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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04441
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04440
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Continuous Emission Monitoring
Document Number: 2016-04437
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request (3064-0189)
Document Number: 2016-04436
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC, 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 the renewal of an existing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. On December 15, 2015, (80 FR 77631), the FDIC requested comment for 60 days on a proposal to renew the information collection described below. No comments were received. The FDIC hereby gives notice of its plan to submit to OMB a request to approve the renewal of this collection, and again invites comment on this renewal.
Continuous Emission Monitoring
Document Number: 2016-04435
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Occupational Safety and Health Standards
Document Number: 2016-04434
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Private Land Mobile Radio Service
Document Number: 2016-04433
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of 229 Boundary for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Also Known as Jefferson Lab)
Document Number: 2016-04432
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Energy
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Energy, pursuant to Section 229 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, as implemented by 10 CFR part 860 published in the Federal Register on August 26, 1963 (28 FR 8400), prohibits the unauthorized entry, as provided in 10 CFR 860.3 and the unauthorized introduction of weapons or dangerous materials, as provided in 10 CFR 860.4, into or upon the following described facilities of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility of the United States Department of Energy. The following amendments are made: The U.S. Department of Energy installation known as the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is located in the Second Civil District of Newport News, Virginia, within the corporate limits of the City of Newport News. The facility is located on a 169 acre federal reservation. North of the DOE-owned land is an eight acre parcel referred to as the Virginia Associated Research Campus (VARC) which is owned and operated by the Commonwealth of Virginia and leased to Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) which, in turn, sub-leases five acres of this property to DOE for use in support of the Laboratory. The facility is located on the east side of State Route 143 (Jefferson Avenue), between the intersections of City Center Boulevard and Hogan Drive. The 229 Boundary of this facility is indicated by a combination of main entry signage, chain link fence, and guardrails which surround the facility.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2016-04431
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
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 the 2017 and 2019 National Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS). The goal of the study is to assess priority health-risk behaviors related to the major preventable causes of mortality, morbidity, and social problems among both youth and adults in the United States. CDC is requesting a 3-year approval to reinstate with change the data collection for the National YRBS.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-04430
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Security Zone, John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse; Boston, MA
Document Number: 2016-04429
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent security zone within Sector Boston's Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone on the waters in the vicinity of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse, Boston, MA. This security zone will expedite public notification of high profile court proceedings at the Moakley Courthouse and is necessary to protect people, property, and the Port of Boston from subversive acts.
NASA Advisory Council; Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04428
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Task Force reports to the NAC.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Proposal To Lease Space, GSA Form 1364 and Lessor's Annual Cost Statement, GSA Form 1217
Document Number: 2016-04427
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement for Proposal to Lease Space, GSA Form 1364 and Lessor's Annual Cost Statement, GSA Form 1217. The approval requested includes four versions of the GSA Form 1364; GSA Forms 1364, 1364A, 1364A-1, and 1364WH. These forms are used to obtain information for offer evaluation and lease award purposes regarding property being offered for lease to house Federal agencies. This includes financial aspects of offers for analysis and negotiation, such as real estate taxes, adjustments for vacant space, and offeror construction overhead fees. A total of six lease contract models have been developed to meet the needs of the national leased portfolio. Five of the lease models require offerors to complete a GSA Form 1364 and four require a GSA Form 1217. The GSA Form 1364 versions requires the submission of information specifically aligned with certain leasing models and avoids mandating submission of information that is not required for use in evaluation and award under each model. The GSA Form 1217 requires the submission of information specific to the services and utilities of a building in support of the pricing detailed under GSA Form 1364. The forms relate to individual lease procurements and no duplication exists. Three lease models, Streamlined, Standard, and Succeeding/ Superseding, use GSA Form 1364. The 1364 captures all rental components, including the pricing for the initial tenant improvements. The global nature of the 1364 provides flexibility in capturing tenant improvement pricing based on either allowance or turnkey pricing, as required by the solicitation. The Simplified Lease Model uses GSA Forms 1364A and 1364A-1. This model obtains a firm, fixed price for rent, which includes the cost of tenant improvement construction. Therefore, leases using the Simplified model do not include post-award tenant improvement cost information on the form. The 1364A includes rental rate components and cost data that becomes part of the lease contract and that is necessary to satisfy GSA pricing policy requirements. The 1364A-1 is a checklist that addresses technical requirements as referenced in the Request for Lease Proposals. The 1364A-1 is separate from the proposal itself and is maintained in the lease file; it does not become an exhibit to the lease. The 1364A-1 may contain proprietary offeror information that cannot be released under the Freedom of Information Act. The Warehouse Lease Model uses GSA Form 1364WH. This model is specifically designed to accommodate the special characteristics of warehouse space and is optimized for space whose predominant use is for storage, distribution, or manufacturing. The 1364WH captures building characteristics unique to warehouse facilities and allows for evaluation of offers based on either area or volume calculations. The Streamlined, Standard, Succeeding/Superseding, and Warehouse Lease Models use GSA Form 1217. GSA Form 1217 captures the estimated annual cost of services and utilities and the estimated costs of ownership, exclusive of capital charges. These costs are listed for both the entire building and the area proposed for lease to the Government, broken down into specific categories. The GSA Form 1217 was not included in the previous information collection notice and supporting statement. The previous omission was an error that is corrected by inclusion in this information collection request.
