Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Focused Comment on E-Rate Modernization
In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau seeks focused comment on three issues raised in the E-rate Modernization NPRM that merit further inquiry as the Commission moves towards the goal of meeting schools' and libraries' broadband connectivity needs. The E- rate Modernization NPRM sought broad comment on modernizing the E-rate program and proposed three goals for the program: ensuring that schools and libraries have affordable access to 21st Century broadband that supports digital learning; maximizing the cost-effectiveness of E-rate funds; and streamlining the administration of the program.
Final General Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, North Carolina
Pursuant to 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(c), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan (Final EIS/GMP) for Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, North Carolina. Consistent with NPS laws, regulations, and policies and the purpose of the national monument, the Final EIS/GMP will guide the management of the national monument over the next 20+ years.
Farm Credit Administration Board; Sunshine Act; Regular Meeting
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act, of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board).
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC). This Council advises the Coast Guard on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.
Ecusta Mill Superfund Site, Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina; Notice of Settlement
Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement with the P.H. Glatfelter Company concerning the Ecusta Mill Superfund Site located in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina. The settlement addresses remaining costs from a fund- lead Removal Action taken by the EPA at the Site.
Requirements for Chemical Oxygen Generators Installed on Transport Category Airplanes
This final rule amends the type certification requirements for chemical oxygen generators installed on transport category airplanes so the generators are secure and not subject to misuse. This rule increases the level of security for future transport category airplane designs but does not directly affect the existing fleet of those airplanes.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Advisory Circular for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training and Advisory Circular for Stall Prevention and Recovery Training
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the availability of proposed Advisory Circulars (AC) 120-UPRT and 120-109A. AC 120-UPRT provides recommended practices and guidance for academic and flight simulation training device (FSTD) training for pilots to prevent developing upset conditions and ensure correct and consistent recovery responses to upsets. AC 120-109A provides guidance and best practices for training, testing, and checking for pilots to ensure correct responses to impending and full stalls.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Backcountry Access Plan for Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the NPS will prepare an EIS for the Backcountry Access Plan for the Big Cypress National Preserve (Preserve). This notice initiates the pubic scoping process for this EIS.
HHS Approval of Entities That Certify Medical Review Officers (MRO)
The current version of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Mandatory Guidelines), effective on October 1, 2010, addresses the role and qualifications of Medical Review Officers (MROs) and HHS approval of entities that certify MROs. Subpart M-Medical Review Officer (MRO), Section 13.1(b), ``Who may serve as an MRO?'' states as follows: ``Nationally recognized entities that certify MROs or subspecialty boards for physicians performing a review of Federal employee drug testing results that seek approval by the Secretary must submit their qualifications and a sample examination. Based on an annual objective review of the qualifications and content of the examination, the Secretary shall publish a list in the Federal Register of those entities and boards that have been approved.'' HHS has completed its review of entities that train and certify MROs, in accordance with requests submitted by such entities to HHS. (1) The HHS Secretary approves the following MRO certifying entities that offer both MRO training and certification through examination:
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from January 1, 2014 to January 31, 2014.
Public Land Order No. 7823; Extension of Public Land Order No. 7032; Alaska
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 7032, issued effective March 10, 1994, for an additional 20-year period. The extension is necessary to continue protection of the archaeological, historical, and cultural resource integrity of the Paleoindian site known as Mesa Site, which would otherwise expire on March 9, 2014.
Submission for Review: Application for U.S. Flag Recognition Benefit for Deceased Federal Civilian Employees, OPM 1825
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a new information collection request (ICR) 3206-NEW, Application for U.S. Flag Recognition Benefit for Deceased Federal Civilian Employees. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104- 106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2013 at 78 FR 36314 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate 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. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
January 2014 Pay Schedules
The President has signed an Executive Order containing the 2014 pay schedules for certain Federal civilian employees. Pursuant to the President's alternative plan issued under 5 U.S.C. 5303(b) and 5304(a) on August 30, 2013, the Executive Order authorizes a one percent across-the-board increase for statutory pay systems and provides that locality percentages remain at 2013 levels. This notice serves as documentation for the public record.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Amendment 16 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico, United States Waters
NMFS, Southeast Region, in collaboration with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) intends to prepare an SEIS to describe and analyze a range of alternatives for management actions to be included in Amendment 16 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP) (Amendment 16). These actions will consider the annual catch limit (ACL), accountability measures (AMs), and continued use of the quota for royal red shrimp. The purpose of this NOI is to solicit public comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the SEIS.
Waivers of Rights and Claims in Settlement of a Charge or Lawsuit Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Corrections
The EEOC is correcting a cross-reference in its regulation concerning the requirements for a valid waiver of an individual's right to file a lawsuit under the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) amendments to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). This is a technical correction.
Adjustments to Civil Penalty Amounts
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is increasing certain civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction, as required by law. These adjustments reflect inflation since the penalty amounts were last adjusted.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
NRC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on May 8-9, 2014. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the public session includes: (1) A discussion on possible revisions to the NRC Medical Policy Statement; (2) an update on medical-related events; (3) a discussion on amendments to the ACMUI Bylaws; (4) an update on the status of the research project related to the release of patients following iodine-131 therapy; and (5) a presentation on NNSA's efforts related to molybdenum-99 production. The agenda is subject to change. The current agenda and any updates will be available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading- rm/doc-collections/acmui/meetings/2014.html, or by emailing Ms. Sophie Holiday at the contact information below. Purpose: Discuss issues related to 10 CFR Part 35 Medical Use of Byproduct Material. Date and Time for Closed Sessions: May 08, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and May 09, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The session on May 08, 2014 will be closed for badging and enrollment for new members to the ACMUI. Both sessions on May 09, 2014 will be closed for ACMUI training. Date and Time for Open Sessions: May 08, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and May 09, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Address for Public Meeting: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Two White Flint North Building, Room T2-B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Public Participation: Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the meeting in person or via phone should contact Ms. Holiday using the information below. The meeting will also be webcast live: video.nrc.gov. Contact Information: Sophie J. Holiday, email: email@example.com, telephone: (301) 415-7865.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Precision Strike Weapon and Air-to-Surface Gunnery Training and Testing Operations at Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Upon application from Eglin Air Force Base (Eglin AFB), we (the National Marine Fisheries Service) issue regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to govern the unintentional takings of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to testing and training activities associated with Precision Strike Weapon (PSW) and Air-to- Surface (AS) gunnery missions, both of which are military readiness activities, at Eglin AFB, FL from approximately March 2014 to March 2019. These regulations, which allow for the issuance of a Letters of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and specified timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of take and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on the affected species or stocks of marine mammals and their habitat, as well as requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of the incidental take.
ADT LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Proposed Ross Project in Crook County Wyoming for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) (NUREG-1910, Supplement 5) for the Ross In-Situ Uranium Recovery (ISR) Project (Ross Project). By letter dated January 4, 2011, Strata Energy, Inc. (Strata) submitted an application to the NRC for a new source and byproduct materials license for the Ross Project, which Strata proposes to be located in Crook County, Wyoming. Strata is proposing to recover uranium from the Ross Project site using the ISR process.
Countervailing Duty Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of grain-oriented electrical steel from the People's Republic of China (the ``PRC'').\1\ We invite interested parties to comment on this preliminary determination.
Maine Disaster #ME-00042 Declaration of Economic Injury
This is a notice of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Maine, dated 02/26/2014. Incident: Major Ice and Snow Storms. Incident Period: 12/15/2013 through 01/10/2014. Effective Date: 02/26/2014. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 11/26/2014.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
The Department of the Treasury, 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 Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to methods to determine taxable income in connection with a cost sharing arrangement.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding China-Countervailing and Anti-Dumping Duties on Grain Oriented Flat-rolled Electrical Steel From the United States-Recourse by the United States to Article 21.5 of the DSU
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that on February 13, 2014, the United States requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization with the People's Republic of China (``China'') concerning China's continuing imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on grain oriented flat-rolled electrical steel from the United States. That request may be found at www.wto.org in a document designated as WT/DS414/16. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
The Department of the Treasury, 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 Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing regulation relating to electing small business trusts.
Flood Control Regulations, Marshall Ford Dam (Mansfield Dam and Lake Travis), Colorado River, Texas
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is amending the rules regarding use and administration of Marshall Ford Dam (Mansfield Dam and Lake Travis), Colorado River, Texas. In 1997, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) completed repayment of the federal government's contribution for acquisition and construction costs related to Mansfield Dam. Subsequently, the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has relinquished all rights and obligations to the project. However, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the USBR are referenced as project stakeholders in the Flood Control Regulations. Amending the referenced regulations to update project ownership will eliminate the current discrepancy between the regulations and associated project documents. The Fort Worth District of the Corps and LCRA have finalized a revised water control plan for Lake Travis (Marshall Ford Dam, aka Mansfield Dam). There is no intent to publish the updated water control plan in the Federal Register. Amending the regulations to indicate that the water control plan has been superseded would eliminate the need to amend the regulations each time the water control plan is modified.
Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Not Less Than Fair Value
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') preliminarily determines that ferrosilicon from the Russian Federation (``Russia'') is not being, nor is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested Parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. The final determination will be issued not later than 75 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
Ferrosilicon From Venezuela: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') preliminarily determines that ferrosilicon from Venezuela is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested Parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. Pursuant to requests from interested parties, we are postponing for 60 days the final determination and extending provisional measures from a four-month period to not more than six months. Accordingly, we intend to make our final determination not later than 135 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 637
The Department of the Treasury, 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 Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 637, Application for Registration (For Certain Excise Tax Activities).
Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (the ``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order.
Monosodium Glutamate From the Republic of Indonesia: Preliminary Negative Countervailing Duty Determination; and Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to producers and exporters of monosodium glutamate (MSG) from the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesia). The Department also preliminarily determines that critical circumstances do not exist for imports of MSG from Indonesia. The period of investigation is January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. The final determination will be issued 75 days after the date of this preliminary determination.\1\ Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Notice of Reinstatement of Customs Broker Licenses
This document announces that certain customs brokers' licenses that have previously been revoked by operation of law have been reinstated and are currently active.
Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination; and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of monosodium glutamate (MSG) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The Department also preliminarily determines that critical circumstances exist for imports of MSG from the PRC. The period of investigation is January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. The final determination will be issued 75 days after the date of this preliminary determination.\1\ Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Draft Fiscal Years 2014-2018 Strategic Plan
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that appeared in the Federal Register on March 5, 2014. The notice notified the public of the availability of draft NUREG-1614, Volume 6, ``U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2014-2018.'' This action is necessary to correct the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) accession number for draft NUREG-1614, and to notify the public that the draft Strategic Plan can be found on the NRC's public Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/plans-performance/draft-strategic-plan- 2014- 2018.html.