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Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program for Public and Commercial Buildings; Request for Information and Advance Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-31532
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In 2010, EPA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (2010 ANPRM) concerning renovation, repair, and painting activities on and in public and commercial buildings. EPA is in the process of determining whether these activities create lead-based paint hazards, and, for those that do, developing certification, training, and work practice requirements as directed by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This document opens a comment period to allow for additional data and other information to be submitted by the public and interested stakeholders. This document also provides advance notice of EPA's plan to hold a public meeting on June 26, 2013.
Minimum Capital Ratios; Issuance of Directives
Document Number: 2012-31485
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Copayments for Medications in 2013
Document Number: 2012-31432
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its medical regulations concerning the copayment required for certain medications. But for this rulemaking, beginning on January 1, 2013, the copayment amount would increase based on a formula set forth in regulation. The maximum annual copayment amount payable by veterans would also increase. For 2012, VA ``froze'' the copayment amount for veterans in VA's health care system enrollment priority categories 2 through 6, but allowed copayments to increase based on the regulatory formula for veterans in priority categories 7 and 8. However, that formula did not trigger an increase in the copayment amount for veterans in priority categories 7 and 8. This rulemaking freezes copayments at the current rate for veterans in priority categories 2 through 8 for 2013, and thereafter resumes increasing copayments in accordance with the regulatory formula.
2013-2014 Summer Flounder and Scup Specifications; 2013 Black Sea Bass Specifications; Preliminary 2013 Quota Adjustments; 2013 Summer Flounder Quota for Delaware
Document Number: 2012-31424
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues final specifications for the 2013 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries, as well as the 2014 summer flounder and scup fisheries. This final rule specifies allowed harvest limits for both commercial and recreational fisheries. This action prohibits federally permitted commercial fishing vessels from landing summer flounder in Delaware in 2013 due to continued quota repayment from previous years' overages. These actions are necessary to comply with regulations implementing the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, as well as to ensure compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The intent of this action is to establish harvest levels and other management measures to ensure that these species are not overfished or subject to overfishing in 2013 and 2014.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2012 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications; Correction
Document Number: 2012-31423
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On April 23, 2012, NMFS published in the Federal Register the final rule to implement the 2012 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass specifications, which established commercial summer flounder allocations for each coastal state from North Carolina to Maine, and the summer flounder recreational harvest limit. Following publication, an error was identified in the commercial summer flounder quota and recreational harvest limit. This rule corrects that error.
Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans
Document Number: 2012-31422
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the Animal Welfare Act regulations to add requirements for contingency planning and training of personnel by research facilities and by dealers, exhibitors, intermediate handlers, and carriers. We are taking this action because we believe all licensees and registrants should develop a contingency plan for all animals regulated under the Animal Welfare Act in an effort to better prepare for potential disasters. This action will heighten the awareness of licensees and registrants regarding their responsibilities and help ensure a timely and appropriate response should an emergency or disaster occur.
Submission of Itineraries
Document Number: 2012-31417
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the Animal Welfare Act regulations to include more specific requirements in the regulations concerning the submission of itineraries by any person who is subject to the Animal Welfare Act regulations and who intends to exhibit any animal at any location other than the person's approved site when travel will extend overnight. APHIS inspectors need access to animals, facilities, and records for unannounced inspections when animals are exhibited at a location other than at a regulated person's approved site to improve compliance with the regulations and the Animal Welfare Act.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On May 25, 2010, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 75 FR 29219. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Butler County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Barren River (backwater effects from Green River), Big Bull Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Big Reedy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Deerlick Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Deerlick Creek Tributary 6 (backwater effects from Green River), East Prong Indian Camp Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Gary Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Grassy Lick Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Green River, Hickory Camp Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Hickory Camp Creek Tributary 1 (backwater effects from Green River), Indian Camp Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Lindsey Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Little Bull Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Little Reedy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Meffords Branch (backwater effects from Green River), Meffords Branch Tributary 4 (backwater effects from Green River), Mud River (backwater effects from Green River), Mud River Tributary 17 (backwater effects from Green River), Mud River Tributary 17.2 (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy Creek Tributary 18 (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy Creek Tributary 27 (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy Creek Tributary 39.1 (backwater effects from Green River), Panther Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Pipe Spring Hollow (backwater effects from Green River), Pitman Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Pitman Creek Tributary 3 (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek Tributary 6 (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek Tributary 7 (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek Tributary 8 (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek Tributary 9 (backwater effects from Green River), Rosy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Sandy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Sandy Creek Tributary 5 (backwater effects from Green River), Tallow Branch (backwater effects from Green River), Welch Creek (backwater effects from Green River), West Prong Indian Camp Creek (backwater effects from Green River), and Wolfpen Hollow (backwater effects from Green River).
