February 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels
Establishment of the Honouliuli National Monument
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Finding That Oregon Has Not Submitted a Fully Approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announce the availability of the federal agencies' finding that Oregon has not submitted a fully approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program that meets the requirements of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA). CZARA directs states and territories with coastal management programs previously approved under Section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act to develop and implement coastal nonpoint pollution control programs which must be submitted to NOAA and EPA for approval.
In the Matter of China Yili Petroleum Company; Order of Suspension of Trading
In the Matter of Energiz Renewable, Inc., Iron Eagle Group, Inc., and MedClean Technologies, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading
In the Matter of Dittybase Technologies, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading
In the Matter of Defense Industries International, Inc., EvCarCo, Inc., and Island Breeze International, Inc., Order of Suspension of Trading
Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon quality steel pipe from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014.
Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council
In this document, the Commission released a public notice announcing the meeting in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Technological Advisory Council will hold its first meeting of the Technological Advisory Council for 2015.
Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment More Generally on Letter of Credit Proposals for Connect America Phase II Competitive Bidding Process
In these documents, the Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment more generally on letter of credit proposals raised by several petitions for waiver and their potential applicability to the Phase II competitive bidding process.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces our intention to request a 3- year extension and revision of a currently approved information collection for ``Export Inspection and Weighing Waiver for High Quality Specialty Grain Transported in Containers.''
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List
In accordance with the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002, we are soliciting public comment regarding the list of select agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to animal or plant health, or to animal or plant products. The Act requires the biennial review and republication of the list of select agents and toxins and the revision of the list as necessary. Accordingly, we are soliciting public comment on the current list of select agents and toxins in our regulations and suggestions regarding any addition or reduction of the animal or plant pathogens currently on the list of select agents.
Medicare Program; Public Meetings in Calendar Year 2015 for All New Public Requests for Revisions to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Coding and Payment Determinations
This notice announces the dates, time, and location of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) public meetings to be held in calendar year 2015 to discuss our preliminary coding and payment determinations for all new public requests for revisions to the HCPCS. These meetings provide a forum for interested parties to make oral presentations or to submit written comments in response to preliminary coding and payment determinations. The discussion will be focused on responses to our specific preliminary recommendations and will include all items on the public meeting agenda. (Please note that two of CMS' 2015 HCPCS public meetings have a late starting time.)
Medicare Program: Notice of Four Membership Appointments to the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment
This notice announces four new membership appointments to the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (the Panel). The four new appointments to the Panel will each serve a four-year period. The new members have terms that began on January 14, 2015 and continue through January 31, 2019. The purpose of the Panel is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services concerning the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification groups and their relative payment weights. The Panel also addresses and makes recommendations regarding supervision of hospital outpatient services. The advice provided by the Panel will be considered as we prepare the annual updates for the hospital outpatient prospective payment system.
Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Renewal of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) and Request for Nominations
This notice announces the renewal of the Advisory Panel (the Panel) on Outreach and Education (APOE) charter. It also requests nominations for individuals to serve on the APOE.
Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE), March 19, 2015
This notice announces a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) (the Panel) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This meeting is open to the public.
Notice of Availability of a Treatment Evaluation Document; Methyl Bromide Fumigation of Figs
We are advising the public that we have determined that it is necessary to immediately add to the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual a new treatment schedule for methyl bromide fumigation of figs for external pests, including Chilean false red mite. We have prepared a treatment evaluation document that describes the new treatment schedule and explains why we have determined that it is effective at neutralizing these pests. We are making the treatment evaluation document available to the public for review and comment.
Delegation of Authority to the States of Iowa; Kansas; Missouri; Nebraska; Lincoln-Lancaster County, NE; and City of Omaha, NE., for New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Including Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Standards
The States of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska and the local agencies of Lincoln-Lancaster County, Nebraska, and the city of Omaha, Nebraska, have submitted updated regulations for delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of NSPS, NESHAP, and MACT standards. The submissions cover new EPA standards and, in some instances, revisions to standards previously delegated. EPA's review of the pertinent regulations shows that they contain adequate and effective procedures for the implementation and enforcement of these Federal standards. This action informs the public of delegations to the above-mentioned agencies.
Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins; Biennial Review
In accordance with the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, Subtitle A (Department of Health and Human Services) of Title II (Enhancing Controls on Dangerous Biological Agents and Toxins) of Public Law 107-188 (June 12, 2002) (the Bioterrorism Response Act), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has initiated the review of the HHS list of biological agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety. We are considering whether to propose amending the HHS list by removing six biological agents.
Safety Zone; Marine Safety Unit Savannah Safety Zone for Heavy Weather and Other Natural Disasters, Savannah Captain of the Port Zone, Savannah, GA
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone throughout the Marine Safety Unit Savannah Captain of the Port Zone. This action is necessary to consolidate, clarify, and otherwise modify safety zone regulations to better meet the needs of the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick. This action would establish safety zones in the event natural or manmade disasters affect navigable waterways within the Marine Safety Unit Savannah Captain of the Port Zone.
National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces that the updated draft PREP Guidelines are available for public comment. The USCG is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Scheduling Coordination Committee (NSCC), which is comprised of representatives from the USCG; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) under the Department of Transportation (DOT); and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) under the Department of the Interior (DOI).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is requesting to renew the approval for an existing information collection, titled, ``CFPB State Official Notification Rule.''
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Passaic River, Rutherford, NJ
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the drawbridge across the Passaic River, mile 11.8, at Rutherford, New Jersey. The drawbridge was converted to a fixed bridge in October 2010, and the operating regulation is no longer applicable or necessary.
Access to Confidential Business Information by the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine
EPA has authorized, the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine (FDA), to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza; Technical Amendment
In a final rule published in the Federal Register on December 1, 2014, and effective on that date, we adopted, with changes, an interim rule that amended the regulations concerning the importation of live birds and poultry (including hatching eggs) and bird and poultry products from regions where any subtype of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is considered to exist. As part of this action, we intended to clarify that table eggs from regions considered to have HPAI may only be imported under APHIS permit for scientific, educational, or research purposes to approved establishments, and only if the Administrator has determined that the importation can be made under conditions that will prevent the introduction of HPAI into the United States. However, we did not add references to HPAI to one of the table egg provisions of the final rule as we intended. This document corrects that oversight.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Report of Whaling Operations
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Medicare Program; Right of Appeal for Medicare Secondary Payer Determinations Relating to Liability Insurance (Including Self-Insurance), No-Fault Insurance, and Workers' Compensation Laws and Plans
This final rule implements 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.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Applications for New Awards; Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program
Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application from the Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (Westinghouse or the licensee) to renew special nuclear material (SNM) license number SNM-1107 that authorizes Westinghouse to manufacture nuclear fuel assemblies at the Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) in Hopkins, SC, for use in commercial nuclear power plants. The license renewal would allow Westinghouse to continue licensed activities for 40 years from the date that a renewed license is issued.
Notice of Receipt of NuStar Logistics, L.P., for a Presidential Permit To Construct, Connect, Operate, and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Mexico
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) has received an application from NuStar Logistics, L.P. (``NuStar'') for a Presidential Permit authorizing the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of pipeline facilities for the export and import of petroleum products, including liquefied petroleum gas (``LPG'') and natural gas liquids (``NGLs''). If the application is approved, the proposed facilities will transport petroleum products across the border between the NuStar terminal near Edinburg, Texas and the Petroleos Mexicanos (``PEMEX'') Burgos Gas Plant near Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, crossing under the Rio Grande River. NuStar is a subsidiary of NuStar Energy L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership based in San Antonio, Texas, and is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the United States. NuStar currently has 8,643 miles of pipeline and 82 terminal and storage facilities in five countries that store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids. Its system has approximately 91 million barrels of storage capacity. Under E.O. 13337, the Secretary of State is designated and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. The Department of State has the responsibility to determine whether issuance of a new Presidential Permit for construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of a new pipeline at the Burgos facility would serve the U.S. national interest. The Department anticipates conducting an environmental review consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The Department will provide more information on the review process in a future Federal Register notice. NuStar's application is available at: https://www.state.gov/e/enr/ applicant/applicants/index.htm.
Notice of Receipt of NuStar Logistics, L.P., Application To Amend a Presidential Permit for an Existing Pipeline on the Border of the United States and Mexico
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (``Department'') has received an application from NuStar Logistics, L.P. (``NuStar'') to amend a Presidential Permit published on February 17, 2006 (``2006 Presidential Permit'') to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities (the ``Burgos Pipeline'') at the United States-Mexico border. Specifically, NuStar requests that the Department amend the 2006 Presidential Permit to: (1) Reflect NuStar's name change from Valero Logistics Operations, L.P. to NuStar Logistics, L.P., as the owner and operator of the Burgos Pipeline; and (2) to permit the import and export of a broader range of petroleum products, including liquefied petroleum gas (``LPG''), and natural gas liquids (``NGLs''). The 2006 Presidential Permit only authorized the transportation of naphtha. NuStar is a subsidiary of NuStar Energy L.P., which is a publicly traded master limited partnership based in San Antonio, Texas and is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the United States. NuStar currently has 8,643 miles of pipeline and 82 terminal and storage facilities that store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids. Its system has approximately 91 million barrels of storage capacity. Under E.O. 13337, the Secretary of State is designated and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. The Department of State has the responsibility to determine whether issuance of an amended Presidential Permit for operation and maintenance of a pipeline at the Burgos facility would serve the U.S. national interest. The Department anticipates conducting an environmental review consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The Department will provide more information on the review process in a future Federal Register notice. NuStar's application is available at https://www.state.gov/e/enr/ applicant/applicants/index.htm.
North Anna Power Station Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering a license amendment request for the Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License SNM-2507 for the North Anna Power Station (NA) independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) located in Louisa County, Virginia.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition: Determinations: “From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola”
On August 4, 2014, notice was published on pages 45228 of the Federal Register (volume 79, number 149) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola.'' The referenced notice is corrected here to include additional objects as part of the exhibition. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional objects at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, from on or about May 17, 2015, until on or about October 4, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987; Administrative Procedures, Policies, and Requirements
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.
Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Solicitation of Proposal Information for Award of Public Contracts
The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 79 FR 73329 for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The 60 Day in error identified the OMB Control No. as 1601-0005. The correct OMB Control No. for this collection is 1600-0005. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30-days for public comments.
El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization
The 2015 Office of Regulatory Science and Innovation Science Symposium
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Approval of an Existing Collection in Use Without an OMB Control Number; FBI Expungement Form (FD-1114)
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Determination and Declaration Regarding Emergency Use of New In Vitro Diagnostics for Detection of Enterovirus D68
The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing this notice pursuant to section 564 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, 21 U.S.C. 360bbb-3. On February 6, 2015, the Secretary determined that there is a significant potential for a public health emergency that has a significant potential to affect national security or the health and security of United States citizens living abroad and that involves enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). On the basis of this determination, she also declared that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of new in vitro diagnostics for detection of EV-D68 pursuant to section 564 of the FD&C Act, subject to the terms of any authorization issued under that section.