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Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Federal Programs
Document Number: 2019-27575
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) revised Circular A- 94 in 1992. With this action, OMB has revised the Circular and specified certain discount rates to be updated annually when the interest rate and inflation assumptions used to prepare the Budget of the United States Government were changed. These updated discount rates are found in Appendix C of the revised Circular and are to be used for cost-effectiveness analysis, including lease-purchase analysis, as specified in the revised Circular. These rates do not apply to regulatory analysis. The revised Circular can be accessed at https://www.whitehouse.gov/ wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Appendix-C.pdf.
Petition for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standard
Document Number: 2019-27574
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice is a summary of a petition for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below.
Request for Comments and Notice of a Public Hearing Regarding the 2020 Special 301 Review
Document Number: 2019-27572
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Each year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) conducts a Special 301 review to identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property (IP) rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on IP protection. Based on this review, the United States Trade Representative (Trade Representative) determines which, if any, of these countries to identify as Priority Foreign Countries. USTR requests written comments that identify acts, policies, or practices that may form the basis of a country's identification as a Priority Foreign Country or placement on the Priority Watch List or Watch List. USTR also requests notices of intent to appear at the public hearing.
Marine Mammals; File No. 23577
Document Number: 2019-27571
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the BBC Studios Ltd., Natural History Unit Productions, Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LR, UK, (Responsible Party: Rowan Crawford), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial or educational photography of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental To Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Sand Island Pile Dike System Test Piles Project Near the Mouth of the Columbia River; Correction
Document Number: 2019-27570
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document contains corrections to the DATES caption of the notice of issuance of an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) for the take of marine mammals incidental to the Sand Island Pile Dike System Test Piles Project Near the Mouth of the Columbia River. This action is necessary to correct errors in the effective dates of the issued IHA. The scope of the activities and anticipated effects remain the same, authorized take numbers have not changed, and the required mitigation, monitoring, and reporting remain the same.
Marine Mammals; File No. 22156
Document Number: 2019-27569
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Douglas Nowacek, Ph.D., Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on and import specimens of 31 cetacean species for scientific research.
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders on the Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program-FRTEP
Document Number: 2019-27568
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is requesting written stakeholder input on the Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP). The purpose of this Notice is to assist NIFA in developing the FY 2021 Request for Applications for the Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program. NIFA plans to consider all stakeholder input received in response to this Notice.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2019-27567
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because a biological assessment of stock condition for Pacific cod in the GOA projects that the spawning biomass will be below 20 percent of the projected unfished spawning biomass during 2020.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2019-27566
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting
Document Number: 2019-27565
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the ACVETEO. The ACVETEO will discuss the DOL core programs and services that assist veterans seeking employment and raise employer awareness as to the advantages of hiring veterans. There will be an opportunity for individuals or organizations to address the committee. Any individual or organization that wishes to do so should contact Mr. Gregory Green at 202-693-4734. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Monday, January 6, 2020 by contacting Mr. Gregory Green at 202-693-4734. Requests made after this date will be reviewed, but availability of the requested accommodations cannot be guaranteed. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. This Notice also describes the functions of the ACVETEO. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2019-27559
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled Information Collection for Tuberculosis Data from Referring Entities to CureTB, which enables CDC to coordinate continuity of care services for individuals with tuberculosis.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2019-27557
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled Airline and Vessel and Traveler Information Collection (42 CFR part 71) that enables CDC to order air carriers and maritime vessels to provide certain contact information for travelers in the event there is a confirmed illness onboard that poses a public health risk.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2019-27556
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled ``APPLETREE Performance Measures,'' which ATSDR will use to manage its next three-year cooperative agreement program under Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) No. CDC-RFA-TS20-2001.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2019-27555
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled Enterprise Laboratory Information Management System which is a system used to record specimen metadata and patient data related to test order requests submitted by external partners (state public health laboratories, International organizations, federal institutions, hospitals, doctor's offices, etc.) to the CDC Infectious Diseases testing laboratories.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2019-27554
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled ``Chronic Q Fever in the United States: Enhanced Clinical Surveillance.'' This enhanced medical surveillance for chronic Q fever will collect specific clinical data not otherwise collected during routine public health surveillance to allow for better characterization of the clinical presentation and risk factors of chronic Q fever in the United States.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2019-27553
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled ``2019 Lung Injury Response Understanding Vaping Practices In the United States.'' This is a formative study to identify why people are getting sick after vaping/ dabbing, in order to narrow the list of products, substances, and risk factors requiring further public health action.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2019-27551
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2019-27550
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2020 Gulf of Alaska Pollock and Pacific Cod Total Allowable Catch Amounts
Document Number: 2019-27539
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the 2020 total allowable catch (TAC) amounts for the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) pollock and Pacific cod fishery. This action is necessary because NMFS has determined these TACs are incorrectly specified, and will ensure the GOA pollock and Pacific cod TACs are the appropriate amount based on the best available scientific information for pollock and Pacific cod in the GOA. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-27529
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-27528
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) Adjustment To Asset-Size Exemption Threshold
Document Number: 2019-27523
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is amending the official commentary that interprets the requirements of the Bureau's Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to reflect a change in the asset-size threshold for certain creditors to qualify for an exemption to the requirement to establish an escrow account for a higher-priced mortgage loan. This amendment is based on the annual percentage change in the average of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Based on the 1.6 percent increase in the average of the CPI-W for the 12-month period ending in November 2019, the exemption threshold is adjusted to $2.202 billion from $2.167 billion. Therefore, creditors with assets of less than $2.202 billion (including assets of certain affiliates) as of December 31, 2019, are exempt, if other requirements of Regulation Z also are met, from establishing escrow accounts for higher-priced mortgage loans in 2020.
Importation of Certain Food and Drug Administration-Approved Human Prescription Drugs, Including Biological Products, Under Section 801(d)(1)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2019-27475
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, Agency, or we) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Importation of Certain FDA-Approved Human Prescription Drugs, Including Biological Products, under Section 801(d)(1)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.'' This draft guidance describes procedures to obtain a National Drug Code (NDC) for an FDA-approved prescription drug that is imported into the United States in compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), which would provide an additional avenue through which drugs could be sold at a lower cost in the U.S. market. This draft guidance is intended to address certain challenges in the private market faced by manufacturers seeking to sell their drugs at lower costs.
Importation of Prescription Drugs
Document Number: 2019-27474
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is proposing to amend its regulations to implement a provision of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) to allow importation of certain prescription drugs from Canada. If the rule is finalized as proposed, States or certain other non-federal governmental entities would be able to submit importation program proposals to FDA for review and authorization. An importation program could be co-sponsored by a pharmacist, a wholesaler, or another State or non-federal governmental entity. The rule, when finalized, would contain all requirements necessary for a State or other non-federal governmental entity and its co-sponsors, if any, to demonstrate that their importation program will pose no additional risk to the public's health and safety. In addition, the proposed rule would require that the State or non-federal governmental entity and its co-sponsors, if any, explain why their program would be expected to result in a significant reduction in the cost of covered products to the American consumer.
Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants (NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 2)
Document Number: 2019-27435
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), concurrently with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is issuing final guidance document entitled, ``Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants; Rev. 2'' (NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 2).
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Organ Procurement Organizations Conditions for Coverage: Revisions to the Outcome Measure Requirements for Organ Procurement Organization
Document Number: 2019-27418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This proposed rule would revise the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) to increase donation rates and organ transplantation rates by replacing the current measures with new transparent, reliable, and objective measures.
Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants (NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 2)
Document Number: 2019-27384
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), concurrently with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), is issuing final guidance entitled ``Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants'' (NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 2). This final guidance document focuses on preparedness for radiological incidents at commercial nuclear power plants that could impact public health and safety.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway Projects in Texas
Document Number: 2019-27380
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by TxDOT and Federal agencies that are final. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to an assignment agreement executed by FHWA and TxDOT. The actions relate to various proposed highway projects in the State of Texas. These actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the projects.
Fenpropathrin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 2019-27379
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of fenpropathrin 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 fenpropathrin in or on this commodity. The time-limited tolerance expires on December 31, 2022.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Niantic River, Niantic, CT
Document Number: 2019-27272
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the S156 Bridge across the Niantic River, mile 0.1 at Niantic, CT. The bridge owner, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, submitted a request to allow six hours notice for night time transits during the months of November and April due to infrequent bridge openings. This final rule will approve the request and align the regulations for the S156 Bridge with other Connecticut Department of Transportation Bridges.
Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program
Document Number: 2019-27248
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule revises the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) program regulations to incorporate legislative changes introduced in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and to incorporate changes that conform the operation of the program to the requirements in the ``Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards'' (Uniform Guidance) and Federal grant-making best practices.
Rescission of Statements of Policy
Document Number: 2019-27225
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
In an ongoing effort to streamline issuances by the FDIC to the public and to ensure that such issuances are timely, relevant, and effective, the FDIC initiated a comprehensive review of its Statements of Policy to identify those that were outdated. Additionally, the FDIC, in the 2017 report required by the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act, committed to reviewing published guidance to identify any guidance that should be revised or rescinded because it is out-of-date or otherwise no longer relevant. In furtherance of these initiatives, the FDIC Board of Directors approved a proposal to rescind four FDIC Statements of Policy, which was published in the Federal Register on September 30, 2019, with a 30-day comment period. The FDIC did not receive any comments on the proposed rescission of these Statements of Policy and is rescinding them effective December 31, 2019.
Exemption From the Swap Clearing Requirement for Certain Affiliated Entities-Alternative Compliance Frameworks for Anti-Evasionary Measures
Document Number: 2019-27207
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) is proposing revisions to the Commission regulation that exempts certain affiliated entities within a corporate group from the swap clearing requirement under the applicable provision of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA or Act). The revisions concern the anti-evasionary condition that swaps subject to the clearing requirement entered into with unaffiliated counterparties either be cleared or be eligible for an exception to or exemption from the clearing requirement. Specifically, the revisions would make permanent certain temporary alternative compliance frameworks intended to make this anti-evasionary condition workable for international corporate groups in the absence of foreign clearing regimes determined to be comparable to U.S. requirements.
Negotiability Proceedings
Document Number: 2019-27193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Federal Labor Relations Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) intends to revise the regulations governing negotiability appeals to better ``expedite proceedings,'' consistent with Congress's direction, and with the FLRA's goal in its strategic plan to ``ensure quality, timely . . . decision-making processes.'' The proposed rule is designed to streamline the adjudication process for negotiability appeals, resulting in more timely decisions for the parties.
Air Plan Approval; AK: Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2019-27159
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Whenever a new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard is promulgated, the Clean Air Act requires states to submit plans for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of such standard, commonly referred to as infrastructure requirements. On October 25, 2018, the State of Alaska submitted such a plan for the ozone standard revised on October 1, 2015. In this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Alaska plan as meeting applicable infrastructure requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Vulnerability Discovery Program
Document Number: 2019-27127
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, DHS will submit the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 for a 60- day public comment period. Two (2) comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30-days for public comments.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the U.S. Navy Training and Testing Activities in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing Study Area
Document Number: 2019-27098
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, upon request from the U.S. Navy (Navy), issues these regulations pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to govern the taking of marine mammals incidental to the training and testing activities conducted in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Study Area over the course of seven years, effectively extending the time period from November 13, 2023, to November 13, 2025. In August 2018, the MMPA was amended by the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 to allow for seven-year authorizations for military readiness activities, as compared to the previously allowed five years. The Navy's activities qualify as military readiness activities pursuant to the MMPA as amended by the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2004. These regulations, which allow for the issuance of Letters of Authorization (LOAs) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, and establish requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking.
Financial Responsibility Requirements Under CERCLA Section 108(b) for Facilities in the Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing Industry
Document Number: 2019-27066
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA (or the Agency) is proposing to not impose financial responsibility requirements for facilities in the Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing industry under Section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Section 108(b) addresses the promulgation of regulations that require classes of facilities to establish and maintain evidence of financial responsibility consistent with the degree and duration of risk associated with the production, transportation, treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous substances.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Kentucky and Tennessee
Document Number: 2019-27021
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final. The actions relate to a proposed highway project for the construction of US-641/State Route (SR) 54 from just north of Puryear in Henry County, Tennessee to just south of Murray in Calloway County, Kentucky. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. The FHWA's Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) provides details on the Selected Alternative for the proposed improvements.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Consumer Refrigeration Products
Document Number: 2019-26903
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') proposes to amend the test procedures for consumer refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers, and miscellaneous refrigeration products (collectively ``consumer refrigeration products''). The proposed test procedure amendments would, among other things, define the term ``compartment,'' and revise the method for including the energy use of automatic icemakers and certain other energy-using functions. DOE is also proposing to adjust the standards for these products to ensure that this change in test methodology does not require manufacturers to increase the efficiency of already compliant products or allow previously non-compliant products to meet the current energy conservation standard. DOE is announcing a public meeting and comment period to collect comments and data on its proposal, and methods to reduce regulatory burden while ensuring the test procedures' representativeness of energy use during an average use cycle or period of use.
Rule Exempting an Amended System of Records From Certain Provisions of the Privacy Act
Document Number: 2019-26820
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
On February 24, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board published in the Federal Register a comprehensive amendment of its procedural regulations that revised a section in its entirety, but inadvertently failed to include two paragraphs. This document corrects those regulations to include the paragraphs that were inadvertently repealed.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2019-12-20-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2019-27552
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Environmental Impact Statement: San Diego and Orange Counties, California
Document Number: 2019-27549
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Orange County and San Diego County, California.