Policy on Audits of RUS Borrowers and Grantees, 24011-24012 [2018-11108]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (5) Minor renovation, improvement, and maintenance of facilities. Examples are: (i) Renovation of existing laboratories and other facilities. (ii) Functional replacement of parts and equipment. (iii) Minor additions to existing facilities. (iv) Minor excavations of land and repairs to properties. * * * * * § 372.6 ■ [Removed] 7. Section 372.6 is removed. §§ 372.7 through 372.10 §§ 372.6 through 372.9] [Redesignated as 8. Sections 372.7 through 372.10 are redesignated as §§ 372.6 through 372.9, respectively. ■ 9. Newly redesignated § 372.6 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 372.6 Early planning. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact APHIS program officials to determine what types of environmental analyses or documentation, if any, need to be prepared. ■ 10. Newly redesignated § 372.7 is amended by revising the section heading and paragraph (b)(4) to read as follows: § 372.7 Planning and decision points and public involvement. * * * * * (b) * * * (4) All environmental documents and comments received will be made available to the public via Regulations.gov. ■ 11. Newly redesignated § 372.8 is amended as follows: ■ a. In paragraph (a) introductory text, by adding a sentence at the end of the paragraph; ■ b. In paragraph (a)(1), by removing the citation ‘‘§ 372.8’’ and adding the citation ‘‘§ 372.7’’ in its place; and ■ c. By revising paragraph (a)(3). The addition and revision read as follows: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES § 372.8 Processing and use of environmental documents. (a) * * * This determination is based on information provided in the NEPA document and available in the record. * * * * * (3) Changes to environmental assessments and findings of no significant impact that are prompted by comments, new information, or any other source, will normally be announced in the same manner as the notice of availability prior to implementing the proposed action or VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 any alternative. APHIS will mail notice upon request. * * * * * § 372.9 [Amended] 12. Newly redesignated § 372.9 is amended by removing the second sentence and the word ‘‘administrative’’ in the last sentence. ■ 13. A new § 372.10 is added to read as follows: ■ § 372.10 Process for rapid response to emergencies. When it is determined (by the Administrator or the delegated Agency official responsible for environmental review) that an emergency exists that requires immediate action before preparing and completing the usual NEPA review, then the provisions of this section apply. (a) The Administrator or the delegated Agency official responsible for environmental review may take actions that are necessary to control the immediate impacts of the emergency and that are urgently needed to prevent imminent damage to public health or safety, or prevent threats to valuable resources. When taking such actions, the Administrator or the delegated Agency official responsible for environmental review will consider the probable environmental consequences of the emergency action and mitigate foreseeable adverse environmental effects to the extent practicable. (b) If a proposed emergency action is normally analyzed in an environmental assessment as described in § 372.5 and the nature and scope of proposed emergency actions are such that there is insufficient time to prepare an EA and FONSI before commencing the proposed action, the Administrator shall consult with APHIS’ Chief of Environmental and Risk Analysis Services about alternative arrangements for NEPA compliance. APHIS’ Chief of Environmental and Risk Analysis Services may authorize emergency alternative arrangements for completing the required NEPA compliance documentation. Any alternative arrangements must be documented and notice of their use provided to CEQ. (c) If a proposed emergency action is likely to result in significant environmental impacts, then APHIS will immediately consult with CEQ and request alternative arrangements in accordance with CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1506.11. Such alternative arrangements will apply only to the proposed actions necessary to control the immediate impacts of the emergency. Other proposed actions remain subject to NEPA analysis and PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 24011 documentation in accordance with the CEQ regulations and these regulations. Done in Washington, DC, this 18th day of May 2018. Greg Ibach, Under Secretary, Marketing and Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2018–11083 Filed 5–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service 7 CFR Part 1773 RIN 0572–AC33 Policy on Audits of RUS Borrowers and Grantees Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Final rule with request for comment; correction; delay of effective date; extension of comment period. AGENCY: ACTION: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is correcting a final rule with request for comment that appeared in the Federal Register on May 7, 2018, and is extending the comment period and delaying the effective date. The document amended regulations regarding its Policy on Audits to incorporate 2011 revisions to the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the clarified audit standards issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in 2011, and Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, Subpart F, Audit Requirements, issued by the Office of Management and Budget on December 26, 2013, and adopted by USDA on December 26, 2014. The document also expanded and clarified the regulations to: Include grant recipients, amend peer review requirements, amend reporting requirements, expand the options for the electronic filing of audits, and clarify a number of existing audit requirements, and amended the title to reflect this change. DATES: Effective Dates: The correction is effective May 24, 2018. The effective date for the final rule published in the Federal Register on Monday, May 7, 2018 (83 FR 19905), is delayed from July 6, 2018, to July 23, 2018. Applicability Date: The final rule published in the Federal Register on Monday, May 7, 2018 (83 FR 19905), is applicable for financial audits for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24MYR1.SGM 24MYR1 24012 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Rules and Regulations periods ending on or after December 15, 2018. Comment Date: The comment due date for the final rule published in the Federal Register on Monday, May 7, 2018 (83 FR 19905), is extended. Comments must be received by RUS on or before June 22, 2018. Submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov/. Follow instructions for submitting comments. The Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) number is RUS–17– Agency–0001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send your comments addressed to Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164–S, Washington, DC 20250– 1522. Additional information about Rural Development and its programs is available on the internet at https:// www.rd.usda.gov/. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Chris Colberg, Acting Chief, Technical Accounting and Auditing Staff, Program Accounting Services Division, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1523, Washington, DC 20250–1523. Telephone: (202) 720–1905. In FR Doc. 2018–09501, appearing on page 19906 in the Federal Register of Monday, May 7, 2018, the following correction is made: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background [Corrected] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES On page 19906, in the third column, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) ‘‘https://www.rd.usda.gov/publications/ regulations-guidlines/rural-utilitiesservice-audit’’ is corrected to read ‘‘https://www.rd.usda.gov/publications/ regulations-guidelines/bulletins/ program-accounting’’. Dated: May 18, 2018. Kenneth L. Johnson, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2018–11108 Filed 5–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0530; Product Identifier 2017–NM–012–AD; Amendment 39–19271; AD 2018–09–14] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016–11– 02, which applied to all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes; Model CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes; Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes; and Model CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. AD 2016–11–02 required repetitive inspections of the upper and lower engine pylons for protruding, loose, or missing fasteners; and repair if necessary. This AD continues to require the repetitive inspections of the upper and lower engine pylons for protruding, loose, or missing fasteners; and repair if necessary. This AD also requires replacement of affected fasteners, which terminates the inspections. This AD was prompted by reports of loose or missing fasteners and collars on the upper and lower engine pylon structure common to the upper and lower pylon skin panels and engine thrust fitting. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective June 28, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of June 28, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of June 10, 2016 (81 FR 33371, May 26, 2016). ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact ˆ Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote Vertu Road ´ West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514 855– 7401; email thd.crj@ aero.bombardier.com; internet https:// www.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206– 231–3195. It is also available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017–0530. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 0530; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aziz Ahmed, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7329; fax 516–794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2016–11–02, Amendment 39–18529 (81 FR 33371, May 26, 2016) (‘‘AD 2016–11–02’’). AD 2016–11–02 applied to all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes; Model CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes; Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes; and Model CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 12, 2017 (82 FR 26864). The NPRM was prompted by reports of loose or missing fasteners and collars on the upper and lower engine pylon structure common to the upper and lower pylon skin panels and engine thrust fitting. The NPRM proposed to continue to require the repetitive inspections of the upper and lower engine pylons for protruding, loose, or missing fasteners; and repair if necessary. The NPRM also proposed to require replacement of affected fasteners, which terminates the inspections. We are issuing this AD to prevent protruding, loose, or missing fasteners, which could result in structural failure of the engine pylons. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 24011-24012]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-11108]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service

