Procurement List; Additions and Deletion
This action adds 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, and deletes a service from the Procurement List previously provided by such agency.
Federal Employees' Retirement System; Present Value Conversion Factors for Spouses of Deceased Separated Employees
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting its proposed rule to revise the table of reduction factors for early commencing dates of survivor annuities for spouses of separated employees who die before the date on which they would be eligible for unreduced deferred annuities, and to revise the annuity factor for spouses of deceased employees who die in service when those spouses elect to receive the basic employee death benefit in 36 installments under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986. These rules are necessary to ensure that the tables conform to the economic and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries and published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2014, as required by 5 U.S.C. 8461(i).
Submission for Review: OPM Online Form 1417, Combined Federal Campaign Results Report
The Office of Combined Federal Campaign, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an information collection request (ICR) 3206-0193, OPM 1417, the Combined Federal Campaign Results Report. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104- 106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on July, 16, 2014 at 79 FR 41600 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Availability of Report: California Eelgrass Mitigation Policy and Implementing Guidelines
NMFS is issuing this notice to provide the final California Eelgrass Mitigation Policy (CEMP) and Implementing Guidelines by NMFS West Coast Region (WCR) to agencies and the public to ensure there is a clear and transparent process for developing eelgrass mitigation recommendations. The intent of the CEMP is to help ensure consistent, effective, and appropriate mitigation of unavoidable impacts to eelgrass habitat throughout California. It is anticipated that the adoption and implementation of this policy will provide for enhanced success of eelgrass mitigation in California. The CEMP and Implementing Guidelines, responses to comments received on the draft CEMP, and other supporting documents are available at http://wcr.nmfs.noaa.gov/habitat/ or by calling the contact person listed below or by sending a request to Korie.Schaeffer@noaa.gov. Please include appropriate contact information when requesting the documents.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Amendment 96 to the Gulf of Alaska Fishery Management Plan; Management of Community Quota Entities
NMFS publishes regulations to implement Amendment 96 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) and an amendment to the Pacific halibut commercial fishery regulations for waters in and off Alaska. Amendment 96 to the FMP and the regulatory amendment modify the Individual Fishing Quota Program for the Fixed- Gear Commercial Fisheries for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in Waters in and off Alaska (IFQ Program). This action will remove a regulation that prohibits a Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Community Quota Entity (CQE) from transferring and holding small blocks of halibut and sablefish quota share (QS). This action will allow CQEs to acquire additional QS and facilitate CQE community resident participation in the IFQ Program. This action promotes the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982, the FMP, and other applicable law.
Venezuela: Implementation of Certain Military End Uses and End Users License Requirements Under the Export Administration Regulations
In response to the Venezuelan military's violent repression of the Venezuelan people, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) in this final rule to impose license requirements on the export, reexport, or transfer (in- country) of certain items to or within Venezuela when intended for a military end use or end user. This change complements an existing U.S. arms embargo against Venezuela for its failure to cooperate in areas of counterterrorism.
Information Collection: Plans and Information; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request; MMAA104000
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is notifying the public that we have submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This ICR pertains to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, Plans and Information. This notice provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.
Joint Industry Plan; BATS Exchange, Inc., BATS Y-Exchange, Inc., Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc., EDGA Exchange, Inc., EDGX Exchange, Inc., Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc., NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC, The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, New York Stock Exchange LLC, NYSE MKT LLC, and NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed National Market System Plan To Implement a Tick Size Pilot Program on a One-Year Pilot Basis
Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Each applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicants have never made public offering of their securities and do not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Date: The applications were filed on October 21, 2014. Applicants' Address: 28 State St., 40th Floor, Boston, MA 02109.
Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; Cost or Pricing Data Requirements and Information Other Than Cost or Pricing Data
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Cost or Pricing Data Requirements and Information Other Than Cost or Pricing Data. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 51168 on August 27, 2014. No comments were received.
Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces that the Department of Agriculture, Office of Procurement and Property Management, is hereby requesting an extension of a currently approved information collection, Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement.
Request for Comments Concerning Compliance With Telecommunications Trade Agreements
Pursuant to section 1377 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (19 U.S.C. 3106) (`Section 1377'), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is reviewing and requests comments on the operation, effectiveness, and implementation of, and compliance with the following agreements regarding telecommunications products and services of the United States: The World Trade Organization (``WTO'') General Agreement on Trade in Services; The North American Free Trade Agreement (``NAFTA''); U.S. free trade agreements (``FTAs'') with Australia, Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Korea, Morocco, Oman, Panama, Peru, and Singapore; the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (``CAFTA-DR''); and any other telecommunications trade agreements, such as Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) for Conformity Assessment of Telecommunications Equipment. The USTR will conclude the review by March 31, 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Equal Access to Justice Act
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Equal Access to Justice Act,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Washington: Nonattainment New Source Review
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were submitted by the Department of Ecology (Ecology) on January 27, 2014. These revisions update the preconstruction permitting regulations for large industrial (major source) facilities located in designated nonattainment areas, referred to as the Nonattainment New Source Review (major nonattainment NSR or major NNSR) program. While these revisions update Ecology's major NNSR program generally, the most significant change is the incorporation of regulations to implement major NNSR for fine particulate matter, particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5). The major NNSR program is designed to ensure that major stationary sources of air pollution are constructed or modified in a manner that is consistent with attainment and maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning the EXPLO Systems, Inc., Superfund Site (``Site''), generally located on a portion of Camp Minden, Webster Parrish, Louisiana. This Settlement Agreement provides for the performance of a removal action by Settling Respondent, the payment of certain response costs incurred by Settling Respondent by the Settling Federal Agency, and the payment of certain response costs incurred by the United States, by the Settling Respondent at or in connection with the Site. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``Agency'') will receive written comments solely on the Agency's cost recovery component, at Paragraphs 38.a and 38.1a, of this Settlement Agreement. The Agency may withhold consent from or seek to modify the Agency's cost recovery component, at Paragraphs 38.a and 38.1a, of the Settlement Agreement, if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the Settlement Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia: Sierra Club v. McCarthy, Case No. 1:14-cv-00833-ESH (D.D.C.). On May 20, 2014, Plaintiff filed a complaint which alleged that Gina McCarthy, in her official capacity as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), failed to perform her nondiscretionary duty to take action on a number of Texas state implementation plan (``SIP'') submissions for the Dallas/Ft. Worth nonattainment area to address the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS within one year of the date the submissions were deemed complete by operation of law. These SIP submissions include a demonstration of attainment, reasonably available control technology (``RACT'') requirements for volatile organic compounds (``VOCs'') and nitrogen oxides (``NOX''), and provisions for reasonable further progress (``RFP'') toward attainment. Plaintiff's complaint also alleged that the Administrator failed to perform a nondiscretionary duty to determine whether the Dallas/Ft. Worth area attained the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS by the June 15, 2013 attainment date and to reclassify the area accordingly. The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to take these actions.
Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Registration: Alltech Associates, Inc.
Alltech Associates, Inc., applied to be registered as a manufacturer of certain basic classes of controlled substances. The DEA grants Alltech Associates, Inc. registration as a manufacturer of those controlled substances.
Incorporation by Reference
In this document, we are revising our regulations on incorporation by reference to require that agencies seeking the Director of the Federal Register's approval of their incorporation by reference requests add more information regarding materials incorporated by reference to the preambles of their rulemaking documents. Specifically, agencies must set out, in the preambles of their proposed and final rules, a discussion of the actions they took to ensure the materials are reasonably available to interested parties and that they summarize the contents of the materials they wish to incorporate by reference.
Comment Request: National Science Foundation Proposal-Large Facilities Manual
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request establishment of this collection. In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting OMB clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Vacancies
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations on national maritime security matters to the Secretary of Homeland Security via the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-16-08 for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. AD 2013-16-08 required inspection of the main landing gear (MLG) retraction actuator components; corrective actions if necessary; and, for certain retraction actuators, installation of a new jam nut. This new AD continues to require those actions. This AD was prompted by a determination that a certain part was incorrectly identified in a certain section of AD 2013-16-08. We are issuing this AD to prevent disconnection of the MLG retraction actuator, which could result in extension of the MLG without damping, and consequent structural damage and collapse of the MLG during landing.
Exemptions From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions
This document contains exemptions issued by the Department of Labor (the Department) from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). This notice includes the following: 2014-09, Renaissance Technologies, LLC, D-11730; and 2014-10, Family Dynamics Inc., Pension Plan, D-11777.
Deltamethrin; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of deltamethrin in or on finfish. Center for Regulatory Services, Inc., on behalf of PHARMAQ AS, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Unlicensed Personal Communications Services Devices in the 1920-1930 MHz Band
In this document, the Commission revises its rules. The practical effect of this decision is that applicants for certification of Unlicensed Personal Communications Service (UPCS) devices will no longer be required to be members of UTAM, Inc. (UTAM).
New Postal Product
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning an addition of Global Expedited Package Services 3 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico. The period of review (POR) is October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013. The review was initiated at the request of Deacero S.A. de C.V. and Deacero USA, Inc. (collectively ``Deacero'').\1\ We preliminarily find that during the POR, Deacero made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery; Notification of Butterfish Quota Transfer
NMFS transfers quota to the 2014 butterfish domestic annual harvest allocation from the butterfish mortality cap on the longfin squid fishery in order to prevent an overage of the directed butterfish fishery. This action complies with the 2014 specifications and management measures for the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer
NMFS announces that the State of Florida is transferring a portion of its 2014 commercial bluefish quota to the State of New York. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue; Proceeds From Taxes on Aviation Fuel
This action adopts an amendment to the FAA Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue published in the Federal Register at 64 FR 7696 on February 16, 1999 (``Revenue Use Policy''). This action confirms FAA's long-standing policy on Federal requirements for the use of proceeds from taxes on aviation fuel. Under Federal law, airport operators that have accepted Federal assistance generally may use airport revenues only for airport-related purposes. Local taxes on aviation fuel are subject to airport revenue use requirements. State taxes on aviation fuel (imposed by either an airport sponsor or a non-sponsor) are subject to use either for a State aviation program or for airport- related purposes. The statutory revenue use requirements apply to certain State and local government taxes on aviation fuel, as well as to revenues received directly by an airport operator. This document formally adopts, through an amendment to the Revenue Use Policy, FAA's interpretation of the Federal requirements for use of revenue derived from taxes on aviation fuel.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is exempting records maintained in DMDC 17 DoD, entitled ``Continuous Evaluation Records for Personnel Security,'' from pertinent provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a. In the course of carrying out records checks for continuous evaluation, exempt records received from other systems of records may become part of this system. To the extent that copies of exempt records from those `other' systems of records are maintained in this system, OSD claims the same exemptions for the records from those `other' systems that are maintained in this system, as claimed for the original primary system of which they are a part.
Criteria and Procedures for Assessment of Civil Penalties
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold two public hearings on the Agency's proposed rule for Criteria and Procedures for Assessment of Civil Penalties.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Test Procedures for Residential and Commercial Water Heaters; Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute Petition for Repeal
The Department of Energy (DOE) received a petition from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), requesting that DOE repeal certain parts of the final rule for test procedures for residential and commercial water heaters published in the Federal Register on July 11, 2014. Specifically, AHRI sought repeal of amendments made to the test procedure final rule that address the rated volume of residential storage water heaters. AHRI stated that these amendments in effect increase the stringency of the applicable minimum standards for residential water heaters in violation of the statute, are unnecessary to develop a uniform energy descriptor, and do not coincide with industry practice. DOE seeks comment on whether to grant the petition and proceed with a rulemaking on this matter.