June 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Safety Zones; Sellwood Bridge Project, Willamette River; Portland, OR
Document Number: 2012-15951
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two safety zones to remain in effect throughout the duration of the construction and renewal of the Sellwood Bridge located on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels transiting in close proximity to cranes, barges, and temporary structures associated with this construction project. During the effective period, all vessels will be required to remain at the prescribed safe distance from the construction area while transiting in the vicinity of the Sellwood Bridge project; however, the establishment of these safety zones does not entirely close this section of the Willamette River. The section of the Willamette River between the safety zones will remain open for vessel transits, and it will have a minimum channel width of 138 feet at all times.
Safety Zone; NOBLE DISCOVERER, Outer Continental Shelf Drillship, Chukchi and/or Beaufort Seas, AK
Document Number: 2012-15950
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 500-meter safety zone in the navigable waters, from the surface to seabed, around the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER, while anchored or deploying and recovering moorings on location in order to drill exploratory wells at various prospects located in the Chukchi and/or Beaufort Seas Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska, on or about July 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012. See TABLE 1. The purpose of the temporary safety zone is to protect the drillship from vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways. Placing a safety zone around the drillship will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, which could result in oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment. Lawful demonstrations may be conducted outside of the safety zone.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-15949
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Steller Sea Lion Mitigation Committee (SSLMC) will meet July 16-17, 2012, in Seattle, WA, 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Pacific time.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Marine Terminals and Longshoring Standards
Document Number: 2012-15948
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
On June 29, 2012, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Marine Terminals and Longshoring Standards'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2012-15947
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2012-15946
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2012-15945
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-15943
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-15942
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-15941
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Regulations Governing Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Administration
Document Number: 2012-15934
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Regulations Governing Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Administration,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Antitrust Division
Document Number: 2012-15932
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Justice
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Two New Ohio River Bridge Crossings in Kentucky and Indiana
Document Number: 2012-15931
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FWHA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project, which would provide a new Ohio River Bridge carrying Interstate 65 (I-65) between Louisville, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana immediately upstream and adjacent to the existing I-65 bridge, and a second new Ohio River Bridge located approximately eight miles upstream of the existing I-65 crossing, providing a connection between KY 841 (Gene Snyder Freeway) in eastern Jefferson County, Kentucky and SR 265 in eastern Clark County, Indiana. Both Bridges are located in Jefferson County, Kentucky and Clark County, Indiana.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: PHS Applications and Pre-Award Reporting Requirements; Revision
Document Number: 2012-15930
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
In compliance with the requirement of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Office of the Director (OD), Office of Extramural Research (OER), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2012, Volume 77, No. 43, page 13132- 13133, and allowed 60 days for public comment. One public comment was received, which asked for clarification about new reporting burdens. It was noted in follow-up that NIH has seen a 21-percent increase in competing applications since the last clearance which has resulted in an increase in the burden hours. We are also transitioning to the Research Performance Progress Report as mandated by OMB. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. Proposed Collection: Title: Public Health Service (PHS) Applications and Pre-award Reporting Requirements. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision, OMB 0925-0001, Expiration Date 6/30/2012. Form numbers: PHS 398, PHS 416-1, 416-5, and PHS 6031. This collection represents a consolidation of PHS applications and pre-award reporting requirements into a revised data collection under the PRA. Need and Use of Information Collection: This collection includes PHS applications and pre-award reporting requirements: PHS 398 [paper] Public Health Service Grant Application forms and instructions; PHS 398 [electronic] PHS Grant Application component forms and agency-specific instructions used in combination with the SF424 (R&R); PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form and agency-specific instructions used in combination with the SF424 (R&R) forms/instructions for Fellowships [electronic]; PHS 416-1 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship Application Instructions and Forms used only for a change of sponsoring institution application [paper]; Instructions for a Change of Sponsoring Institution for NRSA Fellowships (F30, F31, F32 and F33) and non-NRSA Fellowships; PHS 416-5 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship Activation Notice; and PHS 6031 Payback Agreement. The PHS 398 (paper and electronic) is currently approved under 0925-0001; PHS 416-1, 416-5, and PHS 6031 are currently approved under 0925-0002. All forms expire 6/30/2012. Post- award reporting requirements are simultaneously consolidated under 0925-0002, and include the new Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). The PHS 398 application is used by applicants to request federal assistance funds for traditional investigator-initiated research projects and to request access to databases and other PHS resources. The PHS 416-1 is used only for a change of sponsoring institution application. PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form and agency-specific instructions is used in combination with the SF424 (R&R) forms/instructions for Fellowships and is used by individuals to apply for direct research training support. Awards are made to individual applicants for specified training proposals in biomedical and behavioral research, selected as a result of a national competition. The PHS 416-5 is used by individuals to indicate the start of their NRSA awards. The PHS 6031 Payback Agreement is used by individuals at the time of activation to certify agreement to fulfill the payback provisions. Frequency of response: Applicants may submit applications for published receipt dates. For NRSA awards, Fellowships are activated and trainees appointed. Affected Public: Universities and other research institutions; Business or other for- profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; and State, Local or Tribal Government. Type of Respondents: University administrators and principal investigators. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 94,326; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden Hours Per Response: 21.75; Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 2,051,794. The estimated annualized cost to respondents is $71,812,769. Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time should be sent via email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Ms. Seleda M. Perryman, Chief, Project Clearance Officer, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH, Rockledge 1 Building, Room 3509, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7974; or call non-toll-free number 301-594-7949; or email your request, including your address, to perrymansm@od.nih.gov. Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: Post-Award Reporting Requirements Including New Research Performance Progress Report Collection; Revision
Document Number: 2012-15929
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2012, page 13131 (corrected on March 26, 2012, page 17488), and allowed 60 days for public comment. One public comment was received, which asked for clarification about new reporting burdens. It was noted in follow-up that NIH has seen a 21- percent increase in competing applications since the last clearance, which has resulted in an increase in the burden hours. We are also transitioning to the Research Performance Progress Report as mandated by OMB. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. Proposed Collection: Title: Public Health Service (PHS) Post-award Reporting Requirements. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision, OMB 0925-0002, Expiration Date 06/30/2012. This collection represents a consolidation of post-award reporting requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act and includes the new Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). It also includes continued use of the PHS Non- competing Continuation Progress Report (PHS 2590, currently approved under 0925-0001, expiration 06/30/2012), and the NIH AHRQ Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship Progress Report for Continuation Support (PHS 416-9). Only one interim progress report (RPPR or PHS2590/416-9) will be utilized for any given award until the RPPR is fully implemented for all awards. This collection also includes other PHS post-award reporting requirements: PHS 416-7 NRSA Termination Notice and PHS 6031-1 NRSA Annual Payback Activities Certification. Post-award reporting requirements previously cleared under OMB 0925-0001 now included under 0925-0002 are: PHS 2271 Statement of Appointment, HHS 568 Final Invention Statement and Certification, Final Progress Report instructions, iEdison, and PHS 3734 Statement Relinquishing Interests and Rights in a PHS Research Grant. Pre-award reporting requirements are simultaneously consolidated under 0925-0001. Need and Use of Information Collection: The RPPR will replace existing interim performance reports used by all NIH, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grantees. Interim progress reports are required to continue support of a PHS grant for each budget year within a competitive segment. The phased transition to the RPPR requires the maintenance of dual reporting processes for a period of time. Thus this information collection is for the new use of the RPPR, the continued use of the PHS Non-competing Continuation Progress Report (PHS 2590), and the use of the NIH AHRQ Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship Progress Report for Continuation Support (PHS 416-9). Only one interim progress report (RPPR or PHS2590/416-9) will be utilized for any given award. The PHS 416-7, 2271, and 6031-1 are used by NRSA recipients to activate, terminate, and provide for payback of an NRSA. Closeout of an award requires a Final Invention Statement (HHS 568) and Final Progress Report. iEdison allows grantees and federal agencies to meet statutory requirements for reporting inventions and patents. The PHS 3734 serves as the official record of grantee relinquishment of a PHS award when an award is transferred from one grantee institution to another. Frequency of response: Grantees are required to report annually. Affected Public: Universities and other research institutions; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; and State, Local or Tribal Government. Type of Respondents: University administrators and principal investigators. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 112,986. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Burden Hours per Response: 5.6. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 640,677. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated to be $22,423,709. Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Direct Comments To OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov; or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Ms. Seleda M. Perryman, Chief, Project Clearance Officer, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH, Rockledge 1 Building, Room 3509, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7974; or call non-toll-free number 301-594-7949; or email your request, including your address to: perrymansm@od.nih.gov. Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-15928
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
New Pallet Preparation Standards for Periodicals
Document Number: 2012-15927
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is proposing to revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), to align pallet preparation standards for Periodicals with those currently required for Periodicals prepared in sacks and similar containers.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-15926
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC, 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 the renewal of an existing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comment on renewal of the information collection described below.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-15924
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Clad Steel Plate From Japan; Scheduling of a Full Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping Duty Order on Clad Steel Plate From Japan
Document Number: 2012-15917
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a full review pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on clad steel plate from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. For further information concerning the conduct of this review and rules of general application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207).
Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, Computers and Components Thereof, Commission Decision To Review in Part a Final Initial Determination Finding a Violation of Section 337; Request for Written Submissions
Document Number: 2012-15916
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in part the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ'') final initial determination (``ID'') issued on April 24, 2012, finding a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337 in the above-captioned investigation.
Compliance Policy Guide Sec. 230.110-Registration of Blood Banks, Other Firms Collecting, Manufacturing, Preparing, or Processing Human Blood or Blood Products; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2012-15907
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the withdrawal of the compliance policy guide (CPG) entitled ``Sec. 230.110 Registration of Blood Banks, Other Firms Collecting, Manufacturing, Preparing, or Processing Human Blood or Blood Products (CPG 7134.01),'' dated June 17, 1974.
Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
Document Number: 2012-15891
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice.
Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
Document Number: 2012-15885
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act. This is the required notice of permit applications received.
Codification of Animal Testing Policy
Document Number: 2012-15883
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) proposes to codify its statement of policy on animal testing, as amended, which was previously published in the Federal Register. The amended statement of policy on animal testing is intended for manufacturers of products subject to the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) to find alternatives to animal testing and reduce the number of animal tests under the FHSA.
Hazardous Substances and Articles; Administration and Enforcement Regulations: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Revisions to Animal Testing Regulations
Document Number: 2012-15882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) proposes to amend and to update regulations on the CPSC's animal testing methods under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA).
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin's Proposed Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino-Hotel Project in the City of Kenosha, Kenosha County, WI
Document Number: 2012-15878
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as the lead Federal agency, with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (Tribe), the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), the City of Kenosha, and Kenosha County, as cooperating agencies, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed approval of a 223-acre fee-to-trust transfer and the construction of a casino-hotel complex. This notice also announces the FEIS is now available for public review. Hard copies are available upon request or may be found at the addresses indicted in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Lists of Designated Primary Medical Care, Mental Health, and Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas
Document Number: 2012-15819
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
This notice advises the public of the published lists of all geographic areas, population groups, and facilities designated as primary medical care, mental health, and dental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) as of April 1, 2012, available on the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Web site at http:// bhpr.hrsa.gov/shortage/index.html. HPSAs are designated or withdrawn by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the authority of section 332 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act and 42 CFR part 5.
Wyoming Connect Railroad LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 2012-15798
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Volatile Organic Compounds; Consumer Products
Document Number: 2012-15689
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action we are proposing to approve into the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) the addition of a new rule that sets volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions limits and other restrictions on consumer products that are sold, supplied, manufactured, or offered for sale in the State.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Volatile Organic Compounds; Consumer Products
Document Number: 2012-15688
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action we are approving into the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) the addition of a new rule that sets volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions limits and other restrictions on consumer products that are sold, supplied, manufactured, or offered for sale in the State of Indiana.
Winter Use Plan, Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 2012-15678
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) for a Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Habitat Conservation Plan; Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit, Buckeye Wind Power Project, Champaign County, OH
Document Number: 2012-15664
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Buckeye Wind, LLC (applicant), for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), for its Buckeye Wind Power Project (project). If approved, the ITP would be for a 30-year period and would authorize the incidental take of an endangered species, the Indiana bat. The applicant has prepared a habitat conservation plan (HCP) that describes the actions and measures the applicant would implement to avoid, minimize, and mitigate incidental take of the Indiana bat. The ITP application also includes a draft implementing agreement (IA). We also announce the availability of a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that has been prepared in response to the permit application in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). We request public comment on the application and associated documents.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-15610
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Defense Acquisition Regulations System; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Only One Offer (DFARS Case 2011-D013)
Document Number: 2012-15569
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address acquisitions using competitive procedures in which only one offer is received. This rule implements a DoD Better Buying Power initiative. The revisions to this rule are part of DoD's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 completed in August 2011.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Shipping Instructions (DFARS Case 2011-D052)
Document Number: 2012-15568
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the form used by contractors to request shipping instructions and the associated contract clause and clause prescription to cover both commercial and Government bills of lading, and to relocate the coverage within the DFARS.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Updates to Wide Area WorkFlow (DFARS Case 2011-D027)
Document Number: 2012-15566
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update policies on the submission of payment requests and receiving reports in electronic format.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Applicability of Hexavalent Chromium Policy to Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2011-D047)
Document Number: 2012-15565
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the applicability to commercial items of DoD policies relating to the use of material containing hexavalent chromium.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Qualifying Country-Czech Republic (DFARS Case 2012-D043)
Document Number: 2012-15564
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add the Czech Republic as a qualifying country.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisition of Tents and Other Temporary Structures (DFARS Case 2012-D015)
Document Number: 2012-15563
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing an interim rule to implement sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that address the acquisition of tents and other temporary structures.
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter
Document Number: 2012-15017
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Based on its review of the air quality criteria and the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM), the EPA proposes to make revisions to the primary and secondary NAAQS for PM to provide requisite protection of public health and welfare, respectively, and to make corresponding revisions to the data handling conventions for PM and ambient air monitoring, reporting, and network design requirements. The EPA also proposes revisions to the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permitting program with respect to the proposed NAAQS revisions. With regard to primary standards for fine particles (generally referring to particles less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers ([mu]m) in diameter, PM2.5), the EPA proposes to revise the annual PM2.5 standard by lowering the level to within a range of 12.0 to 13.0 micrograms per cubic meter ([mu]g/m\3\), so as to provide increased protection against health effects associated with long- and short-term exposures (including premature mortality, increased hospital admissions and emergency department visits, and development of chronic respiratory disease) and to retain the 24-hour PM2.5 standard. The EPA proposes changes to the Air Quality Index (AQI) for PM2.5 to be consistent with the proposed primary PM2.5 standards. With regard to the primary standard for particles generally less than or equal to 10 [mu]m in diameter (PM10), the EPA proposes to retain the current 24-hour PM10 standard to continue to provide protection against effects associated with short-term exposure to thoracic coarse particles (i.e., PM10-2.5). With regard to the secondary PM standards, the EPA proposes to revise the suite of secondary PM standards by adding a distinct standard for PM2.5 to address PM-related visibility impairment and to retain the current standards generally to address non-visibility welfare effects. The proposed distinct secondary standard would be defined in terms of a PM2.5 visibility index, which would use speciated PM2.5 mass concentrations and relative humidity data to calculate PM2.5 light extinction, translated to the deciview (dv) scale, similar to the Regional Haze Program; a 24-hour averaging time; a 90th percentile form averaged over 3 years; and a level set at one of two optionseither 30 dv or 28 dv.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of Seven Listed Species
Document Number: 2012-14941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), of seven animal and plant species. We conduct these reviews to ensure that our classification of each species on the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants as threatened or endangered is accurate. A 5-year review assesses the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting the public to send us any information that has become available since the most recent status reviews on each of these species. Based on review results, we will determine whether we should change the listing status of any of these species.
State Official Notification Rule
Document Number: 2012-14062
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) requires the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) to prescribe rules establishing procedures that govern the process by which State Officials notify the Bureau of actions undertaken pursuant to the authority granted to the States to enforce the Dodd-Frank Act or regulations prescribed thereunder. This final State Official Notification Rule (Final Rule) sets forth the procedures to govern this process.