Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Elkhorn Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration, Phase II in Monterey County, California
NMFS received a request from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) for the Renewal of their currently active incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals incidental to the Elkhorn Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project (Phase II) which includes the excavation and movement of soil with heavy machinery for marsh restoration in Monterey County, California. These activities consist of activities that are covered by the current authorization but will not be completed prior to its expiration. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, prior to issuing the currently active IHA, NMFS requested comments on both the proposed IHA and the potential for renewing the initial authorization if certain requirements were satisfied. The Renewal requirements have been satisfied, and NMFS is now providing an additional 15-day comment period to allow for any additional comments on the proposed Renewal not previously provided during the initial 30-day comment period.
Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC); Notice of Virtual Public Meeting
The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Site Characterization Surveys Off the Coast of Massachusetts; Correction
This document contains corrections to the DATES section of the notice of modified proposed incidental harassment authorization (IHA) for take of marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization surveys in coastal waters of Massachusetts published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2021. This action is necessary to notify the public of the end date of the public comment period, which was inadvertently omitted from the notice. This document corrects that omission; all other information is unchanged.
Change in Control
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of a Statement of Change in Control filed jointly on April 30, 2021 (Statement) (as supplemented on May 3 and May 19, 2021) by the following entities: Cameron LNG, LLC; Ecogas Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.; ECA Liquefaction, S. de R.L. de C.V.; Energ[iacute]a Costa Azul, S. de R.L. de C.V.; Port Arthur LNG, LLC; Port Arthur LNG Phase II, LLC; Sempra Gas & Power Marketing, LLC; Sempra LNG International, LLC; Sempra LNG Marketing, LLC; Termolectrica de Mexicali, S. de R.L. de C.V.; and Vista Pacifico LNG, S.A.P.I de C.V. (collectively, Authorization Holders) in the above-referenced dockets. The Authorization Holders are all affiliates of Sempra Energy (Sempra). The Statement, as supplemented, describes a change in the Authorization Holders' upstream ownership. The Statement was filed under the Natural Gas Act (NGA).
Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building
The Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs is providing notice of an upcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building (ACDEB or Committee). This will constitute the ninth meeting of the Committee in support of its charge to review, analyze, and make recommendations on how to promote the use of Federal data for evidence building purposes. At the conclusion of the Committee's first and second year, it will submit to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, an annual report on the activities and findings of the Committee. This report will also be made available to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Export Trade Certificate of Review
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Deep Space Food Challenge Phase 1 Extended Deadline
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces an extension of the Deep Space Food Challenge Phase 1 registration deadline for U.S. and non-Canadian International teams to June 25, 2021.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Site Characterization Surveys Offshore of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York
NMFS received a request from Vineyard Wind, LLC (Vineyard Wind) for the Renewal of their currently active incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization survey activities off the coast of Massachusetts in the areas of the Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS-A 0501 and OCS-A 0522) and along potential submarine cable routes to landfall locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. These activities consist of activities that are covered by the current authorization but will not be completed prior to its expiration. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), prior to issuing the currently active IHA, NMFS requested comments on both the proposed IHA and the potential for renewing the initial authorization if certain requirements were satisfied. The Renewal requirements have been satisfied, and NMFS is now providing an additional 15-day comment period to allow for any additional comments on the proposed Renewal not previously provided during the initial 30-day comment period.
The Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and the Connect USVI Fund, Connect America Fund, ETC Annual Reports and Certifications
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, an information collection associated with the rules for the Connect America Fund contained in the Commission's Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and Connect USVI Fund Order, FCC 19-95. This document is consistent with the Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and Connect USVI Fund Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of the new information collection requirements.
Elizabeth Betsy Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratory Testing and Mounir R. Khouri; Removal From the Public Interest Exclusion List
The Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a decision and order under the Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs excluding a service agent, Elizabeth ``Betsy'' Pope d/b/a Eastgate Laboratory Testing in Tennessee and all other places doing business, and all other individuals who are employees or all other individuals associated with Ms. Pope and Eastgate Laboratory Testing, from providing drug and alcohol testing services in any capacity to any DOT-regulated employer for a period of 5 years. Ms. Pope and her company provided Medical Review Officer services to DOT- regulated employers directly and through other service agents when Ms. Pope was not qualified to act as a Medical Review Officer. The 5-year period has ended and Ms. Pope, et al., have been removed from the list of excluded service agents.
Subject 30-Day Notice for the “CARES Act Funding Survey”
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 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. Currently, the NEA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection for the CARES Act Funding Survey for state arts agencies. Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by visiting www.Reginfo.gov
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at Saratoga County Airport (5B2), Ballston Spa, NY
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of approximately 1.79 acres of federally obligated airport property at Saratoga County Airport, Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, NY, from conditions, reservations, and restrictions contained in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants that would restrict the use of said land to aeronautical purposes. This acreage is composed of a portion of a parcel that was acquired by Saratoga County though AIP Grant 3-36-0004-05-1987. It is requested that FAA approval be given to release the 1.79 acres for disposal to allow a currently existing non-aeronautical use on the parcel to continue. The land is not needed for aeronautical purposes and the Federal share of the proceeds from the sale of land would be dedicated to a future AIP eligible airport effort.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889-1900” 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 ``Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889-1900'' at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 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: “Legacies of Exchange: Chinese Contemporary Art From the Yuz Foundation” Exhibition
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the exhibition ``Legacies of Exchange: Chinese Contemporary Art from the Yuz Foundation'' at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, 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 OFAC Sanctions Actions
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Subject 60-Day Notice for the “Grant Applicant Research and Evaluation Ethics Review”
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 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. Currently, the NEA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection regarding research and evaluation ethics for grant applicants to the NEA for external funding programs other than research programs and who propose research and evaluation activities in their project. A copy of the current information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this notice.
