Revision of Freedom of Information Act Regulation
This proposed rule would amend HUD's regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). HUD is proposing these amendments to update and streamline HUD's current FOIA regulation. This proposed rule would update HUD's regulations to reflect statutory changes to FOIA, current HUD organizational structure, and current HUD policies and practices with respect to FOIA. Finally, the rule would use current cost figures in calculating and charging fees.
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Issuance of Annual Regulations Permitting the Hunting of Migratory Birds
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) has prepared a final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the issuance of annual regulations permitting the hunting of migratory birds. We published a draft environmental impact statement in July 2010. We considered over 280 public comments in revising the document. The SEIS analyzes a range of management alternatives for addressing the hunting of migratory birds. The analysis provided in the final SEIS is intended to: inform the public of the proposed action and alternatives; address public comments we received on the draft SEIS; and disclose the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects of the proposed action and each of the alternatives.
Amendments to Regulations Governing Ocean Transportation Intermediary Licensing and Financial Responsibility Requirements, and General Duties
The Federal Maritime Commission proposes to amend its rules governing the licensing, financial responsibility requirements and duties of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. The proposed rule is intended to adapt to changing industry conditions, improve regulatory effectiveness, improve transparency, streamline processes and reduce regulatory burdens.
Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides notice that it intends to conduct a recurring computer-matching program matching Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Federal tax information with VA pension and parents' dependency and indemnity compensation records. The purpose of this match is to identify applicants and beneficiaries who have applied for or who are receiving VA benefits and received unearned income, and to adjust or terminate VA benefits, if appropriate.
Distribution of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Producers
Pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000, this document is U.S. Customs and Border Protection's notice of intent to distribute assessed antidumping or countervailing duties (known as the continued dumping and subsidy offset) for Fiscal Year 2013 in connection with countervailing duty orders, antidumping duty orders, or findings under the Antidumping Act of 1921. This document sets forth the case name and number of each order or finding for which funds may become available for distribution, together with the list of affected domestic producers, based on the list supplied by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) associated with each order or finding, who are potentially eligible to receive a distribution. This document also provides the instructions for affected domestic producers (and anyone alleging eligibility to receive a distribution) to file certifications to claim a distribution in relation to the listed orders or findings.
Proposed Airworthiness Design Standards; AQUILA Aviation by Excellence GmbH, Model AT01
This notice announces the issuance of the design criteria for Night visual flight rules (VFR) expansion and substantiation for the Aquila GmbH AT01. These additional provisions are expansions of the existing JAR-VLA (Joint Aviation RequirementsVery Light Aircraft) and CS-VLA regulations to include Night VFR. The current regulations only allow Day VFR, but the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is expanding the VLA regulations for this type of airplane through EASA special conditions. These FAA design criteria are being proposed to be the same as the EASA Special Conditions.
Procedures To Establish Appropriate Minimum Block Sizes for Large Notional Off-Facility Swaps and Block Trades
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is adopting regulations to implement certain statutory provisions enacted by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Specifically, in accordance with section 727 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Commission is adopting regulations that define the criteria for grouping swaps into separate swap categories and establish methodologies for setting appropriate minimum block sizes for each swap category. In addition, the Commission is adopting further measures under the Commission's regulations to prevent the public disclosure of the identities, business transactions and market positions of swaps market participants.
Models for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force Traveler TSTF-426, Revision 5, “Revise or Add Actions To Preclude Entry Into LCO 3.0.3-RITSTF Initiatives 6B & 6C,” Using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of Technical Specifications (TSs) Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-426, Revision 5, ``Revise or Add Actions to Preclude Entry into LCO [Limiting Condition for Operation] 3.0.3RITSTF [Risk- Informed TSTF] Initiatives 6B & 6C,'' for plant-specific adoption using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process (CLIIP). Additionally, the NRC staff finds the proposed TS (Volume 1) and TS Bases (Volume 2) changes in Traveler TSTF-426 acceptable for inclusion in the following Standard Technical Specification (STS): NUREG-1432, ``Standard Technical Specifications Combustion Engineering Plants.''
Meeting of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the United States and Peru intend to hold the fourth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council'') and the third meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission (the ``Commission'') on June 4th and June 5th, 2013. The public sessions of the Council and Commission meetings will be held on June 5th, starting at 2:00 p.m. at the George C. Marshall Conference Center, U.S. Department of State, 21st Street between Virginia Avenue and C Street NW., Washington, DC. The purpose of the meetings is to review implementation of: Chapter 18 (Environment) of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) and the United States-Peru Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). The Department of State and USTR invite interested organizations and members of the public to attend the public session and comment on any items that should be included on the meeting agendas. If you would like to attend the public session, please notify Tiffany Prather and Sarah Stewart at the email addresses listed below under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and any organization or group you represent. In preparing comments, submitters are encouraged to refer to: Chapter 18 of the PTPA, The Final Environmental Review of the PTPA, The ECA, and The 2011-2014 Work Program. These documents are available at: http://www.ustr.gov/trade- agreements/free-trade-agreements/peru-tpa and http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/peru/index.htm.
Draft 2012 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports
NMFS reviewed the Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific regional marine mammal stock assessment reports (SARs) in accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and solicited public comment on draft 2012 SARs. Subsequently, SARs for ten stocks of marine mammals in the Atlantic region have been updated with revised abundance estimates and some corrections to bycatch estimates. These ten reports are final and available to the public.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an exempted fishing permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This exempted fishing permit would exempt vessels from monkfish days-at-sea possession limits to commercially harvest monkfish during compensation fishing in support of a project funded under the Monkfish Research Set-Aside Program. The primary goal of the research is to determine if monkfish constitute a single or multiple stocks over their coast-wide distribution and would be conducted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed exempted fishing permits.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
As part of its statutory authority and responsibility to analyze sentencing issues, including operation of the federal sentencing guidelines, and in accordance with Rule 5.2 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure, the United States Sentencing Commission is seeking comment on possible priority policy issues for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2014.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an exempted fishing permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This exempted fishing permit would exempt vessels from monkfish days-at-sea possession limits to commercially harvest monkfish during compensation fishing in support of a project funded under the 2012 Monkfish Research Set-Aside Program. The primary goal of the research is to validate monkfish aging methods and would be conducted by the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, School for Marine Science and Technology. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed exempted fishing permits.
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council will meet on June 4, 5, and 6, 2013. The meeting will be held in Denver, CO. at the Webb Municipal and the Denver City/County Buildings. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce new members, develop the 2014 work plan, develop the 2015 grant categories, listen to local constituents urban forestry concerns, prepare for the 10-year action plan revisions, receive Forest Service budget and program updates, and initiate the 2013 accomplishment/recommendations report.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an exempted fishing permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This exempted fishing permit would exempt commercial fishing vessels from the prohibition on landing unshucked surfclams into any container other than a standard surfclam/ocean quahog cage, and would allow project participants to test alternatives to the industry standard cage used in the Atlantic surfclam fishery. The research would be coordinated by the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed exempted fishing permit.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 9071, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Comments regarding (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725 17th Street NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send email to email@example.com. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 703-292-7556. NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act; Disaster Assistance Programs; Fisheries Assistance Programs
NMFS withdraws a proposed rule for proposed regulations governing the requests for determinations of fishery resource disasters as a basis for acquiring disaster assistance, which was published on January 15, 2009. Instead of going forward with a final rule directly resulting from the 2009 proposed rule, NMFS issued an internal policy on June 16, 2011.
Meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are hereby giving notice that a meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) will be held. This meeting will be open to the public.
Applications for New Awards, Investing in Innovation Fund, Scale-up and Validation Grants; Correction
On May 3, 2013, we published notices in the Federal Register inviting applications (NIAs) for the i3 Scale-up and Validation grants (78 FR 25977) and (78 FR 25990). The NIAs inadvertently omitted part of an evaluation requirement. This notice corrects the NIAs to include the omitted language, namely that the grantee must also ensure that the data from its evaluation are made available to third-party researchers consistent with applicable privacy requirements.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2011-2012
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring (``MLWF'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is May 26, 2011 through May 31, 2012. The review covers one exporter of subject merchandise, Power Dekor Group Co., Ltd. (``Power Dekor''). We have preliminarily found that Power Dekor has not made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value.
Request for Comments: LSC Appropriations Request for FY 2015
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is developing its FY 2015 appropriations request to Congress and is seeking public comment and testimony on what the amount of its request should be.
Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting; Notice of Cancellation
On Monday, May 20, 2013 (78 FR 29334-29335), the Department of Defense published a notice announcing a June 12-13, 2013 meeting of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee. This notice announces that the Department of Defense Threat Reduction Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for June 12-13, 2013 is hereby cancelled.
Comment Request for Information Collection for ETA Form 232, Domestic Agricultural In-Season Wage Report and ETA Form 232-A, Wage Survey Interview Record, Extension with Revisions
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 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 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 concerning the collection of data about ETA Form 232, Domestic Agricultural In-Season Wage Report and ETA Form 232-A, Wage Survey Interview Record, OMB Control No. 1205- 0017, both of which expire July 31, 2013. These forms are used by the State Workforce Agencies to collect wage information from agricultural employers.
United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement
This document adopts as a final rule, with two changes, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations which were published in the Federal Register on March 19, 2012, as CBP Dec. 12-03, to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United States and the Republic of Korea.
Grand Ditch Breach Restoration, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Ditch Breach Restoration, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
Request for Public Comment; 30-day Proposed Information Collecton: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts
In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information titled, ``Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 25 C.F.R Part 900,'' OMB Control Number 1076-0136. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 15035), as a joint submission with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), under OMB Control Number 1076- 0136, on March 8, 2013 and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by 3506(c)(2)(A). No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. This information collection expires May 31, 2013. As of May 2013, the IHS is pursuing its own OMB Control Number for this information collection and will publish notices separately from the BIA in the Federal Register.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (FEMA-4103-DR), dated March 1, 2013, and related determinations.
Illinois; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Illinois (FEMA-4116-DR), dated May 10, 2013, and related determinations.
Second Record of Decision for the Barry M. Goldwater Range East Range Enhancements Final Environmental Impact Statement
On May 15, 2013, the United States Air Force signed the Second ROD for the Barry M. Goldwater Range East Range Enhancements Final Environmental Impact Statement. This ROD states the Air Force decision to implement three of the remaining four proposals analyzed in the Environmental Impact Statement. These three proposals include: Proposal 2, Establishing timely reviews and approval procedures to address reconfiguration of existing air-to-ground target complexes on tactical ranges; Proposal 5, lowering the regular flight altitude floor over a portion of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge; and Proposal 7, allowing additional training in combat search and rescue and similar ground-based and combined air-ground operations. While no decision has been made for the final proposal at this time, the Air Force anticipates issuing an additional ROD at a future date once consultations are complete for this proposal. The decision was based on matters discussed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), inputs from the public and regulatory agencies, and other relevant factors. The Final EIS was made available to the public on November, 26, 2010 through a NOA in the Federal Register (Volume 75, Number 227, Page 72824) with a wait period that ended on December 27, 2010. On May 20, 2011 the Air Force signed the first ROD for six proposals that were analyzed in the Final EIS. This ROD documents only the decision of the Air Force with respect to the proposed Air Force actions analyzed in the Final EIS. Authority: This NOA is published pursuant to the regulations (40 CFR Part 1506.6) implementing the provisions of the NEPA of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) and the Air Force's Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) (32 CFR Parts 989.21(b) and 989.24(b)(7)).
New York; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of New York (FEMA-4085-DR), dated October 30, 2012, and related determinations.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the intent to officially file the survey plats listed below and afford a proper period of time to protest this action prior to the plat filing. During this time, the plats will be available for review in the BLM Colorado State Office.
Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, on July 1, 2013.
Information Required in Prior Notice of Imported Food
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final rule that adopts, without change, the interim final rule (IFR) entitled ``Information Required in Prior Notice of Imported Food'' that published in the Federal Register (76 FR 25542; May 5, 2011) (2011 IFR). This final rule adopts the IFR's requirement of an additional element of information in a prior notice of imported food, specifically that a person submitting prior notice of imported food, including food for animals, must report the name of any country to which the article has been refused entry.