Implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Republication To Terminate and Modify Privacy Act Systems of Records Streamlining Efforts Under the Lender Electronic Assessment Portal (LEAP)
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)), as amended, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Circular No. A-130, notice is hereby given that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) proposes to terminate and modify Privacy Act notifications previously published in the Federal Register. The Office of Single Family Housing is modifying its Lender Electronic Assessment Portal (LEAP) system of records to implement a series of new enhancements that will improve its overall capabilities and streamline the recertification process for its Federal Housing Administration approved lenders. Furthermore, the current HUD/HS-60: Institution Master File (IMF) system of records previously published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2009 at 74 FR 42910 will be replaced in its entirety by LEAP. The migration of records to LEAP from IMF allows HUD approved Lenders to use LEAP to process its annual recertification, to manage institution/branch information and lender profiles, and its Cash Flow account setup activities. Where traditionally lenders were required to access multiple systems to complete the annual recertification process, LEAP will enable lenders to complete all the required recertification submissions in one system. The LEAP system of records notice ``Categories of Record in the System'', ``Purpose'', and ``Routine Use'' captions are being updated to capture new functions for the LEAP system. Additionally, other captions of the SORN are updated to refine previously published information about the system in a clear and cohesive format. This notice supersedes the previous SORN published in the Federal Register for LEAP on November 16, 2011 at 76 FR 71067. The records contained in this system which pertain to individuals contain principally proprietary information concerning sole proprietorships. Some of the records in the system which pertain to individuals may reflect personal information, however, only the records reflecting personal information are subject to the Privacy Act.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Turkey: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final Determination
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Turkey 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 (POI) is July, 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. The Department also preliminarily finds that critical circumstances do not exist for Turkey with regard to the two mandatory respondents, Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas) and Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S. (Icdas) but do exist for all other producers and exporters of subject merchandise. Finally, in response to a request from Habas, we are postponing the final determination. Accordingly, the final determination will be issued no later than 135 days after the publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. We invite interested parties to comment on this preliminary determination.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Mexico: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final Determination
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Mexico 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 (POI) 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. The Department also preliminarily determines that critical circumstances exist for certain imports of rebar from Mexico. Finally, in response to a request from an exporter accounting for a significant proportion of export of the subject merchandise, we are postponing the final determination. The final determination will be issued 135 days after the publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. We invite interested parties to comment on this preliminary determination.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates From Japan: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') preliminarily determines that chlorinated isocyanurates (``isos'') from Japan 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 a request from Shikoku Chemicals Corporation, 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.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand. This review covers two producers or exporters of the subject merchandise, Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. (Saha Thai), and Pacific Pipe Company Limited (Pacific Pipe). The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013. The Department preliminarily determines that Saha Thai sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV), and that Pacific Pipe had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. The preliminary results are listed below in the section titled ``Preliminary Results of Review.'' Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Notice of Public Meeting, Medford Resource Advisory Committee
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Medford District Resource Advisory Committee will meet as indicated below.
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR Part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Loan Discharge Applications (DL/FFEL/Perkins)
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200 and -200PF series airplanes; and Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. The NPRM proposed to require doing an inspection to determine the part number and serial number of the hub assembly of the ram air turbine (RAT), and replacing the hub assembly of the RAT with a new, serviceable, or reworked and re-identified hub assembly if necessary. The NPRM was prompted by reports indicating that the counterweights in some hub assemblies of the RATs could be under strength and fracture when the RAT is rotating. This action revises the NPRM by adding airplanes to the applicability; adding an additional part number and serial number inspection to determine if certain RAT hub assemblies are installed; and, for affected RAT hub assemblies, doing an inspection for missing and fractured balance washer screws, and replacement if necessary to address an additional defect identified within the RAT hub assembly. We are proposing this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to prevent an inoperative RAT, which, following a dual engine shutdown in flight, will cause loss of all hydraulic power to the primary flight controls, resulting in subsequent loss of control of the airplane. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Respiratory Protective Devices Used in Healthcare
On March 14, 2014, the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a notice in the Federal Register [79 FR 14515] announcing a request for information and comment. In response to requests from interested parties, NIOSH has extended the comment period until April 30, 2014. This extension allows interested parties additional time to submit comments. Additional information can be found in NIOSH Docket 272 or Federal Register 79 FR 14515.
New Postal Product
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting the addition of Priority Mail Contract 81 negotiated service agreement to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collection in Docket No. RD14-2-000 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission issued a Notice in the Federal Register (79 FR 4894, 1/ 30/2013) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments in response to that notice and has made this notation in its submission to OMB.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725T); Comment Request
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collection FERC-725T, Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Texas Reliability Entity Region, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission solicited comments in an order published in the Federal Register (79 FR 7657, 2/10/2014) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments on the FERC-725T and is making this notation in its submission to OMB.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Special Wage Schedules for Nonappropriated Fund Automotive Mechanics
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing a final rule to establish special wage schedules for the Department of Defense's (DOD's) nonappropriated fund (NAF) automotive mechanics. These special wage schedules will replace the current commission pay practice covering DOD's NAF automotive mechanics with a flat rate pay system. Implementation of a flat rate pay system will better align the pay practice for compensating NAF automotive mechanics with current prevailing pay practices in the private sector.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing this affirmation of a final rule, without change, of an interim rule that amended Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations, to require State agencies to monitor electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card replacement requests and send notices to those clients who have requested four cards within a 12-month period. The State agency shall be exempt from sending this notice if it chooses to exercise the card withholding option, in accordance with SNAP regulations, and sends the first warning notice upon the household's fourth card replacement request.
Request for Information: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) High Performance Bonuses
Congress allows the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Secretary) considerable discretion to establish criteria and standards for evaluating the performances of State agencies and to monetarily reward State agencies that improve or excel in the agency's administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The recently enacted Agricultural Act of 2014 (Act) includes changes to the performance bonus system. States are now required by statute to reinvest any SNAP bonuses in the SNAP program. As a complement to these changes, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is soliciting ideas for performance criteria and standards for high and most improved performance from State agencies and organizations that represent State interests prior to issuance of any proposed rules regarding changes to the criteria in determining SNAP high performance bonuses. FNS announces in this notice a request for information about current performance measures and data collection capabilities possessed by SNAP State agencies; data and information needed to assess other areas of SNAP being considered for a future high or most improved performance bonuses; and suggestions for linking bonus categories to ensure winners in one category meet minimum performance standards in other categories in order to qualify for any high or most improved performance bonus. FNS will consider this information in developing a proposed rule to revise the current high or most improved performance bonus structure.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
The Environmental Protection Agency, 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. 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 OMB for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection, A copy of the draft supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID EPA-HQ-OA-2006-0074).
Good Neighbor Environmental Board; Notification of Public Advisory Committee Meeting
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9, 2014 in El Paso, TX. The meeting is open to the public.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Boise River General Investigation Feasibility Study, Ada and Canyon Counties, in the State of Idaho
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Boise River General Investigation Feasibility Study. The Feasibility Study will evaluate alternatives to reduce flood risk and meet current and future water supply needs in the lower Boise River watershed. To the extent feasible, the study will also seek to provide ancillary ecosystem restoration benefits, minimize impacts to species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), including bull trout, and minimize socioeconomic effects. The Feasibility Study will focus on the lower Boise River, a tributary to the Snake River, which is located in southwestern Idaho, primarily in Ada and Canyon Counties. The non-federal sponsor for this effort is the Idaho Water Resources Board. Almost 40 percent of Idaho residents live in the Boise River watershed, with one-sixth of the State's population residing in the floodplain. Communities and development along the Boise River have experienced repeated minor flooding, and flood risk management experts emphasize that a significant flood event with major flood damage will likely occur in the future. The Boise River watershed has recently experienced the most significant growth in the State and continuing to meet current and future water needs is a major concern for residents and state/local officials.
Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (“KORUS FTA”)
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (``CITA'') has determined that certain cashmere yarns, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the United States. The product will be added to the list in Annex 4-B-1 of the KORUS FTA in unrestricted quantities.
Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Determination not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation Based on a Settlement Agreement; Termination of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 12) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') on March 24, 2014, granting the parties' motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
This NOFA is issued in connection with the FY 2014 funding round of the BEA Program. The BEA Program is administered by the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, Department of the Treasury. The BEA Program encourages Insured Depository Institutions to increase their levels of loans, investments, services, technical assistance within Distressed Communities, and financial assistance to CDFIs through equity investments, equity-like loans, grants, stock purchases, loans, deposits, and other forms of financial and technical assistance, during a specified period.