2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for a Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-33029
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA is submitting the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This information collection is published to obtain comments from the public.
Definition of Enforcement Action
Document Number: 2011-33028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This action proposes to amend NIGC regulations to include definitions for ``enforcement action''. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act authorizes the NIGC to take certain actions in regard to violations of the Act, NIGC regulations, and tribal gaming ordinances. However, current NIGC regulations do not provide a definition for such actions. The Commission believes that providing a definition for these actions will provide clarity to persons subject to them. Therefore, a definition of ``enforcement action'' is proposed in this notice.
Intergovernmental Review
Document Number: 2011-33025
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service
The U. S. Department of Agriculture (``Department'') is amending several regulations, which make reference to RD Instruction 1940-J, Intergovernmental Review.'' This action is necessary since the affected regulations refer to RD Instruction 1940-J, which is being rewritten and replaced by RD Instruction 1970-I. The intended effect is to simplify and update the regulations and to ensure the Department's field offices have current guidance on intergovernmental review of proposed projects being reviewed pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-33022
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Los Padres National Forest: California; Environmental Impact Statement for the Removal of the Noxious Weed Tamarisk on the Los Padres National Forest
Document Number: 2011-33021
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA, Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest, gives notice of intent to conduct analysis and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the removal of the noxious weed Tamarisk across the Los Padres National forest: this notice announces the beginning of scoping, describes the proposed action, decisions to be made, and estimates the dates for filing the draft and final EIS. This notice also provides information concerning public participation, and the names and addresses of the Agency officials who can provide information.
Update to Notice of Financial Institutions for Which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Has Been Appointed Either Receiver, Liquidator, or Manager
Document Number: 2011-33020
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Corporation) has been appointed the sole receiver for the following financial institutions effective as of the Date Closed as indicated in the listing. This list (as updated from time to time in the Federal Register) may be relied upon as ``of record'' notice that the Corporation has been appointed receiver for purposes of the statement of policy published in the July 2, 1992 issue of the Federal Register (57 FR 29491). For further information concerning the identification of any institutions which have been placed in liquidation, please visit the Corporation Web site at www.fdic.gov/ bank/individual/failed/banklist.html or contact the Manager of Receivership Oversight in the appropriate service center.
Revocation and Establishment of Compulsory Reporting Point; Alaska
Document Number: 2011-33019
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies a low altitude and a high altitude Alaskan compulsory reporting point in the vicinity of Kodiak, Alaska. The FAA is removing the MARLO compulsory reporting point and establishing CJAYY in the same location, to avoid confusion with a reporting fix of the same name. The boundaries, altitudes, and operating requirements remain the same.
Food Source Attribution; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-33018
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is hosting a public meeting to discuss Federal efforts to advance tri-agency understanding of food source attribution and develop harmonized food source attribution estimates useful to informing targeted food safety strategies. The public meeting will also introduce the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC), which was formed to collaborate on analytic projects. The meeting will also serve as a platform to introduce IFSAC's draft Strategic Plan. Foodborne illness attribution was selected as the initial focus in light of the CDC foodborne illness burden estimates released in 2011 and in response to stakeholder input to develop a unified approach to attribution. FSIS, FDA, and CDC are also interested in input from stakeholders regarding existing data and methods for food source attribution in the United States and the opportunities and challenges in implementing the IFSAC Strategic Plan.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oregon: New Source Review/Prevention of Significant Deterioration Rule Revisions and Air Quality Permit Streamlining Rule Revisions
Document Number: 2011-33012
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve the amendments to the Oregon State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were proposed on September 23, 2011. No comments were received on the proposal and today EPA is taking final action to approve the proposed SIP amendments without change. EPA is approving the SIP submission provided by the State of Oregon for the purpose of addressing the third element of the interstate transport provisions of Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards) and the 1997 and 2006 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. The third element of the CAA requires that a state not interfere with any other state's required measures to prevent significant deterioration (PSD) of its air quality. EPA is also approving numerous revisions to the Oregon SIP that were submitted to EPA by the State of Oregon on October 8, 2008; October 10, 2008; March 17, 2009; June 23, 2010; December 22, 2010 and May 5, 2011. The revisions include updating Oregon's new source review (NSR) rules to be consistent with current Federal regulations, adding greenhouse gases (GHGs) to the list of pollutants whose emissions are subject to control under the State's NSR permitting process; and streamlining Oregon's air quality rules by clarifying requirements, removing duplicative rules, and correcting errors. The Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) that EPA promulgated on December 9, 2010, providing for federal implementation of PSD permitting for GHGs is also withdrawn as part of this action because it is being replaced through the approval of the State's regulations providing authority for PSD permitting of GHG emissions. The revisions were submitted in accordance with the requirements of section 110 and part D of the Act. Finally, EPA has identified a technical error in its most recent codification of the Oregon SIP and is making a technical correction to reinstate text that had been unintentionally omitted from that section.
Monsanto Co.; Determination of Nonregulated Status of Corn Genetically Engineered for Drought Tolerance
Document Number: 2011-33011
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our determination that a corn line developed by the Monsanto Co., designated as event MON 87460, which has been genetically engineered for drought tolerance, is no longer considered a regulated article under our regulations governing the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms. Our determination is based on our evaluation of data submitted by the Monsanto Company in its petition for a determination of nonregulated status, our analysis of available scientific data, and comments received from the public in response to our previous notice announcing the availability of the petition for nonregulated status and its associated environmental assessment and plant pest risk assessment. This notice also announces the availability of our written determination and finding of no significant impact.
Dow AgroScience LLC; Availability of Petition, Plant Pest Risk Assessment, and Environmental Assessment for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Corn Genetically Engineered for Herbicide Tolerance
Document Number: 2011-33009
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received a petition from Dow AgroScience LLC seeking a determination of nonregulated status of corn designated as DAS-40278-9, which has been genetically engineered for increased resistance to broadleaf herbicides in the phenoxy auxin group (such as the herbicide 2,4-D) and resistance to grass herbicides in the aryloxyphenoxypropionate acetyl coenzyme A carboxylase inhibitor group (such as quizalofop herbicides). The petition has been submitted in accordance with our regulations concerning the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms and products. We are soliciting comments on whether this genetically engineered corn is likely to pose a plant pest risk. We are making available for public comment the Dow AgroScience LLC petition, our plant pest risk assessment, and our draft environmental assessment for the proposed determination of nonregulated status.
Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers Negotiated Rate Arrangements; Tariff Filing Exemption
Document Number: 2011-33007
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission is issuing this Notice of Inquiry seeking comments on ways to make the tariff filing exemption provided to licensed non-vessel-operating common carriers in its regulations more useful, including its possible extension to foreign- based non-vessel-operating common carriers not licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission.
Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board; Members
Document Number: 2011-33006
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, Agencies and Commissions
Section 4314(c) of Title 5, U.S.C. (as amended by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978) requires each agency to establish, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more Performance Review Boards (PRB) to review, evaluate and make a final recommendation on performance appraisals assigned to individual members of the agency's Senior Executive Service. The PRB established for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), including the District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency, an independent entity within CSOSA, also makes recommendations to the agency head regarding SES performance awards, rank awards and bonuses. Section 4314(c)(4) requires that notice of appointment of Performance Review Board members be published in the Federal Register. The following persons have been appointed to serve as members of the Performance Review Board for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency: Thomas Williams, Jasper Ormond, Cedric Hendricks, James Williams, Linda Mays, William Kirkendale, Susan Shaffer, Clifford Keenan, and Leslie Cooper.
Monsanto Co.; Availability of Petition, Plant Pest Risk Assessment, and Environmental Assessment for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Soybean Genetically Engineered To Produce Stearidonic Acid
Document Number: 2011-33002
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received a petition from the Monsanto Company seeking a determination of nonregulated status of soybean designated as MON 87769, which has been genetically engineered to produce stearidonic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid not found in conventional soybean. The petition has been submitted in accordance with our regulations concerning the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms and products. We are soliciting comments on whether this genetically engineered soybean is likely to pose a plant pest risk. We are making available for public comment the Monsanto petition, our plant pest risk assessment, and our draft environmental assessment for the proposed determination of nonregulated status.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Kansas: Regional Haze
Document Number: 2011-32998
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Kansas, submitted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on October 26, 2009, that addresses Regional Haze for the first implementation period. EPA has determined that the plan submitted by Kansas satisfies the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), for states to prevent any future and remedy and existing anthropogenic impairment of visibility in Class I areas caused by emissions of air pollutants located over a wide geographic area (also known as the ``regional haze'' program). EPA proposed to approve these revisions on August 23, 2011 (76 FR 52604).
Dominion Transmission, Inc; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization
Document Number: 2011-32990
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Kansas Gas Service, a division of ONEOK, Inc.; Notice of Compliance Filing
Document Number: 2011-32989
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Boott Hydropower, Inc.; Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2011-32988
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP; Notice of Technical Conference
Document Number: 2011-32987
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2011-32984
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2011-32981
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Fire Pots and Gel Fuel; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Request for Comments and Information
Document Number: 2011-32908
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (``the Commission,'' ``CPSC,'' or ``we'') has reason to believe that firepots and gel fuel used together may present an unreasonable risk of injury. As of September 30, 2011, the Commission is aware of 76 incidents that resulted in 2 deaths and 86 injuries involving firepots used with gel fuel. All of these incidents occurred between April 3, 2010 and September 1, 2011. Many of the injuries were severe; over half of the victims reportedly required hospitalization. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (``ANPR'') initiates a rulemaking proceeding under the Consumer Product Safety Act (``CPSA''). We invite comments concerning the risk of injury associated with firepots, gel fuel and gel fuel containers, the regulatory alternatives discussed in this notice, and other possible ways to address this risk. We also invite interested persons to submit an existing standard or a statement of intent to modify or develop a voluntary standard to address the risk of injury described in this notice.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska; Amendment 88
Document Number: 2011-32873
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations implementing Amendment 88 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP). Amendment 88 is the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program (Rockfish Program). These regulations allocate exclusive harvest privileges to a specific group of license limitation program license holders who used trawl gear to target Pacific ocean perch, pelagic shelf rockfish, and northern rockfish during particular qualifying years. The Rockfish Program retains the conservation, management, safety, and economic gains realized under the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Pilot Program (Pilot Program) and resolves identified issues in the management and viability of the rockfish fisheries. This action is necessary to replace particular Pilot Program regulations that are scheduled to expire at the end of 2011. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the GOA FMP, and other applicable law.
Corrections and Technical Amendments to 16 OSHA Standards
Document Number: 2011-32853
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is correcting typographical errors in, and making non- substantive technical amendments to, 16 OSHA standards. The technical amendments include updating or revising cross-references and updating OSHA recordkeeping log numbers.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Pulp and Paper Industry
Document Number: 2011-32843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for the pulp and paper industry to address the results of the residual risk and technology review that the EPA is required to conduct under sections 112(d)(6) and (f)(2) of the Clean Air Act. These proposed amendments include revisions to the kraft pulping process condensates standards; a requirement for 5-year repeat emissions testing for selected process equipment; revisions to provisions addressing periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction; additional test methods for measuring methanol; and technical and editorial changes.
Federal Implementation Plans for Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin and Determination for Kansas Regarding Interstate Transport of Ozone
Document Number: 2011-32821
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this final rule, EPA is concluding that emissions from Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin significantly contribute to downwind nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)in other states. Each of these states except Oklahoma is already included in the annual NOX program that was finalized in July 2011. However, this rule does not affect that program. EPA is finalizing Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) to address the emissions in each of these states except for Kansas, for which EPA is not finalizing a FIP at this time. The FIPs apply the requirements of the ozone season NOX program in the Transport Rule (Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone in 27 States; Correction of SIP Approvals for 22 States) to sources in Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. In addition, this action finalizes the budgets; associated variability limits, new unit set-asides, and Indian country new unit set-asides; and unit-level allowance allocations for each state under the FIPs.
Enforcement Actions
Document Number: 2011-32757
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This action proposes to amend NIGC regulations to include a graduated pre-enforcement process through which a tribe may come into compliance before an enforcement action is taken by the Chair. Voluntary compliance is the goal of the Commission. This amendment sets forth how Commission staff and tribes may address potential or existing compliance issues. The amendment retains the Chair's authority to issue an enforcement action at the Chair's discretion. The amendment also modifies this Part to allow a temporary closure order when there is clear and convincing evidence that a gaming operation defrauds a tribe. The current regulation provides for the issuance of a temporary closure order when there is clear and convincing evidence that a gaming operation defrauds a tribe or a customer. The Commission believes this issue has been adequately addressed by ordinance requirements of the IGRA and NIGC regulations, because tribes must include in their ordinances a dispute resolution procedure to address issues where a customer believes she or he has been defrauded. If the tribe fails to follow their ordinance, enforcement action may be taken. Finally, current regulations do not provide specificity for when an enforcement action becomes final, such as when a notice of violation is issued and there is no appeal filed or settlement agreement reached. The proposed amendment clarifies that an enforcement action becomes final agency action and a final order of the Commission if no appeal is filed or a settlement agreement reached.
Cost Accounting Standards: Cost Accounting Standards 412 and 413-Cost Accounting Standards Pension Harmonization Rule
Document Number: 2011-32745
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Cost Accounting Standards Board (Board), is publishing this final rule to revise Cost Accounting Standard (CAS) 412, ``Composition and Measurement of Pension Cost,'' and CAS 413, ``Adjustment and Allocation of Pension Cost.'' This revision will harmonize the measurement and period assignment of the pension cost allocable to Government contracts, and the minimum required contribution under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), as amended, as required by the Pension Protection Act (PPA) of 2006. The PPA amended the minimum funding requirements for qualified defined benefit pension plans. The Board issues this final rule to revise CAS 412 and CAS 413 to include the recognition of a ``minimum actuarial liability'' and ``minimum normal cost,'' which are measured on a basis consistent with the liability measurement used to determine the PPA minimum required contribution, and accelerate the recognition of actuarial gains and losses. These and other revisions will better align both the measurement and period assignment of pension cost allocable to a contractor's Government contracts and other final cost objectives in accordance with CAS, and the measurement and period assignment requirements for determining the contractor's minimum pension contribution under the PPA.
Filing of Privileged Materials and Answers to Motions
Document Number: 2011-32744
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Commission proposes changes in its rules and regulations relating to the filing of privileged material, in keeping with the Commission's efforts to comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, and the E-Government Act of 2002. First, the Commission will establish for filing purposes two categories of privileged material: Privileged material and Critical Energy Infrastructure Information. This revision will expand the ability to file electronically by permitting electronic filing of materials subject to Administrative Law Judge protective orders. Second, the Commission proposes to revise its regulations to provide a single set of uniform procedures for filing privileged materials. This effort is being undertaken as part of the Commission's effort to reassess and streamline its regulations to ensure that they are efficient, effective and up to date. Also, the Commission proposes to revise Rule 213(d) of its Rules of Practice and Procedure, which establishes the timeline for filing answers to motions, to clarify that the standard fifteen day reply time will not apply to motions requesting an extension of time or a shortened time period for action. Instead, the Commission proposes to set the time for responding to such motions at five days, unless another time period is established by notice based on the circumstances.
Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Liquidity and Funding
Document Number: 2011-32698
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, we or us) proposes to amend its liquidity regulation. The purpose of the proposed rule is to strengthen liquidity risk management at Farm Credit System (FCS or System) banks, improve the quality of assets in the liquidity reserve, and bolster the ability of System banks to fund their obligations and continue their operations during times of economic, financial, or market adversity.
Hours of Service of Drivers
Document Number: 2011-32696
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA revises the hours of service (HOS) regulations to limit the use of the 34-hour restart provision to once every 168 hours and to require that anyone using the 34-hour restart provision have as part of the restart two periods that include 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. It also includes a provision that allows truckers to drive if they have had a break of at least 30 minutes, at a time of their choosing, sometime within the previous 8 hours. This rule does not include a change to the daily driving limit because the Agency is unable to definitively demonstrate that a 10-hour limitwhich it favored in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM)would have higher net benefits than an 11-hour limit. The current 11-hour limit is therefore unchanged at this time. The 60- and 70-hour limits are also unchanged. The purpose of the rule is to limit the ability of drivers to work the maximum number of hours currently allowed, or close to the maximum, on a continuing basis to reduce the possibility of driver fatigue. Long daily and weekly hours are associated with an increased risk of crashes and with the chronic health conditions associated with lack of sleep. These changes will affect only the small minority of drivers who regularly work the longer hours.
Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Domestic Service
Document Number: 2011-32657
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) proposes to revise the current Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA or the Act) regulations pertaining to the exemption for companionship services and live-in domestic services. Section 13(a)(15) of the FLSA exempts from its minimum wage and overtime provisions domestic service employees employed ``to provide companionship services for individuals who (because of age or infirmity) are unable to care for themselves (as such terms are defined and delimited by regulations of the Secretary).'' Section 13(b)(21) of the FLSA exempts from the overtime provision any employee employed ``in domestic service in a household and who resides in such household.'' These exemptions were enacted in 1974 at the same time that Congress amended the FLSA to extend coverage to domestic service employees employed by private households. The regulations governing these exemptions have been substantively unchanged since they were promulgated in 1975. Due to significant changes in the home health care industry over the last 35 years, workers who today provide in-home care to individuals are performing duties and working in circumstances that were not envisioned when the companionship services regulations were promulgated. The number of workers providing these services has also greatly increased, and a significant number of these workers are being excluded from the minimum wage and overtime protections of the FLSA under the companionship services exemption. The Department has re- examined the regulations and determined that the regulations, as currently written, have expanded the scope of the exemption beyond those employees whom Congress intended to exempt when it enacted Sec. Sec. 13(a)(15) and 13(b)(21) of the FLSA. Therefore, the Department proposes to amend the regulations to revise the definitions of ``domestic service employment'' and ``companionship services.'' The Department also proposes to clarify the type of activities and duties that may be considered ``incidental'' to the provision of companionship services. In addition, the Department proposes to amend the record- keeping requirements for live-in domestic workers. Finally, the Department proposes to amend the regulation pertaining to employment by a third party of companions and live-in domestic workers. This change would continue to allow the individual, family, or household employing the worker's services to apply the companionship and live-in exemptions and would deny all third party employers the use of such exemptions.
Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications by Corporations and Labor Organizations
Document Number: 2011-32632
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission seeks comments on proposed changes to its rules regarding corporate and labor organization funding of expenditures, independent expenditures and electioneering communications. These and other proposed changes are in response to a Petition for Rulemaking filed by the James Madison Center for Free Speech urging the Commission to amend its regulations in response to the decision of the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC. The Commission has made no final decision on the issues presented in this rulemaking.
Guidance Regarding Deduction and Capitalization of Expenditures Related to Tangible Property
Document Number: 2011-32246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Appearing elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations that provide guidance on the application of sections 162(a) and 263(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to amounts paid to acquire, produce, or improve tangible property. The temporary regulations clarify and expand the standards in the current regulations under sections 162(a) and 263(a), and provide certain bright-line tests (for example, a de minimis rule for certain acquisitions) for applying these standards. The temporary regulations also provide guidance under section 168 regarding the accounting for, and dispositions of, property subject to section 168. The temporary regulations also amend the general asset account regulations. The temporary regulations will affect all taxpayers that acquire, produce, or improve tangible property. The text of the temporary regulations published in the Federal Regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. This document also provides notice of public hearing on these proposed regulations and withdraws the proposed regulations published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2008 (73 FR 47).
Guidance Regarding Deduction and Capitalization of Expenditures Related to Tangible Property
Document Number: 2011-32024
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains temporary regulations that provide guidance on the application of sections 162(a) and 263(a) of the Internal Revenue Code to amounts paid to acquire, produce, or improve tangible property. The temporary regulations clarify and expand the standards in the current regulations under sections 162(a) and 263(a) and provide certain bright-line tests (for example, a de minimis rule for certain acquisitions) for applying these standards. The temporary regulations also provide guidance under section 168 regarding the accounting for, and dispositions of, property subject to section 168. The temporary regulations also amend the general asset account regulations. The temporary regulations will affect all taxpayers that acquire, produce, or improve tangible property. The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of proposed regulations set forth in the notice of proposed rulemaking on this subject appearing elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Electronic Fund Transfers (Regulation E)
Document Number: 2011-31725
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) transferred rulemaking authority for a number of consumer financial protection laws from seven Federal agencies to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) as of July 21, 2011. The Bureau is in the process of republishing the regulations implementing those laws with technical and conforming changes to reflect the transfer of authority and certain other changes made by the Dodd-Frank Act. In light of the transfer of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System's (Board's) rulemaking authority for the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA) to the Bureau, the Bureau is publishing for public comment an interim final rule establishing a new Regulation E (Electronic Fund Transfers). This interim final rule does not impose any new substantive obligations on persons subject to the existing Regulation E, previously published by the Board.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2011-12-22-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2011-12-22
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-32986
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Twelfth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 220, Automatic Flight Guidance and Control
Document Number: 2011-32864
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twelfth meeting of RTCA Special Committee 220, Automatic Flight Guidance and Control.
First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 226 Audio Systems and Equipment
Document Number: 2011-32863
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 226, Audio Systems and Equipment, for the first meeting.
Information Collection Activities: Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-32862
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), BSEE is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns a revision to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR part 282, ``Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur''.
E & B Giftware LLC, Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2011-32861
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of 16 CFR 1118.20(e). Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with E & B Giftware LLC, containing a civil penalty of $550,000.00, of which $50,000 shall be suspended, within twenty (20) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2011-32860
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the contact information for Security Zones in Sector Lake Michigan. This action is necessary because the telephone number is incorrect as well as the frequency of VHF Channel 16. These corrections will ensure the ability of persons or vessels that wish to request permission to transit these areas.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crewmembers, Subpart C, Aircraft Dispatchers and App. A Aircraft Dispatcher Courses
Document Number: 2011-32859
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The respondents to this information collection are FAR Part 135 and Part 121 operators seeking airman certification and approval of aircraft dispatcher courses. The FAA uses the information to ensure compliance and adherence to the regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Recording of Aircraft Conveyances and Security Documents
Document Number: 2011-32858
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. Approval is needed for security reasons such as mortgages submitted by the public for recording against aircraft, engines, propellers, and spare parts locations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Reinstated Approval of Information Collection: Survey of Airman Satisfaction With Aeromedical Certification Services
Document Number: 2011-32856
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to reinstate a previously discontinued information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 4, 2011, vol. 76, no. 150, page 47287. This survey assesses airman opinion of key dimensions of service quality.