Promotion and Internal Placement
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing final regulations to give agencies, in individual hiring processes, the discretion to select and reinstate certain former Federal employees, to fill vacancies at any grade level or with promotion potential for which the individual is qualified, notwithstanding the grade of the position the individual had previously held on a permanent basis in the competitive service. An agency will be able to effectuate such reinstatements non-competitively, pursuant to a job opportunity announcement open to outside candidates, provided the former employee qualifies for the position as posted. The regulations will help agencies to recruit former Federal employees who have developed more enhanced or higher-level skill-sets than they had when they left government to apply for agency vacancies at grade levels appropriate to their current knowledge, skills, and abilities. Previously, an agency could reinstate an individual, without competition, only to a position at a grade level that was no higher than the grade level of a position the individual had held on a permanent basis in the competitive service. Reinstatement to a higher-graded position, or to a position with greater promotion potential, required competition. The intended effect of this hiring authority is to broaden the choices available to agencies when filling vacant positions and to promote a workforce in which individuals who have developed their competencies through extended service in the Federal Government and individuals who have developed their competencies in the private or non-profit sectors can enhance each other's strengths by sharing knowledge and perspectives.
Information Collection; Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 280 Implementation)
The Department of Justice as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a new proposed collection of 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, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on new collection proposed by the Agency.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested
The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will be submitting 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Revisions to Air Pollution Control Rules; Regional Haze
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval on a revision to the North Dakota State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Dakota on November 11, 2016 and supplemented on March 15, 2021, that addresses amendments to the regional haze provisions of the North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC). These revisions were submitted to remove certain regional haze requirements related to Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) in the first planning period. EPA is also finalizing approval on a revision to the North Dakota SIP submitted on August 3, 2020, that addresses additional amendments to the regional haze provisions of the NDAC. The 2020 SIP revision was submitted to update the incorporation by reference date for regional haze definitions, add emission reduction requirements to make reasonable progress during the second and subsequent regional haze planning periods, and revise the regional haze monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements to be applicable under the second and subsequent planning period. EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 and Part C of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVII-G600 airplanes. The NPRM was prompted by a report that a failure mode in the data concentration network (DCN) software causes the pitch attitude value to freeze on the primary flight display (PFD) for up to 20 seconds. The NPRM proposed to require updating the DCN and flight deck master operating system (MOS) software. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA has determined that there is not an unsafe condition because all affected airplanes have updated software. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.
Certification Adopted for Auction of Flexible-Use Service Licenses in the 3.45-3.55 Band for Next-Generation Wireless Services (Auction 110)
In this document, the Office of Economics and Analytics and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau adopt a certification that will be required of each applicant to participate in the upcoming auction of flexible-use licenses in the 3.45-3.55 GHz band (Auction 110).
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Hydrogen Program's Demonstration Opportunities Aligned With Hydrogen Energy Earthshot Initiative
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0002529 regarding the DOE's Hydrogen Energy Earthshot initiative to enable low cost, clean hydrogen at scale. Energy Earthshots being launched by DOE look beyond incremental advances and aim, instead, at the game-changing breakthroughs that will secure American leadership in enabling net-zero carbon technologies and address the climate crisis through the build-up of a clean and equitable energy future for all. The information being sought is intended to assist DOE's Hydrogen Program in further defining the scope and priorities of its initiatives to accelerate the production, storage, delivery, and end use of clean, affordable hydrogen in the United States. Specifically, this RFI seeks input on viable hydrogen demonstration and deployment projects, as well as science and innovation, that enable clean and affordable hydrogen production, infrastructure and end use to reduce emissions, create jobs, provide benefits to disadvantaged communities, and enable a net- zero carbon emissions economy by 2050. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). DOE is not accepting applications.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a.
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.a. Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters with 3-stretcher kit part number 139084-501 installed. This AD was prompted by a report of a design deficiency which affects the primary stretcher unit of the 3- stretcher kit. This AD requires installing a placard on the primary stretcher. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Applications for New Awards; Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program-Mid-Phase Grants
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the EIR program Mid-phase Grants, Assistance Listing Number 84.411B (Mid-phase Grants). This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Applications for New Awards; Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program-Expansion-Phase Grants
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the EIR program Expansion-phase Grants, Assistance Listing Number 84.411A (Expansion- phase Grants). This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Request for Information on FEMA Programs, Regulations, and Policies; Public Meetings; Extension of Comment Period
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extending the public comment period for its request for information published April 22, 2021, and will hold two public meetings remotely via web conference to solicit feedback on the request for information. The request for information seeks input from the public on specific FEMA programs, regulations, collections of information, and policies for the agency to consider modifying, streamlining, expanding, or repealing in light of recent Executive orders.
Air Plan Approval; California; San Diego County Air Pollution Control District
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDCAPCD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from gasoline transfers into underground stationary storage tanks at gasoline dispensing facilities. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, this document provides notice DoD is submitting an Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect information on Service members, DoD Civilians, and DoD contractors in evaluating 20 high and low risk installations as directed in Immediate Action 2 in the Secretary of Defense Memorandum, ``Immediate Actions to Counter Sexual Assault and Harassment and the Establishment of a 90-Day Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military,'' February 26, 2021, DoD requests emergency processing and OMB authorization to collect the information after publication of this Notice for a period of six months.