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Federal Register Highlights – 7/1/16

July 2, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for July 1, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: We are proposing to amend the regulations governing the importation of certain animals, meat, and other animal products by allowing, under certain conditions, the importation of bone-in ovine meat from Uruguay. Based on the evidence in a risk assessment that we have prepared, we believe that bone-in ovine meat can safely be imported from Uruguay provided certain conditions are met. This proposal would provide for the importation of bone-in ovine meat from Uruguay into the United States, while continuing to protect the United States against the introduction of foot-and-mouth disease. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 30, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference Docket No. APHIS–2015–0050.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the confluence of the James River and the Appomattox River in Hopewell, Virginia. This safety zone will restrict vessel movement within a 700-foot radius of the fireworks barge during the fireworks display for the City of Hopewell centennial celebration. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on the surrounding navigable waters during the fireworks display. This rule is effective and will be enforced from 8 p.m. through 10:45 p.m. on July 2, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all water extending 300 feet from the left descending bank into the Ohio River from mile 42.5 to mile 43.0. This action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a land-based fireworks display. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh or a designated representative. This rule is effective from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on July 4, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Shallowbag Bay in Manteo, North Carolina. This action is necessary to provide the safety of mariners on navigable waters to protect the life and property of the maritime public and spectators from the hazards posed by aerial fireworks display. Entry into or movement within the safety zone during the enforcement period is prohibited without approval of the Captain of the Port. This rule is effective from 9 p.m. on July 4, 2016, through 10:30 p.m. on July 5, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule would amend regulations of the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to set forth the reporting requirements for the BE–13, Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. This proposed rule also provides information about, and an opportunity to comment on, plans to amend the reporting requirements for certain private funds on BEA’s surveys of foreign direct investment in the United States, including the BE–605, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States; the BE– 15, Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States; and the BE–13, Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. The BE–13 survey collects information on the acquisition or establishment of U.S. business enterprises by foreign investors, and information on expansions by existing U.S. affiliates of foreign companies. The data collected through the survey are used to measure the amount of new foreign direct investment in the United States and ensure complete coverage of BEA’s other foreign direct investment statistics. BEA proposes several changes to the survey that will simplify reporting and provide more complete information for use in BEA’s direct investment statistics. BEA also proposes changes in survey form design and accompanying instructions to improve the quality of the data collected and reduce respondent burden. This mandatory BE–13 survey is required from persons subject to the reporting requirements, whether or not they are contacted by BEA. Comments on this proposed rule will receive consideration if submitted in writing on or before 5:00 p.m. August 30, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 0691–AA85.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700–710A1–10, –710A2–20, and –710C4–11 turbofan engines. This AD requires removing the pawl carrier pivot pins, part number (P/N) BRR17117, from service and replacing them with parts eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by a seized low- pressure turbine (LPT) fuel shut-off pawl carrier caused by corrosion of the pawl carrier pivot pin. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the fuel shut-off mechanism, which could result in uncontained part release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. This AD becomes effective August 5, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is proposing to establish requirements for the electronic filing of entries of FDA-regulated products in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other electronic data interchange (EDI) system authorized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP), in order for the filing to be processed by CBP and to help FDA in determining admissibility of that product. ACE is a commercial trade processing system operated by CBP that is designed to implement the International Trade Data System (ITDS), automate import and export processing, enhance border security, foster U.S. economic security through lawful international trade and policy, and to replace the Automated Commercial System (ACS). FDA is a Partner Government Agency (PGA) in the initiative to establish ITDS, the “single window” for the submission of import and export data to the United States Government. The proposed rule would also update certain sections of FDA regulations related to imports. This rule, as proposed, does not affect the ability of filers to continue to submit their import entries and entry summaries by paper for FDA-regulated products that are being imported or offered for import. Once finalized, this action will facilitate effective and efficient admissibility review by the Agency and protect public health by allowing FDA to focus its limited resources on those FDA-regulated products being imported or offered for import that may be associated with a greater public health risk. Submit either electronic or written comments on the proposed rule by August 30, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference Docket No. FDA–2016–N–1487.)

PROPOSED RULE: We are proposing amendments to the definition of “smaller reporting company” as used in our rules and regulations. The proposed amendments, which would expand the number of registrants that qualify as smaller reporting companies, are intended to promote capital formation and reduce compliance costs for smaller registrants, while maintaining investor protections. Registrants with less than $250 million in public float would qualify, as would registrants with zero public float if their revenues were below $100 million in the previous year. Comments should be received on or before August 30, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference File No. S7–12–16.)

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