March 7, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2013-03-07-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2013-03-07
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2013-05476
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2013-05472
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2013-05411
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Mississippi River Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Application to Export Electric Energy; Shell Energy North America (US), L.P.
Document Number: 2013-05363
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Energy
Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. (Shell Energy) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.
Application to Export Electric Energy; Shell Energy North America (US), L.P.
Document Number: 2013-05362
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Energy
Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. (Shell Energy) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.
Public Water System Supervision Program Approval for the State of Indiana
Document Number: 2013-05356
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the EPA has tentatively approved three revisions to the State of Indiana's public water system supervision program. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has revised several of its rules to comply with the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, including the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DDBPR), and the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR). EPA has determined that Indiana's revised rules are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these revisions to the State of Indiana's public water system supervision program, thereby giving IDEM primary enforcement responsibility for these regulations. IDEM adopted the IESWTR, Stage 1 DDBPR, and the FBRR on December 1, 2002. Any interested party may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted by April 8, 2013, to the Regional Administrator at the EPA Region 5 address shown below. The Regional Administrator may deny frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by April 8, 2013, EPA Region 5 will hold a public hearing, and a notice of such hearing will be given in the Federal Register and a newspaper of general circulation. If EPA Region 5 does not receive a timely and appropriate request for a hearing and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on her own motion, this determination shall become final and effective on April 8, 2013. Any request for a public hearing shall include the following information: the name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; a brief statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's determination and a brief statement of the information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and the signature of the individual making the request, or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Kentucky; 110(a)(1) and (2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2013-05352
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve in part, conditionally approve in part, and disapprove in part, the July 17, 2012, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet. Kentucky DAQ submitted the July 17, 2012, SIP submission as a replacement to its original September 8, 2009, SIP submission. Specifically, this final rulemaking pertains to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) infrastructure SIP. The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, which is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. Kentucky DAQ made a SIP submission demonstrating that the Kentucky SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS are implemented, enforced, and maintained in the Commonwealth (hereafter referred to as ``infrastructure submission''). EPA is now taking final action on three related actions on Kentucky DAQ's infrastructure SIP submission. First, EPA is taking action to approve Kentucky DAQ's infrastructure submission provided to EPA on July 17, 2012, as meeting certain required infrastructure elements for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. Second, with respect to the infrastructure elements related to specific prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) requirements, EPA is taking final action to approve, in part and conditionally approve in part, the infrastructure SIP submission based on a December 19, 2012, commitment from Kentucky DAQ to submit specific enforceable measures for approval into the SIP to address specific PSD program deficiencies. Third, EPA is taking final action to disapprove Kentucky DAQ's infrastructure SIP submission with respect to certain interstate transport requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS because the submission does not address the statutory provisions with respect to the relevant NAAQS and thus does not satisfy the criteria for approval. The CAA requires EPA to act on this portion of the SIP submission even though under a recent court decision, Kentucky DAQ was not yet required to submit a SIP submission to address these interstate transport requirements. Moreover, under that same court decision, this disapproval does not trigger an obligation for EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address these interstate transport requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Report of Disqualification From Participation-Institutions and Responsible Principals/Individuals (FNS-843) and Report of Disqualification From Participation-Individually Disqualified Responsible Principal/Individual or Day Care Home Provider (FNS-844)
Document Number: 2013-05351
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and public agencies to comment on a proposed information collection. This collection is a new collection for maintaining the National Disqualified List of institutions, day care home providers, and individuals that have been terminated or otherwise disqualified from Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) participation. These federal requirements affect eligibility under the CACFP. The State Agencies will be required to enter data as institutions and individuals become disqualified from participating in the CACFP. The new collection is the result of a FNS web-based system constructed to update and maintain the list of disqualified institutions and individuals so that no State agency or sponsoring organization may approve any entity on the National Disqualified List to ensure the integrity of the Program.
Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs; 2013-2014 Award Year Deadline Dates
Document Number: 2013-05347
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the 2013-2014 award year deadline dates for the submission of requests and documents from postsecondary institutions for the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs (collectively, the ``campus-based programs'').
Energy Conservation Standards for Set-Top Boxes: Availability of Initial Analysis
Document Number: 2013-05344
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has completed an initial analysis that estimates the potential economic impacts and energy savings that could result from promulgating a regulatory energy conservation standard for set-top boxes. At this time, DOE is not proposing any energy conservation standard for set-top boxes. However, it is publishing this initial analysis so stakeholders can review the analysis's output and the underlining assumptions and calculations that might ultimately support a proposed standard. DOE encourages stakeholders to provide any additional data or information that may improve the analysis. The analysis is now publically available at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliancestandards/ rulemaking.aspx/ruleid/33.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-05343
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture
HACCP Plan Reassessment for Not-Ready-To-Eat Comminuted Poultry Products and Related Agency Verification Procedures
Document Number: 2013-05342
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is extending the comment period for the December 6, 2012, Federal Register document ``HACCP Plan Reassessment for Not-Ready-to-Eat Comminuted Poultry Products and Related Agency Verification Procedures'' until April 20, 2013. FSIS will also provide an additional 45 days for establishments that produce not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) comminuted chicken or turkey products to reassess their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans for those products. FSIS will postpone by 45 days the date inspection personnel will begin verifying that those establishments have reassessed their HACCP plans. In addition, starting approximately on April 20, 2013, the Agency intends to begin obtaining samples to determine the prevalence of Salmonella in NRTE comminuted poultry product announced in the document. The Agency is taking these actions in response to a request made by a coalition of trade associations.
Food Ingredients and Sources of Radiation Listed and Approved for Use in the Production of Meat and Poultry Products
Document Number: 2013-05341
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the Federal meat and poultry products inspection regulations to remove sodium benzoate, sodium propionate, and benzoic acid from the list of substances that the regulations prohibit for use in meat or poultry products. New uses of these substances in meat or poultry products will continue to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for safety and by FSIS for suitability. FSIS will add approved uses of these substances to the list of approved substances contained in the Agency's directive system.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2013-05340
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobial Use in Livestock: Impact on Stakeholders; Public Meetings; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2013-05339
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing plans for five meetings to provide an opportunity for public dialogue and feedback on challenges faced by the animal agriculture industry and practicing veterinarians as FDA implements its initiative for the judicious use of medically important antimicrobials in medicated feed or drinking water of food-producing animals. Particular emphasis will be placed on challenges faced by animal producers in areas that may lack access to adequate veterinary services. The meetings are jointly sponsored by FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2013-05338
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2013-05337
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: National Mediation Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Director, Office of Administration, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Pipeline Safety: Incident and Accident Reports
Document Number: 2013-05336
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In December 2012, PHMSA revised forms PHMSA F 7100.2Incident ReportNatural and Other Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipeline Systems and PHMSA F 7000-1Accident ReportHazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems. These revised forms are now available for electronic submittal in the PHMSA Portal. As described in this notice, PHMSA requests supplemental reports to improve the quality of the incident and accident data.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Non-Tariff Trade Barriers to the U.S. Environmental Industry
Document Number: 2013-05335
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
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 take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Fee Rate
Document Number: 2013-05334
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.2, that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its 2013 preliminary annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.074% (.00074) for tier 2. These rates shall apply to all assessable gross revenues from each gaming operation under the jurisdiction of the Commission. If a tribe has a certificate of self-regulation under 25 CFR part 518, the 2013 preliminary fee rate on Class II revenues shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.037% (.00037).
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona
Document Number: 2013-05333
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 642.27 acres, more or less, as the Tohono O'odham Nation Indian Reservation for the Tohono O'odham Nation Tribe of Indians of Arizona on February 28, 2013.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Charter Boat and Headboat Angler Interactions With Sea Turtles
Document Number: 2013-05332
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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 take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-05331
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Fishing Restrictions and Observer Requirements in Purse Seine Fisheries for 2013-2014
Document Number: 2013-05330
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations under authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFC Implementation Act) to implement limits on fishing effort by U.S. purse seine vessels in the U.S. exclusive economic zone and on the high seas, restrictions on the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs), and requirements for U.S. purse seine vessels to carry observers. This action is necessary for the United States to implement provisions of a conservation and management measure (CMM) adopted by the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) and to satisfy the international obligations of the United States under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), to which it is a Contracting Party.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Fourth Quarter of Calendar Year 2012
Document Number: 2013-05329
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform Act) requires HUD to publish quarterly Federal Register notices of all regulatory waivers that HUD has approved. Each notice covers the quarterly period since the previous Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice is to comply with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act. This notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the period beginning on October 1, 2012, and ending on December 31, 2012.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-05328
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, - 900 and -900ER series airplanes. That NPRM proposed to require inspecting for a serial number that starts with the letters ``SAIC'' on the left- and right-side horizontal stabilizer identification plate; a detailed inspection for correct bolt protrusion and chamfer of the termination fitting bolts of the horizontal stabilizer rear spar, if necessary; inspecting to determine if certain bolts are installed, if necessary; and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. That NPRM was prompted by reports of incorrectly installed bolts common to the rear spar termination fitting on the horizontal stabilizer. This action revises that NPRM by adding airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent loss of structural integrity of the horizontal stabilizer attachment and loss of control of the airplane. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2013-05326
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Coastal Managers To Assess Needs for Ecological Forecasts
Document Number: 2013-05325
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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 take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2013-05323
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Endangered Species; Marine Mammal; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 2013-05322
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2013-05321
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2013-05320
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2013-05319
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: 2013-05318
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Crystal River Nuclear Generating Plant, Unit 3; Application for Renewal of License to Facility; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2013-05317
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Sussex County, Delaware, and Incorporated Areas
Document Number: 2013-05316
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-07
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 Sussex County, Delaware, and Incorporated Areas.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Rescission of Order of Revocation
Document Number: 2013-05315
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Reissuances
Document Number: 2013-05314
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2013-05313
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-07
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).
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Revocations
Document Number: 2013-05311
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2013-05309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On October 7, 2010, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. On September 11, 2012, a correction to that original notice was published in the Federal Register. This notice provides corrections to that initial table and the correction notice, to be used in lieu of the information published at 75 FR 62061 and at 77 FR 55785. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions). Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Good Spring Creek, Little Schuylkill River, Mahanoy Creek, Schuylkill River, and West Branch Schuylkill River.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2013-05307
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-07
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).
Temporary Scope Expansion of the Post-Investigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Document Number: 2013-05306
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is expanding the scope of the post-investigation Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program for a 1-year pilot period. The NRC and its licensees are the parties to this form of ADR. Currently, post-investigation ADR is used in the NRC's Enforcement Program for cases involving discrimination and other wrongdoing after the NRC's Office of Investigations has completed an investigation substantiating the allegation. The pilot ADR Program will expand post-investigation ADR to include all escalated non-willful (traditional) enforcement cases with proposed civil penalties (this will not include violations associated with findings assessed through the Reactor Oversight Process (ROP) \1\).
Health Resources and Services Administration
Document Number: 2013-05304
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
HRSA published a document in the Federal Register of January 7, 2013 (FR Doc. 2013-00032), regarding organizational changes that update the functional statements for the Office of Management. The administrative code for the Division of Information Technology (IT) Security and Records Management was incorrectly written as RBR at four occasions, on pages 956 and 957.