December 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-29739
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
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.
SCT&E LNG, LLC; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries
Document Number: 2014-29738
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on July 24, 2014, by SCT&E LNG, LLC (SCT&E LNG), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to any country with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries). SCT&E LNG seeks authorization to export the LNG in a volume up to 12 million metric tons per annum, which SCT&E LNG states is equivalent to approximately 1.6 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day of natural gas (or 584 Bcf per year). SCT&E LNG seeks authorization to export the LNG by vessel from its proposed LNG terminal, which SCT&E LNG intends to construct, own, and operate on Monkey Island in the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. SCT&E LNG requests this authorization for a 30-year term to commence on the earlier of the date of first export or 10 years from the date the requested authorization is granted. SCT&E LNG seeks to export this LNG on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the LNG at the time of export. The Application was filed under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in SCT&E LNG's Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http://energy.gov/fe/downloads/scte- lng-llc-14-98-lng. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2014-29737
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites public comment on a three year extension to a collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-29736
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce
Notice of Sky King, Inc. To Resume Operations
Document Number: 2014-29735
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Transportation is directing all interested persons to show cause why it should not issue an order finding Sky King, Inc., a U.S. citizen and fit, willing, and able to resume interstate and foreign charter air transportation of persons, property, and mail.
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Negotiator Nominations and Schedule of Committee Meetings-William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2014-29734
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Education
We announce our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations governing the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Federal Direct Loan) Program authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The committee will include representatives of organizations or groups with interests that are significantly affected by the topics proposed for negotiations. We request nominations for individual negotiators who represent key stakeholder constituencies for the issues to be negotiated to serve on the committee, and we set a schedule for committee meetings.
Procurement List; Additions
Document Number: 2014-29733
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-29732
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for SGS North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
QAI Laboratories, LTD.: Grant of Recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
Document Number: 2014-29731
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to grant recognition to QAI Laboratories, LTD., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Notice of Proposed Buy America Waiver for Track Turnout Components
Document Number: 2014-29730
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is providing notice of a request from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to waive Buy America requirements for the purchase of components of high-speed track turnouts that do not meet FTA's Buy America requirements. The LIRR submitted the request in connection with three projects: (1) LIRR's 2015 State of Good Repair Program; (2) the East Side Access Project; and (3) LIRR's Jamaica Capacity Improvement Project. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(3)(A), FTA is providing notice of the waiver request and is seeking public comment before deciding whether to grant the request. If granted, the waiver would apply only to the FTA-funded procurements in LIRR's 2015 State of Good Repair Program, the East Side Access Project, and LIRR's Jamaica Capacity Improvement Project, and only to the procurement of componentsthe turnouts will be manufactured in the United States. This proposed Buy America waiver does not include the turnout components for the Northeast Corridor Congestion Relief Project at Harold Interlocking, which is being addressed in a separate waiver request published by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), as FRA funds are being used for that project.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Amendment 32
Document Number: 2014-29726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 32 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper- Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP) for review, approval, and implementation by NMFS. Amendment 32 proposes actions to remove blueline tilefish from the deep-water complex; revise definitions of management thresholds for blueline tilefish; establish blueline tilefish commercial and recreational sector annual catch limits (ACLs), accountability measures (AMs), and recreational annual catch targets (ACTs); establish a blueline tilefish commercial trip limit; revise the blueline tilefish recreational bag limit; and revise the deep-water complex ACLs, AMs, and recreational ACT. The purpose of Amendment 32 is to specify ACLs and AMs for blueline tilefish to end overfishing of the stock and maintain catch levels consistent with achieving optimum yield (OY) for the blueline tilefish and deep-water complex resource.
Minimizing Risk for Children's Toy Laser Products; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2014-29725
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 the availability of the guidance entitled ``Minimizing Risk for Children's Toy Laser Products.'' This guidance is intended to inform manufacturers of laser products, FDA headquarters and field personnel, and the public of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health's (CDRH) current thinking on the safety of children's toy laser products and to provide specific safety recommendations for the manufacture and labeling of children's toy laser products.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Elimination of Quarterly Reporting of Actual Performance Outside the United States (DFARS Case 2015-D001); Correction
Document Number: 2014-29724
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
This document contains corrections to DFARS final rule 2015- D001, Elimination of Quarterly Reporting of Actual Performance Outside the United States, which was published Thursday, December 11, 2014 (79 FR 73499). The rule that is the subject of this correction eliminates the requirement for quarterly reporting of actual contract performance outside the United States contained at DFARS clause 252.225-7006.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; College Affordability and Transparency Explanation Form (CATEF) 2015-2017
Document Number: 2014-29723
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Public Meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for Breast Cancer; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-29721
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing a public meeting and an opportunity for public comment on patient- focused drug development for breast cancer. Patient-focused drug development is part of FDA's performance commitments made as part of the fifth authorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA V). The public meeting is intended to allow FDA to obtain patient perspectives on the impact of breast cancer on daily life and patient views on treatment approaches.
Serious Drug-Induced Liver Injury: The Importance of Getting It Right: How To Measure and Interpret Drug-Induced Liver Injury Information and Make Correct Diagnoses; Public Conference; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-29720
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 a public conference entitled ``Serious Drug-Induced Liver Injury (DILI): The Importance of Getting It Right: How to Measure and Interpret DILI Information and Make Correct Diagnoses.'' This conference will be cosponsored with the Critical Path Institute (C-Path) and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. The purpose of the public conference is to discuss, debate, and share views among stakeholders in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, health care providers, patient groups, and regulatory bodies on how best to detect and assess the severity, extent, and likelihood of drug causation of liver injury and dysfunction in people using drugs for any medical purpose.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Updated Systems of Records
Document Number: 2014-29719
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) reviewed its Privacy Act systems to ensure that they are relevant, necessary, accurate, up- to-date, and covered by the appropriate legal or regulatory authority.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel BELLAROMA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2014-29718
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel MIS MOONDANCE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2014-29717
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Closing Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock to Navigation, Located in Minneapolis, MN
Document Number: 2014-29716
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Section 2010 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA) directed the Secretary of the Army to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam located on the Mississippi River at river mile 853.9 no later than 1 year after the enactment date of WRRDA 2014. The provision specifically allows the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue to carry out emergency lock operations necessary to mitigate flood damage. The WRRDA was enacted on June 10, 2014. To comply with WRRDA, the Corps will close Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock to navigation by June 10, 2015. The final closure date will be determined, within the statutory deadline, after the environmental analysis required by the National Environmental Policy Act is complete.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2014-29715
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Dallas Floodway Project, in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, TX
Document Number: 2014-29714
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that analyzes the potential effects for the implementation of flood risk management elements, ecosystem restoration features, recreation enhancement features, interior drainage plan improvements, and other proposed projects in and around the Dallas Floodway, in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, TX. The FEIS documents the existing condition of environmental resources in and around areas considered for development, and potential impacts on those resources as a result of implementing the alternatives. The alternatives considered in detail are: (1) Alternative 1, the No-Action Alternative or ``Future Without Project Condition;'' (2) Alternative 2, the Proposed Action. Alternative 2 evaluates two different design variations, one that anticipates potential Trinity Parkway construction within the Floodway and one that does not.
Pricing for the 2014 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin
Document Number: 2014-29713
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is announcing a price reduction for the 2014 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin. The price of the American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin will be lowered from $52.95 to $48.95.
Pricing for the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin
Document Number: 2014-29712
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is announcing the price of the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin. The price of the American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin will be lowered from $52.95 to $48.95.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2014-29711
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces a change in the membership of the Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board for the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB).
Orlando Utilities Commission; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2014-29707
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Effectiveness of Exempt Wholesale Generator or Foreign Utility Company Status
Document Number: 2014-29705
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity
Document Number: 2014-29704
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC; Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.; Notice Establishing Comment Due Date
Document Number: 2014-29703
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Approval of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas; Georgia; Redesignation of the Georgia Portion of the Chattanooga, 1997 PM2.
Document Number: 2014-29702
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 14, 2012, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), submitted a request to redesignate the Georgia portion of Chattanooga, TN-GA-AL fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Chattanooga TN-GA-AL Area'' or ``Area'') to attainment for the 1997 annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Chattanooga TN-GA-AL Area. The Georgia portion of Chattanooga TN- GA-AL Area is comprised of two Counties: Catoosa and Walker Counties in Georgia. EPA is approving the redesignation request and the related SIP revision for the Georgia portion of Chattanooga TN-GA-AL Area, including GA EPD's plan for maintaining attainment of the 1997 Annual PM2.5 standard in the Chattanooga TN-GA-AL Area. EPA is also approving, into the Georgia SIP, the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and PM2.5 for the year 2025 for the Georgia portion of Chattanooga TN-GA-AL Area. On April 23, 2013, and November 13, 2014, Alabama and Tennessee (respectively) submitted requests to redesignate the Alabama and Tennessee portions of the Chattanooga TN-GA-AL Area. EPA will be taking separate action on the requests from Alabama and Tennessee.
Coordination of the Scheduling Processes of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines and Public Utilities
Document Number: 2014-29701
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
On December 12, 2014, pursuant to authority delegated to the Director, Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, a data request was issued to each ISO and RTO regarding the effect on the reliable and efficient operations of natural gas-fired generators of the current 9 a.m. CCT start to the Gas Day. The requests seek data from the ISOs/ RTOs with respect to derates by natural gas generators during the morning ramp period.
Garrison Capital, Inc., et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-29697
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Summary of Application: Applicants request an order to permit Garrison Capital Inc. to co-invest in portfolio companies with certain affiliated investment funds.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2014-29695
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Priority Mail Contract 104 negotiated service agreement to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Deletion of Consent Agenda Items From December 11, 2014 Open Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29694
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by AERCO Broadcasting Corporation seeking review of a Forfeiture Order issued by the Enforcement Bureau. 2..................... MEDIA................ TITLE: Educational Media Foundation, Application for a Construction Permit for a Minor Change to a Licensed Facility, Station W267AT, Sherburne, New York, MO&O. SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by Educational Media Foundation seeking review of an application dismissal by the Media Bureau. 3..................... MEDIA................ TITLE: Silver Fish Broadcasting, Inc., License Status of Silent Station DWTTT(FM), Stratford, NH. SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review filed by Silver Fish Broadcasting, Inc. seeking review of a Media Bureau decision.
FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, December 11, 2014
Document Number: 2014-29693
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration in WC Docket No. 13-184 and a Report and Order in WC Docket No. 10-90 to close the school and library connectivity gap by adjusting program rules and support levels in order to meet long- term program goals for high-speed connectivity to and within all eligible schools and libraries. 2..................... WIRELINE COMPETITION. TITLE: Connect America Fund (WC Docket No. 10- 90); ETC Annual Reports and Certifications (WC Docket No. 14-58); Petition of USTelecom for Forbearance Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 160(c) from Obsolete ILEC Regulatory Obligations that Inhibit Deployment of Next- Generation Networks (WC Docket No. 14-192). SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Report and Order finalizing decisions necessary to proceed to Phase II of the Connect America Fund. 3..................... WIRELESS TITLE: Broadcast TELECOMMUNICATIONS. Incentive Auction Public Notice Auction 1000, 1001 and 1222 (GN Docket No. 12-268). SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Public Notice that asks for comment on the detailed procedures necessary to carry out the Broadcast Incentive Auction. The Public Notice includes specific proposals on auction design issues such as determination of the initial clearing target, opening bid prices, and the final television channel assignment process.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2014-29692
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 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.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2014-29689
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration
Document Number: 2014-29685
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration,'' 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.
Agency Information Collection (Request for Vocational Training Benefits-Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-29684
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for the American Apprenticeship Initiative
Document Number: 2014-29682
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of approximately $100 million in grant funds authorized by Section 414(c) of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA), as amended (codified at 29 U.S.C. 2916a), for the American Apprenticeship Initiative. These grants are financed by a user fee paid by employers to hire foreign workers into the United States under the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program. This initiative is intended to provide a catalyst in supporting a uniquely American Apprenticeship system that meets our country's particular economic, industry and workforce needs. American Apprenticeships (also referred to as Registered Apprenticeships) are innovative work-based learning and post-secondary earn-and-learn models that meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies). Grants funded by this initiative will support dynamic and sustainable public-private partnerships that: Support the expansion of quality and innovative American Apprenticeship programs into high-growth occupation(s) and industry(s), particularly those for which employers are using H-1B visas to hire foreign workers, and the related activities necessary to support such programs (see Appendix A or visit the Foreign Labor Certification Data Center); Create career pathways that encompass American Apprenticeship and align with other post-secondary educational offerings; Use strategies to significantly increase apprenticeship opportunities for job seekers and workers (particularly for women and other underrepresented populations in apprenticeship, including young men and women of color, people with disabilities; low-skilled populations; and veterans, including transitioning service members); and Leverage and develop public policies that increase demand for American Apprenticeship and support sustainability. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this funding opportunity are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this funding opportunity.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2014-29680
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice solicits public comments on continuation of the requirements for the collection of information on safety standards. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information on nine Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) and two regulations, for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The information collection pertains to requirements that specify certain description, instructions and safety precautions regarding items of motor vehicle equipment must appear in the vehicle owner's manual.
Agency Information Collection (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-29678
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling
Document Number: 2014-29677
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) are sponsoring a public meeting on February 5, 2015. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions that will be discussed at the 36th Session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in Budapest, Hungary, February 23-27, 2015. The Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety and the Food and Drug Administration recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 36th Session of CCMAS and to address items on the agenda.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2014-29675
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 12, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the Preliminary Results of the 2013-2014 administrative review on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (``shrimp'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period of review (``POR'') from February 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014.\1\ We gave interested parties an opportunity to submit comments on the Preliminary Results, but none were received. Therefore, these final results are unchanged from the Preliminary Results, and we continue to find that Shantou Yuexing Enterprise Company (``SYEC''), and Zhanjiang Regal Integrated Marine Resources Co., Ltd. (``Regal'') did not have reviewable entries during this POR. Additionally, we continue to find that Rizhao Smart Foods Co., Ltd. (``Smart Foods'') is not eligible for a separate rate, and we will continue to treat it as part of the PRC- wide entity.
Agency Information Collection;Activity Under OMB Review; Request for Supplies Chapter 31-Vocational Rehabilitation
Document Number: 2014-29672
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.