Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
In a decision served on March 4, 2014, we proposed to adopt 1.010 (1.0% per year) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 2008-2012 (5-year) averaging period. This represents an increase of 0.1% from the average for the 2007-2011 period. The Board's March 4, 2014 decision in this proceeding stated that comments may be filed addressing any perceived data and computational errors in our calculation. It also stated that, if there were no further action taken by the Board, the proposed productivity adjustment would become effective on March 19, 2014.
Geological and Geophysical Exploration (G&G) on the Mid- and South Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
Consistent with the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), BOEM has prepared a Final Programmatic EIS to describe and evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with reasonably foreseeable G&G survey activities in Federal waters overlying the Mid- and South Atlantic OCS, as well as potentially interconnected or interrelated activities in adjacent State waters, as described in the Supplemental Information section below. These activities include, but are not limited to, seismic surveys (deep penetration and high-resolution geophysical), electromagnetic surveys, geological and geochemical sampling, and remote sensing surveys. The Final Programmatic EIS covers reasonably foreseeable G&G activities associated with the three program areas managed by BOEM on the OCS (i.e., oil and gas exploration and development, renewable energy, and marine minerals). The Final Programmatic EIS also evaluates mitigating measures to reduce potential impacts of G&G activities on marine resources, such as sound impacts to marine species and bottom-disturbance impacts on benthic communities and cultural resources.
Controlled Substances: 2014 Proposed Aggregate Production Quota for Four Temporarily Controlled Synthetic Cannabinoids
Four synthetic cannabinoids: quinolin-8-yl 1-pentyl-1H-indole- 3-carboxylate (PB-22; QUPIC); quinolin-8-yl 1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1H- indole-3-carboxylate (5-fluoro-PB-22; 5F-PB-22); N-(1-amino-3-methyl-1- oxobutan-2-yl)-1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide (AB- FUBINACA); and N-(1-amino-3,3-dimethyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl)-1-pentyl-1H- indazole-3-carboxamide (ADB-PINACA) were temporarily placed in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) by a final order published by the DEA on February 10, 2014 (79 FR 7577). This means that any manufacturer that wishes to manufacture PB-22, 5F-PB-22, AB-FUBINACA, or ADB-PINACA after February 10, 2014, must be registered with the DEA and have obtained a manufacturing quota for PB-22, 5F-PB-22, AB- FUBINACA, or ADB-PINACA pursuant to 21 CFR part 1303. The DEA cannot issue individual manufacturing quotas for PB-22, 5F- PB-22, AB-FUBINACA, or ADB-PINACA unless and until it establishes an aggregate production quota. Therefore, this notice proposes a 2014 aggregate production quota for PB-22, 5F-PB-22, AB-FUBINACA, and ADB- PINACA.
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric and Gas; Liquid Radwaste System Consistency Changes
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and issuing License Amendment No. 10 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-93 and NPF-94. The COLs were issued to South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) and South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) (the licensee), for construction and operation of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS), Units 2 and 3 located in Fairfield County, South Carolina. The amendment changes the VCSNS Tier 1 (COL Appendix C) Figure 2.3.10-1, Liquid Radwaste System (WLS), and Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) Tier 2 tables, text and figures to align VCSNS Tier 1 with Tier 2 information provided in the UFSAR and to achieve consistency within VCSNS Tier 1 material by (1) changing the safety classification of the Passive Core Cooling System (PXS) and Chemical and Volume Control System (CVS) compartment drain hubs, (2) changing the connection type from the PXS Compartments drains A and B to a header to match the design description, (3) changing the valve types for three valves in the Tier 1 figure to conform to the design description and (4) changing depiction of Tier 1 WLS components to conform to Tier 1 Figure Conventions. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
License Renewal Application for Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft plant-specific Supplement 52 to the ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants,'' NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating license NPF-3 for an additional 20 years of operation for Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1 (Davis-Besse). Davis-Besse is located in Ottawa County, Ohio. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources. The NRC staff plans to hold two public meetings during the public comment period to present an overview of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comments on the document.
Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
On February 19, 2014, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (Department's) results of redetermination, which recalculated the countervailable subsidy rate for the Zhongya Companies \1\ in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China (PRC) \2\ pursuant to the CIT's remand order in Zhaoqing.\3\ Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Timken,\4\ as clarified by Diamond Sawblades,\5\ the Department is notifying the public that the final CIT judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's Final Determination and is therefore amending its Final Determination.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Final Determination and Amended Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation
On February 18, 2014, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the Department of Commerce's (``the Department'') results of redetermination,\1\ pursuant to the CIT's Remand Opinion and Order.\2\ Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``CAFC'') in Timken,\3\ as clarified by Diamond Sawblades,\4\ the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's Final Determination,\5\ Amended Final 1 & Order,\6\ and Amended Final 2 \7\ and is amending those final and amended final determinations with respect to the 29 plaintiffs that were party to the litigation.\8\
Shielding and Radiation Protection Review Effort and Licensing Conditions for Dry Storage Applications
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the withdrawal of draft Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Interim Staff Guidance No. 26A (SFST-ISG-26A), Revision 0, ``Shielding and Radiation Protection Review Effort and Licensing Parameters for 10 CFR Part 72 Applications.''
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops
Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in April, May, and June of 2014. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2014 and will be announced in a future notice.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14450
Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to the National Marine Fisheries Service's Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, Florida 33149 [Principal Investigator: Dr. Keith Mullin] to conduct research on marine mammals.
Allocation of Duty-Exemptions for Calendar Year 2014 for Watch Producers Located in the United States Virgin Islands
This action allocates calendar year 2014 duty exemptions for watch assembly producers (``program producers'') located in the United States Virgin Islands (``USVI'') pursuant to Public Law 97-446, as amended by Public Law 103-465, Public Law 106-36 and Public Law 108-429 (``the Act'').
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is proposing a new information collection titled, ``Debt Collection Survey from the Consumer Credit Panel.''
Restrictions on Legal Assistance to Aliens
This proposed program letter serves as a companion to 45 CFR part 1626. The proposed program letter should have been published in the Federal Register with the further notice of proposed rulemaking (FNPRM) on February 5, 2014, 79 FR 6859. LSC seeks comments on the proposed program letter. Additional information on the request for comments is located in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Consumer Advisory Board and Councils Solicitation of Applications for Membership
On January 15, 2014, Director Richard Cordray of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``Bureau'') published an invitation to the public for application to its Consumer Advisory Board (the ``Board''), Community Bank Advisory Council, and Credit Union Advisory Council in the Federal Register, as warranted in the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''). The Consumer Advisory Board and Councils application deadline was February 28, 2014. To allow interested persons more time to consider and submit an application for the Community Bank Advisory Board and Credit Union Advisory Board, the Bureau has determined that an extension of the application until March 14, 2014 is appropriate.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of 10 Synthetic Cathinones Into Schedule I
The Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is issuing this final order to temporarily schedule 10 synthetic cathinones into schedule I pursuant to the temporary scheduling provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The 10 substances are: 4-methyl-N-ethylcathinone (``4-MEC''); 4-methyl- alpha-pyrrolidinopropiophenone (``4-MePPP''); alpha- pyrrolidinopentiophenone (``[alpha]-PVP''); 1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2- (methylamino)butan-1-one (``butylone''); 2-(methylamino)-1- phenylpentan-1-one (``pentedrone''); 1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2- (methylamino)pentan-1-one (``pentylone''); 4-fluoro-N-methylcathinone (``4-FMC''); 3-fluoro-N-methylcathinone (``3-FMC''); 1-(naphthalen-2- yl)-2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)pentan-1-one (``naphyrone''); and alpha- pyrrolidinobutiophenone (``[alpha]-PBP''). This action is based on a finding by the Deputy Administrator that the placement of these synthetic cathinones and their optical, positional, and geometric isomers, salts and salts of isomers into schedule I of the CSA is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety. As a result of this order, the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to schedule I controlled substances will be imposed on persons who handle (manufacture, distribute, import, export, engage in research, conduct instructional activities, and possess), or propose to handle these synthetic cathinones.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; U.S. Navy Missile Launches From San Nicolas Island, California
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy), Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to missile launches from San Nicolas Island (SNI) from June 2014 through June 2019. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue regulations and subsequent Letters of Authorization (LOAs) to the Navy to incidentally harass marine mammals.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Aleut Corporation's pollock directed fishing allowance and the Community Development Quota from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea directed fisheries. These actions are necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2014 total allowable catch of pollock, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher/Processors Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using hook-and-line gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2014 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to catcher/processors using hook-and-line gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2014 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. NMFS is adjusting the quotas and announcing the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the A season apportionment of the 2014 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Resources of the South Atlantic; Trip Limit Reduction
NMFS reduces the commercial trip limit for vermilion snapper in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic to 500 lb (227 kg), gutted weight. This trip limit reduction is necessary to protect the South Atlantic vermilion snapper resource.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Sablefish Managed Under the Individual Fishing Quota Program
NMFS is opening directed fishing for sablefish with fixed gear managed under the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program and the Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program. The season will open 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 8, 2014, and will close 1200 hours, A.l.t., November 7, 2014. This period is the same as the 2014 commercial halibut fishery opening dates adopted by the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The IFQ and CDQ halibut season is specified by a separate publication in the Federal Register of annual management measures.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
Meeting of the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Federal Advisory Committee
This is an announcement of a webinar meeting of DOJ's National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Federal Advisory Committee to discuss various issues relating to the operation and implementation of NMVTIS.
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
This action adds products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products and a service from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee
The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council is soliciting nominations for the Public Advisory Committee, which advises the Trustee Council on decisions related to the planning, evaluation, funds allocation, and conduct of injury assessment and restoration activities related to the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill of March 1989. Public Advisory Committee members will be selected by the Secretary of the Interior to serve a 24-month term, which will begin on October 1, 2014.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Process Safety Management and Prevention of Major Chemical Accidents; Extension of Comment Period
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is extending the deadline for submitting comments on the Request for Information on Process Safety Management and Prevention of Major Chemical Accidents.
Interlake Stamping Corp. (Also Doing Business as Interlake Industries, Inc.); Revocation of an Experimental Variance and Interim Order
In this notice, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (``OSHA'' or the ``Agency'') revokes an experimental variance and interim order granted by OSHA in 1976 and 1978, respectively, to Interlake Stamping Corp., (``Interlake'' or the ``applicant'') from several provisions of the OSHA standard that regulates mechanical power presses at 29 CFR 1910.217. In April 2011, Interlake submitted an application request for a permanent variance from these provisions, but later withdrew the application, stating that it would be too costly to comply with the conditions of the variance. Therefore, OSHA is revoking Interlake's experimental variance and the interim order.