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Safety Zone; Bay Village Independence Day Fireworks, Lake Erie, Bay Village, OH
Document Number: 2013-12232
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Erie, Bay Village, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie during the Bay Village Independence Day Fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Notice of Intent To Request Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-12231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its ongoing, systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission announces a modified ten- year regulatory review schedule. No Commission determination on the need for, or the substance of, the rules and guides listed below should be inferred from the notice of intent to publish requests for comments.
General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-12230
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-12226
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Joint Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-12220
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (the ``agencies'') may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. On February 21, 2013, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal to extend, with revision, the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report), which are currently approved collections of information. After considering the comments received on the proposal, the FFIEC and the agencies would proceed with the following proposed revisions effective June 30, 2013: (1) A scope revision to an item in the equity capital reconciliation; and (2) reporting changes for large and highly complex institutions for deposit insurance assessment purposes. Certain modifications have been made to the assessment reporting changes in response to comments received. The FFIEC and the agencies are continuing to evaluate the other Call Report changes proposed in February 2013 in light of the comments received and would not implement these changes as of June 30, 2013 (and, in one case, as of December 31, 2013), as had been proposed. The FFIEC's and the agencies' decisions regarding these additional proposed data items would be the subject of a separate Federal Register notice.
Final Priorities, Requirement, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Enhanced Assessment Instruments
Document Number: 2013-12216
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education announces priorities, a requirement, definitions, and selection criteria under the Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grant program, also called the Enhanced Assessment Grants (EAG) program. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on the pressing need to improve the assessment instruments and systems used by States to accurately measure student academic achievement and growth under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA).
Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5
Document Number: 2013-12215
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Colorado to demonstrate that the SIP meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for particulate matter less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers ([mu]m) in diameter (PM2.5) on July 18, 1997 and on October 17, 2006. The CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review their SIP to ensure that they meet the requirements of the ``infrastructure elements'' necessary to implement the new or revised NAAQS. Colorado submitted certifications of its infrastructure SIP for the 1997 and the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS on April 4, 2008 and on June 4, 2010, respectively. Colorado also submitted revisions to Regulation 3 of the Air Quality Control Commission permitting requirements for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program on May 11, 2012 and May 13, 2013 that incorporate the required elements of the 2008 PM2.5 Implementation Rule and the 2010 PM2.5 Increment Rule. EPA proposes to approve portions of these two SIP revisions that bring Colorado's PSD regulations up to date for regulated pollutants. EPA does not propose to act on the portions of the submission for the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS that are intended to meet requirements related to interstate transport of air pollution. EPA will act on the remainder of the submissions in a separate action.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2013-12208
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action was proposed in the Federal Register on February 4, 2013 and concerns volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from municipal solid waste landfills and dairies. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Air Quality Standards Revision
Document Number: 2013-12204
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) to reflect current national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone, lead, and particulate matter. EPA is proposing to approve a revision to add new incorporations by reference associated with current ozone, lead, and particulate matter NAAQS into the Illinois SIP. EPA is also proposing to approve revisions that amend typographical errors in the Illinois SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Air Quality Standards Revision
Document Number: 2013-12203
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP) to reflect current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone and particulate matter (PM). EPA is approving a revision to add new incorporations by reference associated with current ozone, lead, and particulate matter NAAQS into the Illinois SIP. EPA is also approving revisions that amend typographical errors in the Illinois SIP.
International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Fishing Restrictions and Observer Requirements in Purse Seine Fisheries for 2013-2014
Document Number: 2013-12198
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations under authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFC Implementation Act) to implement limits on fishing effort by U.S. purse seine vessels in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and on the high seas, restrictions on the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs), and requirements for U.S. purse seine vessels to carry observers. This action is necessary for the United States to implement provisions of a conservation and management measure adopted by the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) to satisfy the international obligations of the United States under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), to which it is a Contracting Party.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel LITTLE DUTCH; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-12187
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Nomination of Existing Marine Protected Areas to the National System of Marine Protected Areas
Document Number: 2013-12175
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In January 2013, NOAA and the Department of the Interior (DOI) invited federal, state, commonwealth, and territorial marine protected area (MPA) programs with potentially eligible existing MPAs to nominate their sites to the National System of MPAs (national system). The national system and the nomination process are described in the Framework for the National System of Marine Protected Areas of the United States (Framework), developed in response to Executive Order 13158 on Marine Protected Areas and published on November 19, 2008 (73 FR 69608). The Framework provides guidance for collaborative efforts among federal, state, commonwealth, territorial, tribal and local governments and stakeholders to develop an effective and well- coordinated national system of MPAs.
