Forest Resource Coordinating Committee
The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee will meet in Washington, DC, February 6 and 7, 2014. The Committee is authorized under Section 8005 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-246). Additional information on the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at: http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/coop/ frcc/.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: National Air Tour Safety Standards
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, page 58597. A final rule published on February 13, 2007 (72 FR 6883) set safety and oversight rules for a broad variety of sightseeing and commercial air tour flights. This final rule improved the overall safety of commercial air tours by requiring all air tour operators to abide by the safety provisions found in 14 CFR Part 136.
Information Collection; Timber Sale Contract Operations and Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the revision of a currently approved Information Collection 0596-0225, Timber Sale Contract Operations and Administration.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3502-3520), the FCC invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; 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; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB Control Number.
New Animal Drugs; Hyaluronate Sodium; Hydrogen Peroxide; Imidacloprid and Moxidectin; Change of Sponsor
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect approval actions for new animal drug applications (NADAs) and abbreviated new animal drug applications (ANADAs) during October 2013. FDA is also informing the public of the availability of summaries of the basis of approval and of environmental review documents, where applicable. The animal drug regulations are also being amended to reflect a change of sponsorship of an ANADA.
Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank); Notice of Open Meeting
The Advisory Committee was established by Public Law 98-181, November 30, 1983, to advise the Export-Import Bank on its programs and to provide comments for inclusion in the reports of the Export-Import Bank of the United States to Congress. Time and Place: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A break for lunch will be at the expense of the attendee. Security processing will be necessary for reentry into the building. The meeting will be held at Ex-Im Bank in the Main Conference Room 321, 811 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20571. Agenda: Agenda items include a briefing for the Advisory Committee members on Bank challenges for 2014, a discussion of the Advisory members roles and responsibilities of an Advisory Committee member, and an ethics briefing. Public Participation: The meeting will be open to public participation, and the last 10 minutes will be set aside for oral questions or comments. Members of the public may also file written statement(s) before or after the meeting. If you plan to attend, a photo ID must be presented at the guard's desk as part of the clearance process into the building, you may contact Richard Thelen at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on an attendee list. If any person wishes auxiliary aids (such as a sign language interpreter) or other special accommodations, please email Richard Thelen at email@example.com prior to December 11, 2013. Members of the Press: For members of the Press planning to attend the meeting, a photo ID must be presented at the guard's desk as part of the clearance process into the building please email Jamie Radice at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on an attendee list.
Information Collection; Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and Firefighter Property (FFP) Program Cooperative Agreements and Inventory
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the revision of the currently approved information collection, Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and Firefighter Property (FFP) program Cooperative Agreements and Inventory.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Verification of Authenticity of Foreign License, Rating, and Medical Certification
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, page 58598. The information is used to identify airmen to allow the agency to verify their foreign license being used to qualify for a U.S. certificate. Respondents are holders of foreign licenses wishing to obtain U.S. certificates.
Information Collection; Financial Information Security Request Form
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revision of a currently approved information collection, Financial Information Security Request Form.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Physiological Training
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, page 58598. This report is necessary to establish qualifications of eligibility to receive voluntary physiological training with the US Air Force and will be used as proper evidence of training. The information is collected from pilots and crewmembers for application to receive voluntary training.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Extended Operations (ETOPS) of Multi-Engine Airplanes
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, pages 58598-58599. The FAA collects information to ensure that aircraft for long range flights are equipped to minimize diversions, to preclude and prevent diversions in remote areas, and to ensure that all personnel are trained to minimize any adverse impacts of a diversion.
Revisions to Safety Standards for Infant Bath Seats, Toddler Beds, and Full-Size Baby Cribs
In accordance with section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), also known as the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) has published consumer product safety standards for numerous durable infant or toddler products, including infant bath seats, toddler beds, and full-size baby cribs. These standards incorporated by reference the ASTM voluntary standards associated with the products, with some modifications. In August 2011, Congress enacted Public Law 112-28, which sets forth a process for updating standards that the Commission has issued under the authority of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In accordance with that process, the CPSC is publishing this direct final rule, revising the CPSC's standards for infant bath seats, toddler beds, and full-size cribs, to incorporate by reference more recent versions of the applicable ASTM standards.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
The information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this renewal of an existing information collection as provided by 5 CFR Section 1320.8(d)(1). Requests for information, including copies of the information collection proposed and supporting documentation should be directed to the Agency Clearance Officer: Mark Winter, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street (MP-3C), Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402- 2801; (423) 751-6004. Comments should be sent to the Agency Clearance Officer no later than February 7, 2014.
Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; 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; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program
Subsection (e)(12) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a) requires agencies to publish advance notice of any proposed or revised computer matching program by the matching agency for public comment. The Department of Defense (DoD), as the matching agency under the Privacy Act is hereby giving notice to the record subjects of a computer matching program between the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the DoD that their records are being matched by computer. The purpose of this agreement is to verify an individual's eligibility for receipt of benefits under programs administered by the Veterans Benefits Administration.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Telework Travel Expenses Test Programs
GSA is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) to incorporate the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, which establishes and authorizes telework travel expenses test programs, authorizes reimbursement for any necessary travel expenses in conjunction with such a test program in lieu of any payment otherwise authorized or required by the FTR, and permits waiver of travel expense reimbursements by participating employees.
Notice of Permit Modification Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of requests to modify permits issued to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at Title 45 Part 670 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of a requested permit modification.
Public Availability of General Services Administration FY 2013 Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act Inventory
In accordance with the Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act of 1998, Public Law 105-270, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76, General Services Administration (GSA) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2013 FAIR Act Inventory.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for a new generic clearance. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Air Force Launches, Aircraft and Helicopter Operations, and Harbor Activities Related To Launch Vehicles From Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for authorization to take marine mammals, specifically pinnipeds, by harassment, incidental to launches, aircraft and helicopter operations from VAFB launch complexes and Delta Mariner operations, cargo unloading activities, and harbor maintenance dredging in support of the Delta IV/Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch activity on south VAFB from February 2014 to February 2019. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue regulations and subsequent Letters of Authorization (LOAs) to the USAF to incidentally harass marine mammals.
Process Safety Management and Prevention of Major Chemical Accidents
In response to Executive Order 13650, OSHA requests comment on potential revisions to its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard and its Explosives and Blasting Agents standard, potential updates to its Flammable Liquids standard and Spray Finishing standard, and potential changes to PSM enforcement policies. In this Request for Information (RFI), the Agency asks for information and data on specific rulemaking and policy options, and the workplace hazards they address. OSHA will use the information received in response to this RFI to determine what action, if any, it may take.
Prevention of Significant Deterioration for Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometers-Significant Impact Levels and Significant Monitoring Concentration: Removal of Vacated Elements
On January 22, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the Court) granted a request from the EPA to vacate and remand to the EPA portions of two Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations, promulgated in 2010 under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA), regarding the Significant Impact Levels (SILs) for particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5). The Court further vacated the portions of the PSD regulations establishing a PM2.5 Significant Monitoring Concentration (SMC). The EPA is amending its regulations to remove the vacated PM2.5 SILs and SMC provisions from the PSD regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This action is exempt from notice-and-comment rulemaking because it is ministerial in nature. The EPA will initiate a separate rulemaking in the future regarding the PM2.5 SILs that will address the Court's remand.
Partnerships; Start-Up Expenditures; Organization and Syndication Fees
This document contains proposed regulations concerning the deductibility of start-up expenditures and organizational expenses for partnerships. The proposed regulations provide guidance regarding the deductibility of start-up expenditures and organizational expenses for partnerships following a technical termination of a partnership.
Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is initiating this rulemaking and data collection process to consider new and amended energy conservation standards for products included in the definition of general service lamps (GSLs). To inform interested parties and to facilitate this process, DOE has prepared a Framework Document that details the analytical approach and preliminary scope of coverage for the rulemaking, and identifies several issues on which DOE is particularly interested in receiving comments. DOE will hold a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on its planned analytical approach and the issues it will address in this rulemaking proceeding. DOE welcomes written comments and relevant data from the public on any subject within the scope of this rulemaking. A copy of the Framework Document is available at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ appliancestandards/product.aspx?productid=82.
Airworthiness Directives; DASSAULT AVIATION Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DASSAULT AVIATION Model Falcon 10 airplanes. This AD requires a one- time inspection for cracking of the right-hand (RH) and left-hand (LH) inboard flaps, and replacement if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking found on the inboard end plate (rib) of the RH inboard flap. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could lead to complete fracture of the rib and loss of integrity of the flap structure, resulting in loss of control of the airplane.
Eagle Permits; Changes in the Regulations Governing Eagle Permitting
We revise the regulations for permits for take of golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) and bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) that is associated with, but not the purpose of, an activity. We extend the maximum term for programmatic permits to 30 years, while maintaining discretion to issue permits of shorter duration as appropriate. The permits must incorporate conditions specifying additional measures that may be necessary to ensure the preservation of eagles, should monitoring data indicate the need for the measures. This change will facilitate the responsible development of renewable energy and other projects designed to operate for decades, while continuing to protect eagles consistent with our statutory mandates. For a permit valid for 5 years or more, we will assess an application processing fee sufficient to offset the estimated costs associated with working with the applicants to develop site plans and conservation measures, and prepare applications, and for us to review applications. We also will collect an administration fee when we issue a permit and at 5-year intervals.
Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program
The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is streamlining and reengineering its Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) regulation. This action is taken to reduce regulations, improve customer service, achieve greater efficiency, flexibility, and effectiveness in managing the program. The effect of this action is to provide better service to participating lenders and investors by removing Rural Development internal administrative procedures and make the necessary adjustments to reduce SFHGLP risk of loss.
Airworthiness Directives; Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Beechcraft Corporation (type certificate previously held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation) Models 1900, 1900C, and 1900D airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the front spar cap angles and hat section structure of the vertical stabilizer. This AD requires inspections of the vertical stabilizer spar angles and hat section for cracks with corrective actions as necessary. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Approval of the Redesignation Requests of the West Virginia Portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV Nonattainment Area for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter Standards
EPA is proposing to approve the State of West Virginia's requests to redesignate to attainment the West Virginia portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV nonattainment area (hereafter ``the Steubenville-Weirton Area'' or ``the Area'') for both the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards). EPA is also proposing to approve as a revision to the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP), the associated maintenance plans to show maintenance of the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS through 2025 for the West Virginia portion of the Area. West Virginia's maintenance plans include insignificance findings for the mobile source contribution of PM2.5 and nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions to the West Virginia portion of the Area for both the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standards. EPA agrees with these insignificance findings, and is proposing approval of such findings for transportation conformity purposes. In addition, EPA is proposing to approve the 2008 emissions inventory for the West Virginia portion of the Area for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. In this rulemaking action, EPA also addresses the effects of two decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit or Court): The Court's August 21, 2012 decision to vacate and remand to EPA the Cross-State Air Pollution Control Rule (CSAPR); and the Court's January 4, 2013 decision to remand to EPA two final rules implementing the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard. EPA has taken separate rulemaking action to approve the redesignation of the Ohio portion of the Steubenville-Weirton Area for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. These actions are being taken under the Clean Air Act. (CAA).
Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards
This final rule amends the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards by adopting certain recommendations made to HUD by the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), as modified by HUD. The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (the Act) requires HUD to publish in the Federal Register all proposed revised construction and safety standards (Construction and Safety Standards, or Standards) submitted by the MHCC. The MHCC prepared and submitted to HUD its second group of recommendations to improve various aspects of the Construction and Safety Standards. HUD is including a number of revisions in this final rule to reflect recent changes to code standards adopted by private standard-setting organizations and recommended by the MHCC or members of the public. However, HUD has decided at this time not to go forward in this final rule with certain revisions contained in the proposed rule due to pending regulations for improving energy efficiency in manufactured homes currently being prepared by the Department of Energy (DOE). HUD has also decided not to move forward with its proposal to establish maximum formaldehyde emissions standards for particleboard materials used in Manufactured Housing flooring applications so that HUD can consider standards for formaldehyde being established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Proposal To Withdraw Spatial Data Transfer Standard, Parts 1-7
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) proposes to withdraw the Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS), Parts 1-7, http:// www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/SDTS/ index html, as an FGDC-endorsed standard. FGDC maintenance authority agencies were asked to review the relevance of the SDTS, and they responded that the SDTS is no longer used by their agencies. The SDTS had provided a common mechanism for transferring digital geospatial data among different systems and for sharing and integrating data from many diverse sources. For more information about the SDTS, refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. The FGDC seeks comment from any organization that continues to provide data in the SDTS format and would prefer to retain the SDTS as an FGDC-endorsed standard. Alternatively, it seeks comment from any organization that supports withdrawal of the SDTS Parts 1-7 as an FGDC- endorsed standard. FGDC Standards Directive 9, Maintenance, http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/process/standards-directives/di rective- 09, requires a 90-day public comment period for proposals to withdraw FGDC-endorsed standards.
Chlorsulfuron; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
EPA is denying a petition to remove chlorsulfuron from the list of chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990. EPA has reviewed the available data on this chemical and has determined that chlorsulfuron does not meet the deletion criterion of EPCRA section 313(d)(3). Specifically, EPA is denying this petition because EPA's review of the petition and available information resulted in the conclusion that chlorsulfuron meets the listing criterion of EPCRA section 313(d)(2)(C) due to its toxicity to aquatic plants.