April 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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OMB Approval of Information Collection; Payment of Premiums
Document Number: 2014-09484
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Management and Budget has approved a revised collection of information under the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulation on Payment of Premiums.
Listing Endangered or Threatened Species: 90-Day Finding on a Petition To Revise the Critical Habitat Designation for the Southern Resident Killer Whale
Document Number: 2014-09483
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), announce a 90-day finding on a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity to revise the critical habitat designation for the Southern Resident killer whale (Orcinus orca) Distinct Population Segment (DPS) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In November 2006 we issued a final rule designating approximately 2,560 square miles (6,630 square km) of inland waters of Washington State as critical habitat for the Southern Resident killer whale DPS. The petition requests we revise this critical habitat to include inhabited Pacific Ocean marine waters along the West Coast of the United States that constitute essential foraging and wintering areas. Additionally, the petition requests that we adopt protective in-water sound levels as a primary constituent element for both currently designated critical habitat and the proposed revised critical habitat. We find that the petition to revise critical habitat, viewed in the context of information readily available in our files, presents substantial scientific information indicating the petitioned action may be warranted. We are hereby initiating a review of the currently designated critical habitat to determine whether revision is warranted. To ensure a comprehensive review, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information pertaining to this action.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2014-09479
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 3, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review and new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (the PRC).\1\ The period of review (POR) for the administrative review is September 1, 2011, through August 31, 2012, and the POR for the new shipper review is September 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012. These reviews cover four producers/exporters of subject merchandise: Nanjing Gemsen International Co., Ltd. (Nanjing Gemsen), Xiping Opeck Food Co., Ltd. (Xiping Opeck), Yancheng Hi-King Agriculture Developing Co., Ltd. (Yancheng Hi-King), and Deyan Aquatic Products and Food Co., Ltd. (Deyan Aquatic, the new shipper). We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made a change to our margin calculations. However, for the final results, we continue to find that the companies covered by these reviews did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
Document Number: 2014-09478
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Under the PRA, Federal agencies are required to publish a 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. In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ``Community Reinvestment Act Regulations.''
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard-024 United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Database (AUXDATA) System of Records
Document Number: 2014-09476
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to update and reissue a current Department of Homeland Security system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard-024 United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Database System of Records.'' This system of records allows the Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard to track and report contact, activity, performance, and achievement information about members of its volunteer workforce element, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. As a result of a biennial review of this system, the Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard is updating this system of records notice to: (1) Update categories of individuals covered by the system; (2) modify the categories of records in the system; and (3) update the system manager and address. Additionally, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice. This updated system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Agency Request for Comments on Draft Solicitation for Renewable Energy Projects and Efficient Energy Projects
Document Number: 2014-09469
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy
The Loan Programs Office (LPO) of the Department of Energy (DOE) announces availability of a draft of a potential future solicitation for Federal Loan Guarantees for Renewable Energy Projects and Efficient Energy Projects. LPO invites comments regarding the draft of the potential future solicitation.
Public Meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for Neurologic Manifestations of Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Document Number: 2014-09468
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing a public meeting and an opportunity for public comment on Patient- Focused Drug Development for neurologic manifestations of inborn errors of metabolism. Patient-Focused Drug Development is part of FDA's performance commitments made as part of the fifth authorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA V). The public meeting is intended to allow FDA to obtain patient perspectives on the impact of neurologic manifestations of inborn errors of metabolism on daily life as well as patient views on treatment approaches for neurologic manifestations of inborn errors of metabolism.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Medical Devices; Device Tracking
Document Number: 2014-09467
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
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 information collection requirements for the tracking of medical devices.
User Fees for Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection Services
Document Number: 2014-09466
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the user fee regulations by adding new fee categories and adjusting current fees charged for certain agricultural quarantine and inspection services that are provided in connection with certain commercial vessels, commercial trucks, commercial railroad cars, commercial aircraft, and international passengers arriving at ports in the customs territory of the United States. We are also proposing to adjust or remove the fee caps associated with commercial trucks, commercial vessels, and commercial railcars. We have determined that revised user fee categories and revised user fees are necessary to recover the costs of the current level of activity, to account for actual and projected increases in the cost of doing business, and to more accurately align fees with the costs associated with each fee service.
Preparation for International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-09465
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Montana Disaster #MT-00086
Document Number: 2014-09464
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Montana (FEMA 4172DR), dated 04/17/2014. Incident: Ice jams and flooding. Incident Period: 03/01/2014 through 03/16/2014. Effective Date: 04/17/2014. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/16/2014. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/20/2015.
Fee Increases for Overtime Services
Document Number: 2014-09463
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to change the hourly rates charged for Sundays, holidays, or other overtime work performed by employees of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for any person, firm, or corporation having ownership, custody, or control of regulated commodities or articles subject to inspection, laboratory testing, certification, or quarantine under the regulations. We are proposing to increase these overtime rates for each of the fiscal years 2014 through 2018 to reflect the anticipated costs associated with providing these services during each year. Establishing the overtime rate changes in advance would allow users of APHIS' services to incorporate the rates into their budget planning. We are also proposing to clarify the regulations to indicate that agricultural inspections performed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may be billed in accordance with DHS overtime regulations for services performed outside of regular business hours, as DHS rates may differ from those charged by APHIS.
Mississippi Disaster #MS-00071
Document Number: 2014-09462
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Mississippi dated 04/21/2014. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding. Incident Period: 04/07/2014 through 04/10/2014. Effective Date: 04/21/2014. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/20/2014. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/21/2015.
Change in Submission Requirements for State Mitigation Plans
Document Number: 2014-09461
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This Final Rule revises the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations by changing submission requirements for State Mitigation Plans. This Final Rule reduces the frequency by which States must submit updates to FEMA on their State Mitigation Plans. Previously, these entities prepared and submitted updates with FEMA for review and approval every 3 years. Now, these entities will prepare and submit updates with FEMA for review and approval every 5 years.
Notice of Issuance of Minor Permit Modification to a Federal Operating Permit to NRG Reliability Solutions, LLC
Document Number: 2014-09459
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that, on March 6, 2014, pursuant to Title V of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a minor permit modification of a title V operating permit to NRG Reliability Solutions. NRG Reliability Solutions owns and operates four diesel-fired generators for Treasure Island Resort and Casino on land held in trust for the Prairie Island Indian Community in Red Wing, Minnesota. The modified title V operating permit changes the location where records are kept, adds insignificant activities omitted from the original permit application, and corrects typographical errors within the permit.
Information Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-09457
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (EPA ICR No. 1764.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0348), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 3799) on January 23, 2014, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comment. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Requirements for the Approval and Delegation of Federal Air Toxics Programs to State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Agencies
Document Number: 2014-09456
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Application Requirements for the Approval and Delegation of Federal Air Toxics Programs to State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Agencies (EPA ICR No. 1643.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0264), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 2828) on January 16, 2014 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Application for Final Commitment for a Long-Term Loan or Financial Guarantee in Excess of $100 Million: AP088724XX
Document Number: 2014-09455
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Export-Import Bank of the United States
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 2014-09454
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. Seq.). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Emergency Notification System (ENS).
Document Number: 2014-09451
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-09450
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2014-09449
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-09448
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2014-09447
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to grant requests from four individuals for exemptions from the regulatory requirement that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The regulation and the associated advisory criteria published in the Code of Federal Regulations as the ``Instructions for Performing and Recording Physical Examinations'' have resulted in numerous drivers being prohibited from operating CMVs in interstate commerce based on the fact that they have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication, rather than an individual analysis of their circumstances by a qualified medical examiner. The Agency concluded that granting exemptions for these CMV drivers will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions. FMCSA grants exemptions that will allow these four individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce for a 2-year period. The exemptions preempt State laws and regulations and may be renewed.
Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request, Questionnaire Cognitive Interviewing and Pretesting (NCI)
Document Number: 2014-09446
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2014, (Vol. 79, p. 402) and allowed 60-days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health, may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Direct Comments To OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: NIH Desk Officer.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2014-09445
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request; Next Series of Tobacco Use Supplements to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS) (NCI)
Document Number: 2014-09444
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 22 (Volume 79, P. 3598) and allowed 60-days for public comment. There were a total of three comments. Two of the three comments were requests for a copy of the questionnaire and plans, which were sent to the requestors. One of these requestors commented in support of FDA's co-sponsorship with NCI of the TUS-CPS and NCI/NIH working with sister agencies and HHS to harmonize and coordinate tobacco use information across various federal surveys. It further stated the importance of this kind of HHS evaluation with sister agencies, made specific suggestions what this should include, and concluded with offering assistance. Additionally, the third public comment was about spending of tax-payers' dollars. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health, may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: NIH Desk Officer.
Medical Evaluation of Licensed Personnel for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2014-09443
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1310, ``Medical Evaluation of Licensed Personnel for Nuclear Power Plants,'' which would be Revision 4 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.134. The NRC proposes to update RG 1.134 based upon the regulatory experience gained since Revision 3 of RG 1.134 was issued and to endorse the 2013 revision to the underlying consensus standard, ANSI/ANS 3.4, ``Medical Certification and Monitoring of Personnel Requiring Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants.'' The guide helps to ensure that medical certifications (and related medical evidence) are sufficient to meet the NRC's nuclear power reactor operator licensing requirements.
Standard Format and Content of Transportation Security Plans for Classified Matter Shipments
Document Number: 2014-09442
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a new draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-7005, ``Standard Format and Content of Transportation Security Plans for Classified Matter Shipments.'' This new guidance describes a method that NRC staff considers acceptable for use in the development of classified matter transportation security plans, which identify the correct measures to protect classified matter while in transport.
Job Corps: Final Finding of No Significant Impact Treasure Lake Job Corps Center Facility Improvements Located at Indiahoma Road, Indiahoma, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2014-09441
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, ETA, in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives final notice of the proposed facility improvements at the Treasure Lake Job Corps Center, and that this project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. Public scoping was initiated with a notice in the Lawton Constitution in Lawton, Oklahoma on July 16, 2013. The scoping period extended for 30 days, ending on August 16, 2013. No public responses were received. No changes to the text of the environmental assessment (EA) have been made. Implementation of the selected alternative will not have significant impacts on the human environment. The determination is sustained by the analysis in the EA, agency consultation, the inclusion and consideration of public review, and the capability of mitigations to reduce or avoid impacts. Any adverse environmental impacts that could occur are no more than minor in intensity, duration and context and less-than-significant. As described in the EA, there are no highly uncertain or controversial impacts, unique or unknown risks, significant cumulative effects or elements of precedence. There are no previous, planned, or implemented actions, which in combination with the selected alternative would have significant effects on the human environment. Requirements of NEPA have been satisfied and preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2014-09440
