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04/05/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; South Carolina; Update to Materials Incorporated by ReferenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the South Carolina state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by South...2018-06796FR-Doc-2018-06796air-plan-approval-south-carolina-update-to-materials-incorporated-by-referenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the South Carolina state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by South Carolina and approved by EPA. This update affects the materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the EPA Regional Office.
04/05/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Quality Designations for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the designation of Unclassifiable for the Citrus County, Florida, area that the EPA originally promulgated on December 21, 2017, and is establishing a designation of Attainment/Unclassifiable for...2018-06876FR-Doc-2018-06876air-quality-designations-for-the-2010-sulfur-dioxide-so2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the designation of Unclassifiable for the Citrus County, Florida, area that the EPA originally promulgated on December 21, 2017, and is establishing a designation of Attainment/Unclassifiable for that area as part of promulgating initial air quality designations for certain areas in the United States (U.S.) for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This action supplements our December 2017 action, which together comprise the third of four expected rounds of actions to designate areas of the U.S. for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS. This third round of designations is based on application of the EPA's nationwide analytical approach and technical analysis, including evaluation of monitoring data and air quality modeling, to determine the appropriate designation based on the weight of evidence for each area.
04/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Vigor Industrial Drydock Movement, West Duwamish Waterway; Seattle, WAThe Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in the West Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington for scheduled drydock movements at Vigor Industrial. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and workers involved in the...2018-06924FR-Doc-2018-06924safety-zone-vigor-industrial-drydock-movement-west-duwamish-waterway-seattle-waThe Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in the West Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington for scheduled drydock movements at Vigor Industrial. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and workers involved in the drydock movements. The safety zone will prohibit any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone when a notice of enforcement is issued, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a Designated Representative.
04/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management AreaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season apportionment of the 2018 Pacific cod...2018-06987FR-Doc-2018-06987fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-using-trawl-gearNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season apportionment of the 2018 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher vessels using trawl gear in the BSAI.
04/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard DistrictThe Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for two events, the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Race on May 19, 2018 and May 20, 2018, and the NAS Patuxent River Air Show from May 31, 2018 through June 3, 2018, to provide for the safety of life...2018-06824FR-Doc-2018-06824special-local-regulations-marine-events-within-the-fifth-coast-guard-districtThe Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for two events, the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Race on May 19, 2018 and May 20, 2018, and the NAS Patuxent River Air Show from May 31, 2018 through June 3, 2018, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during these events. Our regulation for marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for each event. During the enforcement periods, the Coast Guard patrol commander or designated marine event patrol may forbid and control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area.
04/04/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Wyoming; Sheridan PM10The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP), submitted by the State of Wyoming to the EPA on June 2, 2017, for the Sheridan moderate PM10 nonattainment area (Sheridan NAA) and concurrently...2018-06848FR-Doc-2018-06848approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-state-of-wyoming-sheridan-pm10The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP), submitted by the State of Wyoming to the EPA on June 2, 2017, for the Sheridan moderate PM10 nonattainment area (Sheridan NAA) and concurrently redesignating the Sheridan NAA to attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10). In order to approve the LMP and redesignation, the EPA is determining that the Sheridan NAA has attained the 1987 24-hour PM10 NAAQS of 150 [micro]g/m3. This determination is based upon monitored air quality data for the PM10 NAAQS during the years 2014-2016. Additionally, the EPA is approving the Sheridan LMP as meeting the appropriate transportation conformity requirements found in 40 CFR 93, subpart A.
04/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Recurring Fireworks Display Within the Fifth Coast Guard DistrictThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the National Cherry Blossom Festival fireworks display in the...2018-06888FR-Doc-2018-06888safety-zone-recurring-fireworks-display-within-the-fifth-coast-guard-districtThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the National Cherry Blossom Festival fireworks display in the Washington Channel, Washington, DC, on April 7, 2018. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
04/04/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyCourt Order; Compliance Date; Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood ProductsOn March 13, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order in the case of Sierra Club and A Community Voice-Louisiana vs. Scott Pruitt, which resulted in the compliance date for emission standards,...2018-06884FR-Doc-2018-06884court-order-compliance-date-formaldehyde-emission-standards-for-composite-wood-productsOn March 13, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order in the case of Sierra Club and A Community Voice-Louisiana vs. Scott Pruitt, which resulted in the compliance date for emission standards, recordkeeping, and labeling (i.e., the manufactured-by date or import-by date) becoming June 1, 2018, rather than December 12, 2018. This case involved the formaldehyde regulations for composite wood products under Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and, specifically, a challenge to EPA's extension to December 12, 2018 of the December 12, 2017 compliance date in a September 25, 2017 rule.
04/04/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Plan Revisions, Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District; Stationary Source PermitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the...2018-06878FR-Doc-2018-06878approval-of-california-plan-revisions-northern-sonoma-county-air-pollution-control-districtThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution. We are proposing action on these local rules under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
04/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wappoo Creek, Charleston, SCThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) Bridge across Wappoo Creek (AICW), mile 470.8, at Charleston, SC. This action will eliminate the seasonal operating schedules and adjust the daily operating...2018-06863FR-Doc-2018-06863drawbridge-operation-regulation-atlantic-intracoastal-waterway-wappoo-creek-charleston-scThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) Bridge across Wappoo Creek (AICW), mile 470.8, at Charleston, SC. This action will eliminate the seasonal operating schedules and adjust the daily operating schedule. This action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and provide a more consistant operating schedule for the bridge.
04/04/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Electronic Reporting for Federally Permitted Charter Vessels and Headboats in Atlantic FisheriesNMFS proposes to implement management measures described in the For-hire Reporting Amendment, as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) and Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Fishery Management Council (Gulf...2018-06794FR-Doc-2018-06794fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-electronic-reporting-for-federallyNMFS proposes to implement management measures described in the For-hire Reporting Amendment, as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) and Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council). The For-hire Reporting Amendment includes Amendment 27 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) Resources of the Gulf and Atlantic Region (CMP FMP), Amendment 9 to the FMP for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery off the Atlantic States (Dolphin Wahoo FMP), and Amendment 39 to the FMP for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Snapper-Grouper FMP). If implemented, this proposed rule would establish new, and revise existing, electronic reporting requirements for federally permitted charter vessels and headboats (for-hire vessels), respectively. This proposed rule would require a charter vessel with a Federal charter vessel/headboat permit for Atlantic CMP, Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, or South Atlantic snapper-grouper species to submit an electronic fishing report weekly, or at shorter intervals if notified by NMFS, through NMFS-approved hardware and software. The proposed rule would also reduce the time allowed for headboats to submit an electronic fishing report. The purpose of this proposed rule is to increase and improve fisheries information collected from federally permitted for-hire vessels in the Atlantic. The information is expected to improve recreational fisheries management of the for-hire component in the Atlantic.
04/04/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone for Fireworks Display; Severn River, Sherwood Forest, MDThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Severn River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Severn River at Sherwood Forest, MD, during a fireworks...2018-06851FR-Doc-2018-06851safety-zone-for-fireworks-display-severn-river-sherwood-forest-mdThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Severn River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Severn River at Sherwood Forest, MD, during a fireworks display on July 3, 2018 (with alternate date of July 6, 2018). This action would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Barnegat Bay, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Seaside Heights, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. Route 37 (Mathis) Bridge across the Barnegat Bay, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, mile 14.1, at Seaside Heights, NJ. The deviation is necessary to...2018-06811FR-Doc-2018-06811drawbridge-operation-regulation-barnegat-bay-new-jersey-intracoastal-waterway-seaside-heights-njThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. Route 37 (Mathis) Bridge across the Barnegat Bay, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, mile 14.1, at Seaside Heights, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate routine maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
04/04/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Tred Avon River, Between Bellevue, MD and Oxford, MDThe Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Tred Avon River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters located between Bellevue, MD, and Oxford, MD, during a swim...2018-06845FR-Doc-2018-06845special-local-regulation-tred-avon-river-between-bellevue-md-and-oxford-mdThe Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Tred Avon River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters located between Bellevue, MD, and Oxford, MD, during a swim event on June 9, 2018. If necessary, due to inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to June 10, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/04/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia's state implementation plan (SIP). The revision is in response to EPA's February 3, 2017 Findings of Failure to Submit for various requirements...2018-06880FR-Doc-2018-06880approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-virginia-nonattainment-new-sourceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia's state implementation plan (SIP). The revision is in response to EPA's February 3, 2017 Findings of Failure to Submit for various requirements relating to the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This SIP revision is specific to nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements. EPA is proposing to approve this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
04/03/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the District of Columbia (the District). This revision pertains to the infrastructure requirement for interstate transport of pollution with...2018-06655FR-Doc-2018-06655approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-district-of-columbia-interstateThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the District of Columbia (the District). This revision pertains to the infrastructure requirement for interstate transport of pollution with respect to the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
04/03/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentEndangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Yellow LanceWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine threatened species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA or Act), for yellow lance (Elliptio lanceolata), a mussel species from Maryland, Virginia, and North...2018-06735FR-Doc-2018-06735endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-threatened-species-status-for-yellow-lanceWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine threatened species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA or Act), for yellow lance (Elliptio lanceolata), a mussel species from Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. The effect of this regulation will be to add this species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
04/03/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Nebraska Air Quality Implementation Plans; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide and the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Nebraska for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)...2018-06654FR-Doc-2018-06654approval-of-nebraska-air-quality-implementation-plans-infrastructure-sip-requirements-for-the-2010The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Nebraska for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. States are required to have a SIP that provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the NAAQS. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, states are required to make a SIP submission to establish that they have, or to add, the provisions necessary to address various requirements to address the new or revised NAAQS. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
04/03/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones UpdateThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley that are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section in this document. This proposed rule would add 23 new recurring safety zones and...2018-06739FR-Doc-2018-06739safety-zones-coast-guard-sector-ohio-valley-annual-and-recurring-safety-zones-updateThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley that are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section in this document. This proposed rule would add 23 new recurring safety zones and amend the event/ sponsor, dates, and/or regulated areas for 31 recurring safety zones already listed in the current table. This action in necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events. This proposed rulemaking would restrict vessel traffic from the safety zones during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/03/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulations; Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Special Local Regulations UpdateThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its special local regulations for recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley. This rule, if adopted, would add 17 new recurring special local regulations, remove 9 special...2018-06740FR-Doc-2018-06740special-local-regulations-sector-ohio-valley-annual-and-recurring-special-local-regulations-updateThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its special local regulations for recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley. This rule, if adopted, would add 17 new recurring special local regulations, remove 9 special local regulations, and amend the event/sponsor, dates, and/or regulated areas for 48 recurring special local regulations already listed in the current table. This action in necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events. This proposed rulemaking would restrict vessel traffic in the designated areas during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/03/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentEndangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling; CorrectionWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, published a final rule in the Federal Register on October 1, 2015, to designate critical habitat for the Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae) and the Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek), under the Endangered...2018-06736FR-Doc-2018-06736endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-designation-of-critical-habitat-for-the-dakota-skipperWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, published a final rule in the Federal Register on October 1, 2015, to designate critical habitat for the Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae) and the Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek), under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Inadvertently, we published a map of a critical habitat unit for the Dakota skipper in Minnesota where we should have published a map for the Poweshiek skipperling. This document makes the necessary correction to the critical habitat designation for the Poweshiek skipperling. We are also replacing a map depicting critical habitat for Poweshiek skipperling in Minnesota to make an editorial correction in the title.
04/03/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Ohio; Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Withdrawal for Designated Facilities and PollutantsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Ohio's request for withdrawal of the previously approved Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) State Plan. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) submitted its...2018-06748FR-Doc-2018-06748air-plan-approval-ohio-hospitalmedicalinfectious-waste-incinerator-withdrawal-for-designatedThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Ohio's request for withdrawal of the previously approved Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) State Plan. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) submitted its HMIWI withdrawal on January 24, 2018, certifying that there is only one HMIWI unit currently operating in the state of Ohio and requesting that the Federal Plan apply to the single source in the State.
04/03/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2018 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for Gulf of Mexico Greater AmberjackNMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for commercial greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish fishery for the 2018 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS has determined greater amberjack landings have exceeded the 2018...2018-06732FR-Doc-2018-06732fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-2018-commercial-accountability-measureNMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for commercial greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish fishery for the 2018 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS has determined greater amberjack landings have exceeded the 2018 commercial annual catch target (ACT). Therefore, the commercial sector fishing season for greater amberjack in the Gulf exclusive economic zone (EEZ) will not re-open on June 1, 2018, the end of the commercial seasonal closure, and the sector will remain closed until the start of the next commercial fishing season on January 1, 2019. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf greater amberjack resource.
04/03/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentControl Date for the Northeast Multispecies Charter/Party Fishery; Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan; CorrectionThis action corrects an error in the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that set a control date for the Northeast Multispecies charter/party fishery. This action is necessary because the document provided an incorrect internet address for...2018-06660FR-Doc-2018-06660control-date-for-the-northeast-multispecies-charterparty-fishery-northeast-multispecies-fisheryThis action corrects an error in the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that set a control date for the Northeast Multispecies charter/party fishery. This action is necessary because the document provided an incorrect internet address for submission of electronic comments. This action is intended to provide the correct internet address to ensure the public can easily access the online rulemaking portal.
04/02/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; KY: Removal of Reliance on Reformulated Gasoline in the Kentucky Portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton AreaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on September 13, 2017, by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) in support of the Commonwealth's...2018-06557FR-Doc-2018-06557air-plan-approval-ky-removal-of-reliance-on-reformulated-gasoline-in-the-kentucky-portion-of-theThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on September 13, 2017, by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) in support of the Commonwealth's separate petition requesting that EPA remove the federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) requirements for Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in the Kentucky portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana 2008 8-hr ozone maintenance area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Northern Kentucky Area'' or ``Area''). The SIP revision revises the Commonwealth's maintenance plan emissions inventory and associated motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs), for years 2020 and 2030, to remove reliance on emissions reductions from the federal RFG program requirements, a program that the Commonwealth voluntarily opted into in 1995. The SIP revision also includes a non-interference demonstration evaluating whether removing reliance on the RFG requirements in the Northern Kentucky Area would interfere with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). EPA is approving this SIP revision and the corresponding non-interference demonstration because EPA determined that the revision is consistent with the applicable provisions of the CAA. Please note that this final rule does not remove the federal RFG requirement. On April 18, 2017, Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet submitted a separate petition to the EPA Administrator requesting to opt-out of the federal RFG program in the Northern Kentucky Area, and the Administrator will act on that petition in the near future.
04/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, New JerseyThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the PATH Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.0, at Jersey City, New Jersey. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the...2018-06540FR-Doc-2018-06540drawbridge-operation-regulation-hackensack-river-jersey-city-new-jerseyThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the PATH Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.0, at Jersey City, New Jersey. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the replacement of rails and timbers across the length of the span of the bridge.
04/02/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Maryland; Control of Emissions From Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator UnitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a negative declaration for existing commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units within the State of Maryland. This negative declaration certifies that...2018-06653FR-Doc-2018-06653approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-state-of-maryland-control-of-emissionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a negative declaration for existing commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units within the State of Maryland. This negative declaration certifies that CISWI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not exist within the jurisdictional boundaries of the State of Maryland. EPA is accepting the negative declaration in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
04/02/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Florida; Stationary Sources Emissions MonitoringThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on February 1,...2018-06542FR-Doc-2018-06542air-plan-approval-florida-stationary-sources-emissions-monitoringThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on February 1, 2017, for the purpose of revising Florida's requirements and procedures for emissions monitoring at stationary sources. Specifically, Florida's February 1, 2017, SIP submittal includes amendments to three Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) rule sections, as well as the removal of one F.A.C. rule section from the Florida SIP, in order to eliminate redundant language and make updates to the requirements for emissions monitoring at stationary sources. Additionally, this action includes a correction to remove an additional F.A.C. rule that was previously approved by EPA for removal from the SIP but was never removed. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
04/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, ORThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Walk MS Portland event. This deviation...2018-06561FR-Doc-2018-06561drawbridge-operation-regulation-willamette-river-at-portland-orThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Walk MS Portland event. This deviation authorizes the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow safe roadway movement of event participants.
04/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in the...2018-06536FR-Doc-2018-06536drawbridge-operation-regulation-sacramento-river-sacramento-caThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in the Sactown Run 10-mile and 5K races. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
04/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, and the University Bridge, mile 4.3, both crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to...2018-06562FR-Doc-2018-06562drawbridge-operation-regulation-lake-washington-ship-canal-seattle-waThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, and the University Bridge, mile 4.3, both crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Tenacious Ten run event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.
04/02/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, San Diego County Air Pollution Control DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic...2018-06559FR-Doc-2018-06559approval-of-california-air-plan-revisions-san-diego-county-air-pollution-control-districtThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from polyester resin operations. We are approving a local rule to regulate these emission sources, as well as a rule rescission, under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'').
04/02/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentEndangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassifying the Hawaiian Goose From Endangered to Threatened With a 4(d) RuleUnder the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify the Hawaiian goose (nene) (Branta (=Nesochen) sandvicensis) from endangered to threatened, and we...2018-06571FR-Doc-2018-06571endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-reclassifying-the-hawaiian-goose-from-endangered-toUnder the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify the Hawaiian goose (nene) (Branta (=Nesochen) sandvicensis) from endangered to threatened, and we propose a rule under section 4(d) of the Act to enhance conservation of the species through range expansion and management flexibility. This proposal is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific data, which indicate that the species' status has improved such that it is not currently in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. We also propose to correct the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife to reflect that Nesochen is not currently a scientifically accepted generic name for this species, and to acknowledge the Hawaiian name ``nene'' as an alternative common name. We seek information, data, and comments from the public on this proposal.
04/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCivil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for InflationIn this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) is making the 2018 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law...2018-06486FR-Doc-2018-06486civil-monetary-penalty-adjustments-for-inflationIn this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) is making the 2018 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS's civil monetary penalties for 2018 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after April 2, 2018 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.
