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Safety Zone; Southern California Annual Firework Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2020-14451
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Sea World Fireworks on the waters of Mission Bay, CA on specific evenings from Memorial Day to Labor Day in 2020. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, spectators, official vessels of the events, and general users of the waterway. Our regulation for the Southern California annual fireworks for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone identifies the regulated area for the events. During the enforcement period, no spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of official patrol vessels in the regulated area without the approval of the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
Document Number: 2020-14326
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce five safety zones for annual firework displays in the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Zone during the dates and times noted under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. This action is necessary to prevent injury and to protect life and property of the maritime public from hazards associated with the firework displays. During the enforcement periods, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within these safety zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or their Designated Representative.
Public Hearing for Vehicle Test Procedure Adjustments for Tier 3 Certification Test Fuel
Document Number: 2020-14268
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a virtual public hearing to be held July 13, 2020, on its proposed Vehicle Test Procedure Adjustments for Tier 3 Certification Test Fuel rule, which was published on May 13, 2020. EPA is proposing adjustment factors to apply to vehicle GHG and fuel economy test results for the GHG and CAFE programs and the Fuel Economy and Environment Label as EPA separately implements changes in light-duty vehicle gasoline test fuel properties.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2020-14259
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW150A model turboprop engines. This AD was prompted by a determination by the manufacturer that certain PW150A engine high-pressure (HP) centrifugal impellers may exhibit a material microstructure anomaly that has a potential to adversely affect the low cycle fatigue characteristics of the part. This AD requires replacement of the affected HP centrifugal impellers. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Accelerating Wireless and Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment
Document Number: 2020-13950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (``Commission'' or ``FCC'') proposes rule changes that would allow applicants to excavate or deploy wireless facilities outside the boundaries of an existing tower site. The Commission proposes to revise the definition of ``site'' in the Commission's rules to make clear that ``site'' refers to the boundary of the leased or owned property surrounding the tower and any access or utility easements currently related to the site as of the date that the facility was last reviewed and approved by a locality. The Commission also proposes to amend its rules so that a modification of an existing facility that entails ground excavation or deployment of up to 30 feet in any direction outside the facility's site will be eligible for streamlined processing under the Spectrum Act. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) also seeks comment on whether the Commission should adopt a different definition of ``site'' than the one proposed.
Five-Year Review of the Oil Pipeline Index
Document Number: 2020-13623
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) invites comments on its proposed index level used to determine annual changes to oil pipeline rate ceilings. The Commission proposes to use the Producer Price Index for Finished Goods (PPI-FG) plus 0.09% as the index level for the five-year period commencing July 1, 2021. The Commission invites interested persons to submit comments regarding this proposal and any alternative methodologies for calculating the index level.
Federal Employees' Retirement System; Normal Cost Percentage for Certain Members of the Capitol Police
Document Number: 2020-13610
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to revise the categories of employees for computation of normal cost percentages for certain members of the Capitol Police who are covered by the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986.
Federal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased Separated Employees
Document Number: 2020-13609
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced deferred annuities, and to revise the annuity factor for spouses of deceased employees who die in service when those spouses elect to receive the basic employee death benefit in 36 installments under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986. These rules are necessary to ensure that the tables conform to the economic and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries and published in the Federal Register on April 6, 2020.
DoD Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program; Amendment
Document Number: 2020-13608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is proposing to amend its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation, which last published in the Federal Register as a final rule on February 6, 2018, to update certain administrative aspects of the Department's implementation of the FOIA, including adding an additional FOIA Requester Service Center. DoD is also proposing to clarify, by adopting the standards set forth in the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Template for Agency FOIA Regulations, that the decision to participate in FOIA alternative dispute resolution services is voluntary on the part of the requestor and DoD.
Default Electronic Disclosure by Employee Pension Benefit Plans Under ERISA; Correction
Document Number: 2020-13084
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document corrects an inadvertent error in paragraph numbering in the final rule entitled ``Default Electronic Disclosure by Employee Pension Benefit Plans under ERISA,'' published in the Federal Register on May 27, 2020 (85 FR 31884). That rule adopted a new safe harbor for plan administrators to use to furnish information to participants and beneficiaries of retirement plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Periods for Television Access Grants
Document Number: 2020-12954
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary waives the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The waiver and extension enable five projects under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.327C to receive funding for an additional period, not beyond September 30, 2021.
Federal Travel Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2020-12788
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) to make necessary editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Orders Issued via Fax or Electronic Commerce
Document Number: 2020-12766
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause to permit the issuance of task or delivery orders via facsimile or electronic commerce and clarify when an order is considered ``issued'' when using these methods.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Modifications to Cost or Pricing Data Requirements
Document Number: 2020-12765
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 to increase the threshold for requiring certified cost or pricing data.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Evaluation Factors for Multiple-Award Contracts
Document Number: 2020-12764
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Increased Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds
Document Number: 2020-12763
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and several sections of the NDAA for FY 2018 that increase the micro- purchase threshold (MPT), increase the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT), and clarify certain procurement terms, as well as align some non-statutory thresholds with the MPT and SAT.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Requirements for DD Form 254, Contract Security Classification Specification
Document Number: 2020-12762
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require electronic submission of the DD Form 254, Contract Security Classification Specification.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-07; Introduction
Document Number: 2020-12761
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-07. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-07; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2020-12758
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-07, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2020-07, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2020-12757
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make needed editorial changes.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; South Coast Moderate Area Plan and Reclassification as Serious Nonattainment for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2020-12690
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve or conditionally approve portions of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by California to address Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements for the 2006 and 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Los Angeles-South Coast Air Basin (``South Coast'') PM2.5 nonattainment area. Specifically, the EPA is proposing to approve all but the contingency measure element of the submitted SIP revision as meeting all applicable Moderate area requirements for the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS, and to conditionally approve the contingency measure element as meeting both the Moderate area contingency measure requirement for the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS and the Serious area contingency measure requirement for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. In addition, the EPA is proposing to approve 2019 and 2022 motor vehicle emissions budgets for use in transportation conformity analyses for the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. The EPA is also proposing to reclassify the South Coast PM2.5 nonattainment area, including reservation areas of Indian country and any other area of Indian country within it where the EPA or a tribe has demonstrated that the tribe has jurisdiction, as a Serious nonattainment area for the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS based on the EPA's determination that the area cannot practicably attain the standard by the applicable Moderate area attainment date of December 31, 2021. Upon final reclassification of the South Coast as a Serious area for this NAAQS, California will be required to submit a Serious area plan for the area that includes a demonstration of attainment by the applicable Serious area attainment date, which is no later than December 31, 2025, or by the most expeditious alternative date practicable, in accordance with the requirements of part D of title I of the CAA.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: TRICARE Providers
Document Number: 2020-11934
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL's or Department's) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) publishes this final rule to amend its regulations pertaining to its authority over TRICARE health care providers. The final rule is intended to increase access to care for uniformed service members and veterans and to provide certainty for health care providers who serve TRICARE beneficiaries. It is also anticipated that this final rule will result in cost savings for TRICARE providers. In a reconsideration of its legal position, the final rule provides that OFCCP lacks authority over Federal health care providers who participate in TRICARE. In the alternative, the final rule establishes a national interest exemption from Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 for health care providers with agreements to furnish medical services and supplies to individuals participating in TRICARE. Thus, even if OFCCP had authority over Federal health care providers who participate in TRICARE (which this rule clarifies it does not), OFCCP has determined that special circumstances in the national interest justify granting the exemption as it would improve uniformed service members' and veterans' access to medical care, more efficiently allocate OFCCP's limited resources for enforcement activities, and provide greater uniformity, certainty, and notice for health care providers participating in TRICARE. Under the final rule, OFCCP will retain authority over health care providers participating in TRICARE if they hold a separate covered Federal contract or subcontract that is not for providing health care services under TRICARE. TRICARE providers that fall outside of OFCCP's authority under this final rule remain subject to all other Federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination and providing for equal employment opportunity.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Cellulose Products Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2020-05901
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Miscellaneous Viscose Processes and Cellulose Ether Production source categories regulated under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Cellulose Products Manufacturing. The EPA is finalizing the proposed determination that the risks from both source categories are acceptable and that the current NESHAP provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health. The EPA identified no new cost-effective controls under the technology review to achieve further emissions reductions. These final amendments address emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events; add electronic reporting requirements; add provisions for periodic emissions performance testing for facilities using non-recovery control devices; add a provision allowing more flexibility for monitoring of biofilter control devices; and make technical and editorial changes. Although these amendments are not expected to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), they will improve monitoring, compliance, and implementation of the rule.