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for: (1) Business centered community- based organizations; (2) transportation-related trade associations; (3) colleges and universities; (4) community colleges or; (5) chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax-exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the West Central Region (Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and Utah). OSDBU will enter into Cooperative Agreements with these organizations to provide outreach to the small business community in their designated region and provide financial and technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and the dissemination of information, to encourage and assist small businesses to become better prepared to compete for, obtain, and manage DOT funded transportation- related contracts and subcontracts at the federal, state and local levels. Throughout this notice, the term ``small business'' will refer to: 8(a), small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE), women owned small businesses (WOSB), HubZone, service disabled veteran owned businesses (SDVOB), and veteran owned small businesses (VOSB). Throughout this notice, ``transportation- related'' is defined as the maintenance, rehabilitation, restructuring, improvement, or revitalization of any of the nation's modes of transportation. Funding Opportunity Number: USDOT-OST-OSDBU-SBTRC-2014-16. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 20.910 Assistance to small and disadvantaged businesses. Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement Grant. Award Ceiling: $145,000. Award Floor: $125,000. Program Authority: DOT is authorized under 49 U.S.C. 332(b)(4), (5) & (7) to design and carry out programs to assist small disadvantaged businesses in getting transportation-related contracts and subcontracts; develop support mechanisms, including management and technical services, that will enable small disadvantaged businesses to take advantage of those business opportunities; and to make arrangements to carry out the above purposes.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2014-09439
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for; (1) Business centered community- based organizations; (2) transportation-related trade associations; (3) colleges and universities; (4) community colleges or; (5) chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax-exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the Northeast Region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont). OSDBU will enter into Cooperative Agreements with these organizations to provide outreach to the small business community in their designated region and provide financial and technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and the dissemination of information, to encourage and assist small businesses to become better prepared to compete for, obtain, and manage DOT funded transportation- related contracts and subcontracts at the federal, state and local levels. Throughout this notice, the term ``small business'' will refer to: 8(a), small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE), women owned small businesses (WOSB), HubZone, service disabled veteran owned businesses (SDVOB), and veteran owned small businesses (VOSB). Throughout this notice, ``transportation- related'' is defined as the maintenance, rehabilitation, restructuring, improvement, or revitalization of any of the nation's modes of transportation. Funding Opportunity Number: USDOT-OST-OSDBU-SBTRC-2014-16. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 20.910 Assistance to small and disadvantaged businesses. Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement Grant. Award Ceiling: $224,000. Award Floor: $210,000.
Sabine-Angelina Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-09438
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Sabine-Angelina Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Hemphill, Texas. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110-343) (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 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 meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is introduce the new Designated Federal Officer, discuss committee membership, view the ethics video, and present proposed projects.
Lynn Canal-Icy Strait Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-09435
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Lynn Canal-Icy Strait Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Juneau, Alaska. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110- 343) (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 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 meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to review project proposals and update current RAC members with the status of approved projects from previous years.
Findings of Research Misconduct
Document Number: 2014-09434
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has taken final action in the following case: Li Chen, Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine: Based on evidence and findings of an investigation report by Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM) transmitted to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Research Integrity (ORI), in April 2010 and additional analysis conducted by ORI in its oversight review, ORI found that Dr. Li Chen, former Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Gene and Cell Medicine, MSSM, engaged in research misconduct in research that was supported by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant R01 DK062972 and National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH, grant P20 GM075019 and was submitted in grant applications R01 DK074695 and R01 DK083286 to NIDDK, NIH, P20 GM075019 to NIGMS, NIH, and R01 NS062054 to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH. ORI found that the Respondent intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly fabricated and falsified data reported in four (4) publications, one (1) submitted manuscript, and four (4) grant applications: Chen, L., & Woo, S.L.C. ``Complete and persistent phenotypic correction of phenylketonuria in mice by site-specific genome integration of murine phenylalanine hydroxylase cDNA.'' Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 102(43):15581-15586, October 2005 (hereafter referred to as ``PNAS 2005''). Chen, L., Thung, S.N., & Woo, S.L.C. ``Metabolic Basis of Sexual Dimorphism in PKU Mice After Genome-targeted PAH Gene Therapy.'' Mol. Ther. 15:1079-1085, June 2007; Retracted in December 2010 (hereafter referred to as ``Mol. Ther. June 2007''). Chen, L., & Woo, S.L.C. ``Correction in Female PKU Mice by Repeated Administration of mPAH cDNA Using phiBT1 Integration System.'' Mol. Ther. 15:1789-1795, October 2007; Retracted in December 2010 (hereafter referred to as ``Mol. Ther. Oct. 2007''). Chen, L., & Woo, S.L.C. ``Site-Specific Transgene Integration in the Human Genome Catalyzed by [Ouml]BT1 Phage Integrase.'' Hum. Gene Ther. 19:143-151, February 2008; Retracted in August 2010 (hereafter referred to as ``HGT 2008''). Chen, L., Roy, I., Prasad, P.N., & Woo, S.L.C. ``Nanoparticle-Based Gene Therapy for Metabolic Disorders: Hepatic Delivery of Minicircle DNA for Complete Correction of Phenylketonuria.'' Submitted for publication in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (hereafter referred to as the ``PNAS 2008 manuscript''). R01 DK074695, ``Genome-targeted PAH Gene Integration in PKU Mice and Sexual Dimorphism,'' Savio L.C. Wood, Ph.D., Principal Investigator (P.I.) (hereafter referred to as ``R01 DK074695''). P20 GM075019, ``Growth, Differentiation & Genetic Alteration of Human ES Cells,'' Gordon M. Keller, Ph.D., P.I. (hereafter referred to as ``P20 GM075019''). R01 NS062054, ``Nanoparticle-medicated Gene Therapy for PKU,'' Savio L. Woo, Ph.D., P.I. (hereafter referred to as ``R01 NS062054''). R01 DK083285, ``Nanoparticle-Mediated Gene Therapy PKU,'' Savio L. Woo, Ph.D., P.I. (hereafter referred to as ``R01 DK083285''). The Respondent fabricated figures reporting the chromosomal locations of integration sites, fabricated data reporting the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to determine integration frequencies, falsified data representing the detection of chromosomal translocations in human cells, and fabricated figures by falsely reporting the results of High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) assays. The Respondent also falsified experimental data for LacZ stained liver sections and for hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained liver sections. Specifically, ORI finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the Respondent engaged in misconduct in science and research misconduct by intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly: 1. fabricating and/or falsifying nineteen (19) figures by falsely reporting that phenylketonuria (PKU) gene therapy experiments were successfully completed, when the available evidence shows the experiments were not performed; specifically the Respondent: (a) fabricated figures where DNA sequencing was purportedly used to identify the chromosomal locations of integration sites for the PAH gene in mouse and human cells, reported in seven (7) figures: PNAS 2005, Figure 2A HGT 2008, Figures 3b and 3c R01 NS062054, Figures 3 and 20 R01 DK074695, Figure 6 R01 DK083286, Figure 17 P20 GM075019, Figure 4 (b) fabricated data purportedly representing the use of PCR to determine integration frequencies for the phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) gene and the secreted embryonic alkaline phosphatase (SEAP) reporter gene, in mouse and human cells, reported in eleven (11) figures: PNAS 2005, Figures 2C and 3B Mol. Ther. June 2007, Figures 2a and 5a Mol. Ther. Oct. 2007, Figures 2d and 5a HGT 2008, Figure 4 R01 NS062054, Figures 4b and 10a R01 DK074695, Figure 7b R01 DK083286, Figure 2b (c) falsified figures representing the detection of chromosomal tranlocations in human cells, purportedly determined by PCR in two (2) figures: HGT 2008, Figure 5a R01 NS062054, Figure 21a 2. fabricating the results of HPLC assays to show generally lowered blood levels of phenylalanine after PKU gene therapy and to show liver levels of BH4 when the Respondent did not have the HPLC data needed to support those claims; specifically the Respondent: (a) fabricated serum phenylalanine graphs in: PNAS 2005, Figure 4B; this false data also is presented in R01 DK074695, Figure 10b Mol. Ther. June 2007, Figure 1a; this false data also is presented in R01 DK074695, Figure 11 R01 DK083286, Figure 3; this false data also is presented in Mol. Ther. June 2007, Figure 3, and R01 NS062054, Figure 7 Mol. Ther. Oct. 2007, Figure 4a; this false data also is presented in R01 NS062054, Figure 9a PNAS 2008 manuscript, Figure 4 (b) fabricated graphs for BH4 levels in: Mol. Ther. June 2007, Figure 5c; this false data also is presented in R01 NS062054, Figure 8c 3. falsely reporting the results of LacZ stained liver sections by reusing and relabeling an image and claiming that it represents different experiments; specifically, the same image was used to represent mice treated with a nanoplex gene delivery system in R01 NS062054, Figure 14b (right panel), and also to represent a wholly different experiment for mice treated with 10 injections of the phiBT1 integrase system alone in R01 NS062054, Figure 4c (right panel), and Mol. Ther. Oct. 2007, Figure 2b (D panel) 4. falsely reporting the results of H&E stained liver sections in R01 NS062054, Figure 6, by using the identical