Draft Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact Concerning Investigational Use of Oxitec OX513A Mosquitoes; Extension of Comment Period
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the comment period for the notice that appeared in the Federal Register of March 14, 2016. In the notice, FDA requested comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact Concerning Investigational Use of Oxitec OX513A Mosquitoes. The Agency is taking this action in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee
The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee will conduct an open meeting and will solicit public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issues this Notice on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to initiate the annual process to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the FirstNet Board.\1\ Four of the 12 appointments of non-permanent members to the FirstNet Board expire in August 2016. The Secretary of Commerce may reappoint individuals to serve on the FirstNet Board provided they have not served two consecutive full three-year terms.\2\ NTIA issues this Notice to obtain expressions of interest in the event the Secretary must fill any vacancies arising on the Board. Expressions of interest will be accepted until May 20, 2016.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of the External Reviewer Application which is used by CNCS to recruit individuals to review grant applications. The information will be provided by individuals wishing to serve as external review participants for CNCS's grant review processes. The completion of this information collection is required to be considered as a potential reviewer for CNCS. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the Addresses section of this Notice.
Florida Disaster #FL-00115
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Florida dated 04/07/2016. Incident: Severe Storms and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 02/23/2016 through 02/24/2016. Effective Date: 04/07/2016. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/06/2016. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/09/2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Solid Minerals and Geothermal Collections-OMB Control Number 1012-0010; Comment Request
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), ONRR is inviting comments on a collection of information requests that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This Information Collection Request (ICR) covers the paperwork requirements in the regulations under title 30, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), parts 1202, 1206, 1210, 1212, 1217, and 1218. Also, there are four forms associated with this information collection.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application for the renewal of operating license NPF-38, which authorizes Entergy Operations, Inc. (the applicant) to operate the Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3 (Waterford 3). The renewed license would authorize the applicant to operate Waterford 3 for an additional 20-year period beyond the period specified in the current license. The current operating license for Waterford 3 expires at midnight on December 18, 2024.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Alternative Fuels Rule. That clearance expires on June 30, 2016.
Annual Public Meeting
The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which was created by Title VI of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, is announcing its annual public meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for the Foundation to engage with its stakeholders and receive public input on its efforts. The meeting will include an organizational update, project updates, open Q & A and the opportunity for public commentary.
Telemarketing Sales Rule Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for an additional three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements in its Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR''). That clearance expires on August 31, 2016.
Florida Disaster #FL-00112
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Florida dated 04/07/2016. Incident: Severe Storms and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 02/15/2016. Effective Date: 04/07/2016. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/06/2016. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/09/2017.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Chengdu Rong Cheng Jiu Tian Biotechnology Co., Ltd. of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 14/276,224, ``SPRAYABLE DISPERSED STARCH-BASED BIOPLASTIC FORMULATION TO CONTROL PESTS'', filed on May 13, 2014.
Honey From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for December 1, 2014 through November 30, 2015.
Pressure Sensitive Plastic Tape From Italy: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Finding
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty finding on pressure sensitive plastic tape (PSP tape) from Italy would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty finding on PSP tape from Italy.
Notice of Intent To Establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
On November 9, 2015, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) published a notice of intent requesting comments and nominations for Tribal representatives for the Accountability Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The comment period for this notice of intent closed December 24, 2015. The BIE is reopening the comment period for Tribes to nominate individuals for membership on the Committee and is expanding the scope of what the Committee will address. The BIE also solicits comments on the proposal to establish the Committee, including comments on additional interests not identified in this notice of intent and comments on the expansion of the scope of the Committee.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives-Health-Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers; EPA ICR No. 1696.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0297
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), Registration of Fuels and Fuel AdditivesHealth-Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers, EPA ICR No. 1696.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0297, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2016. An Agency 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.
Yosemite Slough Site, San Francisco, California; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Ability To Pay Settlement
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement with one ability to pay party for recovery of response costs concerning the Yosemite Slough Site in San Francisco, California. The settlement is entered into pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), and it requires the settling party to pay $193,000 to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (Agency). The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to Sections 106 or 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 or 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by the State of Nevada and the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Protection (collectively ``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court for Nevada: State of Nevada, et al., v. McCarthy, No. 3:15-cv-00396-HDM-WGC (D. Nev.). On July 31, 2015, Plaintiffs filed this complaint alleging that Gina McCarthy, in her official capacity as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), failed to perform a non-discretionary duty to take final action on the portion of Nevada's state implementation plan (``SIP'') submission intended to address interstate transport requirements for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (``NAAQS''). The proposed consent decree would establish a deadline for EPA to take certain specified actions.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest Washington, DC
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels, DN 3138; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under Sec. 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Ginnie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities Guide 5500.3, Revision 1 (Forms and Electronic Data Submissions)
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.
Neutron-Absorbing Materials in Spent Fuel Pools
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of a final generic letter addressing degradation of neutron-absorbing materials in the spent fuel pool (SFP). The NRC has determined that it is necessary to obtain plant-specific information requested in the generic letter so that the NRC can determine if the degradation of the neutron-absorbing materials in the SFP is being managed to maintain reasonable assurance that the materials are capable of performing their intended design basis function, and if the addressees are in compliance with the regulations.
Southline Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), acting as joint lead agencies, issued the Proposed Southline Transmission Line Project (Project) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS-0474) on November 6, 2015. The Agency Preferred Alternative developed by Western and the BLM through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and described in the Final EIS is summarized in this Record of Decision (ROD). This alternative is also the Environmentally Preferred Alternative for most of the Project. One segment in the New Build Section and some local alternatives in the Upgrade Section were selected that reduce substantial existing resource conflicts while creating only minor new impacts. All practicable means to avoid or minimize environmental harm have been adopted. Since the BLM and Western were joint lead agencies in the preparation of the EIS, each agency will issue its own ROD(s) addressing the overall Project and the specific matters within its jurisdiction and authority. This ROD constitutes Western's decision with respect to the alternatives considered in the Final EIS. Western has selected the Agency Preferred Alternative identified in the Final EIS as the route for the Project. This decision on the route will enable design and engineering activities to proceed. This ROD also commits Western and Southline Transmission, LLC (Southline) to implement the proponent-committed environmental measures (PCEMs) identified in table 2-8, Project PCEMs by Resource, of the Final EIS. Selection of the Agency Preferred Alternative will also allow detailed Project costs to be developed, which are necessary for future participation and financing decisions. This ROD does not make decisions about Western's participation in the Project or financing. Those decisions are contingent on the successful development of participation agreements and financial underwriting, and would be recorded in a second ROD.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Special Projects Committee
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Special Projects Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Members.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2016 commercial summer flounder quota to the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Platanthera integrilabia (White Fringeless Orchid)
On September 15, 2015, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced a proposed rule to list Platanthera integrilabia (white fringeless orchid), a plant species from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We now announce that we are reopening the comment period for the proposed rule, in order to completely satisfy the notification requirements under the Act.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) announces a 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.
New Postal Product
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 29 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
New Postal Product
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of First-Class Package Service Contract 51 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Amendment 17A
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 17A to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared and submitted by the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Fishery Management Council (Council). This proposed rule would extend the current Gulf commercial shrimp permit moratorium. The intent of this proposed rule and Amendment 17A is to protect federally managed Gulf shrimp stocks while promoting catch efficiency, economic efficiency, and stability in the fishery.