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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-28419
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-214, A320-232, A320-233, A321-211 and A321-231 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an investigation that revealed that the outer cylinder of a certain ram air turbine (RAT) actuator was not properly deburred in accordance with manufacturing specifications. This AD requires a replacement of affected RAT actuators. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-28418
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of thrust reverser actuators (TRAs) jamming. This AD requires repetitive greasing of the TRAs, dispatch restrictions and maintenance procedure revisions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Civil Monetary Penalties-2019 Adjustment
Document Number: 2018-28410
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is issuing a final rule to implement the annual inflationary adjustment to its civil monetary penalties, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Public Approval of Tax-Exempt Private Activity Bonds
Document Number: 2018-28371
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations on the public approval requirement applicable to tax-exempt private activity bonds issued by State and local governments. The final regulations update and replace existing regulations to address statutory changes, streamline the public approval process, and reduce administrative burdens. The final regulations affect State and local governments that issue tax-exempt private activity bonds.
Reissuance of State or Local Bonds
Document Number: 2018-28370
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that address when tax-exempt bonds are treated as retired for purposes of section 103 and sections 141 through 150 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The proposed regulations are necessary to unify and to clarify existing guidance on this subject. The proposed regulations affect State and local governments that issue tax-exempt bonds.
Safety Zone; Marina Del Rey Fireworks Event; Marina Del Rey, California
Document Number: 2018-28355
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in Marina Del Rey Harbor around the fireworks launch site located at the south jetty. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the waterway users by keeping them clear of potentially harmful debris within the fall out zone during the fireworks displays scheduled to take place within Marina Del Rey harbor on December 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Los AngelesLong Beach, or her designated representative.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Alaska Towns; Barrow, AK; Chevak, AK; Clarks Point, AK; Elim, AK; and Golovin, AK
Document Number: 2018-28346
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface in Alaska at Wiley Post/Will Rogers Memorial Airport, Barrow; Chevak Airport; Clarks Point Airport; Elim Airport; and Golovin Airport. This action adds exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports to exclude Class E airspace extending beyond 12 miles from the shoreline, and ensures the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change is made in the associated airspace designation for Chevak Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Badami, AK
Document Number: 2018-28345
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Badami Airport, AK, and adds exclusionary language to the legal description of the airport to ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, the geographic coordinates of the airport are updated.
Small Business HUBZone Program; Government Contracting Programs
Document Number: 2018-28320
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On October 31, 2018, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to solicit public comments on proposed comprehensive revisions to the regulations governing the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program. This document announces the extension of the current comment period until February 14, 2019.
Air Plan Approval; California; El Dorado County Air Quality Management District; Reasonably Available Control Technology Demonstration
Document Number: 2018-28294
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (EDCAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's demonstration regarding reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and negative declarations for several source categories. We are approving local SIP revisions to demonstrate that RACT is implemented as required under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'').
Incorporation by Reference; North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria; Hazardous Materials Safety Permits
Document Number: 2018-28169
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes to amend its Hazardous Materials Safety Permits regulations to incorporate by reference the updated Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) handbook. The Out-of-Service Criteria provide uniform enforcement tolerances for roadside inspections to enforcement personnel nationwide, including FMCSA's State partners. Currently, the regulations reference the April 1, 2016, edition of the handbook. Through this notice, FMCSA proposes to incorporate by reference the April 1, 2018, edition.
Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program; Accountable Care Organizations-Pathways to Success and Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policies for Performance Year 2017
Document Number: 2018-27981
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-31
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program), providers of services and suppliers that participate in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) continue to receive traditional Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) payments under Parts A and B, but the ACO may be eligible to receive a shared savings payment if it meets specified quality and savings requirements. The policies included in this final rule provide a new direction for the Shared Savings Program by establishing pathways to success through redesigning the participation options available under the program to encourage ACOs to transition to two-sided models (in which they may share in savings and are accountable for repaying shared losses). These policies are designed to increase savings for the Trust Funds and mitigate losses, reduce gaming opportunities, and promote regulatory flexibility and free-market principles. This final rule also provides new tools to support coordination of care across settings and strengthen beneficiary engagement; and ensure rigorous benchmarking. In this final rule, we also respond to public comments we received on the extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policies for the Shared Savings Program that were used to assess the quality and financial performance of ACOs that were subject to extreme and uncontrollable events, such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the California wildfires, in performance year 2017, including the applicable quality data reporting period for performance year 2017.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2018-28367
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) from vessels using jig gear, catcher/ processors using hook-and-line gear, and catcher vessels using trawl gear to catcher vessels less than 50 feet length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear, catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet LOA using hook-and-line gear, vessels using pot gear, and catcher/ processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to allow the 2018 TAC of Pacific cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA to be harvested.
Medicare Program: Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Correction
Document Number: 2018-28348
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This document corrects technical and typographical errors in the final rule with comment period that appeared in the November 21, 2018 Federal Register titled ``Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs.''
Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals With Acute Kidney Injury, End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) and Fee Schedule Amounts, and Technical Amendments To Correct Existing Regulations Related to the CBP for Certain DMEPOS; Correction
Document Number: 2018-28347
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This document corrects technical and typographical errors that appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2018 titled ``Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals With Acute Kidney Injury, End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) and Fee Schedule Amounts, and Technical Amendments To Correct Existing Regulations Related to the CBP for Certain DMEPOS.''
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2018-28336
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is transferring 19.5 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the 28.9-mt General category December 2019 subquota to the January 2019 subquota period (from January 1 through March 31, 2019, or until the available subquota for this period is reached, whichever comes first). This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments and applies to Atlantic tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT.
Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States”
Document Number: 2018-28296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
On December 11, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of the Army (the agencies) signed a proposed rule revising the definition of ``waters of the United States'' to clarify the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act. The agencies are announcing that a public hearing will be held in Kansas City, Kansas on January 23, 2019, to provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or information concerning the proposed rule. The pre-publication version of this proposal can be found at https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-two-revise.
Expanded Examination Cycle for Certain Small Insured Depository Institutions and U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks
Document Number: 2018-28267
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
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
On August 29, 2018, the OCC, Board, and FDIC (collectively, the agencies) issued interim final rules that were effective immediately to implement section 210 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (Economic Growth Act), which was enacted on May 24, 2018. The agencies are now adopting the interim final rules as final without change. The interim final rules and final rules implement section 210 of the Economic Growth Act, which amended section 10(d) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI Act) to permit the agencies to examine qualifying insured depository institutions (IDIs) with under $3 billion in total assets not less than once during each 18-month period. In addition, these final rules adopt as final the parallel changes to the agencies' regulations governing the on-site examination cycle for U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks, consistent with the International Banking Act of 1978 (IBA).
Annual Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2018-28266
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is updating its regulations to reflect required annual inflation-related increases to the civil monetary penalties in its regulations, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Elimination of Form 80 and Revision of Regulations on Recreational Opportunities and Development at Licensed Hydropower Projects
Document Number: 2018-28250
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issues this Final Rule to amend its regulations to eliminate the Licensed Hydropower Development Recreation Report, designated as FERC Form No. 80 (Form 80). Form 80 solicits information on the use and development of recreation facilities at hydropower projects licensed by the Commission under the Federal Power Act. In addition, the Commission is revising its regulations on recreational use and development at licensed hydropower projects in order to modernize licensee public notice practices, clarify recreational signage requirements, and provide flexibility to assist licensees' compliance with these requirements.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Closure of the Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area to General Category Individual Fishing Quota Scallop Vessels
Document Number: 2018-28247
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area is closed to Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the remainder of the 2018 fishing year. No vessel issued a Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota permit may fish for, possess, or land scallops from the Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area. Regulations require this action once it is projected that 100 percent of trips allocated to the Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the Mid- Atlantic Scallop Access Area will be taken.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2018-28246
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Penn's Landing, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA; safety zone from 5:45 p.m. through 6:45 p.m. on December 31, 2018, and from 11:45 p.m. on December 31, 2018, through 12:45 a.m. on January 1, 2019. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the fireworks displays. Our regulation for safety zones of fireworks displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, PA. During the enforcement periods, vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zones during these enforcement periods unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on scene.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display; Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: 2018-28245
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Spa Creek. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of Spa Creek at Annapolis, MD, for a fireworks display on December 31, 2018. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Markers 99.3 to 100.3 Above Head of Passes, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2018-28230
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters between Lower Mississippi River mile marker 99.3 and mile marker 100.3, above Head of Passes. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone, or movement of vessels within this zone, is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; 2018 Commercial Quota Harvested for the State of Rhode Island
Document Number: 2018-28215
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the 2018 summer flounder commercial quota allocated to the state of Rhode Island has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal permit for the summer flounder fishery may not land summer flounder in Rhode Island for the remainder of calendar year 2018, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer from another state. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this notice to advise Rhode Island that the quota has been harvested, and to advise vessel and dealer permit holders that no Federal commercial quota is available to land summer flounder in Rhode Island.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2019 Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Pollock, Atka Mackerel, and Pacific Cod Total Allowable Catch Amounts
Document Number: 2018-28214
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the 2019 total allowable catch (TAC) amounts for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) pollock, Atka mackerel, and Pacific cod fisheries. This action is necessary because NMFS has determined these TACs are incorrectly specified, and will ensure the BSAI pollock, Atka mackerel, and Pacific cod TACs are the appropriate amounts based on the best available scientific information. Also, NMFS is announcing the Aleutian Islands Catcher Vessel (CV) Harvest Set- Aside and Bering Sea Trawl CV A-Season Sector Limitation will be in effect for 2019, and TACs in this inseason adjustment will apply for 2019. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area.
Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds; Correction
Document Number: 2018-28207
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of public hearing (REG-115420-18) that was published in the Federal Register on Monday, October 29, 2018. The proposed regulations are providing guidance under new section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code relating to gains that may be deferred as a result of a taxpayer's investment in a qualified opportunity fund.
Adjustment of Civil Penalties for Inflation
Document Number: 2018-28177
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is required to amend its regulations annually to adjust for inflation the maximum civil penalty for failure to provide certain notices or other material information and for failure to provide certain multiemployer plan notices.
Fees for the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement
Document Number: 2018-28170
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes reductions in the annual registration fees collected from motor carriers, motor private carriers of property, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan and Agreement for the registration years 2019, 2020 and thereafter. For the 2019 registration year, the fees will be reduced below the 2017 registration fee level that was in effect by 18.62 percent to ensure that fee revenues collected do not exceed the statutory maximum, and to account for the excess funds held in the depository. The fees beginning with the 2020 registration year will be reduced below the 2017 level by approximately 9.9 percent. The reduction of the current 2019 registration year fees (finalized on January 5, 2018) range from approximately $11 to $10,282 per entity, depending on the number of vehicles owned or operated by the affected entities. The reduction in fees for 2020 and subsequent registration years range from approximately $5 to $3,899 per entity.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2018-28162
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the following segment of the Safety Zone: Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal between Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 at specified times from December 21, 2018 until February 8, 2019. This action is necessary to protect the waterway and vessels from the potential hazards associated with maintenance operations being conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Electric Dispersal Barrier.
Proposed Removal of Jet Route J-147; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2018-28154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove jet route J-147 which currently extends between Beckley, WV, and Casanova, VA. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Greenbrier, WV, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the route. The Greenbrier VOR/DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2018-28153
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date. Also, information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's Community Status Book (CSB). The CSB is available at https:// www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-community-statu s-book.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2018-28151
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date. Also, information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's Community Status Book (CSB). The CSB is available at https:// www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-community-statu s-book.
Safety Zone; Sacramento New Year's Eve Fireworks Display, Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2018-28146
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of the Sacramento River near River Walk Park and the Tower Bridge in Sacramento, CA in support of the Sacramento New Year's Eve Fireworks Display on December 31, 2018. These safety zones are necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Rescinding Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) Clause Regarding Small Business Subcontracting Plan Reporting (HSAR Case 2017-001)
Document Number: 2018-28142
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This final rule amends the HSAR by removing the HSAR clause regarding small business subcontracting plan reporting because the requirements of this clause duplicate the requirements in a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause. The HSAR clause is no longer needed to provide guidance to contractors and DHS proposes to remove the clause from the HSAR.
Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation
Document Number: 2018-28141
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This rule adjusts for inflation the amounts that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can assess as civil monetary penalties for the following two violationstransporting passengers coastwise for hire by certain vessels (known as Bowaters vessels) that do not meet specified conditions; and employing a vessel in a trade without a required Certificate of Documentation. These adjustments are being made in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) which was enacted on November 2, 2015. Other CBP civil penalty amounts were adjusted pursuant to this 2015 Act in rule documents published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2016; January 27, 2017; December 8, 2017; and April 2, 2018, but the adjustments for these two civil penalties were inadvertently left out of those documents.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2018-28138
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the main branch of the Chicago River 600 feet west of the Franklin/Orleans Street Bridge and 1,000 feet east of the Columbus Drive Bridge from 11:45 p.m. on December 31, 2018 through 12:15 a.m. on January 1, 2019. This action is necessary and intended to ensure the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after this fireworks display. During the enforcement period listed below transiting within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-170 and V-219 in the Vicinity of Fairmont, MN
Document Number: 2018-28111
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-170 and V-219 in the vicinity of Fairmont, MN. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Fairmont, MN, VOR navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Fairmont VOR is being decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of 5F-EDMB-PINACA, 5F-MDMB-PICA, FUB-AKB48, 5F-CUMYL-PINACA, and FUB-144 in Schedule I
Document Number: 2018-28110
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing this notice of intent to publish a temporary order to schedule the synthetic cannabinoids (SCs), ethyl 2-(1-(5- fluoropentyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido)-3,3-dimethylbutanoat e (trivial name: 5F-EDMB-PINACA); methyl 2-(1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1H-indole-3- carboxamido)-3,3-dimethylbutanoate (trivial name: 5F-MDMB-PICA); N- (adamantan-1-yl)-1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide (trivial name: FUB-AKB48; FUB-APINACA; AKB48 N-(4-FLUOROBENZYL)); 1-(5- fluoropentyl)-N-(2-phenylpropan-2-yl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxami de (trivial names: 5F-CUMYL-PINACA; SGT-25); and (1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H- indol-3-yl)(2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl) methanone (trivial name: FUB-144), in schedule I. This action is based on a finding by the Acting Administrator that the placement of these SCs in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety. When it is issued, the temporary scheduling order will impose regulatory requirements under the CSA on the manufacture, distribution, reverse distribution, possession, importation, exportation, research, and conduct of instructional activities, and chemical analysis of these SCs, as well as administrative, civil, and criminal remedies with respect to persons who fail to comply with such requirements or otherwise violate the CSA with respect to these substances.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-18 in the Vicinity of Talladega, AL
Document Number: 2018-28107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-18, in the Vicinity of Talladega, AL. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Talladega, AL, VOR/ DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the route.
Proposed Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-299, and Establishment of T-318 and T-360; Eastern United States.
Document Number: 2018-28105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify low altitude RNAV route T-299, and establish routes T-318 and T-360 in the eastern United States. The proposal would expand the availability of RNAV routing in support of transitioning the National Airspace System (NAS) from ground-based to satellite-based navigation.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-115, V-184, V-188, and V-542 in the Vicinity of Tidioute, PA
Document Number: 2018-28104
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-115, V-184, V-188, and V-542 due to planned decommissioning of the Tidioute, PA, VORTAC navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes.
Establishment of Class E Airspace and Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Olympia, WA
Document Number: 2018-28098
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension at Olympia Regional Airport (formerly Olympia Airport). This action removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status for Class E airspace designated as an extension, and updates the airport name and geographic coordinates in the associated Class D and E airspace areas to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change is made to the Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Engelhard, NC
Document Number: 2018-28087
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hyde County Airport, Engelhard, NC, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving this airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Atqasuk, AK
Document Number: 2018-28086
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr. Memorial Airport, Atqasuk, AK. This action adds exclusionary language to the legal description of the airport to ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, the geographic coordinates of the airport are updated.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the following Alaska Towns; Nuiqsut, AK; Perryville, AK; Pilot Point, AK; and Point Lay, AK
Document Number: 2018-28085
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface in Alaska at Nuiqsut Airport; Oooguruk Island Heliport, Nuiqsut; Pioneer Heliport, Nuiqsut; Perryville Airport; Pilot Point Airport; and Point Lay Airport. This action adds exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports to exclude Class E airspace extending beyond 12 miles from the shoreline, and ensures the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, this action removes the heliport name from the airspace designation of Oooguruk Island Heliport and Pioneer Heliport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-28079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-223, A330-223F, A330-321, A330-322, and A330-323 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking in the latch beam gussets on a certain thrust reverser (T/R). This proposed AD would require a one-time special detailed inspection of certain latch beam gussets of certain T/Rs for cracks, and modifying the latch beam gussets of the T/Rs, if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-28077
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of loose, worn, or missing attachment bolts for the main landing gear (MLG) center door assemblies. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the forward and aft MLG center door assembly attachments for loose, missing, damaged, or bottomed-out attachment bolts, and any wear to the retention clip assemblies as applicable; and applicable on-condition actions. This AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-28075
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of latently failed engine fuel shutoff spar valves discovered during fuel filter replacement. This AD requires inspecting to determine the part numbers (P/Ns) of the motor-operated valve (MOV) actuators at the engine fuel shutoff spar valve positions, installing MOV actuators having a certain acceptable part number or software if necessary, and revising the maintenance or inspection program to add a new airworthiness limitation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-28067
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that due to an issue with the flight warning system (FWS) logic, it is possible that the ``AIR Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) BLEED LEAK'' electronic centralized aircraft monitoring (ECAM) alert can trigger several times. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to incorporate procedures related to an APU bleed leak. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.