May 8, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request: Evaluation of the Program for Enhanced Review Transparency and Communication for New Molecular Entity New Drug Applications and Original Biologics License Applications in Prescription Drug User Fee Act
Document Number: 2013-10898
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Travel Management on Public Lands in Gunnison, Montrose, Hinsdale, and Saguache Counties, CO.
Document Number: 2013-10896
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado is proposing supplementary rules for public lands included in the Gunnison Basin Federal Lands Travel Management Plan (TMP), approved on June 28, 2010. These proposed supplementary rules would apply to public lands administered by the BLM, Gunnison Field Office in Gunnison, Montrose, Hinsdale, and Saguache counties, Colorado. The proposed rules would implement decisions found in the TMP relating to the use of motorized and non-motorized vehicles.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of Lorcaserin Into Schedule IV
Document Number: 2013-10895
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
With the issuance of this final rule, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) places the substance lorcaserin, including its salts, isomers and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible, into Schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This action is pursuant to the CSA which requires that such actions be made on the record after opportunity for a hearing through formal rulemaking.
Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-10891
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Millington Exchange Traded MAVINS Fund, LLC and Millington Securities, Inc.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2013-10890
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Guidance for Industry: Implementation of an Acceptable Abbreviated Donor History Questionnaire and Accompanying Materials for Use in Screening Frequent Donors of Blood and Blood Components; Availability
Document Number: 2013-10889
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a document entitled ``Guidance for Industry: Implementation of an Acceptable Abbreviated Donor History Questionnaire and Accompanying Materials for Use in Screening Frequent Donors of Blood and Blood Components'' dated May 2013. The guidance document recognizes the abbreviated donor history questionnaire and accompanying materials (aDHQ documents), version 1.3 dated December 2012, prepared by the AABB Donor History Task Force, as an acceptable mechanism for collecting blood donor history information from frequent donors of blood and blood components that is consistent with FDA's requirements and recommendations for collecting donor history information. The aDHQ documents will provide blood establishments that collect blood and blood components with a specific process for administering questions to frequent donors of blood and blood components to determine their eligibility to donate. The guidance announced in this notice finalizes the draft guidance of the same title dated October 2011.
510(k) Device Modifications: Deciding When To Submit a 510(k) for a Change to an Existing Device; Public Meeting; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2013-10888
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the public meeting entitled ``510(k) Device Modifications: Deciding When to Submit a 510(k) for a Change to an Existing Device.'' The focus of this meeting is FDA's interpretation of its regulations concerning when a modification made to a 510(k)-cleared device requires a new 510(k) submission.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Public Health Service Guideline on Infectious Disease Issues on Xenotransplantation
Document Number: 2013-10887
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ``Public Health Service Guideline on Infectious Disease Issues on Xenotransplantation'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Distribution of Offsite Consequence Analysis Information Under the Clean Air Act (CAA) (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-10886
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Distribution of Offsite Consequence Analysis Information under Section 112(r)(7)(H) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 1981.05, OMB Control No. 2050-0172) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 2992) on January 15, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS/NESHAP for Wool Fiberglass Insulation Manufacturing Plants (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-10885
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Flexible Vinyl and Urethane Coating and Printing (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-10884
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 2013-10883
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. Seq.). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-10881
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an approval for the following collection of information: 1625-NEW, U.S. Coast Guard Non-Appropriated Fund Employment Application. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Waterway Suitability Assessment for Expansion of Liquefied Gas Terminals; Beaumont, TX
Document Number: 2013-10880
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with Coast Guard regulations, Martin Operating Partnership LP has submitted a Letter of Intent and a Waterway Suitability Assessment to the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Port Arthur regarding the company's proposed expansion of its Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) facility in Beaumont, Texas, and increased LHG marine traffic in the associated waterway. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this action to solicit public comments on the proposed increase in LHG marine traffic in Beaumont, Texas.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Request
Document Number: 2013-10877
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-10872
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-10870
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness: Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-10869
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics of discussion for a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Well-being Supplement to the American Time Use Survey
Document Number: 2013-10868
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Well-being Supplement to the American Time Use Survey,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-10863
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Oglethorpe Power Corporation: Proposed Biomass Power Plant
Document Number: 2013-10861
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to providing financial assistance to the Oglethorpe Power Corporation (Oglethorpe) for the construction of a 100 megawatt (MW) biomass plant and related facilities (Proposal) in Warren County, Georgia. The Administrator of RUS has signed the ROD, which was effective upon signing. The EIS was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (U.S.C. 4231 et seq.) and in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508) and RUS' Environmental Policies and Procedures (7 CFR part 1794). As the lead federal agency, and as part of its broad environmental review process, RUS must take into account the effect of the Proposal on historic properties in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470f) and its implementing regulation ``Protection of Historic Properties'' (36 CFR Part 800). Pursuant to 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3), RUS used its procedures for public involvement under NEPA, in part, to meet its responsibilities to solicit and consider the views of the public and other interested parties during the Section 106 review process. Accordingly, comments submitted in the EIS process also informed RUS's decision making in the Section 106 review process. The purpose of the Proposal is to provide a reliable, long-term supply of renewable and sustainable energy at a reasonable cost to meet part of the electric energy needs of Oglethorpe's members. The Final EIS evaluated the potential environmental impacts of and alternatives to the Project proposed by Oglethorpe for RUS financing to construct the 100 megawatt (MW) biomass plant and related facilities (Proposal) in Warren County, Georgia
Administration for Native Americans Tribal Consultation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-10860
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will host a tribal consultation to consult on ACF programs and tribal priorities.
Prospective Grant of Start-Up Exclusive Evaluation Option License Agreement: Gene Therapy and Cell-Based Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Document Number: 2013-10859
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
This is notice, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), that the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of a Start-Up Exclusive Evaluation Option License Agreement to Pace Biologics, LLC, a company having a place of business in Elkridge, Maryland, to practice the inventions embodied in U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/ 180,491, filed May 22, 2009 (HHS Ref. No. E-134-2009/0-US-01), PCT Patent Application No. PCT/US2010/035823, filed May 21, 2010 (HHS Ref. No. E-134-2009/0-PCT-02), and U.S. Patent Application No. 13/322,066, filed November 22, 2011 (HHS Ref. No. E-134-2009/0-US-03), all entitled ``Engineered Biological Pacemakers.'' The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the Government of the United States of America. The territory of the prospective Start-Up Exclusive Evaluation Option License Agreement may be worldwide, and the field of use may be limited to ``Gene therapy and cell-based therapy for cardiac arrhythmias in humans.'' Upon the expiration or termination of the Start-up Exclusive Evaluation Option License Agreement, Pace Biologics will have the exclusive right to execute a Start-Up Exclusive Patent License Agreement which will supersede and replace the Start-up Exclusive Evaluation Option License Agreement, with no greater field of use and territory than granted in the Start-up Exclusive Evaluation Option License Agreement.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive License: Use of Oligodeoxynucleotide as Neuroprotectants in Cerebral and Other Ischemic Injury
Document Number: 2013-10858
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
This is notice, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), that the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license to practice the inventions embodied in U.S. provisional patent application No. 60/176/115 (E-078-2000/0-US-01) filed 1/14/2000; PCT application No. PCT/US01/01122 (E-078-2000/0-PCT- 02) filed 1/12/2001; U.S. patent No. 7,521,063 (E-078-2000/1-US-01) filed 07/12/2002 and issued 04/21/2009; U.S. patent No. 7,919,477 (E- 078-2000/1-US-02) filed 05/10/2007and issued 04/05/2011; U.S. patent No. 8,232,259 (E-078-2000/1-US-03) filed 02/11/2011 and issued 07/31/ 2012; E.U. patent No. 1322655 (E-078-2000/0-EP-03) filed 1/12/2001 and issued 11/14/2007 and validated in AT, GB, and IE (E-078-2000/0-AT-05, E-078-2000/0-GB-07, & E-078-2000/0-IE-08) and issued 12/13/2007 as patent No. 6031430 and validated in Germany (E-078-2000/0-DE-06); and E.U. patent application No. 07021557.9 (E-078-2000/0-EP-04) filed 11/ 05/2007; each entitled ``Oligodeoxynucleotide and Its Use to Induce an Immune Response''; by Klinman et al. (FDA) to Oregon Health Sciences University having a place of business at 3181 SW. Sam Jackson Park Rd. Portland, Oregon 97239. The patent rights in this invention have been assigned to the United States of America.
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
Document Number: 2013-10857
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-10856
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-10855
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-10854
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2013-10853
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate
Document Number: 2013-10852
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This notice is provided in accordance with IRC section 6039G of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996, as amended. This listing contains the name of each individual losing United States citizenship (within the meaning of section 877(a) or 877A) with respect to whom the Secretary received information during the quarter ending March 31, 2013. For purposes of this listing, long- term residents, as defined in section 877(e)(2), are treated as if they were citizens of the United States who lost citizenship.
Telecommunications Carriers Eligible for Support; Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Several Petitions for Forbearance
Document Number: 2013-10851
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this order, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) grants limited forbearance from the requirement of the Commission's rules that the service area of an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) conform to the service area of any rural telephone company serving the same area. In particular, this grant of forbearance applies to any ETC that has been designated by a state or the Commission, as well as pending and future requests by telecommunications carriers that seek limited designation, as an ETC to participate only in the Lifeline program (Lifeline-only ETC). The Commission concludes that forbearance furthers the Act's and Commission's goals of ensuring the availability of voice service to low-income consumers.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Ehrenberg, Arizona
Document Number: 2013-10850
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document requests comments on a Petition for Rule Making filed by S and H Broadcasting, LLC, proposing the substitution of Channel 228C2 for vacant Channel 286C2 at Ehrenberg, Arizona. The proposed channel substitution at Ehrenberg accommodates the contingent hybrid application that requests the city of license modification for Station KRSX-FM, from Channel 287A, Twentynine Palms, California, to Channel 286A, North Shore, California. A staff engineering analysis indicates that Channel 228C2 can be allotted to Ehrenberg, Arizona consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission's Rules with a site restriction located 11.1 kilometers (6.9 miles) east of Ehrenberg. In this regard, the Audio Division, on its own motion, modifies the reference coordinates for proposed Channel 228C2 at Ehrenberg, Arizona to the least restricted site. The reference coordinates are 33-36-54 NL and 114-24-14 WL. Channel 228C2 at Ehrenberg is located within 320 kilometers (199 miles) of the U.S.- Mexican border, so concurrence by the Government of Mexico is required. Mexican concurrence has been requested for this vacant allotment, but has not yet been received.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation; DOT/ALL-25; Department of Transportation Biographies System of Records
Document Number: 2013-10842
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Transportation's Office of the Secretary of Transportation (DOT/OST) intends to establish a DOT-wide System of Records of Transportation system of records titled, ``DOT/ALL-25, Department of Transportation Biographies System of Records.'' The Department also intends to consolidate the following legacy record systems DOT/FAA 837 Photographs and Biographical Information (April 11, 2000) and DOT/MARAD 011 Biographical Files (April 11, 2000) as part of the same. This system of records will allow the Department of Transportation, to include its Operating Administrations and Secretarial Offices, to collect and maintain biographical information of Department of Transportation employees and other individuals for the purpose of publicizing skills, experiences, and expertise relevant to Department of Transportation activities and services. These records are separate and distinct from and are not compiled from records maintained by the Department for any other function including but not limited to human resources. This system, titled Biographies, will be included in the Department of Transportation's inventory of record systems.
