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Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Endowments
Document Number: 2016-01080
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
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 on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), 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: Nathan Stinson, Jr., Ph.D., MD, MPH, Director, Division of Extramural Scientific Programs, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 800, Bethesda, MD 20892-5465, or call non-toll free number (301-594-8704 or email your request including your address to: stinsonn@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 March 21, 2016. Proposed Collection: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Endowments0925NEWExisting Collection In Use without an OMB Number- National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: The NIMHD Research Endowment Program builds research capacity and research infrastructure in order to facilitate minority health research and research regarding other health disparity populations at eligible institutions under sections 736 and 464z-4 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act). NIH regulations contains requirements that are subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as amended (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Title 45 of the CFR, sections 52i.3(b)(2), 52i.4(a), 52i.4(c), 52i.5(a), 52i.9(b), 52i.11(b), and 52i.11(d) contain reporting and information collection requirements that are subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. Title 45 of the CFR, sections 52i.10, 52i.11(a)(1), 52i.11(a)(2), 52i.11(a)(3), 52i.11(a)(4), and 52i.11(b) contain recordkeeping requirements that are subject to OMB review under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The respondents for this notice consist of institutions currently funded under Section 736 or Section 464z-4 of the PHS Act. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 548.
States' Decisions on Participating in Accounting and Auditing Relief for Federal Oil and Gas Marginal Properties
Document Number: 2016-01079
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
Final regulations that ONRR published September 13, 2004 (69 FR 55076), provide two types of accounting and auditing relief for Federal onshore or Outer Continental Shelf lease production from marginal properties. As the regulations require, ONRR provided a list of qualifying marginal Federal oil and gas properties to States that received a portion of Federal royalties. Each State then decided whether to participate in one or both relief options. For calendar year 2016, we provide in this notice the affected States' decisions to allow one or both types of relief.
Public Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors
Document Number: 2016-01077
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: African Development Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The US African Development Foundation (USADF) will hold its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss the agency's programs and administration.
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2016-01076
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-01075
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Army Family Advocacy Program Office, US Army announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-01074
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Agency's (RHS) intention to request an extension of a currently approved information collection in support of the program for 7 CFR part 1951, subpart F, ``Analyzing Credit Needs and Graduation of Borrowers.''
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2016-01073
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before January 2, 2016, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2016-01071
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before December 26, 2015, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2016-01069
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2016-01068
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Amended Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01067
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Human Genome Research Institute; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2016-01066
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01065
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Performance of Certain Functions by the National Futures Association Related to Notices of Swap Valuation Disputes Filed by Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2016-01051
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is authorizing the National Futures Association (``NFA'') to receive, review, maintain, and serve as the official custodian of records for notices provided by swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') of swap valuation disputes in excess of $20 million U.S. dollars (or its equivalent in any other currency), as provided in Commission regulation 23.502(c).
Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections
Document Number: 2016-01049
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), a program office in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking four (4) nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP). SACHRP provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary, HHS, through the Assistant Secretary for Health on issues pertaining to the continuance and improvement of functions within the authority of HHS directed toward protections for human subjects in research. SACHRP was established by the Secretary, HHS, on October 1, 2002. OHRP is seeking nominations of four qualified candidates to fill positions on the Committee membership that will be vacated during the 2016 calendar year, including the position of Chair.
Regular Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01048
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board (Board).
Implementing Certain Provisions of the Spectrum Pipeline Act With Respect to the Duties of the Technical Panel
Document Number: 2016-01047
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) amends its regulations with respect to the duties of the Technical Panel to include the new responsibility for review and approval of plans submitted by federal entities that request funding from the Spectrum Relocation Fund for the purposes set forth in Section 1005(a)(2) of the Spectrum Pipeline Act of 2015.
United States Standards for Mixed Grain
Document Number: 2016-01046
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is seeking comment from the public regarding the United States (U.S.) Standards for Mixed Grain under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA). To ensure that standards and official grading practices remain relevant, GIPSA invites interested parties to comment on whether the current mixed grain standards and grading practices need to be changed.
United States Standards for Flaxseed
Document Number: 2016-01045
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is seeking comments from the public regarding the United States (U.S.) Standards for Flaxseed under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA). To ensure that standards and official grading practices remain relevant, GIPSA invites interested parties to comment on whether the current flaxseed standards and grading practices need to be changed.
United States Standards for Rye
Document Number: 2016-01044
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is seeking comment from the public regarding the United States (U.S.) Standards for Rye under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA). To ensure that standards and official grading practices remain relevant, GIPSA invites interested parties to comment on whether the current rye standards and grading practices need to be changed.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-01043
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
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), to approve of and assign OMB numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board. Board- approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the PRA 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 number.
United States Standards for Triticale
Document Number: 2016-01042
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is seeking comment from the public regarding the United States (U.S.) Standards for Triticale under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA). To ensure that standards and official grading practices remain relevant, GIPSA invites interested parties to comment on whether the current triticale standards and grading practices need to be changed.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2016-01041
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project entitled ``Measuring Perceived Self- Escape Competencies among Underground Mineworkers''. The purpose of this two-year information collection is to gather survey data from up to 800 underground coal miners to measure their perceived competence in the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities that could be required for successful escape from an underground mine emergency.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2016-01040
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a newly proposed information collection project entitled ``Monitoring and Coordinating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare to Enhance Domestic Preparedness for Ebola Response''. The development of an ongoing Personal Protective Technology (PPT) sentinel surveillance system in the hospital setting will document data used to evaluate and monitor use and effectiveness for PPE usage in healthcare workers including Ebola protection.
