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Federal Register Highlights – 1/29/14

January 29, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for January 29, 2014:

TEMPORARY RULE:  The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hillsborough Avenue Bridge across the Hillsborough River, mile 4.8, at Tampa, Florida, to facilitate repairs. The deviation is necessary to provide repair personnel the time needed to safely remove equipment on the bridge prior to opening. This deviation allows the bridge a limited opening providing 20 feet of vertical clearance if four hours advanced notice is given. Special arrangements with the bridge owner can be made for full openings. This rule is effective without actual notice from January 29, 2014 until 7 p.m. on May 30, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 7 a.m. on January 6, 2014, until January 29, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate into the DFARS policies and procedures concerning payment for contracts for performance in Afghanistan. Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 31, 2014, to be considered in the formation of the final rule. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference DFARS Case 2013–D029.)

PROPOSED RULE: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform with statute, amend the clause prescriptions, and update the basic and alternate clause for the prohibition on storage, treatment, and disposal of toxic or hazardous materials. Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 31, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference DFARS Case 2013–D013.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season apportionment of the 2014 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using pot gear in the BSAI. Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), January 24, 2014, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., September 1, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season apportionment of the 2014 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher/processors using pot gear in the BSAI. Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), January 26, 2014, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., September 1, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: PBGC is proposing to amend its multiemployer regulations to make the provision of information to PBGC and plan participants more efficient and effective and to reduce burden on plans and sponsors. The amendments would reduce the number of actuarial valuations required for certain small terminated but not insolvent plans, shorten the advance notice filing requirements for mergers in situations that do not involve a compliance determination, and remove certain insolvency notice and update requirements. The amendments are a result of PBGC’s regulatory review under Executive Order 13563 (Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review). Comments must be submitted on or before March 31, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 1212–AB13.)

 

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