December 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2013-12-30-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2013-12-30
Security Zone; On the Waters in Kailua Bay, Oahu, HI
Document Number: 2013-31281
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the waters south of Kapoho Point and a nearby channel in Kailua Bay within the Honolulu Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. This security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the President of the United States.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2013-31280
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (``PET film'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') for the new shipper review is November 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2013-31278
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the St. Patrick's Day Road Race to cross the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for two hours.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 2013-31271
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with November anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Effect of Revised Estimates of the Social Cost of Carbon
Document Number: 2013-31270
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has, for several years, used monetary values for the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) to estimate the value to society of reducing carbon emissions that could result from rulemakings establishing energy conservation standards for residential appliances and industrial equipment. In recent standards rulemakings for microwave oven standby and off modes, metal halide lighting fixtures, commercial refrigeration equipment, walk-in coolers and freezers, and furnace fans, DOE used SCC values developed by an interagency group and released to the public in May 2013 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OMB has issued updated SCC values that reflect minor technical corrections to the estimates that were released in May 2013. The purpose of this notice is to show the impact of these updated values on the national economic benefits projected to result from the proposed standards for commercial refrigeration equipment, walk-in coolers and freezers, metal halide lighting fixtures, and furnace fans.
Approval of Request for Delegation of Authority for Prevention of Accidental Release, North Dakota Department of Agriculture
Document Number: 2013-31269
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve North Dakota Department of Agriculture's (NDDA's) request for partial delegation of the Risk Management Program (RM Program) for facilities with an anhydrous ammonia storage capacity of ten thousand pounds or more that is intended to be used as fertilizer or in the manufacturing of a fertilizer (``agricultural anhydrous ammonia facilities'') in the state of North Dakota. EPA retains authority for the RM Program for all other regulated chemicals which may be present at these facilities and for the RM Program generally in North Dakota for all other facilities.
Energy Efficiency Program for Industrial Equipment: Petition of CSA Group for Classification as a Nationally Recognized Certification Program for Small Electric Motors
Document Number: 2013-31268
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of a petition from CSA Group (CSA) seeking classification as a nationally recognized certification program under 10 CFR 431.447 and 431.448. In its petition, which appears at the end of this notice, CSA provides documentation to help substantiate its position that its certification program for small electric motors satisfies the evaluation criteria for classification as a nationally recognized certification program that are specified in 10 CFR 431.447(b). This notice summarizes the substantive aspects of these documents and requests public comments on the merits of CSA's petition.
60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Reporting for HUD Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2013-31260
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Applications for HUD Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2013-31259
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2013-31258
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Father's Day
Document Number: 2013-31256
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: The Impact of Housing and Services Interventions on Homeless Families-36-Month Follow-Up Data Collection
Document Number: 2013-31251
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Announcement of Funding Awards, Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program, Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2013-31248
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY2013) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of these award recipients under the Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program for FY2013.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2013-31236
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a partial Buy America waiver is appropriate for the obligation of Federal-aid funds for 112 State requests regarding specific vehicle projects (including sedans, vans, pickups, SUVs, trucks, buses, and equipment, such as backhoes, street sweepers, tractors and low emission locomotives), including projects to retrofit vehicles with individual vehicle components, so long as they are assembled in the United States. The FHWA's Buy America requirements provide that 100 percent of all steel and iron comprising a predominantly steel and iron product that is permanently incorporated into a project must be domestically manufactured. With respect to vehicles, manufacturers typically assemble these products with many different components and subcomponents containing steel and iron. As a result, vehicles are typically referred to as being made where the final product rolls off the assembly line for delivery into the marketplace. The FHWA is unaware of any vehicle that is comprised of 100 percent domestically produced steel and iron, resulting in a need for a partial Buy America waiver for these projects to proceed.
Tennessee Valley Authority, Combined License Application for Bellefonte Units 3 and 4 Exemption from the Requirements to Submit an Update to the Departures Report Submitted With a Combined License Application
Document Number: 2013-31235
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 28, 2013, request from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). On September 29, 2010, TVA requested that the NRC suspend review of its combined license (COL) application until further notice. On October 28, 2013, TVA requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements that require them to submit a departures report that describes the generic changes and plant-specific departures from the generic Design Certification Document (DCD) (departures report) until requesting the NRC to resume its review of their COL application. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, but stipulated that the departures report must be submitted prior to requesting the NRC resume its review of the COL application or by December 31, 2014, whichever comes first.
Tennessee Valley Authority, Exemption From the Requirement To Submit an Annual Update to the Final Safety Analysis Report Included in a Combined License Application
Document Number: 2013-31232
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 28, 2013, request from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). On September 29, 2010, TVA requested that the NRC suspend review of its combined license (COL) application until further notice. On October 28, 2013, TVA requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements that require them to submit updates to the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) included in their COL Application until requesting the NRC to resume its review of their COL application. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, but stipulated that the updates to the FSAR must be submitted prior to requesting the NRC resume its review of the COL application or by December 31, 2014, whichever comes first.
Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-31231
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Truth in Lending (Regulation Z): Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold
Document Number: 2013-31225
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau is amending the official commentary that interprets the requirements of the Bureau's Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to reflect a change in the asset size threshold for certain creditors to qualify for an exemption to the requirement to establish an escrow account for a higher-priced mortgage loan based on the annual percentage change in the average of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for the 12-month period ending in November. The exemption threshold is adjusted to increase to $2.028 billion from $2 billion. The adjustment is based on the 1.4 percent increase in the average of the CPI-W for the 12-month period ending in November 2013. Therefore, creditors with assets of $2.028 billion or less as of December 31, 2013, are exempt, if other requirements of Regulation Z also are met, from establishing escrow accounts for higher-priced mortgage loans in 2014.
Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C): Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold
Document Number: 2013-31223
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is publishing a final rule amending the official commentary that interprets the requirements of the Bureau's Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure) to reflect a change in the asset-size exemption threshold for banks, savings associations, and credit unions based on the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). The exemption threshold is adjusted to increase to $43 million from $42 million. The adjustment is based on the 1.4 percent increase in the average of the CPI-W for the 12-month period ending in November 2013. Therefore, banks, savings associations, and credit unions with assets of $43 million or less as of December 31, 2013, are exempt from collecting data in 2014.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2013-31222
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), intends to extend for three years, an information collection request (OMB Control Number 1910-1700) with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The proposed voluntary collection will request that an individual or an authorized designee provide pertinent information for easy record retrieval allowing for increased efficiencies and quicker processing. Pertinent information includes the requester's name, shipping address, phone number, email address, previous work location, the action requested and any identifying data that will help locate the records (e.g., maiden name, occupational license number, time and place of employment). Comments are invited on: (a) whether the extended 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 collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and, (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Extension of Concession Contracts
Document Number: 2013-31221
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service hereby gives public notice that it proposes to extend the following expiring concession contracts until the dates shown:
Loveland Area Projects-2025 Power Marketing Initiative
Document Number: 2013-31220
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (Western), Rocky Mountain Region, a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy (DOE), announces the 2025 Power Marketing Initiative (2025 PMI). The 2025 PMI provides the basis for marketing the long-term firm hydroelectric resources of the Loveland Area Projects (LAP) beginning with the Federal fiscal year 2025. Western's Firm Electric Service (FES) contracts associated with the current marketing plan expire September 30, 2024. The 2025 PMI extends the current marketing plan, with amendments to key marketing plan principles. Western's proposed 2025 PMI was published in the Federal Register on October 17, 2011. Responses to public comments are included in this notice. This Federal Register notice is published to announce Western's decisions for the 2025 PMI.
Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosures
Document Number: 2013-31219
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) announces that the ceiling on allowable charges under Section 612(f) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) will remain unchanged at $11.50 for 2014. The Bureau is required to increase the $8.00 amount referred to in Section 612(f)(1)(A)(i) of the FCRA on January 1 of each year, based proportionally on changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), with fractional changes rounded to the nearest fifty cents. The CPI-U increased 45.25 percent between September 1997, the date the FCRA amendments took effect, and September 2013. This increase in the CPI-U, and the requirement that any increase be rounded to the nearest fifty cents, results in no change in the maximum allowable charge of $11.50.
Cardiovascular Devices; Reclassification of Intra-Aortic Balloon and Control Systems for Acute Coronary Syndrome, Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Surgery, or Complications of Heart Failure; Effective Date of Requirement for Premarket Approval for Intra-Aortic Balloon and Control Systems for Septic Shock or Pulsatile Flow Generation
Document Number: 2013-31218
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final order to reclassify intra-aortic balloon and control system (IABP) devices when indicated for acute coronary syndrome, cardiac and non- cardiac surgery, or complications of heart failure, a preamendments class III device, into class II (special controls), and to require the filing of a premarket approval application (PMA) or a notice of completion of a product development protocol (PDP) for IABPs when indicated for septic shock or pulsatile flow generation.
Dental Devices; Reclassification of Temporary Mandibular Condyle Prosthesis
Document Number: 2013-31217
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final order to reclassify temporary mandibular condyle prosthesis, a preamendments class III device, into class II (special controls), and rename the device ``temporary mandibular condyle reconstruction plate.'' FDA is also issuing the special controls guideline entitled ``Temporary Mandibular Condyle Reconstruction Plate Class II Special Controls Guideline'' that sets forth the special controls that are necessary to provide a reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of the device.
Cardiovascular Devices; Reclassification of External Counter-Pulsating Devices for Treatment of Chronic Stable Angina; Effective Date of Requirement for Premarket Approval for External Counter-Pulsating Devices for Other Specified Intended Uses
Document Number: 2013-31216
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final order to reclassify external counter-pulsating (ECP) devices for treatment of chronic stable angina that is refractory to optimal anti- anginal medical therapy and without options for revascularization, which is a preamendments class III device, into class II (special controls), and to require the filing of a premarket approval application (PMA) or a notice of completion of a product development protocol (PDP) for ECP devices for other intended uses specified in this proposed order.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Food Labeling Regulations
Document Number: 2013-31215
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Boulder Canyon Project-Post-2017 Resource Pool
Document Number: 2013-31214
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy (DOE), announces the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) post-2017 resource pool marketing criteria and is calling for applications from entities interested in an allocation of Federal power from the BCP. The Conformed Power Marketing Criteria or Regulations for the Boulder Canyon Project (2012 Conformed Criteria) published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2012, as required by the Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011, established general eligibility criteria and a resource pool (Post-2017 Resource Pool) to be allocated to new allottees. Western has finalized marketing criteria, developed through a public process, to be used to allocate the Post-2017 Resource Pool, which will become available October 1, 2017. These marketing criteria, in conjunction with the 2012 Conformed Criteria, establish the framework for allocating power from the Post- 2017 Resource Pool. Entities applying for an allocation of power from the Post-2017 Resource Pool must submit formal applications as described within this notice.
Strategies To Address Hemolytic Complications of Immune Globulin Infusions; Public Workshop
Document Number: 2013-31213
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; Tapentadol; Tramadol; Ketamine; gamma-Butyrolactone; 22 Additional Substances; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2013-31212
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting interested persons to submit comments concerning abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use of 26 drug substances. These comments will be considered in preparing a response from the United States to the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the abuse liability and diversion of these drugs. WHO will use this information to consider whether to recommend that certain international restrictions be placed on these drugs. This notice requesting comments is required by the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Tennessee Valley Authority: Exemption From Requirements To Revise Combined License Application To Address Enhancements to Emergency Preparedness Rules
Document Number: 2013-31210
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 28, 2013, request from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). On September 29, 2010, TVA requested that the NRC suspend review of its combined license application until further notice. On October 28, 2013 TVA requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements which, if granted, would allow them to revise their combined license (COL) application in order to address enhancements to the Emergency Preparedness (EP) rules at the same time as requesting the NRC to resume the review of their COL application rather than by December 31, 2013 as the regulations currently require. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption but stipulated that the revised application must be submitted prior to requesting the NRC resume its review of the COL application or by December 31, 2014 whichever comes first.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing
Document Number: 2013-31208
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The United States Department of the Navy (DoN), after carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to conduct training and testing activities in the Hawaii-Southern California study area as described in Alternative 2 of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing, dated August 2013. Under Alternative 2, the DoN will be able to meet current and future DoN and Department of Defense training and testing requirements. In addition to analyzing baseline testing and training in Alternative 2, the DoN analyzed areas where training and testing will continue as in the past, but were not considered in previous environmental analyses. Alternative 2 also includes the establishment of new range capabilities, as well as modifications of existing abilities; adjustments to the type and tempo of training and testing; and the establishment of additional locations to conduct activities between range complexes.
Summary of Commission Practice Relating to Administrative Protective Orders
Document Number: 2013-31202
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Since February 1991, the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') has issued an annual report on the status of its practice with respect to violations of its administrative protective orders (``APOs'') under title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930, in response to a direction contained in the Conference Report to the Customs and Trade Act of 1990. Over time, the Commission has added to its report discussions of APO breaches in Commission proceedings other than under title VII and violations of the Commission's rules including the rule on bracketing business proprietary information (``BPI'') (the ``24-hour rule''), 19 CFR 207.3(c). This notice provides a summary of breach investigations completed during calendar year 2012. This summary addresses two proceedings under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. There were no breach investigations in title VII proceedings or rules violation investigations completed in 2012. The Commission intends that this report inform representatives of parties to Commission proceedings as to some specific types of APO breaches encountered by the Commission and the corresponding types of actions the Commission has taken.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Surveys Along the Oregon and California Coasts: Correction
Document Number: 2013-31201
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS incorrectly published a second notice in the Federal Register on December 23, 2013, requesting comments on the proposed issuance of an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). NMFS had published the first notice in the Federal Register on October 30, 2013, requesting comments from the public for 30 days. The comment period closed on November 29, 2013. The notice that should have published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2013, was the notice of issuance of an IHA.
Amendments to Material Control and Accounting Regulations and Proposed Guidance for Fuel Cycle Facility Material Control and Accounting Plans and Completing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Form 327
Document Number: 2013-31200
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is rescheduling a public meeting that was cancelled due to inclement weather and extending the public comment period for a proposed rule and draft guidance on material control and accounting (MC&A) of special nuclear material (SNM). The public meeting has been rescheduled for January 9, 2014. The public comment period has been extended to March 10, 2014, in response to a request by stakeholders.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Surveys Along the Oregon and California Coasts
Document Number: 2013-31196
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to rocky intertidal monitoring surveys.
Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries; Catch and Effort Limits for the U.S. Participating Territories
Document Number: 2013-31195
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council proposes to amend the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region. If approved, Amendment 7 would establish a management framework and process for specifying fishing catch and effort limits and accountability measures for pelagic fisheries in the U.S. Pacific territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). The framework would authorize the government of each territory to allocate a portion of its specified catch or effort limit to a U.S. fishing vessel or vessels through a specified fishing agreement, and establish criteria, which a specified fishing agreement must satisfy. The framework also includes measures to ensure accountability for adhering to fishing catch and effort limits.
Petitions for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding
Document Number: 2013-31193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, Petitions for Reconsideration (Petitions) have been filed in the Commission's Rulemaking proceeding, one by Gerard J. Duffy of Blooston, Modkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergrast, LLP, on behalf of Blooston Private Microwave Licenses and a second by David L. Nace, of Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, on behalf of Small Purchasers Coalition.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-31188
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of missing clamps that are required to provide positive separation between the alternating current (AC) feeder cables and the hydraulic line of the landing gear alternate extension. This proposed AD would require inspecting for missing clamps, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct chafing of the AC feeder cable. A chafed and arcing AC feeder cable could puncture the adjacent hydraulic line, which, in combination with the use of the alternate extension system, could result in an in-flight fire.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2013-31187
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Standard Cell Libraries, Products Containing or Made Using the Same, Integrated Circuits Made Using the Same, and Products Containing Such Integrated Circuits, DN 2994; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).