October 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2011-10-31-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2011-10-31
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28312
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28294
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28283
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-28257
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28210
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: 2011-28184
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 2, 2011, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the new shipper reviews (NSRs) of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for Guangxi Hengyong Industrial & Commercial Dev., Ltd. (Hengyong) and Zhangzhou Hongda Import & Export Trading Co., Ltd. (Co.) (Hongda).\1\ See Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews, 76 FR 46270 (August 2, 2011) (Preliminary Results). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. We received a case brief from Hongda on August 31, 2011. We received no rebuttal briefs from any parties. Furthermore, as described further below, we also received various comments/responses from the parties on the Department's preliminary results, supplemental questionnaire, and letter on August 4, 2011, August 10, 2011, and September 19, 2011, respectively.
New York Disaster Number NY-00110
Document Number: 2011-28182
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of New York (FEMA-4031-DR), dated 09/13/ 2011. Incident: Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Incident Period: 09/07/2011 through 09/11/2011. Effective Date: 10/21/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 11/14/2011. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/13/2012.
Maryland Disaster Number MD-00016
Document Number: 2011-28178
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Maryland (FEMA-4034-DR), dated 09/16/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/24/2011 through 09/05/2011. Effective Date: 10/21/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 11/15/2011. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/18/2012.
Advisory Group to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue; Renewal of Charter
Document Number: 2011-28174
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Charter for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC), has been renewed for a two-year period beginning October 20, 2011.
New York Disaster Number NY-00113
Document Number: 2011-28173
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of New York (FEMA-4031-DR), dated 09/23/2011. Incident: Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Incident Period: 09/07/2011 through 09/11/2011. Effective Date: 10/21/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 11/22/2011. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/25/2012.
Massachusetts Disaster Number MA-00040
Document Number: 2011-28168
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (FEMA-4028-DR), dated 09/03/2011. Incident: Tropical Storm Irene. Incident Period: 08/27/2011 through 08/29/2011.
Proposed Revision of Class D and Class E Airspace; Hawthorne, CA
Document Number: 2011-28166
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class D and E airspace at Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne, CA. Additional controlled airspace is needed to accommodate aircraft departing and arriving under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at the airport. Also, the airspace designations would be revised to show a new city location. This action is a result of the FAA's biennial review, along with a study of the Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport airspace area that would further enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Hispanic Council on Federal Employment
Document Number: 2011-28165
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Hispanic Council on Federal Employment will hold its fourth meeting on Friday, November 18, 2011, at the time and location shown below. The Council is an advisory committee composed of representatives from Hispanic organizations and senior government officials. Along with its other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management on matters involving the recruitment, hiring, and advancement of Hispanics in the Federal workforce. The Council is co-chaired by the Chief of Staff of the Office of Personnel Management and the Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The meeting is open to the public. Please contact the Office of Personnel Management at the address shown below if you wish to present material to the Council at the meeting. The manner and time prescribed for presentations may be limited, depending upon the number of parties that express interest in presenting information.
Texas Disaster Number TX-00381
Document Number: 2011-28164
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA-4029-DR), dated 09/09/2011. Incident: Wildfires. Incident Period: 08/30/2011 and continuing. Effective Date: 10/24/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/08/2011. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/06/2012.
Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD)
Document Number: 2011-28163
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs intends to conduct a recurring computer matching program. This will match personnel records of the Department of Defense with VA records of benefit recipients under the Montgomery GI Bill. The goal of these matches is to identify the eligibility status of veterans, servicemembers, and reservists who have applied for or who are receiving education benefit payments under the Montgomery GI Bill. The purpose of the match is to enable VA to verify that individuals meet the conditions of military service and eligibility criteria for payment of benefits determined by VA under the Montgomery GI Bill. The authority to conduct this match is found in 38 U.S.C. 3684A(a)(1). The records covered include eligibility records extracted from DOD personnel files and benefit records that VA establishes for all individuals who have applied for and/or are receiving, or have received education benefit payments under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. These benefit records are contained in a VA system of records identified as 58VA21/ 22/28 entitled: Compensation, Pension, Education and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment RecordsVA, first published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 9294 (March 3, 1976), and last amended at 74 FR 29275 (June 19, 2009), with other amendments as cited therein.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 2011-28160
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with September anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part.
New Jersey Disaster Number NJ-00023
Document Number: 2011-28159
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of New Jersey (FEMA-4021-DR), dated 08/31/ 2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/27/2011 through 09/05/2011.
Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Third Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2011-28158
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 29, 2011, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculations for the final results. We find that the mandatory respondents have not sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (``POR''), April 1, 2009, through March 31, 2010.
Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014
Document Number: 2011-28147
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011 through 08/24/2011. Effective Date: 10/24/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 11/25/2011. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/28/2012.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces and Residential Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
Document Number: 2011-28146
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a direct final rule to establish amended energy conservation standards for residential furnaces and residential central air conditioners and heat pumps in the Federal Register on June 27, 2011. DOE has determined that the adverse comments received in response to the direct final rule do not provide a reasonable basis for withdrawing the direct final rule. Therefore, DOE provides this notice confirming adoption of the energy conservation standards for residential furnaces and residential central air conditioners and heat pumps established in the direct final rule and announcing the effective date of those standards.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-28145
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Announcing the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, To Support the Development of a Human Services National Interoperable Architecture (HSNIA)
Document Number: 2011-28143
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Administration (OA), Office of Information Services (OIS) announces the award of $1,000,000 as a single-source expansion supplement grant to extend an award made to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Greenberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. The grant will allow JHU, and its partner, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, to continue the development of a Human Services National Interoperable Architecture (HSNIA). Under the supplement award, JHU and its partners will develop Phase III of an architectural framework that will be used as a model to facilitate State and local agencies in information exchanges among eligibility and verification services that are developed by the HHS/ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). To address issues related to implementation of the ACA and the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010, the Administration has directed Federal Agencies to begin to design and execute plans related to the legislation. JHU and its partners will create the development of a conceptual information technology architecture with ACF/Office of Information Services. The project will produce a solution that supports information exchanges and interoperability that will lead to reductions in improper payments as a preventative step in the program integrity process.
Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2011-28142
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
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 January 1 through June 30, 2011.
Announcing the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities in Washington, DC
Document Number: 2011-28141
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), Office of Program Support (OPS) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant of $388,640 to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Washington, DC, to support implementation of 3 to 4 self-advocacy summit meetings. The self-advocacy summits will be interactive meetings requiring a high degree of participation from the attending self-advocates who will act as the primary presenters. The meetings are intended to educate both the network of ADD grantees on the ADD Program's four goals and, as such, every participant will be required to communicate their expertise related to:
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2011-28139
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. 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.
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the University of Massachusetts, Institute for Community Inclusion in Boston, MA, To Support the Think College Project
Document Number: 2011-28138
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
This notice announces that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) has awarded a single-source program expansion supplement grant of $159,679 for post-secondary education opportunities. The Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts in collaboration with seven ACF-ADD supported University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDDs) in Delaware, Minnesota, Hawaii, South Carolina, Tennessee [Vanderbilt], Ohio, and California along with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) has established a consortium that will conduct research, provide training and technical assistance, and disseminate information on promising practices that support individuals with developmental disabilities to increase their independence, productivity, and inclusion through access to post-secondary education. Think College's goals are to improve long- term independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities. The consortium is acting as a national resource for knowledge, training, materials, and dissemination of information on participation in post-secondary education of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-28137
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records 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).
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the University of Massachusetts, Institute for Community Inclusion, in Boston, MA
Document Number: 2011-28136
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
This notice announces that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) has awarded a single-source expansion supplement grant of $150,000 for data collection analyses, and reporting. The following project will be funded: The University of Massachusetts, Institute for Community Inclusion will collect data, analyze, and report on the employment and economic status of youth and young adults, ages 16 to 30, with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The project will also develop a rigorous, yet practical, ethical, and affordable research design for this evaluation. The data will originate from various existing data sources and will be analyzed using appropriate data analysis techniques. The data will be simplified and categories will be formed that reflect the activities and outcomes of youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A report will be written, highlighting a profile of education, employment, and economic outcomes for youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This information will be provided to ADD and its partners, and will be made available to the public.
Structure and Practices of the Video Relay Service Program
Document Number: 2011-28135
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission addresses three petitions for clarification or reconsideration of a previous order, and amends and clarifies the Commission's rules regarding Internet-based Telecommunications Relay Services (iTRS) applicants for certification.
Announcement of a Single-Source Grant Award to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities in Washington, DC
Document Number: 2011-28134
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), Office of Program Support (OPS) announces the award of a single-source grant of $620,000 to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), located in Washington, DC. The award will support a project to provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to the designated State Councils on Developmental Disabilities (State Councils). The primary focus of the T/TA is to improve program performance, statutory compliance, and program outcomes across the network of State Councils. Toward this end, NACDD shall provide T/TA to the entities designated by ADD as State Councils. Under this project, it is expected that initiatives shall be identified and undertaken to support the improvement of State Council operations and performance.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-28133
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records 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).
