July 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2012-07-31-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2012-07-31
Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2012
Document Number: 2012-18812
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-18789
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Letters of Interest for Credit Assistance Under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program
Document Number: 2012-18785
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Pursuant to the recently enacted Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), DOT announces the availability of funding authorized in the amount of $1.75 billion ($750 million in Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 funds and $1 billion in FY 2014 funds (and any funds that may be available from prior fiscal years)) to provide TIFIA credit assistance for eligible projects. The FY 2013 and FY 2014 funds are subject to an annual obligation limitation that may be established in appropriations law. The amount of TIFIA budget authority available in a given year may be less than the amount authorized for that fiscal year. Under TIFIA, DOT provides secured (direct) loans, lines of credit, and loan guarantees to public and private applicants for eligible surface transportation projects. Projects must meet statutorily specified eligibility criteria to receive credit assistance. This notice outlines the process that project sponsors must follow in seeking TIFIA credit assistance. DOT is publishing this notice to give project sponsors an opportunity to submit Letters of Interest for the newly authorized funding as soon as possible. However, in addition to authorizing more funding for TIFIA credit assistance, MAP-21 made some significant changes to the TIFIA program's structure, including the terms and conditions pursuant to which DOT can provide TIFIA credit assistance. While this notice provides guidance about how DOT will implement some of the changes made by MAP-21, it does not provide guidance about how DOT will implement all of these changes. Further information about the changes made by MAP-21 and additional DOT guidance for implementation of these provisions is provided in Part VII below. Also, Part VII invites interested parties to submit comments about DOT's implementation of MAP-21 and DOT's guidance for awarding TIFIA credit assistance. Unless otherwise noted, statutory section references in this notice are to sections of title 23 of the U.S. Code, as amended by MAP-21, which takes effect on October 1, 2012. Letter of Interest Submission: All project sponsors wishing to apply for TIFIA credit assistance must first submit a Letter of Interest, as more fully described in this notice of funding availability. Letters of Interest will be received on a rolling basis commencing on the date hereof, using the form on the TIFIA Web site: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ipd/tifia/guidance_applications/index .htm. Project sponsors that have previously submitted Letters of Interest for a prior fiscal year's funding, but have not been asked by DOT to submit an application as of the date of this notice, must submit a new Letter of Interest to be considered for the funding described in this notice of funding availability. Addresses for Letters of Interest: Submit all Letters of Interest to the attention of Mr. Duane Callender via email at: TIFIACredit@dot.gov. Submitters should receive a confirmation email, but are advised to request a return receipt to confirm transmission. Only Letters of Interest received via email, as provided above, shall be deemed properly filed. Addresses for Comments: You must include the agency name (Office of the Secretary of Transportation) and the docket number DOT-OST-2012- 0130 with your comments. To ensure your comments are not entered into the docket more than once, please submit comments, identified by the docket number DOT-OST-2012-0130, by only one of the following methods: Web site: The U.S. Government electronic docket site is www.regulations.gov. Go to this Web site and follow the instructions for submitting comments into docket number DOT-OST-2012-0130; Fax: Telefax comments to: 202-366-2908. Mail: Mail your comments to U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M-30, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; or Hand Delivery: Bring your comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions for Submitting Comments: You must include the agency name (Office of the Secretary of Transportation) and Docket number DOT- OST-2012-0130 for this notice at the beginning of your comments. You should submit two copies of your comments if you submit them by mail or courier. For confirmation that the Office of the Secretary of Transportation has received your comments you must include a self- addressed stamped postcard. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, and will be available to Internet users. You may review the Department's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit www.regulations.gov.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-18755
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Availability of Microbial Risk Assessment Guideline: Pathogenic Microorganisms With Focus on Food and in Water
Document Number: 2012-18752
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are announcing the availability of a guideline for conducting microbial risk assessment (MRA). The guideline will improve transparency in the way the two Federal agencies conduct MRA and will promote consistency in approaches and methods. The guideline can apply in varied situations and will be a resource for Federal Government risk assessors, their agents, contractors, and other members of the risk assessment community.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gallants Channel, Beaufort, NC
Document Number: 2012-18700
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the US 70 (Grayden Paul) Bridge, at mile 0.1, over Gallants Channel, at Beaufort, NC. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span and is necessary to accommodate the Neuse River Keeper Foundation Sprint Triathlon.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-18699
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-18698
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings: August 2012
Document Number: 2012-18688
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Petition for Rulemaking To Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules
Document Number: 2012-18687
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (the Board) is commencing a proceeding to consider a proposal submitted by The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to increase rail-to-rail competition. The Board is seeking empirical evidence about the impact of the proposal, if it were to be adopted. Specifically, the Board is seeking public input on the proposal's impact on rail shippers' rates and service, including shippers that would not benefit under NITL's proposal; the proposal's impact on the rail industry, including its financial condition and network efficiencies; along with methodologies for the access price that would be used in conjunction with competitive switching.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 2012-18685
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
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 June anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Notification of Single Source Cooperative Agreement Award for Project Hope
Document Number: 2012-18683
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
In FY2012, HHS/ASPR/OPP plans to provide a single source cooperative agreement award to Project Hope to strengthen emergency care delivery in the United States healthcare system through health information and promotion in support of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-21 (2007) and the National Health Security Strategy (2009) and Implementation Plan (2012). In the past decade, numerous studies have described the delivery of emergency care in the United States as fragmented, overburdened, underfunded, and challenged in its efforts to provide an appropriate level of high quality and cost effective emergency care for Americans on a daily basis and in response to a public health emergency or disaster. These studies have recommended that the emergency care delivery system be redesigned and more broadly integrated into the U.S. healthcare system and healthcare sub-systems. As these changes will have implications for the broader healthcare community, particularly the primary care sub-system, it is essential that both expert and non- expert healthcare professionals, across the healthcare continuum, be informed and engaged in these key policy discussions. Project Hope will plan the publication of a Health Affairs thematic issue that will identify, explore and propose policy options for developing, strengthening and preparing a regionalized, accountable and coordinated system of emergency care that is broadly integrated into the United States healthcare system and capable of responding to a public health emergency or disaster. The project will serve to educate non-emergency medicine healthcare policy professionals and providers about the current state of emergency care delivery in the United States. It will also promote an interdisciplinary dialogue between emergency and other healthcare professionals and providers regarding policy options for the coordinated and integrated delivery of acute unscheduled care that might result from an acute onset of symptoms, exacerbation of a chronic disease, or a public health emergency or disaster. This project will focus on exploring, identifying and proposing policy options regarding workforce, finance, organization and medical care delivery that are essential to redesigning emergency care delivery and supporting its full integration into other healthcare sub- systems as well as the broader U.S. healthcare system. This work will be performed in the context of Homeland Security Presidential Directive-21 and Strategic Objective (4) of the National Health Security Strategy (2009) and Implementation Plan (2012) that seek to foster integrated, scalable healthcare delivery systems that can meet both daily demands and medical surge demands resulting from a public health emergency or disaster.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Gaming; Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans; Gaming on Trust Lands
Document Number: 2012-18682
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Class III Gaming Procedures authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0149, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0152, and Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988 authorized by OMB Control Number 1076- 0158. These information collections expire November 30, 2012.
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 148 Under Alternative Site Framework; Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2012-18680
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Honey From Argentina: Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2012-18679
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is currently conducting a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina for the period of December 1, 2010, through November 30, 2011. As discussed below, we preliminarily determine that the exporter D'Ambros Mar[iacute]a de los Angeles and D'Ambros Mar[iacute]a Daniela SH, an Argentine partnership doing business as Ap[iacute]cola Danangie (``Danangie'') did not satisfy the regulatory requirements for an NSR; therefore, we are preliminarily rescinding this NSR. We invite interested parties to comment on this preliminary rescission of review. See ``Comments'' section below.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2012-18676
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes an extension of Gaming between the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2012-18675
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that a request for a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') for this NSR is May 26, 2011, through May 31, 2012.
Establishment of the Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2012-18674
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On June 18, 2012, the Department published a notice of intent to establish the Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The Committee will develop specific recommendations to address future management and administration of the Osage Mineral Estate, including potential revisions to the regulations governing leasing of Osage Reservation lands for oil and gas mining at 25 CFR part 226. This notice establishes the Committee, and announces a public meeting of the Committee.
