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This document proposes to amend the Customs Regulations to set forth uniform rules governing the determination of the country of origin of imported merchandise. These rules would codify existing principles used for determining when under the customs laws an article ``is wholly the growth, product or manufacture'' of a country or when an article...
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Proposed Critical Habitat Determination for the Delta Smelt
The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) revises its proposed designation of critical habitat for the delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) originally published on October 3, 1991, concurrently with the proposal to list the species, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The final rule listing the delta smelt as a...
EPA is proposing regulations governing lead-based paint activities to ensure that individuals engaged in such activities are properly trained; that training programs are accredited; and that contractors engaged in such activities are certified. This proposed rule would also establish standards for performing lead-based paint activities and...
On August 8, 1994, the Department of the Interior issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (59 FR 40319) to revise the natural resource damage assessment regulations. The natural resource damage assessment regulations establish procedures for assessing damages for injury to natural resources resulting from a discharge of oil into navigable waters...
Importation of Polar Bear Trophies From Canada; Proposed Rule to Implement Section 104(c)(5)(A) of the 1994 Amendments to the Marine Mammal Protection Act
On April 30, 1994, the Marine Mammal Protection Act (Act) was amended to allow for the issuance of permits to import sport-hunted trophies of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) (excluding internal organs) legally taken by the applicant while hunting in Canada. These permits may also authorize the importation of trophies of polar bears taken, but not...
This document contains proposed amendments to the regulations that define self-dealing by private foundations. The proposed amendments modify the application of the self-dealing rules to the provision by a private foundation of director's and officer's liability insurance to disqualified persons. These amendments provide that indemnification by...
This document contains a proposed regulatory amendment relating to the authority contained within section 7514 of the Internal Revenue Code to prescribe or modify seals of office for the district directors, service center directors, and compliance center directors (directors) and other officers or employees of the Treasury Department to whom any...
Vacancy Rule: Notice of Intent To Establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee and Notice of First Meeting
The Department is considering the establishment of a Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The purpose of the Committee would be to discuss and negotiate a proposed rule that would change the current method of determining the payment of operating subsidies to vacant public housing units. The...
The Department of the Interior requests comments on a petition for rulemaking concerning Alaska Native land acquisitions. This petition recommends amending regulations to bring federally recognized Alaska Native Tribes within the scope of federal regulations authorizing the acquisition of land in trust status.
This document contains proposed regulations providing rules for rental real estate activities of taxpayers engaged in certain real property trades or businesses. The proposed regulations reflect changes to the law made by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, and affect taxpayers subject to the limitations on passive activity losses and...
This action proposes several changes in Food Stamp Program rules relating to social security numbers, combined allotments, residency, excluded resources, contract income, self-employment expenses, certification periods, the notice of adverse action, recertification, and suspension under retrospective budgeting. The changes are being proposed as...
On October 19, 1994 (59 FR 52707-52714), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission published for public comment a proposed rule regarding Shutdown and Low-Power Operations for Nuclear Power Reactors. The comment period for this proposed rule was to have expired on January 3, 1995. On December 2, 1994, Yankee Atomic Electric Company requested a sixty-day...
Plant-Pesticides Subject to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act; Proposed Exemptions From the Requirement of a Tolerance for Plant-Pesticides and Nucleic Acids and Viral Coat Proteins Produced in Plants under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; Proposed Rules; Extension of Comment Periods
EPA is extending the comment period for a proposed rule for plant-pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and three proposed exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The proposed rule and proposed exemptions from tolerance requirements...
A proposed rule to implement Revised Statute 2477 addressing rights-of-way across lands now administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was published in the Federal Register on August 1, 1994 (59 FR 39216), with a 60-day comment period expiring September 30, 1994. The comment...
We are proposing to amend the Animal Welfare regulations to establish standards for ``swim-with-the-dolphin'' interactive programs. These proposed standards would be promulgated under the authority of the Animal Welfare Act and appear to be necessary to ensure that the marine mammals used in these programs are handled and cared for in a humane...
The Government Securities Act Amendments of 1993 authorize the Secretary of the Treasury (Treasury) to prescribe rules requiring persons holding, maintaining or controlling large positions in to-be- issued or recently issued Treasury securities to keep records and file reports of such large positions. The Treasury is issuing this Advance Notice...
Control of Air Pollution; Emission Standards for New Gasoline Spark-Ignition and Diesel Compression-Ignition Marine Engines
EPA announces an extension of the public comment period until March 2, 1995 for the proposed rulemaking regarding emission standards for new gasoline spark-ignition and diesel compression-ignition marine engines. EPA is extending the deadline for public comment at the request of the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Engine...
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Endangered Status for Brother's Island Tuatara
The Service proposes to determine endangered status for the Brother's Island tuatara (Sphenodon guntheri), a reptile of New Zealand. Although already legally covered by an endangered classification, this species previously was considered part of the related and more widespread tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus. Both species are threatened by various...
Effluent Limitations Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards, and New Source Performance Standards: Centralized Waste Treatment Category
This proposed regulation would establish technology-based limits for the discharge of pollutants into navigable waters of the United States and into publicly-owned treatment works by existing and new facilities that receive industrial waste from off-site for treatment or recovery. This regulation will reduce the discharge of pollutants by at...
Criteria for the Certification and Determination of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's Compliance With Environmental Standards for the Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing criteria for certifying and determining whether the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) complies with disposal standards set forth in 40 CFR part 191 (Environmental Standards for the Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive...