March 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Distribution of the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2016-06923
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce the final Phase II distribution of cable royalty funds for the years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 for the Program Suppliers programming category.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06922
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06921
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a Post Council Meeting Briefing for the public via webinar.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Mining and Mining Claims and Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights
Document Number: 2016-06918
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service, NPS) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2016. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects and Colorado River Storage Project 2025 General Power Marketing Criteria-Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2016-06917
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (Western), Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC), a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy, is extending the public comment period on its Proposed 2025 Marketing Plan for the SLCA/IP. This Federal Register notice (FRN) extends the public comment period for the Proposed 2025 Marketing Plan for the SLCA/IP contained in Western's December 16, 2015, FRN.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2016 Gulf of Alaska Pollock Seasonal Apportionments
Document Number: 2016-06916
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the 2016 seasonal apportionments of the total allowable catch (TAC) for pollock in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) by re-apportioning unharvested pollock TAC in Statistical Areas 610, 620, and 630 of the GOA. This action is necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2016 pollock TAC, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06915
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Notice of Public Meeting To Inform the Design of a Consent-Based Siting Process for Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Facilities
Document Number: 2016-06914
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) is implementing a consent- based siting process to establish an integrated waste management system to transport, store, and dispose of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. In a consent-based siting approach, DOE will work with communities, tribal governments and states across the country that express interest in hosting any of the facilities identified as part of an integrated waste management system. As part of this process, the Department is hosting a series of public meetings to engage communities and individuals and discuss the development of a consent-based approach to managing our nation's nuclear waste. A public meeting will be held in Atlanta, GA on April 11, 2016.
Cheniere Marketing, LLC; Application for Blanket Authorization To Export Previously Imported Liquefied Natural Gas on a Short-Term Basis
Document Number: 2016-06913
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on March 7, 2016, by Cheniere Marketing, LLC (CMI), requesting blanket authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) previously imported into the United States from foreign sources in an amount up to the equivalent of 500 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas on a short- term or spot market basis for a two-year period commencing on June 7, 2016.\1\ CMI seeks authorization to export the LNG from the Sabine Pass LNG terminal owned by Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to any country with the capacity to import LNG via ocean- going carrier and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. CMI states that it does not seek authorization to export any domestically produced natural gas or LNG. DOE/FE notes that CMI currently holds a blanket authorization to import and export natural gas from and to Canada and Mexico, to import LNG from various international sources by vessel, and to export LNG to Canada and Mexico by vessel and truck, up to a combined total volume equivalent to 1,600 Bcf of natural gas.\2\ CMI is requesting this authorization both on its own behalf and as agent for other parties who will hold title to the LNG at the time of export. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in CMI's Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http://energy.gov/fe/cheniere-marketing-llc-fe-dkt-no-16-29-l ng-export- previously-imported-fta. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2016-06912
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
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 Contractor Legal Management Requirements, OMB Control Number 1910-5115. The proposed collection will require covered DOE contractors and subcontractors to submit to DOE counsel a legal management plan within 60 days following execution of a contract or request of the contracting officer. Covered contractors must also submit an annual legal budget that includes cost projections for matters defined as significant matters. The budget detail will depend on the nature of the activities and complexity of the matters included in the budget. The regulation further requires covered contractors to submit staffing and resource plans addressing matters defined as significant matters in litigation. The regulation requires covered contractors to submit certain information related to litigation initiated against the contractor before initiating defensive litigation, offensive litigation, or entering into a settlement agreement.
Security Zone, Escorted Vessels; Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2016-06911
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent security zone within Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound's Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone on the waters in the vicinity of escorted vessels. This security zone would be enforced around any escorted vessel in the Sector Long Island Sound COTP Zone in order to protect the vessel and the public from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage, subversive acts, or other malicious acts of a similar nature. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Michigan City Summerfest Fireworks, Lake Michigan
Document Number: 2016-06910
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Michigan City Summerfest Fireworks Safety Zone on a portion of Lake Michigan on July 4, 2016. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after the fireworks display. During the enforcement period listed below, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the safety zone. No person or vessel may enter, transit, or anchor in the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries off West Coast States; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
Document Number: 2016-06908
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule announces an inseason change to management measures in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery. This action, which is authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (PCFMP) and the Northern Pacific Halibut Act, implements changes to the incidental retention allowance for halibut in the limited entry fixed gear sablefish primary fishery.
Notice of Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank)
Document Number: 2016-06907
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Export-Import Bank of the United States
The Advisory Committee was established by P.L. 98-181, November 30, 1983, to advise the Export-Import Bank on its programs and to provide comments for inclusion in the report on competitiveness of the Export-Import Bank of the United States to Congress. Time and Place: Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in the Cabinet Roomlobby level, 2500 Calvert Street NW., Washington, DC 20008. Agenda: Agenda items include updates for the Advisory Committee members regarding: past recommendations and 2016 recommendations, EXIMs business and pipeline, and EXIMs report on competitiveness to Congress. Public Participation: The following portions of the meeting will be open to public participation: 7:30 a.m.-8 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., and 10 minutes will be set aside for oral questions or comments. Members of the public may also file written statement(s) before or after the meeting. If you plan to attend, a photo ID must be presented at the sign-in table in the meeting room, you may contact Tia Pitt at tia.pitt@exim.gov to have your name placed on an attendee list. If any person wishes auxiliary aids (such as a sign language interpreter) or other special accommodations, please email Tia Pitt at tia.pitt@exim.gov by April 1, 2016. Members of the Press: For members of the Press planning to attend the meeting please email Tia Pitt at tia.pitt@exim.gov to be placed on an attendee list.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06905
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Presidio Trust, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Sec. 103(c)(6) of the Presidio Trust Act, 16 U.S.C. 460bb appendix, and in accordance with the Presidio Trust's bylaws, notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Presidio Trust Board of Directors will be held commencing 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the Observation Post, 211 Lincoln Boulevard, Presidio of San Francisco, California. The Presidio Trust was created by Congress in 1996 to manage approximately eighty percent of the former U.S. Army base known as the Presidio, in San Francisco, California. The purposes of this meeting are to take action on the minutes of a previous Board meeting; to provide the Chairperson's report; to provide the Interim Leadership Team's report; to provide partners' reports; to provide committee reports; to take action on the revised fiscal year 2016 budget forecast and revised five-year construction plan; and to receive public comment in accordance with the Trust's Public Outreach Policy. Individuals requiring special accommodation at this meeting, such as needing a sign language interpreter, should contact Mollie Matull at 415.561.5300 prior to April 14, 2016.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: “Requirements for Notification, Evaluation and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally-Owned Residential Properties and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance”
Document Number: 2016-06904
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06903
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce
Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (LTFAC)
Document Number: 2016-06902
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in Incline Village, Nevada. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. Additional information concerning the Committee, including meeting summary/ minutes, can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/LTFAC. The summary/minutes of the meetings will be posted within 21 days of the meetings.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Previously Approved Collection: ViCAP Case Submission Form
Document Number: 2016-06900
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Critical Incident Response Group has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with established review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 3159, on January 20, 2016, allowing for a 60-day comment period.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2016-06899
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2016-06898
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2016-06897
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of its Fishery Ecosystem Plan Team (Insular fisheries and Pelagic fisheries teams) and the Fishery Data Collection and Research CommitteeTechnical Committee (FDCRC-TC). The FEP Team will review the revised annual report to serve as the Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report for the Western Pacific region, conduct the evaluation of the 2015 catches to the 2015 Annual Catch Limits (ACL) for the coral reef, crustacean, and Territory bottomfish fisheries, and look at options for changing the current risk determination process and specification of optimum yield (OY). The FDCRC-TC will review the status of the data collection improvement efforts in the Western Pacific region and address the data collection gaps identified by the FEP Teams to support the monitoring of the fisheries in the SAFE report.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2014 Panel
Document Number: 2016-06895
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the proposed Survey of Income and Program Participation 2014 Panel, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06894
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Ecosystem Based Fishery Management (EBFM) Committee 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.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06893
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 49 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico Data-limited Species will consist of a data workshop, a series of assessment webinars, and a review workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Proposed Information Collection (Request for Details of Expenses, VA Form 21P-8049); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06892
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Proposed Information Collection (Monthly Certification of Flight Training VA Form 22-6553c); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06891
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to ensure that the amount of benefits payable to a student pursuing flight training is correct.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Campus Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) Survey
Document Number: 2016-06890
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Seventh Annual Predictive Safety Testing Consortium/Food and Drug Administration Scientific Workshop; Public Workshop
Document Number: 2016-06889
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), in cosponsorship with the Critical Path Institute (C-Path), is announcing a public scientific workshop to discuss the impact of safety biomarkers on drug development. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the following issues: Application of toxicometrics as a translational safety strategy that integrates nonclinical and clinical safety approaches; uses of rodent and non- rodent nonclinical species in biomarker qualification; and assay validation aspects during biomarker development and qualification.
Authorization of Emergency Use of an In Vitro Diagnostic Device for Diagnosis of Zika Virus Infection; Availability
Document Number: 2016-06888
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the issuance of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) (the Authorization) for an in vitro diagnostic device for diagnosis of Zika virus infection in response to the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas. FDA issued this Authorization under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as requested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Authorization contains, among other things, conditions on the emergency use of the authorized in vitro diagnostic device. The Authorization follows the February 26, 2016, determination by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary that there is a significant potential for a public health emergency that has a significant potential to affect national security or the health and security of U.S. citizens living abroad and that involves Zika virus. On the basis of such determination, the HHS Secretary declared on February 26, 2016, that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection of Zika virus and/or diagnosis of Zika virus infection subject to the terms of any authorization issued under the FD&C Act. The Authorization, which includes an explanation of the reasons for issuance, is reprinted in this document.
Removal of Outdated and Duplicative Guidance (2016-N010)
Document Number: 2016-06887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is proposing to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to remove duplicative language of the FAR and superseded NFS guidance. The revision is part of NASA's retrospective plan under Executive Order (EO) 13563 completed in August 2011.
Investigational New Drug Applications for Biological Products; Bioequivalence Regulations; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2016-06886
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is amending its regulations to update the address for applicants to submit investigational new drug applications (INDs) for biological products regulated by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). FDA is also amending its regulations on the criteria and evidence to assess actual and potential bioequivalence problems (bioequivalence regulations) to correct a typographical error. FDA is taking this action to ensure accuracy and clarity in the Agency's regulations.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2016-06885
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2016-06884
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2016-06883
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on November 24, 2015, at 80 FR 73200, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received comments from 133 commenters in connection with the 60-day notice.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2016-06882
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Summary of Commission Practice Relating to Administrative Protective Orders
Document Number: 2016-06875
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Since February 1991, the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') has issued an annual report on the status of its practice with respect to violations of its administrative protective orders (``APOs'') under title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930, in response to a direction contained in the Conference Report to the Customs and Trade Act of 1990. Over time, the Commission has added to its report discussions of APO breaches in Commission proceedings other than under title VII and violations of the Commission's rules including the rule on bracketing business proprietary information (``BPI'') (the ``24-hour rule''), 19 CFR 207.3(c). This notice provides a summary of breach investigations completed during calendar year 2014. This summary addresses one proceeding under title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 and four proceedings under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. There were no rules violation investigations completed in 2014. The Commission intends that this report inform representatives of parties to Commission proceedings as to some specific types of APO breaches encountered by the Commission and the corresponding types of actions the Commission has taken.
National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06873
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06872
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06871
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2016-06870
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Human Genome Research Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06869
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2016-06868
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; U.S. Nuclear Medicine Technologists Study (NCI)
Document Number: 2016-06867
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited to address one or more of the following points: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To Submit Comments and For Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact*: Michele M. Doody, Radiation Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 7E566, Rockville, MD 20850, or call non-toll-free at 301-414-0308. Or Email your request, including your address to: doodym@mail.nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication. Proposed Collection: US Nuclear Medicine Technologists Study, 0925- 0656, Expiration Date 04/30/2015REINSTATEMENT WITH CHANGE, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: We propose to collect, from U.S. nuclear medicine technologists (USNMT) certified after 1980, historical information about nuclear medicine procedures performed, radioisotopes used, related work and safety practices, and places of employment. The primary objectives of the current feasibility effort are: (a) To identify a cohort of nuclear medicine technologists certified after 1980 by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board (NMTCB); and (b) to characterize individual organ- specific occupational radiation doses from radioisotope procedures. More recently certified technologists, who specialized in nuclear medicine, are expected to have greater exposures to radioisotopes than the general radiologic technologists in the U.S. Radiologic Technologist (USRT) cohort owing to performing such procedures with greater frequency. The proposed USNMT study would be a direct follow-on to the USRT Study to assess health risks associated with occupational exposure to these much higher-energy radiopharmaceuticals. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 125.