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Update of FEMA's Public Assistance and Fire Management Assistance Grant Regulations To Reflect the Terminology of Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit RequirementsRule2016-3138001/03/2017Homeland Security DepartmentThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is amending its Public Assistance and Fire Management Assistance Grant regulations to update the terms it uses to describe grantees and subgrantees, to reflect the terminology used in the … The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is amending its Public Assistance and Fire Management Assistance Grant regulations to update the terms it uses to describe grantees and subgrantees, to reflect the terminology used in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance on Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.update-of-femas-public-assistance-and-fire-management-assistance-grant-regulations-to-reflect-theFR-Doc-2016-31380
Requirements for the Distribution and Control of Donated Foods and the Emergency Food Assistance Program: Implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014Rule2016-2632911/01/2016Agriculture DepartmentThis document contains corrections to the final rule published in the Federal Register on April 19, 2016, ``Requirements for the Distribution and Control of Donated Foods--The Emergency Food Assistance Program: Implementation of the … This document contains corrections to the final rule published in the Federal Register on April 19, 2016, ``Requirements for the Distribution and Control of Donated Foods--The Emergency Food Assistance Program: Implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014.''requirements-for-the-distribution-and-control-of-donated-foods-and-the-emergency-food-assistanceFR-Doc-2016-26329
Hazardous Materials: Revisions to Hazardous Materials Grants Requirements (RRR)Proposed Rule2016-2441810/11/2016Transportation DepartmentPHMSA proposes to revise its regulations pertaining to the Hazardous Materials grants program to incorporate the Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Fed … PHMSA proposes to revise its regulations pertaining to the Hazardous Materials grants program to incorporate the Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, and to implement new requirements set forth by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015. PHMSA invites all interested persons to provide comments regarding these intended revisions.hazardous-materials-revisions-to-hazardous-materials-grants-requirements-rrrFR-Doc-2016-24418
Disaster Assistance Loan Program; Disaster Loan Mitigation, Contractor Malfeasance and Secured ThresholdRule2016-2373310/03/2016Small Business AdministrationOn April 6, 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to amend its disaster loan program regulations in response to changes made to the Small Business Act (the Act) by the Re … On April 6, 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to amend its disaster loan program regulations in response to changes made to the Small Business Act (the Act) by the Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015 (the RISE Act). SBA received no comments on its proposed rule; therefore SBA adopts the proposed rule without change. The first change expands the definition of a mitigating measure to include the construction of a safe room or similar storm shelter designed to protect property and occupants. The second change allows for an increase of the unsecured threshold for physical damage loans for non-major disasters. The third change allows SBA to increase loan amounts to address contractor malfeasance. In addition, SBA is making several technical corrections to conform certain regulatory provisions to existing statutory authority and remove an obsolete reference in part 123.disaster-assistance-loan-program-disaster-loan-mitigation-contractor-malfeasance-and-securedFR-Doc-2016-23733
Disaster Assistance Loan Program; Disaster Loan Credit and Collateral RequirementsRule2016-2151209/15/2016Small Business AdministrationOn April 25, 2014, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published in the Federal Register an interim final rule amending its disaster loan program regulations in response to Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force recommendation … On April 25, 2014, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published in the Federal Register an interim final rule amending its disaster loan program regulations in response to Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force recommendations. The first change allowed SBA to rely on the disaster loan applicant's credit, including credit score, rather than personal or business cash flow in order to assess repayment ability for those applicants with strong credit. The second change increased the amount of disaster assistance funds that can be immediately disbursed to borrowers by raising the unsecured threshold for economic injury loans for all disasters and for physical damage loans for major disasters. SBA received no comments on its interim final rule; therefore, SBA adopts the interim final rule without change.disaster-assistance-loan-program-disaster-loan-credit-and-collateral-requirementsFR-Doc-2016-21512
James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization ActRule2016-2121609/02/2016Justice DepartmentThis rule finalizes the Interim Final Rule published on June 15, 2016, which implemented recently-enacted statutory changes governing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 (the ``Fund''). After consideration of all of … This rule finalizes the Interim Final Rule published on June 15, 2016, which implemented recently-enacted statutory changes governing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 (the ``Fund''). After consideration of all of the public comments filed in response to the Interim Final Rule, the Special Master has concluded that no substantive changes to the Interim Final Rule are needed. Accordingly, this Final Rule adopts as final the provisions of the Interim Final Rule, with only two minor technical corrections.james-zadroga-911-victim-compensation-fund-reauthorization-actFR-Doc-2016-21216
Removal of Environmental Considerations RegulationsRule2016-1953608/22/2016Homeland Security DepartmentThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is removing its environmental considerations regulations and replacing the regulations with a new Directive and Instruction on en … The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is removing its environmental considerations regulations and replacing the regulations with a new Directive and Instruction on environmental planning and historical preservation requirements. DHS instituted procedures for environmental considerations that apply Department-wide (including FEMA) in a new Directive and Instruction. FEMA is issuing supplemental procedures to the new DHS Directive and Instruction; a Notice of Availability for these supplemental procedures appears in the Notice section of today's edition of the Federal Register.removal-of-environmental-considerations-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-19536
Environmental Policies and Procedures; Compliance With the National Environmental Policy Act and Related AuthoritiesRule2016-1807508/03/2016Agriculture DepartmentThe Farm Service Agency (FSA) is consolidating, updating, and amending its regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). FSA's previous NEPA regulations had been in place since 1980. Signifi … The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is consolidating, updating, and amending its regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). FSA's previous NEPA regulations had been in place since 1980. Significant changes to the structure of FSA and the scope of FSA's programs require changes in FSA's NEPA regulations. The changes will also better align FSA's NEPA regulations with the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA regulations and meet the FSA responsibilities for periodic review of their categorical exclusions (CatExs). CatExs involve proposed actions that typically do not result in individual or cumulative significant environmental effects or impacts and therefore do not merit further environmental review in an Environmental Assessment (EA) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The additions to the existing list of CatExs improves the clarity and consistency of the regulations. This final rule also expands and clarifies the list of proposed actions that require an EA. The FSA NEPA implementing regulations also cover the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) programs that FSA administers on behalf of CCC. In addition, this rule makes conforming changes to existing references to FSA NEPA regulations in other FSA regulations. The revisions to the FSA NEPA implementing regulations are intended to improve transparency and clarity of the FSA NEPA process for FSA program participants, and to provide for a more efficient environmental review that will lead to better decisions and outcomes for stakeholders and the environment. Finally, in coordination with the Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and Rural Utilities Service, this rule removes the old NEPA regulations.environmental-policies-and-procedures-compliance-with-the-national-environmental-policy-act-andFR-Doc-2016-18075
James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization ActRule2016-1425906/15/2016Justice DepartmentOn December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization Act (the ``Reauthorized Zadroga Act''). The Act extends the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 which pr … On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization Act (the ``Reauthorized Zadroga Act''). The Act extends the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 which provides compensation to any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist- related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001, or the rescue and recovery efforts during the immediate aftermath of such crashes or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes. Special Master Sheila L. Birnbaum, appointed by the Attorney General to administer the Fund, is issuing this Interim Final Rule to address changes required by the Reauthorized Zadroga Act. Specifically, the statute extends the time period during which eligible claimants may submit claims for compensation until December 18, 2020, increases the Victim Compensation Fund's total funding available to pay claims, creates different categories of claims, directs the Victim Compensation Fund to issue full compensation to eligible claimants and imposes limitations on certain components of future loss calculations.james-zadroga-911-victim-compensation-fund-reauthorization-actFR-Doc-2016-14259
Requirements for the Distribution and Control of Donated Foods-The Emergency Food Assistance Program: Implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014Rule2016-0863904/19/2016Agriculture DepartmentThis rule revises and clarifies requirements to ensure that USDA donated foods are distributed, stored, and managed in the safest, most efficient, and cost-effective manner, at State and recipient agency levels. The rule also reduces … This rule revises and clarifies requirements to ensure that USDA donated foods are distributed, stored, and managed in the safest, most efficient, and cost-effective manner, at State and recipient agency levels. The rule also reduces administrative and reporting requirements for State distributing agencies, revises or clarifies regulatory provisions relating to accountability for donated foods, and rewrites much of the regulations in a more user-friendly, ``plain language,'' format. Lastly, the rule revises and clarifies specific requirements to conform more closely to related requirements in corresponding regulations and current law.requirements-for-the-distribution-and-control-of-donated-foods-the-emergency-food-assistance-programFR-Doc-2016-08639
Disaster Assistance Loan Program; Disaster Loan Mitigation, Contractor Malfeasance and Secured ThresholdProposed Rule2016-0775004/06/2016Small Business AdministrationThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposes to amend its disaster loan program regulations in response to changes made to the Small Business Act (the Act) by the Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of … The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposes to amend its disaster loan program regulations in response to changes made to the Small Business Act (the Act) by the Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015 (the RISE Act). The first change would expand the definition of a mitigating measure to include the construction of a safe room or similar storm shelter designed to protect property and occupants. The second change would allow for an increase of the unsecured threshold for physical damage loans for non- major disasters. The third change would allow SBA to increase loan amounts to address contractor malfeasance. In addition, SBA proposes to make several technical corrections to conform certain regulatory provisions to existing statutory authority and remove an obsolete reference in part 123.disaster-assistance-loan-program-disaster-loan-mitigation-contractor-malfeasance-and-securedFR-Doc-2016-07750
Direct Farm Ownership Microloan; CorrectionRule2016-0427102/29/2016Agriculture DepartmentIn a final rule that was published and effective on January 21, 2016, we added Direct Farm Ownership Microloan (DFOML) to the existing Direct Loan Program. The final rule resulted in inadvertently omitting paragraphs that were previous … In a final rule that was published and effective on January 21, 2016, we added Direct Farm Ownership Microloan (DFOML) to the existing Direct Loan Program. The final rule resulted in inadvertently omitting paragraphs that were previously in the Farm Loan Programs general eligibility requirements. The inadvertently removed paragraphs specified alternatives for demonstrating managerial ability. This document corrects that omission by revising the section in the regulations to reinsert that text.direct-farm-ownership-microloan-correctionFR-Doc-2016-04271
Direct Farm Ownership MicroloanRule2016-0103801/21/2016Agriculture DepartmentThe Farm Service Agency (FSA) is adding Direct Farm Ownership Microloan (DFOML) to the existing Direct Loan Program. The revisions to the Direct Loan Program regulations consist of application, eligibility, repayment terms, and secur … The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is adding Direct Farm Ownership Microloan (DFOML) to the existing Direct Loan Program. The revisions to the Direct Loan Program regulations consist of application, eligibility, repayment terms, and security requirements to better serve the unique operating needs of small family farm operations. The existing Microloans (ML) in the Direct Loan Program already include MLs for operating loans (OL). DFOML is expected to make farm ownership loans (FOs) available and more attractive to small operators through reduced application requirements, more timely application processing, and added flexibility for Youth Loan (YL) borrowers in meeting the farm experience eligibility requirement.direct-farm-ownership-microloanFR-Doc-2016-01038
Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Technical AmendmentsRule2015-3210101/20/2016Health and Human Services DepartmentThis document contains technical amendments to HHS regulations regarding Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. The regulatory content is being amended to add information t … This document contains technical amendments to HHS regulations regarding Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. The regulatory content is being amended to add information that was erroneously omitted, to include updated cross-references within HHS' regulations, and to make grammatical corrections.federal-awarding-agency-regulatory-implementation-of-office-of-management-and-budgets-uniformFR-Doc-2015-32101
Factors Considered When Evaluating a Governor's Request for Individual Assistance for a Major DisasterProposed Rule2015-2857011/12/2015Homeland Security DepartmentFEMA proposes to revise its regulations to comply with Section 1109 of the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 which requires FEMA, in cooperation with State, local, and Tribal emergency management agencies, to review, update, … FEMA proposes to revise its regulations to comply with Section 1109 of the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 which requires FEMA, in cooperation with State, local, and Tribal emergency management agencies, to review, update, and revise through rulemaking the Individual Assistance factors FEMA uses to measure the severity, magnitude, and impact of a disaster.factors-considered-when-evaluating-a-governors-request-for-individual-assistance-for-a-majorFR-Doc-2015-28570
Adoption of Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; States and Tribal Mitigation Planning Regulations ChangeRule2015-2458410/02/2015Homeland Security DepartmentOn December 19, 2014, all Federal award-making agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), published a joint interim final rule implementing the Offic … On December 19, 2014, all Federal award-making agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), published a joint interim final rule implementing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)'s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. DHS and FEMA now adopt, with one change, the interim final rule as final. The change restores language in the FEMA State and Tribal mitigation planning regulations that was inadvertently removed by the interim final rule.adoption-of-uniform-administrative-requirements-cost-principles-and-audit-requirements-for-federalFR-Doc-2015-24584
Reorganization of the Enforcement Bureau's Field OperationsRule2015-2196309/08/2015Federal Communications CommissionThe Federal Communications Commission (the Commission) acts to improve the Commission's efficiency, effectively manage Commission resources, and align the Commission's field enforcement activities with contemporary needs for a field en … The Federal Communications Commission (the Commission) acts to improve the Commission's efficiency, effectively manage Commission resources, and align the Commission's field enforcement activities with contemporary needs for a field enforcement presence. The Commission, the Office of Managing Director and the Enforcement Bureau will take several actions to realign the mission and resources of its 24 field offices. The Bureau's field offices will primarily support the enforcement of the Commission's radio frequency spectrum rules and other key regulations in a manner likely to have the greatest impact, in the most cost effective way possible.reorganization-of-the-enforcement-bureaus-field-operationsFR-Doc-2015-21963
Strategic Economic and Community DevelopmentRule2015-1216305/20/2015Agriculture DepartmentThis interim rule implements Section 6025, Strategic Economic and Community Development, under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill). Unless the Agency provides otherwise, the Agency will reserve up to 10 percent of the fu … This interim rule implements Section 6025, Strategic Economic and Community Development, under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill). Unless the Agency provides otherwise, the Agency will reserve up to 10 percent of the funds appropriated to certain Rural Development (RD) programs each fiscal year to fund projects that support the implementation of strategic economic and community development plans across multi-jurisdictional areas. The programs from which funds will be reserved are community facility programs, water and waste disposal programs, and rural business and cooperative development programs. To be eligible for the reserved funds, projects must be first eligible for funding under the programs from which the funds are reserved. In addition, projects must be carried out solely in rural areas. Any reserved funding that is not obligated by June 30 of the fiscal year in which the funds were reserved will be returned to the programs' regular funding accounts.strategic-economic-and-community-developmentFR-Doc-2015-12163
Changes to Existing Conservation Program RegulationsRule2015-0800804/09/2015Agriculture DepartmentThe Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Act) made several nondiscretionary changes to NRCS conservation programs. These conservation programs have existing regulations that required adjustments. These adjustments include addressing the … The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Act) made several nondiscretionary changes to NRCS conservation programs. These conservation programs have existing regulations that required adjustments. These adjustments include addressing the required review of operating procedures of the State Technical Committee, adding reference of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act program regulations, adding reference of RCPP to the Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP), expanding the definition of ``acreage owned by Indian Tribes'' under HFRP, revising and simplifying the Regional Equity provision, and adjusting the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Program to correspond with changes to payment provisions under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Additionally, the Secretary of Agriculture delegated to NRCS administrative responsibility for implementing the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP), and internal NRCS administrative changes warrant updating the appropriate delegated official in the Technical Service Provider (TSP) provision. NRCS published an interim rule with a request for comments on August 1, 2014, to implement changes to these NRCS conservation program regulations that were either necessitated by enactment of the 2014 Act, or required to implement administrative streamlining improvements and clarifications. NRCS received six comments on the interim rule. In this document, NRCS issues a final rule to make permanent these changes and to incorporate two minor mandatory changes in two of the affected parts.changes-to-existing-conservation-program-regulationsFR-Doc-2015-08008
Rural Development Regulations-Update to FmHA References and to Census ReferencesRule2015-0157102/24/2015Agriculture DepartmentRural Development (RD) is amending its regulations by updating references to the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and clarifying and updating references to the census data. These actions will provide consistency in terminol … Rural Development (RD) is amending its regulations by updating references to the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and clarifying and updating references to the census data. These actions will provide consistency in terminology between program regulations. In addition, clarifying and updating references to census data is needed to account for changes to the decennial Census, which, starting with the 2010 decennial Census is no longer reporting income and unemployment data. Additional revisions are being implemented to show the regulations that do not apply to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and to remove outdated or unnecessary language.rural-development-regulations-update-to-fmha-references-and-to-census-referencesFR-Doc-2015-01571
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