December 18, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30076
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Committee on January 14, 2014 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Members of a Family for Purpose of Filing CBP Family Declaration
Document Number: 2013-30075
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This final rule affects persons eligible to file a single customs declaration. The final rule expands the definitions of family members residing in one household. As a result of this expansion, more U.S. returning resident and non-resident visitor families will be eligible to file a single customs declaration, and correspondingly, more U.S. returning resident family members may group their personal duty exemptions.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30074
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet to work on Task Statement 80, concerning crew training requirements onboard vessels subject to the International Code of Safety for ships using gases or low flash-point fuels (IGF Code). This meeting will be open to the public.
Proposed Levels of Service at Locks and Dams on the J Bennett Johnston Waterway (Red River)
Document Number: 2013-30073
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
This notice replaces the original notice published in the Federal Register on June 6, 2013 (78 FR 34083). The hours of availability for locking at Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam, John H. Overton Lock and Dam, Lock and Dam No. 3, Russell B. Long Lock and Dam, and Joe D. Waggonner, JR Lock and Dam on the J Bennett Johnston Waterway will remain at the current schedule of 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, and 365 days per year for a one year period beginning February 1, 2014. Future level of service for each of the five locks and dams will be re-assessed following this one year period.
Notice of Action
Document Number: 2013-30072
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Effective with the release of PPI data for January 2014 in February 2014, BLS will transition from the Stage of Processing (SOP) aggregation system to the Final Demand-Intermediate Demand (FD-ID) aggregation system. This shift will result in significant changes to the PPI news release, as well as other documents available from PPI, including the PPI Detailed Report and PPI Handbook of Methods.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Formaldehyde Standard
Document Number: 2013-30071
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Formaldehyde Standard,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Reporting Purchases From Sources Outside the United States
Document Number: 2013-30070
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning reporting purchases from sources outside the United States. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 56230, on September 12, 2013. No comments were received.
Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rates
Document Number: 2013-30069
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration's annual privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage reimbursement rate reviews have resulted in new CY 2014 rates for the use of privately owned automobiles (POA), POAs when Government owned automobiles (GOA) are authorized, privately owned motorcycles, and privately owned airplanes for official purposes. FTR Bulletin 14-03 establishes the new CY 2014 mileage reimbursement rates ($0.56 for POAs, $0.235 for POAs when a GOA is authorized, $0.53 for privately owned motorcycles, and $1.31 for privately owned airplanes) pursuant to the process discussed below. This notice of subject bulletin is the only notification of revisions to the POV rates to agencies other than the changes posted on the GSA Web site. GSA determines these rates by reviewing the annual standard automobile study contracted for by the Internal Revenue Service, as well as conducting independent automobile, motorcycle, and aircraft studies that evaluate various factors, such as the cost of fuel, the depreciation of the original vehicles costs, maintenance and insurance, and or by applying consumer price index data.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2013-30064
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered or threatened species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (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.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Data Webinar for Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic King Mackerel
Document Number: 2013-30063
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR assessment of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic King Mackerel will consist of several workshops and a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Data Collection Available for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-30062
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Small Business Administration's intentions to request approval on a new and/or currently approved information collection.
Data Collection Available for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-30061
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Small Business Administration's intentions to request approval on a new and/or currently approved information collection.
Data Collection Available for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-30060
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Small Business Administration's intentions to request approval on a new and/or currently approved information collection.
Resolution of Systemically Important Financial Institutions: The Single Point of Entry Strategy
Document Number: 2013-30057
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Since enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) in 2010, the FDIC has been developing its capabilities for implementing the Orderly Liquidation Authority established under Title II of that Act to allow for the orderly resolution of a systemically important financial institution. This notice describes in greater detail the Single Point of Entry strategy, highlights some of the issues identified in connection with the strategy, and requests public comment on various aspects of the strategy.
Draft Risk Profile on Pathogens and Filth in Spices: Availability; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-30055
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is extending the comment period for the notice entitled ``Draft Risk Profile on Pathogens and Filth in Spices: Availability'' that appeared in the Federal Register of November 4, 2013 (78 FR 66010). In the notice, FDA requested comments that can help improve the data and information used; the analytical analyses employed; and the clarity and transparency of the draft risk profile. We are taking this action in response to a request for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments, scientific data, and information.
Arts Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30054
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463), as amended, notice is hereby given that six meetings of the Arts Advisory Panel to the National Council on the Arts will be held at the Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20506 (unless otherwise noted) as follows (all meetings are Eastern time and ending times are approximate): Folk & Traditional Arts (application review): This meeting will be closed. Dates: January 9, 2014. 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 716. Music (review of nominations): This meeting will be closed. Dates: January 14, 2014. 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The meeting will be held at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ella & Louis Room, 3 Columbus Circle, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10019. Music (application review): This meeting will be virtual and will be closed. Dates: January 14, 2014. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. State & Regional (review of State Partnership Agreements): This meeting will be open. Dates: January 15-16, 2014. From 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on January 15th and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on January 16th, in Room 716. State & Regional (review of Regional Partnership Agreements): This meeting will be open. Dates: January 23, 2014. 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Research (application review): This meeting will be virtual and will be closed. Dates: January 29, 2014. 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30051
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Enable Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2013-30035
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Request for a Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2013-30033
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the National Science Foundation's intention to request a revision to and an extension of approval of an information collection associated with qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback on service delivery by the National Science Foundation.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine
Document Number: 2013-30032
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Brazil and the antidumping duty orders on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207).
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Pacific Whiting and Non-Whiting Allocations; Pacific Whiting Seasons
Document Number: 2013-30031
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document announces the reapportionment of 30,000 mt of Pacific whiting from the tribal allocation to the non-tribal commercial fishery allocations. This action is intended to allow for full utilization of the resource.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-30030
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes, Model A319-111, -112, -113, - 114, and -115 airplanes, Model A320-111, -211, -212, and -214 airplanes, and Model A321-111, -112, -211, -212, and -213 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of broken aft engine mount retainers. This proposed AD would require inspecting the aft engine mount retainers for surface finish, and for cracks and failure, and replacement if necessary. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of retainer brackets of the aft engine mount and consequent loss of the locking feature of the nuts of the inner and outer pins. Loss of the pins will result in the aft mount engine link no longer being secured to the aft engine mount.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2013-30029
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Acousto-Magnetic Electronic Article Surveillance Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, DN 2990; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
Application for Final Commitment for a Long-Term Loan or Financial Guarantee in Excess of $100 Million: AP088132XX
Document Number: 2013-30028
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Export-Import Bank of the United States
This Notice is to inform the public, in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (``Ex-Im Bank''), that Ex-Im Bank has received an application for final commitment for a long-term loan or financial guarantee in excess of $100 million (as calculated in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter). Comments received within the comment period specified below will be presented to the Ex-Im Bank Board of Directors prior to final action on this Transaction.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30026
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below are being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on September 25, 2013 (78 FR 59086).
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30025
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 16, 2013 (78 FR 56995).
New Standards To Enhance Package Visibility
Document Number: 2013-30023
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to require the use of Intelligent Mail[supreg] package barcodes (IMpb) on all commercial parcels, and to require the transmission of supporting electronic documentation including piece-level address or ZIP+4[supreg] Code information. Included in these new requirements is a per-piece price adjustment for mailpieces not complying with the IMpb standards. The Postal Service is also adding DMM reference to a future requirement to use a complete destination delivery address or an 11-digit delivery point validated ZIP Code TM in the mailer's electronic documentation.
Guarantee Fee Rates for Guaranteed Loans for Fiscal Year 2014; Maximum Portion of Guarantee Authority Available for Fiscal Year 2014; Annual Renewal Fee for Fiscal Year 2014
Document Number: 2013-30020
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
As set forth in 7 CFR 4279.107, the Agency has the authority to charge an initial guarantee fee and an annual renewal fee for loans made under the Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program. Pursuant to that authority, the Agency is establishing the renewal fee rate at one-half of 1 percent for the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program. This rate will apply to all loans obligated in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 that are made under the B&I program. As established in 7 CFR 4279.107(b)(1), the amount of the fee on each guaranteed loan will be determined by multiplying the fee rate by the outstanding principal loan balance as of December 31, multiplied by the percent of guarantee. The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 set funding levels according to those established by the 2012 Appropriations Bill. This authorized the Agency to charge a maximum of 3 percent for its guarantee fee for FY 2013. It is the Agency's expectation that the 2014 Appropriations Bill will contain the same authorization to charge a maximum of 3 percent for its guarantee fee for FY 2014. As such, the guarantee fee for FY 2014 will be 3 percent. In the event the 2014 Appropriations Bill reduces the fee authorization below 3 percent, a subsequent notice will be published in the Federal Register amending the guarantee fee for FY 2014. As set forth in 7 CFR 4279.107(a) and 4279.119(b)(4), each fiscal year, the Agency shall establish a limit on the maximum portion of B&I guarantee authority available for that fiscal year that may be used to guarantee loans with a reduced guarantee fee or guaranteed loans with a guarantee percentage exceeding 80 percent. Allowing a reduced guarantee fee or exceeding the 80 percent guarantee on certain B&I guaranteed loans that meet the conditions set forth in 7 CFR 4279.107 and 4279.119 will increase the Agency's ability to focus guarantee assistance on projects which the Agency has found particularly meritorious. For reduced guarantee fees, the borrower's business must support value-added agriculture and result in farmers benefiting financially or must be a high impact business investment as defined in 7 CFR 4279.155(b)(5) and be located in rural communities that experience long-term population decline and job deterioration, remain persistently poor, are experiencing trauma as a result of natural disaster, or are experiencing fundamental structural changes in its economic base. For guaranteed loans exceeding 80 percent, such projects must qualify as a high-priority project (a requirement of 7 CFR 4279.119(b)), scoring at least 50 points in accordance with 7 CFR 4279.155(b). Not more than 12 percent of the Agency's quarterly apportioned B&I guarantee authority will be reserved for loan requests with a reduced fee, and not more than 15 percent of the Agency's quarterly apportioned guarantee authority will be reserved for guaranteed loan requests with a guarantee percentage exceeding 80 percent. Once the respective quarterly limits are reached, all additional loans for that quarter will be at the standard fee and guarantee limits.
Maximum Loan Amount for Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans in Fiscal Year 2014
Document Number: 2013-30018
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Section 4279.119(a)(1) of 7 CFR allows the Rural Business- Cooperative Service Administrator, at the Administrator's discretion, to grant an exception to the $10 million limit for Business and Industry (B&I) guaranteed loans of $25 million or less under certain circumstances. Due to the limited program funds that are expected for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 for the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program, the Administrator has decided to only grant exceptions to the $10 million loan limit for existing B&I guaranteed loan borrowers that meet certain criteria. Limiting the maximum loan amount will enable the Agency to provide financing assistance to as many projects as possible. In order for an existing B&I guaranteed loan borrower to be granted an exception to the $10 million loan limit, they must meet the following criteria: (1) Qualify as a high priority project (a requirement of 7 CFR 4279.119(a)(1)(i)), scoring at least 50 points in accordance with the criteria in 7 CFR 4279.155(b); (2) have an existing B&I loan that has been current for the past 12 months without such status being achieved through debt forgiveness; and (3) not be requesting a refinance of the existing B&I loan. All other requirements of 7 CFR 4279.119(a) must be met. Limiting exceptions to the $10 million limit will allow the Agency to guarantee more loans and target smaller loans/projects impacting more small businesses and will assist the Agency to conserve scarce funding dollars at a time when there is unprecedented interest in the program.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30015
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30014
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30013
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30012
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health