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Download as PDF 16099 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 58 Friday, March 25, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 2 CFR Subtitle B, Chapter IV 5 CFR Chapter LXXIII 7 CFR Subtitle A; Subtitle B, Chapters I–XI, XIV–XVIII, XX, XXV–XXXVIII, and XLII 9 CFR Chapters I–III 36 CFR Chapter II 48 CFR Chapter 4 Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens Office of Budget and Program Analysis, USDA. ACTION: Request for Information (RFI); extension of comment period. AGENCY: On January 26, 2016, the Office of the Secretary, USDA, published a document in the Federal Register in accordance with Executive Order 13563, ‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,’’ and Executive Order 13610, ‘‘Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens’’ inviting public comment on which regulations should be modified, expanded, streamlined, or repealed to make the USDA’s regulatory program more effective or less burdensome in achieving the regulatory objectives. USDA’s planned regulatory actions and retrospective review efforts were made available in the 2015 Fall Unified Regulatory Agenda. Written comments were to be received by March 28, 2016. USDA is extending the public comment period until April 27, 2016. DATES: The notice published January 26, 2016, at 81 FR 4213, is extended. Comments and information are requested on or before April 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this notice. All submissions must refer to ‘‘Retrospective Review’’ to ensure proper delivery. • Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 12:28 Mar 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. USDA strongly encourages commenters to submit comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, and ensures timely receipt by USDA. Commenters should follow the instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically. • Submission of Comments by Mail, Hand delivery, or Courier. Paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions should be submitted to Michael Poe, Office of Budget and Program Analysis, USDA, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 101– A, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Poe, Telephone Number: (202) 720–3257. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USDA remains committed to minimizing the burdens on individuals, businesses, and communities for participation in and compliance with USDA programs that promote economic growth, create jobs, and protect the health and safety of the American people. USDA programs are diverse and far reaching, as are the regulations and legislation that implement their delivery. The regulations range from nutrition standards for the school lunch program, natural resources and environmental measures governing national forest usage and soil conservation, emergency producer assistance as a result of natural disasters, to protection of American agriculture from the ravages of plant or animal pestilence. USDA regulations extend from farm to supermarket to ensure the safety, quality, and availability of the Nation’s food supply. Regulations also specify how USDA conducts its business, including access to and eligibility for USDA programs. Finally, regulations specify the responsibilities of businesses, individuals, and State and local governments that are necessary to comply with their provisions. I. Executive Orders 13563 and 13610 The overall intention of Executive Orders 13563 and 13610 is to create a continuing process of scrutiny of regulatory actions. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Executive Order 13563, ‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,’’ was issued to ensure that Federal regulations use the best available tools to promote innovation that will reduce costs and burden while allowing public participation and an open exchange of ideas. These principles enhance and strengthen Federal regulations to allow them to achieve their regulatory objectives, most important among them protecting public health, welfare, safety, and the environment. In consideration of these principles, and as directed by the Executive Order, Federal agencies and departments need to periodically review existing regulations that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome and to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them in accordance with what has been learned. In addition, Executive Order 13610, ‘‘Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens,’’ directed Federal agencies to conduct retrospective analyses of existing rules to examine whether they remain justified and whether they should be modified or streamlined in light of changed circumstances, including the availability of new technologies. Executive Order 13610 directs Federal agencies to give priority, consistent with law, to those initiatives that will produce significant quantifiable monetary savings or significant quantifiable reductions in paperwork burdens while protecting public health, welfare, safety, and the environment. For the regulatory requirements imposed on small businesses, it directs Federal agencies to give special consideration to initiatives that would simplify or harmonize the regulatory requirements. II. Request for Information USDA is seeking public comment on our effort: To identify and reduce regulatory burdens; to remove unintended regulatory obstacles to participation in and compliance with USDA programs; and to improve current regulations to help USDA agencies advance the USDA mission. USDA is particularly interested in public comments that speak to areas in which we can reduce costs and reporting burdens on the public, through technological advances or other modernization efforts, and comments on regulatory flexibility. E:\FR\FM\25MRP1.SGM 25MRP1 16100 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2016 / Proposed Rules III. Regulatory Flexibility DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION USDA is also seeking public input on measures that can be taken to reduce burdens and increase flexibility and freedom of choice for the public. Regulatory flexibility includes a variety of regulatory techniques that can help avoid unnecessary costs on regulated entities and avoid negative impacts. Regulatory flexibility techniques could include: • Pilot projects, which can be used to test regulatory approaches; • Safe harbors, which are streamlined modes of regulatory compliance and can serve to reduce compliance costs; • Sunset provisions, which terminate a rule after a certain date; • Trigger provisions, which specify one or more threshold indicators that the rule is designed to address; • Phase-ins, which allow the rule to be phased-in for different groups at different times; • Streamlined requirements, which provide exemptions or other streamlined requirements if a particular entity (for example, a small business) may otherwise experience disproportionate burden from a rule; • State flexibilities, which provide greater flexibility to States or other regulatory partners, for example, giving them freedom to implement alternative regulatory approaches; and • Exceptions, which allow exceptions to part of the rule, or the entire rule in cases where there is a potential or suspected unintended consequence. Federal Aviation Administration jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS IV. Existing USDA Regulations In addition to retrospective review actions and other regulatory reforms identified in USDA’s 2015 Fall Regulatory Agenda, we welcome comments from the public on any of USDA’s existing regulations and ways to improve them to help USDA agencies advance the mission of the Department consistent with the Executive Order. USDA notes that this RFI is issued solely for information and programplanning purposes. While responses to this RFI do not bind USDA to any further actions, all submissions will be reviewed by the appropriate program office, and made publicly available on http://www.regulations.gov. Michael Poe, Office of Budget and Program Analysis, United States Department of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2016–06852 Filed 3–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–90–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 12:28 Mar 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2016–5247; Directorate Identifier 2015–SW–008–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model BO–105LS A–3 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the helicopter records to determine if there is a life limit for the tension-torsion (TT) straps installed in the helicopter lifting system, establishing a life limit if there is not one, and replacing each TT strap that has met or exceeded its life limit. This proposed AD is prompted by an error in the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Model BO–105LS A–3 maintenance manual. The proposed actions are intended to prevent failure of a TT strap and subsequent loss of control of a helicopter. SUMMARY: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by May 24, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Docket: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Send comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to the ‘‘Mail’’ address between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. DATES: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 5247; or in person at the Docket Operations Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the European Aviation Safety Agency PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (EASA) AD, the economic evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations Office (telephone 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. For service information identified in this proposed rule, contact Airbus Helicopters, 2701 N. Forum Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052; telephone (972) 641–0000 or (800) 232–0323; fax (972) 641–3775; or at http:// www.airbushelicopters.com/techpub. You may review the referenced service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N–321, Fort Worth, Texas 76177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Fuller, Senior Aviation Safety Engineer, Safety Management Group, Rotorcraft Directorate, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Fort Worth, Texas 76177; telephone (817) 222–5110; email matthew.fuller@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. We also invite comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, or federalism impacts that might result from adopting the proposals in this document. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate comments, commenters should send only one copy of written comments, or if comments are filed electronically, commenters should submit only one time. We will file in the docket all comments that we receive, as well as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerning this proposed rulemaking. Before acting on this proposal, we will consider all comments we receive on or before the closing date for comments. We will consider comments filed after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. We may change this proposal in light of the comments we receive. Discussion EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, issued EASA AD No. 2015–0042, dated March 9, 2015, to correct an unsafe condition for Airbus Helicopters Model BO105 LS A–3 helicopters. E:\FR\FM\25MRP1.SGM 25MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 58 (Friday, March 25, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 16099-16100]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06852]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2016 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

2 CFR Subtitle B, Chapter IV

5 CFR Chapter LXXIII

7 CFR Subtitle A; Subtitle B, Chapters I-XI, XIV-XVIII, XX, XXV-
XXXVIII, and XLII

9 CFR Chapters I-III

36 CFR Chapter II

48 CFR Chapter 4


Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens

AGENCY: Office of Budget and Program Analysis, USDA.

ACTION: Request for Information (RFI); extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On January 26, 2016, the Office of the Secretary, USDA, 
published a document in the Federal Register in accordance with 
Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' 
and Executive Order 13610, ``Identifying and Reducing Regulatory 
Burdens'' inviting public comment on which regulations should be 
modified, expanded, streamlined, or repealed to make the USDA's 
regulatory program more effective or less burdensome in achieving the 
regulatory objectives. USDA's planned regulatory actions and 
retrospective review efforts were made available in the 2015 Fall 
Unified Regulatory Agenda. Written comments were to be received by 
March 28, 2016. USDA is extending the public comment period until April 
27, 2016.

DATES: The notice published January 26, 2016, at 81 FR 4213, is 
extended. Comments and information are requested on or before April 27, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this notice. All submissions must refer to ``Retrospective Review'' to 
ensure proper delivery.
     Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may 
submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: 
http://www.regulations.gov. USDA strongly encourages commenters to 
submit comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments 
allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, and 
ensures timely receipt by USDA. Commenters should follow the 
instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically.
     Submission of Comments by Mail, Hand delivery, or Courier. 
Paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions should be submitted to Michael Poe, 
Office of Budget and Program Analysis, USDA, Jamie L. Whitten Building, 
Room 101-A, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Poe, Telephone Number: (202) 
720-3257.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USDA remains committed to minimizing the 
burdens on individuals, businesses, and communities for participation 
in and compliance with USDA programs that promote economic growth, 
create jobs, and protect the health and safety of the American people.
    USDA programs are diverse and far reaching, as are the regulations 
and legislation that implement their delivery. The regulations range 
from nutrition standards for the school lunch program, natural 
resources and environmental measures governing national forest usage 
and soil conservation, emergency producer assistance as a result of 
natural disasters, to protection of American agriculture from the 
ravages of plant or animal pestilence. USDA regulations extend from 
farm to supermarket to ensure the safety, quality, and availability of 
the Nation's food supply. Regulations also specify how USDA conducts 
its business, including access to and eligibility for USDA programs. 
Finally, regulations specify the responsibilities of businesses, 
individuals, and State and local governments that are necessary to 
comply with their provisions.

I. Executive Orders 13563 and 13610

    The overall intention of Executive Orders 13563 and 13610 is to 
create a continuing process of scrutiny of regulatory actions.
    Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory 
Review,'' was issued to ensure that Federal regulations use the best 
available tools to promote innovation that will reduce costs and burden 
while allowing public participation and an open exchange of ideas. 
These principles enhance and strengthen Federal regulations to allow 
them to achieve their regulatory objectives, most important among them 
protecting public health, welfare, safety, and the environment. In 
consideration of these principles, and as directed by the Executive 
Order, Federal agencies and departments need to periodically review 
existing regulations that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, 
or excessively burdensome and to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal 
them in accordance with what has been learned.
    In addition, Executive Order 13610, ``Identifying and Reducing 
Regulatory Burdens,'' directed Federal agencies to conduct 
retrospective analyses of existing rules to examine whether they remain 
justified and whether they should be modified or streamlined in light 
of changed circumstances, including the availability of new 
technologies. Executive Order 13610 directs Federal agencies to give 
priority, consistent with law, to those initiatives that will produce 
significant quantifiable monetary savings or significant quantifiable 
reductions in paperwork burdens while protecting public health, 
welfare, safety, and the environment. For the regulatory requirements 
imposed on small businesses, it directs Federal agencies to give 
special consideration to initiatives that would simplify or harmonize 
the regulatory requirements.

II. Request for Information

    USDA is seeking public comment on our effort: To identify and 
reduce regulatory burdens; to remove unintended regulatory obstacles to 
participation in and compliance with USDA programs; and to improve 
current regulations to help USDA agencies advance the USDA mission. 
USDA is particularly interested in public comments that speak to areas 
in which we can reduce costs and reporting burdens on the public, 
through technological advances or other modernization efforts, and 
comments on regulatory flexibility.

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III. Regulatory Flexibility

    USDA is also seeking public input on measures that can be taken to 
reduce burdens and increase flexibility and freedom of choice for the 
public. Regulatory flexibility includes a variety of regulatory 
techniques that can help avoid unnecessary costs on regulated entities 
and avoid negative impacts. Regulatory flexibility techniques could 
include:
     Pilot projects, which can be used to test regulatory 
approaches;
     Safe harbors, which are streamlined modes of regulatory 
compliance and can serve to reduce compliance costs;
     Sunset provisions, which terminate a rule after a certain 
date;
     Trigger provisions, which specify one or more threshold 
indicators that the rule is designed to address;
     Phase-ins, which allow the rule to be phased-in for 
different groups at different times;
     Streamlined requirements, which provide exemptions or 
other streamlined requirements if a particular entity (for example, a 
small business) may otherwise experience disproportionate burden from a 
rule;
     State flexibilities, which provide greater flexibility to 
States or other regulatory partners, for example, giving them freedom 
to implement alternative regulatory approaches; and
     Exceptions, which allow exceptions to part of the rule, or 
the entire rule in cases where there is a potential or suspected 
unintended consequence.

IV. Existing USDA Regulations

    In addition to retrospective review actions and other regulatory 
reforms identified in USDA's 2015 Fall Regulatory Agenda, we welcome 
comments from the public on any of USDA's existing regulations and ways 
to improve them to help USDA agencies advance the mission of the 
Department consistent with the Executive Order. USDA notes that this 
RFI is issued solely for information and program-planning purposes. 
While responses to this RFI do not bind USDA to any further actions, 
all submissions will be reviewed by the appropriate program office, and 
made publicly available on http://www.regulations.gov.

Michael Poe,
Office of Budget and Program Analysis, United States Department of 
Agriculture.
[FR Doc. 2016-06852 Filed 3-24-16; 8:45 am]
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