Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following meeting of the Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (``the Board'').
Proposed Issuance of NPDES General Permit for Idaho Drinking Water Treatment Facilities (Permit Number IDG380000)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 proposes to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Drinking Water Treatment Facilities in Idaho (DWGP). This proposed draft DWGP is intended to provide coverage for seven existing facilities with expired individual permits, in addition to any new applicants who are eligible for coverage. The seven existing permittees have individual permits which were issued on November 1, 2006, and expired on October 31, 2011. These seven permittees currently operate under an administrative extension of their individual permits. When issued, the DWGP will replace these seven administratively extended individual permits. As proposed, the DWGP authorizes the discharge from drinking water treatment facilities to surface waters within the State of Idaho from existing facilities and new facilities interested in seeking coverage. The draft DWGP contains technology- based and water quality-based effluent limitations for conventional and toxic pollutants, along with administrative reporting and monitoring requirements, as well as standard conditions, prohibitions, and management practices. A description of the basis for the conditions and requirements of the proposed general permit is given in the Fact Sheet. Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1341, requires EPA to seek a certification from the State of Idaho that the conditions of the DWGP comply with State water quality standards. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) has provided a draft certification that the draft DWGP complies with State of Idaho Water Quality Standards (IDAPA 58.01.02), including the State's antidegradation policy. EPA intends to seek a final certification from IDEQ prior to issuing the DWGP. This is also notice of the draft Sec. 401 certification provided by IDEQ. Persons wishing to comment on the draft State certification should send written comments to Nicole Deinarowicz; Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, State Office, Surface Water Program; 1410 North Hilton Street; Boise, Idaho 83706 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
This notice announces EPA's approval of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard, NIJ Standard-0117.01
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announces publication of Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard, NIJ Standard-0117.01. The document can be found here: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/249560.pdf. This revised standard supersedes Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard, NIJ Standard-0117.00, effective immediately. Any feedback regarding this standard should be directed to the point of contact listed below. For more information about NIJ standards, please visit http://nij.gov/ standards.
Comment Request for Information Collection for the Ready to Work Partnership Grants Evaluation, New Collection
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 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. 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 requirements on respondents is properly assessed. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addressee section of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Funding Opportunity for America's Marine Highways Projects
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (Pub. L. 114-113), signed by the President on December 18, 2015, appropriated $5,000,000 for the Short Sea Transportation Program (America's Marine Highways). The purpose of the appropriation is to make grants for projects related to documented vessels and port and landside infrastructure. This notice announces the availability of funding for Marine Highway grants and establishes selection criteria and application requirements. The Department of Transportation (Department) will award Marine Highway Grants to implement projects or components of projects designated under America's Marine Highway Program. Eligible applicants must be sponsors of Marine Highway Projects formally designated by the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary). The current list of designated Marine Highway Projects, and sponsors thereof, can be found on the Marine Highway Web site at: http://www.marad.dot.gov/wp-content/ uploads/pdf/Marine-Highway-Project-Description-Pages.pdf. Only sponsors of designated Marine Highway Projects are eligible to apply for a Marine Highway Grant as described in this notice. MARAD invites applications for projects that have the added benefit of mitigating the negative impact of freight movement on communities. Projects should also provide additional public benefit by addressing access to training and job opportunities, where applicable and appropriate.
1994 Tribal Scholars Program; Notice of Request for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Collection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Office of Advocacy and Outreach's (OAO) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the reinstatement of a previously approved data collection for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1994 Tribal Scholars Program.
Announcement of the Intent To Award Single-Source Cooperative Agreement to the University of Southern California, Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics, National Center on Elder Abuse
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) announces the intent to award a supplemental single-source cooperative agreement in the amount of $275,000 to the University of Southern (U.S.C.) California, Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics, National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) to support and stimulate the expansion of work already underway by U.S.C./NCEA proving public awareness and improving the national response to elder abuse, neglect and exploitation to all.
Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption from the requirement to maintain a specified level of onsite property damage insurance in response to a request from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENO or the licensee) dated April 17, 2014. The exemption would permit Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) to reduce its onsite insurance from $1.06 billion to $50 million.
National Advisory Council; Meeting
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC) will meet in person on May 10, 11, and 12, 2016 in San Antonio, TX. The meeting will be open to the public.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a letter from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENO), dated April 17, 2014, requesting an exemption from the NRC's regulations regarding the required level of primary financial protection. An exemption from these regulations would permit Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) to reduce the required level of primary financial protection from $375,000,000 to $100,000,000, and to withdraw from participation in the secondary layer of financial protection, no earlier than April 15, 2016.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Refrigerated Bottled or Canned Beverage Vending Machines; Correction
On January 8, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy published a final rule amending energy conservation standards for bottled and refrigerated beverage vending machines (beverage vending machines). This correction addresses a technical error in that final rule.
Service Contracts Inventory
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing for public information its Inventory of Contracts for Services and Inventory Supplement for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. The inventory includes service contract actions over $25,000 that were awarded in FY 2015. The inventory supplement includes information collected from contractors on the amount invoiced and direct labor hours expended for covered service contracts.
Environmental Management Advisory Board Meeting
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Submission for OMB Review; Comments Request
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), agencies are required to publish a Notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the agency is creating a new information collection for OMB review and approval and requests public review and comment on the submission. OPIC received no comments in response to the sixty (60) day notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional thirty (30) days for public comments to be submitted. Comments are being solicited on the need for the information; the accuracy of OPIC's burden estimate; the quality, practical utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize reporting the burden, including automated collected techniques and uses of other forms of technology.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the DFAS announces a proposed 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.
Endangered Species; File No. 17183
Notice is hereby given that Raymond Carthy, Ph.D., University of Florida, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 117 Newins-Ziegler Hall, P.O. Box 110450, Gainesville, FL 32611 has been issued a modification to scientific research Permit No. 17183-01.
Proposed Information Collection; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program Application
We (National Park Service, NPS) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this information collection. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number.
Siuslaw Resource Advisory Committee
The Siuslaw Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Corvallis, Oregon. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/siuslaw/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
FMCSA announces its denial of 137 applications from individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal vision standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions does not provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
World Trade Center Health Program; Petition 011-Autoimmune Diseases; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
On January 25, 2016, the Administrator of the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program received a petition (Petition 011) to add ``autoimmune disease, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis'' to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List). Upon reviewing the information provided by the petitioner, the Administrator has determined that Petition 011 is not substantially different from Petitions 007, 008, and 009, which also requested the addition of autoimmune diseases. The Administrator recently published responses to Petitions 007, 008, and 009 in the Federal Register and has determined that Petition 011 does not provide additional evidence of a causal relationship between 9/11 exposures and autoimmune diseases. Accordingly, the Administrator finds that insufficient evidence exists to request a recommendation of the WTC Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), to publish a proposed rule, or to publish a determination not to publish a proposed rule.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received eight scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon, steelhead, and eulachon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. The applications may be viewed online at: https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/ preview_open_for_comment.cfm.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Red River, Alexandria, LA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 165 (Jackson Street) Drawbridge across the Red River, mile 88.6, at Alexandria, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to install new pinion bearings essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position for approximately 6 days spanning a 2-week period.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Printing and Publishing Industry (Renewal)
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Printing and Publishing Industry (40 CFR part 63, subpart KK) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1739.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0335), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Renewal)
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (40 CFR part 60, subpart Cc and 40 CFR part 62, subpart GGG) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1893.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0430), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.