August 7, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2014-08-07-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2014-08-07
Farm Credit Administration Board; Sunshine Act; Regular Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18821
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act, of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board).
Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board
Document Number: 2014-18791
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: National Science Foundation (nsf)
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18784
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Green and Hill Industries, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading
Document Number: 2014-18772
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18769
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, Department of Justice
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Heavy-Duty Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas Regulations; Notice of Decision
Document Number: 2014-18742
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) request for a waiver of Clean Air Act preemption to enforce provisions of its Heavy-Duty Tractor- Trailer Greenhouse Gas Regulations (``HD GHG Regulations'') applicable to new 2011 through 2013 model year (MY) Class 8 tractors equipped with integrated sleeper berths (sleeper-cab tractors) and to new 2011 and subsequent MY dry-van and refrigerated-van trailers that are pulled by such tractors on California highways. This decision is issued under the authority of the Clean Air Act (``CAA'' or ``the Act'').
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Determination of Attainment for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standard for the Lyons Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2014-18740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Lyons, Pennsylvania (PA) nonattainment area (hereafter also referred to as the ``Lyons Area'' or ``Area'') has attained the 2008 lead (Pb) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This proposed determination of attainment is based upon certified, quality-assured, and quality-controlled ambient air monitoring data from 2011-2013 which shows that the Area has monitored attainment for the 2008 Pb NAAQS. If EPA finalizes this proposed determination of attainment, the requirements for the Lyons Area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, contingency measures, and other planning requirements related to attainment of the standard shall be suspended for so long as the Lyons Area continues to attain the 2008 Pb NAAQS.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2014-18733
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Hispanic Council on Federal Employment
Document Number: 2014-18732
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Hispanic Council on Federal Employment (Council) is cancelling the August 21, 2014 Council meeting. The Council is an advisory committee composed of representatives from Hispanic organizations and senior government officials. Along with its other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management on matters involving the recruitment, hiring, and advancement of Hispanics in the Federal workforce. The Council is co-chaired by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management and the Chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA). The meeting is open to the public. Please contact the Office of Personnel Management at the address shown below if you wish to present material to the Council at any of the meetings. The manner and time prescribed for presentations may be limited, depending upon the number of parties that express interest in presenting information. Location: U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E St. NW., Washington, DC 20415.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18726
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission will consider a Report and Order to streamline and update the rules governing the construction, marking, and lighting of antenna structures. These updates will improve efficiency, reduce regulatory burdens, and enhance compliance with tower painting and lighting requirements, while continuing to ensure the safety of pilots and aircraft passengers nationwide. 2....................................... PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND TITLE: Facilitating the Deployment of SECURITY. Text-to-911 and Other Next Generation 911 Applications (PS Docket No. 11-153); Framework for Next Generation 911 Deployment (PS Docket No. 10-255) SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that establishes deadlines for covered text providers to be capable of delivering texts to appropriate 911 public safety answering points, and seeks comment on proposals to improve text-to-911 service, such as through the provision of better location information and roaming support.
Removal of Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program Regulations
Document Number: 2014-18723
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this rule, HUD removes regulations for the Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program. The statutory authority to provide emergency assistance to homeowners under this program expired on September 30, 2011. Because these regulations are no longer operative, they are being removed by this final rule. To the extent that assistance made available under this program is still ongoing, the removal of these regulations does not affect the requirements for transactions entered into when these parts were in effect. Assistance made available under the Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program will continue to be governed by the regulations that existed immediately before September 8, 2014.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Little Snake Hill, NJ
Document Number: 2014-18717
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Amtrak Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 5.0, at Little Snake Hill, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary for installation of new ties, miter rails and drive motors at the bridge. This temporary deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for five nights to perform scheduled maintenance.
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office; Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee; National Science and Technology Council; Committee on Technology
Document Number: 2014-18715
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop entitled ``Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization'' on September 11 and 12, 2014. The workshop will bring together experts from a wide-range of application areas, stages of product development, and manufacturing. The aim of the workshop is to identify key challenges faced by sensor developers and determine the critical needs of the community, especially with respect to necessary standards, testing facilities, and advances in manufacturing. The workshop will include case study examples of commercialization success, a small business panel focused on challenges faced in the commercialization of sensors, and breakout sessions to explicitly address the RFI questions regarding standards, testing, manufacturing, and commercialization.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 99-21
Document Number: 2014-18714
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, 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 IRS is soliciting comments concerning limitations on credit or refund.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-18713
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G
Document Number: 2014-18712
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This notice is provided in accordance with IRC section 6039G of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996, as amended. This listing contains the name of each individual losing United States citizenship (within the meaning of section 877(a) or 877A) with respect to whom the Secretary received information during the quarter ending June 30, 2014. For purposes of this listing, long- term residents, as defined in section 877(e)(2), are treated as if they were citizens of the United States who lost citizenship.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-18711
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, 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 IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing, qualified severance of a trust for generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax purposes.
Foreign-Trade Zone 84-Houston, Texas; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework
Document Number: 2014-18710
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Debris Removal: Eligibility of Force Account Labor Straight-Time Costs Under the Public Assistance Program for Hurricane Sandy
Document Number: 2014-18709
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule finalizes, without change, an interim final rule that published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2012, authorizing reimbursement of force account labor under the Public Assistance Program for debris removal work related to Hurricane Sandy.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2014-18708
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 21, 2014, the Department received a timely request for NSR from Jinxiang Kaihua Imp & Exp Co., Ltd. (Kaihua), in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(c). The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined that the request for a new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (PRC) meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2014-18707
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) 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 inventions described and claimed in USPN 8,338,114, Engineering Human Broncho-Epithelial Tissue-Like Assemblies, NASA Case No. MSC-24164-1; US Patent Application Serial Number 12/899,815, Modifying the Genetic Regulation of Bone and Cartilage Cells and Associated Tissue by EMF Stimulation Fields and Uses Thereof, NASA Case No. MSC-24541-1; and US Patent Application Serial Number 13/859,180, Alternating Ionic Magnetic Resonance (AIMR) Multiple-Chambered Culture Apparatus, NASA Case No. MSC-25545-1; and US Patent Application Serial Number 13/859,206, Methods for Culturing Cells in an Alternating Ionic Magnetic Resonance (AIMR) Multiple-Chambered Culture Apparatus, NASA Case No. MSC-25633-1, to GRoK Technologies, LLC, having its principal place of business in Houston, Texas. The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Proposed Expansion of the Sta. Rita Hills Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2014-18705
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to expand the approximately 33,380-acre ``Sta. Rita Hills'' viticultural area in Santa Barbara County, California, by approximately 2,296 acres. The established Sta. Rita Hills viticultural area and the proposed expansion area are located entirely within the larger Santa Ynez Valley and Central Coast viticultural areas. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-7646, U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Document Number: 2014-18704
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist Series”
Document Number: 2014-18702
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist Series,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about October 14, 2014, until on or about January 11, 2015, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas, from on or about February 15, 2015, until on or about May 10, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901”
Document Number: 2014-18698
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, from on or about September 11, 2014, until on or about November 30, 2014, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Minnesota Disaster Number MN-00056
Document Number: 2014-18697
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-4182-DR), dated 07/21/2014. Incident: Severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides. Incident Period: 06/11/2014 through 07/11/2014.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Illinois Advisory Committee for a Meeting To Hear Testimony Regarding Hate Crimes in Illinois
Document Number: 2014-18695
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Illinois Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Thursday, August 21, 2014, for the purpose of hearing presenters testify about hate crimes in Illinois. Members of the public are invited and welcomed to make statements into the record at the meeting starting at 3:15 p.m. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by September 21, 2014. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353-8311, or emailed to Administrative Assistant, Carolyn Allen at callen@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353-8311. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Midwestern Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Illinois Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission's Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at the above email or street address.
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2014-18694
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-18693
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s” Exhibition
Document Number: 2014-18692
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about September 21, 2014, until on or about April 26, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Nebraska Disaster # NE-00061
Document Number: 2014-18691
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of NEBRASKA dated 07/31/2014. Incident: Tornadoes, High Winds and Flooding. Incident Period: 06/14/2014 through 06/21/2014.
Maryland Disaster # MD-00027
Document Number: 2014-18690
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Maryland dated 07/30/2014. Incident: Flooding. Incident Period: 06/12/2014. Effective Date: 07/30/2014. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/29/2014. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/30/2015.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Heart Is Not a Metaphor” Exhibition
Document Number: 2014-18689
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Heart Is Not a Metaphor,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, from on or about October 4, 2014, until on or about January 18, 2015, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH)
Document Number: 2014-18687
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Renewal of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-18684
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Certification of Medical Necessity (CM-893). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Designation of Individuals and Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13660 or Executive Order 13661
Document Number: 2014-18683
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of eighteen individuals and one entity whose property and interests in property have been blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13660 of March 6, 2014, ``Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine'' (E.O. 13660). OFAC is also publishing the names of twenty-seven individuals and eighteen entities whose property and interests in property have been blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13661 of March 16, 2014, ``Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine'' (E.O. 13661).
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2014-18680
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Amendment 96 to the Gulf of Alaska Fishery Management Plan; Management of Community Quota Entities
Document Number: 2014-18678
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 96 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP). If approved, Amendment 96 would amend certain provisions of the Individual Fishing Quota Program for the Fixed-Gear Commercial Fisheries for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in Waters in and off Alaska (IFQ Program). This action would remove a regulation that prohibits a Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Community Quota Entity (CQE) from transferring and holding small blocks of halibut and sablefish quota share (QS). This action would allow CQEs to acquire additional QS and facilitate sustained participation by CQE community residents in the IFQ Program. This action would promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982, the FMP, and other applicable law.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; List of Authorized Fisheries and Gear
Document Number: 2014-18677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Through this action, NOAA proposes to update the Federal list of authorized fisheries and gear issued under section 305(a) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (``List of Fisheries''). The List of Fisheries includes a description of fisheries that operate in the U.S. West Coast Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council's) geographic area of authority. This action is necessary because the current list is outdated and either includes several fisheries that no longer occur, or does not include fisheries that do occur, within the U.S. West Coast EEZ. The intended effect of this rule is to bring the list up to date with current West Coast fisheries and fishery management plans (FMPs).
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery; Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-18676
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes an information collection program for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fishery. The intended effect of this rule is to collect more detailed information about individuals and businesses that hold fishery quota allocation in the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog individual transferable quota programs. This action is necessary to ensure that the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has the information needed to develop a future management action intended to establish an excessive share cap in this fishery.
Reallotment of FY 2013 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Document Number: 2014-18672
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), Division of Energy Assistance (DEA) announces the reallotment of $10,880,543 of FFY 2013 funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Smoothhound Shark and Atlantic Shark Management Measures
Document Number: 2014-18671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule to implement draft Amendment 9 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) considers management measures in the smoothhound and shark fisheries. In addition to the measures in draft Amendment 9, this rulemaking would establish an effective date for previously-adopted shark management measures finalized in Amendment 3 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (Amendment 3) and the 2011 HMS Trawl Rule that were delayed, and proposes to increase the smoothhound shark annual quota that was finalized in Amendment 3, using updated landings data. It also proposes to implement the smoothhound shark-specific requirements of the 2012 Shark Biological Opinion (BiOp), and considers modifying current regulations related to the use of Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) by Atlantic shark fishermen using gillnet gear. For purposes of this rulemaking, the term ``smoothhound sharks'' collectively refers to smooth dogfish (Mustelus canis), Florida smoothhound (M. norrisi), Gulf smoothhound (M. sinusmexicanus), small eye smoothhound (M. higmani), and any other Mustelus spp. that might be found in U.S. waters of the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean, collectively. Finally, this action considers the implementation of the smooth dogfish-specific provisions in the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 (the ``SCA''). The SCA requires that all sharks landed from federal waters in the United States be landed with their fins naturally attached to the carcass, but includes a limited exception for smooth dogfish. Throughout this document, the term ``fins'' includes both the tail and the fins of the shark. For the federal Atlantic shark fisheries, current HMS regulations require federally-permitted shark fishermen to land all sharks with fins naturally attached to the carcass. The SCA's fins-attached requirement is being addressed nationwide through a separate ongoing rulemaking. Thus, regarding the SCA, this rulemaking addresses only the provision that allows fin removal at sea of Atlantic smooth dogfish.
Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California: Red Fir Restoration Project
Document Number: 2014-18669
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest proposes to treat diseased stands of Shasta red fir (Abies magnifica var. shastensis) and mixed conifer to reduce disease occurrence and fuels accumulations on approximately 1,400 acres. Vegetative treatments include regeneration with legacy tree retention, thin from above, sanitation/improvement cutting, plantation/pre-commercial thinning, and a roadside fuels buffer. Removed trees would primarily be those infected with disease (dwarf mistletoe and Cytospora canker) as well as those contributing to overcrowded stand conditions. Young seedlings would be planted in openings created by removal of the diseased overstory. Fuels would be reduced to less hazardous levels in all treated stands. The proposed project area includes 29 miles of National Forest System Roads, which would be maintained and/or reconstructed in order to meet National Forest System Road standards. The project area is in Township 1, 2 and 3 North, and Range 5 and 6 East, Humboldt Meridian, located in Trinity and Humboldt Counties, approximately six miles west of Hyampom, California.
Flathead Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-18668
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Flathead Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Kalispell, Montana. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, (the Act) (Pub. L. 112-141) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463). 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 the Title II of the Act. The meetings are open to the public. The purpose of the meetings is to hear project proposal presentations for 2015.