March 2, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Application To Transport Interstate or Temporarily Export Certain National Firearms Act (NFA) Firearms (ATF F 5320.20)
Document Number: 2016-04555
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit 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.
Meeting of the Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2016-04554
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Advisory Panel will meet to review the findings and recommendations from the Panel's Report on ways to establish a culture of innovation in the Department of the Navy.
Applicants for VA Memorialization Benefits
Document Number: 2016-04553
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations defining who may apply for a headstone or marker. The rule expands the types of individuals who may request headstones and markers on behalf of decedents.
Vet Centers
Document Number: 2016-04552
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final an interim final rule that amends its medical regulation that governs Vet Center services. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (the 2013 Act) requires Vet Centers to provide readjustment counseling services to broader groups of veterans, members of the Armed Forces, including a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces, and family members of such veterans and members. This final rule adopts as final the regulatory criteria to conform to the 2013 Act, to include new and revised definitions.
Draft Environmental Assessment for the Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for Fishers in the Klamath, Cascade, and Sierra Nevada Mountains
Document Number: 2016-04550
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), a California forest management and lumber manufacturing company (applicant), for an enhancement of survival permit (permit) associated with a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) covering the fisher (Pekania pennanti). The Service has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the applicant's permit application and the proposed CCAA. If approved, the permit would authorize incidental take for the Federal candidate fisher within the West Coast Distinct Population Segment (DPS), during forestry operations including commercial timber harvesting on SPI's property in 16 counties in California, if the fisher is listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We are requesting comment on the permit application, draft environmental assessment, and proposed candidate conservation plan with assurances.
Notice of Public Meeting for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-04549
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
Deschutes and Ochoco Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-04548
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Deschutes and Ochoco Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Bend, Oregon. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/detail/deschutes/workingtogether/advisorycomm ittees.
Safety Zone; Misery Challenge, Manchester Bay, Manchester, MA
Document Number: 2016-04540
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Manchester Bay to be enforced during the Misery Challenge marine event, which will involve swimmers, kayakers, and stand-up paddlers. This safety zone would ensure the protection of the event participants, support vessels, and the maritime public from the hazards associated with the event. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within this safety zone during periods of enforcement unless authorized by the Coast Guard Sector Boston Captain of the Port (COTP) or the COTP's designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Guidelines for Assessing Marine Mammal Stocks
Document Number: 2016-04537
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has incorporated public comments into revisions of the guidelines for preparing stock assessment reports (SARs) pursuant to section 117 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The revised guidelines are now complete and available to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Evaluation of Effectiveness of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Program
Document Number: 2016-04536
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04535
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04534
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Notice of Invitation to Participate; Coal Exploration License Application UTU-91102, Sevier County, UT
Document Number: 2016-04532
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Canyon Fuel Company, LLC (Canyon) on a pro rata cost sharing basis, in a program for the exploration of coal deposits on 978.6 acres owned by the United States of America in Sevier County, Utah.
ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability
Document Number: 2016-04531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
This notice of proposed rulemaking (``proposed rule'') introduces modifications and new requirements under the ONC Health IT Certification Program (``Program''), including provisions related to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)'s role in the Program. The proposed rule proposes to establish processes for ONC to directly review health IT certified under the Program and take action when necessary, including requiring the correction of non-conformities found in health IT certified under the Program and suspending and terminating certifications issued to Complete EHRs and Health IT Modules. The proposed rule includes processes for ONC to authorize and oversee accredited testing laboratories under the Program. It also includes a provision for the increased transparency and availability of surveillance results.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
Document Number: 2016-04530
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (the Program), as required by Section 2112(b)(2) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of Health and Human Services is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the Program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions.
Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2016-04529
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
TUV SUD America Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2016-04526
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for TUV SUD America, Inc. as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Quality Auditing Institute, Ltd.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards
Document Number: 2016-04525
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for Quality Auditing Institute, Ltd. as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Walking and Working Surfaces Standard for General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2016-04524
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Walking and Working Surfaces Standard for General Industry (29 CFR part 1910, subpart D).
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Standard for General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2016-04523
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Standard for General Industry (29 CFR part 1910, subpart I).
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Accrued Amounts Due a Deceased Beneficiary, VA Form 21P-601); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04514
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection: Request for Certificate of Veteran Status Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-04513
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in the Federal Register on February 17, 2016, which contained errors. The notice incorrectly stated the title. This document corrects the errors by updating the title.
PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2016-04509
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Harmonization of Airworthiness Standards-Fire Extinguishers and Class B and F Cargo Compartments; Correction
Document Number: 2016-04508
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published on February 16, 2016. In that rule, the FAA amended certain airworthiness regulations for transport category airplanes by upgrading fire safety standards for Class B cargo compartments; establishing fire safety standards for a new type of cargo compartment, Class F; and updating related standards for fire extinguishers. This amendment eliminated certain regulatory differences between the airworthiness standards of the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), without affecting current industry design practices. However, in that document, the amendment number for the final rule was incorrect, and this document now posts the correct amendment number.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License of the United States Patent No. 7,495,767 Issued February 24, 2009 Entitled: Digital Optical Method (DOMTM
Document Number: 2016-04494
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), announcement is made of a prospective exclusive license of the following U.S. Patent Application 11/407,216 Filed April 20, 2006 to Byung J. Kim for use of the Digital Optical Method (DOM\TM\) to quantify the opacity of fluids from digital photos.