Proposed National Toxicology Program (NTP) Review Process for the Report on Carcinogens: Request for Public Comment and Listening Session
Document Number: 2011-28132
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The NTP invites written public comment on the proposed Report on Carcinogens (RoC) review process and announces a public listening session to receive oral comments on the proposed process.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive License: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Devices and Systems for Oximetry
Document Number: 2011-28131
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
This is notice, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), that the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is contemplating the grant of an exclusive worldwide license to practice the invention embodied in: HHS Ref. No. E-175-1995/0 and/1;
National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28130
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28129
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Notice of Public Meeting, John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-28128
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2011-28127
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28125
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Cash Balance Plans; Benefit Determinations and Plan Valuations for Statutory Hybrid Plans; Pension Protection Act of 2006
Document Number: 2011-28124
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule would implement provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA 2006) that change the rules for determining benefits upon the termination of a statutory hybrid plan, such as a cash balance plan. PPA 2006 provides that, when such a plan terminates, a variable rate used under the plan to determine accrued benefits will be equal to the average of the rates of interest used under the plan during the five-year period ending on the termination date. Further, the amount of the benefit payable in the form of an annuity payable at normal retirement age will be determined using the interest rate and mortality table specified under the plan for that purpose as of the termination date (or an average interest rate if the plan rate is a variable rate). For a plan terminated and trusteed by PBGC, the proposed rule would amend PBGC's regulations to conform the rules for determining the allocation of assets and the amount of benefits payable under Title IV of ERISA to the PPA 2006 changes in the benefit determination rules for statutory hybrid plans. The proposed rule would also implement a PPA 2006 change for determining the present value of the accrued benefit under a statutory hybrid plan. Finally, the proposed rule would provide guidance on benefits payable under a statutory hybrid plan that terminates in a standard termination.
Artists' Canvas From China
Document Number: 2011-28121
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Wiper Blades; Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2011-28120
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled In Re Certain Wiper Blades, DN 2852; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Past Performance Information
Document Number: 2011-28119
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning past performance information. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer
Document Number: 2011-28118
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning payment by electronic fund transfer. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 35219, on June 16, 2011. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Forwarding of Asylum Applications to the Department of State
Document Number: 2011-28117
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice
The Department of Justice is planning to amend its regulations to alter the process by which the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) forwards asylum applications for consideration by the Department of State (DOS). Currently, EOIR forwards to DOS all asylum applications that are submitted initially in removal proceedings before an immigration judge. The proposed rule would amend the regulations to provide for sending asylum applications to DOS on a discretionary basis. For example, EOIR could forward an application in order to ascertain whether DOS has information relevant to the applicant's eligibility for asylum. This change would increase the efficiency of DOS's review of asylum applications and is consistent with similar changes already made by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
California State Nonroad Engine Pollution Control Standards; Large Spark-Ignition (LSI) Engines; Fleet Requirements for In-Use LSI Forklifts and Other Industrial Equipment; Opportunity for Public Hearing and Comment
Document Number: 2011-28116
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified EPA that it has amended its emission standards and certification and test procedures for large spark-ignition nonroad engines (``LSI Emission Standards''). CARB has also adopted in-use fleet average emission requirements for large- and medium-sized fleets (``LSI In-Use Fleet Requirements). California's LSI In-Use Fleet Requirements are applicable to fleets comprised of four or more pieces of equipment powered by LSI engines, including forklifts, industrial tow tractors, sweepers/scrubbers, and airport ground support equipment. CARB requests that EPA find the amended LSI Emission Standards to be within the scope of a previously granted LSI authorization or, in the alternative, grant a new full authorization pursuant to Clean Air Act section 209(e). This notice announces that EPA has tentatively scheduled a public hearing to consider California's LSI Emission Standards and LSI In-Use Fleet Requirements, and that EPA is now accepting written comment on the request.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Cost or Pricing Data Requirements and Information Other Than Cost or Pricing Data
Document Number: 2011-28115
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning cost or pricing data requirements and information other than cost or pricing data. A noticed was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 35218, on June 16, 2011. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
National Drinking Water Advisory Council; Notice of a Public Teleconference Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28113
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is announcing a public teleconference of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC or Council) on November 18, 2011. The Council will consult with EPA regarding potential modifications to the lead service line replacement requirements of the National Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper.