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International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Fishing Effort Limits in Purse Seine Fisheries for 2014
NMFS proposes regulations under authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFC Implementation Act) to revise the 2014 limit on fishing effort by U.S. purse seine vessels in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (U.S. EEZ) and on the high seas between the latitudes of 20[deg] N. and 20[deg] S. in the area of application of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention). The total limit for 2014 would be revised from 2,588 fishing days to 1,828 fishing days. This action is necessary for the United States to implement provisions of a conservation and management measure (CMM) adopted by the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) and to satisfy the obligations of the United States under the Convention, to which it is a Contracting Party.
NMFS announces approval of a marine conservation plan (MCP) for the Northern Mariana Islands.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance
Catalyst Paper, Inc.; Formerly Known as the Apache Railway Company; Currently Known as the Snowflake Community Foundation Snowflake, Arizona; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; American Lobster Fishery
Based on Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission recommendations, we publish this proposed rule to request public comment on potential changes to Federal American lobster regulations for Lobster Conservation Management Areas 2, 3, 4, and 5, including trap reductions in Areas 2 and 3, and broodstock measures is Areas 2, 3, 4, and 5. The proposed measures aim to reduce fishing exploitation and reduce latent effort in the trap fishery to scale the fishery to the size of the Southern New England lobster stock. This action is necessary to ensure fishery regulations for the lobster fishery in Federal waters remain consistent with the intent of the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on April 21, 2014 (76 FR 7897-7898).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection, eComments Request; Reinstatement With Change of a Previously Approved Collection; InfraGard Membership Application and Profile
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cyber Division's National Industry Partnership Unit (NIPU) will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register 79, Number 98, page 29205, on May 21, 2014, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
The Defense Travel Management Office is publishing Civilian Personnel Per Diem Bulletin Number 294. This bulletin lists revisions in the per diem rates prescribed for U.S. Government employees for official travel in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and Possessions of the United States when applicable. AEA changes announced in Bulletin Number 194 remain in effect. Bulletin Number 294 is being published in the Federal Register to assure that travelers are paid per diem at the most current rates.
The FAA is extending the comment period on its Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft that was published on June 25, 2014.
Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway, LLC-Change In Operator Exemption Including Interchange Commitment-Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railroad
Patrick D. Broe, OmniTRAX, Inc., and OmniTRAX Holdings, LLC-Continuance in Control Exemption-Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway, LLC
Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Samuel Wasser, Ph.D., University of Washington, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98195 to conduct research on killer whales (Orcinus orca).
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Construction Work
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to take, by harassment, small numbers of eight species of marine mammals incidental to construction activities at the Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal in Mukilteo, Snohomish County, Washington, between September 2014 and August 2015.
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of 15 forms. As part of the requested extension, we will make several revisions to the number and nature of the associated collection instruments. These revisions include: (1) Deleting USGS Form 9-4092-A and USGS Form 9-4106-M; (2) changing USGS Form 9-4047-A from monthly and annual to an annual-only reporting form; (3) modifying USGS Form 9-4044-A and USGS Form 9-4045- M; and (4) modifying the title of USGS Form 9-4076-A. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2014.
Special Conditions: Learjet Inc., Model LJ-200-1A10 Airplane; Composite Fuselage In-Flight Fire/Flammability Resistance
These special conditions are issued for the Learjet Inc. Model LJ-200-1A10 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The fuselage of the Model LJ-200-1A10 will be made of composite materials rather than conventional aluminum, which may affect fire propagation during an in-flight fire. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Alternate Fuel Tank Structural Lightning Protection Requirements
This action proposes special conditions for the Bombardier Aerospace Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature that will incorporate a nitrogen generation system (NGS) for all fuel tanks that actively reduce flammability exposure within the fuel tanks significantly below that required by the fuel tank flammability regulations. Among other benefits, the NGS significantly reduces the potential for fuel vapor ignition caused by lightning strikes. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Y-Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change to Rules 11.9, 11.12, and 11.18 of BATS Y-Exchange, Inc.
Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change to Rules 11.9, 11.12, 11.18, 21.1 and 21.7 of BATS Exchange, Inc.
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Systems, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof, DN 3023; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR Sec. 210.8(b)).
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip from Brazil, China, and the United Arab Emirates would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. The Commission has determined to exercise its authority to extend the review period by up to 90 days pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)(B).\1\ For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207).
Certain Integrated Circuit Chips and Products Containing the Same; Commission's Determination To Affirm in Part, Reverse in Part and Vacate in Part the Final Initial Determination Finding No Violation; Termination of the Investigation
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to affirm in part, reverse in part, and vacate in part the final initial determination (``ID'') issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') on March 21, 2014, finding no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337. The Commission finds no violation of section 337 and terminates the investigation.
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that decreased the assessment rate established for the Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee (Committee) for the 2014-2015 and subsequent marketing years from $0.10 to $0.09 per pound of spearmint oil handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order which regulates the handling of spearmint oil produced in the Far West. The interim rule was necessary to allow the Committee to reduce its financial reserve while still providing adequate funding to meet program expenses.
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-76, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-76, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 that addresses the allowability of legal costs incurred by a contractor or subcontractor related to a whistleblower proceeding commenced by the submission of a complaint of reprisal by the contractor or subcontractor employee.
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Small Business Administration's revision of the small business size and small business status protest and appeal procedures.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Equal Employment and Affirmative Action for Veterans and Individuals With Disabilities
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement final rules issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the Department of Labor (DOL) relating to equal opportunity and affirmative action for veterans and individuals with disabilities.
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-76. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2012, through May 31, 2013. The Department preliminarily determines that Takayasu Industrial (Jiangyin) Co., Ltd. (``Takayasu'') did not sell subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV'') during the POR June 1, 2012, through May 31, 2013. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Organization; Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Investment Eligibility
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, Agency, us, our, or we) proposes to amend our regulations governing the eligibility of investments held by Farm Credit banks. We propose to strengthen these regulations by reinforcing that only high quality investments may be purchased and held. We also propose to revise these regulations to comply with section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act or DFA) by removing references to and requirements relating to credit ratings and substituting other appropriate standards of creditworthiness. The FCA also proposes to revise its regulatory approach to Farm Credit System (System) association investments in order to limit the type and amount of investments that an association may hold. The proposed rule also addresses investment and risk management practices at associations and funding bank supervision of association investments.
As required by the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel Enhancement Act of 2004 and in conjunction with the 2012 Delegation Agreement between the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Department of Defense (DoD), the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS) is hereby giving notice of specialty additions and revisions, as well as the addition of pay table six from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) structure revised as contained herein for DoD physicians and dentists. These revisions are intended to enhance the flexibility of the DoD to recruit, develop, and retain the most highly qualified providers to serve our nation's active duty members and their families and maintain a standard of excellence in the DoD healthcare system.
This quarterly notice lists CMS manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and other Federal Register notices that were published from April through June 2014, relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs and other programs administered by CMS.
Calcium Hypochlorite 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 (``Department'') preliminarily determines that calcium hypochlorite from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') is being, or is 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 period of investigation (``POI'') is April 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013. The estimated margin of sales at LTFV is shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2), the final determination will be issued 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (chlorinated isos) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is June 1, 2012, through May 31, 2013. This administrative review covers five producers/exporters: (1) Arch Chemicals (China) Co. Ltd. (Arch China); (2) Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co., Ltd.(Jiheng); (3) Heze Huayi Chemical Co. Ltd. (Heze); (4) Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd. (Kangtai); and (5) Zhucheng Taisheng Chemical Co., Ltd. (Zhucheng). Jiheng and Kangtai are the two producers/exporters being individually examined as mandatory respondents. We preliminarily determine that Jiheng and Kangtai made sales in the United States at prices below normal value (NV). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Annual Reporting for Custom Device Exemption
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ``Annual Reporting for Custom Device Exemption'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Guidance for Industry-Pharmacogenomic Data Submissions
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ``Guidance for Industry Pharmacogenomic Data Submissions'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles, Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance and Locally Enforced Motor Vehicle Idling Limitations
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions to the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) were submitted in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. These revisions are related to the implementation of the state's motor vehicle emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) program and the Locally Enforced Motor Vehicle Idling Limitations. The EPA is approving these revisions pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final order to reclassify implanted blood access devices, a preamendments class III device, into class II (special controls) based on new information and subject to premarket notification and to further clarify the identification.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Solvent Degreasing Operations Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on March 14, 2013, to revise the Indiana state implementation plan (SIP) solvent degreasing operation rule. The state's submission seeks to extend vapor pressure limitations (previously applying to four counties) state-wide, add certain exemptions and streamline the rule by repealing and consolidating certain provisions. There is also a revised definition for ``cold cleaner degreaser.''
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Solvent Degreasing Operations Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on March 14, 2013, to revise the Indiana state implementation plan (SIP) solvent degreasing operation rule. The state's submission seeks to extend vapor pressure limitations (previously applying to four counties) state-wide, add certain exemptions and streamline the rule by repealing and consolidating certain provisions. There is also a revised definition for ``cold cleaner degreaser.''
Foreign-Trade Zone 72-Indianapolis, Indiana, Authorization of Production Activity, Ingram Micro Mobility/Brightpoint North America L.P. (Kitting of Pedometer Products and Accessories), Plainfield, Indiana
Foreign-Trade Zone 124-Gramercy, Louisiana; Application for Expansion of Subzone 124H; Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.
Foreign-Trade Zone 122-Corpus Christi, Texas; Application for Reorganization (Expansion of Service Area) Under Alternative Site Framework