March 7, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2016-03-07-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2016-03-07
Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Venezuela
Document Number: 2016-05234
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Limiting the Use of Restrictive Housing by the Federal Government
Document Number: 2016-05232
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Sunshine Act Cancellation Notice-OPIC March 9, 2016 Public Hearing
Document Number: 2016-05166
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Global by Design: Chinese Ceramics From the R. Albuquerque Collection” Exhibition
Document Number: 2016-05128
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257-1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Global by Design: Chinese Ceramics from the R. Albuquerque Collection,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about April 25, 2016, until on or about August 7, 2016, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Committee Management; Renewals
Document Number: 2016-05075
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2016-05073
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05052
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns a renewal to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under Subpart L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security.
Imidacloprid Registration Review; Draft Pollinator Ecological Risk Assessment; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2016-05033
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of January 15, 2016, opening a comment period for a draft pollinator-only ecological risk assessment for the registration review of imidacloprid. This document extends the comment period for 30 days, from March 15, 2016 to April 14, 2016. This comment period is being extended in response to a number of extension requests from various stakeholders.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2016-05032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend and update its list of recurring safety zone regulations that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area of responsibility (AOR). This notice informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through establishing a safety zone. Through this notice the current list of recurring safety zones is proposed to be updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in Sector Ohio Valley's AOR. When these safety zones are enforced, vessel traffic is restricted from specified areas. Additionally, this one proposed rulemaking project reduces administrative costs involved in producing separate proposed rules for each individual recurring safety zone and serves to provide notice of the known recurring safety zones throughout the year.
Environmental Qualification of Electrical Equipment
Document Number: 2016-05028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM) submitted by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC), and Mr. Paul M. Blanch (collectively, the petitioners) on June 18, 2012. The petitioners requested that the NRC amend its regulations to clearly and unequivocally require the environmental qualification of all safety-related cables, wires, splices, connections and other ancillary electrical equipment that may be subjected to submergence and/or moisture intrusion during normal operating conditions, severe weather, seasonal flooding, and seismic events, and post-accident conditions, both inside and outside of a reactor's containment building. The NRC is denying this petition because the current regulations already address environmental qualification in both mild and design basis event conditions of electrical equipment located both inside and outside of the containment building that is important to safety, and the petition does not provide significant new or previously unconsidered information sufficient to justify rulemaking.
Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Model Demonstration Projects To Improve Literacy Outcomes for English Learners With Disabilities in Grades Three Through Five or Three Through Six
Document Number: 2016-05026
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Education
Overview Information: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesModel Demonstration Projects to Improve Literacy Outcomes for English Learners with Disabilities in Grades Three through Five or Three through Six. Notice inviting applications for a new award for fiscal year (FY) 2016. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.326M.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2016-05016
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Brazil: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2016-05008
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from Brazil are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the United Kingdom: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2016-05007
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from the United Kingdom are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2016-05006
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2016-05005
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') preliminarily determines that certain cold-rolled steel flat products (``cold-rolled steel'') from Japan are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. JFE Steel Corporation (``JFE'') and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (``NSSMC'') are the mandatory respondents in this investigation. The estimated weighted average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From India: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2016-05003
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') preliminarily determines that certain cold-rolled steel flat products (``cold-rolled steel'') from India are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The collapsed entity JSW Steel Limited (``JSWSL'')/JSW Coated Products Limited (``JSCPL'') (collectively ``JSW'') is the sole mandatory respondent in this investigation. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2016-05001
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of investigation is January 1, 2015, through June 30, 2015. The estimated weighted-average dumping margin is shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. We invite interested parties to comment on this preliminary determination.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0104, Exemption for Swaps Between Affiliates
Document Number: 2016-04999
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``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. This notice solicits comments on reporting requirements relating to Commission regulation 50.52 (Exemption for swaps between affiliates).
Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From China
Document Number: 2016-04998
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2016-04995
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add a new system of records, DMDC 23 DoD, entitled ``Investigations and Resolutions Case Management System (IRCMS).'' This system will serve as the Department of Defense's enterprise-wide, web-based tracking and case management application that provides an effective mechanism to manage and track Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints submitted for investigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2016-04994
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the PATH Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.0, at Jersey City, New Jersey. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to replace rails and ties at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed on Saturdays through Mondays for twenty-six consecutive weekends.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04993
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce
Environmental Impact Statement; Introduction of the Products of Biotechnology
Document Number: 2016-04992
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are extending the comment period for our notice of intent to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement in connection with potential changes to the regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04990
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee Meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04989
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04988
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lands in the Northeast Region; Draft Long Range Transportation Plan
Document Number: 2016-04987
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft long-range transportation plan (LRTP) for public review and comment. The draft LRTP outlines a strategy for improving and maintaining transportation assets that provide access to Service-managed lands in the Northeast Region (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia) over the next 20 years.
Coordination of Federal Authorizations for Electric Transmission Facilities; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Energy
This document announces that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will hold a public workshop to discuss the proposed rule for the coordination of federal authorizations for electric transmission facilities for the Integrated Interagency Pre-application (IIP) process. The public workshop will include a presentation describing the proposed rule and will allow for questions and comments about and on the rule.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04985
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department for Deployment Health, Naval Health Research Center announces the proposed extension of a 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04984
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office at (301) 443-1984.
TRICARE; Revision of Nonparticipating Providers Reimbursement Rate; Removal of Cost Share for Dental Sealants; TRICARE Dental Program
Document Number: 2016-04983
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This final rule revises the benefit payment provision for nonparticipating providers to more closely mirror industry practices by requiring TDP nonparticipating providers to be reimbursed (minus the appropriate cost-share) at the lesser of billed charges or the network maximum allowable charge for similar services in that same locality (region) or state. This rule also updates the regulatory provisions regarding dental sealants to clearly categorize them as a preventive service and, consequently, eliminate the current 20 percent cost-share applicable to sealants to conform with the language in the regulation to the statute.
U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04980
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In accordance with 10 U.S.C. Section 9355, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) Board of Visitors (BoV) will hold a meeting at the Falcon Club, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. on March 18, 2016. On Friday, the meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to review morale and discipline, social climate, curriculum, instruction, infrastructure, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy. Specific topics for this meeting include a Superintendent's Update; USAFA Admissions Update; Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation Update. Public attendance at this USAFA BoV meeting shall be accommodated on a first- come, first-served basis up to the reasonable and safe capacity of the meeting room. In addition, any member of the public wishing to provide input to the USAFA BoV should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR Section 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements must address the following details: The issue, discussion, and a recommended course of action. Supporting documentation may also be included as needed to establish the appropriate historical context and provide any necessary background information. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the Air Force address detailed below at any time. However, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days before the first day of the meeting which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the BoV until its next open meeting. The DFO will review all timely submissions with the BoV Chairman and ensure they are provided to members of the BoV before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. If after review of timely submitted written comments and the BoV Chairman and DFO deem appropriate, they may choose to invite the submitter of the written comments to orally present the issue during an open portion of the BoV meeting that is the subject of this notice. Members of the BoV may also petition the Chairman to allow specific personnel to make oral presentations before the BoV. In accordance with 41 CFR Section 102- 3.140(d), any oral presentations before the BoV shall be in accordance with agency guidelines provided pursuant to a written invitation and this paragraph. Direct questioning of BoV members or meeting participants by the public is not permitted except with the approval of the DFO and Chairman. For the benefit of the public, rosters that list the names of BoV members and any releasable materials presented during the open portions of this BoV meeting shall be made available upon request. Contact Information: For additional information or to attend this BoV meeting, contact Major Jennifer Hubal, Accessions and Training Division, AF/A1PT, 1040 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330, (703) 695-4066, Jennifer.M.Hubal.mil@mail.mil.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2016-04979
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning an amendment to Priority Mail Contract 77 negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2016-04978
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Human Reliability Program (HRP), OMB Control Number 1910-5122. This information collection consists of forms that will certify to DOE that respondents were advised of the requirements for occupying or continuing to occupy an HRP position. The forms include: Human Reliability Program Certification (DOE F 470.3), Acknowledgement and Agreement to Participate in the Human Reliability Program (DOE F 470.4), Authorization and Consent to Release Human Reliability Program (HRP) Records in Connection with HRP (DOE F 470.5), Refusal of Consent (DOE F 470.6), and Human Reliability Program (HRP) Alcohol Testing Form (DOE F 470.7). The HRP is a security and safety reliability program for individuals who apply for or occupy certain positions that are critical to the national security. It requires an initial and annual supervisory review, medical assessment, management evaluation, and a DOE personnel security review of all applicants or incumbents. It is also used to ensure that employees assigned to nuclear explosive duties do not have emotional, mental, or physical conditions that could result in an accidental or unauthorized detonation of nuclear explosives.
International Energy Agency Meetings
Document Number: 2016-04976
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Energy
The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will meet on March 15-16, 2016, at the headquarters of the IEA in Paris, France in connection with a joint meeting of the IEA's Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) and the IEA's Standing Group on the Oil Market (SOM) on March 17, 2016, in connection with a meeting of the SEQ on that day.
Defense Programs Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-04975
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration
This notice announces a closed meeting of the Defense Programs Advisory Committee (DPAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of meetings be announced in the Federal Register. Due to national security considerations, under section 10(d) of the Act and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), the meeting will be closed to the public and matters to be discussed are exempt from public disclosure under Executive Order 13526 and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 42 U.S.C. 2161 and 2162, as amended.
Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04974
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled Employers of National Service Annual Survey for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Erin Dahlin, at 202-606-6931 or email to edahlin@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call 1-800-833-3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
Qualification of Drivers; Application for Exemptions; Hearing
Document Number: 2016-04973
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 25 individuals for an exemption from the hearing requirement to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Notification of Changes to the Definition of a High Risk Motor Carrier and Associated Investigation Procedures
Document Number: 2016-04972
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the Agency's efforts to improve the carrier prioritization process to enable safety investigators to take more immediate action against carriers with the highest crash risk. Specifically, FMCSA is announcing a new High Risk Motor Carrier definition and associated investigative procedural changes. These changes correspond with the ``Blueprint for Safety Leadership: Aligning Enforcement and Risk'' report issued by a Federal Aviation Administration Independent Review Team (IRT) in July 2014. The IRT recommended that FMCSA sharpen its priority-setting focus and improve the timeliness of investigator actions on those motor carriers representing the highest risk. This notice explains the Agency's new High Risk Motor Carrier definition and associated investigative procedural changes.
Columbia Body Manufacturing Co.; Grant of Petition for Temporary Exemption From FMVSS No. 224
Document Number: 2016-04971
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 30113 and 49 CFR part 555, NHTSA is granting a petition from Columbia Body Manufacturing Co. (``Columbia Body'' or ``petitioner''), a small volume manufacturer, for a temporary exemption from Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 224, Rear impact protection, for certain gravity feed dump body trailers (``dump body trailers''). This exemption is based on the agency's determination that compliance with FMVSS No. 224 would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried to comply in good faith with the standard, and that such an exemption is consistent with the public interest. Columbia Body must affix certification labels to the exempted trailers stating they have been exempted from FMVSS No. 224.
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
Document Number: 2016-04970
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
DOD is establishing policies based on section 539 of Public Law 111-84 to implement the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (referred to as the ``Compact'') within the DoD. The proposed rule provides components with policies to support the intent of the Compact, which is to aid the transition of school-age children in military families between school districts (to include between Department of Defense Educational Activity schools and state school districts). Each state joining the compact agrees to address specific school transition issues in a consistent way and minimize school disruptions for military children transferring from one state school system to another. The compact consists of general policies in four key areas: Eligibility, enrollment, placement and graduation. Children of active duty members of the uniformed services, National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders, and members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired for one year are eligible for assistance under the Compact.
Dixie Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04969
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Dixie Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Cedar City, Utah. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/ FSSRS/RAC_page?id=001t0000002Jcv8AAC.
Railroad Cost of Capital-2015
Document Number: 2016-04967
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad industry's cost of capital for 2015. The decision solicits comments on the following issues: The railroads' 2015 current cost of debt capital; the railroads' 2015 current cost of preferred equity capital (if any); the railroads' 2015 cost of common equity capital; and the 2015 capital structure mix of the railroad industry on a market value basis. Comments should focus on the various cost of capital components listed above using the same methodology followed in Railroad Cost of Capital2014, EP 558 (Sub-No. 18) (STB served Aug. 7, 2015).
Mechanistic Oral Absorption Modeling and Simulation for Formulation Development and Bioequivalence Evaluation; Public Workshop; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-04965
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is announcing a public workshop entitled ``Mechanistic Oral Absorption Modeling and Simulation for Formulation Development and Bioequivalence Evaluation.'' The purposes of the workshop are to share current FDA experiences on the application of mechanism-based absorption modeling and simulation in regulatory activities; discuss current and future utility of mechanism-based absorption modeling and simulation in the development of bioequivalent oral drug products and regulatory reviews; obtain input from various stakeholders on when, where, and how to conduct mechanism-based absorption modeling and simulations in the context of bioequivalent product development; and request comments on these topics.
Environmental Assessment: Questions and Answers Regarding Drugs With Estrogenic, Androgenic, or Thyroid Activity; Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2016-04964
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Environmental Assessment: Questions and Answers Regarding Drugs With Estrogenic, Androgenic, or Thyroid Activity.'' It is intended to help sponsors of such drugs determine whether they should submit environmental assessments (EA) for drug applications and certain supplements, and to clarify what information such sponsors should include if they submit a claim of categorical exclusion instead of an EA.
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04962
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). The Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that benefit wildlife resources; encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, the States, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and benefit recreational hunting.