Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the October 23, 2013 meeting and the full set of amended By-Laws reflecting changes previously adopted by the Board and proposed technical amendments. The BBG will discuss and vote on an interim management structure for the International Broadcasting Bureau. Finally, the BBG will receive a presentation providing an overview of the Voice of America and convene a discussion panel on the transition of international media organizations in the digital age. This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the BBG's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the Agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person, unless the partial government shutdown persists, at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Member of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingdecember2013.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EST) on December 17. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacific Ocean off the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands, Island of Kauai, Hawaii; Danger Zone.
The Corps of Engineers is amending its regulations for the danger zone in waters of the Pacific Ocean off the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands, Island of Kauai, Hawaii. The U.S. Navy conducts weapon systems testing and other military testing and training activities at the Pacific Missile Range Facility. The amendment expands the boundaries of the existing danger zone to include an area necessary to protect the public from potential hazards associated with weapon systems testing, other military testing and training activities, and increased threat conditions. Similar to the original danger zone, the expanded danger zone prohibits any activity by the public within the danger zone during range operations, weapon systems testing, other military testing and training activities, increases in force protection and other mission-essential evolutions without first obtaining permission from the Commanding Officer, Pacific Missile Range Facility to ensure public safety and/or installation good order. The expanded danger zone extends along approximately seven miles of shoreline adjacent to the Pacific Missile Range Facility, with its seaward extent ranging between 2.96 and 4.16 nautical miles offshore. Only the portions of the danger zone necessary to safely conduct range operations will be activated.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Commission will consider a Report and Order that takes critical steps to improve the reliability and resiliency of 911 networks nationwide. 2....................... WIRELESS TELE- TITLE: Expanding COMMUNICATIONS. Access to Mobile Wireless Services Onboard Aircraft. SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise outdated rules and provide airlines with the ability to permit passengers to use mobile wireless services via onboard airborne access systems. 3....................... TECHNOLOGY TRANSITIONS PRESENTATION: The POLICY TASK FORCE. Commission will hear a status update on the Task Force's work towards making near- term recommendations related to the Commission's expectations and role in the IP transition. 4....................... WIRELESS TELE- PRESENTATION: The COMMUNICATIONS. commission will hear an update on FCC and industry efforts to promote mobile wireless device unlocking.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exchange Programs Alumni Web Site Registration
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Department of State Acquisition Regulation
This rule adopts as final certain changes proposed to the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR) to conform to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) changes. It adds a new DOSAR clause and provision regarding reporting certain categories of Government-furnished and contractor-acquired property.
Request for Information for the 2014; Trafficking in Persons Report
The Department of State (``the Department'') requests written information to assist in reporting on the degree to which the United States and foreign governments comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons (``minimum standards'') that are prescribed by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, (Div. A, Pub. L. 106-386) as amended (``TVPA''). This information will assist in the preparation of the Trafficking in Persons Report (``TIP Report'') that the Department submits annually to appropriate committees in the U.S. Congress on governments' level of compliance with the minimum standards. Foreign governments that do not comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so may be subject to restrictions on nonhumanitarian, nontrade-related foreign assistance from the United States, as defined by the TVPA. Submissions must be made in writing to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State by January 30, 2014. Please refer to the Addresses, Scope of Interest, and Information Sought sections of this Notice for additional instructions on submission requirements.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Final Rule To Allow Northeast Multispecies Sector Vessels Access to Year-Round Closed Areas
This rule allows fishing access for Northeast multispecies sectors to two portions of the Southern New England Nantucket Lightship Closed Area for the remainder of the 2013 fishing year under specified conditions. Although NMFS considered and proposed exemption requests that would allow sector vessels access to portions of Georges Bank Closed Areas I and II, NMFS is not granting access to those areas at this time. The intent of this rule is to allow sector vessels increased opportunities to harvest non-groundfish stocks such as monkfish, dogfish, and skates while minimizing impacts to overfished groundfish stock such as Georges Bank cod and yellowtail flounder.
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, January 13-15, 2014 at the times and location listed below.
Updated OGE Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the updated OGE Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
Truth in Lending (Regulation Z)
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is publishing this final rule amending the regulatory text and official interpretations for Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). The Bureau is required to calculate annually the dollar amounts for several provisions in Regulation Z; this final rule reviews the dollar amounts for provisions implementing amendments to TILA under the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act) and the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 (HOEPA). These amounts are adjusted, where appropriate, based on the annual percentage change reflected in the Consumer Price Index in effect on June 1, 2013. The minimum interest charge disclosure thresholds will remain unchanged in 2014. The adjusted dollar amount for the penalty fees safe harbor in 2014 is $26 for a first late payment and $37 for each subsequent violation within the following six months. The adjusted statutory fee trigger for HOPEA loans is $632, effective January 1, 2014.
Meeting of the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure
The Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure will hold a two-day meeting. The meeting will be open to public observation but not participation.
Meeting of the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure
On January 9, 2014, the Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure will hold a one-day public hearing on the proposed amendments to Civil Rules 1, 4, 6, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 55, 84, and Appendix of Forms.
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and the United Kingdom: Notice of Reinstatement of Antidumping Duty Orders, Resumption of Administrative Reviews, and Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews
On July 15, 2011, pursuant to a decision of the Court of International Trade (CIT) that affirmed the International Trade Commission's (ITC's) negative injury determinations on remand in the second sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on bearings from Japan and the United Kingdom, the Department of Commerce (the Department) revoked the Orders.\1\ On May 16, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) reversed the CIT's decision and ordered the CIT to reinstate the ITC's affirmative material injury determinations.\2\ Subsequently, on November 18, 2013, the CIT issued final judgment reinstating the ITC's affirmative injury determinations.\3\ Therefore, the Department is now reinstating the Orders. Additionally, the Department is resuming the administrative reviews of these orders for the periods May 1, 2009, through April 30, 2010, and May 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Reconsideration of Changed Circumstances Review
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has received information sufficient to warrant reconsideration of a completed changed circumstances review (``CCR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') originally conducted in 2007.\1\ Based on evidence uncovered in the sixth administrative review (``AR6'') of this proceeding,\2\ we find the information submitted by Hilltop International (``Hilltop'') \3\ in this CCR contains material misrepresentations and, consequently, is unusable for any purposes. Accordingly, our original determination that Hilltop is the successor-in-interest to Yelin Enterprise Co. Hong Kong (``Yelin'') is reversed such that Hilltop should properly be considered part of the PRC-wide entity, absent a determination of its own rate separate from the PRC-wide entity.\4\
Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Capital Fund Interim Scoring Notice: Reinstitution of Five Points for Occupancy Sub-Indicator and Request for Comment
This notice advises public housing agencies (PHAs), as well as members of the public, that HUD intends to reinstitute, temporarily, the award of 5 points for the occupancy sub-indicator of the Capital Fund Program Indicator to all PHAs for the PHAS Capital Fund Program Indicator. This award of points is provided as regulatory relief from a non-statutory element of PHAS and intended to help lessen the impact of decreases in funding in recent appropriations acts. Adding automatic points for the occupancy sub-indicator will allow PHAs to focus on the statutory criteria for assessing performance under the Capital Fund Indicator, which is timely obligation of the Capital Funds and will in no way limit HUD's oversight and monitoring of PHAs. HUD welcomes public comment on the scoring adjustment HUD intends to make as provided in this notice.
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Route 460 Location Study, Prince George County to Suffolk, Virginia
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the United States Department of the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), as joint lead federal agencies and in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to evaluate the Route 460 Location Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and a Department of the Army Individual Permit (IP) Application. The purpose of this SEIS is to evaluate new information regarding the aquatic resource impacts to the preferred alternative described in the June 2008 FEIS and approved in the September 2008 Record of Decision (ROD). In addition, FHWA is evaluating proposed changes to the termini of the selected alternative and the proposed interchange at Route 620, and proposed changes to the selected alignment to avoid and minimize aquatic resource impacts. The USACE is preparing the document as part of its evaluation of the IP application submitted by U.S. Route 460 Mobility Partners (the Applicant) for the discharge of fill material into waters of the United States in conjunction with the construction of the Route 460 Corridor Improvements Project (Project).
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; North Dakota
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 January 15, 2014.
Allocations, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for Grantees Receiving Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds in Response to Disasters Occurring in 2013
This Notice advises the public of a $128,500,000 allocation for the purpose of assisting recovery in the most impacted and distressed areas in Colorado, Illinois and Oklahoma declared a major disaster in 2013. This is the fourth allocation of Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113-2). Prior allocations addressed the areas most impacted by Hurricane Sandy, as well as the areas most impacted by disasters occurring in 2011 or 2012. In Federal Register Notices, the Department has described those allocations, relevant statutory provisions, the grant award process, criteria for Action Plan approval, eligible disaster recovery activities, and applicable waivers and alternative requirements. This Notice builds upon the requirements of the Federal Register Notices published by the Department on March 5, 2013 (78 FR 14329), April 19, 2013 (78 FR 23578) and August 2, 2013 (78 FR 46999), referred to collectively in this Notice as the ``Prior Notices.'' The Prior Notices are available at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-05/pdf/2013- 05170.pdf http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-19/pdf/2013-09228.pdf http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-02/pdf/2013-18643.pdf . For grantees receiving an allocation under this Notice, many of the requirements described in the Prior Notices will apply, with some minor modifications.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Patuxent Research Refuge, Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties, MD; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for Patuxent Research Refuge (Patuxent RR, refuge), located in Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties, Maryland. In this final CCP, we describe how we will manage the refuge for the next 15 years.
Notice of Public Meeting for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
Notice of Public Meeting for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council: Cancellation
The Bureau of Land Management, Oregon/Washington, published a document in the Federal Register on October 28, 2013, regarding a public meeting of the John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council which was scheduled for November 14 and 15, 2013. The meeting was cancelled.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Third Quarter of Calendar Year 2013
Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform Act) requires HUD to publish quarterly Federal Register notices of all regulatory waivers that HUD has approved. Each notice covers the quarterly period since the previous Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice is to comply with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act. This notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the period beginning on July 1, 2013, and ending on September 30, 2013.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Trail Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Trail Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/EIS), Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Park), Ohio.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Transportation Entry and Manifest of Goods Subject to CBP Inspection and Permit
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Transportation Entry and Manifest of Goods Subject to CBP Inspection and Permit. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 57405) on September 18, 2013, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
New Animal Drugs for Use in Animal Feeds; Bambermycins
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to remove dairy replacement heifers from the pasture cattle class for which free-choice, loose-mineral medicated feeds containing bambermycins are approved. This action is being taken because a level of selenium for inclusion in such feeds has not been established for dairy cattle under the food additive regulation for selenium.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier's Certificate and Release
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier's Certificate and Release (CBP Form 7523). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 59365) on September 26, 2013, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Adequacy Status of the Submitted Attainment Plan for the Delaware Portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-New Jersey 1997 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard Nonattainment Area for Transportation Conformity Purposes
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that EPA has found that the Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) in the Delaware portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-New Jersey 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Attainment Plan, submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision on April 25, 2012 by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of EPA's finding, the State of Delaware must use the out-year 2012 MVEBs from the April 25, 2012 Attainment Plan for future conformity determinations for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Proposed CERCLA Settlement Relating to the Paul's Tank Cleaning Service Superfund Site, Burlington County, New Jersey
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), Region 2, of a proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past and Future Response Costs (``Agreement'') pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, with SKF USA, Inc. (``Settling Party''). The Settling Party is a potentially responsible party, pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, and thus is potentially liable for response costs incurred at or in connection Paul's Tank Cleaning Service Superfund Site (``Site''), located in Burlington County, New Jersey. Under the Agreement, the Settling Party agrees to pay a total of $100,000.00 to EPA for past and future response costs. EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the Agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the proposed Agreements are inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA Region 2 offices, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-1866.
Rail Transportation of Grain, Rate Regulation Review
The Surface Transportation Board invites public comment on how to ensure the Board's rate complaint procedures are accessible to grain shippers and provide effective protection against unreasonable freight rail transportation rates.
Special Notice; Correction
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in a Federal Register on November 15, 2013, that omitted 60-day Federal Register Notice information. This document corrects the errors by adding the Federal Register notice information.
Special Notice; Correction
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in a Federal Register on November 18, 2013, that listed the incorrect title of the VA Form in the 60 day Federal Register Notice information. This document corrects the errors by adding the Federal Register notice information.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Care Coordination Home Telehealth (CCHT) Patient Satisfaction Survey) Activities Under OMB Review
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection required to obtain patient perspective on satisfaction with the CCHT program and messaging devices.