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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-22257
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Agency Information Collection Activities: E-Verify Program; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2012-22256
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Permanent Closure of Cincinnati Blue Ash Airport
Document Number: 2012-22255
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received written notice, dated July 30, 2012, from the city of Cincinnati advising that on August 29, 2012, it was permanently closing Cincinnati Blue Ash Airport (ISZ), Cincinnati, Ohio; the notice was in excess of 30 days before the closure in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 46319(a). The FAA hereby publishes the city of Cincinnati's notice of permanent closure of Cincinnati Blue Ash Airport in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 46319(b).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-22254
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Thirteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 223, Airport Surface Wireless Communications
Document Number: 2012-22252
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the thirteenth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 223, Airport Surface Wireless Communications.
Meeting: RTCA Program Management Committee (PMC)
Document Number: 2012-22251
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the meeting of the RTCA Program Management Committee (PMC).
Fifteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2012-22246
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the fifteenth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems
Prudential Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc. and Prudential Investments LLC; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2012-22244
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Walsenburg, CO
Document Number: 2012-22241
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Spanish Peaks Airfield, Walsenburg, CO. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport, and to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Boise, ID
Document Number: 2012-22235
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace areas at Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field), Boise, ID. This action also adjusts the geographic coordinates of the airport. The Boise VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigational Aid (VORTAC) is no longer needed as a reference. The Donnelly Tactical Air Navigation System (TACAN) has been decommissioned and controlled airspace reconfigured. This action also makes a minor change to the legal description in reference to Class E airspace 9,000 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL). This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Sand Lick Fork Watershed Restoration Project; Daniel Boone National Forest, KY
Document Number: 2012-22234
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Sand Lick Fork Watershed Restoration Project involves activities to improve water quality and reduce soil loss by plugging abandoned oil wells, removing abandoned flow lines, restoration of stream channels and associated floodplains, and managing/maintaining the many open roads in the Sand Lick Fork area. The project is located on National Forest System Lands in Powell County, Kentucky bounded on the east by Natural Bridge State Resort Park. Includes lands in Sand Lick Fork, Barker Branch, Pot Hollow, and Sand Cave Branch. Project Activities include: Plugging of up to 165 abandoned oil wells, removal of approximately 50 miles of abandoned flow lines used to service the oil wells, restoration of 2.5 miles of stream channel and associated floodplain, decommissioning of 1.1 mile of NFSR 212, conversion of 0.6 miles of Powell County Road 212 to Forest Service maintenance, conversion of 3.1 miles of system roads open to highway legal vehicles to administrative use only (includes sections of NFSRs 212, 212A, 2045, 2120 and the section of county road to be transferred to Forest Service maintenance), conversion of 0.9 miles of system road from administrative use only to closed (includes NFSR 2120B and 2120C), and obliteration of up to 22 miles of unauthorized roads when no longer needed for well-plugging or other proposed activities.
Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water
Document Number: 2012-22230
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists the projects approved by rule by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in DATES.
Projects Rescinded for Consumptive Uses of Water
Document Number: 2012-22228
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists the projects rescinded by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in DATES.
Meeting of the Manufacturing Council
Document Number: 2012-22227
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting to hear updates from the Department of Commerce in addition to the Council's ex-officio members, the Secretaries of Energy, Labor, and the Treasury (or their designees) on the Government response to past Council recommendations. At the meeting, the Board will hear and deliberate on proposed recommendations to be presented by the Workforce Development subcommittee. The Board members also will summarize all recommendations adopted throughout their 2010-2012 appointment term in a final presentation to the Secretary of Commerce.
Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water
Document Number: 2012-22226
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists the projects approved by rule by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in DATES.
Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration: Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2012-22210
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting nominations to serve on the Science Board to FDA (Science Board). FDA seeks to include the views of women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with and without disabilities on its advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of appropriately qualified candidates from these groups.
Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-22208
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revisions to the State Implementation Plan Approved by EPA Through Letter Notice Actions
Document Number: 2012-22207
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action on administrative changes to the Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP). The changes consist of revised regulatory citations found in Virginia's regulations pertaining to municipal solid waste landfills and open burning which EPA previously approved through a Letter Notice. EPA has determined that this action falls under the ``good cause'' exemption in the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). This exemption in the APA authorizes agencies to dispense with public participation and to make an action effective immediately, thereby avoiding the 30-day delayed effective date otherwise provided for in the APA.
Changes To Implement Derivation Proceedings
Document Number: 2012-22204
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) is revising the rules of practice to implement the provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) that create a new derivation proceeding to be conducted before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board). These provisions of the AIA will take effect on March 16, 2013, eighteen months after the date of enactment, and apply to applications for patent, and any patent issuing thereon, that are subject to first-inventor-to-file provisions of the AIA.
2012-2013 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations
Document Number: 2012-22099
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service adds one refuge to the list of areas open for hunting and/or sport fishing, closes one refuge to hunt activities, closes one hunt opportunity at one refuge, and increases the hunting activities available at 16 other refuges, along with pertinent refuge-specific regulations on other refuges that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing for the 2012-2013 season.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Status for Texas Golden Gladecress and Neches River Rose-mallow and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2012-22061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to list two Texas plants, Leavenworthia texana (Texas golden gladecress) as an endangered species and Hibiscus dasycalyx (Neches River rose-mallow) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) and propose to designate critical habitat for both species. These are proposed regulations, and if finalized the effect of these regulations will be to conserve the species and protect their habitat under the Endangered Species Act.
Airworthiness Directives; GA200 (Pty) Ltd Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-22050
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GA200 (Pty) Ltd Models GA200 and GA200C airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as failure of the strut bolt through the main spar. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Revised Critical Habitat for the Allium munzii
Document Number: 2012-22033
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on the April 17, 2012, proposed revised designations of critical habitat for Allium munzii (Munz's onion) and Atriplex coronata var. notatior (San Jacinto Valley crownscale) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed designations of critical habitat for A. munzii and A. c. var. notatior and an amended required determinations section of the proposal. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed revised designations, the associated DEA, and the amended required determinations section. Finally, we correct some errors regarding the elevations of habitat necessary for conservation of A. munzii. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Medical Area Body Network
Document Number: 2012-21984
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document expands the Commission's Medical Device Radiocommunications Service (MedRadio) rules to permit the development of new Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) devices in the 2360-2400 MHz band. The MBAN technology will provide a flexible platform for the wireless networking of multiple body transmitters used for the purpose of measuring and recording physiological parameters and other patient information or for performing diagnostic or therapeutic functions, primarily in health care facilities. This platform will enhance patient safety, care and comfort by reducing the need to physically connect sensors to essential monitoring equipment by cables and wires. This decision is the latest in a series of actions to expand the spectrum available for wireless medical use. The Commission finds that the risk of increased interference is minimal and is greatly outweighed by the benefits of the MBAN rules.
Designation of Eight (8) Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, “Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism”
Document Number: 2012-21953
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is publishing the names of eight (8) individuals whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ``Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.''
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2012-21722
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB412 and AB412 EP helicopters with certain hoist hook assemblies (hook) installed. This AD requires inspecting the hook for correct assembly of the nut and body. This AD is prompted by a report that a hook separated from the cable of a helicopter. These actions are intended to prevent detachment of the hook from the helicopter and subsequent loss of an external load, possibly resulting in personal injury.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-21533
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 707-100 long body, -200, -100B long body, and -100B short body series airplanes; Model 707-300, -300B, -300C, and - 400 series airplanes; and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of stress corrosion cracking in the chord segments made from 7079 aluminum in the horizontal stabilizer rear spar, and potential early fatigue cracking in the chord segments made from 7075 aluminum. For certain airplanes, this AD requires using redefined flight cycle counts, determining the type of material of the horizontal stabilizer, rear spar, and upper and lower chords on the inboard and outboard ends of the rear spar; repetitively inspecting for cracking of the horizontal stabilizer components; and repairing or replacing the chord, or modifying chord segments made from 7079 aluminum, if necessary. For all airplanes, this AD requires inspecting certain structurally significant items, and repairing discrepancies if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct stress corrosion and/or potential early fatigue cracking in the horizontal stabilizer, which could compromise the structural integrity of the stabilizer.
Confirmation, Portfolio Reconciliation, Portfolio Compression, and Swap Trading Relationship Documentation Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2012-21414
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) is adopting regulations to implement certain provisions of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd- Frank Act). Section 731 of the Dodd-Frank Act added a new section 4s(i) to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), which requires the Commission to prescribe standards for swap dealers (SDs) and major swap participants (MSPs) related to the timely and accurate confirmation, processing, netting, documentation, and valuation of swaps. These regulations set forth requirements for swap confirmation, portfolio reconciliation, portfolio compression, and swap trading relationship documentation for SDs and MSPs.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Pulp and Paper Industry
Document Number: 2012-20501
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review conducted for the pulp and paper industry source category regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants. The EPA is required to conduct residual risk and technology reviews under the Clean Air Act. This action finalizes amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants that include a requirement for 5-year repeat emissions testing for selected process equipment; revisions to provisions addressing periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction; a requirement for electronic reporting; additional test methods for measuring methanol emissions; and technical and editorial changes. The amendments are expected to ensure that control systems are properly maintained over time, ensure continuous compliance with standards and improve data accessibility; we estimate facilities nationwide will spend $2.1 million per year to comply.