September 27, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

X12-30927
Document Number: X12-30927
Type: Unknown
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Executive Office of the President
X12-20927
Document Number: X12-20927
Type: Unknown
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Establishment of the Chimney Rock National Monument
Document Number: X12-10927
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2012-09-27-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2012-09-27
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2012-23966
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Contracting by Negotiation
Document Number: 2012-23944
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Patents, Data, and Copyrights; CFR Correction
Document Number: 2012-23925
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Acquisition of Commercial Items
Document Number: 2012-23917
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Contractor Qualifications
Document Number: 2012-23905
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Publicizing Contract Actions
Document Number: 2012-23901
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
State Plan Approval and Grant Procedures
Document Number: 2012-23893
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2012
Document Number: 2012-23872
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2012
Document Number: 2012-23868
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Economic Impact Policy
Document Number: 2012-23866
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Export-Import Bank of the United States
Agency Information Collection Activities; Continued Collection; Comment Request: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Tracking Report; Jobs for Veterans State Grant Budget Information Summary; Jobs for Veterans State Grant Expenditure Detail Report; Jobs for Veterans State Grant Staffing Directory; Extension Without Revisions
Document Number: 2012-23836
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service
The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on five (5) separate collections of information: (1) VETS 201 entitled ``Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31) Tracking Report'' and identified by VETS ICR No. 1293-0009 and OMB Control No. 1293-0009; (2) VETS 401 entitled ``Jobs for Veterans State Grant Budget Information Summary'' and identified by VETS ICR No. 1293-0009 and OMB Control No. 1293-0009; (3) VETS 402A/B entitled ``Jobs for Veterans State Grant Expenditure Detail Report'' and identified by VETS ICR No. 1293-0009 and OMB Control No. 1293-0009; and (4) VETS 501 entitled ``Jobs for Veterans State Grant Staffing Directory'' and identified by VETS ICR No. 1293-0009 and OMB Control No. 1293-0009. The information collection contained in this notice is an extension without revision. VETS is soliciting comments on the continuation of the approved information collections.
Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe (Under 41/2
Document Number: 2012-23835
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Sodium Hexametaphosphate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-23832
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 23, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the second administrative review of the antidumping duty order on sodium hexametaphosphate (``sodium hex'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period of review (``POR'') March 1, 2010, through February 28, 2011.\1\ Based upon our analysis of the comments, we made changes to the margin calculation for the final results.
Federal Student Aid Programs (Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and the Federal Direct Loan Program)
Document Number: 2012-23831
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is issuing updated waivers and modifications of statutory and regulatory provisions governing the Federal student financial aid programs under the authority of the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 (HEROES Act). The HEROES Act requires the Secretary to publish, in a notice in the Federal Register, the waivers or modifications of statutory or regulatory provisions applicable to the student financial assistance programs under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to assist individuals who are performing qualifying military service, and individuals who are affected by a disaster, war or other military operation or national emergency, as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Solid Agricultural Grade Ammonium Nitrate from Ukraine: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-23828
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on solid agricultural grade ammonium nitrate from Ukraine. The Department has conducted an expedited sunset review of this order. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the rates identified in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
SFIREG EQI Working Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-23824
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Pesticides Operations and Management (EQI) Working Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on October 15, 2012, and ending October 16, 2012. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 2012-23822
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice advises the public of the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. For the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2012, the interest rates for overpayments will be 2 percent for corporations and 3 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 3 percent for both corporations and non-corporations. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC)
Document Number: 2012-23821
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
On September 13, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security announced in the Federal Register at FRN 77, Number 178, 56662-56663 that the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) would meet on September 27-28, 2012 in Washington, DC. This notice supplements that original meeting notice.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Seabird and Pinniped Research Activities in Central California, 2012-2013
Document Number: 2012-23820
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We have received an application from PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO), for an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting proposed seabird and pinniped research activities on Southeast Farallon Island, A[ntilde]o Nuevo Island, and Point Reyes National Seashore in central California. PRBO is requesting an Authorization per the Marine Mammal Protection Act. We are requesting comments on our proposal to issue an Incidental Harassment Authorization to PRBO to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, four species of marine mammals during the specified activity from November 2012, through November 2013.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 2012-23819
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On August 20, 2012 EPA published a Notice of Intent to Delete and a direct final Notice of Deletion for the Hooker (Hyde Park) Superfund Site from the National Priorities List. The EPA is withdrawing the Final Notice of Deletion due to adverse comments that were received during the public comment period. After consideration of the comments received, if appropriate, EPA will publish a Notice of Deletion in the Federal Register based on the parallel Notice of Intent to Delete and place a copy of the final deletion package, including a Responsiveness Summary, if prepared, in the Site repositories.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Funding Opportunity
Document Number: 2012-23817
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This notice is to inform the public that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) intends to award approximately $485,780 (total costs) per year for one year to the Education Development Center, Inc. Waltham, Massachusetts. This is not a formal request for applications. Assistance will be provided only to the Education Development Center, Inc. based on the receipt of a satisfactory application that is approved by an independent review group. Funding Opportunity Title: SM-12-012.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2012 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Vermilion Snapper
Document Number: 2012-23815
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the commercial sector for vermilion snapper in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. The Science Research Director (SRD) has estimated that commercial landings for vermilion snapper are projected to have reached the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) on September 28, 2012. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial sector for vermilion snapper in the South Atlantic EEZ on September 28, 2012, and it will remain closed throughout the remainder of the fishing year. This closure is necessary to protect the vermilion snapper resource.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Form I-485 and Supplements A, C, and E, Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-23814
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2012, at 76 FR 43608, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments on the 60-day notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: National Interest Waivers, Supplemental Evidence to I-140 and I-485, Form Number No Form; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2012-23813
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2012, at 77 FR 32660, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive one comment in connection with the 60-day notice. The comment received was the writer's statement that the USCIS Form I-140 should be discontinued and that USCIS Form I-145 should have the associated fee raised. USCIS will not be discontinuing the form I-130 and a fee study was done to determine the appropriate fee amount for the I-145; no change will be made based upon the comment received.
Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board; November 28-29, 2012
Document Number: 2012-23812
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, and Parts 62 and 65 of title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, that the National Park System Advisory Board will meet November 28-29, 2012, in Fort Monroe, Virginia. The agenda will include the review of proposed actions regarding the National Historic Landmarks Program and the National Natural Landmarks Program. Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments and recommendations that will be presented to the Board. Interested parties also may attend the board meeting and upon request may address the Board concerning an area's national significance.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-23811
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is announcing its intention to request approval to continue the collection of information regarding leases of solid minerals other than coal and oil shale. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0121 to this information collection.
Comment Request for Information Collection; Pell Grants and the Payment of Unemployment Benefits to Individuals in Approved Training; Extension Without Change
Document Number: 2012-23810
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments on the renewal of the information collection required for state notification to individuals about the opportunity for Pell Grants and the payment of unemployment benefits to individuals in approved training.
Alaska Energy Authority; Errata Notice
Document Number: 2012-23809
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Revisions to Page 700 of FERC Form No. 6
Document Number: 2012-23807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) proposes to modify Page 700 of FERC Form No. 6 (Form 6) to facilitate the calculation of a pipeline's actual return on equity. The Commission proposes to expand the information provided regarding rate base (line 5), rate of return (line 6), return on rate base (line 7), and income tax allowance (line 8).
Grand River Dam Authority; Notice of Revised Restricted Service List for a Programmatic Agreement
Document Number: 2012-23804
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Rockingham County, NH; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2012-23799
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR, refuge) in Newington, New Hampshire, which includes the Karner blue butterfly conservation easement in Concord, New Hampshire. Great Bay NWR is administered by Parker River NWR in Newburyport, Massachusetts. In this final CCP, we describe how we will manage the refuge and Karner blue butterfly conservation easement for the next 15 years.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-23797
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Meeting, Front Range Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-23796
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-23795
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Environmental Qualifications of Electrical Equipment
Document Number: 2012-23792
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) received a petition for rulemaking (PRM), dated June 18, 2012, which was filed with the NRC by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC) and Mr. Paul M. Blanch (collectively, the petitioners). The petition was docketed by the NRC on June 22, 2012, and assigned Docket No. PRM-50-106. The petitioners request that the NRC initiate a rulemaking ``to revise its regulations to clearly and unequivocally require the environmental qualification of all safety-related cables, wires, splices, connections and other ancillary electrical equipment that may be subjected to submergence and/or moisture intrusion during normal operating conditions, severe weather, seasonal flooding, seismic events, and post-accident conditions, both inside and outside of containment.'' The NRC is not instituting a public comment period for this PRM at this time.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-23788
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2012-23786
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission