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Guidance on Passive Foreign Investment Companies and the Treatment of Qualified Improvement Property Under the Alternative Depreciation System for Purposes of Sections 250(b) and 951A(d)
This document contains proposed regulations regarding the determination of whether a foreign corporation is treated as a passive foreign investment company (``PFIC'') for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code (``Code''). The proposed regulations also provide guidance regarding the treatment of income and assets of a qualifying insurance...
Energy Conservation Program for Appliance Standards: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces and Commercial Water Heaters; Withdrawal
In response to a petition for rulemaking submitted on October 18, 2018 (Gas Industry Petition), the Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) has published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register a final interpretive rule determining that, in the context of residential furnaces, commercial water heaters, and similarly-situated...
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Wharton Regional Airport, Wharton, TX. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Wharton non- directional beacon (NDB). The name and geographical coordinates of the airport would...
This action proposes to amend Area Navigation (RNAV) route Q- 34 in the northeastern United States in support of the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Route Project (NEC ACR) for improve efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) while reducing the dependency on ground based navigational systems.
This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, at Great Falls International Airport. This action also proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Additionally, this action proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward...
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fosston Municipal Airport- Anderson Field, Fosston, MN, and Little Falls/Morrison County Airport- Lindbergh Field, Little Falls, MN. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Fosston...
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Tobey Hospital Heliport, Wareham, MA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving this heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and...
Withdrawal of Proposed Rules; Discontinuing Three Rulemaking Efforts Listed in the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the proposed regulatory requirements described in the three proposed rules that are identified in this document. This document summarizes the proposed rules and provides a brief explanation for the Agency's decision not to finalize the proposed actions.
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model EC 155B and EC155B1 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of mechanical deformation of the protective cover of the ``SHEAR'' control pushbutton on the copilot collective stick. This proposed AD would require replacement of the...
Development of Nuclear Energy Technologies and Collaboration With States on Nuclear Development, Notice of Petition for Rulemaking
On October 23, 2019, the Department of Energy (DOE) received a petition from Mr. Ken Kay asking DOE to promulgate rules and establish programs that will allow States and their agents to collaboratively develop new nuclear technologies with DOE, and under the authority of DOE, including but not limited to the development of small nuclear...
The NCUA Board (Board) is issuing a proposed rule to amend one of the requirements that a federal credit union (FCU) must adopt as a part of their written overdraft policy. Specifically, the proposed rule would modify the requirement that an FCU's written overdraft policy establish a time limit, not to exceed 45 calendar days, for a member to...
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-07-16, which applies to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. AD 2020-07-16 requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-07- 16, the FAA...
The Coast Guard is evaluating the potential use of Safety Management Systems (SMSs) to improve safety and reduce marine casualties on board U.S.-flagged passenger vessels. In this document, the Coast Guard is seeking public input and responses to specific questions on the feasibility, applicability, and nature of SMSs for potential use on...
PHMSA is making available for public comment a revised set of operator qualification frequently asked questions (FAQs) that will replace its current operator qualification FAQs. The proposed revisions will provide greater clarity regarding PHMSA's operator qualification regulations. The revised FAQs would replace current FAQs that are outdated...
Extension of 2019 and 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard Compliance and Attest Engagement Reporting Deadlines
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to modify certain compliance dates under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). First, EPA proposes to extend the RFS compliance deadline for the 2019 compliance year and the associated deadline for submission of attest engagement reports for the 2019 compliance year for small refineries. The...
Amendments to Brake System Safety Standards Governing Operations Using an Electronic Air Brake Slip System
FRA proposes to amend its brake system safety standards to address operations using an electronic air brake slip (eABS) system, which is a system that tracks details related to individual freight car brake tests. The proposed rule would provide an alternative regulatory framework for railroads to utilize when choosing to use an eABS system, but...
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Anna Jaques Hospital Heliport, Newburyport, MA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving this heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety...
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Improved Energy Security for Main Operating Bases in Europe (DFARS Case 2020-D030)
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 that prohibits contracts for the acquisition of furnished energy for a covered military installation in Europe that is sourced from inside the Russian Federation.
Pipeline Safety: Periodic Updates of Regulatory References to Technical Standards and Miscellaneous Amendments
PHMSA is proposing to incorporate by reference more than 20 consensus standards into the Federal pipeline safety regulations. This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) would incorporate by reference a new, updated, or reaffirmed edition of each consensus standard. This NPRM would also make non-substantive corrections to clarify regulatory...
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassifying Furbish's Lousewort (Pedicularis furbishiae) From Endangered to Threatened Status With a Section 4(d) Rule
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify (downlist) Furbish's lousewort (Pedicularis furbishiae) from an endangered species to a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and we propose a rule under section 4(d) of the Act to promote the conservation of Furbish's lousewort. This...