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Principal Trades with Certain Advisory Clients
Document Number: 2010-33077
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission is amending rule 206(3)-3T under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, a temporary rule that establishes an alternative means for investment advisers who are registered with the Commission as broker-dealers to meet the requirements of section 206(3) of the Investment Advisers Act when they act in a principal capacity in transactions with certain of their advisory clients. The amendment extends the date on which rule 206(3)- 3T will sunset from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2012.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, and MD-10-10F Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-33001
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, and MD-10-10F airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking on the lower cap of the rear spar of the left and right wings between stations Xors=417 and the outboard edge of the lower cap splice of the wing rear spar at station Xors=400; temporary and permanent repairs if necessary; and repetitive inspections of repaired areas and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of three instances of fuel leaks in the lower cap splice of the wing rear spar at station Xors=409. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking on the lower cap of the rear spar of the left and right wings between stations Xors=417 and the outboard edge of the lower cap splice of the wing rear spar at station Xors=400, which could result in fuel leaks or cracking of the lower wing skin and structure, causing possible inability of the structure to sustain the limit load adversely affecting the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-33000
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD would require installing an auto shutoff feature for the center override/jettison fuel pumps, and installing power control circuitry for the center override/jettison and main jettison fuel pumps. This proposed AD would also require installing new software in the electrical load management system (ELMS) electronics units in certain power management panels; installing airplane information management system 2 (AIMS-2) software in the AIMS-2 hardware; and making certain wiring changes. This proposed AD was prompted by results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault-Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-32999
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-32997
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to rescind airworthiness directive (AD) 2009-18-19. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by EASA, to rescind EASA AD 2010-0083. The MCAI specifies the following:
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; State of Florida; Control of Large Municipal Waste Combustor (LMWC) Emissions From Existing Facilities
Document Number: 2010-32973
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d)/129 State Plan submitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for the State of Florida on July 12, 2007, for implementing and enforcing the Emissions Guidelines (EGs) applicable to existing Large Municipal Waste Combustors (LMWCs). These EGs apply to municipal waste combustors with a capacity to combust more than 250 tons per day of municipal solid waste (MSW). See 40 CFR part 60, subpart Cb. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's 111(d)/129 plan revision submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; State of Florida; Control of Large Municipal Waste Combustor (LMWC) Emissions From Existing Facilities
Document Number: 2010-32971
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d)/129 State Plan (the Plan) submitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for the State of Florida on July 12, 2007, for implementing and enforcing the Emissions Guidelines (EGs) applicable to existing Large Municipal Waste Combustors (LMWCs). These EGs apply to municipal waste combustors with a capacity to combust more than 250 tons per day of municipal solid waste (MSW).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Listing Determinations for Five Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic Sturgeon; Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2010-32967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS hereby extends the comment period on the proposed listing of five distinct population segments (DPSs) of Atlantic sturgeon as endangered or threatened until February 3, 2011. The five DPSs were proposed for listing in two separate proposed listing determinations, published on October 6, 2010.
Airworthiness Directives; APEX Aircraft Model CAP 10 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-32966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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:
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by The New Piper Aircraft, Inc.) Models PA-46-310P, PA-46-350P, and PA-46R-350T Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-32959
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-46-310P and PA-46-350P airplanes that are equipped with a Lewis or Transicoil turbine inlet temperature (T.I.T.) gauge and associated probe. The existing AD currently requires calibrating the T.I.T. system; replacing any T.I.T. system that fails the calibration test; repetitively replacing the T.I.T. probe on certain Model PA-46-350P airplanes; and inserting a copy of the AD into the pilot's operating handbook (POH) for certain airplanes. Since we issued that AD, the manufacturer has revised related service information and added an airplane model to the list of affected airplanes. This proposed AD would retain the actions required by AD 99-15-04 R1, add certain Model PA-46R-350T airplanes to the Applicability section, expand the applicability to include other T.I.T. systems, and incorporate new service information. We are proposing this AD to prevent improper engine operation caused by improperly calibrated T.I.T. indicators or defective T.I.T. probes, which could result in engine damage/failure with consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2010-32951
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia is transferring commercial bluefish quota to the State of North Carolina from its 2010 quota. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quotas for Virginia and North Carolina.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2010-32947
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2010 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, the State of Maine is transferring a portion of its 2010 commercial summer flounder quota to the State of Rhode Island. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Visas: Waiver for Ineligible Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act
Document Number: 2010-32944
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of State
This rule incorporates a revision to the Immigration and Nationality Act made in section 5503(1) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relative to the grounds of inadmissibility under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) for which consular officers or the Secretary of State may recommend that the Secretary of Homeland Security exercise discretionary waiver authority in the case of an applicant for a nonimmigrant visa.
Foreign-Trade Zones in the United States
Document Number: 2010-32940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
The Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) proposes to amend its regulations, and invites public comment on these proposed amendments. Through this action, the Board proposes to amend the substantive and procedural rules for the authorization of Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs or zones) and the regulation of zone activity. The purpose of zones as stated in the Foreign-Trade Zones Act (FTZ Act or the Act) is to ``expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and other purposes.'' The regulations proposed here provide the legal framework for accomplishing this purpose in the context of evolving U.S. economic and trade policy, and economic factors relating to international competition. The changes are comprehensive and the proposed action constitutes a major revision. These revisions encompass changes related to manufacturing and value-added activity, as well as new rules designed to address compliance with the Act's requirement for a grantee to provide uniform treatment for the users of a zone. The new rules should improve flexibility for U.S.-based operations, particularly for most circumstances involving exports; enhance clarity; and strengthen compliance and enforcement. The revisions would also reorganize the regulations in the interest of ease-of-use and transparency.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Ohio; Volatile Organic Compound Emission Control Measures for Lithographic and Letterpress Printing in Cleveland
Document Number: 2010-32928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 9, 2010, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) submitted revisions to its previously approved offset lithographic and letterpress printing volatile organic compound (VOC) rule for approval into the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP). This submittal revises certain compliance date and recordkeeping requirements of this rule, which was previously approved as satisfying the VOC reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirement for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties. These rule revisions are approvable because they satisfy the requirements of RACT and the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Security Zones; Moored Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2010-32914
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone regulation from December 21, 2010, through June 20, 2011. The security zones created by this rule will encompass all navigable waters extending from the surface to the sea floor, within a 100 yard radius around any cruise ship that is moored at any berth within the San Diego port area inside the sea buoys bounding the Port of San Diego. This temporary final rule is necessary to provide for the safety of the cruise ship, vessels, and users of the waterway. Entry into these security zones will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) San Diego, or his or her designated representative. This rule will also suspend paragraph (b)(2) of 33 CFR 165.1108, a related regulation.
Technical Correction: Completion of Entry and Entry Summary-Declaration of Value
Document Number: 2010-32912
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. As a result of this review process, CBP has determined that a correction to part 141 of title 19 of the CBP Regulations (19 CFR part 141) is necessary to reflect that the underlying statutory authority for Sec. 141.61(g) has expired and that this regulation is no longer necessary. Accordingly, part 141 of the CBP regulations is amended by removing the obsolete regulation.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-802 and AT-802A Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-32905
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Models AT-802 and AT-802A airplanes. That AD currently requires you to repetitively inspect (using the eddy current method) the two outboard fastener holes in both of the wing main spar lower caps at the center splice joint for cracks and repair or replace any cracked spar, and changes the safe life for certain serial (SN) ranges. This AD retains the actions of AD 2010-17-18 and reduces the applicability from all serial numbers beginning with SN- 0001 as required by the previous AD to SN-0001 through SN-0269. This AD was prompted by our evaluation of a comment from David Ligon, Air Tractor, and our determination that we should reduce the applicability from that already required by the previous AD. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the wing main spar lower cap at the center splice joint, which could result in failure of the spar cap and lead to wing separation and loss of control of the airplane.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2010-32903
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2010-32902
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-48; Introduction
Document Number: 2010-32901
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by DOD, GSA, and NASA in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-48. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Repeal of the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program
Document Number: 2010-32900
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove FAR coverage of the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program, to meet the requirements of section 1335 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2010-32899
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel
Document Number: 2010-32895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide additional regulatory coverage to reinforce the requirement of collecting from contractors all forms of Government-provided identification once they are no longer needed to support a contract.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Terminating Contracts
Document Number: 2010-32893
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to clarify the applicability of procedures regarding the termination of contracts to the acquisition of commercial items.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Payrolls and Basic Records
Document Number: 2010-32892
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, with one change, the interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the FAR clause, Payrolls and Basic Records. This revision implements a Department of Labor rule that protects the privacy of workers.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-48; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2010-32888
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-48, which amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-48, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Amendments 20 and 21; Trawl Rationalization Program; Allocations for the Start of the 2011 Fishery
Document Number: 2010-32833
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this rule to implement an interim reduction to the 2010 harvest level for sablefish, issue revised quota pounds for individual fishing quota (IFQ) species, revise the calculation for the Pacific halibut trawl bycatch mortality limit for the trawl rationalization program; and adjust the trawl Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCAs) and landing allowances for non-IFQ species and Pacific whiting for the start of the 2011 groundfish fishery.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Amendment 17B
Document Number: 2010-32831
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 17B to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule establishes annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) for eight snapper-grouper species in the FMP that are undergoing overfishing, and for black grouper, which was recently assessed and determined to not be undergoing overfishing or overfished; modifies management measures to limit total mortality of those species to the ACL; and adds ACLs, annual catch targets (ACTs), and AMs to the list of management measures that may be amended via the framework process. The intent of this final rule is to address overfishing of eight snapper-grouper species while maintaining catch levels consistent with achieving optimum yield.
Determinations Concerning Need for Error Correction, Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval, and Federal Implementation Plan Regarding Texas Prevention of Significant Deterioration Program
Document Number: 2010-32786
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is correcting its previous full approval of Texas's Clean Air Act (CAA) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program to be a partial approval and partial disapproval. The state did not address, or provide adequate legal authority for, the program's application to all pollutants that would become newly subject to regulation in the future, including non-National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) pollutants, among them greenhouse gases (GHGs). Further, EPA is promulgating a federal implementation plan (FIP), as required following the partial disapproval, to establish a PSD permitting program in Texas for GHG-emitting sources. EPA is taking this action through interim final rulemaking, effective upon publication, to ensure the availability of a permitting authority EPAin Texas for GHG-emitting sources when they become subject to PSD on January 2, 2011. This will allow those sources to proceed with plans to construct or expand. This rule will expire on April 30, 2011. EPA is also proposing a notice-and-comment rulemaking that mirrors this rulemaking.
Determinations Concerning Need for Error Correction, Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval, and Federal Implementation Plan Regarding Texas Prevention of Significant Deterioration Program; Proposed Rule
Document Number: 2010-32785
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to correct its previous full approval of Texas's Clean Air Act (CAA) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program to be a partial approval and partial disapproval and is proposing a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Texas. This action is based on EPA's determination that Texas's PSD program is flawed because the state did not address how the program would apply to all pollutants that would become newly subject to regulation in the future, including non-National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) pollutants, among them greenhouse gases (GHGs). The partial disapproval requires EPA to promulgate a FIP and so EPA is also proposing a FIP in order to assure that GHG-emitting sources in Texas are able to proceed with plans to construct or expand. In the ``Rules'' section of this Federal Register, we are taking this action including the FIP through an interim final rule that is effective immediately.
Action To Ensure Authority To Issue Permits Under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration Program to Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Federal Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2010-32784
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is establishing a federal implementation plan (FIP) to apply in each of seven states that have not submitted by their established deadline a corrective state implementation plan (SIP) revision to apply their Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program to sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs). This action will ensure that a permitting authorityEPAis available in these states as of January 2, 2011, when PSD becomes applicable to GHG-emitting sources, to issue preconstruction PSD permits and thereby facilitate construction or expansion. The seven states are: Arizona: Both Pinal County and Rest of State (excluding Maricopa County, Pima County, and Indian Country), Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Oregon, and Wyoming. This action is related to EPA's recently promulgated final rule, published on December 13, 2010, which we call the GHG PSD SIP call, and in which EPA made a finding of substantial inadequacy and issued a SIP call for these seven states and several others on grounds that their SIPs do not apply the PSD program to GHG-emitting sources.
Limitation of Approval of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Provisions Concerning Greenhouse Gas Emitting-Sources in State Implementation Plans; Final Rule
Document Number: 2010-32766
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action is another in a series of steps EPA is taking to implement the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program for greenhouse gas (GHG)-emitting sources. EPA is finalizing its proposed rulemaking to narrow its previous approval of State Implementation Plan (SIP) PSD programs in 24 states that apply to GHG-emitting sources. Specifically, EPA is withdrawing its previous approval of those programs to the extent they apply PSD to GHG-emitting sources below the thresholds in the final Tailoring Rule, which EPA promulgated by Federal Register notice dated June 3, 2010. Having narrowed its prior approval, EPA asks that each affected state withdraw from EPA consideration the part of its SIP that is no longer approved. The states for whose SIPs EPA is narrowing approval are: Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Action To Ensure Authority To Implement Title V Permitting Programs Under the Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule
Document Number: 2010-32757
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The final greenhouse gas (GHG) Tailoring Rule includes a step- by-step implementation strategy for issuing Federally-enforceable permits to the largest, most environmentally significant sources beginning January 2, 2011. In this action, EPA is finalizing its proposed rulemaking to narrow EPA's previous approval of State title V operating permit programs that apply (or may apply) to GHG-emitting sources. Specifically, in this final rule, EPA is narrowing its previous approval of certain State permitting thresholds for GHG emissions so that only sources that equal or exceed the GHG thresholds established in the final Tailoring Rule would be covered as major sources by the Federally-approved programs in the affected States. By raising the GHG thresholds that apply title V permitting to major sources in the affected States, this final rule will reduce the number of sources that will be issued Federally-enforceable title V permits and thereby significantly reduce permitting burdens for permitting agencies and sources alike in those States.
Nonfederal Oil and Gas Development Within the Boundaries of Units of the National Park System; Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Revision
Document Number: 2010-32545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and Council on Environmental Quality regulations that the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS) on proposed revisions to existing regulations governing the exercise of nonfederal oil and gas rights within the boundaries of units of the National Park System. The current regulations have been in effect for over thirty years and have not been substantively updated during that period. The EIS will analyze a range of reasonable alternatives for regulating nonfederal oil and gas development and the potential environmental impacts on park resources such as threatened and endangered species, water resources, soils, vegetation, wetlands, air resources, night skies, wildlife, cultural resources, and soundscapes. Effects on oil and gas operators, visitor experience and public safety, adjacent lands, and park operations will also be analyzed.
Health Insurance Issuers Implementing Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Requirements Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Corrections to the Medical Loss Ratio Interim Final Rule With Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-32526
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
This document corrects technical errors that appeared in the interim final rule with request for comments that appeared in the December 1, 2010 Federal Register (FR Doc 2010-29596 (75 FR 74864)) entitled ``Health Insurance Issuers Implementing Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Requirements Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.''
Radio Broadcasting Services; Various Locations
Document Number: 2010-32466
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission amends the Table of FM Allotments to unreserved FM allotments that are reserved for noncommercial educational (NCE) use for Channel *272A at Homer, Louisiana, and Channel *260A at Fountain Green, Utah.
Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
Document Number: 2010-32321
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, the Board, the FDIC, and the OTS (collectively, the ``agencies'') are amending their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to adjust the asset-size thresholds used to define ``small bank'' or ``small savings association'' and ``intermediate small bank'' or ``intermediate small savings association.'' As required by the CRA regulations, the adjustment to the threshold amount is based on the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-32233
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Risk-Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework-Basel II; Establishment of a Risk-Based Capital Floor
Document Number: 2010-32190
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the agencies) propose to: Amend the advanced risk-based capital adequacy standards (advanced approaches rules) \1\ to be consistent with certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act) \2\ and amend the general risk-based capital rules \3\ to provide limited flexibility consistent with section 171(b) of the Act for recognizing the relative risk of certain assets generally not held by depository institutions.
Accuracy of Advertising and Notice of Insured Status
Document Number: 2010-32127
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board proposes to revise certain provisions of NCUA's official advertising statement rule. Specifically, insured credit unions will be required to include the statement in all radio and television advertisements, annual reports, and statements of condition required to be published by law. The NCUA Board also proposes to define the term ``advertisement'' and clarify size requirements for the official advertising statement in print materials.
Process for Submissions for Review of Security-Based Swaps for Mandatory Clearing and Notice Filing Requirements for Clearing Agencies; Technical Amendments to Rule 19b-4 and Form 19b-4 Applicable to All Self-Regulatory Organizations
Document Number: 2010-32085
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 763(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (``Dodd-Frank Act''), the Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is proposing rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') to specify the process for a registered clearing agency's submission for review of any security-based swap, or any group, category, type or class of security-based swaps, that the clearing agency plans to accept for clearing, the manner of notice the clearing agency must provide to its members of such submission and the procedure by which the Commission may stay the requirement that a security-based swap is subject to mandatory clearing while the clearing of the security-based swap is reviewed. The Commission also is proposing to specify that when a security-based swap is required to be cleared, the submission of the security-based swap for clearing must be for central clearing to a clearing agency that functions as a central counterparty. In addition, the Commission is proposing rules to define and describe when notices of proposed changes to rules, procedures or operations are required to be filed by designated financial market utilities in accordance with Section 806(e) of Title VIII of the Dodd-Frank Act and to set forth the process for filing such notices with the Commission. Furthermore, the Commission is proposing rules to make conforming changes as required by the amendments to Section 19(b) of the Exchange Act contained in Section 916 of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2010-32952
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Technical Service Provider Assistance
Document Number: 2010-32945
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Disclosure of Cochineal Extract and Carmine in the Labeling of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages; Comment Period Extension
Document Number: 2010-32877
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In response to a request from a national trade association, TTB is extending for an additional 60 days the comment period prescribed in Notice No. 111, Disclosure of Cochineal Extract and Carmine in the Labeling of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2010.
Use of Various Winemaking Terms on Wine Labels and in Advertisements; Comment Period Extension
Document Number: 2010-32874
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In response to a request made on behalf of a wine industry association, TTB is extending for an additional 60 days the comment period prescribed in Notice No. 109, Use of Various Winemaking Terms on Wine Labels and in Advertisements; Request for Public Comment, an advance notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2010.
Expansion of the Santa Maria Valley Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2010-32873
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision expands the Santa Maria Valley viticultural area in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, California, by 18,790 acres. We designate viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Gap in Termination Provisions
Document Number: 2010-32864
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is extending the time in which comments can be filed in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend its regulations governing notices of termination of certain grants of transfers and licenses of copyright under section 203 of the Copyright Act of 1976.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 2010-32861
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This document corrects typographical and technical errors identified in the final rule entitled ``Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program'' that appeared in the July 28, 2010 Federal Register.
Amendments to Regulations Regarding Eligibility for a Medicare Prescription Drug Subsidy
Document Number: 2010-32848
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are revising our regulations to incorporate changes to the Medicare prescription drug coverage low-income subsidy (Extra Help) program made by the Affordable Care Act which was enacted on March 23, 2010. Under our interpretation of section 3304 of the Affordable Care Act and this interim final rule, if the death of a beneficiary's spouse would decrease or eliminate the subsidy provided by the Extra Help program, we will, based on a determination, or redetermination, extend the effective period of eligibility for the most recent determination or redetermination until 1 year after the month following the month we are notified of the death of the spouse. These regulatory changes will allow us to implement this provision of the Affordable Care Act when it goes into effect on January 1, 2011. We are also revising our regulations to incorporate changes made by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA), which affect the way we account for income and resources when determining eligibility for the Extra Help program. The statute provides that we no longer count as a resource the value of any life insurance policy for Extra Help applications filed, or redeterminations that are effective, on or after January 1, 2010. In addition, we will no longer count as income the help a beneficiary receives when someone else provides food and shelter, or pays household bills for food, mortgage, rent, electricity, water, property taxes, or heating fuel or gas. These revisions will update our rules to reflect these statutory changes.