2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Pacer Funds Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-30436
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
William E. Simon & Sons, LLC; New Vernon Advisors, Inc.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-30435
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Summary of Application: The Applicant requests that the Commission issue an order declaring it to be a person not within the intent of Section 202(a)(11) of the Advisers Act, which defines the term ``investment adviser.''
Migratory Bird Hunting; Service Regulations Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30429
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service) will conduct an open meeting on January 28, 2015, to identify and discuss preliminary issues concerning the 2015-16 migratory bird hunting regulations.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2014-30425
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
AMP Gathering I, LP; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2014-30422
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Southern Natural Gas Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-30421
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Appraisals for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans Exemption Threshold Adjustment-Final Rule
Document Number: 2014-30419
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The OCC, the Board and the Bureau are publishing final rules amending the official staff interpretations for their regulations that implement section 129H of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Section 129H of TILA establishes special appraisal requirements for ``higher-risk mortgages,'' termed ``higher-priced mortgages'' or ``HPMLs'' in the agencies' regulations. The OCC, the Board, the Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) (collectively, the Agencies) issued joint final rules implementing these requirements, effective January 18, 2014. The Agencies' rules exempted, among other loan types, transactions of $25,000 or less, and required that this loan amount be adjusted annually based on any annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Based on the annual percentage increase in the CPI-W as of June 1, 2014, the OCC, the Board and the Bureau are adjusting the exemption threshold to $25,500, effective January 1, 2015.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30418
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 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 information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Clarification on Justification for Urgent Noncompetitive Awards Exceeding One Year
Document Number: 2014-30417
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to clarify that a determination of exceptional circumstances is needed when a noncompetitive contract awarded on the basis of unusual and compelling urgency exceeds one year, either at time of award or due to post-award modifications.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30414
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2014-30413
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) will hold a Crab Modeling Workshop and a Crab Plan Team meeting. The workshop will be held January 13-15, 2015 with a Crab Plan Team meeting January 16, 2015.
Notification of a Joint Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board and the Board of Scientific Counselors and a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-30403
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences: (1) A joint teleconference of the Chartered SAB and Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) to discuss a draft report providing advice on implementation of Office of Research and Development's (ORD's) strategic directions for research; and (2) a teleconference of the Chartered SAB to discuss information provided in the agency's Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 regulatory agenda and to review draft SAB reports on the EPA's draft web-based Report on the Environment and the EPA's draft Environmental Justice Technical Guidance.
Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 2014-30398
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that individuals and institutions have been issued Letters of Confirmation for activities conducted under the General Authorization for Scientific Research on marine mammals. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for a list of names and addresses of recipients.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14097
Document Number: 2014-30394
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 14097-04 has been issued to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) (Responsible Party: Lisa Ballance, Ph.D.), Protected Resources Division, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Missouri; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule, Controlling Emissions During Episodes of High Air Pollution Potential
Document Number: 2014-30389
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve a revision submitted by the State of Missouri and received by EPA on December 17, 2013, pertaining to Missouri's rule ``Controlling Emissions During Episodes of High Air Pollution Potential.'' In the direct final rule published on November 4, 2014 (79 FR 65346), we stated that if we received adverse comment by December 4, 2014, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received an adverse comment. EPA will address the comment received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on November 4, 2014, (79 FR 65362). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2014-30386
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Network Devices, Related Software and Components Thereof (II), DN 3046; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2014-30385
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Network Devices, Related Software and Components Thereof (I), DN 3045; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
Prohibition Against Certain Flights Within the Damascus (OSTT) Flight Information Region (FIR)
Document Number: 2014-30377
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action prohibits certain flight operations in the Damascus (OSTT) Flight Information Region (FIR) by all U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of a U.S. airman certificate, except when such persons are operating a U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except when such operators are foreign air carriers. The FAA previously prohibited such flight operations in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) 4/4936, which was issued on August 18, 2014, and absent this rule, would have remained in effect until December 31, 2014. This Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) adopts the prohibitions currently in effect via the NOTAM, and requires compliance with the prohibitions for 2 years from the date of publication of this final rule, unless the FAA determines that it is necessary to amend or rescind this rule based on the situation in the region. The FAA finds that this action is necessary to address a potential hazard to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30376
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Agency Information Collection (Agreement To Train on the Job Disabled Veterans) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-30374
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
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.
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2014-30372
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30371
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
National Institute on Aging; notice of meeting
Document Number: 2014-30370
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30369
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30368
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30367
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-30364
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to alter a system of records, DPR 40 DoD, entitled ``Wounded Warrior Care and Recovery Transition Coordination Program System Solution'' in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system is used to improve the timeliness, efficacy, and transparency of the care, management, and transition of recovering Service Members or eligible family members and caregivers receiving support (as defined in DoD Instruction 1300.24). Contact information is used by case managers to facilitate the uniformity and effectiveness of care and/or transition from active duty to temporary or permanent retirement for eligible individuals. These records are also used as a management tool for statistical analysis, tracking, reporting, evaluating program effectiveness and conducting research.
Agency Information Collection (State Application for Interment Allowance): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-30362
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
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.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2014-30360
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Priority Mail Contract 105 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. The Commission has issued an Errata to the Notice, correcting the comment due date to December 31, 2014. That change is reflected in this document.
Agency Information Collection (Contract for Training and Employment) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-30357
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30356
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for Which Public Health Service (PHS) Funding Is Sought 42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F and Responsible Prospective Contractors 45 CFR Part 94 (OD)
Document Number: 2014-30355
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 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; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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: Ms. Kathy Hancock, Assistant Grants Compliance Officer, Division of Grants Compliance and Oversight, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), 6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 3523, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call non-toll-free number (301) 435-1962, or Email your request, including your address to: FCOICompliance@mail.nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2014-30354
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2014-30353
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30340
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed Senior Corps Foster Grand Parent pilot case study instrument. The study involves interviews and focus groups with FGP grantees, volunteers and stakeholder's to better understand their experiences implementing evidence based education models. The information will allow CNCS Senior Corps administrators to understand these processes as it considers broadening the use of evidence based national education models. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice.
Procurement List; Proposed Deletions
Document Number: 2014-30339
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to delete products from the Procurement List that were previously furnished by the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Comments Must Be Received on Or Before: 1/29/2015.
Procurement List; Addition and Deletions
Document Number: 2014-30338
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds a service to the Procurement List that will be provided by a nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies.
TRICARE; Revision of Nonparticipating Providers Reimbursement Rate; Removal of Cost Share for Dental Sealants; TRICARE Dental Program
Document Number: 2014-30322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) proposes several amendments to the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) regulation. Specifically, this proposed rule revises the benefit payment provision for nonparticipating providers to more closely mirror industry practices by requiring TDP nonparticipating providers to be reimbursed (minus the appropriate cost-share) at the lesser of billed charges: or the network maximum allowable charge for similar services in that same locality (region) or state. This rule also updates the regulatory provisions regarding dental sealants to clearly categorize them as a preventive service and, consequently, eliminate the current 20 percent cost-share applicable to sealants to conform the language in the regulation to the statute.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site
Document Number: 2014-30321
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Savannah River Site. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Idaho National Laboratory
Document Number: 2014-30320
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Idaho National Laboratory. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Nevada
Document Number: 2014-30319
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Nevada. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB)
Document Number: 2014-30318
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces a Board meeting of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463; 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates
Document Number: 2014-30317
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration's (GSA) annual privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage reimbursement rate reviews have resulted in new CY 2015 rates for the use of privately owned automobiles (POAs), POAs when a Government owned automobile (GOA) is authorized, privately owned motorcycles, and privately owned airplanes for official purposes. Additionally, the POV rate used in conjunction with official relocation will change. FTR Bulletin 15-02 establishes the new CY 2015 POV mileage reimbursement rates for official temporary duty and relocation travel ($0.575 for POAs, $0.23 for POAs when a GOA is authorized, $0.545 for privately owned motorcycles, $1.29 for privately owned airplanes, and $0.23 for moving purposes), pursuant to the process discussed below. This notice of subject bulletin is the only notification to agencies of revisions to the POV mileage rates for official travel and relocation other than the changes posted on GSA's Web site. GSA determines these rates by reviewing the annual standard automobile study contracted for by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as well as conducting independent automobile, motorcycle and aircraft studies that evaluate various factors, such as the cost of fuel, the depreciation of the original vehicles costs, maintenance and insurance, and/or by applying consumer price index data.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30313
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Comment Request for Information Collection for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program Reporting Requirements (Routine Extension With a Minor Revision to one Definition to Increase Clarity)
Document Number: 2014-30311
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), collection instruments are clearly understood and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the information collection request (ICR) to collect data about the TAACCCT Grant Program Reporting Requirements (expires March 31, 2015). Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. To help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention this grant program (OMB Control No. 1205-0489).
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-30310
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the docket number in a Federal Register notice published on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, that announced a request for public comment on proposed collection of information.