Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2019-20 National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS 2019-20)
The Department of Education is issuing this notice to inform public that Federal Register Notice (Docket ID Number ED-2019-ICCD- 0003; FR DOC# 2019-00503), published on January 31, 2019, and entitled ``2019-20 National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS 2019-20)'' has been withdrawn.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License; ORBIS Wheels, Inc.
The invention listed below is assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy. The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to ORBIS Wheels, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, co-exclusive license to practice in the United States, the Government-owned invention described below: U.S. Patent Application Number 62/632,550 (Navy Case 200456): filed February 20, 2018, entitled ``HYPER-COMPACT ELECTRIC ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE DRIVETRAIN AND CONVERSION KIT.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Extension of Bond for Temporary Importation
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than March 8, 2019) to be assured of consideration.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new matching program with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The agreement between SSA and OPM sets forth the terms, conditions, and safeguards under which OPM will disclose civil service benefit and payment data to SSA. SSA is legally required to offset specific benefits by a percentage of civil service benefits received (Spousal and Survivors benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and Retirement and Disability Insurance Benefits are offset by a percentage of the recipients own Federal Government pension benefits). SSA administers the Old Age, Survivors, Disability Insurance (OASDI), SSI, and Special Veterans' Benefits (SVB) programs. SSA will use the match results under this agreement to meet its civil service benefit offset obligations. Appendices A, B, C, and D of this agreement contain specific information on the matching programs that SSA will conduct under this agreement. SSA's Office of the Chief Actuary (OCA) will also use OPM's data for statistical and research purposes in tracking the size of, and impact on, subpopulations of government annuitants affected by the Government Pension Offset (GPO), the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), and in cost estimates of proposals to change the two provisions.
Principles of Premarket Pathways for Combination Products; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Principles of Premarket Pathways for Combination Products.'' This draft guidance presents FDA's current thinking on principles for premarket review of combination products, including how to determine which type of premarket submission is appropriate. FDA is publishing this draft guidance as part of its efforts to implement the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) and in keeping with the Agency's long-standing commitment to transparency, efficiency, and regulatory consistency to facilitate development of safe and effective combination products.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Training Plans, New Miner Training, Newly-Hired Experienced Miner Training
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 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 can be properly assessed. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for Training Plans, New Miner Training, Newly-hired Experienced Miner Training.
Definition of Contribution; Extension of Comment Period
On January 31, 2019, the Federal Election Commission extended the comment period on the Notification of Availability for the Rulemaking Petition: Definition of Contribution (``NOA''), which sought comment on whether to begin a rulemaking to revise its regulations defining the term ``contribution'' in light of a recent district court decision in Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Federal Election Commission. The Commission has decided to extend the comment period in light of the recent partial government shutdown.
Rulemaking Petition: Advisory Opinion Procedures; Extension of Comment Period
On January 31, 2019, the Federal Election Commission extended the comment period on the Notification of Availability for the Rulemaking Petition: Advisory Opinion Procedures, which sought comment on whether to begin a rulemaking to establish specific time periods for the submission of public comments on drafts of advisory opinions. The Commission has decided to extend the comment period in light of the recent partial government shutdown.
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the New Jersey Advisory Committee
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the New Jersey Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call, on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. (EST). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the topics under consideration and to select the Committee's civil rights project; to select the Committee Secretary.
Enhancing Reactor Safety Petition for Rulemaking
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM), dated July 26, 2011, submitted by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC or the petitioner). The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations to require nuclear facilities to confirm seismic and flooding hazards every 10 years and to address any new and significant information. The petition was docketed by the NRC on August 4, 2011, and was assigned Docket No. PRM-50-99. The NRC did not request public comment on this petition because the staff had sufficient information to review the issues raised in the PRM. The NRC is denying the petition because the NRC is addressing the issues raised in the petition using an approach other than rulemaking.
Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2019
Notice is given that the Principal Deputy Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), under the authority of sections 321(a) and 322(b) of the Public Health Service Act, and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, has approved the following rates for inpatient and outpatient medical care provided by IHS facilities for Calendar Year 2019 for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, beneficiaries of other federal programs, and for recoveries under the Federal Medical Care Recovery Act. The inpatient rates for Medicare Part A are excluded from the table below, as Medicare inpatient payments for IHS hospital facilities are made based on the prospective payment system or reasonable costs when IHS facilities are designated as Medicare Critical Access Hospitals. Since the inpatient per diem rates set forth below do not include all physician services and practitioner services, additional payment shall be available to the extent that those services are provided.
Amendments to Regulations Governing Licensing, Financial Responsibility Requirements, and General Duties for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries
In a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2018, the Federal Maritime Commission proposed to amend its rules governing licensing, financial responsibility requirements, and general duties for ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs). The proposed changes are mainly administrative and procedural. This notice reopens the comment period which concluded on January 18, 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities: 60-Day Public Comment Request
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) invites comments on the continuing information collection (extension of the information collection with no changes) listed below in this notice.
FAST Act Section 5516 “Additional State Authority” Implementation
The FHWA requests comments on implementation of Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act Section 5516 ``Additional State Authority,'' which provides the State of South Dakota the opportunity to update and revise its routes for Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs), and commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) with 2 or more cargo-carrying units.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is proposing to reinstate with change a previously approved collection titled, ``Generic Information Collection Plan for Studies of Consumers Using Controlled Trials in Field and Economic Laboratory Settings.''
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health
The Advisory Board will meet February 28, 2019, via teleconference, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Submissions of comments and materials for the record, and requests for special accommodations: You must submit (postmark, send, transmit) comments, materials, and requests for special accommodations for the meetings by February 21, 2019.
Arts Advisory Panel Meetings
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given that 6 meetings of the Arts Advisory Panel to the National Council on the Arts will be held by teleconference.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), proposes to modify an existing system of records subject to the Privacy Act, System No. 09-70-0541, titled Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS). This system of records covers the national Medicaid dataset, consisting of standardized enrollment, eligibility, and paid claims data about Medicaid recipients which is used to administer Medicaid at the federal level, produce statistical reports, support Medicaid related research, and assist in the detection of fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. CMS is changing the name of the system of records to Transformed-Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) and making other modifications which are explained below.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.246-76, Purchase of Shellfish (Formerly 852.270-3)
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Notice of Annual Adjustment of the Cap on Average Total Assets That Defines Community Financial Institutions
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has adjusted the cap on average total assets that is used in determining whether a Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) member qualifies as a ``community financial institution'' (CFI) to $1,199,000,000, based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U), as published by the Department of Labor (DOL). These changes took effect on January 1, 2019.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Special Need Requests Under the Plant Protection Act
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations to allow States to impose prohibitions or restrictions on specific articles in addition to those required by APHIS to help protect against the introduction and establishment of plant pests.