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Federal Register Highlights – 5/26/15

May 26, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for May 26, 2015:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the East Venetian Causeway Bridge across Miami Beach Channel, Miami-Dade County, Florida. For approximately nine months, the West Venetian Causeway Bridge will remain in the open position to complete necessary repairs. This rule will temporarily authorize the full-time closure of the East Venetian Causeway Bridge to ensure that vehicular traffic will be able to access and depart from the Venetian Causeway while emergency repairs are completed. This temporary final rule is effective from 7 a.m. on May 26, 2015 to 7 p.m. on February 28, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing a portion of the Detroit River in Detroit, Michigan. This safety zone is necessary to protect Belle Isle Grand Prix participants, spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a high speed automobile race in close proximity to a navigable waterway. This safety zone will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a portion of the Detroit River. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port. This temporary final rule is effective and will be enforced from 8 a.m. on May 29, 2015 until 8 p.m. on May 31, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 that revises the restrictions relating to utilization of domestic photovoltaic devices. Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing on or before July 27, 2015, to be considered in the formation of a final rule. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

PROPOSED RULE: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to comply with the uniform procurement identification procedures implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Comments on the proposed rule should be  submitted in writing on or before July 27, 2015, to be considered in the formation of a final rule. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify requirements for the licensing and registration of U.S. persons providing defense services while in the employ of foreign persons. This amendment is pursuant to the President’s Export Control Reform effort, as part of the Department of State’s retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State’s full plan can be accessed hereThe Department of State will accept comments on this proposed rule until July 27, 2015. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

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