September 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2015-09-30-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2015-09-30
National Public Lands Day, 2015
Document Number: 2015-25060
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2015
Document Number: 2015-25059
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2015-24901
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) are inviting interested persons to apply to fill one upcoming opening on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). The upcoming opening will represent Native American interests. The selected member will serve a 3-year term.
Recovery Policy: Stafford Act Section 705, Disaster Grant Closeout Procedures
Document Number: 2015-24872
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting comments on Recovery Policy Stafford Act Section 705, Disaster Grant Closeout Procedures.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2015-24870
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), and particulate matter (PM) from wood burning devices. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; Green Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-24867
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of this meeting is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2). This notice provides the agenda and schedule for the October 28, 2015 meeting of the Green Building Advisory Committee (the Committee). The meeting is open to the public and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Interested individuals must register to attend as instructed below under Supplementary Information.
Submission for OMB Review; Background Investigations for Child Care Workers
Document Number: 2015-24865
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a previously approved information collection requirement regarding the collection of personal data for background investigations for child care workers accessing GSA owned and leased controlled facilities. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 32561 on June 9, 2015. No comments were received.
Revisions to Test Methods, Performance Specifications, and Testing Regulations for Air Emission Sources
Document Number: 2015-24859
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public hearing for the proposed rule titled, ``Revisions to Test Methods, Performance Specifications, and Testing Regulations for Air Emission Sources,'' that was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015. The hearing will be held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The EPA is proposing technical and editorial corrections and revisions to regulations related to source testing of emissions. The EPA is proposing to make corrections and updates to testing provisions that contain inaccuracies and outdated procedures, and to provide alternatives to existing testing regulations. The revisions will improve the quality of data and provide testers flexibility to use recently-approved alternative procedures. Many of the changes were suggested by testers and other end-users and will not impose new substantive requirements on source owners or operators.
Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation Board of Visitors Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-24855
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) Board of Visitors. This meeting is open to the public.
PM10 Plans and Redesignation Request; Truckee Meadows, Nevada; Deletion of TSP Area Designation
Document Number: 2015-24854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve two revisions to the Nevada state implementation plan (SIP). The first revision provides a demonstration of implementation of best available control measures (BACM) for control of particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal ten micrometers (PM10) within Truckee Meadows. The second revision is a plan that provides for the maintenance of the national ambient air quality standard for PM10 in Truckee Meadows through 2030, includes an emissions inventory consistent with attainment, and establishes motor vehicle emissions budgets. In connection with these proposed approvals, the EPA is proposing to determine that major stationary sources of PM10 precursors do not contribute significantly to elevated PM10 levels in the area. Also, based in part on the proposed approvals of the BACM demonstration and maintenance plan and proposed determination regarding PM10 precursors, the EPA is proposing to approve the State of Nevada's request for redesignation of the Truckee Meadows nonattainment area to attainment for the PM10 standard. Lastly, the EPA is proposing to delete the area designation for Truckee Meadows for the revoked national ambient air quality standard for total suspended particulate (TSP). The EPA is proposing these actions because the SIP revisions meet the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements for such plans and related motor vehicle emissions budgets and because the area meets the Clean Air Act requirements for redesignation of nonattainment areas to attainment.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Lambert Houses Redevelopment Project, Bronx, NY
Document Number: 2015-24850
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This provides notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes that the City of New YorkDepartment of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), as the Responsible Entity in accordance with 24 CFR 58.2(a)(7), and the lead agency in accordance with City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR), Executive Order No. 91, and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), 6 NYCRR 617, intend to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lambert Houses Redevelopment Project. The EIS will be compliant with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and CEQR. The EIS will satisfy requirements of SEQR (6 NYCRR 617.8) and CEQR (Sections 6-08 and 6-12 of Executive Order No. 91 of 1977 as amended), which require that state and local government agencies consider the environmental consequences of projects over which they have discretionary authority before acting on those projects. The project is subject to NEPA due to the reassignment of project-based rental assistance contracts through HUD and potential future construction financing from HPD (made available through HUD). This notice has been prepared in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508. A Draft EIS will be prepared for the proposed action described herein. Comments relating to the Draft EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person listed below. When the Draft EIS is completed, a notice will be sent to individuals and groups known to have an interest in the Draft EIS and particularly in the environmental impact issues identified therein. Any person or agency interested in receiving a notice and making comment on the Draft EIS should contact the person listed below up to 30 days following publication of this notice. The EIS will be a NEPA document intended to satisfy requirements of federal environmental statutes. In accordance with specific statutory authority applicable to HUD's Section 8 project-based rental assistance program and HOME program, and HUD's regulations at 24 CFR part 58 (Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities), HUD has provided for assumption of its NEPA authority and NEPA lead agency responsibility by the City of New York. The EIS will be a CEQR document intended to satisfy State and City environmental statutes as described above.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Indian Oil and Gas Valuation; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-24840
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR parts 1202, 1206, and 1207. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2015-24829
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Urban Cow Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2015-24828
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the 5K Walk to Defeat ALS. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Request for Nominations for the Invasive Species Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-24818
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior
The U.S. Department of the Interior, on behalf of the interdepartmental National Invasive Species Council (NISC), proposes to appoint new members to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). The Secretary of the Interior, acting as administrative lead, is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the ISAC.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-24817
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed public 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.