image to represent four (4) different experimental treatments of H&E stained liver sections; specifically the Respondent reused and relabeled one image to represent liver sections from mice that received either 1 or 10 injections, with or without the phiBT1 integrase plasmid. The Respondent failed to take responsibility for the fabrication and falsification described in ORI's findings. The following administrative actions have been implemented for a period of three (3) years, beginning on April 11, 2014: (1) Respondent is debarred from any contracting or subcontracting with any agency of the United States Government and from eligibility for, or involvement in, nonprocurement programs of the United States Government referred to as ``covered transactions'' pursuant to HHS' Implementation (2 CFR part 376 et seq.) of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension, 2 CFR part 180 (collectively the ``Debarment Regulations''); and (2) Respondent is prohibited from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS, including but not limited to service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as a consultant.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Greenland Turbot in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2014-09430
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Greenland turbot in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2014 Greenland turbot initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Greenland Turbot in the Aleutian Islands Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2014-09429
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Greenland turbot in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2014 Greenland turbot initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the BSAI.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2014-09428
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Electronic Monitoring (EM) workgroup will meet in Anchorage, AK.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-09427
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) ad hoc Lower Columbia River Natural Coho Workgroup (LRC Workgroup) will hold a public work session in Portland, OR. The meeting is open to the public, but is not intended as a public hearing. Public comments will be taken at the discretion of the LRC Workgroup chair as time allows.
Fisheries of the Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-09426
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR assessment of the Caribbean Red Hind will consist of several workshops and a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-09425
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2014-09423
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
Document Number: 2014-09422
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (the Program), as required by Section 2112(b)(2) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of Health and Human Services is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the Program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions.
Receipt of Application for Renewal of Incidental Take Permit; Collado Drive Habitat Conservation Plan
Document Number: 2014-09420
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Collado Homes, LLC (applicant), for a renewal of incidental take permit TE179280-1 under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant has requested a renewal that will extend permit expiration by 5 years from the date the permit is reissued. The applicant has agreed to follow all of the existing habitat conservation plan (HCP) conditions. If renewed, no additional take will be authorized. The permit would authorize take of the federally endangered Mount Hermon June beetle (Polyphylla barbata), incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with the Collado Homes residential development.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-09418
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is inviting the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed continuing information collection. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 68479, November 14, 2013, and no substantial comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. This collection adds five new questions to the Medical History section of the forms. Three questions are related to Tuberculosis and were added to give medical examiners better information on which to base further testing, including whether to expose participants to additional doses of radiation. Two questions are related to diving. They were added to inform the medical examiners and healthcare providers of any pre- existing medical issues for those engaging in scientific diving in the Polar Regions. The full submission may be found at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.
Multistate Conservation Grant Program; Priority List and Approval for Conservation Projects
Document Number: 2014-09416
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), announce the fiscal year 2014 priority list of wildlife and sport fish conservation projects from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA). As required by the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000, AFWA submits a list of projects to us each year to consider for funding under the Multistate Conservation Grant program. We have reviewed the list and have awarded all the grants from the list.