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Federal Register Highlights – 12/19/13

December 19, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for December 19, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Chambers Creek Railway Bridge across Chambers Creek, mile 0.0, at Steilacoom, WA. The deviation is necessary to allow BNSF to perform maintenance and upgrade items to this vertical lift bridge in support of Positive Train Control requirements per the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. This will require locking the bridge in the closed position and locking out the power to the drive system while the work is conducted. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for 45 days during the maintenance and upgrade work. This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on January 6, 2014 to 5 p.m. on February 19, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given. This deviation is effective from December 19, 2013 through 9 a.m., March 4, 2014, and has been enforced with actual notice since 12:01 a.m., December 15, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Menominee River during the launching of a 400-foot vessel from Marinette Marine Corporation on December 18, 2013. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the launching of a large vessel. This rule is effective and will be enforced from 12:45 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. on December 18, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau seeks to further develop the record on several implementation issues regarding the transition from Connect America Phase I to Phase II. Comments are due on or before January 7, 2014. (Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/, reference WC Docket No. 10–90.)

PROPOSED RULE: In this notice of proposed rulemaking, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (‘‘FDIC’’) proposes to rescind and remove a regulation entitled ‘‘Disclosure and Reporting of CRA-Related Agreements.’’ This regulation was included in the regulations that were transferred to the FDIC from the Office of Thrift Supervision (‘‘OTS’’) on July 21, 2011, in connection with the implementation of applicable provisions of Title III of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’). The requirements for State savings associations in the rescinded regulation are substantively similar to those in another regulation also entitled ‘‘Disclosure and Reporting of CRA-Related Agreements,’’ which is applicable for all insured depository institutions (‘‘IDIs’’) for which the FDIC has been designated the appropriate Federal banking agency. Upon removal of the rescinded regulation entitled ‘‘Disclosure and Reporting of CRA-Related Agreements,’’ regulations applicable for all IDIs for which the FDIC has been designated the appropriate Federal banking agency will be found at the regulation also entitled ‘‘Disclosure and Reporting of CRA-Related Agreements.’’ Comments must be received on or before February 18, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/propose.html. Follow instructions for submitting comments on the agency Web site.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS announces the closure date of the recreational season for red snapper in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) for the 2014 fishing season through this temporary rule. Federal waters of the Gulf will close to red snapper recreational harvest at 12:01 a.m., July 11, 2014. This closure is necessary to prevent the recreational sector from exceeding its quota for the fishing year and prevent overfishing of the Gulf red snapper resource. The closure is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, July 11, 2014, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: This action closes the Gulf of Maine (GOM) haddock Trimester Total Allowable Catch (TAC) Area for Trimester 3, from January 1, 2014, through April 30, 2014, to common pool vessels, because the Trimester 3 TAC for GOM haddock has already been exceeded due to an overage in Trimester 1. This action is intended to prevent the overharvest of the common pool’s allocation of GOM haddock. The closure of the GOM haddock Trimester TAC Area is effective January 1, 2014, through April 30, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS announces that the 2013 summer flounder commercial quota allocated to the State of New Jersey has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the summer flounder fishery may not land summer flounder in New Jersey for the remainder of calendar year 2013, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer from another state. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this notification to advise New Jersey that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no Federal commercial quota is available for landing summer flounder in New Jersey. Effective December 17, 2013, through December 31, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS announces that the State of Maryland is transferring a portion of its 2013 commercial summer flounder quota to the State of Connecticut. NMFS is adjusting the quotas and announcing the revised commercial quota for each state involved. Effective December 17, 2013, through December 31, 2013.

 

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