May 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Electronic Contracting Initiative (ECI)
Document Number: 2013-12566
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to add a Modifications (Federal Supply Schedule) clause, and an Alternate I version of the clause that will require electronic submission of modifications under Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts managed by GSA. The public reporting burdens associated with both the basic and Alternate I clauses are also being updated.
Environmental Impact Statement for Tulsa-Oklahoma City Passenger Rail Corridor, Oklahoma, Lincoln, Creek, and Tulsa Counties, OK
Document Number: 2013-12565
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public that FRA and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Rail Division intend to prepare an EIS pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) for the State of Oklahoma High-Speed Rail Initiative: TulsaOklahoma City Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan in Oklahoma, Lincoln, Creek, and Tulsa counties, Oklahoma. The EIS will evaluate passenger rail alternatives for the approximately 106-mile corridor between Tulsa and Oklahoma City, which currently has no passenger rail service. This corridor is part of the South Central High Speed Rail Corridor and is a federally-designated high-speed rail (HSR) corridor. ODOT envisions the TulsaOklahoma City passenger rail corridor to be a new, dedicated HSR line for the majority of its length.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of a New Information Collection Request: Driver and Carrier Surveys Related to Electronic Onboard Recorders (EOBRs), and Potential Harassment Deriving From EOBR Use
Document Number: 2013-12564
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The purpose of this new ICR is to broadly examine, by the collection of survey data, the issue of driver harassment and determine the extent to which Electronic Onboard Recorders (EOBRs) used to document drivers' hours of service (HOS) could be used by motor carriers or enforcement personnel to harass drivers or monitor driver productivity. The survey will collect information on the extent to which respondents believe that the use of EOBRs may result in coercion of drivers by motor carriers, shippers, receivers, and transportation intermediaries. The proposed surveys for drivers and carriers collect information related to issues of EOBR harassment of drivers by carriers. FMCSA plans to publish a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on EOBRs. Prior to the issuance of a final rule, FMCSA will consider the survey results.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2013-12563
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2013-12562
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
Document Number: 2013-12559
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a combined meeting of the Environmental Monitoring, Surveillance and Remediation Committee and Waste Management Committee of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico (known locally as the Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board [NNMCAB]). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-12557
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
Designation of National Security Positions in the Competitive Service, and Related Matters
Document Number: 2013-12556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: National Intelligence, Office of the National Director, Agencies and Commissions, Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) are proposing to issue regulations regarding designation of national security positions in the competitive service, and related matters. This proposed rule is one of a number of initiatives OPM and ODNI have undertaken to simplify and streamline the system of Federal Government investigative and adjudicative processes to make them more efficient and equitable. The purpose of this revision is to clarify the requirements and procedures agencies should observe when designating, as national security positions, positions in the competitive service, positions in the excepted service where the incumbent can be noncompetitively converted to the competitive service, and career appointments in the Senior Executive Service within the executive branch, pursuant to Executive Order 10450, Security Requirements for Government Employment.
Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2013-12554
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of November 8, 2012.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2013-12553
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; CPSC Table Saw User Survey
Document Number: 2013-12552
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on a survey of table saw users to determine the effectiveness of modular blade guards.
Appraisal Subcommittee; Policy Statements
Document Number: 2013-12551
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Agencies and Commissions
The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council requested public comment on a proposal to revise its Policy Statements \1\ providing guidance to ensure State appraiser regulatory programs (Programs) \2\ comply with Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, as amended (Title XI).\3\ Comments were received from 29 individuals, companies and State entities. The ASC has considered comments received in adopting the revised Policy Statements as set forth in this notice. The revised Policy Statements supersede current Policy Statements on the date set forth below.
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-12550
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-12549
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Logistics Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
NASA Asteroid Initiative Call for Ideas
Document Number: 2013-12547
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a public forum to provide a status on the agency's asteroid initiative planning and to encourage feedback and ideas from the global community and the public.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-12546
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Waiver for Marking Sunken Vessels With a Light at Night
Document Number: 2013-12545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This proposed rulemaking would revise Coast Guard regulations to implement section 301 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004. This Act authorized the Commandant to waive the statutory requirement to mark sunken vessels with a light at night if the Commandant determines that placing a light would be impractical and waiving the requirement would not create an undue hazard to navigation. The Commandant has delegated to the Coast Guard District Commander in whose district the sunken vessel is located the authority to grant this waiver.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-12544
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for the following collection of information: 1625-new, Various International Agreement Certificates and Documents. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Demurrage Liability
Document Number: 2013-12543
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is publishing this initial regulatory flexibility analysis to aid the public in commenting on the impact on small rail carriers, if any, of the proposed rules on demurrage liability.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cumberland River, Nashville, TN
Document Number: 2013-12542
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Drawbridge across the Cumberland River, mile 190.4, at Nashville, Tennessee. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position while a worn gear and shaft assembly are replaced.
Safety Zone; USO Patriotic Festival Air Show, Atlantic Ocean; Virginia Beach, VA
Document Number: 2013-12541
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach, VA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the USO Patriotic Festival Air Show. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement in the restricted area in order to protect mariners from the hazards associated with air show events.
Draft Guidance for Industry on Contract Manufacturing Arrangements for Drugs: Quality Agreements; Availability
Document Number: 2013-12539
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Contract Manufacturing Arrangements for Drugs: Quality Agreements.'' This guidance describes our current thinking on defining, establishing, and documenting the responsibilities of each party (or all parties) involved in the contract manufacturing of drugs subject to Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP). In particular, we describe how parties involved in the contract manufacturing of drugs can utilize Quality Agreements to delineate their responsibilities and assure drug quality, safety, and efficacy.
International Conference on Harmonisation; Guidance on Q4B Evaluation and Recommendation of Pharmacopoeial Texts for Use in the International Conference on Harmonisation Regions; Annex 13 on Bulk Density and Tapped Density of Powders General Chapter; Availability
Document Number: 2013-12538
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a guidance entitled ``Q4B Evaluation and Recommendation of Pharmacopoeial Texts for Use in the International Conference on Harmonisation Regions; Annex 13: Bulk Density and Tapped Density of Powders General Chapter.'' The guidance was prepared under the auspices of the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). The guidance provides the results of the ICH Q4B evaluation of the Bulk Density and Tapped Density of Powders General Chapter harmonized text from each of the three pharmacopoeias (United States, European, and Japanese) represented by the Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG). The guidance conveys recognition of the three pharmacopoeial methods by the three ICH regulatory regions and provides specific information regarding the recognition. The guidance is intended to recognize the interchangeability between the local regional pharmacopoeias, thus avoiding redundant testing in favor of a common testing strategy in each regulatory region. The guidance is in the form of an annex to the core guidance on the Q4B process entitled ``Q4B Evaluation and Recommendation of Pharmacopoeial Texts for Use in the ICH Regions (core ICH Q4B guidance).
Clinical Development Programs for Opioid Conversion; Public Workshop; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2013-12537
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-550 Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection: General Limiting Requirements
Document Number: 2013-12536
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-550 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature, specifically new control architecture and a full digital flight control system which provides flight envelope protections. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-550 Airplane, Dive Speed Definition With Speed Protection System
Document Number: 2013-12535
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-550 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features include a high-speed protection system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-550 Airplane; Landing Pitchover Condition
Document Number: 2013-12534
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-550 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with landing loads due to the automatic braking system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
Document Number: 2013-12531
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
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: 2013-12530
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-12529
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-12528
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-12527
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Human Genome Research Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-12526
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-12525
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-12524
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation-Manufactured (Sikorsky) Model Helicopters (type certificate currently held by Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated)
Document Number: 2013-12523
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation-manufactured Model S-64E helicopters (type certificate currently held by Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (Erickson)). That AD currently requires inspecting and reworking the main gearbox (MGB) assembly second stage lower planetary plate (plate). This action would establish or reduce the life limits for certain flight-critical components, remove from service various parts, require repetitive inspections and other corrective actions, and require replacing any cracked part discovered during an inspection. This proposal is prompted by further analysis performed by the current type certificate holder and the service history of certain parts. The actions specified in the proposed AD are intended to prevent a crack in a flight critical component, failure of a critical part, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-12522
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell), Model 214B and B-1 helicopters, which proposed to require inspecting certain pylon support spindle assemblies (spindles) for any corrosion, or a nick, scratch, dent, or crack, and repairing or replacing any unairworthy spindle before further flight. This SNPRM proposes to revise those requirements by updating the cost of compliance, revising the recording requirements, adding a requirement to reduce the retirement life of an installed spindle, and adding Bell Model 214ST to the applicability.
Technical Report on the Injury Vulnerability of Older Occupants and Women
Document Number: 2013-12520
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of a technical report comparing the injury and fatality risk in crashes of older and younger vehicle occupants and of male and female occupants. The report's title is: Injury Vulnerability and Effectiveness of Occupant Protection Technologies for Older Occupants and Women.
Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree
Document Number: 2013-12518
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Justice
Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Supplemental Agenda Notice
Document Number: 2013-12509
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
City of Boulder, Colorado; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2013-12508
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Yuma Cogeneration Associates; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2013-12507
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Organic Program (NOP); Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops and Processing)
Document Number: 2013-12504
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule amends the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) to enact five recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) on November 5, 2009, and December 2, 2011. This final rule amends the exemptions (uses) for one substance, peracetic acid, for organic crop production. This final rule also amends the exemptions for three substances used in organic handling: potassium hydroxide, silicon dioxide, and beta-carotene extract color. This final rule also removes the allowance for nonorganic annatto extract color from the National List for organic handling.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-12503
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a conference call of its Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS). A listening station will be available at the Pacific Council offices for interested members of the public, and there may be opportunities to attend the meeting remotely.