Technological Advisory Council Recommendation for Improving Receiver Performance
Document Number: 2013-10840
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FCC's Technological Advisory Council (TAC) has been tasked to study the role of receivers in ensuring the efficient use of spectrum and to provide recommendations on avoiding obstacles posed by receiver performance to making spectrum available for new services. Acting on this request, the TAC working group on Receivers and Spectrum provided actionable recommendations to the Chairman at the TAC's December 2012 meeting and has recently formalized these recommendations in a white paper for the Commission. The FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) invites comment on the TAC white paper and its recommendations to help determine what next steps may be appropriate.
Notice of Final Action on Petition From Earthjustice To List Coal Mines as a Source Category and To Regulate Air Emissions From Coal Mines
Document Number: 2013-10827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action provides notice that on April 30, 2013, the Acting EPA Administrator, Bob Perciasepe, signed a letter denying a petition to add coal mines to the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111 list of stationary source categories. The agency denied the petition because the EPA must prioritize its actions in light of limited resources and ongoing budget uncertainties, and at this time, cannot commit to conducting the process to determine whether coal mines should be added to the list of categories under CAA 111(b)(1)(A). The letter explains in detail the EPA's reasons for the denial.
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Funding and Fiscal Affairs; Farmer Mac Liquidity Management
Document Number: 2013-10821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) Board reopens the comment period for 30 days on the proposed rule that would amend its liquidity management regulations for the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac). Reopening the comment period will afford interested parties a new opportunity to comment on the proposed liquidity regulations.
Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Liquidity and Funding; Correction
Document Number: 2013-10820
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on April 18, 2013 to strengthen liquidity risk management at Farm Credit System (System) banks, improve the quality of assets in their liquidity reserves, and bolster the ability of System banks to fund their obligations and continue operations during times of economic, financial, or market adversity. This document corrects that rule by replacing a term that was inadvertently used.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Regulatory Amendment 18
Document Number: 2013-10804
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Regulatory Amendment 18 (Regulatory Amendment 18) to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this rule would update the annual catch limits (ACLs) for vermilion snapper and red porgy, modify the vermilion snapper commercial trip limit, and remove the recreational 5-month seasonal closure for vermilion snapper. The purpose of this rule is to help achieve optimum yield (OY) for snapper-grouper resources in accordance with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2014
Document Number: 2013-10755
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This proposed rule would update the prospective payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for federal fiscal year (FY) 2014 (for discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2013 and on or before September 30, 2014) as required by the statute. We are also proposing to revise the list of diagnosis codes that are used to determine presumptive compliance under the ``60 percent rule,'' update the IRF facility-level adjustment factors, revise sections of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument, revise requirements for acute care hospitals that have IRF units, clarify the IRF regulation text regarding limitation of review, update references to previously changed sections in the regulations text, and revise and update quality measures and reporting requirements under the IRF quality reporting program.
Pension Benefit Statements
Document Number: 2013-10636
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) is developing proposed regulations regarding the pension benefit statement requirements under section 105 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA). This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) describes certain rules the Department is considering as part of the proposed regulations. The rules being considered are limited to the pension benefit statements required of defined contribution plans. First, the Department is considering a rule that would require a participant's accrued benefits to be expressed on his pension benefit statement as an estimated lifetime stream of payments, in addition to being presented as an account balance. Second, the Department also is considering a rule that would require a participant's accrued benefits to be projected to his retirement date and then converted to and expressed as an estimated lifetime stream of payments. This ANPRM serves as a request for comments on specific language and concepts in advance of proposed regulations. The Department intends to consider all reasonable alternatives to direct regulation, including whether there is a way short of a regulatory mandate that will ensure that participants and beneficiaries get constructive and helpful lifetime income illustrations.
Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticides
Document Number: 2013-10162
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the data requirements for antimicrobial pesticide products to reflect current scientific and regulatory practice, and to provide the regulated community with clearer and transparent information about the data needed to support pesticide registration decisions for antimicrobial products. The updated data requirements also serve to further enhance EPA's ability to make regulatory decisions about the human health, and environmental fate and effects of antimicrobial pesticide products. These revisions are also expected to help protect human health and the environment by providing an up-to-date scientific framework for identifying and assessing the risks of antimicrobial pesticides sold or distributed in the United States.