December 17, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: FFL Out-of-Business Records Request
Document Number: 2013-29885
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Monosodium Glutamate From China and Indonesia
Document Number: 2013-29882
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2013-29877
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2013-29876
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-29874
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), agencies are required to submit proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements to OMB for review and approval, and to publish a notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the agency has made such a submission.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2013-29872
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
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. 3501-3520), 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 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.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2013-29870
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. 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 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 control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request: Outcomes Evaluation of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP)
Document Number: 2013-29868
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 12, 2013, (Vol. 78 FR p. 48879) and allowed 60 days for public comment. One public comment was received on August 18, 2013 which questioned the effectiveness of the program and whether the study was an effective use of taxpayer funds. An email response was sent on September 9, 2013 stating, ``Your response will be reviewed in further consideration of all comments submissions made during the 60-day public notice period for this proposed information collection. Thank you for your inquiry, comments and/or suggestions''. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health 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. Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974. Attention: NIH Desk Officer. Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30-days of the date of this publication.
Rural Call Completion
Document Number: 2013-29867
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) improves its ability to monitor problems with completing calls to rural areas, and enforce restrictions against blocking, choking, reducing, or restricting calls. The Report and Order applies the new rules to providers of long-distance voice service that make the initial long-distance call path choice for more than 100,000 domestic retail subscriber lines, counting the total of all business and residential fixed subscriber lines and mobile phones and aggregated over all of the providers' affiliates (referred to herein as ``covered providers''). In most cases, this is the calling party's long-distance provider. Covered providers include LECs, interexchange carriers (IXCs), commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers, and VoIP service providers. These rules do not apply to intermediate providers. Covered providers must file quarterly reports and retain the call detail records for at least six calendar months. The Report and Order also allows qualifying providers to certify that they meet the conditions for a Safe Harbor that would reduce reporting and retention obligations. In addition, the Commission has delegated to the Wireline Competition Bureau, in consultation with the Enforcement Bureau, the authority to act on requests from qualified providers for waiver of these rules. The Report and Order also adopts a rule prohibiting all originating and intermediate providers from causing audible ringing to be sent to the caller before the terminating provider has signaled that the called party is being alerted.
Information Collection Approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2013-29866
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the following public information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number, and no person is required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments concerning the accuracy of the burden estimates and any suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.
Rural Call Completion
Document Number: 2013-29864
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document the FCC seeks comments on additional measures that may help the Commission ensure a reasonable and nondiscriminatory level of service for completing long-distance calls to rural areas. This document also; seeks to improve the Commission's ability to monitor problems with completing calls to rural areas, and enhance our ability to enforce restrictions against blocking, choking, reducing, or restricting calls. The Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeks public comment on additional measures intended to further ensure reasonable and nondiscriminatory service to rural areas, including additional reforms pertaining to autodialer traffic, intermediate providers, and on other Safe Harbor options and reporting requirements.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Performance Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-29862
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Performance Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories (Renewal)'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 41926) on July 12, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Barnegat Bay, Seaside Heights, NJ
Document Number: 2013-29859
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the operating schedule that governs the S37 Bridge, at NJICW mile 14.1 over Barnegat Bay, at Seaside Heights, NJ. Over the span of two and half years, the bridge will be closed to navigation for three four-month closure periods. Extensive replacement of parts and repairs to the bridge necessitate these closures.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Passaic River, Newark and Harrison, NJ
Document Number: 2013-29858
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) Dock Railroad Bridge across Passaic River, mile 5.0, between Newark and Harrison, New Jersey. This deviation allows the AMTRACK Dock Bridge, mile 5.0, across the Passaic River to remain closed during the Super Bowl XLVIII weekend to facilitate the movement of more than 150,000 visitors, guests and area residents to various public events and activities in New York and New Jersey.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, New Jersey
Document Number: 2013-29856
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH), National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) and New Jersey Transit Rail Operation (NJTRO) Railroad Bridges. This deviation allows the PATH Bridge, mile 3.0; Amtrak's Portal Bridge, mile 5.0; and NJTRO's Upper Hack and HX Bridges, miles 6.9 and 7.7, respectively, all across the Hackensack River, NJ to remain closed during the Super Bowl XLVIII weekend to facilitate the movement of more than 150,000 visitors, guests and area residents to various public events and activities in New York and New Jersey.
Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Liability for Termination of Single-Employer Plans
Document Number: 2013-29855
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) intends to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, of a collection of information contained in its regulation on Liability for Termination of Single- Employer Plans, 29 CFR Part 4062 (OMB control number 1212-0017; expires March 31, 2014). This notice informs the public of PBGC's intent and solicits public comment on the collection of information.
Notice of Denial of Georgia's Application for a “Cap” of the 2013 Credit Reduction Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2013-29854
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Sections 3302(c)(2) and 3302(d)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) provide that employers in a state that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. By virtue of Georgia's Unemployment Trust Fund account having an outstanding balance of Title XII advances on January 1 of four consecutive years, Georgia employers are potentially liable for a 0.9 percent reduction in their FUTA offset credit for 2013. Georgia applied for a cap on the credit reduction under FUTA, section 3302(f), and 20 CFR 606.20. If the State meets the specified criteria the 2013 credit reduction would have stayed at the 2012 percentage of 0.6 percent instead of increasing to 0.9 percent. It was determined that Georgia did not meet all of the criteria of section 3302(f) since the estimated State average tax rate on total wages for calendar year 2013 did not equal or exceed the State's average benefit cost rate for calendar years 2008-2012. Thus Georgia does not qualify for a credit reduction cap and therefore employers in Georgia will have a 0.9 percent FUTA credit reduction for calendar year 2013.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the South Atlantic States; Regulatory Amendment 17
Document Number: 2013-29852
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, Southeast Region, in collaboration with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), is publishing this supplemental NOI to announce that scoping meetings for Regulatory Amendment 17 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery in the South Atlantic Region (Regulatory Amendment 17) will be postponed and will be announced at a later date in the Federal Register.
Notice of Approval of South Carolina's Application for Avoidance of 2013 Credit Reduction Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2013-29851
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Sections 3302(c)(2) and 3302(d)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) provide that employers in a state that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Because the account of South Carolina in the Unemployment Trust Fund had a balance of advances at the beginning of January 1 of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, and still had a balance of advances at the beginning of November 10, 2013, South Carolina employers were potentially liable for a reduction in their FUTA offset credit for 2013. Section 3302(g) of FUTA provides that a state may avoid credit reduction for a year by meeting certain criteria. South Carolina applied for avoidance of the 2013 credit reduction under this section. It has been determined that South Carolina met all of the criteria of section 3302(g) and thus qualifies for credit reduction avoidance. Therefore, South Carolina employers will have no reduction in FUTA offset credit for calendar year 2013.
Notice of Approval of South Carolina's Application for a Waiver of the Additional Credit Reduction That Was To Be Applied to the 2013 Credit Reduction Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2013-29850
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Sections 3302(c)(2) and 3302(d)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) provide that employers in a state that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Further, section 3302(c)(2) of FUTA provides that a state may face additional credit reduction for a year by failing to meet certain criteria. South Carolina applied for a waiver of the 2013 additional credit reduction under section 3302 (c)(2)(C) of FUTA and it has been determined that South Carolina met all of the criteria of this section necessary to qualify for the waiver of the additional credit reduction. Therefore, South Carolina employers will have no additional credit reduction applied for calendar year 2013.
Notice of Approval of Indiana's Application for a Waiver of the Additional Credit Reduction That Was To Be Applied to the 2013 Credit Reduction Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2013-29849
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Sections 3302(c)(2) and 3302(d)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) provide that employers in a state that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Also section 3302(c)(2) of FUTA provides that a state may face additional credit reduction for a year by failing to meet certain criteria. Indiana applied for a waiver of the 2013 additional credit reduction under section 3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA and because Indiana has taken no action to reduce the solvency of their Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund in the 12 months ending September 30, 2013, they have successfully qualified for the waiver. It has therefore been determined that Indiana meets all of the criteria of this section and thus qualifies for the waiver of additional credit reduction and therefore employers in Indiana will have no additional credit reduction applied for calendar year 2013.
Agency Information Collection (Residency Verification Report-Veterans and Survivors) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-29848
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29846
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and purpose of information collection: Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire; OMB 3220-0138. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. In order to receive an age and service annuity, Section 2(e)(3) states that an applicant must stop all railroad work and give up any rights to return to such work. However, applicants are not required to stop nonrailroad work or self-employment. The RRB considers some work claimed as ``self-employment'' to actually be employment for an employer. Whether the RRB classifies a particular activity as self-employment or as work for an employer depends upon the circumstances of each case. These circumstances are prescribed in 20 CFR 216. Under the 1988 amendments to the RRA, an applicant is no longer required to stop work for a ``Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad Employer'' (LPE). However, Section 2(f)(6) of the RRA requires that a portion of the employee's Tier II benefit and supplemental annuity be deducted for earnings from the ``LPE'' employer. ``LPE'' is defined as the last person, company, or institution with whom the employee or spouse applicant was employed concurrently with, or after, the applicant's last railroad employment and before their annuity beginning date. If a spouse never worked for a railroad, the LPE employer is the last person for whom he or she worked. The RRB utilizes Form AA-4, Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire, when an applicant claims to be self-employed to obtain information needed to determine if the applicant's work is LPE, railroad service or self-employment. If the work is self-employment, the questionnaire identifies any months in which the applicant did not perform substantial service. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is voluntary. However, failure to complete the form could result in the nonpayment of benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form AA-4.
Agency Information Collection (Application for Reimbursement of National Test Fee) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-29843
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (VA National Rehabilitation Special Events, Event Registration Applications) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-29831
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-21), this notice announces that the Office of National Programs and Special Events, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-29826
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing recent Postal Service filings requesting the addition of Priority Mail Contract 72 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filings, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-29825
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing recent Postal Service filings requesting the addition of Priority Mail Contract 71 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filings, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Proposed Information Collection (Information From Remarried Widow/er) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29819
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a child's eligibility for death pension once a surviving spouse remarries.
Proposed Information Collection (Insurance Deduction Authorization (For Deduction From Benefit Payments)); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29818
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to authorize deduction from a beneficiary's compensation check.
Safety and Effectiveness of Consumer Antiseptics; Topical Antimicrobial Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use; Proposed Amendment of the Tentative Final Monograph; Reopening of Administrative Record
Document Number: 2013-29814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing this proposed rule to amend the 1994 tentative final monograph or proposed rule (the 1994 TFM) for over-the-counter (OTC) antiseptic drug products. In this proposed rule, we are proposing to establish conditions under which OTC consumer antiseptic products intended for use with water (referred to throughout as consumer antiseptic washes) are generally recognized as safe and effective. In the 1994 TFM, certain antiseptic active ingredients were proposed as being safe for antiseptic handwash use by consumers based on safety data evaluated by FDA as part of our ongoing review of OTC antiseptic drug products. However, in light of more recent scientific developments and changes in the use patterns of these products we are now proposing that additional safety data are necessary to support the safety of antiseptic active ingredients for this use. We also are proposing that all consumer antiseptic wash active ingredients have data that demonstrate a clinical benefit from the use of these consumer antiseptic wash products compared to nonantibacterial soap and water.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Attainment Plan for the Philadelphia-Wilmington, Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware Nonattainment Area for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: 2013-29803
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. The SIP revision (also referred to herein as ``the attainment plan'') demonstrates Delaware's attainment of the 1997 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) (the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS) for the Philadelphia-Wilmington, Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware (PA- NJ-DE) nonattainment area (Philadelphia Area). The SIP revision includes Delaware's attainment demonstration for the Philadelphia Area and motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) used for transportation conformity purposes for New Castle County, Delaware. The attainment plan also includes an analysis of reasonably available control measures (RACM) and reasonably available control technology (RACT), a base year emissions inventory, and contingency measures. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Small Business Impacts of Motor Vehicle Safety
Document Number: 2013-29744
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA seeks comments on the economic impact of its regulations on small entities. As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, we are attempting to identify rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. We also request comments on ways to make these regulations easier to read and understand. The focus of this notice is rules that specifically relate to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, motorcycles, and motor vehicle equipment.