Proposed Agency Information Collection
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) invites public comment in Docket No. RD14-11-000 on a proposed change to a collection of information that the Commission is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 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 collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc., Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, George Jepsen, Attorney General of the State of Connecticut, Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel, Maine Office of the Public Advocate, New Hampshire Office of the Consumer Advocate, Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers, Vermont Department of Public Service, Associated Industries of Massachusetts, The Energy Consortium, Power Options, Inc., Western Massachusetts Industrial Group, Environment Northeast, National Consumer Law Center, Greater Boston Real Estate Board, Industrial Energy Consumer Group v. Bangor Hydro-Electric Company, Central Maine Power Company, New England Power Company d/b/a National Grid New Hampshire Transmission LLC d/b/a NextEra, Northeast Utilities Service Company, on Behalf of Its Ope
H&Q Healthcare Investors, et al.; Notice of Application
Summary of Application: Applicants request an order to permit certain registered closed-end investment companies to make periodic distributions of long-term capital gains with respect to their outstanding common stock as frequently as twelve times in any one taxable year, and as frequently as distributions are specified by or in accordance with the terms of any outstanding preferred stock that such investment companies may issue. The requested order would supersede a prior order (``Prior Order'').\1\
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is inviting the general public or other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed continuing information collection. The NSF will publish periodic summaries of the proposed projects. Comments: Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the NSF, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the NSF's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
National Infrastructure Advisory Council
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) will meet Friday, September 5, 2014, at the Navy League of the United States Building, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22201. The meeting will be open to the public.
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for “Follow that Cell” Challenge
Through the ``Follow that Cell'' Challenge (the ``Challenge''), the Single Cell Analysis Program (SCAP)http:// commonfund.nih.gov/Singlecell/index, a component of the National Institutes of Health Common Fundhttp://commonfund.nih.gov/about, is searching for novel methods for analyzing dynamic states of individual cells that can serve as the basis for predicting alterations in cell behavior and function over time. The goal of the Challenge is to develop new tools and methods that allow time-dependent measurements at the single-cell level in a complex tissue environment in order to assess functional changes, provide information on the health status of a given cell, and help guide diagnosis and therapeutic treatments related to human disease states. Technological breakthroughs in this arena could allow researchers and physicians to identify rare cells in a mixed population, such as individual cells that can transform and become cancerous, cells that are latently infected with a pathogenic virus, or cells that develop resistance to drugs over time. The NIH Common Fund currently supports SCAP grants, the majority of which are associated with academic institutions. This Challenge, structured in two phases, will strengthen and complement the existing SCAP grant portfolio by reaching out to a more diverse population of innovators and solvers, including not only those who are from academic institutions but also those who are from research and development communities in the private sector and those who are outside biomedical disciplines. The NIH believes this Challenge will stimulate investment from both public and private sectors in single-cell analysis research and product development, which, in turn, could lead to the development of more sensitive, robust, and cost-effective assay approaches, reagents, tools, and devices for basic research and clinical diagnosis.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tigre Bayou, Vermilion Parish, Delcambre, LA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the LA 330 Swing Bridge across Tigre Bayou, mile 2.3 in Delcambre, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for approximately 80 days for the purpose of conducting scheduled maintenance to the drawbridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Petersburg Beach, FL
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the Pinellas Bayway Structure ``E'' (SR 679) Bridge, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 113.0, St. Petersburg Beach, FL. This proposal would extend the time period when the bridge is subject to periodic openings. During this extended time period the bridge will not open on demand.
Notice of Review and Update of the New York/New Jersey Area Contingency Plan
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, New York, as Chair of the New York/New Jersey Area Committee, announces the review of the New York/New Jersey Area Contingency Plan (NY/NJ ACP) and is seeking public comment on the NY/NJ ACP. The NY/NJ ACP is a plan prepared by the New York/New Jersey Area Committee to define roles, responsibilities, resources and procedures necessary to respond to a myriad of spill response evolutions. The New York/New Jersey Area Committee is composed of experienced environmental/response representatives from federal, state and local government agencies with definitive responsibilities for the area's environmental integrity. Other interested stakeholders, such as industry and environmental groups, also compose the NY/NJ Area Committee. The NY/NJ Area Committee is responsible for developing the NY/NJ ACP. This notice solicits comments and suggestions for updating the NY/NJ ACP.
