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Federal Register Highlights – 10/6/14

October 6, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for October 6, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule invites comments on a revision to the minimum quantity exception for potatoes handled under the Colorado potato marketing order, Area No. 2 (order). The order regulates the handling of Irish potatoes grown in Colorado and is administered locally by the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, Area No. 2 (Committee). This action would increase the quantity of potatoes that may be handled under the order without regard to the order’s handling regulation requirements from 1,000 to 2,000 pounds. The change in the import regulation is required under section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. This action would allow the importation which, in the aggregate, does not exceed 2,000 pounds for all other round type potatoes, except red skinned, round type or long type potatoes that continue to remain at a 500 pound limit, to be imported without regard to the import regulations. This action is expected to benefit producers, handlers, and importers. Comments must be received by December 5, 2014. (Submit comments in writing to: Docket Clerk, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Fruit and Vegetable Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone closing Pea Patch Island Anchorage No. 5 and the upper portion of Reedy Point South Anchorage No. 3 to anchoring operations in order to facilitate dredging in New Castle Range in the Delaware River. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of Pea Patch Island and Reedy Point South Anchorages. These closures are intended to restrict vessel anchoring to protect mariners from the hazards associated with ongoing pipe- laying and dredging operations. This rule is effective without actual notice from October 6, 2014 until November 15, 2014, unless cancelled earlier by the Captain of the Port. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from October 1, 2014, until October 6, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: This action supplements our proposed amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for the Ferroalloys Production source category published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2011. In that action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments based on the initial technology and residual risk reviews for this source category. Today’s action presents a revised technology review and a revised residual risk review for the Ferroalloys Production source category and proposes revisions to the standards based on those reviews. This action also proposes new compliance requirements to meet the revised standards. This action would result in significant environmental improvements through the reduction of fugitive manganese emissions and through more stringent emission limits for several processes. Comments must be received on or before November 20, 2014. (Submit comments via email to: Include ‘‘Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2010–0895’’ in the subject line of the message.)

PROPOSED RULE: NASA is proposing to amend its patent waivers regulations to update citations and the patent waiver policy, and to clarify and update the patent waiver procedures, so they are more in line with the National Aeronautics and Space Act (Space Act), the authorizing statute. Submit comments on or before November 5, 2014. (To submit comments, visit, reference RIN 2700–AE02. Commenting page was not available at the time of this posting and no alternate means of commenting has been provided by the agency.)



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