July 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); Final Allotments to States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories and Commonwealths for Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2013-17966
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice sets forth the final allotments of federal funding available to each State, the District of Columbia, and each U.S. Territory and Commonwealth for fiscal year 2013. Title XXI of the Social Security Act (the Act) authorizes payment of federal matching funds to States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories and Commonwealths to initiate and expand health insurance coverage to uninsured, low-income children under the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The fiscal year allotments contained in this notice were determined in accordance with the funding provisions and final regulations published in the February 17, 2011 Federal Register (76 FR 9233).
Medicaid Program; Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotments and Institutions for Mental Diseases Disproportionate Share Hospital Limits for FY 2012, and Preliminary FY 2013 Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotments and Limits
Document Number: 2013-17965
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the final federal share disproportionate share hospital (DSH) allotments for federal fiscal year (FY) 2012 and the preliminary federal share DSH allotments for FY 2013. This notice also announces the final FY 2012 and the preliminary FY 2013 limits on aggregate DSH payments that states may make to institutions for mental diseases (IMDs) and other mental health facilities. This notice also includes background information describing the methodology for determining the amounts of states' FY DSH allotments and IMD DSH limits.
Notice of Permit Emergency Provision Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541)
Document Number: 2013-17964
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The Program of Environment Safety and Health (PESH) in the Division of Polar Programs (GEO/PLR), in accordance with Sec. 671.17, is giving notice that an emergency relating to considerations of the safety of human life or of ships, aircraft or other equipment and facilities of high value, or the protection of the environment caused hazardous waste to be stored in at South Pole Station for more than 15 months. Hazardous waste in the form of batteries, regulated medical waste, non-controlled medicines, laboratory chemical waste, contaminated laboratory glassware, gas cylinders, light bulbs and paint cans, with an aggregate of approximately 2000 lbs. net weight, was segregated and packaged for removal from the station. The waste was to be removed in February 2013, at the end of 2012- 2013 austral summer season. The unusual warming and melting of the ice runway at McMurdo Station resulted in reduced flight availability to the South Pole in late January and early February. Compatibility issues related to flying hazardous cargo and passengers further reduced the available flights to removing the hazardous waste material. During the final week of the season, the temperature conditions resulted in the formation of ground level contrails. The resulting hazy conditions and extremely low visibility prevented safe airplane loading operations. Potential damage to the airplane and/or harm to human life were the considerations which prevented the hazardous waste from leaving the station. During the early part of the 2013-2104 austral summer season, the priority will be to remove the South Pole hazardous waste to McMurdo Station, where it will be removed from the continent.
Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe From Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam
Document Number: 2013-17963
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Medicaid Program; State Allotments for Payment of Medicare Part B Premiums for Qualifying Individuals (QIs): Federal Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013
Document Number: 2013-17962
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice sets forth the States' final allotments available to pay the Medicare Part B premiums for Qualifying Individuals (QIs) for the Federal fiscal year (FY) 2012 and the preliminary QI allotments for FY 2013. The amounts of these QI allotments were determined in accordance with the methodology set forth in regulations and reflect funding for the QI program made available under recent legislation.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-17961
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
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 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-17960
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Inspector General proposes to alter a system of records, CIG-16, Defense Case Activity Tracking System (D-CATS), in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. This system records complaints, allegations of wrongdoing, and requests for assistance; documents inquiries; compiles statistical information; provides prompt, responsive and accurate information regarding the status of ongoing cases; provides a record of complaint disposition and records actions taken and notifications of interested parties and agencies.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17959
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold a public hearing meeting pertaining to: Amendment 5 to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan (FMP); and the Generic Dealer Amendment.
Interpretive Guidance and Policy Statement Regarding Compliance With Certain Swap Regulations
Document Number: 2013-17958
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 12, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') published for public comment its proposed interpretive guidance and policy statement (``Proposed Guidance'') regarding the cross-border application of the swaps provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA''), as added by Title VII of the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act'' or ``Dodd-Frank''). On December 21, 2012, the Commission also proposed further guidance on certain aspects of the Proposed Guidance (``Further Proposed Guidance''). The Commission has determined to finalize the Proposed Guidance with certain modifications and clarifications to address public comments. The Commission's Interpretive Guidance and Policy Statement (``Guidance'') addresses the scope of the term ``U.S. person,'' the general framework for swap dealer and major swap participant registration determinations (including the aggregation requirement applicable to the de minimis calculation with respect to swap dealers), the treatment of swaps involving certain foreign branches of U.S. banks, the treatment of swaps involving a non-U.S. counterparty guaranteed by a U.S. person or ``affiliate conduit,'' and the categorization of the Dodd-Frank swaps provisions as ``Entity-Level Requirements'' or ``Transaction-Level Requirements.''
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2013-17957
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Captive Wildlife Safety Act
Document Number: 2013-17955
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2013. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure; Practice Before the Commission, Parties to Proceedings, and Rulemakings
Document Number: 2013-17953
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure regarding practice before the Commission, parties to proceedings, and rulemakings, to update, clarify, and reduce the burden on parties to proceedings before the Commission.
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA); Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17952
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA), a Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App., and Executive Order 13639, as amended by EO 13644, will hold a meeting open to the public on Thursday, August 8, 2013.
Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2013-17951
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3502 -3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collection(s) Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2013-17950
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required b y the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3502-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2013-17949
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 35013520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid OMB control number.
General Electric Company; Analysis of Proposed Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-17947
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Small Business Size Standards; Support Activities for Mining; Correction
Document Number: 2013-17946
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on June 20, 2013 (78 FR 37404). The document amended SBA's Small Business Size Regulations by increasing small business size standards for three of the four industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Subsector 213, Support Activities for Mining, that are based on average annual receipts. This correction does not affect the revised size standards themselves or the Code of Federal Regulations.
Missouri Disaster #MO-00066
Document Number: 2013-17944
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Missouri (FEMA 4130DR), dated 07/18/2013. Incident: Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding. Incident Period: 05/29/2013 through 06/10/2013. Effective Date: 07/18/2013. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/16/2013. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/18/2014.
Pennsylvania Disaster #PA-00058
Document Number: 2013-17943
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania dated 07/16/2013. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 06/27/2013 through 07/12/2013. Effective Date: 07/16/2013. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/16/2013. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/16/2014.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Rights in Data and Copyrights
Document Number: 2013-17941
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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 an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning rights in data and copyrights.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Anti-Kickback Procedures
Document Number: 2013-17939
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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 an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning anti- kickback procedures. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 75164, on December 19, 2012. One respondent submitted comments.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Diamond Darter
Document Number: 2013-17938
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, for diamond darter (Crystallaria cincotta), a fish species from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. The effect of this regulation will be to add this species to the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
GENECTIVE SA; Availability of Plant Pest Risk Assessment, Environmental Assessment, Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact, and Preliminary Determination of Nonregulated Status of Maize Genetically Engineered for Herbicide Resistance
Document Number: 2013-17937
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a preliminary determination regarding a request from GENECTIVE SA, seeking a determination of nonregulated status of maize designated as VCO-01981-5, which has been genetically engineered for resistance to the herbicide glyphosate. We are also making available for public review our plant pest risk assessment, environmental assessment, and preliminary finding of no significant impact for the preliminary determination of nonregulated status.
Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loans Interest Rate for Fourth Quarter FY 2013
Document Number: 2013-17936
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Oklahoma Disaster Number OK-00071
Document Number: 2013-17934
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA4117DR), dated 05/20/ 2013. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding. Incident Period: 05/18/2013 through 06/02/2013. Effective Date: 07/12/2013. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/19/2013. Eidl Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/20/2014.
Oklahoma Disaster Number OK-00073
Document Number: 2013-17932
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an Amendment of the Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA4117DR), dated 06/28/2013. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding. Incident Period: 05/18/2013 through 06/02/2013. Effective Date: 07/18/2013. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/27/2013. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/03/2014.
Critical Parts for Airplane Propellers; Correction
Document Number: 2013-17931
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published on January 18, 2013 (78 FR 4038). In that rule, the FAA established airworthiness standards for airplane propellers. That action required a safety analysis to identify a propeller critical part. Manufacturers would identify propeller critical parts, and establish engineering, manufacturing, and maintenance processes for propeller critical parts. An unintentional error was introduced in Sec. 35.15 when we revised paragraph (d). We did not intend to revise paragraph (d). This correction will add paragraph (d) to the end of paragraph (c), and restore the former paragraph (d).
Annual Report for Mobility Fund Phase I Support and Record Retention
Document Number: 2013-17930
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, the information collection associated with the Commission's Annual Report for Mobility Fund Phase I Support and Record Retention, adopted as part of the Connect America Fund & Intercarrier Compensation Reform Order and the Third Order on Reconsideration. This notice is consistent with the Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of the rules.
Office of Clinical and Preventive Services National HIV Program: Enhanced HIV/AIDS Screening and Engagement in Care
Document Number: 2013-17929
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notification of Submission to the Secretary of Agriculture; Pesticides, Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Revisions
Document Number: 2013-17927
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document notifies the public as required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that the EPA Administrator has forwarded to the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) a draft regulatory document concerning Pesticides; Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Revisions. The draft regulatory document is not available to the public until after it has been signed and made available by EPA.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-17925
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-17920
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR is for extending the use of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0990-0360, which expires on September 30, 2013. Prior to submitting that ICR to OMB, Office of the Secretary seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
National Toxicology Program Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods; Announcement of Meeting; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2013-17919
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
This notice announces a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM). SACATM advises the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM), the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM), and the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and NTP regarding statutorily mandated duties of ICCVAM and activities of NICEATM. Information about the meeting and registration are available at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/32822.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17918
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17917
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-17916
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Termination of Panel Review
Document Number: 2013-17891
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the Notice of Motion requesting termination of the panel review by a participant and consented to by all the participants, and pursuant to Rule 71(2) of the Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Review, the panel review is terminated as of July 3, 2013. A panel has not been appointed to this panel review.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed Frameworks for Early-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2013-17876
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) is proposing to establish the 2013-14 early-season hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds. We annually prescribe frameworks, or outer limits, for dates and times when hunting may occur and the maximum number of birds that may be taken and possessed in early seasons. Early seasons may open as early as September 1, and include seasons in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These frameworks are necessary to allow State selections of specific final seasons and limits and to allow recreational harvest at levels compatible with population status and habitat conditions. This proposed rule also provides the final regulatory alternatives for the 2013-14 duck hunting seasons.
Notice of Availability of the San Diego Gas & Electric Ocotillo Sol Solar Project Final Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment, CA
Document Number: 2013-17870
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Ocotillo Sol Solar Project in Imperial County, California, and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas; North Carolina; Redesignation of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, 1997 8-Hour Ozone Moderate Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2013-17834
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 2, 2011, and supplemented on March 28, 2013, the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Air Quality (NC DAQ), submitted a request for EPA to redesignate the portion of North Carolina that is within the bi-state Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``bi-state Charlotte Area,'' ``Area,'' or ``Metrolina nonattainment area'') to attainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS); and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Area. EPA is proposing to approve the redesignation request for the Area, along with the related SIP revisions, including North Carolina's plan for maintaining attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone standard in the Area. EPA is also proposing to approve a supplemental SIP revision, submitted to EPA on March 28, 2013, extending the maintenance plan to the year 2025 and updating motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) for the years 2013 and 2025 for the North Carolina portion of the Area. These actions are being proposed pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations. EPA finalized action to redesignate the South Carolina portion of the Area, including approval of South Carolina's maintenance plan for the 1997 8- hour ozone NAAQS, in a separate action.
Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities
Document Number: 2013-17745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposes to incorporate by reference in its regulations Version 003 of the Standards for Business Practices and Communication Protocols for Public Utilities adopted by the Wholesale Electric Quadrant (WEQ) of the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB). These standards modify NAESB's WEQ Version 002 and Version 002.1 Standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Hartzell Propeller, Inc. Propellers
Document Number: 2013-17664
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hartzell Propeller, Inc. propeller models HC-(1,D)2(X,V,MV)20-7, HC- (1,D)2(X,V,MV)20-8, and HC-(1,D)3(X,V,MV)20-8. This AD was prompted by failures of the propeller hydraulic bladder diaphragm and resulting engine oil leak. This AD requires replacement of the propeller hydraulic bladder diaphragm. We are issuing this AD to prevent propeller hydraulic bladder diaphragm rupture, loss of engine oil, damage to the engine, and loss of the airplane.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-17657
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of Acmispon dendroideus
Document Number: 2013-17089
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are reclassifying Acmispon dendroideus var. traskiae (San Clemente Island lotus) and Castilleja grisea (San Clemente Island paintbrush) from endangered to threatened. The endangered designation no longer correctly reflects the status of these plants due to substantial improvement in their status. This action is based on a review of the best available scientific and commercial data, which indicate that the ongoing threats are not of sufficient imminence, intensity, or magnitude to indicate that A. d. var. traskiae and C. grisea are presently in danger of extinction across their ranges. While both taxa will continue to be impacted by military training activities and land use, erosion, nonnative plants, and fire, the significant increase in abundance (number of occurrences) of both taxa reduces the severity and magnitude of threats and the likelihood that any one event would affect all occurrences of either taxon. Additionally, the Department of the Navy (Navy) is implementing conservation actions through their Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan and has successfully reduced threats impacting both taxa and their habitat.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2013-07-25-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2013-07-25
Specifications for Packagings
Document Number: 2013-18012
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-25
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation