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Document Number: 2015-01706
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-30
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.
Document Number: 2015-01698
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Document Number: 2015-01642
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) establishes a Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to be administered by HUD. The purpose of the HTF is to provide grants to State governments to increase and preserve the supply of rental housing for extremely low- and very low-income families, including homeless families, and to increase homeownership for extremely low- and very low-income families. This rule establishes the regulations that will govern the HTF. HUD is issuing this rule as an interim rule. It is HUD's intention to open this interim rule for public comment to solicit comments once funding is available and the grantees gain experience administering the HTF program.
Document Number: 2015-01627
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is considering granting a class waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for Warehouse Instantly Adjustable Racking Systems. On October 2, 2014, SBA received a request that a class waiver be granted for Warehouse Instantly Adjustable Racking Systems under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 332999 (Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing), Product Service Code (PSC) 5450 (Miscellaneous Prefabricated Structures). According to the request, no small business manufacturers supply this class of products to the Federal government. Thus, SBA is seeking information on whether there are small business warehouse instantly adjustable racking systems manufacturers. If granted, the waiver would allow otherwise qualified small businesses to supply the products of any manufacturer on a Federal contract set aside for small businesses, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) small businesses, Women-Owned small businesses (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned small businesses (EDWOSB), or Participants in the SBA's 8(a) Business Development (BD) program.
Document Number: 2015-01606
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 60- day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Second External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of NitrogenHealth Criteria'' (EPA/600/R-13/005). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) as part of the review of the primary (health-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The Integrated Science Assessment (ISA), in conjunction with additional technical and policy assessments, provide the scientific basis for EPA decisions on the adequacy of the current NAAQS and the appropriateness of possible alternative standards. EPA is developing a separate ISA and NAAQS review for the secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS for NO2, in conjunction with a review of the secondary NAAQS for sulfur dioxide (78 FR 53452). EPA is releasing this draft document to seek review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the public (meeting date and location to be specified in a separate Federal Register notice). This draft document is not final as described in EPA's information quality guidelines, and it does not represent and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in response to this notice when revising the document.
Document Number: 2015-01594
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Office of the Managing Director (OMD) makes nonsubstantive, editorial revisions to correct outdated cross- references in the Federal Communications Commission's Open Video System (OVS) rules.
Document Number: 2015-01499
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
In this notice of proposed rulemaking (Proposed Rule), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) proposes to make several amendments to its regulations covering ``Fair Credit Reporting.'' First, the FDIC proposes to rescind and remove from the Code of Federal Regulations 12 CFR part 391, subpart C (part 391, subpart C), entitled ``Fair Credit Reporting.'' This subpart was included in the regulations that were transferred to the FDIC from the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) in connection with the implementation of applicable provisions of title III of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). The requirements for State savings associations in part 391, subpart C are substantively similar to those in the FDIC's 12 CFR part 334 (part 334), also entitled ``Fair Credit Reporting,'' and is applicable for all insured depository institutions (``IDIs'') for which the FDIC has been designated the appropriate Federal banking agency. The FDIC proposes to modify the scope of 12 CFRs 334.1(b), 334.90(a), and 334.91(a) to include State savings associations and their subsidiaries to conform to the scope of the FDIC's current supervisory responsibilities as the appropriate Federal banking agency. The FDIC also proposes to add new subsections to define ``State savings association'' as having the same meaning as in section 3(b)(3) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI Act). Second, the FDIC proposes to amend the definitional portion of its Identity Theft Red Flags regulations to be in conformance with the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010. Third, the FDIC proposes to rescind and remove from the Code of Federal Regulations those portions of the FDIC's ``Fair Credit Reporting'' regulations where the rule writing authority was provided to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') in the Dodd- Frank Act. The FDIC will continue to examine for and enforce violations of these regulations for all IDIs for which the FDIC has been designated the appropriate Federal banking agency. Consistent with this part of the proposal, the FDIC also proposes to make a technical change in one provision in its version of the Interagency Guidelines on Identity Theft Detection, Prevention, and Mitigation.
