United States Standards for Sorghum
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comments from the public regarding the United States (U.S.) Standards for Sorghum under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA). To ensure that standards and official grading practices remain relevant, AMS invites interested parties to comment on whether the current sorghum standards and grading practices need to be changed.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intent to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection used in support of the Regulations Governing the Inspection of Eggs (as authorized by the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA)), which is commonly referred to as the Shell Egg Surveillance Program (OMB: 0581-0113).
Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection under the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program. The information collected supports the marketing of dairy products and is used to verify compliance with Federal milk marketing regulations.
Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern California; Increased Assessment Rate
This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the California Desert Grape Administrative Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2021 and subsequent fiscal periods. The proposed assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; Green Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Web-Based Meetings
Notice of these web-based public meetings/conference calls is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice provides the schedule for a series of web- based meetings for two task groups of the Green Building Advisory Committee (Committee), as well as one full Committee meeting, which are all open to the public. Interested individuals must register to attend and provide public comment as instructed below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Thomas J. Whalen: Final Debarment Order
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing an order under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) debarring Thomas J. Whalen for a period of 10 years from importing or offering for import any drug into the United States. FDA bases this order on a finding that Mr. Whalen was convicted of multiple offenses; two of these are relevant to this debarment: One count of importation contrary of law-aiding and abetting and one count of healthcare fraud-aiding and abetting. The factual basis supporting Mr. Whalen's conviction is conduct relating to the importation into the United States of a drug or controlled substance. Mr. Whalen was given notice of the proposed debarment and was given an opportunity to request a hearing to show why he should not be debarred. As of January 13, 2021 (30 days after receipt of the notice), Mr. Whalen had not responded. Mr. Whalen's failure to respond and request a hearing constitutes a waiver of his right to a hearing concerning this matter.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Hawai'i 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 teleconference meeting of the Hawai[revaps]i Advisory Committee to the Commission will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 (Hawaiian Time). The purpose of the meeting is to review a draft of their report findings and recommendations focused on COVID- 19 and its impact on Pacific Islander communities.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK 117 A-1, MBB-BK 117 A-3, MBB-BK 117 A-4, MBB-BK 117 B-1, MBB-BK 117 B-2, and MBB-BK 117 C-1 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by an analysis of the main rotor (M/R) blade loop area. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of certain M/R blade thimble areas and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (now European Union Aviation Safety Agency) (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH and Eurocopter Canada Ltd.) Helicopters
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 97-26-02 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Model BO-105A, BO-105C, BO-105S, BO- 105LS A-1, and BO-105LS A-3 helicopters; and Eurocopter Canada Ltd. Model BO-105LS A-3 helicopters. AD 97-26-02 required a repetitive visual inspection for cracks in the ribbed area of the main rotor (M/R) mast flange (flange), and depending on the outcome, replacing the M/R mast. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 97-26-02 and removes the reinforced M/R mast from the applicability. This AD was prompted by the determination that a certain reinforced M/R mast is not affected by the unsafe condition. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Idaho
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, U.S. 20 at Targhee Pass, specifically the section between its junction with Idaho State Highway 87 and the Montana State line, milepost 402.1 to 406.3 in Fremont County, State of Idaho. The actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2019-2020 Code Editions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to incorporate by reference the 2019 Edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and the 2020 Edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants, Division 1: OM Code: Section IST, for nuclear power plants. The NRC is also proposing to incorporate by reference the 2011 Addenda to ASME NQA-1- 2008, Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications (ASME NQA-1b-2011), and the 2012 and 2015 Editions of ASME NQA-1, Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications. This action is in accordance with the NRC's policy to periodically update the regulations to incorporate by reference new editions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Codes and is intended to maintain the safety of nuclear power plants and to make NRC activities more effective and efficient.
Notice of Methodology for Estimating Lump Sum Catch-Up Payments to Eligible 9/11 Victims, 9/11 Spouses and 9/11 Dependents; Request for Comment
GAO is now accepting comments on our methodology for estimating potential lump sum catch-up payments to certain 9/11 victims, 9/11 spouses, and 9/11 dependents who have submitted eligible claims for payment from the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund. GAO is conducting an audit and publishing this notice pursuant to the Sudan Claims Resolution Act. Comments should be sent to the email address below.
Georgia; Approval of State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incineration (HMIWI) Units
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) section 111(d)/129 state plan submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division on August 1, 2018, and supplemented on January 7, 2019, for implementing and enforcing the Emission Guidelines (EG) and Compliance Schedules applicable to existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incineration (HMIWI) units. The state plan provides for implementation and enforcement of the EG, as finalized by EPA on September 15, 1997, and revised on October 6, 2009, applicable to existing HMIWI units for which construction commenced on or before December 1, 2008, or for which modification commenced on or before April 6, 2010. The state plan establishes emission limits, as well as monitoring, operating, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements for affected HMIWI units.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 787 Series Airplane; Seats With Pretensioner Restraint Systems
These special conditions are issued for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 787 series airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is pretensioner restraint systems installed on passenger seats. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-21-11 and AD 2020-07-02. AD 2019-21-11 applies to all Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW1519G, PW1521G, PW1521G-3, PW1521GA, PW1524G, PW1524G-3, PW1525G, PW1525G-3, PW1919G, PW1921G, PW1922G, PW1923G, and PW1923G-A model turbofan engines. AD 2020-07-02 applies to all PW PW1519G, PW1521G, PW1521G-3, PW1521GA, PW1524G, PW1524G-3, PW1525G, and PW1525G- 3 model turbofan engines. AD 2019-21-11 requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections (BSIs) of the low-pressure compressor (LPC) rotor 1 (R1) and, depending on the results of the inspections, replacement of the LPC. AD 2020-07-02 requires the removal from service of certain electronic engine control (EEC) full authority digital electronic control (FADEC) software and the installation of a software version eligible for installation. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-21-11 and AD 2020-07-02, the manufacturer developed a new version of EEC FADEC software, which terminates the need for repetitive BSIs of the LPC R1. This proposed AD would continue to require repetitive BSIs of certain LPC R1s until replacement of EEC FADEC software with the updated software. This proposed AD would require a BSI after installation of the updated EEC FADEC software if certain Onboard Maintenance Message fault codes are displayed and meet specified criteria. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by significant changes, including new or more restrictive requirements, made to the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCLs) related to fuel tank ignition prevention, the engine fuel suction feed system, and the nitrogen generation system. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Hazardous Waste Management System: Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Rule
The EPA is removing an exclusion granting Watervliet Arsenal to delist the electroplating wastewater treatment sludges (EPA Hazardous Waste No. F006) generated by the Watervliet, New York facility from the lists of hazardous wastes. This action revises the final rule published on January 10, 1986. The EPA has received information from the facility indicating the present treatment process at the facility and waste currently generated at the facility differ from those for which the Arsenal's original petition was submitted. In light of this, the Arsenal has requested that EPA withdraw the prior delisting rule. Based on its understanding of the changes at the facility, EPA is granting that request and removing the previously published delisting. Removal of the prior delisting rule does not preclude Watervliet Arsenal from submitting a new delisting petition.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is proposed for incorporation by reference. This proposed AD would also require, for certain airplanes, an update of the hydraulic monitoring system to include additional redundancy. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Model PC-24 airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as the engine attachment hardware not conforming to the approved design, which could affect the structural integrity of the airplane. This proposed AD would require inspecting the engine attachment hardware for missing washers and loose nuts and taking corrective actions as necessary. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; North Dakota; Control of Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; Control of Emissions From Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units; Negative Declaration of Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incineration Units
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the ``Act''), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the ``Agency'') is proposing approval of a CAA section 111(d) plan submitted by the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ or the ``Department'') on July 28, 2020 to regulate landfill gas and its components from existing municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The EPA is also proposing approval of a CAA section 111(d)/129 plan submitted by the Department on the same date to regulate air pollutants from existing commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units and air curtain incinerators (ACI). These plans provide for the State's implementation and enforcement of the federal emission guidelines (EG) for existing MSW landfills, CISWI units and ACI in North Dakota. The EPA with this proposed rule is also notifying the public that the Agency has received a request from the State of North Dakota, dated May 8, 2019, for withdrawal of a previously approved CAA section 111(d)/129 plan for hospital/medical/infectious waste incineration (HMIWI) units and for Agency approval of a negative declaration of such units within the State. Approval of this negative declaration will stand in lieu of a North Dakota CAA section 111(d)/129 plan for HMIWI units.
Veterans Legacy Grants Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes regulations to establish the Veterans Legacy Grants Program (VLGP). VA would establish grant application procedures and evaluative criteria for determining whether to issue funding to eligible entities to conduct cemetery research and produce VLGP educational materials. Educational materials would relate the histories of Veterans interred in national, State, or Tribal Veterans' cemeteries and would promote community engagement with those histories.
Billing and Collection by VA for Medical Care and Services
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with nonsubstantive changes, a proposed rule to revise its regulations concerning collection and recovery by VA for medical care and services provided to an individual for treatment of a nonservice-connected disability. Specifically, this rulemaking will revise the provisions of VA regulations that determine the charges VA will bill third-party payers for non-VA care provided at VA expense, will include a time limit for which third-party payers can request a refund, and will clarify that third-party payers cannot reduce or refuse payment because of the billing methodology used to determine the charge.
Review and Approval of Projects
This document contains proposed rules that would amend the regulations of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Commission) to update the requirements and standards for review of projects, amend the rules dealing with groundwater withdrawals, and revise the regulatory triggers related to grandfathered sources. These rules are designed to enhance and improve the Commission's existing authorities to manage the water resources of the basin, add regulatory clarity, and to achieve efficiencies and reduced costs in the preparation and review of applications for groundwater renewals.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Restricted Category Helicopters
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for type certificated Model UH-1H restricted category helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by multiple reports of failure of the main driveshaft. This proposed AD would require establishing a life limit for certain main driveshafts, and a one-time and repetitive inspections of the main driveshafts. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Walk-In Coolers and Walk-In Freezers
This final rule amends the current test procedure for hot gas defrost unit coolers by making it consistent with a recent update to the industry testing standard that is incorporated by reference in the relevant Federal test procedure for walk-in freezer refrigeration systems. This final rule updates the equations used to calculate defrost energy and heat contributions applicable to these systems to provide a consistent performance evaluation between hot gas defrost and electric defrost unit coolers when tested alone.
Air Quality Designations for the 2010 Primary Sulfur Dioxide (SO2
This final rule establishes the initial air quality designations for certain areas in the United States (U.S.) for the 2010 primary sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is designating the areas as either nonattainment, attainment/ unclassifiable, or unclassifiable. The designations are based on application of the EPA's nationwide analytical approach and technical analysis, including evaluation of monitoring data and air quality modeling, to determine the appropriate designation and area boundary based on the weight of evidence for each area. The Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) directs areas designated as nonattainment to undertake certain planning and pollution control activities to attain the SO2 NAAQS as expeditiously as practicable. This is the fourth and final set of actions to designate areas of the U.S. for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS; there are no remaining undesignated areas in the U.S. for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Point Pleasant, NJ
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Route 88 (Veterans Memorial) Bridge and Route 13 (Lovelandtown) Bridge across the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW) at Point Pleasant Canal, mile 3.0 and 3.9, respectively at Point Pleasant, NJ. This proposed modification will allow the drawbridges to be maintained in the closed position overnight.
Proposed Priorities-Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities and Technical Assistance on State Data Collection-National Assessment Center
The Department of Education (Department) proposes two funding priorities for a National Assessment Center under the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program and under the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection program, Assistance Listing Number 84.326G. The Department may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2021 and later years. We take this action to focus attention on an identified need to address national, State, and local assessment issues related to students with disabilities.
Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); Partial Withdrawal
In this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), the Department proposes to withdraw and repropose two portions of the Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (2020 Tip final rule) and seeks comment on whether to revise one other portion of the 2020 Tip final rule relating to the statutory amendments to the FLSA made by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (CAA). The Department also asks questions about how it might improve the recordkeeping requirements in the 2020 Tip final rule in a future rulemaking. This rulemaking is related to a second NPRM, published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, which proposes to further extend the effective date of three portions of the 2020 Tip final rule in order to complete this rulemaking involving two of those portions and provide the Department additional time to consider whether to withdraw and repropose a third portion of the 2020 Tip final rule concerning the use of the tip credit when employees perform both tipped and non-tipped work.
Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); Delay of Effective Date
On February 26, 2021, the Department of Labor (Department) published a final rule (Delay Rule) extending until April 30, 2021, the effective date of the rule titled Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (2020 Tip final rule) in order to allow the Department the opportunity to review issues of law, policy, and fact raised by the 2020 Tip final rule before it takes effect. This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposes to further extend the effective date of three portions of the 2020 Tip final rule in order to complete a separate rulemaking, published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, and to provide the Department additional time to consider whether to withdraw and repropose that portion of the 2020 Tip final rule addressing the application of the FLSA's tip credit provision to tipped employees who perform both tipped and non-tipped duties. The proposed 8-month delay, until December 31, 2021, would allow the Department to finalize the separate rulemaking, which would include, inter alia, a 60-day comment period and at least a 30-day delay between publication and the rule's effective date.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Requests for Equitable Adjustment
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection for use through June 30, 2021. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Claude & Francois-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed” Exhibition
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``Claude & Francois-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed'' at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Cézanne: The Drawings” Exhibition
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to agreements with their foreign owners or custodians for temporary display in the exhibition ``C[eacute]zanne: The Drawings'' at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.
CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., et al.-Control and Merger-Pan Am Systems, Inc., Pan Am Railways, Inc., Boston and Maine Corporation, Maine Central Railroad Company, Northern Railroad, Pan Am Southern LLC, Portland Terminal Company, Springfield Terminal Railway Company, Stony Brook Railroad Company, and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Company
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) \1\ has reviewed the submission filed February 25, 2021, by CSX Corporation (CSXC), CSX Transportation Inc. (CSXT),\2\ 747 Merger Sub 2, Inc. (747 Merger Sub 2), Pan Am Systems, Inc. (Systems), Pan Am Railways, Inc. (PAR), Boston and Maine Corporation (Boston & Maine), Maine Central Railroad Company (Maine Central), Northern Railroad (Northern), Portland Terminal Company (Portland Terminal), Springfield Terminal Railway Company (Springfield Terminal), Stony Brook Railroad Company (Stony Brook), and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Company (V&M) (collectively, Applicants). The submission is styled as an application for a ``minor'' transaction seeking Board approval for: (1) CSXC, CSXT, and 747 Merger Sub 2 to control the seven railroads controlled by Systems and PAR,\3\ and (2) CSXT to merge six of the seven railroads into CSXT. This proposal is referred to as the ``Proposed Transaction.''
Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; BAROSTIM NEO
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) has determined the regulatory review period for BAROSTIM NEO and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of an application to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that medical device.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; 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 (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 a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: TechGirls Evaluation
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Request for Nominations for Individuals and Consumer Organizations for Advisory Committees
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is requesting that any consumer organizations interested in participating in the selection of voting and/or nonvoting consumer representatives to serve on its advisory committees or panels notify FDA in writing. FDA is also requesting nominations for voting and/or nonvoting consumer representatives to serve on advisory committees and/or panels for which vacancies currently exist or are expected to occur in the near future. Nominees recommended to serve as a voting or nonvoting consumer representative may be self-nominated or may be nominated by a consumer organization. FDA seeks to include the views of women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with and without disabilities on its advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of appropriately qualified candidates from these groups.