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Federal Register Highlights – 11/13/14

November 13, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for November 13, 2014:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of Carquinez Strait near Martinez California in support of the cable repair operation. This temporary safety zone is established to ensure the safety of the mariners and vessels from the dangers associated with the cable repairs being done in Carquinez Strait. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative. This rule is effective without actual notice from November 13, 2014 until 8:00 PM on December 5, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce the Hanohano Ocean Challenge special local regulations on January 24, 2015. This Marine event occurs on the navigable waters of Mission Bay, in San Diego, California. This action is necessary to provide for safety of the participants, crew, spectators, safety vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement., Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative. The regulations for the marine event listed in 33 CFR 100.1101, Table 1, Item 16, will be enforced from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM on January 24, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: This section proposes amendments in addition to those proposed on November 25, 2011, and April 15, 2013, for the Mineral Wool Production and Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing source categories. This action addresses comments received on previous proposals, explains changes to previously proposed limits for sources in these industries and clarifies or use of the upper prediction limit (UPL) in setting MACT floors. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking comments on only aspects of the proposed rules that are discussed in this document. When finalized, these proposed standards would increase the level of environmental protection. Comments must be received on or before December 15, 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.) 2012-26-16 for all Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-12, PC-12/45, PC-12/47, and PC-12/47E airplanes. This A.D. results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct and unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition is a need to incorporate new revisions into the Limitations section, Chapter 4, of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual). We are issuing this A.D. to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This A.D. is effective December 18, 2014.

RULE: We are superseding airworthiness directive (A.D.) 76-06-09 for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model PA-31P airplanes. A.D. 76-06-09 required repetitive inspections of certain exhaust system parts with replacement of parts meeting with the turbocharger, as necessary, and allowed installation of a certain tailpipe v-band coupling as terminating action. This new A.D. requires the use of new service information and expands the scope of the inspections of the turbocharger exhaust system. This A.D. was prompted by reports of exhaust system failures, new service information, and the tailpipe v-band coupling used for terminating action is obsolete. We are issuing this A.D. to correct the unsafe condition on these products. This A.D. is effective December 18, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The national Aeronautics and space administration (NASA) is proposing to amend its rules implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (section 504), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs, services, and activities by recipients of Federal financial assistance from NASA as well as those programs, services, and activities conducted by NASA. The revisions to this rule are part of NASA’s retrospective plan under EO 13563 completed in August 2011. Submit comments on or before December 15, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2014 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) apportioned to vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. Effective 1200 hrs., Alaska local time (ALT), November 10, 2014, to 2400 hrs. ALT, December 31, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: This temporary rule implements commercial and recreational fishery management measure changes for Gulf of Maine cod protection and response to the recent updated assessment of the status of this severely depleted stock. The measures of the central rule are necessary to reduce fishing mortality on GOM cod and to provide additional stock in spotting protection. The intended effect of these interim measures are to decrease fishing year 2014 catch so that overfishing is reduced and protect the stock until more permanent measures can be developed by the New England Fishery Management Council (Council). Effective November 13, 2014, until May 12, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to amend the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) regulation to expand eligibility to apply for coverage under the Program. Under the proposed regulation, the definition of “qualified relative” is expanded to cover all individuals who are domestic partners (both same-sex and opposite-sex) of Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees, annuitants, members of the uniformed services, and retired members of the uniformed services. In addition, the proposed regulation provides that adult children of domestic partners will be considered one of the types of individuals comprising the statutory term “qualified relative” who may apply for FLTCIP coverage. Comments are due on or before January 12, 2015.(To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

 

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