Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Forage Seeding Crop Insurance Provisions; Withdrawal
This action informs the public that the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is withdrawing a final rule with request for comments published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2018, titled Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Forage Seeding Crop Insurance Provisions. FCIC updated the Forage Seeding Crop Provisions (CP) to better reflect current agricultural practices and allow for variations in insurance provisions based on regionally-specific agronomic conditions and potential future expansions. The Forage Seeding CP cover losses from insured perils during the year of planting forage and would provide continuous coverage throughout the year of planting effective for the 2020 crop year. FCIC withdraws the Forage Seeding final rule due to the need to address outstanding issues, conduct additional research, and obtain data for program expansion to ensure continuous coverage between the year of planting and after the crop has been established.
Virginia Resource Advisory Committee
The Virginia Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Roanoke, Virginia. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information, including the meeting agenda and the meeting summary/minutes can be found at the following website: www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability; Amendment
A notice was published in the Federal Register on Monday, March 11, 2019 (Vol. 84, No. 47, pages 8731-8732), to give notice that the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability (ACBTSA) will hold a meeting on April 15-16, 2019. The notice is being amended to include a registration link for any individuals who wish to attend the meeting in-person, as well as a link to the ACBTSA website for more information.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Golden Pass LNG Terminal, LP
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comment on a request for special permit, seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations (PSRs). At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit request.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Foreign Purchaser Acknowledgement Statement of Unregistered Pesticides (Renewal)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA): Foreign Purchaser Acknowledgement Statement of Unregistered Pesticides and identified by EPA ICR No. 0161.14 and OMB Control No. 2070-0027. This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR. The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized in this document. EPA did not receive any comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on July 25, 2018. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review and comment.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division Turbofan Engines
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4158 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by several reports of high cycle fatigue (HCF) cracks found in the fuel nozzle supply manifold. This AD requires replacement of the affected fuel nozzles and fuel nozzle manifold supply assemblies with parts eligible for installation. This AD also requires installation of new brackets and clamps on the fuel nozzle supply manifold assemblies. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Information Collection for TREAT Astronauts Act
This is an amended version of NASA's earlier Federal Register Notice which was published on March 13, 2019, Document 2019-04168, and Notice Number 84 FR 9143 (See Supplementary Information). The Office of Chief Health and Medical Officer (OCHMO), within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, provides the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an information collection project, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on an information collection project titled, ``Information Collection for TREAT Astronauts Act.'' The TREAT Astronauts Act is subsection 441 within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 (115th Congress, https:// www.congress.gov/115/plaws/publ10/PLAW-115publ10.pdf). The goal is to collect information for routine care, and develop a knowledge base on the effects of spaceflight as well as address gaps in services for medical monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of conditions associated with human space flight.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is proposing to renew and reinstate the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing information collection titled, ``Generic Information Collection Plan for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on the Service Delivery of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.''
Review of the 2018 Biennial National Strategy for Transportation Security (NSTS)
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is publishing this notice to enhance the scope of the agency's consultation in developing the 2020 Biennial National Strategy for Transportation Security (2020 NSTS). Commenters are asked to review the 2018 NSTS base plan (which describes the risk-based foundation of the strategy and sets forth the mission, vision, goals, priorities, and risk-based actions to reduce the vulnerabilities of nationally significant transportation assets against terrorist threats) and submit any comments/edits/questions they may have to inform development of the 2020 NSTS.
World Trade Center Health Program; Petition 021-Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism; Finding of Insufficient Evidence
On November 28, 2018, the Administrator of the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program received a petition (Petition 021) to add ``multiple deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism'' to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List). Upon reviewing the scientific and medical literature, including information provided by the petitioner, the Administrator has determined that the available evidence does not have the potential to provide a basis for a decision on whether to add deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism to the List. The Administrator also finds that insufficient evidence exists to request a recommendation of the WTC Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), to publish a proposed rule, or to publish a determination not to publish a proposed rule.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Announcement of a Recovery Planning Workshop and Request for Information To Inform Recovery Planning for the Oceanic Whitetip Shark
We, NMFS, are convening a workshop to solicit facts and information from experts to inform recovery planning for the oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus). We will not be asking for a consensus recommendation on how to recover the oceanic whitetip shark. This workshop will be open to the public. We also request information that might inform the development of the recovery plan.
State Energy Advisory Board
This notice announces a meeting of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Certain Transfers of Property to Real Estate Investment Trusts [REITs]
This document withdraws a portion of a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Proposed Rules section of the Federal Register on June 8, 2016. If adopted, the proposed rules would have provided guidance for transactions in which property of a C corporation becomes the property of a REIT following certain corporate distributions of controlled corporation stock. This document also contains a notice of proposed rulemaking that provides revised guidance on the same subject. These proposed regulations would affect REITs, C corporations the property of which becomes property of a REIT, and their respective shareholders.
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Program; Availability of 2019 Supplemental Grant Application Period
This document contains a Notice that the IRS is accepting applications from qualified organizations for a part-year Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grant to provide representation to low income taxpayers and education about taxpayer rights and responsibilities to individuals who speak English as a second language (ESL taxpayers) in certain identified geographic areas. The grant will cover the last five months of the 2019 grant year, from August 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. The supplemental application period shall run from March 19, 2019, to April 18, 2019.
Addition of China to the List of Regions Affected by African Swine Fever
We are advising the public that we have added China to the list of regions that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service considers to be affected with African swine fever (ASF). We are taking this action because of the confirmation of ASF in China.
Supplemental Requirements for Importation of Fresh Citrus From Colombia Into the United States
We are affirming the supplemental requirements we added for the importation of fresh sweet orange, grapefruit, mandarin, clementine, and tangerine fruit from Colombia into the United States. In a previous notice, we made available to the public for review and comment supplemental requirements for mitigating pest risks posed by the importation of those commodities from Colombia into the United States. We also made available a pest risk assessment and commodity import evaluation document. After reviewing the comments we received on those documents, we are affirming the supplemental requirements we added to the Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements database.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP
PHMSA is publishing this notice to seek public comments on a request for a special permit, seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit request.
Pipeline Safety: Exercise of Enforcement Discretion Regarding Farm Taps
PHMSA is announcing its exercise of enforcement discretion with respect to portions of its regulations that pertain to farm taps. Pursuant to the exercise of enforcement discretion announced in this document, PHMSA will not take enforcement action against operators who forego the new maintenance and inspection requirements established in March 2017 and instead mitigate any future risk associated with farm taps through compliance with the existing Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) regulations. This will provide regulatory flexibility to pipeline operators while at the same time maintaining an equivalent level of safety.
Updating Section 301 Regulations To Reflect Statutory Changes
This document contains proposed regulations under section 301 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code). The proposed regulations would update existing regulations under section 301 to reflect statutory changes made by the Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988, which changes provide that the amount of a distribution of property made by a corporation to its shareholder is the fair market value of the distributed property. The proposed regulations would affect any shareholder who receives a distribution of property from a corporation.
Advanced Methods To Target and Eliminate Unlawful Robocalls
In this document, the Commission establishes a single, comprehensive database that will contain the most recent permanent disconnection date for toll free numbers and for each number allocated to or ported to each provider that receives North American Numbering Plan U.S. geographic numbers. The Commission also sets a minimum aging period of 45 days before a permanently disconnected number may be reassigned to a new subscriber and adopts a limited safe harbor from liability for any caller that relies upon inaccurate information provided by the database.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Essential Fish Habitat Amendments; Correction
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is announcing the correction of Amendment 115 to the fishery management plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI Groundfish FMP). NMFS is correcting the numbering of the sections in Amendment 115 describing species-specific essential fish habitat (EFH).