CARES Act Programs; Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools
Document Number: 2020-14224
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) issues this interim final rule to clarify the requirement in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that local educational agencies (LEAs) provide equitable services to students and teachers in non-public schools under the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER Fund) and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund) (collectively, the CARES Act programs).
Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities
Document Number: 2020-14097
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and FHFA (each, an agency, and collectively, the agencies) are adopting a final rule that amends the agencies' regulations requiring swap dealers and security-based swap dealers under the agencies' respective jurisdictions to exchange margin with their counterparties for swaps that are not centrally cleared (Swap Margin Rule). The Swap Margin Rule as adopted in 2015 takes effect under a phased compliance schedule spanning from 2016 through 2020, and the entities covered by the rule continue to hold swaps in their portfolios that were entered into before the effective dates of the rule. Such swaps are grandfathered from the Swap Margin Rule's requirements until they expire according to their terms. The final rule permits swaps entered into prior to an applicable compliance date (legacy swaps) to retain their legacy status in the event that they are amended to replace an interbank offered rate (IBOR) or other discontinued rate, modifies initial margin requirements for non-cleared swaps between affiliates, introduces an additional compliance date for initial margin requirements, clarifies the point in time at which trading documentation must be in place, permits legacy swaps to retain their legacy status in the event that they are amended due to technical amendments, notional reductions, or portfolio compression exercises, and makes technical changes to relocate the provision addressing amendments to legacy swaps that are made to comply with the Qualified Financial Contract Rules, as defined in the Supplementary Information section. In addition, the final rule addresses comments received in response to the agencies' publication of the interim final rule that would preserve the status of legacy swaps meeting certain criteria if the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union (hereafter ``Brexit) without a negotiated settlement agreement.
Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities
Document Number: 2020-14094
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and FHFA (each an Agency and, collectively, the Agencies) are adopting and inviting comment on an interim final rule amending the Agencies' regulations that require swap dealers, security-based swap dealers, major swap participants, and major security-based swap participants under the Agencies' respective jurisdictions to exchange margin with their counterparties for swaps that are not centrally cleared (non-cleared swaps) (Swap Margin Rule). Under the Swap Margin Rule, as amended, initial margin requirements will take effect under a phased compliance schedule spanning from 2016 through 2020, and in a final rule published elsewhere in today's issue of the Federal Register, the Agencies have extended the phase-in period to 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agencies are extending by one year the phases 5 and 6 implementation deadlines for initial margin requirements from September 1, 2020, to September 1, 2021 (for phase 5) and from September 1, 2021, to September 1, 2022 (for phase 6). The Agencies' objective is to give covered swap entities additional time to meet their initial margin requirements under the rule so as not to hamper any efforts underway to address exigent circumstances caused by COVID-19.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Durango, CO
Document Number: 2020-14089
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, at Durango-La Plata County Airport, CO. This action also modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Additionally, this action revokes the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Further, this action removes the Durango VOR/DME from the airspace legal descriptions. Lastly, this action makes several administrative amendments to the airspace legal descriptions.
Unique Device Identification: Policy Regarding Compliance Dates for Class I and Unclassified Devices and Certain Devices Requiring Direct Marking; Immediately in Effect Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2020-14082
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a guidance entitled ``Unique Device Identification: Policy Regarding Compliance Dates for Class I and Unclassified Devices and Certain Devices Requiring Direct Marking; Immediately in Effect Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff.'' This guidance revises the guidance by the same title issued November 5, 2018, and describes FDA's intention with respect to the enforcement of unique device identification (UDI) requirements for class I and unclassified devices, other than implantable, life-sustaining, or life- supporting (I/LS/LS) devices. In this revised guidance, FDA clarifies that, at this time, in light of the considerations described in the guidance, it does not intend to enforce standard date formatting, labeling, and Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID) data submission requirements for these devices before September 24, 2022. The guidance is immediately in effect, but it remains subject to comment in accordance with the Agency's good guidance practices.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-14075
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Port Angeles, WA; Port Angeles, WA
Document Number: 2020-14056
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a Class E surface area, Class E airspace as an extension to the surface area and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Port Angeles CGAS, Port Angeles, WA. Following a review of the airspace serving Port Angeles CGAS and William R Fairchild International Airport, the FAA found it necessary to provide Port Angeles CGAS with airspace independent of the airspace for William R Fairchild Airport. A microclimate at Port Angeles CGAS causes weather patterns to vary from the weather at William R Fairchild Airport. The difference in weather between the two locations can negatively impact operations at Port Angeles CGAS, impeding training and mission accomplishment. This action will establish new airspace for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Port Angeles CGAS, Port Angeles, WA.
High-Wage Components of the Labor Value Content Requirements Under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act
Document Number: 2020-14014
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
In accordance with section 210(b) of the United States-Mexico- Canada Agreement Implementation Act, the U.S. Department of Labor is issuing regulations necessary to administer the high-wage components of the labor value content requirements as set forth in section 202A of that Act.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-13982
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to all The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747- 200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. As published, the AD number and Amendment number specified in the preamble and regulatory text are incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Implementation of the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA) Uniform Regulations Regarding Rules of Origin
Document Number: 2020-13865
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This interim final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to implement the rules of origin provisions for preferential tariff treatment of the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA). This document sets forth the framework for our regulations that provides further guidance regarding the rules of origin for those seeking USMCA preferential tariff treatment and includes the text of the Uniform Regulations regarding rules of origin, as trilaterally agreed upon by the United States, the United Mexican States (Mexico), and Canada. Because the USMCA supersedes the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) when the USMCA enters into force on July 1, 2020, this document also amends the NAFTA regulations to reflect that the NAFTA provisions do not apply to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after July 1, 2020.
Commonwealth of Kentucky: Tentative Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program
Document Number: 2020-13763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Commonwealth of Kentucky (Commonwealth or State) has applied for final approval of its Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program under Subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reviewed the Commonwealth's application and made the tentative decision that the State's UST Program application satisfies all the requirements necessary to qualify for final approval. The State's UST Program application is available for public review and comment. A public hearing will be held to solicit comments on the application if sufficient public interest is expressed. This Federal Register notice solicits requests for a public hearing and comments on the State's application.
Air Plan Approval; West Virginia; Redesignation of the Marshall Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2020-13585
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a redesignation request and state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of West Virginia related to the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or Standard) for the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) NAAQS (2010 SO2 NAAQS). On March 18, 2020, West Virginia, through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), submitted a redesignation request for the Marshall, West Virginia SO2 Nonattainment Area (Marshall Area or Area). In conjunction with its request, WVDEP submitted SIP revisions comprised of a maintenance plan providing for continued attainment of the SO2 NAAQS for a period of ten years following redesignation of the Area, SO2 emissions limits for the Mitchell Power Plant (Mitchell), and a modeling analysis demonstrating that the Mitchell limits provide for attainment in the Area. The effect of this proposal, if finalized, would change the designation of the Marshall Area from nonattainment to attainment of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Procedures for the Issuance of Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2020-13458
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to establish procedures for the issuance of DOE guidance documents in accordance with Executive Order 13891. The proposed rule would establish internal agency requirements for the contents of guidance documents, and procedures for providing notice of, and soliciting public comment on, certain guidance documents. The proposed rule would also establish procedures for the public to petition DOE to modify or withdraw guidance documents. This NOPR also resolves a petition for rulemaking submitted by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) and responds to comments submitted on that petition.
Amendment of Class E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace Extension; Port Angeles, WA
Document Number: 2020-13210
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E surface area, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and creates Class E airspace as an extension to the Class E surface area at William R Fairchild International Airport, Port Angeles, WA. Following a review of the airspace, the FAA found it necessary to modify the existing airspace for William R Fairchild Airport for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the Airport.
Cyflumetofen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-13048
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of cyflumetofen in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Single Source Order for PSI Molded Plastics
Document Number: 2020-12957
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revision consists of a single source Order that New Hampshire issued to PSI Molded Plastics defining reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for the facility. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Updated Disclosure Requirements and Summary Prospectus for Variable Annuity and Variable Life Insurance Contracts; Correction
Document Number: 2020-12902
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document makes technical corrections to amendments to disclosure requirements and summary prospectus for variable annuity and variable life insurance contracts adopted in Release No. 33-10765 (March 11, 2020), which was published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2020.
Beef Promotion and Research; Reapportionment
Document Number: 2020-12813
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule adjusts representation on the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board (Board), established under the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 (Act), to reflect changes in domestic cattle inventories as well as changes in levels of imported cattle, beef, and beef products that have occurred since the Board was last reapportioned in July 2017. These adjustments are required by the Beef Promotion and Research Order (Order) and will result in an increase in Board membership from 99 to 101, effective with the Secretary of Agriculture's (Secretary) appointments for terms beginning early in the year 2021.
Modernizing Recordation of Notices of Termination
Document Number: 2020-14208
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to its June 3, 2020, notice of proposed rulemaking and notification of inquiry regarding recordation of notices of termination.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone for Events in July
Document Number: 2020-14141
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish safety zones for the St. Ignace Festivals of Fireworks Celebration fireworks starting in July, 2020 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways. Our regulation for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone identifies the regulated area for these safety zones. During the enforcement periods, vessels must stay out of the established safety zone and may only enter with permission from the designated representative of the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zone in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone for Events in July
Document Number: 2020-14140
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone for the Alpena 4th of July fireworks. Our regulation for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone identifies the regulated area for this safety zone. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after firework displays. During the enforcement periods listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone for Events in July
Document Number: 2020-14136
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone for the Mackinac Island 4th of July fireworks. Our regulation for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone identifies the regulated area for this safety zone. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after firework displays. During the enforcement periods listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zone in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie
Document Number: 2020-14135
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish safety zones for the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau Friday Night fireworks. Our regulation for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone identifies the regulated area for this safety zone. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after firework displays. During the enforcement periods listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zone in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone for Events in July
Document Number: 2020-14130
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone for the Sault Sainte Marie 4th of July fireworks. Our regulation for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone identifies the regulated area for this safety zone. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after firework displays. During the enforcement periods listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Certain Eligible Payroll Costs
Document Number: 2020-14128
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted on its website an interim final rule relating to the implementation of Sections 1102 and 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act) (published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2020). Section 1102 of the Act temporarily adds a new product, titled the ``Paycheck Protection Program,'' to the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA's) 7(a) Loan Program. Subsequently, SBA issued a number of interim final rules implementing the Paycheck Protection Program. This interim final rule supplements the previously posted interim final rules by providing additional guidance on certain eligible payroll costs.
Connect America Fund, ETC Annual Reports and Certifications, Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers, Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime
Document Number: 2020-14078
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, an information collection associated with the rules for the Connect America Fund contained in the Commission's Rate-of-Return Order, FCC 18-176. This document is consistent with the Rate-of-Return Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of the new information collection requirements.
Revisions to the Board's Methodology for Determining the Railroad Industry's Cost of Capital
Document Number: 2020-14061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation