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News Tipoffs for Pennsylvania Editors Newsletter for Thursday July 23, 2020 ( 8 items )  

Carnegie Mellon University Traffic21 Institute, Mobility21 National University Transportation Center Issue Public Comment on NHTSA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- Stan Caldwell, executive director of the Carnegie Mellon University Traffic21 Institute and Mobility21 National University Transportation Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's notice entitled "Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative". The comment was posted on July 20, 2020: * * *  more

Cooperative Agreement Makes $6 Million Available for Great Lakes Fish Monitoring, Surveillance in 8 States
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it expects to award a cooperative agreement for Great Lakes fish monitoring and surveillance in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $6 million. Information on Eligibility: Please see Section III of the announcement for eligibility information (https://www.epa.gov/great-lakes-funding/great-lakes-fish-monitoring-and-s  more

EPA Proposed Rule: Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule (40 CFR Part 721), published in the Federal Register, entitled: "Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-7.B)". The proposed rule was issued by Tala Henry, Deputy Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Kenneth Moss, Chemical Control Division (74  more

EPA Rule: Air Plan Approval for Maryland
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a rule (40 CFR Part 52), published in the Federal Register on July 22, entitled: "Air Plan Approval; Maryland; 1997 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS Limited Maintenance Plan for the Kent and Queen Anne's Counties Area". The rule was issued by Cosmo Servidio, Regional Administrator, Region III. DATES: This final rule is effective on August 21, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Talley, Planning & Implementation Branch (3AD30), A  more

EPA Rule: Drinking Water for Final Action on Perchlorate
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a rule (40 CFR 141, 142), published in the Federal Register, entitled: "Drinking Water: Final Action on Perchlorate". The rule was issued by Andrew Wheeler, Administrator. DATES: For purposes of judicial review, the regulatory determination in this document is issued as of July 21, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Hernandez, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Standards and Risk Management Division (Mail  more

FTC Proposed Rule: Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel, Certain Piece Goods
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Federal Trade Commission has issued a proposed rule (16 CFR Part 423), published in the Federal Register, entitled: "Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods". The proposed rule was issued by Secretary April J. Tabor. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 21, 2020. Parties interested in an opportunity to present views orally should submit a request to do so as explained below, and such request  more

House Publishes Executive Communications on July 20 Involving Regulations Published in Federal Register
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The House on July 20 published 18 executive communications involving regulations that were published in the Federal Register: 4702. A letter from the Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, transmitting the Corporation's final rule -- Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Paying Benefits received June 25, 2020, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); Public Law 104-121, Sec. 251; (110 Stat  more

Joseph Fay Co. Awarded $12.94 Million Army Corps of Engineers Contract
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 22: Joseph B. Fay Co., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $12,938,950 firm-fixed-price contract (W911WN-20-C-8002) for the repair and rehabilitation of the gate hoist machinery and the performance of control-system upgrades at the Montgomery Locks and Dam. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Monaca, Penns  more