Radio Broadcasting Services; Tignall, GA
Document Number: 2012-31408
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Audio Division, at the request of Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting Company, LLC, allots FM Channel 287A and deletes FM Channel 244A at Tignall, Georgia. The allotment change is part of a hybrid rule making and FM application proposal. Channel 287A can be allotted at Tignall, consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission's rules, at coordinates 33-45-22 NL and 82-42-56 WL.
Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances; Removal of Significant New Use Rules
Document Number: 2012-31403
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is removing significant new use rules (SNURs) promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for four chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking procedures. EPA received notice of intent to submit adverse comments on these rules. Therefore, the Agency is removing these SNURs, as required under the expedited SNUR rulemaking process. EPA intends to publish in the near future proposed SNURs for these four chemical substances under separate notice and comment procedures.
Uniform Compliance Date for Food Labeling Regulations
Document Number: 2012-31398
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is establishing January 1, 2016, as the uniform compliance date for new meat and poultry product labeling regulations that are issued between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2014. FSIS periodically announces uniform compliance dates for new meat and poultry product labeling regulations to minimize the economic impact of label changes.
New Animal Drugs; Enrofloxacin; Melengestrol; Meloxicam; Pradofloxacin; Tylosin
Document Number: 2012-31397
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect approval actions for new animal drug applications (NADAs) and abbreviated new animal drug applications (ANADAs) during November 2012. FDA is also informing the public of the availability of summaries the basis of approval and of environmental review documents, where applicable.
Energy Conservation Program: Request for Exclusion of 100 Watt R20 Short Incandescent Reflector Lamp From Energy Conservation Standards
Document Number: 2012-31396
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Energy
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including incandescent reflector lamps (IRLs). The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) received a petition from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association requesting the initiation of a rulemaking to exclude from coverage under EPCA standards a certain type of IRL marketed for use in pool and spa applications. Specifically, the lamp at issue is a 100- watt R20 short (having a maximum overall length of 3 and \5/8\ or 3.625 inches) IRL (``R20 short lamp''). DOE published this petition and a request for comment in the Federal Register on December 23, 2010. From its evaluation of the petition and careful consideration of the public comments, DOE decided to grant the petition for rulemaking. DOE published a request for information in the Federal Register on September 8, 2011. Based on the comments received and additional data gathered by DOE, DOE proposes to exclude R20 short lamps from coverage under the EPCA energy conservation standards.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31394
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Proposed Determination of Commercial and Industrial Compressors as Covered Equipment
Document Number: 2012-31393
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to determine that commercial and industrial compressors meet the criteria for covered equipment under Part A-1 of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. DOE proposes that classifying equipment of such type as covered equipment is necessary to carry out the purpose of Part A-1 of EPCA, which is to improve the efficiency of electric motors and pumps and certain other industrial equipment to conserve the energy resources of the nation.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers Petition for Reconsideration
Document Number: 2012-31392
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) received a petition from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) requesting reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) final rule to amend the test procedures for residential dishwashers, dehumidifiers, and conventional cooking products, published on October 31, 2012, and DOE's direct final rule to amend energy conservation standards for dishwashers, published on May 30, 2012. Specifically, AHAM requested that DOE stay the effectiveness of the test procedure final rule and final standards rule until DOE either: Revises the standards in the final standards rule to account for the impact on measured energy resulting from test procedure amendments to measure fan-only mode and standby and off mode energy use; or delays requirements regarding measurement of fan-only mode and standby and off mode energy use until promulgation of a revised standard for dishwashers. DOE seeks comment on whether to grant the petition and proceed with a rulemaking on this matter.
Comprehensive Review of Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services
Document Number: 2012-31391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the International Bureau granted a request for an extension of time to file comments in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that initiated a comprehensive review of the Commission's rules governing space stations and earth stations. The original deadline for filing comments was December 24, 2012; the original deadline for filing reply comments was January 22, 2013. The International Bureau extended the deadlines for filing both comments and reply comments by three weeks.
Energy Conservation Program: Certification of Commercial and Industrial HVAC, Refrigeration and Water Heating Equipment
Document Number: 2012-31373
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the ``Department'') is adopting amendments to the compliance dates for manufacturers to submit certification reports for certain commercial and industrial equipment covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (EPCA or the ``Act''). Specifically, DOE is extending the compliance date for the certification provisions for commercial refrigeration equipment; commercial heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment; and commercial water heating (WH) equipment to December 31, 2013. DOE is extending the certification date for automatic commercial ice makers to August 1, 2013. Lastly, DOE is adopting a correction to the packaged terminal equipment standards table, which would impact standard-size packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps with a cooling capacity of 15,000 Btu/h.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2012-31362
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2 series turbofan engines. That NPRM proposed to supersede an AD that required replacement of fuel tubes connected to the fuel flowmeter. That NPRM was prompted by several reports of fuel leaks, and two reports of engine fire, due to mis-assembled supporting brackets on the fuel tube connecting the flowmeter to the Integrated Drive Generator (IDG) fuel- oil cooler. That NPRM required installation of a new simplified one- piece supporting bracket to eliminate mis-assembly. This supplemental action adds an engine model, alters the list of affected part numbers (P/Ns), changes the replacement schedule, and revises our estimated cost of compliance. We are reopening the comment period to allow the public the opportunity to comment on these proposed changes. We are proposing this AD to prevent high-pressure fuel leaks caused by improper seating of fuel tube flanges, which could result in an engine fire and damage to the airplane.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31349
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31348
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) are finalized for the communities listed below. These modified BFEs will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Nobles County, MN, and Incorporated Areas
Document Number: 2012-31340
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning proposed flood elevation determinations for Nobles County, Minnesota, and Incorporated Areas.
Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C): Adjustment To Asset-Size Exemption Threshold
Document Number: 2012-31311
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is publishing a final rule amending the official commentary that interprets the requirements of the Bureau's Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure) to reflect a change in the asset-size exemption threshold for banks, savings associations, and credit unions based on the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). The exemption threshold is adjusted to increase to $42 million from $41 million. The adjustment is based on the 2.23 percent increase in the average of the CPI-W for the 12-month period ending in November 2012. Therefore, banks, savings associations, and credit unions with assets of $42 million or less as of December 31, 2012, are exempt from collecting data in 2013.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Ohio; Redesignation of the Ohio Portion of the Huntington-Ashland 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2012-31276
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the state of Ohio's request to redesignate the Ohio portion of the Huntington- Ashland (OH-WV-KY) nonattainment area (Lawrence, Scioto, and portions of Adams and Gallia Counties) to attainment for the 1997 annual National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) submitted its request on May 4, 2011. EPA determined that the entire Huntington-Ashland area has attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard, and proposed to approve Ohio's request to redesignate the Ohio portion of the area on December 22, 2011. EPA's final rulemaking involves several related actions. EPA has determined that the entire Huntington-Ashland area continues to attain the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard. EPA is approving, as a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP), the state's plan for maintaining the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS in the area through 2022. EPA is also approving the 2005 and 2008 emissions inventories for the Ohio portion of the Huntington-Ashland area as meeting the comprehensive emissions inventory requirement of the CAA. EPA finds adequate and is making a finding of insignificance for Ohio motor vehicle emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and direct PM2.5 for the Huntington-Ashland area. EPA, therefore, grants Ohio's request to redesignate the Ohio portion of the Huntington-Ashland area to attainment for the 1997 PM2.5 annual standard.
Lending Limits
Document Number: 2012-31267
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is amending its lending limits rule to extend the rule's temporary exception for credit exposures arising from a derivative transaction or securities financing transaction from January 1, 2013 to July 1, 2013.