Army Education Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-04492
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
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 U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors, a subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee. This meeting is open to the public.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04488
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2016-04486
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in West Sacramento and Sacramento, CA; Chapel Hill and Durham, NC; North Charleston, SC; and cities along the San Francisco to San Jose, CA corridor. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Information Collection; Indirect Cost Rates
Document Number: 2016-04485
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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 an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Indirect Cost Rates.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on General Principles
Document Number: 2016-04481
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sponsoring a public meeting on April 4, 2016. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 30th Session of the Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in Paris, France, April 11-15, 2016. The Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety recognizes the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 30th Session of the CCGP and to address items on the agenda.
Safety Zone; Newtown Creek, Queens, NY
Document Number: 2016-04474
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of Newtown Creek between the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge (mile 1.3) and the entrance to Dutch Kills. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a sunken vessel adjacent to the Federal navigation channel. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New York.
Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Document Number: 2016-04473
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that a meeting is scheduled to be held for the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (the Advisory Council). The meeting will be open to the public; a public comment session will be held during the meeting. Pre-registration is required for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and who wish to participate in the public comment session. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting and/or send in their public comment via email should send an email to CARB@hhs.gov. Registration information is available on the Web site http://www.hhs.gov/ash/carb/ and must be completed by March 21, 2016; all in-person attendees must pre-register by this date. Additional information about registering for the meeting and providing public comment can be obtained at http://www.hhs.gov/ash/carb/ on the Meetings page.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for Review; Information Collection Request for the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Technology Acceptance and Evaluation Survey
Document Number: 2016-04471
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general public to comment on the data collection form for the DHS Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) Technology Acceptance and Evaluation (TAE) Survey. The TAE web based tool proposes to collect information from 1,200 members of an online Internet panel. All information collected will be on a voluntary basis. DHS will not receive any personally identifying information. As part of its core mission, DHS is tasked with preventing terrorism and enhancing security, securing and managing our borders, and ensuring resilience to disasters. In order to assist in those key mission spaces, the S&T managed work to create a Rapid DNA Technology that allows field testing of DNA that is inexpensive and quick while performing with high accuracy in a non-laboratory setting. To ensure the effective implementation and diffusion of this new technology, DHS S&T seeks to better understand public perceptions of Rapid DNA, its use cases, and its collection through the TAE Survey. This notice and request for comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Approval of American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Code Cases
Document Number: 2016-04355
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to incorporate by reference proposed revisions of three regulatory guides (RGs) which would approve new, revised, and reaffirmed Code Cases published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). This proposed action would allow nuclear power plant licensees, and applicants for construction permits, operating licenses, combined licenses, standard design certifications, standard design approvals and manufacturing licenses, to use the Code Cases listed in these draft RGs as alternatives to engineering standards for the construction, inservice inspection, and inservice testing of nuclear power plant components. These engineering standards are set forth in ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes and ASME Operations and Maintenance Codes, which are currently incorporated by reference into the NRC's regulations. The NRC is requesting comments on this proposed rule and on the draft versions of the three RGs proposed to be incorporated by reference. The NRC is also making available a related draft RG that lists Code Cases that the NRC has not approved for use. This draft RG will not be incorporated by reference into the NRC's regulations.
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities; Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities
Document Number: 2016-03938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend regulations under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governing the Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities program and the Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities program. With the goal of promoting equity in IDEA, the regulations would establish a standard methodology States must use to determine whether significant disproportionality based on race and ethnicity is occurring in the State and in its local educational agencies (LEAs); clarify that States must address significant disproportionality in the incidence, duration, and type of disciplinary actions, including suspensions and expulsions, using the same statutory remedies required to address significant disproportionality in the identification and placement of children with disabilities; clarify requirements for the review and revision of policies, practices, and procedures when significant disproportionality is found; and require that LEAs identify and address the factors contributing to significant disproportionality as part of comprehensive coordinated early intervening services (comprehensive CEIS) and allow such services for children from age 3 through grade 12, with and without disabilities.
Covered Broker-Dealer Provisions Under Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Document Number: 2016-03874
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Securities and Exchange Commission
The Agencies, in accordance with section 205(h) of the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''), are jointly proposing a rule to implement provisions applicable to the orderly liquidation of covered brokers and dealers under Title II of the Dodd-Frank Act (``Title II'').
Environmental Policies and Procedures
Document Number: 2016-03433
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service, Office of the Secretary
Rural Development, a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture comprised of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereafter referred to as the Agency, has unified and updated the environmental policies and procedures covering all Agency programs by consolidating two existing Agency regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable environmental requirements. These final rules supplement the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation(ACHP), associated environmental statutes, Executive Orders and Departmental Regulations. The majority of the changes to the existing rules relate to the categorical exclusion provisions in the Agency's procedures for implementing NEPA. These changes consolidate the provisions of the Agency's two current NEPA rules, and better conform the Agency's regulations, particularly for those actions listed as categorical exclusions, to the Agency's current activities and recent experiences and to CEQ's Memorandum for Heads of Federal Departments and Agencies entitled ``Establishing, Applying, and Revising Categorical Exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act'' issued on November 23, 2010.