July 25, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Marine Mammals; File No. 20481
Document Number: 2016-17402
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the BBC Natural History Unit, 23 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, United Kingdom, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial and educational photography of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus).
Migratory Bird Hunting; Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds
Document Number: 2016-17330
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This rule prescribes the hunting seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for migratory game birds. Taking of migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by annual regulations. This rule permits the taking of designated species during the 2016-17 season.
Radio Experimentation and Market Trials-Streamlining Rules
Document Number: 2016-17319
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission modifies its rules to permit program experimental radio licensees (program licensees) to experiment with radio frequency (RF)-based medical devices on certain restricted frequencies, if the medical device being tested is designed to comply with applicable Commission service rules. Adoption of this proposal facilitates access to spectrum that can be used under an experimental program license to improve the utility of this type of licensing scheme for those entities experimenting with RF-based medical devices, and thereby help to advance innovation in this area. This action will result in no harm to any qualified license applicant or licensee.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry
Document Number: 2016-17293
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to amend the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry. This direct final rule provides, for a period of 1 year, an additional compliance alternative for sources that would otherwise be required to use an HCl CEMS to demonstrate compliance with the HCl emissions limit. This compliance alternative is needed due to the current unavailability of a calibration gas used for quality assurance purposes. This direct final rule also restores regulatory text requiring the reporting of clinker production and kiln feed rates that was deleted inadvertently.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry
Document Number: 2016-17292
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are publishing a direct final rule, without a prior proposed rule, that corrects an inadvertent error and temporarily revises the testing and monitoring requirements for hydrochloric acid (HCl) due to the current unavailability of a calibration gas used for quality assurance purposes. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Safety Zone; Illinois River Mile 69.3 to 69.8; Meredosia, IL
Document Number: 2016-17240
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Illinois River from mile 69.3 to mile 69.8. This safety zone is needed to protect persons, property and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with work being performed on new power lines across the river. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Upper Mississippi River (COTP). Deviation from the safety zone may be requested and will be considered on a case-by- case basis as specifically authorized by the COTP or a designated representative.
Limited Approval, Limited Disapproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2016-17192
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a limited approval and limited disapproval of revisions to the Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District (EKAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted from motor vehicle and mobile equipment refinishing operations. Under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), this action simultaneously approves a local rule that regulates these emission sources and directs California to correct rule deficiencies.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Ceiling Fans
Document Number: 2016-17139
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing a final rule to amend the test procedures for ceiling fans. DOE is establishing an integrated efficiency metric for ceiling fans, based on airflow and power consumption at high and low speed for low-speed small-diameter ceiling fans; at high speed for high-speed small-diameter ceiling fans; and at up to five speeds for large-diameter ceiling fans. The integrated efficiency metric also accounts for power consumed in standby mode. DOE is also adopting new test procedures for large- diameter ceiling fans, multi-mount ceiling fans, ceiling fans with multiple fan heads, and ceiling fans where the airflow is not directed vertically, and clarifying when these methods must be conducted. Additionally, DOE is adopting the following changes to the current test procedure: Eliminating the test cylinder from the test setup; specifying the method of measuring the distance between the ceiling fan blades and the air velocity sensors during testing; specifying the fan configuration during testing for ceiling fans that can be mounted in more than one configuration; specifying the test method for ceiling fans with heaters; specifying that a ceiling fan is not subject to the test procedure if the plane of rotation of the ceiling fan's blades cannot be within 45 degrees of horizontal; specifying that centrifugal ceiling fans are not subject to the test procedure; specifying that all small-diameter ceiling fans must be mounted directly to the real ceiling for testing; revising the allowable measurement tolerance for air velocity sensors; revising the allowable mounting tolerance for air velocity sensors; revising the testing temperature requirement; requiring measurement axes to be perpendicular to walls; specifying the position of air conditioning vents and doors during testing; specifying operation of room conditioning equipment; specifying the power source and how power measurements are to be made; and specifying stable measurement criteria and a method for determining stability.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Projects in Florida
Document Number: 2016-17110
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal Agencies since September 17, 2014, that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the proposed SR-20 (from US- 301 to CR-315) in Alachua and Putnam Counties; Pensacola Bay Bridge, SR-30 (US-98, from 17th Avenue to Baybridge Drive) in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties; Anna Maria Island Bridge, SR-64 (Manatee Avenue) (from west of SR-789 (East Bay Drive) to east of Perico Bay Blvd.) in Manatee County; Capital Circle SW (SR-263), (from US-319 (SR-61) (Crawfordville Highway) to SR-20 (Blountstown Highway) in Leon County, SR 90/Tamiami Trail (US Highway 41) in Miami-Dade County, Palm Bay Parkway Southern Interchange at I-95 in Brevard County, SR 710 (from SR 76 to Blue Heron Blvd. at I-95) in Martin and Palm Beach Counties, and US 301 (from CR 227 to CR 233) in Starke, Bradford County in the State of Florida. These actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the projects.
Program Integrity and Improvement
Document Number: 2016-17068
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the State authorization sections of the Institutional Eligibility regulations issued under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). In addition, the Secretary proposes to amend the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations issued under the HEA, including the addition of a new section on required institutional disclosures for distance education and correspondence courses.
Community Reinvestment Act; Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment; Guidance
Document Number: 2016-16693
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, Board, and FDIC (the Agencies) are adopting as final revisions to the Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment (Questions and Answers) based on the proposal issued on September 10, 2014 addressing alternative systems for delivering retail banking services; community development-related issues; and the qualitative aspects of performance, including innovative or flexible lending practices and the responsiveness and innovativeness of an institution's loans, qualified investments, and community development services. The Agencies are clarifying nine of the 10 proposed questions and answers (Q&A), revising four existing Q&As for consistency, and adopting two new Q&As. The Agencies are not adopting one of the proposed revisions to guidance that addressed the availability and effectiveness of retail banking services. Finally, the Agencies are making technical corrections to the Questions and Answers to update cross-references and remove references related to the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) as obsolete. The Agencies are publishing all of the new and revised Q&As, as well as those Q&As that were published in 2010 and 2013 and that remain in effect in this final guidance.
Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs
Document Number: 2016-16399
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) is amending its regulations to implement provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. Based on authorities provided in these two statutes, the rule establishes a Government-wide mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] program for all small business concerns, consistent with SBA's mentor- prot[eacute]g[eacute] program for Participants in SBA's 8(a) Business Development (BD) program. The rule also makes minor changes to the mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] provisions for the 8(a) BD program in order to make the mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] rules for each of the programs as consistent as possible. The rule also amends the current joint venture provisions to clarify the conditions for creating and operating joint venture partnerships, including the effect of such partnerships on any mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] relationships. In addition, the rule makes several additional changes to current size, 8(a) Office of Hearings and Appeals and HUBZone regulations, concerning among other things, ownership and control, changes in primary industry, standards of review and interested party status for some appeals. Finally, SBA notes that the title of this rule has been changed.