Announcement of the Approval of the Accreditation Association for Hospitals and Health Systems/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (Formerly Known as the American Osteopathic Association/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program) as an Accreditation Organization Under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988
This notice announces the approval of the application of the Accreditation Association for Hospitals and Health Systems/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (AAHHS/HFAP) as an accreditation organization for clinical laboratories under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) program for all specialty and subspecialty areas under CLIA. We have determined that the AAHHS/HFAP meets or exceeds the applicable CLIA requirements. We are announcing the approval and granting the AAHHS/HFAP deeming authority for a period of 4 years.
New Postal Products
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission's consideration concerning negotiated service agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Issuance of Priority Review Voucher; Rare Pediatric Disease Product
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the issuance of a priority review voucher to the sponsor of a rare pediatric disease product application. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), as amended by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), authorizes FDA to award priority review vouchers to sponsors of approved rare pediatric disease product applications that meet certain criteria. FDA is required to publish notice of the award of the priority review voucher. FDA has determined that SYMDEKO (tezacaftor/ivacaftor), manufactured by Vertex Pharmaceutical, Inc., meets the criteria for a priority review voucher.
Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Establish an Information Collection
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is inviting the general public or other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Foundation, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Foundation's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services; Meeting
This notice announces the public meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services (Advisory Council). The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services provides advice on how to prevent or reduce the burden of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias on people with the disease and their caregivers. The April 29, 2019 meeting of the Advisory Council will focus on person-centered planning for older adults including information about implementation of care plans for people living with cognitive symptoms. There will also be discussion about the use of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia and other conditions living in community settings.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Colorado
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado State Office, Lakewood, Colorado, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods; Designation of One New Equivalent Method
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated one new equivalent method for measuring concentrations of ozone (O3) in ambient air.
Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Award Term Incentive
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a proposed rule to amend EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) award term incentive policy, procedures, and clauses to remove ambiguity and provide clarity with respect to what is required for a contractor to successfully earn award terms.
Meetings of the Local Government Advisory Committee and the Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee
The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) will meet in Washington, DC, on Thursday, May 2, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-5:35 p.m. (EDT), and Friday, May 3, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (EDT). The focus of the Committee meeting will be on issues pertaining to water and water infrastructure issues; Waters of the U.S., emerging contaminants; superfund and brownfields; risk communication and other issues in EPA's Strategic Plan. The Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS) will meet in Washington, DC, on Friday, May 3, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (EDT). The Subcommittee will discuss water infrastructure, community revitalization, agricultural issues, and other issues and recommendations to the Administrator regarding environmental issues affecting small communities. These are open meetings, and all interested persons are invited to participate. The SCAS will hear comments from the public between 8:40 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019. The LGAC will hear comments from the public between and 10:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Subcommittee or the Committee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org for the LGAC and to email@example.com for the SCAS. Please contact the Designated Federal Officers (DFO) at the numbers listed below to schedule a time on the agenda. Time will be allotted on a first-come first-serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended if the number of requests for appearances requires it.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Deep-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the first seasonal apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the deep-water species fishery in the GOA will be reached.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Tyce Bluth
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Air Plan Approval; Tennessee; Updates to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Chattanooga
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Chattanooga portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP), provided by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) from Chattanooga/Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau by a letter dated September 12, 2018. The revision updates the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in the Chattanooga portion of the Tennessee SIP to reflect recent revisions made to the NAAQS. EPA is proposing to approve the changes because they are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee (SOCAC)
The U.S. Secretary of Transportation is publishing this notice to solicit nominations for membership on the Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee (SOCAC).
Air Plan Approval; Kentucky; Jefferson County Existing and New VOC Water Separators Rule Revision
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve two revisions to the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division of Air Quality (KDAQ), through a letter dated March 15, 2018. The changes were submitted by KDAQ on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (LMAPCD) (also referred to herein as Jefferson County) and make minor ministerial amendments to applicability dates and clarify standards applicable to both existing and new volatile organic compounds (VOC) water separators. EPA is proposing to approve these changes because they are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval; Alabama: PSD Replacement Units
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), via two letters dated May 7, 2012, and August 27, 2018. The proposed SIP revisions relate to the State's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting regulations. In particular, the revisions add a definition of ``replacement unit'' and provide that a replacement unit is a type of existing emissions unit under the definition of ``emissions unit.'' This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Imposition of Conditions of Entry on Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States From the Republic of Seychelles
The Coast Guard announces that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from ports in the Republic of Seychelles. Conditions of entry are intended to protect the United States from vessels arriving from countries that have been found to have deficient anti-terrorism port measures in place.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application submitted by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would exempt participating vessels from minimum fish size restrictions and fish possession limits. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notice to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on Exempted Fishing Permit applications.
Energy Conservation Program: Notice of Petition for Waiver of Store It Cold From the Department of Energy Walk-In Cooler Refrigeration System Test Procedure, and Notice of Grant of Interim Waiver
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver from Store It Cold, which seeks a waiver from the test procedure used for determining the efficiency of walk-in cooler refrigeration system basic models. Store It Cold seeks to use an alternate test procedure to address issues involved in testing certain basic models identified in its petition. Store It Cold asserts in its petition that for the specified [deg]CoolBot[supreg] Walk-In Cooler refrigeration system basic models taking ``refrigerant- side'' measurements with refrigerant mass flow meters yields results that are unrepresentative of the basic models' true energy consumption characteristics and provides materially inaccurate comparative data. Accordingly, Store It Cold seeks to test and rate the basic models identified in its petition using its recommended alternate test procedure, in which the refrigeration capacity is measured using psychrometric ``air-side'' measurements. This document announces that DOE is granting Store It Cold with an interim waiver from DOE's walk-in cooler refrigeration system test procedure for the specified basic models, subject to use of the alternate test procedure as set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Store It Cold's petition and its suggested alternate test procedure to inform its final decision on Store It Cold's waiver request.
Energy Conservation Program: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to TCL Air Conditioner (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. From the Department of Energy Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Test Procedure
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') gives notice of a Decision and Order (Case Number 2018-009) that grants to TCL air conditioner (zhongshan) Co., Ltd. (``TCL AC''), a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the energy efficiency of specified central air conditioners and heat pumps. TCL AC is required to test and rate specified basic models of its central air conditioners and heat pumps in accordance with the alternate test procedure specified in the Decision and Order.
Application To Export Electric Energy; Puget Sound Energy, Inc.
Puget Sound Energy, Inc. (Applicant or PSE) has applied for authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power Act.
Hours of Service of Drivers: PJ Helicopters, Inc.; Application for Exemption
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from PJ Helicopters, Inc. (PJH) requesting an exemption from two provisions of the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for its ground support equipment operators. PJH requested relief from the 14-hour rule and the requirement that drivers have 10 consecutive hours off-duty at the end of the work shift. The exemption would allow PJH's ground support equipment operators a 16-hour window within which to complete all driving, and enable these operators to use an 8-consecutive hour off duty break, combined with at least two other off duty hours during the 16-hour window within which driving would be completed, in lieu of taking 10 consecutive hours off duty. If granted, the exemption would cover PJH's CMV operators only when they are responding to or returning from an active incident as requested by an officer of a public agency or public utility. PJH believes that granting these exemptions will have no adverse safety impacts while its ground support equipment operators are responding to said incidents. FMCSA requests public comment on PJH's application for exemptions.
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
This action adds products and service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products and services from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions
The Committee is proposing to add products and service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes services previously furnished by such agencies.
Hours of Service of Drivers: National Waste & Recycling Association; Application for Exemption
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) requesting an exemption from one of the criteria for using the ``short-haul100 air-mile radius driver'' exception to the requirement for the preparation and retention of records of duty status (RODS). NWRA asks that all short- haul commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in the waste and recycling industry be allowed up to 14 hours (instead of the current 12 hours) to return to the original work reporting location without losing their short-haul status. FMCSA requests public comment on NWRA's application for exemption.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women (ACBCYW)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking nominations for membership on the ACBCYW. The ACBCYW consists of 15 experts in fields associated with breast cancer, disease prevention, early detection, diagnosis, public health, social marketing, genetic screening and counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, palliative care, and survivorship in young women, or in related disciplines with a specific focus on young women. Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the committee's objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the fields of breast health, breast cancer, disease prevention and risk reduction, survivorship (including metastatic breast cancer), hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC), or in related disciplines with a specific focus on young women. Persons with personal experience with early onset breast cancer are also eligible to apply. This includes, but may not be limited to breast cancer survivors
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking nominations for membership on the HICPAC. The HICPAC consists of 14 experts in fields including but not limited to, infectious diseases, infection prevention, healthcare epidemiology, nursing, clinical microbiology, surgery, hospitalist medicine, internal medicine, epidemiology, health policy, health services research, public health, and related medical fields. Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the committee's objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the fields of infectious diseases, infection prevention, healthcare epidemiology, nursing, environmental and clinical microbiology, surgery, internal medicine, and public health. Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for four-year terms. Selection of members is based on candidates' qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of HICPAC objectives https:// www.cdc.gov/hicpac/.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking nominations for membership on the MSHRAC, NIOSH. The MSHRAC consists of 13 experts in fields associated with mining safety and health. Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the committee's objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the fields of mining safety and health, such as mining engineering, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health engineering, chemistry, safety and health education, ergonomics, epidemiology, statistics, and psychology. Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for up to four-year terms. Selection of members is based on candidates' qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of MSHRAC's objectives.
Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting for the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). This meeting is open to the public, is limited only by room seating available, (120). The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting via teleconference at 888-455- 9748, passcode: 4373458; 100 teleconference lines are available. Time will be available for public comment. The public is welcome to submit written comments in advance of the meeting. Comments should be submitted in writing by email to the contact person listed below. The deadline for receipt of written public comment is May 2, 2019. All requests must contain the name, address, and organizational affiliation of the speaker, as well as the topic being addressed. Written comments should not exceed one single-spaced typed page in length and delivered in 3 minutes or less. Members of the public who wish to provide public comments should plan to attend the public comment session at the start time listed. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Written comments received in advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the meeting. Registration is required to attend in person or on the phone. Interested parties must be processed in accordance with established federal policies and procedures and may register at https://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/.