NOAA Cooperative Institutes (CIs): (1) A CI To Support NOAA Research Facilities in the Pacific Northwest, (2) A CI for Southwestern U.S. Marine Ecosystems, Climate and Ocean Studies, and (3) A Southeastern Regional CI for Atmospheric and Marine Studies
On November 13, 2009, the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) published a notice of availability of funds to establish three new NOAA cooperative institutes (CIs): (1) A CI To Support NOAA Research Facilities in the Pacific Northwest, (2) A CI for Southwestern U.S. Marine Ecosystems, Climate and Ocean Studies, and (3) A Southeastern Regional CI for Atmospheric and Marine Studies. OAR publishes this notice to announce an extension to the application solicitation period. The date when applications must be received at NOAA is being extended from February 10, 2010 until February 12, 2010.
Notice of Establishment of Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2010
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is establishing an Emergency Relief Docket for calendar year 2010 so grantees and subgrantees affected by national or regional emergencies may request relief from FTA administrative requirements set forth in FTA policy statements, circulars, guidance documents, and regulations.
Certain Woven Electric Blankets From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that certain woven electric blankets (woven electric blankets) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice.
Information Collection Activities
This notice announces Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval and extension until September 30, 2012, for the following information collection request (ICR): OMB Control No. 2137-0051, ``Rulemaking, Special Permits, and Preemption Requirements.''
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning a Certain Alternator
This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of a certain alternator. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that the U.S. is the country of origin of the alternator for purposes of U.S. government procurement.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker License
Pursuant to section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (19 USC 1641) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations (19 CFR 111.51(b)), the following Customs broker license and all associated permits are cancelled with prejudice.
New Date for April 2010 Customs Brokers License Examination
This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has changed the date on which the semi-annual written examination for an individual broker's license will be held in April 2010.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Flammability Standards for Clothing Textiles and Vinyl Plastic Film
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission) announces that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the Commission's flammability standards for clothing textiles and vinyl plastic film.
Extension of Approval of Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0137
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is announcing its intention to request approval to continue the collection of information from those who wish to participate in the exploration, development, production, and utilization of oil and gas operations on BLM-managed public lands. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and was assigned control number 1004- 0137.
Extension of Approval of Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0132
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is announcing its intention to request approval to continue the collection of information from those who wish to participate in the exploration, development, production, and utilization of geothermal resources on BLM-managed public lands, and geothermal resources on lands managed by other surface management agencies. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and was assigned control number 1004-0132.
National Protection and Programs Directorate; Communications Unit Leader (COML) Prerequisite and Evaluation
The Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate/Cybersecurity and Communications/Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), has submitted the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Metal Halide Lamp Fixtures: Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document
In the December 30, 2009, issue of the Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Energy initiated the rulemaking and data collection process to establish amended energy conservation standards for certain metal halide lamp fixtures. This document announces that the period for submitting comments on the Framework Document is extended to February 5, 2010.
Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs
This final rule changes the Department of Transportation (Department) regulation concerning how often recipients of DOT financial assistance are required to submit to the appropriate DOT operating administration for approval the methodology and process used to establish their overall disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) goal for federally funded contracting opportunities. Under the rule, recipients will submit overall goals for review every three years, rather than annually.
Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Airport Concessions
The Department of Transportation is proposing to remove the ``sunset'' provision from its rule governing the airport concessions disadvantaged business enterprise program. The rule would instead provide for periodic program reviews. In addition, in the interest of initiating a program review, the Department is soliciting comments on any changes that should be made in the rule. These comments would assist the Department in reviewing the rule and, if warranted, proposing modifications to it in the future.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Federal Acknowledgment of Tribes
The Department of the Interior, Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA) is seeking comments on renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, for the collection of information for Documented Petitions for the Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe, 25 CFR 83. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0104, which expires April 30, 2010. The information collection allows OFA to determine whether an Indian group meets the regulatory criteria for acknowledgment as an Indian tribe.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Reporting Requirement for Midwater Trawl Vessels Fishing in Closed Area I
NMFS announces approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of a collection-of-information requirement contained in Northeast (NE) Multispecies regulations for midwater trawl herring vessels that fish in groundfish Closed Area I (CA I). The intent of this final rule is to implement these additional reporting requirements.
Notice of Extension of Comment Period for NUREG-1921, EPRI/NRC-RES Fire Human Reliability Analysis Guidelines, Draft Report for Comment
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued for public comment a document entitled ``NUREG-1921 (EPRI 1019196), EPRI/NRC-RES Fire Human Reliability Analysis Guidelines, Draft Report for Comment'' (December 11, 2009; 74 FR 65810). This document extends the public comment period from February 15, 2010, to March 19, 2010.