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 18 Under Alternative Site Framework; San Jose, CA
Document Number: 2012-18673
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas and Management Measures
Document Number: 2012-18672
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule implements the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (Commission) Recommendation 11-02, which maintains the U.S. North Atlantic swordfish base quota allocation, reduces the annual underharvest carryover from 50 to 25 percent of the base quota, establishes an quota transfer to Morocco for 2012 and 2013, and includes an alternative swordfish minimum size of 25-inches cleithrum to caudal keel (CK). This final rule also implements Recommendation 09-03 for South Atlantic swordfish. It also allows fishermen to remove the bill of the swordfish while still meeting the ``head-naturally-attached'' requirement for measuring swordfish using the lower jaw fork length minimum size, modifies and clarifies regulations regarding swordfish fishery season closures and the North Atlantic swordfish quota reserve category, and adjusts the North and South Atlantic swordfish quotas for the 2012 fishing year to account for 2011 underharvests and landings. This final rule could affect commercial and recreational fishermen who are fishing for swordfish in the Atlantic Ocean, including the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.
Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices, Including Monitors, Televisions, Modules, and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation as to U.S. Patent No. 6,121,941; Termination of Investigation
Document Number: 2012-18671
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review initial determinations (``ID'') (Order No. 31) granting a joint motion to terminate the above-captioned investigation with respect to U.S. Patent No. 6,121,941. The investigation is terminated in its entirety.
Incidental Taking of Marine Mammals; Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to the Explosive Removal of Offshore Structures in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2012-18669
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued a one-year LOA to take marine mammals incidental to the explosive removal of offshore oil and gas structures (EROS) in the Gulf of Mexico.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2012-18668
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Plan
Document Number: 2012-18667
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issues this final rule amending the Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Plan (BDTRP) and its implementing regulations by permanently continuing nighttime fishing restrictions of medium mesh gillnets operating in North Carolina coastal state waters from November 1 through April 30. Members of the Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Team (Team) recommended these regulations be continued permanently, without modification, to ensure that BDTRP goals are met through continued conservation of strategic bottlenose dolphin stocks in North Carolina, which have historically high serious injury and mortality rates associated with medium mesh gillnets. NMFS also amends the BDTRP with updates, including updates recommended by the Team for non-regulatory conservation measures.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Amendment 32 Supplement
Document Number: 2012-18665
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this supplement to the regulations that implemented management measures described in Amendment 32 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Amendment 32) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). After the February 10, 2012, publication of the final rule for Amendment 32, NMFS identified inconsistencies in the regulatory text regarding the quotas and annual catch limits (ACLs) for ``other shallow-water grouper'' (Other SWG) that needed correction. This final rule revises the regulatory text regarding the quotas and ACLs for Other SWG. In addition, this final rule implements some minor revisions to the regulatory text to improve the clarity of the regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Prevention of Significant Deterioration
Document Number: 2012-18664
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) on August 31, 2011. These revisions pertaining to West Virginia's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program incorporate preconstruction permitting regulations for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) into the West Virginia SIP. In addition, EPA is proposing to approve these revisions and portions of other related submissions for the purpose of determining that West Virginia has met its statutory obligations with respect to the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) which relate to West Virginia's PSD permitting program and are necessary to implement, maintain, and enforce the 1997 PM2.5 and ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, and the 2008 lead and ozone NAAQS. EPA is proposing to approve these revisions in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-18662
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on September 10-11, 2012, at the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street NW., Washington, DC. Portions of the meeting will be closed, as noted below. Prior notification and a valid government- issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U.S. government or military ID) are required for entrance into the building. Members of the public planning to attend the meeting on September 10 must notify Colby Prevost, Office of the Historian (202-663-3901) no later than September 6, 2012, to provide date of birth, valid government-issued photo identification number and type (such as driver's license number/ state, passport number/country, or U.S. government ID number/agency or military ID number/branch), and relevant telephone numbers. If you cannot provide one of the specified forms of ID, please consult with Colby Prevost for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. In addition, any requests for reasonable accommodation should be made no later than September 4, 2012, for the September 10 meeting. Requests for reasonable accommodation received after that time will be considered, but might be impossible to fulfill. The Committee will meet in open session from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon on Monday, September 10, 2012, in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street NW., Washington, DC, in Conference Room 1408 to discuss declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series. The remainder of the Committee's sessions in the afternoon of September 10, 2012, and in the morning on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, will be closed in accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The agenda calls for discussions of agency declassification decisions concerning the Foreign Relations series and other declassification issues. These are matters properly classified and not subject to public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and the public interest requires that such activities be withheld from disclosure. Personal data are requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS- D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/103419.pdf for additional information. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Stephen Randolph, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC, 20520, telephone (202) 663-1123, (email history@state.gov).