04/02/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile...2018-06558FR-Doc-2018-06558approval-of-california-air-plan-revisions-yolo-solano-air-quality-management-districtThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from organic liquid storage and transfer operations. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
04/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, ORThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the lower deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Bridge to Brews run event....2018-06534FR-Doc-2018-06534drawbridge-operation-regulation-willamette-river-portland-orThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the lower deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Bridge to Brews run event. This deviation allows the upper lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position to ensure the safety of event participants.
04/02/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of...2018-06538FR-Doc-2018-06538approval-of-california-air-plan-revisions-northern-sierra-air-quality-management-districtThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of particulate matter (PM) from wood burning devices. We are approving a local measure to reduce emissions from these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentForest Service DirectivesThis final rule updates the current regulations that establish procedures for public participation in the formulation of standards, criteria, and guidelines applicable to Forest Service programs as required by the Forest and Rangeland Renewable...2018-06130FR-Doc-2018-06130forest-service-directivesThis final rule updates the current regulations that establish procedures for public participation in the formulation of standards, criteria, and guidelines applicable to Forest Service programs as required by the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, as amended (FRRRPA). These revisions will provide greater opportunity for public participation in the formulation of such standards, criteria, and guidelines by expanding and better defining the scope of policies subject to such review and utilizing technologies for public engagement that were not available at the time of the last amendment to these regulations in 1984.
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Newark Bay, Newark, NJThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Lehigh Valley Railroad Bridge across the Newark Bay, mile 4.3, at Newark, New Jersey. This modified deviation extends an additional 90 days to test a change...2018-06424FR-Doc-2018-06424drawbridge-operation-regulation-newark-bay-newark-njThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Lehigh Valley Railroad Bridge across the Newark Bay, mile 4.3, at Newark, New Jersey. This modified deviation extends an additional 90 days to test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This modified deviation allows the Lehigh Valley Bridge to operate under an alternate schedule to alleviate high volume of rail service across the Lehigh Valley Bridge and to better accommodate vessel traffic.
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Wyandotte Rowing Regatta; Detroit River, Trenton Channel; Wyandotte, MIThe Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain waters of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Wyandotte, MI. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters to be used for a rowing event...2018-06466FR-Doc-2018-06466special-local-regulation-wyandotte-rowing-regatta-detroit-river-trenton-channel-wyandotte-miThe Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain waters of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Wyandotte, MI. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters to be used for a rowing event immediately prior to, during, and immediately after this event.
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentMigratory Bird Subsistence Harvest in Alaska; Harvest Regulations for Migratory Birds in Alaska During the 2018 SeasonThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is establishing migratory bird subsistence harvest regulations in Alaska for the 2018 season. These regulations allow for the continuation of customary and traditional subsistence uses of migratory...2018-06435FR-Doc-2018-06435migratory-bird-subsistence-harvest-in-alaska-harvest-regulations-for-migratory-birds-in-alaskaThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is establishing migratory bird subsistence harvest regulations in Alaska for the 2018 season. These regulations allow for the continuation of customary and traditional subsistence uses of migratory birds in Alaska and prescribe regional information on when and where the harvesting of birds may occur. These regulations were developed under a co-management process involving the Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and Alaska Native representatives. The rulemaking is necessary because the regulations governing the subsistence harvest of migratory birds in Alaska are subject to annual review. This rulemaking establishes region-specific regulations that go into effect on April 2, 2018.
03/30/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Michigan; Revisions to Volatile Organic Compound RulesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revised rules submitted by the State of Michigan as State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions. The main revision specifies volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for cutback and...2018-06543FR-Doc-2018-06543air-plan-approval-michigan-revisions-to-volatile-organic-compound-rulesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revised rules submitted by the State of Michigan as State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions. The main revision specifies volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for cutback and emulsified asphalts as well as the test methods for determining the VOC content of these products. Michigan also moved the adoption by reference citations from Part 6. Emission Limitations and Prohibitions--Existing Sources of Volatile Organic Emissions to Part 9. Emission Limitations and Prohibitions--Miscellaneous and updated references to federal test methods in several of its Part 6 rules.
03/30/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Approval of Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements and Single Source OrderThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revisions establish recordkeeping and reporting obligations for sources of air pollution. Additionally, we are...2018-06381FR-Doc-2018-06381air-plan-approval-new-hampshire-approval-of-recordkeeping-and-reporting-requirements-and-singleThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revisions establish recordkeeping and reporting obligations for sources of air pollution. Additionally, we are approving an order limiting emissions of volatile organic compounds from a facility in the State. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
03/30/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Alabama; Update to Materials Incorporated by ReferenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Alabama state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by Alabama and...2018-06367FR-Doc-2018-06367air-plan-approval-alabama-update-to-materials-incorporated-by-referenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Alabama state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by Alabama and approved by EPA. This update affects the materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the EPA Regional Office.
03/30/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Arizona; Hayden and Miami Areas; Lead and Sulfur Dioxide Control Measures-Copper SmeltersThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of lead and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the copper smelter at Hayden, AZ and...2018-06548FR-Doc-2018-06548air-plan-approval-arizona-hayden-and-miami-areas-lead-and-sulfur-dioxide-control-measures-copperThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of lead and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the copper smelter at Hayden, AZ and SO2 from the copper smelter at Miami, AZ. We are proposing to approve State rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
03/30/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyEPA Response to the Designation Recommendation From Texas for the San Antonio Area for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards: Notice of Availability and Public Comment PeriodNotice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted on our public electronic docket and internet website the agency's response to the designation recommendation from the state of Texas for the eight counties in the San...2018-06441FR-Doc-2018-06441epa-response-to-the-designation-recommendation-from-texas-for-the-san-antonio-area-for-the-2015Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted on our public electronic docket and internet website the agency's response to the designation recommendation from the state of Texas for the eight counties in the San Antonio area for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The response includes our intended designations for the area. The EPA invites the public to review and provide input on our intended designations during the comment period specified in the DATES section. The EPA sent its response directly to Texas on March 19, 2018. The EPA intends to make final designation determinations for the eight counties in the San Antonio area by July 17, 2018.
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones Delaware River, Philadelphia, PAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware Bay and River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the transit of two Post-Panamax gantry cranes to the Port of Philadelphia. This action is...2018-06396FR-Doc-2018-06396safety-zones-delaware-river-philadelphia-paThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware Bay and River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the transit of two Post-Panamax gantry cranes to the Port of Philadelphia. This action is intended to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with the transportation of these large cranes. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless a vessel meets the stated requirements or is specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay.
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Reynolds Channel, Long Beach, New YorkThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the MTA Long Island Railroad Bridge across the Reynolds Channel, mile 4.4, at Long Beach, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to replace bridge...2018-06397FR-Doc-2018-06397drawbridge-operation-regulation-reynolds-channel-long-beach-new-yorkThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the MTA Long Island Railroad Bridge across the Reynolds Channel, mile 4.4, at Long Beach, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to replace bridge timbers. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position.
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in the...2018-06461FR-Doc-2018-06461drawbridge-operation-regulation-sacramento-river-sacramento-caThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in the Sacramento Giant Race 5K/10K run/walk. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones Delaware River, Philadelphia, PAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the offloading of two Post-Panamax gantry cranes at the Port of Philadelphia. This action is intended to...2018-06395FR-Doc-2018-06395safety-zones-delaware-river-philadelphia-paThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the offloading of two Post-Panamax gantry cranes at the Port of Philadelphia. This action is intended to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with these offloading activities. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless a vessel meets the stated requirements or is specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay.
03/30/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; MS; Section 128 Board Requirements for Infrastructure SIPsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the draft State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions, submitted by the State of Mississippi, through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for parallel processing,...2018-06544FR-Doc-2018-06544air-plan-approval-ms-section-128-board-requirements-for-infrastructure-sipsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the draft State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions, submitted by the State of Mississippi, through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for parallel processing, on June 23, 2017, and February 2, 2018. Together these draft submittals address specific Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements applicable to Mississippi state boards or bodies that approve CAA permits and enforcement orders. These submissions also request that EPA convert the previous partial disapproval of Mississippi's infrastructure SIPs related to the CAA state board significant portion of income requirements for the 2008 8-hour Ozone, 2008 Lead, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and 1997, 2006 and 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) to full approvals. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, the CAA requires the state to make a new SIP submission establishing that the existing SIP meets the various applicable requirements, or revising the SIP to meet those requirements. This type of SIP submission is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. In this proposed action, EPA is proposing to approve the June 23, 2017, and February 2, 2018 submissions with respect to the CAA requirements applicable to state boards; and the related state board infrastructure SIP requirements for the 2008 8-hour Ozone, 2008 Lead, 2010 NO2, 2010 SO2 and 1997, 2006 and 2012 PM2.5, NAAQS. If this proposed approval action is finalized, EPA will no longer be required to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the CAA state board requirements for Mississippi, as described in more detail below.
03/30/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyN,N-Dimethyl 9-Decenamide; N,N-Dimethyldodecanamide; N,N-Dimethyltetradecanamide; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of N,N-dimethyl 9-decenamide (CAS Reg No. 1356964-77-6); N,N-dimethyldodecanamide (CAS Reg No. 3007-53-2); and N,N-dimethyltetradecanamide (CAS Reg No. 3015-65-4)...2018-06108FR-Doc-2018-06108nn-dimethyl-9-decenamide-nn-dimethyldodecanamide-nn-dimethyltetradecanamide-exemption-from-theThis regulation establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of N,N-dimethyl 9-decenamide (CAS Reg No. 1356964-77-6); N,N-dimethyldodecanamide (CAS Reg No. 3007-53-2); and N,N-dimethyltetradecanamide (CAS Reg No. 3015-65-4) when used as inert ingredients (surfactant, solvent) on growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest, with a limitation that the concentration of the inert ingredient is at a concentration not to exceed 20% by weight in a pesticide formulation. Technology Sciences Group on behalf of Stepan Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of N,N-dimethyl 9-decenamide; N,N-dimethyldodecanamide; and N,N-dimethyltetradecanamide when used in accordance with the established limitations.
03/30/2018RuleAMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSIONAmerican Battle Monuments CommissionABMC Privacy ProgramThis rule provides guidance and assigns responsibility for the privacy program under the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 and applicable Office of Management Budget (OMB) guidance.2018-06528FR-Doc-2018-06528abmc-privacy-programThis rule provides guidance and assigns responsibility for the privacy program under the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 and applicable Office of Management Budget (OMB) guidance.
03/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management AreaNMFS is opening directed fishing for northern rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2018 total allowable catch (TAC) of northern rockfish in the BSAI.2018-06330FR-Doc-2018-06330fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-northern-rockfish-in-the-bering-sea-and-aleutianNMFS is opening directed fishing for northern rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2018 total allowable catch (TAC) of northern rockfish in the BSAI.
03/29/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentTuna Conventions Act; Advance Notice of Rulemaking; Regulatory Amendments to Procedures for the Active and Inactive Vessel RegisterThe National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is considering amending regulations governing the utilization of purse seine vessel capacity limits associated with the Regional Vessel Register of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission. This advance...2018-06373FR-Doc-2018-06373tuna-conventions-act-advance-notice-of-rulemaking-regulatory-amendments-to-procedures-for-the-activeThe National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is considering amending regulations governing the utilization of purse seine vessel capacity limits associated with the Regional Vessel Register of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) is intended to provide notice to the public of our planning efforts and request comment that will assist in identifying revised administrative processes to improve the efficient utilization and management of capacity limits. This information will help inform our evaluation of what, if any, regulatory amendments are necessary and advisable.
03/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Modifications to Greater Amberjack Recreational Fishing Year and Fixed Closed SeasonNMFS issues regulations to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council)....2018-06317FR-Doc-2018-06317fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-reef-fish-fishery-of-the-gulf-of-mexicoNMFS issues regulations to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule revises the recreational fishing year and modifies the recreational fixed closed season for greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The purposes of this final rule and the framework action are to constrain recreational harvest to assist in ending overfishing, and to rebuild the greater amberjack stock in the Gulf, while achieving optimum yield of the stock in the Gulf.
03/29/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Ohio; Ohio NSR PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), revisions to Ohio's state implementation plan (SIP) as requested by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) on March 10, 2017, and supplemented on...2018-06368FR-Doc-2018-06368air-plan-approval-ohio-ohio-nsr-pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), revisions to Ohio's state implementation plan (SIP) as requested by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) on March 10, 2017, and supplemented on July 18, 2017. The revisions to Ohio's SIP implement certain EPA regulations for particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) for nonattainment areas by establishing definitions related to PM2.5 and defining PM2.5 precursors. The revisions also incorporate the findings of a comprehensive precursor demonstration performed by OEPA, which determined that volatile organic compounds (VOC) and ammonia (NH3) are an insignificant source of PM2.5 for the purpose of new source review in nonattainment areas in Ohio.
03/29/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRequest for Information on Regulatory Challenges to Safely Transporting Hazardous Materials by Surface Modes in an Automated Vehicle Environment; CorrectionThis request for information notice replaces the version published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2018 (83 FR 12529), to make technical corrections to the prior version. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requests...2018-06290FR-Doc-2018-06290request-for-information-on-regulatory-challenges-to-safely-transporting-hazardous-materials-byThis request for information notice replaces the version published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2018 (83 FR 12529), to make technical corrections to the prior version. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requests information on matters related to the development and potential use of automated technologies for surface modes (i.e., highway and rail) in hazardous materials transportation. In anticipation of the development, testing, and integration of Automated Driving Systems in surface transportation, PHMSA is issuing this request for information on the factors the Agency should consider to ensure continued safe transportation of hazardous materials without impeding emerging surface transportation technologies.
03/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Authorization of an Oregon Recreational Fishery for Midwater Groundfish SpeciesThis final rule authorizes the use of midwater long-leader gear for recreational fishing in waters seaward of a boundary line approximating the 40 fathoms depth contour off the coast of Oregon. Both charter and private vessels are authorized to use...2018-06316FR-Doc-2018-06316fisheries-off-west-coast-states-pacific-coast-groundfish-fishery-management-plan-authorization-of-anThis final rule authorizes the use of midwater long-leader gear for recreational fishing in waters seaward of a boundary line approximating the 40 fathoms depth contour off the coast of Oregon. Both charter and private vessels are authorized to use midwater long- leader gear seaward of the 40 fathom seasonal depth closure, while being monitored with the existing Oregon Ocean Recreational Boat Sampling (ORBS) program. The use of midwater long-leader gear is intended to limit bycatch of overfished and rebuilding rockfish species, such as bottom-dwelling yelloweye rockfish, while still allowing for the catch of abundant midwater species such as yellowtail and widow rockfish. The season will occur between April and September, months currently subject to depth restrictions.
03/29/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRegistration of Isobutanol as a Gasoline Additive: Opportunity for Public CommentThe Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') is seeking public comment on any aspect of the use of isobutanol in gasoline. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC (``Butamax''), a manufacturer of isobutanol, has submitted an application...2018-06119FR-Doc-2018-06119registration-of-isobutanol-as-a-gasoline-additive-opportunity-for-public-commentThe Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') is seeking public comment on any aspect of the use of isobutanol in gasoline. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC (``Butamax''), a manufacturer of isobutanol, has submitted an application pursuant to the regulations titled ``Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives'' for the registration of isobutanol as a gasoline additive at up to 16 volume percent. Butamax has submitted information that would likely satisfy the applicable registration requirements. The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to register a fuel or fuel additive once all the applicable registration requirements have been met by the manufacturer. Due to the potential for the widespread introduction of isobutanol into commerce, we are taking steps to make the public aware of the likelihood of this registration. We are seeking public comment regarding any issues we should take into consideration for this registration and any supplemental actions we should consider under the Clean Air Act to further protect public health and welfare.
03/28/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Revisions; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; Navajo Nation; California; Correcting AmendmentsOn April 29, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register redesignating a section in the air quality planning and management regulations for Indian Country; and on January 17, 2012, February 13,...2018-06126FR-Doc-2018-06126air-plan-revisions-salt-river-pima-maricopa-indian-community-navajo-nation-california-correctingOn April 29, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register redesignating a section in the air quality planning and management regulations for Indian Country; and on January 17, 2012, February 13, 2012, July 2, 2012, June 14, 2017, and June 21, 2017, the EPA published final rules in the Federal Register approving certain revisions to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). In these final rules, the EPA included inaccurate amendatory instructions that have prevented incorporation of the final actions into the CFR. All the errors are being corrected by this action.
03/28/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Deep-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the first seasonal apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch...2018-06145FR-Doc-2018-06145fisheries-of-the-economic-exclusive-zone-off-alaska-deep-water-species-fishery-by-vessels-usingNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the first seasonal apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the deep-water species fishery in the GOA will be reached.
03/28/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentInternational Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; Revised 2018 Commercial Fishing Restrictions for Pacific Bluefin Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean; 2018 Catch LimitThe National Marine Fisheries Service is issuing regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act to revise trip limits on the commercial catch of Pacific bluefin tuna applicable to 2018. U.S. commercial fishing vessels are subject to a biennial limit for...2018-06148FR-Doc-2018-06148international-fisheries-pacific-tuna-fisheries-revised-2018-commercial-fishing-restrictions-forThe National Marine Fisheries Service is issuing regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act to revise trip limits on the commercial catch of Pacific bluefin tuna applicable to 2018. U.S. commercial fishing vessels are subject to a biennial limit for 2017 and 2018, and the catch limit in 2018 is 114 metric tons (mt). To avoid exceeding the biennial limit, NMFS is imposing a 1-mt trip limit--except for large- mesh drift gillnet vessels, which would be subject to a 2-mt trip limit--throughout 2018 or until the 2018 catch limit is reached and the fishery is closed. This action is necessary for the United States to satisfy its obligations as a member of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission. This document also announces the availability of a final supplemental Environmental Assessment that analyzed the environmental impacts of imposing a reduced trip limit.
03/28/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Montana; Revisions to East Helena Lead SIPThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the state of Montana on September 11, 2013. The submittal revises the portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP)...2018-06109FR-Doc-2018-06109approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-state-of-montana-revisions-to-eastThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the state of Montana on September 11, 2013. The submittal revises the portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) that pertain to the East Helena Lead SIP. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) (Act).
03/28/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Cement Kilns, Revisions to Portland Cement Manufacturing Plant and Natural Gas Compression Station Regulations, and Removal of Nitrogen Oxides Reduction and Trading Program Replaced by Other Programs and RegulationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Maryland. The revisions pertain to reasonably available control technology (RACT) for cement kilns, revisions to and...2018-06129FR-Doc-2018-06129approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-maryland-reasonably-available-controlThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Maryland. The revisions pertain to reasonably available control technology (RACT) for cement kilns, revisions to and recodification of certain provisions for Portland cement manufacturing plants (cement plants) and internal combustion (IC) engines at natural gas compression stations, and removal of the obsolete Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Reduction and Trading Program that has been replaced by other trading programs or addressed in other regulations. EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/28/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Illinois; Redesignation of the Chicago and Granite City Areas to Attainment of the 2008 Lead StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (Illinois EPA's) request to redesignate the Chicago and Granite City nonattainment areas (hereafter also referred to as the ``areas'') to attainment...2018-06128FR-Doc-2018-06128air-plan-approval-illinois-redesignation-of-the-chicago-and-granite-city-areas-to-attainment-of-theThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (Illinois EPA's) request to redesignate the Chicago and Granite City nonattainment areas (hereafter also referred to as the ``areas'') to attainment for the 2008 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standards) for lead, also identified as Pb. EPA is also approving, as revisions to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP): The state's plan for maintaining the 2008 lead NAAQS in the areas for a period of ten years following these redesignations; the emissions inventories for the areas; and rules applying emission limits and other control requirements to lead sources in the areas. EPA is taking these actions in accordance with applicable regulations and guidance that address implementation of the 2008 lead NAAQS. EPA proposed this action on October 18, 2017, and received two public comments in response.
03/28/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Port Gibson, MSThe Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 405 to MM 408. This emergency safety zone is necessary to protect...2018-06213FR-Doc-2018-06213safety-zone-lower-mississippi-river-port-gibson-msThe Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 405 to MM 408. This emergency safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with vessels transiting this area during high water. This rule prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zone area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/28/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Pensacola Bay, Pensacola, FLThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on Pensacola Bay within 100 yards of each vessel participating in the Tall Ships Pensacola marine event and parade in Pensacola, FL and within 100 yards of the Port of...2018-06127FR-Doc-2018-06127safety-zone-pensacola-bay-pensacola-flThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on Pensacola Bay within 100 yards of each vessel participating in the Tall Ships Pensacola marine event and parade in Pensacola, FL and within 100 yards of the Port of Pensacola for the duration of the marine event and parade. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during the Tall Ships Pensacola marine event. This rule will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/27/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reclassifying Squid Species in the BSAI and GOAThe North Pacific Fishery Management Council submitted Amendment 117 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and Amendment 106 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the...2018-06084FR-Doc-2018-06084fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-reclassifying-squid-species-in-the-bsai-and-goaThe North Pacific Fishery Management Council submitted Amendment 117 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and Amendment 106 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP), (collectively Amendments 117/106) to the Secretary of Commerce for review. If approved, Amendments 117/106 would classify squid in these fishery management plans (FMPs) under the ecosystem component (EC) category. This action is necessary to ensure the squid complex is accurately classified in the FMPs based on the best available scientific information. Amendments 117/106 are intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMPs, and other applicable laws.
03/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2018 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 620 in the GOA.2018-06079FR-Doc-2018-06079fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pollock-in-statistical-area-620-in-the-gulf-ofNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2018 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 620 in the GOA.
03/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 94.5 to MM 95.5, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from potential hazards...2018-06075FR-Doc-2018-06075safety-zone-lower-mississippi-river-new-orleans-laThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 94.5 to MM 95.5, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 95, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment...2018-06073FR-Doc-2018-06073safety-zone-lower-mississippi-river-new-orleans-laThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 95, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 95, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment...2018-06074FR-Doc-2018-06074safety-zone-lower-mississippi-river-new-orleans-laThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 95, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/26/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Maine regarding the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 lead (Pb), 2008 ozone, and...2018-06006FR-Doc-2018-06006approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-maine-infrastructure-stateThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Maine regarding the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 lead (Pb), 2008 ozone, and 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is also proposing to conditionally approve one element of Maine's infrastructure SIP. Finally, EPA is proposing to approve several statutes submitted by Maine in support of its demonstrations that the infrastructure requirements of the CAA have been met. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
03/26/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentInterstate and Intrastate Natural Gas Pipelines; Rate Changes Relating to Federal Income Tax RateThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is proposing a process that will allow it to determine which jurisdictional natural gas pipelines may be collecting unjust and unreasonable rates in light of the recent reduction in the corporate income tax rate...2018-05669FR-Doc-2018-05669interstate-and-intrastate-natural-gas-pipelines-rate-changes-relating-to-federal-income-tax-rateThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is proposing a process that will allow it to determine which jurisdictional natural gas pipelines may be collecting unjust and unreasonable rates in light of the recent reduction in the corporate income tax rate in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and changes to the Commission's income tax allowance policies following the United Airlines, Inc. v. FERC decision.
03/26/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Asbestos Management and Control; State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental ServicesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) the authority to implement and enforce the amended Asbestos Management and Control Rule in place of the National Emission...2018-06005FR-Doc-2018-06005approval-of-the-clean-air-act-section-112l-authority-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-asbestosThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) the authority to implement and enforce the amended Asbestos Management and Control Rule in place of the National Emission Standard for Asbestos (Asbestos NESHAP) as it applies to certain asbestos-related activities. Upon approval, NH DES's amended rule would apply to all sources that otherwise would be regulated by the Asbestos NESHAP with the exception of inactive waste disposal sites that ceased operation on or before July 9, 1981. These inactive disposal sites are already regulated by State rules that were approved by EPA on January 11, 2013. This proposed approval would make NH DES's amended Asbestos Management and Control Rule federally enforceable.
03/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northern Gulf of Maine Measures in Framework Adjustment 29 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management PlanNMFS approves and implements those measures included in Framework Adjustment 29 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan that establish fishing year 2018 and 2019 scallop specifications and other measures for the Northern Gulf of Maine...2018-06051FR-Doc-2018-06051fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-northern-gulf-of-maine-measures-in-framework-adjustmentNMFS approves and implements those measures included in Framework Adjustment 29 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan that establish fishing year 2018 and 2019 scallop specifications and other measures for the Northern Gulf of Maine scallop management area. This action is necessary to prevent overfishing and improve both yield-per-recruit and the overall management of the Atlantic sea scallop resource in the Northern Gulf of Maine. The intended effect of this rule is to implement these measures for the 2018 fishing year.
03/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentPacific Halibut Fisheries; Pacific Halibut Catch Limits for Area 2A Fisheries in 2018This interim final rule sets the 2018 Pacific halibut catch limit in the International Pacific Halibut Commission's Regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California. The International Pacific Halibut Commission, at its annual meeting, did not...2018-06048FR-Doc-2018-06048pacific-halibut-fisheries-pacific-halibut-catch-limits-for-area-2a-fisheries-in-2018This interim final rule sets the 2018 Pacific halibut catch limit in the International Pacific Halibut Commission's Regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California. The International Pacific Halibut Commission, at its annual meeting, did not recommend 2018 catch limits for any of its regulatory areas, including Area 2A. The best available scientific information indicates the Pacific halibut stock is declining. Without NMFS action, a higher Area 2A catch limit would remain in place for 2018. The Secretary of Commerce has authority to establish regulations that are more restrictive than those adopted by the International Pacific Halibut Commission. An interim final rule is necessary to ensure that lower 2018 halibut catch limits are in place at the start of the tribal fishery March 24, 2018, and before incidental halibut retention in the sablefish and salmon fisheries begins on April 1, 2018. This action is intended to enhance the conservation of Pacific halibut.
03/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentPacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing PlanThis final rule implements the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan and codified regulations for the International Pacific Halibut Commission's Regulatory Area 2A (Area 2A), located off Washington, Oregon, and California. In addition, this final rule...2018-06049FR-Doc-2018-06049pacific-halibut-fisheries-catch-sharing-planThis final rule implements the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan and codified regulations for the International Pacific Halibut Commission's Regulatory Area 2A (Area 2A), located off Washington, Oregon, and California. In addition, this final rule implements portions of the Catch Sharing Plan that are not implemented through the International Pacific Halibut Commission, specifically sport fishery allocations and management measures for Area 2A. These actions are intended to conserve Pacific halibut, provide angler opportunity where available, and minimize bycatch of overfished groundfish species.
03/23/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentMagnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; 2018 Allocation of Northeast Multispecies Annual Catch Entitlements and a Proposed Regulatory Exemption for SectorsThis rulemaking proposes allocations of annual catch entitlements to groundfish sectors for the 2018 fishing year and also proposes a new regulatory exemption for sectors. The action is necessary because sectors must receive allocations in order to...2018-05919FR-Doc-2018-05919magnuson-stevens-act-provisions-fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-northeast-multispeciesThis rulemaking proposes allocations of annual catch entitlements to groundfish sectors for the 2018 fishing year and also proposes a new regulatory exemption for sectors. The action is necessary because sectors must receive allocations in order to operate. This action is intended to ensure sector allocations are based on the best scientific information available and help achieve optimum yield for the fishery.
03/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone: Pier 39 Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Pier 39 in support of the Pier 39 Fireworks Display on March 24, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of...2018-05922FR-Doc-2018-05922safety-zone-pier-39-fireworks-display-san-francisco-caThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Pier 39 in support of the Pier 39 Fireworks Display on March 24, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
03/23/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions; Butte County Air Quality Management District; Stationary Source PermitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Butte County Air Quality Management District (BCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's New Source Review...2018-06025FR-Doc-2018-06025approval-of-california-air-plan-revisions-butte-county-air-quality-management-district-stationaryThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Butte County Air Quality Management District (BCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's New Source Review (NSR) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution. We are proposing action on a local rule under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
03/23/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentSubsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2019-20 and 2020-21 Subsistence Taking of Fish and Shellfish RegulationsThis proposed rule would establish regulations for fish and shellfish seasons, harvest limits, methods, and means related to taking of fish and shellfish for subsistence uses during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence...2018-05848FR-Doc-2018-05848subsistence-management-regulations-for-public-lands-in-alaska-2019-20-and-2020-21-subsistence-takingThis proposed rule would establish regulations for fish and shellfish seasons, harvest limits, methods, and means related to taking of fish and shellfish for subsistence uses during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) is on a schedule of completing the process of revising subsistence taking of fish and shellfish regulations in odd-numbered years and subsistence taking of wildlife regulations in even-numbered years; public proposal and review processes take place during the preceding year. The Board also addresses customary and traditional use determinations during the applicable cycle; in addition, during the rulemaking cycle for the fish and shellfish regulations, the Board will accept proposals for nonrural determinations. When final, the resulting rulemaking will replace the existing subsistence fish and shellfish taking regulations. This proposed rule could also amend the general regulations on subsistence taking of fish and wildlife.
03/23/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Delaware; State Implementation Plan for Interstate Transport for the 2008 Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. The Clean Air Act's (CAA) Good Neighbor Provision requires EPA and states to address the interstate transport of air...2018-05868FR-Doc-2018-05868air-plan-approval-delaware-state-implementation-plan-for-interstate-transport-for-the-2008-ozoneThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. The Clean Air Act's (CAA) Good Neighbor Provision requires EPA and states to address the interstate transport of air pollution that affects the ability of downwind states to attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Specifically, the Good Neighbor Provision requires each state in its SIP to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment, or interfere with maintenance, of a NAAQS in a downwind state. Delaware submitted a SIP revision on March 23, 2013 that addresses the interstate transport requirements for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. On September 27, 2017, EPA published a proposed rule and a direct final rule approving Delaware's SIP in regard to the Good Neighbor Provision. However, EPA received adverse comments on its September 27, 2017 proposed rule, and subsequently withdrew the accompanying direct final rule. After considering the comments, EPA is approving Delaware's SIP revision submittal in regard to the Good Neighbor Provision for the 2008 ozone NAAQS in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
03/23/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State of West Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). The revisions update the effective date by which the West Virginia regulations incorporate by reference the national ambient...2018-05877FR-Doc-2018-05877approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-west-virginia-2015-ozone-nationalThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State of West Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). The revisions update the effective date by which the West Virginia regulations incorporate by reference the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), additional monitoring methods, and additional equivalent monitoring methods. This update will effectively add the following to the West Virginia SIP: The 2015 ozone NAAQS, monitoring reference and equivalent methods pertaining to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and course particulate matter (PM10), and it will revise the ozone monitoring season, the Federal Reference Method (FRM), the Federal Equivalent Method (FEM), and the Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS) network. The SIP revision will also change a reference from the ``West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection,'' to the ``Division of Air Quality.'' EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentTariff of TollsThe Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Tariff of Tolls in their...2018-05904FR-Doc-2018-05904tariff-of-tollsThe Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Tariff of Tolls in their respective jurisdictions. The Tariff sets forth the level of tolls assessed on all commodities and vessels transiting the facilities operated by the SLSDC and the SLSMC. The SLSDC is revising its regulations to reflect the fees and charges levied by the SLSMC in Canada starting in the 2018 navigation season, which are effective only in Canada. An amendment to increase the minimum charge per lock for those vessels that are not pleasure craft or subject in Canada to tolls under items 1 and 2 of the Tariff for full or partial transit of the Seaway will apply in the U.S. (See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.) The Tariff of Tolls will become effective in Canada on March 29, 2018. For consistency, because these are joint regulations under international agreement, and to avoid confusion among users of the Seaway, the SLSDC finds that there is good cause to make the U.S. version of the amendments effective on the same date.
03/23/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania's Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Assembly CoatingsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's state implementation plan (SIP). The revision includes amendments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PADEP) regulations...2018-05872FR-Doc-2018-05872approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-pennsylvania-pennsylvanias-adoption-ofThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's state implementation plan (SIP). The revision includes amendments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PADEP) regulations incorporating the control techniques guidelines (CTG) for the automobile and light-duty truck assembly coatings category and addresses the requirement to adopt reasonably available control technology (RACT) for that category. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone: Juan Benitez Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Point Cavallo in support of the Juan Benitez Fireworks Display on March 24, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety...2018-05925FR-Doc-2018-05925safety-zone-juan-benitez-fireworks-display-san-francisco-caThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Point Cavallo in support of the Juan Benitez Fireworks Display on March 24, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
03/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentCommon Crop Insurance Regulations; Nursery Crop Insurance ProvisionsThis document contains necessary amendments to apply a technical correction to the final rule with request for comments for the Nursery Crop Insurance Provisions which published in the Federal Register on January 31, 2018.2018-06000FR-Doc-2018-06000common-crop-insurance-regulations-nursery-crop-insurance-provisionsThis document contains necessary amendments to apply a technical correction to the final rule with request for comments for the Nursery Crop Insurance Provisions which published in the Federal Register on January 31, 2018.
03/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Infrastructure and Interstate Transport for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard and Revised StatutesPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Mexico to address the requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of...2018-05765FR-Doc-2018-05765approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-new-mexico-infrastructure-andPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Mexico to address the requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). These requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality program are adequate to meet the state's responsibility under the CAA (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). EPA is also approving an update to the New Mexico statutes pertaining to conflicts of interest.
03/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; Elements of the Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide, 2010 Sulfur Dioxide, and 2012 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Missouri for the 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 Sulfur Dioxide...2018-05630FR-Doc-2018-05630approval-of-implementation-plans-state-of-missouri-elements-of-the-infrastructure-stateThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Missouri for the 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). States are required to have a SIP that provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the NAAQS. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, states are required to make a SIP submission to establish that they have, or to add, the provisions necessary to address various requirements to address the new or revised NAAQS. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
03/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Pacific Coast Pipe Lines Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 announces the deletion of the surface soil portion of the Pacific Coast Pipe Lines (PCPL) Superfund Site (Site) located in Fillmore, California, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL,...2018-05752FR-Doc-2018-05752national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-partialThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 announces the deletion of the surface soil portion of the Pacific Coast Pipe Lines (PCPL) Superfund Site (Site) located in Fillmore, California, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This partial deletion pertains only to the surface soil at the Site. The groundwater will remain on the NPL and is not being considered for deletion as part of this action. EPA and the State of California, through the Department of Toxic Substances Control, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than maintenance, monitoring and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, the deletion of the soil portion of the Site does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
03/22/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSeaway Regulations and Rules: Periodic Update, Various CategoriesThe Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules...2018-05781FR-Doc-2018-05781seaway-regulations-and-rules-periodic-update-various-categoriesThe Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules (Practices and Procedures in Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. Under agreement with the SLSMC, the SLSDC is amending the joint regulations by updating the Seaway Regulations and Rules in various categories. The changes update the following sections of the Regulations and Rules: Condition of Vessels; and, Dangerous Cargo. These amendments are merely editorial or for clarification of existing requirements. The joint regulations will become effective in Canada on March 29, 2018. For consistency, because these are joint regulations under international agreement, and to avoid confusion among users of the Seaway, the SLSDC finds that there is good cause to make the U.S. version of the amendments effective on the same date.
