December 26, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Proposed Modification and Establishment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Huntingburg, IN
Document Number: 2013-30698
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify a VOR Federal airway (V-243) and establish an area navigation (RNAV) route (T-325) in the vicinity of Huntingburg, IN. The FAA is proposing this action due to the scheduled decommissioning of the Huntingburg, IN (HNB), VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) facility that provides navigation guidance for a portion of V-243. This action would enhance the safety and efficient management of aircraft within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2013-30696
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Proposed Modification of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-265, IL
Document Number: 2013-30693
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify RNAV route T-265 in support of the O'Hare Modernization Project (OMP)/Chicago Airspace Project (CAP). This proposed action would insert a dogleg and re-align T-265 slightly to the west to provide appropriate lateral spacing from a new Rockford Airport Traffic Control Tower (RFD) and Chicago Terminal Radar Approach Control (C90) airspace boundary and to maintain the efficiency and safety of aircraft transitioning around the Chicago Class B airspace area.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Albuquerque, NM
Document Number: 2013-30691
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Albuquerque VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC), Albuquerque, NM, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Extension of Comment Period for Public Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy
Document Number: 2013-30690
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office
On October 3, 2013, the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) published a notice of public meeting and a request for public comments on five separate copyright policy issues critical to economic growth, job creation, and cultural development that were identified in the Department's Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper). The purpose of this notice is to announce an extension of the period for filing post-meeting comments.
Determination of Availability of Coastwise Qualified Vessels for the Transportation of a Platform Jacket
Document Number: 2013-30686
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 55108, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to make determinations permitting the use of a foreign launch barge in support of a Platform Jacket launch operation if no suitable coastwise qualified vessels are found to be available. A complete description of the process for determining the availability of coastwise qualified vessels for the transportation of Platform Jackets, including definitions and requirements, can be found at 46 CFR part 389. In order for MARAD to determine whether a suitable coastwise qualified vessel is available, this notice in the Federal Register requests that comments and information on the availability of coastwise qualified vessels for a Platform Jacket launch be submitted within 30 days of this notice's publication. Our goal is to provide a final determination within 90 days of the publication of this notice, unless a suitable coastwise qualified vessel operator comes forward with a vessel and additional time is needed for negotiation. If, after the comment period, we determine that a suitable coastwise qualified vessel is not available for the specific project requested, a determination of non-availability will be issued allowing a foreign launch barge to load, transport and launch the Platform Jacket.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Phoenix, AZ
Document Number: 2013-30685
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Phoenix VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC), Phoenix, AZ, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Bowie, AZ
Document Number: 2013-30682
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Fort Bowie National Historic Site has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to Fort Bowie National Historic Site. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Truth or Consequences, NM
Document Number: 2013-30681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Truth or Consequences VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC), Truth or Consequences, NM, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Deer Lodge, MT
Document Number: 2013-30680
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Document Number: 2013-30677
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Needles, CA
Document Number: 2013-30676
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Needles VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC), Needles, CA, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2013-30671
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Extension of Autism Services Demonstration Project for TRICARE Beneficiaries Under the Extended Care Health Option
Document Number: 2013-30670
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice provides a 1-year extension of the Department of Defense (the Department) Enhanced Access to Autism Services Demonstration Project (Autism Demonstration) under the Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) for beneficiaries diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Under the demonstration, the Department implemented a provider model that allows reimbursement for Applied Behavior Analysis rendered by providers who are not otherwise eligible for reimbursement.
Early Warning Reporting, Foreign Defect Reporting, and Motor Vehicle and Equipment Recall Regulations; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 20, 2013, NHTSA published a final rule requiring certain vehicle manufacturers to allow the secure electronic transfer of manufacturer recall data to NHTSA when a consumer submits VIN information to the agency's Web site for purposes of learning recall information about the vehicle. NHTSA will host a public meeting on the technical specifications that vehicle manufacturers will` need in order to support the VIN-based safety recalls look-up tool that will be housed on the NHTSA Web site www.safercar.gov. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the details of the technical specifications, answer any technical concerns or questions, and hear feedback on the technical specifications.
Lightweight Thermal Paper from Germany: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-30658
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from Germany. The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012. The review covers one producer and exporter of the subject merchandise, Papierfabrik August Koehler SE (formerly Papierfabrik August Koehler AG) (Koehler). We have preliminarily determined that sales of subject merchandise by Koehler have not been made at prices below normal value. In addition, we have preliminarily determined that Papierfabrik August Koehler SE is the successor-in-interest to Papierfabrik August Koehler AG.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Amendment 7
Document Number: 2013-30643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On August 22, 2013, NMFS published a notice of public hearings for Draft Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (2006 Consolidated HMS FMP), which included 10 public hearings. Due to the government shut down and NMFS' inability to respond to constituents on this complex rule during that time frame and based on the comments received to date requesting an extension due to the complexity and interplay of the measures covered in the DEIS, NMFS extended the comment period for this action until January 10, 2014. To provide an additional opportunity for interested members of the public from all geographic areas to submit verbal comments, NMFS will host a public hearing conference call and webinar. In this notice, NMFS announces the date, time, and call-in information for the conference call and webinar for management measures proposed in Draft Amendment 7. On August 21, 2013, NMFS published the proposed rule for Draft Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan to control bluefin incidental catch (landings and dead discards) in the pelagic longline fishery, enhance reporting in all categories, and ensure U.S. compliance with the ICCAT- recommended quota.
Energy and Water Use Labeling for Consumer Products Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (“Energy Labeling Rule”)
Document Number: 2013-30633
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission proposes conforming amendments to the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') to require a new Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for televisions and establish data reporting requirements for those products.
Designation of One Individual and Three Entities Pursuant to Executive Order
Document Number: 2013-30627
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is publishing the name of one individual and three entities whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13619 of July 11, 2012, ``Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Burma.''
Removal of JADE Act Tags
Document Number: 2013-30626
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is removing from the Specially Designated Nationals List tags that had identified certain individuals and entities as subject to the blocking and financial provisions of the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008 (``JADE Act'').
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Transportation Conformity Memorandum of Agreement Update
Document Number: 2013-30544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan submitted on July 12, 2013, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This submission adopts a memorandum of agreement establishing transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures. This proposed action streamlines the conformity process to allow direct consultation among agencies at the Federal, state and local levels. This proposed action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's implementation plan revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Transportation Conformity Memorandum of Agreement Update
Document Number: 2013-30542
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 12, 2013, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR). This submission consists of memorandum of agreements (MOAs) establishing transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation, conflict resolution, public participation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures. This action streamlines the conformity process to allow direct consultation among agencies at the Federal, state and local levels. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
Document Number: 2013-30465
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
To deliver on the promise of a 21st-Century government that is more efficient, effective and transparent, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is streamlining the Federal government's guidance on Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal awards. These modifications are a key component of a larger Federal effort to more effectively focus Federal resources on improving performance and outcomes while ensuring the financial integrity of taxpayer dollars in partnership with non-Federal stakeholders. This guidance provides a governmentwide framework for grants management which will be complemented by additional efforts to strengthen program outcomes through innovative and effective use of grant-making models, performance metrics, and evaluation. This reform of OMB guidance will reduce administrative burden for non-Federal entities receiving Federal awards while reducing the risk of waste, fraud and abuse. This final guidance supersedes and streamlines requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 (which have been placed in OMB guidances); Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up. Future reform efforts may eventually seek to incorporate the Cost Principles for Hospitals in Department of Health and Human Services regulations. Copies of the OMB Circulars that are superseded by this guidance are available on OMB's Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circularsdefault/. The final guidance consolidates the guidance previously contained in the aforementioned citations into a streamlined format that aims to improve both the clarity and accessibility. This final guidance is located in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This final guidance does not broaden the scope of applicability from existing government-wide requirements, affecting Federal awards to non-Federal entities including state and local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations. Parts of it may also apply to for-profit entities in limited circumstances and to foreign entities as described in this guidance and the Federal Acquisition Regulation. This guidance does not change or modify any existing statute or guidance otherwise based on any existing statute. This guidance does not supersede any existing or future authority under law or by executive order or the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
National Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Programs; Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection and To Merge the Collections of Softwood Lumber and National Processed Raspberry Promotion, Research, and Information Programs
Document Number: 2013-30377
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this document announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection of the National Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Programs; and request approval to merge two previously approved information collection packages, Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (Order) and National Processed Raspberry Promotion, Research, and Information Program into the National Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Programs to form a single information collection. This Notice announces AMS' intention to merge the following collections: 0581-0264 ``Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order'' and 0581-0258 ``National Processed Raspberry Promotion, Research, and Information Program'' into 0581-0093 ``National Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Program.'' This action will keep all research and promotion collections under one generic collection since similar forms are used to collect information and to prevent duplication of burden.
Orders: Reporting by Regulated Entities of Stress Testing Results as of September 30, 2013; Revision and Amendments to Summary Instructions and Guidance
Document Number: 2013-30356
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In this document, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing Orders to further supplement the final rule implementing section 165(i)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), and appeared in the Federal Register of September 26, 2013, at 78 FR 59219. FHFA also is amending the Summary Instructions and Guidance, which accompanied the Orders.
Appraisals for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans
Document Number: 2013-30108
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The Board, Bureau, FDIC, FHFA, NCUA, and OCC (collectively, the Agencies) are amending Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and the official interpretation to the regulation. This final rule supplements a final rule issued by the Agencies on January 18, 2013, which goes into effect on January 18, 2014. The January 2013 Final Rule implements a provision added to TILA by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd- Frank Act or Act) requiring appraisals for ``higher-risk mortgages.'' For certain mortgages with an annual percentage rate that exceeds the average prime offer rate by a specified percentage, the January 2013 Final Rule requires creditors to obtain an appraisal or appraisals meeting certain specified standards, provide applicants with a notification regarding the use of the appraisals, and give applicants a copy of the written appraisals used. On July 10, 2013, the Agencies proposed amendments to the January 2013 Final Rule implementing these requirements. Specifically, the Agencies proposed exemptions from the rules for transactions secured by existing manufactured homes and not land; certain streamlined refinancings; and transactions of $25,000 or less.