Notice of Intent To Withdraw From Production and Distribution of the Radioisotope Germanium-68 Used for Calibration Sources
The Isotope Program of the Office of Science of the Department of Energy (Department or DOE) currently produces and distributes the radioisotope germanium-68 (Ge-68). There are two primary uses of the Ge-68: In the manufacture of calibration sources for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanners used for diagnostic medical imaging; and in the manufacture of germanium-68/gallium-68 (Ge-68/Ga-68) generators, which provide Ga-68 as a positron source in radiopharmaceuticals used in PET imaging. The Department published in the Federal Register on March 8, 2013, a Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comment on its consideration of withdrawal from commercial production of Ge-68. The Department received numerous comments in response to this Notice of Inquiry, evaluated substantial information provided by one private domestic company seeking the Department's withdrawal, and assessed other information in reaching its conclusion. The Department has determined that Ge-68 is reasonably available from the commercial sector for use in the manufacture of calibration sources but not for use in Ge-68/Ga-68 generators. This Notice of Intent provides the public with notice and seeks any public comment on the Department's intent to withdraw from the production and distribution of Ge-68 used in the manufacture of calibration sources, while maintaining its current position in the production and distribution of Ge-68 for Ge-68/Ga-68 generators. The Department intends to ramp down its sales of Ge-68 to calibration source fabricators and such sales will end completely April 30, 2014. After that date, the Department's customers will be required to sign an end-use statement that the Ge-68 will be used in the fabrication of Ge- 68/Ga-68 generators.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is deleting a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The notice is DGC 16, Political Appointment Vetting Files (March 16, 1995, 60 FR 14273).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Extension of Collection; Comment Request
NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to request extension of a currently approved information collection consisting of National Archives Trust Fund (NATF) Order Forms for Genealogical Research in the National Archives. The NATF forms included in this information collection are: NATF 84, National Archives Order for Copies of Land Entry Files; NATF 85, National Archives Order for Copies of Pension or Bounty Land Warrant Applications; and NATF 86, National Archives Order for Copies of Military Service Records. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Management and Technical Assistance Service Providers Information
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) proposes to amend its regulations to establish for the affected public that existing Agency standards governing the use and disclosure of information also apply to information collected from SBA's resource partners, including Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), Women's Business Centers (WBCs) and SCORE, as well as from the clients of these resource partners. The rule covers information collected when conducting financial examinations, programmatic reviews, polls, surveys, and any other collections of information.
Meeting of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
In accordance with Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that a meeting is scheduled to be held for the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health (the ``Advisory Group''). The meeting will be open to the public. Information about the Advisory Group and the agenda for this meeting can be obtained by accessing the following Web site: http:// www.surgeongeneral.gov/initiatives/prevention/advisorygrp/ind ex.html.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to alter a system of records, DWHS E06 DoD, entitled ``Correspondence and Task Management System (CATMS)'', in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system is comprised of the Correspondence Management Division module (CMD module) and the Task Management Tracker tool (TMT) which support the functions of the Department of Defense by maintaining a record of actions taken and responses to the President, White House staff, other Cabinet officials, Congress, state and local officials, corporate officials, members of the Department of Defense and the public. The CMD module supports the Secretary of Defense for the control and tracking of actions taken and responses from the Secretary to the President, White House staff, other Cabinet officials, Congress, state and local officials, corporate officials, members of the Department of Defense and the public. This includes full life-cycle management from receipt, control of metadata and image, tasking the OSD Components, Joint Staff, Services and other DoD agencies for action and records management. The TMT is used by component Offices of the Secretary of Defense to process and manage the staffing and coordination of actions to, from, and within components in the conduct of official daily business.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to alter a system of records, DHRA 09, entitled ``National Security Education Program Records'', in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will provide U.S. citizens with the resources and encouragement needed to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of nations in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the Federal Government. This will enable the National Security Education Program (NSEP) to select qualified applicants to be awarded Boren Scholarships, Boren Fellowships, and English for Heritage Language Speakers program Scholarships.
Marine Mammals; File No. 18537
Notice is hereby given that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Wildlife Conservation, Juneau, AK, (Principal Investigator: Michael Rehberg), has applied in due form for a permit to take marine mammals for purposes of scientific research in Alaska.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, NM05512-2, Badge and Access Control System Records, in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will be used to control physical access to DoD, Department of the Navy (DON) or U.S. Marine Corps Installations/Units controlled information, installations, facilities, or areas over which DoD, DON or USMC has security responsibilities by identifying or verifying an individual through the use of biometric databases and associated data processing/information services for designated populations for purposes of protecting U.S./Coalition/allied government/national security areas of responsibility and information; to issue badges, replace lost badges and retrieve passes upon separations; to maintain visitor statistics; collect information to adjudicate access to facility; and track the entry/exit times of personnel.
Safety Zones, Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico
The Coast Guard proposes to establish safety zones around four Chevron North America (Chevron) facilities located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The facilities are as follows: The Jack & St Malo Semi-Sub Facility located in Walker Ridge Block 718; The Petronius Compliant Tower Facility located in Viosca Knoll Block 786; The Blind Faith Semi-Sub Facility located in Mississippi Canyon Block 650; and The Tahiti SPAR Facility located in Green Canyon Block 641. The purpose of these safety zones is to protect each facility from vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways. Placing a safety zone around each facility will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment.
Special Local Regulation; Charleston Race Week, Charleston Harbor; Charleston, SC
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Charleston Harbor in Charleston, South Carolina during Charleston Race Week, a series of sailboat races. The races are scheduled to take place on April 11, 2014 through April 13, 2014. Approximately 300 sailboats are anticipated to participate in the races. The special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States during the races. The special local regulation consists of three race areas. Except for those persons and vessels participating in the sailboat races, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the race areas unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
National Industrial Security Program
This DoD interim final rule (rule) assigns responsibilities and establishes requirements related to the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) to ensure maximum uniformity and effectiveness for both DoD and non-DoD Components, as defined in this rule, for which the Department serves as the Cognizant Security Agency (CSA) and provides industrial security services in accordance with Executive Order (EO) 12829, ``National Industrial Security Program.'' The rule provides guidance on the procedures used to ensure classified information will be properly safeguarded if a contractor has reported foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) information which DoD must evaluate, mitigate, or negate as appropriate. The rule also provides guidance for the evaluation, mitigation, and/or negation of FOCI information reported by a company, as defined in the rule, which is in process for a facility security clearance (FCL).
Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application, Comment Request
This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 8917- EUP-R from J.R. Simplot Company requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the Rpi-vnt1 gene that expresses the VNT1 protein in InnateTM 2.0 branded potato varieties. The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application.
Energy and Water Use Labeling for Consumer Products Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (“Energy Labeling Rule”)
The Commission issues conforming amendments to the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') to require a new Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for televisions and establish data reporting requirements for those products.
Imazapyr; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of imazapyr in or on soybean, meal at 4.5 ppm; and soybean, seed at 4.0 ppm. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Mazama Pocket Gophers
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for three subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher (the Olympia pocket gopher, Thomomys mazama pugetensis; the Tenino pocket gopher, T. m. tumuli; and the Yelm pocket gopher, T. m. yelmensis) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 1,607 acres (650 hectares) in Thurston County, Washington, fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation for the Olympia, Tenino, and Yelm pocket gophers. All critical habitat proposed for the Roy Prairie pocket gopher (T. m. glacialis) in Pierce County, Washington, is exempted under section 4(a)(3)(B)(i) of the Act; as a consequence, there is no final critical habitat for this subspecies. The effect of this regulation is, therefore, to designate critical habitat for the Olympia, Tenino, and Yelm subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher found in Thurston County, Washington, under the Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for the Olympia Pocket Gopher, Roy Prairie Pocket Gopher, Tenino Pocket Gopher, and Yelm Pocket Gopher, With Special Rule
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine threatened species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act or ESA), as amended, for four subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher found in Thurston and Pierce Counties of Washington State: The Olympia pocket gopher (Thomomys mazama pugetensis), Roy Prairie pocket gopher (T. m. glacialis), Tenino pocket gopher (T. m. tumuli), and Yelm pocket gopher (T. m. yelmensis). We are also promulgating a special rule under authority of section 4(d) of the Act that provides measures that are necessary and advisable for the conservation of the Mazama pocket gopher. The effect of this regulation is to add these subspecies to the list of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, extend the Act's protections to these subspecies, and establish a 4(d) special rule for the conservation of the Olympia, Roy Prairie, Tenino, and Yelm pocket gophers.
Minimum Requirements for Appraisal Management Companies
The OCC, Board, FDIC, NCUA, Bureau, and FHFA (collectively, the Agencies) are jointly proposing a rule to implement the minimum requirements in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act or Act) to be applied by States in the registration and supervision of appraisal management companies (AMCs). The proposed rule also implements the requirement in the Dodd- Frank Act for States to report to the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) the information required by the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) to administer the new national registry of appraisal management companies (AMC National Registry or Registry). In conjunction with this implementation, the FDIC is proposing to integrate its appraisal regulations for State nonmember banks and State savings associations.