Petition for Rulemaking; Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, and the Sunlight Foundation Seeking Expansion of Online Public File Obligations
The Media Bureau solicits public comment on a Petition for Rulemaking requesting that the FCC initiate a rulemaking to expand to cable and satellite the requirement that public and political files be posted to the FCC's online database. The Media Bureau also seeks comment on expanding public file obligations to radio licensees.
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public Meeting
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). The Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that benefit wildlife resources; encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, the States, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and benefit recreational hunting.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Request
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) announces that it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a three-year extension with change of the Local Union Report (EEO-3) (Form 274). EEOC is in the process of revising the race and ethnicity categories on the EEO-3 report to conform to OMB's Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (October 30, 1997) (Revised Standards), as applied in OMB Bulletin No. 00-02, Guidance on Aggregation and Allocation of Data on Race for Use in Civil Rights Monitoring and Enforcement (March 9, 2000). See Appendix A for a draft version of the proposed Form 274. Pending OMB approval of an emergency extension request, to be effective after the current August 31, 2014 expiration date, a regular clearance request for OMB review and approval of a three-year extension of the EEO-3 Report is beginning.
Information Collection Approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a revision of a currently approved public information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number, and no person is required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments concerning the accuracy of the burden estimates and any suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Renewal of Deeming Authority of the Accreditation Association for National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
This final notice announces our decision to renew the Medicare Advantage ``deeming authority'' of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for a period of 6 years. This new term of approval would begin October 19, 2014 and end October 18, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Request
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announces that it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a three-year extension with change of the State and Local Government Information Report (EEO-4 Report, Form 164). EEOC is in the process of revising the race and ethnicity categories on the EEO-4 report to conform to OMB's Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (October 30, 1997) (Revised Standards), as applied in OMB Bulletin No. 00-02, Guidance on Aggregation and Allocation of Data on Race for Use in Civil Rights Monitoring and Enforcement (March 9, 2000). See Appendix A for a draft version of the proposed Form 164. Pending OMB approval of an emergency extension request, to be effective after the current August 31, 2014 expiration date, a regular clearance request for OMB review and approval of a three-year extension of the EEO-4 Report is beginning.
Meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board
This is an announcement of a meeting (in-person and virtual) of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board, primarily intended to consider nominations for the 2013-2014 Medal of Valor. Additional issues of importance to the Board will also be discussed, to include but not limited to a discussion about a joint presentation ceremony to recognize and award the 2011-2012, and 2012-2013, Medal of Valor to the recipients from those award years. The meeting/conference call date and time is listed below.
Minnesota; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-4182-DR), dated July 21, 2014, and related determinations.
Domestic Dates Produced or Packed in Riverside County, California; Decreased Assessment Rate
This rule decreases the assessment rate established for the California Date Administrative Committee (Committee) for the 2014-15 and subsequent crop years from $0.40 to $0.20 per hundredweight of dates handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order, which regulates the handling of dates grown or packed in Riverside County, California. Assessments upon date handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The crop year begins October 1 and ends September 30. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington; Modification of the Handling Regulations for Yellow Fleshed and White Types of Potatoes
The Department of Agriculture is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that extended the temporary exemption of yellow fleshed and white skin (white types) potatoes from minimum quality, maturity, pack, marking, and inspection requirements under the Washington potato marketing order through the 2014-2015 and subsequent fiscal periods. This rule is expected to reduce overall industry expenses and increase net returns to producers and handlers while continuing to give the industry the opportunity to explore alternative marketing strategies.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Master Generic Plan for Customer Surveys and Focus Groups
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. Department of Education as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the ``Master Generic Plan for Customer Surveys and Focus Groups'' for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. This notice announces our intent to submit this collection to OMB for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. A copy of the supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID ED-2014-ICCD-0088).
Notice of Revocation of Customs Brokers' License
This document provides notice of the revocation of one (1) customs broker's license without prejudice.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2012 and Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part
The Department of Commerce (the Department) completed the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (steel pipes and tubes) from Turkey for the January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012, period of review (POR) in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). This review covers multiple exporters/ producers, one of which is being individually examined as a mandatory respondent. We determine that the net subsidy rate for the sole mandatory respondent, Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (BMB), and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. (Istikbal), (collectively, the Borusan Companies), although revised from the preliminary results, continues to be de minimis. We further continue to find that the net subsidy rates for Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Erbosan AS) and Erbosan Erciyas Pipe Industry and Trade Co. Kayseri Free Zone Branch (Erbosan FZB), (collectively Erbosan), and Tosyali dis Ticaret A.S. (Tosyali) and Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S. (Toscelik Profil), (collectively, Toscelik), the two firms not individually examined in this review, are de minimis and 0.83 percent ad valorem, respectively. Additionally, the Department is rescinding the review of three companies that timely certified that they had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.
Saccharin From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Second Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order
As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on saccharin from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications: Applications for 10 Products Submitted by Swedish Match North America Inc.; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability for public comment of modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPAs) submitted by Swedish Match North America Inc. for 10 tobacco products.
Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (ITFAR) Public Meeting Cancellation
The meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (ITFAR) is cancelled. The purpose of the meeting was to communicate the strategic direction of ITFAR in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, centering on current work and future direction in this area. This meeting will be rescheduled at a future date.
Public Land Order No. 7829; Partial Revocation of the Executive Order Dated April 17, 1926; Idaho
This order partially revokes a withdrawal created by an Executive Order insofar as it affects 40 acres of public land withdrawn from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the public land laws, including location for non-metalliferous minerals under the United States mining laws, for protection of springs and waterholes and designated as Public Water Reserve No. 107. This order also opens the land to sale to resolve an occupancy trespass.
Notification of Public Teleconferences of the Chartered Science Advisory Board
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the chartered SAB to (1) conduct a quality review of an SAB draft report on connectivity of streams and wetlands to downstream waters and (2) deliberate on the adequacy of the scientific and technical basis of the proposed rule titled Definition of Waters of the United States Under the Clean Water Act.
Offender Tracking System Test Method Validation
National Institute of Justice has recently developed draft minimum performance standards for offender tracking systems. In order to ensure that the test methods in the standards are adequate and properly documented, NIJ is requesting proposals (including price quotes) for test method validation efforts from testing laboratories. Additional information for these efforts may be found through the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center's Web site by following the link below: https://www.justnet.org/standards/ OffenderTrackingStandards.html.
Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program
The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) will award program expansion supplemental awards to the current Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement (Quality) program grantees. The program expansion supplemental funds will allow current Quality program grantees: To provide education to those new to health care coverage about health care benefits to which they have access; to raise awareness about the importance of receiving routine primary care and regular preventive services; and to expand outreach and enrollment activities for the next Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period (November 15, 2014-February 15, 2015). The goals of this supplemental funding are to (1) increase the number of newly insured individuals educated about the benefits and primary care and preventive services to which they now have access, (2) increase the number of uninsured individuals educated about their coverage options, and (3) increase the number of uninsured individuals enrolled into the Health Insurance Marketplaces or other available sources of insurance, such as Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Disclosure of Termination Information
PBGC is requesting that OMB approve, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, a collection of information under its regulations on the disclosure of termination information for distress terminations, 29 CFR part 4041, Subpart C, and for PBGC-initiated terminations under 29 CFR part 4042 (OMB control number 1212-0065; expires September 30, 2014). This notice informs the public of PBGC's request and solicits public comment on the collection of information that must be provided by plan administrators and plan sponsors to affected parties upon request.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Notification of a Public Meeting; California
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management proposes to withdraw, subject to valid existing rights, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 10,094.03 acres of public lands located in San Bernardino County, California, from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral or geothermal leasing laws or disposal under the Materials Act of 1947. The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is to protect the botanical integrity of the Coolgardie Mesa and West Paradise Conservation Areas in San Bernardino County, California as a conservation measure for the federally endangered Lane Mountain Milkvetch. This notice temporarily segregates the lands from location and entry under the United States mining law for 2 years, gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal application, and announces the date, time, and location of a public meeting.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice To Delete an Existing System of Records
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of the Interior is issuing public notice of its intent to delete the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Privacy Act system of records, ``Safety Management Information, BLM-13'' from its existing inventory of records systems. The BLM relies on the Department of the Interior ``Safety Management Information System, DOI-60'' to cover safety management program records.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NETL hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application Numbers 61/831,251 and 61/831,256, entitled ``Method for continuous synthesis of pyrochlore catalyst powders'' and ``Process for continuous synthesis of mixed oxide powders,'' respectively, to Pyrochem Catalyst Company, having its principal place of business in New Brighton, PA. The inventions are owned by United States of America, as represented by the Department of Energy. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
National Coal Council
This notice announces one meeting of the National Coal Council (NCC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Methoxyfenozide; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of methoxyfenozide in or on pineapple. Dow AgroSciences, LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Announcement of the Intent To Award a Single-Source Cooperative Agreement to the National Association of State Units on Aging and Disability
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) announces the intent to award a single-source cooperative agreement in the amount of $220,000 to the National Association of State Units on Aging and Disability (NASUAD) to support and stimulate the expansion of work already under way by NASUAD to create a valid and reliable National Core Indicator (NCI) Survey for older adults and people with physical disabilities.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Kamchatka Flounder in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Kamchatka flounder in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2014 Kamchatka flounder initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the BSAI.
Information Collection Activity; Request for Comments
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the ICR was published on Monday, June 30, 2014. The agency did not receive any comments.