Information Collection; Right of First Refusal of Employment
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the FAR Council invites the public to comment upon a renewal concerning right of first refusal employment.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
The Secretary of Commerce, through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA'') of the International Trade Administration, has received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review (Certificate). This notice summarizes the proposed application and seeks public comments on whether the Certificate should be issued.
Request for Nominations for Individuals and Consumer Organizations for Advisory Committees
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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.
Request for Nominations From Industry Organizations Interested in Participating in the Selection Process for Nonvoting Industry Representatives and Request for Nominations for Nonvoting Industry Representatives on the Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting that any industry organizations interested in participating in the selection of a nonvoting industry representative to serve on the Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) notify FDA in writing. FDA is also requesting nominations for a non-voting industry representative(s) to serve on the Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee Blood Products Advisory Committee. A nominee may either be self- nominated or nominated by an organization to serve as a nonvoting industry representative. Nominations will be accepted for current vacancies effective with this notice.
Testing for Biotin Interference in In Vitro Diagnostic Devices; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft document entitled ``Testing for Biotin Interference in In Vitro Diagnostic Devices; Draft Guidance for Industry.'' The draft guidance document provides FDA's recommendations on the testing for interference by biotin on the performance of in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs). The draft guidance is intended to help device developers and clinicians understand how FDA recommends biotin interference testing should be performed and how the results of the testing should be communicated to end users, including clinical laboratories and clinicians. FDA also recommends that manufacturers of currently marketed devices consider these draft recommendations.
Amendment to Single Issuer Exemption for Broker-Dealers
The Commission is adopting an amendment to an exemptive provision in the broker-dealer annual reporting rule under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''). The exemption provides that a broker-dealer is not required to engage an independent public accountant to certify the broker-dealer's annual reports filed with the Commission if, among other things, the securities business of the broker-dealer has been limited to acting as broker (agent) for a single issuer in soliciting subscriptions for securities of that issuer.
Hospira, Inc., et al.; Withdrawal of Approval of 12 Abbreviated New Drug Applications
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is withdrawing approval of 12 abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) from multiple applicants. The applicants notified the Agency in writing that the drug products were no longer marketed and requested that the approval of the applications be withdrawn.
Arthritis Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Comments
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Arthritis Advisory Committee. The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to FDA on regulatory issues. The meeting will be open to the public. FDA is establishing a docket for public comment on this document.
Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Comments
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee. The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to FDA on regulatory issues. The meeting will be open to the public. FDA is establishing a docket for public comment on this document.
Pre-Earthquake Planning, Shutdown, and Restart of a Nuclear Power Plant Following an Earthquake
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1337, ``Pre-Earthquake Planning, Shutdown and Restart of a Nuclear Power Plant Following an Earthquake.'' This proposed guide is a merger of two closely related guides, namely, regulatory guide (RG) 1.166, ``Pre-Earthquake Planning and Immediate Nuclear Power Operator Postearthquake Actions'' and RG 1.167 ``Restart of a Nuclear Power Plant Shutdown by a Seismic Event.'' Upon completion of the merger of the two guides, RG 1.167 will be withdrawn. DG-1337 incorporates lessons learned following shutdown and restart of nuclear power plants due to earthquake ground motion and post-earthquake evaluations since issuance of the two RGs in 1997.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act; Compliance Form
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information regarding a form used to verify whether pools and spas are in compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under OMB Control No. 3041-0142. CPSC will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from OMB.
Certain Microfluidic Devices; Notice of Request for Supplemental Submissions From the Parties and Interested Members of the Public and Interested Government Agencies; Extension of Target Date
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (the ``Commission'') is requesting supplemental submissions from the parties and interested members of the public and interested government agencies. The target date in this investigation has been extended to August 15, 2019.
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species
Notice is hereby given that permits or permit amendments have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable.
Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the ``Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
First Responder Network Authority Combined Committee and Board Meeting
The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (Board) will convene an open public meeting of the Board and the Board Committees on June 26, 2019.
Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico; Resumption of the Final Phase of an Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation
The Commission hereby gives notice of the resumption of the final phase of antidumping investigation No. 731-TA-747 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be sold at less than fair value (``LTFV'').\1\
Certain Collated Steel Staples From China, Korea, and Taiwan; Institution of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-626 and 731-TA-1452-1454 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of certain collated steel staples from China, Korea, and Taiwan, provided for in subheading 8305.20.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. Unless the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by July 22, 2019. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by July 29, 2019.
Ortho-Pthalaldehyde; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to use the pesticide ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA, CAS No. 643-79-8) to treat the coolant fluid of the internal active thermal control system of the International Space Station to control aerobic/microaerophilic bacteria in the aqueous coolant. The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. Therefore, in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether to grant the exemption.
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0031, Procurement Contracts
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. 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 of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the extension of requirements relating to information collected to assist the Commission in soliciting and awarding contracts, OMB Control No. 3038-0031 (Procurement Contracts).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer From NC to MA
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2019 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for North Carolina and Massachusetts.
Certain Digital Video Receivers and Related Hardware and Software Components; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge has issued an Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, specifically a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules.
Notice of Public Meeting of the New Mexico Advisory Committee
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the New Mexico Advisory Committee will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Tuesday, June 28, 2019. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to hear expert briefing testimony on wage-related issues in the state.
IMLS Grant Regulations To Reflect the Museum and Library Services Act of 2018
This rule amends the IMLS grant regulations to revise the definition of ``museum'' to include ``tribal'' and ``cultural heritage.'' These amendments are necessitated by changes to the definition of ``museum'' in the recent reauthorization of the corresponding statute, namely the Museum and Library Services Act of 2018.
Special Local Regulations, Upper Mississippi River, Mile Markers 839 to 840 St. Paul, MN
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary Special Local Regulation for the navigable waters of the Upper Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 839 and MM 840 in St. Paul, MN on September 7, 2019 in order to provide for the safety of life on these waters during a Red Bull Flugtag event. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering and operating between MM 839 and MM 840 of the Upper Mississippi River during the event unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing this final rule to adjust certain civil monetary penalties (CMPs) for inflation pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
This final rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single- Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans to prescribe certain interest assumptions under the benefit payments regulation for plans with valuation dates in July 2019 and interest assumptions under the asset allocation regulation for plans with valuation dates in the third quarter of 2019. These interest assumptions are used for valuing benefits and paying certain benefits under terminating single-employer plans covered by the pension insurance system administered by PBGC.
U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card Program Regulations
This document amends the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) regulations pertaining to the U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card Program to conform to the Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2017 (APEC Act of 2017). Among other conforming changes, it removes the sunset provision and adds a definition of trusted traveler program. It also updates the regulations to correct two minor errors.
U. S. Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR): Designation of Personal Services Contractors (PSCs) as Contracting Officers and Agreement Officers
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) proposes to amend the Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) to allow for the designation of U.S. Personal Services Contractors (US PSCs) and Cooperating Country National Personal Services Contractors (CCN PSCs) as contracting officers and agreement officers. The proposed revisions will address a shortage of U.S. direct-hire staff by delegating the proposed authorities to qualified US and CCN PSCs. The delegation of limited contracting/ agreement officer authorities to a select number of CCN PSCs will also bolster the Agency to succeed in terms of building long-term, host country technical capacity to materially assist the Missions with procurement responsibility.
FM Translator Interference
In this document the Federal Communications Commission adopts rules to strengthen and streamline the rules relating to FM translator interference with other broadcast stations by allowing FM translators to resolve interference issues by changing channels to any available same-band frequency using a minor modification application; standardizing the information that must be compiled and submitted by any station claiming interference, including establishing a required minimum number of listener complaints; establishing interference complaint resolution procedures; and establishing an outer contour limit for the affected station within which interference complaints will be considered actionable.
Freedom of Information Act Regulations
This rule replaces the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations, last updated in 1986, with regulations that incorporate FOIA-related mandates since the last update, including the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.
Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities
The Department of Health and Human Services (``the Department'') is committed to ensuring the civil rights of all individuals who access or seek to access health programs or activities of covered entities under Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Department proposes to revise its Section 1557 regulation in order to better comply with the mandates of Congress, address legal concerns, relieve billions of dollars in undue regulatory burdens, further substantive compliance, reduce confusion, and clarify the scope of Section 1557 in keeping with pre-existing civil rights statutes and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability.
Notice of Meeting for the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC)
The Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) announces a meeting of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC). The ISMICC is open to the public and members of the public can attend the meeting via telephone or webcast only, and not in person.