Direct Farm Ownership Microloan
Document Number: 2016-01038
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is adding Direct Farm Ownership Microloan (DFOML) to the existing Direct Loan Program. The revisions to the Direct Loan Program regulations consist of application, eligibility, repayment terms, and security requirements to better serve the unique operating needs of small family farm operations. The existing Microloans (ML) in the Direct Loan Program already include MLs for operating loans (OL). DFOML is expected to make farm ownership loans (FOs) available and more attractive to small operators through reduced application requirements, more timely application processing, and added flexibility for Youth Loan (YL) borrowers in meeting the farm experience eligibility requirement.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2016-01037
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add a new system of records, DMDC 22, entitled ``Defense Competency Assessment Tool,'' to conduct web-based competency assessments in order to identify current and future competency gaps and requirements of the DoD civilian workforce based on near and long-term organizational goals, as well as to support analytical reporting to Congress.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program
Document Number: 2016-01034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 109 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) to the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) for review. If approved, Amendment 109 would amend the FMP to support increased participation in local small-scale groundfish fisheries managed under the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program. Specifically, Amendment 109 would amend the description of observer coverage requirements in the FMP to allow catcher vessels less than or equal to 46 feet (ft) (14.0 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear to be placed in the partial observer coverage category when groundfish CDQ fishing. In addition, Amendment 109 would exempt operators of registered catcher vessels greater than 32 ft (9.8 m) LOA and less than or equal to 46 ft LOA using hook-and-line gear from the requirement to obtain and carry a License Limitation Program (LLP) license when conducting groundfish CDQ fishing. Amendment 109 also would update descriptive information about the CDQ Program in the FMP and make several editorial revisions. The objective of Amendment 109 is to facilitate increased participation by residents of CDQ communities in the groundfish CDQ fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI), and to support economic development in western Alaska. This action would benefit the six CDQ groups and the operators of local small hook-and-line catcher vessels that the CDQ groups authorize to participate in the groundfish CDQ fisheries by reducing the costs of participating in those fisheries.
Announcing the Award of Six Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants From the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (Tribal MIECHV) Program
Document Number: 2016-01033
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care (OCC), Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (Tribal MIECHV) Program, announces the award of single-source program expansion supplement grants to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Pablo, MT; Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in Siletz, OR; Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan in Sault Ste. Marie, MI; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Bayfield, WI; the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma in Durant, OK; and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma in Tahlequah, OK. The Fiscal Year 2015 single-source program expansion supplement grants will support the expansion of the Tribal Early Learning Initiative (TELI) program.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2016-01032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to update the final regulation that governs recurring special local regulations in the Seventh Coast Guard District. These regulations will apply to all recurring events held on navigable waters of the Seventh District, such as regattas, parades, and fireworks displays. This update is being proposed to ensure that all known recurring marine events are included in the final regulation and to allow respective Captains of the Port greater ease in enacting or modifying those portions of the regulation which apply to their respective areas.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Chemical Weapons Convention Declaration and Report Handbook and Forms
Document Number: 2016-01030
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Campus Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) Survey
Document Number: 2016-01027
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Wisconsin State Board Requirements
Document Number: 2016-01015
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of state implementation plan (SIP) submissions from Wisconsin regarding the state board requirements under section 128 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is also approving elements of SIP submissions from Wisconsin regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110, relating to state boards for the 1997 ozone, 1997 fine particulate (PM2.5), 2006 PM2.5, 2008 lead (Pb), 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The proposed rulemaking associated with this final action was published on September 11, 2015, and EPA received no comments during the comment period, which ended on October 13, 2015.
Airworthiness Directives; Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company) Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-00951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Beechcraft Corporation Model BAe.125 series 1000A and 1000B airplanes and Model Hawker 1000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of inadvertent stowage of the thrust reversers, which can result in high forward engine thrust even though the throttle is commanding reverse thrust. This proposed AD would require installing kits that include relays, associated wiring, and a thrust reverser fail annunciator. We are proposing this AD to prevent inadvertent stowage of the thrust reversers, which could cause a runway overrun during a rejected takeoff or landing, and consequent structural failure and possible injury to occupants.
Airworthiness Directives; Kaman Aerospace Corporation
Document Number: 2016-00947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman) Model K-1200 helicopters. This proposed AD would require revising the ``Flight LimitationsNO LOAD'' and ``Flight LimitationsLOAD'' sections of the rotorcraft flight manual (RFM). This proposed AD is prompted by a report of certain flight maneuvers that may lead to main rotor (M/R) blade to opposing hub contact. The proposed actions are intended to prevent damage to the M/R flight controls and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters Inc.
Document Number: 2016-00945
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) Model 500N and 600N helicopters with certain rotating cone assemblies installed. This AD requires establishing a life limit of 10,000 hours time-in-service (TIS) on these rotating cone assemblies. This AD was prompted by the determination that MDHI created rotating cone assemblies with new dash numbers but incorrectly failed to identify them as life-limited parts. The actions are intended to prevent operation of rotating cone assemblies past their life limits, failure of the rotating cone assemblies, loss of directional control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-00944
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-10- 03, for certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 2015-10-03 currently requires a detailed inspection for visible chrome of each affected main landing gear (MLG) sidestay upper cardan pin, associated nuts, and retainer assembly; pin replacement if needed; measurement of cardan pin clearance dimensions (gap check); corrective actions if necessary; and a report of all findings. Since we issued AD 2015-10-03, further investigation concluded that the reported MLG sidestay upper cardan pin migration event had been caused by corrosion due to lack of jointing compound and inadequate sealant application during the MLG installation. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection of the upper cardan pin and nut threads for any corrosion, pitting, or thread damage, and if necessary, replacement of the cardan pin and nut threads. This proposed AD would also revise the applicability to include additional airplane models. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct migration of the sidestay upper cardan pin, which could result in disconnection of the sidestay upper arm from the airplane structure, and could result in a landing gear collapse and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to occupants.