December 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Advisory Committee for Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30038
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Revised Draft Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews
Document Number: 2014-30035
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is publishing revised draft guidance on how National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and documentation should address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the impacts of climate change. Many projects and programs proposed by, or requiring the approval of, the Federal Government have the potential to emit or sequester GHG, and may be potentially affected by climate changes. It follows, under NEPA, that Federal decisionmakers and the public should be informed about the proposal's GHG emissions and climate change impacts. Such information can help a decisionmaker make an informed choice between alternative actions that will result in different levels of GHG emissions, or consider mitigation measures to reduce the impacts of climate change. This revised draft guidance supersedes the draft guidance CEQ issued on February 18, 2010, entitled ``Draft NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.'' \1\ The February 2010 draft guidance specifically did not apply to land and resource management activities. That distinction is no longer retained, and this revised draft guidance applies to all proposed Federal agency actions subject to NEPA.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30027
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30026
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
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 (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 a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate 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.
Standards To Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment Involving Unaccompanied Children
Document Number: 2014-29984
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This IFR proposes standards and procedures to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment involving unaccompanied children (UCs) in ORR's care provider facilities.
Registration Review; Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-29882
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration reviews of bentazon, daminozide, and d-limonene and opens a public comment period on these documents. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process for each case, the Agency has drafted a human health and ecological risk assessment for all uses of the previously listed pesticide chemicals. The ecological risk assessment includes or will include an assessment of risks to listed species, and the human health and ecological risk assessments includes or will include a determination of endocrine disrupter effects for the case. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA may issue revised risk assessments, explain any changes to the draft risk assessments, and respond to comments. The Agency also will request public input on any proposed risk mitigation measures before completing proposed registration review decisions for the previously listed pesticide chemicals. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group; Solicitation of Application for Membership
Document Number: 2014-29846
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN is inviting the public to nominate financial institutions and trade groups for membership on the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group. New members will be selected for three-year membership terms.
Airworthiness Directives; Alpha Aviation Concept Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-29833
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Alpha Aviation Concept Limited Model R2160 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as paint adherence defects inside the engine air intake box and cohesion defects inside the laminated ducting from the filter to the air intake box. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Zeta-cypermethrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-29788
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the tolerances for residues of zeta- cypermethrin in or on alfalfa, forage and alfalfa, hay. FMC Corporation requested the amendment of the tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pepperell Hydro Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2014-29708
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-29681
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Credit Risk Retention
Document Number: 2014-29256
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, Commission, FHFA, and HUD (the agencies) are adopting a joint final rule (the rule, or the final rule) to implement the credit risk retention requirements of section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as added by section 941 of the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act or Dodd- Frank Act). Section 15G generally requires the securitizer of asset- backed securities to retain not less than 5 percent of the credit risk of the assets collateralizing the asset-backed securities. Section 15G includes a variety of exemptions from these requirements, including an exemption for asset-backed securities that are collateralized exclusively by residential mortgages that qualify as ``qualified residential mortgages,'' as such term is defined by the agencies by rule.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2014-12-19-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2014-12-19
Wright Brothers Day, 2014
Document Number: 2014-29992
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Sunshine Act Meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board
Document Number: 2014-29797
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, Institute of Museum and Library Services
The National Museum and Library Services Board, which advises the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services in awarding national awards and medals, will meet by teleconference on February 23, 2015, to review nominations for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
Tobacco Mild Green Mosaic Tobamovirus Strain U2; Amendment to an Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2014-29789
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the existing temporary tolerance exemption for Tobacco mild green mosaic tobamovirus by establishing a permanent exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Tobacco mild green mosaic tobamovirus strain U2 in or on all commodities of crop groups 17 and 18 when applied as a post-emergent herbicide and used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Tobacco mild green mosaic tobamovirus strain U2 under FFDCA.
Labeling of Pesticide Products and Devices for Export; Clarification of Requirements
Document Number: 2014-29787
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the regulations that pertain to the labeling of pesticide products and devices that are intended solely for export. Pesticide products and devices intended solely for export will be able to meet the Agency's export labeling requirements by attaching a label to the immediate product container or by providing collateral labeling that is either attached to the immediate product being exported or that accompanies the shipping container of the product being exported at all times when it is shipped or held for shipment in the United States. Collateral labeling will ensure the availability of the required labeling information, while allowing pesticide products and devices that are intended solely for export to be labeled for use in, and consistent with the applicable requirements of the importing country.
