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Reasonable Charges for Medical Care or Services; V3.16, 2015 Calendar Year Update and National Average Administrative Prescription Drug Charge Update
Document Number: 2014-30309
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notice updates the data for calculating the ``Reasonable Charges'' collected or recovered by VA for medical care or services. This notice also updates the ``National Average Administrative Costs'' for purposes of calculating VA's charges for prescription drugs that were not administered during treatment but provided or furnished by VA to a veteran.
Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2014-30297
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary
This notice replaces the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements most recently published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2012 (77 FR 74634). This announcement constitutes notice of a recompilation of the Department of Commerce pre-award requirements for grants and cooperative agreements, including all amendments and revisions to date.
Notice of January 7 Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30291
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA). Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-30289
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing public notice for an altered system of records entitled, ``USAID-19 Travel and Transportation Records'' last published at [42 FR 47382 (Sept. 20, 1977)]. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 522a(e)(4), to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of record systems maintained by the agency.
Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2014-30287
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) will hold a meeting on Monday, February 2 and Tuesday, February 3, 2015, regarding regional energy related issues in the Tennessee Valley. The RERC was established to advise TVA on its energy resource activities and the priorities among competing objectives and values. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The meeting agenda includes the following: 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Recap of October 2014 meeting 3. Presentations and discussion regarding TVA's Integrated Resource Planning process and an overview of preliminary results 4. Distributed GenerationIntegrated Value project overview 5. Public Comments 6. Council discussion and advice The RERC will hear opinions and views of citizens by providing a public comment session. The public comment session will be held at 9:00 a.m. EST, on February 3. Persons wishing to speak are requested to register at the door by 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 3 and will be called on during the public comment period. Handout materials should be limited to one printed page. Written comments are also invited and may be mailed to the Regional Energy Resource Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT-9 D, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2014-30286
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project on State Route 76 (SR-76) from postmile 32.6 to 33.2 in the County of San Diego, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2014-30281
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 39 assessment of HMS Smoothhound Sharks will consist of a series of webinars. This notice is for a webinar associated with the Assessment portion of the SEDAR process. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2014-30280
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) will hold a meeting of their Joint Council Committee on South Florida Management Issues (Committee).
Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities; Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities; Announcement of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30261
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF), a Federal Advisory Committee established by the Protect Our Kids Act of 2012, Public Law 112-275, will hold a meeting open to the public on Monday, January 12, 2015 and Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Certain Soft-Edged Trampolines and Components Thereof Notice of Request For Statements on the Public Interest
Document Number: 2014-30248
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge has issued a Final Initial Determination and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bonding in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, specifically a limited exclusion order against certain soft-edged trampolines and components thereof imported by respondent Vuly Trampolines Pty. Ltd. of Brisbane, Australia. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4).
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30247
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the renewal Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below arebeing forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 17, 2014 (79 FR 62513).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30245
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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.
Notice and Request for Comments on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Implementation of Proposed NSF Management Fee Policy
Document Number: 2014-30244
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The payment of a small but appropriate management fee has been a long standing practice at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in limited circumstances related to the construction and operation of major facility projects. NSF is strengthening both the criteria used to establish such management fees and the controls that may be necessary to ensure that uses of fees are consistent with those established criteria. These efforts have resulted in a revised policy that we are providing here for public comment.
Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary
Document Number: 2014-30243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations regarding the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) and the uniform glossary for group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It proposes changes to the regulations that implement the disclosure requirements under section 2715 of the Public Health Service Act to help plans and individuals better understand their health coverage, as well as to gain a better understanding of other coverage options for comparison. It proposes changes to documents required for compliance with section 2715 of the Public Health Service Act, including a template for the SBC, instructions, sample language, a guide for coverage example calculations, and the uniform glossary.
Michelin North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-30241
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA) has determined that certain Michelin Pilot Street Radial replacement motorcycle tires, do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of More Than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles. MNA has filed an appropriate report dated July 3, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Chrysler Group, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-30240
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Chrysler Group, LLC, (Chrysler), now known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014 Jeep Cherokee multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPV), and MY 2013-2014 Dodge Dart passenger cars (PC) do not fully comply with paragraph S5.2.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays and paragraph S5.5.5 of FMVSS No. 135,\1\ Light Vehicle Brake Systems. Chrysler has filed an appropriate report dated March 4, 2014 pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-30239
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice soliciting public comment on the ICR, with a 60-day comment period was published on September 26, 2014, at 79 FR 58029.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2014-30233
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning an additional Global Reseller Expedited Package Contracts 1 negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2014-30228
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 Express Contract 24 negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Royal Bank of Canada, et al.; Notice of Application and Temporary Order
Document Number: 2014-30225
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-30223
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add a new system of records, DAU 08, entitled ``Defense Acquisition University Student Information System (SIS)'' to manage administrative and academic functions related to student registration, and courses attempted and completed. Records are used to verify attendance and grades, and are also used as a management tool for statistical analysis, tracking, and reporting.
Regulatory Capital Rules, Liquidity Coverage Ratio: Interim Final Revisions to the Definition of Qualifying Master Netting Agreement and Related Definitions
Document Number: 2014-30218
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC and Board (collectively, the agencies) invite comment on an interim final rule that amends the definition of ``qualifying master netting agreement'' under the regulatory capital rules, and the liquidity coverage ratio rule, as well as under the lending limits rule applicable to national banks and Federal savings associations. The agencies also are proposing to amend the definitions of ``collateral agreement,'' ``eligible margin loan,'' and ``repo-style transaction'' under the regulatory capital rules. The amendments are designed to ensure that the regulatory capital, liquidity, and lending limits treatment of certain financial contracts is not affected by implementation of special resolution regimes in foreign jurisdictions or by the International Swaps and Derivative Association Resolution Stay Protocol.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2014-30216
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certification Program for Access to the Death Master File
Document Number: 2014-30199
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) issues a proposed rule that would, if implemented, establish a program pursuant to Section 203 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Act) through which persons may become ``certified'' and thereby be eligible to obtain access to Death Master File (DMF) information about an individual within three years of that individual's death (``Limited Access DMF,'' as defined in the proposed rule). The rule is established to provide immediate access to the DMF to those users who demonstrate a legitimate fraud prevention interest or a legitimate business purpose for the information, and to otherwise delay the release of the DMF to all other users, thereby reducing opportunities for identity theft and restricting information sources used to file fraudulent tax returns. This rule sets forth requirements to become a certified person, establishes a process for third party attestation and auditing of the information safeguarding requirement for certification, provides that certified persons will be subject to periodic scheduled and unscheduled audits, and sets out penalties for persons who disclose or use DMF information in a manner not in accordance with the Act. This rule would also establish the process for appealing denials or revocations of certification, the imposition penalties, and a fee program.
Solicitation of New Safe Harbors and Special Fraud Alerts
Document Number: 2014-30156
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General
In accordance with section 205 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), this annual notice solicits proposals and recommendations for developing new and modifying existing safe harbor provisions under the Federal anti-kickback statute (section 1128B(b) of the Social Security Act), as well as developing new OIG Special Fraud Alerts.
Changes to Exchange Act Registration Requirements To Implement Title V and Title VI of the Jobs Act
Document Number: 2014-30136
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing amendments to our rules to implement Title V and Title VI of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the ``JOBS Act''). The proposed amendments would revise rules adopted under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Exchange Act'') to reflect the new, higher thresholds for registration, termination of registration and suspension of reporting that were set forth in the JOBS Act. The proposed rules also would apply the thresholds specified for banks and bank holding companies to savings and loan holding companies. In addition, the proposed amendments would revise the definition of ``held of record'' in Exchange Act Rule 12g5-1, in accordance with the JOBS Act, to exclude certain securities held by persons who received them pursuant to employee compensation plans and establish a non-exclusive safe harbor for determining whether securities are ``held of record'' for purposes of registration under Exchange Act Section 12(g).
Prohibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates
Document Number: 2014-29967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to convene a Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) to study the effects on children's health of all phthalates and phthalate alternatives as used in children's toys and child care articles and to provide recommendations to the Commission regarding whether any phthalates or phthalate alternatives other than those already permanently prohibited should be prohibited. The CPSIA requires the Commission to promulgate a final rule after receiving the final CHAP report. The Commission is proposing this rule pursuant to section 108(b) of the CPSIA.
Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards for Single Package Vertical Air Conditioners and Single Package Vertical Heat Pumps
Document Number: 2014-29865
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including single package vertical air conditioners and single package vertical heat pumps. EPCA also requires that each time the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1 is amended with respect to the standard levels or design requirements applicable to that equipment, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) must adopt amended uniform national standards for this equipment equivalent to those in ASHRAE Standard 90.1, unless DOE determines that there is clear and convincing evidence showing that more-stringent, amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would save a significant additional amount of energy. DOE has tentatively concluded that there is sufficient record evidence to support more-stringent standards for two classes of this equipment. However, for four equipment classes, DOE is proposing to adopt the revised ASHRAE levels, due to the absence of any models on the market in two classes, and absence of any models above the revised ASHRAE level in the remaining two classes. Accordingly, DOE is proposing amended energy conservation standards for all classes of single package vertical air conditioners and single package vertical heat pumps. DOE also announces a public meeting to receive comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses and results.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2014-12-29-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2014-12-29
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-30542
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Home Loan Banks' Affordable Housing Program
Document Number: 2014-30469
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
Revision of Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2014-30467
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives
Document Number: 2014-30464
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Certain Steel Nails From Malaysia: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2014-30434
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily determines that certain steel nails from Malaysia are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation is April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. The Department intends to issue the final determination 135 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
Certain Steel Nails From the Sultanate of Oman: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2014-30433
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that certain steel nails (``nails'') from the Sultanate of Oman (``Oman'') are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''). The period of investigation is April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Certain Steel Nails From the Republic of Korea: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2014-30432
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that certain steel nails (``nails'') from the Republic of Korea (``Korea'') are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''). The period of investigation is April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. We intend to issue the final determination 135 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2014-30431
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that certain steel nails from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation is October 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014. The estimated weighted- average dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. The Department intends to issue the final determination 135 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
Certain Steel Nails From Taiwan: Negative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2014-30430
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily determines that certain steel nails from Taiwan are not being, or are not likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation is April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. In response to a request from Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (petitioner) we are postponing the final determination. The final determination will be issued 135 days after the publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. We invite interested parties to comment on the preliminary determination.
Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning
Document Number: 2014-30426
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Water Resources Planning Act of 1965 and the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 require an annual determination of a discount rate for Federal water resources planning. The discount rate for Federal water resources planning for fiscal year 2015 is 3.375 percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future monetary values to present values.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2014-30420
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing recovery permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal and Consolidation of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30412
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew and consolidate three currently approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The consolidated ICR is entitled: ``Lead Training, Certification, Accreditation and Authorization Activities'' and identified by (EPA ICR No. 2507.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-(NEW)). This new ICR consolidates the following three ICRs, whose existing approval EPA is seeking to renew in order to allow for the consolidated ICR to complete the PRA process: ``Lead-Based Paint Pre-Renovation Information Dissemination TSCA Sec. 406(b)'' (EPA ICR No. 1669.06, OMB Control No. 2070-0158; scheduled to expire on April 30, 2015); ``TSCA Section 402 and Section 404 Training and Certification, Accreditation and Standards for Lead- Based Paint Activities and Renovation, Repair, and Painting'' (EPA ICR No. 1715.13, OMB Control No. 2070-0155; scheduled to expire on December 31, 2015); and ``Lead; Clearance and Clearance Testing Requirements for the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program'' (EPA ICR No. 2381.02, OMB Control No. 2070-0181; scheduled to expire on April 30, 2015). Before submitting these ICRs to OMB for review and approval under the PRA, EPA is required to solicit comments on specific aspects of the information collections. Please note that the three ICR renewals are exactly the same as the ICRs that are currently approved. The Agency has not made any changes to these renewal ICRs because the covered activities are being consolidated, along with the estimated burdens, into the consolidated ICR.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30411
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing to renew the approval for an existing information collection titled, ``CFPB's Consumer Response Intake Form.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30410
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing to renew the approval for an existing information collection titled, ``Generic Information Collection Plan for Consumer Complaint and Information Collection System (Testing and Feedback).''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30407
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is proposing a new information collection titled, ``Financial Coaching Program for Veterans and Low-income Consumers.''
Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold
Document Number: 2014-30405
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau is amending the official commentary that interprets the requirements of the Bureau's Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to reflect a change in the asset size threshold for certain creditors to qualify for an exemption to the requirement to establish an escrow account for a higher-priced mortgage loan based on the annual percentage change in the average of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for the 12-month period ending in November. The exemption threshold is adjusted to increase to $2.060 billion from $2.028 billion. The adjustment is based on the 1.1 percent increase in the average of the CPI-W for the 12-month period ending in November 2014. Therefore, creditors with assets of $2.060 billion or less as of December 31, 2014, are exempt, if other requirements of Regulation Z also are met, from establishing escrow accounts for higher-priced mortgage loans in 2015. The adjustment to the escrows exemption asset-size threshold will also increase a similar threshold for small-creditor portfolio and balloon-payment qualified mortgages. Balloon-payment qualified mortgages that satisfy all applicable criteria, including being made by creditors that do not exceed the asset-size threshold, are also excepted from the prohibition on balloon payments for high-cost mortgages.
Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold
Document Number: 2014-30404
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing a final rule amending the official commentary that interprets the requirements of the Bureau's Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure) to reflect a change in the asset-size exemption threshold for banks, savings associations, and credit unions based on the annual percentage change in the average of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). The exemption threshold is adjusted to increase to $44 million from $43 million. The adjustment is based on the 1.1 percent increase in the average of the CPI-W for the 12-month period ending in November 2014. Therefore, banks, savings associations, and credit unions with assets of $44 million or less as of December 31, 2014, are exempt from collecting data in 2015.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
Document Number: 2014-30402
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (the Program), as required by Section 2112(b)(2) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of Health and Human Services is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the Program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-30401
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency