Federal Register Vol. 80, No.147,

Federal Register Volume 80, Issue 147 (July 31, 2015)

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80 FR 45837 - Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to LebanonPDF
80 FR 45597 - World Hepatitis Day, 2015PDF
80 FR 45708 - Western Washington Railroad, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-City of Tacoma, Department of Public WorksPDF
80 FR 45708 - Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Columbia County, FLPDF
80 FR 45686 - Submission for Review: White House Fellows Application, 3206-0265PDF
80 FR 45647 - Request for Information (RFI) for High-Performance Energy Efficiency Measures in Separate SpacesPDF
80 FR 45658 - Sunshine Act; Notice of ETAC MeetingPDF
80 FR 45697 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Review for the Upland Pipeline, LLC ProjectPDF
80 FR 45680 - Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract ActionsPDF
80 FR 45647 - Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Joint Military TrainingPDF
80 FR 45671 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and BudgetPDF
80 FR 45669 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and BudgetPDF
80 FR 45670 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and BudgetPDF
80 FR 45666 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and BudgetPDF
80 FR 45667 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and BudgetPDF
80 FR 45606 - Safety Zone, Seafair Air Show Performance, Seattle, WAPDF
80 FR 45606 - Security Zones; Seattle's Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, Puget Sound, WAPDF
80 FR 45627 - Safety Zone; Intermedix IRONMAN 70.3 Event, Savannah River; Augusta, GAPDF
80 FR 45640 - Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada, the People's Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty InvestigationsPDF
80 FR 45652 - Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of AvailabilityPDF
80 FR 45639 - Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables; CorrectionPDF
80 FR 45645 - Proposed Collection; Comment RequestPDF
80 FR 45649 - Garkane Energy Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and ProtestsPDF
80 FR 45652 - National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation; Notice of Request Under Blanket AuthorizationPDF
80 FR 45619 - Petition for a Rulemaking of the Liquids Shippers Group, Airlines for America, and the National Propane Gas AssociationPDF
80 FR 45651 - Marathon Pipe Line LLC, Ohio River Pipe Line LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory OrderPDF
80 FR 45640 - Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs; CorrectionPDF
80 FR 45673 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Application FormsPDF
80 FR 45656 - Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of HawaiiPDF
80 FR 45654 - Adequacy Determination for the Klamath Falls, Oregon PM2.5PDF
80 FR 45653 - Adequacy Determination for the Grants Pass, Oregon PM10PDF
80 FR 45655 - Adequacy Determination for the Grants Pass, Oregon Carbon Monoxide State Implementation Plan for Transportation Conformity PurposesPDF
80 FR 45675 - 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: CDBG-DR Expenditure Deadline Extension Request Template (Pub. L. 113-2 Grantees Only)PDF
80 FR 45631 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Iowa; Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report State Implementation PlanPDF
80 FR 45676 - 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public/Private Partnerships for the Mixed-Finance Development of Public Housing UnitsPDF
80 FR 45699 - Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Anchorage, AlaskaPDF
80 FR 45699 - Notice of Intent To Rule on a Request for a Change in Use From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical To Provide for the Use of an Existing Facility for Manufacturing Purposes, at Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, Horseheads, NYPDF
80 FR 45708 - Proposed Collection; Comment RequestPDF
80 FR 45701 - Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Blair Bypass, Washington County, NebraskaPDF
80 FR 45684 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Noise ExposurePDF
80 FR 45709 - Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039GPDF
80 FR 45599 - Organization and Functions, and Seal AmendmentsPDF
80 FR 45716 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment RequestPDF
80 FR 45662 - Agency Information Collection RequestPDF
80 FR 45645 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment RequestPDF
80 FR 45717 - Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans Rural Health Advisory CommitteePDF
80 FR 45720 - Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses; Notice of MeetingPDF
80 FR 45673 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Elevation Certificate/Floodproofing CertificatePDF
80 FR 45720 - Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting-RescheduledPDF
80 FR 45679 - Minor Boundary Revision at Lassen Volcanic National ParkPDF
80 FR 45677 - Description of Land Designated as River Raisin National Battlefield ParkPDF
80 FR 45717 - National Research Advisory Council; Notice of MeetingPDF
80 FR 45678 - Boundary Adjustment at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaPDF
80 FR 45679 - Minor Boundary Revision at Wind Cave National ParkPDF
80 FR 45685 - Notice of Information CollectionPDF
80 FR 45646 - Proposed Collection; Comment RequestPDF
80 FR 45660 - International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products; Bracketing and Matrixing Designs for Stability Testing of New Veterinary Drug Substances and Medicinal Products; Guidance for Industry; AvailabilityPDF
80 FR 45702 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for Periodic Information CollectionPDF
80 FR 45661 - Findings of Research MisconductPDF
80 FR 45659 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment RequestPDF
80 FR 45639 - Notice of Solicitation of Members to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory BoardPDF
80 FR 45642 - Draft Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing-Acoustic Threshold Levels for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold ShiftsPDF
80 FR 45620 - Eligibility and Standards for Peace Corps Volunteer ServicePDF
80 FR 45650 - Five-Year Review of the Oil Pipeline Index; Notice Organizing ConferencePDF
80 FR 45651 - Combined Notice of Filings #2PDF
80 FR 45648 - Combined Notice of Filings #1PDF
80 FR 45665 - Notice of MeetingPDF
80 FR 45661 - Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications: Applications for 10 Products Submitted by Swedish Match North America Inc.; Reopening of Comment PeriodPDF
80 FR 45643 - Establishment of the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment and Solicitation for Nominations for MembershipPDF
80 FR 45688 - Product Change-Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Negotiated Service AgreementPDF
80 FR 45688 - Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service AgreementPDF
80 FR 45686 - New Postal ProductPDF
80 FR 45687 - New Postal ProductPDF
80 FR 45687 - Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service AgreementPDF
80 FR 45690 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Options Clearing Corporation; Order Approving a Proposed Rule Change To Codify Procedures for Resizing the Options Clearing Corporation's Clearing Fund on a Monthly Basis and Increasing Such Clearing Fund Size on an Intra-Month BasisPDF
80 FR 45688 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; ICE Clear Credit LLC; Notice of Designation of Longer Period for Commission Action on Proposed Rule Change To Revise the ICC Risk Management FrameworkPDF
80 FR 45691 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending the NYSE Arca Options Fee SchedulePDF
80 FR 45693 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment RequestPDF
80 FR 45689 - Submission of OMB Review; Comment RequestPDF
80 FR 45718 - Loan Guaranty: Maximum Allowable Attorney FeesPDF
80 FR 45613 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; 2011 Base Year Emissions Inventory for the Marshall, West Virginia Nonattainment Area for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality StandardPDF
80 FR 45629 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; 2011 Base Year Emissions Inventory for the Marshall, West Virginia Nonattainment Area for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality StandardPDF
80 FR 45609 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Revisions to Definitions and Ambient Air Quality StandardsPDF
80 FR 45635 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Revisions to Definitions and Ambient Air Quality StandardsPDF
80 FR 45663 - Findings of Research MisconductPDF
80 FR 45695 - Texas Disaster Number TX-00448PDF
80 FR 45636 - Air Plan Disapproval; Georgia: Disapproval of Automatic Rescission ClausePDF
80 FR 45694 - Kentucky Disaster Number KY-00055PDF
80 FR 45664 - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed MeetingPDF
80 FR 45665 - Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed MeetingPDF
80 FR 45664 - Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request; New Assessment of NHLBI's Global Health Initiative Collaborating Centers of ExcellencePDF
80 FR 45695 - Kentucky Disaster #KY-00056PDF
80 FR 45694 - Oklahoma Disaster Number OK-00092PDF
80 FR 45616 - Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Harrisburg, PA and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage AreasPDF
80 FR 45707 - Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal SystemPDF
80 FR 45706 - Petition for Waiver of CompliancePDF
80 FR 45705 - Petition for Waiver of Compliance.PDF
80 FR 45641 - Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the South Atlantic States; Amendment 37PDF
80 FR 45657 - Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and BudgetPDF
80 FR 45655 - Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; NESHAP for Radionuclides (Renewal)PDF
80 FR 45653 - Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Aircraft Engines-Supplemental Information Related to Exhaust EmissionsPDF
80 FR 45658 - Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding CompaniesPDF
80 FR 45657 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding CompanyPDF
80 FR 45658 - Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment RequestPDF
80 FR 45617 - Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. AirplanesPDF
80 FR 45600 - Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsPDF
80 FR 45604 - Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsPDF
80 FR 45675 - Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the HomelessPDF
80 FR 45607 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Revisions to SO2PDF
80 FR 45630 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Revisions to SO2PDF
80 FR 45697 - Presidential Permits: Magellan Pipeline Company, LPPDF
80 FR 45695 - Presidential Permits: Express Pipeline, LLCPDF
80 FR 45801 - Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for DehumidifiersPDF
80 FR 45701 - Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on I-35 Northeast Expansion Project, Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe Counties, TexasPDF
80 FR 45704 - Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on US 281, From Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive in Bexar County, TexasPDF
80 FR 45681 - Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water ProjectPDF
80 FR 45757 - Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Refrigerated Bottled or Canned Beverage Vending MachinesPDF
80 FR 45723 - Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Compact Fluorescent LampsPDF

Issue

80 147 Friday, July 31, 2015 Contents Agriculture Agriculture Department See

Food Safety and Inspection Service

NOTICES Solicitations: National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board, 45639 2015-18792
Army Army Department NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 45645-45646 2015-18840 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 45645 2015-18809 Children Children and Families Administration NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 45658-45659 2015-18711 2015-18793 Coast Guard Coast Guard RULES Safety Zones: Seafair Air Show Performance, Seattle, WA, 45606-45607 2015-18846 Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, Puget Sound, WA, 45606 2015-18845 PROPOSED RULES Safety Zones: Intermedix IRONMAN 70.3 Event, Savannah River; Augusta, GA, 45627-45629 2015-18844 NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 45666-45673 2015-18853 2015-18854 2015-18855 2015-18856 2015-18847 Commerce Commerce Department See

International Trade Administration

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Defense Department Defense Department See

Army Department

See

Navy Department

NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 45646 2015-18797
Energy Department Energy Department See

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office

See

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

RULES Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Refrigerated Bottled or Canned Beverage Vending Machines, 45758-45800 2015-17967 Test Procedures for Dehumidifiers, 45802-45835 2015-18328 PROPOSED RULES Energy Conservation Programs: Test Procedures for Compact Fluorescent Lamps, 45724-45756 2015-17866
Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office NOTICES Requests for Information: High-Performance Energy Efficiency Measures in Separate Spaces, 45647-45648 2015-18868 Engraving Engraving and Printing Bureau NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 45708-45709 2015-18820 Environmental Protection Environmental Protection Agency RULES Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Approvals and Promulgations: Georgia: Revisions to Definitions and Ambient Air Quality Standards, 45609-45612 2015-18758 West Virginia; 2011 Base Year Emissions Inventory for the Marshall, WV Nonattainment Area for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard, 45613-45615 2015-18760 Wyoming; Revisions to SO2 Ambient Standards, 45607-45609 2015-18515 PROPOSED RULES Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Approvals and Promulgations: Air Plan Disapproval; Georgia: Disapproval of Automatic Rescission Clause, 45636-45638 2015-18754 Georgia: Revisions to Definitions and Ambient Air Quality Standards, 45635-45636 2015-18757 Iowa; Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report State Implementation Plan, 45631-45635 2015-18826 West Virginia; 2011 Base Year Emissions Inventory for the Marshall, WV Nonattainment Area for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard, 45629-45630 2015-18759 Wyoming; Revisions to SO2 Ambient Standards, 45630-45631 2015-18513 NOTICES Adequacy Determinations: Grants Pass, Oregon Carbon Monoxide State Implementation Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes, 45655 2015-18830 Grants Pass, Oregon PM10 State Implementation Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes, 45653-45654 2015-18831 Klamath Falls, Oregon PM2.5 State Implementation Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes, 45654-45655 2015-18832 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Aircraft Engines -- Supplemental Information Related to Exhaust Emissions, 45653 2015-18716 NESHAP for Radionuclides, 45655-45656 2015-18717 Environmental Impact Statements; Availability, 45652-45653 2015-18842 Hawaii Public Water System Supervision Program Revision, 45656-45657 2015-18833 Federal Aviation Federal Aviation Administration RULES Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments, 45604-45606 2015-18601 Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures, 45600-45604 2015-18631 PROPOSED RULES Airworthiness Directives: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes, 45617-45619 2015-18686 NOTICES Intent to Rule; Request for Change in Use from Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical, Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, Horseheads, NY, 45699 2015-18821 Noise Exposure Map; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program, Request for Review: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Lake Hood Seaplane Base Anchorage, AK, 45699-45700 2015-18822 Federal Communications Federal Communications Commission NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 45657 2015-18735 Federal Emergency Federal Emergency Management Agency NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Elevation Certificate/Floodproofing Certificate, 45673 2015-18806 Federal Energy Federal Energy Regulatory Commission PROPOSED RULES Petitions for Rulemaking: Liquids Shippers Group, Airlines for America, and the National Propane Gas Association; Organizing Conference, 45619-45620 2015-18837 NOTICES Applications: Garkane Energy Coop., Inc., 45649-45650 2015-18839 Combined Filings, 45648-45649, 45651-45652 2015-18786 2015-18787 Meetings: Five-Year Review of the Oil Pipeline Index; Conferences, 45650 2015-18788 Petitions for Declaratory Orders Marathon Pipe Line, LLC; Ohio River Pipe Line, LLC, 45651 2015-18836 Requests under Blanket Authorizations: National Fuel Gas Supply Corp., 45652 2015-18838 Federal Highway Federal Highway Administration NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 45702-45704 2015-18795 Environmental Impact Statements; Availability, etc.: Blair Bypass, Washington County, Nebraska; Rescind, 45701-45702 2015-18815 Final Federal Agency Actions, I-35 Northeast Expansion Project, Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe Counties, TX, 45701 2015-18313 Final Federal Agency Actions, US 281, from Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive in Bexar County, TX, 45704-45705 2015-18308 Federal Housing Finance Agency Federal Housing Finance Agency RULES Organization, Functions, and Seal Amendments, 45599-45600 2015-18812 Federal Railroad Federal Railroad Administration NOTICES Applications for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System, 45707-45708 2015-18744 Petitions for Waivers of Compliance, 45705-45707 2015-18742 2015-18743 Federal Reserve Federal Reserve System NOTICES Changes in Bank Control: Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company, 45657-45658 2015-18714 Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 45658 2015-18715 Federal Retirement Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board NOTICES Meetings; Sunshine Act, 45658 2015-18867 Food and Drug Food and Drug Administration NOTICES Guidance: International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products; Bracketing and Matrixing Designs for Stability Testing of New Veterinary Drug Substances and Medicinal Products, 45660-45661 2015-18796 Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications: Applications for 10 Products Submitted by Swedish Match North America Inc., 45661 2015-18782 Food Safety Food Safety and Inspection Service NOTICES Meetings: Codex Alimentarius Commission Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables; Corrections, 45639 2015-18841 Codex Alimentarius Commission Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs; Corrections, 45640 2015-18835 Health and Human Health and Human Services Department See

Children and Families Administration

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Food and Drug Administration

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National Institutes of Health

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 45662-45663 2015-18810 Findings of Research Misconduct, 45661-45664 2015-18756 2015-18794
Homeland Homeland Security Department See

Coast Guard

See

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Housing Housing and Urban Development Department NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: CDBG-DR Expenditure Deadline Extension Request Template, 45675 2015-18829 Public/Private Partnerships for the Mixed-Finance Development of Public Housing Units, 45676-45677 2015-18824 Rental Assistance Demonstration Application Forms, 45673-45675 2015-18834 Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless, 45675-45676 2015-18562 Interior Interior Department See

National Park Service

See

Reclamation Bureau

Internal Revenue Internal Revenue Service NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 45716-45717 2015-18811 Quarterly List of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, 45709-45715 2015-18813 International Trade Adm International Trade Administration NOTICES Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews: Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Canada, the People's Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman, 45640-45641 2015-18843 Labor Department Labor Department NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Occupational Noise Exposure, 45684-45685 2015-18814 NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 45685-45686 2015-18798 National Institute National Institutes of Health NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: New Assessment of NHLBI's Global Health Initiative Collaborating Centers of Excellence, 45664-45665 2015-18750 Meetings: Center for Scientific Review, 45665 2015-18751 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 45664 2015-18752 National Oceanic National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOTICES Environmental Impact Statements; Availability, etc.: Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the South Atlantic States; Amendment 37, 45641-45642 2015-18736 Guidance: Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing -- Acoustic Threshold Levels for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold Shifts, 45642-45643 2015-18790 Requests for Nominations: Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment; Establishment, 45643-45644 2015-18781 National Park National Park Service NOTICES Boundary Adjustment: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, 45678-45679 2015-18801 Boundary Revision: Wind Cave National Park, 45679-45680 2015-18800 Designated Lands: River Raisin National Battlefield Park, 45677-45678 2015-18803 Minor Boundary Revision: Lassen Volcanic National Park, 45679 2015-18804 Navy Navy Department NOTICES Environmental Impact Statements; Availability, etc.: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Joint Military Training, 45647 2015-18858 Peace Peace Corps PROPOSED RULES Eligibility and Standards for Peace Corps Volunteer Service, 45620-45627 2015-18789 Personnel Personnel Management Office PROPOSED RULES Prevailing Rate Systems: Redefinition of the Harrisburg, PA and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas, 45616-45617 2015-18746 NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: White House Fellows Application, 45686 2015-18870 Postal Regulatory Postal Regulatory Commission NOTICES New Postal Products, 45686-45687 2015-18777 2015-18778 Postal Service Postal Service NOTICES Product Changes: Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement, 45688 2015-18780 Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement, 45687-45688 2015-18773 2015-18774 2015-18775 2015-18776 2015-18779 Presidential Documents Presidential Documents PROCLAMATIONS Special Observances: World Hepatitis Day (Proc. 9304), 45597-45598 2015-18946 ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS Lebanon; Continuation of National Emergency (Notice of July 29, 2015), 45837-45839 2015-19039 Reclamation Reclamation Bureau NOTICES Environmental Impact Statements; Availability, etc.: Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project, 45681-45684 2015-18307 Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions, 45680-45681 2015-18859 Securities Securities and Exchange Commission NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 45689-45690, 45693-45694 2015-18765 2015-18766 2015-18767 Self-Regulatory Organizations; Proposed Rule Changes: ICE Clear Credit LLC, 45688-45689 2015-18769 NYSE Arca, Inc., 45691-45693 2015-18768 The Options Clearing Corp., 45690-45691 2015-18770 Small Business Small Business Administration NOTICES Disaster Declarations: Kentucky, 45695 2015-18749 Kentucky; Amendment 2, 45694-45695 2015-18753 Oklahoma; Amendment 9, 45694 2015-18748 Texas; Amendment 5, 45695 2015-18755 State Department State Department NOTICES Environmental Reviews; Availability, etc.: Upland Pipeline, LLC Project, 45697 2015-18866 Presidential Permits: Express Pipeline, LLC, 45695-45696 2015-18488 Magellan Pipeline Co., LP, 45697-45699 2015-18490 Substance Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration NOTICES Meetings: National Advisory Council, 45665 2015-18784 National Advisory Councils, 45665-45666 2015-18783 Surface Transportation Surface Transportation Board NOTICES Discontinuance of Service Exemptions: Norfolk Southern Railway Co., Columbia County, FL, 45708 2015-18934 Leases and Operation Exemptions: Western Washington Railroad, LLC from the City of Tacoma, Department of Public Works, 45708 2015-18936 Transportation Department Transportation Department See

Federal Aviation Administration

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Federal Highway Administration

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Federal Railroad Administration

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Surface Transportation Board

Treasury Treasury Department See

Engraving and Printing Bureau

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Internal Revenue Service

Veteran Affairs Veterans Affairs Department NOTICES Loan Guaranty; Maximum Allowable Attorney Fees, 45718-45720 2015-18762 Meetings: National Research Advisory Council, 45717 2015-18802 Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, 45720-45721 2015-18807 Special Medical Advisory Group; Rescheduled, 45720 2015-18805 Requests for Nominations: Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee, 45717-45718 2015-18808 Separate Parts In This Issue Part II Energy Department, 45724-45756 2015-17866 Part III Energy Department, 45758-45800 2015-17967 Part IV Energy Department, 45802-45835 2015-18328 Part V Presidential Documents, 45837-45839 2015-19039 Reader Aids

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80 147 Friday, July 31, 2015 Rules and Regulations FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY 12 CFR Part 1200 RIN 2590-AA75 Organization and Functions, and Seal Amendments AGENCY:

Federal Housing Finance Agency.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is adopting a final rule that makes technical amendments to descriptions of its organization and structure and its seal and logo.

