May 6, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Product Change-Parcel Return Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2013-10587
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-10586
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-10585
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Priority Mail Contract 58 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
New Competitive Product
Document Number: 2013-10583
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Parcel Return Service Contract 4 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
National Endowment for the Arts; Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-10582
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the NEA is soliciting comments concerning a baseline, comprehensive nationwide census of Local Arts Agencies (LAAs). A copy of the current information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this notice.
Special Conditions: Embraer, S.A., Model EMB-550 Airplane; Side-Facing Seats; Installation of Airbag Systems in Shoulder Belts
Document Number: 2013-10581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-550 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with multiple place and single place side- facing seats and installation of airbag systems in the shoulder belts. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries: Public Roundtable
Document Number: 2013-10580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') will hold a public roundtable on June 19, 2013 to examine possible modifications to the FTC's Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (``Jewelry Guides'' or ``Guides''). This Notice describes the issues the roundtable will examine and invites comments regarding the questions to be addressed.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-10579
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Commission of Fine Arts, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2013-10578
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, 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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning, Final Election of Reduced Research Credit.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-10577
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-10575
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-10574
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2013-10573
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-10572
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-10571
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-10570
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-10569
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announces a meeting of the Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee (MSAAC).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Threatened Status for Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2013-10568
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the reopening of the public comment period on our October 2, 2012, proposed listing decision and proposed designation of critical habitat for Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA), a draft environmental assessment (EA), an amendment to the 2009 Conservation Agreement and Strategy for the Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle, and an amended required determinations section of the proposal. We also announce the availability of 2012 Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle survey results that were not available when the proposed rule was being written. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed rule, the associated DEA, the Draft EA, the Conservation Agreement amendment, and the amended required determinations section. We also announce a public hearing to be held in Kanab, Utah.
Connect America Fund; High-Cost Universal Service Support
Document Number: 2013-10565
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) primarily addresses the model platform, which is the basic framework for the model consisting of key assumptions about the design of the network and network engineering. The Commission also addresses certain framework issues relating to inputs.
Notice of an Application of W2007 Grace Acquisition I, Inc. Under Section 12(h) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Document Number: 2013-10564
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Connect America Fund; Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime
Document Number: 2013-10562
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau clarifies and corrects certain provisions of the Commission's rules in response to recent petitions and other requests for clarification or correction of the new rules adopted as part of Universal Service Fund intercarrier compensation transformation reforms and also grants a limited waiver of the Commission's rules to address administrative concerns and rule inconsistencies.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to Control of Air Pollution from Nitrogen Compounds from Stationary Sources
Document Number: 2013-10561
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP), 30 TAC, Chapter 117 Control of Air Pollution from Nitrogen Compounds. These revisions concern two separate actions. First, we are approving revisions to Texas SIP, Chapter 117 emissions specifications for lean burn engines fired on landfill or other biogas at minor sources of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx). Second, we are approving revisions to Texas SIP, Chapter 117 to include low temperature drying and curing ovens used in wet-laid non-woven fiber mat manufacturing operations when nitrogen containing resins or other additives are used. These two actions affect NOx sources operating in the Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The EPA is approving these two actions pursuant to section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA, Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to Control of Air Pollution From Nitrogen Compounds From Stationary Sources
Document Number: 2013-10559
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP), 30 TAC, Chapter 117 Control of Air Pollution from Nitrogen Compounds. These revisions concern two separate actions. First, we are proposing to approve revisions to Texas SIP, Chapter 117 emissions specifications for lean burn engines fired on landfill or other biogas at minor sources of Nitrogen Oxides (NOX). Second, we are proposing to approve revisions to Texas SIP, Chapter 117 to include low temperature drying and curing ovens used in wet-laid non-woven fiber mat manufacturing operations when nitrogen containing resins or other additives are used. These two actions affect NOX sources operating in the Dallas Fort-Worth 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The EPA is approving these two actions pursuant to section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act.
Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2014
Document Number: 2013-10558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This proposed rule would update the payment rates used under the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year (FY) 2014, would revise and rebase the SNF market basket, and would make certain technical and conforming revisions in the regulations text. This proposed rule also includes a proposed policy for reporting the SNF market basket forecast error correction in certain limited circumstances and a proposed new item for the Minimum Data Set (MDS), Version 3.0.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Approval of Texas Low Emission Diesel Fuel Rule Revisions
Document Number: 2013-10546
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting direct final approval of a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the Texas Low Emission Diesel fuel rules. The revisions clarify existing definitions and provisions, revise the approval procedures for alternative diesel fuel formulations, add new registration requirements, and update the rule to reflect the current program status because the rule is now fully implemented. This SIP revision meets statutory requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Approval of Texas Low Emission Diesel Fuel Rule Revisions
Document Number: 2013-10542
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing approval of a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the Texas Low Emission Diesel (TxLED) Fuel rules. The revisions clarify existing definitions and provisions, revise the approval procedures for alternative diesel fuel formulations, add new registration requirements, and update the rule to reflect the current program status because the rule is now fully implemented. This SIP revision meets statutory requirements.
Endangered Species; File No. 17183
Document Number: 2013-10540
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Raymond Carthy, Ph.D., University of Florida, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 117 Newins-Ziegler Hall, P.O. Box 110450, Gainesville, FL 32611, has been issued a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Easton, PA
Document Number: 2013-10539
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Easton, PA, as the Allentown VORTAC has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Braden Airpark. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also recognizes the airport's name change and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act: Impact on U.S. Industries and Consumers and on Beneficiary Countries, 21st Report
Document Number: 2013-10536
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 215 of the CBERA (19 U.S.C. 2704) requires the Commission to report biennially to the Congress and the President by September 30 of each reporting year on the economic impact of the Act on U.S. industries and U.S. consumers and on the economy of the beneficiary countries. In 1986, the Commission instituted investigation No. 332-227, Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act: Impact on U.S. Industries and Consumers and on Beneficiary Countries, for the purpose of preparing this series of reports. This 21st report in the series will cover trade during calendar years 2011 and 2012. The Commission has scheduled a public hearing for June 13, 2013, in connection with this report.
Renewable Energy and Related Services: Recent Developments
Document Number: 2013-10535
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Following the receipt of a letter on April 15, 2013, from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the Commission has extended to August 30, 2013, the date for transmitting its report to USTR in investigation No. 332-534, Renewable Energy and Related Services: Recent Developments.
Updating of Employer Identification Numbers
Document Number: 2013-10515
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that require any person assigned an employer identification number (EIN) to provide updated information to the IRS in the manner and frequency prescribed by forms, instructions, or other appropriate guidance. These regulations affect persons with EINs and will enhance the IRS's ability to maintain accurate information as to persons assigned EINs.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a Threatened Species With a Special Rule
Document Number: 2013-10497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to create a special rule under authority of section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), that provides measures that are necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus). In addition, we announce the reopening of the public comment period on the December 11, 2012, proposed rule to list the lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened species under the Act. We also announce the availability of a draft rangewide conservation plan for the lesser prairie-chicken, which has been prepared by the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Interstate Working Group, and request comments on the plan as it relates to our determination of status under section 4(a)(1) of the Act.
Klamath National Forest, California, Jess Project
Document Number: 2013-10489
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Klamath National Forest will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to document and publicly disclose the environmental effects of fuels treatments on ridge tops and along roadways, thinning in natural stands and plantations, and meadow treatments to improve ecosystem function and resiliency while contributing to rural economic health. The project area is south of Sawyers Bar, California. Treatments are proposed on approximately 1,950 acres.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-10455
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA, and the University Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 4.3, at Seattle, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the ``Beat the Bridge'' foot race. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Powered Gliders
Document Number: 2013-10270
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Models HK 36 R, HK 36 TS, and HK 36 TTS powered gliders. AD 2013-04-08 required replacement of each elevator bell crank assembly and elevator bell crank mount. This AD retains the actions of AD 2013-04-08 but decreases gliders in the Applicability by removing the Model H-36 from the Applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of installation of an unsuitable self- locking nut on the bell crank of the elevator push rod that can cause failure of the elevator, resulting in loss of control. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Public Comment and Public Meeting on Draft Revisions to the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements
Document Number: 2013-10269
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), the Planning Commission for the Federal Government within the National Capital Region, intends to release for public comment draft revisions to the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements. The Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements addresses matters relating to Federal Properties and Federal Interests in the National Capital Region, and provides a decision-making framework for actions the NCPC takes on specific plans and proposals submitted by Federal government agencies for the NCPC review required by law. The Foreign Missions and International Organizations Element articulates policies that guide federal actions on the location of diplomatic and international activities in Washington, DC to ensure chanceries, ambassadors' residences, and international organizations are located in a manner that is appropriate to the status and dignity of these activities, while enhancing Washington as one of the world's great capitals. The draft revised Foreign Missions and International Organizations Element will be available online at https://www.ncpc.gov/ compplan by Monday, May 6, 2013. Printed copies are available upon request from the contact person noted below.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Consumer Products and AIM Rules
Document Number: 2013-09301
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). This approval resolves the issues raised in the June 7, 2012, conditional approval of Illinois' rules. EPA is also approving volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits and associated provisions for additional consumer products categories into the state's SIP. Finally, EPA is approving language to clarify VOC limit applicability for architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings into the Illinois SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Consumer Products and AIM Rules
Document Number: 2013-09296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). This approval resolves the issues raised in the June 7, 2012 (77 FR 33659) conditional approval of Illinois' rules. EPA is also proposing to approve volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits and associated provisions for additional consumer products categories into the State's SIP. Finally, EPA is proposing to approve language to clarify VOC limit applicability for architectural and industrial maintenance coatings into the Illinois SIP.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08992
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of damaged fire seals on the forward edge of the thrust reverser. This AD requires inspecting to detect damage to the upper fire seals on the forward edge of the thrust reverser, where the fire seal contacts the 12-o'clock engine strut, and for correct stiffness and vent holes, and doing corrective actions if necessary; and installing a bracket for the fire seal. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage to the fire seals, which could allow airflow into the engine fire zone and could degrade the ability to extinguish an engine fire.