Biosimilar User Fee Act; Stakeholder Meetings on Biosimilar User Fee Act of 2012 Reauthorization; Request for Notification of Regulated Industry Organization Intention To Participate
Document Number: 2015-24815
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing this notice to request that industry trade associations, whose members include drug companies currently engaged in development or manufacture of biosimilar biological products in the U.S., or drug companies intending to engage in these activities during the period of FY 2018-2022, notify FDA of their intent to participate in industry stakeholder meetings in support of timely reauthorization of the Biosimilar User Fee Act of 2012 (BsUFA). The statutory authority for BsUFA expires at the end of September 2017. At that time, new legislation will be required for FDA to continue collecting user fees to fund the biosimilar biological product review process. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) requires that FDA engage in negotiations with regulated industry to develop recommendations to present to Congress with respect to the reauthorization of BsUFA. The purpose of this request for notification is to ensure that qualifying industry organizations notify FDA of their intention to participate in the planned negotiation process.
Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities
Document Number: 2015-24814
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2015-24813
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-24812
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-24811
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Organic Standards Board (NOSB): Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2015-24800
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) was established to assist in the development of standards for substances to be used in organic production and to advise the Secretary on the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA). Through this Notice, the USDA is requesting nominations to fill one (1) unexpected vacancy on the NOSB for an environmentalist/resource conservationist position. The Secretary of Agriculture will appoint one person to this position to serve on the NOSB for the remainder of the term for this position, which began in January 24, 2015, and goes through January 23, 2020.
Milk in California; Reconvened Hearing on a Proposal To Establish a Federal Milk Marketing Order
Document Number: 2015-24799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In the event of a lapse of appropriations necessitating an adjournment of the public hearing on September 30, 2015, this Notice serves to establish a date to reconvene a public hearing that began on September 22, 2015, in Clovis, CA, to consider and take evidence on a proposal to establish a Federal milk marketing order to regulate the handling of milk in California.
Submission for OMB Review; Comments Request
Document Number: 2015-24798
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), agencies are required to publish a Notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the agency is modifying an existing previously approved information collection for OMB review and approval and requests public review and comment on the submission. OPIC received no comments in response to the sixty (60) day notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional thirty (30) days for public comments to be submitted. Comments are being solicited on the need for the information; the accuracy of OPIC's burden estimate; the quality, practical utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize reporting the burden, including automated collected techniques and uses of other forms of technology. The proposed changes to OPIC-248 clarify existing questions, incorporate sector-specific development impact questions, and eliminate ineffective questions in an effort to harmonize development impact indicators with other Development Finance Institutions (``DFIs''). OPIC is a signatory to a ``Memorandum of Understanding'' with 25 partnering DFIs to harmonize developmental impact metrics where possible. The goal of this effort is to reduce the burden on clients that seek financing from multiple DFIs and to instill best practices in the collection and the reporting on OPIC's developmental impacts. In order to minimize the reporting burden on respondents, OPIC has designed OPIC-248 as an electronic form that has multiple drop-down options, in which the respondent only responds to questions that are applicable to their investment.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-24796
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed public 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.
Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Mica-Based Pearlescent Pigments
Document Number: 2015-24795
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (``FDA'' or ``we'') is amending the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of mica-based pearlescent pigments prepared from titanium dioxide and mica as color additives in certain distilled spirits. This action is in response to a color additive petition (CAP) submitted by E. & J. Gallo Winery.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; The Secretary of the Department of Education's Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, and the Comparability of Medical and Veterinary Medical Programs
Document Number: 2015-24794
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
PSEG Power, LLC and PSEG Nuclear, LLC; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2015-24793
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2015-24792
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add a new system of records, DPFPA 07, entitled ``Counterintelligence Management Information System (CIMIS)'' to conduct and exercise overall responsibility within PFPA for all matters pertaining to acts involving counterintelligence (CI) activities against PFPA employees, U.S. property, or interests. Also used as a management tool for statistical analysis, tracking, reporting, evaluating program effectiveness, and conducting research.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
Document Number: 2015-24791
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is exempting those records contained in DPFPA 07, entitled ``Counterintelligence Management Information System (CIMIS),'' pertaining to investigatory material compiled for counterintelligence and law enforcement purposes (under (k)(2) of the Act), other than material within the scope of subsection (j)(2) of the Privacy Act to enable the protection of identities of confidential sources who might not otherwise come forward and who furnished information under an express promise that the sources' identity would be held in confidence. The exemption will allow DoD to provide protection against notification of investigatory material including certain reciprocal investigations which might alert a subject to the fact that an investigation of that individual is taking place, and the disclosure of which would weaken the on-going investigation, reveal investigatory techniques, and place confidential informants in jeopardy who furnished information under an express promise that the sources' identity would be held in confidence. Further, requiring OSD to grant access to records and amend these records would unfairly impede the investigation of allegations of unlawful activities. To require OSD to confirm or deny the existence of a record pertaining to a requesting individual may in itself provide an answer to that individual relating to an on-going investigation. The investigation of possible unlawful activities would be jeopardized by agency rules requiring verification of record, disclosure of the record to the subject, and record amendment procedures.
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-24789
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce an open meeting of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). This meeting will be open to the public.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-24788
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed public 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.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Clauses With Alternates-Small Business Programs (DFARS Case 2015-D017)
Document Number: 2015-24787
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify clauses and their prescriptions for small business programs and to create a basic and alternate clause structured in a manner to facilitate use of automated contract writing systems. The rule also includes the full text of the alternate, rather than only providing the paragraphs that differ from the basic clause. The rule also clarifies one clause that is an alternate to a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Contract Debts-Conform to FAR Section Designations (DFARS Case 2015-D029)
Document Number: 2015-24786
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) subpart on contract debts to conform with the comparable Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Electronic Copies of Contractual Documents (DFARS Case 2012-D056)
Document Number: 2015-24785
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to establish that the Electronic Data Access system is the primary tool for distributing contracts and contract data and to provide internal control procedures for data verification to ensure contract documents in the Electronic Data Access system are accurate representations of original documents. This rule also removes outmoded language that is not consistent with electronic document processes.