President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
The Department of Homeland Security published a document in the Federal Register of May 14, 2013, providing notice of a May 22, 2013, meeting of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). The document contained an incorrect date for the close of the comment period.
Avani International Group, Inc., Birch Mountain Resources Ltd., Capital Reserve Canada Ltd., Dynasty Gaming, Inc. (n/k/a Blue Zen Memorial Parks, Inc.), IXI Mobile, Inc., Laureate Resources & Steel Industries Inc., Millennium Energy Corp., Shannon International, Inc., and Welwind Energy International Corporation; Order of Suspension of Trading
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
On January 22, 2013, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate products from the Republic of Korea. For these final results, we continue to find that subject merchandise has not been sold at less than normal value.
Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Vantage Pipeline US LP Ethane Pipeline Project
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the Department of State's Finding of No Significant Impact on the proposed Vantage Pipeline US LP Ethane Pipeline Project. Under E.O. 13337, the Secretary of State is authorized to issue Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. Vantage Pipeline US LP (Vantage) has applied to the Department of State (the Department) for a Presidential Permit authorizing it to develop and maintain a new pipeline facility at the U.S.-Canada international boundary, a Cross Border Facility, near Fortuna, Divide County, North Dakota. Vantage proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a high vapor pressure pipeline that would carry ethane from a source near Tioga, North Dakota, United States, northwest through Saskatchewan, Canada, to a site near Empress, Alberta, Canada. The pipeline would link a growing supply of ethane from North Dakota to markets in Alberta, Canada. The entire proposed Vantage Pipeline in the United States would consist of the installation of approximately 79.8 miles of new 10-inch-diameter pipeline in Williams and Divide Counties, North Dakota; the installation of associated aboveground mainline block valves; and the use of access roads and pipe storage and contractor yards. Consistent with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the Department's implementing regulations (22 CFR part 161, and in particular 22 CFR 161.7(c)), the Department of State has found that issuance of a Presidential Permit authorizing the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the Cross Border Facility would not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. The Finding of No Significant Impact was signed by the Department on May 13, 2013. This Finding of No Significant Impact is not a decision on the Presidential Permit application. In accordance with E.O. 13337, the Department will now proceed to make a determination as to whether issuance of a Presidential Permit for the border facilities of Vantage's proposed Ethane Pipeline Project would serve the national interest. The Finding of No Significant Impact is available from the Department on the Vantage Pipeline Project Web site. The following link leads to the posted Vantage Finding of No Significant Impact: https:// www.vantagepipeline.state.gov/dosdocuments.html.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board; Notification of Public Advisory Committee Teleconference
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB) will hold a public teleconference on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, Tuesday, August 6, 2013, and Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Each meeting will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The meeting is open to the public. For further information regarding the teleconference and background materials, please contact Mark Joyce at the number listed below.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Determination 28 for Significant New Alternatives Policy Program
This Determination of Acceptability expands the list of acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting substances under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. The determinations concern new substitutes for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning; foam blowing; solvent cleaning; adhesives, coatings and inks; and fire suppression sectors.
After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has modified the After Final Consideration Pilot Program (AFCP) to create the After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0 (AFCP 2.0). Applicants who wish to participate in AFCP 2.0 must file a request to have a response after final rejection (which the examiner may have sufficient basis not to consider under current practice) considered by the examiner without reopening prosecution. The response after final rejection must include an amendment to at least one independent claim. The examiner will be allotted a set amount of time under AFCP 2.0 to consider the response. If the examiner's consideration of a proper AFCP 2.0 request and response does not result in a determination that all pending claims are in condition for allowance, the examiner will request an interview with the applicant to discuss the response. There are thus three main differences between AFCP and AFCP 2.0: an applicant must request to participate in AFCP 2.0; a response after final rejection under AFCP 2.0 must include an amendment to at least one independent claim; and the examiner will request an interview with the applicant to discuss a response, if the response did not result in a determination that all pending claims are in condition for allowance. The goal of AFCP 2.0 is to reduce pendency by reducing the number of Requests for Continued Examination (RCE) and encouraging increased collaboration between the applicant and the examiner to effectively advance the prosecution of the application. There is no additional fee required to request consideration of an amendment after final rejection under AFCP 2.0, but any necessary existing fee, e.g., the fee for an extension of time, must still be paid.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Iliamna Lake Seals as a Threatened or Endangered Species
We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the Pacific harbor seals in Iliamna Lake (Phoca vitulina richardii) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Therefore, we are initiating a status review of the harbor seals in Iliamna Lake to determine if listing under the ESA is warranted. To ensure this status review is comprehensive, we solicit scientific and commercial information regarding this species.
Request for Public Comment on New Proposed Categorical Exclusion for Real Property Disposal Under the National Environmental Policy Act
This is a notice and request for comments on a Proposed New Categorical Exclusion for Real Property Disposal. This proposal would amend the Coast Guard Commandant Instruction and Department of Homeland Security Directive used to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act by establishing a new categorical exclusion (CATEX) for real property disposal undertaken by the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard seeks comments on this proposed CATEX.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Dusky Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on petitions to list the dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus) range-wide or, in the alternative, the Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico population of the dusky shark as a threatened or endangered distinct population segment (DPS) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and to designate critical habitat concurrently with the listing. We find that the petitions present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted for the Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico population of dusky shark; we find that the petitions fail to present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted for the dusky shark range- wide. Therefore, we will conduct a status review of the Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico population of dusky shark to determine if the petitioned action is warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information pertaining to this petitioned species from any interested party.
Streptomycin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of streptomycin in or on grapefruit and grapefruit, dried pulp. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on grapefruit. This regulation establishes maximum permissible levels for residues of streptomycin in or on these commodities. The time-limited tolerances expire on December 31, 2015.
Electric Power Research Institute; Seismic Evaluation Guidance
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an endorsement letter of Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Report, ``Seismic Evaluation Guidance: EPRI Guidance for the Resolution of Fukushima Near-Term Task Force Recommendation 2.1: Seismic,'' Draft Report, hereafter referred to as the EPRI Guidance.
Sea World San Diego Fireworks 2013 Season; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in support of the Sea World San Diego Fireworks 2013 season. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Neches River, Beaumont, TX
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Kansas City Southern vertical lift span bridge across the Neches River, mile 19.5, at Beaumont, Texas. The deviation is necessary to replace the north vertical lift joints on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for twelve consecutive hours.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Mohave County Wind Farm Project, AZ
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Mohave County Wind Farm Project (Project) and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Environmental Management Resources, Inc.; Transfer of Data
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Environmental Management Resources, Inc. Environmental Management Resources, Inc. has been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Environmental Management Resources, Inc. to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Sulfoxaflor; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of sulfoxaflor in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. DOW AgroSciences LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Meeting of Advisory Committee on Universal Cotton Standards
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, (5 U.S.C. App.), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing an upcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee on Universal Cotton Standards (Committee). The Committee is being convened to recommend to the Secretary of Agriculture any changes considered necessary to the Universal Cotton Standards and to review freshly prepared sets of Universal Cotton Standards for conformity with existing standards.
Medicare Program; Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Model 1 Open Period
This notice announces an open period for additional organizations to be considered for participation in Model 1 of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative.
Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, and Treatment Plans for Use, in Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances Made Therefrom, and Methods of Making the Same Investigation No. 337-TA-833; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge has issued a Final Initial Determination and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bonding in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, specifically the issuance of cease and desist orders. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4).
Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof and Associated Software: Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof and Associated Software, DN 2954; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Establishment and Expansion of Military Airspace in Support of the Oregon Air National Guard (ORANG), Portland International Airport, Portland, and Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, OR
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and Air Force policy and procedures (32 CFR part 989), the Air Force is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed establishment and expansion of Special Use Airspace over portions of Oregon and a small area over northwestern Nevada and southwestern Washington. The proposal would provide adequately sized and configured airspace within close proximity to ORANG flying units to support advanced 21st-century air-to-air tactical fighter technologies and current and evolving training mission requirements and ensure efficient and realistic mission-oriented training. The training would take place Monday through Friday and during one weekend per month. In support of the ORANG's 142d and 173d Fighter Wings, the Air Force and the National Guard Bureau (NGB) are proposing (Alternative A) to expand, modify, and establish air-to-air training airspace areas in four locations around the state: (1) Proposed expansion of Warning Area 570 (W-570) to the west over the Pacific Ocean; (2) proposed establishment of the Eel Military Operations Area (MOA) directly underneath the existing Eel Air Traffic Control Assigned Area which is aligned north/south along the Oregon coast from approximately Astoria to Lincoln City and adjacent to W-570; (3) proposed establishment of the Redhawk MOA in north central Oregon roughly bounded by Highway 97/ 197 on the west, the towns of Wasco and Lexington on the north, US Highway 395 on the east, and US Highway 26 on the south; and (4) proposed expansion of the existing Juniper/Hart MOA Complex to the east approximately 20 miles which would extend from approximately Burns to Frenchglen in Oregon and to Big Mountain in northwestern Nevada. Four alternatives and the No-Action Alternative will be analyzed. Alternative B includes the majority of airspace changes proposed for Alternative A; however, the Eel MOA would not be established. Alternative C includes the airspace changes proposed under Alternative A but the Redhawk MOA would not be established. Alternative D includes the airspace changes under Alternative A but would not include the eastward expansion of Juniper/Hart MOA Complex. Reasonable alternatives, which satisfy the underlying purpose and need for the proposed action, that are identified during the scoping process will also be assessed. Information: NGB will conduct public scoping meetings to solicit input concerning the proposal. The scoping process assists in determining the scope of issues to be addressed and to help identify significant environmental issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS. Comments will be accepted at any time during the environmental impact analysis process; however, to ensure that NGB has sufficient time to consider public feedback in the preparation of the Draft EIS, scoping comments should be submitted to the address below no later than 60 days from the date of this notice. Scoping meetings will be held in the following Oregon communities: Tillamook (June 17), Astoria (June 18), Condon (June 19), Burns (June 20), and Prineville (June 21). Specific meeting times and locations will be provided in notices that will appear in The Oregonian and regional media outlets. Additional information will be made available at www.142fw.ang.af.mil and www.173fw.ang.af.mil.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Main Operating Base 2 (MOB-2) for the Beddown of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft
The National Guard Bureau (NGB) is issuing this notice to advise the public of their intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Main Operating Base 2 (MOB-2) for the beddown of KC-46A tanker aircraft. The EIS will assess the potential environmental consequences of various alternatives of bedding down KC- 46A tanker aircraft, associated infrastructure, and personnel in support of the MOB-2 at existing Air National Guard (ANG) installations within the continental United States. The MOB-2 squadron would consist of 12 KC-46A that would replace an existing fleet of KC-135R aircraft. The KC-46A would continue supporting the mission of providing worldwide refueling, cargo, and aeromedical evacuation support. The proposed basing alternatives for MOB-2 include:
Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding
In this document, a Petition for Reconsideration (Petition) has been filed in the Commission's Rulemaking proceeding filed by Derrick Owens, Jerry Weikle, Gerald J. Duffy, and Richard A. Askoff on behalf of the Western Telecommunications Alliance, the Eastern Rural Telecom Association, and the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc.