Regulation of the Movement of Animals Modified or Developed by Genetic Engineering, 13221-13222 [2021-04716]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Proposed Rules § 849.502 Liability for misused funds. (a) A representative payee who misuses benefits, as determined in § 849.501(a), is responsible for repayment of the misused benefits. (b) OPM will seek restitution from the former representative payee. (b) A certified copy of a court order restoring the annuitant’s rights in a case where an annuitant was adjudged legally incompetent; or (c) Other evidence which establishes the annuitant’s ability to manage or direct the management of benefits. Subpart F—Changes of the Representative Payee § 849.603 Transfer of conserved or accumulated funds. § 849.601 When a new representative payee will be selected. (a) When the agency learns that the interests of the annuitant are not served by continuing payment to the present representative payee or that the present representative payee is no longer able or willing to carry out the payee responsibilities, the agency will undertake to find a new representative payee. (b) The agency will select a new representative payee if the agency finds a preferred payee or if the present payee: (1) Has been found by the agency or a court of competent jurisdiction to have misused the benefits; (2) Has not used the benefit payments on the annuitant’s behalf in accordance with the rules in this part; (3) Has not carried out the other responsibilities described in this subpart; (4) Dies; (5) No longer wishes to be the representative payee; (6) Is unable to manage the benefit payments; or (7) Fails to cooperate, within a reasonable time, in providing evidence, accounting, or other information requested by the agency. (c) The agency may suspend payment as explained in § 849.202(c) if we determine that making direct payment to the annuitant would cause substantial harm. Payments, including all retroactive amounts due, will resume once a representative payee is located. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS § 849.602 When representative payments will be stopped. If an annuitant demonstrates that he or she is mentally and physically able to manage or direct the management of benefit payments, the agency will make direct payment to the annuitant. Information which the annuitant may give to the agency to support his or her request for direct payment includes, but is not limited to, the following: (a) A physician’s statement regarding the annuitant’s condition, or a statement by a medical officer of the institution where the annuitant is or was confined, showing that the annuitant is able to manage or direct the management of his or her funds; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 A representative payee who has conserved or invested annuity payments shall transfer these funds and any interest earned from the invested funds to either a successor payee, to the annuitant, or to the agency as we will specify. If the funds and the earned interest are returned to the agency, we will recertify them to the successor representative payee or to the annuitant. [FR Doc. 2021–04628 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 9 CFR Chapter I Food Safety and Inspection Service 9 CFR Chapter III [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0079] RIN 0579–AE60 Regulation of the Movement of Animals Modified or Developed by Genetic Engineering Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture (USDA); Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: We are reopening the comment period for our advance notice of proposed rulemaking on establishing regulations for the movement of certain animals modified or developed by genetic engineering. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. DATES: The comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking published on December 28, 2020 (85 FR 84269) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before May 7, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. Enter APHIS– 2020–0079 in the Search field. Select SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 13221 the Documents tab, then select the Comment button in the list of documents. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0079, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at regulations.gov or in our reading room, which is located in Room 1620 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Alan Pearson, Assistant Deputy Administrator, Biotechnology Regulatory Services; APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 98, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1238; (301) 851–3944; Alan.Pearson@ usda.gov. Dr. Kis Robertson Hale, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Public Health Science, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 341– E. Whitten Building; (202) 720–4819; Kis.Robertson1@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 28, 2020, we published in the Federal Register (85 FR 84269–84275, Docket No. APHIS–2020–0079) an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) on establishing regulations for the movement of certain animals modified or developed by genetic engineering. As outlined in the ANPR, the United States Department of Agriculture would promulgate regulations using the authorities granted to the Department through the Animal Health Protection Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA). Pursuant to these authorities, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service would conduct a safety assessment of animals subject to the FMIA or PPIA that have been modified or developed using genetic engineering that may increase the animal’s susceptibility to pests or diseases of livestock, including zoonotic diseases, or ability to transmit the same. The Food Safety and Inspection Service would conduct a pre-slaughter food safety assessment to ensure that the slaughter and processing of certain animals modified or developed using genetic engineering would not result in a product that is adulterated or misbranded. E:\FR\FM\08MRP1.SGM 08MRP1 13222 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Proposed Rules Comments on the ANPR were required to be received on or before February 26, 2021. We are reopening the comment period on Docket No. APHIS– 2020–0079 for an additional 60 days. The comment period will now close on May 7, 2021. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 8301–8317; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. Done in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of March 2021 . Heather Pichelman, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs. Paul Kiecker, Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Office for Food Safety. [FR Doc. 2021–04716 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0857; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–00707–A] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM). AGENCY: The FAA is revising a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014–25–04, which applies to all Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Model PC–6, PC– 6–H1, PC–6–H2, PC–6/350, PC–6/350– H1, PC–6/350–H2, PC–6/A, PC–6/A–H1, PC–6/A–H2, PC–6/B–H2, PC–6/B1–H2, PC–6/B2–H2, PC–6/B2–H4, PC–6/C–H2, and PC–6/C1–H2 airplanes. This action revises the NPRM by adding an eddy current inspection of each fuselage wing fitting if an earlier version of the service information was accomplished. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, the FAA is requesting comments on this SNPRM. DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this SNPRM by April 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this SNPRM, contact Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., Customer Support General Aviation, CH–6371 Stans, Switzerland; phone: +41 848 24 7 365; email: Techsupport@pilatus-aircraft.com; website: https://www.pilatusaircraft.com/en. You may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020– 0857; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains the NPRM, this SNPRM, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Rudolph, Aviation Safety Engineer, FAA, General Aviation & Rotorcraft Section, International Validation Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106; phone: (816) 329–4059; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: doug.rudolph@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2020–0857; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–00707–A’’ at the beginning of your comments. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. The FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend the proposal because of those comments. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Except for Confidential Business Information (CBI) as described in the following paragraph, and other information as described in 14 CFR 11.35, the FAA will post all comments received, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. The agency will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact received about this proposed AD. Confidential Business Information CBI is commercial or financial information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public disclosure. If your comments responsive to this SNPRM contain commercial or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to this SNPRM, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted comments as CBI. Please mark each page of your submission containing CBI as ‘‘PROPIN.’’ The FAA will treat such marked submissions as confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed in the public docket of this SNPRM. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Doug Rudolph, Aviation Safety Engineer, FAA, General Aviation & Rotorcraft Section, International Validation Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106. Any commentary that the FAA receives which is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this rulemaking. Background The FAA issued an NPRM to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2014– 25–04, Amendment 39–18045 (79 FR 73803, December 12, 2014) (AD 2014– 25–04). AD 2014–25–04 applies to all Pilatus Model PC–6, PC–6–H1, PC–6– H2, PC–6/350, PC–6/350–H1, PC–6/ 350–H2, PC–6/A, PC–6/A–H1, PC–6/A– H2, PC–6/B–H2, PC–6/B1–H2, PC–6/ B2–H2, PC–6/B2–H4, PC–6/C–H2, and PC–6/C1–H2 airplanes and resulted from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. AD 2014–25–04 requires incorporating revised airworthiness limitations into the aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) for your FAA-approved maintenance program. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on October 2, 2020 (85 FR 62266). The NPRM was prompted by E:\FR\FM\08MRP1.SGM 08MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 43 (Monday, March 8, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 13221-13222]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04716]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

9 CFR Chapter I

Food Safety and Inspection Service

9 CFR Chapter III

[Docket No. APHIS-2020-0079]
RIN 0579-AE60


Regulation of the Movement of Animals Modified or Developed by 
Genetic Engineering

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of 
Agriculture (USDA); Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: We are reopening the comment period for our advance notice of 
proposed rulemaking on establishing regulations for the movement of 
certain animals modified or developed by genetic engineering. This 
action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and 
submit comments.

DATES: The comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking 
published on December 28, 2020 (85 FR 84269) is reopened. We will 
consider all comments that we receive on or before May 7, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. 
Enter APHIS-2020-0079 in the Search field. Select the Documents tab, 
then select the Comment button in the list of documents.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2020-0079, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
1238.
    Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may 
be viewed at regulations.gov or in our reading room, which is located 
in Room 1620 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence 
Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is 
there to help you, please call (202) 799-7039 before coming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Alan Pearson, Assistant Deputy 
Administrator, Biotechnology Regulatory Services; APHIS, 4700 River 
Road, Unit 98, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238; (301) 851-3944; 
[email protected]. Dr. Kis Robertson Hale, Deputy Assistant 
Administrator, Office of Public Health Science, USDA Food Safety and 
Inspection Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 341-E. Whitten 
Building; (202) 720-4819; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 28, 2020, we published in the 
Federal Register (85 FR 84269-84275, Docket No. APHIS-2020-0079) an 
advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) on establishing 
regulations for the movement of certain animals modified or developed 
by genetic engineering. As outlined in the ANPR, the United States 
Department of Agriculture would promulgate regulations using the 
authorities granted to the Department through the Animal Health 
Protection Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), and the Poultry 
Products Inspection Act (PPIA). Pursuant to these authorities, the 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service would conduct a safety 
assessment of animals subject to the FMIA or PPIA that have been 
modified or developed using genetic engineering that may increase the 
animal's susceptibility to pests or diseases of livestock, including 
zoonotic diseases, or ability to transmit the same. The Food Safety and 
Inspection Service would conduct a pre-slaughter food safety assessment 
to ensure that the slaughter and processing of certain animals modified 
or developed using genetic engineering would not result in a product 
that is adulterated or misbranded.

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    Comments on the ANPR were required to be received on or before 
February 26, 2021. We are reopening the comment period on Docket No. 
APHIS-2020-0079 for an additional 60 days. The comment period will now 
close on May 7, 2021. This action will allow interested persons 
additional time to prepare and submit comments.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 8301-8317; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of March 2021 .
Heather Pichelman,
Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.
Paul Kiecker,
Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Office for Food Safety.
[FR Doc. 2021-04716 Filed 3-5-21; 8:45 am]
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