December 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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2014-30727
Document Number: 2014-30727
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-30652
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Immigration Policy
Document Number: 2014-30641
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of State
On November 21, 2014, the President issued a memorandum for the heads of executive departments and agencies on the subject of modernizing and streamlining the U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visa system for the 21st century. The Memorandum directs the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security, in consultation with various other Cabinet secretaries and the White House, to make recommendations to streamline and improve the Nation's legal immigration system. Such efforts should focus on reducing Government costs, improving services for applicants, reducing burdens on employers, and combatting waste, fraud, and abuse in the system, while safeguarding the interests of American workers. This notice solicits public input to inform the development of those recommendations.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-30635
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of EPA's Draft Trimethylbenzenes Assessment
Document Number: 2014-30604
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of the Draft Trimethylbenzenes Assessment (CAAC-TMB Panel) to reach consensus on it draft peer review of EPA's draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Toxicological Review of Trimethylbenzenes (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Critical Use Exemption From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2031.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0482
Document Number: 2014-30603
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR, 2031.06, is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2015. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Notice of Issuance of Final Air Permits for Statoil Gulf Services, LLC and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Document Number: 2014-30602
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice is to announce that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) air quality permit numbered OCS-EPA-R4012-M1 for Statoil Gulf Services, LLC (Statoil) on August 14, 2014, and an OCS air quality permit numbered OCS-EPA-R4015 for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) on September 16, 2014.
Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Request for a Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2014-30601
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provision of Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended, and the requirements governing the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation, 40 CFR part 142, that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. The Commonwealth has adopted the Lead and Copper Rule Short Term Revisions which will provide for better public health protection by reducing potential reproductive and developmental health risks from lead. The Commonwealth also revised its regulations for issuing variances and exemptions. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. EPA is taking action to tentatively approve these program revisions. All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on this determination and may request a public hearing.
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2014-30600
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (NINR)
Document Number: 2014-30599
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the National Institute of Nursing Research has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This notice announces our intent to submit this collection to OMB for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. To Submit Comments and for Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Dr. Rebecca Hawes, Division of Science Policy and Public Liaison, NINR, NIH, Democracy One, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 710, Bethesda, MD 20892, by phone at (301) 594-0791 or email your request, including your address to: hawesr@mail.nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication. Proposed Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, 0925-0653, Expiration Date 3/31/2015, EXTENSION, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). Need and Use of Information Collection: There are no changes being requested for this submission. The information collection activity will continue to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration's commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Improving agency programs requires ongoing assessment of service delivery, by which we mean systematic review of the operation of a program compared to a set of explicit or implicit standards, as a means of contributing to the continuous improvement of the program. The Agency will collect, analyze, and interpret information gathered through this generic clearance to identify strengths and weaknesses of current services and make improvements in service delivery based on feedback. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Agency's services will be unavailable. NINR will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: The collections are voluntary; The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; The collections are non-controversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency; Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential non-response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (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; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. OMB approval is requested for an additional 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 1,025.
Notice of Issuance of Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards 47
Document Number: 2014-30595
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, Agencies and Commissions
Record of Decision for the Continued Operation of the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada National Security Site and Off-Site Locations in the State of Nevada
Document Number: 2014-30594
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration
The U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) is issuing this Record of Decision (ROD) for the continued management, operation, and activities of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and Off-Site Locations in the State of Nevada pursuant to the Final Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Continued Operation of the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada National Security Site and Off- Site Locations in the State of Nevada, DOE/EIS-0426 (Final NNSS SWEIS) issued on February 22, 2013. In making its decision, DOE/NNSA considered potential environmental impacts of operations and activities, current and future mission needs, technical and security considerations, availability of resources, and public comments on the Draft and Final NNSS SWEIS. The Final NNSS SWEIS analyzes ongoing and reasonably foreseeable future operations and activities at the NNSS and other DOE/NNSA facilities in Nevada, including the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) at Nellis Air Force Base (NAFB), the North Las Vegas Facility (NLVF), the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), and environmental restoration sites located on the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) (formerly the Nellis Air Force Range). DOE/NNSA has decided to implement the Preferred Alternative, which is identified in the Summary, Table S-1, and Chapter 3, Section 3.4, of the Final NNSS SWEIS. The capabilities, projects, and activities that comprise the elements of DOE/NNSA's decision, and the original alternative from which each is derived, are described in the ``Decision'' section below.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions; Correction
Document Number: 2014-30593
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register (FR) on December 22, 2014, regarding the semiannual regulatory agenda. This action is necessary to correct the Docket ID.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Combined License Application for River Bend Station Unit 3 Exemption
Document Number: 2014-30585
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 16, 2014, letter from Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI) which requested an exemption to suspend maintaining the Departures Report and the design control document (DCD) Update Report until December 31, 2015, or coincident with resuming the review of the for River Bend Station Unit 3 (RBS3) Combined License (COL) application, whichever comes first. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Combined License Application for Grand Gulf Station Unit 3 Exemption
Document Number: 2014-30581
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 16, 2014, letter from Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI) which requested an exemption to suspend maintaining the Departures Report and the design control document (DCD) Update Report until December 31, 2015, or coincident with resuming the review of the for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (GGNS) Combined License (COL) application, whichever comes first. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption.
Retrospective Regulatory Review-State Safety Plan Development and Reporting
Document Number: 2014-30570
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The FHWA and NHTSA are extending the comment period for a notice and request for comment which was published on November 28, 2014, at 79 FR 70914. The original comment period is set to close on December 29, 2014. The extension is based on concern expressed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) that the December 29 closing date does not provide sufficient time to review and provide comprehensive comments on the notice. The FHWA and NHTSA recognize that others interested in commenting may have similar concerns and agrees that the comment period should be extended. Therefore, the closing date for comments is changed to February 15, 2015, which will provide stakeholders interested in commenting additional time to discuss, evaluate, and submit responses to the docket.
Provision of Certain Temporary and Limited Sanctions Relief in Order To Implement the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013 Between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, as Extended Through June 30, 2015
Document Number: 2014-30569
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of State
On November 24, 2013, the United States and its partners in the P5+1France, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, and Germany reached an initial understanding with Iran, outlined in a Joint Plan of Action (JPOA),that halts progress on its nuclear program and rolls it back in key respects. In return, the P5+1 committed to provide limited, temporary, and targeted sanctions relief to Iran. The JPOA was renewed by mutual consent of the P5+1 and Iran on July 19, 2014, and again on November 24, 2014, extending the temporary sanctions relief provided under the JPOA to cover the period beginning on November 24, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015 (the Extended JPOA Period), in order to continue negotiations aimed at achieving a long- term comprehensive solution to ensure that Iran's nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful. This Notice outlines the U.S. Government (USG) actions taken to implement the sanctions relief aspects of this understanding.
Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement
Document Number: 2014-30564
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made that a number of foreign persons have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act. The Act provides for penalties on entities and individuals for the transfer to or acquisition from Iran since January 1, 1999; the transfer to or acquisition from Syria since January 1, 2005; or the transfer to or acquisition from North Korea since January 1, 2006, of goods, services, or technology controlled under multilateral control lists (Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group, Chemical Weapons Convention, Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement) or otherwise having the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or cruise or ballistic missile systems. The latter category includes (a) items of the same kind as those on multilateral lists but falling below the control list parameters when it is determined that such items have the potential of making a material contribution to WMD or cruise or ballistic missile systems, (b) items on U.S. national control lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists, and (c) other items with the potential of making such a material contribution when added through case-by-case decisions.
Consensus Standards, Inspection and Maintenance of Aircraft Electrical Wiring Systems
Document Number: 2014-30563
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of two revised consensus standards relating to inspection and maintenance of aircraft electrical wiring systems. ASTM International Committee F39 on Aircraft Systems developed the revised standards with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) participation. The consensus standards provide acceptable methods and procedures for inspection and maintenance of electrical wiring systems for normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes. By this notice, the FAA finds the revised standards as acceptable means of compliance to 14 CFR part 23 sections concerning electrical wiring systems.
Request for Nominations of Experts for Consideration as Authors and/or Editors for the Sixth United Nations Environment Programme Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6)
Document Number: 2014-30561
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of State
Governments, along with other stakeholder groups, have been invited to nominate experts to participate in the GEO-6 assessment. The Department of State is coordinating the recommendation of experts to the United Nations Environment Programme for GEO-6. The purpose of GEO- 6 is to provide a comprehensive, integrated, and scientifically credible global environmental assessment to support decision-making processes. Candidates may be nominated directly at http:// hqweb.unep.org/dewa/dewa_mvc_vb/form/ Default.aspx?param1=geo6¶m2=berlin. For nominations to be considered within the U.S. government nomination process, they must also be submitted electronically to the United States Department of State, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues (matuszakjm@state.gov and lathamme@state.gov), which is coordinating the U.S. government nomination process.
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2014-30560
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Information Collection: Prospecting for Minerals Other Than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur on the Outer Continental Shelf and Authorizations of Noncommercial Geological and Geophysical Activities; Proposed Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; MMAA104000
Document Number: 2014-30559
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR part 580, Prospecting for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur on the Outer Continental Shelf, as well as authorizations of noncommercial geological and geophysical (G&G) activities issued pursuant to Section 11 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2014-30556
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Write Your Own (WYO) Program.
Document Number: 2014-30549
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2014-30547
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 21, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from the Netherlands.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments or requests for a hearing. Therefore, for the final results, we continue to find that sales of subject merchandise by Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals, B.V. (Akzo Nobel) were not made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR).
Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Amended Affirmative Preliminary Determination
Document Number: 2014-30544
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is amending the Preliminary Determination of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) to correct significant ministerial errors with respect to our Preliminary Determination.\1\ We are also amending the scope of the investigation in response to comments submitted following the publication of the Preliminary Determination. The period of investigation is January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.
Certain Steel Nails from the United Arab Emirates: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2013
Document Number: 2014-30541
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 24, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The period of review (POR) is November 3, 2011, through April 30, 2013. The review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise, Dubai Wire FZE (Dubai Wire) and Precision Fasteners, L.L.C. (Precision). For these final results, we continue to find subject merchandise has been sold in the United States at less than normal value.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-30532
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
Section 102(c) of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014
Document Number: 2014-30527
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by section 102(c) of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Director of the Indian Health Service will jointly submit to Congress a report on the feasibility and advisability of entering into and expanding certain reimbursement agreements. VA is seeking Tribal Consultation on section 102(c).
Proposed Exemptions From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions
Document Number: 2014-30526
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains notices of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of proposed exemptions from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). This notice includes the following proposed exemptions: D-11770, Teamsters Union Local No. 727 Pension Fund; L-11794, Local 268, Sheet Metal Workers International Association, AFL-CIO; and D-11821, EXCO Resources, Inc. 401(k) Plan.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Evaluation of Preschool Special Education Practices Phase I
Document Number: 2014-30523
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
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 new information collection.
Proposed Collection of Information: Annual Letters-Certificates of Authority (A) and Admitted Reinsurer
Document Number: 2014-30522
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the ``Annual LettersCertificates of Authority (A) and Admitted Reinsurer''.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS); 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP); Amendment 7
Document Number: 2014-30521
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On December 2, 2014, NMFS published the final rule for Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (Amendment 7) to ensure sustainable management of bluefin tuna consistent with the 2006 HMS FMP and address ongoing challenges in the Atlantic bluefin tuna fisheries. The regulations implemented by the final rule require that an owner or operator of a commercial vessel permitted or required to be permitted in the Atlantic Tunas Longline category and that has pelagic longline gear on board that vessel, have installed, operate, and maintain an electronic monitoring (EM) system on the vessel. To enable vessels to comply with the EM requirements, NMFS is scheduling dates and locations for installation of, and training on the operation of, EM equipment on up to 135 vessels that were deemed eligible for initial bluefin tuna quota shares in Amendment 7. Although most Amendment 7 measures are effective as of January 1, 2015, the final rule specifies that EM installation must be completed by June 1, 2015, to fish with pelagic longline gear after that date. Therefore, in this notice NMFS is scheduling EM installations between January 1 and June 1, 2015. Pursuant to Amendment 7, NMFS is also providing information about the EM installation process.
Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges From Horse, Cattle and Dairy Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in New Mexico (Except Indian Country)
Document Number: 2014-30519
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Water Quality Protection Division is today proposing for public comment the reissuance of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit (NMG010000) for discharges from eligible owners/operators of existing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), in New Mexico, except those discharges on Indian Country. CAFOs discharging on Indian Country would be required to apply for an individual permit. This permit was originally issued with an effective date of September 3, 2009, and an expiration date of September 2, 2014. Conditions from the 2009 permit are continued with the following changes proposed as part of this reissuance: (1) Removing eligibility for coverage for ``New sources'' under the proposed permit, (2) adding on-site rainfall measurement and record keeping, and (3) adding requirement for paperless submittal of application documents (NOIs and NMPs).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Airport Deicing Category
Document Number: 2014-30518
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Airport Deicing Category'' (EPA ICR No. 2326.02, OMB Control No. 2040-0285) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through 03/31/2015. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Hycroft Mine Expansion Phase II, Humboldt and Pershing Counties, NV
Document Number: 2014-30517
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Black Rock Field Office in Winnemucca, Nevada, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential impacts of approving an expansion of the Hycroft Mine in Humboldt and Pershing Counties, Nevada. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues to be considered in the EIS, and serves to initiate consultation, as required, under the National Historic Preservation Act.
Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30516
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Draft and Revised Draft Guidances for Industry Describing Product-Specific Bioequivalence Recommendations; Availability
Document Number: 2014-30514
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of additional draft and revised draft product-specific bioequivalence (BE) recommendations. These recommendations provide product-specific guidance on the design of BE studies to support abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs). In the Federal Register of June 11, 2010, FDA announced the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Bioequivalence Recommendations for Specific Products'', which explained the process that would be used to make product-specific BE recommendations available to the public on FDA's Web site. The BE recommendations identified in this notice were developed using the process described in that guidance.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Guidance: Medical Device ISO 13485:2003 Voluntary Audit Report Submission Pilot Program
Document Number: 2014-30513
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Prominent and Conspicuous Mark of Manufacturers on Single-Use Devices
Document Number: 2014-30511
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. 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 of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on reprocessed, single-use device labeling.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2014-30510
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Emergency Management Response System
Document Number: 2014-30509
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the Emergency Management Response System.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, Form I-601; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2014-30508
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2014, at 79 FR 45212, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive two comments in connection with the 60-day notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Alien's Change of Address, Form AR-11; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2014-30505
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on October 28, 2014, at 79 FR 64208, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comment in connection with the 60-day notice.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Animals and Animal Products
Document Number: 2014-30501
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of animals and animal products and byproducts to protect against the introduction of bovine spongiform encephalopathy into the United States.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; 2015 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Specifications and 2015 Commercial Summer Flounder Quota Adjustments
Document Number: 2014-30500
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is announcing revised commercial quotas and recreational harvest limits for the 2015 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries, as well as the commercial summer flounder state quotas for fishing year 2015. This is necessary to incorporate adjustments to the quotas due to the suspension of the Research Set-Aside program, implement an accountability measure for the commercial black sea bass fishery, and, for summer flounder state quotas, account for any previously unaccounted for overages from fishing year 2013 and any known overages to date from fishing year 2014. The intent of this action is to modify the established harvest levels to ensure that these species are not overfished or subject to overfishing in 2015.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Tomatoes From the Souss-Massa-Draa Region of Morocco
Document Number: 2014-30499
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of tomatoes from the Souss-Massa-Draa region of Morocco.