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Agency Information Collection Activities; Application Requirement for States To Apply for Orphaned Well Site Plugging, Remediation, and Restoration Grant Consideration
Document Number: 2022-06708
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary will seek Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of an emergency clearance of a new information collection.
Estimates of the Voting Age Population for 2021
Document Number: 2022-06654
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary
This notice announces the voting age population estimates as of July 1, 2021, for each state and the District of Columbia. We are providing this notice in accordance with the 1976 amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06729
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper erformance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06726
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06719
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Washington Headquarters Services/Facilities Services Directorate announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Publication of Housing Price Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2022-06578
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The DoD is announcing the 2021 rent threshold under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Applying the inflation adjustment for 2021, the maximum monthly rental amount as of January 1, 2022, will be $4,214.28.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06485
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06442
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the General Counsel announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06441
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06481
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06480
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06478
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06476
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06473
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06472
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06470
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06469
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Accessible Lavatories on Single-Aisle Aircraft: Part 2
Document Number: 2022-05869
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department or DOT) proposes in this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to require airlines to ensure that at least one lavatory on new single-aisle aircraft with 125 or more passenger seats is large enough to permit a passenger with a disability (with the help of an assistant, if necessary) to approach, enter, and maneuver within the aircraft lavatory, as necessary, to use all lavatory facilities and leave by means of the aircraft's on-board wheelchair.
Defense Health Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2022-06325
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The DoD is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Health Board (``DHB'') will take place.
Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2022-06324
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The DoD is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces (DAC-IPAD) will take place.
Findings of Research Misconduct
Document Number: 2022-06247
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
Findings of research misconduct have been made against Hui (Herb) Bin Sun, Ph.D. (Respondent), formerly Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Radiation Oncology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECM). Respondent engaged in research misconduct in research supported by U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) funds, specifically National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant R01 AR050968 and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH, grant P01 HL110900. The administrative actions, including supervision for a period of twelve (12) years, were implemented beginning on March 1, 2022, and are detailed below.
Findings of Research Misconduct
Document Number: 2022-06246
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
Findings of research misconduct have been made against Daniel Leong, Ph.D. (Respondent), formerly a Research Technician, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECM). Respondent engaged in research misconduct in research supported by U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) funds, specifically National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant R01 AR050968 and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH, grant P01 HL110900. The administrative actions, including debarment for a period of four (4) years followed by supervision for a period of four (4) years, were implemented beginning on February 28, 2022, and are detailed below.
Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Addition of Oral Fluid Specimen Testing for Drugs; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2022-05972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of Transportation is extending the comment period for its oral fluid notice of proposed rulemaking. The original comment period would close on March 30, 2022. The extension is granted in response to requests received from stakeholders, who have stated the March 30 closing date does not provide sufficient time for them to prepare and submit of comments to the docket. The Department agrees to extend the comment period by 30 days. Therefore, the closing date for submission of comments is extended to April 29, 2022, which will provide those entities submitting requests for an extension and others interested in commenting on the proposed rulemaking additional time to submit comments to the docket.
Rescission of the Notice of July 23, 2019, Designating Aliens for Expedited Removal
Document Number: 2022-05961
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
This Notice rescinds the July 23, 2019 Notice, Designating Aliens for Expedited Removal, which expanded to the maximum extent permitted by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) the application of expedited removal procedures to noncitizens not already covered by previous designations. The INA expressly authorizes the application of expedited removal procedures to noncitizens ``arriving in the United States,'' while also authorizing the Secretary of Homeland Security to extend (by designation) such procedures to certain other categories of noncitizens present in the United States. The INA permits the Secretary, in her or his sole and unreviewable discretion, to modify any such designations at any time. By rescinding only the designation of the class of noncitizens covered by the July 23, 2019 Notice, this Notice leaves in effect the prior discretionary designations that have, for over two decades, extended expedited removal to additional categories of noncitizens.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05929
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Health Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05928
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05927
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Renewal of Information Collection (OMB No. 2105-0520); Agency Requests for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments and for Grants and Cooperative Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, and Other Nonprofit Organizations
Document Number: 2022-05941
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a previously approved information collection. These forms include Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424), Federal Financial Report (SF-425), Request for Advance or Reimbursement (SF- 270) and Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs (SF-271). We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05924
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the DoD STEM Office announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05901
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05900
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2022-04456
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of the Secretary
This final rule provides the statutorily-prescribed 2022 adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations. In addition, this rule notes new DOT civil penalties authority provided in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL, enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act).
U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-05867
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The DoD is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group will take place.
Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations
Document Number: 2022-05346
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (Department) proposes to amend regulations issued under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts that set forth rules for the administration and enforcement of the Davis-Bacon labor standards that apply to Federal and federally assisted construction projects. As the first comprehensive regulatory review in nearly 40 years, the Department believes that revisions to these regulations are needed to provide greater clarity and enhance their usefulness in the modern economy.
Findings of Research Misconduct
Document Number: 2022-05659
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
Findings of research misconduct have been made against Shuo Chen, Ph.D. (Respondent), formerly a postdoctoral researcher, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley (UCB). Respondent engaged in research misconduct in research reported in a grant application submitted for U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) funds, specifically National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant application K99 NS116562-01. The administrative actions, including supervision for a period of one (1) year, were implemented beginning on February 28, 2022, and are detailed below.
Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-05422
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
This notice announces a public meeting of the U.S. Department of Transportation (Department or DOT), to be held virtually, on the difficulties encountered during air travel by persons who use wheelchairs.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05439
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05436
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05449
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Logistics Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05442
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05460
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Health Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05454
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Findings of Research Misconduct
Document Number: 2022-05217
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
Findings of research misconduct have been made against Terry Magnuson, Ph.D. (Respondent), Kay M. & Van L. Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor, Department of Genetics, School of Medicine (SOM), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Respondent engaged in research misconduct in research included in one (1) grant application for U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) funds, specifically National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant application R01 CA267946-01A1. The administrative actions, including supervision from February 25, 2022-January 5, 2024, are detailed below.
Defense Health Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2022-04994
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The DoD is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Health Board (DHB) will take place.
Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology (NETT) Council; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2022-04728
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) invites public comment on projects, issues, or topics that DOT should consider through the Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology (NETT) Council. Public comments will inform the Department's future efforts with the NETT Council.
Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely; Administrative Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2022-04524
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-04
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Inspector General
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or Department) is postponing, pending judicial review, the effective date of a final rule entitled ``Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely'' (SUNSET final rule) and published in the Federal Register of January 19, 2021, and a final rule correction published in the Federal Register of March 23, 2021.
Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2022-04498
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-04485
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Washington Headquarters Services announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2022-04483
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification.
Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2022-04482
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification.