December 27, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Request for Comments on a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-30987
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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 is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30983
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Comparability Determination for the European Union: Certain Transaction-Level Requirements
Document Number: 2013-30981
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The following is the analysis and determination of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') regarding certain parts of a joint request by the European Commission (``EC'') and the European Securities and Markets Authority (``ESMA'') that the Commission determine that laws and regulations applicable in the European Union (``EU'') provide a sufficient basis for an affirmative finding of comparability with respect to the following regulatory obligations applicable to swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') registered with the Commission: (i) swap trading relationship documentation; (ii) swap portfolio reconciliation and compression; (iii) trade confirmation; and (iv) daily trading records (collectively, the ``Business Conduct Requirements'').
Comparability Determination for the European Union: Certain Entity-Level Requirements
Document Number: 2013-30980
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The following is the analysis and determination of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') regarding certain parts of a joint request by the European Commission (``EC'') and the European Securities and Markets Authority (``ESMA'') that the Commission determine that laws and regulations applicable in the European Union (``EU'') provide a sufficient basis for an affirmative finding of comparability with respect to the following regulatory obligations applicable to swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') registered with the Commission: (i) Chief compliance officer; (ii) risk management; and (iii) swap data recordkeeping; (collectively, the ``Internal Business Conduct Requirements'').
Comparability Determination for Canada: Certain Entity-Level Requirements
Document Number: 2013-30979
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The following is the analysis and determination of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') regarding certain parts of a joint request by the Canadian Bankers Association (``CBA''), five individual Canadian banks provisionally-registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') as swap dealers (``SDs''), and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (``OSFI'') that the Commission determine that certain laws and regulations applicable in Canada provide a sufficient basis for an affirmative finding of comparability with respect to the following regulatory obligations applicable to SDs and major swap participants (``MSPs'') registered with the Commission: (i) Chief compliance officer; (ii) risk management; and (iii) swap data recordkeeping (collectively, the ``Internal Business Conduct Requirements'').
Comparability Determination for Switzerland: Certain Entity-Level Requirements
Document Number: 2013-30978
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The following is the analysis and determination of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') regarding certain parts of a request by UBS AG (``UBS'') that the Commission determine that laws and regulations applicable in Switzerland provide a sufficient basis for an affirmative finding of comparability with respect to the following regulatory obligations applicable to swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') registered with the Commission: (i) Chief compliance officer; (ii) risk management; and (iii) swap data recordkeeping (collectively, the ``Internal Business Conduct Requirements'').
Comparability Determination for Japan: Certain Transaction-Level Requirements
Document Number: 2013-30977
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The following is the analysis and determination of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') regarding certain parts of a request by the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd (``BTMU'') that the Commission determine that laws and regulations applicable in the Japan provide a sufficient basis for an affirmative finding of comparability with respect to the following regulatory obligations applicable to swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') registered with the Commission: (i) Swap trading relationship documentation and (ii) daily trading records (collectively, the ``Business Conduct Requirements'').
Comparability Determination for Japan: Certain Entity-Level Requirements
Document Number: 2013-30976
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The following is the analysis and determination of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') regarding certain parts of a joint request by the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd (``BTMU''), Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd., Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd., and Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd. that the Commission determine that laws and regulations applicable in Japan provide a sufficient basis for an affirmative finding of comparability with respect to the following regulatory obligations applicable to swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') registered with the Commission: (i) Chief compliance officer; (ii) risk management; and (iii) swap data recordkeeping (collectively, the ``Internal Business Conduct Requirements'').
Comparability Determination for Hong Kong: Certain Entity-Level Requirements
Document Number: 2013-30975
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The following is the analysis and determination of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') regarding certain parts of a request by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (``HKMA'') that the Commission determine that laws and regulations applicable in Hong Kong provide a sufficient basis for an affirmative finding of comparability with respect to the following regulatory obligations applicable to swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') registered with the Commission: (i) Chief compliance officer; (ii) risk management; and (iii) swap data recordkeeping (collectively, the ``Internal Business Conduct Requirements'').
Comparability Determination for Australia: Certain Entity-Level Requirements
Document Number: 2013-30974
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The following is the analysis and determination of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') regarding certain parts of a request by the Australian Bankers Association (``ABA'') that the Commission determine that laws and regulations applicable in in the Commonwealth of Australia (``Australia'') provide a sufficient basis for an affirmative finding of comparability with respect to the following regulatory obligations applicable to swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') registered with the Commission: (i) Chief compliance officer; (ii) risk management; and (iii) swap data recordkeeping (collectively, the ``Internal Business Conduct Requirements'').
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-30973
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting the addition of Priority Mail Express Contract 17 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-30971
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting the addition of Priority Mail Express Contract 16 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-30970
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting the addition of Priority Mail Contract 73 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
New York; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2013-30961
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for State of New York (FEMA-4111-DR), dated April 23, 2013, and related determinations.
Certain Paper Shredders, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same and Certain Parts Thereof; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation Based on a Settlement Agreement, Consent Order, and Withdrawal of the Complaint; Termination of Investigation
Document Number: 2013-30959
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 6) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') on November 20, 2013, terminating the investigation based on a settlement agreement, a consent order, and the withdrawal of the complaint.
1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane From China
Document Number: 2013-30958
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-30957
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting an amendment to Priority Mail Express Contract 11. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2013-30956
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting an amendment to Priority Mail Contract 33. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2013-30955
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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 Express Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2013-30954
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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: 2013-30953
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Pierce County, Washington, and Incorporated Areas
Document Number: 2013-30952
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning proposed flood elevation determinations for Pierce County, Washington, and Incorporated Areas.
Draft Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals-Acoustic Threshold Levels for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold Shifts
Document Number: 2013-30951
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on behalf of NMFS and the National Ocean Service (referred collectively here as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)), announces the availability of draft guidance for assessing the effects of anthropogenic sound on marine mammal species under NOAA's jurisdiction. The guidance provides updated received levels, or thresholds, above which individual marine mammals are predicted to experience changes in their hearing sensitivity (either temporary or permanent) for all underwater anthropogenic sound sources. NOAA solicits public comment on the draft guidance.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana and Incorporated Areas, and St. Charles Parish, Louisiana and Incorporated Areas
Document Number: 2013-30950
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is withdrawing its proposed notice concerning proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include the addition or modification of any Base Flood Elevation, base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps, and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study reports for Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas, and St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, and Incorporated Areas.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Establish Funding Responsibilities for the Electronic Logbook Program
Document Number: 2013-30949
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS establishes funding responsibilities for an upgrade to the shrimp electronic logbook (ELB) program as described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Fishery Management Council (Council). Newer and more efficient ELB units have been purchased by NMFS for the Gulf shrimp fleet and are available for installation on Gulf shrimp vessels. Therefore, NMFS establishes a cost-sharing program to fund the ELB program. NMFS will pay for the software development, data storage, effort estimation analysis, and archival activities for the new ELB units, and selected vessel permit holders in the Gulf shrimp fishery will pay for installation and maintenance of the new ELB units and for the data transmission from the ELB units to a NOAA server. The purpose of these changes is to ensure that management of the shrimp fishery is based upon the best scientific information available and that bycatch is minimized to the extent practicable.
Proposed Information Collection; Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities' Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines)
Document Number: 2013-30948
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). This program helps to assure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities' Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30947
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Extension of Emergency Fishery Closure Due to the Presence of the Toxin That Causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
Document Number: 2013-30945
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This temporary rule extends a closure of Federal waters for one year, through December 31, 2014. It also expands the list of species prohibited for harvest under this closure to include gastropods, commonly referred to as whelks, conchs, and snails. This temporary rule, first published in 2005, has been subsequently extended several times at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This action also includes a correction to exclude the Federal waters west of 70 degrees West longitude.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2013-30944
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Amendment 27
Document Number: 2013-30943
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 27 (Amendment 27) to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council). Amendment 27 and this final rule extend the South Atlantic Council's management responsibility for Nassau grouper into the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) exclusive economic zone (EEZ); increase the number of allowable crew members to four on dual-permitted snapper-grouper vessels (i.e., vessels holding a South Atlantic Charter Vessel/Headboat Permit for Snapper-Grouper and a commercial South Atlantic Unlimited or a 225-Pound Trip Limit Snapper-Grouper Permit) that are fishing commercially; remove the prohibition on retaining any fish under the aggregate bag limit for grouper and tilefish or the vermilion snapper bag limit by captains and crew of federally permitted for-hire vessels; modify the snapper-grouper framework procedures to allow acceptable biological catch levels (ABCs), annual catch limits (ACLs), and annual catch targets (ACTs) to be adjusted via an abbreviated framework process; and remove blue runner from the FMP. The purposes of this final rule are to streamline management of Nassau grouper, improve vessel safety for dual-permitted vessels, implement consistent regulations regarding captains and crew retention limits for snapper- grouper species, expedite adjustments to snapper-grouper catch limits when new scientific information becomes available, and minimize socio- economic impacts to fishermen who harvest and sell blue runner.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2013-30942
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On March 28, 2012, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed flood hazard determination notice that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published. The table provided here represents the proposed flood hazard determinations and communities affected for Cowlitz County, Washington, and Incorporated Areas.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30931
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Subcommittee on Procedures Review, Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Document Number: 2013-30930
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services