December 23, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Walnuts Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2013-30414
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule increases the assessment rate established for the California Walnut Board (Board) for the 2013-14 and subsequent marketing years from $0.0175 to $0.0189 per kernelweight pound of merchantable walnuts. The Board locally administers the marketing order, which regulates the handling of walnuts grown in California. Assessments upon walnut handlers are used by the Board to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The marketing year begins on September 1 and ends on August 31. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program; Qualifying Life Event Amendments
Document Number: 2013-30413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to change some conditions under which Federal employees may change an enrollment status under the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program. OPM is proposing these changes to expand the opportunities for FEDVIP enrollment changes and therefore better align FEDVIP with the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-30412
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing announcing its intention to change rates for Inbound Air Parcel Post (at Universal Postal Union (UPU) Rates). This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: ATF Adjunct Instructor Data Form
Document Number: 2013-30411
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-30408
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30407
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30406
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Human Genome Research Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30405
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-30404
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30403
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30402
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30401
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30400
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Document Number: 2013-30399
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30398
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30397
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Clinical Center; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30396
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30395
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order; Changes to the Membership of the Softwood Lumber Board
Document Number: 2013-30394
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule changes the membership of the Softwood Lumber Board (Board) established under the Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (Order). The Board administers the Order with oversight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Under the Order, assessments are collected from U.S. manufacturers (domestic) and importers and used for projects to promote softwood lumber within the United States. This rule revises the Board's membership to reflect the diversity of the industry in terms of size of operation; allows companies that operate in multiple geographic regions to seek representation in any region in which they operate (U.S. or import); adds flexibility for the Board to nominate eligible persons to fill vacancies that occur during a term; and re-designates the States of Virginia and West Virginia to the U.S. South Region. These changes will help facilitate program operations.
National Library of Medicine; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30393
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Almonds Grown in California; Continuance Referendum
Document Number: 2013-30391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible growers of almonds in California to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order that regulates the handling of almonds grown in California.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Little Otter Creek Watershed Plan, Caldwell County, Missouri
Document Number: 2013-30388
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA); as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, as lead federal agency, will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Little Otter Creek Watershed Plan (LOCWP), Caldwell County, Missouri, involving the proposed construction of a multi-purpose reservoir. The purpose of this supplement is to address changes which have occurred since the NRCS prepared the Little Otter Creek Watershed Plan and Environmental Impact Statement in 2003. The SEIS will update the original EIS with more recent relevant environmental information and expand the alternatives analysis beyond those previously considered. The SEIS will evaluate reasonable and practicable alternatives and their expected environmental impacts.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Northern New England
Document Number: 2013-30387
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to update special local regulations and permanent safety zones in the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for annual recurring marine events. When enforced, these proposed special local regulations and safety zones would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during certain annually recurring events. The proposed special local regulations and safety zones are intended to expedite public notification and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with certain maritime events.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Sisseton, SD
Document Number: 2013-30386
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Sisseton, SD. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Sisseton Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Notice of Vacancies on the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue
Document Number: 2013-30385
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraq Minister of Trade in July 2006 established the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue (Business Dialogue or Dialogue) as a bilateral forum to facilitate private sector business growth in Iraq and to strengthen trade and investment ties between the United States and Iraq. This notice announces an amendment to a previous Notice and extends the deadline for applications to fill ten open membership opportunities for representatives of American industry to join the U.S. section of the Dialogue.
Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Safety Zones; New Year's Eve Celebration/City of Mobile; Mobile Channel; Mobile, AL
Document Number: 2013-30382
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the City of Mobile New Year's Eve Celebration safety zone in the Mobile Channel, Mobile, AL from 11:30 p.m. December 31, 2013 until 12:30 a.m. January 1, 2014. This safety zone has been implemented in past years but the fireworks display will move to a new location in the Mobile Channel beginning with the December 31, 2013 display. This safety zone is necessary for the safeguard of participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters during the City of Mobile New Year's Eve Celebration fireworks display. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting or anchoring in the Safety Zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Mobile or a designated representative.
Notice of Statute of Limitations on Claims; Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on the Interstate 5 Bridge across the Columbia River
Document Number: 2013-30380
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces the Coast Guard's final action on the issuance of a Coast Guard bridge permit, adoption of the bridge related portions of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)/Federal Transit Administration (FTA) prepared Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and issuance of a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-30370
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on February 27, 2012 (77 FR 11626). No comments were received on this matter. This document describes the collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The collection of information described is the ``Consolidated Child Restraint System Registration, Labeling and Defect Notification.'' (OMB Control Number: 2127-0576)
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2013-30366
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category daily retention limit from the default limit of one large medium or giant BFT to two large medium or giant BFT for the January 2014 subquota period ((i.e., from January 1 through March 31, 2014, or until the available subquota for the period is reached, whichever comes first). This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments, and applies to Atlantic tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels when fishing commercially for BFT.
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2013-30365
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30364
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking renewal of the following currently approved information collection activities. Before submitting these information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30363
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking renewal of the following currently approved information collection activities. Before submitting the information collection requests (ICRs) below for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-30354
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-30353
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Raw Flexible Magnets From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review
Document Number: 2013-30329
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on raw flexible magnets (``RFM'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and an inadequate response from respondent interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Small Business Size Standards: Utilities
Document Number: 2013-30327
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) is revising the size standards for 13 industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 22, Utilities. Specifically, SBA has increased receipts based size standards for three industries and changed the basis for measuring business size from megawatt hours to number of employees for the 10 electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industries. In addition, SBA is removing Footnote 1 from SBA's Table of Size Standards that applies to all of the NAICS codes in electric power generation, transmission, and distribution. As part of its ongoing comprehensive size standards review, SBA evaluated all megawatt hour and receipts based size standards for industries in NAICS Sector 22 to determine whether they should be retained or revised. SBA did not review the employee based size standard for Natural Gas Distribution, NAICS 221210, in this rule, but will review it in the near future with other employee based size standards.
Certain Electronic Imaging Devices; Notice of Commission Determination To Review-in-Part a Final Determination
Document Number: 2013-30318
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in-part the final initial determination (``ID'') issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') on September 30, 2013, finding a violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (``Section 337'').
Small Business Size Standards: Construction
Document Number: 2013-30314
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) is increasing two small business size standards in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 23, Construction, and retaining the current standards for the 30 remaining industries in that Sector. Specifically, SBA is increasing the size standards for NAICS 237210, Land Subdivision, from $7 million in average annual receipts to $25.5 million, and for Dredging and Surface Cleanup Activities, a sub- industry category (or an ``exception'') under NAICS 237990, Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction, from $20 million to $25.5 million. As part of its ongoing comprehensive size standards review, SBA evaluated all size standards in NAICS Sector 23 to determine whether they should be retained or revised.
Revise Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement: State Route (SR) 95 Realignment Study: Interstate 40 to SR 68, Mohave County, Arizona
Document Number: 2013-30310
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA is issuing this Revised NOI to advise the public of a change to the environmental review process for the proposed realignment of State Route (SR) 95 in Mohave County, Arizona. FHWA and the project sponsor, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), intend to use a tiered process to facilitate project decision-making. This notice revises the NOI that was published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2007. The proposed tiering approach will allow FHWA and ADOT to identify potential corridors and to broadly evaluate a range of potential environmental impacts and mitigation approaches in Tier 1. The Tier 1 analysis will utilize as appropriate technical data obtained thus far in the environmental review process. Subsequently, in Tier 2, the agencies will evaluate project-level, site-specific impacts, and required mitigation and commitments.
Procedural Rules To Permit Parties To File and Serve Documents Electronically
Document Number: 2013-29842
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission is amending its procedural rules to permit parties to file and serve documents electronically. The Commission is permitting electronic filing through an electronic case management system that the Commission will implement in 2014. The electronic case management system will allow the Commission to manage its caseload more efficiently.