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Federal Register Highlights – 7/13/16

July 13, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for July 13, 2016:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs four Multnomah County bridges: The Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7; Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4; Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8; and Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1; all crossing the Willamette River at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Portland Providence Bridge Pedal event. The deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow safe roadway movement of event participants. This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on August 14, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a modification of the ocean dredged material disposal site (ODMDS) site offshore of Charleston, South Carolina pursuant to the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, as amended (MPRSA). The primary purpose for the site modification is to serve the long-term need for a location to dispose of material dredged from the Charleston Harbor federal navigation channel, and to provide a location for the disposal of dredged material for persons who have received a permit for such disposal. The modified site will be subject to ongoing monitoring and management to ensure continued protection of the marine environment. Written comments must be received on or before August 12, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference Docket No. EPA–R04–OW–2016–0356.)

PROPOSED RULE: This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposes changes to the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) adoption of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (“Uniform Administrative Requirements”) published on December 19, 2014 (79 FR 75871) and the technical amendments published by HHS on January 20, 2016 (81 FR 3004). HHS codified the OMB language, with noted modifications as explained in the preamble to the December promulgation, in 45 CFR part 75. The HHS-specific modifications to the Uniform Administrative Requirements adopted prior regulatory language that was not in conflict with OMB’s language, and provided additional guidance to the regulated community. Unlike all of the other modifications to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, these proposed changes, although based on existing law or HHS policy, were not previously codified in regulation. This NPRM seeks comments on these important proposed regulatory changes. To be assured consideration, comments must be received at the address provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on August 12, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 0991–AC06.)

PROPOSED RULE: NARA proposes to revise its records management regulations to reflect executive actions, statutory changes, advances in technology, and organizational changes. This is phase II of the revisions and includes changes to provisions in transferring records to the National Archives of the United States, managing electronic records, and managing audiovisual, cartographic, and related records. Submit comments on or before September 12, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference FDMS No. NARA–16–0002.)

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