March 16, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Meetings for the Circulator Pumps Working Group To Negotiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) for Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures
Document Number: 2016-05917
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) announces public meetings and webinars for the Circulator Pumps Working Group. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register.
Social Security Ruling 16-3p; Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims
Document Number: 2016-05916
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are providing notice of SSR 16-3p. This Ruling supersedes SSR 96-7p. This Ruling provides guidance about how we evaluate statements regarding the intensity, persistence, and limiting effects of symptoms in disability claims under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act) and blindness claims under Title XVI of the Act.
Notice of Application for Extension of Public Land Order No. 7233; Opportunity for Public Meeting; Oregon
Document Number: 2016-05914
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The United States Forest Service (USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting that the Secretary of the Interior extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7233 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 7233 withdrew approximately 2,090 acres of National Forest Systems Lands in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest from mining for 20 years to protect the Rabbit Ears-Falcon Wildlife Area; Rogue River Wild and Scenic Corridor; Union Creek Historic District; Abbot Creek and Mill Creek Recreation Sites; and the Prospect Ranger Station Administrative Site. The withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 7233 will expire on January 1, 2017, unless extended. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the application and to request a public meeting.
Commercial Driver's License Requirements of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act and the Military Commercial Driver's License Act of 2012
Document Number: 2016-05913
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes amendments to its Commercial Driver's License (CDL) regulations that would ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers in the truck and bus industry by simplifying the process of getting a commercial learner's permit (CLP) or CDL. This rulemaking would extend the time period for applying for a skills test waiver from 90 days to 1 year after leaving a military position requiring the operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). This rulemaking also would allow States to accept applications and administer the written and skills tests for a CLP or CDL from active duty military personnel who are stationed in that State. States that choose to accept such applications would be required to transmit the test results electronically to the State of domicile of the military personnel. The State of domicile would be required to issue the CDL or CLP on the basis of those results.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse
Document Number: 2016-05912
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, we designate an area of approximately 5,657 hectares (13,973 acres) along 272.4 kilometers (169.3 miles) of flowing streams, ditches, and canals as critical habitat in eight units within Colfax, Mora, Otero, Sandoval, and Socorro Counties in New Mexico; Las Animas, Archuleta, and La Plata Counties in Colorado; and Greenlee and Apache Counties in Arizona. The effect of this rule is to designate critical habitat for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse under the Act.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension, Red Rock Canyon State Park; California
Document Number: 2016-05911
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7260 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 7260 withdrew 8,896 acres of public lands from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining and mineral leasing laws, except for conveyances under Section 701 of the California Desert Protection Act of 1994, to protect the Red Rock Canyon State Park resources in Kern County, California, until the lands can be conveyed to the State of California. This notice gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed action. This notice also announces the date, time, and location of the public meeting to be held in conjunction with the proposed extension.
Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request; NIH Information Collection Forms To Support Genomic Data Sharing for Research Purposes (OD)
Document Number: 2016-05910
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 1, 2015, page 75120 and allowed 60 days for public comment. A public comment was received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health, may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: NIH Desk Officer. Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication. For Further Information Contact: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Dina Paltoo, Office of Science Policy, 6705 Rockledge Drive or call non-toll-free number (301) 496-9838 or Email your request, including your address to: GDS@mail.nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. Proposed Collection: Forms to Support Genomic Data Sharing for Research Purposes, 0925-0670, Expiration Date 03/31/2016REVISION, Office of the Director, OD, National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: Sharing research data supports the NIH mission and is essential to facilitate the translation of research results into knowledge, products, and procedures that improve human health. The NIH has longstanding policies to make a broad range of research data, including genomic data, publicly available in a timely manner from the research activities that it funds. Genomic research data sharing is an integral element of the NIH mission as it facilitates advances in our understanding of factors that influence health and disease, while also providing opportunities to accelerate research through the power of combining large and information-rich datasets. To promote robust sharing of human and non-human data from a wide range of large-scale genomic research and provide appropriate protections for research involving human data, the NIH issued the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy (GDS Policy). Human genomic data submissions and controlled-access are managed through a central data repository, the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) which is administered by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the National Library of Medicine at the NIH. Under the GDS Policy, all investigators who receive NIH funding to conduct large-scale genomic research are expected to register studies with human genomic data in dbGaP, no matter which NIH-designated data repository will maintain the data. As part of the registration process, investigators must provide basic study information such as the type of data that will be submitted to dbGaP, a description of the study, and an institutional assurance (i.e. Institutional Certification) of the data submission which delineates any limitations on the secondary use of the data (e.g., data cannot be shared with for-profit companies, data can be used only for research of particular diseases). Investigators interested in using controlled-access data for secondary research must apply through dbGaP and be granted permission from the relevant NIH Data Access Committee(s). As part of the application process, investigators and their institutions must provide information such as a description of the proposed research use of controlled-access datasets that conforms to any data use limitations, agree to the Genomic Data User Code of Conduct, and agree to the terms of access through a Data Use Certification agreement. Requests to renew data access and reports to close out data use are similar to the initial data access request, requiring sign-off by both the requestor and the institution, but also ask for information about how the data have been used, and about publications, presentations, or intellectual property based on the research conducted with the accessed data as well as any data security issues or other data management incidents. The NIH has developed online forms, available through dbGaP, in an effort to reduce the burden for researchers and their institutional officials to complete the study registration, data submission, data access, and renewal and closeout processes. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 2,505.
