December 27, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30928
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and as part of an effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Department of Defense announces a proposed generic information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30927
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and as part of an effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Department of Defense announces a proposed generic information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30926
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and as part of an effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Department of Defense announces a proposed generic information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30925
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and as part of an effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Department of Defense announces a proposed generic information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Electronic Health Records Safe Harbor Under the Anti-Kickback Statute
Document Number: 2013-30924
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General
In this final rule, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) amends the safe harbor regulation concerning electronic health records items and services, which defines certain conduct that is protected from liability under the Federal anti-kickback statute, section 1128B(b) of the Social Security Act (the Act). Amendments include updating the provision under which electronic health records software is deemed interoperable; removing the electronic prescribing capability requirement; extending the sunset provision until December 31, 2021; limiting the scope of protected donors to exclude laboratory companies; and clarifying the condition that prohibits a donor from taking any action to limit or restrict the use, compatibility, or interoperability of the donated items or services.
Medicare Program; Physicians' Referrals to Health Care Entities With Which They Have Financial Relationships: Exception for Certain Electronic Health Records Arrangements
Document Number: 2013-30923
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This final rule revises the exception to the physician self- referral law that permits certain arrangements involving the donation of electronic health records items and services. Specifically, this final rule extends the expiration date of the exception to December 31, 2021, excludes laboratory companies from the types of entities that may donate electronic health records items and services, updates the provision under which electronic health records software is deemed interoperable, removes the electronic prescribing capability requirement, and clarifies the requirement prohibiting any action that limits or restricts the use, compatibility, or interoperability of donated items or services.
Proposed Information Collection; Radiation Sampling and Exposure Records (Pertains to Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mines)
Document Number: 2013-30922
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 and continuing 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 concerning the proposed information collection for updating Radiation Sampling and Exposure Records.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30921
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), 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 and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure 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 requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its new AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsor Recruitment Practices Survey. AmeriCorps VISTA sponsor organizations will provide information about their approach to VISTA member recruitment in order for CNCS to design recruitment strategies and materials for the VISTA program. Completion of this information collection is not required to be considered for or to obtain grant funding support. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice.
Advisory Committee for Computer and Information Science and Engineering Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30911
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Initial Review
Document Number: 2013-30910
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Initial Review
Document Number: 2013-30909
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Subcommittee on Procedures Review, Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Document Number: 2013-30908
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Initial Review
Document Number: 2013-30906
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics
Document Number: 2013-30904
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: 2013-30903
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2013-30902
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; Amended Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30892
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30891
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30890
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30889
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 22916, and one comment was received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission (including comments) may be found at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Comments regarding (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725 17th Street NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 703-292-7556. NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Access by EPA Contractors to Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted under Title II of the Clean Air Act and Related to Code of Federal Regulation Parts and Subparts
Document Number: 2013-30886
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) plans to authorize various contractors to access information which will be submitted to EPA under Title II of the Clean Air Act that may be claimed as, or may be determined to be, confidential business information (CBI). Access to this information will begin on January 6, 2014.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Disapproval of State Implementation Plan Revision for ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor
Document Number: 2013-30885
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 10, 2009, Indiana submitted a request for a revision to its sulfur dioxide (SO2) state implementation plan (SIP) for the ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor LLC (ArcelorMittal) facility in Porter County, Indiana. This revision would remove the SO2 emission limit for the blast furnace gas flare at the facility. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to disapprove this requested revision on March 20, 2013. The EPA is addressing comments and finalizing the disapproval action.
Supplemental Applications Proposing Labeling Changes for Approved Drugs and Biological Products; Correction and Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-30881
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is correcting, and extending the comment period for, the proposed rule that appeared in the Federal Register of November 13, 2013. In the proposed rule, FDA requested comments on the proposal to revise and clarify procedures for application holders of an approved drug or biological product to change the product labeling to reflect certain types of newly acquired information in advance of FDA's review of the change. The proposed rule published without a reference or a link to the accompanying Regulatory Impact Analysis. The Agency is taking this action to correct this omission and to extend the comment period in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments on the proposed rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Section 905(j) Reports: Demonstrating Substantial Equivalence for Tobacco Products
Document Number: 2013-30880
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information request regarding the guidance for industry and FDA staff entitled ``Section 905(j) Reports: Demonstrating Substantial Equivalence for Tobacco Products.''
Request for a License To Export; Deuterium
Document Number: 2013-30879
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple Chemicals)
Document Number: 2013-30877
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation extends time-limited tolerances for the pesticides listed in this document. These actions are in response to EPA's granting of emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of these pesticides. In addition, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in food that will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency exemption granted by EPA.
Isopyrazam; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-30874
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of isopyrazam in or on apple and peanut for which there are no accompanying United States registrations. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2013-30871
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 65 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30869
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 22916, and one comment was received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission (including comments) may be found at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Comments regarding (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725 17th Street NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 703-292-7556. NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Notice of Availability (NOA) of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Temporary Storage of Wheeled Tactical Vehicles at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia
Document Number: 2013-30868
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) announces the availability of an environmental assessment (EA) for the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed action to temporarily store wheeled tactical vehicles at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. The EA has been prepared as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (1969). In addition, the EA complies with DLA Regulation 1000.22. DLA has determined that the proposed action would not have a significant impact on the human environment within the context of NEPA. Therefore, the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required.
Application for Final Commitment for a Long-Term Loan or Financial Guarantee in Excess of $100 Million: AP088412XX, AP088412XA and AP088412XB
Document Number: 2013-30858
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Export-Import Bank of the United States
This Notice is to inform the public, in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (``Ex-Im Bank''), that Ex-Im Bank has received an application for final commitment for a long-term loan or financial guarantee in excess of $100 million (as calculated in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter). Comments received within the comment period specified below will be presented to the Ex-Im Bank Board of Directors prior to final action on this Transaction.
Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Roxarsone
Document Number: 2013-30838
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect the withdrawal approval of five new animal drug applications (NADAs) for roxarsone oral dosage form products at the sponsor's request because the products are no longer manufactured or marketed.
Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Roxarsone
Document Number: 2013-30837
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is withdrawing approval of five new animal drug applications (NADAs) for roxarsone oral dosage form products at the sponsor's request because the products are no longer manufactured or marketed.
Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services
Document Number: 2013-30826
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants in part the Motion for Extension of Time to File Comments and Reply Comments filed on December 6, 2013 by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in WC Docket No. 12-375. Specifically, the Bureau agreed that a modest extension of time will facilitate a more complete record in this proceeding.
Nondiscrimination in Programs or Activities Conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture
Document Number: 2013-30812
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA or Department) proposes to amend its regulation on nondiscrimination in programs or activities conducted by the Department. The changes are proposed to clarify the roles and responsibilities of USDA's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) and USDA agencies in enforcing nondiscrimination in programs or activities conducted by the Department and to strengthen USDA's civil rights compliance and complaint processing activities to better protect the rights of USDA customers. OASCR's compliance activities are detailed, and a requirement is included that each agency shall, for civil rights compliance purposes, collect, maintain, and annually compile data on the race, ethnicity, and gender of all conducted program applicants and participants by county and State. Applicants and program participants will provide the race, ethnicity, and gender data on a voluntary basis. The proposed amendment also provides that OASCR shall offer Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services to complainants where appropriate. This amendment is intended to encourage the early resolution of customer complaints. Finally, USDA proposes to amend its regulation to add protection from discrimination in programs or activities conducted by the Department with respect to two new protected bases: political beliefs and gender identity. This amendment is meant to make explicit protections against discrimination based on USDA program customers' political beliefs or gender identity. Gender identity includes USDA program customers' gender expression, including how USDA program customers act, dress, perceive themselves, or otherwise express their gender.
Unblocking of One Individual Pursuant to Executive Order 13224
Document Number: 2013-30811
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is removing the name of one individual, whose property and interests in property have been blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism, from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (``SDN List'').
Supplemental Identification Information for Four Individuals Designated Pursuant to Executive Order 13224
Document Number: 2013-30808
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is publishing supplemental information for the names of four individuals whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ``Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.''
Designation of 2 individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, “Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism”
Document Number: 2013-30803
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is publishing the names of 2 individuals whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ``Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism.''
