Procedural Rules To Permit Parties To File and Serve Documents Electronically, 59931-59932 [2019-24251]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 2014), 79 FR 77527 (Dec. 24, 2014); 5 U.S.C. 500, 503, 551, 559; 103 Stat. 938. FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION 6. Revise § 580.18(a) to read as follows: 29 CFR Part 2700 § 580.18 Collection and recovery of penalty. Procedural Rules To Permit Parties To File and Serve Documents Electronically ■ (a) When the determination of the amount of any civil money penalty provided for in this part becomes final under § 580.5 in accordance with the administrative assessment thereof, or pursuant to the decision and order of an Administrative Law Judge in an administrative proceeding as provided in § 580.12, or the decision of the Board pursuant to § 580.16, the amount of the penalty as thus determined is immediately due and payable to the U.S. Department of Labor. The person assessed such penalty shall remit promptly the amount thereof, as finally determined, to the Secretary. Payment shall be made by certified check or money order made payable and delivered or mailed according to the instructions provided by the Department; through the electronic pay portal located at www.pay.gov or any successor system; or by any additional payment method deemed acceptable by the Department. * * * * * PART 801—APPLICATION OF THE EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT OF 1988 7. The authority citation for part 801 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Pub. L. 100–347, 102 Stat. 646, 29 U.S.C. 2001–2009; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note (Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990); Pub. L. 114–74 at § 701, 129 Stat 584. ■ 8. Revise § 801.43 to read as follows: § 801.43 Civil money penalties—payment and collection. Where the assessment is directed in a final order of the Department, the amount of the penalty is immediately due and payable to the United States Department of Labor. The person assessed such penalty shall remit promptly the amount thereof, as finally determined, to the Secretary. Payment shall be made by certified check or money order made payable and delivered or mailed according to the instructions provided by the Department; through the electronic pay portal located at www.pay.gov or any successor system; or by any additional payment method deemed acceptable by the Department. [FR Doc. 2019–23849 Filed 11–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:54 Nov 06, 2019 Jkt 250001 Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (‘‘the Commission’’) published interim rules on December 23, 2013, that permitted parties to file and serve documents electronically with the Commission, and permitted comments on the rules. The Commission is adopting those interim rules as final rules without making further changes. DATES: Effective date: This final rule is effective December 23, 2019. Comments due date: The Commission will accept written and electronic comments received on or before December 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be mailed to Michael A. McCord, General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 520N, Washington, DC 20004–1710. Electronic comments should state ‘‘Comments on Electronic Filing and Service Rules’’ in the subject line and be sent to RulesComments@fmshrc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Stewart, Deputy General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, at (202) 434–9935. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: A. Background In 2013, the Commission published interim rules that permitted parties to file and serve documents electronically. 78 FR 77354 (Dec. 23, 2013). The Commission stated that in 2014, it would begin using a new electronic case management system (‘‘e-CMS’’) in order to more efficiently manage its caseload. The Commission explained that although parties may file documents electronically through the system, parties may also continue to file documents non-electronically as they have in the past. The Commission published changes to its procedural rules as interim rules in order to explicitly permit electronic filing and service. The Commission subsequently published a correction to one of the interim rules (79 FR 3104 (Jan. 17, PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59931 2014)), and extended the comment period through July 31, 2014 (79 FR 20098 (Apr. 11, 2014)). The Commission received three comments on the interim rules. Of those, the Commission received two comments from the Secretary of Labor through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor. First, the Secretary noted that interim rule 29 CFR 2700.5(f)(1) provides that when filing is by electronic transmission, filing is effective upon ‘‘successful receipt by the Commission,’’ and requested clarification about what constitutes successful receipt by the Commission. Second, the Secretary commented that, as a practical matter, some documents may not be deliverable on the same day that a document is filed electronically, as required by interim rule 29 CFR 2700.7(c)(1). During the past five years, the Commission has handled on a case-bycase basis any questions regarding what constitutes successful receipt in terms of electronic filing and the inability to effect service on the same day that a document was filed electronically. Given the infrequency with which such circumstances arise, the Commission has determined that it is appropriate to continue its current practice without making changes to the interim rules. However, the Commission has placed an example illustrating successful receipt in the electronic filing instructions on its website (www.fmshrc.gov). The third comment that the Commission received noted that there is no Commission procedural rule that specifically requires that all pleadings be signed, although interim rule 29 CFR 2700.6 sets forth the manner in which pleadings should be signed and by whom. The commenter further questioned whom should sign a pleading in a discrimination proceeding brought by the Secretary on behalf of a miner pursuant to 30 U.S.C. 815(c)(2). The Commission has determined that such comments do not pertain to the electronic filing and service changes addressed by the interim rules. Accordingly, the Commission has determined that it need not change the interim rules to address this comment. However, the Commission is currently drafting a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding changes to its procedural rules that are not restricted to electronic filing and service. The Commission is considering the third comment in the context of that proposed rulemaking. E:\FR\FM\07NOR1.SGM 07NOR1 59932 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2019 / Rules and Regulations B. Notice and Public Procedure 1. Executive Orders The Commission is an independent regulatory agency under section 3(b) of Executive Order (‘‘E.O.’’) 12866 (Sept. 30, 1993), 58 FR 51735 (Oct. 4, 1993); E.O. 13563 (Jan. 18, 2011), 76 FR 3821 (Jan. 21, 2011); E.O. 13771 (Jan. 30, 2017), 82 FR 9339 (Feb. 3, 2017); E.O. 13777 (Feb. 24, 2017), 82 FR 12285 (Mar. 1, 2017); and E.O. 13132 (Aug. 4, 1999), 64 FR 43255 (Aug. 10, 1999). The Commission has determined that this rulemaking does not have ‘‘takings implications’’ under E.O. 12630 (Mar. 15, 1988), 53 FR 8859 (Mar. 18, 1988). The Commission has determined that these regulations meet all applicable standards set forth in E.O. 12988 (Feb. 5, 1996), 61 FR 4729 (Feb. 7, 1996). 2. Statutory Requirements Although notice-and-comment rulemaking requirements under the Administrative Procedure Act (‘‘APA’’) do not apply to rules of agency procedure (5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(A)), the Commission invites members of the interested public to submit comments on this final rule. The Commission will accept public comment until December 9, 2019. The Commission has determined that this rulemaking is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (‘‘RFA’’) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), because the proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The Commission has determined that this rule is not a ‘‘major rule’’ under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (‘‘SBREFA’’) (5 U.S.C. 804(2)). The Commission has determined that the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) does not apply because these rules do not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the OMB. The Commission has determined that the Congressional Review Act (‘‘CRA’’) (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) does not apply because, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(C), these rules are rules of agency procedure or practice that do not substantially affect the rights or obligations of non-agency parties. The Commission has determined that this rulemaking is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment requiring an environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (‘‘NEPA’’) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). The Commission is an independent regulatory agency, and as such, is not VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:54 Nov 06, 2019 Jkt 250001 subject to the requirements of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (‘‘UMRA’’) (2 U.S.C. 1532 et seq.). List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 2700 Administrative practice and procedure, Mine safety and health, Penalties, Whistleblowing. PART 2700—PROCEDURAL RULES Accordingly, the interim rule amending 29 CFR part 2700, which was published at 78 FR 77354 on December 23, 2013, and corrected at 79 FR 3104 on January 17, 2014, is adopted as final without change. ■ Dated: November 1, 2019. Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr., Chairman, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–24251 Filed 11–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6735–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2019–0357; FRL–10000–96] Dinotefuran; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of dinotefuran in or on fuzzy kiwifruit. This action is in response to EPA’s granting of an emergency exemption under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on fuzzy kiwifruit. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of dinotefuran in or on this commodity. The time-limited tolerance expires on December 31, 2022. DATES: This regulation is effective November 7, 2019. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before January 6, 2020 and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2019–0357, is available at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at https://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Goodis, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). B. How can I get electronic access to other related information? You may access a frequently updated electronic version of 40 CFR part 180 through the Government Publishing Office’s e-CFR site at https:// www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?& c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title40/40tab_ 02.tpl. To access the OCSPP test guidelines referenced in this document electronically, please go to https:// www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-officechemical-safety-and-pollutionprevention-ocspp. C. How can I file an objection or hearing request? Under section 408(g) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), 21 U.S.C. 346a, any person may file an objection to any aspect of this regulation and may also request a hearing on those objections. You must file your objection or request a hearing on this regulation in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178. To ensure E:\FR\FM\07NOR1.SGM 07NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24251]


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FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION

29 CFR Part 2700


Procedural Rules To Permit Parties To File and Serve Documents 
Electronically

AGENCY: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (``the 
Commission'') published interim rules on December 23, 2013, that 
permitted parties to file and serve documents electronically with the 
Commission, and permitted comments on the rules. The Commission is 
adopting those interim rules as final rules without making further 
changes.

DATES: 
    Effective date: This final rule is effective December 23, 2019.
    Comments due date: The Commission will accept written and 
electronic comments received on or before December 9, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be mailed to Michael A. McCord, 
General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Mine Safety and 
Health Review Commission, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 520N, 
Washington, DC 20004-1710. Electronic comments should state ``Comments 
on Electronic Filing and Service Rules'' in the subject line and be 
sent to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Stewart, Deputy General Counsel, 
Office of the General Counsel, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review 
Commission, at (202) 434-9935.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    In 2013, the Commission published interim rules that permitted 
parties to file and serve documents electronically. 78 FR 77354 (Dec. 
23, 2013). The Commission stated that in 2014, it would begin using a 
new electronic case management system (``e-CMS'') in order to more 
efficiently manage its caseload. The Commission explained that although 
parties may file documents electronically through the system, parties 
may also continue to file documents non-electronically as they have in 
the past. The Commission published changes to its procedural rules as 
interim rules in order to explicitly permit electronic filing and 
service. The Commission subsequently published a correction to one of 
the interim rules (79 FR 3104 (Jan. 17, 2014)), and extended the 
comment period through July 31, 2014 (79 FR 20098 (Apr. 11, 2014)).
    The Commission received three comments on the interim rules. Of 
those, the Commission received two comments from the Secretary of Labor 
through the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of the Solicitor. First, 
the Secretary noted that interim rule 29 CFR 2700.5(f)(1) provides that 
when filing is by electronic transmission, filing is effective upon 
``successful receipt by the Commission,'' and requested clarification 
about what constitutes successful receipt by the Commission. Second, 
the Secretary commented that, as a practical matter, some documents may 
not be deliverable on the same day that a document is filed 
electronically, as required by interim rule 29 CFR 2700.7(c)(1).
    During the past five years, the Commission has handled on a case-
by-case basis any questions regarding what constitutes successful 
receipt in terms of electronic filing and the inability to effect 
service on the same day that a document was filed electronically. Given 
the infrequency with which such circumstances arise, the Commission has 
determined that it is appropriate to continue its current practice 
without making changes to the interim rules. However, the Commission 
has placed an example illustrating successful receipt in the electronic 
filing instructions on its website (www.fmshrc.gov).
    The third comment that the Commission received noted that there is 
no Commission procedural rule that specifically requires that all 
pleadings be signed, although interim rule 29 CFR 2700.6 sets forth the 
manner in which pleadings should be signed and by whom. The commenter 
further questioned whom should sign a pleading in a discrimination 
proceeding brought by the Secretary on behalf of a miner pursuant to 30 
U.S.C. 815(c)(2).
    The Commission has determined that such comments do not pertain to 
the electronic filing and service changes addressed by the interim 
rules. Accordingly, the Commission has determined that it need not 
change the interim rules to address this comment. However, the 
Commission is currently drafting a notice of proposed rulemaking 
regarding changes to its procedural rules that are not restricted to 
electronic filing and service. The Commission is considering the third 
comment in the context of that proposed rulemaking.

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B. Notice and Public Procedure

1. Executive Orders

    The Commission is an independent regulatory agency under section 
3(b) of Executive Order (``E.O.'') 12866 (Sept. 30, 1993), 58 FR 51735 
(Oct. 4, 1993); E.O. 13563 (Jan. 18, 2011), 76 FR 3821 (Jan. 21, 2011); 
E.O. 13771 (Jan. 30, 2017), 82 FR 9339 (Feb. 3, 2017); E.O. 13777 (Feb. 
24, 2017), 82 FR 12285 (Mar. 1, 2017); and E.O. 13132 (Aug. 4, 1999), 
64 FR 43255 (Aug. 10, 1999).
    The Commission has determined that this rulemaking does not have 
``takings implications'' under E.O. 12630 (Mar. 15, 1988), 53 FR 8859 
(Mar. 18, 1988).
    The Commission has determined that these regulations meet all 
applicable standards set forth in E.O. 12988 (Feb. 5, 1996), 61 FR 4729 
(Feb. 7, 1996).

2. Statutory Requirements

    Although notice-and-comment rulemaking requirements under the 
Administrative Procedure Act (``APA'') do not apply to rules of agency 
procedure (5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(A)), the Commission invites members of 
the interested public to submit comments on this final rule. The 
Commission will accept public comment until December 9, 2019.
    The Commission has determined that this rulemaking is exempt from 
the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (``RFA'') (5 U.S.C. 
601 et seq.), because the proposed rule would not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
    The Commission has determined that this rule is not a ``major 
rule'' under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act 
(``SBREFA'') (5 U.S.C. 804(2)).
    The Commission has determined that the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(``PRA'') (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) does not apply because these rules 
do not contain any information collection requirements that require the 
approval of the OMB.
    The Commission has determined that the Congressional Review Act 
(``CRA'') (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) does not apply because, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 804(3)(C), these rules are rules of agency procedure or practice 
that do not substantially affect the rights or obligations of non-
agency parties.
    The Commission has determined that this rulemaking is not a major 
Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human 
environment requiring an environmental assessment under the National 
Environmental Policy Act (``NEPA'') (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).
    The Commission is an independent regulatory agency, and as such, is 
not subject to the requirements of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act 
(``UMRA'') (2 U.S.C. 1532 et seq.).

List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 2700

    Administrative practice and procedure, Mine safety and health, 
Penalties, Whistleblowing.

PART 2700--PROCEDURAL RULES

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Accordingly, the interim rule amending 29 CFR part 2700, which was 
published at 78 FR 77354 on December 23, 2013, and corrected at 79 FR 
3104 on January 17, 2014, is adopted as final without change.

    Dated: November 1, 2019.
Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr.,
Chairman, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-24251 Filed 11-6-19; 8:45 am]
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