October 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2015-27399
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Historical Research in the Files of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
Document Number: 2015-27393
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This final rule updates and clarifies procedures regarding the review and accessibility to records and information in the custody of the Secretary of Defense and the OSD Components. The purpose of this rule is to provide such guidance to former Cabinet level officials and former Presidential appointees (FPAs), including their personnel, aides, and official researchers.
Amendment of Statement of Organization and Functions; Restructuring of National Labor Relations Board's Field Organization
Document Number: 2015-27392
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board is closing its Des Moines, Iowa Resident Office because it has determined that closing the office and serving the area with agents working at other locations, will result in significant savings while continuing to effectively serve the area currently served by this office.
Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2015-27391
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a currently approved collection: Office of Justice Programs Solicitation Template
Document Number: 2015-27389
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 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. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register 80 FR 51312, on August 24, 2015, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
List of Rules To Be Reviewed Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act
Document Number: 2015-27385
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission is publishing a list of rules to be reviewed pursuant to Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The list is published to provide the public with notice that these rules are scheduled for review by the agency and to invite public comment on whether the rules should be continued without change, or should be amended or rescinded to minimize any significant economic impact of the rules upon a substantial number of such small entities.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2015-27384
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before October 3, 2015, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Enrollment Options Following the Termination of a Plan or Plan Option
Document Number: 2015-27378
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations regarding enrollment options following the termination of a plan or plan option.
Notice of Availability of the Jordan Cove Energy and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Projects Final Environmental Impact Statement and the Proposed Associated Land Management Plan Amendments, Oregon
Document Number: 2015-27377
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, and the National Forest Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) are jointly announcing the availability of the Jordan Cove Energy and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline (PCGP) Projects Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Proposed Land Management Plan amendments, and by this notice are announcing their availability.
Final Supplementary Rules for the Castle Rocks Land Use Plan Amendment Area, Idaho
Document Number: 2015-27373
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is finalizing supplementary rules for all BLM-administered public lands within an approximately 400-acre area in Idaho known as Castle Rocks. The BLM addressed this area in the November 2013 Cassia Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Record of Decision (ROD). The Cassia RMP amendment made implementation-level decisions designed to conserve natural and cultural resources while providing for recreational opportunities. These supplementary rules will allow the BLM and law enforcement partners to enforce those decisions.
Good Hill Partners LP and Good Hill ETF Trust; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2015-27372
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The President's Management Advisory Board (PMAB); Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting
Document Number: 2015-27368
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The President's Management Advisory Board (PMAB), a Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), will hold a public meeting on Monday, November 16, 2015.
Federal Plan Requirements for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Electric Utility Generating Units Constructed on or Before January 8, 2014; Model Trading Rules; Amendments to Framework Regulations
Document Number: 2015-27367
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing four public hearings to be held on the proposed ``Federal Plan Requirements for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electric Utility Generating Units Constructed on or before January 8, 2014; Model Trading Rules; Amendments to Framework Regulations.''
Product Development Under the Animal Rule; Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2015-27361
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Product Development Under the Animal Rule.'' When human efficacy studies are not ethical and field trials are not feasible, FDA may rely on adequate and well-controlled animal efficacy studies to support approval of a drug or licensure of a biological product under the Animal Rule. This guidance finalizes the 2014 revised draft guidance for industry ``Product Development Under the Animal Rule.'' It is intended to help potential stakeholders (industry, academia, and government) understand FDA's expectations for product development under the Animal Rule.
Walnuts Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2015-27359
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the California Walnut Board (Board) for an increase of the assessment rate established for the 2015-16 and subsequent marketing years from $0.0189 to $0.0379 per kernelweight pound of walnuts handled under the marketing order. The Board locally administers the marketing order and is comprised of growers and handlers of walnuts operating within the area of production. Assessments upon walnut handlers are used by the Board to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The marketing year begins September 1 and ends August 31. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Domestic Dates Produced or Packed in Riverside County, California; Decreased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2015-27340
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the California Date Administrative Committee (committee) for a decrease in the assessment rate established for the 2015-16 and subsequent crop years from $0.20 to $0.10 per hundredweight of dates handled. The committee locally administers the marketing order, which regulates the handling of dates grown or packed in Riverside County, California. Assessments upon date handlers are used by the committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The crop year begins October 1 and ends September 30. The new assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Nixon Presidential Historical Materials: Opening of Materials
Document Number: 2015-27339
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (a NARA division) is opening additional Nixon Presidential Historical Materials for public access. These materials include select White House Central Files: Subject Files and previously restricted materials from the National Security Council (NSC Files) and the Henry A. Kissinger (HAK) Office Files. In accordance with section 104 of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act (PRMPA, 44 U.S.C. 2111 note) and Sec. 1275.42(b) of the regulations implementing the Act (36 CFR part 1275), we have identified, inventoried, and prepared these additional textual materials for public access with certain information redacted as required by law.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2015-27338
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Certain Lip Balm Products, Containers for Lip Balm, and Components Thereof; Commission Decision not To Review an Initial Determination Granting a Motion To Terminate the Investigation; Investigation Terminated in Its Entirety
Document Number: 2015-27333
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ'') initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 12) terminating the investigation as to certain respondents based on a settlement agreement, and as to all other remaining respondents based on withdrawal of the complaint.
Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program; Unlimited Deposit Insurance Coverage for Noninterest-Bearing Transaction Accounts
Document Number: 2015-27294
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC is rescinding and removing its regulations implementing the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP) and the unlimited deposit insurance coverage for ``noninterest-bearing transaction accounts'' provided by section 343 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and related definitions. Because these programs have expired by their terms, the regulations implementing them are unnecessary and obsolete.
Removal of Transferred OTS Regulations Regarding Safety and Soundness Guidelines and Compliance Procedures; Rules on Safety and Soundness
Document Number: 2015-27293
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (``FDIC'') is adopting a final rule (``Final Rule'') to rescind and remove from the Code of Federal Regulations 12 CFR part 391, subpart B (``part 391, subpart B''), entitled ``Safety and Soundness Guidelines and Compliance Procedures,'' appendices A and B to part 391, subpart B, and supplement A to appendix B. The Final Rule also amends 12 CFR part 308, subpart R (``part 308, subpart R''), entitled ``Submission and Review of Safety and Soundness Compliance Plans and Issuance of Orders to Correct Safety and Soundness Deficiencies,'' and 12 CFR part 364 (``part 364''), entitled ``Standards for Safety and Soundness'' and its corresponding appendices and supplement. Part 391, subpart B was one of several rules transferred to the FDIC following dissolution of the former Office of Thrift Supervision (``OTS'') in connection with the implementation of applicable provisions of Title III of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''). Section 316(b)(3) of the Dodd-Frank Act provided that the former OTS rules that were transferred to the FDIC would be enforceable by or against the FDIC until they were modified, terminated, set aside, or superseded in accordance with applicable law by the FDIC, by any court of competent jurisdiction, or by operation of law. On January 30, 2015, the FDIC published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPR'' or ``Proposed Rule'') that explained and solicited public comment on a proposal to rescind and remove part 391, subpart B and to amend part 364, its appendices, and its supplement and part 308, subpart R by making them applicable to ``State savings associations'' and making minor technical updates to the appendices and supplement to part 364. The FDIC received no comments on the Proposed Rule and consequently is adopting the Final Rule as proposed in the NPR without change.
Removal of Transferred OTS Regulations Regarding Fair Credit Reporting and Amendments; Amendment to the “Creditor” Definition in Identity Theft Red Flags Rule; Removal of FDIC Regulations Regarding Fair Credit Reporting Transferred to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Document Number: 2015-27291
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is adopting a final rule (Final Rule) to make several amendments to its regulations covering ``Fair Credit Reporting.'' The amendments conform FDIC Fair Credit Reporting regulations to the Dodd-Frank Act by consolidating the regulations for all institutions for which the FDIC is the appropriate Federal banking agency into a single part. The amendments also address the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in promulgating rules relating to Fair Credit Reporting.
