April 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2011-04-29-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2011-04-29
Request for Information Relating to Studies Regarding the Resolution of Financial Companies Under the Bankruptcy Code
Document Number: 2011-9986
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Section 216 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'') requires the Board, in consultation with the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (the ``AOUSC''), to conduct a study regarding the resolution of financial companies under Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (Title 11, U.S. Code) (the ``Bankruptcy Code''). Section 217 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires the Board, in consultation with the AOUSC, to conduct a study regarding international coordination relating to the resolution of systemic financial companies under the Bankruptcy Code and applicable foreign law. Section 216 and Section 217 of the Dodd-Frank Act each identifies specific issues that are to be studied under the relevant section. The Board is issuing this request for information through public comment to assist the Board in conducting these studies.
Editorial Corrections to the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2011-9924
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to implement editorial corrections to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). In particular, this rule corrects the country entry for Syria on the Commerce Country Chart to ensure that the license requirements are accurately represented. In addition, this rule corrects other errors in the Commerce Control List such as inaccurate references, spelling and technical errors, and removes superfluous wording to ensure accuracy in the EAR.
Credit Risk Retention
Document Number: 2011-8364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, Commission, FHFA, and HUD (the Agencies) are proposing rules to implement the credit risk retention requirements of section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78o- 11), as added by section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 15G generally requires the securitizer of asset-backed securities to retain not less than five percent of the credit risk of the assets collateralizing the asset-backed securities. Section 15G includes a variety of exemptions from these requirements, including an exemption for asset-backed securities that are collateralized exclusively by residential mortgages that qualify as ``qualified residential mortgages,'' as such term is defined by the Agencies by rule.
Sunshine Act; Notice of Agency Meeting
Document Number: 2011-10598
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Assistance to Small Shipyards Grant Program; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.814
Document Number: 2011-10511
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
There is currently $9,800,000 available for grants for capital and related improvements for qualified small shipyard facilities that will be effective in fostering efficiency, competitive operations, and quality ship construction, repair, and reconfiguration.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2011-10505
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program
Document Number: 2011-10501
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD announces the availability on its website of the applicant information, submission deadlines, funding criteria, and other requirements for HUD's FY2011 Housing Choice Voucher Family Self- Sufficiency Program NOFA. Specifically, this NOFA announces the availability of approximately $59.88 million made available under the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Public Law 112-10, approved April 15, 2011 for the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency (HCV FSS) Program. The purpose of the HCV FSS program is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the HCV program with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency. The notice providing information regarding the application process, funding criteria and eligibility requirements, application and instructions can be found using the Department of Housing and Urban Development agency link on the Grants.gov/Find Web site at http:// www.grants.gov/search/agency.do. A link to the funding opportunity is also available on the HUD Web site at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/ HUD?src=/programoffices/administration/grants/fundsavail. The link from the funds available page will take you to the agency link on Grants.gov. The Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for this program is 14.871. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-10, Birth Affidavit, 1405-0132
Document Number: 2011-10496
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Birth Affidavit. OMB Control Number: 1405-0132. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT/FO/ FC. Form Number: DS-10. Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 154,850 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 154,850 per year. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 38,713 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-60, Affidavit Regarding a Change of Name, OMB Control Number 1405-0133
Document Number: 2011-10493
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Affidavit Regarding a Change of Name. OMB Control Number: 1405-0133. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT. Form Number: DS-60. Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 202,920 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 202,920 per year. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 50,730 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Management Measures
Document Number: 2011-10488
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this proposed rule to implement actions identified in a regulatory amendment (Regulatory Amendment 9) to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP) prepared by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). This proposed rule would reduce the recreational bag limit for black sea bass, establish a split season for the black sea bass commercial quota, increase the commercial trip limit for greater amberjack, and establish commercial trip limits for vermilion snapper and gag. This rule also proposes a minor revision to the mailing address for the NMFS Southeast Regional Administrator (RA). The intended effect of this proposed rule is to help prevent overfishing of black sea bass, gag, and vermilion snapper while achieving optimum yield (OY) by reducing the rate of harvest of these three species, to achieve OY for greater amberjack, and to implement a technical correction to the regulations.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Greater Amberjack Management Measures
Document Number: 2011-10479
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement a regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule establishes a June through July seasonal closure of the recreational sector for greater amberjack in or from the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The intended effect of this final rule is to mitigate the social and economic impacts associated with implementing in-season closures. This rule also revises codified text to clarify the definition of a venting device used to deflate the abdominal cavity of a Gulf reef fish.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Red Snapper Management Measures
Document Number: 2011-10477
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement a regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule increases the commercial and recreational quotas for red snapper for the 2011 fishing year and closes the recreational red snapper component of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish fishery at 12:01 a.m., local time, July 19, 2011. This rule also makes minor revisions to codified text, including revisions to the definition of ``actual ex-vessel price,'' extending the maintenance window for the Gulf individual fishing quota (IFQ) programs, and removing obsolete codified text for Gulf grouper. The intended effect of this final rule is to help achieve optimum yield (OY) for Gulf red snapper without increasing the risk of the red snapper resource experiencing overfishing, allow for better functioning and enforcement of the Gulf IFQ programs, and to remove obsolete text from the regulations.
Notice With Respect to List of Countries Denying Fair Market Opportunities for Government-Funded Airport Construction Projects
Document Number: 2011-10473
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Pursuant to section 533 of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. 50104), the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined not to list any countries as denying fair market opportunities for U.S. products, suppliers, or bidders in foreign government-funded airport construction projects.
Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-10472
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled AmeriCorps Member Feedback Survey (formerly known as Performance Measurement in AmeriCorps) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Nathan Dietz, at (202) 606-6633 or e-mail to ndietz@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 606-3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Public and Indian Housing Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS)-Service Coordinators Program
Document Number: 2011-10470
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD announces the availability on its Web site of the applicant information, submission deadlines, funding criteria, and other requirements for HUD's FY2011 Public nad Indian Housing Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS)Service Coordinators Program NOFA. Specifically, this NOFA announces the availability of approximately $35 million made available under the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Public Law 112-10, approved April 15, 2011. The purpose of the Public and Indian Housing Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinators program is to provide grants to public housing agencies (PHAs), tribes/tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs), Resident Associations (RAs), and nonprofit organizations (including grassroots, faith-based and other community- based organizations) for the provision of a Service Coordinator to coordinate supportive services and other activities designed to help Public and Indian housing residents attain economic and housing self- sufficiency. The notice providing information regarding the application process, funding criteria and eligibility requirements, application and instructions can be found using the Department of Housing and Urban Development agency link on the Grants.gov/Find Web site at http:// www.grants.gov/search/agency.do. A link to the funding opportunity is also available on the HUD Web site at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/ HUD?src=/programoffices/administration/grants/fundsavail. The link from the funds available page will take you to the agency link on Grants.gov. The Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for this program is 14.870. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov.
Notice of HUD-Held Multifamily Loan Sale (MLS 2011-1)
Document Number: 2011-10465
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces HUD's intention to sell certain unsubsidized multifamily mortgage loans, without Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance, in a competitive, sealed bid sale (MLS 2011-1). This notice also describes generally the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Under the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program
Document Number: 2011-10462
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD announces the availability on its Web site of the applicant information, submission deadlines, funding criteria, and other requirements for HUD's FY2011 Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program under the Resident Opportunity and Self- Sufficiency (ROSS) Program NOFA. Specifically, this NOFA announces the availability of approximately $15 million made available under the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Public Law 112-10, approved April 15, 2011 for the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program under the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program. The purpose of the Public Housing FSS (PH FSS) program is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, enable participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. The PH FSS program provides critical tools that can be used by communities to support welfare reform and help families develop new skills that will lead to economic self- sufficiency. The notice providing information regarding the application process, funding criteria and eligibility requirements, application and instructions can be found using the Department of Housing and Urban Development agency link on the Grants.gov/Find Web site at http:// www.grants.gov/search/agency.do. A link to the funding opportunity is also available on the HUD Web site at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/ HUD?src=/programoffices/administration/grants/fundsavail. The link from the funds available page will take you to the agency link on Grants.gov. The Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for this program is 14.877. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2011-10461
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice advises that certain exceptions to the Buy American requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, an exception was granted to the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and energy efficient fluorescent electronic light ballasts for 725 scattered housing units.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2011-10460
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice advises that certain exceptions to the Buy American requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, an exception was granted to the City of Charleston Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of tankless gas water heaters for the Reid Street Development.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Archeological Permit Applications and Reports
Document Number: 2011-10459
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2011. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; HUD Housing Counseling Program-Agency Performance Review
Document Number: 2011-10457
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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.
Coral Reef Restoration Plan, Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Biscayne National Park, FL
Document Number: 2011-10455
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Coral Reef Restoration Plan (Plan/FEIS) for Biscayne National Park, Florida. The Plan/FEIS provides a systematic approach to addressing injuries to coral reefs caused by vessel groundings within Biscayne National Park.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Disposition of Multifamily Housing Projects by HUD; Purchaser's Compliance With State and Local Housing Laws and Requirements
Document Number: 2011-10454
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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.
Notice of June 6, 2011, Meeting for Acadia National Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2011-10453
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets the date of June 6, 2011, for a meeting of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures
Document Number: 2011-10452
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This rule would implement the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) recommendations 10-07 and 10-08, which prohibit the retention, transshipping, landing, storing, or selling of hammerhead sharks in the family Sphyrnidae (except for Sphyrna tiburo) and oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus) caught in association with ICCAT fisheries. This rule would affect the commercial HMS pelagic longline (PLL) fishery and recreational fisheries for tunas, swordfish, and billfish in the Atlantic Ocean, including the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. This action implements ICCAT recommendations, consistent with the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA) and furthers domestic management objectives under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act).
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Pelagic Fisheries; Purse Seine Prohibited Areas Around American Samoa
Document Number: 2011-10451
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would establish 75-nautical mile (nm) purse seine fishing prohibited areas in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around American Samoa. The proposed rule is intended to reduce catch competition between purse seine vessels and local trolling and longline fleets due to localized stock depletion by purse seine fishing, and minimize gear conflicts between the local longline fleet and domestic purse seine vessels. Currently, there are two 50 nm areas around American Samoa where large fishing vessels (50 ft and longer) are prohibited from fishing. The proposed rule would increase the distance from shore of these prohibited areas for U.S. purse seine vessels only.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery; 2011 Accountability Measures for Greater Amberjack and Closure of the 2011 Gulf of Mexico Commercial Sector for Greater Amberjack
Document Number: 2011-10449
