 p.m. until 9:55 p.m. on September 26, 2013. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after a fireworks display. Enforcement of this safety zone will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after a fireworks display. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan. The regulations in 33 CFR 165.933 will be enforced from 9:15 p.m. until 9:55 p.m. on September 26, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor during specified periods from October 26, 2013 through January 1, 2014. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. Enforcement of this safety zone will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after various fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan. The regulations in 33 CFR 165.931 will be enforced at specified times between 9:15 p.m. on October 26, 2013 through 12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce marine event special local regulations on the navigable waters of Lake Havasu during the International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) World Finals, to be held on October 5, 2013 thru October 13, 2013. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of life and property on navigable waters. During the enforcement period, the special local regulations establish a regulated area that people and vessels will be prohibited from entering. Vessels may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the area if authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. This rule is effective from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on October 5, 2013 through October 13, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) proposes to amend the regulations that specify the requirements for CCC-approved warehouses storing cotton. The amendment would change the definition of Bales Made Available for Shipment (BMAS). CCC-approved cotton warehouses are currently required to report BMAS, among other data, to CCC every week. This rule would clarify that bales made available, but not picked up by the shipper, can only be reported by the warehouse operator as BMAS for no longer than the first two weeks that such bales have been made available for delivery but have not yet been picked up. The rule would only change how bales not picked up are reported by the warehouse operator to CCC in the weekly; it does not change any warehouse tariffs or fees. This change would improve the quality of reported information about bales available for shipment, benefiting both CCC and the cotton industry. We will consider comments we receive by November 25, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 0560–AI18.)

PROPOSED RULE: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to further implement DoD trafficking in persons policy and to supplement Governmentwide changes proposed in connection with the Executive Order entitled Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts, to improve awareness, compliance, and enforcement. Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing on or before November 25, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference DFARS Case 2013–D007.)

PROPOSED RULE: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to strengthen protections against trafficking in persons in Federal contracts. These changes are intended to implement E.O. 13627 and Title XVII of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat on or before November 25, 2013 to be considered in the formation of the final rule. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference FAR Case 2013–001.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Models DA 42, DA 42 NG, and DA 42 M–NG airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as insufficient clearance between the rod end safety washer and the nose landing gear attachment lever causes the rod end to bend at each gear retraction sequence. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective October 31, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: FMCSA proposes to revise its definition of ‘‘tank vehicle.’’ Commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders who operate such vehicles are required to obtain a tank vehicle endorsement. On May 9, 2011, FMCSA published a final rule on ‘‘Commercial Driver’s License Testing and Commercial Learner’s Permit Standards’’ that included a new definition of tank vehicle which required additional drivers to obtain tank vehicle endorsements on their commercial learners’ permits (CLPs) and CDLs. FMCSA received numerous petitions regarding the new definition. On May 24, 2012, the Agency published guidance in the Federal Register to clarify the ‘‘tank vehicle’’ definition. This NPRM would revise the definition by incorporating the 2012 regulatory guidance. FMCSA seeks comment on the proposal and information on the impact that the revised definition would have on the industry. Comments must be received on or before November 25, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number FMCSA–2013–0140.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS reduces the trip limit for the commercial sector of king mackerel in the eastern zone of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) in the northern Florida west coast subzone to 500 lb (227 kg) of king mackerel per day in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This trip limit reduction is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource. This rule is effective noon, local time, September 25, 2013, through June 30, 2014, unless changed by further notice in the Federal Register.

 

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