August 1, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review
Document Number: 2016-18297
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is automatically initiating the five-year review (``Sunset Review'') of the antidumping and countervailing duty (``AD/ CVD'') order(s) listed below. The International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Review which covers the same order(s).
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-18211
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Applications for Participation in the Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma
Document Number: 2016-18184
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on incidental take permit applications for take of the federally listed American burying beetle resulting from activities associated with the geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure within Oklahoma. If approved, the permits would be issued under the approved Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan Associated with Issuance of Endangered Species Act Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma (ICP).
Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits
Document Number: 2016-18180
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation
Document Number: 2016-18179
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) issues these interim final regulations to adjust the Department's civil monetary penalties (CMPs) for inflation, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act), which further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the Inflation Adjustment Act).
Opportunity to Co-sponsor an Office on Women's Health Awards Ceremony and Event for its 25th Anniversary
Document Number: 2016-18178
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 300u, 42 U.S.C. 300u-2, and 42 U.S.C. 237a (3509 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), notice is given that the Office on Women's Health (OWH) is soliciting proposals from non-federal public and private sector entities to co- sponsor the OWH Anniversary Celebration event in the Washington, DC area in late September, 2016.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; State Developmental Disabilities Council 5-Year State Plan
Document Number: 2016-18177
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an opportunity to comment on the proposed collection of information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 30 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice collects comments on the information collection requirements relating to an existing collection: State Developmental Disabilities Council 5-Year State Plan, 0985-0029.
Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits.
Document Number: 2016-18175
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Board of Trustees of the Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local No. 7 Pension Plan (Bricklayers Local 7 Pension Plan), a multiemployer pension plan, has submitted an application to Treasury to reduce benefits under the plan in accordance with the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). The purpose of this notice is to announce that the application submitted by the Board of Trustees of the Bricklayers Local 7 Pension Plan has been published on the Web site of the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and to request public comments on the application from interested parties, including contributing employers, employee organizations, and participants and beneficiaries of the Bricklayers Local 7 Pension Plan.
Mail Classification Schedule Changes Concerning Assignment of Country Groups
Document Number: 2016-18173
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Governors of the Postal Service have assigned country price groups within the Mail Classification Schedule to provide Priority Mail Express International service to Cuba effective August 28, 2016.
Air Plan Approval; VT; Prevention of Significant Deterioration, Nonattainment and Minor New Source Review
Document Number: 2016-18158
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving three State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Vermont. These revisions primarily amend several aspects of Vermont's new source review permitting regulations. The permitting revisions are part of Vermont's major and minor stationary source preconstruction permitting programs, and are intended to align Vermont's regulations with the federal new source review regulations. The revisions also contain amendments to other Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements, including updating the State's ambient air quality standards and certain emissions limits for sources of nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; VT; Prevention of Significant Deterioration, Nonattainment and Minor New Source Review
Document Number: 2016-18157
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve three State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Vermont. These revisions primarily amend several aspects of Vermont's new source review permitting regulations. The permitting revisions are part of Vermont's major and minor stationary source preconstruction permitting programs, and are intended to align Vermont's regulations with the federal new source review regulations. The revisions also contain amendments to other Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements, including updating the State's ambient air quality standards and certain emissions limits for sources of nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Measurement and Reporting of Condensable Particulate Matter Emissions
Document Number: 2016-18156
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This SIP revision amends two regulations to clarify testing and sampling methods for stationary sources of particulate matter (PM) and adds the requirement to measure and report filterable and condensable PM. EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Interstate Transport for Utah
Document Number: 2016-18153
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to take action on portions of six submissions from the State of Utah that are intended to demonstrate that the State Implementation Plan (SIP) meets certain interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (Act or CAA). These submissions address the 2006 and 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), 2008 ozone NAAQS, 2008 lead (Pb) NAAQS, 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) NAAQS and 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) NAAQS. Specifically, the EPA is proposing to approve interstate transport prong 4 for the 2008 Pb and 2010 SO2 NAAQS, and proposing to disapprove prong 4 for the 2006 PM2.5, 2008 ozone, 2010 NO2 and 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval; Alabama and North Carolina; Interstate Transport-2010 NO2
Document Number: 2016-18151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the North Carolina SIP, submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) on March 24, 2016, and the portions of a revision to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) on December 9, 2015, addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) interstate transport (prongs 1 and 2) infrastructure SIP requirements for the 2010 1-hour Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP.'' Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve North Carolina's March 24, 2016, SIP submission and the portions of Alabama's December 9, 2015, SIP submission addressing interstate transport requirements for the 2010 NO2 NAAQS.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Reliability and PRA
Document Number: 2016-18149
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on NUSCALE; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-18148
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on AP1000
Document Number: 2016-18145
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pennsylvania State University Breazeale Nuclear Reactor
Document Number: 2016-18144
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a letter dated November 6, 2014, from the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). In this letter, Penn State requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements, which, if granted, would allow Penn State to submit its annual financial results within 180 days after the close of each succeeding fiscal year. The NRC staff has reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, as requested.
Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
Document Number: 2016-18143
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Alan J. Blotcky Reactor Facility
Document Number: 2016-18142
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing notice of the termination of Facility Operating License No. R-57 for the Alan J. Blotcky Reactor Facility (AJBRF). The NRC has terminated the license of the decommissioned AJBRF at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA or the licensee) facility in Omaha, Nebraska, and has released the site for unrestricted use.
Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
Document Number: 2016-18141
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at Title 45 part 670 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received.
Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines; Extension of Compliance Date
Document Number: 2016-18140
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is extending the compliance date for certain requirements in the final rule requiring disclosure of calorie declarations for food sold from certain vending machines. The final rule appeared in the Federal Register of December 1, 2014. We are taking this action in response to requests for an extension and for reconsideration of the rule's requirements pertaining to the size of calorie disclosures on front-of-package labeling.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2016-18138
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its denial of 160 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2016-18137
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions for 20 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Privacy Act; System of Records: Establishment of New Passport Expiration Notification System (PENS)
Document Number: 2016-18136
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Office of International and Tribal Affairs is giving notice that it proposes to create a new system of records for the Passport Expiration Notification System (PENS). This system of records contains personally identifiable information (Pll) collected from no- fee passports for the purpose of tracking the status of government passports. The information maintained in the system will be the passport holder's name, place of birth, passport number and passport issue and expiration dates.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-18135
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment the following information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Public Notification for Combined Sewer Overflows in the Great Lakes; Public Listening Session; Request for Stakeholder Input
Document Number: 2016-18133
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing plans to hold a public ``listening session'' on September 14, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois to obtain information from the public to help inform development of a new regulation establishing public notification requirements for combined sewer overflow discharges in the Great Lakes. This rulemaking is in response to new requirements included with the 2016 appropriations. EPA is requesting input from the public regarding potential approaches for these new public notification requirements for combined sewer overflow discharges in the Great Lakes through participation in the public listening session and by submitting information in writing at the listening sessions or to the agency directly through email, fax, or mail. The agency is undertaking this outreach to help it shape a future regulatory proposal intended to provide the affected public with information that will help better protect public health.
Qualification of Drivers; Application for Exemptions; Hearing
Document Number: 2016-18132
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 33 individuals for an exemption from the hearing requirement to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Testing; Application for Exemption: State of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-18131
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the State of Minnesota has applied for an exemption from regulations governing commercial driver's license (CDL) skills testing procedures and practices. Minnesota believes it can deliver CDL skills testing more efficiently in an alternative manner. It asserts that its method of delivering skills testing will maintain the testing standards enumerated by the regulations. FMCSA requests public comments on the request for exemption.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-18130
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Notice of Termination; 10447 The Farmers Bank of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Tennessee
Document Number: 2016-18129
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-18128
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau or CFPB) is requesting a new information collection titled, ``Consumer Response Company Response Survey.''
Special Local Regulation; Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race, Lake Washington, WA
Document Number: 2016-18127
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race special local regulation on Lake Washington, WA from 8 a.m. on August 2, 2016 through 11 p.m. on August 7, 2016 during hydroplane race times. This action is necessary to ensure public safety from the inherent dangers associated with high-speed races while allowing access for rescue personnel in the event of an emergency. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel will be allowed to enter the regulated area without the permission of the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound, the on-scene Patrol Commander, or a designated representative.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2016-18126
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2016 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the GOA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Plan Asset Transactions Determined by Independent Qualified Professional Asset Managers Under Prohibited Transaction Exemption 1984-14
Document Number: 2016-18124
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Plan Asset Transactions Determined by Independent Qualified Professional Asset Managers Under Prohibited Transaction Exemption 1984-14,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on July 30, 2016, for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Plan Asset Transactions Determined by In-House Asset Managers Under Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1996-23
Document Number: 2016-18123
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Plan Asset Transactions Determined by In-House Asset Managers Under Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1996-23,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on July 30, 2016, for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Dusky Rockfish in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2016-18122
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for dusky rockfish in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2016 total allowable catch of dusky rockfish in the West Yakutat District of the GOA.
National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule
Document Number: 2016-18121
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule Committee (Committee) will meet in Washington, DC. Attendees may also participate via webinar and conference call. The Committee operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Committee information can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/planningrule/committee.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2016-18120
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Energy, U.s. Energy Information Administration
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, EIA invites the general public to comment on the following proposed Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). This notice announces EIA's intent to submit this proposed collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval.
Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act
Document Number: 2016-18119
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Energy
On July 18, 2016, Oregon Clean Energy, LLC, as owner and operator of a new combined cycle natural gas fired electric generating powerplant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to Sec. 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-certification in the Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d) and 10 CFR 501.61(c).
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee; Correction
Document Number: 2016-18118
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In the Federal Register notice that was originally published on July 8, 2016, (81 FR 44686) the meeting date was August 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The new meeting date is Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Minimum Quality and Handling Standards for Domestic and Imported Peanuts Marketed in the United States; Change to the Quality and Handling Requirements
Document Number: 2016-18116
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the Peanut Standards Board (Board) to revise the minimum quality and handling standards for domestic and imported peanuts marketed in the United States (Standards). The Board advises the Secretary of Agriculture regarding potential changes to the Standards and is comprised of producers and industry representatives. This rule revises the minimum quality, positive lot identification, and reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the Standards. It also makes numerous other changes to better reflect current industry practices and revises outdated language. The Board believes these changes will make additional peanuts available for sale, help increase efficiencies, and reduce costs to the industry.
Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado; Modification of the Handling Regulation for Area No. 2
Document Number: 2016-18114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, Area No. 2 (Committee) to revise the grade requirement currently prescribed for 1\1/2\-inch minimum to 2\1/4\-inch maximum diameter (Size B) potatoes under the Colorado potato marketing order (order). The Committee locally administers the order and is comprised of producers and handlers of potatoes operating within the area of production. This action would relax the current minimum grade requirement for Size B red potatoes from U.S. Commercial grade or better to U.S. No. 2 grade or better. Relaxing this grade requirement would allow area handlers to supply new markets with U.S. No. 2 grade Size B red potatoes and is expected to benefit producers, handlers, and consumers.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2016-18112
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee. This Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters related to personnel in the U.S. merchant marine, including but not limited to training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-18111
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a partially exclusive, license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 9,147,755 entitled ``Nanostructure-Based Vacuum Channel Transistor''; to Nano Devices Corporation, having its principal place of business at 21821 Monte Court, Cupertino, CA 95014. The patent rights in this invention have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective partially exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Modifications to Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2016-18110
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a proposed rule that would modify the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the groundfish fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands management areas. This proposed rule is organized into four actions. Under the first action, NMFS would implement a requirement for tender vessel operators to use the applications software ``tLandings'' to prepare electronic landing reports. This action is necessary to improve timeliness and reliability of landing reports for catcher vessels delivering to tender vessels for use in catch accounting and inseason management. Under the second action, NMFS would modify the definition of a buying station. This action is necessary to clarify the different requirements that apply to tender vessels and land-based buying stations. Under the third action, NMFS would remove the requirement for buying stations to complete the buying station report because this report is no longer necessary. Under the fourth action, NMFS would revise the definition of a mothership to remove unnecessary formatting without changing the substance of the definition. This proposed rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP), the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP), and other applicable laws.