Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS- 365N2, AS 365 N3, SA-365N, SA-365N1, EC 155B, and EC155B1 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by investigation results from an engine compartment fire, which determined some of the internal parts of the engine upper fixed cowling (engine cowling) were painted with finish paint on top of the primer layer. This proposed AD would require a one- time inspection of certain part-numbered engine cowlings, and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a 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.
Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water is announcing a virtual meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC or Council) as authorized under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The purpose of the meeting is for EPA to update the Council on Safe Drinking Water Act programs and to consult with NDWAC as required by SDWA on a proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). Additional details including other topics for discussion will be provided in the meeting agenda, which will be posted on EPA's NDWAC website. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this announcement for more information.
Electioneering Communications Reporting
The Commission announces its disposition of a petition for rulemaking filed on October 5, 2012, by the Center for Individual Freedom. The petition asks that the Commission revise two regulations on the reporting of electioneering communications. The Commission has decided not to initiate a rulemaking in response to the petition because the regulatory changes it sought have already been implemented in a separate rulemaking. The petition and other documents relating to this matter are available on the Commission's website, https:// www.fec.gov/fosers/ (REG 2012-01 Electioneering Communications Reporting).
Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Generic Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
On May 28, 2010, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) guidance related to the ``generic'' clearance process. Generally, this is an expedited process by which agencies may obtain OMB's approval of collection of information requests that are ``usually voluntary, low-burden, and uncontroversial collections,'' do not raise any substantive or policy issues, and do not require policy or methodological review. The process requires the submission of an overarching plan that defines the scope of the individual collections that would fall under its umbrella. On October 23, 2011, OMB approved our initial request to use the generic clearance process under control number 0938-1148 (CMS-10398). It was last approved on April 26, 2021, via the standard PRA process which included the publication of 60- and 30-day Federal Register notices. The scope of the April 2021 umbrella accounts for Medicaid and CHIP State plan amendments, waivers, demonstrations, and reporting. This Federal Register notice seeks public comment on one or more of our collection of information requests that we believe are generic and fall within the scope of the umbrella. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding our burden estimates 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.
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Changes to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Administration of Grants To Implement the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will seek Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of an emergency clearance of a new information collection and a revision to an existing information collection.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Horse Protection Regulations; Correction
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register on March 8, 2022. The notice announced APHIS' intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the Horse Protection Program and enforcement of the Horse Protection Act. We provided an invalid telephone number for one of the contacts listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. This notice provides the correct telephone number.
Safety Zone; Recurring Safety Zone in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend its recurring safety zone regulations in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone. This proposed rule would update two safety zone locations and dates. This proposed amendment action is necessary to provide for the safety of life associated with annual marine events and firework displays on these navigable waters near Mackinaw City, MI, and Mackinac Island, MI. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
New Animal Drugs; Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Change of Sponsor
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect application-related actions for new animal drug applications (NADAs) and abbreviated new animal drug applications (ANADAs) during October, November, and December 2021. FDA is informing the public of the availability of summaries of the basis of approval and of environmental review documents, where applicable. The animal drug regulations are also being amended to improve the accuracy of the regulations.
Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share
DoD is publishing the updated annual list of product categories for which the Federal Prison Industries' share of the DoD market is greater than five percent.
Voluntary Consensus Standards Update; Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update the incorporation by reference of several voluntary consensus standards in the Agency's formaldehyde standards for composite wood products regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that have since been updated, superseded, or withdrawn by the issuing organizations. In addition, EPA is proposing to address remote inspections for third-party certifiers (TPCs) required to conduct on- site inspections in the event of unsafe conditions such as the on-going COVID-19 pandemic or other unsafe conditions such as natural disasters, outbreaks, political unrest, and epidemics. Finally, EPA is proposing certain technical corrections and conforming changes including updating standards within the definitions section, clarifying language as it relates to production, and creating greater flexibilities for the third-party certification process.
Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers
On August 20, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (``DHS'') and the Department of Justice (``DOJ'') (collectively ``the Departments'') published a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPRM'' or ``proposed rule'') that proposed amending regulations governing the procedures for determining certain protection claims and available parole procedures for individuals subject to expedited removal and found to have a credible fear of persecution or torture. After a careful review of the comments received, the Departments are now issuing an interim final rule (``rule'' or ``IFR'') that responds to comments received in response to the NPRM and adopts the proposed rule with changes. Most significantly, the IFR provides that DHS's United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (``USCIS'') will refer noncitizens whose applications are not granted to DOJ's Executive Office for Immigration Review (``EOIR'') for streamlined removal proceedings. The IFR also establishes timelines for the consideration of applications for asylum and related protection by USCIS and, as needed, EOIR. This IFR responds to comments received in response to the NPRM and adopts the NPRM with changes as described in this rule. The Departments solicit further public comment on the IFR's revisions, which will be considered and addressed in a future rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.
Notice of Meetings
The subcommittees listed below are part of AHRQ's Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. Each subcommittee meeting will be closed to the public.
Service Standard Changes
The Commission is acknowledging a recently-filed Postal Service request for an advisory opinion on the service standards for Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground. This document invites public comments on the request and addresses several related procedural steps.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection of eComments Requested; ATF's Office of Strategic Management Environmental Assessment Outreach
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice (DOJ) 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.
Safety Zone; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Duluth-Bridgefest Regatta Fireworks
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Bridgefest Regatta Fireworks in Houghton, MI from 9:30 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. This action is necessary to protect participants and spectators during the Bridgefest Regatta Fireworks. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Duluth or their designated on-scene representative.
Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2019-2020
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Navneet Education Ltd. (Navneet), a producer/exporter subject to this administrative review, made sales of certain lined paper products from India at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020. In addition, Commerce determines that Goldenpalm Manufacturers PVT Limited (Goldenpalm) had no shipments during the POR.
Partnership for Peace Fund Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announce a public meeting and request public comment for the inaugural meeting of the Partnership for Peace Fund (PPF) Advisory Board to (1) review best practices for people-to-people peacebuilding activities; (2) discuss partnership-types and methods of outreach; (3) discuss inaugural recommendations of board members on potential programming priorities; and (4) address administrative matters.
Medical Devices; Technical Amendments
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is amending its medical device regulations to update mailing address information and to reduce (from three to one) the number of copies of certain documents that need to be submitted to FDA. The rule does not impose any new regulatory requirements on affected parties. This action is editorial in nature and is intended to improve the accuracy of the Agency's regulations, and to remove a submission requirement that is no longer necessary.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and OMB procedures, SBA is publishing this notice to allow all interested members of the public an additional 30 days to provide comments on the proposed collection of information.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses
The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Department of State give notice that the attached Notifications of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses were submitted to the Congress on the dates indicated.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Evaluation of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria Program
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval on an evaluation of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) program.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector St. Petersburg
The Coast Guard proposes to revise existing regulations by removing an event that no longer takes place, and by updating the location of an existing event in the geographic boundaries of the Seventh Coast Guard District Captain of the Port (COTP) St. Petersburg Zone. The Coast Guard invites your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Delegation and Redelegation of Authority for the Office of the Inspector General
This notice updates the delegation of authority of the Office of Inspector General to require by subpoena the production of all information, documents, reports, answers, records, accounts, papers, and other data in any medium (including electronically stored information, as well as any tangible thing) and documentary evidence necessary in the performance of the functions assigned by the Inspector General Act to the Deputy Inspector General, the Assistant Inspectors General, and the Counsel to the Inspector General. This notice also redelegates to the above-mentioned officials and Deputy Assistant Inspectors General, Special Agents in Charge, Audit Directors, Assistant Audit Directors, and Directors within the Office of Evaluation the authority of the Inspector General to cause the seal of the Department to be affixed to certain documents and to certify that a copy of any book, record, paper, microfilm or other document is a true copy of that in the files of the Department. This notice also delegates the authority to the Deputy Inspector General, the Assistant Inspector General for Investigation, the Deputy Assistant Inspectors General for Investigation, the Special Agents in Charge, and the Counsel to the Inspector General to request information.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for T-7a Recapitalization at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi
The Department of the Air Force (DAF) is issuing this Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential social, economic, and environmental impacts associated with T-7A Recapitalization at Columbus Air Force Base (AFB), Mississippi. The EIS will analyze the potential impacts from introduction of T-7A aircraft and flight operations at Columbus AFB and associated airspace; introduction of nighttime (between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.) T-7A flight operations; changes to the number of personnel and dependents in the Columbus AFB region; and construction and upgrade of support and maintenance facilities.
New Postal Products
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission's consideration concerning a negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Commission Information Collection Activities (Ferc-912); Comment Request; Extension
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, FERC-912 (PURPA Section 210(m) Notification Requirements Applicable to Cogeneration and Small Power Production Facilities).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ArcGIS Online (AGOL) Platform
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing a new information collection in use without an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Board of Visitors (BoV) of the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) will take place.
Applications for New Awards; Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Program, Part A
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for the Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH) Program, Part A, Assistance Listing Numbers 84.031N (Alaska Native) and 84.031W (Native Hawaiian). This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1840-0810.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Request for Comment; Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003
The OCC, 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 a continuing information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning the renewal of its information collection titled, ``Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003.''
Classified National Security Information
We are revising our Classified National Security Information regulation to permit digital signatures that meet certain requirements on the Standard Form (SF) 312, which is the non-disclosure agreement required prior to accessing classified information. Due to agency needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and remote work situations, combined with developments in digital signatures since a regulatory prohibition on electronic signatures was implemented in 2010, it is both urgent and appropriate to make this administrative change at this time.