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Document Number: FR-2012-12-31-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2012-12-31
Document Number: 2012-31574
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Document Number: 2012-31532
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In 2010, EPA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (2010 ANPRM) concerning renovation, repair, and painting activities on and in public and commercial buildings. EPA is in the process of determining whether these activities create lead-based paint hazards, and, for those that do, developing certification, training, and work practice requirements as directed by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This document opens a comment period to allow for additional data and other information to be submitted by the public and interested stakeholders. This document also provides advance notice of EPA's plan to hold a public meeting on June 26, 2013.
Document Number: 2012-31485
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Document Number: 2012-31461
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Document Number: 2012-31460
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District (USACE) intends to prepare an EA to evaluate the proposed designation of an expanded ODMDS offshore Charleston, South Carolina. An EA will provide the environmental information necessary to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with expanding the ODMDS. Need for Action: The USACE has requested that EPA evaluate and designate an expanded ODMDS. The study area includes an area approximately 7.18 square miles in size, for the disposal of dredged material from the proposed harbor deepening dredging at Charleston Harbor (4.04 square miles are within the current ODMDS and 3.14 square miles are outside the current ODMDS). The size of an expanded ODMDS will based on capacity computer modeling results, and will be refined throughout the study phase. Alternatives: The following proposed alternatives have been tentatively defined. 1. No action. 2. Expansion of the existing Charleston ODMDS. Expand the existing disposal zone and ODMDS to the north, south and east. Scoping: EPA is requesting written comments from federal, state, and local governments, industry, non-governmental organizations, and the general public on the range of alternatives considered, specific environmental issues to be evaluated, and the potential impacts of the alternatives. Scoping comments will be accepted for 60 days, beginning with the date of this Notice. Estimated Date of Draft EA Release: May 2014. Responsible Official: Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, Regional Administrator, Region 4.
Document Number: 2012-31459
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection of a previously approved collection.
Document Number: 2012-31450
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the 2010-2011 antidumping duty administrative review on honey from Argentina because all parties have withdrawn their requests for review and the antidumping duty order on imports of honey from Argentina is being revoked, effective December 1, 2010.
Document Number: 2012-31449
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
The following public hearing on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence has been canceled: Evidence Rules Hearing, January 22, 2013, Washington, DC.
Document Number: 2012-31448
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with November anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part.
Document Number: 2012-31446
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 24, 2012, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) results of redetermination pursuant to the CIT's remand order in Fischer S.A. Comercio, Industria and Agricultura v. United States, Court No. 10-00281, Slip Op. 12-59 (CIT 2012) (Fischer). The Department is notifying the public that the final CIT judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's final results and is amending the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain orange juice (OJ) from Brazil covering the period of review (POR) of March 1, 2008, through February 28, 2009.
Document Number: 2012-31440
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of State
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. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900,'' 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about February 17, 2013, until on or about May 19, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Document Number: 2012-31436
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is revoking the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on honey from Argentina because we have concluded that substantially all domestic producers lack interest in the relief provided by these orders.
Document Number: 2012-31435
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is publishing the following list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to individuals during the previous quarter. The correspondence describes the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement the IDEA. This list and the letters or other documents described in this list, with personally identifiable information redacted, as appropriate, can be found at: www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/index.html.
Document Number: 2012-31434
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Education
Document Number: 2012-31432
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its medical regulations concerning the copayment required for certain medications. But for this rulemaking, beginning on January 1, 2013, the copayment amount would increase based on a formula set forth in regulation. The maximum annual copayment amount payable by veterans would also increase. For 2012, VA ``froze'' the copayment amount for veterans in VA's health care system enrollment priority categories 2 through 6, but allowed copayments to increase based on the regulatory formula for veterans in priority categories 7 and 8. However, that formula did not trigger an increase in the copayment amount for veterans in priority categories 7 and 8. This rulemaking freezes copayments at the current rate for veterans in priority categories 2 through 8 for 2013, and thereafter resumes increasing copayments in accordance with the regulatory formula.
Document Number: 2012-31430
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the dates of the February 22; May 17; August 23; and November 8, 2013, meetings of the Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko- Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission.
Document Number: 2012-31429
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
Document Number: 2012-31427
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, 10), notice is hereby given of the meetings of the Big Cypress National Preserve ORV Advisory Committee for 2013.
Document Number: 2012-31426
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service published a document in the Federal Register of December 4, 2012 regarding the U.S. Infrastructure Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama May 13-16, 2013. The subject heading of the document incorrectly indicated the year 2012 instead of 2013. All other information in the December 4, 2012 Notice, including the February 15, 2013 application deadline, is correct.
Document Number: 2012-31425
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Document Number: 2012-31424
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues final specifications for the 2013 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries, as well as the 2014 summer flounder and scup fisheries. This final rule specifies allowed harvest limits for both commercial and recreational fisheries. This action prohibits federally permitted commercial fishing vessels from landing summer flounder in Delaware in 2013 due to continued quota repayment from previous years' overages. These actions are necessary to comply with regulations implementing the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, as well as to ensure compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The intent of this action is to establish harvest levels and other management measures to ensure that these species are not overfished or subject to overfishing in 2013 and 2014.
Document Number: 2012-31423
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On April 23, 2012, NMFS published in the Federal Register the final rule to implement the 2012 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass specifications, which established commercial summer flounder allocations for each coastal state from North Carolina to Maine, and the summer flounder recreational harvest limit. Following publication, an error was identified in the commercial summer flounder quota and recreational harvest limit. This rule corrects that error.
Document Number: 2012-31422
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the Animal Welfare Act regulations to add requirements for contingency planning and training of personnel by research facilities and by dealers, exhibitors, intermediate handlers, and carriers. We are taking this action because we believe all licensees and registrants should develop a contingency plan for all animals regulated under the Animal Welfare Act in an effort to better prepare for potential disasters. This action will heighten the awareness of licensees and registrants regarding their responsibilities and help ensure a timely and appropriate response should an emergency or disaster occur.
Document Number: 2012-31421
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2012-31420
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
Document Number: 2012-31419
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is soliciting public comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants'' LWR Edition: Section 13.6.4, ``Access AuthorizationOperational Program.'' The NRC seeks comments on the new Section 13.6.4 of the Standard Review Plan (SRP) concerning implementation of an access authorization program through revisions to the nuclear power reactor licensee Commission- approved Physical Security Plan under of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 73.55, ``Requirements for Physical Protection of Licensed Activities in Nuclear Power Reactors against Radiological Sabotage,'' Section (b)(7), that integrates the performance requirements contained within 10 CFR 73.56, ``Personnel Access Authorization Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants,'' and the criminal history checks of 10 CFR 73.57, ``Requirements for Criminal History Checks of Individuals Granted Unescorted Access to a Nuclear Power Facility or Access to Safeguards Information by Power Reactor Licensees.'' The current SRP does not contain guidance on the review of an applicant's proposed access authorization program.
Document Number: 2012-31417
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the Animal Welfare Act regulations to include more specific requirements in the regulations concerning the submission of itineraries by any person who is subject to the Animal Welfare Act regulations and who intends to exhibit any animal at any location other than the person's approved site when travel will extend overnight. APHIS inspectors need access to animals, facilities, and records for unannounced inspections when animals are exhibited at a location other than at a regulated person's approved site to improve compliance with the regulations and the Animal Welfare Act.
Document Number: 2012-31416
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold a meeting as indicated below.
Document Number: 2012-31414
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Document Number: 2012-31409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On May 25, 2010, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 75 FR 29219. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Butler County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Barren River (backwater effects from Green River), Big Bull Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Big Reedy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Deerlick Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Deerlick Creek Tributary 6 (backwater effects from Green River), East Prong Indian Camp Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Gary Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Grassy Lick Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Green River, Hickory Camp Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Hickory Camp Creek Tributary 1 (backwater effects from Green River), Indian Camp Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Lindsey Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Little Bull Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Little Reedy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Meffords Branch (backwater effects from Green River), Meffords Branch Tributary 4 (backwater effects from Green River), Mud River (backwater effects from Green River), Mud River Tributary 17 (backwater effects from Green River), Mud River Tributary 17.2 (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy Creek Tributary 18 (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy Creek Tributary 27 (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy Creek Tributary 39.1 (backwater effects from Green River), Panther Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Pipe Spring Hollow (backwater effects from Green River), Pitman Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Pitman Creek Tributary 3 (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek Tributary 6 (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek Tributary 7 (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek Tributary 8 (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek Tributary 9 (backwater effects from Green River), Rosy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Sandy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Sandy Creek Tributary 5 (backwater effects from Green River), Tallow Branch (backwater effects from Green River), Welch Creek (backwater effects from Green River), West Prong Indian Camp Creek (backwater effects from Green River), and Wolfpen Hollow (backwater effects from Green River).
Document Number: 2012-31408
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Audio Division, at the request of Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting Company, LLC, allots FM Channel 287A and deletes FM Channel 244A at Tignall, Georgia. The allotment change is part of a hybrid rule making and FM application proposal. Channel 287A can be allotted at Tignall, consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission's rules, at coordinates 33-45-22 NL and 82-42-56 WL.
Document Number: 2012-31407
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is soliciting nominations of veterinary service shortage situations for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) for fiscal year (FY) 2013, as authorized under the National Veterinary Medical Services Act (NVMSA), 7 U.S.C. 3151a. This notice initiates a 60-day nomination period and prescribes the procedures and criteria to be used by State, Insular Area, DC and Federal Lands to nominate veterinary shortage situations. Each year all eligible nominating entities may submit nominations, up to the maximum indicated for each entity in this notice. NIFA is conducting this solicitation of veterinary shortage situation nominations under a previously approved information collection (OMB Control Number 0524-0046).
Document Number: 2012-31406
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Document Number: 2012-31405
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Document Number: 2012-31404
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning clearance of the Social Innovation Fund Continuation Application Guidance. Social Innovation Fund grantees seeking continuation funding will complete the application. Continuation funding is dependent upon submission of the information requested in this collection. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice.
Document Number: 2012-31403
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is removing significant new use rules (SNURs) promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for four chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking procedures. EPA received notice of intent to submit adverse comments on these rules. Therefore, the Agency is removing these SNURs, as required under the expedited SNUR rulemaking process. EPA intends to publish in the near future proposed SNURs for these four chemical substances under separate notice and comment procedures.
Document Number: 2012-31402
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, effective 9:00 a.m., on the dates specified.
Document Number: 2012-31401
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
This notice announces the availability of new data standards required to generate an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (ICVI). The data standards would define the minimum data elements required to generate an ICVI using an electronic data system, outline the methods by which data can be shared between participating systems, and provide methods of approving data systems for data quality control. We are making these standards available for public review and comment.
Document Number: 2012-31399
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984. HRSA especially requests comments on: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Document Number: 2012-31398
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is establishing January 1, 2016, as the uniform compliance date for new meat and poultry product labeling regulations that are issued between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2014. FSIS periodically announces uniform compliance dates for new meat and poultry product labeling regulations to minimize the economic impact of label changes.