Safety Zone, James River; Newport News, VA
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the James River in Newport News, VA for multiple periods, one hour in length each, on all weekdays from August 6 until August 15, 2014. This action will restrict vessel traffic movement in the designated area during the United States Navy's operation involving unmanned and remote-operated crafts. This action is necessary in order to protect the life and property of the maritime public due to the high speed maneuvering of the vessels and the experimental nature of the control technology.
Safety Zone, Elizabeth River; Norfolk, VA
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, VA to support four Harbor Park Stadium fireworks displays. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement in the designated area in order to protect the life and property of the maritime public and spectators from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2014-15 Season
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter, Service or we) proposes special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2014-15 migratory bird hunting season.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the FinCEN Suspicious Activity Reports Electronic Data Fields
FinCEN invites all interested parties to comment on its proposed renewal without change to the collection of information filings by financial institutions required to file such reports under the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA''). This notice does not propose any new regulatory requirements or changes to the requirements related to suspicious activity reporting. The data fields reflect the filing requirement for all filers of SARs under the BSA. This request for comments covers 31 CFR 1020.320, 1021.320, 1022.320, 1023.320, 1024.320, 1025.320, 1026.320, and 1029.320. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995, Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Closure of the 2014 Trimester 2 Directed Longfin Squid Fishery
NMFS announces that the 2014 Trimester 2 longfin squid fishery is closed. Vessels issued a commercial Federal moratorium longfin squid permit may not possess or land more than an incidental amount of longfin squid for the remainder of Trimester 2. This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding its Trimester 2 quota and to allow for effective management of the stock. Regulations governing the longfin squid fishery require publication of this notification to advise permit holders that the fishery is closed.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of 40 Parcels of Public Land in Clark County, NV
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer 40 parcels of public land totaling 516.18 acres in the Las Vegas Valley by competitive sale, at not less than the appraised fair market values (FMV). The BLM is proposing to offer the parcels for sale pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), as amended. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and BLM land sale regulations.
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing.
Technical Amendments to Regulations
This final rule makes technical amendments and corrects typographical errors in ATF regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Many of the technical changes are being made to reflect changes in nomenclature resulting from the transfer of ATF to the Department of Justice from the Department of the Treasury pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The changes are designed to provide clarity and enhance uniformity throughout these regulations.
Genome in a Bottle Consortium-Progress and Planning Workshop
NIST announces the Genome in a Bottle Consortium meeting to be held on Thursday and Friday, August 14 and 15, 2014. The Genome in a Bottle Consortium is developing the reference materials, reference methods, and reference data needed to assess confidence in human whole genome variant calls. A principal motivation for this consortium is to enable performance assessment of sequencing and science-based regulatory oversight of clinical sequencing. The purpose of this meeting is to update participants about progress of the consortium work, continue to get broad input from individual stakeholders to update or refine the consortium work plan, continue to broadly solicit consortium membership from interested stakeholders, and invite members to participate in work plan implementation. Topics of discussion at this meeting will include examples of laboratories using the pilot candidate NIST Reference Material, progress on the next set of NIST Reference Materials, structural variants, and potential Reference Materials for cancer genomics.
Justification for a Single Source Cooperative Agreement Award for the World Health Organization
A natural re-emergence of smallpox is not deemed possible, but if it were to occur as a result of a terrorist or deliberate event, it would be a potentially devastating threat to public health worldwide and would constitute a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005). A case of smallpox detected by a member state requires notification to World Health Organization (WHO) as soon as possible, and any confirmed smallpox case would generate an immediate global public health response. WHO must rely on fast and reliable laboratory diagnostic capacity worldwide to be able to identify a re-emergence of smallpox, particularly in countries where systemic orthopoxvirus infections such as monkeypox, vaccinia virus infection or cowpox, and other non-pox viral rash illnesses, such as chicken pox, may cause clinical diagnostic confusion. Over the past 10 years, clinical virology laboratory diagnostics has been evolving and increasingly rely on molecular techniques. This is also true with laboratory diagnoses of poxvirus infections. Precise and consistent identification of orthopoxviruses, in particular variola viruses, is now achievable using such molecular techniques as real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (unlike earlier techniques that may have relied on direct virus isolation and identification). Additionally, the U.S. Government supports the development of other medical products, including vaccines and drugs, for use within the U.S. upon verification of a smallpox case. The U.S. Government, through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), has successfully developed vaccine products, and is actively engaged in the development of several drug candidates for smallpox therapies which require access to the Variola virus to satisfy regulatory requirements for product approvals. Period of Performance: September 30, 2014 to September 29, 2015.