February 18, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
Document Number: 2016-03347
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In a decision served on February 12, 2016, we proposed to adopt 1.014 (1.4% per year) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 2010-2014 (five-year) averaging period. This value represents an increase of 0.7% from the average for the 2009-2013 period. The Board's February 12, 2016 decision in this proceeding stated that comments may be filed addressing any perceived data and computational errors in the Board's calculation. It also stated that, if there were no further action taken by the Board, the proposed productivity adjustment would become effective on March 1, 2016.
Criteria and Design Features for Inspection of Water-Control Structures Associated With Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2016-03346
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.127, ``Criteria and Design Features for Inspection of Water-Control Structures Associated with Nuclear Power Plants.'' This RG describes a method that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for designing water-control structures (e.g., dams, slopes, canals, reservoirs, and associated conveyance facilities) such that periodic inspections may be performed. In addition, this guide describes an acceptable inspection and monitoring program for water-control structures. Water-control structures include those used in the emergency cooling water system and those relied upon for flood protection.
Television Broadcasting Services; Scottsbluff, Nebraska and Sidney, Nebraska
Document Number: 2016-03345
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed by Gray Television License, LLC, proposed assignee of KDUH-TV, Scottsbluff, Nebraska and New Rushmore Radio, Inc., the licensee of station KDUH-TV, channel 7, Scottsbluff, Nebraska (collectively ``Petitioners''), requesting an amendment of the DTV Table of Allotments to delete channel 7 at Scottsbluff and substitute channel 7 at Sidney, Nebraska. While the Commission instituted a freeze on the acceptance of full power television rulemaking petitions requesting channel substitutions in May 2011, Petitioners are seeking a waiver asserting that because the proposed change in community of license does not involve any proposed change in technical facilities, grant of the petition would not impact on the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments. Petitioners believe that a waiver here would serve the public interest and that community in Sidney would remain well-served after reallotment.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2016-03344
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics (Including Smartphones and Smartwatches) and Components Thereof, DN 3120; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
National Assessment Governing Board Quarterly Board Meeting
Document Number: 2016-03343
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the March 3-5, 2016 Quarterly Meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board). This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in attending the meeting or providing written comments on the meeting. The notice of this meeting is required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-03339
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Standing and Special Shrimp Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-2019
Document Number: 2016-03338
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
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.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-03337
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter Advisory Panel (AP).
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for: Summer Jobs and Beyond: Career Pathways for Youth (CPY)
Document Number: 2016-03336
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of up to $20,000,000 in grant funds authorized by section 169(c) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Public Law 113-128, Dislocated Worker Demonstration Projects, and the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2016, Public Law 114-113 for the pilot grant program, Summer Jobs and Beyond: Career Pathways for Youth (CPY). ETA plans to award approximately 10-11 grants of approximately $2,000,000 each to Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDB). This program is designed to provide employment-related services to eligible youth who are new entrants to the workforce, including those with limited current or past work experience. The program will provide youth with work experience opportunities, including summer and year[hyphen]round part[hyphen]time job opportunities for in-school youth and employment and work experience opportunities throughout the year for out-of-school youth, and exposure to career pathways in in[hyphen]demand job sectors. The grants will require partnerships between LWDBs and local summer employment programs, employers, Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and re[hyphen]engagement centers. Other community partners may provide services to eligible youth that assist in the development of work experience and entry into career pathways. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/ or http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this solicitation.
Accelerating Reporting Requirements for Class I Railroads
Document Number: 2016-03332
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is withdrawing the proposed rules and discontinuing the EP 701 rulemaking proceeding which proposed to accelerate the filing deadlines for certain financial, employee, and traffic reports submitted by Class I railroads.
Effective Date of Requirement for Premarket Approval for Total Metal-on-Metal Semi-Constrained Hip Joint Systems
Document Number: 2016-03331
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final order to require the filing of a premarket approval application (PMA) or a notice of completion of a product development protocol (PDP) for the hip joint metal/metal semi-constrained, with a cemented acetabular component, prosthesis; and hip joint metal/metal semi-constrained, with an uncemented acetabular component, prosthesis.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Substances Generally Recognized as Safe: Notification Procedure
Document Number: 2016-03330
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Commission Staff Attendance
Document Number: 2016-03329
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-03328
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding three Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Application for Survivor Insurance Annuities; OMB 3220-0030. Under Section 2(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), monthly survivor annuities are payable to surviving widow(er)s, parents, unmarried children, and in certain cases, divorced spouses, mothers (fathers), remarried widow(er)s, and grandchildren of deceased railroad employees if there are no qualified survivors of the employee immediately eligible for an annuity. The requirements relating to the annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 217, 218, and 219. To collect the information needed to help determine an applicant's entitlement to, and the amount of, a survivor annuity the RRB uses Forms AA-17, Application for Widow(er)'s Annuity; AA-17b, Applications for Determination of Widow(er)'s Disability; AA-18, Application for Mother's/Father's and Child's Annuity; AA-19, Application for Child's Annuity; AA-19a, Application for Determination of Child's Disability; AA-20, Application for Parent's Annuity, and electronic Forms AA- 17cert, Application Summary and Certification, and AA-17sum, Application Summary. The AA-17 application process obtains information from an applicant about their marital history, work history, benefits from other government agencies, and Medicare entitlement for a survivor annuity. An RRB representative interviews the applicant either at a field office (preferred), an itinerant point, or by telephone. During the interview, the RRB representative enters the information obtained into an on-line information system. Upon completion of the interview, the on-line information system generates a summary of the information that was provided on either Form AA-17cert, Application Summary and Certification, or Form AA-17sum, Application Summary, for the applicant to review and approve. Form AA-17cert documents approval using the traditional pen and ink ``wet'' signature, and Form AA-17sum, documents approval using the alternative signature method called Attestation. When the RRB representative is unable to contact the applicant in person or by telephone, for example, the applicant lives in another country, a manual version of Form AA-17 is used. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion of the forms is required to obtain a benefit. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (80 FR 75140 on December 1, 2015) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Leach Xpress and Rayne Xpress Expansion Projects
Document Number: 2016-03324
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2016-03322
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2016-03321
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2016-03320
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Conway Corporation; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2016-03313
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
City of West Memphis, Arkansas; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2016-03312
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2016-03310
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2016-03309
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Airworthiness Directives; B-N Group Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-03307
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an airworthiness directive (AD) 2014-03-18 for B-N Group Ltd. Models BN-2, BN-2A, BN-2A-2, BN-2A-3, BN-2A-6, BN- 2A-8, BN-2A-9, BN-2A-20, BN-2A-21, BN-2A-26, BN-2A-27, BN-2B-20, BN-2B- 21, BN-2B-26, BN-2B-27, BN2A MK. III, BN2A MK. III-2, and BN2A MK. III- 3 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as damage of the cable sliding end assembly and installation of the incorrect end fitting on engine control cable assemblies. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2016-03306
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Centennial Corridor Project on State Route 58 from Cottonwood Road to Interstate 5 and State Route 99 from Wilson Road to Gilmore Avenue in the County of Kern, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2016-03305
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), 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 ``Collections Related to Synthetic Turf Fields with Crumb Rubber Infill.'' The purpose of the proposed studies is to evaluate and characterize the chemical composition and use of synthetic turf with crumb rubber infill and exposure potential to constituents in crumb rubber infill.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2016-03304
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2016-03302
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for recovery permits to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing such permits.
PowerShares Exchange-Traded Self-Indexed Fund Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2016-03301
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-03297
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-01- 15, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. AD 2011-01-15 currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage skin of the crown skin panel along the chem-milled step at stringers S-4L (left) and S-4R (right), from stations (STA) 297 through STA 439, and repair, if necessary. AD 2011-01-15 also includes terminating action for the repetitive inspections of the repaired areas only. Since we issued AD 2011-01-15, we received reports of the initiation of new fatigue cracking in the fuselage skin of the crown skin panel along locally thinned channels adjacent to the chem-milled steps. This proposed AD would add repetitive inspections for cracking in additional areas and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would also remove airplanes from the applicability in AD 2011-01-15. This proposed AD would also add an optional skin panel replacement which would terminate all inspections and an optional preventative modification that would terminate certain inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the fuselage skin of the crown skin panel, which could result in pressure venting and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Defense Personal Property Program (DP3)
Document Number: 2016-03290
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The DoD is not proceeding with the proposed Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) Household Goods Channeling Pilot Test, as set forth in the September 8, 2015 notice (80 FR 53786). We appreciate all inputs made toward providing the information necessary to reach this conclusion.
Proposed Information Collection (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) Benefits-Application, Claim, Other Health Insurance & Potential Liability); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-03288
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.
Agency Information Collection (Dependents' Request for Change of Program or Place of Training) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-03287
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection-Request for a Certificate of Eligibility VA Form 26-1880
Document Number: 2016-03286
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. The holder of a vendee account which has been guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may request VA to repurchase a loan as provided in 38 CFR 36.
Proposed Information Collection (Report of Subcontracts to Small and Veteran-Owned Business-VA0896a); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-03285
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA OSDBU, is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information to be collected by VA through the Form 0896A, which intends to gather information from prime contractors regarding their subcontracts with service-disabled Veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran- owned small businesses (VOSB). This collection is in accordance with Public Law 109-461, Title V, Section 502(a)(1), codified at 38 U.S.C. 8127(a)(4).
Agency Information Collection (Loan Analysis) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-03284
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Request for Nominations on Public Advisory Panels of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-03283
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting that any industry organizations interested in participating in the selection of nonvoting industry representatives to serve on certain panels of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee (MDAC) in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) notify FDA in writing. FDA is also requesting nominations for nonvoting industry representatives to serve on certain device Panels of the MDAC in the CDRH. A nominee may either be self-nominated or nominated by an organization to serve as a nonvoting industry representative. Nominations will be accepted for current and upcoming vacancies effective with this notice. FDA seeks to include the views of women, and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups and individuals with and without disabilities on its advisory committees and, therefore encourages nominations of appropriately qualified candidates from these groups.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2016-03281
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning an amendment to Priority Mail Contract 113 negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Information Collection; New Funding Formula for the State Councils on Developmental Disabilities (SCDDs) and Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) Located in Each State and Territory
Document Number: 2016-03276
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) within the Administration on Disabilities (AoD), located within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is soliciting comments from the public on the New Funding Formula for the State Councils on Developmental Disabilities (SCDDs) and Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) located in each State and Territory.