December 20, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2013-30263
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3502-3520), the FCC 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 estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB Control Number.
Overhead Clearance (Air-Draft) Accidents
Document Number: 2013-30259
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks public comment on a petition that requests the Coast Guard to initiate a rulemaking to address the problem of overhead clearance (air-draft) accidents. In its petition, which calls for vessel masters to be provided with accurate vertical air draft information, a maritime organization has described 16 overhead clearance accidents that it says were avoidable and that resulted in damage to or destruction of waterway infrastructure and inconvenienced the public. The Coast Guard will consider all comments received in response to this notification in determining whether or not to initiate the requested rulemaking.
Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: 2013-30253
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for several registration reviews. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open registration review dockets for Pseudozyma flocculosa (case 6049), Pseudomonas chlororaphis (case 6011), and PXTS (case 5108). These pesticides do not currently have any registered pesticide products and are not, therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program. This document also announces the registration review case closure for the pesticide tralkoxydim (case 7237), and the availability of the tralkoxydim registration review case closure document. The cancellation of the last remaining tralkoxydim registrations became effective October 30, 2013. The case closure for tralkoxydim is being announced herein with no comment period.
Certain Optoelectronic Devices for Fiber Optic Communications, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest
Document Number: 2013-30250
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge has issued a Final Initial Determination and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bonding in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, specifically, remedial orders directed to products of respondents IPtronics A/S of Roskilde, Denmark; IPtronics Inc. of Menlo Park, California; FCI USA, LLC of Etters, Pennsylvania; FCI Deutschland GmbH of Berlin, Germany; FCI SA of Guyancourt, France; Mellanox Technologies, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California; and Mellanox Technologies Ltd. of Yokneam, Israel. 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).
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-30249
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Supplemental Information on Water Quality Considerations
Document Number: 2013-30243
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Update to Notice of Financial Institutions for Which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Has Been Appointed Either Receiver, Liquidator, or Manager
Document Number: 2013-30238
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Corporation) has been appointed the sole receiver for the following financial institutions effective as of the Date Closed as indicated in the listing. This list (as updated from time to time in the Federal Register) may be relied upon as ``of record'' notice that the Corporation has been appointed receiver for purposes of the statement of policy published in the July 2, 1992 issue of the Federal Register (57 FR 29491). For further information concerning the identification of any institutions which have been placed in liquidation, please visit the Corporation Web site at www.fdic.gov/ bank/individual/failed/banklist.html or contact the Manager of Receivership Oversight in the appropriate service center.
Special Conditions: Airbus, A350-900 Series Airplane; Interaction of Systems and Structures
Document Number: 2013-30235
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Airbus Model A350-900 series airplanes. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These designs features include systems that, directly or as a result of failure or malfunction, affect structural performance. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30233
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Export-Import Bank of the United States
The Export-Import Banks of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This collection of information is necessary, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 635(a)(1), to determine eligibility of the applicant for Ex-Im Bank assistance. The application tool can be reviewed at: http://exim.gov/pub/ pending/eib1002.pdf.
Privacy Act of 1974; Amendment of System of Records
Document Number: 2013-30227
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974, at 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 552a(e)(4), requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of their records. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice that it is amending the system of records entitled ``Accreditation Records-VA'' (01VA022) as set forth in the Federal Register, 40 FR 38095, August 26, 1975; and amended in 47 FR 1460, January 13, 1982, 54 FR 30969, July 25, 1989, 59 FR 47377, September 15, 1994, 67 FR 54529, August 22, 2002, and 74 FR 23247, May 18, 2009. VA is amending the system notice by adding new routine uses 15, 16, and 17.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Monument Butte Area Oil and Gas Development Project, Duchesne and Uintah Counties, UT
Document Number: 2013-30225
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, and associated regulations, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates, analyzes, and discloses to the public the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of a proposal to develop oil and natural gas in Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah. This notice announces a 45-day public comment period to meet the requirements of NEPA and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
U.S. Air Force Reminder Re: United Launch Alliance (ULA) Consent Order and Recent Change in Department of Defense (DOD) Compliance Officer
Document Number: 2013-30224
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
This is not a notice of solicitation issuance. The Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (Space), as the Compliance Officer under the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Decision and Order (hereinafter referred to as the ``Consent Order''), in the Matter of Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC), the Boeing Company (Boeing), and United Launch Alliance, L.L.C. (hereinafter referred to as the ``Respondents''), Docket No. C-4188, dated May 1, 2007, is posting this announcement to publicize the Consent Order, notify the Public of a change in DOD Compliance Officer personnel and to provide points of contact for further information or for comment submittal. The Consent Order: The Consent Order requires that with regard to covered Government programs, (1) ULA afford all space vehicle manufacturers non-discriminatory treatment for launch services that ULA may provide, and that (2) LMC and Boeing, as space vehicle manufacturers, consider all qualified launch service providers on a non-discriminatory basis. Covered programs are Government programs which are delivered in orbit and utilize medium-to-heavy launch services. The Consent Order also requires firewalls to prevent information from a space vehicle provider being shared by ULA with its Boeing or LMC parent company. Similarly, Boeing and LMC must have firewalls to ensure that other launch service information is not shared with ULA. The Consent Order also requires that the Department of Defense appoint a Compliance Officer to oversee compliance with the Consent Order by all three Respondents. The Consent Order remains in full effect through 30 April 2017. The complete text of the ULA Consent Order and supplementary information is located on the following FTC Web site: http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/0510165/0510165.shtm. DOD Compliance Officer: The DOD Compliance Officer is the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (Space). This position is now held by Dr. Troy Meink. Points of Contact for Further Information or Inquiries: For further information and inquires, or to request a meeting with the DOD Compliance Officer or his Government Compliance Team, interested parties should contact either Mrs. Sarah Beth Cliatt (Compliance Division Chief), Tel: 719-556-2042; or Colonel Marc Berkstresser (Deputy Compliance Division Chief), Tel: 703-614-7842.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2013-30218
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina are both transferring a portion of their 2013 commercial summer flounder quotas to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. NMFS is adjusting the quotas and announcing the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Newspapers Used for Publication of Legal Notices in the Southwestern Region, Which Includes Arizona, New Mexico, and Parts of Oklahoma and Texas
Document Number: 2013-30207
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
This notice lists the newspapers that will be used by all Ranger Districts, Grasslands, Forests, and the Regional Office of the Southwestern Region to publish legal notices required under 36 CFR parts 215, 218, and 219. The intended effect of this action is to inform interested members of the public which newspapers the Forest Service will use to publish notices of proposed actions, notices of decision, and notices of opportunity to file an objection. This will provide the public with constructive notice of Forest Service proposals and decisions, provide information on the procedures to comment, appeal, or object, and establish the date that the Forest Service will use to determine if comments, appeals, or objections were timely.
Section 306D Water Systems for Rural and Native Villages in Alaska
Document Number: 2013-30189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), proposes to modify its existing regulations and establish a separate regulation for making grants to rural or Native Alaskan Villages under the Rural Alaska Village Grant (RAVG) Program. The existing RAVG regulation (7 CFR 1780.49) will be relocated to its own section and modified to conform with streamlined processes established through a Memorandum of Understanding among USDA, RUS; The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service (IHS); The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC); and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC). The grants will be provided directly to a rural or Native Alaskan Village or jointly with either DEC or ANTHC for the development and construction of water and wastewater systems to improve the health and sanitation conditions in those Villages through removal of dire sanitation conditions.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2013-30188
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). These actions relate to a proposed highway project known as the Marin-Sonoma Narrows High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Widening Project on US101 in Marin and Sonoma Counties, California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Certain Consumer Products
Document Number: 2013-30175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the ``Department'') proposes to adopt into the Code of Federal Regulations the definitions for ``through-the-wall central air conditioner'' and ``through-the-wall central air conditioning heat pump'' that were established in section 5 of the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act. This notice also proposes to remove the standards for air conditioners that were superseded effective in 2006, and the now defunct references to the ``through-the-wall air conditioner and heat pump'' product class, including the definition and standards.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Arctostaphylos franciscana
Document Number: 2013-30165
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, designate critical habitat for Arctostaphylos franciscana (Franciscan manzanita) under the Endangered Species Act. In total, approximately 230.2 acres (93.1 hectares) in San Francisco County, California, fall within the boundaries of the final critical habitat designation. The effect of this regulation is to designate critical habitat for A. franciscana under the Endangered Species Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for Eriogonum codium (Umtanum Desert Buckwheat) and Physaria douglasii subsp. tuplashensis (White Bluffs Bladderpod) and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2013-30164
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, affirm our determination to list Eriogonum codium (Umtanum desert buckwheat) and Physaria douglasii subsp. tuplashensis (White Bluffs bladderpod) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This affirmation of a previously published final rule implements the Federal protections provided by the Act for these species. We also affirm our designation of critical habitat for Umtanum desert buckwheat and revise our designation of critical habitat for White Bluffs bladderpod under the Act. In total, approximately 344 acres (139 hectares) are designated as critical habitat for Umtanum desert buckwheat in Benton County, Washington, and approximately 2,033 acres (823 hectares) are designated as critical habitat for White Bluffs bladderpod in Franklin County, Washington.
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Seeks Comment on a Proposal To License the 600 MHz Band Using Partial Economic Areas
Document Number: 2013-30143
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission seeks comment on an alternative proposal submitted by the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), to adopt a new geographic area size called Partial Economic Areas to license the 600 MHz Band and seeks comment on the specific boundaries proposed by CCA, which would enable smaller and rural carriers to bid on portions of Economic areas to obtain more efficiently sized spectrum licenses.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-30082
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Appointments
Document Number: 2013-29962
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice provides the names of individuals who have been appointed to serve as members of the Department of the Interior Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Implementation of Basel III, Capital Adequacy, Transition Provisions, Prompt Corrective Action, Standardized Approach for Risk-Weighted Assets, Market Discipline and Disclosure Requirements, Advanced Approaches Risk-Based Capital Rule, and Market Risk Capital Rule
Document Number: 2013-29883
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published in the Federal Register of October 11, 2013, a document adopting a final rule that revises its risk-based and leverage capital requirements for banking organizations. This document adds an acceleration clause under the capital components and eligibility criteria for regulatory capital instruments and corrects an incorrect citation.
Financial Market Utilities
Document Number: 2013-29711
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'' or ``Act'') permits the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the ``Board'') to authorize a Federal Reserve Bank to establish and maintain an account for, and through the account provide certain financial services to, financial market utilities (``FMUs'') that are designated as systemically important by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (the ``Council''). In addition, the Dodd-Frank Act permits a Reserve Bank to pay interest on the balances maintained by or on behalf of a designated FMU. The Board is promulgating regulations to implement these provisions of the Dodd- Frank Act.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-29140
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters. This AD requires visually inspecting each jettisonable emergency exit window panel (window) for sealant, and removing any sealant that exists in the window's extruded sections. This AD was prompted by jettison tests during routine maintenance inspections that showed the windows failed to jettison. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent failure of the windows to jettison, so helicopter occupants can exit the aircraft during an emergency.
Accessibility of User Interfaces, and Video Programming Guides and Menus
Document Number: 2013-28098
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (``CVAA''), the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts rules requiring the accessibility of user interfaces on digital apparatus and video programming guides and menus on navigation devices for individuals with disabilities. These rules will enable individuals who are blind or visually impaired to more easily access video programming on a range of video devices, and will enable consumers who are deaf or hard of hearing to more easily activate closed captioning on video devices.
Accessibility of User Interfaces, and Video Programming Guides and Menus; Accessible Emergency Information, and Apparatus Requirements for Emergency Information and Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty- First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
Document Number: 2013-28088
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on issues related to rules implementing the requirements of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (``CVAA''). Specifically, the Commission explores whether the Commission should adopt rules to define the term ``usable'' for purposes of implementing the CVAA. The Commission also explores whether the phrase ``accessibility features'' in the Communications Act of 1934 (``the Act'') includes user display settings for closed captioning and whether those sections can be interpreted to require covered entities to ensure that consumers are able to locate and control such settings. In addition, the Commission explores whether there are possible sources of authority for requiring MVPDs to ensure that video programming guides and menus that provide channel and program information include high level channel and program descriptions and titles, as well as a symbol identifying the programs with accessibility options. The Commission also explores whether to require manufacturers of apparatus covered by the CVAA to provide access to the secondary audio stream used for audible emergency information by a mechanism reasonably comparable to a button, key, or icon. Furthermore, the Commission explores whether it should impose additional notification requirements on MVPDs regarding the availability of accessible equipment and, if so, what those notification requirements should be. The Commission tentatively concludes that equipment manufacturers subject to the CVAA should be required pursuant to the CVAA to inform consumers about the availability of audibly accessible devices and accessibility solutions.