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Federal Register Highlights – 6/23/15

June 23, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for June 23, 2015:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Black River, Lorain, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Black River during the Black River Kayak-a-thon. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect participants and mariners from the navigational hazards associated with a paddle sport regatta. This rule is effective from 7:45 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. on June 27, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend the test procedures for commercial prerinse spray valves to consider the latest version of the industry standard that is incorporated by reference and to consider a procedure for measuring the spray force. DOE also proposes to revise the definition of commercial prerinse spray valve and the current test procedure as they relate to various spray valves currently on the market, including those with multiple spray patterns. DOE does not believe the proposed changes will affect the measured water use. As part of this proposal, DOE is announcing a public meeting to collect comments and data on its proposal. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this proposed rulemaking before and after the public meeting, but no later than September 8, 2015. (To submit comments, visit Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) proposes to establish a new pass/fail standard and new aggregated scoring system for buses and modified vans (hereafter referred to as “bus” or “buses”) that are subject to FTA’s bus testing program, as mandated by Section 20014 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21). The proposed pass/fail standard and scoring system address the following categories as required by MAP–21: structural integrity, safety, maintainability, reliability, fuel economy, emissions, noise, and performance. Once FTA issues a rule in final form, recipients will be prohibited from using FTA financial assistance to procure new buses that have not passed the test. FTA is also seeking comment on establishing testing requirements and a scoring system for remanufactured vehicles sold by third-party vendors and procured using FTA funding, which FTA plans to address in a subsequent rulemaking action. Finally, FTA is proposing to apply Buy America U.S. content requirements to buses submitted for testing. Comments on this proposed rule must be received on or before August 24, 2015. (To submit comments, visit Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is issuing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its regulations governing medical examinations that aliens must undergo before they may be admitted to the United States. Specifically, HHS/CDC proposes to: revise the definition of communicable disease of public health significance by removing chancroid, granuloma inguinale, and lymphogranuloma venereum as inadmissible health-related conditions for aliens seeking admission to the United States; update the notification of the health-related grounds of inadmissibility to include proof of vaccinations to align with existing requirements established by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA); revise the definitions and evaluation criteria for mental disorders, drug abuse and drug addiction; clarify and revise the evaluation requirements for tuberculosis; clarify and revise the process for the HHS/CDC-appointed medical review board that convenes to reexamine the determination of a Class A medical condition based on an appeal; and update the titles and designations of federal agencies within the text of the regulation. Written comments must be received on or before August 24, 2015. (To submit comments, visit Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)


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