October 10, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2014-10-10-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2014-10-10
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB) Meetings: Public Meetings
Document Number: 2014-24364
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces a joint meeting of its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB) on October 27, 2014, and a meeting of the MCSAC on Tuesday, October 28. MCSAC and the MRB will jointly identify concepts the Agency should consider in relation to Schedule II medications and their use by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in interstate commerce. This follows the MRB's consideration of the effects of Schedule II medications on CMV drivers' ability to operate safely on September 11, 2013, and July 29-30, 2014. On Tuesday, October 28, the MCSAC will meet to finalize its deliberations on financial responsibility requirements for motor carriers and to consider the findings of its Subcommittee on the Long-Haul Cross-Border Trucking Pilot Program with Mexico. Meetings are open to the public for their entirety, and there will be a public comment period at the end of each day.
Investigation Procedures
Document Number: 2014-24360
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
On August 12, 2014, the NTSB published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its regulations concerning its investigation procedures. The NTSB is publishing this notice to inform the public that it is extending the comment period for the NPRM to October 31, 2014.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-24337
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-24336
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Application From the State of Texas Under the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program and Proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Assigning FHWA's Environmental Review Responsibilities to the State
Document Number: 2014-24327
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the FHWA has received and reviewed an application from the Texas Department of Transportation (State) requesting participation in the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (Program). This Program allows for States to apply to assume, and for FHWA to assign, environmental review responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), and all or part of FHWA's responsibilities for environmental reviews, consultations, or other actions required under any Federal environmental law with respect to one or more Federal highway projects within the State. The FHWA has determined the application to be complete, and developed a draft MOU with the State outlining how the State will implement the program, with FHWA oversight. The public and agencies are now invited to comment on the State's request and the draft MOU. In particular, FHWA seeks comments on the proposed scope of the assignments and assumptions of responsibilities set out in the draft MOU for environmental reviews, consultations, and other activities to be assigned.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-24313
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Zone: Suisun Bay Electromagnetic Scan and Ordnance Recovery, Suisun Bay, Concord, CA
Document Number: 2014-24292
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of Suisun Bay in support of the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO) electromagnetic scan and ordnance recovery operations. These safety zones are established to ensure the safety of the ordnance identification and recovery teams and mariners transiting the area. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Grant of Exemption for Van Hool N.V. and Coach USA
Document Number: 2014-24290
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant a limited 2-year exemption to Van Hool N.V. and Coach USA (Van Hool/Coach USA) that will allow Coach USA/ Megabus to operate double deck motorcoaches constructed with a sleeper berth than has an exit that does not meet the minimum dimensional requirements specified in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Section 393.76(c)(1) of the FMCSRs requires sleeper berths installed after January 1, 1963 to have an exit that is at least 18 inches high and 36 inches wide. The exemption will allow Coach USA/ Megabus to operate double deck motorcoaches with an exit area from the sleeper berth that, while not meeting the specified dimensions, is only slightly smaller in overall size from what is required in the FMCSRs. FMCSA believes that permitting the reduced exit area size will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption.
Notice of Public Hearing for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Former Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Detachment Concord, Concord, California
Document Number: 2014-24286
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190, 42 United States Code [U.S.C.] 4321-4347), as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations implementing NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500- 1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences associated with the disposal of the former Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Detachment Concord, Concord, California (NWS Concord), and its subsequent reuse by the local community. The DoN is initiating a 45-day public comment period to provide the community an opportunity to comment on the Draft EIS. Federal, state, and local elected officials and agencies and the public are encouraged to provide written comments. A public meeting will also be held to provide information and receive written comments on the Draft EIS. Dates and Addresses: An open house public meeting will be held at the location listed below and will allow individuals to review and comment on the information presented in the Draft EIS. DoN representatives will be available during the open house to clarify information presented in the Draft EIS as necessary. There will not be a formal presentation.
Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund
Document Number: 2014-24283
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury is issuing regulations concerning the amounts available to eligible Louisiana parishes from the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund, a fund established by the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). These regulations amend an interim final rule for the RESTORE Act published on August 15, 2014.
Data Collection Available for Public Comments
Document Number: 2014-24282
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of information described below. The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 requires federal agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submission to OMB, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice complies with that requirement.
Funding Availability Under Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Document Number: 2014-24281
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Funding Opportunity Title: Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. Announcement Type: Initial. Funding Opportunity Number: VA-SSVF-101014. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 64.033, VA Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) contains information concerning the SSVF Program, initial supportive services grant application processes, and the amount of funding available. Awards made for supportive services grants will fund operations beginning approximately March 1, 2015, through February 28, 2018.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2014-24277
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by Premier Marine Products Private Limited (PPL), a producer/exporter of certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India, and pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3)(ii), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on shrimp from India with regards to PPL. Based on the information received, we preliminarily determine that PPL is the successor-in-interest to Premier Marine Products (PMP) for purposes of determining AD liability. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2014-24275
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``OTR tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is September 1, 2012, through August 31, 2013. The review covers the following exporters of subject merchandise: Mandatory respondents Double Coin Holdings Ltd. (``Double Coin'') \1\ and Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd./Guizhou Tyre Import and Export Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``GTC''), and non- examined respondents Zhongce Rubber Group Company Limited (``Zhongce''),\2\ Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd. (``Zhongwei''), and Trelleborg Wheel System (Xingtai) China, Co. Ltd. (``Trelleborg''). We preliminarily find that GTC made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value, Zhongce and Zhongwei are eligible for a separate rate, Double Coin failed to demonstrate eligibility for separate rate status and thus has been included in the PRC-wide entity, and Trelleborg had no shipments during the POR.
Narrow Woven Ribbon With Woven Selvedge From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2014-24272
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 9, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the preliminary results and partial rescission of the 2012-2013 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on narrow woven ribbon with woven selvedge (``NWR'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is September 1, 2012, through August 31, 2013. Because the PRC-wide entity failed to cooperate to the best of its ability in complying with our requests for information, we preliminarily determined an estimated weighted-average dumping margin for the PRC-wide entity based on facts available with an adverse inference (``AFA''). The Department invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. No parties commented. Accordingly, our final results remain unchanged from the Preliminary Results.
Incidental Take Permit Application and Draft Environmental Assessment for the RE Cinco Solar Facility Project Habitat Conservation Plan, Kern County, California
Document Number: 2014-24271
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from RE Barren Ridge 1 LLC, a subsidiary of Recurrent Energy LLC (applicant), for a 40-year incidental take permit (permit). The Service, in cooperation and coordination with the applicant, has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the applicant's permit application and proposed RE Cinco Solar Facility Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), as required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). If approved, the permit would authorize incidental take for the federally threatened desert tortoise, associated with construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of a photovoltaic solar facility in the County of Kern.
Expansion of Subzone 124H, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Golden Meadow, LA
Document Number: 2014-24270
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Approval of Expansion of Subzone 176E, UniCarriers Americas Corporation, Marengo, Illinois
Document Number: 2014-24269
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Bonneville Power Administration; Proposed Revision of BPA's Billing Credits Policy of 1993
Document Number: 2014-24266
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces BPA's proposal to revise its Billing Credit Policy and to provide Billing Credits for conservation.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Choice Voucher Program
Document Number: 2014-24264
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)
Document Number: 2014-24263
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Twenty Second Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 214/EUROCAE WG-78: Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services
Document Number: 2014-24262
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of twenty second meeting of RTCA Special Committee 214 to be held jointly with EUROCAE WG-78: Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality
Document Number: 2014-24261
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Review Process To Determine Whether the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Continues To Comply With the Disposal Regulations and Compliance Criteria
Document Number: 2014-24260
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, or the Agency) intends to evaluate whether or not the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) continues to comply with the Agency's environmental radiation protection standards for the disposal of radioactive waste. Pursuant to the 1992 WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA), as amended, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE, or the Department) must submit documentation of continued compliance with the EPA's standards for disposal and other statutory requirements every five years after the initial receipt of transuranic waste at WIPP. The DOE's 2014 Compliance Recertification Application (CRA) was received by the EPA on March 26, 2014, and a copy may be found on the EPA's WIPP Web site (http://www.epa.gov/radiation/wipp/ 2014application.html) and in the public dockets (see ADDRESSES Section). The EPA will determine when the DOE has provided a complete application; the Agency's completeness determination will be conveyed to the DOE and published in the Federal Register. The EPA will evaluate the ``complete'' application in determining whether the WIPP facility continues to comply with the radiation protection standards for disposal. The Agency requests public comment on all aspects of the DOE's application.
