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Federal Register Highlights – 12/10/15

December 10, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for December 10, 2015:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington- Bristol Bridge on Route 413, across the Delaware River, at mile 117.8, between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA. This deviation restricts the operation of the draw span in order to facilitate the replacement of the tender control house. The drawbridge will not be able to open for three days during this project. This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on April 1, 2016, to 6 a.m. on April 11, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: The Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP or Bureau) is amending its regulations in order to remove certain obsolete language, clarify the rules of conduct on the property, and increase the maximum penalty amount permitted for violations to $5,000 in accordance with the United States Code. Comments must be received no later than February 8, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, search for “Conduct on Bureau of Engraving and Printing Property”.)

PROPOSED RULE: FMCSA proposes to revise the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) by requiring that passengers in property-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) use the seat belt assembly whenever the vehicles are operated on public roads. This rule would hold motor carriers and drivers responsible for ensuring that passengers riding in the CMV are also using the seat belts required by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs). You may submit comments by January 25, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference Docket Number FMCSA-2015-0396.)

PROPOSED RULE: The NCUA Board proposes to comprehensively amend its chartering and field of membership rules to put them in a more efficient framework and to maximize access to federal credit union services to the extent permitted by law. The amendments will implement changes in policy affecting: The definition of a local community, a rural district, and an underserved area; the expansion of multiple common bond credit unions and members’ proximity to them; the expansion of single common bond credit unions based on a trade, industry or profession; and the process for applying to charter or expand a federal credit union. Comments must be received on or before February 8, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 3133-AE31.)

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