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-30779
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model DC-9-10, DC-9-30, and DC-9-40 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the aft pressure bulkhead web area is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires modifying the aft pressure bulkhead. The modification includes inspecting for cracks around the rivet holes, and repair of any cracking. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers
Document Number: 2013-30724
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This proposed rule would establish national emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating providers and suppliers to ensure that they adequately plan for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordinate with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems. It would also ensure that these providers and suppliers are adequately prepared to meet the needs of patients, residents, clients, and participants during disasters and emergency situations. We are proposing emergency preparedness requirements that 17 provider and supplier types must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Since existing Medicare and Medicaid requirements vary across the types of providers and suppliers, we are also proposing variations in these requirements. These variations are based on existing statutory and regulatory policies and differing needs of each provider or supplier type and the individuals to whom they provide health care services. Despite these variations, our proposed regulations would provide generally consistent emergency preparedness requirements, enhance patient safety during emergencies for persons served by Medicare- and Medicaid-participating facilities, and establish a more coordinated and defined response to natural and man- made disasters.
Deferral of Compliance Date: Full-Service Intelligent Mail Barcode Requirement To Qualify for Automation Prices
Document Number: 2013-30705
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice that it is deferring the previously-announced compliance date of January 26, 2014, for mailers to use full-service Intelligent Mail[supreg] to qualify for automation prices when mailing First-Class Mail[supreg], Standard Mail[supreg]; Periodicals[supreg], and Bound Printed Matter[supreg] mailpieces.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-30703
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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.
Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Route 460 Location Study From Prince George County to the City of Suffolk, VA
Document Number: 2013-30695
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Norfolk District, as joint lead federal agencies, and in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Route 460 Location Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The purpose of this SEIS is to evaluate new information regarding the aquatic resource impacts and alternatives described in the June 2008 FEIS and the September 2008 Record of Decision (ROD). In addition, FHWA is evaluating proposed changes to the termini of the selected alternative and the proposed interchange at Route 620, and proposed changes to the selected alignment to avoid and minimize aquatic resource impacts. The USACE is preparing the document to produce a supplemented FEIS that fully evaluates the new information and to gather information that informs and supports the USACE's evaluation of the Department of the Army Individual Permit (IP) application submitted by U.S. Route 460 Mobility Partners (the Applicant) for the discharge of fill material into waters of the United States in conjunction with the construction of the Route 460 Corridor Improvements Project (Project). The USACE was a cooperating agency in the preparation of the June 2008 FEIS and will adopt that document as appropriate.
Medicare Program; Right of Appeal for Medicare Secondary Payer Determination Relating to Liability Insurance (Including Self-Insurance), No Fault Insurance, and Workers' Compensation Laws and Plans
Document Number: 2013-30661
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This proposed rule would implement provisions of the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2012 (SMART Act) which require us to provide a right of appeal and an appeal process for liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance, and workers' compensation laws or plans when Medicare pursues a Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery claim directly from the liability insurance (including self-insurance), no fault insurance, or workers' compensation law or plan.
Medical Body Area Networks
Document Number: 2013-30649
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (``Commission'') announces that certain rules revised in the ``Amendment of the Commission's Rules to Provide Spectrum for the Operation of Medical Body Area Networks'' adopted in a First Report and Order, ET Docket No. 08-59 (FCC 12-54), to the extent it contained information collection requirements that required approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was approved on October 26, 2013. This document is consistent with the First Report and Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of those rules.
Indoxacarb; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-30585
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of indoxacarb in or on multiple commodities and removes previously established commodities that will be superseded by tolerances established in this action, which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pendimethalin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-30575
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the current tolerance for combined residues of pendimethalin and its metabolite, expressed as pendimethalin equivalents in or on almond, hulls. BASF Corporation, 26 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Orders: Supplemental Orders on Reporting by Regulated Entities of Stress Testing Results as of September 30, 2013
Document Number: 2013-30567
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In this document, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) provides notice that it issued Orders to supplement its Orders dated November 26, 2013, with respect to reporting under section 165(i)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd- Frank Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Volatile Organic Compound Emission Control Measures for Industrial Solvent Cleaning for Northwest Indiana
Document Number: 2013-30543
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a request from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to revise its volatile organic compound state implementation plan (SIP) for industrial solvent cleaning rule for manufacturers of coatings, inks, adhesives, and resins. These revisions are approvable because they are consistent with EPA's Industrial Solvent Cleaning Control Technique Guidelines document and therefore satisfy the reasonable available control technology requirements of the Clean Air Act. EPA proposed to approve these revisions on September 10, 2013, and did not receive any comments.