Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
The invention listed below is owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and is available for licensing and/or co-development in the U.S. in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing and/or co-development.
Determination of Overfishing or an Overfished Condition
This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has found that the following stocks are subject to overfishingHood Canal coho salmon and Pribilof Islands blue king crab; the following salmon stocks are approaching an overfished conditionQuillayute Fall coho and Snohomish coho; and the following stocks are still both overfished and subject to overfishing Western and Central North Pacific striped marlin and Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico dusky shark. NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary, notifies the appropriate fishery management council (Council) whenever it determines that overfishing is occurring, a stock is in an overfished condition, a stock is approaching an overfished condition, or when a rebuilding plan has not resulted in adequate progress toward ending overfishing and rebuilding affected fish stocks.
Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Resulting From the Termination of the National Emergency and Revocation of Executive Orders Related to Burma
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is removing from the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) the names of the persons listed below whose property and interests in property had been blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13310 of July 28, 2003 (Blocking Property of the Government of Burma and Prohibiting Certain Transactions), Executive Order 13448 of October 18, 2007 (Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Burma), Executive Order 13464 of April 30, 2008 (Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related To Burma), and Executive Order 13619 of July 11, 2012 (Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Burma).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; GEPA Section 427 Guidance for All Grant Applications
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Derricks Standard
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Derricks Standard,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 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.
Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book-Entry System
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is announcing a new fee schedule applicable to transfers of U.S. Treasury book-entry securities maintained on the National Book-Entry System (NBES) that occur on or after January 3, 2017.
Amendment of the Commission's Space Station Licensing Rules and Policies, Second Order on Reconsideration
The Federal Communications Commission addresses the remaining petitions for reconsideration of the First Space Station Licensing Reform Order, and amends, clarifies, or eliminates certain provisions to streamline its procedures and ease administrative burdens on applicants and licensees.
Procedures for Disclosure of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is publishing for public comment a proposed final rule to implement the statutorily required amendments in the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. LSC is also making technical changes to Part 1602 to improve the structure and clarity of its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations.
Qualified Financial Contracts Recordkeeping Related to Orderly Liquidation Authority
The Secretary of the Treasury (the ``Secretary''), as Chairperson of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (the ``Council''), is adopting final rules (the ``Final Rules'') in consultation with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the ``FDIC'') to implement the qualified financial contract (``QFC'') recordkeeping requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'' or the ``Act''). The Final Rules require recordkeeping with respect to positions, counterparties, legal documentation, and collateral. This information is necessary and appropriate to assist the FDIC as receiver to: Fulfill its obligations under the Dodd-Frank Act in deciding whether to transfer QFCs; assess the consequences of decisions to transfer, disaffirm or repudiate, or allow the termination of, QFCs with one or more counterparties; determine if any risks to financial stability are posed by the transfer, disaffirmance or repudiation, or termination of such QFCs; and otherwise exercise its rights under the Act and fulfill its obligations under sections 210(c)(8), (9), or (10) of the Act.
Teacher Preparation Issues
The Secretary establishes new regulations to implement requirements for the teacher preparation program accountability system under title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), that will result in the collection and dissemination of more meaningful data on teacher preparation program quality (title II reporting system). The Secretary also amends the regulations governing the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program under title IV of the HEA to condition TEACH Grant program funding on teacher preparation program quality and to update, clarify, and improve the current regulations and align them with title II reporting system data.
Clearing Target of 108 Megahertz Set for Stage 3 of the Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction; Stage 3 Bidding in the Reverse Auction Will Start on November 1, 2016
The Incentive Auction Task Force and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau announce the spectrum clearing target of 108 megahertz and band plan for Stage 3 of the incentive auction, and that bidding in Stage 3 of the reverse auction is scheduled to begin on November 1, 2016. This document also announces details and dates regarding bidding and the availability of educational and informational materials for reverse and forward auction bidders eligible to participate in Stage 3; the availability of Stage 3 bidding and timing information in the Incentive Auction Public Reporting System; and the importance of bidder contingency plans. Finally, this document reminds each reverse and forward auction applicant of its continuing obligations under the FCC's rules.
Plan for Ocean Research in the Coming Decade
The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) is requesting input on the overall framing and content of a plan for Ocean Research in the Coming Decade (``the Plan''). The SOST is chartered under the National Science and Technology Council to advise and assist on national issues related to ocean science and technology. The SOST contributes to the goals for Federal ocean science and technology, including identifying priorities and developing coordinated interagency strategies. The Plan will describe the most pressing research questions and most promising areas of opportunity within the ocean science and technology enterprise for the coming decade. It will set the stage for agency-specific and interagency coordinated actions across Federal agencies and with non-Federal sectors to address societal needs and issues of national importance. This notice solicits relevant public input, particularly suggestions directed toward how the Plan should be structured and specific topic areas that should be considered for inclusion.
Medicare Program; Approval of Request for an Exception to the Prohibition on Expansion of Facility Capacity Under the Hospital Ownership and Rural Provider Exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Prohibition
This final notice announces our decision to approve the request of Deaconess Women's Hospital of Southern Indiana doing business as (d/b/a) The Women's Hospital (The Women's Hospital) for an exception to the prohibition on expansion of facility capacity.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Notice
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is deleting eighteen (18) systems of records established pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), because HHS has determined that they duplicate other systems of records or are obsolete.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
The Assistant Chief of Staff, Administration invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From Pakistan: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
The U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to exporters and producers of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (circular welded pipe) from Pakistan. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From Pakistan: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
The U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (circular welded pipe) from Pakistan is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is April 1, 2015, through September 30, 2015. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Defense Science Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meetings
The Defense Science Board (DSB) will meet in closed session on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 3, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Nunn-Lugar conference room 3E863 at the Pentagon, Washington, DC.
Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals To Change the Community of License
The following applicants filed AM or FM proposals to change the community of License: Caldwell County CBC, Inc., Station WAVJ, Facility ID 15527, BPH-20160916ABG, From Princeton, KY, To Providence, KY; Four R Broadcasting, Inc., Station NEW, Facility ID 191560, BMPH-20160926AAF, From Christoval, TX, To Stanton, TX; Genesee Media Corporation, Station WOKR, Facility ID 15767, BP-20140124AME, From Brockport, NY, To Brighton, NY; Genesis Communications I, Inc., Station WHOO, Facility ID 54573, BP- 20140721AAY, From Kissimmee, FL, To Winter Park, FL; Hopkins-Webster CBC, Inc., Station WWKY, Facility ID 67479, BPH-20160916ABC, From Providence, KY, To Sebree, KY; Radio 7 Media, LLC, Station WLXA, Facility ID 53875, BPH-20161012AAD, From Loretto, TN, To Florence, AL; Rich Broadcasting Idaho LS, LLC, Station KLLP, Facility ID 8413, BPH- 20161011AEJ, From Chubbuck, ID, To Blackfoot, ID; Rich Broadcasting Idaho LS, LLC, Station KID-FM, Facility ID 22195, BPH-20161011AFL, From Idaho Falls, ID, To Aberdeen, ID; Shamrock Communications, Inc., Station KNEZ, Facility ID 166018, BPH-20160922ABD, From Fernley, NV, To Hazen, NV; The Montana Radio Company, LLC, Station KZMO, Facility ID 183371, BPH-20161011ABH, From Roundup, MT, To Klein, MT; University Of Wyoming, Station KAIW, Facility ID 93001, BPED-20160825ABH, From Laramie, WY, To Saratoga, WY.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. The final weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the United Arab Emirates: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From Canada: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') determines that certain iron mechanical transfer drive components (``IMTDCs'') from Canada are being, or likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''). Baldor Electric Company Canada (``Baldor'') is the sole mandatory respondent in this investigation. The period of investigation (``POI'') is October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. The final estimated dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain iron mechanical transfer drive components (``IMTDCs'') from the People's Republic of China (the ``PRC''). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination and Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Certain Iron Mechanical Transfer Drive Components From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') determines that certain iron mechanical transfer drive components (``IMTDC'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is April 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015. The final weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Final Determination Dumping Margins'' section of this notice.
AAAHI Acquisition Corporation-Acquisition of Control-All Aboard America! Holdings, Inc., Ace Express Coaches, LLC, All Aboard America! School Transportation, LLC, All Aboard Transit Services, LLC, Hotard Coaches, Inc., Industrial Bus Lines, Inc. d/b/a All Aboard America, and Sureride Charter Inc. d/b/a Sundiego Charter Co.
On September 29, 2016, AAAHI Acquisition Corporation (AAC), a noncarrier, filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for AAC to acquire All Aboard America! Holdings, Inc. (AAAHI), a noncarrier holding company that wholly owns passenger motor carriers Hotard Coaches, Inc. (Hotard), Industrial Bus Lines, Inc. d/b/a All Aboard America (Industrial), Sureride Charter Inc. d/b/a Sundiego Charter Co. (Sundiego), Ace Express Coaches, LLC (Ace Express), All Aboard Transit Services, LLC (AATS), and All Aboard America! School Transportation, LLC (AAAST) (collectively Acquisition Carriers). The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules at 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, on November 28, 2016.
Fisheries and Habitat Conservation; Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Ballville Dam Project on the Sandusky River, Sandusky County, Ohio
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) that has been prepared to evaluate the Ballville Dam Project, in Sandusky County, Ohio, in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). We are also requesting public comments.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following patents are available for licensing: U.S. Patent No. 8,552,282: Propulsion Defeating System//U.S. Patent No. 8,575,929: Magnetic Anomaly Surveillance System Using Spherical Trilateration// U.S. Patent No. 8,577,648: Simulating Fluid Flow at a Moving Boundary// U.S. Patent No. 8,583,573: Nonparametric Mine Line Detection Using Spatial Analysis//U.S. Patent No. 8,594,457: Correlation Image Detection//U.S. Patent No. 8,616,721: Solar Awning and Method//U.S. Patent No. 8,620,082: Sonar Image Texture Segmentation//U.S. Patent No. 8,639,475: System and Method for Spatially Invariant Signal Detection// U.S. Patent No. 8,714,069: Mine Clearance System and Method//U.S. Patent No. 8,743,654: Reflectivity Maps//U.S. Patent No. 8,777,285: Underwater Cable Capture and Pass Through Device//U.S. Patent No. 8,783,202: Subsurface Oscillating Blade Propellor//U.S. Patent No. 8,794,892: Torque Nut Assembly//U.S. Patent No. 8,823,316: Thermal Effluent to Electric Energy Harvesting System//
Notice of Performance Review Board Membership
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 4314(c) (4), the Department of Navy (DON) announces the appointment of members to the DON's numerous Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Boards (PRBs). The purpose of the PRBs is to provide fair and impartial review of the annual SES performance appraisal prepared by the senior executive's immediate and second level supervisor; to make recommendations to appointing officials regarding acceptance or modification of the performance rating; and to make recommendations for performance bonuses and basic pay increases. Composition of the specific PRBs will be determined on an ad hoc basis from among the individuals listed below: