Rate Adjustment for the Satellite Carrier Compulsory License
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is announcing the voluntary negotiation period for the purpose of determining the royalty fees for the retransmission of digital over-the-air television broadcast signals by satellite carriers under the statutory license.
Notice of Intent, Project Cancellation, California Forest Highway 224, Bautista Canyon Road, Riverside County, CA
On August 20, 2004, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Central Federal Lands Highway Division, and the County of Riverside published a notice of availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the proposed reconstruction of an 8.2-mile segment of California Forest Highway 224, Bautista Canyon Road. Preliminary engineering and environmental work on the project has been funded through the County of Riverside and the Federal Lands Forest Highway Program, which is jointly administered by the FHWA, the USDA Forest Service and the California Department of Transportation. Following public hearings on the Draft EIS/EIR, comments were received from the general public, the USDA Forest Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of the Interior. On the basis of these comments, and upon further analysis of the project purpose and need, alternatives, and the cost to mitigate impacts to biological and cultural resources, the Forest Highway programming agencies and the County of Riverside have determined that the project is not viable. The project is being removed from the Federal Lands Highway Program of projects. All engineering and environmental studies have been sopped.
Census Advisory Committee of Professional Associations
The U.S. Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Advisory Committee of Professional Associations. The Committee will address issues regarding Census Bureau programs and activities related to their areas of expertise. Members will address policy, research, and technical issues related to the 2010 Reengineered Census of Population and Housing, including the American Community Survey. The Committee also will discuss several economic initiatives, as well as issues pertaining to marketing services and measurement of local labor market activity. Last-minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance notice of schedule adjustments.
Request for Nominations of Members to Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Populations
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals to serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Populations. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Census Advisory Committee on the Asian Population
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals to the Census Advisory Committee on the Asian Population. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides Committee and membership criteria.
Protection of Human Subjects, Proposed Criteria for Determinations of Equivalent Protection
The Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) solicits public comment on criteria that have been recommended to the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) for making determinations of whether procedures prescribed by institutions outside the United States afford protections that are at least equivalent to those provided in the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (codified by HHS as 45 CFR part 46, subpart A, and equivalent regulations of 14 Departments and Agencies, collectively referred to as the Federal Policy or the Common Rule).
Announcement of Availability of Funds for Family Planning General Training and Technical Assistance Projects
This announcement seeks applications from public and nonprofit private entities to establish and operate one general training and technical assistance project in each of the ten PHS regions. The purpose of the family planning general training program is to ensure that personnel working in Title X family planning service projects have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for the effective delivery of high quality family planning services. General training also includes specialized technical assistance which consists of specific, specialized, or highly skilled family planning training that is usually provided to a single organization based on identified need. Successful applicants will be responsible for the development and overall management of the general training program within the PHS region for which the grant is awarded.
Notice of Funding Opportunity
The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) requests applications for family planning service delivery improvement research grants. Applied research projects are encouraged in one or more of the following priority areas: (1) Quality of care in the delivery of family planning services; (2) effective approaches and interventions for addressing the reproductive health needs of adolescents and incorporating family members (particularly parents or guardians) into decisions of adolescents regarding relationships and sex; (3) reproductive health needs of males, prevention-related decisions by males and appropriate strategies for reaching male clients; (4) knowledge base for incorporating a ``couples'' perspective into the delivery of family planning services; (5) effective organizational approaches for delivery of family planning services in conjunction with related services, particularly HIV prevention services; (6) dissemination of findings and translation of service delivery research into practice; (7) factors associated with increasing costs and the impact of such increasing costs on service delivery; and (8) effectiveness of Title X non-clinical services with regard to information and education activities. Regulations pertaining to grants for research projects are set out at 42 CFR part 52. Section 1008 of the PHS Act provides that ``none of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.''
California Disaster Number CA-00001
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of California (FEMA-1577-DR), dated February 4, 2005. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Debris Flows, and Mudslides. Incident Period: December 27, 2004, through January 11, 2005.
Application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the proposed project's cumulative and indirect impacts. ERP No. D-COE-B09801-MA Rating 3, Cape Wind Energy Project, Construct and Operate 130 Wind Turbine Generators on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound, MA. Summary: EPA commented that the information and analysis provided in the Draft EIS was inadequate, noting that the DEIS does not provide enough information to fully characterize baseline environmental conditions, the environmental impacts of the project, and alternatives that avoid or minimize those impacts. ERP No. D-COE-G32057-TX Rating LO, Cedar Bayou Navigation Channel (CBNC) Improvements Project, Implementation, Near Baytown in Harris and Chambers Counties, TX. Summary: EPA had no objections to the proposed alternative. ERP No. D-SFW-K99034-CA Rating EC2, Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP), Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains Trails Plan, Issuance of Incidental Take Permits, Riverside County, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about water and air quality impacts, and requested additional information regarding consultation with tribal governments, environmental justice issues, enforcement of the Plan, and impacts to cultural resources and migratory birds. ERP No. DS-NPS-K65325-CA Rating LO, Merced Wild and Scenic River Revised Comprehensive Management Plan, Amend and Supplement Information, Yosemite National Park, El Portal Administrative Site, Tuolume, Merced, Mono, Mariposa and Madera Counties, CA. Summary: EPA has no objections to the preferred alternative. However, EPA requests that the Park Service consider additional protection measures for the exceptional cultural resources in El Portal when delineating and zoning the river boundary.
Proposal To Exempt Area Sources Subject to NESHAP From Federal and State Operating Permit Programs
The EPA is proposing to exempt permanently from the title V operating permit program five categories of nonmajor (area) sources subject to national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). The EPA is proposing to make a finding for these categories, consistent with the Clean Air Act requirement for making such an exemption, that compliance with Title V permitting requirements is impracticable, infeasible, or unnecessarily burdensome on the categories. The five source categories are dry cleaners, halogenated solvent degreasers, chrome electroplaters, ethylene oxide (EO) sterilizers and secondary aluminum smelters. The EPA is proposing to decline making such a finding for a sixth category, area sources subject to the secondary lead smelter NESHAP. A previous deferral from permitting for these six categories expired on December 9, 2004, subjecting all such sources to the title V program unless and until EPA finalizes an exemption for a category.
Joint Report: Differences in Accounting and Capital Standards Among the Federal Banking Agencies; Report to Congressional Committees
The OCC, Board, FDIC, and OTS (the Agencies) have prepared this report pursuant to section 37(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1831n(c)). Section 37(c) requires the Agencies to jointly submit an annual report to the Committee on Financial Services of the United States House of Representatives and to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the United States Senate describing differences between the capital and accounting standards used by the Agencies. The report must be published in the Federal Register.
Forest Counties Payments Committee Meeting
The Forest Counties Payments Committee will meet in Sparks, Nevada, April 15, 2005. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Section 320 of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2001.
Technological Advisory Council
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice advises interested persons of the 2005 meetings of the Technological Advisory Council (``Council'') under its charter renewed as of November 19, 2004.
Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Combined In-Plane Shear and Multi-Axial Tension or Compression Testing Apparatus
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. US 6,860,156 B1 entitled ``Combined In-Plane Shear and Multi-Axial Tension or Compression Testing Apparatus'' issued March 1, 2005. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy.
NAF Contracting Regulation, AR 215-4
This publication was last published October 10, 1990. It has been updated and revised to include best value acquisition practices, acquisition streamlining, participation in the government/ nonappropriated fund (NAF) purchase card program, implementation of a NAF automated procurement system, and reassignment of signature authority in keeping with the Army's recent restructuring that resulted in the establishment of the new Installation Management Agency (IMA). The public was not and will not be invited to comment on AR 215-4, NAF Contracting Regulation. Although the policy contained in this regulation affects the public as defined in Title 44, this regulation will not be codified. This notice is being published for the purpose of notifying the public as to how Nonapproporiated Fund Contracting activities will conduct its business.
Command and General Staff College Advisory Committee
In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 463) announcement is made of the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Advisory Committee. Date of Meeting: April 18-20, 2005. Place of Meeting: Bell Hall, Room 113, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027- 1352. Time of Meeting: 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (April 18, 2005); 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (April 19, 2005); and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (April 20, 2005). Proposed Agenda: Review of CGSC educational program and Executive Session and Report to Commandant (10 a.m.-12 p.m., April 20, 2005).
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Dam Safety Assurance Program Evaluation Report for Harlan County Lake Located in Harlan County, Nebraska Near the Cities of Alma and Republican City, NE
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Dam Safety Assurance Program (DSAP) Evaluation Report for Harlan County Lake. Harlan County Lake is located near the cities of Alma and Republican City, Nebraska, immediately north of the Nebraska-Kansas border. The dam provides irrigation water supply to areas on both sides of the state line and flood control for the Republican River Basin between Harlan County, Nebraska and Milford Lake located in east central Kansas near Junction City, in Clay and Geary counties. The DEIS study will analyze the economic, environmental, and social impacts that may occur as a result of the various alternatives solutions being considered in the DSAP Report for Harlan County Lake, The DSAP Report will analyze both structural and non-structural solutions for Harlan County Dam's current tainter gate operational issues, the dam's overall hydrologic adequacy, spillway stability and the interdependence of all these factors on the performance of the dam.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License of a U.S. Government-Owned Patent
In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, royalty- bearing, revocable license within the geographic area of the United States of America and its territories and possessions to U.S. Provisional Patent S.N. 60/533,375, filed April 13, 2004 entitled ``Marburg Virus-Like Particles as a Vaccine for Prevention of Lethal Marburg Virus Disease,'' U.S. Patent application 10/289,839, filed November 7, 2002 entitled ``Generation of Virus-like Particles and Demonstration of Lipid Rafts as Sites of Filovirus Entry and Budding,'' and U.S. Patent application 10/066,506, filed January 31, 2002 entitled, ``Chimeric Filovirus Glycoprotein,'' for the specific claims and use related to the virus-like particle technology described therein, to be limited to the field of use of developing and commercializing prophylactic (preventative) vaccines and immunotherapties (active and passive) against the Ebola and Marburg filoviruses, individually or jointly to Virionics Corporation with its principal place of business at 19108 Barksdale Court, Germantown, MD 20874-1526.
Technical Amendments To Change Cross-References
This document corrects two cross-references in the final rules we published in the Federal Register on November 15, 2004 (69 FR 67017). These final rules revised the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (the listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving malignant neoplastic diseases.
Medicare Program; Meeting of the Advisory Board on the Demonstration of a Bundled Case-Mix Adjusted Payment System for End-Stage Renal Disease Services
This notice announces the second public meeting of the Advisory Board on the Demonstration of a Bundled Case-Mix Adjusted Payment System for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Services. Notice of this meeting is required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a)(1) and (a)(2)). The Advisory Board will provide advice and recommendations with respect to the establishment and operation of the demonstration mandated by section 623(e) of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities; Amendment
This interim final rule with comment period adopts the substance of the April 15, 2004 temporary interim amendment (TIA) 00-1 (101), Alcohol Based Hand Rub Solutions, an amendment to the 2000 edition of the Life Safety Code, published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). This amendment will allow certain health care facilities to place alcohol-based hand rub dispensers in egress corridors under specified conditions. This interim final rule with comment period also requires that nursing facilities install smoke detectors in resident rooms and public areas if they do not have a sprinkler system installed throughout the facility or a hard-wired smoke detection system in those areas.
Medicare Program; Hospital Conditions of Participation: Requirements for Approval and Re-Approval of Transplant Centers To Perform Organ Transplants; Extension of Comment Period
This notice extends the comment period for a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2005, (70 FR 6140). The proposed rule sets forth the requirements that heart, heart-lung, intestine, kidney, liver, lung, and pancreas transplant centers would be required to meet to participate as Medicare-approved transplant centers. These proposed revised requirements focus on an organ transplant center's ability to perform successful transplants and deliver quality patient care as evidenced by good outcomes and sound policies and procedures. We also proposed that approval, as determined by a center's compliance with the proposed data submission, outcome, and process requirements would be granted for 3 years. Every 3 years, approvals would be renewed for transplant centers that continue to meet these requirements. We proposed these revised requirements to ensure that transplant centers continually provide high-quality transplantation services in a safe and efficient manner. The comment period for the proposed rule is extended for 60 days.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Conditions for Coverage for Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs); Extension of Comment Period
This notice extends the comment period for a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2005, (70 FR 6086). In that rule, we proposed to establish new conditions for coverage for organ procurement organizations (OPOs), including multiple new outcome and process performance measures based on donor potential and other related factors in each service area of qualified OPOs. We are proposing new standards with the goal of improving OPO performance and increasing organ donation. The comment period is extended for 60 days.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Hospital Conditions of Participation: Requirements for History and Physical Examinations; Authentication of Verbal Orders; Securing Medications; and Postanesthesia Evaluations
In this proposed rule, we propose revisions to four of the current hospital conditions of participation (CoPs) for approval or continued participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. We are proposing changes to the CoP requirements related to: Completion of a history and physical examination in the medical staff and the medical record services CoPs; authentication of verbal orders in the nursing service and the medical record services CoPs; securing medications in the pharmaceutical services CoP; and completion of the postanesthesia evaluation in the anesthesia services CoP. These proposals respond to concerns within the medical community that the current Medicare hospital CoPs are contrary to current practice and are unduly burdensome. The changes specified in this proposed rule are consistent with current medical practice and will reduce the regulatory burden on hospitals.
Airworthiness Directives; The Cessna Aircraft Company Models C208 and C208B Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes. This AD requires you to incorporate information into the applicable section of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM). This AD results from several accidents/incidents of problems with the affected airplanes during operations in icing conditions, including six accidents in the previous two icing seasons and nine events in the past few months. We are issuing this AD to assure that the pilot has enough information to prevent loss of control of the airplane while in-flight during icing conditions.
This notice is published in accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Meeting notice is hereby given for the Eugene District BLM Resource Advisory Committee pursuant to Section 205 of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106-393 (the Act). Topics to be discussed by the BLM Resource Advisory Committee include selection of a chairperson, public forum and proposed projects for funding in ``Round 5, FY 06'' under Title II of the Act.
Notice of Applications for Recordable Disclaimers of Interest for Lands Underlying Salcha River in Alaska
The State of Alaska has filed an application for a recordable disclaimer of interest in certain lands underlying the Salcha River by the United States.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming, on March 15, 2005.
Superior National Forest, LaCroix and Kawishiwi Ranger Districts, Minnesota Echo Trail Area Forest Management Project Environmental Impact Statement
The Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Echo Trail Area Forest Management Project. The Record of Decision will disclose how the Forest Service will manage vegetation to meet landscape ecosystem objectives in the Project Area. The project Area encompasses about 126,000 acres of National Forest System land. The Proposed Action would provide approximately 80 million board feet of timber to local and regional timber markets; harvest approximately 16,006 acres of mature and overmature stands in the Jack Pine/Black Spruce, Dry-mesic Red and White Pine, and Lowland Conifer landscape ecosystems; thin about 838 acres of pine; do timber stand improvement activities on about 287 acres and diversity planting on about 981 acres; and provide road access across National Forest System land to State and county forested lands. The transportation system would also be analyzed to provide roads for forest resource management. A range of alternatives, including a no- action alternative, will be developed to respond to significant issues. The proposed project is located on the LaCroix and Kawishiwi Ranger Districts, Cook and Ely, Minnesota, Superior National Forest. In addition , the Proposed Action may create temporary openings greater than 1,000 acres.
Workforce Investment Act-Small Grassroots Organizations Connecting With the One-Stop Delivery System
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announces the availability of $1,000,000 to award grants to eligible ``grassroots'' organizations with the ability to connect to the local One-Stop delivery system. The term ``grassroots'' is defined under the Eligibility Criteria.
Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
FRA is issuing notice of a public conference that will be held in Fort Lauderdale, FL to discuss the appropriate excess risk estimate that should be applied to highway-rail grade crossings that are currently subject to FRA Emergency Order 15 (``E.O. 15''). The public conference will provide an opportunity for interested parties to provide information to FRA on the effect of silencing the locomotive horn at highway-rail grade crossings that are currently subject to E.O. 15.
Restricted Areas and Danger Zone at Multiple Military Sites Within the State of Florida
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to amend its regulations by modifying seven existing restricted areas and one danger zone to incorporate changes to the types of restriction, the area affected by the restriction, and/or the administration of the restricted area and to disestablish one existing restricted area. Additionally, the Corps is proposing to establish two new restricted areas. The restricted areas and danger zone are located within the State of Florida. The proposed regulations will enable the affected units of the U.S. Military to enhance safety and security around active military establishments. These regulations are necessary to safeguard military vessels and United States Government facilities from sabotage and other subversive acts, accidents, or incidents of similar nature. These regulations are also necessary to protect the public from potentially hazardous conditions that may exist as a result of military use of the area.
United States Army Danger Zone; Salt River, Rolling Fork River, and Otter Creek; U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Knox Military Reservation; Fort Knox, KY
The Corps of Engineers is amending its regulations to establish a danger zone on navigable portions of the Salt River and the Rolling Fork River and the non-navigable portions of Otter Creek, within the installation boundaries of the Fort Knox Military Reservation. These regulations will enable the Army to prohibit public access to the area and enhance safety and security within active military impact and training areas. The Salt River passes through an active military area. Unexploded ordnance (UXO) from military weapons firing is located within the areas along the river and a multi-purpose digital training range is under construction in this area. The Salt River is also used for river training activities. Training and military weapons firing activities occur approximately 320 days per year in this area. The Rolling Fork River passes through the center of the Yano Multi-purpose Training Range. Weapons firing from artillery, M1A2 Abrams Tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, helicopters, and other weapons systems occur approximately 320 days of each year. Otter Creek runs through the installation. Otter Creek travels through Training Areas 8, 9, and 10. These areas are used to train soldiers for combat operation training on M1A2 Abrams Tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles. Artillery simulators and other explosive devices are used for these training activities, presenting a risk to civilians entering the area. These regulations are necessary to protect the public from potentially hazardous conditions that may exist as a result of Army use and security of the area. The regulations will also safeguard government personnel and property from sabotage and other subversive acts, accidents, or incidents of similar nature.
Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the San Luis Obispo Creek Watershed Waterway Management Plan, City and County of San Luis Obispo, CA
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been prepared for the San Luis Obispo Creek Watershed Waterway Management Plan within the City and County of San Luis Obispo, California and is available for review and comment.