Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, 71016-71017 [2020-24338]

Download as PDF 71016 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 216 / Friday, November 6, 2020 / Proposed Rules The ‘‘software’’ proposed for control under new ECCN 2D352 and related ‘‘technology’’ that warrant control under this proposed rule are capable of being used to operate nucleic acid assemblers and synthesizers controlled under ECCN 2B352 for the purpose of generating pathogens and toxins without the need to acquire controlled genetic elements and organisms (i.e., they are capable of being used in the production of biological agents). However, because this ‘‘software’’ and related ‘‘technology’’ are dual-use items, they also have legitimate commercial and scientific applications. Consequently, controlling this ‘‘software’’ and related ‘‘technology’’ based on design standards is the most appropriate way to control these items. In the absence of such controls, there may be an unacceptable risk of diversion of these items to biological weapons end-uses. This proposed rule does not contain an exemption for small businesses from this license requirement, because BIS and its interagency partners are assessing whether these controls are essential to U.S. national security. Specifically, this ‘‘software’’ and related ‘‘technology’’ could be used for biological weapons purposes and, as such, controlling these items on the CCL is essential to U.S. national security. An exemption for small businesses would undermine the effectiveness of these proposed controls. Conclusion BIS has identified the ‘‘software’’ and related ‘‘technology’’ addressed in this proposed rule as an emerging technology that warrants public notice and comment. Consequently, consistent with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, BIS has prepared this IRFA addressing the impact that this proposed rule, if adopted, would have on small entities. BIS’s assessment indicates that the amendments proposed in this rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Please submit any comments concerning this IRFA in accordance with the instructions provided in the ADDRESSES section of this proposed rule. List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 774 Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Terrorism. For the reasons stated in the preamble, part 774 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR parts 730–774) is proposed to be amended as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Nov 05, 2020 Jkt 253001 PART 774—[AMENDED] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 774 continues to read as follows: Internal Revenue Service ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4801–4852; 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 10 U.S.C. 8720; 10 U.S.C. 8730(e); 22 U.S.C. 287c, 22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6004; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 15 U.S.C. 1824; 50 U.S.C. 4305; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 7210; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783. Supplement No. 1 to Part 774— [Amended] 2. In Supplement No. 1 to Part 774 (the Commerce Control List), Category 2 –Materials Processing,’’ ECCN 2D352 is added, immediately following ECCN 2D351, to read as follows: ■ Supplement No. 1 to Part 774—The Commerce Control List * * * * * 2D352 ‘‘Software’’ for the operation of nucleic acid assemblers and synthesizers controlled by 2B352.j that is capable of designing and building functional genetic elements from digital sequence data. License Requirements Reason for Control: CB, AT Control(s) CB applies to entire entry. AT applies to entire entry. Country chart (see supp. No. 1 to part 738) CB Column 2. AT Column 1. List Based License Exceptions (See Part 740 for a Description of All License Exceptions) TSR: N/A List of Items Controlled Related Controls: See ECCN 1E001 for ‘‘development’’ or ‘‘production ‘‘technology’’ for genetic elements controlled by ECCN 1C353. Related Definitions: See Section 772.1 of the EAR for the definitions of ‘‘software,’’ ‘‘program,’’ and ‘‘microprogram.’’ Items: The list of items controlled is contained in the ECCN heading. * * * * * Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–24322 Filed 11–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 26 CFR Part 54 [REG–122462–20] RIN 1545–BP97 Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID–19 Public Health Emergency Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary regulations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations regarding coverage of preventive health services to implement section 3203 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which shortens the timeframe under which non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers offering non-grandfathered group or individual health insurance coverage must cover without cost sharing qualifying coronavirus preventive services, including recommended COVID–19 immunizations. The IRS is issuing the temporary regulations at the same time that the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor and the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are issuing substantially similar interim final rules with request for comments. The text of those temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. DATES: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on January 4, 2021. ADDRESSES: In commenting, please refer to file code CMS–9912–IFC. Comments, including mass comment submissions, must be submitted in one of the following three ways (please choose only one of the ways listed): 1. Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on this regulation to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the ‘‘Submit a comment’’ instructions. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS–9912–IFC, P.O. Box 8016, Baltimore, MD 21244–8016. E:\FR\FM\06NOP1.SGM 06NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 216 / Friday, November 6, 2020 / Proposed Rules Please allow sufficient time for mailed comments to be received before the close of the comment period. 3. By express or overnight mail. You may send written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS–9912–IFC, Mail Stop C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dara Alderman, (202) 317–5500, Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, for issues related to Rapid Coverage of Preventive Services for Coronavirus. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Inspection of Public Comments: All comments received before the close of the comment period are available for viewing by the public, including any personally identifiable or confidential business information that is included in a comment. We post all comments received before the close of the comment period on the following website as soon as possible after they have been received: https:// regulations.gov. Follow the search instructions on that website to view public comments. Background and Regulatory Impact Analysis The temporary regulations published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register add § 54.9815–2713T to the Miscellaneous Excise Tax Regulations. The proposed and temporary regulations are being published as part of a joint rulemaking with the Department of Labor and HHS. The text of those temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. The preamble to the temporary regulations explains the temporary regulations and provides a regulatory impact analysis. Drafting Information The principal author of this notice of proposed rulemaking is Dara Alderman, Office of the Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations and Employment Taxes). The proposed regulations, as well as the temporary regulations, have been developed in coordination with personnel from the Department of Labor and HHS. List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 54 Excise taxes, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Proposed Amendments to the Regulations Accordingly, 26 CFR part 54 is proposed to be amended as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Nov 05, 2020 Jkt 253001 PART 54—PENSION EXCISE TAXES ■ Par. 1. The authority citation for part 54 continues to read in part as follows: Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805, unless otherwise noted. * * * * * Section 54.9815–2713 also issued under 26 U.S.C. 9833; * * * * * 2. Section 54.9815–2713 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 54.9815–2713 Coverage of preventive health services. [The text of proposed § 54.9815–2713 is the same as the text of § 54.9815– 2713T published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register]. Sunita Lough, Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service. [FR Doc. 2020–24338 Filed 11–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P 71017 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail or Hand Deliver to: N8391 Sand Point Road, P.O. Box 40, Munising, Michigan 49862–0040. Instructions: Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, or in any way other than those specified above. All submissions received must include the words ‘‘National Park Service’’ or ‘‘NPS’’ and must include the docket number or RIN (1024–AE53) for this rulemaking. Comments received may be posted without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Horne, Superintendent, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, (906) 387– 2607 ext 1202, david_horne@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Background National Park Service Significance of the Lakeshore Colorful sandstone cliffs tower 50 to 200 feet above the vast and glistening fresh water of Lake Superior. Deep shoreline forests open onto sparking inland lakes, gurgling streams, and waterfalls. Sand dunes perch atop miles of high sand bluffs and unspoiled beaches. Beaver-chewed tree stumps, a raven’s nest balanced high on a rocky ledge, and cloven deer tracks imprinted in the mud hint at the abundance of wildlife that inhabit the beautiful and diverse landscape. These features create the spectacular setting that is Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Congress established this location as the country’s first national lakeshore in 1966 to preserve the shoreline, cliffs, beaches, and dunes, and to provide an extraordinary place for recreation and discovery. Little more than 6 miles across at its widest point, the Lakeshore hugs Lake Superior’s shoreline for nearly 40 miles. The Lakeshore consists of two zones: The Lakeshore Zone, federal land managed by the National Park Service (NPS); and the Inland Buffer Zone, a mixture of federal, state, and private land. Together these zones encompass nearly 73,000 acres of protected land and water that stretch from Munising to Grand Marais, Michigan. Attractions at the Lakeshore include a lighthouse and former Coast Guard stations, along with old farmsteads and orchards. The Lakeshore is a year-round recreational destination where hiking, camping, hunting, nature study, and winter activities abound. 36 CFR Part 7 [NPS–PIRO–29724; PPMWPIRON0 PPMRSNR1Z.Y00000 200P103601] RIN 1024–AE53 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; Snowmobiles National Park Service, Interior. Proposed rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Park Service proposes to amend its special regulations for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to clarify where snowmobiles may be used within the boundaries of the Lakeshore by naming several snowmobile routes that are not currently identified. The proposed rule would replace general language allowing snowmobiles on unplowed roads and the shoulders of plowed roads with a comprehensive list of designated snowmobile routes. The proposed changes would provide greater certainty to the public by removing ambiguity in the current regulations about where snowmobiles are allowed. The use of snowmobiles within areas of the National Park System is prohibited except on routes and water surfaces designated by special regulation. DATES: Comments must be received by January 5, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1024–AE53, by either of the following methods: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\06NOP1.SGM 06NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 216 (Friday, November 6, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 71016-71017]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-24338]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service

26 CFR Part 54

[REG-122462-20]
RIN 1545-BP97


Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the 
COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary 
regulations.

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SUMMARY: Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is 
issuing temporary regulations regarding coverage of preventive health 
services to implement section 3203 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and 
Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which shortens the timeframe under 
which non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers 
offering non-grandfathered group or individual health insurance 
coverage must cover without cost sharing qualifying coronavirus 
preventive services, including recommended COVID-19 immunizations. The 
IRS is issuing the temporary regulations at the same time that the 
Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor 
and the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight of the 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are issuing substantially 
similar interim final rules with request for comments. The text of 
those temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed 
regulations.

DATES: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of 
the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on January 4, 2021.

ADDRESSES: In commenting, please refer to file code CMS-9912-IFC.
    Comments, including mass comment submissions, must be submitted in 
one of the following three ways (please choose only one of the ways 
listed):
    1. Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on this 
regulation to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the ``Submit a 
comment'' instructions.
    2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following 
address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of 
Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-9912-IFC, P.O. Box 8016, 
Baltimore, MD 21244-8016.

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    Please allow sufficient time for mailed comments to be received 
before the close of the comment period.
    3. By express or overnight mail. You may send written comments to 
the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 
Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-9912-IFC, Mail 
Stop C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dara Alderman, (202) 317-5500, 
Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, for issues 
related to Rapid Coverage of Preventive Services for Coronavirus.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Inspection of Public Comments: All comments 
received before the close of the comment period are available for 
viewing by the public, including any personally identifiable or 
confidential business information that is included in a comment. We 
post all comments received before the close of the comment period on 
the following website as soon as possible after they have been 
received: https://regulations.gov. Follow the search instructions on 
that website to view public comments.

Background and Regulatory Impact Analysis

    The temporary regulations published elsewhere in this issue of the 
Federal Register add Sec.  54.9815-2713T to the Miscellaneous Excise 
Tax Regulations. The proposed and temporary regulations are being 
published as part of a joint rulemaking with the Department of Labor 
and HHS. The text of those temporary regulations also serves as the 
text of these proposed regulations. The preamble to the temporary 
regulations explains the temporary regulations and provides a 
regulatory impact analysis.

Drafting Information

    The principal author of this notice of proposed rulemaking is Dara 
Alderman, Office of the Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits, Exempt 
Organizations and Employment Taxes). The proposed regulations, as well 
as the temporary regulations, have been developed in coordination with 
personnel from the Department of Labor and HHS.

List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 54

    Excise taxes, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Proposed Amendments to the Regulations

    Accordingly, 26 CFR part 54 is proposed to be amended as follows:

PART 54--PENSION EXCISE TAXES

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Par. 1. The authority citation for part 54 continues to read in part as 
follows:

    Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805, unless otherwise noted.
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    Section 54.9815-2713 also issued under 26 U.S.C. 9833;
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2. Section 54.9815-2713 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  54.9815-2713   Coverage of preventive health services.

    [The text of proposed Sec.  54.9815-2713 is the same as the text of 
Sec.  54.9815-2713T published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal 
Register].

Sunita Lough,
Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, Internal Revenue 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-24338 Filed 11-5-20; 8:45 am]
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