Submission for Review: Questionnaire for National Security Positions, SF 86
The Federal Investigative Services Division (FISD), U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an information collection request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 3206-0005, for the General Request for the Questionnaire for National Security Positions, (SF 86). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that:
Assessment of Anticipated Visibility Improvements at Surrounding Class I Areas and Cost Effectiveness of Best Available Retrofit Technology for Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Generating Station: Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period on our Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) regarding our assessment of anticipated visibility improvements at surrounding Class I areas and the cost effectiveness of Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) for Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Generating Station (August 28, 2009). Through this notice, EPA extends the close of the ANPR comment period from September 28, 2009 until October 28, 2009.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Computational Toxicology Subcommittee Meeting-October 2009
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of one meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Computational Toxicology Subcommittee.
Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health; Technical Support Document, Volume 3: Development of Site-Specific Bioaccumulation Factors
In 2000, EPA announced the availability of final revisions to the Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health (2000) (hereafter ``2000 Human Health Methodology'') published pursuant to section 304(a) (1) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Along with the 2000 Human Health Methodology, EPA committed to publishing several technical support documents to provide additional detail to the Methodology document, including two documents that describe the development of bioaccumulation factors for use in ambient water quality criteria calculations. In 2003, EPA announced the release of the Technical Support Document Volume 2: Development of National Bioaccumulation Factors (hereafter ``National BAF TSD''). Today, the Agency is releasing the Technical Support Document, Volume 3: Development of Site-Specific Bioaccumulation Factors (hereafter ``Site-Specific BAF TSD'') that accompanies the Methodology and the National BAF TSD. EPA accepted scientific views on the draft document in two separate Federal Register Notices. The National BAF TSD contains technical details on how EPA develops national bioaccumulation factors for use in deriving national recommended ambient water quality criteria for protecting human health. The Site-Specific BAF TSD contains technical details on how States and Tribes may develop site-specific bioaccumulation factors for use in deriving site-specific ambient water quality criteria for protecting human health. The goal in deriving site-specific BAFs is to determine the most accurate estimates of bioaccumulation feasible for each site.
State Innovation Grant Program, Preliminary Notice for Proposals for 2010 Awards
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency), National Center for Environmental Innovation (NCEI) is giving preliminary notice of its intention to solicit pre-proposals for a 2010 grant program to support innovation by State environmental agenciesthe ``State Innovation Grant Program.'' In addition, EPA is asking each State environmental regulatory agency to designate a point of contact speaking on behalf of management (in addition to the Commissioner, Director, or Secretary) who will be the point of contact for further communication about the upcoming solicitation. If your point of contact from previous State Innovation Grant solicitations is to be your contact for this year's competition, there is no need to send that information again, as all previously designated points of contact will remain on our notification list for this year's competition. EPA anticipates publication of a Solicitation Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity on the Federal government's grants opportunities Web site (http://www.grants.gov) to announce the availability of the next solicitation within 45 days.
Thiamethoxam; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of thiamethoxam (3-[(2-chloro-5-thiazolyl)methyl]tetrahydro-5-methyl-N- nitro-4H-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-imine) and its metabolite CGA-322704, [N-(2- chloro-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-N'-methyl-N'-nitro-guanidine, calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of thiamethoxam, in or on: avocado; berry, low growing, subgroup 13-07G, except cranberry; black sapote; bushberry subgroup 13-07B, except lingonberry and blueberry, lowbush; caneberry subgroup 13-07A; canistel; fruit, small, vine climbing, subgroup 13-07F, except fuzzy kiwifruit; mamey sapote; mango; papaya; rice, grain; sapodilla; star apple; and vegetable, root, subgroup 1A. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) and Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). In addition, this regulation amends existing tolerances for combined residues of thiamethoxam and its metabolite CGA-322704 in or on: cattle, meat byproducts; goat, meat byproducts; horse, meat byproducts; and sheep, meat byproducts. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., requested these amended tolerances under FFDCA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish Observer Program
NMFS proposes this rule to amend regulations supporting the North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program (Observer Program). This action is necessary to improve the operational efficiency of the Observer Program, as well as improve the catch, bycatch, and biological data provided by observers for conservation and management of the North Pacific groundfish fisheries, including that provided through scientific research activities. The proposed rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska.
