FR Alert – Covering:08/31/2020

Todays Federal Register


Agency Notice
SUMMARY: DoD is seeking information that will assist in the development of a revision to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the data rights portions of the Small Business Innovation Research Program and Small Business Technology Transfer Program Policy Directives. DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the address shown below on or before October 30, 2020, to be considered in the formation of any proposed rule. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments identified by DFARS Case 2019-D043, using any of the following methods: [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: Search for “DFARS Case 2019-D043.” Select “Comment Now” and follow the instructions provided to submit a comment. Please include “DFARS Case 2019-D043” on any attached documents. [cir] Email: [email protected]. Include DFARS Case 2019-D043 in the subject line of the message. [cir] Fax: 571-372-6094. [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Jennifer D. Johnson, OUSD(A-S)DPC/DARS, Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to, including any personal information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check, approximately 
[20-18641][Full Article] [PDF]


Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On August 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NOPR”) regarding proposals to amend the test procedures for showerheads and to request comment on the proposals. That NOPR also announced a webinar but did not announce a webinar date. DOE is announcing that the webinar will be held on September 3, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Additionally, on August 18, 2020, DOE received a request from Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) to extend the comment period for the NOPR by 30 days. DOE is announcing the comment period is extended to September 30, 2020. DATES: Meeting: DOE will hold a webinar on Thursday, September 3, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. See the “Public Participation” section of this notice for webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants. The comment period for this NOPR published on August 13, 2020 (85 FR 49284) is extended to September 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: Docket: The docket for this activity, which includes Federal Register notices, comments, and other supporting documents/materials, is available for review at All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.govindex. However, some documents listed i
[20-19015][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE” or the “Department”) proposes to revise its existing enforcement regulations for certain consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (EPCA or the “Act”). The proposal, if adopted, would provide the regulated industry with further clarity and transparency about DOE’s enforcement process, including enforcement sampling procedures and test notice requirements. The proposal provides for a process to petition DOE for reexamination of a pending determination of noncompliance, and for DOE to have the discretion to consider third-party certification program testing as official enforcement test data. Ultimately, the proposal will further align DOE’s regulations with its statutory authority, foster communication between DOE and the regulated industry, and promote the effective and systematic enforcement of DOE’s regulations. DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) no later than October 30, 2020. See section V, “Public Participation,” for details. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments using any of the below methods. (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Email: Enfo
[20-16690][Full Article] [PDF]


Agency Notice
SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are opening, for the first time, eight National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) that were previously closed to hunting and sport fishing. In addition, we are opening or expanding hunting and sport fishing at 89 other NWRs and adding pertinent station-specific regulations for other NWRs that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing for the 2020-2021 season. We are also opening hunting or sport fishing on nine units of the National Fish Hatchery System (NFHs). We are also adding pertinent station-specific regulations that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing at these nine NFHs for the 2020-2021 season. Further, we are opening 41 limited-interest easement NWRs in North Dakota for upland and big game hunting and sport fishing in accordance with State regulations. Access to these NWRs is controlled by the current landowners, and, therefore, they are not open to the public unless authorized by the landowner. We are also making regulatory changes to existing station-specific regulations in order to reduce the regulatory burden on the public, increase access for hunters and anglers on Service lands and waters, and comply with a Presidential mandate for plain language standards. Lastl
[20-16003][Full Article] [PDF]