2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2022-01-14-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2022-01-14
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-00846
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2022-00798
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Adjustment of Civil Penalties for Inflation
Document Number: 2022-00778
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is required to amend its regulations annually to adjust for inflation the maximum civil penalty for failure to provide certain notices or other material information and for failure to provide certain multiemployer plan notices.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-00772
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-00771
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-00748
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-92A helicopters. This AD was prompted by a cracked main rotor stationary swashplate assembly (swashplate assembly). This AD requires visually inspecting the swashplate assembly at specified intervals and depending on the results, removing the swashplate assembly from service. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Designation of the Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve
Document Number: 2022-00734
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management has designated certain Connecticut state-owned lands and portions of public trust waters of the Long Island Sound, Fishers Island Sound, Connecticut River, and Thames River as the Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve (Connecticut Reserve). On January 11, 2022, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Dr. Richard W. Spinrad, signed a Record of Decision pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and the findings of designation for the Connecticut Reserve pursuant to Section 315 of the CZMA and its implementing regulations. A copy of the Record of Decision and the findings of designation are available for public review from NOAA's Office for Coastal Management at coast.noaa.gov/czm/compliance. Additionally, NOAA hereby provides notice of the results of the consistency determination for the designation of the Connecticut Reserve.
Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program To Allow Persons Ages 18, 19, and 20 To Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce
Document Number: 2022-00733
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On September 10, 2020, FMCSA proposed a pilot program to allow persons ages 18, 19, and 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. That pilot was never implemented. However, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which was signed into law on November 15, 2021, requires FMCSA to establish a pilot program that would allow employers to establish an apprenticeship program for certain 18-, 19-, and 20-year-old drivers to operate commercial vehicles in interstate commerce. This notice addresses the comments received on the September 10, 2020, notice and provides the details on the establishment of the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program required by the IIJA.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2022-00732
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and further amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvement Act of 2015, this final rule incorporates the penalty inflation adjustments for the civil monetary penalties set forth in the United States Code, as codified in our regulations.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Foreign Military Sales Pilot Training Center Beddown at Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Arkansas or Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan
Document Number: 2022-00695
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The Department of the Air Force (Air Force) is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Pilot Training Center (PTC) beddown at a single Continental United Sates (CONUS) location at either Ebbing Air National Guard (ANG) Base, Arkansas or Selfridge ANG Base, Michigan. The EIS will assess the potential environmental consequences resulting from construction or renovation of facilities and aircraft operation of the proposal for the permanent beddown of the FMS PTC, encompassing up to 16 F-16 aircraft and 36 F-35 aircraft.
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Cost of Living Adjustments
Document Number: 2022-00694
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the ``Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021,'' the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hereby giving notice of Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) in certain benefit rates. These COLAs affect the Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) program. The rate of the adjustment is tied to the increase in Social Security benefits effective December 1, 2021, as announced by the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSA has announced an increase of 5.9%.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0068
Document Number: 2022-00693
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0068, State Access to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for Removal Costs under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-00692
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Family-to-Family Health Information Center Feedback Surveys, OMB No. 0906-0040-Extension
Document Number: 2022-00689
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. OMB may act on HRSA's ICR only after the 30-day comment period for this notice has closed.
Speedway Solar Project: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Hold Public Scoping Meeting on February 2, 2022
Document Number: 2022-00688
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and to hold a virtual public scoping meeting in connection with possible impacts related to a project proposed by Speedway Solar LLC (Speedway Solar). The primary scope of the EIS is to evaluate the environmental impacts of and alternatives to Speedway Solar's application for financial assistance to develop the Speedway Solar Project (Project), a 199-megawatt (MW) solar array using photovoltaic (PV) modules on private, primarily agricultural lands in Shelby County, Indiana. RUS is considering funding this application, thereby making the proposed Project an undertaking subject to review under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). RUS has determined that a loan for the Project would be a federal action and is, therefore, subject to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review.
Department of Defense Wage Committee (DoDWC); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00687
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The DoD is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meetings of the DoDWC will take place.
Operational Leakage
Document Number: 2022-00686
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) Operational Leakage. The NRC staff seeks to clarify regulatory requirements for all licensees of boiling and pressurized water reactors that apply to operational leakage. This draft RIS is a clarification for the NRC requirements for evaluation, control, and treatment of operational leakage in systems required to be operable by plant technical specifications (TS).
Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00717
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00716
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-00715
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-00714
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of 4-hydroxy-N,N
Document Number: 2022-00713
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Drug Enforcement Administration proposes placing five tryptamine hallucinogens, as identified in this proposed rule, in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. If finalized, this action would impose the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to schedule I controlled substances on persons who handle (manufacture, distribute, reverse distribute, import, export, engage in research, conduct instructional activities or chemical analysis with, or possess), or propose to handle these five specific controlled substances.
Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties
Document Number: 2022-00712
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Commission, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act). The 2015 Act requires that agencies adjust and publish their new civil penalties by January 15 each year.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-00711
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-00710
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-00709
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-00708
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-00707
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
Document Number: 2022-00706
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds service(s) to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products(s) from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies.
Safety Zone; Potomac River, Between Charles County, MD and King George County, VA
Document Number: 2022-00705
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with construction operations at the new Governor Harry W. Nice/Senator Thomas ``Mac'' Middleton Memorial (US-301) Bridge, which will occur from 8 p.m. on January 15, 2022 through 8 p.m. on January 22, 2022. This rule will prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Notice of Award of a Single-Source Cooperative Agreement To Fund the All-India Institute for Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS, New Delhi)
Document Number: 2022-00704
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the award of approximately $2,000,000, with an expected total funding of approximately $10,000,000 over a five-year period, to AIIMS, New Delhi. The award will support research to estimate the incidence of influenza and other respiratory viruses (such as SARS-CoV-2) among working-age adults and other priority populations in India to strengthen the evidence base and inform influenza vaccine policy in India.
Procurement List; Proposed Additions
Document Number: 2022-00703
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add product(s) and service(s) to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Big Piney Ranger District and Greys River Ranger District; Bridger-Teton National Forest; Wyoming, Dell Creek and Forest Park Elk Feedgrounds: Long-Term Special Use Permits
Document Number: 2022-00700
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dell Creek and Forest Park Feedgrounds: Long-Term Special Use Permit project. The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission (WGFC) has applied for continued use of facilities on National Forest System lands to conduct their elk management activities, including providing hay to wintering elk at Dell Creek and Forest Park feedgrounds between mid-November and the end of April. The Dell Creek feedground is in the Big Piney Ranger District on Dell Creek Road (Forest Service Road 30600) about 4 miles east of Highway 191/189, in Bondurant, Wyoming, and has been maintained by the WGFC under a Forest Service special use permit since 1975. The Forest Park feedground is in the Greys River Ranger District along the Greys River Road (Forest Service Road 10138) about 33 miles from Alpine, Wyoming, and has been maintained by the WGFC under a Forest Service special use permit since 1979. The Forest Service action is to determine whether to authorize the requested long-term use and if so, under what conditions.
National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2022-00699
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Announcement of Inaugural Meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
Document Number: 2022-00698
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders will hold a virtual, two-day meeting on February 3 and February 4, 2022. The meeting is the first in a series of federal advisory committee meetings regarding the development of recommendations to promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. No registration is required. The meeting is open to the public and will be live streamed at www.hhs.gov/live. The Commission, co-chaired by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and the U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai, will advise the President on: (i) The development, monitoring, and coordination of executive branch efforts to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for AA and NHPI communities in the United States, including efforts to close gaps in health, socioeconomic, employment, and educational outcomes; (ii) policies to address and end anti-Asian bias, xenophobia, racism, and nativism, and opportunities for the executive branch to advance inclusion, belonging, and public awareness of the diversity and accomplishments of AA and NHPI people, cultures, and histories; (iii) policies, programs, and initiatives to prevent, report, respond to, and track anti-Asian hate crimes and hate incidents; (iv) ways in which the Federal Government can build on the capacity and contributions of AA and NHPI communities through equitable Federal funding, grantmaking, and employment opportunities; (v) policies and practices to improve research and equitable data disaggregation regarding AA and NHPI communities; (vi) policies and practices to improve language access services to ensure AA and NHPI communities can access Federal programs and services; and (vii) strategies to increase public- and private-sector collaboration, and community involvement in improving the safety and socioeconomic, health, educational, occupational, and environmental well-being of AA and NHPI communities.
National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2022-00697
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2022-00696
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-00731
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified in the ICR.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Offsets in Military Exports
Document Number: 2022-00727
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Civil Monetary Penalty Annual Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2022-00726
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, this final rule provides the 2022 adjustment to the civil penalties that the agency may assess against a person for violating certain NTSB statutes and regulations.
Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00724
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00723
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00722
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00721
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico; Requirement for a Descending Device or Venting Tool
Document Number: 2022-00720
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements regulations to clarify terms used in the Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices Act of 2020 (Descend Act). Section 3 of the Descend Act requires commercial and recreational fishermen to have a descending device or a venting tool on the vessel and ready for use when fishing for federally managed reef fish species in Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Federal waters. The purpose of this final rule is to clarify the definitions of descending device and venting tool in the Descend Act.
Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00719
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00718
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services