DATES:

Effective July 31, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Alfred M. Pollard, General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, (202) 649-3050 (not a toll-free number), [email protected], 400 Seventh Street SW., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20024. The telephone number for the Telecommunications Device for the Hearing Impaired is (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background

Effective July 30, 2008, Division A of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), Public Law 110-289, 122 Stat. 2654 (2008), titled the Federal Housing Finance Regulatory Reform Act of 2008, amended the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (12 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.) (Safety and Soundness Act) and created FHFA as an independent agency of the federal government. HERA provided for the abolishment of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) and the Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) one year after the date of enactment. Those agencies, together with the Housing and Urban Development Enterprise mission staff, were combined to establish FHFA. FHFA was established to oversee the prudential operations of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), and the Federal Home Loan Banks; and to ensure that they operate in a safe and sound manner, remain adequately capitalized, foster liquid, efficient, competitive and resilient national housing finance markets, comply with the Safety and Soundness Act and their respective authorizing statutes, as well as all rules, regulations, guidelines and orders under those statutes, and carry out their missions through activities that are authorized by their respective statutes and are consistent with the public interest. FHFA also has regulatory authority over the Federal Home Loan Bank System's Office of Finance under section 1311(b)(2) of the Safety and Soundness Act (12 U.S.C. 4511(b)(2)).

II. Description of the Rule

The final rule makes minor changes to delete references to offices within FHFA that no longer exist and to more clearly express the ability to create positions and offices within the agency. Additionally, FHFA has changed its official logo and seal.

III. Regulatory Impact Administrative Procedure Act

In promulgating this final rule, FHFA has determined that notice and public comment are not necessary. Section 553(b)(A) of title 5, United States Code, provides that when regulations involve matters of agency organization, procedure or practice, the agency may publish regulations in final form. In addition, FHFA finds, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(d), that a delayed effective date is unnecessary. Accordingly, this rule is effective upon publication.

Paperwork Reduction Act

This final rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

Regulatory Flexibility Act

Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this rule, the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do not apply. See 5 U.S.C. 601(2) and 603(a).

List of Subjects in 12 CFR Part 1200

Organization and functions (Government agencies), Seals and insignia.

Authority and Issuance

Accordingly, for the reasons stated in the Supplementary Information, under the authority of 12 U.S.C. 4526, 12 U.S.C. 4512, and 5 U.S.C. 552, FHFA is amending part 1200 of Chapter XII, title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 1200—ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS 1. The authority citation for part 1200 continues to read as follows: Authority:

5 U.S.C. 552, 12 U.S.C. 4512, 12 U.S.C 4526.

2. Amend § 1200.2 by revising paragraph (f) to read as follows:
§ 1200.2 Organization of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

(f) Other Offices and Departments. The Director may from time to time establish or terminate Offices and Divisions of the agency as the Director deems necessary or appropriate to carry out FHFA's mission. The Director may establish Offices and positions as the Director deems necessary and appropriate to support the operations of a federal agency, such as a Deputy Director for one or more specified areas of responsibility, a Chief Operating Officer, a Chief Financial Officer, an Office of Information Technology, and such other offices, departments, and positions as are necessary and appropriate or may be required by statute.

3. Amend § 1200.3 by revising paragraphs (a) and (b) to read as follows:
§ 1200.3 Official logo and seal.

(a) Description. The logo is a disc consisting of three polygons each drawn in a manner resembling a silhouette of a pitched roof house and with distinctive eaves under its roof. Each polygon is placed one in front of the other, two of which are diminished in size from the polygon behind it. Placed in the center of the smallest polygon is the acronym for the organization, “FHFA.” The polygons are encircled by a designation scroll having a solid background and containing the words “FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY” in capital letters with serifs, with two mullets on the extreme left and right of the scroll. Upon approval by the Director, FHFA may employ variations of the color or shading of its logo and seal for specified purposes; these will be available for reference on the agency Web site at www.fhfa.gov.

(b) Display. FHFA's official logo and seal appears below:

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[FR Doc. 2015-18812 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8070-01-P
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 97 [Docket No. 31027; Amdt. No. 3652] Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.

DATES:

This rule is effective July 31, 2015. The compliance date for each SIAP, associated Takeoff Minimums, and ODP is specified in the amendatory provisions.

The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 31, 2015.

ADDRESSES:

Availability of matter incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows:

For Examination

1. U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Ops-M30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Bldg., Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001;

2. The FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the affected airport is located;

3. The office of Aeronautical Navigation Products, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 or,

4. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

Availability

All SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs are available online free of charge. Visit the National Flight Data Center online at nfdc.faa.gov to register. Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP copies may be obtained from the FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the affected airport is located.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Richard A. Dunham III, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AFS-420) Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 (Mail Address: P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK 73125) telephone: (405) 954-4164.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This rule amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97) by amending the referenced SIAPs. The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is listed on the appropriate FAA Form 8260, as modified by the National Flight Data Center (NFDC)/Permanent Notice to Airmen (P-NOTAM), and is incorporated by reference under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 CFR 97.20. The large number of SIAPs, their complex nature, and the need for a special format make their verbatim publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Further, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, but refer to their graphic depiction on charts printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. Thus, the advantages of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the complete description of each SIAP contained on FAA form documents is unnecessary.

This amendment provides the affected CFR sections, and specifies the SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs with their applicable effective dates. This amendment also identifies the airport and its location, the procedure and the amendment number.

Availability and Summary of Material Incorporated by Reference

The material incorporated by reference is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section.

The material incorporated by reference describes SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs as identified in the amendatory language for part 97 of this final rule.

The Rule

This amendment to 14 CFR part 97 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP as amended in the transmittal. For safety and timeliness of change considerations, this amendment incorporates only specific changes contained for each SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP as modified by FDC permanent NOTAMs.

The SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, as modified by FDC permanent NOTAM, and contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). In developing these changes to SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, the TERPS criteria were applied only to specific conditions existing at the affected airports. All SIAP amendments in this rule have been previously issued by the FAA in a FDC NOTAM as an emergency action of immediate flight safety relating directly to published aeronautical charts.

The circumstances that created the need for these SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP amendments require making them effective in less than 30 days.

Because of the close and immediate relationship between these SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, and safety in air commerce, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and contrary to the public interest and, where applicable, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d), good cause exists for making these SIAPs effective in less than 30 days.

The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore—(1) is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a “significant rule” under DOT regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. For the same reason, the FAA certifies that this amendment will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97

Air traffic control, Airports, incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Issued in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2015. John Duncan, Director, Flight Standards Service. Adoption of the Amendment

Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, Title 14, Code of Federal regulations, part 97, (14 CFR part 97), is amended by amending Standard Instrument Approach Procedures and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, effective at 0901 UTC on the dates specified, as follows:

PART 97—STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES 1. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read as follows: Authority:

49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44701, 44719, 44721-44722.

2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:
§§ 97.23, 97.25, 97.27, 97.29, 97.31, 97.33, 97.35 [AMENDED]

By amending: § 97.23 VOR, VOR/DME, VOR or TACAN, and VOR/DME or TACAN; § 97.25 LOC, LOC/DME, LDA, LDA/DME, SDF, SDF/DME; § 97.27 NDB, NDB/DME; § 97.29 ILS, ILS/DME, MLS, MLS/DME, MLS/RNAV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and § 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, Identified as follows:

* * * Effective Upon Publication AIRAC date State City Airport FDC No. FDC date Subject 23-Jul-15 WI Middleton Middleton Muni—Morey Field 5/4207 6/9/2015 This NOTAM, published in TL 15-16, is hereby rescinded in its entirety. 23-Jul-15 WI Middleton Middleton Muni—Morey Field 5/9942 6/9/2015 This NOTAM, published in TL 15-16, is hereby rescinded in its entirety. 20-Aug-15 AK St Mary's St Mary's 5/0483 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Amdt 2B. 20-Aug-15 FL Marathon The Florida Keys Marathon 5/0558 06/23/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 FL Okeechobee Okeechobee County 5/0639 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 FL Okeechobee Okeechobee County 5/0640 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 FL Okeechobee Okeechobee County 5/0642 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Amdt 2A. 20-Aug-15 FL Okeechobee Okeechobee County 5/0643 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Orig-B. 20-Aug-15 SC Florence Florence Rgnl 5/0708 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 SC Florence Florence Rgnl 5/0709 06/23/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 9, Amdt 12A. 20-Aug-15 SC Florence Florence Rgnl 5/0710 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, Orig-B. 20-Aug-15 SC Florence Florence Rgnl 5/0711 06/23/15 VOR OR TACAN-A, Amdt 6A. 20-Aug-15 TN Jacksboro Campbell County 5/0721 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 FL Tampa Tampa Intl 5/0960 06/23/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 1L, ILS RWY 1L (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 1L (CAT II), ILS RWY 1L (CAT III), Amdt 17. 20-Aug-15 VT Burlington Burlington Intl 5/0968 06/23/15 ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 33, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 GA Jefferson Jackson County 5/0971 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Amdt 2A. 20-Aug-15 GA Jefferson Jackson County 5/0973 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Amdt 2A. 20-Aug-15 MI Grand Ledge Abrams Muni 5/0974 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 ME Greenville Greenville Muni 5/0975 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Orig. 20-Aug-15 MS Louisville Louisville Winston County 5/1073 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 MS Louisville Louisville Winston County 5/1074 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 FL Apalachicola Apalachicola Rgnl-Cleve Randolph Field 5/1250 06/22/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Amdt 2A. 20-Aug-15 FL Apalachicola Apalachicola Rgnl-Cleve Randolph Field 5/1251 06/22/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 FL Apalachicola Apalachicola Rgnl-Cleve Randolph Field 5/1252 06/22/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 FL Apalachicola Apalachicola Rgnl-Cleve Randolph Field 5/1253 06/22/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 FL Apalachicola Apalachicola Rgnl-Cleve Randolph Field 5/1254 06/22/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Amdt 2A. 20-Aug-15 FL Apalachicola Apalachicola Rgnl-Cleve Randolph Field 5/1255 06/22/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 FL Apalachicola Apalachicola Rgnl-Cleve Randolph Field 5/1256 06/22/15 NDB RWY 14, Amdt 2A. 20-Aug-15 FL Apalachicola Apalachicola Rgnl-Cleve Randolph Field 5/1258 06/22/15 NDB RWY 32, Amdt 2A. 20-Aug-15 HI Lihue Lihue 5/1332 06/11/15 VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 21, Amdt 4A. 20-Aug-15 TN Smyrna Smyrna 5/1497 06/23/15 VOR/DME RWY 32, Amdt 13B. 20-Aug-15 TN Smyrna Smyrna 5/1498 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 TN Smyrna Smyrna 5/1499 06/23/15 ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 32, Amdt 6. 20-Aug-15 TN Smyrna Smyrna 5/1500 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Orig. 20-Aug-15 TN Smyrna Smyrna 5/1501 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 TN Jasper Marion County-Brown Field 5/1688 06/16/15 NDB RWY 4, Amdt 5. 20-Aug-15 KS Phillipsburg Phillipsburg Muni 5/1742 06/24/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 KS Phillipsburg Phillipsburg Muni 5/1743 06/24/15 NDB-A, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 KS Phillipsburg Phillipsburg Muni 5/1746 06/24/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 AR Pine Bluff Grider Field 5/1761 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 AR Pine Bluff Grider Field 5/1762 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 AL Jasper Walker County-Bevill Field 5/2332 06/29/15 ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 27, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 OH Wapakoneta Neil Armstrong 5/2334 06/24/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, Orig. 20-Aug-15 OH Wapakoneta Neil Armstrong 5/2335 06/24/15 VOR-A, Amdt 8. 20-Aug-15 OH Wapakoneta Neil Armstrong 5/2338 06/24/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Orig. 20-Aug-15 AL Jasper Walker County-Bevill Field 5/2342 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, Orig. 20-Aug-15 KY Russellville Russellville-Logan County 5/2353 06/24/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Orig. 20-Aug-15 KY Russellville Russellville-Logan County 5/2354 06/24/15 VOR/DME RWY 24, Amdt 7. 20-Aug-15 KY Russellville Russellville-Logan County 5/2355 06/24/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Orig. 20-Aug-15 NJ Linden Linden 5/2435 06/24/15 GPS-A, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 GA Monroe Monroe-Walton County 5/2530 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, Amdt 2. 20-Aug-15 GA Monroe Monroe-Walton County 5/2531 06/16/15 NDB-A, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 TN Rogersville Hawkins County 5/2540 06/17/15 GPS RWY 7, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 NJ Wildwood Cape May County 5/2552 06/17/15 VOR-A, Amdt 3C. 20-Aug-15 NJ Wildwood Cape May County 5/2554 06/17/15 LOC RWY 19, Amdt 6D. 20-Aug-15 NJ Wildwood Cape May County 5/2555 06/17/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Orig-C. 20-Aug-15 NJ Wildwood Cape May County 5/2557 06/17/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Orig-B. 20-Aug-15 NC Rockingham Richmond County 5/2578 06/17/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 KS Great Bend Great Bend Muni 5/2589 06/24/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Orig. 20-Aug-15 KS Great Bend Great Bend Muni 5/2590 06/24/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Orig. 20-Aug-15 MN New Ulm New Ulm Muni 5/2781 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 PA Gettysburg Gettysburg Rgnl 5/2829 06/16/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Orig. 20-Aug-15 GA Butler Butler Muni 5/2888 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 MN Aitkin Aitkin Muni-Steve Kurtz Field 5/2973 06/24/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 MN Aitkin Aitkin Muni-Steve Kurtz Field 5/2974 06/24/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 16, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 MN Aitkin Aitkin Muni-Steve Kurtz Field 5/2975 06/24/15 NDB RWY 16, Amdt 5A. 20-Aug-15 TN Oneida Scott Muni 5/3079 06/26/15 VOR/DME-A, Amdt 5A. 20-Aug-15 SC Winnsboro Fairfield County 5/3125 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 SC Winnsboro Fairfield County 5/3126 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 SC Winnsboro Fairfield County 5/3128 06/29/15 NDB RWY 4, Amdt 4A. 20-Aug-15 NY Schenectady Schenectady County 5/3146 06/24/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 4, Amdt 5C. 20-Aug-15 NY Schenectady Schenectady County 5/3148 06/24/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, Orig-B. 20-Aug-15 NY Schenectady Schenectady County 5/3221 06/24/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 NY Schenectady Schenectady County 5/3222 06/24/15 NDB RWY 22, Amdt 16A. 20-Aug-15 PA Philadelphia Wings Field 5/3236 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 PA Philadelphia Wings Field 5/3237 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 MS West Point McCharen Field 5/3460 06/17/15 VOR-A, Amdt 4. 20-Aug-15 MS West Point McCharen Field 5/3461 06/17/15 VOR/DME-B, Amdt 5. 20-Aug-15 DC Washington Ronald Reagan Washington National 5/3512 06/17/15 RNAV (RNP) RWY 19, Amdt 2. 20-Aug-15 AK Kokhanok Kokhanok 5/3611 06/11/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Orig. 20-Aug-15 GA Augusta Augusta Rgnl At Bush Field 5/3650 06/22/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 35, Amdt 28A. 20-Aug-15 NC Roanoke Rapids Halifax-Northampton Rgnl 5/3666 06/16/15 VOR/DME RWY 2, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 GA Lafayette Barwick Lafayette 5/3753 06/16/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 MS Raymond John Bell Williams 5/3779 06/16/15 NDB RWY 12, Amdt 3A. 20-Aug-15 MS Raymond John Bell Williams 5/3780 06/16/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 12, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 MS Raymond John Bell Williams 5/3781 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 12, Amdt 3A. 20-Aug-15 MS Brookhaven Brookhaven-Lincoln County 5/3817 06/26/15 VOR/DME-A, Amdt 9. 20-Aug-15 FL St Augustine Northeast Florida Rgnl 5/3850 06/26/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Amdt 1C. 20-Aug-15 IL Kankakee Greater Kankakee 5/3901 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 GA Atlanta Fulton County Airport-Brown Field 5/3993 06/24/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 8, Amdt 17. 20-Aug-15 NY East Hampton East Hampton 5/4418 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 28, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 NY East Hampton East Hampton 5/4419 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 28, Orig. 20-Aug-15 NY East Hampton East Hampton 5/4420 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 10, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 NY East Hampton East Hampton 5/4422 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) X RWY 10, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 NY East Hampton East Hampton 5/4423 06/16/15 VOR-A, Amdt 11A. 20-Aug-15 MD Crisfield Crisfield Muni 5/4433 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS)-B, Orig. 20-Aug-15 MD Crisfield Crisfield Muni 5/4450 06/29/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Orig. 20-Aug-15 FL Miami Kendall-Tamiami Executive 5/4451 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 27R, Orig. 20-Aug-15 FL Miami Kendall-Tamiami Executive 5/4456 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 9L, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 FL Miami Kendall-Tamiami Executive 5/4457 06/29/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 9R, Amdt 11. 20-Aug-15 FL Miami Kendall-Tamiami Executive 5/4460 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 27L, Amdt 2. 20-Aug-15 FL Miami Kendall-Tamiami Executive 5/4464 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 9R, Amdt 2. 20-Aug-15 FL Miami Kendall-Tamiami Executive 5/4465 06/29/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 8. 20-Aug-15 FL Tallahassee Tallahassee Rgnl 5/4616 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 FL Tallahassee Tallahassee Rgnl 5/4621 06/29/15 VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 36, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 FL Tallahassee Tallahassee Rgnl 5/4622 06/29/15 VOR RWY 18, Amdt 12A. 20-Aug-15 FL Tallahassee Tallahassee Rgnl 5/4624 06/29/15 RADAR 1, Amdt 5B. 20-Aug-15 FL St Augustine Northeast Florida Rgnl 5/4637 06/17/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Orig-B. 20-Aug-15 HI Hana Hana 5/4752 06/11/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 NJ Lumberton Flying W 5/5169 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 NJ Lumberton Flying W 5/5170 06/16/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 NJ Lumberton Flying W 5/5171 06/16/15 VOR-A, Amdt 4. 20-Aug-15 KY London London-Corbin Arpt-Magee Field 5/5399 06/29/15 VOR RWY 6, Amdt 13. 20-Aug-15 FL Naples Naples Muni 5/5858 06/16/15 VOR RWY 23, Amdt 6D. 20-Aug-15 OH Cambridge Cambridge Muni 5/5859 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 MA Westfield/Springfield Westfield-Barnes Rgnl 5/6215 06/23/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 20, Amdt 8. 20-Aug-15 NY Rochester Greater Rochester Intl 5/6338 06/29/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 4, ILS RWY 4 (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 4 (CAT II), Amdt 21A. 20-Aug-15 FL Tallahassee Tallahassee Rgnl 5/6413 06/30/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 NC Wilson Wilson Industrial Air Center 5/6537 06/29/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Orig-C. 20-Aug-15 HI Honolulu Honolulu Intl 5/6631 06/11/15 ILS Y RWY 4R, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 CA Livermore Livermore Muni 5/7014 06/11/15 ILS RWY 25R, Amdt 7A. 20-Aug-15 WV Martinsburg Eastern WV Rgnl/Shepherd Fld 5/7093 06/23/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 26, Amdt 8A. 20-Aug-15 WV Martinsburg Eastern WV Rgnl/Shepherd Fld 5/7094 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 AK Coldfoot Coldfoot 5/7196 06/11/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Orig. 20-Aug-15 NE Cozad Cozad Muni 5/7288 06/29/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 AK Point Hope Point Hope 5/7308 06/11/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 AK Point Hope Point Hope 5/7309 06/11/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 IA Algona Algona Muni 5/7402 06/30/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 4. 20-Aug-15 MN Montevideo Montevideo-Chippewa County 5/7403 06/30/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Orig. 20-Aug-15 OK Cushing Cushing Muni 5/7431 06/30/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 AK Selawik Selawik 5/7444 06/11/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Orig-B. 20-Aug-15 AK Selawik Selawik 5/7445 06/11/15 RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 22, Orig-B. 20-Aug-15 AR Fayetteville/Springdale/ Northwest Arkansas Rgnl 5/7587 06/22/15 ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 16, Amdt 2A. 20-Aug-15 AR Fayetteville/Springdale/ Northwest Arkansas Rgnl 5/7588 06/22/15 ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 17, Orig-B. 20-Aug-15 AR Fayetteville/Springdale/ Northwest Arkansas Rgnl 5/7589 06/22/15 ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 34, Amdt 2. 20-Aug-15 AR Fayetteville/Springdale/ Northwest Arkansas Rgnl 5/7590 06/22/15 ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 35, Orig-B. 20-Aug-15 AR Fayetteville/Springdale/ Northwest Arkansas Rgnl 5/7592 06/22/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 16, Amdt 2. 20-Aug-15 AR Fayetteville/Springdale/ Northwest Arkansas Rgnl 5/7593 06/22/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Orig-B. 20-Aug-15 AR Fayetteville/Springdale/ Northwest Arkansas Rgnl 5/7594 06/22/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 AR Fayetteville/Springdale/ Northwest Arkansas Rgnl 5/7595 06/22/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Orig-B. 20-Aug-15 CA Sacramento Sacramento Intl 5/7810 06/11/15 RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 34R, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 WY Jackson Jackson Hole 5/7820 06/11/15 RNAV (GPS) X RWY 1, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 MS Greenwood Greenwood-Leflore 5/8306 06/16/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 18, Amdt 8. 20-Aug-15 VA Suffolk Suffolk Executive 5/8347 06/17/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 VA Suffolk Suffolk Executive 5/8348 06/17/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 VA Suffolk Suffolk Executive 5/8349 06/17/15 LOC RWY 4, Amdt 4. 20-Aug-15 VA Suffolk Suffolk Executive 5/8350 06/17/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Amdt 3. 20-Aug-15 NJ Sussex Sussex 5/8364 06/17/15 VOR-A, Amdt 6. 20-Aug-15 IL Monticello Piatt County 5/8511 06/16/15 VOR OR GPS-A, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 NM Carlsbad Cavern City Air Trml 5/8917 06/26/15 VOR RWY 32L, Amdt 6A. 20-Aug-15 NJ Hammonton Hammonton Muni 5/9012 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 NJ Hammonton Hammonton Muni 5/9013 06/23/15 VOR-A, Amdt 7. 20-Aug-15 NJ Hammonton Hammonton Muni 5/9015 06/23/15 VOR-B, Amdt 2. 20-Aug-15 AK Barrow Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial 5/9089 06/11/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Orig. 20-Aug-15 AK Barrow Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial 5/9090 06/11/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Orig. 20-Aug-15 CO Leadville Lake County 5/9091 06/11/15 GPS RWY 16, Orig. 20-Aug-15 MA Westfield/Springfield Westfield-Barnes Rgnl 5/9300 06/23/15 VOR OR TACAN RWY 2, Amdt 4E. 20-Aug-15 MA Westfield/Springfield Westfield-Barnes Rgnl 5/9304 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 2, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 MA Westfield/Springfield Westfield-Barnes Rgnl 5/9318 06/23/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 20, Amdt 1B. 20-Aug-15 MA Westfield/Springfield Westfield-Barnes Rgnl 5/9321 06/23/15 VOR RWY 20, Amdt 20D. 20-Aug-15 FL Plant City Plant City 5/9362 06/23/15 VOR RWY 28, Amdt 3B. 20-Aug-15 AK Anchorage Merrill Field 5/9701 06/11/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 1. 20-Aug-15 OK Ardmore Ardmore Muni 5/9780 06/26/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Orig-A. 20-Aug-15 OK Ardmore Ardmore Muni 5/9782 06/26/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 31, Amdt 5A. 20-Aug-15 OK Ardmore Ardmore Muni 5/9783 06/26/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 OK Ardmore Ardmore Muni 5/9784 06/26/15 VOR-B, Amdt 1A. 20-Aug-15 FL Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl 5/9824 06/16/15 Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 6. 20-Aug-15 NY Canandaigua Canandaigua 5/9871 06/22/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Amdt 1.
[FR Doc. 2015-18631 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-13-P
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 97 [Docket No. 31026; Amdt. No. 3651] Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System,such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.

DATES:

This rule is effective July 31, 2015. The compliance date for each SIAP, associated Takeoff Minimums, and ODP is specified in the amendatory provisions.

The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 31, 2015.

ADDRESSES:

Availability of matters incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows:

For Examination

1. U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Ops-M30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Bldg., Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

2. The FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the affected airport is located;

3. The office of Aeronautical Navigation Products, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 or,

4. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

Availability

All SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs are available online free of charge. Visit the National Flight Data Center at nfdc.faa.gov to register. Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP copies may be obtained from the FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the affected airport is located.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Richard A. Dunham III, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AFS-420), Flight Technologies and Programs Divisions, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK. 73169 (Mail Address: P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK 73125) Telephone: (405) 954-4164.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This rule amends Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 97 (14 CFR part 97), by establishing, amending, suspending, or removes SIAPS, Takeoff Minimums and/or ODPS. The complete regulatory description of each SIAP and its associated Takeoff Minimums or ODP for an identified airport is listed on FAA form documents which are incorporated by reference in this amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 CFR part 97.20. The applicable FAA forms are FAA Forms 8260-3, 8260-4, 8260-5, 8260-15A, and 8260-15B when required by an entry on 8260-15A.

The large number of SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs,their complex nature, and the need for a special format make publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Further, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums or ODPs, but instead refer to their graphic depiction on charts printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. Thus, the advantages of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the complete description of each SIAP, Takeoff Minimums and ODP listed on FAA form documents is unnecessary. This amendment provides the affected CFR sections and specifies the types of SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs with their applicable effective dates. This amendment also identifies the airport and its location, the procedure, and the amendment number.

Availability and Summary of Material Incorporated by Reference

The material incorporated by reference is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section.

The material incorporated by reference describes SIAPS, Takeoff Minimums and/or ODPS as identified in the amendatory language for part 97 of this final rule.

The Rule

This amendment to 14 CFR part 97 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP, Takeoff Minimums and ODP as Amended in the transmittal. Some SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and textual ODP amendments may have been issued previously by the FAA in a Flight Data Center (FDC) Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) as an emergency action of immediate flight safety relating directly to published aeronautical charts.

The circumstances that created the need for some SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP amendments may require making them effective in less than 30 days. For the remaining SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, an effective date at least 30 days after publication is provided.

Further, the SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). In developing these SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, the TERPS criteria were applied to the conditions existing or anticipated at the affected airports. Because of the close and immediate relationship between these SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, and safety in air commerce, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and contrary to the public interest and, where applicable, under 5 U.S.C 553(d), good cause exists for making some SIAPs effective in less than 30 days.

The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore—(1) Is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a “significant rule” under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26,1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. For the same reason, the FAA certifies that this amendment will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97

Air Traffic Control, Airports, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Issued in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2015. John Duncan, Director, Flight Standards Service. Adoption of the Amendment

Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, part 97 (14 CFR part 97) is amended by establishing, amending, suspending, or removing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures and/or Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures effective at 0901 UTC on the dates specified, as follows:

PART 97—STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES 1. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read as follows: Authority:

49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44701, 44719, 44721-44722.

2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows: Effective 20 AUGUST 2015 Bentonville, AR, Bentonville Muni/Louise M Thaden Field, VOR-A, Amdt 13A San Jose, CA, Norman Y Mineta San Jose Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 12L, Amdt 2 San Jose, CA, Norman Y Mineta San Jose Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 12R, Amdt 3 Washington, DC, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 8 Casey, IL, Casey Muni, NDB RWY 4, Amdt 8, CANCELED Casey, IL, Casey Muni, NDB RWY 22, Amdt 5, CANCELED Great Bend, KS, Great Bend Muni, NDB-A, Amdt 5A, CANCELED Ashland, KY, Ashland Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Amdt 1B Ashland, KY, Ashland Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, Amdt 1B Somerset, KY, Lake Cumberland Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Amdt 1A Great Barrington, MA, Walter J Koladza, RNAV (GPS) RWY 11, Orig-B Aitkin, MN, Aitkin Muni-Steve Kurtz Field, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 4 Cando, ND, Cando Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 16, Orig Cando, ND, Cando Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, Orig Cando, ND, Cando Muni, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig Blairstown, NJ, Blairstown, RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Orig-A Blairstown, NJ, Blairstown, RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, Amdt 2A Las Vegas, NV, Mc Carran Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 25L, Amdt 5 Las Vegas, NV, Mc Carran Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 25R, Amdt 18 Alva, OK, Alva Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Orig Alva, OK, Alva Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Orig, CANCELED Alva, OK, Alva Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Orig Alva, OK, Alva Rgnl, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2 Wagoner, OK, Hefner-Easley, RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 1A Redmond, OR, Roberts Field, ILS OR LOC RWY 23, Amdt 5 Redmond, OR, Roberts Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 11, Amdt 2 Redmond, OR, Roberts Field, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 5, Amdt 2 Redmond, OR, Roberts Field, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 23, Amdt 1 Redmond, OR, Roberts Field, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 5, Amdt 2 Redmond, OR, Roberts Field, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 23, Amdt 2 Redmond, OR, Roberts Field, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 6 Redmond, OR, Roberts Field, VOR/DME RWY 23, Amdt 4 West Chester, PA, Brandywine, RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, Amdt 1 West Chester, PA, Brandywine, RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, Amdt 1 West Chester, PA, Brandywine, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 1 West Chester, PA, Brandywine, VOR-A, Amdt 4 Sonora, TX, Sonora Muni, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2 Stratford, TX, Stratford Field, VOR/DME OR GPS-A, Amdt 4, CANCELED Richfield, UT, Richfield Muni, HAMET RNAV OBSTACLE THREE, GRAPHIC DP Richfield, UT, Richfield Muni, RICHFIELD RNAV OBSTACLE TWO, GRAPHIC DP Moneta, VA, Smith Mountain Lake, RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Orig-B Norfolk, VA, Norfolk Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Orig-D Norfolk, VA, Norfolk Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Orig-D Chetik, WI, Chetek Muni-Southworth, VOR/DME-A, Orig-B, CANCELED Cumberland, WI, Cumberland Muni, VOR/DME-A, Orig-A, CANCELED
[FR Doc. 2015-18601 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-13-P
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG-2011-1126] Security Zones; Seattle's Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, Puget Sound, WA AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce Seattle's Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels Security Zones from 12:00 p.m. on July 28, 2015 through 6:00 p.m. on August 3, 2015. These security zones are necessary to help ensure the security of the vessels from sabotage or other subversive acts during Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships. The Designated participating vessels are: The HMCS BRANDON (MM 710), the HMCS WHITEHORSE (MM 705), HMCS VANCOUVER (FFH 331), and the USCGC MIDGETT (WHEC 726). During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the security zones without the permission of the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or their Designated Representative. The COTP has granted general permission for vessels to enter the outer 400 yards of the security zones as long as those vessels within the outer 400 yards of the security zones operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain course unless required to maintain speed by the navigation rules.

DATES:

The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1333 will be enforced without actual notice from July 31, 2015 through 6 p.m. on August 3, 2015, unless canceled sooner by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or their Designated Representative. These regulations will be enforced with actual notice from noon on July 28, 2015 until July 31, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this notice, call or email LTJG Johnny Zeng, Sector Puget Sound Waterways Management, Coast Guard; telephone (206) 217-6323, [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce the security zones for Seattle's Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels in 33 CFR 165.1333 from 12:00 p.m. on July 28, 2015 through 6:00 p.m. on August 3, 2015.

In accordance with the general regulations in 33 CFR part 165, subpart D, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the security zones without the permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP), Puget Sound or their Designated Representative. For the purposes of this rule, the following areas are security zones: All navigable waters within 500 yards of the HMCS BRANDON (MM 710), the HMCS WHITEHORSE (MM 705), HMCS VANCOUVER (FFH 331), and the USCGC MIDGETT (WHEC 726) while each such vessel is in the Sector Puget Sound COTP Zone.

The COTP has granted general permission for vessels to enter the outer 400 yards of the security zones as long as those vessels within the outer 400 yards of the security zones operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain course unless required to maintain speed by the navigation rules. The COTP may be assisted by other federal, state or local agencies with the enforcement of the security zones.

All vessel operators who desire to enter the inner 100 yards of the security zones or transit the outer 400 yards at greater than minimum speed necessary to maintain course must obtain permission from the COTP or a Designated Representative by contacting the on-scene Coast Guard patrol craft on VHF 13 or Ch 16. Requests must include the reason why movement within this area is necessary. Vessel operators granted permission to enter the security zones will be escorted by the on-scene Coast Guard patrol craft until they are outside of the security zones.

This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.1333 and 5 U.S.C 552(a). In addition to this notice, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advanced notification of the security zones via the Local Notice to Mariners and marine information broadcasts on the day of the event.

Dated: July 17, 2015. T.A. Griffitts, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port, Puget Sound.
[FR Doc. 2015-18845 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110-04-P
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG-2011-0451] Safety Zone, Seafair Air Show Performance, Seattle, WA AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce the annual Seafair Air Show safety zone on Lake Washington, Seattle, WA from 8 a.m. on July 30, 2015 to 4 p.m. on August 2, 2015. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the public from inherent dangers associated with these annual aerial displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or transit this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or Designated Representative.

DATES:

The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1319 will be enforced from 8 a.m. on July 30, 2015 through 4 p.m. on August 2, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this notice of enforcement, call or email LTJG Johnny Zeng, Sector Puget Sound Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone (206) 217-6323, email [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce the Seafair Air Show Performance safety zone in 33 CFR 165.1319 daily from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. from July 30, 2015 through August 2, 2015 unless canceled sooner by the Captain of the Port.

Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.1319, the following area is designated as a safety zone: All waters of Lake Washington, Washington State, enclosed by the following points: Near the termination of Roanoke Way 47°35′44″ N., 122°14′47″ W.; thence to 47°35′48″ N., 122°15′45″ W.; thence to 47°36′02.1″ N., 122°15′50.2″ W.; thence to 47°35′56.6″ N., 122°16′29.2″ W.; thence to 47°35′42″ N., 122°16′24″ W.; thence to the east side of the entrance to the west high-rise of the Interstate 90 bridge; thence westerly along the south side of the bridge to the shoreline on the western terminus of the bridge; thence southerly along the shoreline to Andrews Bay at 47°33′06″ N., 122°15′32″ W.; thence northeast along the shoreline of Bailey Peninsula to its northeast point at 47°33′44″ N., 122°15′04″ W.; thence easterly along the east-west line drawn tangent to Bailey Peninsula; thence northerly along the shore of Mercer Island to the point of origin. [Datum: NAD 1983]

In accordance with the general regulations in 33 CFR part 165, subpart C, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the zone except for support vessels and support personnel, vessels registered with the event organizer, or other vessels authorized by the Captain of the Port or Designated Representatives. Vessels and persons granted authorization to enter the safety zone shall obey all lawful orders or directions made by the Captain of the Port or Designated Representative.

The Captain of the Port may be assisted by other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation.

This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.1319 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advanced notification of the safety zone via the Local Notice to Mariners and marine information broadcasts on the day of the event. If the COTP determines that the safety zone need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice of enforcement, he may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area.

Dated: July 17, 2015. T.A. Griffitts, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port, Puget Sound.
[FR Doc. 2015-18846 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110-04-P
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA-R08-OAR-2014-0187; FRL-9931-38-Region 8] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Revisions to SO2 Ambient Standards AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Direct final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve changes to Wyoming's State Implementation Plan (SIP) that update its ambient air quality standards with regard to the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) and secondary SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). On February 7, 2014, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) submitted to EPA revisions to the Wyoming SIP. Specifically, the State revised Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) Chapter 2, Section 4, “Ambient standards for sulfur oxides.” In this action, EPA is taking direct final action to approve some of the revisions provided in that SIP submission. This action is being taken in accordance with section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

DATES:

This rule is effective on September 29, 2015 without further notice, unless EPA receives adverse comment by August 31, 2015. If adverse comment is received, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect.

ADDRESSES:

Submit comments to EPA Region 8, Office of Partnerships and Regulatory Assistance, Air Program, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1129.

Docket: The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket Identification Number EPA-R08-OAR-2014-0187. All documents in the docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information may not be publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in the hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at EPA Region 8, Office of Partnerships and Regulatory Assistance, Air Program, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1129. The EPA requests that you contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to view the hard copy of the docket. The Regional Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., excluding federal holidays. An electronic copy of the State's SIP compilation is also available at http://www.epa.gov/region8/air/sip.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kevin Leone, Air Program, EPA, Region 8, Mailcode 8P-AR, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1129, (303) 312-6227, [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA?

1. Submitting Confidential Business Information (CBI). Do not submit this information to EPA through www.regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.

2. Tips for Preparing Your Comments. When submitting comments, remember to:

a. Identify the rulemaking by docket number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).

b. Follow directions—The agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.

c. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes.

d. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/or data that you used.

e. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced.

f. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns, and suggest alternatives.

g. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats.

h. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified.

II. Background

Based on its review of the air quality criteria for oxides of sulfur and the primary NAAQS for oxides of sulfur as measured by SO2, the EPA promulgated a revised primary SO2 NAAQS on June 22, 2010 (75 FR 35520-35603). Specifically, the EPA established a 1-hour primary SO2 standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb), based on the 3-year average of the annual 99th percentile of 1-hour daily maximum concentrations. On May 22, 1996, EPA promulgated a 3-hour secondary SO2 standard of 0.5 parts per million (ppm), not to be exceeded more than once per calendar year (61 FR 25580).

On February 7, 2014, the WDEQ submitted to EPA SIP revisions updating WAQSR Chapter 2, “Ambient Standards,” Section 4, “Ambient standards for sulfur oxides.” The State revised this chapter to incorporate the 2010 1-hour SO2 standard into the Wyoming SIP and updated the secondary 3-hour SO2 standard of 0.5 parts per million (ppm), not to be exceeded more than once per calendar year.

III. Wyoming Revisions and EPA Analysis

As noted, the State revised WAQSR Chapter 2, Section 4 to adopt the 2010 1-hour SO2 standard. The language Wyoming incorporated into Chapter 2, Section 4, part (b) adopts the same language found at 40 CFR 50.17, (“National primary ambient air quality standards for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide)).” EPA is taking direct final action to approve this addition into the Wyoming SIP.

Finally, Wyoming adopted the secondary 3-hour SO2 standard into WAQSR Chapter 2, Section 4, part (c). This provision adopts the same language found at 40 CFR 50.5 (“National secondary ambient air quality standard for sulfur oxides (sulfur dioxide))” into the WAQSR. EPA is taking direct final action to approve the addition of this language into the Wyoming SIP.

IV. EPA's Direct Final Action

EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions, submitted on February 7, 2014, to WAQSR Chapter 2, “Ambient Standards,” Section 4, “Ambient standards for sulfur oxides,” because these revisions are consistent with the federal regulations provided in 40 CFR part 50, sections 5 and 17. In particular, we are approving proposed revisions to WAQSR Chapter 2, Section 4(a)(iii), 4(b), (b)(i), (b)(ii), (c), (c)(i), and (c)(ii). EPA is not taking action on proposed revisions to WAQSR Chapter 2, Section 4(a), 4(a)(i) and (a)(ii) in this rulemaking.

V. Incorporation by Reference

In this rule, the EPA is finalizing regulatory text that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, the EPA is finalizing the incorporation by reference of the WDEQ rules described in the amendments to 40 CFR part 52 set forth in this document. The EPA has made, and will continue to make, these documents generally available electronically through www.regulations.gov and/or in hard copy at the appropriate EPA office (see the ADDRESSES section of this preamble for more information).

VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA's role is to approve state actions, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. Accordingly, this direct final action merely approves state law provisions as meeting federal requirements and does not propose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law.

For that reason, this direct final action:

• Is not a “significant regulatory action” subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993);

• Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.);

• Is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);

• Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4);

• Does not have federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999);

• Is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997);

• Is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001);

• Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the Clean Air Act; and

• Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).

The SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the rule does not have tribal implications and will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000).

The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq, as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a “major rule” as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

Under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by September 29, 2015. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this action for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or action. Parties with objections to this direct final rule are encouraged to file a comment in response to the parallel notice of proposed rulemaking for this action published in the proposed rules section of today's Federal Register, rather than file an immediate petition for judicial review of this direct final rule, so that EPA can withdraw this direct final rule and address the comment in the proposed rulemaking. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. (See CAA section 307(b)(2).)

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Greenhouse gases, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds.

Authority:

42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

Dated: July 1, 2015. Shaun L. McGrath, Regional Administrator, Region 8.

40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows:

PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS 1. The authority for citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: Authority:

42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

Subpart ZZ—Wyoming 2. In § 52.2620, the table titled “State of Wyoming Regulations” in paragraph (c)(1) is amended under Chapter 2 by revising the entry for section 4 to read as follows:
§ 52.2620 Identification of plan.

(c) * * *

(1) * * *

State citation Title/subject State adopted and effective date EPA approval date and citation 1 Explanations *         *         *         *         *         *         * Chapter 2 Section 4 Ambient standards for sulfur oxides 10/5/2012, 12/19/2012 7/31/15, [insert Federal Register citation] *         *         *         *         *         *         * 1 In order to determine the EPA effective date for a specific provision that is listed in this table, consult the Federal Register cited in this column for that particular provision.
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA-R04-OAR-2015-0413; FRL-9931-65-Region 4] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Revisions to Definitions and Ambient Air Quality Standards AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION:

Direct final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), on August 30, 2010, December 15, 2011, and November 12, 2014. The SIP submittals include changes to GA EPD's air quality rules that, among other things, modify definitions and modify the ambient air standards for fine particulate matter. The portions of the SIP revisions that EPA is approving are consistent with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

DATES:

This direct final rule is effective September 29, 2015 without further notice, unless EPA receives adverse comment by August 31, 2015. If EPA receives such comments, it will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register and inform the public that the rule will not take effect.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R04-OAR-2015-0413, by one of the following methods:

1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

2. Email: [email protected]

3. Fax: (404) 562-9019.

4. Mail: “EPA-R04-OAR-2015-0413,” Air Regulatory Management Section (formerly Regulatory Development Section), Air Planning and Implementation Branch (formerly Air Planning Branch), Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960.

5. Hand Delivery or Courier: Lynorae Benjamin, Chief, Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office's normal hours of operation. The Regional Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays.

Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. “EPA-R04-OAR-2015-0413.” EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit through www.regulations.gov or email, information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.

Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information may not be publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

D. Brad Akers, Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. Mr. Akers can be reached by phone at (404) 562-9089 or via electronic mail at [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background

On August 30, 2010, December 15, 2011, and November 12, 2014, GA EPD submitted SIP revisions to EPA for review and approval into the Georgia SIP that contain changes to a number of Georgia's air quality rules at rule chapter 391-3-1. The changes that EPA is approving into the SIP today modify portions of Rule 391-3-1-.01—“Definitions,” and Rule 391-3-1-.02(4)—“Ambient Air Standards.” The changes requested by Georgia in the three SIP revisions are discussed below.

EPA is not acting on the changes to the following rule sections proposed by Georgia because the rule sections are not incorporated into the SIP: Rule 391-3-1-.02(8)(b)—“New Source Performance Standards” (August 30, 2010, and November 12, 2014, submittals); Rule 391-3-1-.02(9)(b)—“Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants” (August 30, 2010, December 15, 2011, and November 12, 2014, submittals); Rule 391-3-1-.03(9)—“Permit Fees” (August 30, 2010, and December 15, 2011, submittals); Rule 391-3-1-.02(2)(www)—“Sewage Sludge Incineration Units Constructed On or Before October 14, 2010” (November 12, 2014, submittal); and Rule 391-3-1-.03(10)—“Title V Operating Permits” (November 12, 2014, submittal). EPA is not acting on changes to Rule 391-3-1-.02(2)(uuu)—“SO2 Emissions from Electric Utility Steam Generating Units,” included in the December 15, 2011, submittal because the rule is not part of the SIP and the State's prior request to incorporate the rule into the SIP was withdrawn from EPA consideration by the State in a letter dated December 9, 2014. At this time, the Agency is not acting on changes to Rule 391-3-1-.01(cccc)—“Synthetic Minor Permits” or related changes to Rule 391-3-1-.03(11)—“Permit by Rule,” in the December 15, 2011, submittal or changes to Rule 391-3-1-.03(8) in the December 15, 2011, submittal because those revisions will be addressed in a separate action. Changes to Rule 391-3-1-.02(4)—“Ambient Air Standards,” from the August 30, 2010, and December 15, 2011, submittals were previously approved, and therefore, are not before the EPA for consideration in today's action. See 78 FR 28744 (May 16, 2013).

EPA is also not acting on changes to Rule 391-3-1-.02(7)—“Prevention of Significant Deterioration” in the December 15, 2011, or November 12, 2014, submittals at this time because these changes will be addressed in a separate action. The Agency is not acting on changes to Rule 391-3-1-.02(7) from two August 30, 2010, submittals because the changes were previously submitted to EPA in an October 31, 2006, submittal and approved into the SIP. See 75 FR 71018 (November 22, 2010). Finally, EPA is not taking action on changes to Rule 391-3-1-.03(13)(c)—“Quantification of Emission Reduction Credits,” included in one August 30, 2010, submittal, because the version of the rule in the SIP already contains the requested language.1

1 Following EPA's approval of Rule 391-3-1-.03(13) into the SIP, the State modified provision 391-3-1-.03(13)(c) and submitted that change to EPA as a SIP revision on March 5, 2007. EPA disapproved that change on December 30, 2008. See 73 FR 79653. Georgia subsequently reverted to the original language in 391-3-1-.03(13)(c) and submitted that original language to EPA for approval in its August 30, 2010, SIP revision. Because the version of 391-3-1-.03(13)(c) incorporated into the SIP did not change to reflect the State's proposed 2007 modification, there is currently no modification for EPA to act on.

II. Analysis of Georgia's Submittals A. Rule 391-3-1-.01—“Definitions” 1. Rule 391-3-1-.01(llll)—“Volatile Organic Compound”

Georgia is amending its definition of volatile organic compound (VOC) at Rule 391-3-.01(llll) 2 by adding eight additional compounds to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of VOC and by excluding one compound from VOC emissions limitations or VOC content requirements (this compound remains a “VOC” for recordkeeping, emissions inventories, and modeling purposes). GA EPD is revising its definition of VOC to reflect modifications to the Federal definition at 40 CFR 51.100(s) made by EPA on February 20, 2009 (74 FR 3437) (reflected in the August 30, 2010, submittal) and on November 29, 2004 (69 FR 69298), February 12, 2013 (78 FR 9823), August 28, 2013 (78 FR 53029), and October 22, 2013 (78 FR 62451) (reflected in the November 12, 2014, submittal).

2 Additionally, GA EPD submitted a change to Rule 391-3-1-.01(llll) (and changes to several other rules) to EPA in an October 31, 2006, submittal (available at Docket ID: EPA-R04-OAR-2006-0649-201059). However, GA EPD did not request that EPA act to approve many of these changes into the SIP, including the change to Rule 391-3-1-.01(llll), in the submittal cover letter. Therefore, EPA does not consider the changes in the October 31, 2006, submittal that were not identified by the State for approval into the SIP to be part of an official SIP revision package. EPA has acted only on the rule changes in the October 31, 2006, submittal that Georgia requested for inclusion into the SIP. See 74 FR 62249 and 75 FR 71018 (November 27, 2009; November 22, 2010).

EPA's policy is that compounds of carbon with a negligible level of reactivity need not be regulated to reduce ozone. See 42 FR 35314 (July 8, 1977). EPA determines whether a given carbon compound has “negligible” reactivity by comparing the compound's reactivity to the reactivity of ethane. EPA excludes these compounds in its definition of VOC at 40 CFR 51.100(s). The chemicals on this list are often called “negligibly reactive.” EPA may periodically add compounds to or delete compounds from the list of negligibly reactive compounds in 40 CFR 51.100(s).

The changes approved to the SIP today update the definition of VOC at Rule 391-3-1-.01(llll) for consistency with the definition of VOC at 40 CFR 51.100(s) by: (1) Adding eight additional compounds to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of VOC; 3 and (2) adding the following paragraph to clarify the status of t-butyl acetate—“[t]he following compound(s) are VOC for purposes of all recordkeeping, emissions reporting, photochemical dispersion modeling and inventory requirements which apply to VOC and shall be uniquely identified in emission reports, but are not VOC for purposes of VOC emissions limitations or VOC content requirements: t-butyl acetate.”

3 The eight compounds are: propylene carbonate; dimethyl carbonate; HCF2OCF2H (HFE-134); HCF2OCF2OCF2H (HFE-236cal2); HCF2OCF2CF2OCF2H (HFE-338pcc13); HCF2OCF2OCF2CF2OCF2H (H-Galden 1040x or H-Galden ZT 130 (or 150 or 180)); trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop-1-ene; and 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene. These compounds are excluded from the Federal definition of VOC at 40 CFR 51.100(s).

EPA is approving these changes to Rule 391-3-1-.01(llll) into the SIP to maintain consistency with the Federal definition of VOC at 40 CFR 51.100(s). These rule changes became state effective on July 20, 2009, and October 14, 2014.

2. 391-3-1-.01(nnnn)—“Procedures for Testing and Monitoring Sources of Air Pollutants”

In the November 12, 2014, submittal, Georgia is amending the definition of “Procedures for Testing and Monitoring Sources of Air Pollutants” at Rule 391-3-1-.01(nnnn) to reference the February 7, 2014, version of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources document entitled “Procedures for Testing and Monitoring Sources of Air Pollutants.” The purpose of that document is to identify the procedures used for testing and monitoring the air pollutant sources. The August 30, 2010, submittal revised the date of the document to reflect then-current version of the document, dated March 1, 2009; and the December 15, 2011, submittal revised the date to the then-current version, dated February 1, 2011. However, the more current November 12, 2014, SIP submittal revised the date to reflect the February 7, 2014, version of the document, and this revision supersedes the revisions submitted on August 30, 2010, and December 15, 2011. This change to the SIP is approvable because it merely updates the date of the “Procedures for Testing and Monitoring Sources of Air Pollutants” document referenced in the SIP-approved version of Rule 391-3-1-.01(nnnn). The revision to this rule in the November 12, 2014, SIP revision became state effective on October 14, 2014.

B. Rule 391-3-1-.02(4)—“Ambient Air Standards”

Georgia is amending Rule 391-3-1-.02(4)(c)2.(ii), relating to the ambient air standards for fine particulate matter (PM2.5), to reflect the 2012 annual national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for this pollutant, set at 12.0 micrograms per cubic meter on December 14, 2012. See 78 FR 3086 (January 15, 2013). EPA is approving this revision to the Georgia SIP to maintain consistency with the PM2.5 NAAQS at the time that the submission was provided to EPA. Georgia's rule revision became state effective on October 14, 2014.

III. Incorporation by Reference

In this rule, EPA is finalizing regulatory text that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, EPA is finalizing the incorporate by reference of the revised definition of “Volatile Organic Compound” at Rule 391-3-1-.01(llll) (state effective on July 20, 2009, and October 14, 2014), the revised definition of “Procedures for Testing and Monitoring Sources of Air Pollutants” at Rule 391-3-1-.01(nnnn) (state effective on October 14, 2014), and the revisions to the PM2.5 ambient air standard at Rule 391-3-1-.02(4)(c)2.(ii) (state effective on October 14, 2014). EPA has made, and will continue to make, these documents generally available electronically through www.regulations.gov and/or in hard copy at the appropriate EPA office (see the ADDRESSES section of this preamble for more information).

IV. Final Action

EPA is taking direct final action to approve the changes to the Georgia SIP specifically identified in section II, above, because these changes are consistent with the CAA. EPA is publishing this rule without prior proposal because the Agency views these as noncontroversial submittals and anticipates no adverse comments. However, in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register publication, EPA is publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal to approve the changes should adverse comments be filed. This rule will be effective September 29, 2015 without further notice unless the Agency receives adverse comments by August 31, 2015.

If EPA receives such comments, then EPA will publish a document withdrawing the final rule and informing the public that the rule will not take effect. All public comments received will then be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Parties interested in commenting should do so at this time. If no such comments are received, the public is advised that this rule will be effective on September 29, 2015 and no further action will be taken on the proposed rule. Please note that if we receive adverse comment on an amendment, paragraph, or section of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, we may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment.

V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable Federal regulations. See 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA's role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, this action merely approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this action:

• Is not a significant regulatory action subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Orders 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011);

• does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.);

• is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);

• does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4);

• does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999);

• is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997);

• is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001);

• is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA; and

• does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).

The SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), nor will it impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law.

The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this action and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a “major rule” as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by September 29, 2015. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this action for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or action. Parties with objections to this direct final rule are encouraged to file a comment in response to the parallel notice of proposed rulemaking for this action published in the proposed rules section of today's Federal Register, rather than file an immediate petition for judicial review of this direct final rule, so that EPA can withdraw this direct final rule and address the comment in the proposed rulemaking. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. See section 307(b)(2).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Particulate matter, Volatile organic compounds.

Dated: July 22, 2015. Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator, Region 4.

40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows:

PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: Authority:

42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

Subpart L—Georgia 2. Section 52.570(c) is amended by revising the entries for “391-3-1-.01” and “391-3-1-.02(4)” to read as follows:
§ 52.570 Identification of plan.

(c) *  *  *

EPA-Approved Georgia Regulations State citation Title/subject State effective date EPA approval date Explanation 391-3-1-.01 Definitions 10/14/2014 7/31/2015, [Insert citation of publication] *         *         *         *         *         *         * 391-3-1-.02(4) Ambient Air Standards 10/14/2014 7/31/2015, [Insert citation of publication] *         *         *         *         *         *         *
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA-R03-OAR-2015-0411; FRL-9931-56-Region 3] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; 2011 Base Year Emissions Inventory for the Marshall, West Virginia Nonattainment Area for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Direct final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve the 2011 base year emissions inventory submitted by the State of West Virginia for the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The emissions inventory was submitted to meet one of the nonattainment requirements for the Marshall, West Virginia nonattainment area (Marshall Area or Area) for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS. EPA is approving the 2011 base year emissions inventory for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS for the Marshall Area in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

DATES:

This rule is effective on September 29, 2015 without further notice, unless EPA receives adverse written comment by August 31, 2015. If EPA receives such comments, it will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register and inform the public that the rule will not take effect.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-R03-OAR-2015-0411 by one of the following methods:

A. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

B. Email: [email protected]

C. Mail: EPA-R03-OAR-2015-0411, Cristina Fernandez, Associate Director, Office of Air Program Planning, Mailcode 3AP30, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.

D. Hand Delivery: At the previously-listed EPA Region III address. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R03-OAR-2015-0411. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy during normal business hours at the Air Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State submittal is available at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality, 601 57th Street SE., Charleston, West Virginia 25304.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Marilyn Powers, (215) 814-2308, or by email at [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background II. Summary of West Virginia's Submittal III. Final Action IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Background

In June 2010, EPA promulgated a new 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS of 75 parts per billion (ppb), which is met at an ambient air quality monitoring site when the 3-year average of the annual 99th percentile of 1-hour daily maximum concentrations does not exceed 75 ppb, as determined in accordance with Appendix T of 40 CFR part 50. See 40 CFR 50.17(a)-(b). On August 5, 2013, the EPA designated 29 areas of the country, including the Marshall Area, as nonattainment for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS (77 FR 47191). The Marshall Area is comprised of Clay, Franklin, and Washington Tax Districts in Marshall County, West Virginia.

An area designated as nonattainment for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS is required to submit a nonattainment SIP to EPA meeting the requirements of subparts 1 and 5 of part D, of Title I of the CAA, providing for attainment of the NAAQS by the applicable statutory attainment date. See CAA sections 172 and 191-192. These SIPs are required to provide for future attainment of the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS as expeditiously as practicable, but no later than 5 years from the effective date of designation as nonattainment. One of the requirements for states with an SO2 nonattainment area is the submission of an emissions inventory. Section 172(c)(3) requires the submission of a comprehensive, accurate, current accounting of actual emissions from all sources of the relevant pollutant in the nonattainment area.

II. Summary of West Virginia's Submittal

On May 6, 2015, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) submitted the 2011 base year emissions inventory for the Marshall Area for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS to meet the requirements of CAA section 172(c)(3). The base year inventory includes actual annual emissions of SO2 that cover the general source categories of stationary point sources, stationary nonpoint sources, nonroad mobile sources, and onroad mobile sources. For the purpose of the base year inventory, emissions from the entire county were submitted. WVDEP used emissions from EPA's 2011 National Emissions Inventory (NEI) version 2 for the base year inventory. EPA reviewed the results, procedures, and methodologies for the base year inventory and found them to be acceptable. EPA's technical support document (TSD) for the base year inventory, dated June 8, 2015, is available in the docket for this proposed rulemaking action at Docket ID number EPA-R03-OAR-2015-0411.

III. Final Action

Pursuant to section 172(c) of the CAA, EPA is approving the 2011 base year emissions inventory submitted by the State of West Virginia for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS as a revision to the West Virginia SIP. EPA is publishing this rule without prior proposal because EPA views this as a noncontroversial amendment and anticipates no adverse comment. However, in the “Proposed Rules” section of today's Federal Register, EPA is publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal to approve the SIP revisions if adverse comments are filed. This rule will be effective on September 29, 2015 without further notice unless EPA receives adverse comment by August 31, 2015. If EPA receives adverse comment, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect. EPA will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews A. General Requirements

Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the CAA and applicable Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA's role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, this action merely approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this action:

• Is not a “significant regulatory action” subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993);

• Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.);

• Is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);

• Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4);

• Does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999);

• Is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997);

• Is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001);

• Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA; and

• Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).

In addition, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the SIP is not approved to apply in Indian country located in the state, and EPA notes that it will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law.

B. Submission to Congress and the Comptroller General

The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this action and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a “major rule” as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

C. Petitions for Judicial Review

Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by September 29, 2015. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this action for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or action. Parties with objections to this direct final rule are encouraged to file a comment in response to the parallel notice of proposed rulemaking for this action published in the proposed rules section of today's Federal Register, rather than file an immediate petition for judicial review of this direct final rule, so that EPA can withdraw this direct final rule and address the comment in the proposed rulemaking action.

This action approving the 2011 base year emissions inventory for the Marshall, West Virginia nonattainment area for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS may not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2)).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur dioxide.

Dated: July 20, 2015. William C. Early, Acting, Regional Administrator, Region III.

40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows:

PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: Authority:

42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

Subpart XX—West Virginia 2. In § 52.2520, the table in paragraph (e) is amended by adding the entry “2011 Base Year Emissions Inventory for the 2010 1-hour SO2 standard” at the end of the table to read as follows:
§ 52.2520 Identification of plan.

(e) * * *

Name of non-regulatory SIP revision Applicable geographic area State
  • submittal
  • date
  • EPA approval date Additional
  • explanation
  • *         *         *         *         *         *         * 2011 Base Year Emissions Inventory for the 2010 1-hour SO2 standard Marshall, West Virginia 2010 1-hour SO2 nonattainment area 5/6/2015 7/31/2015 [Insert Federal Register citation] § 52.2531(i)
    3. In § 52.2531, paragraph (i) is added to read as follows:
    § 52.2531 Base year emissions inventory.

    (i) EPA approves as a revision to the West Virginia State Implementation Plan the 2011 base year emissions inventory for the Marshall, West Virginia 2010 1-hour SO2 nonattainment area submitted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection on May 6, 2015. The 2011 base year emissions inventory for SO2 includes emissions estimates that cover the general source categories of point sources, nonpoint sources, on road sources, and non-road sources.

    [FR Doc. 2015-18760 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560-50-P
    80 147 Friday, July 31, 2015 Proposed Rules OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 5 CFR Part 532 RIN 3206-AN18 Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Harrisburg, PA and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas AGENCY:

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

    ACTION:

    Proposed rule with request for comments.

    SUMMARY:

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Harrisburg, PA, and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The proposed rule would redefine Montour County, PA, from the Harrisburg wage area to the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area. This change is based on a recent consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the county proposed for redefinition to a nearby FWS survey area.

    DATES:

    We must receive comments on or before August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments, identified by “RIN 3206-AN18,” using any of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    Mail: Brenda L. Roberts, Deputy Associate Director for Pay and Leave, Employee Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Room 7H31, 1900 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20415-8200.

    Email: [email protected]

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Madeline Gonzalez, (202) 606-2858; email [email protected]; or FAX: (202) 606-4264.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    OPM is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Harrisburg, PA, and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, appropriated fund FWS wage areas. The proposed rule would redefine Montour County, PA, from the Harrisburg wage area to the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area.

    OPM considers the following regulatory criteria under 5 CFR 532.211 when defining FWS wage area boundaries:

    (i) Distance, transportation facilities, and geographic features;

    (ii) Commuting patterns; and

    (iii) Similarities in overall population, employment, and the kinds and sizes of private industrial establishments.

    In addition, OPM regulations at 5 CFR 532.211 do not permit splitting Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) for the purpose of defining a wage area, except in very unusual circumstances.

    Columbia and Montour Counties, PA, comprise the Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA MSA. The Bloomsburg-Berwick MSA is split between the Harrisburg and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage areas. Columbia County is part of the area of application of the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area, and Montour County is part of the area of application of the Harrisburg wage area.

    Based on an analysis of the regulatory criteria for Columbia County, the core county in the Bloomsburg-Berwick MSA, the entire Bloomsburg-Berwick MSA would be defined to the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area. When measuring to cities and host installations, the distance criterion favors the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area more than the Harrisburg wage area. The commuting patterns criterion also favors the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area. Columbia County does not resemble one survey area more than another survey area in terms of the overall population, employment, and the kinds and sizes of private industrial establishments criteria.

    Based on this analysis, we believe Columbia County is appropriately defined to the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area. OPM regulations at 5 CFR 532.211 permit splitting MSAs only in very unusual circumstances. There appear to be no unusual circumstances that would permit splitting the Bloomsburg-Berwick MSA. To comply with OPM regulations not to split MSAs, Montour County would be redefined to the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area. There are currently no FWS employees working in Montour County.

    FPRAC, the national labor-management committee responsible for advising OPM on matters concerning the pay of FWS employees, recommended this change by consensus. This change would be effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after 30 days following publication of the final regulations.

    Regulatory Flexibility Act

    I certify that these regulations would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because they would affect only Federal agencies and employees.

    List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 532

    Administrative practice and procedure, Freedom of information, Government employees, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wages.

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Beth F. Cobert, Acting Director.

    Accordingly, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is proposing to amend 5 CFR part 532 as follows:

    PART 532—PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS 1. The authority citation for part 532 continues to read as follows: Authority:

    5 U.S.C. 5343, 5346; § 532.707 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552.

    Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 532—Appropriated Fund Wage and Survey Areas 2. Appendix C to subpart B is amended by revising the wage area listings for the Harrisburg, PA, and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, wage areas to read as follows: PENNSYLVANIA Harrisburg Survey Area Pennsylvania: Cumberland Dauphin Lebanon York Area of Application. Survey area plus: Pennsylvania: Adams Berks Juniata Lancaster Lycoming (Allenwood Federal Prison Camp portion only) Mifflin Northumberland Perry Schuylkill Snyder Union *    *    *    *    * Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Survey Area Pennsylvania: Lackawanna Luzerne Monroe Area of Application. Survey area plus: Pennsylvania: Bradford Columbia Lycoming (Excluding Allenwood Federal Prison Camp) Montour Sullivan Susquehanna Wayne Wyoming
    [FR Doc. 2015-18746 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325-39-P
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA-2015-3140; Directorate Identifier 2015-NM-063-AD] RIN 2120-AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes AGENCY:

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

    ACTION:

    Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

    SUMMARY:

    We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by multiple reports of a short circuit between the heater element and the metal sheath of the pitot-static probe heater. This proposed AD would require replacement of the left and right pitot-static probes with newly redesigned left and right pitot-static probes. We are proposing this AD to prevent degradation of the heating ability of the pitot-static probe heater, resulting in erroneous airspeed indication during flight in icing conditions and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.

    DATES:

    We must receive comments on this proposed AD by September 14, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    Fax: 202-493-2251.

    Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

    Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Côte Vertu Road West, Dorval, Québec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone: 514-855-5000; fax: 514-855-7401; email: [email protected]; Internet http://www.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425-227-1221.

    Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-3140; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone: 800-647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Assata Dessaline, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Services Branch, ANE-172, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone: 516-228-7301; fax: 516-794-5531.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include “Docket No. FAA-2015-3140; Directorate Identifier 2015-NM-063-AD” at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD based on those comments.

    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD.

    Discussion

    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF-2015-04, dated March 17, 2015 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or “the MCAI”), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300) airplanes. The MCAI states:

    There have been several reports where the pitot-static probe heater came on and remained on regardless of the heater control selected position. Investigation determined that the root cause is a short circuit between the heater element and the metal sheath. If not corrected, this condition may degrade the heating, resulting in erroneous Airspeed Indication when flying in icing condition [and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane].

    This [Canadian] AD mandates the replacement of the pitot-static probes with a redesigned probe which will prevent this failure mode.

    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-3140.

    Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed Bombardier Service Bulletin 100-34-38, dated January 9, 2014. The service information describes procedures for replacement of the left and right pitot-static probes with newly redesigned left and right pitot-static probes, part numbers 0856WC3 and 0856WC4 respectively. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section of this NPRM.

    FAA's Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design.

    Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 126 airplanes of U.S. registry.

    We also estimate that it would take about 12 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $13,468 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $1,825,488, or $14,488 per product.

    According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this proposed AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost estimate.

    Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. “Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,” describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.

    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in “Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.” Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action.

    Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.

    For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation:

    1. Is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866;

    2. Is not a “significant rule” under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979);

    3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and

    4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

    List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety.

    The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

    PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: Authority:

    49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.

    § 39.13 [Amended]
    2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): Bombardier, Inc.: Docket No. FAA-2015-3140; Directorate Identifier 2015-NM-063-AD. (a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by September 14, 2015.

    (b) Affected ADs

    None.

    (c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300) airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 20003 through 20500 inclusive.

    (d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 34, Navigation.

    (e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by multiple reports of a short circuit between the heater element and the metal sheath of the pitot-static probe heater. We are issuing this AD to prevent degradation of the heating ability of the pitot-static probe heater, resulting in erroneous airspeed indication during flight in icing conditions and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.

    (f) Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done.

    (g) Replacement of Left and Right Pitot-Static Probes

    Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, replace the left and right pitot-static probes with newly designed pitot-static probes, part numbers (P/N) 0856WC3 and 0856WC4 respectively, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 100-34-38, dated January 9, 2014.

    (h) Parts Installation Prohibition

    As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a pitot-static probe, P/N 0856WC1 or 0856WC2, on any airplane.

    (i) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:

    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE-170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the New York ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone: 516-228-7300; fax: 516-794-5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD.

    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, ANE-170, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.'s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature.

    (j) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian AD CF-2015-04, dated March 17, 2015, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-3140.

    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Côte Vertu Road West, Dorval, Québec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone: 514-855-5000; fax: 514-855-7401; email: [email protected]; Internet http://www.bombardier.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425-227-1221.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on July 23, 2015. Victor Wicklund, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18686 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-13-P
    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 18 CFR Part 284 [Docket No. RM15-19-000] Petition for a Rulemaking of the Liquids Shippers Group, Airlines for America, and the National Propane Gas Association AGENCY:

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

    ACTION:

    Notice organizing conference.

    SUMMARY:

    In this notice, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) provides information organizing the technical conference to be held on July 30, 2015, to discuss issues raised by the petition for rulemaking. The petition for rulemaking is requesting that the Commission issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) requiring changes to the FERC Form No. 6 (Annual Report of Oil Pipeline Companies), Page 700.

    DATES:

    The technical conference will be held on July 30, 2015 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Eastern Time). Following the technical conference, the Commission will consider post-technical conference comments submitted on or before September 25, 2015. Reply comments are due on or before October 30, 2015. The written comments will be included in the formal record of the proceeding.

    ADDRESSES:

    The July 30, 2015 conference will be held at the Commission's headquarters at 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Eastern Time) in the Commission Meeting Room.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical Contact: Adrianne Cook, Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, [email protected], (202) 502-8849 Legal Contacts: David Faerberg, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, [email protected], (202) 502-8275 Rekha Chandrasekher, Office of the General Counsel,Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, [email protected], (202) 502-8865
    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice Organizing Conference

    On April 20, 2015, the Liquids Shippers Group, Airlines for America and the National Propane Gas Association (Joint Petitioners) filed a Petition for Rulemaking requesting that the Commission issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) requiring changes to the FERC Form No. 6 (Annual Report of Oil Pipeline Companies), Page 700.

    On June 30, 2015, the Commission issued a notice announcing the Commission will hold a technical conference on July 30, 2015 to discuss issues raised by the Petition for Rulemaking, and solicited interested speakers.

    The July 30, 2015 conference will be held at the Commission's headquarters at 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Eastern Time) in the Commission Meeting Room. The technical conference will be led by Commission staff and may be attended by one or more Commissioners.

    The technical conference will consist of two sessions and focus on the issues raised in the Petition for Rulemaking. The appendix to this notice contains questions or issues to be addressed by panelists.

    9 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Legal/Policy Perspective: Prepared Presentations (10 minutes each) Steven A. Adducci, Venable LLP, on behalf of Valero Marketing and Supply Company Matthew Corcoran, Goldstein & Associates, P.C., on behalf of Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC Douglas F. John, John & Hengerer, on behalf of Liquids Shippers Group Steven M. Kramer, Association of Oil Pipe Lines Richard E. Powers, Jr., Venable LLP, on behalf of Airlines for America and National Propane Gas Association Daniel J. Poynor, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, on behalf of Association of Oil Pipe Lines 10:15 a.m.-10:55 a.m. Legal/Policy Dialogue (40 minutes) 10:55 a.m.-11:05 a.m. Break 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Technical Perspective: Prepared Presentations (12 minutes each) Steve A. Adducci, Venable LLP, on behalf of Valero Marketing and Supply Company Dr. Daniel S. Arthur, The Brattle Group, on behalf of Airlines for America and National Propane Gas Association Peter K. Ashton, Premier Quantitative Consulting, Inc., on behalf of Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC Kenneth A. Sosnick, Pendulum Energy, on behalf of Liquids Shippers Group Robert G. Van Hoecke, Regulatory Economics Group, on behalf of Association of Oil Pipe Lines 12:05 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Technical Dialogue (40 minutes) 12:45 p.m.-1 p.m. Closing Remarks

    Following the technical conference, the Commission will consider post-technical conference comments submitted on or before September 25, 2015. Reply comments are due on or before October 30, 2015. The written comments will be included in the formal record of the proceeding.

    The technical conference will be transcribed. Transcripts of the technical conference will be available for a fee from Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc. ((202) 347-3700 or 1 (800) 336-6646). There will be a free webcast of the conference. The webcast will allow persons to listen to the technical conference, but not participate. Anyone with Internet access can listen to the conference by navigating to the Calendar of Events at www.ferc.gov and locating the technical conference in the Calendar. The technical conference will contain a link to its webcast. The Capital Connection provides technical support for the webcast and offers the option of listing to the meeting via phone-bridge for a fee. If you have any questions, please visit www.CapitolConnection.org or call 703-993-3100.1

    1 The webcast will continue to be available on the Calendar of Events on the Commission's Web site www.ferc.gov for three months after the conference.

    Advance registration is highly encouraged for all attendees. Attendees may register in advance at the following Web page: https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/07-30-15-form.asp. Attendees should allow time to pass through building security procedures before the 9 a.m. (Eastern Time) start time of the technical conference. In addition, information on this event will be posted on the Calendar of Events on the Commission's Web site, www.ferc.gov, prior to the event.

    Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an email to [email protected] or call toll free 1-866-208-3372 (voice) or 202-502 -8659 (TTY); or send a fax to 202-208-2106 with the required accommodations.

    For more information about this technical conference, please contact Sarah McKinley, 202-502-8368, [email protected]

    Dated: July 23, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Appendix: Questions To Address —How should segments be defined for purposes of disaggregation? —Are there scenarios in which pipelines should be required to file disaggregated information and scenarios in which they should not? List specific scenarios. —What would be the additional cost to report disaggregated information on the Form 6 page 700? —What are the potential benefits of requiring disaggregated information? —Do pipelines currently track their revenues and operating expenses by segment? —If pipelines are required to provide cost information by segments, should they also be required to provide volumes and revenues by segments? —What allocation methods do pipelines use to determine the share of overhead and shared costs associated with each segment? Would this have to change if the information is broken down by segment, and if so, how? —What, if any, are the drawbacks of the current process of providing workpapers to parties once a proceeding has been initiated? —In addition to shippers, which “interested persons” should be entitled to request workpapers? —How frequently should shippers and other interested persons be entitled to access workpapers? —Do workpapers need to be provided in electronic form to be useful? Should the Commission standardize the manner in which workpapers are presented? —What process and protections should be required in connection with making workpapers available on request? —What additional costs are associated with making workpapers available upon request as compared to the current process of making them available once a trial-type hearing has been initiated?
    [FR Doc. 2015-18837 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717-01-P
    PEACE CORPS 22 CFR Part 305 RIN 0420-AA26 Eligibility and Standards for Peace Corps Volunteer Service AGENCY:

    Peace Corps.

    ACTION:

    Proposed rule.

    SUMMARY:

    This proposed regulation would restate and update the requirements for eligibility for Peace Corps Volunteer service, and the factors considered in the assessment and selection of eligible applicants for training and service. The requirements and factors for eligibility and selection were last published in 1984. A revision of the regulation is necessary to conform to changes in Federal laws and regulations, particularly with respect to those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, and to reflect policy changes made by the Peace Corps.

    DATES:

    Comments due on or before August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Address all comments to Anthony F. Marra, Associate General Counsel, Peace Corps, 1111 20th Street NW., Washington, DC 20526. Comments may also be sent electronically to the following email address: [email protected]

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Colin Jones, Office of the General Counsel, Policy and Program Analyst, 1111 20th Street NW., Washington, DC 20526, and 202-692-2164.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Under the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.), the Peace Corps is authorized to enroll qualified US citizens and nationals as Volunteers to serve abroad, under conditions of hardship if necessary, (i) to help the people of interested countries meet their need for trained personnel, particularly in meeting the basic needs of those living in the poorest areas of such countries, (ii) to help promote a better understanding of the American people on the part of the people served, and (iii) to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of the American people. The Peace Corps is authorized to establish the terms and conditions of enrollment of Volunteers, as well as the terms and conditions of service. The proposed rule would revise and update rules concerning eligibility and selection standards for Peace Corps Volunteer service, which were last published in the Federal Register over 30 years ago (49 FR 38939, October 2, 1984), and entered into effect November 1, 1984, and currently appear at 22 CFR part 305.

    Request for Comments

    The Peace Corps invites public comment on all aspects of this proposed rule and will take those comments into account before publishing a final rule.

    The proposed rule would make the following changes:

    (1) Introduction. The current introductory section (22 CFR 305.1) would be revised to provide new definitions for the three stages (Applicant, Trainee, and Volunteer) that an individual who is interested in service as a Volunteer passes through. It would also provide a definition of the term “enrollment”, which is used in connection with an individual's service as a Volunteer. The section would include a general statement explaining the process the Peace Corps follows in the selection of Volunteers, as well as to provide notice to applicants regarding the importance of submitting complete and accurate information in the application process. The section would eliminate the recitation of the various anti-discrimination statutes that the Peace Corps is obligated to follow and replace it with a clear statement that the Peace Corps does not discriminate on various grounds in the selection of Volunteers. The section advises that applicants may be disqualified, and Volunteers and Trainees may be separated, if the Peace Corps determines they provided materially false, misleading, inaccurate or incomplete information during the Peace Corps application process.

    (2) Eligibility. The eligibility section (22 CFR 305.2) would be simplified to cover only the existing citizenship and age criteria for Volunteer applicants. Other eligibility factors in the current § 305.2 would be moved to succeeding sections, where they would be updated and expanded.

    (3) Selection Standards. A revised § 305.3 would incorporate the selection factors that currently appear in § 305.4. The revision would restate the current attributes that an applicant must meet for Volunteer service, with a little more detail. It would also revise the description of the various personal attributes that are taken into account when evaluating applicants. The revised § 305.3 would explain that the Peace Corps assesses each applicant's personal, professional, educational, and legal qualifications in order to select those applicants most likely to be successful in a Peace Corps assignment, serving under conditions of hardship if necessary, to achieve the goals of the Peace Corps. Meeting the several qualifications would not in and of itself entitle any individual to serve in the Peace Corps, because the revision would state that the Peace Corps endeavors to select the best qualified individuals from among all eligible applicants.

    (4) Medical Status. The revised part 305 would create a new § 305.4 that replaces the provision on the medical qualifications of applicants that currently appears in § 305.2. The revised section implements, in relation to applications for Volunteer service, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. It states that an applicant must have the physical and mental capacity required to meet the essential eligibility requirements for a Volunteer and sets out those essential eligibility requirements, which include the capability to (i) live and work independently in an isolated location overseas at the same socio-economic level and in similar conditions as members of the community to which the applicant is assigned; (ii) perform the job to which the applicant is assigned; and (iii) complete a specified tour of service without undue disruption due to health problems.

    It also requires that, in order for an applicant to be medically qualified for Volunteer service, the Peace Corps must have the capability to provide necessary or appropriate health care for the applicant. It includes a requirement that the Peace Corps consider reasonable accommodations in determining whether an applicant has the physical and mental capacity required to meet the essential eligibility requirements for a Volunteer and whether the Peace Corps has the capability to provide necessary or appropriate health care for the applicant.

    A new provision provides that an applicant must not pose a direct threat, which is defined as a significant risk to the health and safety of others that cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation, removal of architectural, communication or transportation barriers or the provision of auxiliary aids or services.

    The proposed revisions include a requirement that an applicant's medical eligibility be based on an individualized assessment of the factors applicable to reasonable medical accommodations. An applicant determined not to be medically qualified for Volunteer service would have a right to obtain a further review of the determination by a physician and, ultimately, by a review panel. The review panel would provide an applicant, who has been medically disqualified, with an opportunity to have a further review of that decision. The review panel is currently composed of at least five people; at least one is a physician and four other health care professional on the staff of the Office of Medical Services. In any case involving review of issues of mental health, at least one professional staff person from the Counseling and Outreach Unit also participates as a voting member of the review panel. The decision of the review panel constitutes a final agency action and is not subject to further appeal.

