January 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-01910
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Priority Mail Contract 52 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-01907
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-01906
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Express Mail & Priority Mail Contract 13 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-01905
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Express Mail & Priority Mail Contract 12 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-01903
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, the Department of the Interior, U.S. Extractive Industries Transparence Initiative Advisory Committee will meet as indicated below.
Product Change-Express Mail and Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2013-01902
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Express Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2013-01900
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2013-01899
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
2012 Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act Annual Report
Document Number: 2013-01896
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This report is being published as required by the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Act of 2010, 2 U.S.C. 931 et seq. The Act requires that OMB issue (1) an annual report as specified in 2 U.S.C. 934(a) and (2) a sequestration order, if necessary.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-01895
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Housing Choice Voucher Program; Office of Public and Indian Housing Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2012
Document Number: 2013-01891
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this document notifies the public of funding awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 to public housing agencies (PHAs) under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). The purpose of this notice is to publish the names, addresses, and amount of the awards to PHAs for non-competitive funding awards for housing conversion actions, public housing relocations and replacements, moderate rehabilitation replacements, and HOPE VI voucher awards.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2013-01889
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
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: 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 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.
Rules Relating to Additional Medicare Tax; Correction
Document Number: 2013-01885
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to a notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of public hearing (REG-130074-11) that was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 (77 FR 72268). The proposed regulations are relating to Additional Hospital Insurance Tax on income above threshold amounts (``Additional Medicare Tax''), as added by the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, these proposed regulations provide guidance for employers and individuals relating to the implementation of Additional Medicare Tax.
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-01881
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-01880
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-01877
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
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. An agency 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 control number. 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.
Certain Wireless Communications Base Stations and Components Thereof Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2013-01875
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Wireless Communications Base Stations and Components Thereof, DN 2934; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
Aviation Communications
Document Number: 2013-01871
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) invites comment on issues regarding 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs), in effort to ensure that it's rules pertaining to Aviation Communications remain up-to-date and continues to further the Commission's goals of accommodating new technologies, facilitating the efficient and effective use of the aeronautical spectrum, avoiding unnecessary regulation, and, above all, enhancing the safety of flight.
Manufacturer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Application; PCAS-Nanosyn, LLC
Document Number: 2013-01864
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Facilitating the Use of Microwave for Wireless Backhaul and Other Uses and Providing Additional Flexibility To Broadcast Auxiliary Service and Operational Fixed Microwave Licensees
Document Number: 2013-01863
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, the information collection associated with the Commission's Report and Order (Order), Facilitating the use of Microwave for Wireless Backhaul and Other Uses and Providing Additional Flexibility To Broadcast Auxiliary Service and Operational Fixed Microwave Licensees. This notice is consistent with the Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of those rules.
Personal Protective Equipment for General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2013-01860
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Personal Protective Equipment Standard for General Industry (29 CFR part 1910, subpart I).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-01849
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-01848
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XVI
Document Number: 2013-01825
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Department of State
As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XVI (nuclear weapons related articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML). The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http://www.state.gov/documents/ organization/181028.pdf.
Public Use Limit on Commercial Dog Walking; Revised Disposal Conditions
Document Number: 2013-01796
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: The Presidio Trust
The Presidio Trust (Trust) is requesting public comment on a proposed public use limit on persons who are walking four or more dogs at one time in Area B of the Presidio of San Francisco for consideration (Commercial Dog Walkers). The limit will require any person walking four or more dogs at one time for consideration in Area B to possess a valid Commercial Dog Walking permit obtained from the City and County of San Francisco (City). Commercial Dog Walkers with four or more dogs at one time in Area B will be required to comply with the terms and conditions of the City permit as well as those rules and regulations otherwise applicable to Area B. The Trust is also proposing that throughout Area B, all pet walkers, whether or not for consideration, shall remove pet excrement and deposit it in refuse containers.
IRS Truncated Taxpayer Identification Numbers; Correction
Document Number: 2013-01764
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-148873-09) and notice of public hearing that was published in the Federal Register on Monday, January 7, 2013 (78 FR 913). The proposed regulation provides guidance regarding creating a new taxpayer identifying number known as an IRS truncated taxpayer identification number, a TTIN.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company
Document Number: 2013-01720
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, installing two warning level indicator lights on each of the P1-3 and P3-1 instrument panels in the flight compartment. This AD also requires, for certain airplanes, replacing the existing P5-16 and P5-10 panels; and, for certain airplanes, replacing the basic P5-16 panel with a high altitude landing P5-16 panel. Additionally, this AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to remove certain requirements of previous AD actions, and to advise the flightcrew of certain changes. This AD was prompted by a design change in the cabin altitude warning system that would address the identified unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the flightcrew to recognize and react to a valid cabin altitude warning horn, which could result in incapacitation of the flightcrew due to hypoxia (a lack of oxygen in the body), and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-01718
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports from the manufacturer that center overhead stowage (COS) boxes could fall from their supports under forward load levels less than the 9 g forward load requirements as defined by certain regulations. This AD requires modifying COS boxes by installing new brackets, stiffeners, and hardware as needed. We are issuing this AD to prevent detachment of COS boxes at forward load levels less than 9 g during an emergency landing, which would cause injury to passengers and/or crew, and could impede subsequent rapid evacuation.
Exchange Visitor Program-Fees and Charges
Document Number: 2013-01555
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State (Department) is proposing to revise regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa Holder) Benefits assessed for providing Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) services, in order to recoup the costs incurred by the Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs associated with operating aspects of the Exchange Visitor Program.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Conventional Cooking Products With Induction Heating Technology
Document Number: 2013-01526
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to revise its test procedures for cooking products established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. Test procedures for cooking products can be found at DOE's regulations for Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products, subpart B, appendix I (Appendix I). The proposed amendments to Appendix I would amend the test method for measuring the energy efficiency of induction cooking tops and ranges. Appendix I does not currently include any test methods applicable to induction cooking products. The proposed amendments would incorporate induction cooking tops by amending the definition of ``conventional cooking top'' to include induction heating technology. Furthermore, the proposed amendments would require for cooking tops the use of test equipment compatible with induction technology as well as with gas burners and electric resistance heating elements. Specifically, the amendments would replace the solid aluminum test blocks currently specified in the test procedure for cooking tops with hybrid test blocks comprising two separate pieces: an aluminum body and a stainless steel base. Appendix I currently specifies the test block size for electric cooking tops based on the surface unit diameter; however, there are no provisions for determining which test block size to use for non-circular electric surface units. The proposed amendments include a clarification that the test block size be determined using the smallest dimension of the electric surface unit.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-01361
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc RB211-Trent 970-84, RB211-Trent 970B-84, RB211-Trent 972-84, RB211-Trent 972B-84, RB211-Trent 977-84, RB211-Trent 977B-84 and RB211-Trent 980-84 turbofan engines. This AD requires on-wing inspections of low-pressure turbine (LPT) disk seal fins and interstage seals when post-flight review indicates Engine Health Monitoring (EHM) vibratory maintenance-alert limits were exceeded in flight. The AD also requires in-shop inspections of the LPT disk seal fins and interstage seals to detect cracks or damage and, depending on the findings, accomplishment of corrective action. This AD is prompted by a Trent 900 engine experiencing LPT stage 2 disk interstage seal material loss and increased low-pressure rotor vibration while in flight. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracks in the LPT disk, which could result in uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines; New Source Performance Standards for Stationary Internal Combustion Engines
Document Number: 2013-01288
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is finalizing amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines. The final amendments include alternative testing options for certain large spark ignition (generally natural gas-fueled) stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines, management practices for a subset of existing spark ignition stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines in sparsely populated areas and alternative monitoring and compliance options for the same engines in populated areas. The EPA is establishing management practices for existing compression ignition engines on offshore vessels. The EPA is also finalizing limits on the hours that stationary emergency engines may be used for emergency demand response and establishing fuel and reporting requirements for certain emergency engines used for emergency demand response. The final amendments also correct minor technical or editing errors in the current regulations for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines.
Ability To Repay Standards Under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z)
Document Number: 2013-00739
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is proposing to amend Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). This proposal is related to a final rule published elsewhere in today's Federal Register. That final rule implements sections 1411, 1412, and 1414 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), which creates new TILA section 129C. Among other things, the Dodd-Frank Act requires creditors to make a reasonable, good faith determination of a consumer's ability to repay any consumer credit transaction secured by a dwelling (excluding an open-end credit plan, timeshare plan, reverse mortgage, or temporary loan) and establishes certain protections from liability under this requirement for ``qualified mortgages.'' The Bureau is proposing certain amendments to the final rule implementing these requirements, including exemptions for certain nonprofit creditors and certain homeownership stabilization programs and an additional definition of a qualified mortgage for certain loans made and held in portfolio by small creditors. The Bureau is also seeking feedback on whether additional clarification is needed regarding the inclusion of loan originator compensation in the points and fees calculation.
Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Standards Under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z)
Document Number: 2013-00736
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-30
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is amending Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Regulation Z currently prohibits a creditor from making a higher-priced mortgage loan without regard to the consumer's ability to repay the loan. The final rule implements sections 1411 and 1412 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), which generally require creditors to make a reasonable, good faith determination of a consumer's ability to repay any consumer credit transaction secured by a dwelling (excluding an open-end credit plan, timeshare plan, reverse mortgage, or temporary loan) and establishes certain protections from liability under this requirement for ``qualified mortgages.'' The final rule also implements section 1414 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which limits prepayment penalties. Finally, the final rule requires creditors to retain evidence of compliance with the rule for three years after a covered loan is consummated.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2013-01-29-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2013-01-29
Sunshine Act; Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2013-01985
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2013-01973
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-29
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2013-01965
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-29
Agency: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board published a document in the Federal Register on January 23, 2013 concerning an upcoming meeting. The document contained an individual's incorrect title.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2013-01960
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Approval of Petrospect, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2013-01888
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the CBP regulations, that Petrospect, Inc., has been approved to gauge petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of July 24, 2012.