Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Mid-Atlantic Council (Mid-Atlantic Council) will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) consisting of the eight Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors and its subcommittees in May 2014. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, including: budget issues, MSA reauthorization, habitat issues, allocation working group report, bycatch and IUU certification, climate change, enforcement activities, Council Operational Guidelines, other topics of concern to the RFMC, and decisions and follow-up activities.
New Postal Product
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting the addition of Priority Mail Express Contract 18 negotiated service agreement to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Safety Zone; Celebrate the Amboys Fireworks; Raritan Bay, Perth Amboy, NJ
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Raritan Bay in the vicinity of Perth Amboy, NJ for a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of Raritan Bay before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Safety Zone: Lady Liberty Sharkfest Swim; Upper New York Bay, Liberty Island, NY
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Upper New York Bay in the vicinity of Liberty Island, New York for a swim event. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with swim events taking place in a high vessel traffic area. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of Upper New York Bay before and during the swim event.
Safety Zone: Freeport Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Display, South Oyster Bay; Freeport, NY
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of South Oyster Bay near the Guy Lombardo Marina in Freeport, NY for the Freeport Chamber of Commerce fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The safety zone will facilitate public notification of the event and provide protective measures for the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with this event. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone; Arts Project Cherry Grove Pride Week Fireworks Display, Great South Bay; Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Great South Bay near Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY for the Arts Project Cherry Grove Pride Week fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The safety zone will facilitate public notification of the event and provide protective measures for the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Regulatory Amendment 14
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Regulatory Amendment 14 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP) (Regulatory Amendment 14), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this rule would revise the fishing years for greater amberjack and black sea bass, revise the commercial trip limits for gag grouper (gag) and black sea bass, and revise the recreational accountability measures (AMs) for black sea bass and vermilion snapper. The purpose of this rule is to help achieve optimum yield (OY) and enhance socio-economic opportunities within the snapper-grouper fishery in accordance with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Federal Home Loan Bank Members Selected for Community Support Review 2014-2015 Review Cycle-2nd Round
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is announcing the Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) members it has selected for the 2014-2015 Review Cycle2nd Round under the FHFA's community support requirements regulation. This notice also prescribes the deadline by which Bank members selected for review must submit Community Support Statements to FHFA.
Applications for Licensing as a Non-leveraged Rural Business Investment Company Under the Rural Business Investment Program
This Notice announces the acceptance of applications from newly-formed Rural Business Investment Companies (RBICs) who are interested in being licensed as non-leveraged RBICs under the Agency's Rural Business Investment Program (RBIP).
Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Moffat Collection System Project, Denver County, Adams County, Boulder County, Jefferson County, Grand County, Summit County, Gilpin County, and Park County, CO
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Omaha District has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of a water supply project called the Moffat Collection System Project (Moffat Project or Project) in Denver County, Adams County, Boulder County, Jefferson County, Grand County, Summit County, Gilpin County, and Park County, CO. The purpose of the Moffat Project is to develop 18,000 acre-feet (AF) per year of new, firm yield to the Moffat Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and raw water customers upstream of the Moffat WTP pursuant to the Board of Water Commissioners' commitment to its customers. Denver Water's need for the proposed Moffat Project is to address two major issues: (1) Timelinessthe overall near-term water supply shortage, and (2) locationthe imbalance in water storage and supply between the North and South systems. The Moffat Project would result in direct impacts to jurisdictional waters of the United States (U.S.), including wetlands. The placement of fill material in these waters of the U.S. for the construction of water storage and distribution facilities associated with developing additional water supplies requires authorization from the Corps under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The City and County of Denver is the Permittee and Applicant, acting by and through its Board of Water Commissioners (Denver Water). The Final EIS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Corps' regulations for NEPA implementation (33 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 230 and 325, Appendices B and C). The Corps, Omaha District, Denver Regulatory Office is the lead federal agency responsible for the Final EIS and information contained in the Final EIS serves as the basis for a decision regarding issuance of a Section 404 Permit. The Final EIS also provides information for local and state agencies having jurisdictional responsibility for affected resources.
Medicare Program: Notice of Two Membership Appointments to the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment
This notice announces two new membership appointments to the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (the Panel). The two new appointments to the Panel will each serve a 4-year period. The new members will have terms that begin on February 16, 2014 and continue through February 15, 2018. The purpose of the Panel is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services concerning the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification groups and their relative payment weights. The Panel also addresses and makes recommendations regarding supervision of hospital outpatient services. The advice provided by the Panel will be considered as we prepare the annual updates for the hospital outpatient prospective payment system.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-January Through March 2014
This quarterly notice lists CMS manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and other Federal Register notices that were published from January through March 2014, relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs and other programs administered by CMS.
Outer Continental Shelf Scientific Committee; Announcement of Plenary Session
The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Scientific Committee (Committee) will meet at the Sheraton Reston Hotel.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway Project in Wisconsin
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, the WIS 23 Corridor Expansion Project, in Fond du Lac and Sheboygan Counties, Wisconsin. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
Disaster Assistance Loan Program; Disaster Loan Credit and Collateral Requirements.
SBA is amending its disaster loan program regulations in response to Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force recommendations. One change allows SBA to rely on the disaster loan applicant's credit, including credit score, rather than personal or business cash flow in order to assess repayment ability for those applicants with strong credit. Another change will increase the amount of disaster assistance funds that can be immediately disbursed to borrowers by raising the unsecured threshold for economic injury loans for all disasters and for physical damage loans for major disasters. Both of these changes will enable SBA to provide disaster assistance more quickly and efficiently.
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as amended by Public Law 104-13; Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
The information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this renewal of an existing information collection as provided by 5 CFR Section 1320.8(d)(1). Requests for information, including copies of the information collection proposed and supporting documentation should be directed to the Agency Clearance Officer: Mark Winter, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street (MP-3C), Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402- 2801; (423) 751-6004. Comments should be sent to the Agency Clearance Officer, or to OMB Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for Tennessee Valley Authority, Washington, DC 20503, no later than (30 days from date of publication).
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 possible use to assist the homeless.
Electronic Fund Transfers (Regulation E)
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is proposing to amend subpart B of Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfers Act, and the official interpretation to the regulation. The proposal would extend a temporary provision that permits insured institutions to estimate certain pricing disclosures pursuant to section 1073 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Absent further action by the Bureau, that exception expires on July 21, 2015. Based on a preliminary determination that the termination of the exception would negatively affect the ability of insured institutions to send remittance transfers, the Bureau is proposing to extend the temporary exception by five years from July 21, 2015, to July 21, 2020. The Bureau is also proposing several clarifying amendments and technical corrections to the final rule and commentary.
Boating Infrastructure Grant Program
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose changes in the regulations governing the administration of the national Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIG). We published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on March 28, 2012. We received 22 responses from the public during the 60-day comment period that ended May 29, 2012. Fifteen of the responses contained comments applicable to the proposed rule, and 11 asked for more time to review the proposed rule. Some comments expressed full support, and others suggested changes. We amend the proposed rule based on these comments and our further review and consideration of the proposed rule. The amended proposed rule gives the public a 90-day comment period.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Residential Clothes Washers
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to revise its test procedures for residential clothes washers established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The proposed amendments would codify test procedure guidance that DOE has issued in response to frequently asked questions, clarify additional provisions within the test procedures, provide improved organization of each section, and correct formatting errors in DOE's clothes washer test procedures.
Determination of Royalty Rates for Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce their final determination of the rates and terms for two statutory licenses, permitting certain digital performances of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings, for the period beginning on January 1, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2015.
Revision of Department of Energy's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Regulations
The Department of Energy (DOE) publishes a final rule to amend the existing regulations that establish procedures by which records may be requested from all DOE offices pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Today's final rule increases the per page rate for paper copy reproductions. This final rule also makes changes to bring the regulations into compliance with the 1996, 2007, and 2009 statutory amendments to the FOIA, and to reflect minor changes in the DOE's internal organizational structure.