Criteria and Design Features for Inspection of Water-Control Structures Associated With Nuclear Power Plants; Correction
Document Number: 2016-05909
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register (FR) on February 18, 2016, regarding the issuance of Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.127, ``Criteria and Design Features for Inspection of Water-Control Structures Associated with Nuclear Power Plants.'' This action is necessary to correct an ADAMS accession number.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association
Document Number: 2016-05908
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA requests public comment on an application for exemption from the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA) to allow GLTPA motor carriers in Wisconsin to use cargo securement methods that do not comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for securing shortwood logs transported lengthwise in crib- type vehicles that have been modified or manufactured without front structures, rear structures, or which have a center-mounted crane for loading and unloading. The GLTPA and the Wisconsin State Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement Section partnered to conduct cargo securement testing on stacks of shortwood logs in a crib-type vehicle using different tiedown configurations. Based on this testing, GLTPA believes that the alternative cargo securement methods for securing shortwood logs loaded lengthwise proposed in its application will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption. The GLTPA is requesting this temporary exemption in advance of petitioning FMCSA to conduct a rulemaking to amend 49 CFR 393.116.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Renewal of Illumination Fireworks, LLC and ACE Pyro, LLC Exemptions From the 14-Hour Rule During Independence Day Celebrations
Document Number: 2016-05907
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from Illumination Fireworks, LLC and ACE Pyro, LLC (applicants) for a renewal of their exemption from the requirement that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) must not drive following the 14th hour after coming on duty. The applicants requested the exemption for the period of June 28-July 8, for the next five years (2016-2020) inclusive. The applicants were previously granted an exemption for drivers of 50 CMVs during the Independence Day period of June 28, 2015- July 8, 2015. The exemption would apply solely to the operation of drivers of 50 CMVs employed by the applicants in conjunction with staging fireworks shows celebrating Independence Day during the proposed periods. During these periods, the CMV drivers employed by the applicants would be allowed to exclude off-duty and sleeper-berth time of any length from the calculation of the 14 hours. These drivers would not be allowed to drive after accumulating a total of 14 hours of on- duty time, following 10 consecutive hours off duty, and would continue to be subject to the 11-hour driving time limit, and the 60- and 70- hour on-duty limits. The applicants maintain that the terms and conditions of the limited exemption would ensure a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level of safety achieved without the exemption.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: 2016-05906
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions of 99 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from this rule if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2016-05905
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 74 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.
Hours of Service of Drivers: National Star Route Mail Contractors Association; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2016-05904
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has denied the National Star Route Mail Contractors Association (NSRMCA) application to exempt its contract carrier members from the ``14-hour rule'' of the Agency's hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. NSRMCA requested that a driver of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) transporting U.S. mail be allowed to follow an alternative HOS regimen consisting of no more than 10 hours of driving following 8 consecutive hours off duty; the driver would also be prohibited from driving after having been on duty for 15 non- consecutive hours following 8 consecutive hours off duty. FMCSA reviewed NSRMCA's application and the public comments received, and denied the application because available information did not allow the Agency to conclude that the proposed exemption would achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained absent the exemption.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2016-05903
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 30 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2016-05902
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) seeking exemption from two provisions of the Agency's hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. SC&RA asks that motor carriers and drivers operating mobile cranes with a rated lifting capacity of greater than 30 tons be exempted from the 30-minute break requirement and the 14-hour rule. SC&RA believes that these two HOS rules uniquely affect the operational efficiency of these crane operations and unnecessarily place the driver and public at risk. FMCSA requests public comment on SC&RA's application for exemption.
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited-Petition for Expedited Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2016-05901
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Piping Plover
Document Number: 2016-05899
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of a draft revised recovery plan for the Northern Great Plains piping plover population. This population is federally listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The Service solicits review and comment from the public on this draft revised plan.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2016-05897
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 68 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Successful Approaches To Reduce Sodium in School Meals
Document Number: 2016-05895
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
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 collection is a new collection to study Successful Approaches to Reduce Sodium in School Meals.
Pecos District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-05894
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
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, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Pecos District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Application of Schools Applying for Recognition Through HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms
Document Number: 2016-05893
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
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 collection is a new collection for reviewing and evaluating the practices of schools participating in both the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs as a part of their application for recognition through HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms. The goal is to highlight and recognize those schools that are achieving success above and beyond Federal meal pattern requirements in the areas of actively implementing smarter lunchroom techniques, Smart Snacks, nutrition education, physical education, local school wellness policies, and other criteria for excellence.
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-05892
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
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 an Information Collection Request (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: Employer Reporting; 3220-0005. Under Section 9 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), and Section 6 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), railroad employers are required to submit reports of employee service and compensation to the RRB as needed for administering the RRA and RUIA. To pay benefits due on a deceased employee's earnings records or determine entitlement to, and amount of annuity applied for, it is necessary at times to obtain from railroad employers current (lag) service and compensation not yet reported to the RRB through the annual reporting process. The reporting requirements are specified in 20 CFR 209.6 and 209.7. The RRB currently utilizes Form G-88A.1, Notice of Retirement and Verification of Date Last Worked, Form G-88A.2, Notice of Retirement and Request for Service Needed for Eligibility, and Form AA-12, Notice of Death and Compensation, to obtain the required lag service and related information from railroad employers. Form G-88A.1 is sent by the RRB via a computer-generated listing or transmitted electronically via the RRB's Employer Reporting System (ERS) to employers. ERS consists of a series of screens with completion instructions and collects essentially the same information as the approved manual version. Form G-88A.1 is used for the specific purpose of verifying information previously provided to the RRB regarding the date last worked by an employee. If the information is correct, the employer need not reply. If the information is incorrect, the employer is asked to provide corrected information. Form G-88A.2 is used by the RRB to secure lag service and compensation information when it is needed to determine benefit eligibility. Form AA-12 obtains a report of lag service and compensation from the last railroad employer of a deceased employee. This report covers the lag period between the date of the latest record of employment processed by the RRB and the date an employee last worked, the date of death or the date the employee may have been entitled to benefits under the Social Security Act. The information is used by the RRB to determine benefits due on the deceased employee's earnings record. In addition, 20 CFR 209.12(b) requires all railroad employers to furnish the RRB with the home addresses of all employees hired within the last year (new-hires). Form BA-6a, Form BA-6 Address Report, is used by the RRB to obtain home address information of employees from railroad employers who do not have the home address information computerized and who submit the information in a paper format. The form also serves as an instruction sheet to railroad employers who submit the information electronically by magnetic tape, cartridge, or CD-ROM. Completion of the forms is mandatory. Multiple responses may be filed by respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (80 FR 81381 on December 29, 2015) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: 2016-05891
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States, Washington, DC at least 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2016-05890
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
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 to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing recovery permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Certain Amorphous Silica Fabric From China; Determinations
Document Number: 2016-05888
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Manuals Therefor; Issuance of a General Exclusion Order, a Limited Exclusion Order, and a Cease and Desist Order, Termination of Investigation
Document Number: 2016-05887
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to issue: (1) A general exclusion order (``GEO'') barring the unlicensed entry of certain personal transporters that infringe one patent asserted in this investigation; (2) a limited exclusion order (``LEO'') prohibiting the unlicensed entry of infringing personal transporters, components thereof, and manuals therefor manufactured abroad by or on behalf of certain respondents that are covered by one or more asserted U.S. patents and copyright; and (2) a cease and desist order (``CDO'') directed against one domestic defaulting respondent. The Commission has terminated this investigation.
Draft Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing-Acoustic Threshold Levels for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold Shifts
Document Number: 2016-05886
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), on behalf of NMFS and the National Ocean Service (referred collectively here as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)), announces the availability of a document containing proposed changes to its Draft Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing. The Guidance provides updated received levels, or thresholds, at which individual marine mammals under NOAA's management authority are predicted to experience changes in their hearing sensitivity (either temporary or permanent) for all underwater anthropogenic sound sources. NOAA has re-evaluated and modified several parts of the Draft Guidance and is soliciting public comment on the proposed changes.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-05884
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in USPN 8,577,120, Methods and Systems for Characterization of an Anomaly Using Infrared Flash Thermography, NASA Case No. MSC-24444-1; USPN 9,066,028 Methods and Systems for Measurement and Estimation of Normalized Contrast in Infrared Thermography, NASA Case No. MSC-24506-1 and USSN 14/727,383 Methods and Systems for Measurement and Estimation of Normalized Contrast in Infrared Thermography, MSC-24506-2 to Quatro Composites, LLC, having its principal place of business in Orange City, IA. The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Accreditation of Commercial Testing Laboratories and Approval of Commercial Gaugers
Document Number: 2016-05883
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Accreditation of Commercial Testing Laboratories and Approval of Commercial Gaugers. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals To Change the Community of License
Document Number: 2016-05882
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The following applicants filed AM or FM proposals to change the community of License: American Family Association, Station KAFR, Facility ID 81300, BPED-20151229AAQ, From Conroe, TX, To Willis, TX; Brett E. Miller, Station NEW, Facility ID 197870, BNPH-20140121NGP, From Dayton, WA, To Island City, OR; CTC Media Group, Inc., Station WNOS, Facility ID 54363, BP-20160121ADA, From New Bern, NC, To Winterville, NC; Edgar Eaton, Station KHKF, Facility ID 198769, BMPH- 20151231ABB, From Manzanita, OR, To Lincoln Beach, OR; Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting Company, LLC., Station WSNW-FM, Facility ID 84470, BPH- 20151123ABO, From Tignall, GA, To Westminster, SC; Hi-Line Radio Fellowship, Station KGCM, Facility ID 122022, BPED-20151208ADK, From Belgrade, MT, To Three Forks, MT; Isleta Radio Company, Station KRKE, Facility ID 22391, BP-20151123BZF, From Milan, NM, To Eldorado, NM; JLD Media, LLC, Station KMTZ, Facility ID 166087, BPH-20151208ADJ, From Three Forks, MT, To Walkerville, MT; Mediactive, LLC., Station KZDR, Facility ID 10066, BPH-20160126AAK, From Kindred, ND, To Breckenridge, MN; New Wavo Communication Group, Inc., Station KVST, Facility ID 26858, BMPH-20151229ADK, From Willis, TX, To Huntsville, TX; Northwest Indy Radio, Station KBSG, Facility ID 174954, BPED-20160112ABE, From Westport, WA, To Raymond, WA; Radio Fargo-Moorhead, Inc., Station KPFX, Facility ID 47310, BPH-20160126AAL, From Fargo, ND, To Kindred, ND.
Proposed Information Collection (Community Residential Care) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05881
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
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 new collection 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05878
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Council on Graduate Medical Education; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-05877
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Service Administration
Henry County Conservation Department; Notice of Surrender of Preliminary Permit
Document Number: 2016-05875
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Commission or Commission Staff Attendance at Miso Meetings
Document Number: 2016-05873
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Alan C. Richardson; Kris Chahley; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2016-05872
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2016-05871
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2016-05870
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Departmental Offices; Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended, System of Records Notice
Document Number: 2016-05868
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of the Treasury
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Department of the Treasury gives notice that it proposes to add a new system of records to its inventory, ``Treasury/DO .016Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA).'' Treasury will use the system to account for all individuals eligible to vote in elections with respect to benefit suspensions under MPRA whose information is furnished by the plan sponsors proposing the benefit suspensions.
Peanut Standards Board
Document Number: 2016-05867
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Peanut Standards Board (Board) for the purpose of advising the Secretary on quality and handling standards for domestically produced and imported peanuts. The initial Board was appointed by the Secretary and announced on December 5, 2002. USDA seeks nominations for individuals to be considered for selection as Board members for a term of office ending June 30, 2019. Selected nominees would replace three producer and three industry representatives who currently serve on the Board and have terms of office that end on June 30, 2016. The Board consists of 18 members representing producers and the industry. In an effort to obtain diversity among candidates, USDA encourages the nomination of men and women of all racial and ethnic groups and persons with a disability.
Notice of Request for Proposals for Implementing a High-Speed Rail Corridor
Document Number: 2016-05866
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Section 11308 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Public Law 114-94 (December 4, 2015), requires the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to ``issue a request for proposals for projects for the financing, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of a high-speed passenger rail system operating within a high-speed rail corridor.'' To satisfy this requirement, the FRA is soliciting and encouraging the submission of proposals to finance, design, construct, operate, and maintain a high- speed rail (HSR) system. FRA will review the proposals within 90 days of their receipt and the Secretary may establish commissions to further review proposals that the Secretary determines warrant further consideration.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
Document Number: 2016-05865
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Boeing Military Aircraft, Vertical Lift Division
Document Number: 2016-05864
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Federal Express Corporation
Document Number: 2016-05863
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Air Carrier Contract Maintenance Requirements
Document Number: 2016-05862
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On March 4, 2015, the FAA published a final rule entitled ``Air Carrier Contract Maintenance Requirements'' which will result in new information collection requirements. This technical amendment updates the FAA's list of OMB control numbers to display the control number associated with the approved information collection activities in the ``Air Carrier Contract Maintenance Requirements'' final rule.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05861
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Amendment to the Beef Promotion and Research Rules and Regulations
Document Number: 2016-05859
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would amend the Beef Promotion and Research Order (Order) established under the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 (Act) to increase assessment levels for imported veal and veal products based on revised determinations of live animal equivalencies and to update and expand the Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) numbers and categories, which identify imported veal and veal products to conform with recent updates in the numbers and categories used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05858
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions