February 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Source Categories: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards for Carbon Black, Ethylene, Cyanide and Spandex (Renewal)
Document Number: 2012-4603
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Ferroalloys Production Area Sources (Renewal)
Document Number: 2012-4602
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Monthly Project Reports (Renewal)
Document Number: 2012-4601
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Using Innovative Technologies and Other Conditions of Safe Use To Expand Which Drug Products Can Be Considered Nonprescription; Public Hearing
Document Number: 2012-4597
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is announcing a public hearing to obtain input on a new paradigm we are considering. Under this paradigm, the Agency would approve certain drugs that would otherwise require a prescription for nonprescription use (also known as over-the-counter or OTC) under conditions of safe use. These conditions of safe use would be specific to the drug product and might require sale in certain pre-defined health care settings, such as a pharmacy. This public hearing is being held to obtain information and comments from the public on the feasibility of this paradigm and its potential benefits and costs.
Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2012-4594
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form G-28, Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-4592
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-601, Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-4591
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-824; Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-4590
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-102; Revision of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-4589
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Proposed Information Collection (Bereaved Family Member Satisfaction Survey) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-4588
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information to needed to assess the quality of care provided to veterans prior to his or her death.
Proposed Information Collection (Clarification of a Notice of Disagreement) Activity Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-4587
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to clarify actions taken by the agency of original jurisdiction regarding a claimant's disagreement with his or her rating decision.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-4586
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice (76 FR 67250) with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 31, 2011, and comments were due by December 30, 2011. As such, no comments were received. The total number of response hours reported in the prior 60-day Federal Register Notice was 4,075 hours. As reflected below, this number has decreased to 606 hours due primarily to a change in the number of Listening Sessions from five (5) to one (1) and a change in the number of One-on-One Interviews from 80 to 30.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cotton Dust Standard
Document Number: 2012-4585
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Cotton Dust Standard,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2012-4577
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Impacts of Overdraft Programs on Consumers
Document Number: 2012-4576
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
Title XIV of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111-203 (the Dodd-Frank Act), charges the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the CFPB or the Bureau) with regulating ``the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under the Federal consumer financial laws.'' \1\ Specifically, the Dodd-Frank Act grants regulatory authority to the Bureau for the Electronic Funds Transfer Act,\2\ except with respect to section 920 of that Act, and the Truth in Savings Act,\3\ which taken together, in part, govern consumer transaction accounts. Accordingly, the Bureau is reviewing existing regulations and supervisory guidance issued by various regulators pertaining to the use of overdraft programs by financial institutions. To support this review, the Bureau seeks information from the public on the impact of overdraft programs on consumers.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-4574
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3502-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimates; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2012-4573
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) ways to further reduce the information burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Federal Flight Deck Officer Program
Document Number: 2012-4570
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0011, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection requires interested volunteers to fill out an application to determine their suitability for participating in the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program, and deputized FFDOs to submit written reports of certain prescribed incidents.
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2012-4566
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2012-4564
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Earth Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2012-4529
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Earth Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Joint Meeting of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee and the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-4528
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2012-4527
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instrument(s) are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Reform of Federal Policies Relating to Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Cost Principles and Administrative Requirements (Including Single Audit Act)
Document Number: 2012-4521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
In his November 23, 2009, Executive Order 13520 on Reducing Improper Payments and his February 28, 2011, Presidential Memorandum on Administrative Flexibility, Lower Costs, and Better Results for State, Local, and Tribal Governments, the President directed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to work with Executive Branch agencies; state, local, and tribal governments; and other key stakeholders to evaluate potential reforms to Federal grants policies. Consistent with the Administration's commitment to increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of Federal programs, the reform effort seeks to strengthen the oversight of Federal grant dollars by aligning existing administrative requirements to better address ongoing and emerging risks to program outcomes and integrity. The reform effort further seeks to increase efficiency and effectiveness of grant programs by eliminating unnecessary and duplicative requirements. Through close and sustained collaboration with Federal and non-Federal partners, OMB has developed a series of reform ideas that would standardize information collections across agencies, adopt a risk-based model for Single Audits, and provide new administrative approaches for determining and monitoring the allocation of Federal funds.
Committee Management Renewals
Document Number: 2012-4512
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Yakima River Basin, Water Enhancement Project, Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties, WA
Document Number: 2012-4506
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), the joint lead agency, is notifying the public that they have prepared a final programmatic environmental impact statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and have made it available to the public for review.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: 2012-4476
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action on administrative changes to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) and the Operating Permits Program. The first revision is an administrative change that codifies EPA's prior approval of a SIP submission which re-numbers references to the St. Louis City Code local ordinance. The second revision is a correction which reinserts text that was inadvertently removed and re-letters a paragraph which codifies a recent approval of revisions to Missouri's Title V operating permits program related to the Submission of Emission Data, Emission Fees and Process Information.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; New Source Review Rules-Notice of Action Denying Petition for Reconsideration and Request for Administrative Stay
Document Number: 2012-4474
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is providing notice that it has responded to a petition for reconsideration and a request for an administrative stay of certain provisions of the final rule titled, ``Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; New Source Review Rules'' published February 25, 2010. The Ohio EPA sought approval to implement the New Source Review (NSR) Reform provisions that were not vacated by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC Circuit) in New York v. EPA. The final rule approved certain revisions to Ohio's NSR program, which Ohio submitted to EPA for review on September 14, 2004, under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Subsequently EPA received a petition dated April 26, 2010, for reconsideration from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The petition also requested that EPA stay implementation of certain provisions of the final rule pending its reconsideration. EPA considered the petition for reconsideration and request for an administrative stay, along with information contained in the rulemaking docket, in reaching a decision on both the petition and request for a stay. EPA Administrator, Lisa P. Jackson, denied both the petition for reconsideration and request for stay in a letter to the petitioner dated January 24, 2012. The letter explains the basis for the denial and is available as set forth below.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia; Determinations of Attainment of the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard for the Washington, DC-MD-VA 8-Hour Ozone Moderate Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2012-4473
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making two determinations regarding the Washington, DC- MD-VA moderate 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (the Washington Area). First, EPA is making a determination that the Washington Area has attained the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) by its June 15, 2010 attainment date. This determination is based upon complete, quality assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS for the 2007-2009 monitoring period. Second, EPA is making a clean data determination, finding that the Washington Area has attained the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS, based on complete, quality assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data for the 2007-2009 and 2008-2010 monitoring periods. In accordance with EPA's applicable ozone implementation rule, this clean data determination suspends the requirement for the Washington Area to submit an attainment demonstration, reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan and contingency measures related to attainment of the 1997 8-hours ozone NAAQS. These requirements shall be suspended for so long as the area continues to attain the 1997 8- hour ozone NAAQS. These actions are being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee: Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule Revision
Document Number: 2012-4471
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation (TDEC), Air Pollution Control Division, to EPA on August 30, 2010, for parallel processing. TDEC submitted the final version of this SIP revision on January 11, 2012. The SIP revision approved by today's action adopts into Tennessee's SIP rules impacting the regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) under Tennessee's New Source Review (NSR) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. Specifically, the SIP revision establishes appropriate emission thresholds for determining which new stationary sources and modification projects become subject to Tennessee's PSD permitting requirements for GHG emissions. This rule incorporates state law changes into the federally approved SIP, and specifically clarifies the applicable thresholds in the Tennessee SIP for GHG PSD requirements. EPA is approving Tennessee's January 11, 2012, SIP revision because the Agency has made the determination that this SIP revision is in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and EPA regulations, including regulations pertaining to PSD permitting for GHGs. Additionally, EPA is responding to adverse comments received on EPA's November 5, 2010, proposed approval of Tennessee's August 30, 2010, draft SIP revision.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York; Motor Vehicle Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Program
Document Number: 2012-4470
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a proposed State Implementation Plan revision submitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This revision consists of changes to New York's motor vehicle enhanced inspection and maintenance program that would eliminate the transient emission short test program as it relates to the New York portion of the New York- Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT 8-hour ozone moderate nonattainment area. EPA is approving this State Implementation Plan revision because it meets all applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act and EPA's regulations and because the revision will not interfere with attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards in the affected area. The intended effect of this action is to maintain consistency between the State-adopted rules and the federally approved SIP.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-4467
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the interpretation of statutory and regulatory provisions administered by Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC).
2012 Rates for Pilotage on the Great Lakes
Document Number: 2012-4453
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adjusting the rates for pilotage services on the Great Lakes, which were last amended in February 2011. The adjustments establish new base rates and are made in accordance with a required full ratemaking procedure. They result in an average decrease of approximately 2.62 percent from the rates established in February 2011. This final rule promotes the Coast Guard's strategic goal of maritime safety.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-4450
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet on March 13, 2012, and March 14, 2012, in Burlingame, CA, to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. This meeting will be open to the public.
Foreign-Trade Zones in the United States
Document Number: 2012-4249
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
The Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) hereby revises its regulations issued pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act of 1934, as amended (the Act), concerning the authorization and regulation of foreign-trade zones and zone activity in the United States. The rule is comprehensive and constitutes a complete revision, replacing the present version of 15 CFR part 400. The changes simplify many of the Board's procedures, including those for users to obtain authority related to manufacturing and value-added activity, and include 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 improve flexibility for U.S.-based operations, including export- oriented activity; enhance clarity; and strengthen compliance and enforcement. The revisions also reorganize the regulations in the interest of ease-of-use and transparency.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended
Document Number: 2012-4697
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (``CFPB'' or the ``Bureau'') gives notice of the establishment of a Privacy Act System of Records.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2012-02-27-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2012-02-27
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2012-4715
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2012-4714
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: National Council on Disability, Agencies and Commissions