September 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-23539
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-23538
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A. Model EMB-550 Airplanes, Sudden Engine Stoppage
Document Number: 2012-23536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Embraer Model EMB-550 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the effects of sudden engine stoppage upon the airframe. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2012-23535
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning 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; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; 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 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 control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Report on the Criteria and Methodology for Determining the Eligibility of Candidate Countries for Millennium Challenge Account Assistance in Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2012-23534
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This report to Congress is provided in accordance with Section 608(b) of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 7707(b) (the ``Act'').
Federal Salary Council
Document Number: 2012-23533
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Federal Salary Council will meet on October 19, 2012, at the time and location shown below. The Council is an advisory body composed of representatives of Federal employee organizations and experts in the fields of labor relations and pay policy. The Council makes recommendations to the President's Pay Agent (the Secretary of Labor and the Directors of the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management) about the locality pay program for General Schedule employees under section 5304 of title 5, United States Code. The Council's recommendations cover the establishment or modification of locality pay areas, the coverage of salary surveys, the process of comparing Federal and non-Federal rates of pay, and the level of comparability payments that should be paid. The Council will hear public testimony about the locality pay program, review the results of pay comparisons, and formulate its recommendations to the President's Pay Agent on pay comparison methods, locality pay rates, and locality pay areas and boundaries for 2014. The meeting is open to the public. Please contact the Office of Personnel Management at the address shown below if you wish to submit testimony or present material to the Council at the meeting.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Direct Investment Surveys: BE-15, Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
Document Number: 2012-23532
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
State-Level Guarantee Fee Pricing
Document Number: 2012-23531
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2011-49
Document Number: 2012-23530
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 2011-49, Master and Prototype and Volume Submitter Plans.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-23528
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2012-23527
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2012-23526
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2012-23525
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-23524
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through November 30, 2015, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements in the FTC Red Flags/Card Issuers/Address Discrepancies Rules \1\ (``Rules''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2012.
Excepted Service
Document Number: 2012-23522
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from July 1, 2012, to July 31, 2012.
Pennsylvania Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2012-23521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are reopening and extending the public comment period and will be holding two public hearings on the proposed amendment to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's approved regulatory program (the ``Pennsylvania program'') published on July 11, 2012. The comment period is being reopened and extended in order to afford the public more time to comment and to allow ample time to conduct two public hearings. This extension was requested by the Citizens Coal Council and the Environmental Integrity Project. We are also notifying the public of the date, time, and locations for the public hearing. Pennsylvania is introducing beneficial use of coal ash into the Pennsylvania statutory scheme via Pennsylvania's Solid Waste Management Act (``SWMA''), the Clean Streams Law (``CSL''), the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act, and the Administrative Code. Pennsylvania intends to revise its approved program pursuant to the additional flexibility afforded by the revised Federal regulations and SMCRA, as amended, to ensure Pennsylvania's proposed provision is consistent with and in accordance with SMCRA and the corresponding regulations.
Disapproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Revisions To Open Burning Regulations
Document Number: 2012-23516
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is disapproving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Utah on December 10, 1999. This revision to R307-202 Emission Standards: General Burning authorizes the State to extend the time period for open burning. EPA is disapproving the submitted revision because it does not meet the requirements of section 110(l) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action is being taken under section 110 of the CAA.
Exempting In-Home Video Telehealth From Copayments
Document Number: 2012-23514
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is withdrawing VA's proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on March 6, 2012, to amend its regulation that governs VA services that are not subject to copayment requirements for inpatient hospital care or outpatient medical care. Specifically, the regulation exempted in-home video telehealth care from having any required copayment. VA received no significant adverse comments concerning the proposed rule or its companion substantially identical direct final rule published on the same date in the Federal Register. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are confirming that the direct final rule became effective on May 7, 2012. Accordingly, this document withdraws as unnecessary the proposed rule.
