Notice of Open Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Dennis C. Shea, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ``the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on March 13, 2014, ``China and Evolving Security Dynamics in East Asia.'' Background: This is the third public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2014 report cycle to collect input from academic, industry, and government experts on national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. This hearing will explore the evolving security dynamics in Asia and the effects of this changing environment on the United States. More specifically, it will address how Northeast and Southeast Asia are responding to China's rise and consider what implications follow for U.S. alliances and partnerships in the region. The hearing will be co-chaired by Commissioners Peter T.R. Brookes and Jeffrey L. Fiedler. Any interested party may file a written statement by March 13, 2014, by mailing to the contact below. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. Location, Date and Time: Location TBA. Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9:00am3:00pm Eastern Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted to the Commission's Web site at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check our Web site for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing.
Revision to the Washington State Implementation Plan; Update to the Solid Fuel Burning Devices Regulations
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) received on January 30, 2014. The SIP submission contains revisions to Washington's solid fuel burning device rules to control fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from residential wood combustion. The updated regulations reflect Washington State statutory changes made in 2012, setting revised PM2.5 trigger levels for impaired air quality burn bans and setting criteria for prohibiting solid fuel burning devices that are not certified. The submission also contains updates to the regulations to improve the clarity of the language. We are proposing to approve these changes because they meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act and strengthen the Washington SIP.
Brass Sheet and Strip From Japan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip from Japan for the period August 1, 2012, through July 31, 2013.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Seismic Survey in Cook Inlet, Alaska
NMFS received an application from Furie Operating Alaska LLC (Furie) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to a proposed 3D seismic survey in Cook Inlet, Alaska, between May 2014 and May 2015. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS requests comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to Furie to take, by Level B harassment only, six species of marine mammals during the specified activity.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Policies and Procedures for the Conversion of Efficiencies Units to One Bedroom Units
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures; 2014 Research Fishery
On November 22, 2013, NMFS published a notice inviting qualified commercial shark permit holders to submit applications to participate in the 2014 shark research fishery. The shark research fishery allows for the collection of fishery-dependent data for future stock assessments and cooperative research with commercial fishermen to meet the shark research objectives of the Agency. Every year, the permit terms and permitted activities (e.g., number of hooks and trips, retention limits) specifically authorized for selected participants in the shark research fishery are designated depending on the scientific and research needs of the Agency, as well as the number of NMFS- approved observers available. In order to inform selected participants of this year's specific permit requirements and ensure all terms and conditions of the permit are met, NMFS is holding a mandatory permit holder meeting (via conference call) for selected participants. The date and time of that meeting is announced in this notice.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands; 2014 and 2015 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
NMFS announces final 2014 and 2015 harvest specifications, prohibited species catch allowances, and closures for the groundfish fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish during the 2014 and 2015 fishing years, and to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the BSAI (FMP). The intended effect of this action is to conserve and manage the groundfish resources in the BSAI in accordance with the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
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 collection. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its 115th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and its 159th Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. The Council will also convene meetings of the Marianas Plan Team (PT), Guam Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI) REAC, the Mariana Archipelago Advisory Panel (AP) and the Council's Program Planning Standing Committee and Executive and Budget Standing Committee.
New Postal Product
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting the addition of Priority Mail Contract 78 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Information Collection Request Submitted to Office of Management and Budget (Renewal)
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administrative Conference of the United States will submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting renewal of an existing and previously approved ICR (No. 3002-0003), substitute ``Confidential Employment and Financial Disclosure Report.'' This form is a simplified substitute for the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450, which non-government members of the Conference would otherwise be required to file. OGE has approved the use of this substitute form. This proposed information collection was previously approved by OMB in 2011, with an expiration date of May 31, 2014. The changes proposed on the current form are minor in nature. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Administrative Conference is inviting comments on the information collection.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip From India and Taiwan: Final Results of the Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders and Correction to the Preliminary Results
As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that the revocation of the antidumping orders on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip from India and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitudes of the dumping margins likely to prevail are indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
Certain Pasta From Italy; Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2011
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain pasta from Italy. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. We find that Molino e Pastificio Tomasello S.p.A. (Tomasello) received countervailable subsidies during the POR, and find that Delverde Industrie Alimentari S.p.A. (Delverde) and Valdigrano di Flavio Pagani S.r.L. (Valdigrano) received de minimis countervailable subsidies during the POR.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Earpiece Devices Having Positioning and Retaining Structure and Components Thereof, DN 3002; 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)).
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-520, FERC-561, FERC-566); Comment Request; Extension
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collections FERC-520 (Application for Authority to Hold Interlocking Directorate Positions), FERC-561 (Annual Report of Interlocking Positions), and FERC-566 (Annual Report of a Utility's 20 Largest Purchasers).
Notice of Availability of Proposed Advisory Circular for Passenger Notification Hazardous Materials Regulations
In April 2013, the FAA Administrator chartered an Aviation Rulemaking Committee to develop recommendations that would establish an acceptable and effective means for air carriers to notify passengers of hazardous materials regulations. In November 2013, that Aviation Rulemaking Committee published a report containing its recommendations, as well as a proposed Advisory Circular with one or more means for air carriers to comply with passenger notification regulations. The FAA invites public comment on the Aviation Rulemaking Committee's recommended guidance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Milford Haven Inlet, Hudgins, VA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the VA State Route 223 Bridge (Gwynn's Island) across the Milford Haven Inlet, mile 0.1, at Hudgins, Virginia. The deviation is necessary to facilitate painting the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the evening.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bishop Cut, Near Stockton, CA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the San Joaquin County highway bridge across Bishop Cut, mile 1.0 near Stockton, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow PG&E Company to temporarily interrupt electric service to the area while installing new overhead equipment. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Grassy Sound Channel, NJ
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the State Route 47 (George Redding) Bridge across Grassy Sound Channel, NJICW mile 108.9, at Wildwood, NJ. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position while the safety barrier gates are being replaced.
Safety Zone; Havasu Triathlon; Lake Havasu, AZ
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the navigable waters of Lake Havasu and the London Bridge Channel for the Havasu Triathlon. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide safety for the swimmers, crew, rescue personnel, and other users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
The Coast Guard will amend its safety zones regulations for annual events in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This amendment updates the locations/and or enforcement times for 23 permanent safety zones; adds 10 new permanent safety zones; and for all permanent safety zones, provides notice that enforcement times are subject to change. We believe these amendments and additions are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual maritime events, including fireworks displays, boat races, and air shows.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon”
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Ukrainian Museum, New York, New York, from on or about March 22, 2014, until on or about September 28, 2014, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Assessment of DAIDS Training Resources
In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To Submit Comments and for Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Jacquelyn Burns, Office for Policy in Clinical Research Operations, DAIDS, NIAID, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Room 4118, Bethesda, MD 20852, or call non-toll- free number 301-402-0143, or Email your request, including your address to: Jburns@niaid.nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication. Proposed Collection: Assessment of DAIDS Training Resources, 0925- New, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: This is a new data collection in order to assess the efficacy of training resources and their impact on NIAID-supported and/or sponsored research operations. The generic OMB clearance will allow collecting information about the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors from target audiences (e.g., research staff) to help improve and inform these training resources. Information collected will be used to determine the future direction for training resources, including which resources should be continued, enhanced, added, or discontinued in order to utilize resources efficiently. Findings will provide data to inform and guide the optimal development, dissemination, and revisions to improve NIAID trainings and resources. Various types of data will be collected, including post- assessment tests, questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups. Post- assessment tests will be administered at the time of the trainings to assess trainees' immediate knowledge gained, as well as reactions and satisfaction to the content. Select trainees will be queried at later time points (e.g., three-months, six-months) after they have participated in a training to understand if they have been able to apply their knowledge at the workplace, and identify facilitators or hindrances to implementing this new knowledge. The assessment team will conduct repeated data collections for these select trainees to determine any changes throughout time. In order to obtain information beyond self-reported data, select managers and supervisors will also be queried to assess if they have observed any changes in their staff after attending trainings, and if the work environment is conducive for trainees to implement knowledge from trainings. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 847.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Safety Standards for Full-Size Baby Cribs and Non-Full Size Baby Cribs
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the CPSC's Safety Standards for Full-Size Baby Cribs and Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs (OMB No. 3041-0147). In the Federal Register of December 24, 2013 (78 FR 77660), the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency's intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. One commenter stated that drop-side cribs should not be eliminated because the problem is caused by cheap plastic hardware provided by the manufacturers. That comment is outside the scope of the proposed renewal request, which sought comments on the burden hours associated with recordkeeping requirements in the safety standards. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection, unless the CPSC displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. As part of the Commission's continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the CPSC invites comments on a proposed request for extension of approval of a collection of information on the Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters (OMB No. 3041-0130). The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Procedures for Export of Noncomplying Products
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless the CPSC displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. As part of the Commission's continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the CPSC invites comments on a proposed request for extension of approval of a collection of information relating to the procedures for the export of noncomplying products (OMB No. 3041-0003). The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from OMB.
