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Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Land in Sierra County, NM
Document Number: 2013-30485
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined 30.12 acres of public land in Sierra County, New Mexico, and found them suitable for classification for conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended. A closed landfill currently exists on the property under an R&PP Act lease, and the City of Truth or Consequences proposes to continue its use for the existing landfill. The land is not needed for any Federal purpose and is encumbered by an existing landfill. A conveyance would allow the City of Truth or Consequences to continue monitoring the landfill in accordance with the approved closure plan.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Seattle, Washington
Document Number: 2013-30484
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the Port of Seattle for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed Noise Compatibility Program that was submitted for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport under Part 150 in conjunction with the Noise Exposure Map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before June 10, 2014.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret
Document Number: 2013-30481
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of a revised recovery plan for the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). This species is federally listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).
Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities
Document Number: 2013-30480
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2013-30479
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans
Document Number: 2013-30478
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the adoption of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) recovery plan for the South-Central California Coast Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), which spawn and rear in coastal rivers from the Pajaro River to Arroyo Grande Creek, California. The Final South- Central California Coast Steelhead Recovery Plan (Final Recovery Plan) is now available.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2013-30476
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Agency Information Collection Activities: Documents Required Aboard Private Aircraft
Document Number: 2013-30475
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Documents Required Aboard Private Aircraft. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3507).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Surveys Along the Oregon and California Coasts
Document Number: 2013-30471
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to rocky intertidal monitoring surveys. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to PISCO to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during the specified activity.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30467
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR is for extending the use of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0945-0006, which expires on March 31, 2014. Prior to submitting that ICR to OMB, OS seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
Importation of Beef From a Region in Brazil
Document Number: 2013-30464
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the regulations governing the importation of certain animals, meat, and other animal products by allowing, under certain conditions, the importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from a region in Brazil (the States of Bahia, Distrito Federal, Espirito Santo, Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Rondonia, Sao Paulo, Sergipe, and Tocantins). Based on the evidence in a recent risk assessment, we have determined that fresh (chilled or frozen) beef can be safely imported from those Brazilian States provided certain conditions are met. This action would provide for the importation of beef from the designated region in Brazil into the United States while continuing to protect the United States against the introduction of foot-and-mouth disease.
DSM Nutritional Products; Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use)
Document Number: 2013-30462
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that DSM Nutritional Products has filed a petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of ethoxyquin in vitamin D formulations, including 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, used in animal food.
DSM Nutritional Products; Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use)
Document Number: 2013-30461
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that DSM Nutritional Products has filed a petition proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of 25- hydroxyvitamin D3 in feed for laying and breeding hens.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2013-30458
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is issuing public notice of its proposal to modify its previously noticed system of records. This notice publishes updates of those systems of records as set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Bait and Tackle Store Cost-Earnings Survey
Document Number: 2013-30456
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing Vessel Permits, Vessel, and Gear Identification, and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2013-30455
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, 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 Availability of Federal Election Commission, Procurement Division FY2013 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2013-30436
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), FEC PROCUREMENT DIVISION is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY2013 Service Contract inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that was made in FY2013. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued on December 19, 2011 by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP's guidance is available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/procurement /memo/ service-contract-inventories-guidance-11052010.pdf. The FEC Procurement Division has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the FEC homepage at the following link: http:// www.fec.gov/pages/procure/procure.shtml.
Basic Health Program: Proposed Federal Funding Methodology for Program Year 2015
Document Number: 2013-30435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This document provides the methodology and data sources necessary to determine federal payment amounts made to states that elect to establish a Basic Health Program certified by the Secretary under section 1331 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act) to offer health benefits coverage to low- income individuals otherwise eligible to purchase coverage through Affordable Insurance Exchanges.
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2013-30434
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Revision to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms and Instructions for LOMRs and CLOMRs
Document Number: 2013-30432
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information required by FEMA to revise National Flood Insurance Program Maps.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR-Fs
Document Number: 2013-30431
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to amend or revise National Flood Insurance Program maps to remove certain property from the 1-percent annual chance floodplain.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive License for: Convection Enhanced Delivery of a Therapeutic Agent With a Surrogate Tracer for Treating Cancer and Urological Diseases
Document Number: 2013-30430
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
This is notice, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7, that the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive worldwide license to practice the inventions embodied in: HHS Ref. No E-202-2002/0 ``Method for Convection Enhanced Delivery of Therapeutic Agents'', U.S. Provisional Patent Application 60/413,673 (filed September 24, 2002; expired), International Patent Application No. PCT/ US2003/30155 (filed September 24, 2003; nationalized), U.S. Patent Application 7,371,225, European Patent Application 03756863.1, Australian Patent 2003299140, to Medicenna Therapeutics, Inc. having a principle place of business in 1075 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6E 3C9. The United States of America is an assignee to the patent rights of these inventions. The contemplated exclusive license may be in a field of use directed to the treatment of cancers and urological disorders that express IL-4 receptor on their cell surface by administering cpIL4- PE38KDEL by convection enhanced deliver along with a Gd-DTPA surrogate tracer.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-30426
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Rural Business- Cooperative Service intention to request a revision to a currently approved information collection for the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program.
Findings of Research Misconduct
Document Number: 2013-30424
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has taken final action in the following case: Dong-Pyou Han, Ph.D., Iowa State University of Science and Technology: Based on the report of an inquiry conducted by the Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU), a detailed admission by the Respondent, and additional analysis conducted by ORI, ORI and ISU found that Dr. Dong-Pyou Han, former Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Services, ISU, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grants P01 AI074286, R33 AI076083, and U19 AI091031. ORI and ISU found that the Respondent falsified results in research to develop a vaccine against human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) by intentionally spiking samples of rabbit sera with antibodies to provide the desired results. The falsification made it appear that rabbits immunized with the gp41-54 moiety of the HIV gp41 glycoprotein induced antibodies capable of neutralizing a broad range of HIV-1 strains, when the original sera were weakly or non-reactive in neutralization assays. Falsified neutralization assay results were widely reported in laboratory meetings, seven (7) national and international symposia between 2010 and 2012, and in grant applications and progress reports P01 AI074286-03, -04, -05, and -06; R33 AI076083-04; U19 AI091031-01 and -03; and R01 AI090921-01. Specifically: a. Respondent falsified research materials when he provided collaborators with sera for neutralization assays from (i) rabbits immunized with peptides from HIV gp41-54Q (and related antigens HR1- 54Q, gp41-54Q-OG, gp41-54Q-GHC, gp41-54Q-Cys and Cys-gp41-54Q) to assay HIV neutralizing activity, when Respondent had spiked the samples with human IgG known to contain broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV-1; and (ii) rabbits immunized with HIV gp41-54Q to assay HIV neutralizing activity, when Respondent had spiked the samples with sera from rabbits immunized with HIV-1 gp120 that neutralized HIV. b. Respondent falsified data files for neutralization assays, and provided false data to his laboratory colleagues, to make it appear that rabbits immunized with gp41-54Q and recombinant Lactobacillus expressing gp41- 64 (LAB gp41-64) produced broadly reactive neutralizing antibodies, by changing the numbers to show that samples with little or no neutralizing activity had high activity. Dr. Han has entered into a Voluntary Exclusion Agreement and has voluntarily agreed for a period of three (3) years, beginning on November 25, 2013: (1) To exclude himself from any contracting or subcontracting with any agency of the United States Government and from eligibility or involvement in nonprocurement programs of the United States Government referred to as ``covered transactions'' pursuant to HHS' Implementation (2 CFR Part 376 et seq) of OMB Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension, 2 CFR Part 180 (collectively the ``Debarment Regulations''); and (2) to exclude himself voluntarily from serving in any advisory capacity to the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) including, but not limited to, service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as a consultant.
Hearings of the Review Panel on Prison Rape
Document Number: 2013-30423
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announces that the Review Panel on Prison Rape (Panel) will hold hearings in Washington, DC, on January 8-9, 2014. The hearing times and location are noted below. The purpose of the hearings is to assist the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in identifying common characteristics of victims and perpetrators of sexual victimization in U.S. prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities, and the common characteristics of U.S. prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities with the highest and lowest incidence of rape, respectively, based on anonymous surveys by the BJS of inmates and youth in representative samples of U.S. prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. In May 2013, the BJS issued the report Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2011-12. The report provides a listing of prisons and jails grouped according to the prevalence of reported sexual victimization, and formed the basis of the Panel's decision about which prison and jail facilities would be the subject of testimony. In June 2013, the BJS issued the report Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2012. The report provides a listing of juvenile facilities grouped according to the prevalence of reported sexual victimization, and formed the basis of the Panel's decision about which juvenile facilities would be the subject of testimony.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Student Data Form
Document Number: 2013-30422
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
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, ``Student Data Form,'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Construction Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices and Training Requirements
Document Number: 2013-30421
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
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, ``Construction Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices and Training Requirements'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; The Impact of Professional Development in Fractions for Fourth Grade
Document Number: 2013-30420
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Part 41, Relating to Security Futures Products
Document Number: 2013-30419
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the extension of a proposed collection of certain information by the agency. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments, as described below, on the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) titled: Part 41, Relating to Security Futures Products; OMB Control Number 3038-0059.
Peanut Promotion, Research, and Information Order; Amendment to Primary Peanut-Producing States and Adjustment of Membership
Document Number: 2013-30416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposal invites comments on adding the State of Arkansas as a primary peanut-producing State under the Peanut Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Order). The Order is administered by the National Peanut Board (Board) with oversight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Under the Order, primary peanut-producing States must maintain a 3-year average production of at least 10,000 tons of peanuts. Arkansas's peanut production meets this requirement. Primary peanut-producing States also have a seat on the Board, and this proposal would also add a seat on the Board for the State of Arkansas. The Board recommended this action to ensure that the Board's representation reflects changes in the geographical distribution of the production of peanuts.
Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Options B and C
Document Number: 2013-30415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) regulations to provide an election opportunity for employees enrolled in FEGLI Option B and Option C. This new procedure replaces the procedure by which FEGLI enrollees elect the allowable multiples of coverage they wish to continue during retirement or while receiving compensation.