Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
For the period beginning July 1, 2010, and ending on December 31, 2010, the prompt payment interest rate is 3\1/8\ per centum per annum.
Temporary Suspension of Certain Oil Spill Response Time Requirements To Support Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill of National Significance (SONS) Response
This joint Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) temporary interim rule will suspend oil spill response time requirements, and certain identification and location requirements, for facilities and vessels whose response resources are relocated in support of the Deepwater Horizon SONS response. By providing oil spill removal organizations (OSROs), and facilities and vessels with their own response resources, with the temporary opportunity to relocate response resources from current locations to the Gulf of Mexico, this rule directly assists in the urgently needed immediate relocation of nationwide oil spill response resources to the Gulf of Mexico to aid in the response to the Deepwater Horizon SONS. The rule also provides notice that the Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon SONS has requested the Armed Forces to relocate Armed Forces oil spill response resources, in particular those of the Navy, from their current locations to the Gulf of Mexico to aid in the response to the Deepwater Horizon SONS.
Aris Industries, Inc., Bene Io, Inc., Commodore Separation Technologies, Inc., Food Integrated Technologies, Inc., Gap Instrument Corp., Skysat Communications Network Corp., and Vicon Fiber Optics Corp.; Order of Suspension of Trading
National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
This notice announces an open meeting of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (the Commission). The Commission was organized pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) (the Act). The Act requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register. The Charter of the Commission can be found at: http:// energy.gov/news/documents/EXEC-2010-0102342.pdf.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with May anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received requests to revoke one antidumping duty order and one countervailing duty order in part.
Fifth Meeting of the Advisory Committee for the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, this notice advises interested persons that the fifth meeting of the WRC-12 Advisory Committee will be held at the Federal Communications Commission. The purpose of the meeting is to continue preparations for the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference. The WRC- 12 Advisory Committee will consider any preliminary views and draft proposals introduced by the WRC-12 Advisory Committee's Informal Working Groups.
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau Seeks Comment on a Petition for Expedited Clarification and Declaratory Ruling, Filed by Global Tel*Link Corporation (Global Tel), Concerning Applicability of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Federal Communications Commission Rules
In this document, the Commission seeks comment on Global Tel*Link Corporation's Petition for Expedited Clarification and Declaratory ruling concerning applicability of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and its rules. Specifically, Global Tel asks the Commission to declare that the TCPA and associated FCC rules are inapplicable to Global Tel's use of automatic notifications before completing calls to certain persons dialed by prison inmates.
Prince of Wales Resource Advisory Committee
The Prince of Wales Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Craig, Alaska, August 3, 2010. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss potential projects under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2008.
Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Increased Assessment Rate
This rule would increase the assessment rate established for the Washington Apricot Marketing Committee (Committee) for the 2010-11 and subsequent fiscal periods from $1.00 to $1.50 per ton for Washington apricots. The Committee is responsible for local administration of the marketing order regulating the handling of apricots grown in designated counties in Washington. Assessments upon handlers of apricots are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The fiscal period for the marketing order begins April 1 and ends March 31. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended or terminated.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Department of Transportation's National Infrastructure Investments Under the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 2010
On June 1, 2010, DOT published a notice (75 FR 30461) announcing the availability of funding and requesting proposals for DOT's National Infrastructure Investments grant program under the FY 2010 Appropriations Act. The DOT is referring to the grants for National Infrastructure Investments as ``TIGER II Discretionary Grants.'' Through this notice, DOT is extending the deadline to submit pre-applications for TIGER II Discretionary Grants from July 16, 2010, at 5 p.m. EDT to July 26, 2010, at 5 p.m. EDT. The deadline for submitting final applications is not being extended, and remains August 23, 2010, at 5 p.m. EDT.
Request for Public Comment To Inform Development of National Export Initiative Plan
President Obama launched the National Export Initiative (NEI) via Executive Order 13534 in order to achieve the goal of doubling U.S. exports of goods and services over five years to facilitate the creation of jobs in the United States. As part of the broad Federal government effort to support the NEI, the Administration, through the interagency Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), is seeking information from exporters, other private businesses, trade associations, academia, labor organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other interested parties.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Adjustment to the Loligo Trimester 2 and 3 Quota
NMFS adjusts the 2010 Fishing Year (FY) Trimester 2 and 3 Loligo squid quotas. This action complies with the 2010 Specifications and Management Measures for the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries Management Plan, which modified accounting procedures for underages of Trimester 1 quota in the Loligo fishery.
Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Amendments 20 and 21; Trawl Rationalization Program; Correction
NMFS is correcting dates referenced in the preamble to the proposed rule for Amendments 20 and 21 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), which published in the Federal Register on June 10, 2010. The dates being corrected refer to the decision date for the FMP amendments and the end date for the public comment period on the two amendments. Amendment 20 would establish a trawl rationalization program for the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery. Amendment 21 would establish fixed allocations for limited entry (LE) trawl participants.
Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gives notice concerning the final effect of the HHS decision to designate a class of employees at the Canoga Avenue Facility, Los Angeles County, California, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. On May 14, 2010, as provided for under 42 U.S.C. 7384q(b), the Secretary of HHS designated the following class of employees as an addition to the SEC:
Announcement of Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the next federal advisory committee meeting regarding the national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2020. This meeting will be open to the public and will be held online via WebEx software. The Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health
Addition of New Export Control Classification Number 6A981 Passive Infrasound Sensors to the Commerce Control List of the Export Administration Regulations, and Related Amendments
The Bureau of Industry and Security proposes to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 6A981 to the Commerce Control List (CCL) to control passive infrasound sensors because of their military and commercial utility. Items under this new ECCN will be controlled for Regional Stability (RS) and Anti-Terrorism (AT) reasons. In addition, BIS proposes to control technology and software for the development, production, or use of these items for RS and AT reasons under revised ECCNs 6D991 and 6E991, respectively.
Proposed Information Quality Guidelines Policy
These guidelines should be used to ensure and maximize the quality of disseminated information. The Department's guidelines are based on the guidelines of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), ``Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of the Information Disseminated by Federal Agencies'' 67 FR 8452 (Feb. 22, 2002). The guidelines are not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legally binding regulations or mandates. These guidelines are intended only to improve the internal management of DHS and, therefore, are not legally enforceable and do not create any legal rights or impose any legally binding requirements or obligations on the agency or the public. Nothing in these guidelines affects any available judicial review of agency action. These guidelines will serve as the minimum standards for quality within the Department. DHS Components may expand upon these guidelines as necessary, and should use these guidelines to develop or improve their processes for ensuring information disseminated by the Components meet the quality standards. DHS Components should implement processes and mechanisms for receiving, reviewing, and responding to information request that are consistent with these guidelines. DHS Components with existing directives, instructions, and correction processes for information quality may continue to use them, provided they are consistent with the standards and processes established in these guidelines.
Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Vietnam: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed-Circumstances Review
In response to a petition for a changed-circumstances review of Phuong Nam Co., Ltd., and Phuong Nam Foodstuff Corp., the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is initiating a changed-circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). We have preliminarily concluded that Phuong Nam Foodstuff Corp. is the successor-in-interest to Phuong Nam Co., Ltd., and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Phuong Nam Co., Ltd., with regard to the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from Vietnam. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Proposed Waivers and Extensions of Project Periods: Presidential Academies and Congressional Academies
The Secretary proposes to waive the requirements in 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(c)(2) of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), as they apply to projects funded under the Presidential Academies for American History and Civics Education, and 34 CFR 75.261(c)(2), as it applies to the project funded under the Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics Education. These regulations, respectively, generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and any project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. A waiver as proposed would mean that (1) the project period for the two current five-year grants funded under the Presidential Academies for American History and Civics Education would be extended through fiscal year (FY) 2012, for up to an additional 24-month budget period, instead of ending in FY 2010, and these grantees could thus receive additional Federal funding (out of FY 2010 funds) beyond the five-year limitation contained in 34 CFR 75.250 and notwithstanding the limitation in 34 CFR 75.261(c)(2) that prohibits extension of a project period if it involves the obligation of additional Federal funds; and (2) the project period of the one current three-year grantee funded under the Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics Education would be extended through FY 2012, for up to an additional 24-month budget period, instead of ending in FY 2010, and this grantee would continue to receive additional Federal funds (out of FY 2010 funds) notwithstanding the limitation in 34 CFR 75.261(c)(2) that prohibits extension of a project period if it involves the obligation of additional Federal funds.
DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee
This notice announces a meeting of the DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Smaller Learning Communities Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards Using Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Funds; Correction
On June 23, 2010, we published in the Federal Register (75 FR 35894) a notice inviting applications for new awards using fiscal year (FY) 2009 funds for the Smaller Learning Communities Program. There are errors in two of the dates in that notice. We are correcting those dates in this notice.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
The 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
This notice advises the public of the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. For the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2010, the interest rates for overpayments will be 3 percent for corporations and 4 percent for non- corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 4 percent. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Federal Advisory Committee; Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC); Correction
The Office of the Secretary of Defense published a notice in the Federal Register on June 18, 2010 (75 FR 34707), announcing a meeting of the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) on July 7 and 8, 2010, in Baltimore, MD. This document corrects the June 18 notice by adding a closed Administrative Meeting (July 6, 2010) and an agenda for the July 6 meeting. This document also corrects the agenda for the July 7 meeting and the Public Accessibility information. The times and meeting location that were announced in the June 18 notice are correct.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Paducah, KY
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Notice of Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC)
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC) will meet on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, in Detroit, Michigan. The meeting will be open to the public.
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000; Revision to List of Covered Facilities
The Department of Energy (``Department'' or ``DOE'') periodically publishes or revises a list of facilities covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended (``EEOICPA'' or ``Act''). This notice amends the previous lists by (1) Removing two facilities designated as atomic weapons employer (AWE) facilities that should not have been so designated; (2) correcting the covered periods for three listed AWE facilities; and (3) identifying an additional work site for each of two previously listed facilities. In addition, for one of the listed facilities for which a second work site is being identified, there is a related change in the covered period. Previous lists or revisions were published on April 9, 2009, June 28, 2007, November 30, 2005, August 23, 2004, July 21, 2003, December 27, 2002, June 11, 2001, and January 17, 2001. DOE intends to provide any future updates to its facility list only on its Web site.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The U.S. 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 take this opportunity to comment on proposed information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) Application.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Ecological Processes and Effects Committee
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee (EPEC). The SAB EPEC, augmented with other experts, will provide advice on technologies and systems to minimize the impacts of invasive species in vessel ballast water discharge.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Air Quality Modeling Subcommittee of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council)
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Air Quality Modeling Subcommittee (AQMS) of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council) to review additional information on particulate matter inventories for EPA's air quality modeling work for the Second Section 812 Prospective Benefit-Cost Study of the Clean Air Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Petroleum Refineries
On October 28, 2009, we promulgated general control requirements to control emissions of hazardous air pollutants from heat exchange systems at petroleum refineries. These requirements were published as amendments to the national emission standards for petroleum refineries. In this notice, we are correcting typographical errors and inadvertent errors in section references.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The NRC invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB's approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines
EPA published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2010, a document amending the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for existing stationary compression ignition reciprocating internal combustion engines. The amendments inadvertently removed paragraphs from the regulation. EPA is correcting this error.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. ch. 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on April 16, 2010.