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Download as PDF 65386 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices Francisco Bay to San Diego (and south into Mexico), and the specified activity would be stationary within an enclosed water body that is not recognized as an area of any special significance for coastal bottlenose dolphins (and is therefore not an area of dolphin aggregation, as evident in Navy observational records). We therefore believe that the estimated numbers of takes, were they to occur, likely represent repeated exposures of a much smaller number of bottlenose dolphins and that, based on the limited region of exposure in comparison with the known distribution of the coastal bottlenose dolphin, these estimated incidents of take represent small numbers of bottlenose dolphins. Based on the analysis contained herein of the likely effects of the specified activity on marine mammals and their habitat, and taking into consideration the implementation of the mitigation and monitoring measures, we find that small numbers of marine mammals will be taken relative to the populations of the affected species or stocks. Impact on Availability of Affected Species for Taking for Subsistence Uses There are no relevant subsistence uses of marine mammals implicated by this action. Therefore, we have determined that the total taking of affected species or stocks would not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for subsistence purposes. rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Endangered Species Act (ESA) The Navy initiated informal consultation under section 7 of the ESA with NMFS Southwest Regional Office (now West Coast Regional Office) on March 5, 2013. NMFS concluded on May 16, 2013, that the proposed action may affect, but is not likely to adversely affect, western North Pacific (WNP) gray whales. The Navy has not requested authorization of the incidental take of WNP gray whales and no such authorization is proposed, and there are no other ESA-listed marine mammals found in the action area. Therefore, no additional consultation under the ESA is required. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) In compliance with the NEPA of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), as implemented by the regulations published by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR parts 1500–1508), the Navy prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 human environment resulting from the pier replacement project. We made the Navy’s EA available to the public for review and comment, in relation to its suitability for adoption in order to assess the impacts to the human environment of issuance of an IHA to the Navy. In compliance with NEPA, the CEQ regulations, and NOAA Administrative Order 216–6, we subsequently adopted that EA and signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on July 8, 2013. We have reviewed the Navy’s application for a renewed IHA for ongoing construction activities for 2014–15 and the 2013–14 monitoring report. Based on that review, we have determined that the proposed action is very similar to that considered in the previous IHA. In addition, no significant new circumstances or information relevant to environmental concerns have been identified. Thus, we have determined that the preparation of a new or supplemental NEPA document is not necessary, and, after review of public comments, reaffirm our 2013 FONSI. The 2013 NEPA documents are available for review at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental/construction.htm. Authorization As a result of these determinations, we have issued an IHA to the Navy for conducting the described pier maintenance activities in San Diego Bay, from October 8, 2014 through October 7, 2015, provided the previously described mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: October 29, 2014. Wanda L. Cain, Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–26195 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number 2014–0038] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by December 4, 2014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 229, Taxes, and related clause at DFARS 252.229– 7010; OMB Control Number 0704–0390. Type of Request: Extension. Number of Respondents: 40. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 40. Average Burden per Response: 4 hours. Annual Burden Hours: 160. Frequency: On occasion. Needs and Uses: DoD uses this information to determine if DoD contractors in the United Kingdom have attempted to obtain relief from customs duty on vehicle fuels in accordance with contract requirements. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Seehra at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number, and title for the Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other public submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check http://www.regulations.gov approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). DoD Clearance Officer: Mr. Frederick C. Licari. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Mr. Licari at: Publication Collections Program, WHS/ESD E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices Information Management Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, 2nd Floor, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Manuel Quinones, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council. [FR Doc. 2014–26162 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Proposed Subsequent Arrangement Office of Nonproliferation and International Security, Department of Energy. ACTION: Proposed subsequent arrangement. AGENCY: This notice is being issued under the authority of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. The Department is providing notice of a proposed subsequent arrangement under paragraph 2 of Article 6 of the Agreement for Cooperation between the American Institute in Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, done at Washington on December 20, 2013 (123 Agreement). DATES: This subsequent arrangement will take effect no sooner than November 19, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Katie Strangis, Office of Nonproliferation and International Security, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy. Telephone: 202–586–8623 or email: Katie.Strangis@nnsa.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This subsequent arrangement concerns the alteration in form or content of irradiated fuel elements which are subject to obligations to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) pursuant to the 123 Agreement, and which are to take place in a hot cell laboratory at the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research (INER) in Lungtan, Taiwan. Approximately thirty-six irradiated light water reactor fuel rods are expected to be transferred to the INER hot cell laboratory for post irradiation examination and failure root cause analysis and 80 cans of spent fuel pool sludge from the Taiwan Research Reactor will be transferred to the hot cell laboratory for stabilization. These activities, in support of nuclear powerrelated research activities, are described in the ‘‘Irradiated Fuels and Material Research Program from 2014 to 2020,’’ dated October 2013 and in ‘‘Summary of rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 the Irradiated Fuels and Materials Research Program from 2014 to 2020.’’ This subsequent arrangement is effective until December 31, 2020. In accordance with section 131a. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, it has been determined that this subsequent arrangement will not be inimical to the common defense and security of the United States of America. Dated: October 9, 2014. For the Department of Energy. Anne M. Harrington, Deputy Administrator, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation. [FR Doc. 2014–26163 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Collegiate Wind Competition Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Request for proposals. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requests proposals to participate in the 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition (Competition), which is administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). DOE anticipates the award of ten (10) firm fixed price subcontracts under this solicitation. The anticipated period of performance is through July 31, 2016, with a funding availability of $20,000 for each award. The Competition is open to teams of undergraduate students from two- and four-year institutions of higher education. DATES: The request for proposals was issued on October 30, 2014 and is available at wind.energy.gov/ windcompetition. Technical questions must be received in writing to NREL by November 13, 2014. Proposals must be received by December 15, 2014. The Competition event will be held in May, 2016. Dates are subject to change. ADDRESSES: Interested persons can find full details about the Competition online at wind.energy.gov/ windcompetition. Questions about the Competition can be sent to: • Email: maurice.nelson@nrel.gov. • Mail: Mr. Maurice Nelson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15013 Denver West Parkway MS RSF030, Golden, Colorado 80401. (The ADDRESSES caption includes any addresses that the public needs to know, such as where to mail public comments, where a public hearing (or meeting) will SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65387 be held or where to examine any material available for public inspection or submission dates or due dates.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be directed to Mr. Maurice Nelson at (303) 384–7029 or by email at: maurice.nelson@nrel.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy Science Education and Enhancement Act (42 U.S.C. 7381b) authorizes the Secretary to support competitive events for students under the supervision of teachers, designed to encourage student interest and knowledge in science and mathematics. DOE introduced the Competition in 2014 for the purpose of engaging the future workforce in wind energy. NREL administers the Competition for DOE. The objective of the Competition is to prepare students from multiple disciplines to enter the wind energy workforce. Currently, the wind industry has shortages in key jobs such as scientists, educators, design and research engineers, technical workers, and project managers. Wind-specific advanced degrees are not required for many of these jobs, but having wind experience is of high importance. The Competition is also aligned with the central goals of DOE, which are to catalyze the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation’s energy system, secure the United States’ leadership in clean energy technologies, and maintain a vibrant domestic effort in science and engineering as a cornerstone of economic prosperity. The 2016 Competition theme is to design, construct, and develop a plan to market a wind-driven power system, which includes an off-grid load supplied by the wind-driven power generator. The load shall be designed to perform useful work in an off-grid environment, be easily transported to the competition, tested safely and cleanly in the Competition environment, and provide a visual indication of the instantaneous power generated by the wind-driven power system. This theme focuses on effective electrical and electronic design of the wind turbine for efficient and safe control of the device, a load system that can match the power being generated, and an overall safe and reliable mechanical and aerodynamic turbine design. The Competition does not prescribe a market or a wind regime. The Competition consists of three multi-faceted elements. The technical element requires teams to design and build a unique wind-driven power system, develop and present the technical designs to a panel of judges, E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number 2014-0038]


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to 
OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information 
under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 
35).

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by December 
4, 2014.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 
Supplement (DFARS) Part 229, Taxes, and related clause at DFARS 
252.229-7010; OMB Control Number 0704-0390.
    Type of Request: Extension.
    Number of Respondents: 40.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 40.
    Average Burden per Response: 4 hours.
    Annual Burden Hours: 160.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Needs and Uses: DoD uses this information to determine if DoD 
contractors in the United Kingdom have attempted to obtain relief from 
customs duty on vehicle fuels in accordance with contract requirements.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra.
    Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information 
collection should be sent to Ms. Seehra at the Office of Management and 
Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503.
    You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by the following method:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency 
name, docket number, and title for the Federal Register document. The 
general policy for comments and other public submissions from members 
of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing 
on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received 
without change, including any personal identifiers or contact 
information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please 
check http://www.regulations.gov approximately two to three days after 
submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of 
comments submitted by mail).
    DoD Clearance Officer: Mr. Frederick C. Licari.
    Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal 
should be sent to Mr. Licari at: Publication Collections Program, WHS/
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