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Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-10972
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-10971
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-10967
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled Learn and Serve Progress Report Information Collection for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Sylvie Mortimer, at (202) 606-6749 or email to smortimer@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call 1-800-833- 3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Regulations
Document Number: 2013-10966
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
This final rule revises regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act for accuracy and consistency.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2013-10964
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor during specified periods from May 25, 2013, through June 29, 2013. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. Enforcement of this safety zone will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after various fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.
Proposed Priority and Requirements-Education Facilities Clearinghouse
Document Number: 2013-10962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education proposes a priority and requirements under the Education Facilities Clearinghouse program and may use one or more of the priority and requirements for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We intend to award funds under a cooperative agreement to support the collection and dissemination of best practices for the planning, design, financing, procurement, construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance of safe, healthy, and high-performing elementary and secondary education facilities. We intend to establish a Clearinghouse to help stakeholders recognize the linkages between the school facility and three areas: Academic instruction, student and community well- being, and school fiscal health.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: 2013-10961
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones for annual marine events in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone from May 24, 2013, through August 31, 2013. Enforcement of these zones is necessary and intended to ensure the safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after certain fireworks events. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after certain fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter any safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-10960
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture
National Maritime Week Tugboat Races, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-10958
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation for the annual National Maritime Week Tugboat Races in Elliott Bay, WA from 12 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on May 11, 2013. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators from the inherent dangers associated with these types of races which includes large wakes. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated area except for participants in the event, supporting personnel, vessels registered with the event organizer, and personnel or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Safety Zone; High Water Conditions; Illinois River
Document Number: 2013-10957
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Illinois River from Mile Marker 187.2 to Mile Marker 285.9. This zone is intended to place restrictions on vessels due to current extreme high-water conditions. This safety zone is necessary to protect the general public, levee systems, vessels, and tows from the hazards associated with flood waters and potential catastrophic failure of the Marseilles Dam.
Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards
Document Number: 2013-10956
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
This document contains corrections to the proposed rule (RM13- 5-000) which was published in the Federal Register of Wednesday, April 24, 2013 (78 FR 24107). The regulations proposed to approve certain reliability standards proposed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
EPA Activities To Promote Environmental Justice in the Permit Application Process
Document Number: 2013-10945
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As part of its ongoing efforts under Plan EJ 2014 to integrate environmental justice into all of its programs, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing Actions that EPA Regional Offices Are Taking to Promote Meaningful Engagement in the Permitting Process by Overburdened Communities and Promising Practices for Permit Applicants Seeking EPA-Issued Permits: Ways to Engage Neighboring Communities. This notice responds to comments on the proposals issued for public comment in June 2012. These documents reflect suggestions and input received by EPA from numerous stakeholders. This notice describes actions that EPA regional offices are taking when issuing EPA permits to promote greater participation in the permitting process by communities that have historically been underrepresented in that process. This notice also describes promising practices for permit applicants that are designed to encourage and assist permit applicants to reach out to neighboring communities when applying for permits that may affect communities' quality of life, including their health and environment.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Control Techniques Guidelines and Reasonably Available Control Technology
Document Number: 2013-10944
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving several State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted to EPA by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR), to address the nitrogen oxides (NOX) reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for the North Carolina portion of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North CarolinaSouth Carolina 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``bi-state Charlotte Area''). The bi-state Charlotte Area for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) includes six full counties and one partial county in North Carolina; and one partial county in South Carolina. Additionally, EPA is approving in part, and conditionally approving in part, several SIP revisions to address the volatile organic compounds (VOC) RACT requirements which include related control technology guidelines (CTG) requirements. Together, these SIP revisions establish the RACT requirements for sources located in the North Carolina portion of the bi-state Charlotte Area. In a separate rulemaking, EPA has already taken action on RACT and CTG requirements for the South Carolina portion of the bi-state Charlotte Area. EPA has evaluated the revisions to North Carolina's SIP, and has made the determination that they are consistent, with the exception of applicability for some CTG VOC sources, with statutory and regulatory requirements and EPA guidance. With respect to the applicability provisions for the CTG VOC sources noted above, EPA is finalizing a conditional approval of these provisions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Alaska: Mendenhall Valley Nonattainment Area PM10 Limited Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request
Document Number: 2013-10939
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking direct final action to approve the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 10 micrometers (PM10) submitted by the State of Alaska on May 8, 2009, for the Mendenhall Valley nonattainment area (Mendenhall Valley NAA), and to concurrently redesignate the area to attainment for the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Alaska: Mendenhall Valley PM10 Nonattainment Area Limited Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request
Document Number: 2013-10938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10) submitted by the State of Alaska on May 8, 2009 for the Mendenhall Valley nonattainment area (Mendenhall Valley NAA), and the State's request to redesignate the area to attainment for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery and Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Framework Adjustment 24 and Framework Adjustment 49
