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Federal Register Highlights – 5/3/16

May 4, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for May 3, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 2,400- square mile ‘‘Appalachian High Country’’ viticultural area in all or portions of the following counties: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, and Watauga Counties in North Carolina; Carter and Johnson Counties in Tennessee; and Grayson County in Virginia. The proposed viticultural area does not lie within, nor does it contain, any other established viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations. Comments must be received by July 5, 2016. (To submit comments, visit, reference Docket No. TTB–2016–0003.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Hudson River in the vicinity of Manhattan, NY, and Jersey City, NJ for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York 2016 regatta. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect all participating and spectator vessels from the hazards associated with regattas in high traffic areas. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of the Hudson River during the event. This rule is effective from 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 through 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2016. This rule will be enforced between 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Friday, May 6, 2016 through Sunday, May 8, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: The Federal Maritime Commission is proposing to reorganize several subparts of its Rules of Practice and Procedure and revise its rules regarding presentation of evidence in Commission proceedings. Submit comments on or before July 5, 2016. (Submit written comments via email to: Include in the subject line: “Docket No. 16–08, Commenter/Company Name.” Comments should be attached to the email as a Microsoft Word or text-searchable PDF document. Comments containing confidential information should not be submitted by email.)


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