Filing Requirements and Processing Procedures for Changes in Control With Respect to State Nonmember Banks and State Savings Associations
Document Number: 2015-27289
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On November 25, 2014, the FDIC published a notice of proposed rulemaking (proposed rule or NPR) to amend its filing requirements and processing procedures for notices filed under the Change in Bank Control Act (Notices). The comment period closed January 26, 2015, and no comments were received. The FDIC is now adopting that proposed rule as final with one change (final rule). The final rule accomplishes several objectives. First, the final rule consolidates into one subpart the current requirements and procedures for Notices filed with respect to State nonmember banks and certain parent companies thereof, and the requirements and procedures for Notices filed with respect to State savings associations and certain parent companies thereof. Second, the final rule rescinds the FDIC's separate regulation governing the requirements and procedures for Notices filed with respect to State savings associations and certain parent companies thereof and rescinds any guidance issued by the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) relating to changes in control of State savings associations that is inconsistent with the final rule. Third, the final rule adopts the best practices of the related regulations of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board of Governors). Finally, the final rule clarifies the FDIC's requirements and procedures based on its experience interpreting and implementing the existing regulation. This final rule is also part of the FDIC's continuing review of its regulations under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996.
Grocery Manufacturers Association; Filing of Food Additive Petition
Document Number: 2015-27277
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing that we have filed a petition, submitted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHOs) in various food applications.
Golden Eagles; Programmatic Take Permit Application; Draft Environmental Assessment; Alta East Wind Project, Kern County, California
Document Number: 2015-27240
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availably of a draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the issuance of a take permit for golden eagles pursuant to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (Eagle Act), in association with the operation of the Alta East Wind Project in Kern County, California. The DEA was prepared in response to an application from Alta Wind X, LLC (applicant), an affiliate of NRG Yield, Inc., for a 5-year programmatic take permit for golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) under the Eagle Act. The applicant would implement a conservation program to avoid, minimize, and compensate for the project's impacts to eagles, as described in the applicant's Eagle Conservation Plan (ECP). We invite public comment on the DEA, which evaluates alternatives for this permit decision.
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: 2015-27212
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
In this final rule, the Librarian of Congress adopts exemptions to the provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (``DMCA'') that prohibits circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works, codified in section 1201(a)(1) of title 17 of the United States Code. As required under the statute, the Register of Copyrights, following a public proceeding, submitted a Recommendation concerning proposed exemptions to the Librarian of Congress. After careful consideration, the Librarian adopts final regulations based upon the Register's Recommendation.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-27190
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-16-01 for certain The Boeing Company Model airplanes. AD 2015-16-01 required incorporating design changes to improve the reliability of the cabin altitude warning system by installing a redundant cabin altitude pressure switch, replacing the aural warning module (AWM) with a new or reworked AWM, and changing certain wire bundles or connecting certain previously capped and stowed wires as necessary. For certain airplanes, AD 2015-16-01 also required prior or concurrent incorporation of related design changes by modifying the instrument panels, installing light assemblies, modifying the wire bundles, and installing a new circuit breaker, as necessary. This AD retains all actions required by AD 2015-16-01. This AD was prompted by the discovery of a typographical error in AD 2015-16-01 that referred to a nonexistent paragraph. We are issuing this AD to prevent the loss of cabin altitude warning, which could delay flightcrew recognition of a lack of cabin pressurization, and could result in incapacitation of the flightcrew due to hypoxia (a lack of oxygen in the body), and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas; Recommended Decision and Opportunity To File Written Exceptions To Proposed Marketing Agreement and Order No. 986
Document Number: 2015-27098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This Recommended Decision proposes the issuance of a marketing agreement and order (order) under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 to cover pecans grown in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. The proposed order would provide authority to collect industry data and to conduct research and promotion activities. In addition, the order would provide authority for the industry to recommend grade, quality and size regulation, as well as pack and container regulation, subject to approval by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program would be financed by assessments on pecan handlers and would be locally administered, under USDA oversight, by a Council of seventeen growers and shellers (handlers) nominated by the industry and appointed by USDA. This rule also announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's intention to request approval by the Office of Management and Budget of new information collection requirements to implement this program.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-26993
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive eddy current inspections for any cracking in the inspar upper skin, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report that an operator discovered a crack in a certain section of the inspar upper skin, just forward of the rear spar on the right wing. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct any cracking in the inspar upper skin and rear spar upper chord, which could result in the inability of the structure to carry limit load, or result in a fuel leak, which could prevent continued safe flight and landing.
Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C)
Document Number: 2015-26607
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is amending Regulation C to implement amendments to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act made by section 1094 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). Consistent with section 1094 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Bureau is adding several new reporting requirements and clarifying several existing requirements. The Bureau is also modifying the institutional and transactional coverage of Regulation C. The final rule also provides extensive guidance regarding compliance with both the existing and new requirements.