Determination of Trade Surplus in Certain Sugar and Syrup Goods and Sugar-Containing Products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, and Panama
Document Number: 2014-29786
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In accordance with relevant provisions of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of its determination of the trade surplus in certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, and Panama. As described below, the level of a country's trade surplus in these goods relates to the quantity of sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products for which the United States grants preferential tariff treatment under (i) the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (Chile FTA); (ii) the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (Morocco FTA); (iii) the Dominican Republic-Central America- United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR); (iv) the United States- Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (Peru TPA); (v) the United States- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (Colombia TPA), and (vi) the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (Panama TPA).
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-29784
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2014-29781
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
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 Brazil. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Villares Metals S.A. (Villares). We preliminarily find that subject merchandise has not been sold at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2014-29780
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to- length carbon-quality steel plate products (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. The Department preliminarily determines that the producers/exporters subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value or had no shipments of subject merchandise. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Notice of Availability for the Patient Decontamination in a Mass Chemical Exposure Incident: National Planning Guidance for Communities
Document Number: 2014-29779
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Defense Program (CDP), under the Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs (OHA), and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have published the document titled ``Patient Decontamination in a Mass Chemical Exposure Incident: National Planning Guidance for Communities.'' The document is available on the following website: http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/ responders/Pages/patientdecon.aspx
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Education and Awareness (CE&A) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) Cybersecurity Scholarships, Internships, Camps, Clubs, and Competitions Collection
Document Number: 2014-29778
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Education & Awareness Office, will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Agency Information Collection Activities: DHS OIG Audit of FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, DHS Form 530, DHS Form 531, DHS Form 532
Document Number: 2014-29775
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Office of Audits, will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 79 FR 59500 for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30-days for public comments.
Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-29774
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA received requests for an extension of the period for providing comments on the proposed rule entitled, ``Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category,'' published in the Federal Register on October 22, 2014. EPA is extending the comment period from December 22, 2014 to February 20, 2015.
Homeland Security Advisory Council-New Tasking
Document Number: 2014-29773
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Jeh Johnson, tasked his Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) to establish a subcommittee entitled the CBP Integrity Advisory Panel on December 9, 2014. The CBP Integrity Advisory Panel will provide findings and recommendations to the Homeland Security Advisory Council on best practices sourced from Federal, state, and local law enforcement integrity leaders. This notice is not a solicitation for membership.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Land-use Plan Amendments for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project
Document Number: 2014-29770
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vale District Office announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Land-Use Plan Amendments (LUPAs) for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project (Project) and by this notice is announcing the opening of the public comment period.
R Bult Rail Lines, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Marigold Land Company, LLC
Document Number: 2014-29768
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Announcement of a Workshop and a Request for Public Comment on Questions Regarding Dietary Reference Intakes and Chronic Disease Endpoints
Document Number: 2014-29766
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) Committees of the U.S. and Canadian governments will hold a workshop entitled ``Options for Consideration of Chronic Disease Endpoints for Dietary Reference Intakes.'' The objective of the workshop is to critically evaluate key scientific issues involved in using chronic disease endpoints for setting DRIs and, in this context, to provide information for future decisions as to whether and/or how chronic disease endpoints can be incorporated into the setting of DRI values. In preparation for this meeting, the DRI Committees are asking for public comment on the set of questions that the meeting panelists will discuss.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico
Document Number: 2014-29765
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication.
Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards
Document Number: 2014-29761
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (``FDIC'') is adopting a final rule to rescind and remove regulations entitled ``Loans in Areas Having Flood Hazards'' and to amend regulations entitled ``Loans in Areas Having Flood Hazards.'' The final rule will integrate the flood insurance regulations for State nonmember banks and State savings associations in accordance with the requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd- Frank Act''). The integration of the regulations was originally proposed as part of an interagency joint notice of proposed rulemaking issued in October 2013 pursuant to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (the BW Act). The FDIC has decided to integrate the flood insurance regulations by means of an individual final rule.
Senior Executive Services (SES) Performance Review Board: Update
Document Number: 2014-29759
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the updated U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Inspector General's Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application from the Joint Commission for Continued CMS-Approval of its Hospice Accreditation Program
Document Number: 2014-29757
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
This proposed notice with comment period acknowledges the receipt of an application from the Joint Commission for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospices that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. A hospice that participates in Medicaid must also meet the Medicare conditions for participation as required under 42 CFR 488.6(b). The statute requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, we publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30-day public comment period.
Federal Advisory Committee Act; Downloadable Security Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-29756
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the purpose of this notice is to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee, known as the ``Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee,'' is being established. This committee will report to the Commission about downloadable security for devices that access multichannel video programming services, as required by the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2014-29755
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
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 the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. 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 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2014-29754
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
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 the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. 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 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Certification to Accompany Drug, Biological Product, and Device Applications or Submissions
Document Number: 2014-29752
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
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.
Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for Piping Plover, From the Town of Orleans, MA, and Availability of Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan
Document Number: 2014-29751
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or ``we''), announce the availability of an application for an Incidental Take Permit (ITP) and a proposed Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) from the Town of Orleans (Town) for public review and comment. We received the permit application from the Town for incidental take of the threatened piping plover (Charadrius melodus) resulting from the Town's authorization and management of over-sand vehicle (OSV) activities over the next 3 years. Our preliminary determination is that the proposed HCP qualifies as low-effect under our final Handbook for Habitat Conservation Planning and Incidental Take Permitting Process. To make this determination, we used our Low-Effect HCP Screening Form/ Environmental Action Statement (EAS), the preliminary version of which is also available for review. We provide this notice to (1) seek public comments on the proposed HCP and application; (2) seek public comments on our preliminary determination that the HCP qualifies as low-effect and is therefore eligible for a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); and (3) advise other Federal and State agencies, affected Tribes, and the public of our intent to issue an ITP.
Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, Entergy Operations, Inc.; Arkansas Nuclear One, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2014-29750
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an exemption to Entergy Operations, Inc. (Entergy or the licensee), for the operation of the Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO), Units 1 and 2, Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI). The request is for an exemption from the requirement to comply with the terms, conditions, and specifications in Section 2.1 of Appendix B of Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1014, Amendment No. 5, for the Holtec International (Holtec) HI-STORM 100 dry cask storage system.
Draft Emergency Preparedness Frequently Asked Questions
Document Number: 2014-29749
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on emergency preparedness (EP) frequently asked question (EPFAQ) No. 2014-002, EPFAQ No. 2014-003, and EPFAQ No. 2014-007. These EPFAQs will be used to provide clarification of guidance documents related to the development and maintenance of EP program elements. The NRC is publishing these preliminary results to inform the public and solicit comments.
Meetings
Document Number: 2014-29748
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, January 12-14, 2015 at the times and location listed below.
Alcohol and Drug Testing: Determination of Minimum Random Testing Rates for 2015
Document Number: 2014-29747
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice of determination provides the FRA Administrator's minimum annual random drug and alcohol testing rates for calendar year 2015. According to data from FRA's Management Information System, the rail industry's random drug testing positive rate has remained below 1.0 percent for the last two years. FRA's Administrator has therefore determined that the minimum annual random drug testing rate for the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, will remain at 25 percent of covered railroad employees. In addition, because the industry-wide random alcohol testing violation rate has remained below 0.5 percent for the last two years, the Administrator has determined that the minimum random alcohol testing rate will remain at 10 percent of covered railroad employees for the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Railroads remain free, as always, to conduct random testing at higher rates.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: 2015 Adverse Effect Wage Rates
Document Number: 2014-29746
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2015 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must be offered and paid by employers to H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment for a particular occupation and area so that the wages of similarly employed U.S. workers will not be adversely affected. 20 CFR 655.100(b). In this notice, the Department announces the annual update of the AEWRs.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29745
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Standing, Special Reef Fish and Special Mackerel Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC).
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29744
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council's) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online Webinar to review new methodologies proposed for 2015 west coast groundfish stock assessments. The online SSC Webinar is open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection for Which Approval Has Expired: 2014 Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems
Document Number: 2014-29743
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-29741
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-29740
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for a new collection. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period.