August 8, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2013-19110
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19109
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: 2013-19108
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2013-2016
Document Number: 2013-19107
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: 2013-19106
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19105
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Oversight Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19103
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Advisory Panel on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Factoryville, PA
Document Number: 2013-19088
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Factoryville, PA, as the Lake Henry VORTAC has been decommissioned and new standard instrument approach procedures developed for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Seamans Field Airport. This enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Advisory Committees (RRR)
Document Number: 2013-19087
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
This final rule removes DOT's advisory committee regulations. The DOT is removing the regulations because they have been made obsolete by other laws, regulations, and agency procedures.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bedford, PA
Document Number: 2013-19076
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Bedford, PA, as the St. Thomas VORTAC has been decommissioned and new standard instrument approach procedures developed for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Bedford County Airport. This enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines
Document Number: 2013-19029
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is requesting data, comments, and information on issues and options relevant to miners' escape and refuge that may present more effective solutions than the existing rule during underground coal mine emergencies. The Agency continues to reiterate that in the event of an underground coal mine emergency, a miner should seek escape as the first line of defense. Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) will assist MSHA in determining if changes to existing practices and regulations would improve the overall strategy for survivability, escape, and training to protect miners in an emergency. MSHA will review the comments to determine what actions, if any, the Agency will take in response to comments.
Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines
Document Number: 2013-19028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reopening the rulemaking record for MSHA's existing rule on Refuge Alternatives for the limited purpose of obtaining comments on the frequency for motor task (also known as ``hands-on'' training), decision-making, and expectations training for miners to deploy and use refuge alternatives in underground coal mines. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit remanded a training provision in the Refuge Alternatives rule, directing MSHA to explain the basis for requiring motor task (hands-on), decision-making, and expectations training annually rather than quarterly or to reopen the record and allow public comment. MSHA will review the comments to determine an appropriate course of action for the Agency in response to comments. MSHA will publish its response in the Federal Register addressing the public comments and either explaining the reason that it is leaving the existing rule unchanged or modifying the rule as the result of the public comment process.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19023
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to determine airplane configuration and part numbers of the landing gear control interface unit and main landing gear (MLG) door actuators; and, for affected airplanes, repetitive inspections of the opening sequence of the MLG door actuator, and replacement of the MLG door actuator if necessary. This AD also provides optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD was prompted by a report of a MLG failing to extend during landing, and a determination that a certain configuration of landing gear control interface unit and actuators may result in masking of centralized fault display system messages that are necessary to mitigate risks associated with failure of MLG extension or down-locking. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such a configuration, which could prevent the full extension or down-locking of the MLG, possibly resulting in MLG collapse during landing and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to occupants.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Clauses With Alternates-Quality Assurance (DFARS Case 2013-D004)
Document Number: 2013-19021
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to create an overarching prescription for each set of quality assurance-related provisions/clauses with one or more alternates. In addition, the proposed rule would include the full text of each provision and/or clause alternate.
Information Collection; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Document Number: 2013-19016
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency and the Commodity Credit Corporation are seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension with a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The information collected is needed from producers to determine eligibility for NAP assistance.
Sweet Cherries Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Decreased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2013-19012
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule decreases the assessment rate established for the Washington Cherry Marketing Committee (Committee) for the 2013-2014 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.18 to $0.15 per ton of sweet cherries handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order, which regulates the handling of sweet cherries grown in designated counties in Washington. Assessments upon Washington sweet cherry handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The fiscal period begins April 1 and ends March 31. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington; Decreased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2013-19011
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that decreased the assessment rate established for the State of Washington Potato Committee (Committee) for the 2013-2014 fiscal year and all subsequent fiscal periods from $0.003 to $0.0025 per hundredweight of potatoes handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order for Irish potatoes grown in Washington. Decreasing the assessment rate was necessary to allow the Committee to reduce its financial reserve while still providing adequate funding to meet program expenses.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-19010
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is proposing a new information collection titled, ``Development of Metrics to Measure Financial Well-being of Working-age and Older American Consumers.''
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Clauses With Alternates-Contract Financing (DFARS Case 2013-D014)
Document Number: 2013-18976
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to create an overarching prescription for the set of contract financing related clauses with one or more alternates. The rule also proposes to add a separate prescription for the basic clause as well as the alternate. In addition, the proposed rule would include the full text of the clause alternate.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Clauses With Alternates-Transportation (DFARS Case 2012-D057)
Document Number: 2013-18972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to create an overarching prescription for each set of transportation-related provisions/clauses with one or more alternates. The rule also proposes to add a separate prescription for the basic clause as well as each alternate. In addition, the proposed rule would include the full text of each provision and/or clause alternate.
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2013-18969
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 2, 2013, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated the first sunset review of the countervailing duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The Department finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies at the rates shown below under ``Final Results of Review.''
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Least Developed Countries That Are Designated Countries (DFARS Case 2013-D019)
Document Number: 2013-18968
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a revision by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to the list of least developed countries that are designated countries under the Trade Agreements Act of 1979.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Release of Fundamental Research Information (DFARS Case 2012-D054)
Document Number: 2013-18960
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide guidance relating to the release of fundamental research information. This rule was previously published as part of the proposed rule 2011-D039, Safeguarding Unclassified DoD Information.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Victoria County, 1997 8-Hour Ozone Section 110 (a)(1) Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2013-18885
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submitted revisions include a maintenance plan for Victoria County, Texas, developed to ensure continued attainment of the 1997 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). The Maintenance Plan meets the requirements of Section 110(a)(1) of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), EPA's rules, and is consistent with EPA's guidance. On March 12, 2008, EPA issued a revised ozone standard. Today's action is being taken to address requirements under the 1997 ozone standard. EPA is approving the revision pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Victoria County; 1997 8-Hour Ozone Section 110 (a)(1) Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2013-18883
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision consists of a maintenance plan for Victoria County developed to ensure continued attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for 10 years after the effective designation date of June 15, 2004. The Maintenance Plan meets the requirements of Section 110(a)(1) of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA's rules, and is consistent with EPA's guidance. EPA is approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
Partial Disapproval of State Implementation Plan; Arizona; Regional Haze Requirements
Document Number: 2013-18881
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing a partial disapproval of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP) to implement the regional haze program for the first planning period through 2018. Regional haze is caused by emissions of air pollutants from numerous sources located over a broad geographic area. The Clean Air Act (``CAA'' or the ``Act'') and EPA's regulations require states to adopt and submit to EPA SIPs that assure reasonable progress toward the national goal of achieving natural visibility conditions in 156 national parks and wilderness areas designated as Class I areas.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Update of the Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the Lancaster 1997 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Area
Document Number: 2013-18878
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's (Pennsylvania) State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions consist of an update to the SIP-approved Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and an updated point source inventory for NOX and VOCs for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) SIP for Lancaster County (hereafter referred to as the ``Lancaster Maintenance Area''). EPA's approval of the updated MVEBs makes them available for transportation conformity purposes. EPA is approving these revisions to the MVEBs and point source inventory in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Update of the Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the Lancaster 1997 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Area
Document Number: 2013-18877
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's (Pennsylvania) State Implementation Plan (SIP). One revision consists of an update to the SIP-approved Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) SIP for Lancaster County (also referred to as the ``Lancaster Maintenance Area''). The other SIP revision updates the point source inventory for NOX and VOCs. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal 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 action, 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. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tuba City, AZ
Document Number: 2013-18869
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register May 29, 2013 that establishes Class E en route airspace at the Tuba City VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigational Aid (VORTAC), Tuba City, AZ. In that rule, an error was made in the legal description for Tuba City, identifying the region as ANM instead of AWP.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Bryant AAF, Anchorage, AK
Document Number: 2013-18866
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace at Bryant Army Airfield (AAF), Anchorage AK. This action provides controlled airspace to improve the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport due to an increase in the complexity, volume, and variety of aircraft in the immediate vicinity of Bryant AAF.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; San Marcos, TX
Document Number: 2013-18715
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E airspace at San Marcos, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at San Marcos Municipal Airport and the decommissioning of the Garys Locator Outer Marker (LOM). This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also updated.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Grand Forks AFB, ND
Document Number: 2013-18714
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace at Grand Forks Air Force Base (AFB), ND. Changes to the airspace description are necessary due to changes in air traffic control tower operating hours. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Waco, TX, and Establishment of Class D Airspace; Waco, TSTC-Waco Airport, TX
Document Number: 2013-18713
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace at Waco, TX, by separating the Class D airspace at Waco Regional Airport from the Class D airspace at TSTC-Waco Airport. The FAA is taking this action to alleviate multiple air traffic controllers handling the same airspace and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The geographic coordinates for Waco Regional Airport are also adjusted.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Sparta, WI
Document Number: 2013-18709
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace at Sparta, WI. Changes to the airspace description are necessary due to the need to exclude active military restricted airspace at Sparta/ Fort McCoy Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Wagner, SD
Document Number: 2013-18703
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Wagner, SD. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Wagner Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Commerce, TX
Document Number: 2013-18699
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Commerce, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Commerce Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also updated.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mason, TX
Document Number: 2013-18698
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Mason, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Mason County Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Columbus, Rickenbacker International Airport, OH
Document Number: 2013-18696
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH. Changes to the airspace description are necessary due to the closure of South Columbus Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The airport name and geographic coordinates are also updated.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gruver, TX
Document Number: 2013-18693
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Gruver, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Gruver Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Walker, MN
Document Number: 2013-18688
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Walker, MN. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Walker Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Mahnomen, MN
Document Number: 2013-18683
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Mahnomen, MN. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Mahnomen County Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Appraisals for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans-Supplemental Proposal
Document Number: 2013-17086
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The Board, Bureau, FDIC, FHFA, NCUA, and OCC (collectively, the Agencies) are proposing to amend Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and the official interpretation to the regulation. This proposal relates to a final rule issued by the Agencies on January 18, 2013 (2013 Interagency Appraisals Final Rule or Final Rule), which goes into effect on January 18, 2014. The Final Rule implements a provision added to TILA by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act or Act) requiring appraisals for ``higher-risk mortgages.'' For certain mortgages with an annual percentage rate that exceeds the average prime offer rate by a specified percentage, the Final Rule requires creditors to obtain an appraisal or appraisals meeting certain specified standards, provide applicants with a notification regarding the use of the appraisals, and give applicants a copy of the written appraisals used. The Agencies are proposing amendments to the Final Rule implementing these requirements; specifically, the Agencies are proposing exemptions from the rules for: transactions secured by existing manufactured homes and not land; certain ``streamlined'' refinancings; and transactions of $25,000 or less.