Export Control Reform: Conforming Change to Defense Sales Offset Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2016-04425
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule requires reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled on the United States Munitions List (USML) and items controlled in ``600 series'' Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) on the Commerce Control List (CCL) except for certain submersible and semi-submersible cargo transport vessels and related items that are not on the control lists of any of the multilateral export control regimes of which the United States is a member. Since the early 1990s, BIS has required reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled on the USML. Those reporting requirements will continue, unchanged by this rule. Beginning on October 15, 2013, some items have been removed from the USML and been added to 600 series ECCNs. These items were subject to offsets reporting requirements prior to being added to 600 series ECCNs. Some other items have been moved from non-600 series ECCNs to 600 series ECCNs as part of the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative. This rule requires reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled in 600 series ECCNs regardless of whether the item was added to a 600 series ECCN simultaneously with its removal from the USML or was subject to the EAR prior to its inclusion in a 600 series ECCN, except for certain submersible and semi-submersible cargo transport vessels and related items that are not on the control lists of any of the multilateral export control regimes of which the United States is a member. The changes made by this rule were the subject of a proposed rule for which BIS received no comments. This final rule adopts the text of the proposed rule without change.
New Jersey Disaster #NJ-00045
Document Number: 2016-04424
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of NEW JERSEY dated 02/22/2016. Incident: Severe Winter Snow Storm. Incident Period: 01/22/2016 through 01/24/2016.
Information Technology Upgrades for a Twenty-First Century Copyright Office
Document Number: 2016-04423
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office has prepared a Provisional Information Technology Modernization Plan (``IT Plan'') at the direction of Congress that details necessary IT upgrades to transform the Office to better meet the needs of the current and future copyright system. As further directed by Congress, the Register is seeking public comments to help inform the Office on the funding strategy and implementation timeline for the IT Plan.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2016-04422
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 91 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Document Number: 2016-04420
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04419
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04418
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
Document Number: 2016-04415
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
HHS gives notice of a decision to designate a class of employees from the Battelle LaboratoriesKing Avenue site in Columbus, Ohio, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000.
Notice of Public Meetings for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-04414
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
Medical Devices; Hematology and Pathology Devices; Classification of Blood Establishment Computer Software and Accessories
Document Number: 2016-04411
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, Agency, or we) is proposing to classify the blood establishment computer software (BECS) and BECS accessories into class II (special controls). FDA is identifying proposed special controls for BECS and BECS accessories that are necessary to provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness. FDA is also giving notice that the Agency does not intend to exempt BECS and BECS accessories from premarket notification requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act). FDA is publishing in this document the recommendations of the Blood Product Advisory Committee regarding the classification of these devices. After considering public comments on the proposed classification, FDA will publish a final regulation classifying these device types.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04410
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Special Local Regulations; Fajardo Offshore Challenge; Rada Fajardo; Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2016-04409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local regulation on the waters of Rada Fajardo in Fajardo, Puerto Rico during the Fajardo Offshore Challenge, a high speed boat race. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 4, 2016. Approximately 30 high-speed power boats will be participating in the races. The special local regulation is necessary for the safety of the race participants, participant vessels, and the general public during the event. The special local regulation would establish the following two areas: one race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and a buffer zone around the race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Current List of HHS-Certified Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies
Document Number: 2016-04408
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notifies federal agencies of the laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) currently certified to meet the standards of the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Mandatory Guidelines). The Mandatory Guidelines were first published in the Federal Register on April 11, 1988 (53 FR 11970), and subsequently revised in the Federal Register on June 9, 1994 (59 FR 29908); September 30, 1997 (62 FR 51118); April 13, 2004 (69 FR 19644); November 25, 2008 (73 FR 71858); December 10, 2008 (73 FR 75122); and on April 30, 2010 (75 FR 22809). A notice listing all currently HHS-certified laboratories and IITFs is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each month. If any laboratory or IITF certification is suspended or revoked, the laboratory or IITF will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines. If any laboratory or IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will be listed at the end and will be omitted from the monthly listing thereafter. This notice is also available on the Internet at http:// www.samhsa.gov/workplace.
Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems on a Chip, and Products Containing the Same Commission Determination To Review in Part a Final Initial Determination Finding a Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on the Issues Under Review and on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding
Document Number: 2016-04406
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in part the final initial determination (ID) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (ALJ) on December 22, 2015, finding a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), as to certain asserted patent claims in this investigation.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Revisions to Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations; Chapter 6, Permitting Requirements, Section 13, Nonattainment New Source Review Permit Requirements, and Section 14, Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2016-04403
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Wyoming on November 6, 2015. This submittal revises the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) that pertain to the issuance of Wyoming air quality permits for major sources in nonattainment areas. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Mortgage Program and Section 30
Document Number: 2016-04402
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Regulations Under IRC Section 7430 Relating to Awards of Administrative Costs and Attorneys' Fees
Document Number: 2016-04401
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to awards of administrative costs and attorneys' fees. The final regulations conform the regulations to the amendments made in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. The regulations affect taxpayers seeking attorneys' fees and costs.
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road-Tires From China, India, and Sri Lanka
Document Number: 2016-04400
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Hydrofluorocarbon Blends and Components From China; Scheduling of the Final Phase of an Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2016-04399
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-1279 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of hydrofluorocarbon (``HFC'') blends and components from China, provided for in subheadings 3824.78.00 (HFC blends) and 2903.39.20 (HFC components) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce to be sold at less-than-fair-value.\1\
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Generic Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2016-04398
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Pharmacy Billing Requirements
Document Number: 2016-04397
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Pharmacy Billing Requirements,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Lead in Construction Standard
Document Number: 2016-04396
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Lead in Construction Standard,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Lead in General Industry Standard
Document Number: 2016-04395
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Lead in General Industry Standard,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; DOL Generic Solution for Funding Opportunity Announcements
Document Number: 2016-04394
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``DOL Generic Solution for Funding Opportunity Announcements,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2016-04391
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice
Document Number: 2016-04390
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Annual Update to Fee Schedule for the Use of Government Lands by Hydropower Licensees
Document Number: 2016-04389
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
This document contains corrections to the final rule (RM11-6- 000) which published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (81 FR 9090). The Final Rule provided the annual update to the fee schedule in Appendix A to Part 11, which lists per-acre rental fees by county (or other geographic area) for use of government lands by hydropower licensees and updated Appendix A to Part 11 with the fee schedule of per-acre rental fees by county (or other geographic area) from October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016 (Fiscal Year 2016).
Notice of Commission Staff Attendance
Document Number: 2016-04388
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Notice Inviting Post-Technical Conference Comments
Document Number: 2016-04387
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2016-04386
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Service Life Prediction Methodologies and Metrologies for Commercial Polymers Consortium
Document Number: 2016-04385
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is establishing the Service Life Prediction Methodologies and Metrologies for Commercial Polymers Consortium (Consortium) and invites organizations to join the Consortium. The Consortium will develop the science necessary to support the modification of standards for the testing and the certification of commercial polymeric materials. This notice is the initial step for the Consortium in collaborating with organizations to develop reliability-based service life prediction methodology for commercial polymers. The prediction methods will be used to update testing standards for polymeric materials in order to better assess the level of protection for the consumer while reducing the time for evaluation and certification of polymeric materials. Participation in the Consortium is open to all eligible organizations as described below.
Comment Request for Information Collection for Post Enrollment Data Collection of Job Corps Participants, Revision With Changes
Document Number: 2016-04384
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed revisions to the Post Enrollment Data Collection System (PEDCS) by the Office of Job Corps/ETA in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). Job Corps is revising the data collection system for post enrollment student outcomes to comply with the reporting provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Currently, Job Corps is soliciting comments concerning the revision of data collection regarding the Post Enrollment Data Collection (PEDC) of Job Corps Participants, using post-center surveys of Job Corps graduates and former enrollees (OMB Control Number 1205-0426). The current OMB approval expires December 31, 2018. This Federal Register Notice helps 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 can be properly assessed. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-FNS-380, Worksheet for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Quality Control Reviews
Document Number: 2016-04382
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection of FNS-380, Worksheet for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's Quality Control Reviews.
Telecommunications Program: Notice of Availability of a Programmatic Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2016-04381
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS, Agency), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, seeks public and federal agency comments regarding the preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the development of a more efficient and effective environmental review process for the RUS Telecommunications Programan environmental review process that is commensurate with the potential environmental impacts of both wired and wireless broadband projects financed by the Agency. RUS is seeking comment from interested stakeholders regarding compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA) and other environmental statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders applicable to the RUS Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program, Farm Bill Broadband Loan Program, Community Connect Grant Program, and Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (collectively, the Telecommunications Program). The proposed review process supports the Agency's mission of facilitating the development of affordable and reliable broadband infrastructure to improve the quality of life and promote economic development in rural America. The Agency programs provide a necessary source of low-cost capital for rural telecommunications companies (broadband, wireless, and fiber-to-the-home providers). RUS actions covered in the PEA include certain Agency preliminary decisions (such as obligation of funds and approval of interim financing requests) to eligible applicants for project proposals within eligible service areas. In accordance with NEPA, NHPA, ESA, and other applicable environmental statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders, RUS must evaluate the environmental impact of project proposals before providing financial assistance to eligible applicants. The PEA provides a broad environmental analysis of the Agency's preliminary decisions and includes a tiered, site-specific analysis at the project level that would be completed before Agency dispersal of funds and/or applicant construction.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License; Nguran Corporation; Correction
Document Number: 2016-04380
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
On Friday, February 5, 2016 (81 FR 6244), the Department of Defense published a notice titled ``Notice of Intent to Grant an Exclusive License; Nguran Corporation.'' Subsequent to the publication of the notice, DoD realized that the patent number cited in the SUMMARY section was not correct. This notice corrects the patent number.