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Federal Register Highlights – 2/1/16

February 1, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for February 1, 2016:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon Blvd./Seabrook) bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, Louisiana, and the US 90 bridge at Chef Menteur Pass over Lake Catherine at Mile 2.8 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain closed-to-navigation for a scheduled amount of time on the day of the event. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. on April 17, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon Blvd./Seabrook) bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the New Orleans Endurance Festival event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation during the event. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 2 p.m. on April 3, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 11 bascule bridge across Lake Pontchartrain, mile 4.75, between New Orleans and Slidell, Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Louisiana Paradise Bridge Run event. The deviation will allow the draw of the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event. This deviation is effective from 6:45 a.m. through 8:45 a.m. on February 20, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Wantagh Parkway Bridge across the Sloop Channel, mile 15.4, at Wantagh, New York. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Jones Beach July 4th Fireworks. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for approximately 3 hours. This deviation is effective from 9 p.m. to midnight on July 4, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: This rulemaking proposes comprehensive revisions to the TRICARE regulation to reduce administrative barriers to access to mental health benefit coverage and to improve access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for TRICARE beneficiaries, consistent with earlier Department of Defense and Institute of Medicine recommendations, current standards of practice in mental health and addiction medicine, and governing laws. This proposed rule has four main objectives: (1) To eliminate quantitative and qualitative treatment limitations on SUD and mental health benefit coverage and align beneficiary cost-sharing for mental health and SUD benefits with those applicable to medical/surgical benefits; (2) to expand covered mental health and SUD treatment under TRICARE, to include coverage of intensive outpatient programs and treatment of opioid use disorder; (3) to streamline the requirements for mental health and SUD institutional providers to become TRICARE authorized providers; and (4) to develop TRICARE reimbursement methodologies for newly recognized mental health and SUD intensive outpatient programs and opioid treatment programs. Written comments will be considered for possible revisions to this rule in development of the final rule. Comments must be received on or before April 1, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference Docket Number DOD–2015–HA–0109.)

RULE: We are publishing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109A and A109AII helicopters, which was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these helicopters. This AD requires checking and inspecting each main rotor blade (blade) for a crack and replacing any cracked blade before further flight. This AD is prompted by abnormal vibrations leading to a precautionary landing and a post-flight inspection finding of a crack in a blade. These actions are intended to detect a crack in a blade and prevent failure of a blade and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD is effective February 16, 2016 to all persons except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency AD 2015–22–51 issued on October 23, 2015, which contains the requirements of this AD.

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on additional issues relating to channel sharing outside of the auction context and announces that it intends to resolve all of the outstanding issues regarding channel sharing outside the incentive auction context, including those raised in a prior notice, in a forthcoming decision. Comments Due: February 22, 2016. Reply Comments Due: March 3, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference MB Docket No. 03–185.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Eastern Aleutian district and the Bering Sea subarea (BSEAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2016 Atka mackerel total allowable catch (TAC) in the BSEAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), January 27, 2016, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., June 10, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the A season allowance of the 2016 total allowable catch of pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA. Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), January 29, 2016, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., March 10, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: The Commission is proposing rules which standardize the procedure and timeframe by which interested parties file motions with the Commission as they relate to mail preparation changes and their compliance with the price cap rules. The Commission invites public comment on the proposed rules. Comments are due: March 2, 2016. Reply comments are due: March 17, 2016. For further information, contact: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820.

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