Medicare Program; CY 2015 Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts
Document Number: 2014-24257
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the inpatient hospital deductible and the hospital and extended care services coinsurance amounts for services furnished in calendar year (CY) 2015 under Medicare's Hospital Insurance Program (Medicare Part A). The Medicare statute specifies the formulae used to determine these amounts. For CY 2015, the inpatient hospital deductible will be $1,260. The daily coinsurance amounts for CY 2015 will be: (1) $315 for the 61st through 90th day of hospitalization in a benefit period; (2) $630 for lifetime reserve days; and (3) $157.50 for the 21st through 100th day of extended care services in a skilled nursing facility in a benefit period.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-24255
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-24254
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce
Cancellation of Pesticides for Non-Payment of Year 2014 Registration Maintenance Fees; Summary of Orders Issued
Document Number: 2014-24253
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the payment of an annual maintenance fee is required to keep pesticide registrations in effect. The fee due last January 15, 2014, has gone unpaid for 199 registrations. If the fee is not paid, the EPA Administrator may cancel these registrations by order and without a hearing; orders to cancel these registrations have been issued.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-24252
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on July 2, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 36, ``Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0158. 4. How often the collection is required: Annually. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Irradiator licensees licensed by NRC or an Agreement State. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1,911.28 (7.28 for reporting [1.04 NRC licensee and 6.24 Agreement State licensees], 56 for recordkeepers [8 NRC licensees and 48 Agreement State Licensees], and 1,848 for third-party disclosures [264 NRC licensees and 1,584 Agreement State licensees]). 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 56 (8 NRC licensees and 48 Agreement State licensees). 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 34,048 hours (4,864 NRC licensee hours + 29,184 Agreement State licensee hours). 9. Abstract: Part 36 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), contains requirements for the issuance of a license authorizing the use of sealed sources containing radioactive materials in irradiators used to irradiate objects or materials for a variety of purposes in research, industry, and other fields. The subparts cover specific requirements for obtaining a license or license exemption, design and performance criteria for irradiators; and radiation safety requirements for operating irradiators, including requirements for operating irradiators, including requirements for operator training, written operating and emergency procedures, personnel monitoring, radiation surveys, inspection, and maintenance. Part 36 also contains the recordkeeping and reporting requirements that are necessary to ensure that the irradiator is being safely operated so that it does not pose any danger to the health and safety of the general public and the irradiator employees. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC's home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by November 10, 2014. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. Vlad Dorjets, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0158), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be emailed to Vlad_Dorjets@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-7315. The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, telephone: 301-415- 6258.
Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Wisconsin Central, Ltd.
Document Number: 2014-24251
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Medicare Program; CY 2015 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Document Number: 2014-24250
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This annual notice announces Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2015. This premium is paid by enrollees age 65 and over who are not otherwise eligible for benefits under Medicare Part A (hereafter known as the ``uninsured aged'') and by certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. The monthly Part A premium for the 12 months beginning January 1, 2015, for these individuals will be $407. The premium for certain other individuals as described in this notice will be $224.
NIJ STANDARD 0117.01 Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard
Document Number: 2014-24249
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
In an effort to obtain comments from interested parties, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will make available to the general public the draft: NIJ STANDARD 0117.01 Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard For Law Enforcement and Public Safety. The opportunity to provide comments on these documents is open to industry technical representatives, law enforcement agencies and organizations, research, development and scientific communities, and all other stakeholders and interested parties. Those individuals wishing to obtain and provide comments on the draft documents under consideration are directed to the following Web site: https:// justnet.org/app/publiccomment/default.aspx?Id=12
Medicare Program; Medicare Part B Monthly Actuarial Rates, Premium Rate, and Annual Deductible Beginning January 1, 2015
Document Number: 2014-24248
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the monthly actuarial rates for aged (age 65 and over) and disabled (under age 65) beneficiaries enrolled in Part B of the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) program beginning January 1, 2015. In addition, this notice announces the monthly premium for aged and disabled beneficiaries as well as the income-related monthly adjustment amounts to be paid by beneficiaries with modified adjusted gross income above certain threshold amounts. The monthly actuarial rates for 2015 are $209.80 for aged enrollees and $254.80 for disabled enrollees. The standard monthly Part B premium rate for all enrollees for 2015 is $104.90, which is equal to 50 percent of the monthly actuarial rate for aged enrollees or approximately 25 percent of the expected average total cost of Part B coverage for aged enrollees. (The 2014 standard premium rate was $104.90.) The Part B deductible for 2015 is $147.00 for all Part B beneficiaries. If a beneficiary has to pay an income-related monthly adjustment, they may have to pay a total monthly premium of about 35, 50, 65, or 80 percent of the total cost of Part B coverage.
Telemarketing Sales Rule
Document Number: 2014-24247
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In an August 11, 2014, Federal Register Notice, as part of its systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides, the Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') sought public comment on the efficacy, costs, and benefits of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR''), and whether the Commission should retain, modify, or rescind it. The Notice stated that comments must be received on or before October 14, 2014. In response to a request received on September 29, 2014, the Commission has decided to extend the comment period, which will now close on November 13, 2014.
Importation of Fresh Bananas From the Philippines Into Hawaii and U.S. Territories
Document Number: 2014-24246
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables to allow the importation of fresh bananas from the Philippines into Guam, Hawaii, and the Northern Mariana Islands. As a condition of entry, the bananas will have to be produced in accordance with a systems approach that includes requirements for importation of commercial consignments, monitoring of fruit flies to establish low-prevalence places of production, harvesting only of hard green bananas, and inspection for quarantine pests by the national plant protection organization of the Philippines. The bananas will also have to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that they were grown, packed, and inspected and found to be free of quarantine pests in accordance with the proposed requirements. This action will allow the importation of bananas from the Philippines into Guam, Hawaii, and the Northern Mariana Islands while continuing to protect against the introduction of plant pests.
Pine Shoot Beetle; Addition of Quarantined Areas and Regulated Articles
Document Number: 2014-24245
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the pine shoot beetle regulations by adding areas in the States of Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New York, and Virginia and the States of Indiana and New Jersey in their entirety to the list of quarantined areas. The interim rule also updated the list of regulated articles. The interim rule was necessary to prevent the spread of pine shoot beetle, a pest of pine trees, into noninfested areas of the United States.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-24244
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
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 (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 a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate 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.
Procurement List; Proposed Additions
Document Number: 2014-24243
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add products and a service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Comments Must Be Received On Or Before: 11/10/2014.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-24238
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee on to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-24237
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel on to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2014-24235
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Plan for Generic Information Collection Activity: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-24234
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
The NTSB is announcing it is submitting a plan for an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This ICR Plan describes various evaluation forms the NTSB plans to use to obtain feedback from attendees of various NTSB training programs. Feedback from attendees is important to the NTSB in ensuring the NTSB's training courses and programs are helpful to attendees in their places of employment; and useful to attendees who participate in NTSB investigations and other related agency matters. This ICR Plan is the second notice, as required by OMB regulations concerning approvals of information collections. This notice again describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and advises the public it may submit comments on this proposed information collection to the OMB desk officer for the NTSB.
Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-24232
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Justice
This notice announces a forthcoming public meeting of the National Commission on Forensic Science.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-24231
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Shawnee National Forest, Illinois; Cretaceous Hills Ecological Restoration
Document Number: 2014-24229
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service Shawnee National Forest (Forest) intends to prepare an environmental impact statement to disclose the environmental consequences of an ecological restoration project. In the environmental impact statement, the USDA Forest Service will address the potential environmental effects of the restoration of an oak- hickory hardwood forest-type and the increase of wildlife habitat diversity through the removal or thinning of non-native pine trees and small shade-tolerant hardwood trees from about 3,200 acres, the application of prescribed fire on about 15,100 acres, treatment of invasive species, maintenance of barrens habitats, development of vernal ponds, and transportation system maintenance, construction, or reconstruction. The Cretaceous Hills Ecological Restoration Project (Hills Project) is located in the Bay Creek Ditch, Barren Creek and Sister Islands-Ohio River watersheds between the communities of Metropolis and Bay City, in southern Pope and eastern Massac Counties, Illinois. The 26,102 acres in the project areas include about 15,130 acres of National Forest System land and 10,972 acres of state and private land. All activities are proposed on National Forest System land.