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Federal Register Highlights – 8/14/15

August 16, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for August 14, 2015:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the operation of the Smith Point Bridge across Narrow Bay, mile 6.1, at Suffolk County, New York. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the 5K Run for Literacy. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for one hour. This deviation is effective from 9 a.m. through 10 a.m. on September 12, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Southport (SR 27) Bridge, across Townsend Gut, mile 0.7, at Boothbay and Southport, Maine. This deviation is necessary to facilitate replacement of the bridge wedge motor. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for 24 hours. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on October 5, 2015 through 7 a.m. on October 6, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Indian River Bay adjacent to Millsboro, Delaware. The safety zone will restrict vessel traffic in Indian River Bay within a 200 foot radius of a fireworks barge. This safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display. This rule is effective from 8:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. on August 22 and September 26, 2015 with rain date of August 23 and September 27, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: The Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, Section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA”) requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (“Commission,” “CPSC,” or “we”) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be “substantially the same as” applicable voluntary standards or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is proposing a safety standard for infant bath tubs in response to the direction under Section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is proposing an amendment to include the proposed standard in the list of notices of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission. Submit comments by October 28, 2015. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number CPSC 2015-0019.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Federal Transit Administration seeks public comment on a proposed rule to establish a Public Transportation Safety Program to strengthen the safety of public transportation systems throughout the United States, based on the principles and practices of Safety Management Systems. Comments must be received by October 13, 2015. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number FTA-2015-0009.)

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