Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Pitt County, North Carolina, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area, 72250-72251 [2019-28007]

Download as PDF 72250 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 250 Tuesday, December 31, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 5 CFR Part 532 RIN 3206–AN94 Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Pitt County, North Carolina, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would define Pitt County, North Carolina, as an area of application county to the Wayne, NC, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there is one NAF FWS employee working in Pitt County, and the county is not currently defined to a NAF wage area. DATES: Send comments on or before January 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and/or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) and title, by the following method: • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number or RIN for this document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, by telephone at (202) 606–2858 or by email at pay-leavepolicy@opm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OPM is issuing a proposed rule that would define Pitt County, NC, as an area of application to the Wayne, NC, NAF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Dec 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 FWS wage area. The Department of Veterans Affairs notified OPM that the Veterans Canteen Service now has one NAF FWS employee in Pitt County. Under section 532.219 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, each NAF wage area ‘‘shall consist of one or more survey areas, along with nonsurvey areas, if any, having nonappropriated fund employees.’’ Pitt County does not meet the regulatory criteria under 5 CFR 532.219 to be established as a separate NAF wage area; however, nonsurvey counties may be combined with a survey area to form a wage area. Section 532.219 lists the regulatory criteria that OPM considers when defining FWS wage area boundaries. This regulation allows consideration of the following criteria: Proximity of largest activity in each county, transportation facilities and commuting patterns, and similarities of the counties in overall population, private employment in major industry categories, and kinds and sizes of private industrial establishments. Pitt County, NC, would be defined as an area of application to the Wayne, NC, NAF FWS wage area. The proximity criterion favors the Wayne wage area. The transportation facilities and commuting patterns criterion does not favor one wage area more than another. The overall population, employment sizes, and kinds and sizes of private industrial establishments criterion does not favor one wage area more than another. While a standard review of regulatory criteria shows mixed results, the proximity criterion favors the Wayne wage area. Based on this analysis, we propose that Pitt County be defined to the Wayne NAF wage area. With the definition of Pitt County to the Wayne NAF wage area, the Wayne wage area would consist of one survey county (Wayne County, NC) and two area of application counties (Halifax and Pitt Counties, NC). The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee, the national labor-management committee responsible for advising OPM on matters concerning the pay of FWS employees, made a majority recommendation to define Pitt County to the Wayne NAF wage area. This change would be effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after 30 days following publication of the final regulations. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Regulatory Impact Analysis This action is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under the terms of Executive Order (E.O.) 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and is therefore not subject to review under E.O. 12866 and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011). Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant under E.O. 12866. Regulatory Flexibility Act OPM certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Federalism We have examined this rule in accordance with Executive Order 13132, Federalism, and have determined that this rule will not have any negative impact on the rights, roles and responsibilities of State, local, or tribal governments. Civil Justice Reform This regulation meets the applicable standard set forth in Executive Order 12988. Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995 This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more in any year and it will not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. Congressional Review Act This action pertains to agency management, personnel, and organization and does not substantially affect the rights or obligations of nonagency parties and, accordingly, is not a ‘‘rule’’ as that term is used by the Congressional Review Act (Subtitle E of the Small Business ‘‘Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA)). Therefore, the reporting requirement of 5 U.S.C. 801 does not apply. Paperwork Reduction Act This rule does not impose any new reporting or record-keeping E:\FR\FM\31DEP1.SGM 31DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 250 / Tuesday, December 31, 2019 / Proposed Rules requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act. [FR Doc. 2019–28007 Filed 12–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 532 Administrative practice and procedure, Freedom of information, Government employees, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wages. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of Personnel Management. Alexys Stanley, Regulatory Affairs. 14 CFR Part 39 Accordingly, OPM is proposing to amend 5 CFR part 532 as follows: RIN 2120–AA64 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0991; Product Identifier 2019–NM–179–AD] Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes PART 532—PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS 1. The authority citation for part 532 continues to read as follows: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5343, 5346; § 532.707 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552. 2. In Appendix D to subpart B amend the table by revising the wage area listing for the State of North Carolina to read as follows: ■ Appendix D to Subpart B of Part 532— Nonappropriated Fund Wage and Survey Areas DEFINITIONS OF WAGE AREAS AND WAGE AREA SURVEY AREAS khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS * * * NORTH CAROLINA Craven Survey Area North Carolina: Craven Area of Application. Survey North Carolina: Carteret Dare Cumberland Survey Area North Carolina: Cumberland Area of Application. Survey North Carolina: Durham Forsyth Rowan Onslow Survey area North Carolina: Onslow Area of Application. Survey North Carolina: New Hanover Wayne Survey area North Carolina: Wayne Area of Application. Survey North Carolina: Halifax Pitt * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * 16:29 Dec 30, 2019 * area plus: area plus: area plus: area plus: * Jkt 250001 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: ■ * Federal Aviation Administration * The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016–16–09 and AD 2019–03–20, which apply to Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. Those ADs require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations for airplane structures and systems. Since the FAA issued AD 2019–03–20, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by February 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 72251 For the material identified in this proposed AD that will be incorporated by reference (IBR), contact the EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 89990 1000; email ADs@easa.europa.eu; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this IBR material on the EASA website at https://ad.easa.europa.eu. You may view this IBR material at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. It is also available in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0991. 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–2019– 0991; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206–231–3226. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2019–0991; Product Identifier 2019–NM–179–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. The FAA specifically invites comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. The FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this NPRM based on those comments. The FAA will post all comments, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. The FAA will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact the agency receives about this NPRM. 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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AN94


Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Pitt County, North 
Carolina, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed 
rule that would define Pitt County, North Carolina, as an area of 
application county to the Wayne, NC, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal 
Wage System (FWS) wage area. This change is necessary because there is 
one NAF FWS employee working in Pitt County, and the county is not 
currently defined to a NAF wage area.

DATES: Send comments on or before January 30, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and/or 
Regulatory Information Number (RIN) and title, by the following method:
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    All submissions received must include the agency name and docket 
number or RIN for this document. The general policy for comments and 
other submissions from members of the public is to make these 
submissions available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov 
as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers 
or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, by telephone at 
(202) 606-2858 or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  OPM is issuing a proposed rule that would 
define Pitt County, NC, as an area of application to the Wayne, NC, NAF 
FWS wage area. The Department of Veterans Affairs notified OPM that the 
Veterans Canteen Service now has one NAF FWS employee in Pitt County.
    Under section 532.219 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, each 
NAF wage area ``shall consist of one or more survey areas, along with 
nonsurvey areas, if any, having nonappropriated fund employees.'' Pitt 
County does not meet the regulatory criteria under 5 CFR 532.219 to be 
established as a separate NAF wage area; however, nonsurvey counties 
may be combined with a survey area to form a wage area. Section 532.219 
lists the regulatory criteria that OPM considers when defining FWS wage 
area boundaries. This regulation allows consideration of the following 
criteria: Proximity of largest activity in each county, transportation 
facilities and commuting patterns, and similarities of the counties in 
overall population, private employment in major industry categories, 
and kinds and sizes of private industrial establishments.
    Pitt County, NC, would be defined as an area of application to the 
Wayne, NC, NAF FWS wage area. The proximity criterion favors the Wayne 
wage area. The transportation facilities and commuting patterns 
criterion does not favor one wage area more than another. The overall 
population, employment sizes, and kinds and sizes of private industrial 
establishments criterion does not favor one wage area more than 
another. While a standard review of regulatory criteria shows mixed 
results, the proximity criterion favors the Wayne wage area. Based on 
this analysis, we propose that Pitt County be defined to the Wayne NAF 
wage area.
    With the definition of Pitt County to the Wayne NAF wage area, the 
Wayne wage area would consist of one survey county (Wayne County, NC) 
and two area of application counties (Halifax and Pitt Counties, NC). 
The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee, the national labor-
management committee responsible for advising OPM on matters concerning 
the pay of FWS employees, made a majority recommendation to define Pitt 
County to the Wayne NAF wage area. This change would be effective on 
the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after 
30 days following publication of the final regulations.

Regulatory Impact Analysis

    This action is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under the 
terms of Executive Order (E.O.) 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) 
and is therefore not subject to review under E.O. 12866 and 13563 (76 
FR 3821, January 21, 2011).

Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

    This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because 
this rule is not significant under E.O. 12866.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    OPM certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Federalism

    We have examined this rule in accordance with Executive Order 
13132, Federalism, and have determined that this rule will not have any 
negative impact on the rights, roles and responsibilities of State, 
local, or tribal governments.

Civil Justice Reform

    This regulation meets the applicable standard set forth in 
Executive Order 12988.

Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995

    This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local, and 
tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 
million or more in any year and it will not significantly or uniquely 
affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary 
under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.

Congressional Review Act

    This action pertains to agency management, personnel, and 
organization and does not substantially affect the rights or 
obligations of nonagency parties and, accordingly, is not a ``rule'' as 
that term is used by the Congressional Review Act (Subtitle E of the 
Small Business ``Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA)). 
Therefore, the reporting requirement of 5 U.S.C. 801 does not apply.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This rule does not impose any new reporting or record-keeping

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requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act.

List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 532

    Administrative practice and procedure, Freedom of information, 
Government employees, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wages.

Office of Personnel Management.
Alexys Stanley,
Regulatory Affairs.

    Accordingly, OPM is proposing to amend 5 CFR part 532 as follows:

PART 532--PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS

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1. The authority citation for part 532 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 5343, 5346; Sec.  532.707 also issued under 
5 U.S.C. 552.

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2. In Appendix D to subpart B amend the table by revising the wage area 
listing for the State of North Carolina to read as follows:

Appendix D to Subpart B of Part 532--Nonappropriated Fund Wage and 
Survey Areas

          Definitions of Wage Areas and Wage Area Survey Areas
 
 
 
 
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                             NORTH CAROLINA
                                 Craven
                               Survey Area
North Carolina:
  Craven
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                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
  Carteret
  Dare
                               Cumberland
                               Survey Area
North Carolina:
  Cumberland
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
  Durham
  Forsyth
  Rowan
                                 Onslow
                               Survey area
North Carolina:
  Onslow
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
  New Hanover
                                  Wayne
                               Survey area
North Carolina:
  Wayne
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
North Carolina:
  Halifax
  Pitt
 
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