Privacy Act of 1974; Amendment to System of Records
Document Number: 2012-18658
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Office of Government Ethics
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) proposes to modify Routine Use (l) to OGE/GOVT-1, Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Reports and Other Name-Retrieved Ethics Program Records. This modification to Routine Use (l) is needed to implement provisions of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (Stock Act), Public Law 112-105 (2012), which amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. App. This action is necessary to comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)). OGE last published OGE/ GOVT-1 in 68 FR 3097-3109 (January 22, 2003), as corrected at 68 FR 24744 (May 8, 2003). An additional routine use was added to OGE/GOVT-1 in 76 FR 24489 (May 2, 2011).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; The 2002 Base Year Inventory
Document Number: 2012-18657
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) 2002 base year emissions inventory portion of the Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia, through the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ), on April 4, 2008. The emissions inventory is part of the Virginia April 4, 2008 SIP revision that was submitted to meet nonattainment requirements related to Virginia's portion of the Washington DC-MD-VA nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as Virginia Area or Area) for the 1997 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) SIP. EPA is proposing to approve the 2002 base year PM2.5 emissions inventory in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Mississippi; 110(a)(2)(G) Infrastructure Requirement for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2012-18653
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve, through parallel processing, a draft revision to the Mississippi State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), on July 13, 2012. The draft revisions pertain to Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110(a)(2)(G) for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve Mississippi's December 7, 2007, October 6, 2009, and July 13, 2012, submissions addressing section 110(a)(2)(G), of the CAA for both the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS. Section 110(a) of the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, which is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. MDEQ certified that the Mississippi SIP contains provisions that ensure the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS are implemented, enforced, and maintained in Mississippi (hereafter referred to as ``infrastructure submission''). The subject of this notice is limited to infrastructure element 110(a)(2)(G). All other applicable Mississippi infrastructure elements are being addressed in a separate rulemaking.
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
Document Number: 2012-18651
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing.
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2012-18650
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans: Georgia; Control Techniques Guidelines and Reasonably Available Control Technology
Document Number: 2012-18649
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve three final and one draft State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), to EPA on November 13, 1992, October 21, 2009, March 19, 2012, and July 19, 2012 (draft SIP revision). With regard only to the July 19, 2012, SIP submission, EPA is also proposing, in the alternative, to conditionally approve that revision which relates to certain control techniques guidelines (CTG) categories. Together, these four revisions establish reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for the major sources located in the Atlanta, Georgia 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Atlanta Area'') that either emit volatile organic compounds (VOC), nitrogen oxides (NOx), or both. Georgia's SIP revisions include certain VOC source categories for which EPA has issued CTG. EPA has evaluated the proposed revisions to Georgia's SIP, and has made the preliminary determination that they are consistent with statutory and regulatory requirements and EPA guidance.
Information Collection; Measurement Service Records
Document Number: 2012-18648
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on a revision of a currently approved information collection associated with the Measurement Service Records.
Medical Device User Fee Rates for Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2012-18647
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the fee rates and payment procedures for medical device user fees for fiscal year (FY) 2013. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Medical Device User Fee Amendments of 2012 (Title 2 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, Public Law 112-144, which was signed by the President on July 9, 2012) (MDUFA III), authorizes FDA to collect user fees for certain medical device submissions, and annual fees both for certain periodic reports and for establishments subject to registration. The FY 2013 fee rates are provided in this document. These fees apply from October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013. To avoid delay in the review of your application, you should pay the fee before or at the time you submit your application to FDA. The fee you must pay is the fee that is in effect on the later of the date that your application is received by FDA or the date your fee payment is recognized by the U.S. Treasury. If you want to pay a reduced small business fee, you must qualify as a small business before you make your submission to FDA; if you do not qualify as a small business before you make your submission to FDA, you will have to pay the higher standard fee. This document provides information on how the fees for FY 2013 were determined, the payment procedures you should follow, and how you may qualify for reduced small business fees.
Extension of Public Comment Period for the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Naval Base Coronado Coastal Campus, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2012-18646
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
A notice of availability was published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on June 29, 2012 (77 FR 38781) for the Department of the Navy's Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Naval Base Coronado Coastal Campus in San Diego, California. The public scoping period ends on July 30, 2012. This notice announces a 15-day extension of the public scoping period until August 14, 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program Outcome Measurement
Document Number: 2012-18645
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection requirements relating to Senior Medicare Patrol Program outcome measurement.
Proposed Modification of Class B Airspace Area; Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2012-18644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Philadelphia, PA, Class B airspace area to ensure the containment of large turbine-powered aircraft within Class B airspace, reduce controller workload, and reduce the potential for midair collision in the Philadelphia terminal area.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico
Document Number: 2012-18643
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication.
West Virginia Disaster #WV-00028
Document Number: 2012-18642
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of West Virginia (FEMA4071DR), dated 07/23/2012. Incident: Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds. Incident Period: 06/29/2012 through 07/01/2012. Effective Date: 07/23/2012. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/21/2012. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/23/2013.
Maxfield and Oberton Holdings, LLC; Complaint
Document Number: 2012-18641
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Under provisions of its Rules of Practice for Adjudicative Proceeding (16 CFR part 1025), the Consumer Product Safety Commission must publish in the Federal Register Complaints which it issues. Published below is a Complaint in the matter of Maxfield and Oberton Holdings, LLC.\1\
Increasing the Supply of Forensic Pathologists in the United States: A Report and Recommendations
Document Number: 2012-18640
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
In an effort to obtain comments from interested parties, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Scientific Working Group for Medicolegal Death Investigation will make available to the general public a draft document entitled, ``Increasing the Supply of Forensic Pathologists in the United States: A Report and Recommendations.'' The opportunity to provide comments on this document is open to coroner/medical examiner office representatives, law enforcement agencies, organizations, and all other stakeholders and interested parties. Those individuals wishing to obtain and provide comments on the draft document under consideration are directed to the following link: http://swgmdi.org/ index.php?option=comcontent&view=article&id=85&Itemid=102.
NRC Position on the Relationship Between General Design Criteria and Technical Specification Operability
Document Number: 2012-18639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is holding a public meeting to discuss a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) that clarifies the NRC staff's position on the relationship between the general design criteria (GDC) for nuclear power plants and technical specification operability. In addition, the draft RIS clarifies the process for addressing nonconformances with GDC as incorporated into a plant's current licensing basis. The NRC is also seeking public comment on the draft RIS.
Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group
Document Number: 2012-18638
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group (TAMWG) affords stakeholders the opportunity to give policy, management, and technical input concerning Trinity River (California) restoration efforts to the Trinity Management Council (TMC). The TMC interprets and recommends policy, coordinates and reviews management actions, and provides organizational budget oversight. This notice announces a joint TAMWG and TMC meeting, which is open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-18637
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Redlands; Passenger Rail Project in the Cities of San Bernardino and Redlands, CA
Document Number: 2012-18636
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
FTA and San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) intend to prepare an EIS/EIR for the Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP or Project). Early in 2012, FTA and SANBAG began the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA)/EIR for the RPRP and conducted two scoping meetings; one on April 24 in the City of Redlands and the other on May 2 in the City of San Bernardino. Based on the input received from the community, including written comment letters, and preliminary findings from ongoing technical studies, FTA determined that an EIS is required. The EIS/EIR will be prepared in accordance with regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA: 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) of 1969 and the regulations implementing NEPA set forth in 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508 and 23 CFR Part 771, as well as provisions of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The purpose of this Notice is to: Advise the public that FTA is the lead Federal agency; Provide information about the proposed project, purpose and need for the project, and alternatives to be considered; and Invite public and agency participation in the EIS process. The EIS/EIR will examine alternatives to provide a cost-effective, alternative travel option for communities located along the Redlands Corridor in a way that improves transit mobility, travel times, and corridor safety.
Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program
Document Number: 2012-18635
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Bonneville Power Administration, Department of Energy
This notice announces the availability of the ROD for the Mid- Columbia Coho restoration program, sponsored by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and based on the Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program EIS (DOE/EIS-0425, March 2012). The purpose of the program is to re-establish naturally spawning coho populations to harvestable levels in tributaries of the Wenatchee and Methow basins in north-central Washington State (Okanogan and Chelan Counties). To accomplish this goal, the Yakama Nation would expand an existing program, ongoing since 1996, by releasing up to 2.16 million coho smolts from up to 24 new acclimation sites in both basins. The Yakama Nation would also continue the use of hatcheries, incubation, and broodstock collection sites already in use by the existing program; build a small new hatchery in the Wenatchee basin; and implement a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation program. The ROD describes BPA's decision to fund the final phases of this program in order to honor commitments outlined in the 2008 Columbia Basin Fish Accords Memorandum of Agreement and to mitigate for the effects of the Federal Columbia River Power System on fish and wildlife in the Columbia River.