03/22/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRequest for Information on Regulatory Challenges to Safely Transporting Hazardous Materials by Surface Modes in an Automated Vehicle EnvironmentThe Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requests information on matters related to the development and potential use of automated technologies for surface modes (i.e., highway and rail) in hazardous materials transportation....2018-05785FR-Doc-2018-05785request-for-information-on-regulatory-challenges-to-safely-transporting-hazardous-materials-byThe Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requests information on matters related to the development and potential use of automated technologies for surface modes (i.e., highway and rail) in hazardous materials transportation. In anticipation of the development, testing, and integration of Automated Driving Systems in surface transportation, PHMSA is issuing this request for information on the factors the Agency should consider to ensure continued safe transportation of hazardous materials without impeding emerging surface transportation technologies.
03/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa; Elements of the Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2012 Particulate Matter (PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of a 2015 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Iowa for the 2012 Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality...2018-05540FR-Doc-2018-05540approval-of-implementation-plans-state-of-iowa-elements-of-the-infrastructure-sip-requirements-forThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of a 2015 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Iowa for the 2012 Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). States are required to have a SIP that provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the NAAQS. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, states are required to make a SIP submission establishing that the existing approved SIP has provisions necessary to address various requirements to address the new or revised NAAQS or to add such provisions. These SIP submissions are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure SIP requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
03/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa; Elements of the Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of a 2013 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Iowa for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard...2018-05631FR-Doc-2018-05631approval-of-implementation-plans-state-of-iowa-elements-of-the-infrastructure-sip-requirements-forThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of a 2013 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Iowa for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). States are required to have a SIP that provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the NAAQS. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, states are required to make a SIP submission establishing that the existing approved SIP has provisions necessary to address various requirements to address the new or revised NAAQS or to add such provisions. These SIPs submissions are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure SIP requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
03/22/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentMagnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Framework Adjustment 57This action proposes approval of, and regulations to implement, Framework Adjustment 57 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. This rule would set 2018-2020 catch limits for 20 multispecies (groundfish) stocks, adjust allocations for...2018-05755FR-Doc-2018-05755magnuson-stevens-fishery-conservation-and-management-act-provisions-fisheries-of-the-northeasternThis action proposes approval of, and regulations to implement, Framework Adjustment 57 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. This rule would set 2018-2020 catch limits for 20 multispecies (groundfish) stocks, adjust allocations for several fisheries, revise accountability measures, and make other minor changes to groundfish management measures. This action is necessary to respond to updated scientific information and achieve the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan. The proposed measures are intended to help prevent overfishing, rebuild overfished stocks, achieve optimum yield, and ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific information available.
03/22/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Infrastructure and Interstate Transport for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter Ambient Air Quality StandardPursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Texas for the 2012 primary fine particulate matter...2018-05767FR-Doc-2018-05767approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-texas-infrastructure-and-interstatePursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Texas for the 2012 primary fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This submittal addresses how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). This i-SIP ensures that the Texas SIP is adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
03/22/2018Proposed RuleNUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionRequirements for the Indefinite Storage of Spent Nuclear FuelThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking from Raymond Lutz and Citizens Oversight, Inc. (the Petitioners), dated January 2, 2018, requesting that the NRC amend its regulations regarding spent nuclear fuel...2018-05776FR-Doc-2018-05776requirements-for-the-indefinite-storage-of-spent-nuclear-fuelThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking from Raymond Lutz and Citizens Oversight, Inc. (the Petitioners), dated January 2, 2018, requesting that the NRC amend its regulations regarding spent nuclear fuel storage systems. The petition was docketed by the NRC on January 22, 2018, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-72-8. The NRC is examining the issues raised in PRM-72-8 to determine whether they should be considered in rulemaking. The NRC is requesting public comment on this petition.
03/22/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Fishing Year 2018 Recreational Management MeasuresNMFS proposes to set 2018 recreational management measures for Gulf of Maine cod and haddock and Georges Bank cod. This action is necessary to respond to updated catch and other scientific information. The proposed measures are intended to ensure the...2018-05811FR-Doc-2018-05811fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-northeast-multispecies-fishery-fishing-year-2018NMFS proposes to set 2018 recreational management measures for Gulf of Maine cod and haddock and Georges Bank cod. This action is necessary to respond to updated catch and other scientific information. The proposed measures are intended to ensure the recreational fishery achieves, but does not exceed, its fishing year 2018 catch limits.
03/22/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans, OklahomaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Oklahoma submitted by the State of Oklahoma designee with a letter dated February 14, 2017. The submittal covers updates to the...2018-05766FR-Doc-2018-05766approval-and-promulgation-of-state-implementation-plans-oklahomaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Oklahoma submitted by the State of Oklahoma designee with a letter dated February 14, 2017. The submittal covers updates to the Oklahoma SIP, as contained in annual SIP updates for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and incorporates the latest changes to the EPA regulations. The overall intended outcome of this action is to make the approved Oklahoma SIP consistent with current Federal and State requirements. This action is being taken in accordance with the federal Clean Air Act (the Act) March 22, 2018.
03/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa; Elements of the Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of Iowa's 2013 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, and a 2017 amendment to that submission, for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) National...2018-05537FR-Doc-2018-05537approval-of-implementation-plans-state-of-iowa-elements-of-the-infrastructure-sip-requirements-forThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of Iowa's 2013 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, and a 2017 amendment to that submission, for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). States are required to have a SIP that provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the NAAQS. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, states are required to make a SIP submission establishing that the existing approved SIP has provisions necessary to address various requirements to address the new or revised NAAQS or to add such provisions. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
03/22/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Attainment Plan for the Warren, Pennsylvania Nonattainment Area for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Primary National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision, submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), to EPA on September 29,...2018-05876FR-Doc-2018-05876approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-pennsylvania-attainment-plan-for-theThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision, submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), to EPA on September 29, 2017, for the purpose of providing for attainment of the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in the Warren, Pennsylvania SO2 nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Warren Area'' or ``Area''). The Warren Area is comprised of a portion of Warren County (Conewango Township, Glade Township, Pleasant Township, and the City of Warren) in Pennsylvania surrounding the United Refining Company (hereafter referred to as ``United Refining''). The SIP submission is an attainment plan which includes the base year emissions inventory, an analysis of the reasonably available control technology (RACT) and reasonably available control measure (RACM) requirements, a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, a modeling demonstration of SO2 attainment, contingency measures, and a nonattainment new source review (NNSR) program for the Warren Area. As part of approving the attainment plan, EPA is also proposing to approve into the Pennsylvania SIP new SO2 emission limits and associated compliance parameters for United Refining. EPA proposes to approve Pennsylvania's attainment plan and concludes that the Warren Area will attain the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS by the applicable attainment date and that the plan meets all applicable requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/21/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentFederal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) Contest RegulationsThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is revising regulations governing the annual Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) Contest, also known as the Federal Duck Stamp Contest (Contest). We are updating our...2018-05588FR-Doc-2018-05588federal-migratory-bird-hunting-and-conservation-stamp-duck-stamp-contest-regulationsThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is revising regulations governing the annual Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) Contest, also known as the Federal Duck Stamp Contest (Contest). We are updating our contact information, updating the common and scientific names of species on our list of Contest design subjects, correcting minor grammar errors, making changes to recognize technological advances in stamp design and printing, and instituting changes to design elements and judging requirements specific to the 2018 Contest.
03/21/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyS-Metolachlor; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of S- metolachlor in or on sugarcane, cane and sugarcane molasses. Syngenta Crop Protection requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).2018-05641FR-Doc-2018-05641s-metolachlor-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of S- metolachlor in or on sugarcane, cane and sugarcane molasses. Syngenta Crop Protection requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
03/21/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAluminum tris (O-ethylphosphonate); Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation amends a tolerance for residues of aluminum tris (O-ethylphosphonate) in or on Fruit, citrus, group 10. Fosetyl-al is the common name for aluminum tris (O-ethylphosphonate). Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc requested the amended tolerance under...2018-05642FR-Doc-2018-05642aluminum-tris-o-ethylphosphonate-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation amends a tolerance for residues of aluminum tris (O-ethylphosphonate) in or on Fruit, citrus, group 10. Fosetyl-al is the common name for aluminum tris (O-ethylphosphonate). Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc requested the amended tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
03/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Modifications to Individual Fishing Quota ProgramsNMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Amendment 36A to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) (Amendment 36A), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council...2018-05628FR-Doc-2018-05628fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-reef-fish-fishery-of-the-gulf-of-mexicoNMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Amendment 36A to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) (Amendment 36A), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This proposed rule would require owners or operators of federally permitted commercial Gulf reef fish vessels landing any commercially harvested, federally managed reef fish from the Gulf to provide notification prior to landing and to land at approved locations; require shares from the red snapper individual fishing quota (IFQ) (RS-IFQ) program and the groupers and tilefishes IFQ (GT-IFQ) program that are in non-activated IFQ accounts to be returned to NMFS for redistribution; and allow NMFS to withhold a portion of IFQ allocation at the start of a fishing year equal to an anticipated commercial quota reduction. The purpose of this proposed rule is to improve compliance and increase management flexibility in the RS-IFQ and GT-IFQ programs, and increase the likelihood of achieving optimum yield (OY) for Gulf reef fish stocks managed under these programs.
03/21/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReceipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various CommoditiesThis document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.2018-05639FR-Doc-2018-05639receipt-of-several-pesticide-petitions-filed-for-residues-of-pesticide-chemicals-in-or-on-variousThis document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
03/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie ZoneThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its recurring safety zones regulations in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone. This proposed rule would update eighteen safety zone locations, dates, and sizes, add three safety zones, remove two...2018-05721FR-Doc-2018-05721safety-zones-recurring-safety-zones-in-captain-of-the-port-sault-sainte-marie-zoneThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its recurring safety zones regulations in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone. This proposed rule would update eighteen safety zone locations, dates, and sizes, add three safety zones, remove two established safety zones, and reformat the regulations into an easier to read table format. These proposed amendments will protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events and firework shows, and improve the clarity and readability of the regulation. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAtlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries; Pelagic Longline Fishery Management and Shortfin Mako Shark Management MeasuresOn March 2, 2018, NMFS published a Notice of Intent with scoping meeting dates for upcoming rulemaking for pelagic longline bluefin tuna area-based and weak hook management. On March 5, 2018, NMFS published a Notice of Intent with scoping meeting dates...2018-05702FR-Doc-2018-05702atlantic-highly-migratory-species-atlantic-bluefin-tuna-fisheries-pelagic-longline-fisheryOn March 2, 2018, NMFS published a Notice of Intent with scoping meeting dates for upcoming rulemaking for pelagic longline bluefin tuna area-based and weak hook management. On March 5, 2018, NMFS published a Notice of Intent with scoping meeting dates for Amendment 11 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP. In this notice, per a request from constituents in that area, NMFS reschedules the New Jersey meeting date and provides a new meeting location.
03/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Ebey Slough, Marysville, WAThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge 38.3 across Ebey Slough, mile 1.5, at Marysville, WA. The modified schedule would change the operating schedule of the Burlington...2018-05701FR-Doc-2018-05701drawbridge-operation-regulation-ebey-slough-marysville-waThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge 38.3 across Ebey Slough, mile 1.5, at Marysville, WA. The modified schedule would change the operating schedule of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) Railroad Bridge 38.3 from on-demand opening to a four hours advance notice for an opening.
03/21/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Resources of the South Atlantic; 2018-2019 Recreational Fishing Season for Black Sea BassNMFS announces that the length of the recreational fishing season for black sea bass in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic will extend throughout the species' 2018-2019 fishing year. Announcing the length of recreational season for...2018-05703FR-Doc-2018-05703fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-snapper-grouper-resources-of-the-southNMFS announces that the length of the recreational fishing season for black sea bass in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic will extend throughout the species' 2018-2019 fishing year. Announcing the length of recreational season for black sea bass is one of the accountability measures (AMs) for the recreational sector. This announcement allows recreational fishers to maximize their opportunity to harvest the recreational annual catch limit (ACL) for black sea bass during the fishing season while managing harvest to protect the black sea bass resource.
03/21/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2018 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Golden TilefishNMFS implements an accountability measure for the commercial longline component for golden tilefish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. Commercial longline landings for golden tilefish are projected to reach the longline...2018-05714FR-Doc-2018-05714fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-2018-commercial-accountability-measureNMFS implements an accountability measure for the commercial longline component for golden tilefish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. Commercial longline landings for golden tilefish are projected to reach the longline component's commercial quota on March 25, 2018. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial longline component of golden tilefish in the South Atlantic EEZ on March 25, 2018. This closure is necessary to protect the golden tilefish resource.
03/21/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Hook-and-Line Catcher/Processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by hook- and-line catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2018 Pacific cod total...2018-05756FR-Doc-2018-05756fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-hook-and-line-catcherprocessorsNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by hook- and-line catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2018 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to hook-and-line catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
03/21/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRequirements for Preparation, Adoption, and Submittal of Implementation PlansThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary regulated area for certain waters of the Willamette River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Port of Portland Terminal 2, Portland, OR during a...2018-05798FR-Doc-2018-05798requirements-for-preparation-adoption-and-submittal-of-implementation-plans 
03/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Fireworks in Captain of the Port New York ZoneThe Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators and participants from hazards associated with...2018-05607FR-Doc-2018-05607safety-zones-fireworks-in-captain-of-the-port-new-york-zoneThe Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators and participants from hazards associated with fireworks. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
03/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone-San Diego Crew ClassicThe Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Crew Classic special local regulations on the waters of Mission Bay, California on March 24, 2018 and March 25, 2018. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the...2018-05606FR-Doc-2018-05606special-local-regulation-southern-california-annual-marine-events-for-the-san-diego-captain-of-theThe Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Crew Classic special local regulations on the waters of Mission Bay, California on March 24, 2018 and March 25, 2018. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from anchoring, blocking, loitering, or impeding within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
03/20/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Appomattox FPS, Mississippi Canyon 437, Outer Continental Shelf on the Gulf of MexicoThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone around the Appomattox Floating Production System (FPS) facility located in Mississippi Canyon Block 437 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of the safety zone is to...2018-05605FR-Doc-2018-05605safety-zone-appomattox-fps-mississippi-canyon-437-outer-continental-shelf-on-the-gulf-of-mexicoThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone around the Appomattox Floating Production System (FPS) facility located in Mississippi Canyon Block 437 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect the facility from all vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways that are not providing services to or working with the facility. Placing a safety zone around the facility will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, collisions, oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentPacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing PlanNMFS is implementing this interim final rule to establish regulations for 2018 Pacific halibut catch limits in the following International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Regulatory Areas: Area 2C (Southeast Alaska), Area 3A (Central Gulf of Alaska),...2018-05623FR-Doc-2018-05623pacific-halibut-fisheries-catch-sharing-planNMFS is implementing this interim final rule to establish regulations for 2018 Pacific halibut catch limits in the following International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Regulatory Areas: Area 2C (Southeast Alaska), Area 3A (Central Gulf of Alaska), Area 3B (Western Gulf of Alaska), and Area 4 (subdivided into five areas, 4A through 4E, in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands of Western Alaska). This interim final rule revises a catch sharing plan (CSP) for guided sport (charter) and commercial individual fishing quota (IFQ) halibut fisheries in Area 2C and Area 3A, revises regulations applicable to the charter halibut fisheries in Area 2C and Area 3A, and revises a CSP for the commercial IFQ and Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) halibut fisheries in Areas 4C, 4D, and 4E. This action is necessary because the IPHC, at its annual meeting, did not recommend new catch limits or specific CSP allocations and charter management measures for Areas 2C, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4E for 2018, and the 2017 IPHC regulations are in effect until superseded. This interim final rule is necessary because immediate action is needed to ensure that halibut catch limits, charter halibut fishery management measures, and CSP allocations are in place at the start of the commercial IFQ and CDQ halibut fishery on March 24, 2018, that better protect the declining Pacific halibut resource. This action is intended to enhance the conservation of Pacific halibut and is within the authority of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to establish additional regulations governing the taking of halibut which are more restrictive than those adopted by the IPHC.
03/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAtlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna FisheriesNMFS closes the southern area Angling category fishery for large medium and giant (``trophy'' (i.e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater)) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT). This action is being taken to prevent overharvest of the Angling...2018-05604FR-Doc-2018-05604atlantic-highly-migratory-species-atlantic-bluefin-tuna-fisheriesNMFS closes the southern area Angling category fishery for large medium and giant (``trophy'' (i.e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater)) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT). This action is being taken to prevent overharvest of the Angling category southern area trophy BFT subquota.
03/20/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRevisions to Method 301: Field Validation of Pollutant Measurement Methods From Various Waste MediaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing editorial and technical revisions to the EPA's Method 301 ``Field Validation of Pollutant Measurement Methods from Various Waste Media'' to correct and update the method. In addition, the EPA is...2018-05400FR-Doc-2018-05400revisions-to-method-301-field-validation-of-pollutant-measurement-methods-from-various-waste-mediaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing editorial and technical revisions to the EPA's Method 301 ``Field Validation of Pollutant Measurement Methods from Various Waste Media'' to correct and update the method. In addition, the EPA is clarifying the regulatory applicability of Method 301 as well as its suitability for use with other regulations. The revisions include ruggedness testing for validation of test methods intended for application at multiple sources, determination of the limit of detection for all method validations, incorporating procedures for determining the limit of detection, revising the sampling requirements for the method comparison procedure, adding storage and sampling procedures for sorbent sampling systems, and clarifying acceptable statistical results for candidate test methods. We are also clarifying the applicability of Method 301 to our regulations and adding equations to clarify calculation of the correction factor, standard deviation, estimated variance of a validated test method, standard deviation of differences, and t-statistic for all validation approaches. We have also made minor changes in response to public comments. Changes made to the Method 301 field validation protocol under this action apply only to methods submitted to the EPA for approval after the effective date of this final rule.
