March 25, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2016-06743
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2016-06742
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2016-06741
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2016-06740
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2016-06739
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2016-06738
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 16 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2016 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Vermilion Snapper
Document Number: 2016-06737
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the commercial sector for vermilion snapper in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. NMFS projects that commercial landings for vermilion snapper will reach the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) for the January through June, 2016, fishing period by March 29, 2016. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial sector for vermilion snapper in the South Atlantic EEZ on March 29, 2016, and it will remain closed until July 1, 2016, the start of the July through December fishing period. This closure is necessary to protect the South Atlantic vermilion snapper resource.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06736
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Proposed Information Collection (Alternate Signer Certification (VA Form 21-0972)); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06735
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
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 new collections, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Form 21-0972 will be used to collect the alternate signer information necessary for VA to accept benefit application forms signed by individuals on behalf of Veterans and claimants. The information collected will be used to contact the alternate signer for verification purposes.
Proposed Information Collection (Marital Status Questionnaire, VA Form 21P-0537); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06734
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
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.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2016-06733
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Priority Mail Contract 197 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2016-06732
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Priority Mail Contract 198 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2016-06731
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA), has determined that certain CTA tires do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139 New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. CTA filed a report dated December 11, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. CTA then petitioned NHTSA under 49 CFR part 556 requesting a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2016-06730
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (Cooper), has determined that certain Cooper tires do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5.1(b) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New pneumatic radial tires for light vehicles. Cooper filed a report dated January 8, 2016, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. Cooper then petitioned NHTSA under 49 CFR part 556 requesting a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.
Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share
Document Number: 2016-06729
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is publishing the updated annual list of product categories for which the Federal Prison Industries' share of the DoD market is greater than five percent.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Costs Related to Counterfeit Electronic Parts (DFARS Case 2016-D010)
Document Number: 2016-06728
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 that amends the allowability of costs of counterfeit electronic parts or suspect counterfeit electronic parts and the cost of rework or corrective action that may be required to remedy the use or inclusion of such parts.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Treatment of Interagency and State and Local Purchases (DFARS Case 2016-D009)
Document Number: 2016-06727
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to provide that contracts executed by DoD as a result of the transfer of contracts from the General Services Administration, or for which DoD serves as an item manager for products on behalf of the General Services Administration, shall not be subject to certain domestic source restrictions, to the extent that such contracts are for the purchase of products by other Federal agencies or State or local governments.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Instructions for the Wide Area WorkFlow Reparable Receiving Report (DFARS Case 2016-D004)
Document Number: 2016-06726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add instructions for utilizing the Wide Area WorkFlow Reparable Receiving Report.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Prohibition on Use of Any Cost-Plus System of Contracting for Military Construction and Military Family Housing Projects (DFARS Case 2015-D040)
Document Number: 2016-06725
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that amended title 10 of the United States Code by prohibiting any form of cost-plus contracting for military construction projects or military family housing projects.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Prohibition on Requiring the Use of Fire-resistant Rayon Fiber (DFARS Case 2016-D012)
Document Number: 2016-06724
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to delete obsolete text requiring the use of fire-resistant rayon fiber.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Buy American and Balance of Payments Program-Clause Prescription (DFARS Case 2015-D037)
Document Number: 2016-06723
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify how the clause prescription addresses applicability when an exception to the Buy American statute or Balance of Payments Program applies.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Clauses With Alternates-Small Business Programs (DFARS Case 2015-D017)
Document Number: 2016-06722
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify clauses and their prescriptions for small business programs and to create basic and alternate clauses structured in a manner to facilitate use of automated contract writing systems.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Extension and Modification of Contract Authority for Advanced Component Development and Prototype Units (DFARS Case 2015-D008)
Document Number: 2016-06721
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 that amended a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, to extend and modify contract authority for advanced component development and prototype units.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items (DFARS Case 2014-D026)
Document Number: 2016-06720
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require use of the electronic contract attachments accessible via the Product Data Reporting and Evaluation Program to record and track warranty data and source of repair information for serialized items.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06719
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06716
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service 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.
Approval of Air Quality State Implementation Plans (SIP); State of Iowa; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS); Correction
Document Number: 2016-06705
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inadvertently approved and codified incorrect entry numbers in the part 52 instructions for the final rule action published on November 2, 2015. This technical amendment amends the part 52 codification instructions.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey, Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2016-06704
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. This revision will establish an updated ten-year carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance plan for the New Jersey portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (NYNNJLI) CO area which includes the following areas: Hudson, Essex, Bergen, and Union Counties, and the municipalities of Clifton, Passaic and Paterson in Passaic County. EPA is also proposing to approve the 2007 Attainment/Base Year CO emissions inventory. In addition, EPA proposes to approve the shutdown of 5 CO maintenance monitors in New Jersey. The New Jersey portion of the NYNNJLI CO area was redesignated to attainment of the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) on August 23, 2002 and the maintenance plan was also approved at that time. By this action, EPA is proposing to approve the second maintenance plan for this area because it provides for continued attainment for an additional ten years of the CO NAAQS.
One-Time Deauthorization of Water Resources Projects
Document Number: 2016-06695
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is publishing a Final Deauthorization Report of water resources development projects and separable elements that have been identified for deauthorization in accordance with section 6001(d) of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, Public Law 113-121, 128 STAT. 1346-1347 (WRRDA 2014). The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works transmitted the Final Deauthorization Report to Congress on February 26, 2016. An electronic copy of the complete report is available at: http:// www.usace.army.mil/Portals/2/docs/civilworks/budget/ final_deauth_report_23feb2016.pdf.
Public Notice; 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
Document Number: 2016-06693
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Odometer Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2016-06665
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is being issued pursuant to the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 requiring NHTSA to prescribe regulations permitting States to adopt schemes for electronic odometer disclosure statements. To permit States to allow electronic odometer disclosures, NHTSA is proposing to amend the existing requirements to clarify that most of those requirements apply regardless of the technology used for the disclosure. NHTSA is further proposing to add a new section containing specific additional requirements that would apply only to electronic disclosures to ensure the secure creation and maintenance of the electronic records. Through this proposal NHTSA seeks to allow odometer disclosures in an electronic medium while maintaining and protecting the existing system(s) that ensure accurate odometer disclosures and aid law enforcement in prosecuting odometer fraud. NHTSA is also proposing to extend an existing exemption for vehicles more than 10 years old to 25 years.
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Canyon, Payette, Owyhee, and Washington Counties, ID, and Malheur County, OR; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Record of Decision for Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-06628
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and record of decision (ROD) for the final environmental impact statement (EIS). The CCP describes the Refuge's management direction for the next 15 years, and includes the ROD, which explains our selection of Alternative 2 as the Refuge's management direction.
Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06625
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Exempt Chemical Preparations Under the Controlled Substances Act
Document Number: 2016-06624
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The applications for exempt chemical preparations received by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) between April 1, 2013, and December 31, 2015, as listed below, were accepted for filing and have been approved or denied as indicated.
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Request for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-06555
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Office is requesting public comments to better understand the scientific community and small business concerns associated with the environmental industry, as well as improve our SBIR solicitation process. Of NOAA's four major topics, which was derived from NOAA's Research and Development (R&D) goals, what problem statements or subtopic ideas can you suggest where the project outcome enables commercial products/ services which would satisfy current or near term unmet industry needs. Please remember all submissions must be directly relevant to NOAA's mission. NOAA's four major mission topics are as follows: a. Climate Adaptation and Mitigation b. Weather-Ready Nation c. Healthy Oceans d. Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies Please categorize submissions based on the four topics above and include as many problem statements or subtopic ideas as you see fit per topic. Also, please provide a brief description of the potential commercialized products/services for each idea submitted.
Science Advisory Board (SAB)
Document Number: 2016-06554
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa)
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Thursday April 28 from 9:45 a.m. EDT to 5:45 p.m. EDT and on Friday April 29, from 9:00 a.m. EDT to 1:00 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http:// www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting times and agenda. Place: The meeting will be held at Sheraton Silver Spring Magnolia Ballroom, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland. Please check the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for directions to the meeting location. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15- minute public comment period on April 28 from 5:30-5:45 p.m. EDT (check Web site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of two (2) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the SAB Acting Executive Director by April 21, 2016 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by April 21, 2016, to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after April 21, 2016, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seating at the meeting will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12:00 p.m. on April 21, 2016, to Dr. Elizabeth Turner, Acting SAB Executive Director, Room 146, Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos Road, Durham, NH 03824; Email: Elizabeth.Turner@noaa.gov. Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Report on Ecosystem Services Valuation from the Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group; (2) Updates from the NOAA Administrator, Chief Scientist and the Chief Economist; (3)SAB Strategy Discussion and Implications for NOAA; and (4) Discussion of Working Group Issues and Working Group Concept of Operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2016-06530
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2016-06489
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Eye and Face Protection
Document Number: 2016-06359
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On March 13, 2015, OSHA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to revise its eye and face protection standards for general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and construction by updating the references to national consensus standards approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). OSHA received no significant objections from commenters and therefore is adopting the amendments as proposed. This final rule updates the references in OSHA's eye and face standards to reflect the most recent edition of the ANSI/International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) eye and face protection standard. It removes the oldest-referenced edition of the same ANSI standard. It also amends other provisions of the construction eye and face protection standard to bring them into alignment with OSHA's general industry and maritime standards.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2016-05922
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR part 107, subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2016-05921
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR part 107, subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
Document Number: 2016-04800
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is amending its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. OSHA has determined that employees exposed to respirable crystalline silica at the previous permissible exposure limits face a significant risk of material impairment to their health. The evidence in the record for this rulemaking indicates that workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica are at increased risk of developing silicosis and other non-malignant respiratory diseases, lung cancer, and kidney disease. This final rule establishes a new permissible exposure limit of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air (50 [mu]g/m\3\) as an 8-hour time- weighted average in all industries covered by the rule. It also includes other provisions to protect employees, such as requirements for exposure assessment, methods for controlling exposure, respiratory protection, medical surveillance, hazard communication, and recordkeeping. OSHA is issuing two separate standardsone for general industry and maritime, and the other for constructionin order to tailor requirements to the circumstances found in these sectors.