Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Application for Restoration of Firearms Privileges
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Renew an Information Collection
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request renewal of this collection. In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), we are providing an opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting that OMB approve clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years.
21st Century Conservation Service Corps Partnership Opportunity
The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) National Council is requesting letters of interest from all conservation corps, youth, and veteran programs that would like to be identified as a 21CSC member organization. We are initiating this outreach in order to catalyze the establishment of a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) to engage young Americans and returning veterans in the conservation and stewardship of America public lands and water. This notice seeks to establish the 21CSC by building upon and leveraging the experience and expertise of existing Federal, State, tribal, local and non-profit conservation and youth corps, and veterans programs, which facilitate conservation and restoration service work on public lands to include all governmental entities of cities, counties, States, and the Federal Government, and encourage a new generation of natural resource managers and environmental stewards. All principals of interested organizations are invited to submit a letter of interest that outlines the organization's and/or program's alignment with the criteria in each of the eight 21CSC principles listed below under Supplementary Information. Letters should include the name of your organization; an address and point of contact, including email address; and a description of how your organization or program aligns with all eight principles. Organizations that respond to this request may be contacted to provide additional information to support their statements. The 21CSC National Council will oversee the review of all submissions to determine the respondent's alignment with the 21CSC principles. Organizations that are not recognized as 21CSC member organizations may submit new letters of interest. Letters of interest may be submitted up to one year after the closing date of this notice for consideration as a 21CSC member organization, and will be reviewed and responded to on a quarterly basis (October, January, April, and July). Organizations may request to be removed from the 21CSC by submitting a written request to the email or mailing address below. This notice is being published by the USDA Forest Service on behalf of the National Council. 21CSC member organizations recognized through this process will be acknowledged by all members' departments and agencies represented in the National Council. National Council membership includes the Departments of Agriculture, Army, Commerce, Interior, and Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, the President's Council on Environmental Quality, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Spirulina Extract
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the color additive regulations to provide for the expanded safe use of spirulina extract as a color additive in food. This action is in response to a petition filed by GNT USA, Inc.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 47)
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice.
Extension of Comment Period on Whether Nonconforming 2012 McLaren MP4[12C] Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
This document announces the extension of the comment period on a petition for NHTSA to decide that 2012 McLaren MP4[12C] passenger cars that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards are eligible for importation into the United States.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The United States Postal Service[supreg] is proposing to modify one General Privacy Act Systems of Records. These updates are being made to facilitate the implementation of a complex, self-service password and to account for the collection of additional data elements including challenge questions, challenge answers, and optional email addresses to be used in the password reset process.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: CUMIS Specialty Insurance Company, Inc.
This is Supplement No. 5 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, published July 1, 2013, at 78 FR 39440.
Small Business Size Standards: Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is rescinding four class waivers of the Nonmanufacturer Rule which were classified under NAICS code 335999 (All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing) and which were further classified under Product Service Codes (PSCs) 5999, 6210, 6240, and 6250. The class waiver applicable to PSC 5999 (Miscellaneous Electrical and Electronic Components) is being rescinded because it has been determined that several small business manufacturers of miscellaneous electrical equipment are currently available to participate in the Federal marketplace. The class waivers applicable to PSCs 6210, 6240, and 6250 are being rescinded because it has been determined that they were each improperly classified under NAICS code 335999. In order to correct this error, SBA is granting three new class waivers under the correct NAICS codes. Specifically, SBA is granting class waivers for the following: (1) NAICS code 335122 (Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Electric Lighting Fixture Manufacturing), PSC 6210 (Indoor and Outdoor Electrical Lighting Fixtures); (2) NAICS code 335110 (Electric Lamp Bulb and Part Manufacturing), PSC 6240 (Electric Lamps); and (3) NAICS Code 335311 (Power, Distribution, and Specialty Transformer Manufacturing), PSC 6250 (Ballasts, Lampholders, and Starters). SBA is taking these actions in response to public comments and SBA's independent analysis. The effect of the rescission of the four class waivers will be to require recipients of Federal supply contracts assigned NAICS code 335999 that are set aside for small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, women-owned small businesses, or Participants in the SBA's 8(a) Business Development (BD) program to provide the products of a domestic small business manufacturer or processor, unless an individual waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule is granted by SBA. The effect of the three new class waivers will be to allow otherwise qualified small business regular dealers to supply products of a domestic manufacturer on a Federal contract set aside for small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, women-owned small businesses, or Participants in the SBA's 8(a) BD program, where the class of products being procured is classified under PSC 6210, 6240, or 6250.
Pennsylvania Disaster #PA-00066 Declaration of Economic Injury
This is a notice of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, dated 04/02/2014. Incident: Severe Winter Storms. Incident Period: 02/03/2014 through 02/28/2014. Effective Date: 04/02/2014. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/02/2015.
Washington Disaster #WA-00039
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of WASHINGTON (FEMA-4168-DR), dated 04/02/2014. Incident: Flooding and Mudslides. Incident Period: 03/22/2014 and continuing. Effective Date: 04/02/2014. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/02/2014. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/02/2015.
Washington Disaster #WA-00040 Declaration of Economic Injury
This is a notice of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Washington, dated 04/03/2014. Incident: Seattle International District Fire. Incident Period: 12/24/2013. Effective Date: 04/03/2014. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/05/2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application by Refugee for Waiver of Grounds of Excludability, Form I-602; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2014, at 79 FR 4952, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received one public comment in connection with the 60-day notice.
Collaborative Workshop on Aquatic Models and 21st Century Toxicology; Notice of Public Meeting and Registration Information
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) announces a ``Collaborative Workshop on Aquatic Models and 21st Century Toxicology.'' The workshop proposes to explore and discuss how small aquarium fish species may be used as model organisms to screen and prioritize compounds for further in vivo testing and assess mechanisms of chemical toxicity. Discussions will focus on the application of these models to the field of environmental health while leveraging the techniques and knowledge of broad-based, interdisciplinary research.
Notice of Availability of Final Policy Document
On January 27, 2014, HRSA published Policy Information Notice (PIN) 2014-01 to convey and clarify statutory and regulatory governance requirements for section 330-funded health centers and look-alikes. The PIN, ``Health Center Program Governance,'' and HRSA's ``Comments and Response on Draft PIN: Health Center Program Governance'' are available on the Internet at http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/policiesregulations/ policies/pin201401.html, and constitutes final agency guidance.
Procedural Rules To Permit Parties To File and Serve Documents Electronically
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission is extending the comment period for the interim rule entitled, ``Procedural Rules to Permit Parties to File and Serve Documents Electronically,'' that appeared in the Federal Register of December 23, 2013. The Commission published a correction to the interim rule in the Federal Register on January 17, 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Correction to Comment Request-Federal Register Number 2014-07682, Monday, April 7, 2014/Notices
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. By neutralizing the effect of export credit support offered by foreign governments and by absorbing credit risks that the private sector will not accept, Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. exporters to compete fairly in foreign markets on the basis of price and product. Under the Working Capital Guarantee Program, Ex-Im Bank provides repayment guarantees to lenders on secured, short-term working capital loans made to qualified exporters. The guarantee may be approved for a single loan or a revolving line of credit. In the event that a borrower defaults on a transaction guaranteed by Ex-Im Bank the guaranteed lender may seek payment by the submission of a claim. This collection of information is necessary, pursuant to12 U.S.C. 635 (a)(1), to determine if such claim complies with the terms and conditions of the relevant working capital guarantee. The Notice of Claim and Proof of Loss, Working Capital Guarantee is used to determine compliance with the terms of the guarantee and the appropriateness of paying a claim. Export-Import Bank customers are able to submit this form on paper or electronically. The information collection tool can be reviewed at: http:// www.exim.gov/pub/pending/eib10-04.pdf
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Southline Transmission Line Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment, New Mexico and Arizona
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969,as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Western Area Power Administration (Western), have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment for the proposed Southline Transmission Line Project (Project), and by this notice are announcing the opening of the comment period.
Willamette National Forest, McKenzie River Ranger District; Oregon; Green Mountain Project
The Green Mountain Project is proposed to increase stream-side vegetative diversity, increase in-stream habitat complexity and productivity, shift the age-class and structural diversity of the forest in the project area landscape, and provide forest products. Proposed activities to achieve the purpose of the project include forest management treatments across approximately 5,154 acres (~4.9% of the analyzed landscape). Treatments include ~3,588 acres of variable forest thinning (including 1,859 acres of riparian reserve thinning) and ~1,250 acres of regenerating forest habitat creation through harvests that may include shelterwood harvests, two-aged systems, group selections, variable retention harvests, and seed tree harvests. Road work would be part of the actions associated with the proposed activities and would include: Road maintenance/reconstruction (~137 miles), temporary road construction (~21 miles), new road construction (~0.5 miles), road decommissioning (~9.6), road closure amendments, and one potential bridge replacement.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Determinations Concerning Illnesses Discussed in National Academy of Sciences Report: Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2012
As required by law, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hereby gives notice that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, under the authority granted by the Agent Orange Act of 1991, codified at 38 U.S.C. 1116, has determined that there is no basis to establish a presumption of service connection at this time, based on exposure to herbicide agents, including the substance commonly known as Agent Orange, for several health effects discussed in the December 4, 2013, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report titled: Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2012 (hereinafter, ``Update 2012''). This determination does not in any way preclude VA from granting service connection for any disease, including those specifically discussed in this notice, nor does it change any existing rights or procedures.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice soliciting public comment on the ICR, with a 60-day comment period was published on January 21, 2014, at 79 FR 3467.
Fluoxastrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluoxastrobin in or on wheat, grain; and revises tolerances for milk; and milk, fat. Arysta LifeScience, North America, LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Reasonable Further Progress Plan and 2002 Base Year Emission Inventory
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule regarding reasonable further progress plans and 2002 base year emission inventories for Connecticut in the Federal Register on August 22, 2012. A duplicate paragraph letter was identified and is corrected in this action.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Hampshire; Reasonably Available Control Technology for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule for New Hampshire regarding reasonably available control technology for the 1997 8-hour ozone standard in the Federal Register on November 5, 2012. An incorrect date was identified and is corrected in this action.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Pear Crop Provisions
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to amend the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Pear Crop Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to improve coverage available to pear producers, to clarify existing policy provisions to better meet the needs of insured producers, and to reduce vulnerability to program fraud, waste, and abuse. Changes are also proposed to the Optional Coverage for Pear Quality Adjustment Endorsement to broaden coverage available to producers to manage their risk more effectively. The proposed changes will be effective for the 2015 and succeeding crop years.
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment
OSHA last issued rules for the construction of transmission and distribution installations in 1972. Those provisions are now out of date and inconsistent with the more recently promulgated general industry standard covering the operation and maintenance of electric power generation, transmission, and distribution lines and equipment. OSHA is revising the construction standard to make it more consistent with the general industry standard and is making some revisions to both the construction and general industry requirements. The final rules for general industry and construction include new or revised provisions on host employers and contractors, training, job briefings, fall protection, insulation and working position of employees working on or near live parts, minimum approach distances, protection from electric arcs, deenergizing transmission and distribution lines and equipment, protective grounding, operating mechanical equipment near overhead power lines, and working in manholes and vaults. The revised standards will ensure that employers, when appropriate, must meet consistent requirements for work performed under the construction and general industry standards. The final rule also revises the general industry and construction standards for electrical protective equipment. The existing construction standard for the design of electrical protective equipment, which applies only to electric power transmission and distribution work, adopts several national consensus standards by reference. The new standard for electrical protective equipment, which matches the corresponding general industry standard, applies to all construction work and replaces the incorporation of out-of-date consensus standards with a set of performance-oriented requirements that is consistent with the latest revisions of the relevant consensus standards. The final construction rule also includes new requirements for the safe use and care of electrical protective equipment to complement the equipment design provisions. Both the general industry and construction standards for electrical protective equipment will include new requirements for equipment made of materials other than rubber. OSHA is also revising the general industry standard for foot protection. This standard applies to employers performing work on electric power generation, transmission, and distribution installations, as well as employers in other industries. The final rule removes the requirement for employees to wear protective footwear as protection against electric shock.