Sunshine Act Meeting
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session to further discuss and consider the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11, Section 22.1, all agency budgetary materials and data are considered confidential prior to the President submitting a budget to Congress. In accordance with section 22.5 of Circular A-11, the BBG has determined that its meeting should be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), will be made available to the public. The publicly- releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Cost-of-Living Increase and Other Determinations for 2015
Under title II of the Social Security Act (Act), there will be a 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits effective December 2014. In addition, the national average wage index for 2013 is $44,888.16. The cost-of-living increase and national average wage index affect other program parameters as described below.
Exelon Generation Corporation, LLC; Calvert Cliffs Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a renewed license to Exelon Generation Corporation, LLC (Exelon Generation), for its Materials License SNM-2505 for the receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel at the Calvert Cliffs independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI), located in Calvert County, Maryland. The renewed license authorizes operation of the Calvert Cliffs ISFSI in accordance with the provisions of the renewed license and its Technical Specifications (TS). The renewed license expires on November 30, 2052.
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric & Gas Company; Reclassification of Portions of Human Factors Verification and Validation Planning Documents
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 2* of the generic design control document (DCD) and issuing License Amendment No. 18 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-93 and NPF-94. The COLs were issued to South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), and South Carolina Public Service Authority, (the licensee), for construction and operation of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS), Units 2 and 3 located in Fairfield County, South Carolina. The amendment revises the updated final safety analysis report (UFSAR) by reclassifying portions of the five Tier 2* Human Factors & Validation (V&V) Technical Reports listed in the UFSAR Table 1.6-1 and Chapter 18, Subsection 18.11.2. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 2* information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces the extension of the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) until October 1, 2019, pursuant to the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended. The purpose of the VISA is to make intermodal shipping services/systems, including ships, ships' space, intermodal equipment and related management services, available to the Department of Defense as required to support the emergency deployment and sustainment of U.S. Armed Forces. This is to be accomplished through cooperation among the maritime industry, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Defense.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1; Withdrawal of License Amendment Application
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of South Carolina Electric & Gas Company to withdraw its application dated March 26, 2014, supplemented on April 17, 2014, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License NPF-12. The proposed amendment would have revised the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1, Radiation Emergency Plan.
Enhancements to the Commission's Universal Licensing System and Antenna Structure Registration System for Providing Access to Official Electronic Authorizations and Seeks Comment on Final Procedures
In this document, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (Bureau) seeks comment on certain procedures for implementing access to official authorizations electronically in the Commission's Universal Licensing System or Antenna Structure Registration System, while providing options for receiving authorizations on paper through the U.S. Postal Service.
Low Enriched Uranium from France: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that changed circumstances exist which affected the ability of Global Nuclear FuelAmericas, LLC (GNF-A) to manage its inventory and comply with the 18-month re-export requirement provided for in the exclusion from the scope of the order. Specifically, the Department finds that certain past entries by GNF-A of low enriched uranium (LEU) from France satisfy the conditions for exclusion from the order, and that GNF-A will be allowed to make certain future entries of LEU under the provision for exclusion from the scope of the order.
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
On June 25, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty administrative review on stainless steel plate in coils (steel plate) from Belgium.\1\ This review covers one manufacturer/exporter of the subject merchandise: Aperam Stainless Belgium N.V. (ASB). The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2012, through April 30, 2013.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by California for the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD or ``the District'') portion of the California SIP. The submitted SIP revision contains the District's demonstration regarding Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). We are proposing to approve the submitted SIP revision under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Tilefish Fishery; 2015-2017 Specifications
NMFS issues final specifications for the commercial tilefish fishery for the 2015, 2016, and 2017 fishing years. This action establishes the acceptable biological catch, annual catch limit, total allowable landings, and harvest allocations for the individual fishing quota and incidental fishery components of the commercial tilefish fishery. The intent of this action is to establish allowable harvest levels and other management measures to prevent overfishing while allowing optimum yield, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan.
Airworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracking found in the engine exhaust pipe. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following patents are available for licensing: Patent No. 8,852,950: HELICOPTER WEAPON MOUNTING SYSTEM//Patent No. 8,855,961: BINARY DEFINITION FILES.
