Skip to content

Federal Register Highlights 9/30/15

September 30, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for September 30, 2015:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the 5K Walk to Defeat ALS. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. This deviation is effective from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 3, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Urban Cow Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on October 4, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify clauses and their prescriptions for small business programs and to create a basic and alternate clause structured in a manner to facilitate use of automated contract writing systems. The rule also includes the full text of the alternate, rather than only providing the paragraphs that differ from the basic clause. The rule also clarifies one clause that is an alternate to a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause. Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing on or before November 30, 2015, to be considered in the formation of a final rule. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference DFARS Case No. 2015-D017.)

PROPOSED RULE: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require use of the electronic contract attachments accessible via the Product Deficiency Reporting and Evaluation Program to record and track warranty data and source of repair information for serialized items. Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing on or before November 30, 2015, to be considered in the formation of a final rule. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference DFARS Case No. 2014-D026.)

PROPOSED RULE: The proposed rule would establish a National Transit Asset Management System to monitor and manage public transportation capital assets to achieve and maintain a state of good repair, improve safety, and increase reliability and performance. In addition, this notice includes proposed amendments to the National Transit Database regulations to conform to the proposed reporting requirements for transit asset management. Comments must be received by November 30, 2015. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number FTA-2014-0020.)

PROPOSED RULE: This rule would revise the regulations that the Department of the Interior (Department) follows in processing records under the Freedom of Information Act. The revisions clarify and update procedures for requesting information from the Department and procedures that the Department follows in responding to requests from the public. Comments on the rulemaking must be submitted on or before November 30, 2015. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 1093-AA19.)

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule would replace Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 4, Measurement of Oil (Order 4) with new regulations that would be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Order 4 establishes minimum standards for the measurement of oil produced from Federal and Indian (except Osage Tribe) leases to ensure that production is accurately measured and properly accounted for. Order 4 was issued in 1989. The changes contemplated as part of this proposed rule would strengthen the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) policies governing production accountability by updating its minimum standards for oil measurement to reflect the considerable changes in technology and industry practices that have occurred in the 25 years since Order 4 was issued. This proposed rule addresses the use of new oil meter technology, proper measurement documentation, and recordkeeping; establishes performance standards for oil measurement systems; and includes a mechanism for the BLM to review, and approve for use, new oil measurement technology and systems. The proposed rule expands the acts of noncompliance that would result in an immediate assessment under the existing regulations. Finally, it sets forth a process for the BLM to consider variances from these requirements. Send your comments on this proposed rule to the BLM on or before November 30, 2015. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 1004-AE16.)

Advertisements

From → Daily Updates

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: