April 3, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-07657
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-07656
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-07655
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Florida; Prong 3 of Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) Infrastructure Requirement for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2013-07654
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve in part, and disapprove in part, the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions, submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on April 18, 2008, and September 23, 2009. This final action addresses the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements pertaining to prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) infrastructure SIPs. 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. EPA is approving in part, and disapproving in part, the submission for Florida that relates to adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that interfere with any other state's required measures to prevent significant deterioration of its air quality. All other applicable infrastructure requirements for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS associated with Florida have been addressed in separate rulemakings.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Carolina: New Source Review-Prevention of Significant Deterioration
Document Number: 2013-07653
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve changes to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) to EPA in five separate SIP submittals dated May 1, 2012, July 18, 2011, February 16, 2011, December 23, 2009, and December 4, 2008. The SIP revisions make changes to South Carolina's New Source Review (NSR) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program to adopt federal PSD requirements regarding fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and changes to the State's provisions related to the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). EPA is approving portions of the submittals as revisions to South Carolina's SIP because the Agency has determined that they are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and EPA regulations regarding NSR permitting.
Probable Economic Effect of Certain Modifications to the North American Free Trade Agreement Rules of Origin
Document Number: 2013-07652
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Following receipt of a request dated March 11, 2013 from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), under authority delegated by the President and pursuant to section 103 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3313), the Commission instituted investigation No. TA-103-027, Probable Economic Effect of Certain Modifications to the North American Free Trade Agreement Rules of Origin.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-550 Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection: High Speed Limiting
Document Number: 2013-07651
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects an error that appeared in Docket No. FAA-2012-1215, Special Conditions No. 25-12-482-SC, which was published in the Federal Register on February 19, 2013 (78 FR 11562). The error was an extra number, ``12,'' in the number of Special Conditions. To avoid confusion, the special conditions published as Docket No. FAA- 2012-1215, Special Conditions No. 25-12-482-SC, has been renamed Docket No. FAA-2012-1215, Special Conditions No. 25-482-SC. The heading of this correction also reflects the correct Special Conditions No. 25- 482-SC.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-07650
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984. HRSA especially requests comments on: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Information Collection Request Title: Primary Care Faculty Development Initiative (OMB No. 0915-xxxx)[New]. Abstract: HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, has contracted with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), contract HHSH250201200023C, to conduct the planning, execution, and evaluation of a nationally based, longitudinal Primary Care Faculty Development Initiative (PCFDI) demonstration project. OHSU has developed web-based survey instruments which will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the planned curriculum and its implementation and to make recommendations to improve teaching and competency assessment in primary care educational activities. The two web-based surveys are Irvine's Leadership Behavior Survey and the Faculty Skill & Program Feasibility Survey. The objectives of the survey instruments are to: assess the feasibility and acceptability of an inter-disciplinary faculty development pilot program targeting primary care physicians; to measure the leadership skills of PCFDI faculty participants; and to assess the initial impact of faculty receiving training from an inter-disciplinary faculty development pilot program on their perception of skill development in the core content areas of leadership, change management, teamwork, panel or population management, competency assessment, and clinical microsystems. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below. The annual estimate of burden is as follows:
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Ohio Ambient Air Quality Standards; Correction
Document Number: 2013-07649
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects an error in the codification in an October 26, 2010, final rule under the Clean Air Act. This rule approved revisions to Ohio regulations that consolidated air quality standards in a new chapter of rules and adjusted the rule references accordingly in various related rules. Of particular note is a revision that adjusted the provision for measurements for comparison with the particulate matter air quality standards. EPA erroneously codified approval of the entirety of the rule, which may be misread as having inadvertently approved several other provisions which were not addressed in the October 26, 2010 final rule, and which EPA in separate rulemaking had proposed to disapprove. Therefore, EPA is correcting its action to clarify the codification to show that only one paragraph of this rule was approved. This action simply makes the codification consistent with the approval.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho: Sandpoint PM10
Document Number: 2013-07647
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving in part and disapproving in part the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) submitted by the State of Idaho on December 14, 2011, for the Sandpoint nonattainment area (Sandpoint NAA) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10), and approving the State's request to redesignate this area to attainment for the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The EPA is disapproving a separable part of the Sandpoint NAA LMP that does not meet LMP eligibility criteria or applicable requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The part of the Sandpoint NAA LMP that the EPA is approving complies with applicable requirements and meets the requirements of the CAA for full approval. The EPA is also approving the State's redesignation request because it meets CAA requirements for redesignation.
