Sunshine Act Meeting
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will meet in a closed session to consider the appointment of the Director of Global Strategy for the Agency. This meeting will be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) in order to protect the privacy interests of candidates considered but not selected for the position. In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), will be made available to the public. The publicly- releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Sunshine Act Meeting
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its June 20, 2014 meeting and a resolution to change the BBG meeting date in October 2014. The Board will discuss and vote on FY 2015 regional strategies based on this year's strategy review and consider establishing new Board special committees. The Board will also receive a report by its Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting. Finally, the Board will receive a presentation providing an overview of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty and engage in a conversation with the Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication. This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingaugust2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on August 12. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting of the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure
The Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure will hold a two-day meeting. The meeting will be open to public observation but not participation.
Meeting of the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure
The Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure will hold a two-day meeting. The meeting will be open to public observation but not participation.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Particulate Matter
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reopening the comment period for a proposed Clean Air Act rule published June 26, 2014. EPA solicited comment on whether events subsequent to a prior comment period should alter EPA's proposed disapproval of a June 4, 2003, Ohio submission with respect to SIP opacity limitations. In response to requests from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and from the Ohio Utility Group, EPA is reopening the comment period for 30 days.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Volatile Organic Compound Regulations
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve four State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Maine. These revisions establish Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for two categories of volatile organic compound (VOC) sources and revise two existing VOC RACT regulations previously approved into Maine's SIP. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of the requirements of the four submittals into the Maine SIP. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From Taiwan: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
On July 18, 2014, the Department published its final determination of sales at less than fair value in the antidumping duty investigation of certain oil country tubular goods from Taiwan. The Department is amending its final determination to correct a ministerial error with respect to one respondent.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
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 Sierra Club in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Sierra Club v. McCarthy, Civil Action No. 3:14-cv-00964-JD (N.D. Cal.). On March 3, 2014, Plaintiff filed a complaint which alleged that Gina McCarthy, in her official capacity as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), failed to perform a mandatory duty to find that certain states failed to submit state implementation plans (``SIPs'') for named areas to address certain prevention of significant deterioration (``PSD'') program requirements for fine particulate matter, or PM2.5. The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to take some of these actions.
Supplementary Agreement on Social Security Between the United States and the Swiss Confederation; Entry Into Force
We are giving notice that on August 1, 2014, a new agreement will enter into force that replaces the original U.S.-Swiss Social Security agreement that has been in effect since November 1, 1980. The new agreement, which was signed on December 3, 2012, was concluded pursuant to section 233 of the Social Security Act. The new agreement updates and clarifies several provisions in the original U.S.-Swiss Social Security agreement. The primary purpose, however, is to correct an anomalous situation, caused by a change in Swiss law, in which the original agreement allowed U.S. nationals to receive certain disability benefits from Switzerland on more favorable terms than Swiss nationals. Additionally, the new agreement provides that under certain conditions less restrictive than those of the original agreement. U.S. nationals may qualify for Swiss flat-rate, needs-based benefits. The new agreement also introduces new and enhanced provisions for the protection and integrity of personal data transmitted under the agreement. Individuals who wish to obtain copies of the new agreement or want general information about its provisions may write to the Social Security Administration, Office of International Programs, Post Office Box 17741, Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7741. The Social Security Web site at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/international also includes the text of the new agreement. Anyone who wants information about the Swiss Social Security programs may write to the Swiss Compensation Office, 18 Avenue Ed. Vaucher, CH-1211 Geneva 28, Switzerland.
J.J. Seifert Machine Shop Superfund Site; Sun City, Hillsborough County, Florida; Notice of Settlement
Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement with Pamela S. Ahlen, J.J. Seifert Land Company and J.J. Seifert Machine Co., Inc. concerning the J.J. Seifert Machine Shop Superfund Site located in Sun City, Hillsborough County, Florida. The settlement is based on a financial analysis and addresses liability for past and future costs concerning work being performed at the Site and allows for the sale of the property.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Arkansas
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Arkansas' request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Underground Injection Control Program'' (EPA ICR No. 0370.25, OMB Control No. 2040-0042) 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.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2014. 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.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Designation of Critical Habitat for Steller Sea Lions; Public Meeting
NMFS will host a meeting to elicit scientific information related to the designation of Steller sea lion critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). NMFS is considering revisions to the critical habitat designation to take into account new information that has become available since NMFS designated critical habitat in 1993. This meeting will provide an opportunity for NMFS to receive presentations from the public concerning new and relevant scientific information. NMFS requests that parties interested in presenting information pertaining to the identification of areas as critical habitat for the Western Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Steller sea lion submit a statement of interest, including an abstract of the information to be presented.
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets in Submitted 8-Hour Ozone Attainment Plan for Sacramento Metro; California
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for ozone for the years 2014, 2017, and 2018 in the Sacramento Regional 8-Hour Ozone Attainment Plan and Reasonable Further Progress Plan, 2013 SIP Revisions (``2013 Sacramento Ozone Plan'') are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The 2013 Sacramento Ozone Plan was submitted to EPA on December 31, 2013 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) and includes an attainment demonstration for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard. Upon the effective date of this notice of adequacy, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use the MVEBs for future conformity determinations.
Treatment of Natural Phenomena Hazards in Fuel Cycle Facilities
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft generic letter to request information from licensees to address the treatment of natural phenomena hazards in fuel cycle facilities. The NRC has determined that facility-specific information is necessary to confirm that fuel cycle facilities are in compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements. The NRC will use information submitted by licensees in response to the generic letter if additional regulatory action is warranted.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Spiny Dogfish Fishery; Final 2014-2015 Spiny Dogfish Specifications
This rule implements catch limits, commercial quotas, and possession limits for the spiny dogfish fishery for the 2014-2015 fishing years. The action was developed by the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils pursuant to the fishery specification requirements of the Spiny Dogfish Fishery Management Plan. These management measures, including the increase in catch limits above the 2013 levels, are supported by the best available scientific information and reflect recent increases in spiny dogfish biomass, and are expected to result in positive economic impacts for the spiny dogfish fishery while maintaining the conservation objectives of the Spiny Dogfish Fishery Management Plan.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of California
This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA's) approval of the State of California's request to revise its EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
In the Matter of Geisser Engineering Corporation
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order imposing a civil monetary penalty to Geisser Engineering Corporation. The order requires Geisser Engineering Corporation to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $8,400.
Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement Open Season
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces that the open season for Fiscal Year 2015 applications for participation in the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) program will run for 30 days beginning today and ending September 8, 2014. The purpose of this notice is to invite interested, qualified U.S.-flag vessel operators that are not currently enrolled in the VISA program to apply. This is the only planned enrollment period for carriers to join the VISA program and derive benefits for Department of Defense (DOD) peacetime contracts initiated during the period from October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. Any U.S.-flag vessel operator organized under the laws of a state of the United States, or the District of Columbia, who is able and willing to commit militarily useful sealift assets and assume the related consequential risks of commercial disruption, may be eligible to participate in the VISA program. The mission of VISA is to provide commercial sealift and intermodal shipping services and systems, including vessels, vessel space, intermodal systems and equipment, terminal facilities, and related management services, to the Department of Defense (DOD), as necessary, to meet national defense contingency requirements or national emergencies. Carriers enrolled in the VISA program provide DOD with assured access to such services during contingencies. In return for their VISA commitment, DOD gives VISA participants priority for peacetime cargos.
Loveland Area Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-167
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) Loveland Area Projects' (LAP) Rate Schedule L-F9 expires December 31, 2014. LAP consists of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project (Fry-Ark) and the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program (P-SMBP)Western Division, which were integrated for marketing and rate-making purposes in 1989. Western is proposing modifications to the charge components in Rate Schedule L-F9 in order to true up the base and drought adder charges, which require a minor rate adjustment process. The revenue requirement and the total rate charges in the firm electric service rate schedule are not changing from Rate Schedule L-F9 and will continue to provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay investments within the allowable periods. If approved, the proposed Rate Schedule L-F10 will become effective on January 1, 2015, and will remain in effect through December 31, 2019. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rate schedule.
Intermountain Region, Boise National Forest, Idaho City Ranger District; Idaho; Becker Integrated Resource Project
The Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to disclose the environmental consequences of implementing alternatives considered for the Becker Integrated Resource Project. The 19,327 acre Becker project area falls within the Crooked River Watershed. The area is located approximately 18 miles northeast of Idaho City, Idaho, and about 48 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, in Boise County. The primary travel routes in the project area include State Highway 21 and National Forest System (NFS) roads 336, 362, 384, 385, 393 and 394. The proposal includes 10,624 acres of vegetation management and fuels treatments, closing 24 miles of NFS roads to public motorized use, decommissioning an additional 30.8 miles of NFS and unauthorized roads, designating 23.7 miles of new motorized trail for vehicles less than or equal to 50 inches in width, authorizing 41.4 miles of non-motorized summer trails, authorizing 55.7 miles of non- motorized winter trails, including a winter motorized restriction area surrounding the winter non-motorized trails, and removing barriers on 23 culverts to improve fish passage. The project documents are available electronically on the project Web page located at: www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=18922.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. 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 or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities: National Interest Waivers, Supplemental Evidence to I-140 and I-485, No Form; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information or new collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Ferrosilicon From Russia; Termination of Investigation
On July 31, 2014, the Department of Commerce published notice in the Federal Register of a final determination of sales at not less than fair value in connection with the subject investigation concerning Russia (79 FR 44393). Accordingly, pursuant to section 207.40(a) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR Sec. 207.40(a)), the antidumping duty investigation concerning ferrosilicon from Russia (Inv. No. 731-TA-1224 (Final)) is terminated.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Verification of Naturalization, Form N-25; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Meeting of the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure
The Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence will hold a one- day meeting. The meeting will be open to public observation but not participation.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small Business Protests and Appeals; Correction
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a correction to FAR Case 2012- 014; Small Business Protests and Appeals (Item II), which was published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2014.
Energy Conservation Standards for Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines: Public Meeting and Availability of the Preliminary Technical Support Document
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will hold a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on the preliminary analysis it has conducted for purposes of considering amended energy conservation standards for refrigerated beverage vending machines. The meeting will cover the analytical framework, models, and tools that DOE is using to evaluate potential amended and new standards for this equipment; the results of preliminary analyses performed by DOE for this equipment; the potential energy conservation standard levels derived from these analyses that DOE could consider for this equipment; and any other issues relevant to the development of amended energy conservation standards for refrigerated beverage vending machines. In addition, DOE encourages written comments on these subjects. To inform interested parties and to facilitate this process, DOE has prepared an agenda, a preliminary technical support document (TSD), and briefing materials, which are available on the DOE Web site at: http:// www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliancestandards/rulemaking. aspx/ ruleid/73.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Policy Mission to Peru
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is amending the Notice published at 79 FR 28683, May 19, 2014, for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Policy Mission to Peru originally scheduled for November 12-13, 2014, in Lima, Peru, to revise the mission description to notify potential applicants that the mission will be led by an Executive official, rather than a senior official, of the Department of Commerce. In addition, the mission will now occur November 4-5, 2014.
Boulder Canyon Project-Post-2017 Resource Pool
The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy (DOE), announces the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) Post-2017 Resource Pool Proposed Allocation of Power (BCP Proposed Allocation) developed under the Conformed Power Marketing Criteria or Regulations for the Boulder Canyon Project (2012 Conformed Criteria) published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2012, as required by the Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011, and Western's final BCP post-2017 marketing criteria and call for applications published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2013. Applications received by March 31, 2014, were considered for an allocation. Western will prepare and publish the Final Allocation of Power in the Federal Register after the close of the comment period provided for in this Federal Register notice and consideration of all submitted public comments.
Funding Opportunity Title: Notice of Allocation Availability (NOAA); Inviting Applications for the Calendar Year (CY) 2014 Allocation Round of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program
This NOAA is issued in connection with the CY 2014 allocation round (Allocation Round) of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program, as initially authorized by Title I, subtitle C, section 121 of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-554) and amended by section 221 of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-357), section 101 of the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 108-357), Division A, section 102 of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-432), section 733 of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-312), and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the Act). Through the NMTC Program, the CDFI Fund provides authority to CDEs to offer an incentive to investors in the form of tax credits over seven years, which is expected to stimulate the provision of private investment capital that, in turn, will facilitate economic and community development in Low-Income Communities. Through this NOAA, the CDFI Fund announces the availability of up to $5.0 billion of NMTC investment authority, subject to Congressional authorization. In this NOAA, the CDFI Fund specifically addresses how an entity may apply to receive an allocation of NMTCs, the competitive procedure through which NMTC allocations will be made, and the actions that will be taken to ensure that proper allocations are made to appropriate entities.
Notice of Information Collection
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 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 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period; Training and Advisory Services-Equity Assistance Centers Program
For the 36-month projects funded in fiscal year (FY) 2011 under the Training and Advisory ServicesEquity Assistance Centers (EACs) program, the Secretary waives the requirements that generally prohibit project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The Secretary also extends the project period of these grants for up to an additional 24 months. This enables the 10 current grantees under the EACs program to continue to receive Federal funding annually for project periods through FY 2015 and possibly through FY 2016. Further, the waiver and extension of the project period mean that we will not announce a new competition or make new awards in FY 2014.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-166
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P-SMBPED) Rate Schedules P- SED-F11 and P-SED-FP11 for firm power and firm peaking power service expire December 31, 2014. Western is proposing modifications to the charge components in Rate Schedules P-SED-F11 and P-SED-FP11 in order to true up the base and drought adder charges, which require a minor rate adjustment process. The revenue requirement and the total rate charges in the firm power and firm peaking power service rate schedules are not changing from Rate Schedules P-SED-F11 and P-SED-FP11 and will continue to provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay investments within the allowable periods. If approved, the proposed Rate Schedules P-SED-F12 and P-SED- FP12 will become effective on January 1, 2015, and will remain in effect through December 31, 2019. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rate schedules.