Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-74; Small Entity Compliance Guide
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-74, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-74, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Repeal of the Recovery Act Reporting Requirements
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, with changes, two interim rules amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the clause on Recovery Act reporting procedures. This final rule implements a section of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, by repealing the reporting requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Commercial and Government Entity Code
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require the use of Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes, including North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) CAGE (NCAGE) codes for foreign entities, for awards valued at greater than the micro-purchase threshold. The CAGE code is a five-character alpha-numeric identifier used extensively within the Federal Government. The rule will also require offerors, if owned by another entity, to identify that entity.
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.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.: Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to meet its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), RUS's implementing regulations, 7 CFR part 1794, and other applicable environmental requirements related to providing financial assistance for Basin Electric Power Cooperative's (Basin Electric) proposed Antelope Valley Station (AVS) to Neset 345-kV Transmission Project (Project) in North Dakota. RUS will also use the FEIS to meet its responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, 16 U.S.C. 470, and its implementing regulations, ``Protection of Historic Properties'' (36 CFR part 800). The FEIS addresses the construction, operation, and maintenance of approximately 278 miles of new 345-kV single pole transmission line, a 230-kV single pole transmission line, and a double circuit 345/115-kV transmission line, 4 new substations and a switchyard, modifications to 4 existing substations, maintenance access roads, temporary construction roads, river crossings, temporary construction staging sites, and other facilities described previously in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS). It also addresses comments received during the comment periods for the DEIS and the SDEIS. The overall project area encompasses parts of Dunn, McKenzie, Mercer, Mountrail, and Williams Counties in western North Dakota.
Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer Electronic Filing Pilot Program
The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), is creating a voluntary pilot program to test an electronic filing system in certain cases filed with OCAHO under 8 U.S.C. 1324a and 1324b. This notice describes the procedures for participation in the pilot program.
Open Access and Priority Rights on Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities
In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposes to amend its regulations to waive the Open Access Transmission Tariff requirements, the Open Access Same-Time Information System requirements its regulations, and the Standards of Conduct requirements its regulations for any public utility that is subject to such requirements solely because it owns, controls, or operates Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities, in whole or in part, and sells electric energy from its Generating Facility, as those terms are defined in the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Procedures and the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement and adopted in Order No. 2003. The Commission proposes to find that requiring the filing of an Open Access Transmission Tariff is not necessary to prevent unjust or unreasonable rates or unduly discriminatory behavior with respect to Interconnection Customer's Interconnection Facilities over which interconnection and transmission services can be ordered pursuant to the Federal Power Act.
Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin: Independent Charity Patient Assistance Programs
This Supplemental Bulletin updates the OIG Special Advisory Bulletin on Patient Assistance Programs for Medicare Part D Enrollees that published in the Federal Register on November 22, 2005 (70 FR 70623).
Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country-Amendments to the Federal Indian Country Minor New Source Review Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing final amendments to the federal minor New Source Review (NSR) program in Indian country. We refer to this NSR rule as the ``federal Indian country minor NSR program.'' We are amending this rule in two ways. First, we are expanding the list of emissions units and activities that are exempt from the federal Indian country minor NSR program by adding several types of low-emitting units and activities. Second, we have clarified construction-related terms by defining ``commence construction'' and ``begin construction'' to better reflect the regulatory requirements associated with construction activities. We believe both of these changes will simplify the program, and result in less burdensome implementation without detriment to air quality in Indian country. Finally, we have reconsidered the advance notification period for relocation of a true minor source in response to a petition on the rule from the American Petroleum Institute, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and America's Natural Gas Alliance, but we are not changing that provision.
Audio Filtering Requirement for Travelers' Information Stations
In this document, the Commission seeks comment on a proposal filed by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) that would relax but not eliminate certain of the Commission's rules which require the filtering of Travelers' Information Stations (TIS) audio frequencies between 3 and 20 kHz.
Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel Products From Japan: Antidumping Duty Order
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on diffusion- annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products (certain nickel- plated, flat-rolled steel) from Japan.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Partial Rescission of the 19th Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting the 19th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period of review November 1, 2012, through October 31, 2013. The Department is rescinding the review for 94 companies for which Petitioners and/or the companies withdrew their request(s) in a timely manner.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with April anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Open Meeting for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC)
An open meeting of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) will be conducted via telephone conference call. The ETAAC will discuss recommendations for electronic tax administration which will be published in their Annual Report to Congress by June 30, 2014. The IRS will respond to these recommendations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Bank Secrecy Act Recordkeeping Requirements
FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (``Treasury''), invites all interested parties to comment on its proposed renewal without change of the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA'') recordkeeping requirements addressed in this notice. FinCEN intends to submit these requirements for approval by the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') of a three-year extension of Control Numbers 1506-0050 through 1506-0059. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995, Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). In addition, FinCEN is seeking comment on 31 CFR 1010.430, (a provision in FinCEN's regulations which establishes a general five-year recordkeeping) the nature of records and retention period, and which is not subject to the PRA because there is no information collection associated with it.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Physaria globosa (Short's Bladderpod), Helianthus verticillatus (Whorled Sunflower), and Leavenworthia crassa (Fleshy-Fruit Gladecress)
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on the August 2, 2013, proposed designation of critical habitat for the Physaria globosa (Short's bladderpod), Helianthus verticillatus (whorled sunflower), and Leavenworthia crassa (fleshy-fruit gladecress) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed designation for these species as well as an amended required determinations section of the proposal. We also propose to increase the proposed designation of critical habitat for Leavenworthia crassa by approximately 0.04 hectare (0.1 acre) by adding one unit in Lawrence County, Alabama. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the revised proposed rule, the associated DEA, and the amended required determinations section. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Public Land Order No. 7824; Extension of Public Land Order No. 7393; Alaska
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 7393, which was issued effective May 28, 1999, for an additional 15-year period. The extension is necessary to continue protection of the Spencer Glacier Material Site, which was established on behalf of the United States Forest Service in order to make high quality rock and gravel available from the site to nearby communities for private and public works projects.
Meeting Notice-Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services
NHTSA announces a meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) to be held in the Washington, DC area. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Notice of Designation of Potential Wilderness as Wilderness, Congaree National Park, South Carolina
The Congaree Swamp National Monument Expansion and Wilderness Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-524, October 24, 1988) designated approximately 15,010 acres of Congaree Swamp National Monument, now Congaree National Park, as wilderness, and approximately 6,840 acres as potential wilderness additions. Section 2(b) of Public Law 100-524 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to convert any designated potential wilderness at Congaree National Park to designated wilderness upon publication in the Federal Register of a notice that any non- Federal interests in land have been acquired and all uses thereon prohibited by the Wilderness Act of 1964 (Pub. L. 88-577) have ceased. Accordingly, this notice hereby converts approximately 6,690 acres of designated potential wilderness at Congaree National Park to designated wilderness. The converted acreage comprises all but about 60 acres of designated potential wilderness in the park that have been acquired to date by the United States. The approximately 90 acres of private land still remaining within the park's designated potential wilderness are not affected by this Notice. These private lands, if acquired by the United States, may be converted to designated wilderness at a later date. A map showing the lands hereby converted to designated wilderness is on file at the administrative office of Congaree National Park. All interests in the lands converted to designated wilderness via this Notice have been acquired by the United States, and there are no current, or proposed, uses of the 6,690 acres that are incompatible with wilderness designation. These 6,690 acres shall be added to the 15,010 acres of designated wilderness within the Congaree National Park Wilderness and managed in accordance with the Wilderness Act of 1964.
Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the ACVETEO. The ACVETEO will discuss the VETS core programs and services regarding efforts that assist veterans seeking employment and raise employer awareness as to the advantages of hiring veterans. There will be an opportunity for persons or organizations to address the committee. Any individual or organization that wishes to do so should contact Mr. Anthony C. Camilli at 202-693- 4708. Time constraints may limit the number of outside participants/ presentations. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by contacting Mr. Gregory Green at 202-693-4734. Requests made after this date will be reviewed, but availability of the requested accommodations cannot be guaranteed. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. This Notice also describes the functions of the ACVETEO. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Fishery Management Plan, Biscayne National Park, Florida
Pursuant to 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS), announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Biscayne National Park (Park), Florida. The authority for publishing this notice is 40 CFR 1506.6. The FMP is designed to guide fishery management decisions in the park for the next five to ten years. An FMP is needed to guide sustainable use of the Park's fishery-related resources, as recent studies suggest that many of these resources are in decline. The development of the alternatives and the identification of the preferred alternative were based on a combination of public input from three public comment periods and three series of public meetings, the input of the FMP Working Group, inter-agency meetings, and environmental and socioeconomic analyses.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in USPN 6,997,637, Deceleration-Limiting Roadway Barrier, NASA Case No. MSC-23178-1 to LifeNet Systems Inc., having its principal place of business in Wellborn, Florida. The patent rights in this invention have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusivelicense will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Notice of Scope Rulings
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made between January 1, 2014, and March 31, 2014. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
License Exemption Request for Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting exemptions in response to a request from Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. (DEK or the licensee) dated April 4, 2013, as supplemented by letter dated November 6, 2013. The exemptions would permit the use of a portion of the Kewaunee Power Station (KPS) decommissioning trust fund (Trust) for expenses related to irradiated fuel management, and to be able to make such withdrawals from the trust fund without prior notification of the NRC. The NRC has reviewed the KPS Trust, the decommissioning approach and cost estimates in the KPS Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR), and the KPS updated Irradiated Fuel Management Plan and determined that, at this time, there is sufficient financial resources in the trust for both irradiated fuel management and to complete decommissioning activities.
1,1,1,2-Tetrafluroethane From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Investigation, Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, and Postponement of Final Determination
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (``tetrafluoroethane'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is April 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013. The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. The final determination will be issued 135 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-13- 08, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747- 100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes, without a stretched upper deck or stretched upper deck modification. AD 2012-13-08 currently requires repetitive inspections of tension ties and surrounding structure for cracking, additional inspections for certain airplanes, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2012-13-08 also currently requires modification of tension tie structure or tension tie and frame structure at specified stations, a post-modification inspection of any modified area for cracking, repetitive inspections for cracking in the unmodified areas of the tension tie structure and frame structure at certain stations, and repair if necessary. Since we issued AD 2012-13-08, the manufacturer conducted a widespread fatigue damage analysis and determined that additional inspections are necessary. This proposed AD would add, for certain airplanes, surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking in unmodified center section tension ties, and repair if necessary; repetitive post- modification eddy current inspections for cracking of modified and unmodified areas, and repair if necessary; a new modification (replacement) of tension tie and frame structures; and repetitive inspections of tension ties and surrounding structure for cracking, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also reduces an inspection interval. We are proposing this AD to prevent tension ties from becoming severed or disconnected from the frames, which could lead to reduced structural integrity and sudden decompression of the airplane in flight.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Retail Trade Survey
The Department of Commerce, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model DC-9-10, DC-9-20, and DC-9-30 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the improved (shot-peened) aft fuselage non-ventral pressure bulkhead tee is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the improved (shot-peened) non-ventral aft pressure bulkhead tees, and replacement if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the improved (shot- peened) non-ventral aft pressure bulkhead dome tees connecting the bulkhead web to the fuselage, which could result in reduced structural integrity and rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that certain parts of the aft baggage door did not conform to the design specifications and were of degraded strength. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking and deformations of certain stop fittings and striker plates of the aft baggage bay door; and replacement, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking and deformations of certain stop fittings and striker plates, which may result in the opening of the aft baggage bay door and rapid decompression or reduced controllability of the airplane.