November 26, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Receipt of Six Incidental Take Permit Applications for Participation in the Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma
Document Number: 2014-28007
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on six incidental take permit applications 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 permits 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).
First Responder Network Authority; First Responder Network Authority Board Meetings
Document Number: 2014-28006
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will convene an open public meeting of the Board on December 10, 2014, preceded by meetings of the Board Committees on December 9, 2014.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Polk County, FL
Document Number: 2014-28005
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) application and a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Vulcan Materials Company, Florida Rock Division (dba Florida Rock Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Vulcan Materials Company) (applicant), requests an ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant's HCP describes the minimization and mitigation measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the sand skink and gopher tortoise. We invite written comments on the ITP application and HCP.
Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska OCS Region, Chukchi Sea Planning Area, Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193
Document Number: 2014-28003
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
On November 7, 2014, BOEM published a notice in the Federal Register (79 FR 66401). BOEM is changing the venue for one of the public hearing dates. This notice makes that change.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2014-28002
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2014-27999
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Department of Defense Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Board of Actuaries (``the Board'').
Minimum Essential Coverage and Other Rules Regarding the Shared Responsibility Payment for Individuals
Document Number: 2014-27998
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to the requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, as amended by the TRICARE Affirmation Act and Public Law 111-173 (collectively, the Affordable Care Act). These final regulations provide individual taxpayers with guidance under section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code on the requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage and rules governing certain types of exemptions from that requirement.
Submission to OMB for Review; General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Implementation of Information Technology Security Provision
Document Number: 2014-27997
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 a renewal of the currently approved information collection requirement regarding Implementation of Information Technology Security Provision. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 54722 on September 12, 2014. No comments were received.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment and Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Essex County, N.J.
Document Number: 2014-27996
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Requirements of a Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan and Requirements of a Bona Fide Profit-Sharing Plan or Trust
Document Number: 2014-27994
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Requirements of a Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan and Requirements of a Bona Fide Profit-Sharing Plan or Trust,'' 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.
SJI Board of Directors Meeting, Notice
Document Number: 2014-27993
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: State Justice Institute, Agencies and Commissions
The SJI Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Judicial Council of California. The purpose of this meeting is to consider grant applications for the 1st quarter of FY 2015, and other business. All portions of this meeting are open to the public.
Announcement of the Seventh 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27992
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Human Services
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is hereby giving notice that a meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) will be held and will be open to the public by Internet access only.
Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Seamen's Claims, Administrative Action and Litigation
Document Number: 2014-27991
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information in this collection is required to evaluate injury claims made by seamen working aboard government-owned vessels. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.
Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Ship-Building Orderbook and Shipyard Employment
Document Number: 2014-27990
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information to be collected is necessary in order for MARAD to perform and carry out its duties required by Sections 210 and 211 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.
Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Application for Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for Small Passenger Vessels
Document Number: 2014-27989
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on August 26, 2014 (Federal Register 50980, Vol. 79, No. 165) and comments were due by October 27, 2014. No comments were received.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
Document Number: 2014-27987
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (the Program), as required by Section 2112(b)(2) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of Health and Human Services is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the Program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-27984
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2014-27983
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Lattice Strategies, LLC, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-27982
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicants request an order that would permit (a) series of certain open-end management investment companies to issue shares (``Shares'') redeemable in large aggregations only (``Creation Units''); (b) secondary market transactions in Shares to occur at negotiated market prices rather than at net asset value (``NAV''); (c) certain series to pay redemption proceeds, under certain circumstances, more than seven days after the tender of Shares for redemption; (d) certain affiliated persons of the series to deposit securities into, and receive securities from, the series in connection with the purchase and redemption of Creation Units; and (e) certain registered management investment companies and unit investment trusts outside of the same group of investment companies as the series to acquire Shares.
Advanced Series Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-27981
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicants request an order that would permit them to enter into and materially amend subadvisory agreements with Non-Affiliated Sub-Advisors (as defined below) and Wholly-Owned Sub-Advisors (as defined below) without shareholder approval and would grant relief from certain disclosure requirements. The requested order would supersede a prior order that granted exemptive relief from section 15(a) of the Act and rule 18f-2 under the Act solely with respect to Non-Affiliated Sub- Advisors (``Prior Order'').\1\
BlackRock, Inc., et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-27980
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicants request an order to exempt certain investment vehicles formed for the benefit of eligible employees of BlackRock, Inc. and its affiliates (``Partnerships'') from certain provisions of the Act. Each Partnership will be an ``employees' securities company'' within the meaning of section 2(a)(13) of the Act. Applicants: BlackRock, Inc. (``BlackRock''), BlackRock Energy Opportunity (Employees) Fund, L.P. (the ``Energy Fund''), Vesey Street Employee Fund IV, L.P. (the ``Vesey Street Fund''), BlackRock Energy Opportunity Fund GP, LLC (the ``Energy Fund GP''), BlackRock DivPEP IV, LLC (the ``Vesey Street Fund GP''), BlackRock Capital Management, Inc. (``BCM''), and BlackRock Investment Management, LLC (``BIM'').
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Sonora, TX
Document Number: 2014-27973
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Sonora, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at JL Bar Ranch Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; West Creek, NJ
Document Number: 2014-27972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at West Creek, NJ, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Eagles Nest Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Comment Request for Information Collection for Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs, Extension With Minor Definition Addition
Document Number: 2014-27971
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data in accordance with Title 20 CFR part 29, the Labor Standards for Apprenticeship Programs Registration, currently expiring April 30, 2015.
Comment Request for Information Collection for O*NET Data Collection Program, Extension of Currently Approved Collection With Minor Revisions
Document Number: 2014-27970
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), collection instruments are clearly understood and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the O*NET (Occupational Information Network) Data Collection Program (expires June 30, 2015). A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice or by accessing: http://www.onetcenter.org/ ombclearance.html
Regulatory Publication and Review Under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996
Document Number: 2014-27969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The OCC, Board, and FDIC (``we'' or ``Agencies'') announce a series of outreach meetings on the Agencies' interagency effort to review their regulations under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (``EGRPRA'').
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2014-27968
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning transfer of First Class Mail Parcels to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation Program
Document Number: 2014-27966
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or the Department) is issuing the final update to its policy and procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), as amended, and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500- 1508). The Department's NEPA procedures are contained in Directive 023- 01, Rev. 01 and Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01, Rev. 01, Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (herein after referred to as Directive and Instruction). This notice also responds to the comments received on the Department's draft updated procedures published on June 5, 2014 (79 FR 32563).
Atlantic Wind Lease Sale 4 (ATLW4) Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Massachusetts-Final Sale Notice; MMAA104000
Document Number: 2014-27965
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This document is the Final Sale Notice (FSN) for the sale of four commercial wind energy leases on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore Massachusetts, pursuant to BOEM's regulations at 30 CFR 585.216. BOEM is offering four leases for sale using a multiple factor auction format: Lease OCS-A 0500, Lease OCS-A 0501, Lease OCS-A 0502, and Lease OCS-A 0503. The four lease areas (LAs) are identical to those announced in the Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Massachusetts, which was published on June 18, 2014, in the Federal Register with a 60-day public comment period (79 FR 34771). This FSN contains information pertaining to the areas available for leasing, lease provisions and conditions, auction procedures, the lease form, criteria for evaluating competing bids, award procedures, appeal procedures, and lease execution. The issuance of the leases resulting from this lease sale would not constitute an approval of project-specific plans to develop offshore wind energy. Such plans, expected to be submitted by successful lessees, will be subject to subsequent environmental and public review prior to a decision to proceed with development.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Zephyrhills, FL
Document Number: 2014-27958
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Zephyrhills, FL, as the Zephyrhills Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace redesign at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; North Adams, MA
Document Number: 2014-27956
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at North Adams, MA, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Harriman-and-West Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Key Largo, FL
Document Number: 2014-27954
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Key Largo, FL, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Ocean Reef Club Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Sanctions Action Pursuant to Executive Order 13448
Document Number: 2014-27952
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the name of one individual whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13448 of October 18, 2007, ``Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Burma'' (E.O. 13448) and the Burmese Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 537 (BSR).
Real Power Balancing Control Performance Reliability Standard
Document Number: 2014-27949
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposes to approve Reliability Standard BAL-001-2 (Real Power Balancing Control Performance) and proposed new definitions submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The proposed Reliability Standard is designed to ensure that applicable entities maintain system frequency within narrow bounds around a scheduled value. In addition, the Commission proposes that NERC submit an informational filing that would address the impact of the proposed Reliability Standard on inadvertent interchange and unscheduled power flows.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2014-27948
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2014-27947
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-27946
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-27945
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2014-27942
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Assessments
Document Number: 2014-27941
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC is amending its regulations to revise the ratios and ratio thresholds for capital evaluations used in its risk-based deposit insurance assessment system to conform to the prompt corrective action capital (PCA) ratios and ratio thresholds adopted by the FDIC, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, the Federal banking agencies); revise the assessment base calculation for custodial banks to conform to the asset risk weights adopted by the Federal banking agencies; and require all highly complex institutions to measure counterparty exposure for deposit insurance assessment purposes using the Basel III standardized approach credit equivalent amount for derivatives (with modifications for certain cash collateral) and the Basel III standardized approach exposure amount for securities financing transactionssuch as repo-style transactions, margin loans and similar transactionsas adopted by the Federal banking agencies.