    (5) Legal Status. A new § 305.5 would change the eligibility qualifications for an applicant who is on parole or probation, currently covered in § 305.2(d), and reframe the eligibility standard in terms the existence of an arrest or conviction record. The revision provides the Peace Corps with greater flexibility to consider the nature of the offense, how long ago the offense occurred, whether the applicant was acquitted of the offense, the terms of any applicable parole or probation, and other relevant facts or indications of rehabilitation. Specific standards would be established for drug and alcohol related offenses. An applicant rejected because of an arrest or conviction would have a right to have a review of the rejection by a more senior Peace Corps official outside of the office that made the original eligibility determination. It would also eliminate the requirement that an applicant not have any court established financial or other obligation that cannot be satisfied or postponed during a Peace Corps service period.

    (6) Intelligence Background. The Peace Corps has a longstanding policy to exclude from Volunteer service individuals who have engaged in intelligence activity or related work or who have been employed by or connected with an intelligence agency, either for a specific period of time or permanently (depending on the agency). This policy is founded on the premise that it is crucial to the Peace Corps in carrying out its mission that there be a complete and total separation of the Peace Corps from the intelligence activities of the United States Government or any foreign government, both in reality and appearance.

    The current regulation contains a one-sentence statement in § 305.2(e) regarding the eligibility of applicants having a background with an intelligence agency or intelligence activities. It refers applicants to provisions of the Peace Corps Manual for more details. The new § 305.6 is intended to provide greater transparency for applicants regarding this policy.

    The policy covers both employment (defined broadly) by an intelligence agency and engagement in intelligence activities. It applies to an employee of an intelligence agency even if the employee was not engaged in intelligence activities for the intelligence agency. An applicant who was employed by an intelligence agency (other than the CIA) or engaged in intelligence activities is barred from Peace Corps service for a minimum of 10 years. An applicant who was employed by the CIA is barred from Peace Corps service permanently.

    The policy also applies to applicants whose background discloses a relationship to an intelligence agency or intelligence activity, but who was not employed by an intelligence agency or engaged in intelligence activities. Such a relationship might be one based on familial, personal or financial connections to an intelligence agency or intelligence activities. In these cases, the period of ineligibility will be determined by the General Counsel based on a number of stated factors.

    Serious doubts about an applicant's connection with intelligence agencies or activities are to be resolved in favor of exclusion. An applicant rejected based on an intelligence background criteria has a right to appeal the rejection to the Peace Corps Director.

    (7) Special Circumstances. A new § 305.7 addresses special circumstances involving some applicants, which are now covered in § 305.2(f), (g) and (h).

    The current § 305.2(f) places restrictions on Peace Corps Volunteer service for applicants who are married and who wish to serve without their spouse. These restrictions have been removed as they are no longer relevant to eligibility for Volunteer service. In addition, a new Section 305.7(a) expressly provides that two applicants who are married or are in a same sex or opposite sex domestic partnership or committed relationship may apply to serve together. This codifies in regulation the Peace Corps policy on placement of couples, including its recent policy to accept same-sex and opposite-sex couple applicants on an equal basis whether married, or unmarried and in a committed relationship/domestic partnership.

    The current § 305.2(g) places restrictions on the ability of an applicant who has dependent children under the age of 18 to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer. These restrictions have been removed because they are not relevant to the ability of an individual to serve as a Volunteer. However, a new provision has been added that generally prohibits dependents and other family members from accompanying a Volunteer during service. This provision permits the Peace Corps to make exceptions from time to time either on a case-by-case basis or for particular categories of Volunteers to the extent permitted by Federal law.

    The current policy on military service obligations of applicants contained in § 305.2(h) would continue in § 305.7(c), but the written statement from a commanding officer would no longer be required.

    (8) Background Investigation. Section 22 of the Peace Corps Act requires that applicants be investigated to ensure that their assignment “is consistent with the national interest.” The Peace Corps currently satisfies this statutory requirement under § 305.3, which requires a National Agency Check (NAC) and background investigation for all applicants. A NAC is a clearance conducted by the Federal Investigations Services of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and is the minimum clearance required for all civilian Federal employees.

    Peace Corps has required that Volunteer applicants be cleared through a NAC investigation for many years, in large part because it was initially the only feasible way to comply with Section 22 of the Peace Corps Act. However, there are now other commercial, non-governmental investigative entities, approved by the Government Services Administration, which can provide equivalent clearance services for Volunteer applicants.

    The proposed revision of part 305 includes a new § 305.8, replacing the current § 305.3. It retains the requirement that all applicants accepted for training have an appropriate background investigation completed before they can be enrolled as Volunteers. However, it does not specify that the background investigation be OPM's Federal Investigations Services background investigation for Federal employment positions. This change would give Peace Corps flexibility to use other contractors to conduct background investigations, as well OPM's Federal Investigative Services.

    Statement of Effects Executive Order 12866

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has reviewed the proposed regulatory action under Executive Order 12866 and has determined that it is a significant regulatory action within the meaning of the Executive Order. Consequently, the Peace Corps is providing an explanation of the need for the regulatory action and an assessment of the potential costs and benefits of the regulatory action.

    (1) Need for Regulatory Action. Under Section 5(a) of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2504(a)), the Peace Corps is entitled to enroll qualified citizens and nationals into Peace Corps service and is delegated authority to establish the terms and conditions of enrollment. The Peace Corps last published its terms and conditions of enrollment in 1984 and those rules are outdated and need to reflect current laws and policies that have been implemented over the past 30 years. In addition, the structure of the current regulation needs to be revised to simplify the description of the information required in order to apply to the Peace Corps, as well as the explanation of the Peace Corps selection process as described in the Supplementary Information section.

    (2) Potential Costs and Benefits. It is difficult to precisely quantify the costs and benefits of the proposed regulation that is designed to reflect current law and regulations and to make it easier for American citizens to apply for service as a Peace Corps Volunteer. However, the Peace Corps has concluded that the current regulatory structure, and the accompanying application form, is seen as a daunting, confusing and time-consuming process, which has discouraged many Americans who might otherwise be interested in and well-qualified for Volunteer service. The proposed regulation will improve the possibility of the most suitable candidates being selected as a Volunteer, decrease the barriers to service and broaden the rights of applicants. This will be a substantial benefit to all Americans who want to serve as Volunteers, as well as being a benefit to the Peace Corps which is interested in creating a large, diverse pool of qualified, suitable candidates to serve abroad as Volunteers. The Peace Corps estimates that agency staff will spend less time reviewing each individual application, because the application itself will be shorter. For 2015, the Peace Corps anticipates that use of the new application will result in a savings of $23.16 per application, compared to the former application. With 22,000 expected applications for the year, the new application is expected to provide a savings of $509,520 resulting from the reduction in staff time spent reviewing applications. However, the agency expects that the total number of completed applications will increase, and that the agency will not realize immediate cost savings from these changes.

    The current regulation lists nine factors as relevant to the determination of eligibility. These factors include citizenship, age, medical status, legal status, intelligence background, marital status, dependents, military service, and failure to disclose requested information. This listing combines factors that are basic, clear-cut requirements for Peace Corps service, such as the citizenship requirement (under the Peace Corps Act only citizens and nationals can be Volunteers), along with factors that are more relevant to whether an applicant is suitable for Volunteer service or has the requisite qualifications to serve as a Volunteer, which involve more judgmental and situational issues. As a result, the Peace Corps has found that many potential applicants, after reviewing the nine requirements, make self-judgments that they are not eligible to apply for Volunteer service. In addition, the application form that had been in use until June 30, 2014 was over 61 Web pages long and took approximately eight hours to complete. This was an added deterrence to many potential applicants. Approximately 75 percent of the annual 40,000 individuals who started the application never finished it due to its length and density. The Peace Corps has recently introduced a new application, which is 9 Web pages rather than the former 61 pages. It is estimated that each applicant will save approximately 7 hours with the shorter application form. The shorter application will clearly benefit applicants, because it will result in a reduced paperwork burden on applicants. The Peace Corps estimates that the shorter application form will result in a savings to the public of approximately $5,840,000. This is based on: (i) An assumed hourly wage equivalent of $37.94 derived from the median wage earnings, including overhead and benefits, for persons age 25 or over who have attained a bachelor's degree; (ii) the reduction of 7 hours spent on the application; and (iii) 22,000 applications in 2015.

    The shorter application should also increase the pool of individuals who complete an application from the current 10,000 per year to over 20,000 per year. Although the Peace Corps is able to simplify the application form without regard to a regulatory change, the new regulation is needed to accurately reflect the current laws and policies that relate to the Volunteer selection process. The proposed regulatory action addresses deficiencies in the current regulation that have deterred potential applicants and reduced the applicant pool. The proposed regulation specifies only two baseline eligibility requirements for applying to the Peace Corps. An applicant must be a citizen or national of the United States and at least 18 years of age. The proposed regulation clearly enumerates the suitability and qualification standards that are used by the Peace Corps in determining who should be invited to enroll as a Volunteer. It explains that an applicant must demonstrate suitability for Peace Corps service generally and for the particular assignment for which the applicant is being considered. It describes the medical qualifications that are applied, taking into account Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

    The proposed regulation gives the Peace Corps greater flexibility in accepting applicants with arrest or conviction records. It provides a more complete description of how the Peace Corps considers applicants who have worked for intelligence agencies or engaged in intelligence activities. The current regulation merely says that an applicant with an intelligence background may be disqualified, without an explanation of the criteria for disqualification in the regulation. As a result, applicants may initiate and complete the lengthy application process only to be informed that they are not eligible for Volunteer service because of having worked for intelligence agencies or having engaged in intelligence activities. Other applicants may be deterred from applying because they think that any connection to an intelligence background disqualifies an applicant. By explaining the intelligence background criteria front-end, applicants will be more informed about whether they meet Peace Corps selection standards and whether it is worth their time to initiate the application process.

    The proposed regulation also reflects the new policy of the Peace Corps to accept same sex and opposite sex couple applicants on an equal basis whether married or unmarried in a committed relationship. It removes some of the restrictions on applicants who have dependent children under the age of 18. Finally, the proposed regulation incorporates appeal rights when an applicant has been rejected on grounds relating to medical status, an arrest or conviction record, or for having a background in intelligence activities. Any applicant in an expanded list of protected categories who thinks that he or she had been discriminated against is given the option for review and consideration by the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity at the Peace Corps. These proposed changes to the Volunteer application process will provide an easier, clearer, faster and more equitable and consistent process for potential applicants, and result in a greater number of well-qualified applicants available for Peace Corps Volunteer service.

    Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 605(b))

    The Director of the Peace Corps certifies that this regulatory action will not have a significant adverse impact on a substantial number of small entities. The regulation only applies to individuals who are interested in service as a Volunteer and has no application to small entities.

    Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995 (Sec. 202, Pub. L. 104-4)

    This regulatory action does not contain a Federal mandate that will result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in aggregate, or by the private sector of $100 or more in any one year.

    Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C., Chapter 35)

    This regulatory action does not contain any paperwork or recordkeeping requirements and does not require clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Peace Corps Volunteer application form for Volunteer service referenced in the regulation has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (Control Number 0420-0005).

    Federalism (Executive Order 13132)

    This regulatory action does not have Federalism implications, as set forth in Executive Order 13132. It will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.

    Executive Order 12291

    This document is not a major rule as described in Executive Order 12291.

    List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 305

    Aged, Citizenship and naturalization, Civil rights, Discrimination, Equal employment opportunity, Foreign aid, Handicapped, Health, Intelligence, Nondiscrimination, Political affiliation, Volunteers.

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, the Peace Corps proposes to revise 22 CFR part 305 as follows:

    PART 305—ELIGIBILITY AND STANDARDS FOR PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER SERVICE Sec. 305.1 Purpose and general guidelines. 305.2 Eligibility. 305.3 Selection standards. 305.4 Medical status eligibility standard. 305.5 Legal status eligibility standards. 305.6 Applicants with an intelligence background. 305.7 Special circumstances. 305.8 Background investigation. Authority:

    Sec. 4(b), 5(a) and 22 of the Peace Corps Act as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2503(b), 2504(a) and 2521; E.O. 12137, May 16, 1979; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; E.O. 13160.

    § 305.1 Purpose and general guidelines.

    This part states the requirements for eligibility for Peace Corps Volunteer service and the factors considered in the assessment and selection of eligible applicants for Peace Corps Volunteer service.

    (a) Definitions. For purposes of this part:

    (1) Applicant means an applicant for enrollment as a Volunteer, who has completed and submitted the Peace Corps Volunteer application form.

    (2) Trainee means an applicant for enrollment as a Volunteer during any period of training occurring prior to such enrollment.

    (3) Volunteer means an individual who has taken the prescribed oath and enrolled for service in the Peace Corps.

    (4) Enrollment means the act by which an individual becomes a Volunteer upon successful completion of training and taking the prescribed oath of office pursuant to Section 5 of the Peace Corps Act, 22 U.S.C. 2504.

    (5) Dependent means an individual for whom an applicant or Volunteer has a legal or familial obligation to provide financial support.

    (6) Family member means any individual related by blood or affinity whose close association with the applicant or Volunteer is the equivalent of a family relationship.

    (b) Selection. Invitations to serve in the Peace Corps are the result of a highly competitive application process. Many more individuals apply for Peace Corps Volunteer service than can be accepted. Because the Peace Corps cannot accept all eligible and qualified Applicants who wish to serve, it evaluates Applicants to select the best qualified among eligible Applicants. The Peace Corps determines Applicants' eligibility, and assesses their relative skills, qualifications, and personal attributes, such as motivation, aptitude, fitness for service, emotional maturity, adaptability, productive competence, and ability to serve effectively as a Volunteer in a foreign country and culture.

    (c) Authority. Under Section 5(a) of the Peace Corps Act, 22 U.S.C. 2504(a), the President may enroll in the Peace Corps for service abroad qualified citizens and nationals of the United States. The terms and conditions of the enrollment of Volunteers are exclusively those set forth in the Peace Corps Act and those consistent therewith which the President may prescribe. The President has delegated his authority under Section 5(a) of the Peace Corps Act to the Director of the Peace Corps pursuant to Executive Order 12137 (May 16, 1979), as amended.

    (d) Non-discrimination. The Peace Corps does not discriminate against any person on account of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the EEO process, any grievance procedure or any authorized complaint procedure. Anyone who feels he or she has been discriminated against should contact the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, 202.692.2139, [email protected], Peace Corps, 1111 20th Street NW., Washington, DC 20526.

    (e) Failure to disclose requested information. In order for the Peace Corps to be able to make appropriate selection and placement decisions, it is critical that Applicants provide complete and accurate information throughout the application process, including information provided for a mandatory background investigation. The Peace Corps may disqualify an Applicant or separate a Volunteer or Trainee from Peace Corps service at any time if the Peace Corps determines that the Applicant, Volunteer or Trainee provided materially false, misleading, inaccurate or incomplete information during the Peace Corps application process.

    § 305.2 Eligibility.

    In order to be eligible for enrollment as a Volunteer, Applicants must meet mandatory citizenship and age requirements.

    (a) Citizenship. The Applicant must be a citizen or national of the United States or have made arrangements to be naturalized prior to taking the oath prescribed for enrollment as a Volunteer. Such arrangements must be satisfactory to:

    (1) The General Counsel; and

    (2) The Office of Volunteer Recruitment and Selection (VRS) in the case of the standard Volunteer program, or Peace Corps Response (PCR) in case of programs managed by PCR.

    (b) Age. The Applicant must be at least 18 years old at the time of enrollment as a Volunteer.

    § 305.3 Selection standards.

    (a) General. To qualify for selection for overseas service as a Volunteer, an Applicant must demonstrate that he or she is suitable, possessing the requisite personal and professional attributes required for Peace Corps service generally, and for the particular Volunteer assignment for which he or she is considered. The Peace Corps assesses each Applicant's personal, professional, educational, and legal qualifications in order to select those Applicants most likely to be successful in a Peace Corps assignment, serving under conditions of hardship if necessary to achieve the goals of the Peace Corps. Meeting these qualifications does not in and of itself entitle any individual to serve in the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps endeavors to select the best qualified individuals from among all eligible Applicants.

    (b) Personal attributes. Applicants must adequately demonstrate the following personal attributes to Peace Corps:

    (1) Motivation. A sincere desire to carry out the goals of Peace Corps service, and a commitment to serve a full term as a Volunteer.

    (2) Productive competence. The intelligence and professional experience or educational background to meet the needs of the individual's assignment.

    (3) Emotional maturity and adaptability. The maturity, flexibility, cultural sensitivity, and self-sufficiency to adapt successfully to life in another culture, and to interact and communicate with other people regardless of cultural, social, and economic differences.

    (4) Skills. In addition to any educational, professional or other qualifications and prerequisites that an individual must possess in order to be selected for a given assignment, a Trainee must demonstrate competence in the following areas by the end of pre-service training:

    (i) Language. The ability to communicate effectively in the appropriate language or languages of the country of service with the fluency required to meet the needs of the overseas assignment.

    (ii) Technical competence. Proficiency in the technical skills needed to carry out the Trainee's assignment as a Volunteer.

    (iii) Knowledge. Adequate knowledge of the culture and history of the country of assignment to ensure a successful adjustment to, and acceptance by, the host country society, as well as an appropriate understanding of the history and government of the United States which qualifies the individual to represent the United States abroad.

    (c) Failure to meet standards. Failure to meet initial selection standards, failure to attain any of the selection standards by the completion of training, or failure to maintain these standards during service, may be grounds for de-selection and disqualification from Peace Corps service.

    § 305.4 Medical status eligibility standard.

    (a) Requirements. Under the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2504(e)), the Peace Corps is responsible for ensuring that Peace Corps Volunteers receive all necessary or appropriate health care during their service. To ensure that the Peace Corps will be capable of doing so, Applicants must be medically qualified for Peace Corps Volunteer service. An Applicant who is otherwise qualified must meet the following requirements:

    (1) The Applicant, with or without reasonable accommodation, removal of architectural, communication or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids or services, must have the physical and mental capacity required to meet the essential eligibility requirements for a Volunteer. In this context, the essential eligibility requirements for a Volunteer include, without limitation, the capability to:

    (i) Live and work independently in an isolated location overseas at the same socio-economic level and in similar conditions as members of the community to which the Applicant is assigned;

    (ii) Perform the job to which the Applicant is assigned; and

    (iii) Complete a specified tour of service without undue disruption due to health problems.

    (2) The Peace Corps must be capable of providing the Applicant with such health care as the Peace Corps deems to be necessary or appropriate.

    (3) The Applicant must not pose a direct threat (as defined in paragraph (c) of this section).

    (b) Individualized assessment. In determining whether an Applicant is medically qualified, an individualized assessment is required regarding each of the requirements set forth in paragraph (a) of this section.

    (c) Direct threat.

    (1) A direct threat is a significant risk to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a reasonable accommodation, removal of architectural, communication or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids or services.

    (2) In determining whether an Applicant poses a direct threat, the Peace Corps will make an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical knowledge or on the best available objective evidence to ascertain:

    (i) The nature, duration and severity of the risk;

    (ii) The probability that the potential injury will actually occur; and

    (iii) Whether reasonable accommodations, removal of architectural, communication or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids or services will mitigate the risk.

    (d) Reasonable accommodation.

    (1) The term accommodation means modifications to the Peace Corps' rules, policies or practices.

    (2) An accommodation is not reasonable if:

    (i) It would modify the essential eligibility requirements for a Volunteer;

    (ii) It would modify, among other things, the Applicant's Volunteer assignment or the Peace Corps' medical program in a way that would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the service, program, or activity; or

    (iii) It would impose an undue financial and administrative burden on the operations of the Peace Corps, including its medical program.