LPTV, TV Translator, and FM Broadcast Station Reimbursement
In this document, the Commission adopts rules to implement Congress's directive in the 2018 Reimbursement Expansion Act (REA) that the Commission reimburse certain Low Power Television and television translator stations and FM broadcast stations, for costs incurred as a result of the Commission's broadcast television spectrum incentive auction. In the REA, Congress provided additional funding for the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund and expanded the list of entities eligible to receive reimbursement for costs reasonably incurred as a result of the reorganization of broadcast television spectrum to include LPTV/ translator and FM stations. This document adopts rules relating to eligibility, expenses, and procedures the Commission will use to provide reimbursement to these entities and mandates the use of various measures designed to protect the Reimbursement Fund against waste, fraud, and abuse.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines Turbofan Engines
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-24-01 for certain International Aero Engines (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1- JM, and PW1122G-JM turbofan engines. AD 2018-24-01 required removing certain low-pressure turbine (LPT) 1st- and 3rd-stage disks from service and replacing with a part eligible for installation. This AD retains the same requirements as AD 2018-24-01. This AD was prompted by the discovery of incorrect serial numbers in the identification of LPT disks in AD 2018-24-01. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
This final rule implements the 2019 adjustment of the level of the maximum daily civil monetary penalties contained in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) regulations for violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and relevant Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. The 2019 adjustment multiplier of 1.02522 accounts for one year of inflation spanning the period from October 2017 through October 2018.
Reportable Transactions Penalties Under Section 6707A
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance regarding the amount of the penalty under section 6707A of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) for failure to include on any return or statement any information required to be disclosed under section 6011 with respect to a reportable transaction. The final regulations are necessary to clarify the amount of the penalty under section 6707A, as amended by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. The final regulations will affect any taxpayer who fails to properly disclose participation in a reportable transaction.
2019 Virtual Public Interface Control Working Group for the NAVSTAR GPS Public Documents
This notice informs the public that the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Directorate will host a ``Virtual'' 2019 Public Interface Control Working Group on May 7, 2019 for the following NAVSTAR GPS public documents: IS-GPS-200 (Navigation User Interfaces), IS-GPS-705 (User Segment L5 Interfaces), and IS-GPS-800 (User Segment L1C Interface). Additional logistical details can be found below.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Basing of the Permanent F-22 Formal Training Unit
The Air Force is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed action to permanently beddown its F-22 Formal Training Unit (FTU). With this notice, the Air Force is initiating its scoping process and inviting the participation of the affected public, federal, state, and local agencies, any affected Native American tribe, and other interested persons to identify potentially significant environmental issues and to solicit related comments to assist in developing the overall scope of the F-22 FTU EIS.
International Services Surveys: BE-140 Benchmark Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies With Foreign Persons
This proposed rule would amend regulations of the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to renew reporting requirements for the mandatory BE-140 Benchmark Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies with Foreign Persons. This survey will apply to the 2018 calendar reporting year. This mandatory benchmark survey, conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act, covers the universe of transactions in insurance services and is BEA's most comprehensive survey of such transactions. For the 2018 benchmark survey, BEA proposes several changes in the data items collected and the design of the survey form.
Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From Taiwan: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed circumstances review to determine if United Renewable Energy Co., Ltd. (URE) is the successor-in-interest to Neo Solar Power Corporation (NSP), Gintech Energy Corporation (Gintech), and Solartech Energy Corporation (Solartech) in the context of the antidumping duty order on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (solar products) from Taiwan.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagics Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Framework Amendment 6
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Framework Amendment 6 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) and Atlantic Region (CMP FMP), as prepared by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). This proposed rule would revise the Atlantic migratory group king mackerel commercial trip limit in the Atlantic southern zone during the March through September fishing season. The purpose of this proposed rule is to support increased fishing activity and economic opportunity while continuing to constrain harvest to the annual catch limit and providing for year-round access for the commercial sector.
Head Start Service Duration Requirements
The Office of Head Start currently requires Head Start programs to operate 100-percent of their preschool center-based slots for 1,020 annual hours by August 1, 2021, which would substantially increase the minimum amount of time preschool children must receive Head Start services. We believe the approach to require all center- based programs to increase their hours of operation was too prescriptive and will reduce grant recipients' flexibility to meet the needs of the communities they serve. It would be costly for grantees to meet the increased service-duration requirement and would likely result in a reduction in the number of children served by Head Start. For these reasons, we propose to remove the 100-percent service duration requirement from the HSPPS. We also propose technical changes to our Program Structure regulations.