March 22, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2013-03-22-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2013-03-22
Health Insurance Providers Fee; Correction
Document Number: 2013-06701
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to a notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of public hearing (REG-118315-12) that was published in the Federal Register on Monday, March 4, 2013 (78 FR 14034). The proposed regulations provide guidance on the annual fee imposed on covered entities engaged in the business of providing health insurance for United States health risks.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 2013-06684
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Chemical Substances Inventory (TSCA Inventory)) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. In addition under TSCA, EPA is required to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish in the Federal Register periodic status reports on the new chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document, which covers the period from January 14, 2013 to February 8, 2013, and provides the required notice and status report, consists of the PMNs and TMEs, both pending or expired, and the NOC to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Banda de Lupinus albus doce (BLAD); Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2013-06683
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of banda de Lupinus albus doce (BLAD), a naturally occurring polypeptide from the catabolism of a seed storage protein ([beta]-conglutin) of sweet lupines (Lupinus albus), in or on all food commodities when applied as a fungicide and used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. On behalf of Consumo Em Verde S.A., Bert Volger of Ceres International LLC submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of BLAD under the FFDCA.
Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-06682
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 17, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the 2011-2012 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units (``innersprings'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012.\1\ The Department gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, the Department has made changes to its treatment of Tai Wa Hong and its affiliates for the final results. The final dumping margin for this administrative review is listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (“CAFTA-DR Agreement”)
Document Number: 2013-06680
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (``CITA'') has determined that certain piece dyed three-thread fleece fabric, as specified below, is not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR countries. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-06679
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Polyester Staple Fiber From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-06674
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple fiber (PSF) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2011, through April 30, 2012. The review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise, Far Eastern New Century Corporation (FENC) and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Nan Ya). We preliminarily find that FENC has not sold subject merchandise at less than normal value and that Nan Ya had no shipments during the POR.
Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision for the Searchlight Wind Energy Project, Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2013-06673
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Searchlight Wind Energy Project. The Department of the Interior Secretary signed the ROD on March 13, 2013, which constitutes the final decision of the Department.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the EDF Renewable Energy Desert Harvest Solar Field Project and California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment, Riverside County, California
Document Number: 2013-06672
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan, for the Desert Harvest Solar Project (DHSP), in Riverside County, California. The Secretary of the Interior approved the ROD on March 13, 2013, which constitutes the final decision of the Department.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-06671
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the McCoy Solar Energy Project, Riverside County, California
Document Number: 2013-06670
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) to grant a Right-of-Way (ROW) and amend the California Desert Conservation Area Plan (CDCA Plan) for the McCoy Solar Energy Project (MSEP), a photovoltaic solar electricity generation project. The Secretary of the Interior approved the ROD on March 13, 2013, which constitutes the final decision of the Department.
Proposed Reissuance of a General NPDES Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration Facilities in the Federal Waters of Cook Inlet-Permit Number AKG-28-5100
Document Number: 2013-06669
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA proposes to reissue the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for Oil and Gas Exploration Facilities in Federal Waters of Cook Inlet (AKG 31-5000). As proposed, the permit would authorize certain discharges of pollutants into Cook Inlet Federal Waters from oil and gas exploration facilities subject to limits and requirements designed to minimize pollution and protect water quality.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-06664
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice in the Federal Register on October 31, 2012 (77 FR 65938), to amend its system of records entitled ``Patient Medical RecordVA'' (24VA19) as set forth in the Federal Register at 74 FR 60040. That notice contained several errors that are corrected by this document.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2013-06663
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden(s) and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 35013520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 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(s); 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 further ways to 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.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2013-06662
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board has approved the second quarter 2013 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The second quarter 2013 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.006. The second quarter 2013 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.438. The second quarter 2013 RCAF-5 is 0.414.
Implementation of the Updated American Veterinary Medical Association Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition
Document Number: 2013-06661
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is providing guidance to Public Health Service (PHS) awardee institutions on implementation of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition (Guidelines). The NIH is seeking input from the public on any concerns they may have regarding the updated Guidelines.
Navajo Nation Disaster #AZ-00026
Document Number: 2013-06660
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Navajo Nation (FEMA-4104- DR), dated 03/05/2013. Incident: Severe Freeze. Incident Period: 12/15/2012 through 01/21/2013. Effective Date: 03/05/2013. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/06/2013. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/05/2013.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review; National Women's Business Council
Document Number: 2013-06659
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), agencies are required to submit proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements to OMB for review and approval, and to publish a notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the agency has made such a submission.
Draft Guidance for E85 Flexible Fuel Vehicle Weighting Factor for Model Years 2016-2019 Vehicles Under the Light-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program
Document Number: 2013-06657
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is requesting comment on draft EPA guidance to auto manufacturers for weighting the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of a flexible fuel vehicle operating on E85 with the GHG emissions of the vehicle operating on conventional gasoline, when calculating the compliance value to use for EPA's GHG emissions standards. EPA also invites comment on the analysis used by EPA to determine the weighting factor.
Program Integrity Issues
Document Number: 2013-06656
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Education
On October 29, 2010, the Department of Education published in the Federal Register final regulations for improving integrity in the programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) (October 29, 2010, final regulations). This document revises the preamble discussion to the October 29, 2010, final regulations in accordance with the remand in Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities v. Duncan (D.C. Cir. 2012).
Wireline Competition Bureau Adds New Discussion Topic To Connect America Cost Model Virtual Workshop
Document Number: 2013-06655
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau adds a new virtual workshop discussion topic, entitled ``Rate of Return for Connect America Cost Model,'' to seek public input on what cost of money should be utilized in the forward-looking cost model that will determine support levels that will be offered to price cap carriers in Phase II.
Annual Notice of Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made Under the Federal Family Education Loan Program
Document Number: 2013-06653
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Education
On January 25, 2013, the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid in the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register (78 FR 5433) a notice announcing the interest rates for the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, for certain loans made under the Federal Family Education Loan Program. We correct two of the charts in that notice.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed”
Document Number: 2013-06650
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minnesota from on or about June 21, 2013, until on or about January 5, 2014; at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado from on or about February 14, 2014 until on or about September 1, 2014; at the Museum of Science, Boston in Boston, Massachusetts from on or about October 17, 2014 until on or about May 3, 2015; and at the San Diego Natural History Museum in San Diego, California from on or about June 12, 2015 until on or about January 3, 2016; and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Endangered Species; File Nos. 17367 and 17364
Document Number: 2013-06647
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Southeast Regional Office, Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30602 [Thomas Sinclair: Responsible Party], has been issued a permit [File No. 17367] to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) and Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) for purposes of scientific research; and also, that the USFWS, Northeast Fishery Center, PO Box 75, Lamar, PA 16848 [Michael Millard: Responsible Party], has been issued a permit [File No. 17364] to take Atlantic sturgeon for purposes of scientific research.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2013-06645
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06644
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Proposed Information Collection (Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Election Request) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06643
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine dependents of veterans beginning date to start their DEA benefits.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Furnishing Long-Term Care Service to Beneficiaries of Veterans Affairs, and Residential Care Home Program) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06642
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine non-Federal nursing home qualification to provide care to Veteran patients.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under; Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2013-06641
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
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.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application From the American Osteopathic Association/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program for Continued CMS-Approval of Its Hospital Accreditation Program
Document Number: 2013-06640
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This proposed notice with comment period acknowledges the receipt of an application from the American Osteopathic Association/ Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (AOA/HFAP) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.
Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2013-06639
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Technological Upgrades to Registration and Recordation Functions
Document Number: 2013-06633
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Copyright Office (hereinafter Copyright Office or Office) is in the process of identifying and evaluating potential improvements and technical enhancements to the information technology platforms that support its registration and recordation functions, including its online registration system. These efforts are part of the Office's ongoing special projects, commenced October 25, 2011 (available at the Office's Web site at www.copyright.gov/docs/ priorities.pdf). The information garnered through this process has and will continue to inform the development of the Copyright Office's long- term strategic plan, scheduled to commence in October 2013. At this time, the Office seeks comments regarding existing capabilities and future possibilities. Broadly, the Office seeks comments on (1) how stakeholders use the current online offerings of the Copyright Office, especially with respect to registration and recorded documents, and how the current offerings meet, fail to meet, or exceed user expectations; and (2) how stakeholders would like to interact with the Copyright Office electronically in the future, or, put differently, what online services, or aspects of existing online services stakeholders would like to see. The Office appreciates the comments and suggestions of those who use the national registration and recordation systems to protect their intellectual property, as well as those who regularly use Copyright Office resources to identify copyright owners, investigate the copyright status of works and the public domain, and perform other research, including statistical analysis on aggregated data sets.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06632
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau of International Labor Affairs; National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements
Document Number: 2013-06630
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC), and the Labor Chapters of U.S. Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), the Secretary of Labor has determined that the renewal of the charter of the National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements (NAC) is necessary and in the public interest and will provide information that cannot be obtained from other sources. The committee shall provide its views to the Secretary of Labor through the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor, which is the point of contact for the NAALC and the Labor Chapters of U.S. FTAs. The committee shall comprise twelve members, four representing the labor community, four representing the business community, and four representing the public. Purpose: In accordance with the provisions of the FACA, Article 17 of the NAALC, Article 17.4 of the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, Article 18.4 of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement, Article 18.4 of the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement, Article 16.4 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement, Article 16.4 of the Central America-Dominican Republic- United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), Article 15.4 of the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, Article 16.4 of the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement, Article 17.5 of the United States- Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, Article 17.5 of the United States- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, Article 19.5 of the United States- Korea Free Trade Agreement, and Article 16.5 of the United States- Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, the Secretary of Labor has determined that the renewal of the charter of the NAC is necessary and in the public interest and will provide information that cannot be obtained from other sources. The Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor serves as the U.S. point of contact under the FTAs listed above. The committee shall provide its advice to the Secretary of Labor through the Bureau of International Labor Affairs concerning the implementation of the NAALC and the Labor Chapters of U.S. FTAs. The committee may be asked to provide advice on the implementation of labor provisions of other FTAs to which the United States may be a party or become a party. The committee should provide advice on issues within the scope of the NAALC and the Labor Chapters of the FTAs, including cooperative activities and the labor cooperation mechanism of each FTA as established in the Labor Chapters and the corresponding annexes. The committee may be asked to provide advice on these and other matters as they arise in the course of administering the labor provisions of other FTAs. The committee shall comprise 12 members, four representing the labor community, four representing the business community, and four representing the public. Unless already employees of the United States Government, no members of the committee shall be deemed to be employees of the United States Government for any purpose by virtue of their participation on the committee. Members of the committee will not be compensated for their services or reimbursed for travel expenses.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Debarment and Suspension
Document Number: 2013-06626
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning debarment and suspension. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 43079, on July 23, 2012. One comment was received.