2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Special Uses
Document Number: E9-30510
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
This final rule is making minor, purely technical changes to the Forest Service's special use regulations. The Agency is clarifying a definition of a term in which a phrase was inadvertently omitted from previous versions of the rule and which properly reflect the Forest Service's authority to issue special use authorizations. The rule also corrects inaccurate citations and terms and removes obsolete requirements.
Updated Statements of Legal Authority To Reflect Continuation of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 12938 and Changes to the United States Code
Document Number: E9-30481
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority citations for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to replace citations to the President's Notice of November 10, 2008 Continuation of Emergency Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction with the President's Notice of November 6, 2009 on the same subject and to reflect the recodification of former 42 U.S.C app. 466c as 15 U.S.C 1824a. BIS is making these changes to keep the CFR legal authority citations for the EAR current.
Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project, Department of the Army, Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC)
Document Number: E9-30478
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Section 342(b) of Public Law 103-337, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Defense to conduct personnel demonstration projects at Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories designated as Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories (STRLs). The above-cited legislation authorizes DoD to conduct demonstration projects to determine whether a specified change in personnel management policies or procedures would result in improved Federal personnel management. Section 1107 of Public Law 110-181 as amended by section 1109 of Public Law 110-417 requires the Secretary of Defense to execute a process and plan to employ the Department's personnel management demonstration project authorities found in title 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 4703 at the STRLs enumerated in 5 U.S.C. 9902(c)(2) as re-designated in section 1105 of Public Law 111-84 and 73 Federal Register (FR) 73248 to enhance the performance of these laboratories. The NSRDEC is listed as one of the designated STRLs.
National Bridge Inspection Standards
Document Number: E9-30469
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Manual for Condition Evaluation of Bridges, 1994, second edition (also referred to as ``the Manual''), together with the 2001 and 2003 Interim Revisions, is incorporated by reference in FHWA regulations, approved by the Federal Highway Administration, and recognized as a national standard for bridge inspections and load rating. The purpose of this final rule is to update the incorporation by reference language to incorporate the most recent version of the AASHTO Manual, now known as The Manual for Bridge Evaluation, First Edition, 2008.
North Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-30468
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The North Central Idaho RAC will meet in Grangeville, Idaho. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110-343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss potential projects for the new fiscal year.
Exception to the Maturity Limit on Second Mortgages
Document Number: E9-30435
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On June 24, 2009, the NCUA published an interim final rule amending its lending rules to create a limited exception to the 20-year maturity limit on second mortgage loans. The amendment will permit Federal credit unions participating in the Department of the Treasury's Making Home Affordable Program to modify a second mortgage loan, beyond 20 years, to match the term of a modified first mortgage loan. This rule confirms those amendments as final without change.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-30412
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Definitions of Component and Domestic Manufacture (DFARS Case 2005-D010)
Document Number: E9-30296
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing this final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the definitions of ``component'' and ``domestic manufacture'' as they relate to policy on foreign acquisition.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Allowability of Costs To Lease Government Equipment for Display or Demonstration (DFARS Case 2007-D004)
Document Number: E9-30295
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement; Statutory Waiver for Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf Items (DFARS Case 2008-D009)
Document Number: E9-30294
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform to the FAR changes implementing the waiver of the component test of the Buy American Act to contracts and subcontracts. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Case 2000-305 implemented 41 U.S.C. 431 with respect to the inapplicability of certain laws to contracts and subcontracts for the acquisition of commercially available off-the- shelf (COTS) items.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E9-30277
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2009-12-23-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2009-12-23
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings
Document Number: E9-30572
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing for comment proposed regulations governing the statutory minimum fees to be paid by Commercial Webcasters under two statutory licenses, permitting certain digital performances of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings, for the period beginning January 1, 2006, and ending on December 31, 2010.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0007; Annual Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses Issued
Document Number: E9-30554
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2010. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0012; Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife
Document Number: E9-30552
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2010. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Information Reporting for Payments Made in Settlement of Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions; Correction
Document Number: E9-30551
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-139255-08) that were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 (74 FR 61294) relating to information reporting requirements, information reporting penalties, and backup withholding requirements for payment card and third party network transactions.
Debt Collection Authorities Under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996
Document Number: E9-30549
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This final rule adopts the interim rule, published in the Federal Register on June 11, 2009, concerning the time limitation on the collection of nontax debts by centralized offset.
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Bigeye Tuna Longline Fishery Closure
Document Number: E9-30539
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing the U.S. pelagic longline fishery for bigeye tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean as a result of the fishery reaching the 2009 catch limit.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Comment Request
Document Number: E9-30538
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-129F; Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-30537
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E9-30536
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') preliminarily determines that prestressed concrete steel wire strand (``PC strand'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''), for the period of investigation (``POI'') October 1, 2008, through March 31, 2009. The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Notice Requirements for Certain Pension Plan Amendments Significantly Reducing the Rate of Future Benefit Accrual; Correction
Document Number: E9-30535
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to final regulations (TD 9472) that were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 (74 FR 61270) providing guidance relating to the application of the section 204(h) notice requirements to a pension plan amendment that is permitted to reduce benefits accrued before the plan amendment's applicable amendment date.
Federal Consistency Appeal by Chicago Deer River Properties, LLC, d/b/a Theodore Industrial Port
Document Number: E9-30532
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This announcement provides notice that Chicago Deer River Properties, LLC, d/b/a Theodore Industrial Port (Theodore Industrial Port), has filed an administrative appeal with the Department of Commerce (Department), asking that the Secretary override an objection by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (Alabama) to the proposed filling of a tidal pond at Theodore Industrial Port facilities in Theodore, Alabama, near Mobile Bay.
Seventh Administrative Review of Honey from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind, In Part
Document Number: E9-30530
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period of review (``POR'') of December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2008. As discussed below, we have preliminarily determined to rescind this administrative review because we have found the sales made by Dongtai Peak Honey Industry Co., Ltd. (``Dongtai Peak'') that entered during the POR were not bona fide. In addition, we have preliminarily determined to apply adverse facts available (``AFA'') with respect to the PRC-wide entity which includes Anhui Native Produce Import and Export Corp. (``Anhui Native''), as it failed to cooperate to the best of its ability and impeded the proceeding. We are also preliminarily finding that Qinhuangdao Municipal Dafeng Industrial Co., Ltd. (``QMD''), Inner Mongolia Youth Trade Development Co., Ltd. (``Inner Mongolia''), and Wuhu Qinshgi Tangye (``Wuhu Qinshgi'') did not demonstrate their eligibility for a separate rate and thus are considered to be part of the PRC-wide entity. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which importer- specific assessment rates are above de minimis. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: E9-30529
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with November anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part.
Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Negative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E9-30525
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to producers and exporters of Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks (Bricks) from the People's Republic of China (PRC).
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-30524
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council will meet in Washington, DC, January 27-28, 2010. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss emerging issues in urban and community forestry, work on Council administrative items and hear public input related to urban and community forestry.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Revocations
Document Number: E9-30523
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Reissuance
Document Number: E9-30522
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreement Filed
Document Number: E9-30521
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E9-30520
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice To Solicit Nominations, Steens Mountain Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-30519
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Secretary is requesting nominations for five representatives for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council. The Council will advise the Secretary on planning in the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Notice of Realty Action; Application for Recordable Disclaimer of Interest; Montana
Document Number: E9-30518
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Gerald T. Archambeault, Attorney-at-Law, has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest on behalf of George and Roberta Budak pursuant to provisions in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. A disclaimer, if issued, will confirm that the United States has no valid interest in the subject land.
Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in Marion County, OR Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
Document Number: E9-30517
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 6801 et seq., the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Salem District Office is proposing to collect day-use fees beginning in the summer of 2010 at the Canyon Creek Recreation Site on the Little North Santiam River, in Marion County, Oregon (Township 9 S, Range 3 E, section 7).
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-30516
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags from the People's Republic of China. The period of review is August 1, 2008, through July 31, 2009. The Department is rescinding this review.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-30514
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Section 901 Implementation
Document Number: E9-30513
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Auxiliary Power Units Models GTCP36-150(R) and GTCP36-150(RR)
Document Number: E9-30512
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. auxiliary power units (APU) models GTCP36-150(R) and GTCP36-150(RR). This proposed AD would require inspecting the fuel control unit (FCU) differential pressure (Delta P) sleeve bore for erosion, replacing the FCU if it fails the inspection, and installing a fuel deflector on the Delta P sleeve of the FCU. This proposed AD results from eight reports of fuel leakage from the fuel control unit. We are proposing this AD to prevent fuel leakage in the APU compartment, which could lead to ignition of fuel vapor, creating a fire and explosion hazard resulting in injury, and damage to the APU and the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Turboméca ARRIEL 1B, 1D, 1D1, 2B, and 2B1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E9-30511
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to revise an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
In the Matter of Certain Cast Railway Wheels, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination Not To Review a Final Initial Determination Finding a Violation of Section 337; Request for Written Submissions Regarding Remedy, Bonding, and the Public Interest
Document Number: E9-30509
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review a final initial determination (``ID'') of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') finding a violation of section 337 in the above-captioned investigation, and is requesting written submissions regarding remedy, bonding, and the public interest.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines (IAE)
Document Number: E9-30508
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This supplemental NPRM revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) applicable to IAE V2500-A1, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2528-D5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 turbofan engines. That proposed AD would have required a one-time inspection of certain vortex reducers for cracks, and replacing the reducer and high-pressure (HP) compressor stage 3-8 drum if the reducer is cracked. That proposed AD resulted from reports of fractured vortex reducers found at shop visits. This supplemental NPRM revises the proposed AD to add four engine models and four additional part numbers of HP compressor stage 3-8 drums to the applicability requirement. This proposed AD results from the manufacturer's latest service information containing engine models and drum assembly P/Ns that were not specified in the proposed AD. We are proposing this AD to inspect for cracks in the vortex reducer. Cracks in the vortex reducer could result in an uncontained failure of the HP compressor stage 3-8 drum and subsequent damage to the airplane.
Ethyl Alcohol for Fuel Use: Determination of the Base Quantity of Imports
Document Number: E9-30507
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 423(c) of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2703 note), requires the United States International Trade Commission to determine annually the amount (expressed in gallons) that is equal to 7 percent of the U.S. domestic market for fuel ethyl alcohol during the 12-month period ending on the preceding September 30. This determination is to be used to establish the ``base quantity'' of imports of fuel ethyl alcohol with a zero percent local feedstock requirement that can be imported from U.S. insular possessions or CBERA-beneficiary countries. The base quantity to be used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the administration of the law is the greater of 60 million gallons or 7 percent of U.S. consumption, as determined by the Commission.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: E9-30506
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Investment Assistance; Community Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
Document Number: E9-30505
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Federal Advisory Committee Meeting; Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC); Correction
Document Number: E9-30504
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense published a document in the Federal Register on December 17, 2009 (74 FR 66959), announcing a Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) meeting on January 14 and 15, 2010. That document contained the correct agenda but the specific agenda topic (Promotion) is incorrect and is corrected in this notice. The dates, times, and meeting location are correct.
Massachusetts Coastal Railroad, LLC-Acquisition-CSXT Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: E9-30501
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is accepting for consideration the application seeking Board approval of the acquisition by Massachusetts Coastal Railroad, LLC (Mass Coastal) of a permanent rail freight easement on about 33 miles of the rail lines of CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) in Massachusetts. Collectively, Mass Coastal and CSXT will be referred to as ``Applicants.'' If the application is approved, Mass Coastal would replace CSXT as the only railroad providing freight service on these rail lines.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Call for Nominations
Document Number: E9-30497
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is advertising for nominations for the diagnostic radiologist position on the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI). Nominees should currently be practicing diagnostic radiology in a clinical setting.