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Federal Register Highlights – 11/7/14

November 7, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for November 7, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule would amend the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations to clarify that the waived test categories applies only to non-automated fecal occult blood tests. In addition, the proposed rule would remove the hemoglobin by copper sulfate method from the list of waived tests if commenters confirm that the method is no longer used. To be assured consideration, comments must be received no later than 5 PM on January 6, 2015. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and Phosphate Fertilizer Production source categories and two new source performance standards (NSPS) for several phosphate processing categories. The proposed amendments address the results of the residual risk and technology reviews (RTR) conducted as required under the Clean Air Act (CAA), as well as other actions deemed appropriate during the review of these standards. The proposed amendments include numeric emission limits for mercury and work practice standards for hydrogen fluoride (HF) from calciners; work practice standards for hazardous air pollutant (HAP) in missions from gypsum dewatering stacks and cooling ponds; emission standards requiring HF testing from various effective sources; clarifications to the applicability and monitoring requirements for both source categories to accommodate processing equipment and technology changes; changes to remove the exemptions for startup, shutdown and malfunction; work practice standards for periods of startup and shutdown; and revised provisions to address record keeping and reporting requirements applicable to periods of start up, shutdown and malfunction. The proposed amendments will reduce mercury emissions, thereby reducing potential mercury exposure to children, including the unborn. Further, the EPA has conducted an 8-year review of the current NSPS for these source categories, and is proposing that no revisions to the numeric emission limits for these standards are appropriate. Comments must be received on or before December 22, 2014. A copy of comments on the information collection provisions should be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on or before December 8, 2014. To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (A.D.) 2013-16-08 for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jack Series 705) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. A.D. 2013-16-08 required inspection of the main landing gear (MLG) retraction actuator components; corrective action if necessary; and for certain retraction actuators, installation of the new jam nut. This new A.D. continues to require those actions. This A.D. was prompted by a determination that a certain part was incorrectly identified in a certain section of A.D. 2013-16-08. We are issuing this A.D. to prevent disconnection of the MLG retraction actuator, which could result an extension of the MLG without damping, and consequent structural damage and collapse of the MLG during landing. This A.D. becomes effective December 12, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS transfers quota to the 2014 butterfish domestic annual harvest allocation from the butterfish mortality On the long fin squid fishery in order to prevent an overage of the directed butterfish fishery. This action compliance with the 2014 specifications and management measures for the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. Effective November 3, 2014 through December 31, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS announces that the State of Florida is transferring a portion of its 2014 commercial bluefish quota to the State of New York. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each State involved. Effective November 3, 2014 through December 31, 2014.

 

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