Endangered Species; File No. 10022
Notice is hereby given that Raymond Carthy, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, P.O. Box 110485, Gainesville, Florida 23611-0450, has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 10022.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the adoption of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) recovery plan for the Middle Columbia River Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), which spawns and rears in tributaries to the Columbia River in central and eastern Washington and Oregon. The Plan
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing.
Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request
This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 67979- EUP-I from Syngenta Seeds Inc. requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectant (PIP) [Event 5307] Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector pSYN12274) in event 5307 corn (SYN- [Oslash]53[Oslash]7-1) and combined trait hybrids with one or more of the following additional PIPs: 1) [Bt11] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab delta-endotoxin and the genetic material (as contained in plasmid vector pZO1502) necessary for its production in corn, 2) [DAS-59122-7] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1 proteins and the genetic material (vector PHP 17662) necessary for their production in Event DAS-59122-7 corn, 3) [MIR162] Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa20 and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector pNOV1300) in event MIR162 maize (SYN-IR162-4), 4) [MIR604] Modified Cry3A protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (via elements of pZM26) in corn (SYN-IR604-8), and 5) [TC1507] Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F protein and the genetic material (vector PHP8999) for its production in Event TC1507 corn. The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 172.11(a), the Agency is soliciting comments on this application.
Direct Investment Surveys: BE-10, 2009 Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
This proposed rule would amend regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, to set forth the reporting requirements for the 2009 BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. The benchmark survey covers the U.S. direct investment abroad universe, and is BEA's most comprehensive survey of such investment in terms of subject matter. Benchmark surveys are conducted every 5 years. The proposed changes for the 2009 benchmark survey include changes in form design and reporting criteria to simplify the forms and improve response rates and changes that would reduce detail collected while considering the current needs of data users and respondent burden. Some of the items that would no longer be collected are those that are now collected on BEA's surveys of international services.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates indicated on the attachments pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d) and in compliance with section 36(f) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776).
Urbanized Area Formula Program: Proposed Circular
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its Web site, proposed guidance in the form of a circular to assist grantees in implementing the Urbanized Area Formula Program (Section 5307). The Urbanized Area Formula Program provides grants for capital, planning, and some operating projects in urbanized areas. By this notice, FTA invites public comment on the proposed circular 9030.1D, Urbanized Area Formula Program: Program Guidance and Application Instructions for the program.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is reopening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the C season allowance of the 2009 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock specified for Statistical Area 630 of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 620 of the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is reopening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the C season allowance of the 2009 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock specified for Statistical Area 620 of the GOA.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking public comments concerning a currently approved information collection known as ``Affordable Housing Program (AHP),'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0007 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three year extension of the control number, which is due to expire on December 31, 2009.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
The United States Sentencing Commission is issuing this notice to advise the public that the application period for membership in the Victims Advisory Group has been extended to November 30, 2009. The deadline was originally August 10, 2009.
National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in her capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ``Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.'' The NAC is composed of 12 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 12 members representing State, local, and Tribal governments. The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC.
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Modified or Altered System; Indian Health Service Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4), the IHS has amended and is publishing the proposed alteration of a SOR, ``Indian Health Service Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs,'' System No. 09-17-0002. We propose to modify the SOR to reflect current program changes, statutory and implementation changes. Under the system name, we propose to clarify language under the ``Categories of individuals covered by the system'' section; to include statutory authorities for the grants program under the ``Authority for maintenance of the system'' section; to include the IHS Grants Program (Indians Into Nursing, Indians Into Medicine, and Indians Into Psychology) and the IHS Health Professions Support Branch in the ``Purposes'' section; various minor language edits to routine use number 4 for litigation as these records are not Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protected records; add a new routine use number 20 to comply with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) (M)emorandum 07-16 Safeguarding Against and Responding to the Breach of Personally Identifiable Information of May 22, 2007 and the HHS Directive memoranda dated September 19, 2007 to incorporate Notification of Breach Routine Use language; and finally minor administrative and program edits to other sections of the SOR.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Rail Grade Separation Project in Orange County, CA
The FHWA is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. Section 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the proposed Orange County Gateway rail grade separation project in the Cities of Placentia (local project proponent) and Anaheim, Orange County, California.