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Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Salable Quantities and Allotment Percentages for the 2013-2014 Marketing Year
Document Number: 2013-08681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would establish the quantity of spearmint oil produced in the Far West, by class, that handlers may purchase from, or handle on behalf of, producers during the 2013-2014 marketing year, which begins on June 1, 2013. This proposal invites comments on the establishment of salable quantities and allotment percentages for Class 1 (Scotch) spearmint oil of 1,344,858 pounds and 65 percent, respectively, and for Class 3 (Native) spearmint oil of 1,432,189 pounds and 61 percent, respectively. The Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee (Committee), the agency responsible for local administration of the marketing order for spearmint oil produced in the Far West, recommended these limitations for the purpose of avoiding extreme fluctuations in supplies and prices to help maintain stability in the spearmint oil market.
Connect America Fund; A National Broadband Plan for Our Future; Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers; High-Cost Universal Service Support; Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime; Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service; Lifeline and Link-Up; Universal Service Reform-Mobility Fund
Document Number: 2013-08679
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) addresses a petition for clarification and reconsideration, or in the alternative waiver, filed by the United States Telecom Association and CTIAThe Wireless Association. The Bureau also clarifies and waives certain aspects of the reporting requirements adopted in the USF/ICC Transformation Order for eligible telecommunications carriers relating to five-year build-out plans and broadband network testing.
Notice of 2013 Meeting Schedule for Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-08678
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the dates of meetings of the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee occurring in 2013.
Information Collection Being Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval
Document Number: 2013-08675
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
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.
Updates to Protective Action Guides Manual: Protective Action Guides (PAGs) and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents
Document Number: 2013-08666
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As part of its mission to protect human health and the environment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes protective action guides to help federal, state, local and tribal emergency response officials make radiation protection decisions during emergencies. EPA, in coordination with a multi-agency working group within the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee (FRPCC), is proposing updates to the 1992 Manual of Protective Action Guides and Protective Actions for Nuclear Incidents, referred to as ``The 1992 PAG Manual'' (EPA 400-R-92-001, May 1992). The updated guidance in this revised 2013 PAG ManualProtective Action Guides and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents (``2013 PAG Manual'' hereafter) applies the PAGs to incidents other than just nuclear power plant accidents, updates the radiation dosimetry and dose calculations based on current science and incorporates late phase guidance. While there is no drinking water PAG provided in the proposal, the Agency continues to seek input on this. The newly proposed 2013 PAG Manual is available for interim use and review at www.regulations.gov.
Advisory Council on the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-08621
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is initiating efforts to revise the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government ``Green Book'' under our authority in 31 U.S.C. 3512 (c), (d) (commonly known as the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act). As part of the revision process, GAO has established and is holding its inaugural meeting with the Green Book Advisory Council (GBAC). The Comptroller General has established the GBAC to provide input and recommendations to the Comptroller General on revisions to the ``Green Book.'' The purpose of the meeting is to discuss proposed revisions to the ``Green Book.''
Modification of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-266; AK
Document Number: 2013-08599
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies low-altitude RNAV route T-266 in the state of Alaska by removing two non-directional beacons (NDB) as the navigation signal source for segments of the route and replacing them with RNAV waypoints. This action enhances the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).
Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; OR
Document Number: 2013-08591
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes two new low-altitude RNAV routes, designated T-302 and T-304, in the state of Oregon. The routes replace segments of an existing VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway that will be removed due to the planned decommissioning of the Portland, OR, VOR/DME in 2013. This action advances the implementation of RNAV in the National Airspace System (NAS) and provides continued en route navigation guidance in the affected airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08570
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. That AD currently requires installing spacer assemblies at the attachment points of the YZ-latches of the cargo loading system (CLS) in the forward and aft cargo compartments, as applicable. This new AD also requires modifying the attachment points of fixed YZ-latches of the CLS lower deck cargo holds on those airplanes on which one or both lower deck cargo holds have not been modified, which terminates the existing requirements. This AD was prompted by results from tests that have shown that the attachment points of the YZ-latches of the cargo loading system (CLS) fail under maximum loads and reports that installation has been applied only on one of the lower deck cargo holds, instead of on both forward and aft cargo holds, and that some airplanes could have installed the affected YZ-latches through the instructions of the cargo conversion manual. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the attachment points of the YZ-latches, which could result in unrestrained cargo causing damage to the fire protection system, hydraulic system, electrical wiring, or other equipment located in the forward and aft cargo compartments. This damage could adversely affect the continued safe flight of the airplane.
Notice of Quarterly Report (October 1, 2012-December 31, 2012)
Document Number: 2013-08559
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is reporting for the quarter October 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012, on assistance provided under section 605 of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 (22 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), as amended (the Act), and on transfers or allocations of funds to other federal agencies under section 619(b) of the Act. The following report will be made available to the public by publication in the Federal Register and on the Internet Web site of the MCC (www.mcc.gov) in accordance with section 612(b) of the Act.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2013-08489
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2013-08460
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax 912 F2; 912 F3; 912 F4; 912 S2; 912 S3; 912 S4; 914 F2; 914 F3; and 914 F4 reciprocating engines. This AD requires a one-time visual inspection for excessive oil deposits or carbon deposits on the No. 2 and No. 3 spark plug center and grounding electrodes, and if found, replacement of the cylinder head before further flight. This AD was prompted by a report of certain No. 2 and No. 3 cylinder heads not manufactured to proper specification. We are issuing this AD to prevent excessive oil consumption, which could result in an in-flight engine shutdown, forced landing, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-08448
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines AG (IAE), V2525-D5 and V2528-D5 turbofan engines, with a certain No. 4 bearing internal scavenge tube and a certain No. 4 bearing external scavenge tube installed. This AD was prompted by a report of an engine under-cowl fire and commanded in- flight shutdown. This AD would require replacement of certain part number (P/N) No. 4 bearing internal scavenge tubes, and alignment checks of certain P/N No. 4 bearing external scavenge tubes. We are issuing this AD to prevent engine fire and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-08445
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) 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 inspection of the intermediate pressure compressor rear stub shaft (IPC RSS) piston ring. This AD was prompted by the failure of an oil pump drive shear neck due to a piston ring seal that was not seated properly in the IPC RSS groove. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the oil pump drive shear neck, which could result in loss of oil pressure in one or more engines and reduced control of the airplane.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-08410
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Evaluating the Knowledge and Educational Needs of Students of Health Professions on Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 28th, 2013 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No substantive comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-08409
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``The Feasibility of Alternative Models for Collecting New Data on Physicians and Their Practices.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08346
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. That AD currently requires inspecting for scribe lines in the skin along lap joints, butt joints, certain external doublers, and the large cargo door hinges, and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD adds an inspection for scribe lines where external decals have been applied or removed across lap joints, large cargo door hinges, and external doublers, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a determination that scribe lines could occur where external decals are installed or removed across lap joints, large cargo door hinges, or external doublers. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct scribe lines, which can develop into fatigue cracks in the skin. Undetected fatigue cracks can grow and cause sudden decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08193
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of an incorrect procedure used to apply the wear and corrosion protective surface coating to attach pins of the horizontal stabilizer rear spar. This AD requires inspecting to determine the part number of the attach pins of the horizontal stabilizer rear spar, and replacing certain attach pins with new, improved attach pins. We are issuing this AD to prevent premature failure of the attach pins, which could cause reduced structural integrity of the horizontal stabilizer to fuselage attachment, resulting in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08192
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-700, -700C, -800, and -900ER series airplanes, Model 747-400F series airplanes, and Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that certain crew oxygen mask stowage box units were possibly delivered with a burr in the inlet fitting. The burr might break loose during test or operation, and might pose an ignition source or cause an inlet valve to jam. This final rule adds a step to identify and label certain crew oxygen mask stowage box units that have already been inspected and reworked by the supplier, and allows operators to install new or serviceable crew oxygen mask stowage box units, and requires a general visual inspection for affected serial numbers of the crew oxygen mask stowage box units, and replacement or re-identification as necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent an ignition source, which could result in an oxygen-fed fire; or an inlet valve jam in a crew oxygen mask stowage box unit, which could result in restricted flow of oxygen.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08191
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that inspections of the wing center section revealed defective, misapplied, or missing secondary fuel vapor barriers on the center fuel tank. This AD requires inspecting for discrepancies and insufficient coverage of the secondary fuel barrier, determining the thickness of the secondary fuel barrier, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct defective surfaces and insufficient thickness of the secondary fuel barrier, which could allow fuel leaks or fumes into the pressurized cabin, and allow fuel or fuel vapors to come in contact with an ignition source, which could result in a fire or an explosion.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2013-08045
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On September 13, 2010, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. On December 10, 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 55515 and 77 FR 73394. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Mercer County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions). Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Baker Run, Little Shenango River, Munnell Run, Neshannock Creek, Otter Creek, Sawmill Run, Shenango River, and Wolf Creek.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2013-08043
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On August 17, 2011, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in addition to the information published at 76 FR 50960. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Pitt County, North Carolina, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Pea Branch and Reedy Branch.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-07500
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Models DA 42, DA 42 M-NG, and DA 42NG airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as overextension of the main landing gear (MLG) shock absorber that could lead to the MLG jamming in the gear bay and result in damage to the aircraft or occupant injury. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Mineral Wool Production and Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Gas-Fired Melting Furnaces Located at Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing Area Sources
Document Number: 2013-07257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action proposes chromium and particulate matter (for metals) standards for wool fiberglass gas-fired glass-melting furnaces at area sources and adds these sources to the category list in the Urban Air Toxics Strategy. It also proposes amendments to the existing major source rules for Mineral Wool and Wool Fiberglass, supplementing the rule proposed on November 25, 2011. The proposed area source standards for the gas-fired glass-melting furnaces used to make wool fiberglass would increase the level of environmental protection.