    (3) In determining whether an accommodation would impose an undue financial and administrative burden on the operations of the Peace Corps, the Peace Corps may take into account, among other things:

    (i) The size and composition of the Peace Corps staff at the post of assignment;

    (ii) The adequacy of local medical facilities and the availability of other medical facilities;

    (iii) The nature and cost of the accommodation compared to the overall number of Volunteers and the overall size of the Peace Corps budget; and

    (iv) The capacities of the host country agency and of the host community to which the Applicant would be assigned.

    (e) Medical status eligibility review.

    (1) An Applicant who is determined by medical screening staff not to be medically qualified for Peace Corps Volunteer service may request review of that decision by submitting any relevant information to the Office of Medical Services (OMS). The information submitted by the Applicant will be reviewed by a physician, and, unless the physician determines that the Applicant is medically qualified, by a Pre-Service Review Board (PSRB) composed of medical personnel in OMS and advised by the General Counsel. Procedures for such review are subject to approval by the General Counsel.

    (2) The PSRB will include as voting members at least one physician and four other medical professionals in OMS. In any case involving review of issues involving mental health, at least one mental health professional from the Counseling and Outreach Unit will also participate as a voting member.

    (3) The decision of the PSRB will be reviewed by the General Counsel for legal sufficiency. Subject to that review, it will constitute the final agency action.

    § 305.5 Legal status eligibility standards.

    (a) General Requirements. The existence of an arrest or conviction record may, but will not automatically, exclude an Applicant from consideration for Peace Corps service. The Peace Corps will consider the nature of the offense, how long ago the offense occurred, whether the Applicant was acquitted of the offense, the terms of any applicable parole or probation, and other relevant facts or indications of rehabilitation.

    (b) Drug and alcohol related offenses.

    (1) An Applicant with any drug-related conviction, with a conviction for public intoxication, driving under the influence (DUI), or driving while intoxicated (DWI), with a conviction for reckless driving after having been initially charged with DUI or DWI, or with a similar alcohol-related conviction, is not eligible to have his or her application for Peace Corps service considered until 12 months has passed from the date of the incident.

    (2) An Applicant who, at any time on or prior to the day of departure for Peace Corps service, is arrested for any drug offense or for public intoxication, DUI, DWI or any similar alcohol-related offense will have any pending application or invitation for Peace Corps service withdrawn. If the charges are dismissed, an Applicant whose application or invitation for Peace Corps service was terminated may immediately reapply. If the applicant is convicted of the offense, he or she may reapply after 12 months from the date of the incident.

    (c) Review process. An Applicant who is rejected for a Volunteer position because of an arrest or conviction may request a review of that decision by submitting any relevant information to the Associate Director of VRS. The Associate Director will review the information submitted and consult with the General Counsel. The decision of the Associate Director will be the final agency decision. The Associate Director may delegate authority to conduct such a review to another senior member of VRS, but not to the supervisor of the office making the original eligibility determination.

    (d) Subsequent application. An Applicant rejected for service due to failure to meet the legal status eligibility standard may reapply at a later date, but not sooner than 12 months after the final agency decision.

    § 305.6 Applicants with an intelligence background.

    (a) General. It has been the longstanding policy of the Peace Corps to exclude from Volunteer service any individuals who have engaged in intelligence activity or related work or who have been employed by or connected with an intelligence agency, either for a specific period of time or permanently (depending on the agency). This policy is founded on the premise that it is crucial to the Peace Corps in carrying out its mission that there be a complete and total separation of Peace Corps from the intelligence activities of the United States Government or any foreign government, both in reality and appearance. Any semblance of a connection between the Peace Corps and the intelligence community would seriously compromise the ability of the Peace Corps to develop and maintain the trust and confidence of the people of the host countries. To ensure that there is not the slightest basis for the appearance of any connection between the Peace Corps and the intelligence community, this policy contains certain temporary and permanent bars to Peace Corps service. Serious doubts about an Applicant's connection with intelligence activities are to be resolved in favor of exclusion.

    (b) Definitions. For purposes of this section:

    (1) Intelligence activity includes any activities or specialized training involving or related to the clandestine collection of information, or the analysis or dissemination of such information, intended for use by the United States Government or any foreign government in formulating or implementing political or military policy in regard to other countries. The term intelligence activity includes any involvement in covert actions designed to influence events in foreign countries. The fact that the name of an employer or the description of a person's work uses or does not use the term “intelligence” does not, in and of itself, mean that the person has or has not engaged in intelligence activity or related work.

    (2) Intelligence agency includes:

    (i) Any agency, division of an agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government that is a member of the United States Intelligence Community; and

    (ii) Any other agency, division of an agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government or any foreign government, a substantial part of whose mission has been determined by the General Counsel to include intelligence activities.

    (3) Employment, employee, or employed refer to the existence of a relationship of employer and employee, whether full-time or part-time, permanent or temporary, whether or not the individual is engaged in intelligence activity for an employer, without regard to the length of time the relationship existed or is proposed to exist, and includes individuals performing duties as volunteers, fellows, interns, consultants, personal services contractors, contractors (non-personal services contractors), and employees of contractors who were assigned to work for an intelligence agency or to engage in intelligence activities. Employees of contractors who were or are not themselves assigned to work for an Intelligence Agency or to engage in intelligence activities are not considered to have been or to be employed by an intelligence agency.

    (c) Employment by an intelligence agency or engagement in intelligence activities.

    (1) An Applicant currently or formerly employed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is permanently ineligible for Peace Corps Volunteer service.

    (2) An Applicant who has been employed by an intelligence agency other than the CIA is ineligible for a minimum of 10 years from the last day of employment by such intelligence agency. This bar on an Applicant who is or was employed by an intelligence agency applies whether or not the Applicant was engaged in intelligence activity for the intelligence agency.

    (3) An Applicant who has been engaged in intelligence activities is ineligible for service as a Volunteer for a period of 10 years from the last date on which the Applicant engaged in intelligence activities.

    (4) An Applicant may be ineligible for service for a period in excess of 10 years if the General Counsel determines that the Applicant's background or work history with regard to intelligence activities warrants such action.

    (d) Relationship to intelligence agency or activity.

    (1) An Applicant whose background discloses a relationship to an intelligence agency or intelligence activity may be ineligible to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer. The term relationship means any association with an intelligence agency or with an intelligence activity, if such association could be the basis for an inference or the appearance that an Applicant was engaged in an intelligence activity. The association could include, but not be limited to, one based upon a familial, personal or financial connection to an intelligence agency or with an intelligence activity.

    (2) Determinations of the eligibility or periods of ineligibility of such Applicants will be made by the General Counsel on a case by case basis using the criteria set forth below. Examples of the type of relationships among others that could lead to ineligibility are Applicants whose spouses, domestic partners, or parents are or were involved in actual intelligence activities, or members of the immediate family of prominent highly placed officials in an intelligence agency who might be the target of harassment or violence overseas as the result of family connections. Employment by an organization that has been funded by an intelligence agency may also lead to ineligibility.

    (3) In determining whether an Applicant's relationship to an intelligence agency or intelligence activity makes the Applicant ineligible for service, or in determining the duration of any ineligibility, the General Counsel will consider the following factors as appropriate:

    (i) Nature of the relationship;

    (ii) The intelligence agency with which the Applicant has the relationship;

    (iii) Duration of the relationship;

    (iv) Length of time that has elapsed since the last connection to the intelligence agency;

    (v) Where the intelligence activity or work was performed;

    (vi) Nature of the connection with intelligence activity or work;

    (vii) Whether or not the intelligence activity or work involved contact with foreign nationals;

    (viii) Whether the connection was known or unknown to the Applicant at the time it occurred;

    (ix) Training received, if any;

    (x) Regularity of the contact with foreign nationals, and nature of duties, if any;

    (xi) Public knowledge of the activity or connection;

    (xii) Any other information which bears on the relationship of the Applicant to an intelligence agency or intelligence activity.

    (e) Determination. VRS is responsible for the initial screening of Peace Corps Volunteer applications for compliance with the provisions of this policy. In cases where that office is unable to make a decision regarding the eligibility of an Applicant under this policy, the individual's application will be referred to the General Counsel, who will make the determination on eligibility.

    (f) Appeal. VRS will inform all Applicants promptly and in writing of any decision to disqualify them based on an intelligence background and the reasons for that decision. Applicants have 15 days from the date of receipt of the letter from VRS to appeal the decision to the Director of the Peace Corps. The decision of the Director of the Peace Corps will be the final agency decision.

    (g) Post Peace Corps employment by United States intelligence agencies. Pursuant to agreements between the Peace Corps and certain intelligence agencies, those intelligence agencies will not employ former Volunteers for a specified period after the end of their Peace Corps service and will not use former Volunteers for certain purposes or in certain positions. Information regarding such agreements may be obtained from the Office of the General Counsel.

    § 305.7 Special circumstances.

    (a) Couples. Two Applicants who are married to one another or two unmarried Applicants who are in a same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partnership or other committed relationship are eligible to apply for service as a couple. In the case of an unmarried couple, each member of the couple must provide a signed affidavit, in a form acceptable to the Peace Corps, attesting to their domestic partnership status or committed relationship (as the case may be) and their request to be considered for assignment as a couple. In all cases, both members of the couple must apply and qualify for assignment at the same location.

    (b) Serving with dependents and other family members. In general, dependents and other family members may not accompany a Volunteer during service. However, the Peace Corps may from time to time make exceptions either on a case-by-case basis or for particular categories of Volunteers to the extent permitted by Federal law.

    (c) Military service. The Peace Corps welcomes applications from veterans, reservists, and active duty military personnel who are interested in Peace Corps service after completion of their military service. After receiving an invitation for Peace Corps service, Applicants with reserve obligations are reminded to comply with all requirements to notify their reserve component that they will be unavailable for drills and annual training because of their Peace Corps service. Such Applicants are urged to obtain written confirmation from their reserve component that they have complied with these requirements.

    § 305.8 Background investigation.

    Section 22 of the Peace Corps Act requires that each Applicant be investigated to ensure that enrollment of the Applicant as a Volunteer is consistent with the national interest. The Peace Corps therefore obtains an appropriate background investigation for all Applicants who are invited to serve in the Peace Corps. Information revealed by the background investigation may be grounds for disqualification from Peace Corps service. Under the Peace Corps Act, if a background investigation regarding an Applicant develops any data reflecting that the Applicant is of questionable loyalty or is a questionable security risk, the Peace Corps must refer the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a full field investigation. The results of that full field investigation will be furnished to the Peace Corps for information and appropriate action.

    Dated: July 24, 2015. Alan C. Price, Associate Director, Management.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18789 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6051-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG-2015-0604] RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Intermedix IRONMAN 70.3 Event, Savannah River; Augusta, GA AGENCY:

    Coast Guard, DHS.

    ACTION:

    Notice of proposed rulemaking.

    SUMMARY:

    The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Savannah River during the Intermedix IRONMAN 70.3 event on September 27, 2015. This regulation is necessary to protect the lives of the participants on the navigable waters of the Savannah River due to hazards associated with 3,600 IRONMAN athletes swimming in the Savannah River. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah or a designated representative.

    DATES:

    Comments and related material must be received by August 15, 2015. Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard by August 7, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments identified by docket number using any one of the following methods:

    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.

    (3) Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Deliveries accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

    See the “Public Participation and Request for Comments” portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for further instructions on submitting comments. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these three methods.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    If you have questions on this rule, call or email Lieutenant Christopher McElvaine, Marine Safety Unit Savannah Prevention Department, Coast Guard; telephone (912) 652-4353 ext.221, email [email protected] If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking A. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided.

    1. Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online at http://www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.

    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number USCG-2015-0604 in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH.” Click on “Submit a Comment” on the line associated with this rulemaking.

    If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81/2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change the rule based on your comments.

    2. Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number USCG-2015-0604 in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH.” Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    3. Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

    4. Public Meeting

    We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one, using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register.

    B. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for this rulemaking is the Coast Guard's authority to establish regulated navigation areas and other limited access areas: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

    The purpose of the rule is to ensure the safety of life and vessels on a navigable waterway of the United States during the Intermedix IRONMAN 70.3 event.

    C. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The Coast Guard proposes to establish this safety zone to protect the lives of those near the Savannah River during the Intermedix Ironman 70.3 event. Approximately 3,600 participants will be swimming one mile on the Savannah River from the 5th Street Marina, river mile 197, to the Boathouse at river mile 198.

    The safety zone will cover all waters from river mile 197 to river mile 198. During the swim portion of the event, no vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone unless authorized by the COTP Savannah or a designated representative. This proposed rule would be effective on September 27, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., or until all swimmers are out of the water.

    Persons or vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone may contact the Captain of the Port Savannah by telephone at (912) 652-4353, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone is granted by the Captain of the Port Savannah or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Savannah or a designated representative. The Coast Guard will provide notice of the safety zones by Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives.

    The COTP Savannah or a designated representative will inform the public through broadcast notice to mariners of the enforcement periods for this safety zone.

    D. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on these statutes and executive orders.

    1. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders.

    The economic impact of this rule is not significant for the following reasons: (1) The safety zone will only be effective for three and one-half hours and it will only be enforced during the Intermedix IRONMAN 70.3 event; (2) although non-participant persons and vessels will not be able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the event area without authorization from the Captain of the Port Savannah or a designated representative, they may operate in the surrounding area during the enforcement period; (3) non-participant persons and vessels may still enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the event area during the enforcement period if authorized by the Captain of the Port Savannah or a designated representative; and (4) the Coast Guard will provide advance notification of the safety zone to the local maritime community by Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

    Notifications of the enforcement periods of this safety zone will be made to the marine community through broadcast notice to mariners. Representatives of the COTP will be on-scene to coordinate the movements of vessels seeking to enter the safety zone. These representatives will authorize vessel transits into the zone to the maximum safely allowable during the Intermedix IRONMAN 70.3.

    2. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term “small entities” comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000.

    The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: (1) The COTP Savannah may consider granting vessels permission to enter into the safety zone if conditions allow for such transit to be conducted safely, and (2) the safety zone will only be enforced during the event.

    3. Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.

    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR (1-888-734-3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard.

    4. Collection of Information

    This proposed rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

    5. Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that Order and determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism.

    6. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels.

    7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

    8. Taking of Private Property

    This proposed rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights.

    9. Civil Justice Reform

    This proposed rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

    10. Protection of Children

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This proposed rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children.

    11. Indian Tribal Governments

    This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes.

    12. Energy Effects

    This proposed rule is not a “significant energy action” under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use.

    13. Technical Standards

    This proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

    14. Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves the creation of a temporary safety zone. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(g) and paragraph (35)(a), of the Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule.

    List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows:

    PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: Authority:

    33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

    2. Add a temporary § 165.T07-0604 to read as follows:
    § 165.T07-0604 Safety Zone; Intermedix IRONMAN 70.3, Savannah River, Augusta, GA.

    (a) Regulated Area. The following areas are safety zones:

    (1) Fixed Safety Zone. All waters of the Savannah River from the 5th Street Marina, river mile 197, to the Boathouse at river mile 198 in Augusta, Georgia.

    (2) Reserved.

    (b) Definition. The term “designated representative” means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port Savannah in the enforcement of the regulated area.

    (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the proposed safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Savannah or a designated representative.

    (2) Persons or vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zones may contact the Captain of the Port Savannah by telephone at (912) 652-4353, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone is granted by the Captain of the Port Savannah or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Savannah or a designated representatives.

    (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated areas by Broadcast Notice to Mariners and on-scene designated representatives.

    (d) Effective period. This rule is effective September 27, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. or until all swimmers are out of the water.

    Dated: July 17, 2015. A.M. Beach, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Savannah.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18844 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110-04-P
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA-R03-OAR-2015-0411; FRL-9931-55-Region 3] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; 2011 Base Year Emissions Inventory for the Marshall, West Virginia Nonattainment Area for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Proposed rule.

    SUMMARY:

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia for the 2011 base year emissions inventory for the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A more detailed description of the state submittal and EPA's evaluation is included in a Technical Support Document (TSD) prepared in support of this rulemaking action. A copy of the TSD is available, upon request, from the EPA Regional Office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document and is also available electronically within the Docket for this rulemaking action. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.

    DATES:

    Comments must be received in writing by August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-R03-OAR-2015-0411 by one of the following methods:

    A. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

    B. Email: [email protected]

    C. Mail: EPA-R03-OAR-2015-0411, Cristina Fernandez, Associate Director, Office of Air Program Planning, Mailcode 3AP30, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.

    D. Hand Delivery: At the previously-listed EPA Region III address. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R03-OAR-2015-0411. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

    Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy during normal business hours at the Air Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State submittal are available at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality, 601 57th Street SE., Charleston, West Virginia 2530.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Marilyn Powers, (215) 814-2308, or by email at [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    For further information, please see the information provided in the direct final action, with the same title, that is located in the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register publication.

    Dated: July 20, 2015. William C. Early, Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18759 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560-50-P
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA-R08-OAR-2014-0187; FRL-9931-36-Region 8] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Revisions to SO2 Ambient Standards AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency.

    ACTION:

    Proposed rule.

    SUMMARY:

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve changes to Wyoming's State Implementation Plan (SIP) that update its ambient air quality standards with regard to the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) and the secondary SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). On February 7, 2014, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) submitted to EPA revisions to the Wyoming SIP. Specifically, the State revised Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) Chapter 2, Section 4, “Ambient standards for sulfur oxides.” In this action, EPA is proposing to approve some of the revisions provided in the February 2014 SIP submission. This action is being taken in accordance with section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

    DATES:

    Written comments must be received on or before August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket Identification Number EPA-R08-OAR-2014-0187. All documents in the docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information may not be publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in the hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at EPA Region 8, Office of Partnership and Regulatory Assistance, Air Program, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1129. The EPA requests that you contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to view the hard copy of the docket. The Regional Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., excluding federal holidays. An electronic copy of the State's SIP compilation is also available at http://www.epa.gov/region8/air/sip.html.

    Please see the Direct Final Rule which is located in the Rules Section of this Federal Register for detailed instruction on how to submit comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Kevin Leone, Air Program, EPA, Region 8, Mailcode 8P-AR, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1129, (303) 312-6227, [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    In the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a Direct Final Rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial SIP revision and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the preamble to the Direct Final Rule.

    If EPA receives no adverse comments, EPA will take no further action on this proposed rule. If EPA receives adverse comments, EPA will withdraw the Direct Final Rule and it will not take effect. EPA will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.

    EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time. For further information, please see the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

    Please note that if EPA receives an adverse comment on a distinct provision of this rule and if that provision may be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those provisions of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. See the information provided in the Direct Final action of the same title which is located in the Rules and Regulations Section of this Federal Register.

    Authority:

    42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

    Dated: July 1, 2015. Shaun L. McGrath, Regional Administrator, Region 8.
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    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA-R07-OAR-2014-0365; FRL-9931-72-Region 7] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Iowa; Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report State Implementation Plan AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Proposed rule; supplemental.

    SUMMARY:

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a supplement to its proposed approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Iowa (Iowa) through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). Iowa's SIP revision addresses requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's rules that require states to submit periodic reports describing progress toward reasonable progress goals established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing implementation plan addressing regional haze (region haze SIP). EPA's proposed approval of Iowa's periodic report on progress toward reasonable progress goals and determination of adequacy of the state's regional haze SIP published in the Federal Register on July 3, 2014. This supplemental proposal addresses the potential effects on our proposed approval from the April 29, 2014, decision of the United States Supreme Court (Supreme Court) remanding to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for further proceedings and the D.C. Circuit's decision to lift the stay of CSAPR.

    DATES:

    Comments must be received on or before August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-R07-OAR-2014-0365, by one of the following methods:

    1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

    2. Email: [email protected]

    3. Mail or Hand Delivery: Jodi Harper, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219. Hand deliveries are only accepted during normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.

