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Federal Register Highlights – 11/13/15

November 13, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for November 13, 2015:

PROPOSED RULE: The Drug Enforcement Administration proposes placing three synthetic phenethylamines: 2-(4-iodo- 2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-N-(2- methoxybenzyl)ethanamine (25I- NBOMe; 2C-I-NBOMe; 25I; Cimbi-5), 2- (4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-N-(2- methoxybenzyl)ethanamine (25C- NBOMe; 2C-C-NBOMe; 25C; Cimbi-82) and 2-(4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)- N-(2-methoxybenzyl)ethanamine (25B- NBOMe; 2C-B-NBOMe; 25B; Cimbi-36) into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. This proposed scheduling action is pursuant to the Controlled Substance Act which requires that such actions be made on the record after opportunity for a hearing through formal rulemaking. If finalized, this action would impose the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to schedule I controlled substances on persons who handle (manufacture, distribute, import, export, engage in research, conduct instructional activities or chemical analysis, or possess), or propose to handle 25I- NBOMe, 25C-NBOMe, or 25B-NBOMe. Interested persons may file written comments on this proposal in accordance with 21 CFR 1308.43(g). Electronic comments must be submitted, and written comments must be postmarked, on or before December 14, 2015. (To submit comments, visit, reference Docket Number DEA-423.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise the maximum permit term for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWLF) units operating under Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) permits. The RD&D permit program, which began in 2004, allows landfill facilities to utilize innovative and new methods that vary from the prescribed run-on control systems, liquids restrictions, and final cover criteria if these systems are determined by the Director of states with EPA-approved RD&D programs, as defined in 40 CFR 258.2, to meet the criteria in 40 CFR 258.4. The current rule limits permits for these units to 3 years each, renewable 3 times for a total permit term of 12 years. If finalized, this rule will allow the Director of an approved State to increase the number of permit renewals to 6, for a total permit term of up to 21 years. The EPA is not proposing any other changes to the existing MSWLF RD&D permit program at this time. Comments on this proposed rule must be received on or before December 14, 2015. (To submit comments, visit, reference Docket Number EPA-HQ-RCRA-2015-0126.)

PROPOSED RULE: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations that establish regulatory requirements for nuclear power reactor applicants and licensees to mitigate beyond-design-basis events. The NRC is proposing to make generically applicable requirements in Commission orders for mitigation of beyond-design-basis events and for reliable spent fuel pool instrumentation. This proposed rule would establish regulatory requirements for an integrated response capability, including supporting requirements for command and control, drills, training and change control. This proposed rule also would establish requirements for enhanced onsite emergency response capabilities. Finally, this proposed rule would address a number of petitions for rulemaking (PRMs) submitted to the NRC following the March 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi event. This rulemaking is applicable to power reactor licensees, power reactor license applicants, and decommissioning power reactor licensees. This rulemaking combines two NRC activities for which documents have been published in the Federal Register—Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities (RIN 3150–AJ11; NRC–2012–0031) and Station Blackout Mitigation Strategies (RIN 3150–AJ08; NRC–2011–0299). The new identification numbers for this consolidated rulemaking are RIN 3150– AJ49 and NRC–2014–0240. Submit comments by February 11, 2016. (To submit comments, visit, reference RIN 3150-AJ49.)


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