Paleontological Resources Preservation
Document Number: 2013-12173
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to implement regulations under the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 paleontological resources preservation subtitle (the Act). This proposed rule would provide for the preservation, management, and protection of paleontological resources on Federal lands, and insure that these resources are available for current and future generations to enjoy as part of America's national heritage. The rule would address the management, collection, and curation of paleontological resources from Federal lands including management using scientific principles and expertise, collecting of resources with and without a permit, curation in an approved repository, maintaining confidentiality of specific locality data, and authorizing penalties for illegal collecting, sale, damaging, or otherwise altering or defacing paleontological resources.
Medicare Program; Medical Loss Ratio Requirements for the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs
Document Number: 2013-12156
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This final rule implements new medical loss ratio (MLR) requirements for the Medicare Advantage Program and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Reliability Standards for Geomagnetic Disturbances
Document Number: 2013-12141
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Under section 215 of the Federal Power Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) directs the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Commission-certified Electric Reliability Organization, to submit to the Commission for approval proposed Reliability Standards that address the impact of geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) on the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System. The Commission directs NERC to implement the directive in two stages. In the first stage, NERC must submit, within six months of the effective date of this Final Rule, one or more Reliability Standards that require owners and operators of the Bulk-Power System to develop and implement operational procedures to mitigate the effects of GMDs consistent with the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System. In the second stage, NERC must submit, within 18 months of the effective date of this Final Rule, one or more Reliability Standards that require owners and operators of the Bulk-Power System to conduct initial and on-going assessments of the potential impact of benchmark GMD events on Bulk-Power System equipment and the Bulk-Power System as a whole. The Second Stage GMD Reliability Standards must identify benchmark GMD events that specify what severity GMD events a responsible entity must assess for potential impacts on the Bulk-Power System. If the assessments identify potential impacts from benchmark GMD events, the Reliability Standards should require owners and operators to develop and implement a plan to protect against instability, uncontrolled separation, or cascading failures of the Bulk-Power System, caused by damage to critical or vulnerable Bulk-Power System equipment, or otherwise, as a result of a benchmark GMD event. The development of this plan cannot be limited to considering operational procedures or enhanced training alone, but will, subject to the potential impacts of the benchmark GMD events identified in the assessments, contain strategies for protecting against the potential impact of GMDs based on factors such as the age, condition, technical specifications, system configuration, or location of specific equipment. These strategies could, for example, include automatically blocking geomagnetically induced currents from entering the Bulk-Power System, instituting specification requirements for new equipment, inventory management, isolating certain equipment that is not cost effective to retrofit, or a combination thereof.
Transmission Planning Reliability Standards
Document Number: 2013-12139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
On April 19, 2012, the Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that proposed to remand proposed Reliability Standard TPL-001-2, submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Proposed Reliability Standard TPL-001-2 includes a provision that would allow a transmission planner to plan for non- consequential load loss following a single contingency provided that the plan is documented and vetted in an open and transparent stakeholder process. The Commission explained in the NOPR that the proposed Reliability Standard does not meet the statutory criteria for approval because the provision pertaining to planned non-consequential load loss is vague and unenforceable. On February 28, 2013, NERC submitted proposed Reliability Standard TPL-001-4, which further modifies the planned non-consequential load loss provision. The Commission believes that the proposed modifications satisfy the concerns set forth in the NOPR. Accordingly, the Commission supplements the NOPR by proposing to approve Reliability Standard TPL- 001-4, which supersedes proposed Reliability Standard TPL-001-2.
