August 21, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-20282
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration invites public comment about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval to renew the following information collection: Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) Program. The information collected is necessary to ensure that recipients of TIGGER funds are meeting program objectives and are complying with FTA Circular 5010.1D, ``Grant Management Requirements'' and other federal requirements. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on May 17, 2013.
Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2013-20281
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning an additional Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS) 3 negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-20280
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: National Mediation Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Director, Office of Administration, invites comments on the submission for OMB review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, May 22, 1995 and 5 CFR part 1320). This notice announces that the NMB has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for clearance of three (3) information collections.
Fourth Meeting of the Advisory Committee for the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference
Document Number: 2013-20279
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice advises interested persons that the fourth meeting of the WRC-15 Advisory Committee will be held on September 19, 2013, at the Federal Communications Commission. The Advisory Committee will consider recommendations from its Informal Working Groups.
Urbanized Area Formula Grants; Passenger Ferry Grant Program
Document Number: 2013-20278
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Grant program funds in support of the Discretionary Passenger Ferry Grant program. This grant opportunity will be funded using $29.9 million in FY 2013 Urbanized Area Formula Grants program funds authorized by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Public Law 112- 141, July 6, 2012. The Passenger Ferry Grant program (Ferry program), as authorized, is available to urbanized areas for the same general authority provided under 49 U.S.C. 5307 (Section 5307). However, within the authority provided to the Secretary of Transportation to develop a competitive process, FTA is limiting this discretionary opportunity to capital projects. These funds constitute a core investment in the enhancement and revitalization of public ferry systems in the Nation's urbanized areas. This notice solicits proposals to compete for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 funding under the Ferry program and may include additional funds made available under future appropriations. This notice also includes priorities established by FTA for these discretionary funds, criteria FTA will use to identify meritorious projects for funding, and the process to apply for funding. This announcement is available on the FTA Web site at: http// www.fta.dot.gov. FTA may announce final selections on the Web site and in the Federal Register. Additionally, a synopsis of this funding opportunity will be posted in the FIND module of the government-wide electronic grants (GRANTS.GOV) Web site at https://www.grants.gov.
Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2013-20268
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permits
Document Number: 2013-20267
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the applications described herein. This notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, they are not repeated here. Requests for modification of special permits (e.g. to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the suffix ``M'' denote a modification request. These applications have been separated from the new application for special permits to facilitate processing.
Notice of Actions on Special Permit Applications
Document Number: 2013-20266
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
List of Applications Delayed
Document Number: 2013-20265
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117(c), PHMSA is publishing the following list of special permit applications that have been in process for 180 days or more. The reason(s) for delay and the expected completion date for action on each application is provided in association with each identified application.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations
Document Number: 2013-20245
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing a final rule to amend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Program) regulations to allow State agencies to deny a request for a replacement card until contact is made by the household with the State agency, if the requests for replacement cards are determined to be excessive. State agencies which elect to exercise this authority will be required to protect vulnerable persons, such as individuals with disabilities, homeless individuals or the elderly, who may repeatedly lose their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards but are not committing fraud. FNS is also changing the EBT card replacement timeframes in the same section to require State agencies to make replacement cards available for pick up or to place the card in the mail within two business days following notice by the household to the State agency that the card has been lost or stolen. FNS is further amending its regulations to define the term ``trafficking'' to include the attempt to buy or sell SNAP benefits in cases where an individual makes the offer to sell SNAP benefits and/or EBT card online or in person. Finally, FNS is issuing an interim final rule (with a request for additional comment) that requires State agencies to monitor EBT card replacement requests and send notices to those clients who have requested four cards within a 12-month period. The State agency shall be exempt from sending this Excessive Replacement Card Notice if it adopts the card withholding option in accordance with this final rule and sends the requisite Withhold Replacement Card Warning Notice on the 4th replacement card request.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule Proposed Parental Consent Method; AssertID, Inc. Application for Approval of Parental Consent Method
Document Number: 2013-20243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission requests public comment concerning the proposed parental consent method submitted by AssertID, Inc. (``AssertID'') under the Voluntary Commission Approval Processes provision of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Proposed Designation of Marine Critical Habitat for the Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta caretta, Under the Endangered Species Act; Public Hearing
Document Number: 2013-20229
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, will hold public hearings related to our Proposed Designation of Marine Critical Habitat for the Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta caretta, under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Ivesia webberi
Document Number: 2013-20190
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), correct the public meeting dates published in the August 2, 2013, proposed rule to designate critical habitat for Ivesia webberi.
Market Tests of Experimental Postal Products
Document Number: 2013-20178
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is proposing a set of rules to address Postal Service filings concerning market tests of experimental products. The proposed rules address the contents of market test filings, describe how the filings will be reviewed, and discuss related matters. The Commission invites public comments on the proposed rule.
North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
Document Number: 2013-20130
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 6, 2013, the NAFTA Chapter 19 binational panel issued its decision in the review of the final results of the 2008-2009 antidumping administrative review made by the U.S. Department of Commerce, with respect to Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, NAFTA Secretariat File Number USA-MEX-2011-1904-02. The panel affirmed the U.S. Department of Commerce's Final Determination regarding this matter. Copies of the panel's decision are available from the U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat.
Restrictions on Legal Assistance to Aliens
Document Number: 2013-20040
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule updates the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation on legal assistance to aliens. The revisions are intended to implement three statutory changes on aliens eligible for legal assistance from LSC grant recipients that have been enacted since the pertinent provisions of the existing regulation were last revised in 1997. Those three changes are described in more detail in the Supplementary Information section of this preamble. LSC seeks comments on the proposed changes to the rule. LSC also seeks comments on specific items that it has identified in this notice.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Amendment 7
Document Number: 2013-19991
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement management measures in Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (2006 Consolidated HMS FMP) to ensure sustainable management of bluefin tuna consistent with the 2006 HMS FMP addressing ongoing management challenges in the Atlantic bluefin tuna fisheries. Amendment 7 also proposes minor regulatory changes related to the management of Atlantic HMS. Amendment 7 was developed by NMFS under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA). The proposed measures would reallocate the U.S. bluefin tuna quota among domestic fishing categories. The rule would also implement several actions applicable to the pelagic longline fishery, including: Individual Bluefin Quotas (IBQs); two new Gear Restricted Areas, access to current closed areas based on performance criteria; closure of the pelagic longline fishery when annual bluefin tuna quota is reached; elimination of target catch requirements associated with retention of incidental bluefin tuna in the pelagic longline fishery; mandatory retention of legal-sized bluefin tuna caught as bycatch; expanded monitoring requirements, including electronic monitoring via cameras and bluefin tuna catch reporting via Vessel Monitoring System (VMS); and transiting provisions for pelagic and bottom longline vessels. The proposed rule would also require VMS use and reporting by the Purse Seine category; change the start date of the Purse Seine category to June 1; expand Automated Catch Reporting System use to the General and Harpoon categories; provide additional flexibilities for inseason adjustment of the General category quota and Harpoon category retention limits; and allocate a portion of the Angling category Trophy South subquota to the Gulf of Mexico. Finally, it would adopt several measures not directly related to bluefin tuna management, including implementing a U.S. North Atlantic albacore tuna quota; modifying rules regarding permit category changes; and implementing minor changes in the Highly Migratory Species regulations for administrative or clarification purposes.
Highly Migratory Species; 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Amendment 8
Document Number: 2013-19975
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule implements Amendment 8 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Amendment 8 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP provides additional opportunities for U.S. fishermen to harvest swordfish using selective gears that are low in bycatch, given their rebuilt status and increased availability. This final rule creates new and modified commercial fishing vessel permits that allow permit holders to retain and sell a limited number of swordfish caught on rod and reel, handline, harpoon, green-stick, or bandit gear. Specific management measures under this final action include the establishment of a new open access commercial swordfish permit, modification of HMS Charter/ Headboat permit regulations to allow for the commercial retention of swordfish on non-for-hire trips, regional swordfish retention limits for the new and modified permits, gear authorizations, and reporting requirements.
Draft Report on Carcinogens Monographs for ortho-Toluidine and Pentachlorophenol and By-Products of Its Synthesis; Availability of Documents; Request for Comments; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19928
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The notice announces a meeting to peer review the Draft Report on Carcinogens (RoC) Monographs for ortho-Toluidine and Pentachlorophenol and By-products of its Synthesis (hereafter referred to as ``pentachlorophenol''). These documents were prepared by the Office of the Report on Carcinogens (ORoC), Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Draft Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: 2013-19875
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 60-day public comment period for the external review draft human health assessment titled ``Toxicological Review of benzo[a]pyrene: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' (EPA/635/R-13/138) and the draft peer review charge questions. The draft assessment was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD). EPA is releasing this draft assessment and peer review charge questions for the purpose of public comment. This draft assessment is not final as described in EPA's information quality guidelines, and it does not represent and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. The draft assessment will also be discussed at the first bi-monthly IRIS public meeting scheduled for October 23-24, 2013.
Broker-Dealer Reports
Document Number: 2013-18738
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission''), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''), is amending certain broker-dealer annual reporting, audit, and notification requirements. The amendments include a requirement that broker-dealer audits be conducted in accordance with standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (``PCAOB'') in light of explicit oversight authority provided to the PCAOB by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act'') to oversee these audits. The amendments further require a broker-dealer that clears transactions or carries customer accounts to agree to allow representatives of the Commission or the broker-dealer's designated examining authority (``DEA'') to review the documentation associated with certain reports of the broker-dealer's independent public accountant and to allow the accountant to discuss the findings relating to the reports of the accountant with those representatives when requested in connection with a regulatory examination of the broker- dealer. Finally, the amendments require a broker-dealer to file a new form with its DEA that elicits information about the broker-dealer's practices with respect to the custody of securities and funds of customers and non-customers.
Financial Responsibility Rules for Broker-Dealers
Document Number: 2013-18734
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is adopting amendments to the net capital, customer protection, books and records, and notification rules for broker-dealers promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''). These amendments are designed to address several areas of concern regarding the financial responsibility requirements for broker-dealers. The amendments also update certain financial responsibility requirements and make certain technical amendments.