Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Responsibilities of Boards of Directors, Corporate Practices and Corporate Governance Matters
Document Number: 2015-29367
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-19
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is amending its regulations by relocating and consolidating certain regulations of its predecessor agenciesthe Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) and Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO)that pertain to the responsibilities of boards of directors, corporate practices, and corporate governance matters. The OFHEO regulations addressed corporate governance matters at the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (collectively, the Enterprises), while the Finance Board regulations addressed the powers and responsibilities of the boards of directors and management of the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks). The final rule consolidates most of those regulations into a new FHFA regulation, parts of which will apply to both the Banks and the Enterprises (together, regulated entities), and parts of which will apply only to the Banks or only to the Enterprises. Most of the content of the new regulations has been derived from the regulations of the predecessor agencies, with such modifications as are necessary to apply the regulations to all of the regulated entities, to respond to issues raised by the commenters, or to clarify the regulatory text. The final rule also amends the Prudential Management and Operations Standards (Prudential Standards) provisions by designating certain introductory languagewhich pertains to the general responsibilities of senior management and boards of directorsas a separate Prudential Standard. The final rule also repeals a provision of the OFHEO regulations that related to minimum safety and soundness requirements for the Enterprises.
The Lead in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2015-21913
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-03
Agency: Army Department, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Lead in Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.62).
Impregilo Healy Parsons Joint Venture; Grant of a Permanent Variance
Document Number: 2015-20571
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-20
Agency: Army Department, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
In this notice, OSHA grants a permanent variance to Impregilo Healy Parsons Joint Venture from the provisions of OSHA standards that regulate work in compressed-air environments at 29 CFR 1926.803.
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2015-20470
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-19
Agency: Army Department, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard (29 CFR 1910.120).
Streamlining of Provisions on State Plans for Occupational Safety and Health
Document Number: 2015-19226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-18
Agency: Army Department, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
This document primarily proposes to amend OSHA regulations to remove the detailed descriptions of State plan coverage, purely historical data, and other unnecessarily codified information. In addition, this document proposes to move most of the general provisions of subpart A of part 1952 into part 1902, where the general regulations on State plan criteria are found. It also proposes to amend several other OSHA regulations to delete references to part 1952, which would no longer apply. The purpose of these proposed revisions is to eliminate the unnecessary codification of material in the Code of Federal Regulations and save the time and funds currently expended in publicizing State plan revisions. The proposed streamlining of OSHA State plan regulations would not change the areas of coverage or any other substantive components of any State plan. It also does not affect the rights and responsibilities of the State plans, or any employers or employees, except to eliminate the burden on State plan designees to keep paper copies of approved State plans and plan supplements in an office, and to submit multiple copies of proposed State plan documents to OSHA. This document also contains a request for comments for an Information Collection Request (ICR) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), which covers all collection of information requirements in OSHA State plan regulations.
Streamlining of Provisions on State Plans for Occupational Safety and Health
Document Number: 2015-19225
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-18
Agency: Army Department, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
This document primarily amends OSHA regulations to remove the detailed descriptions of State plan coverage, purely historical data, and other unnecessarily codified information. In addition, this document moves most of the general provisions of subpart A of part 1952 into part 1902, where the general regulations on State plan criteria are found. It also amends several other OSHA regulations to delete references to part 1952, which will no longer apply. The purpose of these revisions is to eliminate the unnecessary codification of material in the Code of Federal Regulations and thus save the time and funds currently expended in publicizing State plan revisions. The streamlining of OSHA State plan regulations does not change the areas of coverage or any other substantive components of any State plan. It also does not affect the rights and responsibilities of the State plans, or any employers or employees, except to eliminate the burden on State plan designees to keep paper copies of approved State plans and plan supplements in an office, and to submit multiple copies of proposed State plan documents to OSHA. This document also contains a request for comments for an Information Collection Request (ICR) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), which covers all collection of information requirements in OSHA State plan regulations.
Curtis-Straus LLC: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2015-19594
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Army Department, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for Curtis-Straus LLC, as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2015-19593
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Army Department, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. (TUVRNA), for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds
Document Number: 2015-17596
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-07
Agency: Army Department, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposes to amend its existing exposure limits for occupational exposure in general industry to beryllium and beryllium compounds and promulgate a substance-specific standard for general industry regulating occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. This document proposes a new permissible exposure limit (PEL), as well as ancillary provisions for employee protection such as methods for controlling exposure, respiratory protection, medical surveillance, hazard communication, and recordkeeping. In addition, OSHA seeks comment on a number of alternatives, including a lower PEL, that could affect construction and maritime, as well as general industry.
Maine State Plan for State and Local Government Employers
Document Number: 2015-18942
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Army Department, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
The Maine State and Local Government Only State Plan, a state occupational safety and health plan applicable only to public sector employment (employees of the state and its political subdivisions), is approved as a developmental plan under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and OSHA regulations. Under the approved Plan, the Maine Department of Labor is designated as the state agency responsible for the development and enforcement of occupational safety and health standards applicable to state and local government employment throughout the state. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) retains full authority for coverage of private sector employees in the State of Maine, as well as for coverage of federal government employees.
Newport News Shipbuilding; Notice of Application for a Permanent Variance and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-18468
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-29
Agency: Army Department, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Newport News Shipbuilding for a permanent variance from the OSHA shipyard-employment standards that prohibit shipyard employers from permitting workers to ride the hook or the load, from swinging or suspending loads over the heads of workers, and placing employees in a hazardous position between a swinging load and a fixed object while engaged in the construction and assembly of modular ship sections.
Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation To Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness
Document Number: 2015-18003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-29
Agency: Army Department, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
OSHA is proposing to amend its recordkeeping regulations to clarify that the duty to make and maintain accurate records of work- related injuries and illnesses is an ongoing obligation. The duty to record an injury or illness continues for as long as the employer must keep records of the recordable injury or illness; the duty does not expire just because the employer fails to create the necessary records when first required to do so. The proposed amendments consist of revisions to the titles of some existing sections and subparts, and changes to the text of some existing provisions. The proposed amendments add no new compliance obligations; the proposal would not require employers to make records of any injuries or illnesses for which records are not currently required to be made.
TÜV SÜD America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2015-18320
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: Army Department, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Traylor Bros., Inc., Application for Permanent Variance and Interim Order; Grant of Interim Order; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-18319
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: Army Department, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Traylor Bros., Inc., for a permanent variance and interim order from the provisions of OSHA standards that regulate work in compressed-air environments at 29 CFR 1926.803 and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the permanent variance. OSHA also announces its grant of an interim order in this notice. OSHA invites the public to submit comments on the variance application to assist the Agency in determining whether to grant the applicant a permanent variance based on the conditions specified in this application.