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Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces-Phase II Batch OneRule2017-0015301/11/2017ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) are promulgating discharge performance standards for 11 discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel of the Armed Forces into the navi … The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) are promulgating discharge performance standards for 11 discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel of the Armed Forces into the navigable waters of the United States, the territorial seas, and the contiguous zone. When implemented, the discharge performance standards will reduce the adverse environmental impacts associated with the vessel discharges, stimulate the development of improved vessel pollution control devices, and advance the development of environmentally sound vessels of the Armed Forces. The 11 discharges addressed by the final rule are the following: aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), chain locker effluent, distillation and reverse osmosis brine, elevator pit effluent, gas turbine water wash, non-oily machinery wastewater, photographic laboratory drains, seawater cooling overboard discharge, seawater piping biofouling prevention, small boat engine wet exhaust, and welldeck discharges.uniform-national-discharge-standards-for-vessels-of-the-armed-forces-phase-ii-batch-oneFR-Doc-2017-00153
Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Management PlanProposed Rule2016-3174201/09/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) proposes to designate approximately 52 square miles of waters encompassing and surrounding Maryland's Mallows Bay as the Mallows Bay--Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary (M … The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) proposes to designate approximately 52 square miles of waters encompassing and surrounding Maryland's Mallows Bay as the Mallows Bay--Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary (MPNMS or sanctuary). NOAA also proposes regulations to implement the sanctuary designation and establish the sanctuary's terms of designation to protect historical, archeological, and cultural resources of national significance. A draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and draft management plan (DMP) have also been prepared for this proposed action. The purpose of this action is to supplement and complement current Maryland state regulations and resource protection efforts to ensure long term protection of the nationally significant collection of historic shipwrecks and other maritime cultural heritage resources. NOAA is soliciting public comment on the proposed rule, draft environmental impact statement, and draft management plan. NOAA will also begin consultations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and solicit public comments specifically related to the identification and assessment of the historic properties within the affected area in compliance with Section 106 review process.mallows-bay-potomac-river-national-marine-sanctuary-notice-of-proposed-rulemaking-and-availabilityFR-Doc-2016-31742
Wisconsin-Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Management PlanProposed Rule2016-3174101/09/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing to designate an area of 1,075 square miles of Wisconsin state waters as the Wisconsin--Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary (WLMNMS or sanctuary). NOAA also pro … The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing to designate an area of 1,075 square miles of Wisconsin state waters as the Wisconsin--Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary (WLMNMS or sanctuary). NOAA also proposes regulations to implement the sanctuary designation and establish the sanctuary's terms of designation. A draft environmental impact statement and draft management plan have also been prepared for this proposed action. The purpose of this action is to supplement current Wisconsin state regulations and resource protection efforts in a way that will ensure long term protection of the nationally significant collection of historic shipwrecks and other maritime heritage resources in the area. NOAA is soliciting public comment on the proposed rule, draft environmental impact statement (DEIS), and draft management plan (DMP). NOAA will also begin consultations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and solicit public comments specifically related to the identification and assessment of the historic properties within the affected area in compliance with Section 106 review process.wisconsin-lake-michigan-national-marine-sanctuary-notice-of-proposed-rulemaking-and-availability-ofFR-Doc-2016-31741
Update of FEMA's Public Assistance and Fire Management Assistance Grant Regulations To Reflect the Terminology of Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit RequirementsRule2016-3138001/03/2017DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland 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
Changes to the Coastal Zone Management Act Program Change ProceduresProposed Rule2016-2668011/08/2016DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) wants to provide states and NOAA with a more efficient process for making changes to state coastal management programs (``management programs''). NOAA proposes to revi … The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) wants to provide states and NOAA with a more efficient process for making changes to state coastal management programs (``management programs''). NOAA proposes to revise the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) program change regulations and associated guidance (Program Change Guidance (July 1996) and Addendum (November 2013)) within our regulations. Under the CZMA, a coastal state may not implement any amendment, modification, or other change as part of its approved management program unless the amendment, modification, or other change is approved by the Secretary of Commerce under this subsection. Once NOAA approves the incorporation of a change into a management program, any new or amended management program enforceable policies are applied to federal actions through the CZMA federal consistency provision. This proposed rule addresses the issues raised in NOAA's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 73 FR 29093 (May 20, 2008) (ANPR) to: Provide a more efficient process for states and NOAA to make changes to state management programs; remove unnecessary requirements in the current regulations; establish program change documentation that all states would adhere to; continue to ensure that federal agencies and the public have an opportunity to comment to NOAA on a state's proposed change to its management program; and comply with the requirements of the CZMA and other applicable federal law. The proposed rule also addresses comments submitted on the ANPR.changes-to-the-coastal-zone-management-act-program-change-proceduresFR-Doc-2016-26680
Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces-Phase II Batch TwoProposed Rule2016-2407910/07/2016ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) propose discharge performance standards for 11 discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel of the Armed Forces into the navigable w … The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) propose discharge performance standards for 11 discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel of the Armed Forces into the navigable waters of the United States, the territorial seas, and the contiguous zone. When implemented, the proposed discharge performance standards would reduce the adverse environmental impacts associated with the vessel discharges, stimulate the development of improved vessel pollution control devices, and advance the development of environmentally sound vessels of the Armed Forces. The 11 discharges addressed by the proposed rule are the following: catapult water brake tank and post-launch retraction exhaust, controllable pitch propeller hydraulic fluid, deck runoff, firemain systems, graywater, hull coating leachate, motor gasoline and compensating discharge, sonar dome discharge, submarine bilgewater, surface vessel bilgewater/oil-water separator effluent, and underwater ship husbandry.uniform-national-discharge-standards-for-vessels-of-the-armed-forces-phase-ii-batch-twoFR-Doc-2016-24079
Gulf Coast Restoration Trust FundRule2016-2334809/28/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury is issuing this Interim Final Rule to change when the statutory three percent cap on administrative expenses is applied to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) under the Reso … The Department of the Treasury is issuing this Interim Final Rule to change when the statutory three percent cap on administrative expenses is applied to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) under the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act or Act).gulf-coast-restoration-trust-fundFR-Doc-2016-23348
Removal of Environmental Considerations RegulationsRule2016-1953608/22/2016DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland 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
Boundary Expansion of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Correction and Expansion of Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Regulatory Changes, and Sanctuary Name Change; CorrectionRule2015-3226512/23/2015DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentNOAA originally published final rules expanding the boundaries of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) and National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS), and specifying new boundary coordinates for those sanctuaries, on … NOAA originally published final rules expanding the boundaries of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) and National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS), and specifying new boundary coordinates for those sanctuaries, on September 5, 2014, and July 26, 2012, respectively. Upon adding the new boundaries for both sanctuaries to NOAA nautical charts, NOAA noticed that some of the coordinates did not match the description of the boundaries in the respective final rules. This action corrects those errors in the coordinates, and updates the format of the tables of coordinates for NMSAS. This action also makes corrections to the boundary description for the Swains Island unit of NMSAS and makes a correction to the use of the term ``mean high high water''. This correcting amendment will ensure proper mapping and enforcement of TBNMS and NMSAS. This action makes no substantive change to the regulations and does not expand or otherwise alter the size or geographic boundaries of the sanctuaries.boundary-expansion-of-thunder-bay-national-marine-sanctuary-correction-and-expansion-of-fagatele-bayFR-Doc-2015-32265
RESTORE Act Spill Impact Component AllocationRule2015-3143312/15/2015GULF COAST ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION COUNCILGulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration CouncilThis rule sets forth the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council's (Council) regulation to implement the Spill Impact Component of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf … This rule sets forth the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council's (Council) regulation to implement the Spill Impact Component of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). This rule establishes the formula allocating funds made available from the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund among the Gulf Coast States of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas (``State'' or ``States'') pursuant to Sec. 1603(3) of the RESTORE Act.restore-act-spill-impact-component-allocationFR-Doc-2015-31433
Department of the Treasury Regulations for the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust FundRule2015-3143112/14/2015DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury is issuing final regulations concerning the investment and use of amounts deposited in the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund, which was established in the Treasury of the United States by the Reso … The Department of the Treasury is issuing final regulations concerning the investment and use of amounts deposited in the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund, which was established in the Treasury of the United States by the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act).department-of-the-treasury-regulations-for-the-gulf-coast-restoration-trust-fundFR-Doc-2015-31431
Factors Considered When Evaluating a Governor's Request for Individual Assistance for a Major DisasterProposed Rule2015-2857011/12/2015DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland 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
Governmentwide Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal AwardsRule2015-2583310/09/2015ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted as final, with changes, the interim final rule outlining uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted as final, with changes, the interim final rule outlining uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards.governmentwide-uniform-administrative-requirements-cost-principles-and-audit-requirements-forFR-Doc-2015-25833
Adoption of Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; States and Tribal Mitigation Planning Regulations ChangeRule2015-2458410/02/2015DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland 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
RESTORE Act Spill Impact Component AllocationProposed Rule2015-2481609/29/2015GULF COAST ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION COUNCILGulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration CouncilThe Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) is publishing for public and Tribal comment proposed regulations to implement the Spill Impact Component of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and … The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) is publishing for public and Tribal comment proposed regulations to implement the Spill Impact Component of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). These regulations will establish the formula allocating funds made available from the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund (Trust Fund) among the Gulf Coast States of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas (``State'' or ``States'') pursuant to Sec. 1603(3) of the RESTORE Act.restore-act-spill-impact-component-allocationFR-Doc-2015-24816
Conservation ComplianceRule2015-0959904/24/2015DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThis rule amends the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations that specify the conservation compliance requirements that participants in USDA programs must meet to be eligible for certain USDA benefits. The USDA benefits to … This rule amends the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations that specify the conservation compliance requirements that participants in USDA programs must meet to be eligible for certain USDA benefits. The USDA benefits to which conservation compliance requirements currently apply include marketing assistance loans, farm storage facility loans, and payments under commodity, disaster, and conservation programs. The conservation compliance requirements apply to land that is either highly erodible land (HEL) or that is wetlands. This rule amends the regulations to implement the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) provisions that: make the eligibility for Federal crop insurance premium subsidy benefits subject to conservation compliance requirements; and convert the wetland mitigation banking pilot to a program and authorizes $ 10 million for the Secretary to operate a wetland mitigation banking program. This rule specifies the conservation compliance requirements, exemptions, and deadlines that apply in determining eligibility for Federal crop insurance premium subsidy from the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC). This rule also modifies easement provisions relating to mitigation banks as specified in the 2014 Farm Bill, and clarifies provisions regarding the extent of agency discretion with respect to certain violations.conservation-complianceFR-Doc-2015-09599
Proposed Expansion, Regulatory Revision and New Management Plan for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine SanctuaryProposed Rule2015-0644103/26/2015DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing to expand the boundaries and scope of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS or sanctuary), amend the regulations for HIHWNMS, cha … The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing to expand the boundaries and scope of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS or sanctuary), amend the regulations for HIHWNMS, change the name of the sanctuary, and revise the sanctuary's terms of designation and management plan. The purpose of this action is to transition the sanctuary from a single- species management approach to an ecosystem-based management approach. A draft environmental impact statement and draft revised management plan have been prepared for this proposed action. NOAA is soliciting public comment on the proposed rule, draft environmental impact statement, and draft revised management plan.proposed-expansion-regulatory-revision-and-new-management-plan-for-the-hawaiian-islands-humpbackFR-Doc-2015-06441
Expansion of Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries, and Regulatory ChangesRule2015-0450203/12/2015DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is expanding the boundaries of Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS) to an area north and west of their cu … The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is expanding the boundaries of Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS) to an area north and west of their current boundaries. As part of this action, NOAA is revising the terms of designation, management plans, and regulations for these two sanctuaries.expansion-of-gulf-of-the-farallones-and-cordell-bank-national-marine-sanctuaries-and-regulatoryFR-Doc-2015-04502
RESTORE Act Spill Impact Component Planning AllocationRule2014-3067501/13/2015GULF COAST ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION COUNCILGulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration CouncilThe Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) is issuing a final rule authorizing the Gulf Coast State members of the Council, or their administrative agents, and the Gulf Consortium of Florida counties to apply for gran … The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) is issuing a final rule authorizing the Gulf Coast State members of the Council, or their administrative agents, and the Gulf Consortium of Florida counties to apply for grants to fund planning activities to develop individual State Expenditure Plans (SEP) using amounts up to the statutory minimum that each Gulf Coast State must receive under the Spill Impact Component of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act).restore-act-spill-impact-component-planning-allocationFR-Doc-2014-30675
Disaster Assistance; Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) Program-Deadline Extensions and Administrative CorrectionRule2014-2480210/24/2014FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCYFederal Emergency Management AgencyUnder the authority of Section 420 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides grants for the mitigation, management, and control of any f … Under the authority of Section 420 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides grants for the mitigation, management, and control of any fire or fire complex on public or private forest land or grassland that threatens such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. This rule finalizes, without change, a proposed rule to revise the Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) program regulations to lengthen the potential extension for the grantee's submission of its grant application to FEMA from up to 3 months to up to 6 months. This rule also finalizes, without change, the proposed regulation to lengthen the potential extension for a subgrantee to submit a project worksheet from up to 3 months to up to 6 months. The rule finalizes additional minor administrative changes to the rule.disaster-assistance-fire-management-assistance-grant-fmag-program-deadline-extensions-andFR-Doc-2014-24802
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