Review of MMS NEPA Policies, Practices, and Procedures for OCS Oil and Gas Exploration and Development
On May 17, 2010, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) informed the Department of the Interior (DOI) that CEQ was conducting a 30 day review National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) policies, practices, and procedures for the Minerals Management Service (MMS) decisions for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas exploration and development.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b(e)(3)), the Farm Credit Administration gave notice on May 24, 2010 (75 FR 28806) of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board) scheduled for June 10, 2010. This notice is to amend the agenda by adding an item to the open session of that meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Cosmetic Labeling Regulations
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA).
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with April anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, PHMSA announces that the currently approved Information Collection Request (OMB Control No. 2137-0614) abstracted below, is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal and approval.
Environmental Impact Statement; Determination of Nonregulated Status of Sugar Beet Genetically Engineered for Tolerance to the Herbicide Glyphosate
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service plans to prepare an environmental impact statement in connection with a court-mandated evaluation of the potential impacts on the human environment associated with the Agency's determination of nonregulated status for a Monsanto/KWS SAAT AG sugar beet line, designated as event H7-1. This notice identifies the environmental and interrelated economic issues raised by the Court and other potential issues that we may include in the environmental impact statement and requests public comment to further delineate the scope of the issues and reasonable alternatives.
Department of Commerce: Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Strategy To Support the National Export Initiative
In order to support President Obama's National Export Initiative (NEI), the interagency Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's (TPCC) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group is developing a U.S. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Strategy (the Strategy) to guide U.S. government programs supporting U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency companies wishing to compete for sales abroad. The Strategy focuses on increasing exports of goods and services related to renewable energy and energy efficiency. Not included in this initiative are all goods and services that relate to the transport sector, including biofuels and biofuel feedstock.
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meetings
This document announces two meetings of the negotiated rulemaking committee that was established pursuant to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008. The primary purpose of the committee is to discuss and negotiate a proposed rule that would change the regulations for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program and the Title VI Loan Guarantee program.
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 has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on March 23, 2010, Vol. 75, No. 55, Pages 13806-13807.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Application Submission Requirement
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Defense Intelligence Agency proposes to delete a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that it made certain significant ministerial errors in the preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value in the antidumping duty investigation of certain seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe (``seamless pipe'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). As a result, we are amending our preliminary determination to correct certain significant ministerial errors with respect to the antidumping duty margins for a mandatory respondent and for exporters eligible for a separate rate.
Implementation of Changes from the 2009 Annual Review of the Entity List
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement changes to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744) on the basis of the 2009 annual review of the Entity List conducted by the End-User Review Committee. The changes from the annual review will be implemented in two rules. The first rule published today implements the results of the annual review for listed entities under eleven destinations on the Entity List: Canada, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
Medicaid Program; Premiums and Cost Sharing
This final rule revises the November 25, 2008 final rule entitled, ``Medicaid Programs; Premiums and Cost Sharing (73 FR
Race to the Top Fund Assessment Program
On April 9, 2010, the Department of Education published in the Federal Register (75 FR 18171) a notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2010 (NIA) for the Race to the Top Fund Assessment Program. This notice makes two corrections to the April 9 NIA.
Medicaid and CHIP Programs; Meeting of the CHIP Working Group-June 14, 2010
This notice announces the second meeting of the Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (``CHIP''), and Employer-Sponsored Coverage Coordination Working Group (referred to as the ``CHIP Working Group''). The CHIP Working Group
Notice and Request for Comments: Canada-Compliance With Softwood Lumber Agreement
Under the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA), Canada agreed to impose export measures on Canadian exports of softwood lumber products to the United States. At the request of the United States, an arbitral tribunal established under the SLA determined in March 2008 that Canada had breached certain SLA obligations. In February 2009, the tribunal issued a remedy award requiring Canada to collect an additional 10 percent ad valorem export charge on softwood lumber shipments from Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, until an entire amount of CDN $ 68 million has been collected. Canada did not begin collecting the additional export charge. In April 2009, the United States Trade Representative (``Trade Representative'') initiated an investigation under Section 302 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (``Trade Act''). In that investigation, the Trade Representative determined that Canada's failure to implement the tribunal's remedy award had the effect of denying U.S. rights under the SLA; and, pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act, the Trade Representative imposed 10 percent ad valorem duties on imports of softwood lumber products subject to the SLA from the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan (the April 2009 action). Under the April 2009 action, the duties are to remain in place until such time as the United States collects $54.8 million, the U.S. dollar equivalent of CDN $ 68 million at the time. The Government of Canada, however, is now
FY 2010 Discretionary Livability Funding Opportunity: Alternatives Analysis Program
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of up to $25.7 million in discretionary Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 and 2010 funds under the Alternatives Analysis Program (49 U.S.C. 5339) authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005. Discretionary program funds will be distributed in accordance with the mission of this program and in support of the Department of Transportation's Livability Initiative.
Teacher Incentive Fund
On May 21, 2010, the Department of Education published in the Federal Register (75 FR 28740) a notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2010 (NIA) for the Teacher Incentive Fund. This notice makes a correction to the May 21 NIA.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Ford Motor Company
This document grants in full the Ford Motor Company's (Ford) petition for an exemption of the Explorer vehicle line in accordance with Sec. 543.9(c)(2) of 49 CFR Part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR Part 541). Ford requested confidential treatment for the attachments it submitted in
China: Effects of Intellectual Property Infringement and Indigenous Innovation Policies on the U.S. Economy
Following receipt of a request from the United States Senate Committee on Finance (Committee) dated April 19, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. 332-519, China: Effects of Intellectual Property Infringement and Indigenous Innovation Policies on the U.S. Economy, for the purpose of preparing the second of two reports requested by the Committee, and has scheduled a public hearing in connection with investigations relating to both reports for June 15-16, 2010.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence
The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to section 607(f) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Under section 607(f) of the IDEA, the Secretary is required, on a quarterly basis, to publish in the Federal Register a list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) received by individuals during the previous quarter that describes the interpretations of the Department of the IDEA or the regulations that implement the IDEA.
Information Collection; Volunteer Application for Natural Resources Agencies
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revision of a currently approved information collection entitled, Volunteer Application for Natural Resources Agencies.
Community Reinvestment Act Sunshine
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) VMS/ Enforcement Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Privacy Act System of Records
Pursuant to subsection (e)(4) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (``Privacy Act''), 5 U.S.C. 552a, the FCC proposes to alter one system of records, FCC/WTB-7, ``Remedy Action Request System (RARS).'' The FCC will alter the security classification; categories of individuals; the categories of records; the purposes for which the information is maintained; one routine use (and add a new routine use); the storage, retrievability, access, safeguard, and retention and disposal procedures; the record source categories; and make other edits and revisions as necessary to comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act.