January 7, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
Document Number: 2016-00030
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at title 45 part 671 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received.
Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
Document Number: 2016-00029
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice.
ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI, L.P.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-00028
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-00026
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Risk Policy Working Group will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License to Schafer Aerospace; Albuquerque, NM
Document Number: 2016-00024
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
In compliance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), the Department of the Army hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Schafer Aerospace; a corporation having its principle place of business at 2309 Renard Place SE., Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87106, exclusive license in the field of fiber laser array systems with specific application in the areas of laser communication, beam aberration correction, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR/LADAR), beam steering (random access) and precision pointing and tracking. The proposed license would be relative to the following: U.S Patent Application Number 2014/0231618 entitled ``Apparatus for Coherent Beam Combining in an Array of Laser Collimators'', Inventors Beresnev et al, Filing date September 27, 2013. U.S Patent Application Number 2014/0241665 entitled ``Light Beam Collimator Particularly Suitable for a Densely Packed Array'', Inventor Beresnev, Filing date February 28, 2013. U.S Patent Application Number 2013/0342078 entitled ``Apparatus and Method of Making a Multi-Layered Piezoelectric Actuator'', Inventor Beresnev, Filing Date August 27, 2013.
Intent To Prepare an Integrated Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Reallocation of Flood Storage to Water Supply at Wright Patman Lake on the Sulphur River in Cass and Bowie, Counties in Northeast Texas
Document Number: 2016-00023
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The study is being conducted under the authority contained in the 1958 Water Supply Act (Pub. L. 85-500), Section 301, as amended in 43 United States Code (U.S.C.) 390b and by the River and Harbor Flood Control Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91-611), as amended, under Section 216 and under guidance provided in ER 1105-2-100. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will prepare an integrated Draft Feasibility Report and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that describes the results of investigations and analyses used to make determinations as to whether and/or what amount of flood storage might be reallocated to water supply to meet the needs of Region C and Region D. The Sulphur River Basin Authority (SRBA) is the non-federal sponsor to study the feasibility of reallocation (converting flood storage to water supply or raising the pool level) while protecting the City of Texarkana's water rights of 180,000 acre-feet (AF) per year. SRBA's sponsorship is for the study only. If reallocation is determined feasible and is pursued, the USACE will require a non-federal sponsor or sponsors for reallocation.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints
Document Number: 2016-00020
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-00019
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act
Document Number: 2016-00018
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Ocean Service (NOS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes this notice to announce town hall-style webinars to promote discussion between federal representatives and stakeholders on topics related to harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia occurring in the Great Lakes region. These webinars are being conducted in accordance with the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014 (HABHRCA), which directs federal agencies to advance the understanding of HAB and hypoxia events, and to respond to, detect, predict, control, and mitigate these events to the greatest extent possible. Through these webinars, the Interagency Working Group on HABHRCA (IWG-HABHRCA) seeks to engage a wide range of stakeholders in the Great lakes region, including scientists, resource managers, agricultural producers, commercial and recreational fishermen, other industry interests, international and non-profit organizations, and the interested public.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of 39 Parcels of Public Land in Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2016-00016
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer 39 parcels of public land totaling 608.57 acres in the Las Vegas Valley by competitive sale, at not less than the appraised fair market values (FMV). The BLM is proposing to offer the parcels for sale pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), as amended. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and BLM land sale regulations.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Notice of Public Meeting; Montana
Document Number: 2016-00015
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7254, as corrected, for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 7254 withdrew 19,687 acres of public mineral estate in Toole and Liberty Counties, Montana, from location and entry under the United States mining law to provide enhanced protection of the unique resources within the Sweet Grass Hills Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and surrounding areas. The lands have been and will remain open to the mineral and geothermal leasing laws and mineral materials disposal under the Materials Act. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 7254 will expire on April 9, 2017, unless it is extended. This notice amends the land description in PLO No. 7254 and gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action. This notice also announces the date, time, and location of the public meeting to be held in conjunction with the proposed extension.
Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program
Document Number: 2016-00010
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a computer matching program with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Data from the proposed match will be used to verify the unearned income of nonservice-connected veterans, and those veterans who are zero percent service-connected (noncompensable), whose eligibility for VA medical care is based on their inability to defray the cost of medical care. These veterans supply household income information that includes their spouses and dependents at the time of application for VA health care benefits.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Private School Universe Survey (PSS) June 2016-May 2019
Document Number: 2016-00008
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in the City of St. Louis, Mo.
Document Number: 2016-00006
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
A Centennial History of the United States International Trade Commission
Document Number: 2016-00005
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') is requesting submissions to form parts of a planned Centennial History of the United States International Trade Commission.
Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative-Science Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2016-00002
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI)Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) will meet as indicated below.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2015-33318
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to Heartland Human Care Services in Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2015-33296
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant to Heartland Human Care Services in Chicago, Illinois, for a total of $144,822. The supplemental funding will ensure that clients' essential needs, such as housing, transportation, communication, food, and medical care, will be met.
Prohibition Against Certain Flights in Specified Areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) Flight Information Region (FIR)
Document Number: 2015-33258
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On May 22, 2015, the FAA issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting certain flight operations in specified areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) 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 found this action necessary to address the hazardous situation created by the risks to U.S. civil aviation from ongoing military operations, political instability, violence from competing armed groups, and the continuing terrorism threat from extremist elements associated with the fighting and instability in Yemen. The prohibition contained in the May 22, 2015 NOTAM was continued in a subsequent NOTAM issued on November 25, 2015 that used a new accountability code for NOTAMs that announce FAA flight advisories or prohibitions for U.S. civil aviation operations in airspace for which the FAA is not the air navigation service provider. This action incorporates the flight prohibition contained in the November 25, 2015, NOTAM into the Code of Federal Regulations.
Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Territory and Airspace of Somalia
Document Number: 2015-33257
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends and expands a prohibition against certain flights in the territory and airspace of Somalia that applies to all United States (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 prohibition is expanded by raising the minimum Flight Level (FL) for flight operations by such persons from FL200 to FL260. The FAA is taking this action because it has determined that there is an unacceptable risk to U.S. civil aviation operating in the territory and airspace of Somalia at altitudes below FL260 resulting from terrorist and militant activity. The security situation in Somalia remains unstable. In response to this activity, the FAA published a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) on May 12, 2015, prohibiting U.S. civil flight operations in the territory and airspace of Somalia at altitudes below FL260. The prohibition contained in the May 12, 2015 NOTAM was continued in a subsequent NOTAM issued on November 25, 2015 that used a new accountability code for NOTAMs that announce FAA flight advisories or prohibitions for U.S. civil aviation operations in airspace for which the FAA is not the air navigation service provider. This amendment incorporates the flight prohibition set forth in the November 25, 2015 NOTAM into the rule; revises the approval process for proposed operations sponsored by other U.S. Government departments, agencies, and instrumentalities to align with the approval processes established for other recently published flight prohibition rules and clarifies the FAA's expectations regarding requests for approval; adds information about requests for exemption; reorganizes the placement of the rule within the General Operating and Flight Rules; and makes technical corrections to the regulatory text. This final rule will remain in effect for two years.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Certain Intermodal Containers
Document Number: 2015-33244
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of certain intermodal containers. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded that the country of origin of the intermodal containers is the country of origin of the imported panels for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-33216
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-33215
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of the Specialty Crop Committee's Stakeholder Listening Session
Document Number: 2015-33042
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, and the Specialty Crop Competitiveness Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-465), the United States Department of Agriculture announces a stakeholder listening session of the Specialty Crop Committee, a subcommittee of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.