Commission Information Collection Activities, (FERC-725E, FERC-583, FERC-512, and FERC-588); Consolidated Comment Request; Extension
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 USC 3506(c)(2)(A), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the requirements and burden \1\ of the information collections described below. Please note that this is the first time FERC has issued a consolidated notice involving otherwise unrelated information collections.
Quadrennial Energy Review: Notice of Public Meeting
At the direction of the President, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or Department), as the Secretariat for the Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force (QER Task Force), will convene a two part public meeting to discuss and receive comments on issues related to the Quadrennial Energy Review. The purpose of the meeting is to examine energy infrastructure constraints in New England and regional approaches to addressing them.
DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee
This notice announces a meeting of the DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Notice of Appointment of Members to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, the United States Department of Agriculture announces the appointments made by the Secretary of Agriculture to the 8 vacancies on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.
Defense Policy Board (DPB); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Defense Policy Board (DPB). This meeting will be closed to the public.
Application for Final Commitment for a Long-Term Loan or Financial Guarantee in Excess of $100 million: AP088735XX
This Notice is to inform the public, in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (``Ex-Im Bank''), that Ex-Im Bank has received an application for final commitment for a long-term loan or financial guarantee in excess of $100 million (as calculated in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter). Comments received within the comment period specified below will be presented to the Ex-Im Bank Board of Directors prior to final action on this transaction. Comments received will be made available to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. This notice announces our intent to submit this collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection.
Notice With Request for Comment
The United States Mint hosted a meeting with coin industry stakeholders on March 13, 2014, at which bureau officials solicited individual input and answered questions from participants on the effects of changing the metal composition of circulating United States coinage (See Federal Register, February 4, 2014). This notice and request for comment is to supplement the information that the United States Mint has received to date from its stakeholders on factors identified as a result of the bureau's research and development efforts on alternative metals for circulating United States coinage. Specifically, we are seeking input on these factors that the United States Mint identified in its Biennial Report to Congress on the Current Status of Coin Production Costs and Analysis of Alternative Content submitted to Congress in December 2012, which is available at the following Web site: http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/PDFs/ United_States_Mint_Report_2012_Biennial_Report_to_the_ Congress_on_the_Current_Status_of_Coin_Production_Costs_and_ Analysis_of_Alternative_Content_December_2012.pdf, These factors include changes in weight, color, electromagnetic signature, environmental impact, and transition/implementation period.
Rescission of Certain Emergency Exemptions
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), after consultation with representatives of the governors of the affected States, rescinds certain covered emergency exemptions. The exemptions originally took effect automatically upon declaration of an emergency by various governors or FMCSA, and were extended by FMCSA after consultation with representatives of the governors. The President signed the ``Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation Act of 2014'' (HHEATT Act, or ``the Act'') on March 21, 2014. The Act extends until May 31, 2014, all ``covered emergency exemptions'' created between February 5, 2014, and March 21, 2014, to provide regulatory relief to commercial motor vehicle operators directly supporting the delivery of propane and other home heating fuels. In accordance with the Act, FMCSA has consulted with representatives of each of the governors to determine whether emergency circumstances still exist and has determined that certain covered emergency exemptions created under the HHEATT Act are no longer necessary and should be rescinded.
Expansion of Areas in the Philippines Considered Free of Mango Seed Weevil and Mango Pulp Weevil and Establishment of a Lower Irradiation Dose as a Treatment for Mango Pulp Weevil
We are proposing to amend the list of designated pest-free areas for mango seed weevil and mango pulp weevil within the Philippines. We are also advising the public that we have determined that it is necessary to amend the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual to establish a specific approved dose of irradiation as an authorized treatment for mango pulp weevil. These actions are necessary because surveys have determined that additional areas within the Philippines are free of mango seed weevil and mango pulp weevil. Additionally, we have determined that the mango pulp weevil can be neutralized with a lower dose of irradiation than the current generic dose for most plant pests of the class Insecta.
Importation of Fresh Unshu Oranges From Japan Into the United States
We are proposing to amend the regulations concerning the importation of citrus fruit to remove certain restrictions on the importation of Unshu oranges from Japan that are no longer necessary. Specifically, we propose to remove requirements for the fruit to be grown in specified canker-free export areas with buffer zones and for joint inspection in the groves and packinghouses by the Government of the Republic of Japan and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. We would also clarify that surface sterilization of the fruit must be conducted in accordance with our regulations. Finally, we would require that each shipment be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate containing an additional declaration stating that the fruit was given the required surface sterilization. These proposed changes would make the regulations concerning the importation of Unshu oranges from Japan consistent with our domestic regulations concerning the interstate movement of citrus fruit from areas quarantined because of citrus canker.
Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled National Service Trust Enrollment Form and National Service Trust Exit Form for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Amy Borgstrom, at (202) 606-6930 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call 1-800-833-3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to alter a system of records, DHRA 12 DoD, entitled ``Defense Injury and Unemployment Compensation System'', in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will process FECA claims seeking monetary, medical, and similar benefits for injuries or deaths sustained while performing assigned duties. Data is collected for incident notification to safety personnel responsible for OSHA recording. Safety claim records are used to support DoD management responsibilities under the applicable regulations and to obtain appropriate injury compensation benefits for qualifying employees or their dependents.
New Animal Drugs for Use in Animal Feeds; Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Bambermycins; Hygromycin B; Lincomycin; Pyrantel; Tylosin; Tylosin and Sulfamethazine; Virginiamycin
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect the withdrawal of approval of 19 new animal drug applications (NADAs) for certain Type A medicated articles and Type B medicated feeds. This action is being taken at the sponsors' request because these products are no longer manufactured or marketed.
Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Bambermycins; Hygromycin B; Lincomycin; Pyrantel; Tylosin; Tylosin and Sulfamethazine; Virginiamycin
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is withdrawing approval of 19 new animal drug applications (NADAs) for certain Type A medicated articles and Type B medicated feeds. This action is being taken at the sponsors' request because these products are no longer manufactured or marketed.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation Turboprop Engines
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial number Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation (P&WC) model PW150A turboprop engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of damage to a high-pressure fuel line, which could result in a high- pressure fuel leak into the engine nacelle. This proposed AD would require rerouting of the igniter cables and installation of new support brackets. We are proposing this AD to prevent high-pressure fuel leaks, which could cause engine fire and damage to the engine and the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2007-19-09R1 for all Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2B1 turboshaft engines that do not have modification TU157 incorporated. AD 2007-19-09R1 required replacement of the hydromechanical metering unit (HMU) with a serviceable HMU. This AD requires HMU replacement; reduction of the compliance interval; and inclusion of the power turbine C2 cycle consumption rate when determining compliance times. This AD was prompted by reports of ruptures on HMU constant delta pressure valves that have less than 2,000 hours in service. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HMU, which could lead to damage to the engine, and damage to the aircraft.
Certain Encapsulated Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing Same; Notice of a Commission Final Determination of Violation of Section 337; Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order; Termination of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that there is a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, by respondents Carsem (M) Sdn Bhd; Carsem Semiconductor Sdn Bhd; and Carsem, Inc. (collectively, ``Carsem,'' or respondents) in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission has issued a limited exclusion order directed to the infringing products of Carsem and has terminated the investigation.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Exception From General Requirements for Informed Consent
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. 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 of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the collection of information related to the use of investigational in vitro diagnostic devices to identify chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear agents without informed consent in certain circumstances.
Coconino County Resource Advisory Committee
In accordance with the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110-343) (the Act) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C., App. 2), the Coconino County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) announces the solicitation of nominees to fill vacancies. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. The RAC covers Coconino County and the National Forests of Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott, and Apache-Sitgreaves.
Occupational Safety and Health Investigations of Places of Employment
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is publishing this notice to confirm the effective date of the direct final rule, published on January 16, 2014 (79 FR 2789).
Occupational Safety and Health Investigations of Places of Employment
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is withdrawing a previously published notice of proposed rulemaking that solicited public comment on minor technical amendments to regulatory text.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Threatened Status for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
On October 3, 2013, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced a proposal to list the yellow-billed cuckoo in the western portion of the United States, Canada, and Mexico (western yellow-billed cuckoo) as a threatened distinct population segment (DPS) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). On December 26, 2013, we reopened the comment period for an additional 60 days to ensure the public had sufficient time to comment on the proposal for this species. We now announce another reopening of the comment period for our October 3, 2013, proposed rule to allow for us to accept and consider additional public comments on the proposed rule.
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for “Data Supporting Decisions Challenge”
CMS data made publicly available for the first time in recent months has great potential to further the nation's understanding of health care spending and physician practice patterns. Because this data exists in raw forms that require interpretation and context, to make an impact on the average consumer it must be presented in ways that they can understand. Only then can consumers use the data to help make health choices that are the most appropriate for their specific, individual needs. This challenge seeks the creation of interactive data visualization tools that communicate complex data from multiple sources in ways that support consumer decision making for value based health care. The statutory authority for this challenge competition is Section 105 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111- 358).