03/19/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentControl Date for the Northeast Multispecies Charter/Party Fishery; Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management PlanThis notice announces a new control date that may be used to determine future participation in the Northeast multispecies charter/ party fishery. This notice is necessary to inform interested parties that the New England Fishery Management Council is...2018-05505FR-Doc-2018-05505control-date-for-the-northeast-multispecies-charterparty-fishery-northeast-multispecies-fisheryThis notice announces a new control date that may be used to determine future participation in the Northeast multispecies charter/ party fishery. This notice is necessary to inform interested parties that the New England Fishery Management Council is considering a future action that may affect or limit the number of participants in this fishery and that participants should locate and preserve all fishing related documents. The control date is intended to discourage speculative entry or fishing activity in the Northeast multispecies charter/party fishery while the Council considers how participation in the fishery may be affected.
03/19/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Dakota; Regional Haze 5-Year Progress Report State Implementation PlanThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve South Dakota's regional haze progress report, submitted as a revision to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) by the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)....2018-05398FR-Doc-2018-05398approval-and-promulgation-of-implementation-plans-south-dakota-regional-haze-5-year-progress-reportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve South Dakota's regional haze progress report, submitted as a revision to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) by the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). South Dakota's SIP revision addresses requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the EPA's rules that require states to submit periodic reports describing progress toward reasonable progress goals established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing regional haze SIP. South Dakota's progress report explains that South Dakota has implemented the measures in the regional haze SIP due to be in place by the date of the progress report and that visibility in mandatory federal Class I areas affected by emissions from South Dakota sources is improving. The EPA is proposing approval of South Dakota's determination that the State's regional haze SIP is adequate to meet Reasonable Progress Goals (RPGs) for the first implementation period covering through 2018 and requires no substantive revision at this time.
03/19/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Connecticut; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements; Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit Program RevisionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Connecticut regarding the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 fine particle...2018-05318FR-Doc-2018-05318air-plan-approval-connecticut-infrastructure-state-implementation-plan-requirements-prevention-ofThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Connecticut regarding the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), and a SIP submission addressing interstate transport requirements of the CAA for the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS. In addition, we are proposing to approve one statute included in the SIP for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. The EPA is also proposing to approve revisions to the SIP submitted by Connecticut on October 18, 2017, satisfying Connecticut's earlier commitment to adopt and submit provisions that meet certain requirements of the federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit program. In addition, we are proposing to convert the June 3, 2016 conditional approval for elements of Connecticut's infrastructure SIP regarding PSD requirements to treat nitrogen oxides (NOX) as a precursor to ozone and to establish a minor source baseline date for PM2.5 emissions. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
03/19/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Oregon; Regional Haze Progress ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Oregon Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Oregon on July 18, 2017. Oregon submitted its Regional Haze Progress Report (``progress...2018-04931FR-Doc-2018-04931air-plan-approval-oregon-regional-haze-progress-reportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Oregon Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Oregon on July 18, 2017. Oregon submitted its Regional Haze Progress Report (``progress report'' or ``report'') and a negative declaration stating that further revision of the existing regional haze SIP is not needed at this time. Oregon submitted both the progress report and the negative declaration in the form of implementation plan revisions as required by federal regulations. The progress report addresses the federal Regional Haze Rule (RHR) requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to submit a report describing progress in achieving reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing plan addressing regional haze.
03/19/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Removal of Source-Specific Requirements for Permanently Shutdown FacilitiesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. This revision pertains to the removal of source-specific SIP requirements for the following five facilities in...2018-05404FR-Doc-2018-05404approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-west-virginia-removal-ofThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. This revision pertains to the removal of source-specific SIP requirements for the following five facilities in West Virginia that have permanently shutdown: Mountaineer Carbon Company; Standard Lafarge; Follansbee Steel Corporation; International Mill Service, Inc.; and Columbian Chemicals Company. These sources have permanently ceased operation; therefore, SIP requirements for these sources are obsolete and no longer necessary for attaining and maintaining the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/19/2018RuleSUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSIONSusquehanna River Basin CommissionGeneral PoliciesThis document contains rules that amend the regulations of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Commission) to codify the Commission's Access to Records Policy providing rules and procedures for the public to request and receive the Commission's...2018-05425FR-Doc-2018-05425general-policiesThis document contains rules that amend the regulations of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Commission) to codify the Commission's Access to Records Policy providing rules and procedures for the public to request and receive the Commission's public records.
03/19/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Vermont; Nonattainment New Source Review and Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit Program Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for National Ambient Air Quality StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving several different revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted to the EPA by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC). On May 23, 2017, Vermont submitted...2018-05317FR-Doc-2018-05317air-plan-approval-vermont-nonattainment-new-source-review-and-prevention-of-significantThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving several different revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted to the EPA by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC). On May 23, 2017, Vermont submitted revisions to the EPA satisfying the VT DEC's earlier commitment to adopt and submit revisions that meet certain requirements of the Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) air permit program. Vermont's submission also included revisions relating to the federal nonattainment new source review (NNSR) permit program. This action approves those revisions and also fully approves certain elements of Vermont's infrastructure SIPs (ISIPs), which were conditionally approved by the EPA on June 27, 2017. Additionally, the EPA is approving several other minor regulatory changes to the SIP submitted by VT DEC on May 23, 2017. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
03/19/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the emissions of volatile...2018-05286FR-Doc-2018-05286approval-of-california-air-plan-revisions-antelope-valley-air-quality-management-districtThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from motor vehicle assembly coating operations. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
03/19/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks, Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PAThe Coast Guard will enforce safety zones for the Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks on the Allegheny River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile 0.2 to 0.8 in Pittsburgh, PA. The safety zones are necessary to protect vessels transiting the...2018-05465FR-Doc-2018-05465safety-zone-pittsburgh-pirates-fireworks-allegheny-river-pittsburgh-paThe Coast Guard will enforce safety zones for the Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks on the Allegheny River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile 0.2 to 0.8 in Pittsburgh, PA. The safety zones are necessary to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the Pittsburgh Pirates barge-based firework displays following certain home games throughout the season. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zones is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/19/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Clinch River, Oak Ridge, TNThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Clinch River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 49.5 to MM 52.0. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for...2018-05461FR-Doc-2018-05461special-local-regulation-clinch-river-oak-ridge-tnThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Clinch River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 49.5 to MM 52.0. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Oak Ridge, TN during the Cardinal Invitational Regatta marine event. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/16/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; New Hampshire; Delegation of AuthorityThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a request from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) for delegation of authority to implement and enforce the Federal Plan Requirements for Sewage Sludge...2018-05316FR-Doc-2018-05316approval-and-promulgation-of-state-plans-for-designated-facilities-and-pollutants-new-hampshireThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a request from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) for delegation of authority to implement and enforce the Federal Plan Requirements for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units Constructed on or before October 14, 2010 (SSI Federal Plan). under Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, ILThe Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone: Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Main Branch of the...2018-05390FR-Doc-2018-05390safety-zone-brandon-road-lock-and-dam-to-lake-michigan-including-des-plaines-river-chicago-sanitaryThe Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone: Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Main Branch of the Chicago River between Columbus Drive Bridge, mile marker 326.5, and Dearborn Street Bridge, mile marker 326.1. This action is necessary to prevent collisions between mariners and to facilitate safety during the dying of the Chicago River.
03/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentCatastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement; Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations; and the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Basic ProvisionsThis document contains necessary amendments to address corrections in the final rule with request for comments for the Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement, the Area Risk Protection Insurance Basic Provisions, and the Common Crop Insurance Policy...2018-05391FR-Doc-2018-05391catastrophic-risk-protection-endorsement-area-risk-protection-insurance-regulations-and-the-commonThis document contains necessary amendments to address corrections in the final rule with request for comments for the Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement, the Area Risk Protection Insurance Basic Provisions, and the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions which published in the Federal Register on November 24, 2017.
03/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Ohio River, Letart, WVThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 236 to MM 239. The safety zone is needed to provide for the safety of life and property due to severe out draft from high water...2018-05385FR-Doc-2018-05385safety-zone-ohio-river-letart-wvThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 236 to MM 239. The safety zone is needed to provide for the safety of life and property due to severe out draft from high water that have rendered the Ohio River conditions to be hazardous to navigation. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or designated representative.
03/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentSpecial Regulations, Areas of the National Park System, Pea Ridge National Military Park; BicyclesThe National Park Service proposes to promulgate special regulations for Pea Ridge National Military Park to allow bicycle use on two proposed multi-use trails located within the park. One trail will be approximately 0.55 miles in length and the other...2018-05414FR-Doc-2018-05414special-regulations-areas-of-the-national-park-system-pea-ridge-national-military-park-bicyclesThe National Park Service proposes to promulgate special regulations for Pea Ridge National Military Park to allow bicycle use on two proposed multi-use trails located within the park. One trail will be approximately 0.55 miles in length and the other will be approximately 1.17 miles in length. Both trails will require trail construction activities to accommodate bicycles and are therefore considered new trails that will be opened to bicycles. National Park Service regulations require promulgation of a special regulation to designate new trails for bicycle use off park roads and outside developed areas.
03/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Greater Than or Equal to 50 Feet Length Overall Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent...2018-05412FR-Doc-2018-05412fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-greater-than-orNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2018 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet LOA using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
03/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FLThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 24.9, at Jacksonville, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance and...2018-05339FR-Doc-2018-05339drawbridge-operation-regulation-st-johns-river-jacksonville-flThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 24.9, at Jacksonville, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance and repairs on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation with partial openings at pre-determined times during the maintenance period.
03/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NCThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. 70/Alfred C. Cunningham Bridge which carries U.S. 70 and East Front Street across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC. The deviation is necessary...2018-05349FR-Doc-2018-05349drawbridge-operation-regulation-trent-river-new-bern-ncThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. 70/Alfred C. Cunningham Bridge which carries U.S. 70 and East Front Street across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the 2018 Neuse River Bridge Run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
03/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRegulated Navigation Areas; Harbor Entrances Along the Coast of Northern CaliforniaThe Coast Guard is reopening the public comment period on the request for comments on the potential establishment of Regulated Navigation Areas (RNAs) at the harbor entrance bars to Crescent Harbor, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River, and Morro Bay that...2018-05342FR-Doc-2018-05342regulated-navigation-areas-harbor-entrances-along-the-coast-of-northern-californiaThe Coast Guard is reopening the public comment period on the request for comments on the potential establishment of Regulated Navigation Areas (RNAs) at the harbor entrance bars to Crescent Harbor, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River, and Morro Bay that published on February 8, 2018. The comment period ended on March 12, 2018. The Coast Guard did not receive any comments on the original request for comments and has decided to re-open the comment period to provide additional opportunity for informed public comment.
03/15/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReceipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pyroxasulfone in or on Various CommoditiesThis document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.2018-05291FR-Doc-2018-05291receipt-of-a-pesticide-petition-filed-for-residues-of-pyroxasulfone-in-or-on-various-commoditiesThis document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
03/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Beach Thorofare, Margate City, NJThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Margate Boulevard/Margate Bridge, which carries Margate Boulevard across the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Beach Thorofare, mile 74.0, at Margate City,...2018-05297FR-Doc-2018-05297drawbridge-operation-regulation-new-jersey-intracoastal-waterway-beach-thorofare-margate-city-njThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Margate Boulevard/Margate Bridge, which carries Margate Boulevard across the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Beach Thorofare, mile 74.0, at Margate City, NJ. This modified deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This modified deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position.
03/15/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; City of Philadelphia; Control of Emissions From Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration UnitsEPA is taking final action to notify the public that it has received a negative declaration for sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units within the City of Philadelphia. This negative declaration certifies that SSI units subject to the requirements of...2018-05293FR-Doc-2018-05293approval-and-promulgation-of-state-air-quality-plans-for-designated-facilities-and-pollutants-cityEPA is taking final action to notify the public that it has received a negative declaration for sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units within the City of Philadelphia. This negative declaration certifies that SSI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not exist in Pennsylvania within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Philadelphia Air Management Service (AMS). EPA is accepting the negative declaration in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
03/15/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyHazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; Amendments to the National Minimum Criteria (Phase One); Proposed RuleOn April 17, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) promulgated national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills and existing and new CCR surface impoundments. The Agency is proposing a...2018-04941FR-Doc-2018-04941hazardous-and-solid-waste-management-system-disposal-of-coal-combustion-residuals-from-electricOn April 17, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) promulgated national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills and existing and new CCR surface impoundments. The Agency is proposing a rule that will address four provisions of the final rule that were remanded back to the Agency on June 14, 2016 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The Agency is also proposing six provisions that establish alternative performance standards for owners and operators of CCR units located in states that have approved CCR permit programs (participating states) or are otherwise subject to oversight through a permit program administered by EPA. Finally, the Agency is proposing an additional revision based on comments received since the date of the final CCR rule.
03/15/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Northeastern United States; Framework Adjustment 29 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management PlanNMFS proposes to approve and implement the measures the portion of Framework Adjustment 29 (Framework 29) to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan that establishes scallop specifications and other measures for fishing years 2018 and 2019....2018-05155FR-Doc-2018-05155fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-framework-adjustment-29-to-the-atlantic-sea-scallopNMFS proposes to approve and implement the measures the portion of Framework Adjustment 29 (Framework 29) to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan that establishes scallop specifications and other measures for fishing years 2018 and 2019. The measures discussed in this proposed rule are in addition to the Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) management measures of Framework 29 that were published in a separate proposed rule on February 20, 2018. This action is necessary to prevent overfishing and improve both yield- per-recruit and the overall management of the Atlantic sea scallop resource. The intended effect of this rule is to notify the public of these proposed measures and to solicit comment on the potential scallop fishery management changes.
03/15/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentEndangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule To List Chorizanthe parryi var. fernandina (San Fernando Valley Spineflower)We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), withdraw our September 15, 2016, proposed rule to list Chorizanthe parryi var. fernandina (San Fernando Valley spineflower), a plant from southern California, as a threatened species under the...2018-05081FR-Doc-2018-05081endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-withdrawal-of-the-proposed-rule-to-list-chorizantheWe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), withdraw our September 15, 2016, proposed rule to list Chorizanthe parryi var. fernandina (San Fernando Valley spineflower), a plant from southern California, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This withdrawal is based on our conclusion that the threats to this plant, as identified in the proposed rule, are no longer as significant as we believed them to be when we issued the proposed rule. We base this conclusion on our analysis of current and future threats and conservation efforts. We find the best scientific and commercial data available indicate that the threats to C. parryi var. fernandina and its habitat have been reduced below the level where this plant would meet the statutory definition of threatened or endangered. Therefore, we are withdrawing our proposal to list C. parryi var. fernandina as a threatened species.
03/15/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyTrinexapac-ethyl; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of trinexapac-ethyl in or on poppy, seed. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) in order to cover residues of trinexapac-ethyl...2018-05284FR-Doc-2018-05284trinexapac-ethyl-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of trinexapac-ethyl in or on poppy, seed. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) in order to cover residues of trinexapac-ethyl in imported poppy seed commodities.
03/15/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; City of Philadelphia; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator UnitsEPA is taking final action to reaffirm and reapprove a negative declaration for existing hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) units within the City of Philadelphia. This negative declaration certifies that existing HMIWI units subject...2018-05294FR-Doc-2018-05294approval-and-promulgation-of-state-air-quality-plans-for-designated-facilities-and-pollutants-cityEPA is taking final action to reaffirm and reapprove a negative declaration for existing hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) units within the City of Philadelphia. This negative declaration certifies that existing HMIWI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not exist within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Philadelphia Air Management Service (AMS). EPA is accepting the negative declaration in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
03/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Narrow Bay, Suffolk County, NYThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Smith Point Bridge across Narrow Bay, mile 6.1, at Suffolk County, New York. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate a Triathlon Event and allows...2018-05205FR-Doc-2018-05205drawbridge-operation-regulation-narrow-bay-suffolk-county-nyThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Smith Point Bridge across Narrow Bay, mile 6.1, at Suffolk County, New York. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate a Triathlon Event and allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for two hours.
03/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2018 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA.2018-05211FR-Doc-2018-05211fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pollock-in-statistical-area-610-in-the-gulf-ofNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2018 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA.
03/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; 2018 River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Reached for Midwater Trawl Vessels in the Mid-Atlantic/Southern New England Catch Cap AreaNMFS is reducing the Atlantic herring possession limit for federally permitted vessels fishing with midwater trawl gear in the Mid-Atlantic/Southern New England Catch Cap Closure Area, based on a projection that the threshold catch for the...2018-05288FR-Doc-2018-05288fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-atlantic-herring-fishery-2018-river-herring-and-shadNMFS is reducing the Atlantic herring possession limit for federally permitted vessels fishing with midwater trawl gear in the Mid-Atlantic/Southern New England Catch Cap Closure Area, based on a projection that the threshold catch for the corresponding catch cap area has been reached. This action is necessary to comply with the regulations implementing the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan and is intended to limit the harvest of river herring and shad in the Mid- Atlantic/Southern New England Catch Cap Area.
03/14/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Regulatory Amendments Addressing Reasonably Available Control Technology Requirements Under the 1997 and 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing rulemaking action on a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania or the Commonwealth). This revision consists of regulatory amendments...2018-04933FR-Doc-2018-04933approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-pennsylvania-regulatory-amendmentsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing rulemaking action on a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania or the Commonwealth). This revision consists of regulatory amendments intended to meet certain reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements under the 1997 and 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve most parts of the Pennsylvania SIP revision as meeting RACT requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is also proposing to conditionally approve certain provisions of this SIP revision, based upon Pennsylvania's commitment to submit additional enforceable measures that meet RACT. This action is being taken under the CAA.
03/14/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Leather Finishing Operations Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Leather Finishing Operations to address the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) that the...2018-04939FR-Doc-2018-04939national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-leather-finishing-operations-residual-riskThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Leather Finishing Operations to address the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) that the EPA is required to conduct in accordance with section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). We found risks due to emissions of air toxics to be acceptable from this source category and determined that the current NESHAP provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health. We identified no new cost-effective controls under the technology review to achieve further emissions reductions. Therefore, we are proposing no revisions to the numerical emission limits based on these analyses. However, the EPA is proposing amendments to regulatory provisions pertaining to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM); amendments to add electronic reporting; and amendments to clarify certain rule requirements and provisions. While the proposed amendments would not result in reductions in emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), this action, if finalized, would result in improved compliance and implementation of the rule.