Document Number: 2013-10937
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action approves and implements Framework Adjustment 24 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (Framework 24) and Framework Adjustment 49 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (Framework 49), which the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) adopted and submitted to NMFS for approval. Framework 24 sets specifications for the Atlantic sea scallop fishery for the 2013 fishing year, including days-at-sea allocations, individual fishing quotas, and sea scallop access area trip allocations. This action also sets default fishing year 2014 specifications, in case the New England Fishery Management Council delays the development of the next framework, resulting in implementation after the March 1, 2014, start of the 2014 fishing year, and transitional measures are needed. In addition, Framework 24 adjusts the Georges Bank scallop access area seasonal closure schedules, and because that changes exemptions to areas closed to fishing specified in the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, Framework 24 must be a joint action with that plan (Framework 49). Framework 24 also continues the closures of the Delmarva and Elephant Trunk scallop access areas, refines the management of yellowtail flounder accountability measures in the scallop fishery, makes adjustments to the industry-funded observer program, and provides more flexibility in the management of the individual fishing quota program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Prevention of Significant Deterioration
Document Number: 2013-10935
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is disapproving a narrow portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia on August 31, 2011. EPA is taking this final action because the submittal does not satisfy the Federal requirement for inclusion of condensable emissions of particulate matter (condensables) within the definition of ``regulated new source review (NSR) pollutant'' for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and particulate matter emissions less than or equal to ten micrometers in diameter (PM10). In addition, because West Virginia's August 31, 2011 SIP revision does not adequately account for condensable emissions within the definition of ``regulated NSR pollutant,'' EPA is also disapproving specific Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) portions of related infrastructure SIP submissions required by the Clean Air Act (CAA) to implement, maintain, and enforce the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, and the 2008 lead and ozone NAAQS. This action is being taken under the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Utah; Revisions to Utah Rule R307-107; General Requirements; Breakdowns
Document Number: 2013-10934
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve changes to Utah's rule R307-107, which pertains to source emissions during breakdowns. On April 18, 2011, EPA finalized a rulemaking which found that the Utah State Implementation Plan (SIP) was substantially inadequate to attain or maintain the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) or to otherwise comply with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) because it included rule R307- 107. Concurrent with this finding, EPA issued a SIP call that required the State to revise its SIP by either removing R307-107 or correcting its deficiencies, and to submit the revised SIP to EPA by November 18, 2012. On August 16, 2012, the State submitted to EPA revisions to R307- 107. EPA is proposing that these revisions correct the rule's deficiencies and, therefore, satisfy EPA's April 18, 2011 SIP call. If EPA finalizes its proposed approval, all sanctions clocks and the clock for EPA to promulgate a federal implementation plan (FIP) will end.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Ozone Attainment Demonstrations
Document Number: 2013-10929
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the ozone attainment demonstrations (including the reasonably available control measures (RACM) analyses) submitted by Connecticut as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision on February 1, 2008 to meet Clean Air Act requirements for attaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard. EPA is proposing to approve Connecticut's demonstrations of attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone standard for Connecticut's portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT 1997 moderate ozone nonattainment area and for the Greater Connecticut moderate ozone nonattainment area. EPA is also proposing to approve the RACM analyses for these same areas.
Regulatory Flexibility Act Review
Document Number: 2013-10897
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA seeks comments on the economic impacts of its Hazardous Materials Regulations on small entities. In accordance with section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and as published in the Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan, PHMSA is reviewing and analyzing the regulations applicable to the Hazardous Materials Program Procedures to identify requirements which may have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The Unified Agenda and Regulatory plan for the Department of Transportation can be found at the following URL: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-01-15/pdf/2013-00597.pdf .
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting
Document Number: 2013-10892
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding industrial funding fee and sales reporting. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 76446, on December 28, 2012. One comment was received.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Approval of Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard for the Parish of Pointe Coupee
Document Number: 2013-10834
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning a maintenance plan addressing the 1997 8-hour ozone standard for the parish of Pointe Coupee. On February 28, 2007, the State of Louisiana submitted a SIP revision containing a maintenance plan for the 1997 ozone standard for Pointe Coupee Parish. This plan ensures the continued attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) through the year 2014. On March 12, 2008, EPA issued a revised ozone standard. Today's action, however, is being taken to address requirements under the 1997 ozone standard. Requirements for this area under the 2008 standard will be addressed in future actions. This maintenance plan meets statutory and regulatory requirements, and is consistent with EPA's guidance.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Approval of Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard for the Parish of Pointe Coupee
Document Number: 2013-10832
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting direct final approval of a revision to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning a maintenance plan addressing the 1997 8-hour ozone standard for the parish of Pointe Coupee. On February 28, 2007, the State of Louisiana submitted a SIP revision containing a maintenance plan for the 1997 ozone standard for Pointe Coupee Parish. This plan ensures the continued attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) through the year 2014. On March 12, 2008, EPA issued a revised ozone standard. Today's action, however, is being taken to address requirements under the 1997 ozone standard. Requirements for this area under the 2008 standard will be addressed in future actions. This maintenance plan meets statutory and regulatory requirements, and is consistent with EPA's guidance.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kingston, NY
Document Number: 2013-10815
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Kingston, NY, creating controlled airspace to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Kingston-Ulster Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Modification of Class B Airspace; Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2013-10811
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Philadelphia, PA, Class B airspace area to ensure the containment of large turbine-powered aircraft within Class B airspace, reduce controller workload, and reduce the potential for midair collision in the Philadelphia terminal area.
Modification of Class C Airspace; Nashville International Airport; TN
Document Number: 2013-10810
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Nashville International Airport, TN, Class C airspace area by removing a cutout from the surface area that was put in place to accommodate operations at an airport that is now permanently closed. The FAA is taking this action to ensure the safe and efficient operations at Nashville International Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Revo, Incorporated Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10758
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Revo, Incorporated Models COLONIAL C-1, COLONIAL C-2, LAKE LA-4, LAKE LA-4A, LAKE LA-4P, and LAKE LA-4-200 airplanes. That AD currently requires a one-time, dye-penetrant inspection of the horizontal stabilizer attachment fitting and repetitive visual inspections of the fitting for any evidence of fretting, cracking, or corrosion (with necessary replacement and modification); replacement of the fitting upon reaching the 850-hours time-in-service (TIS) safe life; and reporting to the FAA the results of the initial inspection and any cracks found on repetitive inspections. This new AD requires the same actions of AD 2005-12-02 except using revised service documents and procedures, adds Model COLONIAL C-1 airplanes to the Applicability, and adds an optional terminating action for the requirements. This AD was prompted by a report from Revo, Incorporated that, while the drawing numbers are different, the attachment fittings on the Model COLONIAL C-1 airplanes are identical in every other respect to those installed on the airplanes referenced in AD 2005-12- 02. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Organization
Document Number: 2013-10696
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is following up on a previous rulemaking by amending the description of its organizational functions in its regulations. It is also replacing its official seal. The changes to functional descriptions conform to expanded responsibilities under a postal reform law. Formal adoption of the new official seal also conforms to the postal reform law. Given the administrative nature of the changes, comments are not required or requested.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10653
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200 and A330-300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and A340-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of an elevator blocked in the down position due to two independent failures; first, the inability of a servo control to switch to active mode because it was not detected by a flight control computer; and second, an internal hydraulic leak due to the deterioration of an O-ring seal on a solenoid. This AD requires, depending on airplane configuration, modifying three flight control primary computers (FCPCs); modifying two flight control secondary computers (FCSCs); revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include certain information; replacing certain O-rings; and checking part number and replacing certain O-ring seals if needed. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct O-rings with incorrect part numbers whose deterioration could lead to improper sealing of solenoid valves; and to correct FCPC and FCSC software to allow better control of elevator positioning; both conditions, if not corrected, could lead to the loss of elevator control on takeoff, and potentially reduce the controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10006
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding two existing airworthiness directives (AD) that apply to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, - 300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. Those ADs, for certain airplanes, currently require repetitive inspections of the flap track of the wing outboard flap, and corrective actions if necessary; and eventual rework of the flap track assembly and rear spar attachments. For certain airplanes, this new AD adds repetitive inspections, scheduled overhauls, correct alignment during installation, and repetitive maintenance of the flap track, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports that the work sequence and procedures used during installation of replacement tracks could cause loose or cracked tracks. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking and damage in the flap track, which could cause loss of the outboard trailing edge flap and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10005
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and - 500 series airplanes. That AD currently requires a one-time mid- frequency eddy current (MFEC) inspection, a low-frequency eddy current (LFEC) inspection, and a detailed inspection for damage or cracking of stringer S-4L and S-4R lap joints and stringer clips between body station (BS) 540 and BS 727, and follow-on inspections and repair if necessary. This new AD instead requires repetitive external eddy current inspections for cracking of certain fuselage crown lap joints, and corrective actions if necessary; internal eddy current and detailed inspections for cracking of certain fuselage crown lap joints, and repair if necessary; and detailed inspections of certain stringer clips, and replacement with new stringer clips if necessary. This AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking of the lap joint lower row. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the fuselage lap joints, which could result in sudden decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-09113
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking in the web of the aft pressure bulkhead at body station 1016 at the aft fastener row attachment to the ``Y'' chord, various inspections for discrepancies at the aft pressure bulkhead, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD requires clarifying certain actions specified in the existing AD. This AD was prompted by several reports of fatigue cracks in the aft pressure bulkhead. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such fatigue cracking, which could result in rapid decompression of the fuselage.