Exempting In-Home Video Telehealth From Copayments
Document Number: 2012-23513
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a direct final rule amending its regulation that governs VA services that are not subject to copayment requirements for inpatient hospital care or outpatient medical care. Specifically, the regulation exempted in-home video telehealth care from having any required copayment. VA received no significant adverse comments concerning this rule or its companion substantially identical proposed rule published on the same date. This document confirms that the direct final rule became effective on May 7, 2012. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are withdrawing as unnecessary the proposed rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Consumer Price Index Housing Survey
Document Number: 2012-23504
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Consumer Price Index Housing Survey,'' 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.).
Technical Corrections Relating to the Rules of Origin for Goods Imported Under the NAFTA and for Textile and Apparel Products
Document Number: 2012-23499
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document sets forth technical corrections to part 102 of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect recent changes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The affected provisions in part 102 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations which are based in part on specified changes in tariff classification, comprise a codified system used for determining the country of origin of goods imported under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), determining whether an imported good is a new or different article of commerce under the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement and the United States- Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, and for the country of origin of textile and apparel products (other than those of Israel).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone and the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2012-23497
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving submittals from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA). Whenever new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are promulgated, the CAA requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of such NAAQS. The plan is required to address basic program elements including, but not limited to, regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal authority, and adequate resources necessary to assure attainment and maintenance of the standards. These elements are referred to as infrastructure requirements. Pennsylvania has made submittals addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 1997 8-hour ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS and the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS. This action approves those submittals, or portions thereof.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Control Technique Guidelines for Plastic Parts, Metal Furniture, Large Appliances, and Miscellaneous Metal Parts
Document Number: 2012-23495
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Delaware State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Delaware through the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). The revisions amend Delaware's regulation for the Control of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) for sources covered by EPA's Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) standards for the following categories: Plastic Parts, Metal Furniture, Large Appliances, and Miscellaneous Metal Parts. EPA is approving this SIP revision to meet the requirements to implement reasonably available control technology (RACT) controls on emission sources covered by EPA's CTGs in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2012-23460
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS332C, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of electro-valve power supply disruptions while a helicopter is on the ground, causing the landing gear to retract and the helicopter nose to drop. This results in damage to the forward section of the helicopter's bottom structure. This proposed AD would require modifying the main landing gear control panel (control panel) 33G, connector 100G, and wiring. It also would require tests to ensure that these modifications function correctly. We propose this AD to prevent an uncommanded landing gear retraction that would cause the helicopter nose to drop and hit the ground while the rotor blades are spinning.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2012-23448
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC 155B, EC155B1, SA-365N1, AS- 365N2 and AS 365 N3 helicopters to require visually inspecting the tail rotor hub (TRH) for a crack and removing the TRH if a crack exists. This AD is prompted by reports of cracks on two TRHs. These actions are intended to prevent the tail rotor from jamming, which could lead to reduced or loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Helicopters
Document Number: 2012-23444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Model SA-365N1, AS-365N2, and AS365N3 helicopters. This proposed AD would revise the Limitations section of the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) to prohibit flight in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) or night visual flight rules (VFR) for each helicopter with a vertical gyro unit GV76-1 installed upon a non-reinforced shelf in the rear cargo compartment. Also, this proposed AD would require modifying the GV76-1 vertical gyro unit shelf and testing for correct function of the navigation systems. This proposed AD is prompted by flight crew reports of deviations between the displayed attitude on the attitude display screen and the independent electromechanical standby attitude indicator. The proposed actions are intended to prevent an undetected flight display error of a slow drift in the roll axis, disorientation of the pilot, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Appeal Proceedings Before the Commission
Document Number: 2012-23371
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) promulgates this final rule to enhance and clarify appeal proceedings before the Commission. This final rule removes three parts concerning appeals, and adds a new subchapter concerning appeal proceedings before the Commission. This final rule has six parts. First, the Rules of General Application in Appeal Proceedings Before the Commission define certain terms, set forth the burden of proof and standard of review, explain the content of a Commission decision, uniformly provide for resolution of an appeal if the Commission does not issue a majority decision, and clarify that an appeal of the Chair's decision for matters other than disapproval of a gaming ordinance does not stay the effect of that decision. Next, the regulations set forth rules for motion practice in appeals before the Commission. This part addresses: How an entity other than a tribe can request to participate on a limited basis in ordinance appeals; how parties file motions to intervene, to supplement the record, and for reconsideration; and how parties file motions before the presiding official. Following these two general parts, the regulations set forth more specific rules for the different types of appeals. Rules for appeals of ordinance disapprovals, management contract approvals and disapprovals, appeals before a presiding official, and appeals before the Commission on written submission only, each have their own unique appellate procedures.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Bridge Rehabilitation and Restoration in Massachusetts
Document Number: 2012-23331
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces action taken by the FHWA that is final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The action relates to the proposed Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation and Restoration Project in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The action grants an approval for the project.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arizona; Nogales PM10
Document Number: 2012-23118
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a state implementation plan revision submitted by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to address the moderate area PM10 (particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to a nominal ten micrometers) planning requirements for the Nogales nonattainment area. Consistent with this final action, EPA is approving the following plan elements as meeting the requirements of the Clean Air Act: The Nogales nonattainment area 2008 and 2011 emission inventories; the demonstration that the Nogales nonattainment area is attaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for PM10, but for international emissions sources in Nogales, Mexico; the demonstration that reasonably available control measures sufficient to meet the standard have been implemented in the nonattainment area; the reasonable further progress demonstration; the demonstration that implementation of measures beyond those needed for attainment meet the contingency measure requirement; and, the motor vehicle emissions budget for the purposes of determining the conformity of transportation plans, programs, and projects with this PM10 plan.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Announcing OMB Approval of Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-22737
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This rule provides notice of the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and resulting effectiveness of the collection-of-information requirements published by NMFS on July 2, 1996. OMB approved the collection-of-information requirements in April 2001, and extended that approval in September 2001, November 2004, April 2008, and July 2011.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2012-09-24-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2012-09-24
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-23575
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-23574
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Reliance Standards for Making Good Faith Determinations
Document Number: 2012-23553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations regarding the standards for making a good faith determination that a foreign organization is a charitable organization, grants to which may be qualifying distributions and not taxable expenditures. The regulations will affect private foundations seeking to make such good faith determinations.
Definitions Relating to Electronic Orders and Prescriptions for Controlled Substances
Document Number: 2012-23529
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Oil Shale Management-General
Document Number: 2012-23523
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-23515
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') intends to conduct (with parental permission) an online survey of children, ages 8-16 years, who watch movies, listen to music, and/or play game applications (``apps'') on smartphones, Internet-accessible handheld devices, or tablet computers (collectively ``app-capable mobile devices'') that run either the iOS or Android operating systems. Before gathering this information, the FTC is seeking public comments on its proposed consumer research. Comments will be considered before the FTC submits a request for Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'').
Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2012-23511
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Federal Student Aid; Student Assistance General Provisions-Readmission for Servicemembers
Document Number: 2012-23507
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Department of Education
The regulations establish the requirements under which an institution must readmit servicemembers with the same academic status they had at the institution when they last attended before being called to uniformed service.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Tribal Reassumption of Jurisdiction Over Child Custody Proceedings
Document Number: 2012-23506
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for approval for the Tribal Reassumption of Jurisdiction over Child Custody Proceedings. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0112, which expires September 30, 2012.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Colleges and Universities Annual Report Form
Document Number: 2012-23505
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for Tribal Colleges and Universities Annual Report Form. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0105, which expires September 30, 2012.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Colleges and Universities Grant Application Form
Document Number: 2012-23503
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for Tribal Colleges and Universities Application for Grants. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0018, which expires September 30, 2012.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Minnesota
Document Number: 2012-23502
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project on I-90 over the Mississippi River. The proposed project includes replacement of the Interstate 90 (I-90) Dresbach Bridge over the Mississippi River with a new bridge that meets structural and geometric standards as well as reconstruction of the I-90/U.S. 61 interchange to improve traffic safety, capacity, and access on and between U.S. 61/14 and I-90. Those actions grant approvals for the project.