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FR, January 23, 2012

Proposed Rules

Transportation Department

Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by test reports showing that failure of a retract port flexible hose of a main landing gear (MLG) retraction actuator could cause excessive hydraulic fluid leakage. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection for defects and damage of the retract port flexible hose on the left and right MLG retraction actuator, and replacement of the flex...

Environmental Protection Agency

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; Determinations of Attainment of the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Standard for the Philadelphia-Wilmington Nonattainment Area

EPA is proposing to make two determinations regarding the Philadelphia-Wilmington fine particle (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) nonattainment area (the Philadelphia Area). EPA is proposing to make a determination that the Philadelphia Area has attained the 1997 annual PM<INF>2.5</INF> national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) by its attainment date of April 5, 2010. EPA is also proposing to make a clean data determination, finding that the Philadelphia Area has attained the 199...

Treasury Department

Determination of Governmental Plan Status

This document announces a public hearing on proposed regulations, (REG-157714-06) relating to the determination of governmental plans.

Transportation Department

Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a fire which started in the vicinity of an electrical panel that was fed by oxygen escaping from a damaged third crew person oxygen line that occurred while the airplane was on the ground. This proposed AD would require replacing and changing the routing of the flexible oxygen hose of the third crew pe...

Treasury Department

Dividend Equivalents From Sources Within the United States

In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations that provide guidance on the definition of the term ``specified notional principal contract'' for purposes of section 871(m) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) beginning after March 18, 2012 through December 31, 2012. The text of those regulations also serves as the text of the proposed regulations. The preamble to the temporary regulations explains the amendments added by the...

Environmental Protection Agency

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee; 110(a)(1) and (2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards

EPA is proposing to approve the state implementation plan (SIP) submission, submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), to demonstrate that the State meets the requirements of sections 110(a)(1) and (2) with respect to sections 110(a)(2)(C) and (J), of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Section 110(a) of the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP...

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Amendments to the Control of Nitrogen Oxides Emissions From Industrial Boilers and Process Heaters at Petroleum Refineries

EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This SIP revision amends Delaware's regulation that establishes controls for nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) emissions from industrial boilers and process heaters at petroleum refineries by including a NO<INF>X</INF> emission limit for the fluid catalytic cracking unit carbon monoxide (CO) boiler at the Delaware City Refinery and providing for a facility-wide NOx...

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Annual Stress Test

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the ``Corporation'' or ``FDIC'') requests comment on this proposed rule that implements the requirements in Section 165(i) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'') regarding stress tests (``proposed rule''). This proposed rule would implement section 165(i)(2) by requiring state nonmember banks and state savings associations supervised by the Corporation with total consolidated assets of more than $10 ...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Shrimp Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Revisions of Bycatch Reduction Device (BRD) Testing Protocols; Correction

This document contains a correction to a proposed rule that published on January 9, 2012, regarding proposed changes to shrimp regulations. The proposed rule stated that the ``Expanded Mesh BRD'' would be decertified for use by the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery after May 24, 2012. That information was not correct. The ``Extended Funnel BRD'' is the BRD design that will no longer be provisionally certified for use in the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery after May 24, 2012. This rule corrects that...

Defense Department

USACE's Plan for Retrospective Review Under E.O. 13563

On November 16, 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a Notice of Intent and Request for Comments on its plan to retrospectively review its Regulations implementing the USACE Regulatory Program at 33 CFR 320-332 and 334 in accordance with Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review'' (E.O.), issued on January 18, 2011, directs federal agencies to review existing significant regulations and identify those that can be made more effective or less burdensom...

Environmental Protection Agency

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Massachusetts; Determination of Attainment of the 1997 Ozone Standard for the Western Massachusetts Nonattainment Area

The EPA is proposing two separate and independent determinations regarding the Springfield (Western Massachusetts) moderate 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. First, EPA is proposing to determine that the Western Massachusetts nonattainment area has attained the 1997 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone, based upon complete, quality-assured, certified ambient air monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS for the 200...

New Mexico: Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program

The EPA proposes to codify in the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs,'' New Mexico's authorized hazardous waste program. The EPA will incorporate by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) those provisions of the State regulations that are authorized and that the EPA will enforce under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, commonly referred to as the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act (RCRA). In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Fede...

Federal Trade Commission

Rules of Practice

The FTC is proposing to amend parts of its regulations. The proposed amendments would make changes to the FTC's investigatory procedures in the interest of fairness, efficiency, and openness in all FTC investigations. The amendments would also revise the Commission's rules governing reprimand, suspension, and disbarment of attorneys practicing before the Commission.

Environmental Protection Agency

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Mineral Wool Production and Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing

The EPA published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2011, the proposed rules, ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Mineral Wool Production and Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing.'' The EPA was asked to hold a public hearing only on the wool fiberglass manufacturing proposed rule, and on December 20, 2011, published a notice announcing the hearing and extending the comment period for only the wool fiberglass manufacturing proposed rule (76 FR 78872). The comment period ...

Farm Credit Administration

Compensation, Retirement Programs, and Related Benefits

The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, us, we, or our) proposes to amend our regulations related to Farm Credit System (System) bank and association disclosures to shareholders and investors. The proposed rule would require reporting of supplemental retirement plans, a discussion of the link between senior officer compensation and performance, and timely and transparent reporting to shareholders of significant events that occur between annual reporting periods. We believe the proposed changes w...

Food Safety and Inspection Service

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

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the meat and poultry inspection regulations to provide for an electronic export application and certification system. The electronic export application and certification system will be a component of the Agency's Public Health Information System (PHIS). The export component of PHIS will be available as an alternative to the paper-based application and certification process. FSIS is proposing to charge users for the use of the...

Treasury Department

Indian Tribal Government Plans

This document announces a public hearing on proposed regulations, (REG-133223-08) relating to Indian tribal government plans.

Transportation Department

Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes

We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fatigue cracking on the lower main sill inner chord of the hatch opening of the overwing emergency exit. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking, corrosion damage, and any other irregularity of the lower main sill inner chord and surrounding structure, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and c...

Treasury Department

Guidance Regarding Deduction and Capitalization of Expenditures Related to Tangible Property; Hearing

This document changes the date of a public hearing on proposed regulations relating to the deduction and capitalization of expenditures related to tangible property.

Transportation Department

Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Grasonville, MD

This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Grasonville, MD, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Queen Anne E.R. Heliport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.

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