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Federal Register Highlights – 2/10/14

February 10, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for February 10, 2014:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the San Joaquin County highway bridge, across Bishop Cut, mile 1.0 near Stockton, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow PG&E Company to temporarily interrupt electric service to the area while installing new overhead equipment. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 12, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Captain of the Port of New Orleans (COTP New Orleans), under the authority of the Magnuson Act, established a Moving Security Zone on the Mississippi river from mile marker 90.0 to mile marker 106.0 above head of passes (AHP), extending 100 yards in all directions from vessels being escorted by one or more Coast Guard asset or other federal, state, or local law enforcement agency assets. The COTP New Orleans will inform the public of the existence or status of the security zones around escorted vessels in the regulated area by Marine Safety Information Bulletins or Broadcast Notice to Mariners. This moving security zone is necessary to protect vessels deemed to be in need of escort protection by the COTP New Orleans for security reasons. This rule is effective in the Federal Register on February 10, 2014 and effective with actual notice for purposes of enforcement on December 31, 2013 through April 14, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for three chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of the chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit the activity before it occurs. Comments must be received on or before April 11, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2013–0399.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting retention of big skate in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2014 total allowable catch of big skate in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA will be reached. Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), February 5, 2014, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: On August 9, 2010, OSHA issued a final standard establishing requirements for cranes and derricks used in construction work. The standard requires employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by November 10, 2014. Until that date, employers also have added duties under the standard to ensure that crane operators are trained and competent to operate the crane safely. The Agency is proposing to extend the deadline for operator certification by three years to November 10, 2017, and to extend the existing employer duties for the same period. Submit comments to this proposed rule, including comments to the information-collection (paperwork) determination (described under the section titled ‘‘Agency Determinations’’), hearing requests, and other information by March 12, 2014. All submissions must bear a postmark or provide other evidence of the submission date. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number OSHA–2007–0066.)

 

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