“Significant” Federal Rules Since April 2016

Containing Potential Candidates for Trump Administration Congressional Review Act Resolutions of Disapproval

230 to date between May 1 & January 3, 2017. (Future “significant” rule updates to be maintained here at http://bit.ly/2eO3ocO; look here for a tally of RODs introduced since the CRA’s passage during the 104th Congress.)

Reader: De-dupe between some departments/agencies such as HHS/FDA, DOT/FAA, DHS/Coast Guard; and note certain multi-agency rules (for example FRS, FDIC, et. al. on margin/capital req'ts for certain trading entities). Listed options are transitory; Post-deadline and CRA-ineligible rules will require Trump administration enforcement determinations; a notice and comment action; congressional repeal; or de-funding. Rules not deemed “significant” by agencies that may in fact be significant to regulated parties should not be overlooked. Also significant guidance/memoranda can substitute for rules.)

—Compiled by Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. of www.CEI.org using Nat’l Archives.

AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT

Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous Products; Packaging and Labeling

by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on 11/08/2016.

In a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2016, and effective on October 31, 2016, we amended the Virus- Serum-Toxin Act regulations to make veterinary biologics labeling requirements more consistent with current science and veterinary practice. However, we inadvertently removed a requirement for an indications statement...

Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Corrections

by the Food and Nutrition Service on 11/01/2016.

This document contains technical corrections to the final rule published in the Federal Register on April 25, 2016, ``Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.''

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

by the Commodity Credit Corporation on 10/18/2016.

NRCS published an interim rule, with request for comments, on February 27, 2015, to implement the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) that was authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014. NRCS received 1,055 comments from 102 respondents to the interim rule. In this document, NRCS responds to comments, makes adjustments to the rule...

Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees; Correction 

by the Rural Utilities Service on 09/14/2016.

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of June 9, 2016 (81 FR 37121). The document confirmed the interim rule which amends the Agency's regulation for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband...

Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous Products; Packaging and Labeling

by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on 08/30/2016.

We are amending the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act regulations regarding the packaging and labeling of veterinary biological products to provide for the use of an abbreviated true name on small final container labeling for veterinary biologics; require labeling to bear a consumer contact telephone number; change the format used to show the establishment...

Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations; Correction

 by the Rural Business-Cooperative Service and the Rural Utilities Service on08/16/2016.

This document contains corrections to the final rule published in the Federal Register of June 3, 2016, entitled ``Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations.''

Environmental Policies and Procedures; Compliance With the National Environmental Policy Act and Related Authorities

by the Farm Service Agency, the Rural Utilities Service, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and the Commodity Credit Corporation on 08/03/2016.

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is consolidating, updating, and amending its regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). FSA's previous NEPA regulations had been in place since 1980. Significant changes to the structure of FSA and the scope of FSA's programs require changes in FSA's NEPA regulations....

National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

 by the Food and Nutrition Service on 07/29/2016.

This rule adopts as final, with some modifications, the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program regulations set forth in the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2013. The requirements addressed in this rule conform to the provisions in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 regarding nutrition...

Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

 by the Food and Nutrition Service on 07/29/2016.

This final rule requires all local educational agencies that participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to meet expanded local school wellness policy requirements consistent with the requirements set forth in section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger- Free Kids Act of 2010. The final rule requires each local educational...

Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous Products; Single Label Claim for Veterinary Biological Products

 by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on 07/20/2016.

In a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2015, and effective on September 8, 2015, we amended the Virus-Serum- Toxin Act regulations to provide for the use of a simpler labeling format that would better communicate product performance to the user. Among other things, we provided the address of a Web site for accessing...

Requirements for the Disposition of Non-Ambulatory Disabled Veal Calves

 by the Food Safety and Inspection Service on 07/18/2016.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending its regulations on ante-mortem inspection to remove a provision that permits establishments to set apart and hold for treatment veal calves that are unable to rise from a recumbent position and walk because they are tired or cold. FSIS is also amending its regulations to require all...

Electronic Export Application and Certification Charge; Flexibility in the Requirements for Export Inspection Marks, Devices, and Certificates; Egg Products Export Certification

 

by the Food Safety and Inspection Service on 06/29/2016.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the meat and poultry inspection regulations to provide for an electronic export application and certification system. The electronic export application and certification system will be a component of the Agency's Public Health Information System (PHIS). The PHIS Export Component will be...

Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees

 by the Rural Utilities Service on 06/09/2016.

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereinafter referred to as the Agency, is confirming the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2015, which amends its regulation for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Loan Program).

Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations

 by the Rural Business-Cooperative Service and the Rural Utilities Service on06/03/2016.

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is an agency within the Rural Development mission area of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for administering the Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program. The B&I Guaranteed Loan Program is authorized by the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act and...

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 12/12/2016.

EPA is issuing a final rule to implement the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, which added Title VI to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The purpose of TSCA Title VI is to reduce formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, which will reduce exposures to formaldehyde and result in benefits from avoided...

Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 11/28/2016.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending existing regulations regarding the export and import of hazardous wastes from and into the United States. EPA is making these changes to: Provide greater protection to human health and the environment by making existing export and import related requirements more consistent with the current...

 

Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 11/28/2016.

With this action, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing revisions to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) hazardous waste generator regulatory program proposed on September 25, 2015. There are several objectives to these revisions. They include reorganizing the hazardous waste generator regulations...

Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 10/26/2016.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the original Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (original CSAPR) on August 8, 2011, to address interstate transport of ozone pollution under the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and interstate transport of fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) pollution under the 1997...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase 2

by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department on10/25/2016.

EPA and NHTSA, on behalf of the Department of Transportation, are establishing rules for a comprehensive Phase 2 Heavy-Duty (HD) National Program that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel consumption from new on-road medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and engines. NHTSA's fuel consumption standards and EPA's carbon dioxide...

Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 10/18/2016.

Based on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) review of the air quality criteria and the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb), the EPA is retaining the current standards, without revision.

Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Determination 32 for Significant New Alternatives Policy Program

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 10/11/2016.

This determination of acceptability expands the list of acceptable substitutes pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. This action lists as acceptable additional substitutes for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector and fire suppression and explosion...

Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 10/03/2016.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing revisions to certain sections within the regulations that govern the exclusion of event-influenced air quality data from certain regulatory decisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA's mission includes preserving and improving the quality of our nation's ambient air to protect human...

Chemical Data Reporting; 2016 Submission Period Extension 

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 09/26/2016.

EPA is amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) regulations by extending the submission deadline for 2016 reports from September 30, 2016 to October 31, 2016. This is a one-time extension for the 2016 submission period only. The CDR regulations require manufacturers (including importers) of certain chemical...

Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 08/29/2016.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a new subpart that updates the Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Emission Guidelines). The EPA reviewed the landfills Emission Guidelines based on changes in the landfills industry since the Emission Guidelines were promulgated in 1996. The EPA's...

Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 08/29/2016.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a new subpart that updates the Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. Under section 111 of the Clean Air Act, the EPA must review, and, if appropriate, revise standards of performance at least every 8 years. The EPA's review of the standards for municipal solid waste...

Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards: State Implementation Plan Requirements 

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 08/24/2016.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing requirements that state, local and tribal air agencies would have to meet as they implement the current and future national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>). Specifically, this document provides details on meeting the statutory state...

Finding That Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Aircraft Cause or Contribute to Air Pollution That May Reasonably Be Anticipated To Endanger Public Health and Welfare

 by the Environmental Protection Agency on 08/15/2016.

In this action, the Administrator finds that elevated concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere endanger the public health and welfare of current and future generations within the meaning of section 231(a)(2)(A) of the Clean Air Act (CAA, or Act). She makes this finding specifically with respect to the same six well-mixed greenhouse...

Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category

 by the Environmental Protection Agency on 06/28/2016.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing a final Clean Water Act (CWA) regulation that protects human health, the environment and the operational integrity of publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) by establishing pretreatment standards that prevent the discharge of pollutants in wastewater from onshore unconventional oil and gas...

Source Determination for Certain Emission Units in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 06/03/2016.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a revision to regulations applicable to permitting of stationary sources of air pollution under the New Source Review (NSR) and title V programs in the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). For sources in the oil and natural gas sector, this rule clarifies the meaning of the term ``adjacent''...

Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 06/03/2016.

This action finalizes amendments to the current new source performance standards (NSPS) and establishes new standards. Amendments to the current standards will improve implementation of the current NSPS. The new standards for the oil and natural gas source category set standards for both greenhouse gases (GHGs) and volatile organic compounds…

Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Determination 31 for Significant New Alternatives Policy Program

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 05/23/2016.

This determination of acceptability expands the list of acceptable substitutes pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. This action lists as acceptable additional substitutes for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.

 

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations: Action Denying a Petition for Reconsideration

by the Environmental Protection Agency on 05/16/2016.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that it has responded to a petition for reconsideration of a final rule published in the Federal Register on March 18, 2015. The rule promulgated amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations (OSWRO) based...

 

Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as Amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act; Restrictions on the Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products and Required Warning Statements for Tobacco Products

by the Food and Drug Administration on 05/10/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing this final rule to deem products meeting the statutory definition of ``tobacco product,'' except accessories of the newly deemed tobacco products, to be subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco...

LABOR DEPARTMENT


Apprenticeship Programs; Equal Employment Opportunity

by the Employment and Training Administration on 12/19/2016.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or Department) is issuing this rule to modernize the equal employment opportunity regulations that implement the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937. The existing regulations prohibit discrimination in registered apprenticeship on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, and sex, and require that...

Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 10/13/2016.

This document provides the final text of regulations governing employee protection (retaliation or whistleblower) claims under section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act, which added section 18C to the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide protections to employees who may have been subject to retaliation for seeking assistance under certain...

Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Seaman's Protection Act, as Amended

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 09/15/2016.

This document provides the final text of regulations governing the employee protection (whistleblower) provisions of the Seaman's Protection Act (SPA or the Act), as amended by section 611 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010. On February 6, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA or the Agency) published an interim...

Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica; Correction

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 09/01/2016.

OSHA published a final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica on March 25, 2016 which became effective on June 23, 2016. This document corrects typographical errors in the final rule by revising these sections.

Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program; Implementing the Total Unemployment Rate as an Extended Benefits Indicator and Amending for Technical Corrections; Final Rule

by the Employment and Training Administration on 08/24/2016.

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) issues this final rule to implement statutory amendments to the Extended Benefits (EB) program, which pays extra weeks of unemployment compensation during periods of high unemployment in a State. Specifically, this final rule codifies a methodology for...

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions; Final Rule

by the Employment and Training Administration and the Education Department on08/19/2016.

The Departments of Education (ED) and Labor (DOL) (or, collectively, Departments) issue this Joint Final Rule to implement jointly administered activities authorized by title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) signed into law on July 22, 2014 (hereafter ``Joint WIOA Final Rule''). Through these regulations, the Departments...

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

by the Employment and Training Administration on 08/19/2016.

The Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) issues this Final Rule to implement titles I and III of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Through these regulations, the Department reforms and modernizes our nation's workforce development system. This rule provides the framework for changes for statewide and local workforce...

Confined Spaces in Construction; Approval of Collections of Information 

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 08/12/2016.

This rule is a technical amendment revising OSHA's regulations to reflect the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the collections of information contained in OSHA's standard for Confined Spaces in Construction.

Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program; Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 Provision on Establishing Appropriate Occupations for Drug Testing of Unemployment Compensation Applicants

by the Employment and Training Administration on 08/01/2016.

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this final rule to establish, for State Unemployment Compensation (UC) program purposes, occupations that regularly conduct drug testing. These regulations implement the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (the Act)...

Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica; Approval of Collections of Information

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 07/26/2016.

This rule is a technical amendment announcing that OMB has approved the collections of information contained in OSHA's standards for Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica and revising OSHA's regulations to reflect that approval. The OMB approval number is 1218-0266.

Discrimination on the Basis of Sex

 by the Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office on 06/15/2016.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs publishes this final rule to detail obligations that covered Federal Government contractors and subcontractors and federally assisted construction contractors and subcontractors must meet under Executive Order 11246, as amended, to ensure nondiscrimination in…

Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees

by the Wage and Hour Division on 05/23/2016.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA or Act) guarantees a minimum wage for all hours worked during the workweek and overtime premium pay of not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. While these protections extend to most workers, the FLSA does provide a number of exemptions. In...

ENERGY DEPARTMENT

Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Water Heating Equipment: Availability of Updated Analysis Results

by the Energy Department on 12/23/2016.

In this NODA, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) presents its updated analysis used to convert the potential energy conservation standard levels the Department has considered for residential-duty commercial gas-fired storage water heaters from thermal efficiency and standby loss metrics to the uniform energy factor (UEF) metric, as required by...

Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Dishwashers

by the Energy Department on 12/13/2016.

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA or the Act), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including residential dishwashers. EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to periodically determine whether more- stringent, amended...

Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products

by the Energy Department on 10/28/2016.

Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Matter or Special Nuclear Material

by the Energy Department on 10/17/2016.

The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending its regulations which set forth the policies and procedures for resolving questions concerning eligibility for DOE access authorization. The revisions update and provide added clarity throughout the regulations, and streamline the process for resolving access authorization eligibility determinations....

Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Dehumidifiers

by the Energy Department on 08/22/2016.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule in the Federal Register on June 13, 2016, adopting more-stringent energy conservation standards for dehumidifiers. This correction addresses an error in the final rule by clarifying in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), section 430.32 the energy efficiency metric used to...

Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards for Small, Large, and Very Large Air-Cooled Commercial Package Air-Conditioning and Heating Equipment and Commercial Warm Air Furnaces; Correction

by the Energy Department on 08/15/2016.

On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register that amended the energy conservation standards for small, large, and very large air- cooled commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment and commercial warm air furnaces. This document corrects multiple editorial errors in...

Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Final Coverage Determination; Test Procedures for Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products; Correction

by the Energy Department on 07/29/2016.

On July 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy published a final rule establishing a final coverage determination and test procedures for miscellaneous refrigeration products. This correction addresses technical errors in the preamble and regulatory text. Neither the errors nor the corrections in this document affects the substance of the...

Energy Conservation Program: Final Coverage Determination; Test Procedures for Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products

by the Energy Department on 07/18/2016.

This final rule classifies a variety of refrigeration products that are collectively described as ``miscellaneous refrigeration products''--i.e., ``MREFs,'' as a covered product under Part A of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (``EPCA''), as amended. These products include different types of refrigeration devices that include...

Acquisition Regulation: Technical and Administrative Changes to Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation

by the Energy Department on 07/15/2016.

The Department of Energy (DOE) is adopting as final, a rule amending the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) to make technical and administrative changes to the DEAR, including changes to conform to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), remove out-of-date coverage, update references, and correct minor errors and omissions.

Energy Conservation Program: Enforcement of Regional Standards for Central Air Conditioners

by the Energy Department on 07/14/2016.

In this final rule, DOE is adopting provisions pertaining to the enforcement of regional standards for central air conditioners, which were largely based on recommendations from a negotiated rulemaking term sheet. On November 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to adopt requirements related...

Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Battery Chargers

by the Energy Department on 06/13/2016.

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (``EPCA'' or in context, ``the Act''), prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including battery chargers. EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'' or, in context, ``the Department'') to...

Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Dehumidifiers

by the Energy Department on 06/13/2016.

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including dehumidifiers. EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to periodically determine whether more-stringent standards would be…

Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards for Small, Large, and Very Large Air-Cooled Commercial Package Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment and Commercial Warm Air Furnaces

by the Energy Department on 05/24/2016.

The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published a direct final rule to establish amended energy conservation standards for small, large, and very large air-cooled commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment and commercial warm air furnaces in the Federal Register on January 15, 2016. DOE has determined that the comments received...

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections III

by the Transportation Department on 11/03/2016.

The Department of Transportation is issuing a third ``Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections'' final rule to enhance protections for air travelers and to improve the air travel environment as follows: Expanding the pool of reporting carriers for service quality data; requiring reporting carriers to include service quality data for their...

Reporting of Data for Mishandled Baggage and Wheelchairs and Scooters Transported in Aircraft Cargo Compartments

by the Transportation Department on 11/02/2016.

The Department of Transportation (DOT or Department) is issuing a final rule that changes the mishandled-baggage data that air carriers are required to report, from the number of Mishandled Baggage Reports (MBR) and the number of domestic passenger enplanements to the number of mishandled bags and the number of enplaned bags. Fees for checked...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase 2

by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department on10/25/2016.

EPA and NHTSA, on behalf of the Department of Transportation, are establishing rules for a comprehensive Phase 2 Heavy-Duty (HD) National Program that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel consumption from new on-road medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and engines. NHTSA's fuel consumption standards and EPA's carbon dioxide...

Asset Management Plans and Periodic Evaluations of Facilities Repeatedly Requiring Repair and Reconstruction Due to Emergency Events

by the Federal Highway Administration on 10/24/2016.

The FHWA is issuing this final rule to address three new requirements established by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). First, as part of the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP), MAP-21 adopted a requirement for States to develop and implement risk-based asset management plans for the National Highway System...

Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences

by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on 10/21/2016.

Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences

by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on 10/14/2016.

Excess flow valves (EFV), which are safety devices installed on natural gas distribution pipelines to reduce the risk of accidents, are currently required for new or replaced gas service lines servicing single-family residences (SFR), as that phrase is defined in 49 CFR 192.383(a). This final rule makes changes to part 192 to expand this...

Commercial Driver's License Requirements of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Military Commercial Driver's License Act of 2012

by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on 10/13/2016.

FMCSA amends its commercial driver's license (CDL) regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) by simplifying the process of obtaining a commercial learner's permit (CLP) or CDL. This final rule extends the period of time for applying for a skills test waiver from 90...

Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch; Technical Amendment

by the Federal Aviation Administration on 08/30/2016.

The FAA is publishing this action to correct minor, editorial errors in chapter III, parts 415 and 417. These errors occurred in the Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch final rule, published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2006. That final rule amended the commercial space transportation regulations governing the launch of...

Approval of Information Collections for Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

by the Federal Aviation Administration on 08/29/2016.

On June 28, 2016, the FAA published a final rule entitled Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (81 FR 42063) which will result in new information collection requirements. This rule updates the FAA's list of OMB control numbers to display the control numbers associated with the approved information collection activities...

System Safety Program

by the Federal Railroad Administration on 08/12/2016.

FRA is issuing this final rule to mandate that commuter and intercity passenger railroads develop and implement a system safety program (SSP) to improve the safety of their operations. A SSP is a structured program with proactive processes and procedures, developed and implemented by commuter and intercity passenger railroads to identify and...

Bus Testing: Establishment of Performance Standards, a Bus Model Scoring System, a Pass/Fail Standard and Other Program Updates

 by the Federal Transit Administration on 08/01/2016.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is issuing a new pass/fail standard and new aggregated scoring system for buses and modified vans (hereafter referred to as ``bus'' or ``buses'') that are subject to FTA's bus testing program, as mandated by Section 20014 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The pass/fail...

Unified Registration System; Correction

by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on 07/28/2016.

FMCSA is correcting the effective and compliance dates for its August 23, 2013, Unified Registration System (URS) final rule, as revised on October 21, 2015. The 2013 URS final rule was issued to improve the registration process for motor carriers, property brokers, freight forwarders, Intermodal Equipment Providers (IEPs), hazardous materials...

Transit Asset Management; National Transit Database

by the Federal Transit Administration on 07/26/2016.

The Federal Transit Administration is publishing a final rule to define the term state of good repair and to establish minimum Federal requirements for transit asset management that will apply to all recipients and subrecipients of chapter 53 funds that own, operate, or manage public transportation capital assets. This final rule requires public...

Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircrafthttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/25/2016-21203/greenhouse-gas-emissions-and-fuel-efficiency-standards-for-medium--and-heavy-duty-engines-and Systems

by the Federal Aviation Administration on 06/28/2016.

The FAA is amending its regulations to allow the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems in the National Airspace System. These changes address the operation of unmanned aircraft systems and certification of their remote pilots. This rule will also prohibit model aircraft from endangering the safety of the National Airspace System.

Lighting and Marking on Agricultural Equipment

by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on 06/22/2016.

Pursuant to the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), the agency is adding a new regulation to the CFR that sets forth requirements for lighting and marking on agricultural equipment to improve daytime and nighttime visibility. It standardizes lighting and marking requirements for agricultural equipment across the United...

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


World Trade Center Health Program; Amendments to Definitions, Appeals, and Other Requirements

by the Health and Human Services Department on 12/15/2016.

In 2011 and 2012, the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), promulgated regulations designed to govern the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program (Program), including the processes by which eligible responders and survivors may apply for enrollment in the Program, obtain health monitoring and treatment for WTC-related health...

Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Revisions to the Office of Inspector General's Civil Monetary Penalty Rules

 by the Health and Human Services Department on 12/07/2016.

This final rule amends the civil monetary penalty (CMP or penalty) rules of the Office of Inspector General to incorporate new CMP authorities, clarify existing authorities, and reorganize regulations on civil money penalties, assessments, and exclusions to improve readability and clarity.

 

Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Revisions to the Safe Harbors Under the Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules Regarding Beneficiary Inducements

 by the Health and Human Services Department on 12/07/2016.

In this final rule, OIG amends the safe harbors to the anti- kickback statute by adding new safe harbors that protect certain payment practices and business arrangements from sanctions under the anti-kickback statute. The OIG also amends the civil monetary penalty (CMP) rules by codifying revisions to the definition of ``remuneration,'' added by...

Amendments to Regulations on Citizen Petitions, Petitions for Stay of Action, and Submission of Documents to Dockets

by the Food and Drug Administration on 11/08/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is amending certain regulations relating to citizen petitions, petitions for stay of action (PSAs), and the submission of documents to the Agency. In particular, the final rule establishes new regulations to implement certain provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the...

Independent Living Services and Centers for Independent Living

by the Community Living Administration on 10/27/2016.

This rule implements the Rehabilitation Act as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which established an Independent Living Administration within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The rule helps implement changes to the administration of Independent Living...

Additions and Modifications to the List of Drug Products That Have Been Withdrawn or Removed From the Market for Reasons of Safety or Effectiveness 

by the Food and Drug Administration on 10/07/2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is amending its regulations to revise the list of drug products that have been withdrawn or removed from the market because the drug products or components of such drug products have been found to be unsafe or not effective. Drugs appearing on this list may not be compounded under the...

Abbreviated New Drug Applications and 505(b)(2) Applications

by the Food and Drug Administration on 10/06/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is issuing a final rule to implement Title XI of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), which amended provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) that govern the approval of 505(b)(2) applications and abbreviated new...

Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2017 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Graduate Medical Education; Hospital Notification Procedures Applicable to Beneficiaries Receiving Observation Services; Technical Changes Relating to Costs to Organizations and Medicare Cost Reports; Finalization of Interim Final Rules With Comment Period on LTCH PPS Payments for Severe Wounds, Modifications of Limitations on Redesignation by the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board, and Extensions of Payments to MDHs and Low-Volume Hospitals; Correction

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 10/05/2016.

This document corrects technical and typographical errors in the final rule that appeared in the August 22, 2016 Federal Register titled ``Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2017 Rates; Quality...

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 10/04/2016.

This final rule will revise the requirements that Long-Term Care facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These changes are necessary to reflect the substantial advances that have been made over the past several years in the theory and practice of service delivery and safety. These revisions are also an integral...

Clinical Trials Registration and Results Information Submission

by the Health and Human Services Department on 09/21/2016.

This final rule details the requirements for submitting registration and summary results information, including adverse event information, for specified clinical trials of drug products (including biological products) and device products and for pediatric postmarket surveillances of a device product to ClinicalTrials.gov, the clinical trial...

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 09/16/2016.

This final rule establishes national emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating providers and suppliers to plan adequately for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordinate with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems. It will also assist providers and suppliers to...

Removing Outmoded Regulations Regarding the Smallpox Vaccine Injury Compensation Program 

by the Health and Human Services Department on 09/13/2016.

This action removes the outmoded regulations for the Smallpox Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The program and its implementing regulation have been rendered obsolete by the expiration of the Declaration Regarding Administration of Smallpox Countermeasures under the Smallpox Emergency Personnel Protection Act of 2003 and incorporation of the...

Safety and Effectiveness of Consumer Antiseptics; Topical Antimicrobial Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use

by the Food and Drug Administration on 09/06/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, we, or the Agency) is issuing this final rule establishing that certain active ingredients used in over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic products intended for use with water (referred to throughout this document as consumer antiseptic washes) are not generally recognized as safe and effective...

Head Start Performance Standards

by the Children and Families Administration on 09/06/2016.

This final rule modernizes the Head Start Program Performance Standards, last revised in 1998. In the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Congress instructed the Office of Head Start to update its performance standards and to ensure any such revisions to the standards do not eliminate or reduce quality, scope, or types of...

Requirements for Foreign and Domestic Establishment Registration and Listing for Human Drugs, Including Drugs That Are Regulated Under a Biologics License Application, and Animal Drugs

by the Food and Drug Administration on 08/31/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending its regulations governing drug establishment registration and drug listing. These amendments reorganize, modify, and clarify current regulations concerning who must register establishments and list human drugs, human drugs that are also biological products, and animal drugs. The final rule...

The Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act; Extension and Clarification of Compliance Dates for Certain Provisions of Four Implementing Rules

by the Food and Drug Administration on 08/24/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is extending the dates for compliance with certain provisions in four final rules. We are extending the compliance dates to address concerns about the practicality of compliance with certain provisions, consider changes to the regulatory text, and better align compliance dates across the rules. In...

Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2017 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Graduate Medical Education; Hospital Notification Procedures Applicable to Beneficiaries Receiving Observation Services; Technical Changes Relating to Costs to Organizations and Medicare Cost Reports; Finalization of Interim Final Rules With Comment Period on LTCH PPS Payments for Severe Wounds, Modifications of Limitations on Redesignation by the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board, and Extensions of Payments to MDHs and Low-Volume Hospitals

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 08/22/2016.

We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems for FY 2017. Some of these changes will implement certain statutory provisions contained in the Pathway for Sustainable...

Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines; Extension of Compliance Date

by the Food and Drug Administration on 08/01/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is extending the compliance date for certain requirements in the final rule requiring disclosure of calorie declarations for food sold from certain vending machines. The final rule appeared in the Federal Register of December 1, 2014. We are taking this action in response to requests for an extension...

Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities; Correction

by the Health and Human Services Department on 07/18/2016.

This document corrects a typographical error that appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2016, entitled ``Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities.''

Amendments to Registration of Food Facilities

by the Food and Drug Administration on 07/14/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending its regulations for registration of food facilities that require domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture/process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the United States to register with FDA. This rule amends and updates FDA's registration regulations and is part...

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities; Correction

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 06/30/2016.

This document corrects technical errors that appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on May 4, 2016, entitled ``Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities.''

Medicare Program; Medicare Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests Payment System

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 06/23/2016.

This final rule implements requirements of section 216 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), which significantly revises the Medicare payment system for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests. This final rule also announces an implementation date of January 1, 2018 for the private payor rate-based fee schedule required by PAMA.

Use of Symbols in Labeling

by the Food and Drug Administration on 06/15/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is issuing this final rule revising its medical device and certain biological product labeling regulations to explicitly allow for the optional inclusion of graphical representations of information, or symbols, in labeling (including labels) without adjacent explanatory text (referred to in...


State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 06/03/2016.

The Department of Health and Human Services is issuing a final regulation that adopts, without change, the interim final rule (IFR) entitled ``State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).'' This final rule implements a provision enacted by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 and reflects the transfer of the State Health Insurance...

Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2016; Corrections

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 06/01/2016.

This document corrects technical and typographical errors that appeared in the final rule with comment period published in the November 16, 2015 Federal Register (80 FR 70886 through 71386) entitled ``Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2016.'' The effective date…

Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

by the Health and Human Services Department on 05/18/2016.

This final rule implements Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Section 1557). Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs and activities. The final rule clarifies and codifies existing nondiscrimination requirements and sets forth new standards...

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Changes to HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program Commitment Requirement; Correction

by the Housing and Urban Development Department on 12/12/2016.

On December 2, 2016, HUD published an interim final rule that changes the commitment requirement of the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. After publication, HUD discovered that the effective dates and comment due dates were inadvertently reversed. This document corrects the preamble to reflect a 30-day effective date and a 60-day...

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

Food Labeling; Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments; Extension of Compliance Date

by the Food and Drug Administration on 12/30/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is extending the compliance date for the final rule requiring disclosure of certain nutrition information for standard menu items in certain restaurants and retail food establishments. The final rule appeared in the Federal Register of December 1, 2014, and on May 5, 2016, we stated in the Federal...

 

Postmarketing Safety Reporting for Combination Products

by the Food and Drug Administration on 12/20/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is issuing regulations to set forth postmarketing safety reporting requirements for combination products. Specifically, this final rule describes the postmarketing safety reporting requirements that apply when two or more different types of regulated medical products (drugs, devices, and/or...

Medical Gas Containers and Closures; Current Good Manufacturing Practice Requirements

by the Food and Drug Administration on 11/18/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is amending its current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) and labeling regulations regarding medical gases. FDA is requiring that portable cryogenic medical gas containers not manufactured with permanent gas use outlet connections have gas-specific use outlet connections that cannot be...

Amendments to Regulations on Citizen Petitions, Petitions for Stay of Action, and Submission of Documents to Dockets

by the Food and Drug Administration on 11/08/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is amending certain regulations relating to citizen petitions, petitions for stay of action (PSAs), and the submission of documents to the Agency. In particular, the final rule establishes new regulations to implement certain provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the...

Additions and Modifications to the List of Drug Products That Have Been Withdrawn or Removed From the Market for Reasons of Safety or Effectiveness

by the Food and Drug Administration on 10/07/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is amending its regulations to revise the list of drug products that have been withdrawn or removed from the market because the drug products or components of such drug products have been found to be unsafe or not effective. Drugs appearing on this list may not be compounded under the...

Abbreviated New Drug Applications and 505(b)(2) Applications

by the Food and Drug Administration on 10/06/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is issuing a final rule to implement Title XI of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), which amended provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) that govern the approval of 505(b)(2) applications and abbreviated new...

Safety and Effectiveness of Consumer Antiseptics; Topical Antimicrobial Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use

by the Food and Drug Administration on 09/06/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, we, or the Agency) is issuing this final rule establishing that certain active ingredients used in over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic products intended for use with water (referred to throughout this document as consumer antiseptic washes) are not generally recognized as safe and effective...

Requirements for Foreign and Domestic Establishment Registration and Listing for Human Drugs, Including Drugs That Are Regulated Under a Biologics License Application, and Animal Drugs

by the Food and Drug Administration on 08/31/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending its regulations governing drug establishment registration and drug listing. These amendments reorganize, modify, and clarify current regulations concerning who must register establishments and list human drugs, human drugs that are also biological products, and animal drugs. The final rule...

The Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act; Extension and Clarification of Compliance Dates for Certain Provisions of Four Implementing Rules

by the Food and Drug Administration on 08/24/2016.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is extending the dates for compliance with certain provisions in four final rules. We are extending the compliance dates to address concerns about the practicality of compliance with certain provisions, consider changes to the regulatory text, and better align compliance dates across the rules. In...

Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines; Extension of Compliance Date

by the Food and Drug Administration on 08/01/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is extending the compliance date for certain requirements in the final rule requiring disclosure of calorie declarations for food sold from certain vending machines. The final rule appeared in the Federal Register of December 1, 2014. We are taking this action in response to requests for an extension...

Amendments to Registration of Food Facilities

by the Food and Drug Administration on 07/14/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending its regulations for registration of food facilities that require domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture/process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the United States to register with FDA. This rule amends and updates FDA's registration regulations and is part...

Use of Symbols in Labeling

by the Food and Drug Administration on 06/15/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is issuing this final rule revising its medical device and certain biological product labeling regulations to explicitly allow for the optional inclusion of graphical representations of information, or symbols, in labeling (including labels) without adjacent explanatory text (referred to in…

Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels

by the Food and Drug Administration on 05/27/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending its labeling regulations for conventional foods and dietary supplements to provide updated nutrition information on the label to assist consumers in maintaining healthy dietary practices. The updated information is consistent with current data on the associations between nutrients and...

 

Food Labeling: Serving Sizes of Foods That Can Reasonably Be Consumed At One Eating Occasion; Dual-Column Labeling; Updating, Modifying, and Establishing Certain Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed; Serving Size for Breath Mints; and Technical Amendments

by the Food and Drug Administration on 05/27/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing a final rule to define a single-serving container; require dual-column labeling for certain containers; update, modify, and establish several reference amounts customarily consumed (RACCs); amend the label serving size for breath mints; and make technical amendments to various aspects of...

 

Mitigation Strategies To Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration

by the Food and Drug Administration on 05/27/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing this final rule to require domestic and foreign food facilities that are required to register under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) to address hazards that may be introduced with the intention to cause wide scale public health harm. These food facilities are required...

 

Antimicrobial Animal Drug Sales and Distribution Reporting

by the Food and Drug Administration on 05/11/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing a final rule to require that the sponsor of each approved or conditionally approved new animal drug product that contains an antimicrobial active ingredient submit an annual report to us on the amount of each such ingredient in the drug product that is sold or distributed for use in...

 

Requirements for the Submission of Data Needed To Calculate User Fees for Domestic Manufacturers and Importers of Cigars and Pipe Tobacco

by the Food and Drug Administration on 05/10/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing a final rule that requires domestic manufacturers and importers of cigars and pipe tobacco to submit information needed to calculate the amount of user fees assessed under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act). FDA recently expanded its authority by issuing a final rule,...

 

Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption; Technical Amendment 

by the Food and Drug Administration on 05/03/2016.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending a final rule that published in the Federal Register of November 27, 2015. That final rule established science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce, meaning fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. The rule sets forth...

CENTERs FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES

Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement Programs 

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Children and Families Administration on 12/20/2016.

This rule is intended to carry out the President's directives in Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review. The final rule will make Child Support Enforcement program operations and enforcement procedures more flexible, more effective, and more efficient by recognizing the strength of existing State enforcement programs,...

Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs: Eligibility Notices, Fair Hearing and Appeal Processes for Medicaid and Other Provisions Related to Eligibility and Enrollment for Medicaid and CHIP

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 11/30/2016.

This final rule implements provisions of the Affordable Care Act that expand access to health coverage through improvements in Medicaid and coordination between Medicaid, CHIP, and Exchanges. This rule finalizes most of the remaining provisions from the ``Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs, and Exchanges: Essential Health Benefits in...

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers; Correction
by the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 11/16/2016.
This document corrects typographical errors that appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on September 16, 2016 entitled ``Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers.''


Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2017 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Graduate Medical Education; Hospital Notification Procedures Applicable to Beneficiaries Receiving Observation Services; Technical Changes Relating to Costs to Organizations and Medicare Cost Reports; Finalization of Interim Final Rules With Comment Period on LTCH PPS Payments for Severe Wounds, Modifications of Limitations on Redesignation by the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board, and Extensions of Payments to MDHs and Low-Volume Hospitals; Correction

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 10/05/2016.

This document corrects technical and typographical errors in the final rule that appeared in the August 22, 2016 Federal Register titled ``Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2017 Rates; Quality...

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 10/04/2016.

This final rule will revise the requirements that Long-Term Care facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These changes are necessary to reflect the substantial advances that have been made over the past several years in the theory and practice of service delivery and safety. These revisions are also an integral...

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 09/16/2016.

This final rule establishes national emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating providers and suppliers to plan adequately for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordinate with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems. It will also assist providers and suppliers to...

Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2017 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Graduate Medical Education; Hospital Notification Procedures Applicable to Beneficiaries Receiving Observation Services; Technical Changes Relating to Costs to Organizations and Medicare Cost Reports; Finalization of Interim Final Rules With Comment Period on LTCH PPS Payments for Severe Wounds, Modifications of Limitations on Redesignation by the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board, and Extensions of Payments to MDHs and Low-Volume Hospitals

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 08/22/2016.

We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems for FY 2017. Some of these changes will implement certain statutory provisions contained in the Pathway for Sustainable...

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities; Correction

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 06/30/2016.

This document corrects technical errors that appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on May 4, 2016, entitled ``Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities.''

Medicare Program; Medicare Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests Payment System

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 06/23/2016.

This final rule implements requirements of section 216 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), which significantly revises the Medicare payment system for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests. This final rule also announces an implementation date of January 1, 2018 for the private payor rate-based fee schedule required by PAMA.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 06/03/2016.

The Department of Health and Human Services is issuing a final regulation that adopts, without change, the interim final rule (IFR) entitled ``State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).'' This final rule implements a provision enacted by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 and reflects the transfer of the State Health Insurance...

Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2016; Corrections

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 06/01/2016.

This document corrects technical and typographical errors that appeared in the final rule with comment period published in the November 16, 2015 Federal Register (80 FR 70886 through 71386) entitled ``Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2016.'' The effective date…

Medicare Program; Obtaining Final Medicare Secondary Payer Conditional Payment Amounts

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 05/17/2016.

This final rule specifies the process and timeline for expanding CMS' existing Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Web portal to conform to section 201 of the Medicare IVIG and Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2012 (the SMART Act). The final rule specifies a timeline for developing a multifactor authentication solution to securely...

 

Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Programs; Medicaid Managed Care, CHIP Delivered in Managed Care, and Revisions Related to Third Party Liability

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 05/06/2016.

This final rule modernizes the Medicaid managed care regulations to reflect changes in the usage of managed care delivery systems. The final rule aligns, where feasible, many of the rules governing Medicaid managed care with those of other major sources of coverage, including coverage through Qualified Health Plans and Medicare Advantage plans;...

 

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities

by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 05/04/2016.

This final rule will amend the fire safety standards for Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), long-term care facilities, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF-IID), ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), hospices which provide inpatient services, religious...

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


National Security Education Program (NSEP) and NSEP Service Agreement

by the Defense Department on 12/05/2016.

This final rule implements the responsibilities of the Secretary of Defense for administering the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and explains the responsibilities of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) for policy and funding oversight for NSEP. It discusses requirements for administering and...

DoD Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP)

by the Defense Department on 11/17/2016.

This final rule establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures to be used by DoD personnel for the operation and management of the DoD ELAP. The DoD ELAP provides a unified DoD program through which commercial environmental laboratories can voluntarily demonstrate competency and document conformance to the international...

Sale or Rental of Sexually Explicit Material on DoD Property

by the Defense Department on 10/20/2016.

This final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning sale or rental of sexually explicit material on Department of Defense (DoD) property. The codified rule does not impose any duty or obligation on the public that is not already imposed by statute. The rule paraphrases and does not substantially deviate from 10 U.S.C. 2495b, which establishes...

Presentation of DoD-Related Scientific and Technical Papers at Meetings

by the Defense Department on 10/20/2016.

This final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the presentation of DoD-related scientific and technical papers at meetings. The codified rule is outdated and no longer accurate or applicable as written. The codified rule contains internal guidance relating to how and when DoD scientific and technical papers in the possession or under the...

Federal Acquisition Regulation: Limitation on Allowable Government Contractor Employee Compensation Costs

by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on 09/30/2016.

DoD, GSA and NASA are adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The final rule revises the allowable cost limit relative to the compensation of contractor and subcontractor employees. Also, this final rule implements the narrowly...

Army National Military Cemeteries

by the Army Department on 09/26/2016.

The Department of the Army is publishing its regulation for the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the Army National Cemeteries to reflect their statutory name change to the Army National Military Cemeteries and changes in the management structure, to adopt modifications suggested by the Department of the Army Inspector...

Qualification Standards for Enlistment, Appointment, and Induction

by the Defense Department on 09/19/2016.

This rule updates policies and responsibilities for basic entrance qualification standards for enlistment, appointment, and induction into the Armed Forces and delegates the authority to specify certain standards to the Secretaries of the Military Departments. It establishes the age, aptitude, character/conduct, citizenship, dependents,...

Public Affairs Liaison With Industry

by the Defense Department on 08/15/2016.

This final rule removes regulations concerning Public Affairs liaison with industry. These Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provisions are outdated and no longer accurate or applicable as written. The guidance, as revised, sets forth internal standards for how DoD employees should reach out and engage with industry. With respect to the visual...

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for Military Personnel

by the Defense Department on 06/28/2016.

This rule establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for administration of the DoD Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The goal of TAP is to prepare all eligible members of the Military Services for a transition to civilian life, including preparing them to meet Career Readiness Standards (CRS). The TAP provides...

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs; Correction

by the Small Business Administration on 12/27/2016.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on July 25, 2016, amending its regulations to establish a new Government-wide mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] program for all small business concerns, consistent with SBA's mentor- prot[eacute]g[eacute] program for Participants in SBA's 8(a) Business...

 

Small Business Size Standards for Manufacturing; Correction

by the Small Business Administration on 12/21/2016.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on January 26, 2016 (81 FR 4469). The rule increased small business size standards for a number of industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 31-33, Manufacturing. The rule also stated that SBA was...

Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs; Correction

by the Small Business Administration on 10/19/2016.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on July 25, 2016 (81 FR 48557), amending its regulations to establish a new Government-wide mentor- prot[eacute]g[eacute] program for all small business concerns, consistent with SBA's mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] program for Participants in SBA's 8(a)...

Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs; Correction

by the Small Business Administration on 10/19/2016.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on July 25, 2016, (81 FR 48557) to, among other things, implement provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, which pertain to performance requirements applicable to small business and socioeconomic program set-aside contracts and small...

Acquisition Process: Task and Delivery Order Contracts, Bundling, Consolidation

by the Small Business Administration on 10/03/2016.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on October 2, 2013. The rule, which described how supply procurements should be classified, mistakenly attempted to amend a regulation by removing words that did not exist in the particular paragraph. This notice corrects that rule...

Acquisition Process: Task and Delivery Order Contracts, Bundling, Consolidation

by the Small Business Administration on 09/30/2016.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on October 2, 2013 (78 FR 61113). The rule, which described how supply procurements should be classified, mistakenly attempted to amend a regulation by removing words that did not exist in the particular paragraph. This document corrects...

Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Amendments

by the Small Business Administration on 09/30/2016.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on May 31, 2016 (81 FR 34243). The rule described the limitations on subcontracting that apply to set aside contracts. The rule provides that the limitations on subcontracting apply to small business set asides above $150,000 and to...

Disaster Assistance Loan Program; Disaster Loan Credit and Collateral Requirements

by the Small Business Administration on 09/15/2016.

On April 25, 2014, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published in the Federal Register an interim final rule amending its disaster loan program regulations in response to Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force recommendations. The first change allowed SBA to rely on the disaster loan applicant's credit, including credit score, rather than...

Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs

by the Small Business Administration on 07/25/2016.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) is amending its regulations to implement provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. Based on authorities provided in these two statutes, the rule establishes a Government-wide mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] program for…

Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Amendments

by the Small Business Administration on 05/31/2016.

This rule amends the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA or Agency) regulations to implement provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, which pertain to performance requirements applicable to small business and socioeconomic program set-aside contracts and small business subcontracting. This rule also amends SBA's...

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; National Standard Guidelines

by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/18/2016.

This final action revises the guidelines for National Standards (NS) 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA or The Act) and to the General section of the NS guidelines. This action is necessary to improve and clarify the guidance within the NS guidelines. The purpose of this action is to facilitate...

Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Fire Control, Laser, Imaging, and Guidance Equipment the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML)

by the Industry and Security Bureau on 10/12/2016.

This final rule describes how articles the President determines no longer warrant control under Category XII (Fire Control, Laser, Imaging, and Guidance Equipment) of the United States Munitions List (USML) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) will be controlled under the Commerce Control List (CCL) of the Export...

Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/15/2016.

This final action implements the import provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This rule establishes conditions for evaluating a harvesting nation's regulatory program to address incidental and measures to address intentional mortality and serious injury of marine mammals in fisheries that export fish and fish products to the...

Commerce Control List: Addition of Items Determined To No Longer Warrant Control Under United States Munitions List Category XIV (Toxicological Agents) or Category XVIII (Directed Energy Weapons)

by the Industry and Security Bureau on 07/28/2016.

This final rule implements changes described in a proposed rule that the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published on June 17, 2015. Specifically, this final rule describes how articles the President has determined no longer warrant control under Category XIV (Toxicological Agents, Including Chemical Agents, Biological Agents, and...

Certification Program for Access to the Death Master File

by the National Technical Information Service on 06/01/2016.

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) issues this final rule establishing a program through which persons may become eligible to obtain access to Death Master File (DMF) information about an individual within three years of that individual's death. This final rule supersedes and replaces the interim final rule that NTIS promulgated...

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT

Competitive Processes, Terms, and Conditions for Leasing Public Lands for Solar and Wind Energy Development and Technical Changes and Corrections 

by the Land Management Bureau on 12/19/2016.

Through this final rule the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its regulations governing rights-of-way issued under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA). The principal purposes of these amendments are to facilitate responsible solar and wind energy development on BLM-managed public lands…

Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation; Correction

by the Land Management Bureau on 12/08/2016.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on November 18, 2016. The document promulgated new regulations to reduce waste of natural gas from venting, flaring, and leaks during oil and natural gas production activities on onshore Federal and Indian (other than Osage Tribe) leases. The...

Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation

by the Land Management Bureau on 11/18/2016.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is promulgating new regulations to reduce waste of natural gas from venting, flaring, and leaks during oil and natural gas production activities on onshore Federal and Indian (other than Osage Tribe) leases. The regulations also clarify when produced gas lost through venting, flaring, or leaks is subject to...

Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Measurement of Oil

by the Land Management Bureau on 11/17/2016.

This final rule updates and replaces Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 4, Measurement of Oil (Order 4) with new regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It establishes minimum standards for the measurement of oil produced from Federal and Indian (except Osage Tribe) leases to ensure that production is accurately measured and...

 

Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Measurement of Gas

by the Land Management Bureau on 11/17/2016.

This final rule updates and replaces Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 5 (Order 5) with a new regulation codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Like Order 5, this rule establishes minimum standards for accurate measurement and proper reporting of all gas removed or sold from Federal and Indian (except the Osage Tribe) leases, units, unit...

Tribal Transportation Program

by the Indian Affairs Bureau on 11/07/2016.

This final rule updates the Tribal Transportation Program regulations (formerly the Indian Reservation Roads Program) to comply with statutory updates. The Tribal Transportation Program is a program to address the surface transportation needs of Tribes. This rule reflects statutory changes in the delivery options for the program, clarifies the...

Various National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations

by the National Indian Gaming Commission on 11/02/2016.

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) amends various regulations previously issued. The NIGC moved its headquarters and needs to update the address. The agency also revises two headings by shortening them.

Procedures for Reestablishing a Formal Government-to-Government Relationship With the Native Hawaiian Community

by the Interior Department on 10/14/2016.

This final rule establishes the Secretary of the Interior's (Secretary) administrative process for reestablishing a formal government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community to more effectively implement the special political and trust relationship that Congress established between that community and the United States. The...

Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform

by the Natural Resources Revenue Office on 07/01/2016.

ONRR is amending our regulations governing valuation, for royalty purposes, of oil and gas produced from Federal onshore and offshore leases and coal produced from Federal and Indian leases. This rule also consolidates definitions for oil, gas, and coal product valuation into one subpart that is applicable to the Federal oil and gas and Federal...

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision of the Section 4(d) Rule for the African Elephant (Loxodonta africana

by the Fish and Wildlife Service on 06/06/2016.

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are revising the rule for the African elephant promulgated under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), to increase protection for African elephants in response to the alarming rise in poaching to fuel the growing illegal trade in ivory. The African elephant...

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under Section 31307 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 12/14/2016.

On March 16, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) issued an interim final rule (IFR) that provided procedures for the Department's processing of complaints under the employee protection (retaliation or whistleblower) provisions of Section 31307 of the Moving Ahead for...

Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems)

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 11/18/2016.

OSHA is revising and updating its general industry standards on walking-working surfaces to prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips, and falls, as well as other injuries and fatalities associated with walking-working surface hazards. The final rule includes revised and new provisions addressing, for example, fixed ladders; rope descent...

Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 10/13/2016.

This document provides the final text of regulations governing employee protection (retaliation or whistleblower) claims under section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act, which added section 18C to the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide protections to employees who may have been subject to retaliation for seeking assistance under certain...

Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Seaman's Protection Act, as Amended

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 09/15/2016.

This document provides the final text of regulations governing the employee protection (whistleblower) provisions of the Seaman's Protection Act (SPA or the Act), as amended by section 611 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010. On February 6, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA or the Agency) published an interim...

Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica; Correction

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 09/01/2016.

OSHA published a final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica on March 25, 2016 which became effective on June 23, 2016. This document corrects typographical errors in the final rule by revising these sections.

Confined Spaces in Construction; Approval of Collections of Information

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 08/12/2016.

This rule is a technical amendment revising OSHA's regulations to reflect the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the collections of information contained in OSHA's standard for Confined Spaces in Construction.

Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica; Approval of Collections of Information

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 07/26/2016.

This rule is a technical amendment announcing that OMB has approved the collections of information contained in OSHA's standards for Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica and revising OSHA's regulations to reflect that approval. The OMB approval number is 1218-0266.

Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses; Correction

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 05/20/2016.

OSHA published in the Federal Register of May 12, 2016, a final rule revising its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Regulation. In the rule, a paragraph was inadvertently removed. This document reinserts that paragraph.

 

Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 05/18/2016.

 

Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses 

by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 05/12/2016.

OSHA is issuing a final rule to revise its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation. The final rule requires employers in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness data that employers are already required to keep under existing OSHA regulations. The frequency and content of these...

RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE

Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees; Correction

by the Rural Utilities Service on 09/14/2016.

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of June 9, 2016 (81 FR 37121). The document confirmed the interim rule which amends the Agency's regulation for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband...

Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations; Correction

by the Rural Business-Cooperative Service and the Rural Utilities Service on08/16/2016.

This document contains corrections to the final rule published in the Federal Register of June 3, 2016, entitled ``Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations.''

Environmental Policies and Procedures; Compliance With the National Environmental Policy Act and Related Authorities

by the Farm Service Agency, the Rural Utilities Service, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and the Commodity Credit Corporation on 08/03/2016.

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is consolidating, updating, and amending its regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). FSA's previous NEPA regulations had been in place since 1980. Significant changes to the structure of FSA and the scope of FSA's programs require changes in FSA's NEPA regulations....

Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees

by the Rural Utilities Service on 06/09/2016.

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereinafter referred to as the Agency, is confirming the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2015, which amends its regulation for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Loan Program).

Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations

by the Rural Business-Cooperative Service and the Rural Utilities Service on06/03/2016.

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is an agency within the Rural Development mission area of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for administering the Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program. The B&I Guaranteed Loan Program is authorized by the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act and...

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection and for Evaluating Functional Limitations in Immune System Disorders

by the Social Security Administration on 12/02/2016.

We are revising the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). We also are revising the introductory text of the listings that we use to evaluate functional limitations...

 

Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders; Correction

by the Social Security Administration on 12/02/2016.

We published a document in the Federal Register revising our rules on September 26, 2016. That document inadvertently included incorrect amendatory instructions to appendix 1 to subpart P of 20 CFR part 404, removing section 114.00I and redesignating section 114.00J as section 114.00I. This document corrects the final regulation by removing that...

Unsuccessful Work Attempts and Expedited Reinstatement Eligibility

by the Social Security Administration on 10/17/2016.

These rules finalize the rules we proposed in our notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), published on May 11, 2016. In these rules, we remove some of the requirements for evaluation of an unsuccessful work attempt (UWA) that lasts between 3 and 6 months, allow previously entitled beneficiaries to apply for expedited reinstatement (EXR) in the...

Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders

by the Social Security Administration on 09/26/2016.

We are revising the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving mental disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). The revisions reflect our program experience, advances in medical knowledge, recommendations from a commissioned report, and public...

Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Respiratory System Disorders

by the Social Security Administration on 09/19/2016.

Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Neurological Disorders

by the Social Security Administration on 07/01/2016.

We are revising the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate disability claims involving neurological disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). These revisions reflect our program experience; advances in medical knowledge, treatment, and methods of evaluating...

Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Respiratory System Disorders

by the Social Security Administration on 06/09/2016.

We are revising the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving respiratory disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). The revisions reflect our program experience and advances in medical knowledge since we last comprehensively revised this body system...

COAST GUARD

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements

by the Coast Guard on 08/23/2016.

The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule to require owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to conduct electronic inspections of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) as an access control measure. This final rule also implements recordkeeping requirements and security plan amendments...

Inspection of Towing Vessels

by the Coast Guard on 07/21/2016.

The Coast Guard is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on June 20, 2016 (81 FR 40004). The document issued safety regulations governing the inspection, standards, and safety management systems of towing vessels. In that document there are errors in three regulations that refer to the date July 20, 2016. This rule...

Inspection of Towing Vessels

by the Coast Guard on 07/19/2016.

The Coast Guard announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the collection of information described in the Inspection of Towing Vessels final rule published on June 20, 2016. In that rule, which establishes safety regulations governing the inspection, standards, and safety management systems of towing vessels, we stated...

Inspection of Towing Vessels

by the Coast Guard on 06/20/2016.

The Coast Guard is establishing safety regulations governing the inspection, standards, and safety management systems of towing vessels. We are taking this action because the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 reclassified towing vessels as vessels subject to inspection and authorized the Secretary of the Department of Homeland...

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program; Implementing the Total Unemployment Rate as an Extended Benefits Indicator and Amending for Technical Corrections; Final Rule

by the Employment and Training Administration on 08/24/2016.

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) issues this final rule to implement statutory amendments to the Extended Benefits (EB) program, which pays extra weeks of unemployment compensation during periods of high unemployment in a State. Specifically, this final rule codifies a methodology for...

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions; Final Rule

by the Employment and Training Administration and the Education Department on08/19/2016.The Departments of Education (ED) and Labor (DOL) (or, collectively, Departments) issue this Joint Final Rule to implement jointly administered activities authorized by title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) signed into law on July 22, 2014 (hereafter ``Joint WIOA Final Rule''). Through these regulations, the Departments...

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

by the Employment and Training Administration on 08/19/2016.

The Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) issues this Final Rule to implement titles I and III of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Through these regulations, the Department reforms and modernizes our nation's workforce development system. This rule provides the framework for changes for statewide and local workforce...

Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program; Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 Provision on Establishing Appropriate Occupations for Drug Testing of Unemployment Compensation Applicants

by the Employment and Training Administration on 08/01/2016.

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this final rule to establish, for State Unemployment Compensation (UC) program purposes, occupations that regularly conduct drug testing. These regulations implement the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (the Act)...

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

Regulations Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on 05/17/2016.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) is issuing its final rule to amend the regulations and interpretive guidance implementing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide guidance on the extent to which employers may use incentives to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs that ask...

 

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on 05/17/2016.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) is issuing a final rule to amend the regulations implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 as they relate to employer-sponsored wellness programs. This rule addresses the extent to which an employer may offer an inducement to an employee for the…

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

Claims Procedure for Plans Providing Disability Benefits

by the Employee Benefits Security Administration on 12/19/2016.

This document contains a final regulation revising the claims procedure regulations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) for employee benefit plans providing disability benefits. The final rule revises and strengthens the current rules primarily by adopting certain procedural protections and safeguards for disability...

FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Governance; Standards of Conduct; Risk Management; and Disclosure and Reporting

by the Farm Credit Administration on 10/17/2016.

The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, we, Agency or our) amended our regulations to related to the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's (Farmer Mac or Corporation) risk governance and making enhancements to existing disclosure and reporting requirements. The risk governance regulations require the Corporation to establish and maintain a...

 

Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities

by the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Farm Credit Administration, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency on 08/02/2016.

The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and FHFA (each an ``Agency'' and, collectively, the ``Agencies'') are adopting exemptions from the initial and variation margin requirements published by the Agencies in November 2015 pursuant to sections 731 and 764 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'' or the...

 

Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Implementation of Tier 1/Tier 2 Framework

by the Farm Credit Administration on 07/28/2016.

The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or we) is adopting a final rule that revises our regulatory capital requirements for Farm Credit System (System) institutions to include tier 1 and tier 2 risk-based capital ratio requirements (replacing core surplus and total surplus requirements), a tier 1 leverage requirement (replacing a net collateral...

 

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Governance; Standards of Conduct; Risk Management; and Disclosure and Reporting

by the Farm Credit Administration on 07/27/2016.

The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, we, or our) is finalizing new regulations related to the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's (Farmer Mac or Corporation) risk governance and making enhancements to existing disclosure and reporting requirements. The risk governance regulations require the Corporation to establish and maintain a...

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


Definition of Form I-94 To Include Electronic Format

by the Homeland Security Department on 12/19/2016.

This final rule adopts, without change, interim amendments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations which were published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2013, as CBP Dec. No. 13-06. These amendments enabled DHS to transition the issuance of the Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) to an automated process. In the automated...

 

Classification for Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons; Eligibility for “T” Nonimmigrant Status

by the Homeland Security Department on 12/19/2016.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations governing the requirements and procedures for victims of human trafficking seeking T nonimmigrant status. The Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) may grant T nonimmigrant status (commonly known as a ``T visa'') to aliens who are or were victims of severe forms of...

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements

by the Coast Guard on 08/23/2016.

The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule to require owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to conduct electronic inspections of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) as an access control measure. This final rule also implements recordkeeping requirements and security plan amendments...

Inspection of Towing Vessels

by the Coast Guard on 07/21/2016.

The Coast Guard is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on June 20, 2016 (81 FR 40004). The document issued safety regulations governing the inspection, standards, and safety management systems of towing vessels. In that document there are errors in three regulations that refer to the date July 20, 2016. This rule...

Inspection of Towing Vessels

by the Coast Guard on 07/19/2016.

The Coast Guard announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the collection of information described in the Inspection of Towing Vessels final rule published on June 20, 2016. In that rule, which establishes safety regulations governing the inspection, standards, and safety management systems of towing vessels, we stated...

Inspection of Towing Vessels

by the Coast Guard on 06/20/2016.

The Coast Guard is establishing safety regulations governing the inspection, standards, and safety management systems of towing vessels. We are taking this action because the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 reclassified towing vessels as vessels subject to inspection and authorized the Secretary of the Department of Homeland...

ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE

Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous Products; Packaging and Labeling

by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on 11/08/2016.

In a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2016, and effective on October 31, 2016, we amended the Virus- Serum-Toxin Act regulations to make veterinary biologics labeling requirements more consistent with current science and veterinary practice. However, we inadvertently removed a requirement for an indications statement...

Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous Products; Packaging and Labeling

by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on 08/30/2016.

We are amending the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act regulations regarding the packaging and labeling of veterinary biological products to provide for the use of an abbreviated true name on small final container labeling for veterinary biologics; require labeling to bear a consumer contact telephone number; change the format used to show the establishment...

Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous Products; Single Label Claim for Veterinary Biological Products

by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on 07/20/2016.

In a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2015, and effective on September 8, 2015, we amended the Virus-Serum- Toxin Act regulations to provide for the use of a simpler labeling format that would better communicate product performance to the user. Among other things, we provided the address of a Web site for accessing...

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch; Technical Amendment

by the Federal Aviation Administration on 08/30/2016.

The FAA is publishing this action to correct minor, editorial errors in chapter III, parts 415 and 417. These errors occurred in the Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch final rule, published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2006. That final rule amended the commercial space transportation regulations governing the launch of...

Approval of Information Collections for Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

by the Federal Aviation Administration on 08/29/2016.

On June 28, 2016, the FAA published a final rule entitled Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (81 FR 42063) which will result in new information collection requirements. This rule updates the FAA's list of OMB control numbers to display the control numbers associated with the approved information collection activities…

Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

by the Federal Aviation Administration on 06/28/2016.

The FAA is amending its regulations to allow the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems in the National Airspace System. These changes address the operation of unmanned aircraft systems and certification of their remote pilots. This rule will also prohibit model aircraft from endangering the safety of the National Airspace System.

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE

Enhancing Retailer Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

by the Food and Nutrition Service on 12/15/2016.

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS or the Agency) is updating Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or the Program) regulations pertaining to the eligibility criteria for retail food stores to participate in the Program by finalizing a proposed rule that was published on February 17, 2016. The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm...

Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

by the Food and Nutrition Service on 12/22/2016.

This document contains technical corrections to the Code of Federal Regulations regarding the final rule published in the Federal Register on July 29, 2016, ``Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.''

Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Corrections

by the Food and Nutrition Service on 11/01/2016.

This document contains technical corrections to the final rule published in the Federal Register on April 25, 2016, ``Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.''

National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

by the Food and Nutrition Service on 07/29/2016.

This rule adopts as final, with some modifications, the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program regulations set forth in the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2013. The requirements addressed in this rule conform to the provisions in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 regarding nutrition...

Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

by the Food and Nutrition Service on 07/29/2016.

This final rule requires all local educational agencies that participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to meet expanded local school wellness policy requirements consistent with the requirements set forth in section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger- Free Kids Act of 2010. The final rule requires each local educational..

HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT


Housing Counseling: New Certification Requirements

by the Housing and Urban Development Department on 12/14/2016.

HUD's housing counseling program provides housing counseling to consumers seeking information about financing, maintaining, renting, or owning a home. The housing counseling statute was amended to improve the effectiveness of housing counseling in HUD programs by, among other things: establishing the Office of Housing Counseling and giving this...

Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act; Revisions to the Indian Housing Block Grant Program Formula

by the Housing and Urban Development Department on 11/22/2016.

This final rule revises the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program allocation formula authorized by section 302 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, as amended (NAHASDA). Through the IHBG Program, HUD provides federal housing assistance for Indian tribes in a manner that recognizes the right of Indian...

Changes to HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program Commitment Requirement

by the Housing and Urban Development Department on 12/02/2016.

This rule changes the method by which HUD will determine participating jurisdictions' compliance with the statutory 24-month commitment requirement. Beginning with Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 grants, HUD will implement a grant-specific method for determining compliance with these requirements. This rule also establishes a method of administering...

Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program: Announcement of Fee To Cover Credit Subsidy Costs

by the Housing and Urban Development Department on 10/04/2016.

This document announces the fee that HUD will collect from borrowers of loans guaranteed under HUD's Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program (Section 108 Program) to offset the credit subsidy costs of the guaranteed loans pursuant to commitments awarded in FY 2017.

Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Environment Harassment and Liability for Discriminatory Housing Practices Under the Fair Housing Act

by the Housing and Urban Development Department on 09/14/2016.

This final rule amends HUD's fair housing regulations to formalize standards for use in investigations and adjudications involving allegations of harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or disability. The rule specifies how HUD will evaluate complaints of quid pro quo (``this for that'')...

Continuum of Care Program-Increasing Mobility Options for Homeless Individuals and Families With Tenant-Based Rental Assistance

by the Housing and Urban Development Department on 06/14/2016.

On July 31, 2012, HUD published an interim rule entitled ``Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: Continuum of Care Program.'' The Continuum of Care (CoC) program is designed to address the critical problem of homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building a system of housing...

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations-Movie Theaters; Movie Captioning and Audio Description

by the Justice Department on 12/02/2016.

This final rule amends the Department of Justice (Department) regulation implementing title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities by public accommodations and commercial facilities, including movie theaters. The rule adds specific requirements addressing the...

AG Order No. 3737-2016

by the Justice Department on 09/08/2016.The Department of Justice finalizes its implementation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on December 26, 2013.

Amendment of Americans With Disabilities Act Title II and Title III Regulations To Implement ADA Amendments Act of 2008

by the Justice Department on 08/11/2016.

The Department of Justice (Department) is issuing this final rule to amend its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations in order to incorporate the statutory changes to the ADA set forth in the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA Amendments Act or the Act), which took effect on January 1, 2009. In response to earlier Supreme Court decisions...

Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Program

by the Justice Department on 07/08/2016.

The Office for Victims of Crime (``OVC'') of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (``OJP''), publishes this final rule to implement the victim assistance formula grant program (``Victim Assistance Program'') authorized by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (``VOCA''). VOCA authorizes OVC to provide an annual grant from the...

RURAL BUSINESS-COOPERATIVE SERVICE

Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations; Correction

by the Rural Business-Cooperative Service and the Rural Utilities Service on08/16/2016.

This document contains corrections to the final rule published in the Federal Register of June 3, 2016, entitled ``Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations.''

Environmental Policies and Procedures; Compliance With the National Environmental Policy Act and Related Authorities

by the Farm Service Agency, the Rural Utilities Service, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and the Commodity Credit Corporation on 08/03/2016.

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is consolidating, updating, and amending its regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). FSA's previous NEPA regulations had been in place since 1980. Significant changes to the structure of FSA and the scope of FSA's programs require changes in FSA's NEPA regulations....

Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations

by the Rural Business-Cooperative Service and the Rural Utilities Service on06/03/2016.

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is an agency within the Rural Development mission area of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for administering the Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program. The B&I Guaranteed Loan Program is authorized by the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act and..

STATE DEPARTMENT

Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XII

by the State Department on 10/12/2016.

As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by revising Category XII (fire control, laser, imaging, and guidance equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to remove certain items from control on the USML and to describe more precisely the articles...

Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Procedures for Obtaining State Department Authorization To Export Items Subject to the Export Administration Regulations; Revision to the Destination Control Statement; and Other Changes

by the State Department on 08/17/2016.

As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify rules pertaining to the export of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), revise the destination control statement in ITAR Sec. 123.9 to harmonize the...

Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Categories XIV and XVIII

by the State Department on 07/28/2016.

As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories XIV (toxicological agents, including chemical agents, biological agents, and associated equipment) and XVIII (directed energy weapons) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more...

FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on 12/05/2016.

FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to establish requirements for the Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse), a database under the Agency's administration that will contain information about violations of FMCSA's drug and alcohol testing program for the holders of commercial driver's...

Commercial Driver's License Requirements of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Military Commercial Driver's License Act of 2012

by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on 10/13/2016.

FMCSA amends its commercial driver's license (CDL) regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) by simplifying the process of obtaining a commercial learner's permit (CLP) or CDL. This final rule extends the period of time for applying for a skills test waiver from 90...

Unified Registration System; Correction

by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on 07/28/2016.

FMCSA is correcting the effective and compliance dates for its August 23, 2013, Unified Registration System (URS) final rule, as revised on October 21, 2015. The 2013 URS final rule was issued to improve the registration process for motor carriers, property brokers, freight forwarders, Intermodal Equipment Providers (IEPs), hazardous materials...

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Teacher Preparation Issues

by the Education Department on 11/17/2016.

Teacher Preparation Issues

by the Education Department on 10/31/2016

The Secretary establishes new regulations to implement requirements for the teacher preparation program accountability system under title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), that will result in the collection and dissemination of more meaningful data on teacher preparation program quality (title II reporting system). The...

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions; Final Rule

by the Employment and Training Administration and the Education Department on08/19/2016.

The Departments of Education (ED) and Labor (DOL) (or, collectively, Departments) issue this Joint Final Rule to implement jointly administered activities authorized by title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) signed into law on July 22, 2014 (hereafter ``Joint WIOA Final Rule''). Through these regulations, the Departments…

Title I-Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged (Migrant Education Program)

by the Education Department on 05/10/2016.

The Secretary issues regulations to implement the Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX), a nationwide, electronic records exchange mechanism mandated under title I, part C, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). As a condition of receiving a grant of funds under the Migrant Education Program (MEP), each...

COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION


Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

by the Commodity Credit Corporation on 10/18/2016.

NRCS published an interim rule, with request for comments, on February 27, 2015, to implement the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) that was authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014. NRCS received 1,055 comments from 102 respondents to the interim rule. In this document, NRCS responds to comments, makes adjustments to the rule...

Environmental Policies and Procedures; Compliance With the National Environmental Policy Act and Related Authorities

by the Farm Service Agency, the Rural Utilities Service, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and the Commodity Credit Corporation on 08/03/2016.

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is consolidating, updating, and amending its regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). FSA's previous NEPA regulations had been in place since 1980. Significant changes to the structure of FSA and the scope of FSA's programs require changes in FSA's NEPA regulations....

 

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

by the Commodity Credit Corporation on 05/12/2016.

An interim rule, with request for comments, was published on December 12, 2014, to implement changes to EQIP that were either required by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Act) or required to implement administrative streamlining improvements and clarifications. This document provides background on the final rule, issues the final rule to...

FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

Bus Testing: Establishment of Performance Standards, a Bus Model Scoring System, a Pass/Fail Standard and Other Program Updates

by the Federal Transit Administration on 08/01/2016.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is issuing a new pass/fail standard and new aggregated scoring system for buses and modified vans (hereafter referred to as ``bus'' or ``buses'') that are subject to FTA's bus testing program, as mandated by Section 20014 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The pass/fail...

Transit Asset Management; National Transit Database

by the Federal Transit Administration on 07/26/2016.

The Federal Transit Administration is publishing a final rule to define the term state of good repair and to establish minimum Federal requirements for transit asset management that will apply to all recipients and subrecipients of chapter 53 funds that own, operate, or manage public transportation capital assets. This final rule requires public…

State Safety Oversight; Corrections

by the Federal Transit Administration on 05/09/2016.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on March 16, 2016 (80 FR 14230). The document contained incorrect estimated total annual burden on respondents. This document corrects the estimated total annual burden hours for State Safety Oversight (SSO) Agencies and Rail Transit...

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

Qualified Financial Contracts Recordkeeping Related to Orderly Liquidation Authority

by the Treasury Department on 10/31/2016.

The Secretary of the Treasury (the ``Secretary''), as Chairperson of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (the ``Council''), is adopting final rules (the ``Final Rules'') in consultation with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the ``FDIC'') to implement the qualified financial contract (``QFC'') recordkeeping requirements of the...

Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities

by the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Farm Credit Administration, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency on 08/02/2016.

The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and FHFA (each an ``Agency'' and, collectively, the ``Agencies'') are adopting exemptions from the initial and variation margin requirements published by the Agencies in November 2015 pursuant to sections 731 and 764 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'' or the…

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

Prepaid Accounts Under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) and the Truth In Lending Act (Regulation Z)

by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on 11/22/2016.

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau or CFPB) is issuing this final rule to create comprehensive consumer protections for prepaid accounts under Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act; Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act; and the official interpretations to those regulations. The final...

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Federal Acquisition Regulation: Limitation on Allowable Government Contractor Employee Compensation Costs

by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on 09/30/2016.

DoD, GSA and NASA are adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The final rule revises the allowable cost limit relative to the compensation of contractor and subcontractor employees. Also, this final rule implements the narrowly...

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Transactional Data Reporting

by the General Services Administration on 06/23/2016.

The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to include clauses that require vendors to report transactional data from orders placed against certain Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), and Governmentwide...

GOVERNMENT ETHICS OFFICE

Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component Designations

by the Government Ethics Office on 12/29/2016.

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to revise the component designations of two agencies for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifically, OGE is revoking two existing component designations and adding five new component designations, based on the...

 

Freedom of Information Act Regulation

by the Government Ethics Office on 12/23/2016.

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is updating its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to implement changes in accordance with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.

Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Amendment to the Standards Governing Solicitation and Acceptance of Gifts from Outside Sources

by the Government Ethics Office on 11/18/2016.

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule revising the portions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees that govern the solicitation and acceptance of gifts from outside sources. The final rule modifies the existing regulations to more effectively advance public confidence in the integrity of Federal...

Interpretation, Exemptions and Waiver Guidance Concerning the Federal Criminal Conflict of Interest Statute Prohibiting Acts Affecting a Personal Financial Interest; Amendment to Definition of “Employee”

by the Government Ethics Office on 09/06/2016.

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing this interim final rule to make a technical modification to the definition of ``employee'' in its regulations implementing the federal criminal conflict of interest statute concerning acts affecting a personal financial interest, in order to ensure their continued applicability to all individuals...

Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Amendments to the Seeking Other Employment Rules

by the Government Ethics Office on 07/26/2016.

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule amending portions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch regarding seeking other employment. The final rule incorporates past interpretive advice, updates examples, improves clarity, and makes technical corrections. In addition, the final rule...

INDUSTRY AND SECURITY BUREAU

Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Fire Control, Laser, Imaging, and Guidance Equipment the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML)

by the Industry and Security Bureau on 10/12/2016.

This final rule describes how articles the President determines no longer warrant control under Category XII (Fire Control, Laser, Imaging, and Guidance Equipment) of the United States Munitions List (USML) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) will be controlled under the Commerce Control List (CCL) of the Export...

Commerce Control List: Addition of Items Determined To No Longer Warrant Control Under United States Munitions List Category XIV (Toxicological Agents) or Category XVIII (Directed Energy Weapons)

by the Industry and Security Bureau on 07/28/2016.

This final rule implements changes described in a proposed rule that the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published on June 17, 2015. Specifically, this final rule describes how articles the President has determined no longer warrant control under Category XIV (Toxicological Agents, Including Chemical Agents, Biological Agents, and...

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; National Standard Guidelines

by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/18/2016.

This final action revises the guidelines for National Standards (NS) 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA or The Act) and to the General section of the NS guidelines. This action is necessary to improve and clarify the guidance within the NS guidelines. The purpose of this action is to facilitate...

Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/15/2016.

This final action implements the import provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This rule establishes conditions for evaluating a harvesting nation's regulatory program to address incidental and measures to address intentional mortality and serious injury of marine mammals in fisheries that export fish and fish products to the...

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


Personnel Management in Agencies

by the Personnel Management Office on 12/12/2016.

This rule is intended to align human capital management practices to broader agency strategic planning activities, and better align human capital activities with an agency's mission and strategic goals. This will enable agency leadership to better leverage the workforce to achieve results. In addition, the final regulation will allow agencies to...

Veterans' Preference

by the Personnel Management Office on 11/21/2016.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule that implements statutory changes pertaining to veterans' preference. These changes were made in response to the Hubbard Act, which broadened the category of individuals eligible for veterans' preference; and to implement the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes...

 

Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Coverage for Certain Firefighters and Intermittent Emergency Response Personnel

by the Personnel Management Office on 11/21/2016.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to make certain firefighters hired under a temporary appointment and certain intermittent emergency response personnel eligible to be enrolled in a health benefits plan under the FEHB Program. These...

Career and Career-Conditional Employment

by the Personnel Management Office on 11/08/2016.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule on creditable service for career tenure. The final regulation removes the requirement for creditable service to be substantially continuous and instead allows an individual to attain career tenure after completing at least 3 years of total creditable service.

Special Rights for Transferred Employees Under the Dodd-Frank Act Regarding Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance

by the Personnel Management Office on 09/01/2016.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a Final Rulemaking to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act). The Act includes authorization for certain transferred employees to have a special enrollment opportunity and special rights regarding Federal Employees' Group Life...

PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION


Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences

by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on 10/21/2016.

Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences

by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on 10/14/2016.

Excess flow valves (EFV), which are safety devices installed on natural gas distribution pipelines to reduce the risk of accidents, are currently required for new or replaced gas service lines servicing single-family residences (SFR), as that phrase is defined in 49 CFR 192.383(a). This final rule makes changes to part 192 to expand this...

FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE

Requirements for the Disposition of Non-Ambulatory Disabled Veal Calves

by the Food Safety and Inspection Service on 07/18/2016.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending its regulations on ante-mortem inspection to remove a provision that permits establishments to set apart and hold for treatment veal calves that are unable to rise from a recumbent position and walk because they are tired or cold. FSIS is also amending its regulations to require all...

Electronic Export Application and Certification Charge; Flexibility in the Requirements for Export Inspection Marks, Devices, and Certificates; Egg Products Export Certification

by the Food Safety and Inspection Service on 06/29/2016.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the meat and poultry inspection regulations to provide for an electronic export application and certification system. The electronic export application and certification system will be a component of the Agency's Public Health Information System (PHIS). The PHIS Export Component will be...

AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID Programs

by the Agency for International Development on 06/29/2016.

This rule amends AID regulations to address provisions which are more restrictive than relevant Federal case law and relevant legal opinions issued by the United States Department of Justice with respect to the applicability of the Establishment Clause to the use of Federal funds.

ARMY DEPARMENT

Army National Military Cemeteries

by the Army Department on 09/26/2016.

The Department of the Army is publishing its regulation for the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the Army National Cemeteries to reflect their statutory name change to the Army National Military Cemeteries and changes in the management structure, to adopt modifications suggested by the Department of the Army Inspector...

COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Clearing Requirement Determination Under Section 2(h) of the Commodity Exchange Act for Interest Rate Swaps

by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on 10/14/2016.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) is adopting an amendment to the Commission's regulations to expand the existing clearing requirement for interest rate swaps pursuant to the pertinent section of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). The amended regulation requires that interest rate swaps denominated in certain...

COMMUNITY LIVING ADMINISTRATION  


Independent Living Services and Centers for Independent Living

by the Community Living Administration on 10/27/2016.

This rule implements the Rehabilitation Act as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which established an Independent Living Administration within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The rule helps implement changes to the administration of Independent Living...

COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY

Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities

by the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Farm Credit Administration, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency on 08/02/2016.

The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and FHFA (each an ``Agency'' and, collectively, the ``Agencies'') are adopting exemptions from the initial and variation margin requirements published by the Agencies in November 2015 pursuant to sections 731 and 764 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'' or the...

FARM SERVICE AGENCY


Environmental Policies and Procedures; Compliance With the National Environmental Policy Act and Related Authorities

by the Farm Service Agency, the Rural Utilities Service, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and the Commodity Credit Corporation on 08/03/2016.

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is consolidating, updating, and amending its regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). FSA's previous NEPA regulations had been in place since 1980. Significant changes to the structure of FSA and the scope of FSA's programs require changes in FSA's NEPA regulations....

FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS OFFICE

Discrimination on the Basis of Sex

by the Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office on 06/15/2016.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs publishes this final rule to detail obligations that covered Federal Government contractors and subcontractors and federally assisted construction contractors and subcontractors must meet under Executive Order 11246, as amended, to ensure nondiscrimination in...

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities

by the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Farm Credit Administration, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency on 08/02/2016.

The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and FHFA (each an ``Agency'' and, collectively, the ``Agencies'') are adopting exemptions from the initial and variation margin requirements published by the Agencies in November 2015 pursuant to sections 731 and 764 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'' or the...

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION


Asset Management Plans and Periodic Evaluations of Facilities Repeatedly Requiring Repair and Reconstruction Due to Emergency Events

by the Federal Highway Administration on 10/24/2016.

The FHWA is issuing this final rule to address three new requirements established by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). First, as part of the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP), MAP-21 adopted a requirement for States to develop and implement risk-based asset management plans for the National Highway System…

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION/FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

 

Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning

by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration on05/27/2016.

The FHWA and FTA are jointly issuing this final rule to update the regulations governing the development of metropolitan transportation plans (MTP) and programs for urbanized areas, long-range statewide transportation plans and programs, and the congestion management process as well as revisions related to the use of and reliance on planning...

FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY

Enterprise Duty To Serve Underserved Markets

by the Federal Housing Finance Agency on 12/29/2016.

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) amended the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (Safety and Soundness Act) to establish a duty for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (collectively, the Enterprises) to serve...

 

Acquired Member Assets

by the Federal Housing Finance Board and the Federal Housing Finance Agency on12/19/2016.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing this final rule to reorganize and relocate the current regulation governing the Federal Home Loan Banks' (Banks) Acquired Member Asset (AMA) programs. More significantly, as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), it removes and replaces...

Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities

by the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Farm Credit Administration, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency on 08/02/2016.

The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and FHFA (each an ``Agency'' and, collectively, the ``Agencies'') are adopting exemptions from the initial and variation margin requirements published by the Agencies in November 2015 pursuant to sections 731 and 764 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'' or the...

FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION


System Safety Program

by the Federal Railroad Administration on 08/12/2016.

FRA is issuing this final rule to mandate that commuter and intercity passenger railroads develop and implement a system safety program (SSP) to improve the safety of their operations. A SSP is a structured program with proactive processes and procedures, developed and implemented by commuter and intercity passenger railroads to identify and...

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities

by the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Farm Credit Administration, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency on 08/02/2016.

The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and FHFA (each an ``Agency'' and, collectively, the ``Agencies'') are adopting exemptions from the initial and variation margin requirements published by the Agencies in November 2015 pursuant to sections 731 and 764 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'' or the...

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Management of Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights
by the
Fish and Wildlife Service on 11/14/2016.
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are finalizing regulations governing the exercise of non-Federal oil and gas rights outside of Alaska in order to improve our ability to protect refuge resources, visitors, and the general public's health and safety from potential impacts associated with non-Federal oil and gas operations located...

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision of the Section 4(d) Rule for the African Elephant (Loxodonta africana

by the Fish and Wildlife Service on 06/06/2016.

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are revising the rule for the African elephant promulgated under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), to increase protection for African elephants in response to the alarming rise in poaching to fuel the growing illegal trade in ivory. The African elephant...

INDIAN AFFAIRS BUREAU

Tribal Transportation Program

by the Indian Affairs Bureau on 11/07/2016.

This final rule updates the Tribal Transportation Program regulations (formerly the Indian Reservation Roads Program) to comply with statutory updates. The Tribal Transportation Program is a program to address the surface transportation needs of Tribes. This rule reflects statutory changes in the delivery options for the program, clarifies the...

INFORMATION SECURITY OVERSIGHT OFFICE


Controlled Unclassified Information

by the Information Security Oversight Office on 09/14/2016.

As the Federal Government's Executive Agent (EA) for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), through its Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), oversees the Federal Government-wide CUI Program. As part of that responsibility, ISOO is issuing this rule to establish policy for...

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION


Federal Acquisition Regulation: Limitation on Allowable Government Contractor Employee Compensation Costs

by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on 09/30/2016.

DoD, GSA and NASA are adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The final rule revises the allowable cost limit relative to the compensation of contractor and subcontractor employees. Also, this final rule implements the n

NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION


Controlled Unclassified Information

by the Information Security Oversight Office on 09/14/2016.

As the Federal Government's Executive Agent (EA) for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), through its Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), oversees the Federal Government-wide CUI Program. As part of that responsibility, ISOO is issuing this rule to establish policy for...

NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION


Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on 12/14/2016.

To reduce the risk of pedestrian crashes, especially for the blind and visually-impaired, and to satisfy the mandate in the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (PSEA) of 2010 this final rule establishes a new Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) setting minimum sound requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles. This new standard...

Lighting and Marking on Agricultural Equipment

by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on 06/22/2016.

Pursuant to the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), the agency is adding a new regulation to the CFR that sets forth requirements for lighting and marking on agricultural equipment to improve daytime and nighttime visibility. It standardizes lighting and marking requirements for agricultural equipment across the United...

NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION

Various National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations

by the National Indian Gaming Commission on 11/02/2016.

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) amends various regulations previously issued. The NIGC moved its headquarters and needs to update the address. The agency also revises two headings by shortening them.

NATIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE

Certification Program for Access to the Death Master File

by the National Technical Information Service on 06/01/2016.

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) issues this final rule establishing a program through which persons may become eligible to obtain access to Death Master File (DMF) information about an individual within three years of that individual's death. This final rule supersedes and replaces the interim final rule that NTIS promulgated...

NATURAL RESOURCES REVENUE OFFICE

Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform

by the Natural Resources Revenue Office on 07/01/2016.

ONRR is amending our regulations governing valuation, for royalty purposes, of oil and gas produced from Federal onshore and offshore leases and coal produced from Federal and Indian leases. This rule also consolidates definitions for oil, gas, and coal product valuation into one subpart that is applicable to the Federal oil and gas and Federal...

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

Plant-Specific Applicability of Transition Break Size Specified in 10 CFR 50.46a

by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on 12/08/2016.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the discontinuation of further regulatory action on Draft Regulatory Guide (DG) DG-1216, ``Plant-Specific Applicability of Transition Break Size Specified in 10 CFR 50.46a,'' and its withdrawal. Draft Regulatory Guide DG-1216 was a proposed new regulatory guide written to provide...

Rulemaking Activities Being Discontinued by the NRC

by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on 07/29/2016.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is discontinuing eight rulemaking activities. The purpose of this action is to inform members of the public that these rulemaking activities are being discontinued and to provide a brief discussion of the NRC's decision to discontinue them. These rulemaking activities will no longer be reported in the...

ALCOHOL TOBACCO FIREARMS

 

Federal Firearms License Proceedings-Hearings

 by the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau on 05/23/2016.

The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regarding administrative hearings held as part of firearms license proceedings. This rule clarifies that persons requesting a hearing will be afforded the opportunity to submit facts and arguments for review and consideration...

FAR, ET AL

 

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Privacy Training

by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on 12/20/2016.

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require that contractors, whose employees have access to a system of records or handle personally identifiable information, complete privacy training.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles

by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board on 12/14/2016.

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board or Board) is issuing a final rule that revises its existing accessibility guidelines for non-rail vehicles--namely, buses, over-the-road buses, and vans--acquired or remanufactured by entities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The revised guidelines ensure…

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems

by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on 05/16/2016.

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add a new subpart and contract clause for the basic safeguarding of contractor information systems that process, store or transmit Federal contract information. The clause does not relieve the contractor of any other specific safeguarding requirement...

 

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Disclosure to Litigation Support Contractors (DFARS Case 2012-D029)

by the Defense Acquisition Regulations System on 05/10/2016.

DoD is adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that provides DoD the authority to allow its litigation support contractors access to ``sensitive information'' subject to certain…

FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT NETWORK (FIN CEN)

 

Supplemental Information Regarding the Final Rule Imposing the Fifth Special Measure Against FBME Bank, Ltd.

by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on 12/01/2016.

In its September 20, 2016 order, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia remanded to FinCEN the final rule imposing a prohibition on covered financial institutions from opening or maintaining correspondent accounts for, or on behalf of, FBME Bank, Ltd. In its memorandum opinion accompanying that order, the Court stated that the...

Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions

by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on 05/11/2016.

FinCEN is issuing final rules under the Bank Secrecy Act to clarify and strengthen customer due diligence requirements for: Banks; brokers or dealers in securities; mutual funds; and futures commission merchants and introducing brokers in commodities. The rules contain explicit customer due diligence requirements and include a new requirement to...

U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

The U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program

by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on 11/23/2016.

This rule adopts as final, with two changes, interim amendments to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) regulations published in the Federal Register on May 13, 2014 establishing the U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card Program. The U.S. APEC Business Travel Card Program provides qualified U.S. business…

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ADMINISTRATION

Runaway and Homeless Youth

by the Children and Families Administration on 12/20/2016.

This final rule reflects existing statutory requirements in the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and changes made via the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008. More specifically, the rule establishes program performance standards for Runaway and Homeless Youth grantees providing services to eligible youth and their families. Revisions have been...

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System

by the Children and Families Administration on 12/14/2016.

The Social Security Act (the Act) requires that ACF regulate a national data collection system that provides comprehensive demographic and case-specific information on children who are in foster care and adopted. This final rule replaces existing Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) regulations and the appendices to…

Head Start Program

 by the Children and Families Administration on 12/06/2016.

The Office of Head Start will delay the compliance date for background checks procedures described in the Head Start Program Performance Standards final rule that was published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2016. We are taking this action to afford programs more time to implement systems that meet the background checks procedures and…

Head Start Performance Standards

by the Children and Families Administration on 09/06/2016

This final rule modernizes the Head Start Program Performance Standards, last revised in 1998. In the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Congress instructed the Office of Head Start to update its performance standards and to ensure any such revisions to the standards do not eliminate or reduce quality, scope, or types of...

AGING ADMINISTRATION

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs

by the Aging Administration on 12/20/2016.

In the February 11, 2015 Federal Register, we published a final rule in order to implement provisions of the Older Americans Act (the Act) regarding States' Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs (Ombudsman programs). The effective date was July 1, 2016. This correcting amendment corrects a limited number of technical and typographical errors…

OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT

 

Stream Protection Rule

by the Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office on 12/20/2016

We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE or OSM), are revising our regulations, based on, among other things, advances in science, to improve the balance between environmental protection and the Nation's need for coal as a source of energy. This final rule will better protect water supplies, surface water and...

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