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Federal Register Highlights – 10/1/15

October 1, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for October 1, 2015:

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule invites comments on a recommendation from the California Desert Grape Administrative Committee (Committee) to revise the administrative rules and regulations of the Federal marketing order for grapes grown in a designated area of southeastern California (order) and the table grape import regulation. The Committee is responsible for the local administration of the order. This proposal would allow handlers and importers to ship grapes that do not meet the minimum grade and size quality requirements to be donated to charitable organizations. Any such grapes would not be used for resale. This proposal also announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to seek the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval on a new form that would revise the currently approved information collection issued under the order. The import regulation is authorized under section 608e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 and regulates the importation of table grapes into the United States. The proposal would provide an additional outlet for grapes regulated under the order and would assist USDA’s efforts to reduce food waste in support of the U.S. Food Waste Challenge. Comments must be received by November 30, 2015. (To submit comments, visit, reference docket number AMS-FV-14-0100.)

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule would significantly revise the Medicare payment system for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests and would implement other changes required by section 216 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. To be assured consideration, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on November 24, 2015. (To submit comments, visit, reference docket number CMS-1621-P.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone extending 400 yards east and west of the West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge in Bayou Lafourche, LA. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with construction work on the bridge. During the periods of enforcement, entry into and transiting or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by Captain of the Port (COTP) Morgan City or other designated representative. This rule is effective without actual notice from October 1, 2015 through 3 p.m. on October 2, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: This rule proposes to amend the regulations governing the requirements and procedures for authorizing representatives of non-profit religious, charitable, social service, or similar organizations to represent persons in proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The rule also proposes amendments to the regulations concerning EOIR’s disciplinary procedures. Electronic comments must be submitted and written comments must be postmarked on or before November 30, 2015. (To submit comments, visit, reference RIN 1125-AA72.)

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013–02– 10 for all Airbus Model A330–200 Freighter series airplanes; Model A330– 200 and –300 series airplanes; and Model A340–200 and –300 series airplanes. AD 2013–02–10 required an inspection of the rods to determine the manufacturer; and for affected parts, an inspection for any cracking of the rods, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD revises the affected airplanes of a certain paragraph of AD 2013–02–10 due to the discovery of an error. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the rods, which could result in rupture of rods that attach the belly fairing to the airframe, leading to separation of the belly fairing from the airframe, and consequent damage to airplane structure and airplane systems. This AD becomes effective October 16, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: GSA is proposing to amend the Federal Management Regulation (FMR), Transportation Payment and Audit, to clarify agency and Department of Defense (DOD) transportation payment and audit requirements. GSA is also proposing to amend relevant definitions as a result of these proposed amendments. The FMR is written in plain language to provide agencies with updated regulatory material that is easy to read and understand. Submit comments on or before November 30, 2015. (To submit comments, visit, reference FMR Case 2015-102-2.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) is proposing an administrative rule to facilitate the reestablishment of a formal government- to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community to more effectively implement the special political and trust relationship that Congress has established between that community and the United States. The proposed rule does not attempt to reorganize a Native Hawaiian government or draft its constitution, nor does it dictate the form or structure of that government. Rather, the proposed rule would establish an administrative procedure and criteria that the Secretary would use if the Native Hawaiian community forms a unified government that then seeks a formal government-to- government relationship with the United States. Consistent with the Federal policy of indigenous self- determination and Native self- governance, the Native Hawaiian community itself would determine whether and how to reorganize its government. Comments on this proposed rule must be received on or before December 30, 2015. (To submit comments, visit, reference RIN 1090-AB05.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting retention of “other rockfish” in the Central and Western Regulatory Areas of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2015 total allowable catch of “other rockfish” in the Central and Western Regulatory Areas of the GOA will be reached. Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 30, 2015, through 2400 hours, A.l.t., December 31, 2015.


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