Amendments to the 2013 Escrows Final Rule under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z)
Document Number: 2013-12125
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing clarifying and technical amendments to a final rule issued by the Bureau on January 10, 2013, which, among other things, lengthens the time for which a mandatory escrow account established for a higher- priced mortgage loan (HPML) must be maintained. The rule also established an exemption from the escrow requirement for certain creditors that operate predominantly in ``rural'' or ``underserved'' areas. The amendments clarify the determination method for the ``rural'' and ``underserved'' designations and keep in place certain existing protections for HPMLs until other similar provisions take effect in January 2014.
Kraft Pulp Mills NSPS Review
Document Number: 2013-12081
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing revisions to the new source performance standards for kraft pulp mills. These revised standards include particulate matter emission limits for recovery furnaces, smelt dissolving tanks and lime kilns, which apply to emission units commencing construction, reconstruction or modification after May 23, 2013 that are different than those required under the existing standards for kraft pulp mills. The exemptions to opacity standards do not apply to the proposed standards for kraft pulp mills. The proposed rule also removes the exemption for periods of startup and shutdown resulting in a standard that applies at all times. The proposed rule includes additional testing requirements and updated monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements for affected sources. These differences are expected to ensure that control systems are properly maintained over time, ensure continuous compliance with standards and improve data accessibility for the EPA, states, tribal governments and communities.
Reopening of Comment Periods for Certain Proposed Rulemaking Releases and Policy Statements Applicable to Security-Based Swaps
Document Number: 2013-10836
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is reopening the comment periods for its outstanding rulemaking releases, published in the Federal Register and listed herein, that concern security-based swaps (``SB swaps'') and SB swap market participants and were proposed pursuant to certain provisions of Title VII of the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'') and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Exchange Act''), among other provisions (together, the ``Proposed Rules''). The Commission is also reopening the comment period for its Statement of General Policy on the Sequencing of the Compliance Dates for Final Rules Applicable to Security-Based Swaps adopted pursuant to the Exchange Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2012 (the ``Policy Statement''). The reopening of these comment periods is intended to allow interested persons additional time to analyze and comment upon the Proposed Rules and the Policy Statement in light of the Commission's proposal of substantially all of the rules required to be adopted by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act, its proposal of rules and interpretations addressing the application of the SB swap provisions of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act to cross-border SB swap transactions and non-U.S. persons that act in capacities regulated under the Dodd- Frank Act (the ``Cross-Border Proposed Rules''), and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (the ``CFTC'') adoption of substantially all of the rulemakings establishing the new regulatory framework for swaps. All comments received to date on the Proposed Rules and the Policy Statement will be considered and need not be resubmitted.
Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Activities; Re-Proposal of Regulation SBSR and Certain Rules and Forms Relating to the Registration of Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants
Document Number: 2013-10835
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or ``Commission'') is publishing for public comment proposed rules and interpretive guidance to address the application of the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (``Exchange Act''), that were added by Subtitle B of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''), to cross-border security-based swap activities. Our proposed rules and interpretive guidance address the application of Subtitle B of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act with respect to each of the major registration categories covered by Title VII relating to market intermediaries, participants, and infrastructures for security-based swaps, and certain transaction-related requirements under Title VII in connection with reporting and dissemination, clearing, and trade execution for security-based swaps. In this connection, we are re- proposing Regulation SBSR and certain rules and forms relating to the registration of security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants. The proposal also contains a proposed rule providing an exception from the aggregation requirement, in the context of the security-based swap dealer definition, for affiliated groups with a registered security-based swap dealer. Moreover, the proposal addresses the sharing of information and preservation of confidentiality with respect to data collected and maintained by SDRs. In addition, the Commission is proposing rules and interpretive guidance addressing the policy and procedural framework under which the Commission would consider permitting compliance with comparable regulatory requirements in a foreign jurisdiction to substitute for compliance with requirements of the Exchange Act, and the rules and regulations thereunder, relating to security-based swaps (i.e., ``substituted compliance''). Finally, the Commission is setting forth our view of the scope of our authority, with respect to enforcement proceedings, under Section 929P of the Dodd-Frank Act.