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for commercial and recreational greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) for the 2011 fishing year through this temporary final rule, announces the closure date for the 2011 commercial sector for greater amberjack of the Gulf reef fish fishery, and provides an estimated season length for the 2011 recreational greater amberjack sector of the Gulf reef fish fishery. This rule reduces the 2011 commercial and recreational quotas for greater amberjack based on the 2010 quota overages. Additionally, NMFS has determined that the 2011 adjusted commercial quota for Gulf greater amberjack will have been reached by June 18, 2011. These actions are necessary to reduce overfishing of the Gulf greater amberjack resource.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Lake Charles Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project, Lake Charles, LA
Document Number: 2011-10448
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) NEPA regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and DOE's NEPA implementing procedures (10 CFR Part 1021), to assess the potential environmental impacts of providing financial assistance for the construction and operation of a project proposed by Leucadia Energy, LLC (Leucadia). DOE selected this project for an award of financial assistance through a competitive process under the Industrial Carbon Capture and Sequestration (ICCS) Program. The Lake Charles Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project (Lake Charles CCS Project) would demonstrate: (1) advanced technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at the Lake Charles Cogeneration Gasification Project (the LCC Gasification Project) to be located on the west bank of the Calcasieu River in southern Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana; and (2) permanent storage of a portion of the CO2 injected as part of existing enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations in the Hastings oil field south of Houston, Texas. During the DOE demonstration phase of the project, approximately 4 million tons per year of CO2 from two Acid Gas Removal (AGR) units would be captured, compressed and transported through a new pipeline connecting to Denbury Onshore, LLC's (Denbury's) existing Green Pipeline. The Green Pipeline is designed to transport approximately 800 million standard cubic feet of CO2 per day (about 17 million tons per year) and currently transports CO2 from natural sources to existing EOR operations along the Gulf Coast. A comprehensive research monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) program would be implemented on a portion of the existing CO2 EOR operations at the Hastings field to confirm permanent storage of about one million tons per year during the demonstration period. The EIS will inform DOE's decision on whether to provide financial assistance to Leucadia for the Lake Charles CCS Project. DOE proposes to provide Leucadia with up to $261.4 million of cost-shared financial assistance. The financial assistance would apply to the planning, designing, permitting, equipment procurement, construction, startup, and demonstration of the CCS technology and MVA program. DOE's contribution of $261.4 million would constitute about 60 percent of the estimated total development and capital cost of the CCS project, which is estimated to be $435.6 million (2010 dollars). The project will further the objective of the ICCS Program by demonstrating advanced technologies that integrate CO2 capture at industrial sources and monitor the sequestration of CO2 in underground formations. DOE is issuing this Notice of Intent (NOI) to: (1) Inform the public about DOE's proposed action and Leucadia's proposed project; (2) announce the public scoping meeting; (3) solicit comments for DOE's consideration regarding the scope and content of the EIS; (4) provide notice that the proposed project may involve impacts to floodplains and wetlands; and (5) invite those agencies with jurisdiction by law or special expertise to participate as cooperating agencies in the preparation of this EIS. DOE does not have regulatory jurisdiction over the Lake Charles CCS Project or its connected action, the LCC Gasification Project. DOE's decisions are limited to whether and under what circumstances it would provide financial assistance to the project. As part of the EIS process, DOE will consult with interested Native American Tribes and Federal, state, regional and local agencies.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Queen Conch Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Queen Conch Management Measures
Document Number: 2011-10446
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule implements measures to address overfishing of Caribbean queen conch in the U.S. Caribbean. This rule extends the queen conch seasonal closure from 3 months to 5 months, and prohibits fishing for and possession of queen conch in or from the Caribbean exclusive economic zone (EEZ) east of 64[deg]34' W. longitude, which includes Lang Bank east of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), when harvest and possession of queen conch is prohibited in St. Croix territorial waters as a result of a territorial quota closure. The intended effects of this final rule are to prevent additional fishing pressure on queen conch in the U.S. Caribbean, and to improve enforcement of regulations affecting the queen conch resource by improving compatibility among Federal and territorial regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-0061; Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Programs
Document Number: 2011-10444
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 a proposed extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the need to continue collecting information from individuals and States in order to provide and/or administer disaster assistance through the Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Programs.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Species Fisheries; Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
Document Number: 2011-10443
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations under authority of the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) to implement Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP) which is currently under review by NMFS. The proposed rule would change the suite of management unit species, modify the process for revising numerical estimates of maximum sustainable yield and optimal yield, and specify status determination criteria so that overfishing and overfished determinations can be made for all management unit species. The proposed rule is necessary to ensure that the HMS FMP is consistent with the objectives of National Standard 1 in the MSA. National Standard 1 mandates that ``Conservation and management measures shall prevent overfishing while achieving, on a continuing basis, the optimum yield from each fishery for the U.S. fishing industry.''
Mefenpyr-diethyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-10439
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of mefenpyr-diethyl in or on multiple commodities. Bayer CropScience LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation also moves established tolerances for canola and soybean commodities to correct an administrative error.
Notice of Proposed Changes to Section IV of the Virginia State Technical Guide
Document Number: 2011-10437
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It has been determined by the NRCS State Conservationist for Virginia that changes must be made in the NRCS State Technical Guide specifically in the following practice standards: 390, Riparian Herbaceous Cover, 394, Firebreak, 395, Stream Habitat Improvement and Management, 422, Hedgerow Planting, 643, Restoration and Management of Rare or Declining Habitats, and 647, Early Successional Habitat Development/ Management. These practices will be used to plan and install conservation practices.
Meeting To Review and Solicit Input on Tests for Inclusion in the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program
Document Number: 2011-10436
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Law Enforcement Standards Office (OLES), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC), will hold a public meeting on May 13, 2011, via teleconference. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input for the development of conformance and interoperability tests for select Project 25 (P25) conventional mode features and functionalities. These tests are developed for the DHS/OIC P25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) Governing Board (GB) and will be incorporated into P25 CAP Compliance Assessment Bulletins (CABs).
Pyrasulfotole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-10435
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes or revises tolerances for residues of pyrasulfotole in or on grain sorghum, grass, and livestock commodities. Bayer CropScience LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Certain Pasta From Turkey: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2011-10434
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from petitioners \1\ to conduct an administrative review of Marsan Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Marsan), the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta (pasta) from Turkey. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. As discussed below, we preliminarily find that Marsan was not a producer of subject merchandise during the POR. In addition, because the producer of subject merchandise, Birlik Paz. San. ve Tic. A.S. (Birlik), had knowledge that the pasta it produced and sold to Marsan was destined for the United States, we preliminarily determine that Marsan had no reviewable entries during the POR.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Illinois
Document Number: 2011-10433
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Illinois' request to revise its EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-10430
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Third Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Preliminary Rescission in Part
Document Number: 2011-10429
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period April 1, 2009, through March 31, 2010. The Department has preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value (``NV'') by the respondents examined in this administrative review. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the period of review.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Brazil, India, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2011-10427
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from Brazil, India, the People's Republic of China (PRC), Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, the Department is publishing notice of the continuation of these antidumping duty orders.
Certain Pasta From Italy: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2011-10426
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2011-10424
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period July 1 through December 31, 2010.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program
Document Number: 2011-10421
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Iraqi Reconstruction License (SIRL) Supporting Documents
Document Number: 2011-10420
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Competitive Enhancement Needs Assessment Survey Program
Document Number: 2011-10419
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-10418
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights; OMB 3220-0016. Under Section 2(e)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), an age and service annuity, spouse annuity, or divorced spouse annuity cannot be paid unless the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has evidence that the applicant has ceased railroad employment and relinquished rights to return to the service of a railroad employer. Under Section 2(f)(6) of the RRA, earnings deductions are required for each month an annuitant works in certain non-railroad employment termed Last Pre-Retirement Non-Railroad Employment. Normally, the employee, spouse, or divorced spouse relinquishes rights and certifies that employment has ended as part of the annuity application process. However, this is not always the case. In limited circumstances, the RRB utilizes Form G-88, Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights, to obtain an applicant's report of termination of employment and relinquishment of rights. One response is required of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-88.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-10417
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Treasury Department gives notice of proposed alterations to the system of records entitled, ``Treasury .004Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Request Records'' which is subject to the Privacy Act of 1974.
Notice of Commission Determination
Document Number: 2011-10416
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to authority set forth in the Susquehanna River Basin Compact, Pub. L. 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., Article 3, Section 3.10(3); and at 18 CFR 806.4(a)(8) and 806.5, the Executive Director has issued a determination regarding the requirement for review and approval of natural gas well development projects targeting the Antes, Burket, Geneseo, Mandata, Middlesex, Needmore, or Rhinestreet shale formations.