Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 12 individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 30 individuals for an exemption from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Isuzu North America Corporation (Isuzu)
FMCSA announces its decision to approve Isuzu North America Corporation's (Isuzu) application for an exemption from the Federal requirement to hold a U.S. commercial driver's license (CDL) issued by one of the States. The exemption allows 12 Isuzu commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, who are citizens and residents of Japan and hold a Japanese commercial license, to test-drive Isuzu CMVs in the United States without a CDL issued by one of the States. Isuzu requested the exemption so that these driver-employees, as a team, can help to evaluate and test production and prototype Isuzu CMVs for sale in this country. FMCSA believes the knowledge and skills training and testing that drivers must undergo to obtain a Japanese commercial license ensures a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
HRSA is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (the Program), as required by the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of HHS is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the Program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions.
Visual Information Documentation Program
This final rule removes the Department of the Air Force's regulation concerning the Visual Information Documentation Program. The part prescribes internal Air Force procedures and command responsibilities, and it is unnecessary.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Shortfin Mako Shark Management Measures; Final Amendment 11
NMFS is amending the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) based on the results of the 2017 stock assessment and a subsequent binding recommendation by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) for North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks. The North Atlantic shortfin mako shark stock is overfished and is experiencing overfishing. Consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), NMFS is implementing management measures that will reduce fishing mortality on shortfin mako sharks and establish the foundation for rebuilding the shortfin mako shark population consistent with legal requirements. The final measures could affect U.S. commercial and recreational fishermen who target and harvest shortfin mako sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, by increasing live releases and reducing landings. NMFS is also clarifying the definition of fork length (FL) in the definitions section of the HMS regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; MCH Jurisdictional Survey Instrument for the Title V MCH Block Grant Program, OMB No. 0906-xxxx-NEW
In compliance with of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. A 60-day Federal Register Notice related to this proposed ICR was published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2018. No comments were received. OMB will accept comments from the public during the 30-day review and approval period.
Delivery of Personnel to United States Civilian Authorities for Trial
This final rule removes the Department of the Air Force's regulation concerning the delivery of military personnel to U.S. civilian authorities for criminal prosecution. The part prescribes internal Air Force procedures and command responsibilities and is unnecessary.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2019 National Survey of Psychiatrists
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 the proposed 2019 National Survey of Psychiatrists, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds
The Copyright Royalty Judges published a document in the Federal Register of February 12, 2019, concerning allocation of cable royalty funds. The document contained an incorrect reference to satellite royalty funds in the Summary and was missing citations in four footnotes.
Sale to the Public
This final rule removes the Department of the Air Force's regulation concerning how Air Force units process requests to purchase Air Force Publications and Forms. This rule is internal and does not direct how the public requests publications or forms. The rule is also obsolete. It was originally published in the early 1990's prior to the Air Force establishing a public website (2003) that provided electronic versions of publications to the public free of charge. Therefore, this part can be removed from the CFR.
Amended Habitat Conservation Plan, Application for an Incidental Take Permit for Piping Plover, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife; Draft Finding of No Significant Impact
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce receipt of an application from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MADFW) to amend its Habitat Conservation Plan For Piping Plover for unavoidable take of the federally listed threatened Atlantic Coast piping plover incidental to otherwise lawful activities, specifically recreational activities and beach operations on piping plover breeding beaches in Massachusetts. We are making available the draft amendment, MADFW's application, and our draft Finding of No Significant Impact under the National Environmental Policy Act that evaluates the impacts on the human environment associated with the proposed amendment. We provide this notice to seek comments from the public and Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Office of Human Resources and Professional Development Student and Supervisor Training Validation Surveys
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit 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. The proposed collection OMB 1140-0095 (Office of Human Resources and Professional Development Student and Supervisor Training Validation Surveys) is being revised due to a change in burden, since there is a reduction in both the total responses and total burden hours due to less respondents.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Manufacturers of Ammunition, Records and Supporting Data of Ammunition Manufactured and Disposed of
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit 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. The proposed collection OMB 1140-0066 (Manufacturers of Ammunition, Records and Supporting Data of Ammunition Manufactured and Disposed of) is being revised due to a change in burden, since there is an increase in the number of responses to this information collection, which has also caused an increase in the total collection burden hours.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces that the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) has scheduled public meetings for the 2019 calendar year. Information about the ACICBL, agendas, and materials for these meetings can be found on the ACICBL website at https://www.hrsa.gov/advisory-committees/interdisciplinary-co mmunity- linkages/index.html.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health
The Secretary's National Advisory Council on Migrant Health (NACMH) has scheduled a public meeting. Information about NACMH and the agenda for this meeting can be found on the NACMH website at https:// bphc.hrsa.gov/qualityimprovement/strategicpartnerships/nacmh/ index.html.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2019 commercial summer flounder quota to the State of New Jersey. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for North Carolina and New Jersey.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0039
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0039, Declaration of Inspection Before Transfer of Liquid Cargo in Bulk, without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Notice of Public Meetings of the Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
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 that the Oklahoma Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Central time. The Committee will discuss the implementation stage of their study of the state's 2012 ``Civil Rights Initiative,'' which prohibited preferential treatment or discrimination based on race, color, sex, ethnicity or national origin in public employment, education, and contracting.
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Vermont 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 community forum of the Vermont Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 3:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, March 4, 2019, in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Savings and Loan located at 221 Main Street, in Brattleboro, VT 05301. The purpose of the community forum is to hear from advocates and community members about school discipline and civil rights in Vermont public schools.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0071
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0071, Boat Owner's Report; Possible Safety Defect, without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (CSTLTS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This study will allow CDC to monitor awardees progress, identify activities and personnel supported with Block Grant funding, conduct compliance reviews of Block Grant awardees, and promote the use of evidence-based guidelines and interventions.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as an incorrect size bolt may have been used to assemble the elevator bellcrank pivot joint. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Case Service Report (RSA 911); ED-2018-ICCD-0100; Correction
On February 15, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education published a 30-day comment period notice in the Federal Register with FR DoC 2019-02373 seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``Case Service Report (RSA 911)''.
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) DNA Specimens: Guidelines for Proposals To Use Samples and Cost Schedule
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces reopening of the National Center for Health Statistics' (NCHS) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) DNA Specimen Repository for research proposals. Blood samples for DNA purification were collected from study participants, with their permission, during NHANES III (1991-1994), NHANES 1999-2000, NHANES 2001-02, NHANES 2007- 08, NHANES 2009-10, and NHANES 2011-12 (Office of Management and Budget Control Numbers # 0920-0237/0920-0950). DNA samples are being made available to the research community for genetic testing. The information gained from research using these samples can be combined with the extensive amount of information available in NHANES which describes the prevalence/trends of disease, nutrition, risk behaviors, and environmental exposures in the US population. A more complete description of this program follows.
Reopening of Comment Period for Updated Disclosure Requirements and Summary Prospectus for Variable Annuity and Variable Life Insurance Contracts
The Securities and Exchange Commission is reopening the comment period for a proposal to amend rules and forms to help investors make informed investment decisions regarding variable annuity and variable life insurance contracts. The proposal would permit persons to satisfy their prospectus delivery obligations under the Securities Act of 1933 for a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract and any associated portfolio companies by sending or giving a summary contract prospectus to investors and making the statutory and portfolio company prospectuses available online. In addition, the proposal would amend the registration forms for variable annuity and variable life insurance contracts to update and enhance the disclosures to investors in these contracts, and would require the Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language (``Inline XBRL'') format for certain required disclosures in the variable contract statutory prospectus. The proposal would also make certain technical and conforming amendments to our rules and forms, as well as rescission of certain related rules and forms, and seek comments regarding parallel amendments to rules governing mutual fund summary prospectuses and registration forms applicable to other types of registered investment companies. The original comment period ended on February 15, 2019. The Commission is reopening the time period in which to provide the Commission with comments until March 15, 2019. This action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the issues and prepare their comments.
National Assessment Governing Board
This notice sets forth the agenda for the February 28-March 2, 2019 Quarterly Board Meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board). This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in attending the meeting or providing written comments related to the work of the Governing Board. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking-Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers and Ranchers
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, Agency, we, our) is requesting comments on ways to collect, evaluate, and report data on how the Farm Credit System (FCS or System) is fulfilling its mission to finance and provide services to young, beginning, and small (YBS) farmers, ranchers, and producers or harvesters of aquatic products (YBS Farmer(s)). Additionally, we are seeking comments on how FCA should define or clarify key terms associated with the collection and reporting of YBS data.