Temporary Rule Regarding Principal Trades With Certain Advisory Clients
Document Number: 2012-31221
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission is amending rule 206(3)-3T under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, a temporary rule that establishes an alternative means for investment advisers who are registered with the Commission as broker-dealers to meet the requirements of section 206(3) of the Investment Advisers Act when they act in a principal capacity in transactions with certain of their advisory clients. The amendment extends the date on which rule 206(3)- 3T will sunset from December 31, 2012 to December 31, 2014.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Afghanistan and Change to Policy on Prohibited Exports
Document Number: 2012-31217
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to list Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally, and to make available the use of two additional defense export license exemptions for proscribed destinations.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut; Determination of Attainment of the 2006 Fine Particle Standard
Document Number: 2012-31214
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is determining that the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT fine particle (PM2.5) nonattainment area for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has attained the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. The determination of attainment will suspend the requirements for the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT PM2.5 nonattainment area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures, reasonable further progress, contingency measures, and other planning state implementation plans (SIPs) related to attainment of the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS for so long as the area continues to attain the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2012-31192
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Colorado on May 25, 2011 that addresses regional haze. Colorado submitted this SIP revision to meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'') and our rules that require states to prevent any future and remedy any existing man- made impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas caused by emissions of air pollutants from numerous sources located over a wide geographic area (also referred to as the ``regional haze program''). EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
Pesticides; Revisions to Minimum Risk Exemption
Document Number: 2012-31188
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to more clearly describe the active and inert ingredients permitted in products eligible for the exemption from regulation for minimum risk pesticides. EPA is proposing to reorganize these lists with a focus on clarity and transparency by adding specific chemical identifiers. The identifiers would make it clearer to manufacturers; the public; and Federal, state, and tribal inspectors which ingredients are permitted in minimum risk pesticide products. EPA is also proposing to modify the label requirements in the exemption to require the use of specific common chemical names in lists of ingredients on minimum risk pesticide product labels, and to require producer contact information on the label. Once final, these proposed changes would maintain the availability of minimum risk pesticide products while providing more consistent information for consumers, clearer regulations for producers, and easier identification by states, tribes and EPA as to whether a product is in compliance with the exemption.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Test Procedures for Residential Furnaces and Boilers (Standby Mode and Off Mode)
Document Number: 2012-31175
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Energy
In an earlier final rule, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) prescribed amendments to its test procedures for residential furnaces and boilers to include provisions for measuring the standby mode and off mode energy consumption of those products, as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. These test procedure amendments were primarily based on provisions incorporated by reference from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standard 62301 (First Edition), ``Household electrical appliancesMeasurement of standby power.'' In this current final rule, DOE further amends its test procedure to incorporate by reference the latest edition of the IEC Standard, specifically IEC Standard 62301 (Second Edition). The new version of this IEC standard includes a number of methodological changes designed to increase accuracy while reducing testing burden. This final rule also clarifies the rounding guidance and sampling provisions for the new measurement of standby mode and off mode wattage.
Electronic Fund Transfers (Regulation E)
Document Number: 2012-31170
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is proposing to amend subpart B of Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and the official interpretation to the regulation. The proposal would refine a final rule issued by the Bureau earlier in 2012 that implements section 1073 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act regarding remittance transfers. The proposal addresses three narrow issues. First, the proposal would provide additional flexibility regarding the disclosure of foreign taxes, as well as fees imposed by a designated recipient's institution for receiving a remittance transfer in an account. Second, the proposal would limit a remittance transfer provider's obligation to disclose foreign taxes to those imposed by a country's central government. Third, the proposal would revise the error resolution provisions that apply when a remittance transfer is not delivered to a designated recipient because the sender provided incorrect or insufficient information, and, in particular, when a sender provides an incorrect account number and that incorrect account number results in the funds being deposited in the wrong account. The Bureau is also proposing to temporarily delay and extend the effective date of the rule.
Rescinding Spent Fuel Pool Exclusion Regulations
Document Number: 2012-31132
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing supplemental information to a notice of receipt that appeared in the Federal Register on December 19, 2012. This document informed the public of a petition for rulemaking submitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Commonwealth) requesting that the NRC institute a rulemaking to rescind the regulations excluding consideration of spent fuel pool storage impacts from license renewal environmental reviews. This action is necessary to provide the public with supplemental information on how to access documents referenced in the Commonwealth's petition.
Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: 2012-31117
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This rule revises the regulations that the Department of the Interior (the ``Department'') follows in processing records under the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA''). The revisions clarify and update procedures for requesting information from the Department and procedures that the Department follows in responding to requests from the public. The revisions also incorporate clarifications and updates resulting from changes to the FOIA and case law. Finally, the revisions include current cost figures to be used in calculating and charging fees and increase the amount of information that members of the public may receive from the Department without being charged processing fees.
Exhaust Emissions Standards for New Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines and Identification Plate for Aircraft Engines
Document Number: 2012-31109
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the emission standards for turbine engine powered airplanes to incorporate the standards promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 18, 2012. This amendment fulfills the FAA's requirements under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970 to issue regulations ensuring compliance with the EPA standards. This action revises the standards for oxides of nitrogen and test procedures for exhaust emissions based on International Civil Aviation Organization standards, and for the identification and marking requirements for engines.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2012-31092
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Definition of Cost or Pricing Data (DFARS Case 2011-D040)
Document Number: 2012-31088
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the text to reflect the distinction between ``certified cost or pricing data'' and ``data other than certified cost or pricing data.'' The DFARS changes are necessary to ensure consistency with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) which had been amended to clarify the distinction between those terms, as well as the requirements for the submission of cost or pricing data.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Contracting Activity Updates (DFARS Case 2012-D045)
Document Number: 2012-31086
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the definitions of ``contracting activity'' and ``departments and agencies'' found at DFARS subpart 202.101.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Qualifying Country-Poland (DFARS Case 2012-D049)
Document Number: 2012-31083
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Poland as a qualifying country.
Removal of Job Training Partnership Act Implementing Regulations
Document Number: 2012-31029
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is removing the regulations at 20 CFR parts 626, 627, 628, 631, 632, 633, 634, 636, 637, and 638, which implemented the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA or the Act). These regulations were designed to improve the employment status of disadvantaged youth, adults, dislocated workers, and other individuals facing barriers to employment. In 1998, Congress passed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which required the Secretary of Labor to transition any authority under the JTPA to the system created by WIA. Therefore, the Department is taking this action to remove regulations for a program that is no longer operative.
Opening of Boquillas Border Crossing and Update to the Class B Port of Entry Description
Document Number: 2012-31328
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This rule establishes a border crossing in Big Bend National Park called Boquillas and designates it as a Customs station for customs purposes and a Class B port of entry (POE) for immigration purposes. The Boquillas crossing will be situated between Presidio and Del Rio, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the National Park Service (NPS) are partnering on the construction of a joint use facility in Big Bend National Park where the border crossing will operate. This rule also updates the description of a Class B port of entry to reflect current border crossing documentation requirements.
Procedure Relating to Rulemaking
Document Number: 2012-31310
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is adopting a procedural rule (Final Rule) that specifies how the Bureau issues rules and when rules are considered issued.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Milwaukee-Racine Nonattainment Area; Determination of Attainment for the 2006 24-Hour Fine Particle Standard
Document Number: 2012-31290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 24, 2012, EPA proposed to determine that the Milwaukee-Racine, Wisconsin area had attained the 2006 24-hour fine particle (2006 PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA received several comments on the original proposal, including one suggesting that the suspension of certain Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements cannot be applied in this instance because it only pertains to the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS and not to the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS. As a result, we are reproposing a narrow portion of our original determination to address this issue. We will address all comments received on the original proposal and this proposal in our final notice.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31289
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Under Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
Document Number: 2012-31273
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Nonimmigrant Classes
Document Number: 2012-31272
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Adjustment of Status of Refugees and Aliens Granted Asylum
Document Number: 2012-31271
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Procedures for Asylum and Withholding of Removal
Document Number: 2012-31270
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2012-31230
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Education
On October 23, 2008, the Department of Education amended the regulations for the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program; the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program; and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, including the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program offered within the Direct Loan Program. This document makes corrections to the October 23, 2008, final regulations.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska Management Area
Document Number: 2012-31228
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from catcher vessels using trawl gear to vessels using pot gear and catcher vessels less than 50 feet length overall using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2012 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested.