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Notice of Inventory Completion: Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia, WA
Document Number: 2013-17713
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Organization Name and Address Change
Document Number: 2013-17712
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising the rules concerning authorization to manufacture and distribute postage evidencing systems to reflect that the Office of Postage Technology Management is now known as Payment Technology and has a new mailing address.
Burned Area Emergency Response, Forest Service
Document Number: 2013-17710
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is correcting a notice of interim directive that appeared in the Federal Register of June 6, 2013, (78 FR 34031). This correction adds the Web site that was inadvertently omitted from the interim directive which is necessary to allow the public more detailed information and time to review the Burned Area Emergency Response revisions. This correction lists the Web site for the interim directive and the current Forest Service Manual in the Supplementary Information section of this notice and extends the comment period by 30 days.
Proposed Information Collection (Conduct the Point-of-Care Research Questionnaire); Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-17709
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Forest Resource Coordinating Committee
Document Number: 2013-17706
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Agriculture re-established the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee (Committee) pursuant to Section 8005 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Act) (Pub. L. 110-246), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), (5 U.S.C. App. 2). The Act passed into law as an amendment to the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 on June 18, 2008. The Committee has been re- established to continue coordinating non-industrial private forestry activities within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the private sector. The Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) has determined that the work of the Committee is in the public's interest and relevant to the duties of the USDA. Therefore, the Secretary is seeking nominations to fill a vacancy and three expiring positions, with terms of 3 years, in the Conservation Organization, Forest Industry, Nonindustrial Private Forest Landowner, and Conservation District categories. The nominees must be associated with such organizations and be willing to represent that sector as it relates to non-industrial private forestry. The public is invited to submit nominations for membership on the Committee, either as a self-nomination or a nomination of any qualified and interested person.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Redesignation of the West Virginia Portion of the Wheeling, WV-OH 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2013-17704
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing a supplement to its proposed approval of the State of West Virginia's request to redesignate the West Virginia portion of the Wheeling, WV-OH fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (Wheeling Area or Area) to attainment for the 1997 annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This supplemental proposal revises and expands the basis for proposing approval of the State's request in light of developments since EPA issued its initial proposal on December 11, 2012. This supplemental proposal addresses the effects of the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit Court) on January 4, 2013 to remand to EPA two final rules implementing the PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA is seeking comment only on the issues raised in this supplemental proposal and is not reopening for comment other issues raised in its prior proposal.
Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2013-17703
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended, the Federal Election Commission is adopting final rules to apply inflation adjustments to certain civil monetary penalties under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act, and the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account Act. The civil penalties being adjusted are for a knowing and willful violation of the prohibition against making a contribution in the name of another; and certain late filed or non-filed reports under the Commission's administrative fines program. The adjusted civil monetary penalties are calculated according to a statutory formula and will be effective for violations occurring after the effective date of these rules. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 122 Under Alternative Site Framework; Corpus Christi, Texas
Document Number: 2013-17699
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17697
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17696
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17695
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17694
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17693
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 98-25
Document Number: 2013-17691
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Automatic Data Processing.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Atlanta, Georgia 1997 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Reasonable Further Progress Plan
Document Number: 2013-17689
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the May 29, 2013, direct final rule to approve Georgia's October 21, 2009, state implementation plan (SIP) submission to address the reasonable further progress (RFP) plan requirements for the Atlanta, Georgia 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) nonattainment area. EPA is considering this comment and will address the comment in a subsequent action. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Confidential Close Call Reporting System
Document Number: 2013-17684
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for renewal of information collection supporting a multi-year research study that aims at improving rail safety by analyzing information on close calls and other unsafe occurrences in the rail industry. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 10, 2013 (78 FR 27479) and the comment period ended on July 10, 2013. The 60-day notice produced no comments.
Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17681
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the CINTAC.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-17679
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on April 18, 2013 (78 FR 23330). No comments were received. Comments: Comments should be directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard forms.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-17678
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Safety Zone; Metedeconk River; Brick Township, NJ
Document Number: 2013-17677
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement date of a safety zone for one recurring fireworks display in the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation applies to only one recurring fireworks event held in the Metedeconk River in Brick Township, NJ. The fireworks display is normally held on the first Thursday in September, but this year it will be held on July 25th. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in a portion of Delaware River near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the event.
Political Activity-State or Local Officers or Employees; Federal Employees Residing in Designated Localities; Federal Employees
Document Number: 2013-17662
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
OPM is issuing proposed regulations that incorporate recent amendments to the Hatch Act, update the contact information for the United States Office of Special Counsel, and update sections to conform to the Act's current provisions.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-17622
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, and AS350D1 helicopters with a single hydraulic system and a certain hydraulic pump drive installed. This AD requires inspecting the hydraulic pump drive pulley bearing (pulley bearing) for leaks, rust, overheating, and condition. This AD is prompted by six reports of hydraulic pump drive belt failure caused by seizure of the pulley bearing. These actions are intended to prevent hydraulic pump drive belt failure, loss of hydraulic servo assistance, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Experimental Removal of Barred Owls To Benefit Threatened Northern Spotted Owls; Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2013-17620
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the final environmental impact statement (Final EIS) for experimental removal of barred owls to benefit threatened northern spotted owls. The barred owl, a species recently established in western North America, is displacing the northern spotted owl and threatening its viability. The Final EIS analyzes a no-action alternative and eight action alternatives to experimentally determine if removing barred owls will benefit northern spotted owl populations and to test the feasibility and efficiency of barred owl removal as a management tool. The action alternatives vary by the number and location of study areas, the type of experimental design, duration of study, and method of barred owl removal.
Seventy-Second Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2013-17545
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) transmitted its 72nd ITC Report to the Acting EPA Administrator on June 13, 2013. In the 72nd ITC Report, which is included with this notice, the ITC is revising the TSCA section 4(e) Priority Testing List by removing 16 chemicals with insufficient dermal absorption rate data, 98 High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program orphan chemicals, and 50 diisocyanates and related compounds. The ITC is removing 16 chemicals with insufficient dermal absorption rate data because information from dermal studies can be readily obtained through the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and EPA databases or other authoritative scientific resources. The ITC is removing the 98 HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals because they no longer meet the = 1 million lb criterion for the HPV Challenge Program. The ITC is removing the 50 diisocyanates and related compounds because their production or importation volumes were not reported to the 2006 Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule or the 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule.
Ortho-Phthalaldehyde; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-17419
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to use the pesticide ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) (CAS No. 643-79-8) to treat the International Space Station internal active thermal control system (IATCS) coolant including the United States (U.S.) Laboratory, the Japanese Experiment Module, the Columbus and Node with a total volume of 829 L with a maximum of 1,974 cm\3\ OPA resin/year to control aerobic/microaerophilic water bacteria. The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
HOME Investment Partnerships Program: Improving Performance and Accountability; Updating Property Standards
Document Number: 2013-17348
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD's HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME program or HOME) provides formula grants to states and units of local government to fund a wide range of activities directed to producing or maintaining affordable housing, including homebuyer and homeowner housing and rental housing. This final rule amends the HOME regulations to address many of the operational challenges facing participating jurisdictions, particularly challenges related to recent housing market conditions and the alignment of federal housing programs. The final rule also clarifies certain existing regulatory requirements and establishes new requirements designed to enhance accountability by States and units of local government in the use of HOME funds, strengthen performance standards and require more timely housing production. The final rule also updates property standards applicable to housing assisted by HOME funds.
Disqualification of Felons and Other “Bad Actors” From Rule 506 Offerings
Document Number: 2013-16983
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are adopting amendments to our rules to implement Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 926 requires us to adopt rules that disqualify securities offerings involving certain ``felons and other `bad actors''' from reliance on Rule 506 of Regulation D. The rules must be ``substantially similar'' to Rule 262 under the Securities Act, which contains the disqualification provisions of Regulation A under the Securities Act, and must also cover matters enumerated in Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Act (including certain state regulatory orders and bars).
Amendments to the 2013 Mortgage Rules Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z)
Document Number: 2013-16962
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
This rule amends some of the final mortgage rules issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) in January of 2013. These amendments clarify, correct, or amend provisions on the relation to State law of Regulation X's servicing provisions; implementation dates for adjustable-rate mortgage servicing; exclusions from requirements on higher-priced mortgage loans; the small servicer exemption from certain servicing rules; the use of government-sponsored enterprise and Federal agency purchase, guarantee or insurance eligibility for determining qualified mortgage status; and the determination of debt and income for purposes of originating qualified mortgages.
Amendments to Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156
Document Number: 2013-16884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission, which today in separate releases amended Rule 506 of Regulation D, Form D and Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 to implement Section 201(a) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act and Section 926 of the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is publishing for comment a number of proposed amendments to Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156 under the Securities Act. These proposed amendments are intended to enhance the Commission's ability to evaluate the development of market practices in Rule 506 offerings and to address concerns that may arise in connection with permitting issuers to engage in general solicitation and general advertising under new paragraph (c) of Rule 506. Specifically, the proposed amendments to Regulation D would require the filing of a Form D in Rule 506(c) offerings before the issuer engages in general solicitation; require the filing of a closing amendment to Form D after the termination of any Rule 506 offering; require written general solicitation materials used in Rule 506(c) offerings to include certain legends and other disclosures; require the submission, on a temporary basis, of written general solicitation materials used in Rule 506(c) offerings to the Commission; and disqualify an issuer from relying on Rule 506 for one year for future offerings if the issuer, or any predecessor or affiliate of the issuer, did not comply, within the last five years, with Form D filing requirements in a Rule 506 offering. The proposed amendments to Form D would require an issuer to include additional information about offerings conducted in reliance on Regulation D. Finally, the proposed amendments to Rule 156 would extend the antifraud guidance contained in the rule to the sales literature of private funds.
Eliminating the Prohibition Against General Solicitation and General Advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A Offerings
Document Number: 2013-16883
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are adopting amendments to Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 to implement Section 201(a) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The amendment to Rule 506 permits an issuer to engage in general solicitation or general advertising in offering and selling securities pursuant to Rule 506, provided that all purchasers of the securities are accredited investors and the issuer takes reasonable steps to verify that such purchasers are accredited investors. The amendment to Rule 506 also includes a non-exclusive list of methods that issuers may use to satisfy the verification requirement for purchasers who are natural persons. The amendment to Rule 144A provides that securities may be offered pursuant to Rule 144A to persons other than qualified institutional buyers, provided that the securities are sold only to persons that the seller and any person acting on behalf of the seller reasonably believe are qualified institutional buyers. We are also revising Form D to require issuers to indicate whether they are relying on the provision that permits general solicitation or general advertising in a Rule 506 offering. Also today, in a separate release, to implement Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, we are adopting amendments to Rule 506 to disqualify issuers and other market participants from relying on Rule 506 if ``felons and other `bad actors' '' are participating in the Rule 506 offering. We are also today, in a separate release, publishing for comment a number of proposed amendments to Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156 under the Securities Act that are intended to enhance the Commission's ability to evaluate the development of market practices in Rule 506 offerings and address certain comments made in connection with implementing Section 201(a)(1) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.