November 18, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2014-11-18-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2014-11-18
Authorizing the Exercise of Authority Under Public Law 85-804
Document Number: 2014-27466
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27444
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Justice, Parole Commission
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for the Northern Long-Eared Bat
Document Number: 2014-27407
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period for our October 2, 2013, proposed rule to list the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are taking this action to notify the public of new information that was supplied to us by, or on behalf of, State agencies within the range of the species. This reopening of the comment period will allow the public to provide comments on our proposed rule in light of that new information. We also are notifying the public that we have scheduled an informational meeting followed by a public hearing on the proposed rule. Comments previously submitted on the proposal need not be resubmitted, as they are already incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in our final determination.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27355
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27349
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27335
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27316
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Stainless Steel Bar From Spain: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2014-27293
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
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, 2013, through February 28, 2014. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Gerdau Aceros Especiales Europa, S.L. (Gerdau). We preliminarily determine that Gerdau had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2014-27282
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board) will meet in open session on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss the work of the private sector contractor, which assists the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in administering the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award), and information received from NIST and from the Chair of the Judges' Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in order to make such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as the Board deems necessary. Details on the agenda are noted in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2014-27278
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy (``the Board'').
Verification of Statements of Account Submitted by Cable Operators and Satellite Carriers
Document Number: 2014-27277
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office is adopting a final rule that establishes a new regulation allowing copyright owners to audit the statements of account that cable operators and satellite carriers file with the Office reflecting royalty payments due for secondary transmissions of copyrighted broadcast programming made pursuant to statutory licenses.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Thornyhead Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2014-27276
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of thornyhead rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2014 total allowable catch of thornyhead rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA will be reached.
Fees for Submitting Corrected Electronic Title Appendices
Document Number: 2014-27274
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office recently adopted amended regulations to allow remitters to submit title lists in electronic format when recording documents that reference 100 or more titles. Those regulations also provide a process for correcting inaccuracies in the Office's online Public Catalog resulting from errors in electronic title lists. To avoid delay in implementing the electronic title list option, the Office decided to issue that final rule without imposition of a fee for corrections until such time as a fee could be set in accordance with this separate rulemaking. Today, the Office is amending its regulations to set that fee at a rate of seven dollars per corrected title.
Second Call for Nominations for the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-27273
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations for three positions on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board). The Board provides advice concerning the management, protection, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands administered by the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Department of Agriculture, through the U.S. Forest Service. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days after publication of this Notice.
Notice of Availability of Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Newlands Project, Nevada
Document Number: 2014-27272
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared the Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final RMP/EIS) for the Newlands Project. This Final RMP/EIS provides a range of alternatives for managing Reclamation-administered lands in the Newlands Project Planning Area, which is in the west-central Nevada counties of Washoe, Storey, Lyon, and Churchill.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Mississippi; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-27268
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve in part and disapprove in part the November 17, 2011, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, provided by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for inclusion into the Mississippi SIP. This proposal pertains to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) infrastructure requirements for the 2008 Lead national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, which is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. MDEQ certified that the Mississippi SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2008 Lead NAAQS is implemented, enforced, and maintained in Mississippi (hereafter referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP submission''). With the exception of provisions pertaining to prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permitting and the state board majority requirements respecting significant portion of income, EPA is proposing to determine that Mississippi's infrastructure SIP submission, provided to EPA on November 17, 2011, addresses the required infrastructure elements for the 2008 Lead NAAQS.
Notice of Intent To Solicit Nominations for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-27267
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) was directed by the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 to establish the Dominguez- Escalante National Conservation Area (D-E NCA) Advisory Council (Council). The 10-member Council was formed in December 2010 to provide recommendations to the Secretary through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during the development of a resource management plan (RMP) for the D-E NCA. This call for nominations is to fill two of the 10 seats on the Council. The appointments for these two members are scheduled to expire in January 2015.
Notice of Temporary Closure for Selected Public Lands in Uintah and Grand Counties, UT
Document Number: 2014-27266
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, notice is hereby given that certain public lands near P.R. Springs developed camping site in Utah were temporarily closed to overnight camping. This closure provided for public health and safety due to serious concerns noted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources regarding the potential for human-bear conflicts in the area.
Public Information, Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Regulations; Correction
Document Number: 2014-27265
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Commerce (Department) is correcting a final rule, published on October 20, 2014, that revised the Department's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act. This final rule corrects the cross-references in the section describing the requirements for making FOIA requests.
Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request: Evaluation of Cancer Control Leadership Forums at the Center for Global Health (CGH) (NCI).
Document Number: 2014-27263
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2014, Vol. 79, page 41295 and allowed 60-days for public comment. One public comment was received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health, 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. Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: NIH Desk Officer.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Certificate of Medical Necessity
Document Number: 2014-27262
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Certificate of Medical Necessity,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-27261
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is publishing this notice to comply with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), which requires agencies to submit proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements to OMB for review and approval, and to publish a notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the agency has made such a submission. This notice also allows an additional 30 days for public comments.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-27260
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is publishing this notice to comply with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), which requires agencies to submit proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements to OMB for review and approval, and to publish a notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the agency has made such a submission. This notice also allows an additional 30 days for public comments.
Amended Application for Presidential Permit; Great Northern Transmission Line
Document Number: 2014-27259
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Energy
Minnesota Power, an operating division of ALLETE, Inc., has submitted an amended application for a Presidential permit to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line across the United States border with Canada.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-27258
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Changes to the Inland Navigation Rules, Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 2014-27257
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing this final rule to make non- substantive changes to its regulations. This final rule makes conforming amendments and technical corrections to the Coast Guard's Inland Navigation Rules. These changes will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-27256
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC). Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 94-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Early Scoping for an Anticipated Application for Incidental Take Permit and Draft Habitat Conservation Plan; North Allegheny Wind Facility
Document Number: 2014-27255
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce our intent to prepare a NEPA document for an anticipated Incidental Take Permit (ITP) application and associated draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) from the North Allegheny Wind, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Duke Energy Generating Services (or Duke Energy Renewables) for operation of their wind facility within occupied habitat of the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) and the federally listed endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis). The northern long-eared bat has recently been proposed for listing as endangered under the ESA. Wind turbine operation has the potential to incidentally take Indiana bats and northern long-eared bats. Therefore, Duke Energy Renewables is developing an ITP application and HCP to address this activity. In advance of receiving the ITP application for this project, the Service is providing this notice to request information from other agencies, tribes, and the public on the scope of the NEPA review and issues to consider in the NEPA analysis and in development of the HCP.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2014-27254
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Honey Packers and Importers Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Information Order; Assessment Rate Increase
Document Number: 2014-27253
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule invites comments on amending the Honey Packers and Importers Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Information Order (Order) to increase the assessment rate from $0.01 per pound to $0.015 per pound on honey and honey products, over a two- year period. The Order limits an increase in the assessment rate to no more than one-quarter cent per year. Thus, the rate would increase to $0.0125 per pound for the period January 1 through December 31, 2015, and to $0.015 per pound on and after January 1, 2016. The Order is administered by the Honey Packers and Importers Board (Board) with oversight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Under the program, assessments are collected from first handlers (packers) and importers and used for research and promotion projects designed to maintain and expand the market for honey and honey products in the United States and abroad. Additional funds would allow the Board to expand its production research activities and promotional efforts. The Boards production research focuses on maintaining the health of honey bee colonies. Increasing demand for honey and honey products would benefit the honey industry as a whole. This action also makes three additional changes to: Clarify that the assessment rate applies not only to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule numbers but to any other numbers used to identify honey; change the length of time that books and records are to be held; and change the exemption requirements.
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27252
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA announces the fifty-second meeting of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory Committee that develops railroad safety regulations through a consensus process. The RSAC meeting topics will include opening remarks from the FRA Administrator, and status reports will be provided by the Tourist and Historic, Recording Devices, and Rail Integrity Working Groups. A status report will also be provided by the Engineering Task Force. FRA will propose a new task for committee consideration regarding remotely controlled locomotives. This agenda is subject to change, including the possible addition of further proposed tasks.
Notice of National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27251
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) will hold an organizational meeting on Friday, December 5, 2014. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and will be open to the public. The meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4830, Washington, DC 20230.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested; Fee Waiver Request
Document Number: 2014-27250
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 79, Number 178, page 55015, on September 15, 2014, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Proposed Information Collection; Correction
Document Number: 2014-27249
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation published a notice on November 7, 2014, at 79 FR 66419, seeking comments on establishing an information collection for the Foundation's Large Facilities Program's Large Facilities Manual. The document did not include the link to view the draft manual.
Regulations Relating to Information Reporting by Foreign Financial Institutions and Withholding on Certain Payments to Foreign Financial Institutions and Other Foreign Entities; Correction
Document Number: 2014-27248
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to final and temporary regulations (TD 9657), which were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, March 6, 2014 (79 FR 12812). The regulations relate to information reporting by foreign financial institutions (FFIs) with respect to U.S. accounts and withholding on certain payments to FFIs and other foreign entities.
Alabama Power; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests
Document Number: 2014-27247
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Company; Notice of Supplement To Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2014-27241
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-27239
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2014-27238
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors (``the Board'').
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-27237
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2014-27236
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2014-27235
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting, jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panels.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2014-27234
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors (``the Board'').