03/14/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operations RegulationsThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on the draft Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) 2002-22, Supplement 1, ``Clarification on Endorsement of Nuclear Energy Institute Guidance in Designing Digital Upgrades in...2018-05245FR-Doc-2018-05245drawbridge-operations-regulations 
03/14/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota TransferNMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2018 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass...2018-05169FR-Doc-2018-05169fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-summer-flounder-fishery-quota-transferNMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2018 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for North Carolina and Massachusetts.
03/14/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2018 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA.2018-05133FR-Doc-2018-05133fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pollock-in-statistical-area-610-in-the-gulf-ofNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2018 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA.
03/14/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Fisheries; California Drift Gillnet Fishery; Implementation of a Federal Limited Entry Drift Gillnet PermitNMFS is issuing regulations under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) to implement a March 2017 recommendation by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) to amend the Fishery Management...2018-05186FR-Doc-2018-05186fisheries-off-west-coast-states-highly-migratory-fisheries-california-drift-gillnet-fisheryNMFS is issuing regulations under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) to implement a March 2017 recommendation by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) to amend the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP). The rule implements Amendment 5 to the HMS FMP and establishes a Federal limited entry (LE) permit system for the California/Oregon large-mesh drift gillnet (DGN) fishery using standards that are very similar to those used in the existing State of California LE permit program for the DGN fishery. Amendment 5 is intended to streamline management and future decision-making by placing all aspects of DGN fishery management under MSA authority. All current California LE DGN permit holders are eligible to apply for, and receive, a Federal LE DGN permit, and no additional LE DGN permits are created under this rule. This final rule is administrative in nature and is not anticipated to result in increased activity, effort, or capacity in the fishery.
03/14/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Electronic Reporting for Federally Permitted Charter Vessels and Headboats in Atlantic FisheriesThe South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) and Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) have submitted the For-hire Reporting Amendment for review, approval, and implementation by NMFS. The For-hire...2018-05191FR-Doc-2018-05191fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-electronic-reporting-for-federallyThe South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) and Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) have submitted the For-hire Reporting Amendment for review, approval, and implementation by NMFS. The For-hire Reporting Amendment includes Amendment 27 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) Resources of the Gulf and Atlantic Region (CMP FMP), Amendment 9 to the FMP for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery off the Atlantic States (Dolphin Wahoo FMP), and Amendment 39 to the FMP for Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Snapper-Grouper FMP). If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, the For-hire Reporting Amendment would establish new, and revise existing, electronic reporting requirements for federally permitted charter vessels and headboats (for-hire vessels), respectively. The For-hire Reporting Amendment would require a charter vessel with a Federal charter vessel/ headboat permit for Atlantic CMP, Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, or South Atlantic snapper-grouper species to submit an electronic fishing report weekly, or at shorter intervals if notified by NMFS, through NMFS approved hardware and software. The For-hire Reporting Amendment would also reduce the time allowed for headboats to submit an electronic fishing report. The purpose of the For-hire Reporting Amendment is to increase and improve fisheries information collected from federally permitted for-hire vessels in the Atlantic. The information is expected to improve recreational fisheries management of the for-hire component in the Atlantic.
03/14/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2018 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA.2018-05167FR-Doc-2018-05167fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pollock-in-statistical-area-630-in-the-gulf-ofNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2018 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA.
03/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Sablefish Managed Under the Individual Fishing Quota ProgramNMFS is opening directed fishing for sablefish with fixed gear managed under the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program and the Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program. The season will open 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 24, 2018, and...2018-05059FR-Doc-2018-05059fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-sablefish-managed-under-the-individual-fishingNMFS is opening directed fishing for sablefish with fixed gear managed under the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program and the Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program. The season will open 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 24, 2018, and will close 1200 hours, A.l.t., November 7, 2018. This period is the same as the 2018 commercial halibut fishery opening dates adopted by the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The IFQ and CDQ halibut season is specified by a separate publication in the Federal Register of annual management measures.
03/13/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Tennessee: Volatile Organic CompoundsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a portion of a revision to the Hamilton County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of...2018-04932FR-Doc-2018-04932air-plan-approval-tennessee-volatile-organic-compoundsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a portion of a revision to the Hamilton County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation from Chattanooga/Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau on June 25, 2008. The revision amends the definition of ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOC) to be consistent with state and federal regulations. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
03/13/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Removal of Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Trading ProgramsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia). The revision requests EPA remove from the Virginia SIP regulations from the Virginia Administrative...2018-04935FR-Doc-2018-04935approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-virginia-removal-of-clean-airThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia). The revision requests EPA remove from the Virginia SIP regulations from the Virginia Administrative Code that established trading programs under the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). The EPA- administered trading programs under CAIR were discontinued on December 31, 2014, upon the implementation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which was promulgated by EPA to replace CAIR. CSAPR established federal trading programs for sources in multiple states, including Virginia, that replace the CAIR state and federal trading programs. The submitted SIP revision requests removal of state regulations that implemented the CAIR annual nitrogen oxides (NOX), ozone season NOX, and annual sulfur dioxide (SO2) trading programs from the Virginia SIP (as CSAPR has replaced CAIR). EPA is approving the SIP revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Tennessee River, Huntsville, ALThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River from mile marker (MM) 322.0 to MM 325.0. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and vessels during cargo transfer operations...2018-04968FR-Doc-2018-04968safety-zone-tennessee-river-huntsville-alThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River from mile marker (MM) 322.0 to MM 325.0. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and vessels during cargo transfer operations taking place at Redstone Arsenal. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/13/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revisions to the Regulatory Definition of Volatile Organic CompoundThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions (Revision C16 and Revision I16) formally submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia). The revisions pertain to amendments made to the...2018-04937FR-Doc-2018-04937approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-virginia-revisions-to-the-regulatoryThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions (Revision C16 and Revision I16) formally submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia). The revisions pertain to amendments made to the definition of ``volatile organic compound'' (VOC) in the Virginia Administrative Code to conform with EPA's regulatory definition of VOC. Specifically, these amendments remove the record keeping and reporting requirements for t-butyl acetate (also known as tertiary butyl acetate or TBAC); Chemical Abstracts Service [CAS] number: 540-88-5) and add 1,1,2,2,-Tetrafluoro- 1-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy) ethane (also known as HFE-347pcf2; CAS number: 406-78-0) as a compound excluded from the regulatory definition of VOC, which match actions EPA has taken. EPA is approving these revisions to update the definition of VOC in the Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAtlantic Highly Migratory Species; Commercial Blacktip Sharks, Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks, and Hammerhead Sharks in the Western Gulf of Mexico Sub-Region; ClosureNMFS is closing the commercial fishery for blacktip sharks, aggregated large coastal sharks (LCS), and hammerhead shark management groups in the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region. This action is necessary because the commercial landings of sharks in...2018-05058FR-Doc-2018-05058atlantic-highly-migratory-species-commercial-blacktip-sharks-aggregated-large-coastal-sharks-andNMFS is closing the commercial fishery for blacktip sharks, aggregated large coastal sharks (LCS), and hammerhead shark management groups in the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region. This action is necessary because the commercial landings of sharks in the aggregated LCS management group in the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region for the 2018 fishing season has reached 80 percent of the available commercial quota as of March 8, 2018, and the aggregated LCS and hammerhead shark management groups are quota-linked under the regulations. The blacktip shark fishery in the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region will be closed to help minimize regulatory discards of sharks in the aggregated LCS management group in the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region, since LCS are often caught in conjunction with blacktip sharks in the commercial shark fisheries. This closure will affect anyone commercially fishing for sharks in the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region.
03/13/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentTaking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the U.S. Navy Training and Testing Activities in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing Study AreaNMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the training and testing activities conducted in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Study Area. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal...2018-04517FR-Doc-2018-04517taking-and-importing-marine-mammals-taking-marine-mammals-incidental-to-the-us-navy-training-andNMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the training and testing activities conducted in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Study Area. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue regulations and subsequent Letters of Authorization (LOAs) to the Navy to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS will consider public comments prior to issuing any final rule and making final decisions on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations. Agency responses to public comments will be summarized in the final notice of our decision. The Navy's activities qualify as military readiness activities pursuant to the MMPA, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (2004 NDAA).
03/13/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; SC; Redesignation of the Greenville-Spartanburg Unclassifiable AreaOn January 22, 2018, the State of South Carolina, through the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina fine...2018-05060FR-Doc-2018-05060air-plan-approval-and-air-quality-designation-sc-redesignation-of-the-greenville-spartanburgOn January 22, 2018, the State of South Carolina, through the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina fine particulate matter (PM2.5) unclassifiable area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Greenville Area'' or ``Area'') to unclassifiable/attainment for the 1997 primary and secondary annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The Greenville Area is comprised of Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg Counties in South Carolina. EPA now has sufficient data to determine that the Greenville Area is in attainment of the 1997 primary and secondary annual PM2.5 NAAQS. Therefore, EPA is proposing to approve the State's request and redesignate the Area to unclassifiable/attainment for the 1997 primary and secondary annual PM2.5 NAAQS based upon valid, quality- assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing that the PM2.5 monitors in the Area are in compliance with the 1997 primary and secondary annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
03/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the South Park highway bridge, across the Duwamish Waterway mile 3.8, at Seattle, WA. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule, to...2018-04966FR-Doc-2018-04966drawbridge-operation-regulation-duwamish-waterway-seattle-waThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the South Park highway bridge, across the Duwamish Waterway mile 3.8, at Seattle, WA. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule, to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is appropriate. This deviation will allow the bridge to open during nighttime hours after receiving a 12 hour advance notice.
03/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Northeastern United States; Framework 2 to the Tilefish Fishery Management PlanThis final rule implements the management measures contained in Framework Adjustment 2 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan and adjusts the 2018 specifications for this fishery. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council developed Framework...2018-04974FR-Doc-2018-04974fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-framework-2-to-the-tilefish-fishery-management-planThis final rule implements the management measures contained in Framework Adjustment 2 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan and adjusts the 2018 specifications for this fishery. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council developed Framework Adjustment 2 to improve and simplify the administration of the golden tilefish fishery. These changes include removing an outdated reporting requirement, proscribing allowed gear for the recreational fishery, modifying the commercial incidental possession limit, requiring commercial golden tilefish be landed with the head and fins attached, and revising how assumed discards are accounted for when setting harvest limits. Based on new regulations implemented by this rule, this action updates previously published specifications for the commercial golden tilefish fishery for 2018 and projected specifications for 2019 and 2020.
03/12/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Amendment to Ambient Air Quality Standard for OzoneThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). This revision consists of an amendment to Virginia's SIP to incorporate by reference, the most...2018-04422FR-Doc-2018-04422approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-virginia-amendment-to-ambient-airThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). This revision consists of an amendment to Virginia's SIP to incorporate by reference, the most recent federal ambient air quality standard for ozone. EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/12/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Emissions Statement Rule Certification for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision formally submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia). Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), states' SIPs must require stationary sources in...2018-04812FR-Doc-2018-04812approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-virginia-emissions-statement-ruleThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision formally submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia). Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), states' SIPs must require stationary sources in ozone nonattainment areas classified as marginal or above to report annual emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). This emissions statement requirement also applies to stationary sources located in the Ozone Transport Region (OTR) that emit or have the potential to emit at least 50 tons per year (tpy) of VOC or 100 tpy of NOX. The SIP revision provides Virginia's certification that its existing emissions statement program satisfies the emissions statement requirements of the CAA for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve Virginia's emissions statement program certification for the 2008 ozone NAAQS as a SIP revision in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
03/12/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Emissions Statement Requirement for the 2008 Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This revision fulfills Pennsylvania's emissions statement requirement for the 2008 ozone...2018-04813FR-Doc-2018-04813approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-pennsylvania-emissions-statementThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This revision fulfills Pennsylvania's emissions statement requirement for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/12/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Chambers Bay, Steilacoom, WAThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Chambers Bay railroad lift bridge (Chambers Bay Bridge) across Chambers Bay, mile 0.01, near Steilacoom in Pierce County, WA. The modified schedule would remove the stationed...2018-04912FR-Doc-2018-04912drawbridge-operation-regulation-chambers-bay-steilacoom-waThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Chambers Bay railroad lift bridge (Chambers Bay Bridge) across Chambers Bay, mile 0.01, near Steilacoom in Pierce County, WA. The modified schedule would remove the stationed bridge operator at the subject drawbridge during the evening hours due to minimal usage between these hours.
03/12/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF INTERIORInterior DepartmentPennsylvania Regulatory ProgramWe, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania program under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Through this proposed...2018-04911FR-Doc-2018-04911pennsylvania-regulatory-programWe, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania program under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Through this proposed amendment, Pennsylvania seeks to revise its Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conversation Act to include language clarifying the circumstances where a finding of presumptive evidence of pollution is warranted under the Commonwealth's Clean Streams Law. This document gives the locations and times where the Pennsylvania program documents and this proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, establishes the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and describes the procedures we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
03/12/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentArkansas Regulatory Program and Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation PlanWe, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing the withdrawal of a proposed rule pertaining to an amendment to the Arkansas regulatory program (Arkansas program) and the Arkansas Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation...2018-04910FR-Doc-2018-04910arkansas-regulatory-program-and-abandoned-mine-land-reclamation-planWe, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing the withdrawal of a proposed rule pertaining to an amendment to the Arkansas regulatory program (Arkansas program) and the Arkansas Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation (AMLR) Plan (hereinafter, the plan) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Arkansas submitted the amendment to revise substantial portions of its regulatory program and AMLR Plan to be no less effective than the counterpart Federal regulations, as well as to clarify ambiguities, improve operational efficiency, correct grammar and punctuation, revise dates, and delete and add citations and subsections.
03/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, Port Huron, MIThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Military Street Bridge, mile 0.33, the Seventh Street Bridge, mile 0.50, the Tenth Street Bridge, mile 0.94, and the Canadian National Railroad Bridge, mile 1.56, across the Black...2018-04914FR-Doc-2018-04914drawbridge-operation-regulation-black-river-port-huron-miThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Military Street Bridge, mile 0.33, the Seventh Street Bridge, mile 0.50, the Tenth Street Bridge, mile 0.94, and the Canadian National Railroad Bridge, mile 1.56, across the Black River at Port Huron, MI. This rule will modify the operating schedules of the bridges by expanding winter hours, and also modifies the operating schedule of all City of Port Huron drawbridges.
03/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentCivil Monetary Penalty Inflation AdjustmentsPursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act), which further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (1990 Act), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance,...2018-04909FR-Doc-2018-04909civil-monetary-penalty-inflation-adjustmentsPursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act), which further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (1990 Act), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, this rule adjusts for inflation the level of civil monetary penalties assessed under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA).
03/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentAnnual Update to Fee Schedule for the Use of Government Lands by Hydropower LicenseesIn accordance with the Commission's regulations, the Commission, by its designee, the Executive Director, issues this annual update to the fee schedule in the appendix to the part, which lists per-acre rental fees by county (or other geographic area)...2018-04835FR-Doc-2018-04835annual-update-to-fee-schedule-for-the-use-of-government-lands-by-hydropower-licenseesIn accordance with the Commission's regulations, the Commission, by its designee, the Executive Director, issues this annual update to the fee schedule in the appendix to the part, which lists per-acre rental fees by county (or other geographic area) for use of government lands by hydropower licensees.
03/09/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyWashington: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionsWashington applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, (RCRA). The EPA reviewed Washington's application,...2018-04702FR-Doc-2018-04702washington-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionsWashington applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, (RCRA). The EPA reviewed Washington's application, and has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization. The EPA sought public comment under Docket number EPA- R10-RCRA-2017-0285 from July 13, 2017 to August 14, 2017 and from September 25, 2017 to October 25, 2017, prior to taking this final action to authorize these changes. The EPA received one comment which was responded to but was not applicable to this authorization action.
03/09/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Mississippi Sound, Biloxi, MSThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters on the Mississippi Sound over the Biloxi Harbor Channel in Biloxi, MS. The proposed rulemaking is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on...2018-04734FR-Doc-2018-04734safety-zone-mississippi-sound-biloxi-msThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters on the Mississippi Sound over the Biloxi Harbor Channel in Biloxi, MS. The proposed rulemaking is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during the 2018 Biloxi Air Show. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/09/2018Proposed RuleNUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionClarification of the Requirements for Reactor Pressure Vessel Upper Head Bare Metal Visual ExaminationsThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS). The draft RIS informs all addressees of a clarification of the requirements for the bare metal visual examination. The draft RIS is...2018-04350FR-Doc-2018-04350clarification-of-the-requirements-for-reactor-pressure-vessel-upper-head-bare-metal-visualThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS). The draft RIS informs all addressees of a clarification of the requirements for the bare metal visual examination. The draft RIS is relevant to all holders and applicants for a pressurized-water power reactor (PWR) operating license or construction permit, except those that have certified that they have permanently ceased operations and have permanently removed all fuel from the reactor vessel.
03/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Hook-and-Line Catcher/Processors in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by hook- and-line catcher/processors in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2018 Pacific cod total...2018-04826FR-Doc-2018-04826fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-hook-and-line-catcherprocessorsNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by hook- and-line catcher/processors in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2018 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to hook-and-line catcher/processors in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
03/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentPacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing PlanThe Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), on behalf of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), publishes as regulations the 2018 annual management measures governing the Pacific...2018-04818FR-Doc-2018-04818pacific-halibut-fisheries-catch-sharing-planThe Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), on behalf of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), publishes as regulations the 2018 annual management measures governing the Pacific halibut fishery that have been recommended by the IPHC and accepted by the Secretary of State. This action is intended to enhance the conservation of Pacific halibut and further the goals and objectives of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC or Council).
03/09/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyImplementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications ApproachIn this final rule, the EPA is establishing the air quality thresholds that define the classifications assigned to all nonattainment areas for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) (the ``2015 ozone NAAQS'') promulgated on...2018-04810FR-Doc-2018-04810implementation-of-the-2015-national-ambient-air-quality-standards-for-ozone-nonattainment-areaIn this final rule, the EPA is establishing the air quality thresholds that define the classifications assigned to all nonattainment areas for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) (the ``2015 ozone NAAQS'') promulgated on October 1, 2015. This final rule also establishes the timing of attainment dates for each nonattainment area classification.
03/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FloridaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Tampa Bay, in the vicinity of the St. Petersburg Municipal Yacht Basin, St. Petersburg, Florida during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The temporary safety...2018-04744FR-Doc-2018-04744safety-zone-firestone-grand-prix-of-st-petersburg-st-petersburg-floridaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Tampa Bay, in the vicinity of the St. Petersburg Municipal Yacht Basin, St. Petersburg, Florida during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the safety of the race participants, spectators, and vessels on the surrounding waterway during grand prix racing on a course abutting the St. Petersburg Municipal Yacht Basin. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
03/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township NJ and Townsend Inlet, Avalon, NJThe Coast Guard has issued temporary deviations from the operating schedules that govern the Grassy Sound Channel (Ocean Drive) Bridge across Grassy Sound Channel, mile 1.0, in Middle Township, NJ and the Townsend Inlet Bridge across Townsend Inlet,...2018-04642FR-Doc-2018-04642drawbridge-operation-regulation-grassy-sound-channel-middle-township-nj-and-townsend-inlet-avalon-njThe Coast Guard has issued temporary deviations from the operating schedules that govern the Grassy Sound Channel (Ocean Drive) Bridge across Grassy Sound Channel, mile 1.0, in Middle Township, NJ and the Townsend Inlet Bridge across Townsend Inlet, mile 0.6, at Avalon, NJ. These deviations are necessary to accommodate the annual Ocean Drive Marathon event. These deviations allows these bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
03/07/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyFluopicolide; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluopicolide in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes several previously established tolerances that are...2018-04533FR-Doc-2018-04533fluopicolide-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluopicolide in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes several previously established tolerances that are superseded by this final rule. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
03/07/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyProtection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision to References for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector To Incorporate Latest Edition of Certain Industry, Consensus-Based Standards; WithdrawalThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received adverse comment on the direct final rule titled ``Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision to References for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector to Incorporate Latest Edition of Certain...2018-04521FR-Doc-2018-04521protection-of-stratospheric-ozone-revision-to-references-for-refrigeration-and-air-conditioningThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received adverse comment on the direct final rule titled ``Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision to References for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector to Incorporate Latest Edition of Certain Industry, Consensus- based Standards,'' published on December 11, 2017. Therefore, through this document we are withdrawing that direct final rule.
03/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentOccupational Exposure to BerylliumThis rule is a technical amendment announcing that OMB has approved the collection of information contained in OSHA's standards for Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in General Industry, and revising OSHA's regulations to...2018-04579FR-Doc-2018-04579occupational-exposure-to-berylliumThis rule is a technical amendment announcing that OMB has approved the collection of information contained in OSHA's standards for Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in General Industry, and revising OSHA's regulations to reflect that approval. The OMB approval number is 1218-0267.
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, ORThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the lower deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Shamrock Stride event. This...2018-04568FR-Doc-2018-04568drawbridge-operation-regulation-willamette-river-portland-orThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the lower deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Shamrock Stride event. This deviation allows the lower lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position.
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentElectric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System OperatorsThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is amending its regulations under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by...2018-03708FR-Doc-2018-03708electric-storage-participation-in-markets-operated-by-regional-transmission-organizations-andThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is amending its regulations under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) and Independent System Operators (ISO) (RTO/ISO markets).
03/06/2018Proposed RulePRESIDIO TRUSTPresidio TrustFreedom of Information Act; Privacy Act; Federal Tort Claims Act; Debt CollectionThe Presidio Trust (Trust) proposes revisions to its regulations addressing requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), requests under the Privacy Act, administrative claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and Debt Collection. The...2018-03939FR-Doc-2018-03939freedom-of-information-act-privacy-act-federal-tort-claims-act-debt-collectionThe Presidio Trust (Trust) proposes revisions to its regulations addressing requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), requests under the Privacy Act, administrative claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and Debt Collection. The Trust is revising these regulations to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to reflect amendments pursuant to the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014.
03/06/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReceipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various CommoditiesThis document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.2018-04522FR-Doc-2018-04522receipt-of-several-pesticide-petitions-filed-for-residues-of-pesticide-chemicals-in-or-on-variousThis document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
03/06/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone for Fireworks Display; Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MDThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD, during a fireworks display...2018-04487FR-Doc-2018-04487safety-zone-for-fireworks-display-patapsco-river-inner-harbor-baltimore-mdThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD, during a fireworks display on April 21, 2018. If necessary, due to inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to April 22, 2018. This action will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/06/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Pensacola Bay, Pensacola, FLThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation on Pensacola Bay in Pensacola, FL. The proposed rulemaking is needed to protect the persons participating in the Pensacola Triathlon marine event. This proposed rulemaking...2018-04503FR-Doc-2018-04503special-local-regulation-pensacola-bay-pensacola-flThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation on Pensacola Bay in Pensacola, FL. The proposed rulemaking is needed to protect the persons participating in the Pensacola Triathlon marine event. This proposed rulemaking restricts transit into, through and within the regulated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentEssential Reliability Services and the Evolving Bulk-Power System-Primary Frequency ResponseThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is modifying the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) and pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) to require newly interconnecting large and small generating...2018-03707FR-Doc-2018-03707essential-reliability-services-and-the-evolving-bulk-power-system-primary-frequency-responseThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is modifying the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) and pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) to require newly interconnecting large and small generating facilities, both synchronous and non-synchronous, to install, maintain, and operate equipment capable of providing primary frequency response as a condition of interconnection. These changes are designed to address the potential reliability impact of the evolving generation resource mix, and to ensure that the relevant provisions of the pro forma LGIA and pro forma SGIA are just, reasonable, and not unduly discriminatory or preferential.
03/06/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyLipochitooligosaccharide (LCO) SP104; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for lipochitooligosaccharide (LCO) SP104 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Monsanto Company...2018-04534FR-Doc-2018-04534lipochitooligosaccharide-lco-sp104-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-a-toleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for lipochitooligosaccharide (LCO) SP104 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Monsanto Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of LCO SP104 under FFDCA.
03/06/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Massachusetts; Logan Airport Parking FreezeThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This SIP revision increases the total number of commercial parking spaces allowed in the Logan Airport...2018-04488FR-Doc-2018-04488air-plan-approval-massachusetts-logan-airport-parking-freezeThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This SIP revision increases the total number of commercial parking spaces allowed in the Logan Airport Parking Freeze area by 5,000 parking spaces. The intended effect of this action is to reduce carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions by reducing the increased vehicle miles traveled (VMT) resulting from insufficient available parking at Logan Airport. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
03/06/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Quality Plans; Pennsylvania; Lebanon County 2012 Fine Particulate Matter Standard Determination of AttainmentThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making a final determination that the Lebanon County, Pennsylvania nonattainment area (the Lebanon County Area) has attained the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air...2018-04424FR-Doc-2018-04424air-quality-plans-pennsylvania-lebanon-county-2012-fine-particulate-matter-standard-determination-ofThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making a final determination that the Lebanon County, Pennsylvania nonattainment area (the Lebanon County Area) has attained the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This determination of attainment, also known as a clean data determination, is based on quality assured and certified ambient air quality data for the 2014-2016 monitoring period. The effect of this determination of attainment suspends certain planning requirements for the area, including the requirement to submit an attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, and contingency measures. These requirements would be suspended for as long as the area continues to meet the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. This action is not a redesignation to attainment for the area. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Snohomish River and Steamboat Slough, Everett and Marysville, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 529 highway bridges, north and south bound, across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6 near Everett, WA, and the SR 529 highway bridges, north and south bound,...2018-04435FR-Doc-2018-04435drawbridge-operation-regulation-snohomish-river-and-steamboat-slough-everett-and-marysville-waThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 529 highway bridges, north and south bound, across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6 near Everett, WA, and the SR 529 highway bridges, north and south bound, across Steamboat Slough, mile 1.1 and 1.2, near Marysville, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Everett Half Marathon run event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the marathon to allow safe movement of event participants.
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, West Palm Beach, FLThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Flagler Memorial (SR A1A) Bridge, mile 1021.8, the Royal Park (SR 704) Bridge, mile 1022.6, and the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge, mile 1024.7, across...2018-04497FR-Doc-2018-04497drawbridge-operation-regulation-atlantic-intracoastal-waterway-west-palm-beach-flThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Flagler Memorial (SR A1A) Bridge, mile 1021.8, the Royal Park (SR 704) Bridge, mile 1022.6, and the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge, mile 1024.7, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, at West Palm Beach, Florida. This deviation will extend the test to change the drawbridge operation schedules to determine whether permanent changes to the schedules are needed. This deviation allows the Flagler Memorial, Royal Park and Southern Boulevard Bridges to operate on alternative schedules when the President of the United States, members of the First Family, or other persons under the protection of the Secret Service visit Mar-a-Lago. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the increase in vehicular traffic when the presidential motorcade is in transit.
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, ORThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs three bridges at Astoria, OR, including the US101 (Youngs Bay) highway bridge, across Youngs Bay, the Oregon State (Old Youngs Bay) highway bridge, across Youngs...2018-04436FR-Doc-2018-04436drawbridge-operation-regulation-youngs-bay-and-lewis-and-clark-river-astoria-orThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs three bridges at Astoria, OR, including the US101 (Youngs Bay) highway bridge, across Youngs Bay, the Oregon State (Old Youngs Bay) highway bridge, across Youngs Bay foot of Fifth Street, and the Oregon State (Lewis and Clark River) highway bridge, across Lewis and Clark River. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is appropriate. This deviation will allow the bridge to open during weekends and nighttime hours after receiving a 2 hour advance notice.
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate...2018-04434FR-Doc-2018-04434drawbridge-operation-regulation-columbia-river-vancouver-waThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance and replacement of various bridge components. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during maintenance activities.
03/05/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Section 112(l) Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities; State of VermontThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to grant the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) the authority to implement and enforce, with respect to area sources only, the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry...2018-04277FR-Doc-2018-04277approval-of-section-112l-authority-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-perchloroethylene-air-emissionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to grant the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) the authority to implement and enforce, with respect to area sources only, the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule in place of the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (Dry Cleaning NESHAP). Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the VT DEC submitted a request for approval to implement and enforce the Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule of the Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations as a partial substitution for the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (Dry Cleaning NESHAP), as it applies to area sources. EPA has reviewed this request and has determined that the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule satisfies the requirements necessary for partial rule substitution. Thus, EPA is hereby granting VT DEC's request. This action does not affect the authority of any party to implement and enforce the Dry Cleaning NESHAP with respect to major source dry cleaners. This approval makes the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule federally enforceable in Vermont.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Cooper River Bridge Run, Cooper River, and Town Creek Reaches, Charleston, SCThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the waters of Cooper River and Town Creek Reaches in Charleston, South Carolina during the Cooper River Bridge Run. The Cooper River Bridge Run is a 10-K run across the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. The...2018-04367FR-Doc-2018-04367safety-zone-cooper-river-bridge-run-cooper-river-and-town-creek-reaches-charleston-scThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the waters of Cooper River and Town Creek Reaches in Charleston, South Carolina during the Cooper River Bridge Run. The Cooper River Bridge Run is a 10-K run across the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. The safety zone is necessary for the safety of the runners and the general public during this event. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Section 112(l) Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities; State of VermontThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) the authority to implement and enforce, with respect to area sources only, the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule in...2018-04276FR-Doc-2018-04276approval-of-section-112l-authority-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-perchloroethylene-air-emissionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) the authority to implement and enforce, with respect to area sources only, the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule in place of the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (Dry Cleaning NESHAP). Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the VT DEC submitted a request for approval to implement and enforce Vermont's Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule of the Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations as a partial substitution for the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (Dry Cleaning NESHAP), as it applies to area sources. EPA has reviewed this request and is proposing to determine that the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule satisfies the requirements necessary for partial rule substitution. Thus, EPA is hereby proposing to grant VT DEC's request. This action would not affect the authority of any party to implement and enforce the Dry Cleaning NESHAP with respect to major source dry cleaners. This approval would make the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule federally enforceable in Vermont.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentTaking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Navy Marine Structure Maintenance and Pile Replacement in WashingtonNMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities related to marine structure maintenance and pile replacement at facilities in Washington, over the course of...2018-04148FR-Doc-2018-04148taking-and-importing-marine-mammals-taking-marine-mammals-incidental-to-us-navy-marine-structureNMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities related to marine structure maintenance and pile replacement at facilities in Washington, over the course of five years (2018-2023). As required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is proposing regulations to govern that take, and requests comments on the proposed regulations. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorization and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Essential Fish Habitat AmendmentsThe North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) submitted Amendment 115 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, Amendment 105 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska,...2018-04351FR-Doc-2018-04351fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-essential-fish-habitat-amendmentsThe North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) submitted Amendment 115 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, Amendment 105 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska, Amendment 49 to the FMP for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs, Amendment 13 to the FMP for the Salmon Fisheries in the EEZ Off Alaska, and Amendment 2 to the FMP for Fish Resources of the Arctic Management Area, (collectively Amendments) to the Secretary of Commerce for review. If approved, these Amendments would revise the FMPs by updating the description and identification of essential fish habitat (EFH), and updating information on adverse impacts to EFH based on the best scientific information available. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMPs, and other applicable laws.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAtlantic Highly Migratory Species; Shortfin Mako Shark Management MeasuresNMFS announces the availability of an Issues and Options document and its intent to prepare an EIS under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyzing impacts of potential new management measures for shortfin mako sharks. Such measures would...2018-04430FR-Doc-2018-04430atlantic-highly-migratory-species-shortfin-mako-shark-management-measuresNMFS announces the availability of an Issues and Options document and its intent to prepare an EIS under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyzing impacts of potential new management measures for shortfin mako sharks. Such measures would be implemented through rulemaking to address overfishing and to implement, as necessary and appropriate, measures adopted by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) (ICCAT Recommendation 17-08) in response to the 2017 shortfin mako shark stock assessment. Based on that assessment, NMFS determined that North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks were overfished and experiencing overfishing in December 2017. Management alternatives considered would be to meet NMFS's obligations related to ending overfishing and establishing a foundation for rebuilding the shortfin mako shark stock consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA). Scoping is underway for this action, and NMFS requests comments on a preliminary Issues and Options document that presents range of commercial and recreational management measures, in both directed and incidental fisheries, including, but not limited to, commercial and recreational retention limits, quota levels, minimum size limits, gear modifications, and electronic reporting.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, ALThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Black Warrior River, extending the entire width of the river between Mile Marker (MM) 335.0 and MM 337.0 in Tuscaloosa, AL. The proposed rulemaking is...2018-04253FR-Doc-2018-04253safety-zone-black-warrior-river-tuscaloosa-alThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Black Warrior River, extending the entire width of the river between Mile Marker (MM) 335.0 and MM 337.0 in Tuscaloosa, AL. The proposed rulemaking is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during the Tuscaloosa Air Show. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Charleston Race Week, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SCThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Charleston Harbor in Charleston, South Carolina during Charleston Race Week. Charleston Race Week is a series of sail boat races throughout Charleston Harbor. The safety...2018-04366FR-Doc-2018-04366safety-zone-charleston-race-week-charleston-harbor-charleston-scThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Charleston Harbor in Charleston, South Carolina during Charleston Race Week. Charleston Race Week is a series of sail boat races throughout Charleston Harbor. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and the general public during the event. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Xterra Swim, Intracoastal Waterway; Myrtle Beach, SCThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on certain waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This proposed safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the swimmers, participant...2018-04368FR-Doc-2018-04368safety-zone-xterra-swim-intracoastal-waterway-myrtle-beach-scThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on certain waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This proposed safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the swim portion of the Xterra Triathlon. This rule is intended to prohibit non-participant vessels and persons from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Less Than 50 Feet Length Overall Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 50 feet length overall (LOA) using hook-and- line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A...2018-04388FR-Doc-2018-04388fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-less-than-50-feetNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 50 feet length overall (LOA) using hook-and- line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2018 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to catcher vessels less than 50 feet LOA using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
03/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian IslandsNMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Aleut Corporation's and the Community Development Quota pollock directed fishing allowances from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea directed fisheries. These actions are...2018-04389FR-Doc-2018-04389fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-reallocation-of-pollock-in-the-bering-sea-andNMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Aleut Corporation's and the Community Development Quota pollock directed fishing allowances from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea directed fisheries. These actions are necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2018 total allowable catch of pollock, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area.
03/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAtlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries; General Category FisheryNMFS transfers 10 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category to the January 2018 subquota period (from January 1 through March 31, 2018, or until the available subquota for this period is reached, whichever comes...2018-04397FR-Doc-2018-04397atlantic-highly-migratory-species-atlantic-bluefin-tuna-fisheries-general-category-fisheryNMFS transfers 10 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category to the January 2018 subquota period (from January 1 through March 31, 2018, or until the available subquota for this period is reached, whichever comes first) and closes the General category fishery for large medium and giant BFT until the General category reopens on June 1, 2018. The quota transfer is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments and applies to Atlantic tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT. The intent of the closure is to prevent overharvest of the available General category January 2018 BFT subquota as adjusted in this action.
03/05/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of...2018-04316FR-Doc-2018-04316approval-of-california-air-plan-revisions-northern-sierra-air-quality-management-districtThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of particulate matter (PM) from wood burning devices. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
03/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone: St. Francis Yacht Club Fireworks, San Francisco, CAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near St. Francis Yacht Club in support of the St. Francis Yacht Club Fireworks Display on March 5, 2018. This safety zone is established to...2018-04363FR-Doc-2018-04363safety-zone-st-francis-yacht-club-fireworks-san-francisco-caThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near St. Francis Yacht Club in support of the St. Francis Yacht Club Fireworks Display on March 5, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
03/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Nanticoke River, Seaford, DEThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 13 (Market Street) Bridge across Nanticoke River, mile 39.6, in Seaford, DE. The deviation is necessary to facilitate placement of an emergency temporary...2018-04342FR-Doc-2018-04342drawbridge-operation-regulation-nanticoke-river-seaford-deThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 13 (Market Street) Bridge across Nanticoke River, mile 39.6, in Seaford, DE. The deviation is necessary to facilitate placement of an emergency temporary public water line on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Passaic River, Harrison, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 280 Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 5.8, at Harrison, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to perform work on the switch gear power source of...2018-04249FR-Doc-2018-04249drawbridge-operation-regulation-passaic-river-harrison-njThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 280 Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 5.8, at Harrison, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to perform work on the switch gear power source of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to undergo necessary maintenance for Route 21 interchange improvements. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed during the maintenance period.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentEmergency Measures To Address Overfishing of Atlantic Shortfin Mako SharkNMFS is taking emergency action through this interim final rule, in response to a new stock assessment for North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks to implement measures required by International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)...2018-04262FR-Doc-2018-04262emergency-measures-to-address-overfishing-of-atlantic-shortfin-mako-sharkNMFS is taking emergency action through this interim final rule, in response to a new stock assessment for North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks to implement measures required by International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Recommendation 17-08. Based on the results of the stock assessment, on December 13, 2017, NMFS determined the North Atlantic shortfin mako shark stock to be overfished, with overfishing occurring. The emergency management measures will reduce shortfin mako shark landings in commercial and recreational shark fisheries, with retention allowed only in certain limited circumstances. The emergency management measures are expected to meet the United States' obligations in relation to ending overfishing, but are not expected to result in significant economic impacts.
03/02/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Enhanced Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program; Reopening of Comment PeriodThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reopening the public comment period for the proposed approval of Rhode Island's enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision. The proposed rule published...2018-04264FR-Doc-2018-04264air-plan-approval-rhode-island-enhanced-motor-vehicle-inspection-and-maintenance-program-reopeningThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reopening the public comment period for the proposed approval of Rhode Island's enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision. The proposed rule published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2017. Written comments on the proposed rule were to be submitted to EPA on or before December 14, 2017. The purpose of this document is to reopen the comment period for an additional 30 days. This extension of the comment period is provided to allow the public additional time to provide comment on the November 14, 2017 proposed rule.
03/02/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentTransporting Bows and Crossbows Across National Park System UnitsThe National Park Service proposes to allow individuals to carry or possess a bow or crossbow within the National Park System when accessing otherwise inaccessible lands or waters contiguous to a park area when other means of access are otherwise...2018-04247FR-Doc-2018-04247transporting-bows-and-crossbows-across-national-park-system-unitsThe National Park Service proposes to allow individuals to carry or possess a bow or crossbow within the National Park System when accessing otherwise inaccessible lands or waters contiguous to a park area when other means of access are otherwise impracticable or impossible.
03/02/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Miami Grand Prix of the Seas, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FLThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation (SLR) for certain navigable waters of Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL for the Miami Grand Prix of the Sea. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the public, spectators, vessels,...2018-04298FR-Doc-2018-04298special-local-regulation-miami-grand-prix-of-the-seas-biscayne-bay-miami-flThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation (SLR) for certain navigable waters of Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL for the Miami Grand Prix of the Sea. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the public, spectators, vessels, and marine environment from potential hazards during high-speed, offshore-style boat and Personal Water Craft (PWC) races during the Miami Grand Prix of the Sea. This SLR is necessary to provide for the safety of the public, spectators, vessels, and marine environment during the Miami Grand Prix of the Sea. The SLR would establish two regulated areas, a safety zone and no anchoring zone. Non-participant persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami (COTP) or a designated representative. All vessels would be prohibited from anchoring in the no anchoring zone. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/02/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, ALThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation on the Black Warrior River extending the entire width of the river from mile marker 338.5 to mile marker 339.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL. The proposed rulemaking is needed to protect...2018-04254FR-Doc-2018-04254special-local-regulation-black-warrior-river-tuscaloosa-alThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation on the Black Warrior River extending the entire width of the river from mile marker 338.5 to mile marker 339.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL. The proposed rulemaking is needed to protect the persons participating in the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships marine event. This proposed rulemaking restricts transit into, through and within the regulated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentSpecial Regulations, Areas of the National Park System, Rocky Mountain National Park; BicyclingThe National Park Service amends the special regulations for Rocky Mountain National Park to allow bicycle use on a 2-mile segment of the East Shore Trail located within the park. A portion of this 2- mile segment will require trail construction to...2018-04309FR-Doc-2018-04309special-regulations-areas-of-the-national-park-system-rocky-mountain-national-park-bicyclingThe National Park Service amends the special regulations for Rocky Mountain National Park to allow bicycle use on a 2-mile segment of the East Shore Trail located within the park. A portion of this 2- mile segment will require trail construction to accommodate bicycles and is therefore considered a new trail. National Park Service regulations require promulgation of a special regulation to designate new trails for bicycle use off park roads and outside developed areas.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone: Monte Foundation Snowfest Fireworks, Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe, CAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of Lake Tahoe near Commons Beach in support of the Monte Foundation Snowfest Festival Fireworks Display on March 2, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the...2018-04365FR-Doc-2018-04365safety-zone-monte-foundation-snowfest-fireworks-tahoe-city-lake-tahoe-caThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of Lake Tahoe near Commons Beach in support of the Monte Foundation Snowfest Festival Fireworks Display on March 2, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MDThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Swing Bridge which carries CSX railroad across the Curtis Creek, mile 1.4, at Baltimore, MD. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance....2018-04250FR-Doc-2018-04250drawbridge-operation-regulation-curtis-creek-baltimore-mdThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Swing Bridge which carries CSX railroad across the Curtis Creek, mile 1.4, at Baltimore, MD. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Petaluma River, Haystack Landing (Petaluma), CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Northwestern Pacific (SMART) railroad bridge across the Petaluma River, mile 12.4, at Haystack Landing (Petaluma), CA. This deviation will test a change to...2018-04251FR-Doc-2018-04251drawbridge-operation-regulation-petaluma-river-haystack-landing-petaluma-caThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Northwestern Pacific (SMART) railroad bridge across the Petaluma River, mile 12.4, at Haystack Landing (Petaluma), CA. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is appropriate. This test deviation will modify the existing regulation to add an advance notification requirement for obtaining bridge openings.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Sturgeon Bay, Sturgeon Bay, WIThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating regulation that governs the Bayview (State Route 42/57) Bridge, Mile 3.0, Maple-Oregon Bridge, Mile 4.17, and Michigan Street Bridge, Mile 4.3, all over the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal in Sturgeon Bay, WI, by...2018-04299FR-Doc-2018-04299drawbridge-operation-regulation-sturgeon-bay-sturgeon-bay-wiThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating regulation that governs the Bayview (State Route 42/57) Bridge, Mile 3.0, Maple-Oregon Bridge, Mile 4.17, and Michigan Street Bridge, Mile 4.3, all over the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal in Sturgeon Bay, WI, by authorizing remote operation for all three drawbridges. The operating schedules are not changing. The three drawbridges will be permanently remotely operated by a single tender.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Hempstead, New YorkThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge across the Sloop Channel, mile 12.8, at Hempstead, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to...2018-04243FR-Doc-2018-04243drawbridge-operation-regulation-sloop-channel-hempstead-new-yorkThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge across the Sloop Channel, mile 12.8, at Hempstead, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the machinery rehabilitation and spanlock replacement of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position.
03/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Point Pleasant Canal, Point Pleasant, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Bridge Avenue Bridge (Route 13) across Point Pleasant Canal, mile 3.9, Point Pleasant, NJ. The temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate electrical...2018-04165FR-Doc-2018-04165drawbridge-operation-regulation-point-pleasant-canal-point-pleasant-njThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Bridge Avenue Bridge (Route 13) across Point Pleasant Canal, mile 3.9, Point Pleasant, NJ. The temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate electrical transformer, and back-up diesel motor repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
03/01/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Illinois; Redesignation of the Illinois Portion of the St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, Missouri-Illinois Area to Attainment of the 2008 Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to find that the St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, Missouri- Illinois (MO-IL) area, ``the St. Louis area,'' is attaining the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or...2018-04094FR-Doc-2018-04094air-plan-approval-illinois-redesignation-of-the-illinois-portion-of-the-st-louis-stThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to find that the St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, Missouri- Illinois (MO-IL) area, ``the St. Louis area,'' is attaining the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) and is redesignating the Illinois portion of the St. Louis area, ``the Metro- East area,'' to attainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS because the Metro- East area meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The St. Louis area includes Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties in Illinois (the Metro-East area), and Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis Counties and the City of St. Louis in Missouri. (EPA will address the Missouri portion of the St. Louis area in a separate rulemaking action.) EPA is also approving, as a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plan for maintaining the 2008 ozone standard through 2030 in the St. Louis area. Finally, EPA finds adequate and is approving, as a SIP revision, the State's 2030 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Metro-East area. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) submitted the SIP revision and request to redesignate the Metro- East area on May 8, 2017. EPA proposed this action on December 8, 2017 and received two public comments in response that are not relevant to this action.
03/01/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReceipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various CommoditiesThis document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.2018-04194FR-Doc-2018-04194receipt-of-a-pesticide-petition-filed-for-residues-of-pesticide-chemicals-in-or-on-variousThis document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
03/01/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRevisions to California State Implementation Plan; Bay Area Air Quality Management District; Stationary Sources; New Source ReviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern permit program rules...2018-04112FR-Doc-2018-04112revisions-to-california-state-implementation-plan-bay-area-air-quality-management-districtThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern permit program rules governing the issuance of permits for stationary sources, including review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The revisions correct deficiencies in BAAQMD Regulation 2, Rules 1 and 2, and Regulation 2, Rule 4, previously identified by the EPA in final rules dated August 1, 2016, and December 4, 2017, respectively. We are proposing to approve revisions that correct the identified deficiencies.
03/01/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead, 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide, 2010 Sulfur Dioxide, 2011 Carbon Monoxide, 2006 PM10The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of New Jersey's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008...2018-04191FR-Doc-2018-04191approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-new-jersey-infrastructure-requirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of New Jersey's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 lead, 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide, 2010 sulfur dioxide, 2011 carbon monoxide, 2006 particulate matter of 10 microns or less (PM10), and 2012 particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The EPA is also proposing to approve three infrastructure requirements of the 1997 ozone and the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
03/01/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Virginia; Regional Haze Plan and Visibility for the 2010 SO2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (the Commonwealth or Virginia) that changes reliance on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to...2018-04185FR-Doc-2018-04185air-plan-approval-virginia-regional-haze-plan-and-visibility-for-the-2010-so2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (the Commonwealth or Virginia) that changes reliance on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to reliance on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) to address certain regional haze requirements. EPA's approval of this SIP revision would convert the Agency's limited approval/limited disapproval of Virginia's regional haze SIP to a full approval. EPA is also proposing to approve the visibility element of Virginia's infrastructure SIP submittals for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) and 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). These proposed actions are supported by EPA's recent final determination that a state's participation in CSAPR continues to meet the Regional Haze Rule's (RHR) criteria to qualify as an alternative to the application of best available retrofit technology (BART). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/01/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentPlan for Periodic Review of RegulationsRegulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) section 610 requires that NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) periodically review existing regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, such as small...2018-04178FR-Doc-2018-04178plan-for-periodic-review-of-regulationsRegulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) section 610 requires that NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) periodically review existing regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, such as small businesses, small organizations, and small governmental jurisdictions. This plan describes how ONMS will perform this review and describes the regulations proposed for review in 2018.
03/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Final 2018 and 2019 Harvest Specifications for GroundfishNMFS announces final 2018 and 2019 harvest specifications, apportionments, and Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limits for the groundfish fishery of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish...2018-04124FR-Doc-2018-04124fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-gulf-of-alaska-final-2018-and-2019-harvestNMFS announces final 2018 and 2019 harvest specifications, apportionments, and Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limits for the groundfish fishery of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish during the 2018 and 2019 fishing years and to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. The intended effect of this action is to conserve and manage the groundfish resources in the GOA in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
03/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; SpecificationsNMFS implements longfin squid, Illex squid, and butterfish specifications for the 2018 fishing year and projected specifications for fishing years 2019 and 2020. This action is necessary to specify catch levels for the squid and butterfish fisheries...2018-04123FR-Doc-2018-04123fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-atlantic-mackerel-squid-and-butterfish-fisheriesNMFS implements longfin squid, Illex squid, and butterfish specifications for the 2018 fishing year and projected specifications for fishing years 2019 and 2020. This action is necessary to specify catch levels for the squid and butterfish fisheries based upon updated information on stock status. These specifications are intended to promote the sustainable utilization and conservation of the squid and butterfish resources.
03/01/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyMethyl Bromide; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency ExemptionsThis regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of the fumigant methyl bromide, including its metabolites and degradates in or on post-harvest imported/domestic agricultural commodities. This action is in response to EPA's granting...2018-04193FR-Doc-2018-04193methyl-bromide-pesticide-tolerances-for-emergency-exemptionsThis regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of the fumigant methyl bromide, including its metabolites and degradates in or on post-harvest imported/domestic agricultural commodities. This action is in response to EPA's granting quarantine exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on specified agricultural commodities. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of methyl bromide in or on these commodities. The time- limited tolerances expire on December 31, 2020.
03/01/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; 2011 Base Year Inventory for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard for the Maryland Portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City Nonattainment AreaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the 2011 base year inventory for the Maryland portion of the Philadelphia- Wilmington-Atlantic City marginal nonattainment area for the 2008 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standard...2018-04184FR-Doc-2018-04184approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-maryland-2011-base-year-inventory-forThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the 2011 base year inventory for the Maryland portion of the Philadelphia- Wilmington-Atlantic City marginal nonattainment area for the 2008 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The State of Maryland submitted the emission inventory, which included the ozone precursors, nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), as well as several other pollutants, through the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to meet the nonattainment requirements for marginal ozone nonattainment areas for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is approving the 2011 base year NOX and VOC emissions inventory for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS as a revision to the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP) in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/01/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDetermination To Defer Sanctions; Bay Area Air Quality Management DistrictThe EPA is making an interim final determination to defer imposition of sanctions based on a proposed determination, published elsewhere in this Federal Register, that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has submitted rules on behalf of the Bay...2018-04111FR-Doc-2018-04111determination-to-defer-sanctions-bay-area-air-quality-management-districtThe EPA is making an interim final determination to defer imposition of sanctions based on a proposed determination, published elsewhere in this Federal Register, that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has submitted rules on behalf of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD or District) that satisfy the requirements of part D of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) permitting program for areas under the jurisdiction of the BAAQMD.
03/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Tennessee River, Miles 446.0 to 454.5The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 446.0 and ending at mile marker 454.5 during periods of high water flow. This safety zone is necessary to provide safety for...2018-04051FR-Doc-2018-04051safety-zone-tennessee-river-miles-4460-to-4545The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 446.0 and ending at mile marker 454.5 during periods of high water flow. This safety zone is necessary to provide safety for mariners transiting on the Tennessee River during periods of high water flow. Entry into this area will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or designated representative.
03/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in footrace...2018-04174FR-Doc-2018-04174drawbridge-operation-regulation-sacramento-river-sacramento-caThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in footrace events. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during the deviation period.
02/28/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2018 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 620 in the GOA.2018-04071FR-Doc-2018-04071fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pollock-in-statistical-area-620-in-the-gulf-ofNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2018 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 620 in the GOA.
02/28/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentSpecial Regulations of the National Park Service; Glen Canyon National Recreation Area; Motor VehiclesThe National Park Service proposes to amend its special regulations for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to manage the use of motor vehicles on and off park roads. The rule would require a permit to operate a motor vehicle off roads in selected...2018-04030FR-Doc-2018-04030special-regulations-of-the-national-park-service-glen-canyon-national-recreation-area-motor-vehiclesThe National Park Service proposes to amend its special regulations for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to manage the use of motor vehicles on and off park roads. The rule would require a permit to operate a motor vehicle off roads in selected locations, designate routes and areas where motor vehicles may be used off roads, and allow the superintendent to establish closures and restrictions based upon specific criteria. The rule would also allow certain types of off-road vehicles on some paved and unpaved roads in the recreation area. Unless provided for by special regulation, operating a motor vehicle off roads within areas of the National Park System is prohibited.
02/28/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Trawl Catcher Vessels in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of AlaskaNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2018 Pacific cod total...2018-04074FR-Doc-2018-04074fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-trawl-catcher-vessels-in-theNMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2018 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to trawl catcher vessels in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
02/28/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish; 2018 River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Reached for the Directed Atlantic Mackerel Commercial FisheryNMFS is reducing the Atlantic mackerel possession limit for Federal limited access Atlantic mackerel permitted vessels based on a projection that the 2018 river herring and shad catch cap for that fishery has been reached. This action is necessary to...2018-04073FR-Doc-2018-04073fisheries-of-the-northeastern-united-states-atlantic-mackerel-squid-and-butterfish-2018-riverNMFS is reducing the Atlantic mackerel possession limit for Federal limited access Atlantic mackerel permitted vessels based on a projection that the 2018 river herring and shad catch cap for that fishery has been reached. This action is necessary to comply with the regulations implementing the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan and is intended to limit the harvest of river herring and shad in the Greater Atlantic Region.