U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Group (USEITI MSG) Advisory Committee
This notice announces the rescheduling of the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) public outreach sessions that were cancelled due to the Federal Government lapse in appropriations. This notice also serves to extend the public's opportunity to comment on the draft USEITI Candidacy Application.
Grant Guideline, Notice
This Guideline sets forth the administrative, programmatic, and financial requirements attendant to Fiscal Year 2014 State Justice Institute grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PT6A-114 and PT6A-114A turboprop engines. This proposed AD was prompted by several incidents of compressor turbine (CT) blade failure, including two fatalities, resulting in power loss and in-flight shutdown (IFSD) of the engine. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive borescope inspections (BSIs) of CT blades, and the removal from service of blades that fail inspection. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of CT blades, which could lead to damage to the engine or to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW2037, PW2037D, PW2037M, PW2040, PW2040D, PW2043, PW2146, PW2240, PW2337, PW2643, and F117-PW-100 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a rupture of the diffuser-to-high-pressure turbine (HPT) case flange. This proposed AD would require a one-time eddy current inspection (ECI) of affected engines with certain diffuser and HPT cases installed. This AD also proposes to require a fluorescent-penetrant inspection (FPI) of the diffuser case rear flange and HPT case front flange. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the diffuser-to-HPT case flange, which could lead to uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
Notice is hereby given that six individuals and institutions have been issued Letters of Confirmation for activities conducted under the General Authorization for Scientific Research on marine mammals. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for a list of names and address of recipients.
Colorado Disaster Number CO-00066
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Colorado (FEMA-4145-DR), dated 09/24/2013. Incident: Severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides. Incident Period: 09/11/2013 through 09/30/2013. Effective Date: 10/21/2013. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 11/25/2013. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/24/2014.
Colorado Disaster Number CO-00065
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Colorado (FEMA-4145-DR), dated 09/14/ 2013. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. Incident Period: 09/11/2013 through 09/30/2013. Effective Date: 10/21/2013. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 11/14/2013. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/16/2014.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule Applications for Approval of Proposed Parental Consent Methods by AssertID, Inc., Imperium LLC, and iVeriFly, Inc.; Application for Approval of Safe Harbor Program by kidSAFE Seal Program
The FTC is extending the deadlines for Commission determination of applications for approval of proposed parental consent methods by AssertID, Inc. (``AssertID''), Imperium LLC (``Imperium''), and iVeriFly, Inc. (``iVeriFly'') pursuant to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule. In addition, the FTC is extending the deadline for filing public comments concerning Imperium's application for approval of a parental consent method and the proposed self-regulatory guidelines submitted by the kidSAFE Seal Program (``kidSAFE''), owned and operated by Samet Privacy, LLC, under the safe harbor provision of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Request for Information: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Enhancing Retail Food Store Eligibility; Extension of Comment Period
Sections 3(k), (p) and (r), Section 7, and Section 9 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (``the Act''), and Title 7 Parts 271, 274, and 278 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``the regulations'') provide factors for determining the eligibility of retail food stores to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (``SNAP''). This notice requests information from any and all interested parties on opportunities to enhance retailer definitions and requirements in a manner that improves access to healthy food choices for SNAP participants as well as program integrity, and ensures that only those retailers that effectuate the purpose of SNAP are authorized to accept benefits. The Food and Nutrition Service (``FNS'') considers access to a variety of healthy foods at SNAP retailers to be fundamental to the effectiveness of this critical nutrition assistance program. FNS is requesting information to understand what policy changes and, as needed, statutory changes, should be considered for retailer authorizations. FNS will use this information in determining how to make positive progress in the available healthy choices for program participants at authorized SNAP retail stores. The comment period is being extended to provide additional time for interested parties to review this request for information.