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Therapeutic Area Standards Initiative Project Plan; Availability
Document Number: 2013-24909
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of the Therapeutic Area Standards Initiative Project Plan. This therapeutic area (TA) Project Plan will be the primary document for guiding all major aspects of FDA's multi-year initiative to develop and implement TA standards to support the regulatory review process for drugs and biologics. The TA Project Plan will be updated annually and made available for public comment.
Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-24908
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Meeting of the Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council (MFRC); Cancellation of October 18, 2013 Meeting
Document Number: 2013-24907
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
On Tuesday, September 3, 2013 (78 FR 54244), the Department of Defense published a notice announcing a meeting of the Military Family Readiness Council (MFRC) that was to take place on Friday, October 18, 2013. The meeting of October 18, 2013 was cancelled.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS® Cask System
Document Number: 2013-24906
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 11 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1004. Amendment No. 11 revises authorized contents to include: adding a new transfer cask (TC), the OS197L, for use with the 32PT and 61BT dry shielded canisters (DSC); and converting the CoC No. 1004 Technical Specifications (TS) to the format in NUREG-1745, ``Standard Format and Content for Technical Specifications for 10 CFR [Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations] Part 72 Cask Certificates of Compliance.'' In addition, the amendment makes several other changes as described under the ``Discussion of Changes'' heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS® Cask System
Document Number: 2013-24905
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 11 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1004. Amendment No. 11 revises authorized contents to include: adding a new transfer cask, the OS197L, for use with the 32PT and 61BT dry shielded canisters; and converting the CoC No. 1004 Technical Specifications (TS) to the format in NUREG- 1745, ``Standard Format and Content for Technical Specifications for 10 CFR [Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations] Part 72 Cask Certificates of Compliance.'' In addition, the amendment makes several other changes as described under the ``Discussion of Changes'' heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the direct final rule published in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register.
Safety Zones; Hawaiian Island Commercial Harbors, HI
Document Number: 2013-24904
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing nine (9) permanent safety zones encompassing Hawaii's commercial harbors (Nawiliwili and Port Allen, Kauai; Barber's Point and Honolulu Harbor, Oahu; Kaunakakai, Molokai; Kaumalapau, Lanai; Kahului, Maui and Kawaihae and Hilo on the Island of Hawaii). The purpose of these safety zones is to expedite the evacuation of the harbors in the event a tsunami warning is issued for the main Hawaiian Islands.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2013-24903
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a scoping meeting pertaining to Amendment 31 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3; Proposed License Amendment To Increase the Maximum Reactor Power Level
Document Number: 2013-24902
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR- 44 and DPR-56, issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee), for operation of the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS), Units 2 and 3, located in York and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania. The proposed amendments would authorize an increase in the maximum reactor power level from 3514 megawatts thermal (MWt) to 3951 MWt.
Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest
Document Number: 2013-24898
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') has issued an Initial Determination of Violation of Section 337 and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond in the above-captioned investigation. The ALJ recommends that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order and a cease-and-desist order against HTC Corp. and HTC America, Inc., as well as their related entities, with respect to U.S. Patent Nos. 6,393,260 and 7,415,247. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4).
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-24897
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing recent Postal Service filings requesting the addition of Global Reseller Expedited Package Contracts 3 product to the competitive product list and the inclusion of a related agreement within the new product. This notice informs the public of the filings, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-24895
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Parcel Select & Parcel Return Service Contract 5 to the competitive product list. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with this filing.
Guidance for Industry on Active Controls in Studies To Demonstrate Effectiveness of a New Animal Drug for Use in Companion Animals; Availability
Document Number: 2013-24894
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry 204 entitled ``Active Controls in Studies to Demonstrate Effectiveness of a New Animal Drug for Use in Companion Animals.'' This guidance advises industry on the use of active controls in studies intended to provide substantial evidence of effectiveness of new animal drugs for use in companion animals. The intent of the guidance is to provide information to clinical investigators who conduct studies using active controls and have a basic understanding of statistical principles.
Control of Ferrite Content in Stainless Steel Weld Metal
Document Number: 2013-24893
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.31, ``Control of Ferrite Content in Stainless Steel Weld Metal.'' This guide (Revision 4) describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable for controlling ferrite content in stainless steel weld metal. It updates the guide to remove references to outdated standards and to remove an appendix that has been incorporated into relevant specifications.
Uranium Enrichment Fuel Cycle Inspection Reports Regarding Louisiana Energy Services, National Enrichment Facility, Eunice, New Mexico, Prior to the Commencement of Operations
Document Number: 2013-24891
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has conducted inspections of the Louisiana Energy Services (LES), LLC, National Enrichment Facility in Eunice, New Mexico, and has authorized the introduction of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) into cascades numbered 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.5. In addition, the NRC verified that the systems, structures, and components designed to support safe operation of Autoclave 2 of the facility have been constructed in accordance with the requirements of the approved license.
Initial Test Program of Emergency Core Cooling Systems for New Boiling-Water Reactors
Document Number: 2013-24888
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a new regulatory guide (RG), 1.79.1, ``Initial Test Program of Emergency Core Cooling Systems for New Boiling-Water Reactors.'' This RG describes testing methods the NRC staff considers acceptable for demonstrating the operability of emergency core cooling systems (ECCSs) for boiling- water reactors (BWRs) whose licenses are issued after the date of issuance of this RG (new BWRs).
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric and Gas; Changes to the Primary Sampling System
Document Number: 2013-24886
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and issuing License Amendment No. 8 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-93 and NPF-94. The COLs were issued to South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) and South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) (the licensee), for construction and operation of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS), Units 2 and 3 located in Fairfield County, South Carolina. The amendment requests to modify the Primary Sampling System (PSS) design, including changes to Tier 1 information located in Tables 2.2.1-2, 2.3.13-1, and 2.3.13-3, Figures 2.2.1-1 ``Containment System'' and 2.3.13-1 ``Primary Sampling System,'' and Subsection 2.3.13, ``Primary Sampling System'' of the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR). The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Request To Submit a Two-Part Application-Northwest Medical Isotopes, LLC
Document Number: 2013-24882
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an August 9, 2013, letter from Northwest Medical Isotopes, LLC (NWMI). In this letter, NWMI requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements, which, if granted, would allow the submittal of a construction permit application for a medical radioisotope production facility in two parts. The NRC staff has reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, as requested.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Grant Drawdown Payment Request/LOCCS/VRS Voice Activated
Document Number: 2013-24877
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. Public and Indian Housing Grant recipients use the payment vouchers to request funds from HUD through the LOCCS/VRS voice activated system. The information collected on the form serves also as an internal control measure to ensure the lawful and appropriate disbursement of Federal funds.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-24876
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-24875
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-24874
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2013-24871
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
Notice is given of the names of members of a Performance Review Board for the Department of the Army.
Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing, United States Patent, No. 7,837,654, Issued 23 Nov 2010, Entitled “Precision Sensing and Treatment Delivery Device for Promoting Healing in Living Tissue”
Document Number: 2013-24870
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army is interested in granting an exclusive or partially exclusive license to U.S. Patent 7,837,654 for ''Precision Sensing and Treatment Delivery Device for Promoting Healing in Living Tissue'' to a licensee meeting the requirements of 35 USC 209.
Intent To Prepare a Regional Environmental Impact Statement for Surface Coal and Lignite Mining in the State of Texas
Document Number: 2013-24869
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is preparing a Regional Environmental Impact Statement (REIS) to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects associated with a decision to develop and assess data and information with waters of the United States and other relevant resources that may be potentially impacted by future surface coal and lignite mine expansions in the state of Texas within the Fort Worth District's area of responsibility. These coal and lignite mining activities may eventually require authorization from the USACE under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, as well as other federal and state permits and approvals.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-24867
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-24866
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2013-24855
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-24849
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting; Cancellation of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-24848
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 (78 FR 58526-58528), the Department of Defense published a notice announcing a meeting of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board that was to have taken place on October 15, 2013 and October 16, 2013. This meeting was cancelled.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Rhode Island: Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas Permitting Authority and Tailoring Rule
Document Number: 2013-24847
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve certain revisions to the Rhode Island State Implementation Plan (SIP) primarily relating to regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) under Rhode Island's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) preconstruction permitting program. EPA is also taking direct final action to approve the State's definition of ``PM2.5'' (fine particulate matter) specific to permitting. Certain of the State's revisions consist of definitions that also relate more broadly to the State's PSD and nonattainment new source review (NSR) preconstruction permitting requirements, i.e., to stationary sources that also emit regulated new source review pollutants other than GHGs. EPA is also taking direct final action to conditionally approve those definitions as they relate to the non-GHG pollutants, for the reasons described in more detail later in this notice. All of the revisions in question were submitted by Rhode Island, through the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) Office of Air Resources, on January 18, 2011. They are primarily intended to align Rhode Island's regulations with EPA's ``Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule.'' Finally, EPA is not taking action on certain other SIP revisions contained in RI DEM's January 18, 2011 submittal.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Rhode Island: Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas Permitting Authority and Tailoring Rule
Document Number: 2013-24846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to fully approve certain revisions to the Rhode Island State Implementation Plan (SIP) primarily relating to regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) under Rhode Island's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) preconstruction permitting program. EPA is also proposing to fully approve the State's definition of ``PM2.5'' (fine particulate matter) which is specific only to permitting. Certain of the State's SIP revisions consist of definitions that also relate more broadly to the State's PSD and nonattainment new source review (NSR) preconstruction permitting requirements, i.e., to major stationary sources that also emit regulated new source review pollutants other than GHGs. EPA is proposing to conditionally approve those definitions as they relate to the non-GHG pollutants. All of the revisions in question were submitted by Rhode Island, through the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) Office of Air Resources, on January 18, 2011. They are primarily intended to align Rhode Island's SIP regulations with EPA's ``Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule.'' Finally, EPA is not taking action on certain other SIP revisions contained in RI DEM's January 18, 2011 submittal.
Endangered and Threatened Species: Designation of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Upper Columbia Spring-Run Chinook Salmon in the Okanogan River Subbasin, Washington, and Protective Regulations
Document Number: 2013-24845
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), propose a rule to designate and authorize the release of a nonessential experimental population (NEP) of Upper Columbia River spring-run (UCR) Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the Okanogan River subbasin, and to establish a limited set of take prohibitions for the NEP. Under the proposed rule, the geographic boundary for the NEP would be the mainstem and all tributaries of the Okanogan River between the Canada- United States border and to the confluence of the Okanogan River with the Columbia River, Washington (hereafter ``Okanogan River NEP Area''). We have prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) on this proposed action. We seek comment on both this proposed rule and the EA (see ADDRESSES section below).
Plant Variety Protection Board; Open Meeting
Document Number: 2013-24820
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This notice is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend an open meeting of the Plant Variety Protection Board.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling
Document Number: 2013-24778
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to designate critical habitat for the Dakota skipper and Poweshiek skipperling under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The Endangered Species Act requires that critical habitat be designated to the maximum extent prudent and determinable for species determined to be endangered or threatened species. The effect of this regulation is to designate critical habitat for the Dakota skipper and Poweshiek skipperling under the Endangered Species Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Dayton-Springfield, Steubenville-Weirton, Toledo, and Parkersburg-Marietta; 1997 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan Revision to Approved Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets
Document Number: 2013-24706
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA is approving requests by Ohio to revise the 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance air quality state implementation plan (SIP) for the Dayton-Springfield area, the Toledo area, and the Ohio portions of the Parkersburg-Marietta and Steubenville-Weirton, West Virginia-Ohio areas, to replace onroad emissions inventories and motor vehicle emissions budgets (budgets) with inventories and budgets developed using EPA's Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES) emissions model. The Dayton-Springfield area consists of Clark, Greene, Miami, and Montgomery Counties. The Ohio portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, West Virginia-Ohio area consists of Jefferson County, Ohio. The Toledo area consists of Lucas and Wood Counties. The Ohio portion of the Parkersburg-Marietta, West Virginia-Ohio area consists of Washington County. Ohio submitted the SIP revision requests on the following dates: Dayton-Springfield on February 11, 2013; Steubenville-Weirton on March 15, 2013; Toledo on April 18, 2013; Parkersburg-Marietta on April 26, 2013.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Dayton-Springfield, Steubenville-Weirton, Toledo, and Parkersburg-Marietta; 1997 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan Revision to Approved Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets
Document Number: 2013-24704
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is proposing to approve the request by Ohio to revise the 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance air quality state implementation plan (SIP) for the Dayton-Springfield and Toledo areas, and the Ohio portions of the Parkersburg-Marietta and Steubenville-Weirton, West Virginia-Ohio areas to replace onroad emissions inventories and motor vehicle emissions budgets (budgets) with inventories and budgets developed using EPA's Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES) emissions model. The Dayton-Springfield area consists of Clark, Greene, Miami, and Montgomery Counties. The Ohio portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, West Virginia-Ohio area consists of Jefferson County, Ohio. The Toledo area consists of Lucas and Wood Counties. The Ohio portion of the Parkersburg-Marietta, West Virginia-Ohio area consists of Washington County. Ohio submitted the SIP revision requests for the areas on the following dates: Dayton- Springfield on February 11, 2013; Steubenville-Weirton on March 15, 2013; Toledo on April 18, 2013; Parkersburg-Marietta on April 26, 2013.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho: State Board Requirements
Document Number: 2013-24703
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking final action to approve a revision to the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Idaho on September 16, 2013, for approval into the Idaho SIP for purposes of meeting the state board requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA is also approving the September 16, 2013, revision as meeting the corresponding state board infrastructure requirements of the CAA for the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). On August 1, 2013, the EPA proposed to approve the July 16, 2013, draft of this revision submitted for parallel processing. Because the final SIP revision submitted by Idaho to the EPA on September 16, 2013 is consistent with the July 16, 2013, submittal, the Idaho SIP will, upon the effective date of this final approval, contain the required provisions regarding board composition and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest. The EPA is taking final action to approve this revision because it satisfies the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Amendment of Class E Airspace; St. George, UT
Document Number: 2013-24702
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at St. George Municipal Airport, St. George, UT, by removing the operating hours established by a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) due to the airport changing from a part time to a full time facility. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Test Procedures for Direct Heating Equipment and Pool Heaters
Document Number: 2013-24352
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to revise its test procedures for direct heating equipment and pool heaters established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. This rulemaking will fulfill DOE's statutory obligation to review its test procedures for covered products at least once every seven years. For direct heating equipment, the proposed amendments would add provisions for testing vented home heating equipment that utilizes condensing technology, and to incorporate by reference six industry test standards to replace the outdated test standards which are referred to in the existing DOE test procedure. These industry standards reflect the current practice in test set-up and test conditions for testing direct heating equipment. For pool heaters, the proposed amendments would incorporate by reference ANSI/Air-conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Standard 1160-2009, ``Performance Rating of Heat Pump Pool Heaters,'' and ANSI/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 146- 2011, ``Method of Testing and Rating Pool Heaters,'' to establish a test method for electric pool heaters (including heat pump pool heaters). The proposed amendments would also clarify the test procedure's applicability to oil-fired pool heaters. DOE is also announcing a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on issues presented in this test procedure rulemaking.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Endangered Status for Chromolaena frustrata (Cape Sable Thoroughwort), Consolea corallicola (Florida Semaphore Cactus), and Harrisia aboriginum (Aboriginal Prickly-Apple)
Document Number: 2013-24177
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered status for three plants: Chromolaena frustrata (Cape Sable thoroughwort), Consolea corallicola (Florida semaphore cactus), and Harrisia aboriginum (aboriginal prickly-apple), under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. These plants are endemic to South Florida. This final rule implements the protections provided by the Act for these species.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for Dakota Skipper and Endangered Status for Poweshiek Skipperling
Document Number: 2013-24175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to list the Dakota skipper as a threatened species and the Poweshiek skipperling as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to the Dakota skipper and the Poweshiek skipperling. The effect of this regulation is to add the Dakota skipper and the Poweshiek skipperling to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. We also propose a special rule under section 4(d) of the Act that outlines the prohibitions necessary and advisable for the conservation of the Dakota skipper, if it is listed as a threatened species.
Public Housing Capital Fund Program
Document Number: 2013-23230
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule combines and streamlines the former legacy public housing modernization programs, including the Comprehensive Grant Program (CGP), the Comprehensive Improvement Assistance Program (CIAP), and the Public Housing Development Program (which encompasses mixed-finance development), into the Capital Fund Program (CFP). This rule defines qualified PHAs, which are not required to file annual plans. The rule expands HUD's current requirement that a Public Housing Authority (PHA) submit a physical needs assessment (PNA) to include small PHAs as well as large PHAs, but provides small PHAs additional time to plan for and implement this requirement. The rule allows PHAs to request a total development cost (TDC) exception for integrated utility management, capital planning, and other capital and management activities that promote energy conservation and efficiency, including green construction and retrofits, which include windows; heating system replacements; wall insulation; site-based generation; advanced energy savings technologies, including renewable energy generation; and other such retrofits. The rule also makes changes to replacement housing factor funds and the threshold for management improvements. Because this rule streamlines programs, several formerly separate regulations are eliminated with the implementation of this rule.