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Federal Register Highlights – 1/12/16

January 12, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for January 12, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission” or “CFTC”) is proposing to amend existing Commission regulations to establish an alternative to fingerprinting to evaluate the fitness of natural persons who are required to submit fingerprints under the Commission’s regulations and who have not resided in the United States since reaching 18 years of age (“Proposal”). Comments must be received on or before February 11, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 3038-AE16.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GE90– 76B, –77B, –85B, –90B, and –94B turbofan engines. This AD requires performing an eddy current inspection (ECI) or ultrasonic inspection (USI) of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 8–10 spool and removing from service those parts that fail inspection. This AD was prompted by an uncontained failure of the HPC stage 8– 10 spool, leading to an airplane fire. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPC stage 8–10 spool, uncontained rotor release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. This AD is effective January 27, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to amend the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Texas Citrus Fruit Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes to better meet the needs of policyholders, to clarify existing policy provisions, and to reduce vulnerability to program fraud, waste, and abuse. Specifically, this proposed rule intends to modify or clarify certain definitions, clarify unit establishment, clarify substantive provisions for consistency with terminology changes, modify the insured causes of loss, clarify required timing for loss notices, modify portions of loss calculation formulas, and address potential misinterpretations or ambiguity related to these issues. The proposed changes will be effective for the 2018 and succeeding crop years. FCIC will accept written comments on this proposed rule until close of business March 14, 2016. FCIC will consider these comments when FCIC finalizes this rule. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference Docket Number FCIC-15-0002.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) proposes revisions to its Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (“Jewelry Guides” or “Guides”). The proposed revisions aim to respond to changes in the marketplace and help marketers avoid deceptive and unfair practices. This document summarizes the Commission’s proposed revisions to the Guides and includes the proposed revised Guides. Comments must be received on or before April 4, 2016. (To submit comments, write ‘‘Jewelry Guides, 16 CFR part 23, Project No. G711001’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/jewelryguidesreview, by following the instructions on the web-based form.)

PROPOSED RULE: The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program regulation to establish a timeframe for filing civil actions or claims against the United States based on 5 U.S.C. Chapter 870 (Life Insurance). Comments are due on or before March 14, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 3206-AN21.)

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