Castor Oil, Polymer With Adipic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid and Ricinoleic Acid; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2013-07645
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of castor oil, polymer with adipic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid and ricinoleic acid (CAS Reg. No. 1357486-09- 9) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide formulation. Advance Polymer Technology 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 castor oil, polymer with adipic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid and ricinoleic acid on food or feed commodities.
Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments To Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2013-07644
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.
Styrene-Ethylene-Propylene Block Copolymer; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2013-07642
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of styrene-ethylene-propylene block copolymer (CAS Reg. No. 108388-87-0) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide formulation. AgroFresh Inc., 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 styrene-ethylene-propylene block copolymer on food or feed commodities.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Chemical Abstract Services
Document Number: 2013-07640
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expects to authorize its contractor, Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) of Columbus, Ohio, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under sections 5 and 8 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Federal Open Market Committee; Rules of Procedure
Document Number: 2013-07605
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Open Market Committee is amending its Rules of Procedure to require that at least one of the seven members constituting a quorum of the Committee represent a Federal Reserve Bank.
Notice of Availability for Public Comment on the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee; Committee Proposed Draft “IOOS Vision”
Document Number: 2013-07592
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program in NOAA publishes this notice on behalf of the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee (the Committee) to announce a 30-day public comment period for the draft ``IOOS Vision'' statement. The Committee and U.S. IOOS stakeholders will use the ``IOOS Vision'' to provide clear, consistent messaging on U.S. IOOS to public sectors on the mission and value of U.S. IOOS.
New Animal Drugs; Enrofloxacin; Tilmicosin; Tylosin
Document Number: 2013-07571
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
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 and abbreviated new animal drug applications during February 2013. FDA is also informing the public of the availability of summaries the basis of approval and of environmental review documents, where applicable.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the Pennsylvania Counties in the Philadelphia-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE 1997 Fine Particulate Matter Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2013-07539
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania). The revision consists of an update to the SIP-approved Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) for the Pennsylvania counties in the Philadelphia-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the Philadelphia Area) to reflect the use of the most recent version of the Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator model (MOVES). The Pennsylvania counties impacted by this revision are: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Bucks Counties. EPA is approving this revision to the MVEBs and thereby making them available for transportation conformity purposes in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-07510
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-8C and CF34-8E turbofan engines with certain part numbers (P/N) of operability bleed valves (OBV) installed. This AD was prompted by three failure events of ring lock fuel fittings on the OBV. Two of those events led to an engine fire. This AD requires the affected OBVs be removed from service and replaced with OBVs eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of OBV ring lock fuel fittings, engine fuel leakage, uncontrolled fire, and damage to the airplane.
Modification of VOR Federal Airways V-68, V-76, V-194, and V-548 in the Vicinity of Houston, TX
Document Number: 2013-07472
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-68, V-76, V-194, and V-548 in the vicinity of Houston, TX. The FAA is taking this action to correct the airway descriptions contained in Part 71 to ensure they match the information contained in the FAA's aeronautical database and depicted on the associated aeronautical charts.
Changes to Representation of Others Before The United States Patent and Trademark Office
Document Number: 2013-07382
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) is adopting the new USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct (USPTO Rules), which are based on the American Bar Association's (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct (ABA Model Rules), which were published in 1983, substantially revised in 2003 and updated through 2012. The Office has also revised the existing procedural rules governing disciplinary investigations and proceedings. These changes will enable the Office to better protect the public while also providing practitioners with substantially uniform disciplinary rules across multiple jurisdictions.
Public Availability of FY 2012 Service Contract Inventories
Document Number: 2013-07053
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of Procurement and Property Management
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), Department of Agriculture is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2012 Service Contract inventory. This inventory provides information on FY 2012 service contract actions over $25,000. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010 by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP's guidance is available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/ sites/default/files/omb/procurement/memo/service-contract-inv entories- guidance-11052010.pdf. Department of Agriculture has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the Office of Procurement and Property Management homepage at the following link: https:// www.dm.usda.gov/procurement/.