Amendment of Notice of Allocation Availability (NOAA) Inviting Applications for the Combined Calendar Year (CY) 2013 and 2014 Allocation Round of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program
This notice amends the NOAA that was published on July 29, 2013 (78 FR 45604) for the combined calendar year 2013 and 2014 allocation round of the NMTC Program, as authorized by Title I, subtitle C, section 121 of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-554) and as amended thereafter. Through the NMTC Program, the CDFI Fund provides authority to CDEs to offer an incentive to investors in the form of tax credits over seven years, which is expected to stimulate the provision of private investment capital that, in turn, will facilitate economic and community development in Low- Income Communities. The July 29, 2013 NOAA announced the availability of up to $8.5 billion of NMTC investment authority, $3.5 billion of which was authorized by American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and an additional $5.0 billion, which was subject to Congressional authorization. Because the CDFI Fund has not received Congressional allocation authority for calendar year 2014 as of the date of this notice, it is amending the July 29, 2013 NOAA to reflect the authorized authority for calendar year 2013 only. Thus, this notice revises the July 29, 2013 NOAA such that the funding opportunity announced therein no longer includes the combined calendar years 2013 and 2014, but is for calendar year 2013 only. Decrease in Allocation Authority: The July 29, 2013 NOAA announced that there would be a total of $8.5 billion of NMTC allocation authority available in the combined calendar year 2013 and 2014 Allocation Round. This notice revises the July 29, 2013 NOAA such that $3.5 billion of NMTC allocation authority is available for calendar year 2013 only. Decrease of Award Amount: The July 29, 2013 NOAA also announced that the CDFI Fund anticipates that it will provide allocation awards of not more than $125 million per Allocatee. Due to not having allocation authority for calendar year 2014 as of the date of this notice, this notice revises the July 29, 2013 NOAA such that the CDFI Fund now expects that it may provide allocation awards of not more than $100 million of allocation per Allocatee. All other information and requirements set forth in the July 29, 2013 NOAA shall remain effective, as published.
Committee Name: Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC)
The Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC) calls a full body, in-person meeting of its membership to receive all relevant information and facilitate development of recommendations to the HSIN Program Management Office (PMO) on three major issue areas including: (1) Progress in optimizing the HSIN R3 platform and potentially necessary reforms to the design of HSIN Central and prioritization of future HSIN development requirements to ensure optimal performance; (2) defining the strategic positioning of the HSIN R3 platform and resulting messaging and communications planning; and (3) at the direction and guidance of the HSIN PMO, developing recommendations for membership, agendas and operations plans for a series of newly established sub-committees.
Energy Efficiency Program for Industrial Equipment: Interim Determination Classifying CSA Group as a Nationally Recognized Certification Program for Small Electric Motors
This notice announces an interim determination by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) classifying CSA Group (CSA) as a nationally recognized certification program under 10 CFR 431.447 and 431.448.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Highland Specialty Grains, Inc. of Almira, Washington, an exclusive license to the variety of feed barley described in Plant Variety Protection Certificate Number 200700405, ``RWA 1758,'' issued on September 20, 2007.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to LH Organics LLC of Moraga, California, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 13/485,877, ``Bioactive Gypsum Starch Composition'', filed on May 31, 2012.