October 22, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2014-10-22-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2014-10-22
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25245
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Audit Committee Meeting; Sunshine Act
Document Number: 2014-25243
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2014-25225
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
174th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25213
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Practices and Procedures
Document Number: 2014-25212
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is adopting as final an interim rule that adapted the Board's regulations to legislative changes which created new laws applicable to the removal or transfer of Senior Executive Service employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2014-25209
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 27, 2014, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'' or ``Court'') issued its final judgment affirming the Department of Commerce's (``the Department'') final results of redetermination pursuant to remand of the final determination of the antidumping duty investigation concerning drawn stainless steel sinks from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ Consistent with the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``CAFC'') in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (``Timken''), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (``Diamond Sawblades''), the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's final determination \2\ and is amending the final determination of the investigation with respect to the margin assigned to Shenzen Kehuaxing Industrial Ltd. (``Kehuaxing''), an exporter and producer of subject merchandise.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25208
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25197
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the provisions of the ``Government in the Sunshine Act,'' notice is hereby given of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's (Board) public business meeting described below.
Stainless Steel Bar From Spain: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2014-25196
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from Spain. The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Gerdau Aceros Especiales Europa, S.L. (Gerdau).\1\ We determine that subject merchandise has not been sold at less than normal value during the POR.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-25191
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR Part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-25189
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-25187
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Plant License Renewal
Document Number: 2014-25185
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures
Document Number: 2014-25183
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Annual Report-J-NONIMMIGRANT Exchange Visitor Program
Document Number: 2014-25180
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25178
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of State
Meeting on United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter Implementation, Working Group on Environmental Cooperation, and Public Session
Document Number: 2014-25174
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the governments of the United States and Kingdom of Morocco (the governments) intend to hold a meeting to review implementation of the Environment Chapter of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA), a meeting of the United States-Morocco Working Group on Environmental Cooperation (Working Group), and a public session in Rabat, Morocco, on October 28, 2014, at the Ministry of Environment, to discuss implementation of the Environment Chapter and Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation. During the meetings, the governments will review and discuss implementation of the Environment Chapter of the FTA. The governments will also discuss how the United States and Morocco can strengthen Morocco's capacity to protect and conserve the environment, highlight past bilateral environmental cooperation, review activities under the 2010-2012 Plan of Action, and develop a 2014-2017 Plan of Action. The Department of State and USTR invite the members of the public to submit written suggestions on items to include on the meeting agenda or in the 2014-2017 Plan of Action. The Department of State and USTR also invite interested persons to attend a public session where the public will have the opportunity to ask about implementation of both the Joint Statement and the Environment Chapter of the United States-Morocco FTA.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Progressive Awards and Monthly Quantity Allocations
Document Number: 2014-25158
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is converting the proposed rule as a final rule amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to remove GSAR clause Progressive Awards and Monthly Quantity Allocations.
2015 Annual Determination To Implement the Sea Turtle Observer Requirement
Document Number: 2014-25154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) publishes a proposed Annual Determination (AD) for 2015, pursuant to its authority under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Through the AD, NMFS identifies U.S. fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific Ocean that will be required to take observers upon NMFS' request. The purpose of observing identified fisheries is to learn more about sea turtle interactions in a given fishery, evaluate measures to prevent or reduce sea turtle takes and to implement the prohibition against sea turtle takes. Fisheries identified on the 2015 AD (see Table 1) will be eligible to carry observers as of January 1, 2015 and will remain on the AD for a five year period. The fisheries listed on the final determination will be required to carry observers upon NMFS' request until December 31, 2019.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-25151
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1-percent annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-25150
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2014-25149
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Subpart A (“General Provisions”) and Subpart B (“Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment”); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-25147
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in 29 CFR part 1915, subpart A (``General Provisions'') and subpart B (``Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment'').
Slings; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-25146
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Standard on Slings (29 CFR 1910.184). The collection of information (paperwork) provisions of the Standard specify affixing identification tags or markings on slings, developing and maintaining inspection records, and retaining proof-testing certificates.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2014-25145
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has renewed the NACOSH charter for two years.
Good Neighbor Environmental Board Notification of Public Advisory Committee Teleconference
Document Number: 2014-25144
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (Board) will hold a public teleconference on October 30, 2014 from 11:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Due to budgetary issues, EPA is announcing this teleconference with less than 15 calendar days public notice. The meeting is open to the public. For further information regarding the teleconference and background materials, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at the number provided below. Background: The Good Neighbor Environmental Board is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, PL 92-463. By statute, the Board is required to submit an annual report to the President and Congress on environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S. border with Mexico. Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of this teleconference is to discuss and approve the Board's Sixteenth Report, which focuses on ecological restoration in the U.S.-Mexico border region. General Information: The agenda and teleconference materials will be available at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA- 2014-0001. General information about the Board can be found on its Web site at http://www2.epa.gov/faca/gneb. If you wish to make oral comments or submit written comments to the Board, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at least five days prior to the teleconference. Written comments should be submitted at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2014-0001. Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at (202) 564-4330 or email at gantner.ann-marie@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Executive Order 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Webinar: Implementation Updates
Document Number: 2014-25142
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor (DOL), in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is announcing a webinar to update stakeholders on issues pertaining to implementation of Executive Order [E.O.] 13650: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security.
Electrolytic Hydrogen Production Workshop Report: Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-25141
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0001188 regarding feedback on the summary report for the Electrolytic Hydrogen Production Workshop held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in February, 2014. The RFI document is posted at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to electrolytic hydrogen production pathways, specifically with respect to the Electrolytic Hydrogen Production Workshop Report. EERE is interested both in information on the current status of electrolytic hydrogen production pathways, technologies, and their potential to meet DOE cost goals as well as feedback on the content of the report, including the key R&D needs as determined by the participants. EERE is also interested in the community's opinion of the electrolysis technologies that have the most potential to produce low cost hydrogen that meets DOE goals. This is solely a Request for Information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications at this time.
Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop Report: Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-25140
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0001187 regarding feedback on the summary report for the Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in February, 2014. The RFI document is posted at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to hydrogen transmission and distribution pathways, specifically with respect to the Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop Report. EERE is interested both in information on the current status of transmission and distribution pathways, technologies and their potential to meet DOE cost goals as well as feedback on the content of the report, including the key R&D needs as determined by the participants. EERE is also interested in the community's opinion of the metrics and protocols for the given pathways that would most effectively aid in the determination of a technology's potential to deliver low cost hydrogen that meets DOE goals. This is solely a Request for Information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications at this time.
Metrafenone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-25135
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of metrafenone in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2014-25134
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt 56 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Notice of Intent To Award Ebola Response Outbreak Funding to Eligible Ministries of Health and Their Bona Fide Agents
Document Number: 2014-25133
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice provides public announcement of CDC's intent to award Ebola appropriations to select Ministries of Health and their bona fide agents for response to the Ebola outbreak funding. This award was proposed in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 under funding opportunity announcement GH14-1418, ``Protecting and Strengthening Public Health Impact, Systems, Capacity, and Security.''
Polyoxyalkylated Sorbitan Fatty Acid Esters; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2014-25132
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of polyoxyalkylated sorbitan fatty acid esters with C6 through C22 aliphatic alkanoic and/or alkenoic fatty acids, branched or linear, the resulting polyoxyalkylene sorbitan esters having a minimum molecular weight of 1,300 when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Spring Trading Company, on behalf of Croda, Inc., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of polyoxyalkylated sorbitan fatty acid esters with C6 through C22 aliphatic alkanoic and/ or alkenoic fatty acids, branched or linear, the resulting polyoxyalkylene sorbitan esters having a minimum molecular weight of 1,300 on food or feed commodities.
Farm Credit Administration Board Policy Statements
Document Number: 2014-25131
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA), as part of its annual public notification process, is publishing for notice an index of the 18 Board policy statements currently in existence. Most of the policy statements remain unchanged since our last Federal Register notice on October 24, 2013 (78 FR 63380), except for one with minor updates on Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity.
California High Speed Rail Authority-Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2014-25130
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation