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Federal Register Highlights – 3/30/16

March 30, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for March 30, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: This rule contains amendments for policy changes and clarification and deletions for the Air Force guidance on Administrative claims and Personnel and Carrier Recovery Claims. The rule relates to the Air Force processes for claims filed for and against the Air Force as well as Air Force processes for filing personnel and carrier recovery claims. Comments must be received by May 31, 2016. (To submit comments, visit, reference Docket ID: USAF–2015–0003.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) (HHS) proposes a rule to increase the highest patient limit for qualified physicians to treat opioid use disorder under section 303(g)(2) of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) from 100 to 200. The purpose of the proposed rule is to increase access to treatment for opioid use disorder while reducing the opportunity for diversion of the medication to unlawful use. To be assured consideration, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on May 31, 2016. (To submit comments, visit, reference RIN 0930–AA22.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2016 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA. Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 28, 2016, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., May 31, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule establishes procedures for the disposition of abandoned property held by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General. The rule establishes procedures for determining the ownership of abandoned property, the advertisement of abandoned items with no apparent owner held by the Office of Inspector General, and the disposal of items declared abandoned. Comments must be received on or before April 29, 2016. (Written comments should be directed to the Office of Inspector General, Office of General Counsel, 1735 North Lynn Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209–2013.)


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