March 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Announcement of the Award of Fifteen Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants to Unaccompanied Alien Children's Shelter Care Grantees
Document Number: 2013-07061
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of fifteen single-source program expansion supplement grants to the following ten current grantees, for a total of $47,168,490.
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2013-07060
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2013-07059
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2013-07058
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced With Music”
Document Number: 2013-07057
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909- 1929: When Art Danced with Music,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about May 12, 2013, until on or about September 2, 2013, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2013-07056
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3519 (PRA), is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of the information collections required under 49 U.S.C. 11301 and 49 CFR 1177 (rail or water carrier equipment liens (recordations)); under 49 U.S.C. 10747 and 49 CFR 1313 (rail agricultural contract summaries); and under 49 U.S.C. 13702(b) and 49 CFR 1312 (water carrier tariffs). The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on October 19, 2012, at 77 Fed. Reg. 64376. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. The relevant information collections are described in more detail below. For each collection, comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board's request for OMB approval.
Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (“US-Colombia TPA”)
Document Number: 2013-07055
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (``CITA'') has determined that certain cotton corduroy fabric, as specified below, is not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of either the United Sates or Colombia. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3-B of the US-Colombia TPA in unrestricted quantities.
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2013-07054
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Oil Shale Management-General
Document Number: 2013-07052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to amend the BLM's commercial oil shale regulations by revising these regulations in order to address concerns about the royalty system in the existing regulations and to provide more detail to the environmental protection requirements.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2013-07050
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels (CVs) using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2013 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to CVs using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Notice of Public Meeting of Fort Scott Council
Document Number: 2013-07049
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Presidio Trust, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Fort Scott Council (Council) will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The meeting is open to the public, and oral public comment will be received at the meeting. The Council was formed to advise the Executive Director of the Presidio Trust (Trust) on matters pertaining to the rehabilitation and reuse of Fort Winfield Scott as a new national center focused on service and leadership development.
Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals: Standard Work Specifications for Single Family Energy Upgrades
Document Number: 2013-07048
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is making final content available for the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals: Standard Work Specifications for Single Family Energy Upgrades (SWS). This content is a set of recommended work specifications applicable to energy efficiency retrofits of single family homes. These specifications are intended as a resource for any organization, company or individual involved in energy efficiency retrofits of residential homes. Draft versions of the SWS were made available for public comment on November 9, 2010 (75 FR 68781) and on March 29, 2012 (77 FR 19008). The comment period for the March 29, 2011 draft was extended through a notice issued on April 18, 2012 (77 FR 23238).
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) Handler Training Assessment Survey (Formerly Named: Graduate Training Feedback Form)
Document Number: 2013-07047
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0041 abstracted below, to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on December 13, 2012, 77 FR 74201. No comments were received in response to the notice. The collection involves the electronic submission of numerical ratings and written comments about the quality of training instruction from students who graduate from the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS)/Canine Training and Evaluation Section (CTES) Explosives Detection Canine Handlers Course, Passenger Screening Canine Handler Course and the Supervisor/Trainer Seminars.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-07046
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on January 23, 2013.
Notice of Proposed Expansion, Extension, and Notification of a Public Meeting for the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range Withdrawal; CA
Document Number: 2013-07045
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to section 808 of the California Military Lands Withdrawal and Overflight Act of 1994 (Act), the Department of the Navy (DoN), on behalf of the U.S. Marines, has filed an application to modify and extend the current legislative withdrawal of public lands from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, the mineral leasing laws, and the geothermal leasing laws, for military use of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range (CMAGR) in Imperial and Riverside Counties, California. The lands are currently withdrawn under the Act, which is a part of the California Desert Protection Act, which reserves these lands for defense-related purposes for a period of 20 years. Unless Congress extends the withdrawal, it will expire on October 30, 2014. The extension application includes a request that additional Federal lands be withdrawn in aid of a proposed legislative adjustment to the boundary for the purpose of improving management. This notice gives an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed withdrawal expansion and extension and announces the date, time, and location of a public meeting.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-07044
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describes the nature of the information collection and their expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on January 9, 2013.
Call for Nominations for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee, UT
Document Number: 2013-07043
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for five members of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) Monument Advisory Committee (MAC). The MAC provides advice and recommendations to GSENM management on science issues and the achievement of GSENM Management Plan objectives. GSENM will accept public nominations until April 26, 2013.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-07042
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking renewal of the following currently approved information collection activities. Before submitting these information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2013-07041
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2013-07040
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-07039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Inc. Model 45 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the fire barrier seal on the external baggage door does not seal the surrounding door structure due to incorrect positioning of the barrier. This proposed AD would require modifying the fire seal on the baggage door, including doing inspections of the fire seal for correct contact and corrective action if necessary. We are proposing this AD to prevent improper sealing of the baggage door, which could increase the risk of an uncontained fire in the baggage compartment.
Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Web-based Media Literacy Parent Training for Substance Use Prevention in Rural Locations
Document Number: 2013-07038
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. 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. To Submit Comments and For Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Dr. Augie Diana, Health Scientist Administrator, Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research, NIDA, NIH, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5163, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call non-toll- free number (301) 443-1942 or Email your request, including your address to: dianaa@nida.nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication. Proposed Collection: Web-based Media Literacy Parent Training for Substance Use Prevention in Rural Locations, 0925-New, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: This study will develop a web-based media literacy substance use prevention intervention for use with parents and their elementary school children (approximately ages 7-12), and will evaluate the program in a randomized controlled trial to establish program efficacy in six rural communities in North Carolina and Texas. The primary objectives of the study are to assess the efficacy of a media literacy education program that is specifically designed to overcome barriers to prevention efforts in rural communities, and to provide the scientific basis for establishing the program, Media Detective Family, as an evidence-based substance use prevention curriculum. The information will provide valuable information concerning: (1) The appropriateness of using technology for substance use prevention programming (i.e., internet, Smartphone, or tablet-based applications) to reach rural families with elementary school-aged children; (2) improvements in parents' and children's critical thinking skills associated with intervention exposure; (3) improvements in parent-child communication about substances and the media associated with intervention exposure; and (4) reductions in children's behavioral intentions to use substances associated with intervention exposure. OMB approval is requested for two years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 1067.
Notice of the Implementation of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Electronic Vendor Invoice Program (eVIP)
Document Number: 2013-07037
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The purpose of this notice is to announce the future implementation of the Electronic Vendor Invoice Program (eVIP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the planned modification of NIH awards to require vendors to use the eVIP in future contracts.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension, Without Change, of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-07036
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-07035
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking renewal of the following currently approved information collection activities. Before submitting these information collection requirements (ICRs) for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-07034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Inc. Model 60 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a high-speed rejected takeoff caused by all four main landing gear (MLG) tires blowing out during the takeoff roll. This proposed AD would require installing new rigid hydraulic tube assemblies to the MLG struts, installing a new MLG squat switch bracket, modifying the MLG squat switch wire harness, modifying the MLG anti-skid wheel transducer electrical wire harnesses, routing and securing the anti-skid wheel and squat switch electrical wire harnesses to the MLG strut assembly; installing outboard bracket assemblies, anti-skid shield, forward electrical cover on the forward stiffener, upper and lower inboard bracket assemblies, and clamps that support the electrical wire harness; modifying the aft stiffener for the new electrical wire harness support; installing the aft electrical cover and strap on the aft stiffener; installing a new flat landing light lamp if necessary; and, for certain airplanes; installing a new wheel speed detect box assembly, nutplates, and brackets and a new thrust reverser interface box, and modifying the wiring for the new thrust reverser interface box. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the braking system or adverse operation of the spoiler and thrust reverser system due to external damage, particularly from tire failure, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production-Recordkeeping and Registration Provisions
Document Number: 2013-07032
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on our proposed collection of certain information. 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 provisions of FDA's recordkeeping and registration requirements for shell egg producers.
Summit on Color in Medical Imaging; Cosponsored Public Workshop; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2013-07031
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and cosponsor International Color Consortium (ICC) are announcing the following public workshop entitled ``Summit on Color in Medical Imaging: An International Workshop on the Technical Framework for Consistency and Interoperability Approaches for Dealing with Color in Medical Images.'' The purpose of the workshop is to bring together key stakeholders to clearly identify areas of need, investigate solutions, and propose best-practice approaches. The recommendations of the summit might include the creation of a technical special interest group either as part of the ICC or in some other forum and the establishment of best- practice guidelines for industry.
Airworthiness Directives; Lindstrand Hot Air Balloons Ltd Appliances
Document Number: 2013-07030
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain Lindstrand Hot Air Balloons Ltd female ACME threaded hose connectors, part numbers HS6139 and HS6144, installed on balloons. The text in the section titled PART-39AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES, paragraph (c) Applicability, is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Registration of Food Facilities Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002
Document Number: 2013-07029
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Survey of Foreign Ownership of U.S. Securities as of June 30, 2013
Document Number: 2013-07028
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of the Treasury
By this Notice, the Department of the Treasury is informing the public that it is conducting a mandatory survey of foreign ownership of U.S. securities as of June 30, 2013. This mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.) This Notice constitutes legal notification to all United States persons (defined below) who meet the reporting requirements set forth in this Notice that they must respond to, and comply with, this survey. Additional copies of the reporting forms SHLA (2013) and instructions may be printed from the Internet at: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/ data-chart-center/tic/Pages/forms-sh.aspx. Definition: A U.S. person is any individual, branch, partnership, associated group, association, estate, trust, corporation, or other organization (whether or not organized under the laws of any State), and any government (including a foreign government, the United States Government, a State or local government, and any agency, corporation, financial institution, or other entity or instrumentality thereof, including a government-sponsored agency), who resides in the United States or is subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. Who Must Report: The panel for this survey is based primarily on the level of foreign resident holdings of U.S. securities reported on the June 2009 benchmark survey of foreign resident holdings of U.S. securities, and will consist mostly of the largest reporters on that survey. Entities required to report will be contacted individually by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Entities not contacted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York have no reporting responsibilities. What To Report: This report will collect information on foreign resident holdings of U.S. securities, including equities, short-term debt securities (including selected money market instruments), and long-term debt securities. How To Report: Copies of the survey forms and instructions, which contain complete information on reporting procedures and definitions, may be obtained at the Web site address given above in the Summary, or by contacting the survey staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at (212) 720-6300 or (646) 720-6300, email: SHLA.help@ny.frb.org. The mailing address is: Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Statistics Function, 4th Floor, 33 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10045-0001. Inquiries can also be made to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, at (202) 452-3476, or to Dwight Wolkow, at (202) 622-1276, or by email: comments2TIC@do.treas.gov. When To Report: Data should be submitted to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, acting as fiscal agent for the Department of the Treasury, by August 31, 2013. Paperwork Reduction Act Notice: This data collection has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and assigned control number 1505-0123. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid control number assigned by OMB. The estimated average annual burden associated with this collection of information is 486 hours per report for the largest custodians of securities, and 110 hours per report for the largest issuers of securities that have data to report and are not custodians. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate and suggestions for reducing this burden should be directed to the Department of the Treasury, Office of International Affairs, Attention Administrator, International Portfolio Investment Data Reporting Systems, Room 5422, Washington, DC 20220, and to OMB, Attention Desk Officer for the Department of the Treasury, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20503.
State Energy Advisory Board; Open Teleconference
Document Number: 2013-07027
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces a teleconference call of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463; 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC)
Document Number: 2013-07026
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces an open meeting of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, requires notice of the meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Call for Nominations for the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-07025
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) California Desert District is soliciting nominations from the public for five members to serve 3-year terms on its Desert District Advisory Council. Council members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of public lands in Southern California.
Invitation for Public Comment on Draft DOT Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan (2013-2018)
Document Number: 2013-07024
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is providing notice of request for public comment on its draft strategic plan, U.S. Department of Transportation, Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan FY 2013-2018. The new five-year strategic plan will guide the Department's research, development, and technology activities as required by Section 52013 of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Public Law 112-141; July 6, 2012. The new plan places its focus on the U.S. DOT Strategic Goals: Safety; State of Good Repair; Economic Competitiveness; Livable Communities and Environmental Sustainability, along with MAP-21 RD&T critical issues: Promoting safety; reducing congestion and improving mobility; preserving the environment; preserving existing transportation systems; improving the durability and extending the life of transportation infrastructure; and improving goods movement. The Research and Innovative Technology Administration's (RITA's) Office of Research, Development and Technology (RD&T), has coordinated this effort in collaboration with partner modal administrations and offices across the U.S. DOT. As recommended by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the National Research Council (NRC), RITA and its partners are seeking public stakeholder comment to ensure RD&T resources are invested wisely to achieve measurable improvements in our Nation's transportation system.
Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB); Notice of Cancellation and Rescheduling of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-07021
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
On February 19, 2013 (78 FR 11631-11632), the Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB) announced a meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, from 8:20 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. in the Pentagon. Due to weather conditions and a federal government shutdown, the scheduled March 6, 2013 Board meeting is rescheduled for April 3, 2013. Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces the following rescheduled Federal advisory committee meeting of the Reserve Forces Policy Board will take place.
Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Investing in Innovation Fund
Document Number: 2013-07016
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement announces priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3). The Assistant Deputy Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We clarify and redesign key aspects of the program by incorporating lessons learned from past i3 competitions. Specifically, we intend to improve the i3 program to better achieve its purposes and goal by making changes that will result in accelerating the identification of promising solutions to pressing challenges in K-12 public education, supporting the evaluation of the efficacy of such solutions, and developing new approaches to scaling effective practices to serve more students.
Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2013-07015
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: 2013-07014
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. 1. Title and Purpose of information collection: Evidence of Marital Relationship, Living with Requirements; OMB 3220-0021. To support an application for a spouse or widow(er)'s annuity under Sections 2(c) or 2(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act, an applicant must submit proof of a valid marriage to a railroad employee. In some cases, the existence of a marital relationship is not formalized by a civil or religious ceremony. In other cases, questions may arise about the legal termination of a prior marriage of the employee, spouse, or widow(er). In these instances, the RRB must secure additional information to resolve questionable marital relationships. The circumstances requiring an applicant to submit documentary evidence of marriage are prescribed in 20 CFR 219.30. In the absence of documentary evidence, the RRB needs to determine if a valid marriage existed between a spouse or widow(er) annuity applicant and a railroad employee. The RRB utilizes Forms G-124, Individual Statement of Marital Relationship; G-124a, Certification of Marriage Information; G-237, Statement Regarding Marital Status; G-238, Statement of Residence; and G-238a, Statement Regarding Divorce or Annulment, to secure the needed information. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain benefits. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (78 FR 3041 on January 15, 2013) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
ING Life Insurance and Annuity Company, et al; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2013-07012
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
SJI Board of Directors Meeting, Notice
Document Number: 2013-07004
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: State Justice Institute, Agencies and Commissions
The SJI Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at SJI Headquarters in Reston, Virginia. The purpose of this meeting is to consider grant applications for the 2nd quarter of FY 2013, and other business. All portions of this meeting are open to the public.