September 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2014-09-30-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2014-09-30
Asset-Backed Securities Disclosure and Registration
Document Number: C1-2014-21375
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding Commodity Boards To Propose Projects and Contribute Funding Under the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant Programs, Implementation
Document Number: 2014-23352
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
As part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) strategy to successfully implement Section 7404 of Public Law 113-79, the Agricultural Act of 2014, NIFA is soliciting stakeholder input on how it will establish procedures, including timelines, under which an entity established under a commodity promotion law (as such term is defined under section 7401(a) of the Agricultural Act of 2014) or a State commodity board (or other equivalent State entity) may submit proposals for Requests for Applications (RFA)to be competed as part of the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grant programs. If proposals are accepted for funding, the proposed RFA will be competed as part of the AFRI competitive grants program RFAs and entities eligible for AFRI awards will be able to compete for award. In addition, as a condition of funding the grant proposed by a commodity board, NIFA shall require a contribution of funds equal to the amount of the grant. NIFA will be holding Web-based listening sessions in order to solicit stakeholder input on this new challenge area. The focus of the Web-based listening sessions will be to gather stakeholder input that will be used in developing a process for soliciting, evaluating, and prioritizing AFRI Request for Applications (RFA) submissions from the previously stated commodity board entities or their equivalent. All comments must be received by close of business on October 16, 2014, to be considered in the initial planning of the FY 2015 cycle.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2014-23321
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-23296
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of a Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired for the following collection of information: 1625-0011, Applications for Private Aids to Navigation and for Class I Private Aids to Navigation on Artificial Islands and Fixed Structures. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2014-23291
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 70/Alfred C. Cunningham Bridge across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC. The deviation is necessary to allow the annual Neuse River Bridge Run participants to safely complete their race without interruptions from bridge openings. This deviation allows the bridge draw span to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for three hours to accommodate the race.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2014-23290
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with August anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2014-23289
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the People's Republic of China (PRC), meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2014-23287
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 15, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published its initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review \1\ of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on multilayered wood flooring (``MLWF'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\2\ The Department preliminarily determined that Linyi Youyou Wood Co., Ltd. (``Youyou'') is the successor-in-interest to Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd./The Lizhong Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (``Lizhong'') for purposes of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring from the PRC and, as such, is entitled to Lizhong's cash deposit rate with respect to entries of subject merchandise. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. As no parties submitted comments, the Department is making no changes to the Preliminary Results.
Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Intent To Rescind Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2014-23285
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on drawn stainless steel sinks (``drawn sinks'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is October 4, 2012 through October 14, 2013. The review covers one exporter of subject merchandise, Hubei Foshan Success Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd. (``Foshan Success''). The Department preliminarily determines that Foshan Success' sale to the United States was not bona fide and is preliminarily rescinding this NSR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Event Reporting Guidelines
Document Number: 2014-23282
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG- 1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1, ``Event Reporting Guidelines: 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).'' This final NUREG-1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1 endorses the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 13-01, ``Reportable Action Levels for Loss of Emergency Preparedness Capabilities,'' dated July 2014. NEI 13-01 provides specific guidance for reporting to the NRC any event that results in a major loss of emergency assessment capability, offsite response capability, or offsite communications capability.
Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2014-23280
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails (``nails'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ The Department preliminarily determines that Stanley Works (Langfang) Fastening Systems Co., Ltd. and Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (collectively ``Stanley'') and Xi'an Metals & Minerals Import & Export Co. Ltd. (``Xi'an Metals'') sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV'') during the period of review (``POR''), August 1, 2012, through July 31, 2013. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for “Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition”
Document Number: 2014-23279
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces the second year of the Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The competition requires teams of graduate students from multiple disciplines to submit plans in response to a real life affordable housing design issue. The goals of this new competition are: To encourage research and innovation in quality affordable housing design that strengthens the social and physical fabric of low and moderate- income communities and neighborhoods, to raise practitioner and future practitioner capacity to produce more livable and sustainable housing for low and moderate-income people through disseminating best practices, and to foster cross-cutting team-work within the design and community development process.
Pricing for the 2015 United States Marshals 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program
Document Number: 2014-23278
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is announcing pricing for the 2015 United States Marshals 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program as follows:
Senior Executive Service; Combined Performance Review Board (PRB)
Document Number: 2014-23273
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This notice announces the appointment of the members of the Combined Performance Review Board (PRB) for the United States Mint, the Fiscal Service (FS), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). The Combined PRB reviews the performance appraisals of career senior executives below the level of the bureau head who are not assigned to the immediate Office of the Director of each bureau represented by the Combined PRB. The Combined PRB makes recommendations regarding proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses, pay adjustments, and other appropriate personnel actions. Membership is effective on September 30, 2014. Composition of the United States Treasury CPRB, including names and titles, is as follows:
Agency Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires-Group 1) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-23272
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2014-23271
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-23270
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2014-23269
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2014-23268
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3502-3520), the FCC invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB Control Number.
Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; 2015 Fishing Quotas for Atlantic Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs; and Suspension of Minimum Atlantic Surfclam Size Limit
Document Number: 2014-23267
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS suspends the minimum size limit for Atlantic surfclams for the 2015 fishing year. NMFS also announces that the quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2015 will remain status quo. Regulations governing these fisheries require NMFS to notify the public in the Federal Register of the allowable harvest levels for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs from the Exclusive Economic Zone if the previous year's quota specifications remain unchanged.
Agency Information Collection (Suspension of Monthly Check) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-23265
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefit (38 CFR 9.14(e)) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-23264
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0062, Regulation Pertaining to Financial Integrity of the Forex Market Place
Document Number: 2014-23263
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on requirements relating to reporting by retail foreign exchange dealers who fail to maintain required capital, reporting to customers, risk assessment filings and recordkeeping requirements.
Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges From Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems in Massachusetts
Document Number: 2014-23262
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, Environmental Protection AgencyRegion 1 (EPA), is providing this Notice of Availability of a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for stormwater discharges from small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The draft NPDES general permit establishes Notice of Intent (NOI) requirements, prohibitions, and management practices for stormwater discharges from small MS4s. EPA has substantially modified the previous two draft general permits released on February 4, 2010 and March 18, 2010 and is issuing a new draft general permit for all eligible MS4s in Massachusetts.
Agency Information Collection (Certificate as to Assets) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-23261
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Statement in Support of Claim) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-23260
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Application for Automobile or other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-23259
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Safeguards Information-Modified Handling Categorization; Change for Materials Facilities
Document Number: 2014-23257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to remove the Safeguards InformationModified Handling (SGI-M) designation of the security-related information for large irradiators, manufacturers and distributors, and for transport of category 1 quantities of radioactive material. The rulemaking would also result in the removal of the SGI-M designation of the security- related information for the transportation of irradiated reactor fuel that weighs 100 grams or less in net weight of irradiated fuel. The security-related information for these facilities and the transportation of certain materials would no longer be designated as SGI-M and would be protected under the information protection requirements that apply to other materials licensees that possess category 1 and category 2 quantities of radioactive material.
Safeguards Information-Modified Handling Categorization; Change for Materials Facilities
Document Number: 2014-23256
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to remove the Safeguards InformationModified Handling (SGI-M) designation of the security-related information for large irradiators, manufacturers and distributors, and for transport of category 1 quantities of radioactive material. The rulemaking will also result in the removal of the SGI-M designation of the security-related information for the transportation of irradiated reactor fuel that weighs 100 grams or less in net weight of irradiated fuel. The security-related information for these facilities and the transportation of certain materials will no longer be designated as SGI-M and will be protected under the information protection requirements that apply to other materials licensees that possess category 1 and category 2 quantities of radioactive material.
Addition of Nonylphenol Category; Community Right-To-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
Document Number: 2014-23255
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding a nonylphenol category to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990. EPA is adding this chemical category to the EPCRA section 313 list pursuant to its authority to add chemicals and chemical categories because EPA has determined that this category meets the EPCRA section 313(d)(2)(C) toxicity criterion.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-23254
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Schedule of Charges Outside the United States
Document Number: 2014-23252
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the availability of Advisory Circular (AC) 187-1H which transmits an updated schedule of charges for services of FAA Flight Standards Aviation Safety Inspectors outside the United States. The advisory circular has been updated in accordance with the procedures listed in 14 CFR Part 187, Appendix A.
Navigation and Navigable Waters; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 2014-23251
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a final rule in the Federal Register on July 7, 2014, making non-substantive corrections throughout Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations. In that final rule, the Coast Guard revised a paragraph because it duplicated the substance of another paragraph within the same section of an existing regulation. In correcting that error, the Coast Guard inadvertently removed four paragraphs from its regulations. This correction resolves that error by replacing the four paragraphs that we inadvertently removed.
Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations; Clarification
Document Number: 2014-23250
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides clarification of the intent of the Approach/Departure IFR Transitions regulation contained in the Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations final rule, published on February 22, 2014. After publication, the FAA received comments and questions from intended users and industry advocacy groups about the clarity of terms used in this regulation, specifically, regarding the use of published instrument approaches and departures and the visibility limitations and differences between the terms ``proceed visually'' and ``proceed VFR''. The FAA is clarifying the terms and intent of this regulation in order to increase situational awareness and enhance Helicopter Air Ambulance safety. This clarification is intended for Part 135 air carriers engaged in helicopter air ambulance operations, and Principal Inspectors with oversight responsibility for helicopter air ambulance operations.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2014-23249
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Environmental Impact Statement for West Lake Corridor Project in Lake County, Indiana and Cook County, Illinois
Document Number: 2014-23248
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as the Federal Lead Agency, and the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), as the Local Project Sponsor, intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Lake Corridor Project (Project) in Lake County, Indiana and Cook County, Illinois. The Project is an approximately 9-mile proposed southern branch extension of NICTD's existing South Shore Line (SSL) between Dyer and Hammond, Indiana. Additionally, the Project would operate on about 15 miles of existing SSL and Metra Electric District's (MED) line to the Millennium Station in downtown Chicago. Alternatives to be considered include a No Build, Commuter Rail, and several design options for the latter in terms of route alignment, station locations, maintenance facility sites, and vehicle mode. More information can be found on the Project's Web site at: http://www.nictdwestlake.com. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as provisions of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP- 21). The purpose of this notice is to alert interested parties regarding FTA's plan to prepare the EIS; provide information on the nature of the proposed Project; solicit public and agency input regarding the scope of the EIS including the project's purpose and need, alternatives to be considered, and the impacts to be evaluated; and announce that public and agency scoping meetings will be conducted. This input will be used to assist decision makers in determining a locally preferred alternative (LPA) and preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). If the No Build alternative is eliminated, an LPA will be selected and the project sponsors will request permission from FTA to enter into Project Development per requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5309. The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) would be issued after the project has entered Project Development. FTA intends to issue a single FEIS and ROD document pursuant to MAP-21 Section 1319 requirements, unless FTA determines statutory criteria or practicability considerations preclude issuance of the combined document pursuant to Section 1319. Dates, Times and Locations: A public scoping meeting to present information and accept comments on the study will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321. Comparably, an interagency scoping meeting for federal, state, regional and local resource and regulatory agencies will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321. Appropriate agencies that may have an interest in this project, or have a potential interest in becoming a participating agency, will be notified of the meeting through separate direct correspondence. The building used for the meetings is accessible to persons with disabilities. Any person who requires special assistance, such as a language interpreter, should contact the NICTD West Lake Corridor Project at 219-250-2920 at least 48 hours before the meeting. Comment Due Date: Written comments on the purpose and need for the proposed improvements, and the scope of alternatives and impacts to be considered should be sent to NICTD West Lake Corridor Project via any of the methods outlined in the Addresses section below, on or before Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2014-23243
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-23242
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Market Test of Experimental Product-Customized Delivery
Document Number: 2014-23241
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service proposal to conduct a market test of an experimental product called Customized Delivery. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection Revision; Comment Request (3064-0189)
Document Number: 2014-23240
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a revision of a continuing information collection, entitled, ``Company-Run Annual Stress Test Reporting Template and Documentation for Covered Institutions with Total Consolidated Assets of $50 Billion or More under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,'' (3064-0189), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida; Relaxing Grade Requirements on Valencia and Other Late Type Oranges
Document Number: 2014-23239
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that changed the minimum grade requirements prescribed under the marketing order for oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and tangelos grown in Florida (order). The interim rule reduced the minimum grade requirement for Valencia and other late type oranges shipped to interstate markets from a U.S. No. 1 to a U.S. No. 1 Golden from May 15 through June 14 each season and to a U.S. No.2 external/U.S. No. 1 internal from June 15 through August 31 each season. This rule provides additional Valencia and other late type oranges for late season markets, helping to maximize fresh shipments.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2014-23238
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 33 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2014-23237
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Data To Support Drug Product Communications as Used by the Food and Drug Administration
Document Number: 2014-23236
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.