Office of New Reactors; Interim Staff Guidance on the Review of Nuclear Power Plant Designs Using a Gas Turbine Driven Standby Emergency Alternating Current Power System
The NRC staff is soliciting public comment on its proposed Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) DC/COL-ISG-021 titled ``Interim Staff Guidance on the Review of Nuclear Power Plant Designs Using a Gas Turbine Driven Standby Emergency Alternating Current Power System,'' (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML092640035). This ISG provides new guidance information for applicants submitting a combined license (COL) or design certification (DC) for construction and operation of new reactors submitted under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 52. In addition, it supplements the guidance provided to the NRC staff in other sections of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,'' March 2007, Standard Review Plan (SRP), Section 8.3.1 and Sections 9.5.4 through 9.5.8. The NRC staff issues DC/COL-ISGs to facilitate timely implementation of current staff guidance and to facilitate activities associated with review of applications for DCs and COLs by the Office of New Reactors (NRO). The NRC staff intends to incorporate the final approved DC/COL-ISG-021 into the next revision of SRP Section 8.3.1 and Sections 9.5.4 through 9.5.8 and Regulatory Guide 1.206, ``Combined License Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (LWR Edition),'' June 2007.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Navy Training Activities Conducted in the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to military readiness training activities to be conducted in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Temporary Maritime Activities Area (TMAA) for the period beginning December 2010 and ending December 2015. Pursuant to the implementing regulations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing our receipt of the Navy's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals and inviting information, suggestions, and comments on the Navy's application and request.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands; Final 2009 and 2010 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish; Correction
On February 17, 2009, NMFS published the final 2009 and 2010 harvest specifications for groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) management area. Table 8c of that document contained the final 2009 and 2010 prohibited species bycatch allowances for the BSAI trawl limited access sector and non-trawl fisheries of the BSAI management area. That table contained an error that is corrected in this rule.
Alternate Fracture Toughness Requirements for Protection Against Pressurized Thermal Shock Events; Correction
This document corrects a rule that appeared in the Federal Register on January 4, 2010 (75 FR 13), that amends the NRC's regulations to provide alternate fracture toughness requirements for protection against pressurized thermal shock (PTS) events for pressurized water reactor (PWR) pressure vessels. This document is necessary to correct formatting and typographical errors in paragraph (g).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Specifications and Management Measures
This action implements 2010 specifications and management measures for Atlantic mackerel, squid, and butterfish (MSB). Specifically, this action maintains quotas for Atlantic mackerel (mackerel), Illex squid (Illex), Loligo squid (Loligo), and butterfish at the same levels as 2009. This action also modifies accounting procedures for underages of Trimester 1 quotas in the Loligo fishery so that Trimester 1 quota underages that are greater than 25 percent of the Trimester 1 quota will be allocated equally to Trimesters 2 and 3, and underages that are less than 25 percent of the Trimester 1 quota will be allocated to Trimester 3. Additionally, this action will increase the minimum mesh size requirement for codend covers in the Loligo fishery from 4.5 inches (11.43 cm) to 5 inches (12.7 cm). These specifications and management measures promote the utilization and conservation of the MSB resource.
NASA Advisory Council; Space Operations Committee; Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the Space Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council.
NASA Advisory Council; Audit, Finance and Analysis Committee; Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the Audit, Finance and Analysis Committee of the NASA Advisory Council.
Notice of a Meeting of the Northeast Oregon Forests Resource Advisory Committee (RAC)
Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committees Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Northeast Oregon Forest Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet on February 22-23, 2010 in La Grande, Oregon. The purpose of the meeting is to meet as a Committee to discuss selection of Title II projects under Public Law 110-343, H.R. 1424, the Reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and community Self- Determination Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C 500 note; Pub. L. 106-393), also called ``Payments to States'' Act.
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Architecture as Icon: Perception and Representation of Architecture in Byzantine Art”
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Architecture as Icon: Perception and Representation of Architecture in Byzantine Art,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, from on or about March 6, 2010, until on or about June 6, 2010, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
In this notice, OSHA is terminating the rulemaking to amend its Explosives and Blasting Agents Standard at 29 CFR 1910.109. OSHA is taking this action because it has limited rulemaking resources, which are currently devoted to higher priority projects that will affect a more significant improvement in worker safety and health than would this rulemaking.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; Secondary School Student Sponsor On-Site Reviews
The Department has designated United States organizations to conduct Secondary School Student exchange programs since 1949, following passage of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 and adoption of 22 CFR part 62Exchange Visitor Program regulations (14 FR 4592, July 22, 1949). Over the last 60 years, more than 850,000 foreign exchange students have lived in and learned about America through these Secondary School Student programs. Educational and cultural exchanges are the cornerstone of U.S. public diplomacy and an integral component of American foreign policy. Secondary School Student exchange programs promote mutual understanding by providing foreign students the opportunity to study in American high schools while living with American host families. Not only are the students themselves positively transformed and enriched by these experiences, but so too are their families, friends, and teachers in their home countries.
Federal Advisory Committee; Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel
The Department of Defense announced on October 1, 2009 (74 FR 50781) that the Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel (hereafter referred to as the Panel), which was established by 10 U.S.C. 118f, would operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b). The Department has determined that the Panel is a legislative advisory committee that works for and reports to the Legislative Branch; therefore, the Department is withdrawing the Panel's charter.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Inshore Component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allocation of the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod apportioned to vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component of the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Proposed Significant New Use Rule for Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes
EPA is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substance identified generically as multi-walled carbon nanotubes (P-08-199). This action would require persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process the substance for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.
Notice of a Regional Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the City of Richland (the City), WA for the Purchase of Aerostrip® Fine Pore [Bubble] Diffusers Manufactured Outside of the United States Under the Section 1605 Waiver Authority Based on the Conclusion That Iron, Steel, and the Relevant Manufactured Goods Are Not Produced in the United States in Sufficient and Reasonably Available Quantities and of a Satisfactory Quality
The Acting Regional Administrator of EPA Region 10, is hereby granting a waiver of the Buy America requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2) [manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality] to the City for the purchase of Aerostrip[reg] Fine Pore Diffusers supplied by Treatment Equipment Company in Bellevue, Washington and manufactured in Austria. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the specified product for the ARRA project being proposed. Any other ARRA recipient that wishes to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on project specific circumstances. The applicant indicates that Aerostrip[reg] Fine Pore Diffusers are the only feasible equipment to retrofit Richland's existing Waste Water Treatment Facility aeration basins. The Aerostrip[reg] Fine Pore Diffusers are only manufactured in Austria. No other fine pore diffusers are available or capable of meeting the aeration process design requirements. The Acting Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the Grants & Strategic Planning Unit. The City has provided sufficient documentation to support their request.
Chlorantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of chlorantraniliprole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. This regulation additionally amends previously established tolerances in or on multiple commodities and deletes tolerances in or on several commodities that will be replaced by this action. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DuPont Crop Protection, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of a Regional Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Albany County Sewer District (ACSD), NY
The Regional Administrator of EPA Region 2 is hereby granting a project waiver of the Buy American requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2) [manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality] to the Albany County Sewer District (ACSD), New York for the purchase of a foreign manufactured Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine generator to recover waste heat from the sludge incineration operation at the ACSD's North Plant wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), and to produce electrical power for on-site consumption. The ACSD, through its consultant engineers, has indicated that no United States manufacturer produces an alternative that meets the ACSD's technical specifications; specifically, no ORC turbine generator manufactured in the United States is of adequate capacity to meet the electrical power output specifications for the proposed WWTP waste heat recovery and on-site electricity generation project. The foreign ORC turbine generators under consideration are manufactured by (1) Turboden, in Italy, (2) Ormat Technologies, Inc, in Israel, and (3) Adoratec, in Germany. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the identified product for the ARRA funded project being proposed. Any other ARRA project that may wish to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on the project specific circumstances. The Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the Region 2 State Revolving Fund Program Team. The ACSD has provided sufficient documentation to support its request. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Administration and Resources Management has concurred on this decision to make an exception to Section 1605 of ARRA. This action permits the ACSD to purchase an ORC turbine generator manufactured by (1) Turboden (Italy), (2) Ormat Technologies, Inc. (Israel) or (3) Adoratec (Germany) for the proposed WWTP waste heat recovery and on-site electricity generation project being implemented by the ACSD.
Notice of a Regional Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the West Milford Township Municipal Utilities Authority (WMTMUA), New Jersey
The Regional Administrator of EPA Region 2 is hereby granting a project waiver of the Buy American requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2) [manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality] to the WMTMUA, New Jersey, for the purchase of a membrane bio-reactor (MBR) unit that uses flat- plate membrane cartridges. The WMTMUA's proposed upgrade of its Awosting Sewage Treatment Plant to a MBR facility requires utilizing flat-plate membrane cartridges. No United States manufacturer produces a MBR unit with flat-plate membrane cartridges that meet the specifications for the project. The only MBR unit that incorporates the flat-plate membrane cartridges and meets the WMTMUA's specifications is manufactured in Japan by Kubota. This is a project specific waiver and only applies to the use of the identified product for the ARRA funded project being proposed. Any other ARRA project that may wish to use the same product must apply for a separate waiver based on the project specific circumstances. The Regional Administrator is making this determination based on the review and recommendations of the Region 2 State Revolving Fund Program Team. The WMTMUA has provided sufficient documentation to support its request. The Assistant Administrator of the Office of Administration and Resources Management has concurred on this decision to make an exception to Section 1605 of ARRA. This action permits the purchase of a Kubota MBR unit that uses flat-plate MBR membrane cartridges for the ARRA-funded project being implemented by WMTMUA, New Jersey.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Public Nominations of Experts To Conduct a Peer Review of EPA's Draft Document “An Advisory Value for Conductivity Using Field Data: An Adaptation of the U.S. EPA's Standard Methodology for Deriving Water Quality Criteria”
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is seeking public nomination of experts to conduct a peer review of EPA's draft document ``An Advisory Value for Conductivity using Field Data: An Adaptation of the U.S. EPA's Standard Methodology for Deriving Water Quality Criteria''
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives-Requirements for Manufacturers; EPA ICR No. 0309.13, OMB Control No. 2060-0150
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2010. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Correction
This document corrects an error in the amendatory instruction in a November 20, 2009 final rule pertaining to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision updating the definition of ``References to the Code of Federal Regulations,'' to refer to the 2008 edition. The amendatory instruction in that rulemaking conflicts with the actual amendment language. EPA, therefore, is correcting the erroneous amendatory instructions.