November 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2014-11-28-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2014-11-28
Regular Board of Directors Meeting; Sunshine Act
Document Number: 2014-28262
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-28258
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE), December 15, 2014
Document Number: 2014-28217
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) (the Panel) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This meeting is open to the public.
Certain Nonylphenols and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates; Significant New Use Rule; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-28215
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of October 1, 2014, concerning 15 related chemical substances commonly known as nonylphenols (NP) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE). For 13 NPs and NPEs, EPA proposed to designate any use as a ``significant new use,'' and for 2 additional NPs, EPA proposed that any use other than use as an intermediate or use as an epoxy cure catalyst would constitute a ``significant new use.'' This document extends the comment period for 45 days, from December 1, 2014, to January 15, 2015. The comment period is being extended because EPA received comments contending that the proposed NP/NPE Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) contains many chemicals that need to be analyzed, there are many documents in the docket that need to be reviewed, the rule involves some companies correcting how they identify chemicals, and companies need more time to determine whether they use the chemicals for purposes other than what EPA has identified. Extending the comment period will allow companies to more accurately assess and communicate to EPA how the chemicals are being used.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Board of Governors; Meeting; Teleconference
Document Number: 2014-28198
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
SFIREG Full Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-28162
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Full Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on December 8, 2014 and ending December 9, 2014. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Notification of Deletion of System of Records: Confidential Business Information Tracking System, EPA-20
Document Number: 2014-28161
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is deleting the system of records for the Confidential Business Information Tracking System (EPA-20) published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2009, from its inventory of Privacy Act Systems. The system is no longer active.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-28159
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
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.
Request for Nominations of Candidates for EPA's Science Advisory Board 2015; Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee
Document Number: 2014-28157
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the Science Advisory Board's (SAB) 2015 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee described in this notice.
Request for Applications; Tribal Issues Advisory Group
Document Number: 2014-28155
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission has decided to establish a Tribal Issues Advisory Group as an ad hoc advisory group pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 995 and Rule 5.4 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. Having adopted a formal charter for the Tribal Issues Advisory Group, the Commission is constituting the at-large voting membership of the advisory group under that charter. To be eligible to serve as an at- large voting member, an individual must have expertise, knowledge, and/ or experience in the issues considered by the Tribal Issues Advisory Group as indicated in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. The Commission hereby invites any individual who is eligible to be appointed to the at-large voting membership of the Tribal Issues Advisory Group to apply. Applications should be received by the Commission not later than January 9, 2015. Applications may be sent to the Commission as indicated in the ADDRESSES section below.
Regional Monitoring Networks To Detect Climate Change Effects in Stream Ecosystems
Document Number: 2014-28154
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Regional Monitoring Networks to Detect Climate Change Effects in Stream Ecosystems'' (EPA/600/R-14/341). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. The document describes the development of the current regional monitoring networks (RMNs) for small, freshwater wadeable streams. EPA intends to forward the public comments that are submitted in accordance with this document to the external peer reviewers for their consideration during the letter review. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider any public comments received in accordance with this document. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purposes of public comment and in connection with pre- dissemination peer review. This draft document is not final as described in EPA's information quality guidelines, has not been publicly disseminated by the EPA, and does not represent and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. The draft document is available via the Internet on the NCEA home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-28152
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2014-28149
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (the ``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets (``fish fillets'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'') would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2014-28148
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with October anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Announcement of eBond Test
Document Number: 2014-28146
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) plan to conduct a voluntary National Customs Automation Program test concerning automation of CBP's bond program (eBond test). The eBond test utilizes an automated system (eBond system) that provides for the transmission of electronic bond contracts (eBonds) between principals and sureties, with CBP as third-party beneficiary, in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for the purpose of linking those eBonds to the transactions they are intended to secure. All eBonds transmitted pursuant to this test must be transmitted to ACE electronically, either via the CBP-approved Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or emailed to CBP for manual input into ACE. The transmission of eBonds to CBP must be made by a surety or surety agent. The eBond system works with ACE to ensure that transactions secured by an eBond have the proper bond coverage to protect the revenue and secure legal compliance. The eBond system is intended to establish a single repository for the centralization of all eBonds within the Office of Administration's Revenue Division, to harmonize and enhance CBP's bond processes, and to eliminate flaws in the execution of customs bonds, which may lead to increased legal risk for CBP. It is anticipated that the eBond test will reduce paper processing, expedite cargo release, allow for bonds to be transmitted beyond regular CBP business hours, and enhance traceability for audit purposes. The eBond test is intended to evaluate the automation of CBP's bond program, its impact on trade, and CBP's ability to enforce applicable laws and protect the revenue. This notice invites public comment concerning any aspect of the test, describes the eligibility, procedural and documentation requirements for voluntary participation in the test, and outlines the development and evaluation methodology to be used in the test.
Notice of Intent To Establish the Southwest Oregon RAC, the Northwest Oregon RAC, and the Coastal Oregon RAC
Document Number: 2014-28140
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is publishing this notice in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The BLM gives notice that the Secretary of the Interior is establishing the Southwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC), the Northwest Oregon RAC, and the Coastal Oregon RAC. These RACs will provide advice to the Secretary of the Interior concerning the planning and management of the public lands located in western Oregon's five BLM districts.
Request for Nominations To Serve on the Special Trustee Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-28139
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Special Trustee for American Indians requests nominations of candidates to serve on the Special Trustee Advisory Board (Advisory Board). The Advisory Board provides advice on all matters within the jurisdiction of the Special Trustee and consists of nine members.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Community Challenge Planning Grant Program
Document Number: 2014-28138
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. The Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 112-10, approved April 15, 2011) (Appropriations Act), provided a total of $100,000,000 to HUD for a Sustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions, and increase the capacity to improve land use and zoning. Of that total, $70,000,000 is available for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program, and $30,000,000 is available for the Community Challenge Planning Grant Program. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, December 16, 2009), provided a total of $150 million in fiscal year 2010 to HUD for a Sustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions, and increase the capacity to improve land use and zoning. HUD is seeking renewal of its Community Challenge Planning Grant Program. The changes of this renewal from its original approval will be a reduction in burden hours. This reduction is due to no new award funds for the program; thus, form HUD-96011 and form HUD-2880 are no longer needed. Those two forms were utilized during the awarding process of the program. With no new award funds expected, these forms will be no longer needed for this program. Only form HUD-424-CBW will continue to be needed as this form is used to record and manage detailed budgetary expenditures and projections of HUD award funds and match funds spent toward grant activities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-28137
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Notice of Allotment Percentages to States for Child Welfare Services State Grants
Document Number: 2014-28135
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
As required by section 423(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 623(c)), the Department is publishing the allotment percentage for each State under the Title IV-B Subpart 1, Child Welfare Services State Grants Program. Under section 423(a), the allotment percentages are one of the factors used in the computation of the Federal grants awarded under the Program.
V and S Railway, LLC-Acquisition Exemption-Line of Missouri Central Railroad Company
Document Number: 2014-28134
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-28130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by numerous reports of failures of the proximity sensor within the slat skew detection mechanism assembly (DMA) leading to slats up landing events. This proposed AD would require replacing the slat skew DMAs with new slat skew DMAs, and marking the existing identification plates on the slat with the new part number. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the proximity sensor, which could result in the slats being shut down and a slats up high speed landing. This condition, in combination with abnormal landing conditions such as a short runway or adverse weather conditions, could result in a runway excursion.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-28128
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Energy Conservation Standards for Ceiling Fans: Availability of the Preliminary Technical Support Document
Document Number: 2014-28127
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Energy
On September 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of public meeting and availability of the preliminary technical support document (TSD) for ceiling fans energy conservation standards in the Federal Register. This document announces an extension of the public comment period for submitting comments on the TSD or any other aspect of the rulemaking for ceiling fans. The comment period is extended to December 9, 2014.
Energy Conservation Program for Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Gas Compressors
Document Number: 2014-28126
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is considering establishing energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial compressors. To date, DOE has considered energy conservation standards only for compressors intended to compress air, rather than natural gas. As a result, DOE's current efforts have focused on air compressors. However, DOE is also aware that compressors used to compress natural gas may also use a substantial amount of energy. To improve its understanding of both the technology and market of natural gas compressors, DOE will hold a public meeting to discuss and receive further comments and supporting data about the characteristics and energy use of this equipment as described in the request for information (RFI) published by DOE on August 5, 2014 (79 FR 45377). DOE may also opt to publish supplementary information prior to the meeting for stakeholder review. If so, DOE would announce the arrival of that information by publishing a notice of data availability in the Federal Register.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-28124
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747- 200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of corrosion found on the mating surfaces between certain skin and stringers at circumferential skin splices. This proposed AD would require general visual inspections of the fuselage skin at certain lower circumferential splices for the presence of existing external doublers, repetitive inspections of the fuselage skin, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct compromised fillet seals, which can result in corrosion and skin cracking and consequent loss of capability to support limit loads.
Applicability of ASME Code Case N-770-1, as Conditioned by Federal Regulation, to Branch Connection Butt Welds
Document Number: 2014-28122
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On October 23, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) 2014- XX. The purpose of this draft RIS is to inform addressees about reactor coolant system Alloy 82/182 branch connection dissimilar metal nozzle welds that may be of a butt weld configuration and therefore require inspection under the NRC's regulations. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on December 8, 2014. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-28121
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on revisions in 2015 of a currently approved information collection that is proposed for approval by the Office of Management and Budget. The Office of International Affairs within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the revision of the Treasury International Capital (TIC) Form SHL/SHLA.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2014-28119
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems on a Chip, and Products Containing the Same, DN 3042; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section Sec. 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR Sec. 210.8(b)).
Central of Georgia Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Upson County, Georgia
Document Number: 2014-28118
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
GSA Labor-Management Relations Council Meeting
Document Number: 2014-28117
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The GSA Labor-Management Relations Council (GLMRC) previously announced in its November 14, 2014 Federal Register notice that it planned to hold a meeting Tuesday, December 2, 2014 and Wednesday, December 3, 2014. That meeting is being cancelled. A new notice will be posted in the Federal Register announcing the date and time when rescheduled.
Procurement List: Addition and Deletion
Document Number: 2014-28116
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds a product to the Procurement List that will be furnished by a nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes a product from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agency.
Procurement List; Proposed Additions
Document Number: 2014-28115
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by the nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Comments Must Be Received On or Before: 12/29/2014.
Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications
Document Number: 2014-28114
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2014-28110
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-28109
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-28108
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Quantitative Data on Tobacco Products and Communications
Document Number: 2014-28106
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Military Pay Allotment Policy Change Notice
Document Number: 2014-28104
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Secretary of Defense approved establishment of policy that prohibits the use of discretionary military pay allotments to acquire personal property. His purpose in doing so is to eliminate one mechanism that predatory lenders use to take advantage of service members who finance purchases using the military pay allotment system. To address predatory practices, the changes will prohibit active duty service members from establishing new allotments for the purchase, lease, or rental of vehicles (e.g., an automobile, motorcycle, or boat); appliances or household goods (e.g., a washer, dryer, or furniture); electronics (e.g., a laptop, tablet, cell phone, or television); or other consumer items that are tangible and movable. This change is effective January 1, 2015.
Call for Nominations for the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-28102
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) California Desert District is soliciting nominations from the public for six members to its District Advisory Council to serve three-year terms. Council members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of public lands in Southern California.
Energy Answers Arecibo Puerto Rico Renewable Energy Project: Notice of Cancellation of a Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Public Scoping and Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2014-28101
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
On April 12, 2013, Rural Utilities Service (RUS) published a Notice of Intent (NOI) announcing its intent to prepare a Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement (SFEIS) in association with a financial assistance request for a proposal submitted to the Agency by Energy Answers Arecibo, LLC (Energy Answers). RUS is cancelling its NOI for the SFEIS. RUS intends to conduct public scoping and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to meet its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and RUS's Environmental and Policies and Procedures (7 CFR part 1794) in connection with potential impacts related to the Energy Answers proposal. The proposal consists of constructing a waste-to- energy generation and resource recovery facility in the Cambalache Ward of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. RUS is providing notice of the intention to conduct public scoping and prepare an EIS related to the proposal submitted by Energy Answers. RUS is considering funding this application, thereby making the proposal an undertaking subject to review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), 16 U.S.C. 470(f), and its implementing regulation, ``Protection of Historic Properties'' (36 CFR part 800). Any party wishing to participate directly with RUS as a ``consulting party'' in Section 106 review may submit a written request to the RUS contact provided below. Pursuant to 36 CFR 800.3(f)(3), RUS will consider, and provide a timely response to, any and all requests for consulting party status. RUS will publish a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the Federal Register and in local newspapers to announce its review period.
Environmental Review of Telecommunications Program Projects
Document Number: 2014-28100
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, hereinafter referred to as ``agency,'' seeks public and Federal agency comments regarding the preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the development of a more efficient and effective environmental review process for the RUS Telecommunications Programan environmental review process that is commensurate with the potential environmental impacts of both wired and wireless projects financed by the agency. RUS is seeking comment from interested stakeholders to contribute to the development of agency procedures for implementing the environmental review procedures of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program, Farm Bill Broadband Loan Program, Community Connect Grant Program, and Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program. The proposed review process will support the agency's mission of facilitating the development of affordable, reliable utility infrastructure to improve the quality of life and promote economic development in rural America.