Tests Determined To Be Suitable for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
The Secretary announces tests, test forms, and delivery formats that the Secretary determines to be suitable for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS). The Secretary also clarifies that, to provide for the transition from the performance accountability system for Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) programs under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to the performance accountability system for AEFLA as reauthorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), this announcement will remain effective until June 30, 2016.
Steens Mountain Advisory Council Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC) will meet as indicated below:
Prallethrin; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide prallethrin, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on all food commodities from use of prallethrin in food handling establishments where food and food products are held, processed, prepared and/or served, or as a wide-area mosquito adulticide at 1.0 part per million (ppm). McLaughlin Gormley King Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the African Lion Subspecies as Threatened With a Rule Under Section 4(d) of the ESA
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a proposed rule and a 12-month finding on a petition to list the African lion (Panthera leo leo) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the subspecies Panthera leo leo as threatened is warranted, and we propose to list the subspecies as threatened. We are also proposing a rule under section 4(d) of the Act to provide for conservation measures for the African lion. To ensure that subsequent rulemaking resulting from this proposed rule is as accurate and effective as possible, we are soliciting information from the scientific community; other governmental agencies, including those within the range of the African lion; nongovernmental organizations; the public; and any other interested parties.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication.
Receipt of an Incidental Take Permit Application for Participation in the Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma
Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on an incidental take permit application for take of the federally listed American burying beetle resulting from activities associated with the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines and related well field activities in Oklahoma. If approved, the permit would be issued under the approved Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan Associated with Issuance of Endangered Species Act Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma (ICP).
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Arts of Islamic Lands: Masterpieces From The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait”
On December 10, 2012, notice was published on page 73511 of the Federal Register (volume 77, number 237) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to the exhibition ``Arts of Islamic Lands: Masterpieces from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait.'' The referenced notice is corrected here to include additional objects as part of the exhibition. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the additional objects to be included in the exhibition ``Arts of Islamic Lands: Masterpieces from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The additional objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the additional objects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas, from on or about January 31, 2015, until on or about January 20, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OCS Net Profit Share Payment Reporting-OMB Control Number 1012-0009; Comment Request
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), ONRR is notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR part 1220. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Notice of Public Meeting and Request for Comments
The National Park Service is seeking public comments and suggestions on the planning of the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting and the subsequent 28-day event. The general plan and theme for the event is the celebration of the holiday season with the display of the traditional American symbols of Christmas.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Generic Clearance To Conduct Pre-Testing of Surveys
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a new collection to conduct various procedures to test questionnaires and survey procedures to improve the quality and usability of information collection instruments.
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee; Meeting
This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under Section 9008(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 and re-authorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.
The General Services Administration's Labor Management Relations Council (GLMRC)
The Administrator of U.S. General Services Administration has determined that the establishment of the GSA Labor Management Relations Council (GLMRC), a Federal Advisory Committee is necessary and in the public's interest. A charter for the GLMRC has been prepared and will be filed no earlier than 15 days following the publication of this notice. In addition, this notice establishes criteria and procedures for the nomination of GLMRC members.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site; Meeting
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Savannah River Site. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel; Meeting
This notice announces a meeting of the DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee; Meeting
This notice announces a meeting of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announces a meeting of the Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee (MSAAC).
NASA Advisory Council; Institutional Committee; Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) Institutional Committee. This committee reports to the NAC.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Federal Supply Schedule Contracting (Administrative Changes); Extension of Time for Comments
The General Services Administration (GSA) issued a proposed rule on September 10, 2014, amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to clarify and update the contracting by negotiation GSAR section and incorporate existing Federal Supply Schedule Contracting policies and procedures, and corresponding provisions and clauses. The comment period is being extended to provide additional time for interested parties to provide comments for GSAR Case 2013-G502, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting (Administrative Changes), to November 21, 2014.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska Management Area
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska management area (GOA). This action is necessary to allow the 2014 total allowable catch of Pacific cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA to be harvested.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska Management Area
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from catcher vessels using trawl gear to catcher vessels using hook-and-line gear, vessels using pot gear, and vessels using jig gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska management area (GOA). This action is necessary to allow the 2014 total allowable catch of Pacific cod in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA to be harvested.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR part 1320 Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Judicial Proceedings since Fiscal Year 2012 Amendments Panel (Judicial Proceedings Panel); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Judicial Proceedings since Fiscal Year 2012 Amendments Panel (``the Judicial Proceedings Panel'' or ``the Panel''). The meeting is open to the public.