Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project, Department of the Army, Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)
Section 342(b) of Public Law 103-337, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Defense to conduct personnel demonstration projects at Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories designated as Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories (STRLs). The above-cited legislation authorizes DoD to conduct demonstration projects to determine whether a specified change in personnel management policies or procedures would result in improved Federal personnel management. Section 1107 of Public Law 110-181 as amended by section 1109 of Public Law 110-417 requires the Secretary of Defense to execute a process and plan to employ the Department's personnel management demonstration project authorities found in title 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) section 4703 at the STRLs enumerated in 5 U.S.C. 9902(c)(2), as redesignated in section 1105, Public Law 111-84, and 73 Federal Register (FR) 73248 to enhance the performance of these laboratories. The ECBC is listed as one of the designated STRLs.
2009-2010 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations-Additions
The Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to add two refuges to the list of areas open for hunting and/or sport fishing programs and increase the activities available at eight other refuges for the 2009- 2010 season. One refuge will see a decrease in activities and another refuge will see no net change in activities for the 2009-2010 season.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gadsden, AL
This action modifies Class E airspace at Gadsden, AL, to accommodate the new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for Northeast Alabama Regional, Gadsden, AL. Additional controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also changes the airport name to Northeast Alabama Regional.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Altus, OK
This action amends Class E airspace for the Altus, OK area. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport, Altus, OK. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the Altus AFB Rwy 17 ILS Localizer. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Burnet, TX
This action amends Class E airspace for Burnet, TX, adding additional controlled airspace to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Burnet Municipal AirportKate Craddock Field, and updates the geographic coordinates of the Burnet Non-directional Radio Beacon (NDB). The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
VBA/VHA Mental Health Summit
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will hold the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)/Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mental Health Summit to capture current medical science information and economic earnings loss data from presentations made by subject matter experts. VA plans to use this information to update the sections of VA's Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) that pertain to mental disorders. See 38 CFR 4.125-4.130. Specifically, diagnostic code descriptors and percentage ratings will be discussed, as well as whether to add or delete diagnostic codes from the mental health portion of VASRD. Contingent upon available capacity and time, individuals wishing to make oral statements will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Notice of Charter Renewal for Humanities Panel
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770), as amended, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) gives notice that it will renew the charter for the Humanities Panel for two years from December 29, 2009 to December 29, 2011. The Chairman of NEH has determined that the renewal of the Humanities Panel is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Chairman of NEH by the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, 5 U.S.C. App. 3(2) (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770), as amended, and Section 10(a)(4) of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. 959(a)(4), as amended.
Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on folding metal tables and chairs (``FMTCs'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on July 7, 2009.\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2008. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Council Coordination Committee Meeting
NMFS will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC), consisting of the Regional Fishery Management Council chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors in January 2010. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, including FY 2010 budget allocations and budgetary planning, the Ocean Policy Task Force, Marine Spatial Planning, the draft Catch Shares Task Force Report, and implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex Fishery; Amendment 3 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan
NMFS announces that the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 3 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan (FMP) (Amendment 3), incorporating a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and an Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA), for review by the Secretary of Commerce. NMFS is requesting comments from the public on Amendment 3, which was developed by the Council to rebuild overfished skate stocks and implement annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) consistent with the requirements of the reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). Amendment 3 would implement a rebuilding plan for smooth skate and establish an ACL and annual catch target (ACT) for the skate complex, total allowable landings (TAL) for the skate wing and bait fisheries, seasonal quotas for the bait fishery, reduced possession limits, in- season possession limit triggers, and other measures to improve management.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery
On May 8, 2008, the New England Fishery Management Council (Council), in cooperation with NMFS, announced its intent to prepare an EIS for Amendment 4 to the Atlantic Herring FMP to analyze the impacts of proposed management measures, which included measures to bring the FMP into compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) requirements to specify annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs). NMFS hereby notifies the public that only the ACL/AM components will move forward as Amendment 4, and that the Council intends to prepare an EA for the action. All other proposed measures formerly included in Amendment 4, including the catch monitoring program for the herring
Honey from Argentina: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Revoke Order in Part
In response to requests by interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina. The review covers one company (see ``Background'' section of this notice for further explanation). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2008.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of June 2008 Through November 2008 Semi-Annual New Shipper Review
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period June 1, 2008, through November 30, 2008. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results.
Notice of Availability of a Bovine Brucellosis Program Concept Paper
We are reopening the comment period for our notice that made a concept paper describing a new direction for the bovine brucellosis program available for public comment. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.
Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel
The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP) will meet for the regular spring meeting. All sessions of the meeting will remain open to the public.
Interim Enforcement Policy on Component Testing and Certification of Children's Products and Other Consumer Products to the August 14, 2009 Lead Limits
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC,'' ``Commission,'' or ``we'') is announcing an interim enforcement policy regarding component testing and certification of children's products and other consumer products to the 90 parts per million (ppm) lead in paint limit and to the 300 ppm lead limit for children's products established in section 101 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (``CPSIA'').
Change in Disease Status of the Republic of Korea With Regard to Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Rinderpest
We are amending the regulations to add the Republic of Korea to the list of regions that are considered free of rinderpest and foot- and-mouth disease (FMD). We are taking this action because we have conducted an evaluation and determined that the Republic of Korea is free of rinderpest and FMD. We are also adding the Republic of Korea to the list of regions that are subject to certain import restrictions on meat and meat products because of their proximity to or trading relationships with rinderpest- or FMD-affected countries. These actions will update the disease status of the Republic of Korea with regard to rinderpest and FMD while continuing to protect the United States from an introduction of those diseases by providing additional requirements for meat and other animal products imported into the United States from the Republic of Korea.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Beddown of Training F-35A Aircraft
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), and Air Force policy and procedures (32 CFR Part 989), the Air Force is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts of establishing training F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft at one or more existing Air Force installations within the continental United States.
Consumer Product Safety Act: Notice of Commission Action on the Stay of Enforcement of Testing and Certification Requirements
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') is announcing its decision to revise the terms of its stay of enforcement of certain testing and certification provisions of section 14 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (``CPSA'') as amended by section 102(a) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (``CPSIA'').\1\ On February 9, 2009, the Commission announced a stay of enforcement that would remain in effect until February 10, 2010, at which time the Commission would vote to terminate the stay. Through this notice, the Commission announces changes to the stay including when the stay will lift as to certain testing and certification requirements and how the testing and certification requirements will be implemented or otherwise become effective with regard to specific products subject to the testing and certification requirements of the CPSIA.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Restricted Areas and Danger Zones at Eglin Air Force Base, FL
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to revise several existing danger zone and restricted area regulations and to establish four new restricted areas within the Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) facilities and along the Eglin AFB facility shoreline in Florida. The Eglin AFB and Eglin Reservation span over 724 square miles with over 150 miles of waterway boundary. This amendment to the existing regulation is necessary to update their water boundary security plan to provide adequate protection to Eglin personnel and resources.
Precision Measurement Grants Program; Availability of Funds
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Precision Measurement Grants Program is soliciting applications for financial assistance for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. The Precision Measurement Grants Program is seeking proposals for significant research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants.
Draft Guidance for Industry on Tobacco Health Document Submission; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance document entitled ``Tobacco Health Document Submission.'' The draft guidance is intended to assist persons making certain document submissions to FDA under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act).
Publication of Year 2009 Form M-1 With Electronic Filing Option, Notice
This document announces the availability of the Year 2009 Form M-1, Annual Report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements and Certain Entities Claiming Exception. It is substantively identical to the 2008 Form M-1. The Form M-1 may again be filed electronically over the Internet.
Announcing a Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, January 20, 2010, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. All sessions will be open to the public.
Opportunity for Co-Sponsorship of the President's Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program
The Office of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS) announces the opportunity for non-Federal public and private sector entities to co-sponsor and administer a series of financially self-sustaining activities related to the President's Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program (President's Challenge). Potential co-sponsors must have a demonstrated interest in and be capable of managing the day to day operations associated with the program and be willing to participate substantively in the co- sponsored activity.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Texas
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to various proposed highway projects in the State of Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits and approvals for the projects.
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge: Jackson, Jennings, & Monroe Counties, IN
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Goals and objectives in the CCP describe how the agency intends to manage the refuge over the next 15 years.
Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area, Located Throughout 8 Counties in the Northern Lower Peninsula of MI
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area (Kirtland's Warbler WMA). Goals and objectives in the CCP describe how the agency intends to manage Kirtland's Warbler WMA for the next 15 years.
Office of Community Services; Award a Single Source Replacement Grant
The Office of Community Services (OCS) awarded a single source replacement grant of $50,000 under the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Training and Technical Assistance and Capacity Building ProgramEarned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Other Asset Formation Opportunities program to Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) in Baltimore, Maryland on September 30, 2007. On September 16, 2009, MVLS submitted a letter relinquishing their grant. Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF) of Baltimore, Maryland, an eligible entity, submitted a letter and grant application on September 16, 2009, requesting approval as a single source replacement grantee for the CSBG EITC project as of September 30, 2009. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) approved Job Opportunities Task Force as the permanent successor grantee for the award.
Reasonable Charges for Medical Care or Services; 2010 Calendar Year Update
This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notice informs the public of updated data for calculating the ``reasonable charges'' collected or recovered by VA for medical care or services provided or furnished by VA to a veteran for: (1) A nonservice-connected disability for which the veteran is entitled to care or the payment of expenses for care under a health plan contract; (2) a nonservice-connected disability incurred incident to the veteran's employment and covered under a worker's compensation law or plan that provides reimbursement or indemnification for such care and services; or (3) a nonservice- connected disability incurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident in a State that requires automobile accident reparations insurance. The charge tables and supplemental tables that are applicable to this notice can be viewed on the Veterans Health Administration Chief Business Office's Intranet and Internet Web sites. These changes are effective January 1, 2010.
Science and Technology Directorate; Submission for Review; Information Collection Request for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate First Responders Community of Practice
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general public to comment on a new data collection form for the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) First Responders Community of Practice (FRCoP): User Registration Page (DHS Form 10059 (9/09)). The FRCoP web- based tool will be collecting profile information from first responders and select authorized non-first responder users to facilitate networking and formation of online communities. All users will be required to authenticate prior to entering the site. In addition, the tool will provide members the capability to create wikis, discussion threads, blogs, and documents allowing them to enter and upload content in accordance with the site's Rules of Behavior. Members will also be able to participate in threaded discussions and comment on other member's content. The S&T FRCoP program is responsible for providing a collaborative environment for the first responder community to share information, best practices, and lessons learned. Section 313 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-296) established this requirement. This notice and request for comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L.104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).