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Federal Register Highlights – 5/13/15

May 13, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for May 13, 2015:

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule augments 40 CFR part 1600, which governs the administration of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). The proposed rule adds a requirement for the chairperson to add notation votes that have been calendared for public discussion to the agenda of a public meeting within 90 days of the calendared notation vote. The proposed rule also adds a requirement for the chairperson to conduct a minimum of four public meetings per year in Washington, DC. Following publication of this proposed rule, the CSB welcomes and will consider public comment, and then proceed to a final rule. Written comments must be received on or before June 12, 2015. (Submit written comments concerning this proposed rule via U.S. mail or email. Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail to Kara Wenzel, Assistant General Counsel, Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, 2175 K Street NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20037. You may submit electronic comments to: kara.wenzel@csb.gov.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend its regulations on ante-mortem inspection to remove a provision that permits establishments to set apart and hold for treatment veal calves that are unable to rise from a recumbent position and walk because they are tired or cold. Under the proposed rule, nonambulatory disabled veal calves that are offered for slaughter will be condemned and promptly euthanized. Prohibiting the slaughter of all non-ambulatory disabled veal calves will improve compliance with the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1978 (HMSA) and the humane slaughter implementing regulations. It will also improve the Agency’s inspection efficiency by eliminating the time that FSIS inspection program personnel (IPP) spend re-inspecting non-ambulatory disabled veal calves. FSIS is also proposing to clarify in the regulations that all non-ambulatory disabled cattle must be promptly disposed of after they have been condemned. Comments must be received on or before July 13, 2015. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number FSIS–2014–0020. Commenting page was not available at the time of this posting.)

PROPOSED RULE: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is proposing to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to delete the observance of legal holidays clause with its alternates and replace it with a new clause that prescribes conditions and procedures pertaining to the closure of NASA facilities. Interested parties should submit comments to NASA on or before July 13, 2015 to be considered in formulation of the final rule. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 2700–AE14. Commenting page was not available at the time of this posting.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) is publishing for comment proposed amendments and a re-proposed rule to address the application of certain provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’) that were added by Subtitle B of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) to cross-border security-based swap activities. The Commission is proposing amendments to Exchange Act rules 3a71–3 and 3a71–5 that would address the application of the de minimis exception to security-based swap transactions connected with a non-U.S. person’s security-based swap dealing activity that are arranged, negotiated, or executed by personnel of such person located in a U.S. branch or office, or by personnel of such person’s agent, located in a U.S. branch or office. The Commission is also re-proposing Exchange Act rule 3a71–3(c) and proposing certain amendments to Exchange Act rule 3a71–3(a) to address the applicability of external business conduct requirements to the U.S. business and foreign business of registered security-based swap dealers. The Commission also is proposing amendments to Regulation SBSR to apply the regulatory reporting and public dissemination requirements to transactions that are arranged, negotiated, or executed by personnel of non-U.S. persons, or personnel of such non-U.S. persons’ agents, that are located in the United States and to transactions effected by or through a registered broker-dealer (including a registered security-based swap execution facility), along with certain related issues, including requiring registered broker-dealers (including registered security-based swap execution facilities) to report certain transactions that are effected by or through the registered broker-dealer. Comments should be received on or before July 13, 2015. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 3235–AL73. Commenting page was not available at the time of this posting.)

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