Submission for OMB Review; North Carolina Sales Tax Certification
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning North Carolina sales tax certification. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 58254 on September 28, 2015. No comments were received.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Notice of Public Meetings, Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Oil and Gas Sub-Group
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC) Oil and Gas Sub-Group is scheduled to meet as indicated below.
Marine Mammals; File No. 16239
Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 16239 has been issued to Dan Engelhaupt, Ph.D., HDR EOC, 5700 Lake Wright Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502-1859.
Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act Great Lakes Webinars; Correction
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a document in the Federal Register of January 7, 2016, entitled Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act. The information concerning the webinar dates and WebEx information have been updated.
Public Meeting To Discuss Next Steps Toward Implementing a Consent-Based Siting Process for Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Facilities
The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) is implementing a consent- based siting process to establish an integrated waste management system to transport, store, and dispose of commercial spent nuclear fuel and high level defense radioactive waste. In a consent-based siting approach, DOE will work with communities, tribal governments and states across the country that express interest in hosting any of the facilities identified as part of an integrated waste management system. DOE is hosting a public meeting on January 20, 2016 to discuss next steps towards implementing a consent-based siting process for nuclear waste storage and disposal facilities. Type of meeting: Open meeting. Date: January 20, 2016. Time: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Location: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. 999 9th St NW., Washington, DC 20001. Remote Access and Registration: Attendees are encouraged to pre- register to expedite the check in process. Seating is limited to the room capacity and seats will be available on a first come, first served basis. The meeting will include a conference call phone number and will be webcast live on the Internet. Registration and remote access instructions including technical support contact information will be provided on the DOE Web site prior to the meeting at http:// www.energy.gov/consentbasedsiting.
Excess Uranium Management: Secretarial Determination of No Adverse Impact on the Domestic Uranium Mining, Conversion, and Enrichment Industries
On December 18, 2015, the Secretary of Energy issued a determination (``Secretarial Determination'') covering the lease of high-assay low enriched uranium for medical isotope production projects through the Department's Uranium Lease and Take-Back Program (ULTB). The Secretarial Determination covers transfers of up to 500 kilograms uranium (kgU) per year of low enriched uranium (LEU) at up to 19.75 percent uranium-235 in the two years following approval of the determination to support molybdenum-99 production. For the reasons set forth in the Department's ``Analysis of Potential Impacts of Uranium Transfers on the Domestic Uranium Mining, Conversion, and Enrichment Industries,'' which is incorporated into the Determination, the Secretary determined that these transfers will not have an adverse material impact on the domestic uranium mining, conversion, or enrichment industry.
Definitions of Terms Relating to Marital Status; Hearing
This document provides notice of public hearing on proposed regulations relating to the holdings of Obergefell v. Hodges, 2015, Windsor v. United States, 2013, and a revenue ruling that define terms in the Internal Revenue Code (Code) describing the marital status of taxpayers.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Oceanic Whitetip Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
We, NMFS, announce the 90-day finding on a petition to list the oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) range-wide, or in the alternative, as one or more distinct population segments (DPSs) identified by the petitioners as endangered or threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted for the species worldwide. Accordingly, we will initiate a status review of oceanic whitetip shark range-wide at this time. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information regarding this species.
New Postal Product
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning a modification to a Global Expedited Package Services 3 negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Defense Intelligence Agency National Intelligence University Board of Visitors; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the National Intelligence University Board of Visitors has been scheduled. The meeting is closed to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Guam Mariana Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel (AP) and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Advisory Panel to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
Texas Disaster #TX-00462
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Texas (FEMA-4245- DR), dated 12/24/2015. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding. Incident Period: 10/22/2015 through 10/31/2015.
Oklahoma Disaster #OK-00098
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA- 4247-DR), dated 12/29/2015. Incident: Severe winter storms and flooding. Incident Period: 11/27/2015 through 11/29/2015.
Mississippi Disaster #MS-00083
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Mississippi (FEMA- 4248-DR), dated 01/04/2016. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding. Incident Period: 12/23/2015 through 12/28/2015. Effective Date: 01/04/2016. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 03/04/2016. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/04/2016.
Mississippi Disaster #MS-00082
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Mississippi (FEMA4248DR), dated 01/04/ 2016. Incident: Severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding. Incident Period: 12/23/2015 through 12/28/2015. Effective Date: 01/04/2016. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 03/04/2016. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/04/2016.
Idaho Disaster #ID-00060
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Idaho (FEMA-4246- DR), dated 12/23/2015. Incident: Severe storms and straight-line winds. Incident Period: 11/17/2015. Effective Date: 12/23/2015. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/22/2016. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/23/2016.
Notice of Open Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Dennis Shea, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ``the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on Thursday, January 21, 2016, on ``Developments in China's Military Force Projection and Expeditionary Capabilities.'' Background: This is the first public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2016 report cycle to collect input from academic and industry experts concerning the national security implications of China's military modernization efforts for the United States. The hearing will focus on key developments in the security sphere concerning China's interest in its military pursuing joint expeditionary and force projection capabilities. It will seek to understand the implications of China's interest in developing expeditionary and force projection capabilities for United States, U.S. allies, and partners in the Asia Pacific. The hearing will be co- chaired by Commissioners Jeffrey L. Fiedler and Larry M. Wortzel. Any interested party may file a written statement by January 21, 2016, by mailing to the contact below. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. Location, Date and Time: Room: SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building. Thursday, January 21, 2016, start time is 9:00 am. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted to the Commission's Web site at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check our Web site for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing.
Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers for 2016
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2016 minimum random drug testing rate at 25 percent of covered crewmembers.
Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems on a Chip, and Products Containing the Same
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (ALJ) has issued a final initial determination on December 22, 2015 and recommended determination on remedy and bonding on January 5, 2016. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, specifically a limited exclusion order against certain graphics processing chips, systems on a chip, and products containing the same, imported by respondents; and a cease and desist order against respondents. The respondents are NVIDIA Corporation of Santa Clara, California; Biostar Microtech International Corp. of New Taipei, Taiwan; Biostar Microtech (U.S.A.) Corp. of City of Industry, California; Elitegroup Computer Systems Co. Ltd. of Taipei, Taiwan; Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. of Newark, California; EVGA Corp. of Brea, California; Fuhu, Inc. of El Segundo, California; Jaton Corp. of Fremont, California; Mad Catz, Inc. of San Diego, California; OUYA, Inc. of Santa Monica, California; Sparkle Computer Co., Ltd. of New Taipei City, Taiwan; Toradex, Inc. of Seattle, Washington; and ZOTAC USA, Inc. of Chino, California. This notice is soliciting public interest comments only from the public. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4) within 30 days from service of the recommended determination.
Next Generation Sequencing-Based Oncology Panels; Public Workshop; Request for Comments
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop entitled ``Next Generation Sequencing-Based Oncology Panels.'' The purpose of this workshop is to obtain feedback on analytical and clinical validation approaches for next generation sequencing (NGS)- based oncology panels. Comments and suggestions generated through this workshop will help guide the development of appropriate regulatory standards for evaluation of NGS-based oncology panels in cancer patient management.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco To Protect Children and Adolescents
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on regulations restricting the sale and distribution of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to protect children and adolescents.
Certain Rack Mountable Power Distribution Units; Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 8, 2015, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Server Technology, Inc. of Reno, Nevada. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain rack mountable power distribution units by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,162,521 (``the `521 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 7,400,493 (``the `493 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 7,414,329 (``the `329 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 7,447,002 (``the `002 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 7,567,430 (``the `430 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 7,706,134 (``the `134 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 8,541,906 (``the `906 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 8,541,907 (``the `907 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 8,601,291 (``the `291 patent''), and U.S. Patent No. 8,694,272 (``the `272 patent''), and that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Student Pilot Application Requirements
This action requires applicants to apply for a student pilot certificate through a Flight Standards District Office, designated pilot examiner, airman certification representative associated with a pilot school, or certified flight instructor. Aviation Medical Examiners will no longer issue a combination medical certificate and student pilot certificate. Student pilot certificates will be issued on the same medium as other pilot certificates and will have no expiration date. All student pilot certificates issued before the effective date of this final rule will expire according to their terms unless they are replaced by another pilot certificate. This final rule responds to section 4012 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act and facilitates security vetting by the Transportation Security Administration of student pilot applicants prior to certificate issuance. This action withdraws the proposal for pilot certificates to include a photograph of the individual pilot. Section 321 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 supersedes section 4022 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which provided the basis for the proposed rule. The FAA intends to publish in the future a proposed rule that would implement section 321. Additionally, this action withdraws the proposal to implement fees for pilot certificates.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of Frankenia johnstonii (Johnston's frankenia) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants
The best available scientific and commercial data indicate that Frankenia johnstonii (Johnston's frankenia) has recovered. Therefore, under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), remove (delist) the Johnston's frankenia from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants. This determination is based on a thorough review of all available information, which indicates that the threats to this species have been eliminated or reduced to the point that the species has recovered and no longer meets the definition of threatened or endangered under the Act. We also announce the availability of the final post-delisting monitoring plan for Johnston's frankenia.