July 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2014-07-31-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2014-07-31
National Poultry Improvement Plan and Auxiliary Provisions
Document Number: C1-2014-16037
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Lebanon
Document Number: 2014-18217
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Executive Office of the President
World Hepatitis Day, 2014
Document Number: 2014-18167
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2014
Document Number: 2014-18164
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2014
Document Number: 2014-18160
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4
Document Number: 2014-18159
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR- 31 and DPR-41 issued to Florida Power & Light Company (FPL, the licensee) for operation of Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4 (Turkey Point) located in Homestead, Miami-Dade County, Florida. The proposed amendments would increase the ultimate heat sink (UHS) water temperature limit specified in the Turkey Point Technical Specifications (TSs) from 100 degrees Fahrenheit ([deg]F) to 104[emsp14][deg]F and add a surveillance requirement to monitor the UHS temperature more frequently if the UHS temperature approaches the new limit. The NRC did not identify any significant environmental impacts associated with the proposed license amendments based on its evaluation of the information provided in the licensee's application and other available information. Accordingly, the NRC has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) and Final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed license amendments.
Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2014
Document Number: 2014-18143
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund
Document Number: 2014-18131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury proposes regulations for the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). The proposed regulations concern amounts available to eligible Louisiana parishes from the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund, a fund established in the Treasury of the United States by the RESTORE Act. Treasury published other proposed regulations for the RESTORE Act on September 6, 2013.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Transnuclear, Inc. NUHOMS® HD Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1030, Amendment No. 2
Document Number: 2014-18083
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Transnuclear, Inc. NUHOMS[supreg] HD Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 2 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1030.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Transnuclear, Inc. NUHOMS® HD Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1030, Amendment No. 2
Document Number: 2014-18082
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Transnuclear, Inc. NUHOMS[supreg] HD Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 2 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1030.
Safety Zone; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Mile Marker 49.0 to 50.0, West of Harvey Locks, Bank to Bank, Bayou Blue Pontoon Bridge, Lafourche Parish, LA
Document Number: 2014-18081
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway extending from Mile Marker 49.0 to Mile Marker 50.0, bank to bank, West of Harvey Locks, Terrebone Parish, LA. This Safety Zone is needed to protect the general public, vessels, and tows from destruction, loss or injury due to repairs of the Bayou Blue Pontoon Bridge and associated hazards.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Treasure Island, FL
Document Number: 2014-18079
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge, mile 119.0, Treasure Island, Florida. Changing the schedule from on signal to three times an hour during the week and twice an hour on the weekends will reduce vehicle traffic issues caused by the bridge openings while providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth
Document Number: 2014-18077
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary invites written comments on the implementation of Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth, which will offer a unique opportunity for States, localities, and tribes to test innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies for improving results for disconnected youth. Working with other Federal agencies, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) will solicit applications for these pilots. Through this notice, the Department seeks input on the application process that we intend to use.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2014-18076
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with June anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Notice Inviting Postsecondary Educational Institutions To Participate in Experiments Under the Experimental Sites Initiative; Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended
Document Number: 2014-18075
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary invites postsecondary educational institutions (institutions) that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to apply to participate in new institutionally- based experiments under the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI). Under the ESI, the Secretary has authority to grant waivers from certain title IV, HEA statutory or regulatory requirements to allow a limited number of institutions to participate in experiments to test alternative methods for administering the title IV, HEA programs. The alternative methods of title IV HEA administration that the Secretary is permitting under the ESI are designed to facilitate efforts by institutions to test certain innovative practices aimed at improving student outcomes.
Special Conditions: SNECMA, Silvercrest-2 SC-2D; Rated 10-Minute One Engine Inoperative Takeoff Thrust at High Ambient Temperature
Document Number: 2014-18074
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the SNECMA, Silvercrest-2 SC-2D engine model. This engine will have a novel or unusual design featurean additional takeoff rating that increases the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) limit to maintain takeoff thrust in certain high ambient temperature conditions with one engine inoperative (OEI) for a maximum of 10 minutes. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. The proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Approval of Subzone Status, ASML US, Inc., Wilton and Newtown, Connecticut
Document Number: 2014-18073
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 60; Under Alternative Site Framework; Nogales, Arizona
Document Number: 2014-18066
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2014-18063
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (``certain solar products'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') are being, or are 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 April 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Use of Certain Personal Oxygen Concentrator (POC) Devices on Board Aircraft
Document Number: 2014-18062
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. A Special Federal Aviation Regulation requires passengers who intend to use an approved POC to present a physician statement before boarding. The flight crew must then inform the pilot-in-command that a POC is on board.
Ferrosilicon From Venezuela: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2014-18061
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') determines that ferrosilicon from Venezuela is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The final weighted-average dumping margin is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination Margins.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Notice of Landing Area Proposal
Document Number: 2014-18060
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for to renew an information collection. FAA Form 7480-1 (Notice of Landing Area Proposal) is used to collect information about any construction, alteration, or change to the status or use of an airport.
Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation: Final Determination of Sales at Not Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2014-18059
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') determines that ferrosilicon from the Russian Federation (``Russia'') is not being, nor is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The final weighted-average dumping margin is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination.''
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-18058
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China: Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: 2014-18056
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is aligning the final determination in this countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (certain solar products) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC) with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigation.
Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From Taiwan: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2014-18055
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (``certain solar products'') from Taiwan are being, or are 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 October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Proposed Collection of Information: TreasuryDirect System
Document Number: 2014-18052
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, 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). Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the electronic process for selling/issuing, servicing, and making payments on or redeeming U.S. Treasury securities.
License Exemption for Uranium One USA, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-18050
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a temporary exemption from certain NRC financial assurance requirements to Uranium One USA, Inc., (Uranium One) in response to its annual financial assurance update for the Willow Creek uranium in-situ recovery (ISR) Project. Issuance of this temporary exemption will not remove the requirement for Uranium One to provide adequate financial assurance through an approved mechanism, but will allow the NRC staff to further evaluate whether the State of Wyoming's separate account provision for financial assurance instruments it holds is consistent with the NRC's requirement for a standby trust agreement.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2014-18048
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Center for Biological Diversity v. McCarthy, Civil Action No. 4:13-cv-5142-SBA (N.D. Cal.). On November 5, 2013, Plaintiff filed a complaint; on January 28, 2014, Plaintiff filed a first amended complaint; and on January 30, 2014, Plaintiff filed a second amended complaint. Plaintiff alleged that Gina McCarthy, in her official capacity as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), failed to: (a) Perform a mandatory duty to find that certain states failed to submit nonattainment state implementation plans (``SIPs'') for named areas designated nonattainment for the 2006 fine particulate matter, or PM2.5, National Ambient Air Quality Standard (``NAAQS''); and (b) take timely final action to approve or disapprove, in whole or in part, certain 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS nonattainment SIP submissions addressing nonattainment new source review from states for named areas. The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to take some of these actions.
Adequacy Status of the Maintenance Plan for the Baltimore, Maryland 1997 Fine Particulate National Ambient Air Quality Standard Nonattainment Area for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 2014-18046
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that EPA has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) in the Baltimore, Maryland (MD) 1997 Fine Particulate (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Nonattainment Area Maintenance Plan (Baltimore Maintenance Plan), submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision by Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of EPA's finding, the State of Maryland must use the 2017 and 2025 MVEBs from the Baltimore Maintenance Plan for future conformity determinations for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Breakwater Replacement Project in Eastport, Maine
Document Number: 2014-18045
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Maine Department of Transportation (ME DOT) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to in-water construction activities in Eastport, Maine. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is proposing to issue an IHA to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment, four species of marine mammals during the specified activity within a specific geographic region and is requesting comments on its proposal.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-516A); Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-18043
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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 its information collection FERC-516A, Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures, 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 previously issued a Notice in the Federal Register (79 FR 21745, 4/17/2014) requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on the FERC-516A and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.
Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18039
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7)
Document Number: 2014-18037
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in response to Executive Order 13650, requests comment on potential revisions to its Risk Management Program regulations and related programs. In this Request for Information (RFI), the Agency asks for information and data on specific regulatory elements and process safety management approaches, the public and environmental health and safety risks they address, and the costs and burdens they may entail. The EPA will use the information received in response to this RFI to inform what action, if any, it may take.
Quadrennial Energy Review: Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18035
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Energy
At the direction of the President, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or Department), as the Secretariat for the Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force (QER Task Force) will convene a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on issues related to the Quadrennial Energy Review.
Secretary of Energy Advisory Board; Meeting: Correction
Document Number: 2014-18034
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) published in the Federal Register on July 18, 2014, a notice of an open meeting for the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). The notice is being corrected to change the Agenda topics and point of contact for the meeting. Correction: In the Federal Register of July 18, 2014, in FR DOC. 201416910, on pages 42001, please make the following corrections: In the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT heading, first column, first paragraph, first line, please remove, ``Karen Gibson, Designated Federal Officer'' ``telephone: (202) 586-3787'' and in its place add ``Corey Williams-Allen, Deputy Designated Federal Officer'' ``telephone: (202) 586-1916''. In the Tentative Agenda heading, first column, first paragraph, fourth line, please remove, ``SEAB Next Generation High Performance Computing Task Force'' and in its place add, ``SEAB Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation''. In the Public Participation heading, second column, first paragraph, second line, please remove, ``Karen Gibson'' and in its place add, ``Corey Williams-Allen''. Also in the fifth line, remove ``five days'', and in its place add'' one day''. In the Minutes heading, second column, first paragraph, second line, please remove ``Ms. Gibson. She'', and in its place add, ``Mr. Williams-Allen. He''.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2014-18033
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Gasfin Development USA, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas Produced From Domestic Natural Gas Resources to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries for a 20-Year Period
Document Number: 2014-18030
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application) filed on December 24, 2013, by Gasfin Development USA, LLC (Gasfin), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced from domestic sources in a volume equivalent to approximately 74 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas, or 0.2 Bcf per day (Bcf/d). Gasfin seeks authorization to export the LNG by vessel from the proposed Gasfin LNG Export Project, a mid-scale natural gas liquefaction and LNG export terminal to be located along the Calcasieu River in Cameron Parish, Louisiana (the Project), for a 20-year term commencing on the earlier of the date of first export or eight years from the date the authorization is granted. Gasfin requests authorization to export the LNG by vessel to any country with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas (non-FTA countries), and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. Gasfin requests this authorization on its own behalf and as agent for other parties who hold title to the LNG at the time of export. The Application was filed under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Monitoring and Enforcement; At-Sea Scales Requirements
Document Number: 2014-18029
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a proposed rule to revise the at-sea scales program for catcher/processor vessels (C/Ps) and motherships that are required to weigh catch at sea. This action would make three major changes to current regulations. First, this action would change regulations to enhance daily scale testing and require electronic reporting of daily scale test results. Second, this action would require that scales used to weigh catch have electronics capable of logging and printing the frequency and magnitude of scale calibrations, as well as the time and date of each scale fault and scale startup. Third, this action would require that the scale and the area around the scale be monitored using video. Finally, this action would revise technical regulations that are no longer applicable. This action is being proposed to reduce the possibility of scale tampering and to improve the accuracy of catch estimation by the C/P and mothership sector. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and other applicable laws.
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Justice
Document Number: 2014-18028
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics, is amending its Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Justice (Supplemental Standards) to incorporate existing rules for Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) employees that had initially been adopted by the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms was within Treasury. These rules, which have continued to be applicable to ATF employees after the transfer of authorities to DOJ, are being incorporated without substantive change into DOJ's Supplemental Standards. Additionally, this final rule designates ATF as a separate agency for purposes of applying the gifts and the teaching, speaking, and writing provisions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho
Document Number: 2014-18027
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The United States Department of Agriculture announces two (2) virtual listening sessions on the research activities conducted at the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station (USSES) in Dubois, Idaho.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Framework Amendment
Document Number: 2014-18026
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in a framework amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region (FMP) (Framework Amendment), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils (Councils). If implemented, this rule would modify the annual catch limits (ACLs) for Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) migratory group Spanish mackerel and modify the recreational annual catch target (ACT) for Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel, based on the results of the most recent stock assessments for Gulf and Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel. The Framework Amendment would also update the optimum yield (OY) for Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel. The purpose of this rule is to ensure ACLs are based on the best scientific information available and to ensure overfishing does not occur for the Spanish mackerel resource.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-18025
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Air Force announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud
Document Number: 2014-18024
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On June 17, 2014, the White House released a Presidential Memorandum entitled ``Establishing a Comprehensive Framework to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud.'' Among other actions, the Memorandum established a Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud (Task Force), co-chaired by the Departments of State and Commerce and made up of a broad range of other federal agencies. The Task Force is directed to report to the President within 180 days with ``recommendations for the implementation of a comprehensive framework of integrated programs to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud that emphasizes areas of greatest need.'' The public meetings and request for comments initiates a public engagement process aimed at gaining broad input and expertise from key stakeholders and interest groups to inform and advise the Task Force in developing recommendations in compliance with the Memorandum.