Document Number: 2015-01469
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Document Number: 2015-01444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC is proposing a rulemaking that would revise certain provisions of its securitization safe harbor rule, which relates to the treatment of financial assets transferred in connection with a securitization or participation, in order to clarify the requirements of the Securitization Safe Harbor as to the retention of an economic interest in the credit risk of securitized financial assets upon and following the effective date of the credit risk retention regulations adopted under Section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act.
Document Number: 2015-01422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor's (``DOL'') Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (``OFCCP'') is proposing regulations that would set forth requirements that covered Federal Government contractors and subcontractors and federally assisted construction contractors and subcontractors must meet in fulfilling their obligations under Executive Order 11246, as amended, to ensure nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of sex and to take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their sex. This proposal would substantially revise the existing Sex Discrimination Guidelines, which have not been substantively updated since 1970, and replace them with regulations that align with current law and legal principles and address their application to current workplace practices and issues. Most of the proposed provisions in this NPRM would clarify well-established case law or applicable requirements from other Federal agencies and therefore would not change existing requirements for entities affected by this rule. The NPRM's approach with respect to pregnancy accommodation is consistent with the interpretation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act adopted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and by the Government in Young v. United Parcel Serv., Inc., 707 F.3d 437 (4th Cir. 2013), cert. granted (U.S. No. 12-1226, July 1, 2014).
Document Number: 2015-01331
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Consistent with statutory requirements and provisions, the Coast Guard is expanding the applicability of notice of arrival (NOA) and automatic identification system (AIS) requirements to include more commercial vessels. This final rule amends the applicability of notice of arrival requirements to include additional vessels, sets forth a mandatory method for electronic submission of NOAs, and modifies related reporting content, timeframes, and procedures. This final rule also extends the applicability of AIS requirements beyond Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) areas to all U.S. navigable waters, and requires that additional commercial vessels install and use AIS, consistent with statutory requirements, and in limited cases, the Secretary's discretionary authority. These changes will improve navigation safety, enhance our ability to identify and track vessels, and heighten our overall maritime domain awareness (MDA), thus helping us address threats to maritime transportation safety and security.
Document Number: 2015-01327
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is adopting a final rule to rescind and remove from the Code of Federal Regulations rules transferred to the FDIC following the dissolution of the former Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) in connection with the implementation of applicable provisions of Title III of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). The rule also makes conforming amendments to FDIC regulations.
Document Number: 2015-01326
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is rescinding and removing the former OTS regulation entitled ``Possession by Conservators and Receivers for Federal and State Savings Associations'' from the Code of Federal Regulations because it is not necessary. This rule was included in the regulations that were transferred to the FDIC from the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) on July 21, 2011, in connection with the implementation of Title III of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).
Document Number: 2015-01325
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
In this notice of proposed rulemaking, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) proposes to rescind and remove from the Code of Federal Regulations 12 CFR part 391, subpart B, entitled ``Safety and Soundness Guidelines and Compliance Procedures'' and Appendix A and B to part 391, subpart B and supplement A to appendix B. With few exceptions addressed below, the requirements for state savings associations in part 391, subpart B, are substantively similar to those in the FDIC's 12 CFR part 308, subpart R, and in the FDIC's 12 CFR part 364. Upon the completion of these proposed changes, the ``Standards for Safety and Soundness'' for all insured depository institutions for which the FDIC has been designated the appropriate Federal banking agency will be found at part 364 and the ``Submission and Review of Safety and Soundness Compliance Plans and Issuance of Orders to Correct Safety and Soundness Deficiencies'' for all insured depository institutions for which the FDIC has been designated the appropriate Federal banking agency will be found at part 308, subpart R.
Document Number: 2015-01324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC invites comment on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR or proposed rule) that would amend the definition of ``qualifying master netting agreement'' under the regulatory capital rules, and the liquidity coverage ratio rule. The FDIC also is proposing to amend the definitions of ``collateral agreement,'' ``eligible margin loan,'' and ``repo-style transaction'' under the regulatory capital rules. The amendments are designed to ensure that the regulatory capital and liquidity treatment of certain financial contracts generally would not be affected by implementation of special resolution regimes in foreign jurisdictions if such regimes are substantially similar to Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act in the United States, or by the International Swaps and Derivative Association Resolution Stay Protocol that provide for contractual submission to such regimes. In December 2014, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) adopted a joint interim final rule that is related to this proposed rule.
Document Number: 2015-01263
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
As required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is proposing to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to adopt provisions contained in certain widely-used or long-standing special permits that have an established safety record. The proposed revisions are intended to provide wider access to the regulatory flexibility offered in special permits and eliminate the need for numerous renewal requests, thus reducing paperwork burdens and facilitating commerce while maintaining an appropriate level of safety. PHMSA conducted an extensive analysis of all active special permits and, in this rulemaking, those special permits deemed suitable are being proposed for adoption. PHMSA is inviting all interested persons to provide comments on both those special permits deemed suitable and proposed to be adopted into the HMR and those that are deemed not suitable for adoption. In addition, PHMSA is also requesting comments on a proposed requirement for special permit applicants to include regulatory text in their applications, when appropriate.
Document Number: 2015-01185
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of an untimely and intermittent indication of slat activity due to chafing of the electrical wiring under the glare shield and behind the flight deck front panel. This AD requires installing two protective plates between the electrical wiring under the glare shield and the engine fire pull handles. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing of the electrical wiring, which could result in a short circuit and generation of smoke in the cockpit, potential loss of several functions essential for safe flight, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Document Number: 2015-01184
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of substantial inner skin disbonding damage found on a rudder. This AD requires performing an inspection for damage of certain rudders, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage of the rudder, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the rudder.
Document Number: 2015-01182
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-06-06 for all Airbus Model A310 and A300-600 series airplanes. AD 2009-06-06 required revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations and maintenance tasks for aging systems maintenance. This new AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity and reduced control of these airplanes due to the failure of system components.
Document Number: 2015-01180
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of two in-service incidents where one side of the main landing gear (MLG) did not achieve down-lock. This AD requires doing a detailed inspection of the apex joints of the stabilizer brace lock link in the MLG for clearance; rectifying and repairing the clearance gap, if necessary; and lubricating the apex joints of the stabilizer brace lock link in the MLG. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct insufficiently greased stabilizer brace lock linkage of the MLG and over-torqued lock linkage attachment bolts, which could lead to the failure to extend and down-lock the MLG, and could affect the safe landing of the airplane.
Document Number: 2015-01177
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB-135ER, - 135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination of the need to revise the airplane airworthiness limitations related to the pylon yokes I and II, and the skin panel of the windshield pillar. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of various structural elements, which could affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Document Number: 2015-01174
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-201, -202, -203, -301, -302, and -303 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time ultrasonic inspection for fractures of all aft mount-pylon bolts of each engine. This AD was prompted by a report of one bolt on the aft engine mount upper beam found totally broken. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fracture of the aft mount- pylon bolts, which could result in failure of the engine mount and consequent detachment of the engine.
Document Number: 2015-01171
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of loose, broken, or backed-out spur gear bolts on the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA). This AD requires a revision to the airplane flight manual, a revision to the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, and replacement of HSTAs having certain part numbers. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct loose spur gear bolts on the HSTA, which, if combined with the failure of the primary load path, could lead to failure of the HSTA and subsequent loss of the airplane.
Document Number: 2015-01034
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Document Number: 2015-01026
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Document Number: FR-2015-01-29-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2015-01-29
Document Number: C1-2015-01046
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Document Number: 2015-01808
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2015-01805
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2015-01763
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
This notice outlines a competition to designate up to 12 communities as manufacturing communities (Manufacturing Communities) through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP), including proposal submission requirements and instructions, and eligibility and selection criteria that will be used to evaluate proposals. Manufacturing Communities will receive preference for a range of future Federal economic development funding and technical assistance offered by IMCP participating agencies. Some Manufacturing Communities, as discussed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice and subject to the availability of funds, may receive financial assistance awards from IMCP participating agencies to assist in cultivating an environment for businesses to create well-paying manufacturing jobs in regions across the country.
Document Number: 2015-01757
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEM is announcing the availability of and requests comments on the Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022 (DPP). This draft proposal is for the 2017-2022 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program that will succeed the current 2012-2017 Program. The DPP provides the basis for gathering information and conducting analyses to inform the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) on which areas to include for further leasing consideration in the 2017-2022 Program. Section 18 of the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1344) specifies a multi- step process of consultation and analysis that must be completed before the Secretary may approve a new Five-Year Program. The required steps following this notice include the development of a Proposed Program (PP), Proposed Final Program (PFP), and Secretarial approval. In conjunction with this notice, BOEM is publishing a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the 2017-2022 Program, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Document Number: 2015-01756
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Consistent with the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), BOEM is announcing its intent to prepare an EIS to inform the decisions that will be taken during the preparation and implementation of the 2017-2022 Oil and Gas Leasing Program (2017-2022 Program). Section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1344) requires the development of an OCS oil and gas leasing program every five years. The 2017-2022 Program must address the size, timing and location of the lease sales to be held under it. Section 18 also requires a multi-step process of consultation and analysis that must be completed before the Secretary of the Interior may approve a new Program. BOEM initiated the 2017-2022 Program process by issuing a request for information and comments (RFI) in June 2014. The remaining process required by section 18 of the OCS Lands Act includes development of a Draft Proposed Program (DPP), a Proposed Program, a Proposed Final Program (PFP), and Secretarial approval of the 2017-2022 Program. The EIS is developed in concert with the 2017-2022 Program documents. The EIS will analyze the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of possible OCS oil and gas activities that could result from lease sales contemplated under the 2017-2022 Program. The scope of the EIS will be based on the DPP after consideration of public input received during the scoping period for the EIS. The DPP includes potential lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico (Western, Central, and a small portion of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Areas not subject to Congressional moratorium), Atlantic (Mid and South Atlantic Planning Areas), and Alaska (Cook Inlet, Chukchi, and Beaufort Planning Areas) (for details, see the DPP at http://www.boem.gov/Five-Year-Program/). This notice starts the formal scoping process for the EIS under 40 CFR 1501.7 of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations and solicits input from the public regarding alternatives to the proposed action, impacting factors, environmental resources and issues of concern in the DPP area, and possible mitigating measures that should be evaluated in the EIS. The purpose of scoping is to determine the appropriate content for a focused and balanced programmatic environmental analysis by (a) ensuring significant issues are identified early and properly studied during development of the Programmatic EIS; (b) identifying alternatives, mitigation measures, and analytic tools; and (c) identifying insignificant issues and narrowing the scope of the EIS.
Document Number: 2015-01751
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS reviewed the Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific regional marine mammal stock assessment reports (SARs) in accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act. SARs for marine mammals in the Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific regions were revised according to new information. NMFS solicits public comments on the draft 2014 SARs.
Document Number: 2015-01744
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of the NOAA Restoration Center Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. Publication of this notice begins the public comment period for this Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS). The purpose of the DPEIS is to evaluate, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of implementing the alternative programmatic approaches to coastal habitat restoration within the NOAA Restoration Center and other NOAA programs implementing similar habitat restoration activities.
Document Number: 2015-01743
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce, in a cooperative partnership with the National Football League (NFL), the General Electric Company (GE) and Under Armour, Inc. (UA), is conducting a prize competition funding initiative to support the discovery, design and deployment of materials that improve the protection of athletes, members of the military, and society overall. The Head Health Advanced Materials Prize Competition (Head Health Challenge III, Challenge III, or Competition) is being conducted to broadly advance the science of materials for impact protection, as well as measurements and standards for assessing the performance of such materials. These advances are essential for the health of athletes of every age, and they will have a broad positive impact on the range of activities and occupations in our society that require protective gear. It is hoped that Head Health Challenge III will stimulate engagement with diverse science and technology communities across industry, academia and government (e.g. automotive, aerospace, light-weighting, and physical security) that can realize innovative approaches to this problem. Efforts to speed diagnosis and improve prevention, protection and treatment for mild traumatic brain injury hold promise for improved safety of athletes, members of the military and the American public. The NFL, GE and UA share a commitment to the importance of research and technology development to better understand, diagnose, prevent and protect against brain injury, as reflected in collaborations, including the Head Health Initiative. In this context, the development of energy- absorbing materials is highly aligned with the broader efforts of NIST under the President's Materials Genome Initiative, aimed at accelerating innovation in advanced materials to address critical national needs, and in keeping with NIST's mission. Previous Head Health Challenge collaborations by the NFL, GE and UA have addressed the detection and management of mild traumatic brain injuries, focused on discovering imaging and algorithms to better detect and analyze subtle changes in the brain (Head Health Challenge I: Methods for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries), and on novel technologies, system designs, or materials that can quantify head impact in real time, detect, track or monitor biologic or physiological indicators of traumatic brain injury, protect the brain from traumatic injury, mitigate or prevent short or long-term consequences of brain trauma, and assist in training to prevent traumatic brain injury (Head Health Challenge II: Innovative Approaches For Preventing And Identifying Brain Injuries). Information on Head Health Challenges I and II may be found at www.HeadHealthChallenge.com. The National Football League, Under Armour, GE and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have established a joint effort to advance the state-of-the-art in advanced materials for impact mitigation. The objective of Challenge III is to stimulate the development of a range of materials that provide excellent energy absorbing and energy dissipating properties. The NFL, Under Armour, GE and NIST look forward to receiving submissions consistent with the listed specifications that will aid in advancing safety and protection for athletes, the warfighter, and civilians.
Document Number: 2015-01728
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 14, 2015, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') issued its final judgment in Dongguan Sunrise Furniture Co. Ltd., et al. v. United States Consol. Court No. 10-00254 \1\ and sustained the Department of Commerce's (``the Department'') final results of redetermination pursuant to the fourth remand of the 2008 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China.\2\ Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``CAFC'') in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (``Timken''), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (``Diamond Sawblades''), the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's Final Results \3\ and is amending its Final Results with regard to the calculation of the weighted average margin applied to the mandatory respondent, Dongguan Sunrise Furniture Co., Ltd., Taicang Sunrise Wood Industry Co., Ltd., Taicang Fairmont Designs Furniture Co., Ltd., and Meizhou Sunrise Furniture Co., Ltd. (collectively ``Fairmont'') and two separate rate respondents: Langfang Tiancheng Furniture Co., Ltd. and Longrange Furniture Co., Ltd.
Document Number: 2015-01727
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 27, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China (PRC), based on multiple timely requests for an administrative review.\1\ The review covers 155 companies. Based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review of certain companies, we are now rescinding this administrative review with respect to the 116 companies identified in the Appendix to this notice.\2\
Document Number: 2015-01726
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Document Number: 2015-01724
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this notice to inform interested parties that the Oregon coastal Dungeness crab sub-loan in the fishing capacity reduction program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery has been repaid. Therefore, buyback fee collections on Oregon coastal Dungeness crab will cease for all landings after December 31, 2014.
Document Number: 2015-01713
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing the intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) published in the Federal Register on February 7, 2011. The purpose of the SEIS the NRC had intended to prepare was to address any impacts that would have resulted from a change in the reactor technology referenced in the North Anna Power Station (NAPS) Unit 3 Combined License (COL) application. The intent to prepare a SEIS is being withdrawn because of the applicant's decision to return to the original reactor design, as referenced and evaluated in an earlier SEIS for the NAPS.
Document Number: 2015-01712
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
Section 302 of Public Law 99-662 established the Inland Waterways Users Board. The Board is an independent Federal advisory committee. The Secretary of the Army appoints its 11 (eleven) representative organizations. This notice is to solicit nominations for 1 appointment to a two-year term that will begin after May 28, 2015.
Document Number: 2015-01711
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Department of Justice
On December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13684 titled ``Establishment of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing'' establishing the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing (``Task Force''). The Task Force seeks to identify best practices and make recommendations to the President on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust and examine, among other issues, how to foster strong, collaborative relationships between local law enforcement and the communities they protect. The Task Force will be holding public meetings to address the topics of Community Policing & Crime Reduction and Training & Education. The meeting agendas are as follows:
Document Number: 2015-01708
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG, NUREG-1824 (EPRI 3002002182), ``Verification and Validation of Selected Fire Models for Nuclear Power Plant Applications, Supplement 1.''
Document Number: 2015-01707
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On December 9, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on, among other proposed actions, a proposed amendment for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in a notice entitled, ``Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations.'' According to the notice, comments were required to be filed by January 8, 2015. Due to concerned stakeholders seeking additional time to provide comments, the NRC has decided to reopen the public comment period for the proposed amendment to the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station Renewed Facility Operating License.
Document Number: 2015-01704
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, is publishing notice of availability of the final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Oil and Gas Geotechnical Surveys and Related Activities in Federal Waters of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas (Geotechnical General Permit; Permit No. AKG- 28-4300). The Geotechnical General Permit authorizes twelve types of discharges from facilities engaged in oil and gas geotechnical surveys to evaluate the subsurface characteristics of the seafloor and related activities in federal waters of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. Geotechnical borings are collected to assess the structural properties of subsurface soil conditions for potential placement of oil and gas installations, which may include production and drilling platforms, ice islands, anchor structures for floating exploration drilling vessels, and potential buried pipeline corridors. Geotechnical surveys result in a disturbance of the seafloor and produce discharges consisting of soil, rock and cuttings materials, in addition to facility-specific waste streams authorized under this General Permit. Geotechnical related activities also result in a disturbance of the seafloor and produce similar discharges. These activities may include feasibility testing of equipment that disturbs the seafloor, and testing and evaluation of trenching technologies. The Geotechnical General Permit contains effluent limitations and requirements that ensure the discharges will not cause an unreasonable degradation of the marine environment, as required by Section 403(c) of the Clean Water Act (i.e. Ocean Discharge Criteria Evaluation). 33 U.S.C. 1342(c).
Document Number: 2015-01702
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB), terminates, as dormant, certain docketed Commission proceedings. The Commission believes that termination of these proceedings furthers the Commission's organizational goals of increasing the efficiency of its decision-making, modernizing the agency's processes in the digital age, and enhancing the openness and transparency of Commission proceedings for practitioners and the public.
Document Number: 2015-01701
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 21, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Determination, under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act, to restrict the use of certain waters in the South Fork Koktuli River, North Fork Koktuli River, and Upper Talarik Creek watersheds in Southwest Alaska as disposal sites for dredged or fill material associated with mining the Pebble deposit, a copper-, gold-, and molybdenum-bearing ore body. On September 19, 2014, EPA published in the Federal Register a notice extending the time period to either withdraw the Proposed Determination or to prepare the Recommended Determination until no later than February 4, 2015. As part of ongoing litigation brought by the Pebble Limited Partnership, on November 25, 2014, a Federal District Court Judge issued a preliminary injunction that requires EPA to stop all work connected to the 404(c) proceeding, including reviewing and considering public comments. EPA is complying with the court's order and as such is not taking any steps to withdraw the Proposed Determination or to prepare a Recommended Determination while the preliminary injunction is in place.