Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud Action Plan for Implementing Recommendations 14/15; Commerce Trusted Trader Program
The National Ocean Council Committee on IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud (NOC Committee) is seeking public input on the design and implementation of a Commerce Trusted Trader Program as part of an effective seafood traceability process to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud. The Commerce Trusted Trader Program will establish within the previously proposed Seafood Import Monitoring Program such benefits as reduced targeting and inspections, and enhanced streamlined entry into U.S. commerce for holders of an International Fisheries Trade Permit that are certified for participation in the Commerce Trusted Trader Program.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Acquisition of Trust Land
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Acquisition of Trust Land authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0100. This information collection expires August 31, 2016.
Lake Eufaula Advisory Committee Meeting Notice
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Lake Eufaula Advisory Committee (LEAC). The meeting is open to the public.
City of Norfolk Flood Risk Management Study NEPA Scoping Meeting and Public Comment Period
Pursuant to the requirements of section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321-4370, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) plans to prepare a Feasibility Study with an integrated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate environmental impacts from reasonable project alternatives and to determine the potential for significant impacts related to reduce future flood risk in ways that support the long[hyphen]term resilience and sustainability of the coastal ecosystem and surrounding communities due to sea level rise, local subsidence and storms, and to reduce the economic costs and risks associated with large[hyphen]scale flood and storm events in the City of Norfolk, Virginia.
Army Education Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Notice
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Board of Visitors, a subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee. This meeting is open to the public.
Availability of a Final Regional Environmental Impact Statement To Analyze Potential Impacts Within Defined Geographic Regions in Texas That May Be Affected by Future U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Permit Decisions for Future Surface Coal and Lignite Mine Expansions or Satellite Mines Within the District's Area of Responsibility
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District, as lead federal agency, has prepared this Regional Environmental Impact Statement (REIS) to analyze potential impacts within defined geographic regions in Texas that may be affected by future USACE, Fort Worth District, permit decisions for future surface coal and lignite mine expansions or satellite mines within the District's area of responsibility. The REIS has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the USACE Procedures for Implementing NEPA (33 CFR part 230).
Termination of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Lake Columbia Regional Water Supply Reservoir Project in Texas
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Regulatory Division is notifying interested parties that it has terminated the process to develop a Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and has withdrawn the Section 404 Clean Water Act permit application for the proposed `Lake Columbia Regional Water Supply Reservoir Project' submitted in 2005 by an independent governmental agency known as the Angelina & Neches River Authority (ANRA). The original Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on Friday, June 28, 2005 (70 FR 37094).
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Installation of a Terminal Groin Structure at the Eastern End of Ocean Isle Beach, Extending Into the Atlantic Ocean, West of Shallotte Inlet (Brunswick County, NC)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Wilmington District, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office has received a request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act, from the Town of Ocean Isle Beach to install a terminal groin structure on the east side of Ocean Isle Beach, extending into the Atlantic Ocean, just west of Shallotte Inlet. The structure will be designed to function in concert with the Federal storm damage reduction project.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer 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 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hollis, OK
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hollis Municipal Airport, Hollis, OK, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive License; AEgis Technologies Group, Inc.
In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR part 404.7(a)(1)(i), the Department of the Army announces the intent to grant a revocable, non-assignable, partially exclusive license to AEgis Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, for the Joint Embedded Messaging System (JEMS) government-owned software for efficient manipulation of data. Joint Embedded Messaging System (JEMS) routes and translates messages and protocols for command and control (C2), simulation, and other systems using a configurable application for input and output formats, providing interoperability solutions while not requiring software modifications for data compatibility.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ketchum, OK
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at South Grand Lake Regional Airport, Ketchum, OK, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Greenland Turbot in the Aleutian Islands Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Greenland turbot in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2016 Greenland turbot initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the BSAI.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Priorities Assistance
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Combined License Application for Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, have completed the final environmental impact statement (EIS), NUREG-2179, ``Environmental Impact Statement for the Combined License (COL) for the Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant.'' The USACE and the NRC are cooperating agencies that jointly participated in the preparation the final EIS for use in both agencies' decision-making processes. The site is located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Horseshoe Bend, AR
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Horseshoe Bend Airport, Horseshoe Bend, AR, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Closed Meeting
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group. This meeting will be closed to the public.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive License: AAV-Mediated Aquaporin Gene Transfer To Treat Sjögren's Syndrome
This is notice, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404, that the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license to MeiraGTx, having a principal place of business in New York, New York, U.S.A. to practice the inventions embodied in the following patent applications, entitled ``AAV-mediated aquaporin gene transfer to treat Sj[ouml]gren's syndrome'':
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will meet to work on Task Statement 30, which asks the committee to evaluate utilizing military education, training, and assessment to satisfy national and STCW \1\ credential requirements. The working group will specifically consider the development and application of tonnage equivalencies and horsepower equivalencies for military ships. These meetings will be open to the public.
Charter Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Defense Science Board (``the Board'').
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Approved Monitoring Service Providers
NMFS has approved five companies to provide at-sea monitoring services to Northeast multispecies vessels in fishing year 2016. Regulations implementing Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan require third-party at-sea monitoring service providers to apply to, and be approved by, NMFS in a manner consistent with the Administrative Procedure Act in order to be eligible to provide at-sea monitoring services to sectors.
Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Program; Portable Storage Facilities and Reduced Down Payment for FSFL Microloans
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers the FSFL Program on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). This rule amends the FSFL Program regulations to add eligibility for portable storage structures, portable equipment, and storage and handling trucks, and to reduce the down payment and documentation requirements for a new ``microloan'' category of FSFLs up to $50,000. These changes are intended to address the needs of smaller farms and specialty crop producers. This rule also includes technical and clarifying changes that are consistent with how the FSFL Program is already implemented, including specifying commodities that are already eligible for FSFLs but are not currently listed in the regulations, and changing the required life span of the storage facility from a minimum of 15 years to a minimum of the FSFL term, plus any extensions.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter France)
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-15- 03 for Eurocopter France Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, and AS350D1 helicopters with a single hydraulic system and a certain hydraulic pump drive assembly installed. AD 2013-15-03 requires inspecting the hydraulic pump drive bearing (bearing) for leaks, rust, overheating, and condition. This proposed AD would add a requirement to grease the bearing and inspect for bronze particles in the grease, as well as change the inspection and inspection intervals of the bearing until it is replaced with an improved bearing. These proposed actions are intended to prevent hydraulic pump drive belt failure, loss of hydraulic servo assistance, and subsequent loss of helicopter control.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) will meet as indicated below.
3M Corporation; Filing of Food Additive Petition
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing that we have filed a petition, submitted by Keller and Heckman LLP on behalf of 3M Corporation (Petitioner), requesting that we amend our food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of two different perfluoroalkyl containing substances as water and oil repellents for paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foods because these uses have been abandoned.
Hazardous Materials: Incorporation of ASME Code Section XII and the National Board Inspection Code
This SNPRM proposes to incorporate and allow the use of the 2015 edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section XIIRules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks for the construction and continued service of cargo tank motor vehicles (CTMVs), cryogenic portable tanks, and multi-unit tank car tanks (``ton tanks''). The PHMSA also proposes to incorporate and authorize the use of the 2015 edition of the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors National Board Inspection Code, in our regulations as it applies to the continued service of CTMVs, cryogenic portable tanks, and ton tanks constructed to ASME Section XII standards, as well as for existing CTMVs constructed in accordance with the current hazardous materials regulations. If adopted, these amendments will allow for flexibility regarding selection of authorized packaging, in addition to qualification and maintenance for continued service of the packaging, without compromising safety.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Control of Emissions From Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration Units
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State plan submitted by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to implement and enforce the Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units. Puerto Rico's plan is consistent with the EG promulgated by the EPA on March 21, 2011. Puerto Rico's plan establishes emission limits and other requirements for the purpose of reducing toxic air emissions and other air pollutants from existing SSI units throughout the Commonwealth. At the request of Puerto Rico, the EPA is not taking action on a provision of its SSI plan allowing for affirmative defenses of Clean Air Act violations in the case of malfunctions. Puerto Rico submitted its plan to fulfill the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act.
Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models To Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios Version 2
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 30- day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) Version 2'' (EPA/600/R-14/324). EPA is also announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will select four independent experts from a pool of eight to conduct a letter peer review of the same draft document. The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. This document describes the development of version 2 of Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS), including updates to data sets and the demographic and spatial allocation models. EPA intends to forward the public comments that are submitted in accordance with this document to the external peer reviewers for their consideration during the letter peer review. When finalizing the draft documents, EPA intends to consider any public comments received in response to this document. EPA is releasing this draft document for the purposes of public comment and peer review. This draft document is not final as described in EPA's information quality guidelines and does not represent and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. The draft document is available via the Internet on EPA's Risk Web page under the Recent Additions at http://www.epa.gov/risk.
Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Eagle Take Permits for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Phase I Wind Energy Project
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), have prepared a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), in response to an application from Power Company of Wyoming (PCW) for eagle take permits (ETPs) pursuant to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) and its implementing regulations. PCW has applied for standard and programmatic ETPs for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre (CCSM) Phase I Wind Energy Project in Carbon County, Wyoming. We announce a public comment period on the draft EIS. We request data, comments, new information, or suggestions from the public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific community, Tribes, industry, or any other interested party.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Tahoe National Forest; Placer County, California; Squaw Valley to Alpine Meadows Base-to-Base Gondola Project
In September 2015, the Tahoe National Forest (TNF) accepted an application from Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC which proposes to install, operate, and maintain an aerial ropeway system connecting the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski areas. This proposal also included an alteration to current avalanche mitigation techniques including the installation of Gazex[supreg] exploders. Implementation of the proposal would require an amendment to an existing Special Use Permit (SUP) issued for the operation and maintenance of Alpine Meadows Ski Area (Alpine Meadows). The proposal is consistent with Alpine Meadows' current Master Development Plan (MDP) and passed the screening criteria for consideration to use National Forest System (NFS) lands and amend the existing permit consistent with Forest Service land use regulations.
Privacy Act of 1974; Publication in Full of All Notices of Systems of Records, Including Several New Systems, Substantive Amendments to Existing Systems, Decommissioning of Obsolete Legacy Systems, and Publication of Proposed Routines Uses
This notice provides a complete publication of all Department of Labor Systems of Records. This notice proposes two new universal routine uses to the systems. This notice will update our last complete publication in full which appeared in the Federal Register on April 8, 2002. In addition to the 21 new systems which are being published for the first time, the notice proposes substantive and nonsubstantive amendments to 108 other systems that have been previously published. The notice also deletes 43 systems. Changes to the systems are summarized in the introductory portion of the Supplementary Information section.
Federal Plan Requirements for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units Constructed on or Before October 14, 2010
This action finalizes the federal plan for existing sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units. This final action implements the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) emission guidelines (EG) adopted on March 21, 2011, in states that do not have an approved state plan implementing the EG in place by the effective date of this federal plan. The federal plan will result in emissions reductions of certain pollutants from all affected units covered.
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is finalizing new regulations to consolidate into one part the equipment and operational requirements that are found in various subparts of BSEE's regulations pertaining to offshore oil and gas drilling, completions, workovers, and decommissioning. This final rule focuses on blowout preventer (BOP) and well-control requirements, including incorporation of industry standards and revision of existing regulations, and adopts reforms in the areas of well design, well control, casing, cementing, real-time well monitoring, and subsea containment. The final rule also addresses and implements multiple recommendations resulting from various investigations of the Deepwater Horizon incident. This final rule will also incorporate guidance from several Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) and revise provisions related to drilling, workover, completion, and decommissioning operations to enhance safety and environmental protection.