April 20, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Air Plan Approval; Vermont; Stage I Vapor Recovery Requirements
Document Number: 2016-09068
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Vermont. This revision includes regulatory amendments that clarify and Stage I vapor recovery requirements at gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs). The intended effect of this action is to approve Vermont's revised Stage I vapor recovery regulations. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Vermont; Stage I Vapor Recovery Requirements
Document Number: 2016-09067
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Vermont. This revision includes regulatory amendments that clarify Stage I vapor recovery requirements at gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs). The intended effect of this action is to approve Vermont's revised Stage I vapor recovery regulations. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2016-09060
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
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 Office of Management and Budget (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.
Incorporating the American National Standard for Compliance Testing of Transmitters Used in Licensed Radio Services (ANSI C63.26-2015) Into the Commission's Rules
Document Number: 2016-09058
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission acknowledges the publication of ANSI C63.26-2015 ``American National Standard for Compliance Testing of Transmitters Used in Licensed Radio Services'' and seeks comment on incorporating it into the Commission's rules by reference as part of an open rulemaking proceeding that addresses its equipment authorization (EA) rules and procedures. The standard was recently published and is now an ``active standard''that is, the standards association considers it to be valid, current, and approved.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-09055
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water
Document Number: 2016-09054
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists the projects approved by rule by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in ``DATES.''
Arlington National Cemetery Southern Expansion Project and Associated Roadway Realignment, NEPA Scoping Meeting and Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2016-09053
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321-4370, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), on behalf of the Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), plans to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate environmental impacts from reasonable project alternatives and to determine the potential for significant impacts related to the proposed ANC Southern Expansion Project and Associated Roadway Realignment. If the ANC and the USACE determine that there is a potential for a significant environmental impact, the USACE will issue a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the Federal Register.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Systems-Access Authorization Form and Rules of Behavior and User Agreement
Document Number: 2016-09052
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee Technical Systems Subcommittee Meeting NFPA 70-2014 Task Group
Document Number: 2016-09051
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a teleconference meeting of the MHCC, Technical Systems Subcommittee, NFPA 70-2014 Task Group. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to comment on the business before the MHCC.
Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-09049
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Capital Construction Fund and Exhibits
Document Number: 2016-09047
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collected information is necessary for MARAD to determine an applicant's eligibility to enter into a CCF Agreement. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.
Proposal of Certain Federal Water Quality Standards Applicable to Maine
Document Number: 2016-09025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes federal Clean Water Act (CWA) water quality standards (WQS) that would apply to certain waters under the state of Maine's jurisdiction. EPA proposes human health criteria (HHC) to protect the sustenance fishing use in those waters in Indian lands and for waters subject to sustenance fishing rights under the Maine Implementing Act (MIA) based on a fish consumption rate that represents an unsuppressed level of fish consumption by the four federally recognized tribes. EPA proposes six additional WQS for waters in Indian lands in Maine, two WQS for all waters in Maine including waters in Indian lands, and one WQS for waters in Maine outside of Indian lands. These proposed WQS take into account the best available science, including local and regional information, as well as applicable EPA policies, guidance, and legal requirements, to protect human health and aquatic life. EPA proposes these WQS to address various disapprovals of Maine's standards that EPA issued in February, March, and June 2015, and to address the Administrator's determination that Maine's disapproved HHC are not adequate to protect the designated use of sustenance fishing for certain waters.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-09005
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-10- 01, for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. AD 2011-10-01 currently requires repetitive functional tests of the ram air turbine (RAT) heater and repair if necessary. Since we issued AD 2011-10-01, we received a revision of an airworthiness limitations items (ALI) document, which introduces new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations for airplane structures and systems. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity and reduced control of these airplanes due to the failure of system components.
Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Seats California LLC Seating Systems
Document Number: 2016-09004
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Zodiac Seats California LLC seating systems. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that the affected seating systems may cause serious injury to the occupant during forward impacts when subjected to certain inertia forces. This proposed AD would require removing affected seating systems. We are proposing this AD to prevent serious injury to the occupant during forward impacts in emergency landing conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-09003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a review that identified a nonconformity between the torque value applied to the screw-nuts of aileron servo actuators, and the torque value specified by the type design. This proposed AD would require replacing certain aileron servo actuators with serviceable servo actuators. We are proposing this AD to prevent desynchronization between two servo actuator barrels, which could lead to reduced control of the airplane during roll maneuvers at low altitude.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-08960
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-02- 23, for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600- 2A12 (CL-601), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, and CL-601-3R Variants) airplanes. AD 2015-02-23 currently requires repetitive inspections for fractured or incorrectly oriented fasteners on the inboard flap hinge- box forward fittings on both wings, and replacement of all fasteners if necessary. The preamble to AD 2015-02-23 explains that we consider the requirements interim action and are considering further rulemaking. We now have determined that further rulemaking is indeed necessary, and that replacement of the fasteners is necessary. This proposed AD would require terminating action to replace the fasteners on the inboard flap hinge-box forward fittings on both wings. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct incorrectly oriented or fractured fasteners, which could result in detachment of the flap hinge-box and the flap surface, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE SYSTEMS (Operations) Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-08957
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-10- 13, for all BAE SYSTEMS (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146 series airplanes. AD 2010-10-13 currently requires repetitive inspections of the wing fixed leading edge and front spar structure for corrosion and cracking, and repair if necessary. Since we issued AD 2010-10-13, the Design Approval Holder (DAH) has issued revised inspection procedures that eliminate a previously approved inspection procedure. This proposed AD would require revised inspection procedures. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct corrosion and cracking of the wing fixed leading edge and front spar structure, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-08953
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-15- 07, for certain Airbus Model A320-111 airplanes and Model A320-200 series airplanes. AD 2005-15-07 currently requires installing insulator and cable ties to the electrical cables of the S routes at the gaps in the raceway in the wing trailing edge and the wing tip and wing root areas. Since we issued AD 2005-15-07, we have received reports of wire chafing in the left-hand wing trailing edge. This proposed AD would require additional modifications in the trailing edges of both wings. This proposed AD would also remove airplanes from the applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent wire chafing in the trailing edge of the wings, which could result in a short circuit in the vicinity of the fuel tanks, consequently resulting in a potential source of ignition in a fuel tank vapor space and consequent fuel tank explosion.
Extra-Schedular Evaluations for Individual Disabilities
Document Number: 2016-08937
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication regulation pertaining to extra-schedular consideration of a service-connected disability in exceptional compensation cases. In a recent decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) held that VA's regulation, as written, requires VA to consider the combined effect of two or more service- connected disabilities when determining whether to refer a disability evaluation for extra-schedular consideration. VA, however, has long interpreted its regulation to provide an extra-schedular evaluation for a single disability, not the combined effect of two or more disabilities. This proposed amendment will clarify VA's regulation pertaining to exceptional compensation claims such that an extra- schedular evaluation is available only for an individual service- connected disability but not for the combined effect of more than one service-connected disability.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Revisions to the New Source Review State Implementation Plan; Air Permit Procedure Revisions
Document Number: 2016-08927
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of portions of ten revisions to the Louisiana New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). These revisions to the Louisiana SIP provide updates to the minor NSR and nonattainment new source review (NNSR) permit programs in Louisiana contained within the Chapter 5 Permit Procedures and Chapter 6 Regulations on Control of Emissions through the Use of Emission Reduction Credits (ERC) Banking rules as initially submitted on November 15, 1993, and the subsequent rule amendments for Air Permit Procedure revisions submitted through November 3, 2014. The EPA's final action will incorporate these rules into the federally approved SIP. The rules generally enhance the SIP and were evaluated in accordance with CAA guidelines for the EPA action on SIP submittals and general rulemaking authority. This proposed action is consistent with the requirements of section 110 of the CAA.
Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead, 2008 Ozone, 2010 NO2
Document Number: 2016-08916
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions from the State of Montana to demonstrate the State meets infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for ozone on March 12, 2008, lead (Pb) on October 15, 2008, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on January 22, 2010, sulfur dioxide (SO2) on June 2, 2010 and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on December 14, 2012. The EPA is also approving 110(a)(2)(D)(ii) for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS. The EPA is conditionally approving CAA section 110(a)(2)(C) and (J) with regard to Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and element 3 of 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II) for the 2008 ozone, 2008 Pb, 2010 NO2, 2010 SO2, and 2006 and 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. The EPA is disapproving element 4 of CAA section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II) for the 2008 ozone, 2010 NO2, 2010 SO2, and 2006 and 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. Finally, the EPA is approving SIP revisions the State submitted to update Montana's PSD program and provisions regarding state boards.
Air Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for Particle Matter, Ozone, Lead, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide
Document Number: 2016-08913
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving most elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Rhode Island regarding the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 1997 fine particle matter (PM2.5), 2006 PM2.5, 2008 lead (Pb), 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Additionally, EPA is disapproving the submissions with respect to CAA section 110(a)(2)(H), for which a Federal Implementation Plan has been in place for this requirement since 1973. EPA is also correcting an earlier approval of this element for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS infrastructure requirements. Finally, EPA is approving several statutes submitted by Rhode Island in support of their demonstration that the infrastructure requirements of the CAA have been met. Lastly, EPA is conditionally approving certain elements of Rhode Island's submittal relating to Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New York; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2016-08829
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Evironmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the EPA Regional Office.
Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services
Document Number: 2016-08458
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission initiates a rulemaking seeking public comment on how to apply the privacy requirements of the Communications Act to broadband Internet access service (BIAS). This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) focuses on transparency, choice, and data security, in a manner that is consistent with the Commission's history of protecting privacy, the Federal Trade Commission's leadership, and various sector-specific statutory approaches, tailored to the particular circumstances that consumers face when they use broadband networks and with an understanding of the particular nature and technologies underlying those networks. The NPRM would recognize that consumers cannot give their permission for the use of protected data unless relevant broadband provider practices are transparent. The NPRM proposes a framework to ensure that consumers; understand what data the broadband provider is collecting and what it does with that information; can decide how their information is used; and are protected against the unauthorized disclosure of their information. The NPRM also seeks comment on a number of closely-related questions.