7 CFR Part 1773

RIN 0572-AC33


Policy on Audits of RUS Borrowers and Grantees

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule with request for comment; correction; delay of 
effective date; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is correcting a final rule 
with request for comment that appeared in the Federal Register on May 
7, 2018, and is extending the comment period and delaying the effective 
date. The document amended regulations regarding its Policy on Audits 
to incorporate 2011 revisions to the Generally Accepted Government 
Auditing Standards (GAGAS) issued by the Government Accountability 
Office (GAO), the clarified audit standards issued by the American 
Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in 2011, and Uniform 
Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements 
for Federal Awards, Subpart F, Audit Requirements, issued by the Office 
of Management and Budget on December 26, 2013, and adopted by USDA on 
December 26, 2014. The document also expanded and clarified the 
regulations to: Include grant recipients, amend peer review 
requirements, amend reporting requirements, expand the options for the 
electronic filing of audits, and clarify a number of existing audit 
requirements, and amended the title to reflect this change.

DATES: 
    Effective Dates: The correction is effective May 24, 2018. The 
effective date for the final rule published in the Federal Register on 
Monday, May 7, 2018 (83 FR 19905), is delayed from July 6, 2018, to 
July 23, 2018.
    Applicability Date: The final rule published in the Federal 
Register on Monday, May 7, 2018 (83 FR 19905), is applicable for 
financial audits for

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periods ending on or after December 15, 2018.
    Comment Date: The comment due date for the final rule published in 
the Federal Register on Monday, May 7, 2018 (83 FR 19905), is extended. 
Comments must be received by RUS on or before June 22, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov/. Follow instructions for submitting comments. The 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) number is RUS-17-Agency-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send your comments 
addressed to Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development 
and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164-S, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522.
    Additional information about Rural Development and its programs is 
available on the internet at https://www.rd.usda.gov/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Chris Colberg, Acting Chief, 
Technical Accounting and Auditing Staff, Program Accounting Services 
Division, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1523, Washington, DC 20250-1523. 
Telephone: (202) 720-1905.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR Doc. 2018-09501, appearing on page 
19906 in the Federal Register of Monday, May 7, 2018, the following 
correction is made:

Background [Corrected]

    On page 19906, in the third column, the Uniform Resource Locator 
(URL) ``https://www.rd.usda.gov/publications/regulations-guidlines/rural-utilities-service-audit'' is corrected to read ``https://www.rd.usda.gov/publications/regulations-guidelines/bulletins/program-accounting''.

    Dated: May 18, 2018.
Kenneth L. Johnson,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-11108 Filed 5-23-18; 8:45 am]
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