January 12, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2016-01-12-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2016-01-12
Sunshine Act: OPIC Annual Public Hearing
Document Number: 2016-00530
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board
Document Number: 2016-00519
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, Institute of Museum and Library Services
The National Museum and Library Services Board, which advises the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services in awarding national awards and medals, will meet by teleconference on February 18, 2016, to review nominations for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-00494
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Broadband Cellular and Satellite Communications Exploratory Development
Document Number: 2016-00474
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc., to investigate the operational use of broadband cellular technology, including equipment that may be integrated into the National Public Safety Broadband Communication Band 14 LTE Network (commonly called FirstNet). The research also includes tactical employment of Multiple User Objective System (MUOS) Satellite Communications and common operational picture applications to establish Coast Guard network centric operations. A Pilot Demonstration schedule has been proposed in which General Dynamics will provide and install their Band 14 LTE Network, GeoSuite Server Common Operational Picture application, Satcom radios, smart phones, vehicle routers, modems, and antennas suitable for installation on select Coast Guard surface vessels, boarding teams, command center and ground vehicles. LTE Network base station radios will be placed on an existing CG-owned tower or a deployable equivalent. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (R&D Center) will prepare a Pilot Demonstration Assessment Plan and a Coast Guard Sector will operate the equipment for exploratory development over a six-month period to collect information on suitability, reliability, maintenance requirements, and human systems interoperability. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc., the agency is soliciting public comment on the possible nature of and participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA. In addition, the Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants to propose similar CRADAs.
Large Residential Washers From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation
Document Number: 2016-00473
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2016-00472
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 28 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2016-00461
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication.
Comment Request for Information Collection for the Evaluation of the Disability Employment Initiative Round 5 and Future Rounds
Document Number: 2016-00460
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 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. 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 requirements on respondents is properly assessed. Currently, the Department of Labor is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about the Evaluation of the Disability Employment Initiative Round 5 and Future Rounds. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addressee section of this notice.
Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Filing Deadlines for Court Review of Administrative Final Decisions
Document Number: 2016-00453
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program regulation to establish a timeframe for filing civil actions or claims against the United States based on 5 U.S.C. Chapter 870 (Life Insurance).
Meeting Announcement for the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee Required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015
Document Number: 2016-00450
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the first meeting date for the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as ``the Committee'') on Monday, February 1, 2016.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-00445
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency
Waiver of Debris Containment Requirements for Launch
Document Number: 2016-00444
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice concerns two petitions for waiver submitted to the FAA by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX): (1) A petition to waive the requirement that a waiver request be submitted at least 60 days before the effective date of the waiver unless good cause for later submission is shown in the petition; and (2) a petition to waive the requirement that analysis must establish designated impact limit lines to bound the area where debris with a ballistic coefficient of three or more pounds per square foot is allowed to impact if the flight safety system (FSS) functions properly.
Waiver of Acceptable Risk Restriction for Launch
Document Number: 2016-00443
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice concerns two petitions for waiver submitted to the FAA by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX): (1) A petition to waive the requirement that a waiver request be submitted at least 60 days before the effective date of the waiver unless good cause for later submission is shown in the petition; and (2) a petition to waive the restriction that the risk to the public from the launch of an expendable launch vehicle not exceed an expected average number of 0.00003 casualties (Ec
Request for Information Regarding Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Resubmission Guidelines
Document Number: 2016-00442
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) supervises and enforces compliance with the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) for certain financial institutions and maintains a resubmission schedule and guidelines (Resubmission Guidelines) describing when supervised institutions should correct and resubmit HMDA data. The Bureau is considering whether changes to its HMDA Resubmission Guidelines may be appropriate for HMDA data that will be submitted under recent amendments to Regulation C, which implements HMDA. The Bureau requests information from the public on what changes to the Bureau's Resubmission Guidelines may be needed.
Withdrawal of United States Standards for Livestock and Meat Marketing Claims
Document Number: 2016-00440
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This Notice informs the public that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is withdrawing the U.S. Standards for Livestock and Meat Marketing Claims. Specifically, AMS is withdrawing: (1) The Grass (Forage) Fed Claim for Ruminant Livestock and the Meat Products Derived from Such Livestock (Grass (Forage) Fed Marketing Claim Standard); and (2) the Naturally Raised Claim for Livestock and the Meat and Meat Products Derived From Such Livestock (Naturally Raised Marketing Claim Standard).
United States Standards for Grades of Pecans
Document Number: 2016-00439
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposes to revise the United States Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans and the United States Standards for Grades of Pecans in the Shell. AMS is proposing to replace the term ``midget'' with ``extra small'' in the Shelled Pecan standards. AMS is also proposing to remove from both standards references to plastic models of pecan kernels, and information on where the color standards may be examined. These changes would modernize the terminology and information in the standards.
Agreement on Government Procurement: Effective Date of Amendments for the Republic of Korea
Document Number: 2016-00437
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
For the purpose of U.S. Government procurement that is covered by Title III of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, the effective date of the Protocol Amending the Agreement on Government Procurement, done on March 30, 2012 at Geneva, World Trade Organization, for the Republic of Korea is January 14, 2016.
North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation Notice of Determination Regarding Review of Submission #2015-04
Document Number: 2016-00436
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA) gives notice that on January 11, 2016, Submission #2015-04 regarding Mexico was accepted for review pursuant to Article 16(3) of the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC). On November 12, 2015, the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 770, the Frente Aut[eacute]ntico del Trabajo, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and the Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research, provided a submission to OTLA, through Change to Win, alleging violations of the NAALC by the Government of Mexico (GOM). U.S. Submission #2015-04 alleges that the GOM has failed to meet its obligations under the NAALC, including to effectively enforce its labor laws with respect to freedom of association, collective bargaining, discrimination, minimum labor standards, occupational safety and health, and workers' compensation and to ensure that its labor law proceedings are fair, equitable, and transparent. OTLA's decision to accept the submission for review is not intended to indicate any determination as to the validity or accuracy of the allegations contained in the submission. The objective of the review will be to gather information so that OTLA can better understand the allegations contained in the submission and publicly report on the issues raised therein in light of the GOM's obligations under the NAALC. As set out in the Procedural Guidelines (published as 71 FR 76691 (2006)), OTLA will complete the review and issue a public report to the Secretary of Labor within 180 days of this acceptance, unless circumstances, as determined by OTLA, require an extension of time.
TSCA Inventory Equivalency Determinations for Certain Class 2 Substances; TSCA Section 21 Petition; Reasons for Agency Response
Document Number: 2016-00435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the availability of EPA's response to a petition it received under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The TSCA section 21 petition was received from the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG) on October 7, 2015. The petitioner requested EPA to promulgate a rule pursuant to TSCA section 8 that would ``establish a process to amend the list of natural sources of oil and fat in the `Soap and Detergent Association' (SDA) nomenclature system by considering the chemical equivalency of additional natural sources.'' After careful consideration, EPA denied the TSCA section 21 petition for the reasons discussed in this document.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for November 2015
Document Number: 2016-00433
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or expired; and a periodic status report on any new chemicals under EPA review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document covers the period from November 2, 2015 to November 30, 2015.
Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2016-00432
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 7, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the 27th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (TRBs), from the People's Republic of China (PRC).\1\ The period of review (POR) is June 1, 2013, through May 31, 2014. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Neptune Aviation Services, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-00429
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Mr. Mikkel Grandjean-Thomsen
Document Number: 2016-00427
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection, eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of a Previously Approved Collection; Annual Reporting for Manufacturers of Listed Chemicals
Document Number: 2016-00425
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of a Previously Approved Collection; Monitoring Information Collections
Document Number: 2016-00424
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision to a Previously Approved Collection Community Policing Self-Assessment (CP-SAT)
Document Number: 2016-00423
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Establishment of Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2016
Document Number: 2016-00422
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
By this notice, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is establishing an Emergency Relief Docket for calendar year 2016 so grantees and subgrantees affected by national or regional emergencies may request temporary relief from FTA administrative and statutory requirements.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-00421
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Department of the Air Force
Document Number: 2016-00420
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; U.S. Coast Guard Air Operations
Document Number: 2016-00418
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; PHI, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-00417
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Meeting Dates and Agenda
Document Number: 2016-00416
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB), as previously announced, holds teleconference meetings the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. ET and two face-to-face meetings each calendar year. For 2016, teleconference only meetings will be February 17, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 21 to discuss the ideas and views presented at the previous ELAB meetings, as well as new business. Items to be discussed by ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Issues in continuing the expansion of national environmental accreditation; (2) ELAB's support to the Agency's on issues relating to measurement and monitoring for all programs; and (3) follow-up on some of ELAB's past recommendations and issues. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting their two face-to-face meetings with teleconference line also available on January 25, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 1:30 p.m. (CT) and on August 8, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Orange County, CA at 1:00 p.m. (PT). Written comments on laboratory accreditation issues and/or environmental monitoring or measurement issues are encouraged and should be sent to Ms. Lara P. Phelps, Designated Federal Officer, US EPA (E243-05), 109 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 or emailed to phelps.lara@epa.gov. Members of the public are invited to listen to the teleconference calls, and time permitting, will be allowed to comment on issues discussed during this and previous ELAB meetings. Those persons interested in attending should call Lara P. Phelps at (919) 541-5544 to obtain teleconference information. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Lara P. Phelps at the number above. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Lara P. Phelps, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Monarch, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-00415
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Part B Permit Application, Permit Modifications, and Special Permits
Document Number: 2016-00414
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), Part B Permit Application, Permit Modifications, and Special Permits (EPA ICR No. 1573.14, OMB Control No. 2050-0009), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, the 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 April 30, 2016. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
Document Number: 2016-00413
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Specific Unit Requirements, and Special Waste Processes and Types
Document Number: 2016-00412
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), Hazardous Waste Specific Unit Requirements, and Special Waste Processes and Types (EPA ICR No. 1572.11, OMB Control No. 2050-0050), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, the 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 April 30, 2016. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Bombardier Inc.
Document Number: 2016-00411
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Investigating Factors That Influence Career Choice Among Neuroscience Trainees NINDS
Document Number: 2016-00410
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
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 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the 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 to address 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) The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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: Paul A. Scott, Ph.D., Director, Office of Science Policy and Planning, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 31 Center Drive, Room 8A03, Bethesda, MD 20892-2540 or call non-toll-free number (301) 451- 7964 or Email your request, including your address to: NINDSWorkforceSurvey@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: Investigating Factors that Influence Career Choice Among Neuroscience Trainees NINDS, 0925-NEW, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: In order to create and administer effective training programs for a diverse research workforce, NINDS needs information about the factors influencing career choice among different populations, particularly those underrepresented in the neuroscience workforce. Few studies have looked into factors influencing career choice among biomedical science trainees and how those career choices are influenced by social identity (race/ethnicity, gender, disability, disadvantaged background, and their intersection); none, to our knowledge, has reported this data specifically for neuroscientists. In pursuit of the training mission of NINDS, the Office of Training, Career Development, and Workforce Diversity (OTCDWD) administers programs to train the next generation of neuroscientists and to increase diversity of the neuroscience workforce. The information collected from this survey will help give NINDS a clearer picture of the environment and experiences of our trainee and potential trainee community. We are seeking a more accurate understanding of the career choices neuroscience trainees are making, and how well NINDS supports our trainees' needs and facilitates successful career trajectories. The survey will help improve our current programs, develop training opportunities, and provide programmatic support for current and future NINDS trainees. OMB approval is requested for 18 months. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 205.
Extension of Public Comment Period for the Request for Information (RFI): Soliciting Input for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Strategic Planning Process
Document Number: 2016-00409
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is extending the comment period for responses to its Request for Information (RFI), published in Vol. 80, No. 195, of the Federal Register on October 8, 2015. The response date has been extended from January 8, 2016, to February 8, 2016, to provide additional time for any and all interested parties to respond to this RFI. Comments must be submitted electronically using the web-based form available at http:// grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/rfi.cfm?ID=50.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-00407
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: United States Institute of Peace, Agencies and Commissions
Order Making Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Adjustments to Transaction Fee Rates
Document Number: 2016-00406
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Announcement of Grant Application Deadlines and Funding Levels
Document Number: 2016-00405
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), herein referred to as RUS or the Agency, announces its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program application window for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. This notice is being issued in order to allow potential applicants time to submit proposals and give the Agency time to process applications within the current fiscal year. RUS will publish on its Web site at http:// www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/notices-solicitation-applications-no sas the amount of funding received in the final appropriations act. In addition to announcing the application window, RUS announces the minimum and maximum amounts for DLT grants applicable for the fiscal year. The DLT Grant Program regulation can be found at 7 part CFR 1703 (Subparts D through E).
Gresham Municipal Utilities; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation
Document Number: 2016-00404
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2016-00402
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission