May 16, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11622
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11621
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11620
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee
Document Number: 2013-11619
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee
Document Number: 2013-11618
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee
Document Number: 2013-11617
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee
Document Number: 2013-11616
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee
Document Number: 2013-11615
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone Columbia River Zone
Document Number: 2013-11613
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones listed in this notice for fireworks displays in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone from May 2013 until October 2013. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the crews onboard the vessels displaying the fireworks, the maritime public, and all other observers. During the enforcement period for each specific safety zone, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the safety zone without permission of the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port or his designated representatives.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Rescission of Order of Revocation
Document Number: 2013-11611
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Reissuances
Document Number: 2013-11610
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Prospective Grant of Start-Up Exclusive Evaluation Option License Agreement: In Vitro Diagnostics for Prediction of Therapeutic Efficacy in Cancer and Other Angiogenesis-Mediated Diseases
Document Number: 2013-11609
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
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 Part 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 Advanced Personalized Diagnostics, LLC, a company having a place of business in Alexandria, Virginia, to practice the inventions embodied in U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 60/976,732, entitled ``Stably Transfected Multicolored Fluorescent Cells'', filed October 1, 2007 (HHS Ref. No. E-281-2007/0-US-01); U.S. Patent Application No. 12/ 060,752, entitled ``Multiplex Assay Method for Mixed Cell Populations'', filed April 1, 2008, (HHS Ref. No. E-281-2007/0-US-02); and U.S. Patent Application No. 12/802,666, entitled ``Methods of Monitoring Angiogenesis and Metastasis in Three Dimensional Co- Cultures'', filed June 10, 2010 (HHS Ref. No. E-281-2007/1-US-01). 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 ``The use of the Licensed Patent Rights limited to an FDA-approved Class III in vitro diagnostic device for prediction of therapeutic efficacy in cancer and other angiogenesis-mediated diseases.'' Upon the expiration or termination of the Start-up Exclusive Evaluation Option License Agreement, Advanced Personalized Diagnostics, LLC 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.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: 2013-11608
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Revocations
Document Number: 2013-11607
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2013-11606
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
CPG Carlyle Private Equity Fund, LLC, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2013-11605
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
FS Investment Corporation, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2013-11604
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
Document Number: 2013-11602
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
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: 2013-11600
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2013-11599
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-11598
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2013-11596
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2013-11595
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Greene County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
Document Number: 2013-11594
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning proposed flood elevation determinations for Greene County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions).
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of Three Synthetic Cannabinoids Into Schedule I
Document Number: 2013-11593
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is issuing this final order to temporarily schedule three synthetic cannabinoids under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) pursuant to the temporary scheduling provisions of 21 U.S.C. 811(h). The substances are (1-pentyl-1H-indol-3-yl)(2,2,3,3- tetramethylcyclopropyl)methanone (UR-144), [1-(5-fluoro-pentyl)-1H- indol-3-yl](2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl)methanone (5-fluoro-UR-144, XLR11) and N-(1-adamantyl)-1-pentyl-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide (APINACA, AKB48). This action is based on a finding by the Deputy Administrator that the placement of these synthetic cannabinoids and their salts, isomers and salts of isomers into Schedule I of the CSA is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety. As a result of this order, the full effect of the CSA and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (CSIEA) and their implementing regulations including criminal, civil and administrative penalties, sanctions and regulatory controls of Schedule I substances will be imposed on the manufacture, distribution, possession, importation, and exportation of these synthetic cannabinoids.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2013-11592
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR Part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Beaver County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
Document Number: 2013-11591
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning proposed flood elevation determinations for Beaver County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions).
Texas; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 2013-11590
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-3363-EM), dated April 19, 2013, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2013-11589
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
Document Number: 2013-11588
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning proposed flood elevation determinations for Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions).
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2013-11587
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2013-11586
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Fund Availability Under VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program (VANS)
Document Number: 2013-11585
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for assistance to acquire vans in order to facilitate transportation of veteran participants for currently operational Grant and Per Diem grantee projects funded under VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program and demonstrate an occupancy rate of 65 percent or better for the period of October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013. This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) contains information concerning the program, funding priorities, application process, and amount of funding available.
Fund Availability Under VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program (Rehabilitation)
Document Number: 2013-11584
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for assistance to rehabilitate currently operational Grant and Per Diem grantee facilities originally funded under VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program (see funding priorities). This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) contains information concerning the program, funding priorities, application process, and amount of funding available.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11583
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR part 1320 Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability
Document Number: 2013-11582
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability (ACBTSA) will hold a meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
Private Land Mobile Radio Stations Below 800 MHz
Document Number: 2013-11581
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) amends its rules regarding private land mobile radio (PLMR) licensing, including increasing the power limit for end-of-train devices, modifying trunking rules for PLMR stations below 800 MHz, and permitting digital transmission of station identification by PLMR station with exclusive use of their spectrum, as addressed in the Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order in this proceeding. This proceeding is part of our continuing effort to provide clear and concise rules that facilitate new wireless technologies, devices and services, and are easy for the public to understand.
Monsanto Co.; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Herbicide Resistant Soybeans and Cotton, and Notice of Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-11580
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are announcing to the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on environmental impacts that may result from the potential approval of two petitions from the Monsanto Company (Monsanto) seeking a determination of nonregulated status of herbicide resistant soybeans and cotton. Issues to be addressed in the EIS include the potential environmental impacts associated with the increased use of certain herbicides and possible selection for and spread of weeds resistant to the herbicide dicamba combined with resistance to other herbicides (multiple resistance). We are also requesting public comments to further delineate the scope of the alternatives and environmental impacts and issues to be included in this EIS. We are also announcing that APHIS will be hosting a virtual public meeting during the scoping period. The purpose of the scoping meeting will be to allow the public an opportunity to comment on the range of alternatives and environmental impacts and issues discussed in the EIS.
Dow AgroSciences LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Herbicide Resistant Corn and Soybeans, and Notice of Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-11579
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are announcing to the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on environmental impacts that may result from the potential approval of three petitions from Dow AgroSciences LLC seeking a determination of nonregulated status of herbicide resistant corn and soybeans. Issues to be addressed in the EIS include the potential environmental impacts associated with the increased use of certain herbicides and possible selection for and spread of weeds resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D combined with resistance to other herbicides (multiple resistance). We are also requesting public comments to further delineate the scope of the alternatives and environmental impacts and issues to be included in this EIS. We are also announcing that APHIS will be hosting a virtual public meeting during the scoping period. The purpose of the scoping meeting will be to allow the public an opportunity to comment on the range of alternatives and environmental impacts and issues discussed in the EIS.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11573
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; State Implementation Plan Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: 2013-11567
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve changes to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to EPA in four separate SIP submittals dated September 15, 2008, August 30, 2010 (two submittals), and December 15, 2011. In the portions of the submittals being approved today, the SIP revisions update the Georgia SIP to reflect EPA's current national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, lead, and particulate matter found in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; State Implementation Plan Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: 2013-11565
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing changes to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to EPA in four separate SIP submittals dated September 15, 2008, August 30, 2010 (two submittals), and December 15, 2011. In the portions of the submittals being approved today, the SIP revisions update the Georgia SIP to reflect EPA's current national ambient air quality standards for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, lead, and particulate matter found in the Code of Federal Regulations. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's implementation plan revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; State Implementation Plan Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: 2013-11563
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a portion of a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan submitted on February 3, 2010, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This revision updates the North Carolina SIP to reflect EPA's current national ambient air quality standards for ozone, lead and particulate matter found in the Code of Federal Regulations. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's implementation plan revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; State Implementation Plan Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: 2013-11562
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a portion of a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on February 3, 2010, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR). This revision updates the North Carolina SIP to reflect EPA's current national ambient air quality standards for ozone, lead, and particulate matter found in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Scope of the Register of Copyright's Exclusive Authority Over Statements of Account Under the Section 115 Compulsory License
Document Number: 2013-11560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges, acting pursuant to statute, referred material questions of substantive law to the Register of Copyrights concerning the scope of the Register of Copyright's exclusive authority over Statements of Account under the section 115 Compulsory License. Specifically, the Copyright Royalty Board requested a decision by the Register of Copyrights regarding ``whether the detail requirements set forth in 37 CFR as proposed Sec. 385.12(e) (existing) and proposed Sec. 385.22(d) (new) as well as the confidentiality requirement proposed for Sec. Sec. 385.12(f) and 385.22(e) encroach upon the exclusive statutory domain of the Register under Sec. 115 of the Act.'' The Register of Copyrights responded in a timely fashion by delivering a Memorandum Opinion to the Copyright Royalty Board on May 1, 2013.
Revisions to Transportation Safety Requirements and Harmonization With International Atomic Energy Agency Transportation Requirements
Document Number: 2013-11552
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), in consultation with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), is proposing to amend its regulations for the packaging and transportation of radioactive material. These amendments would make NRC regulations conform to revisions to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regulations for the international transportation of radioactive material and maintain consistency with DOT regulations. These changes are necessary to maintain a consistent regulatory framework for the transportation and packaging of radioactive material. These changes would make the regulation of quality assurance programs more efficient by allowing changes that do not change quality assurance approval holder commitments to be made without prior NRC approval, and extending the duration of quality assurance program approvals. These changes would clarify the responsibilities of general licensees and further limit the shipping of fissile material under a general license. The parallel DOT proposed rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on August 12, 2011.
Establishing Quality Assurance Programs for Packaging Used in Transport of Radioactive Material
Document Number: 2013-11551
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations for the packaging and transportation of radioactive material. The NRC is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-7009, ``Establishing Quality Assurance Programs for Packaging Used in Transport of Radioactive Material.'' This draft regulatory guide describes a proposed method that the NRC staff considers acceptable for use in complying with the NRC's proposed amendments to its regulations on quality assurance programs related to transport of radioactive materials.