    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R07-OAR-2015-0365. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

    Docket. All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219. EPA requests that you contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The interested persons wanting to examine these documents should make an appointment with the office at least 24 hours in advance.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Jodi Harper, (913) 551-7483, or by email at [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Throughout this document, “we,” “us,” or “our” refer to EPA.

    I. Background

    EPA previously proposed to approve a SIP revision by Iowa reporting on progress made in the first implementation period toward meeting the reasonable progress goals for Class I areas outside Iowa that are affected by emissions from Iowa's sources.1 79 FR 37976 (July 3, 2014). In its submittal, Iowa determined its existing regional haze SIP requires no substantive revision to achieve the established regional haze visibility improvement and emissions reduction goals for 2018.

    1 Iowa does not have any Class I areas within its borders. Iowa states in the progress report SIP that Iowa sources were identified, through an area of influence modeling analysis based on back trajectories, as potentially impacting four Class I areas in two nearby states: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyagers National Park in Minnesota, and Isle Royale National Park and Seney Wilderness Area in Michigan.

    States are required to submit a progress report in the form of a SIP revision every five years that evaluates progress toward the reasonable progress goals for each mandatory Class I area within the state and in each mandatory Class I area outside the state which may be affected by emissions from within the state. See 40 CFR 51.308(g). In addition, the provisions under 40 CFR 51.308(h) require states to submit, at the same time as the 40 CFR 51.308(g) progress report, a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing regional haze SIP. The first progress report SIP revision is due five years after submittal of the initial regional haze SIP. IDNR submitted its regional haze SIP on March 25, 2008, and submitted its progress report SIP revision on July 16, 2013. EPA proposed to find that the progress report SIP revision satisfied the requirements of 40 CFR 51.308(g) and (h) in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) published in 2014. 79 FR 37976. This action supplements EPA's prior NPR by more fully explaining and soliciting comment on the basis for our proposed approval.

    II. Summary of Iowa's Progress Report SIP Revision and the NPR

    On July 16, 2013, Iowa submitted a SIP revision describing the progress made toward the RPGs of Class I areas outside Iowa that are affected by emissions from Iowa's sources in accordance with requirements in the Regional Haze Rule.2 This progress report SIP also included an assessment of whether Iowa's existing regional haze SIP is sufficient to allow nearby states with Class I areas to achieve the reasonable progress goals by the end of the first planning period.

    2 EPA promulgated a rule to address regional haze on July 1, 1999 (64 FR 35713) known as the Regional Haze Rule. The Regional Haze Rule revised the existing visibility regulations to integrate into the regulation provisions addressing regional haze impairment and established a comprehensive visibility protection program for Class I areas. See 40 CFR 51.308 and 51.309.

    The provisions in 40 CFR 51.308(g) require a progress report SIP to address seven elements. In the NPR, EPA proposed to approve the SIP as adequately addressing each element under 40 CFR 51.308(g). The seven elements and EPA's proposed conclusions in the NPR are briefly summarized below.

    The provisions in 40 CFR 51.308(g) require progress report SIPs to include a description of the status of measures in the regional haze implementation plan; a summary of the emissions reductions achieved; an assessment of the visibility conditions for each Class I area in the state; an analysis of the changes in emissions from sources and activities within the state; an assessment of any significant changes in anthropogenic emissions within or outside the state that have limited or impeded visibility improvement progress in Class I areas impacted by the state's sources; an assessment of the sufficiency of the regional haze implementation plan to enable States to meet reasonable progress goals; and a review of the state's visibility monitoring strategy. As explained in detail in the NPR, EPA proposed the Iowa's progress report SIP addressed each element and therefore satisfied the requirements under 40 CFR 51.308(g).

    In addition, pursuant to 40 CFR 51.308(h), states are required to submit, at the same time as the progress report SIP revision, a determination of the adequacy of their existing regional haze SIP and to take one of four possible actions based on information in the progress report. In its progress report SIP, Iowa determined that its regional haze SIP is sufficient to meet its obligations related to the reasonable progress goals for Class I areas affected by Iowa's sources. The State accordingly provided EPA with a negative declaration that further revision of the existing regional haze implementation plan was not needed at this time. See 40 CFR 51.308(h)(1). As explained in detail in the NPR, EPA proposed to determine that Iowa had adequately addressed 40 CFR 51.308(h) because the visibility data trends at the Class I areas impacted by Iowa's sources and the emissions trends of the largest emitters in Iowa of visibility-impairing pollutants both indicate that the reasonable progress goals for 2018 for these areas will be met or exceeded. Therefore, in our NPR, EPA proposed to approve Iowa's progress report SIP as meeting the requirements of 40 CFR 51.308(g) and (h).

    III. Impact of CAIR and CSAPR on Iowa's Progress Report

    Decisions by the Courts regarding EPA rules addressing the interstate transport of pollutants have had a substantial impact on EPA's review of the regional haze SIPs of many states. In 2005, EPA issued regulations allowing states to rely on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to meet certain requirements of the Regional Haze Rule. See 70 FR 39104 (July 6, 2005).3 A number of states, including Iowa, submitted regional haze SIPs consistent with these regulatory provisions. CAIR, however, was remanded to EPA in 2008, North Carolina v. EPA, 550 F.3d 1176, 1178 (D.C. Cir. 2008), and replaced by CSAPR.4 76 FR 48208 (August 8, 2011). Implementation of CSAPR was scheduled to begin on January 1, 2012, when CSAPR would have superseded the CAIR program. However, numerous parties filed petitions for review of CSAPR, and at the end of 2011, the DC Circuit issued an order staying CSAPR pending resolution of the petitions and directing EPA to continue to administer CAIR. Order of December 30, 2011, in EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v. EPA, D.C. Cir. No. 11-1302.

    3 CAIR required certain states like Iowa to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) that significantly contribute to downwind nonattainment of the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone. See 70 FR 25162 (May 12, 2005).

    4 CSAPR was issued by EPA to replace CAIR and to help states reduce air pollution and attain CAA standards. See 76 FR 48208 (August 8, 2011) (final rule). CSAPR requires substantial reductions of SO2 and NOX emissions from EGUs in 28 states in the Eastern United States that significantly contribute to downwind nonattainment of the 1997 PM2.5 and ozone NAAQS and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS.

    EPA finalized a limited approval of Iowa's regional haze SIP on June 26, 2012. 77 FR 38006. In a separate action, published on June 7, 2012, EPA finalized a limited disapproval of the Iowa regional haze SIP because of the state's reliance on CAIR to meet certain regional haze requirements, and issued a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the deficiencies identified in the limited disapproval of Iowa and other states' regional haze plans. 77 FR 33642 (June 7, 2012). In our FIP, we relied on CSAPR to meet certain regional haze requirements notwithstanding that it was stayed at the time. As we explained, the determination that CSAPR will provide for greater reasonable progress than BART is based on a forward-looking projection of emissions and any year up until 2018 would have been an acceptable point of comparison. Id. at 33647. When we issued this FIP, we anticipated that the requirements of CSAPR would be implemented prior to 2018. Id. Following these EPA actions, however, the DC Circuit issued a decision in EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v. EPA, 696 F.3d 7 (D.C. Cir. 2012), vacating CSAPR and ordering EPA to continue administering CAIR pending the promulgation of a valid replacement. On April 29, 2014, the Supreme Court reversed the DC Circuit's decision on CSAPR and remanded the case to the DC Circuit for further proceedings. EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P., 134 S. Ct. 1584 (2014). After the Supreme Court decision, EPA filed a motion to lift the stay on CSAPR and asked the DC Circuit to toll CSAPR's compliance deadlines by three years, so that the Phase 1 emissions budgets apply in 2015 and 2016 (instead of 2012 and 2013), and the Phase 2 emissions budgets apply in 2017 and beyond (instead of 2014 and beyond). On October 23, 2014, the DC Circuit granted EPA's motion. Order of October 23, 2014, in EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v. EPA, D.C. Cir. No. 11-1302. EPA issued an interim final rule to clarify how EPA will implement CSAPR consistent with the DC Circuit's order granting EPA's motion requesting lifting the stay and tolling the rule's deadlines. 79 FR 71663 (December 3, 2014) (interim final rulemaking).5

    5 Subsequent to the interim final rulemaking, EPA began implementation of CSAPR on January 1, 2015.

    Throughout the litigation described above, EPA has continued to implement CAIR. Thus, at the time that Iowa submitted its progress report SIP revision, CAIR was in effect, and the State included an assessment of the emission reductions from the implementation of CAIR in its report. The progress report discussed the status of the litigation concerning CAIR and CSAPR, but because CSAPR was not at that time in effect, Iowa did not take emissions reductions from CSAPR into account in assessing its regional haze implementation plan. For the same reason, in our NPR, EPA did not assess at that time the impact of CSAPR or our FIP on the ability of Iowa and its neighbors to meet their reasonable progress goals.

    The purpose of this supplemental proposal is to seek comment on the effect of the D.C. Circuit's October 23, 2014, order and the effect of the status of CAIR and CSAPR on our assessment of Iowa's progress report SIP and our determination that its existing implementation plan need not be revised at this time.

    Iowa appropriately took CAIR into account in its progress report SIP in describing the status of the implementation of measures included in its regional haze SIP and in summarizing the emissions reductions achieved. CAIR was in effect during the 2008-2013 period addressed by Iowa's progress report. EPA approved Iowa's regulations implementing CAIR as part of the Iowa SIP in 2008, 73 FR 20177 (April 15, 2008), and neither Iowa nor EPA has taken any action to remove CAIR from the Iowa SIP. See 40 CFR 52.2520(c). Therefore, Iowa appropriately evaluated and relied on CAIR reductions to demonstrate the State's progress toward meeting its emission reductions.6 The State's progress report also demonstrated Class I areas in other states impacted by Iowa sources were on track to meet their reasonable progress goals as discussed in the NPR. EPA's intention in requiring the progress reports pursuant to 40 CFR 51.308(g) was to ensure that emission management measures in the regional haze SIPs are being implemented on schedule and that visibility improvement appears to be consistent with the reasonable progress goals. (64 FR 35713, July 1, 1999). As the D.C. Circuit only recently lifted the stay on CSAPR, CAIR was in effect in Iowa through 2014, providing the emission reductions relied upon in Iowa's regional haze SIP. Thus, Iowa appropriately took into account CAIR reductions in assessing the implementation of measures in the regional haze SIP for the 2008-2013 timeframe, and EPA believes that it is appropriate to rely on CAIR emission reductions for purposes of assessing the adequacy of Iowa's progress report demonstrating progress up to the end of 2014 as CAIR remained effective until that date, pursuant to 40 CFR 51.308(g) and (h).

    6 EPA discussed in the NPR the significance of reductions in SO2 and NOX as Iowa and the Central Regional Air Planning Association (CENRAP) identified SO2 and NOX as the largest contributor pollutants to visibility impairment at the Class I areas affected by Iowa's sources, specifically, and in the CENRAP region generally.

    In addition, EPA believes reliance upon CAIR reductions to show Iowa's progress toward meeting emissions reductions from 2008-2013 is consistent with our prior actions. During the continued implementation of CAIR per the direction of the D.C. Circuit through October 2014, EPA has approved redesignations of areas to attainment of the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS in which states relied on CAIR as an “enforceable measure.” See 77 FR 76415 (December 28, 2012) (redesignation of Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia) and 80 FR 9207 (February 20, 2015) (redesignation of St. Louis, Missouri). While EPA did previously state in a rulemaking action on the Florida regional haze SIP that a five year progress report may be the appropriate time to address changes, if necessary, for reasonable progress goal demonstrations and long term strategies, EPA does not believe such changes were necessary for Iowa's progress report SIP. See generally 77 FR 73369, 77 FR 73371 (December 10, 2012) (proposed action on Florida haze SIP). In this action, EPA is proposing that the remanded status of CAIR and the implementation of its replacement CSAPR at this time do not impact the adequacy of the Iowa regional haze SIP to address reasonable progress from 2008 through 2013 or even through 2014 to meet requirements in 40 CFR 51.308(g) and (h) because CAIR was implemented during the time period evaluated by Iowa for its progress report.

    EPA's December 3, 2014, interim final rule sunsets CAIR compliance requirements on a schedule coordinated with the implementation of CSAPR compliance requirements. 79 FR at 71655. As noted above, EPA's June 7, 2012, FIP replaced Iowa's reliance upon CAIR for regional haze requirements with reliance on CSAPR to meet those requirements for the long-term. Because CSAPR should result in greater emissions reductions of SO2 and NOX than CAIR regionally, EPA anticipates Iowa to maintain and continue its progress toward their projected emissions for 2018. See generally 76 FR 48208 (promulgating CSAPR). Although the implementation of CSAPR was tolled for three years, the rule is now being implemented, and CSAPR budgets of SO2 and NOX from EGUs in Iowa are the same as assumed by EPA when it issued the CSAPR FIP for Iowa in June 2012. See 76 FR 48208 (CSAPR promulgation) and 77 FR 33642 (limited disapproval of Iowa regional haze SIP and FIP for Iowa for certain regional haze requirements).

    At the present time, the requirements of CSAPR apply to sources in Iowa under the terms of a FIP, because Iowa to date has not incorporated the CSAPR requirements into its SIP. The Regional Haze Rule requires an assessment of whether the current “implementation plan” is sufficient to enable the states to meet all established reasonable progress goals. 40 CFR 51.308(g)(6). The term “implementation plan” is defined for purposes of the Regional Haze Rule to mean “any [SIP], [FIP], or Tribal Implementation Plan.” 40 CFR 51.301. EPA is, therefore, proposing to determine that we may consider measures in any issued FIP as well as those in a state's regional haze SIP in assessing the adequacy of the “existing implementation plan” under 40 CFR 51.308(g)(6) and (h). Because CSAPR will ensure the control of SO2 and NOX emissions reductions relied upon by Iowa and other states in setting their reasonable progress goals beginning in January 2015 at least through the remainder of the first implementation period in 2018, EPA is proposing to approve Iowa's finding that there is no need for revision of the existing implementation plan for Iowa to achieve the reasonable progress goals for the Class I areas in nearby states impacted by Iowa sources.

    We note that the Regional Haze Rule provides for periodic evaluation and assessment of a state's reasonable progress toward achieving the national goal of natural visibility conditions by 2064 for CAA section 169A(b). The regional haze regulations at 40 CFR 51.308 required states to submit initial SIPs in 2007 providing for reasonable progress toward the national goal for the first implementation period from 2008 through 2018. 40 CFR 51.308(b). Pursuant to 40 CFR 51.308(f), SIP revisions reassessing each state's reasonable progress toward the national goal are due every the years after that time. For such subsequent regional haze SIPs, 40 CFR 51.308(f) requires each state to reassess its reasonable progress and all the elements of its regional haze SIP required by 40 CFR 51.308(d), taking into account improvements in monitors and control technology, assessing the state's actual progress and effectiveness of its long term strategy, and revising reasonable progress goals as necessary. 40 CFR 51.308(f)(1)-(3). Therefore, Iowa has the opportunity to reassess its emissions trends and the adequacy of its regional haze SIP, including its reliance upon CSAPR for emission reductions from EGUs, when it prepares and submits its second regional haze SIP to cover the implementation period from 2018 through 2028. As discussed in the NPR and in Iowa's progress report, emissions of SO2 and NOX from EGUs are far below original projections for 2018. In addition, the visibility data provided by Iowa show the Class I areas impacted by Iowa sources are all currently on track to achieve their projected emissions reductions. EPA is seeking comment only on the issues raised in this supplemental proposal and is not reopening for comment other issues addressed in its prior proposal.

    IV. Summary of Reproposal

    In summary, EPA is proposing to approve Iowa's progress report SIP revision. EPA solicits comments on this supplemental proposal, with respect to only the specific issues raised in this action. EPA is not reopening the comment period on any other aspect of the July 3, 2014, NPR, as an adequate opportunity to comment on those issues has already been provided. The purpose of this supplemental proposal is limited to review of the Iowa progress report in light of the Supreme Court's decision in EME Homer City and the D.C. Circuit's recent Order lifting the stay on CSAPR. This supplemental proposal reflects EPA's desire for public input into how it should proceed in light of those decisions when acting on the pending progress report, in particular the requirements that the State assess whether the current implementation plan is sufficient to ensure that reasonable progress goals are met. 40 CFR 51.308(g)(6) and (h).7

    7 EPA previously determined that CSAPR (like CAIR before it) was “better than BART” because it would achieve greater reasonable progress toward the national goal than would source-specific BART. 77 FR 33642 (June 7, 2012). EPA is not taking comment in this supplemental proposal on whether the Iowa implementation plan meets the BART requirements or whether CSAPR is an alternative measure to source-specific BART in accordance with 40 CFR 52.301(e)(2).

    V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    In this action, EPA is proposing to include in a final EPA rule regulatory text that includes incorporation by reference. In accordance with requirements of 1 CFR 51.5, EPA is proposing to incorporate by reference the Iowa Nonregulatory Provisions described in the proposed amendments to 40 CFR part 52 set forth below. EPA has made, and will continue to make, these documents generally available electronically through www.regulations.gov and/or in hard copy at the appropriate EPA office (see the ADDRESSES section of this preamble for more information).

    Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA's role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, this action merely approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this action:

    • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Orders 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011);

    • Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.);

    • Is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);

    • Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4);

    • Does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999);

    • Is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997);

    • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001);

    • Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the Clean Air Act; and

    • Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).

    The SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the rule does not have tribal implications and will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000).

    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this proposed action and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This proposed action is not a “major rule” as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

    Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by September 29, 2015. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this proposed rule does not affect the finality of this rulemaking for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such future rule or action. This proposed action may not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2).)

    List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen oxides, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur dioxide, Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: July 21, 2015. Mark Hague, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 7.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, EPA proposes to amend 40 CFR part 52 as set forth below:

    Chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:

    PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: Authority:

    42 U.S.C. 7401 et. seq.

    Subpart Q—Iowa 2. In § 52.820(e) the table is amended by adding entry (42) at the end of the table in numerical order to read as follows:
    § 52.820 Identification of plan.

    (e) * * *

    EPA-Approved Iowa Nonregulatory Provisions Name of nonregulatory SIP provision Applicable geographic or nonattainment area State submittal date EPA approval date Explanation *         *         *         *         *         *         * (42) State Implementation Plan (SIP) Revision for the Attainment and Maintenance of National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Regional Haze (2013 Five-Year Progress Report) Statewide 7/19/13 7/3/2014, 79 FR 37976
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    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA-R04-OAR-2015-0413; FRL-9931-64-Region 4] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Revisions to Definitions and Ambient Air Quality Standards AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Proposed rule.

    SUMMARY:

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) on August 30, 2010, December 15, 2011, and November 12, 2014. The SIP submittals include changes to GA EPD's air quality rules that, among other things, modify definitions and modify the ambient air standards for fine particulate matter. The portions of the SIP revisions that EPA is approving are consistent with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving these portions of the SIP revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views these as a noncontroversial submittals and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule.

    DATES:

    Written comments must be received on or before August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R04-OAR-2015-0413, by one of the following methods:

    1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

    2. Email: [email protected]

    3. Fax: (404) 562-9019.

    4. Mail: “EPA-R04-OAR-2015-0413,” Air Regulatory Management Section (formerly Regulatory Development Section), Air Planning and Implementation Branch (formerly Air Planning Branch), Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960.

    5. Hand Delivery or Courier: Lynorae Benjamin, Chief, Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office's normal hours of operation. The Regional Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays.

    Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to submit comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    D. Brad Akers, Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. Mr. Akers can be reached by phone at (404) 562-9089 or via electronic mail at [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    For additional information see the direct final rule which is published in the Rules Section of this Federal Register. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.

    Dated: July 22, 2015. Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator, Region 4.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18757 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560-50-P
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA-R04-OAR-2010-0816; FRL-9931-63-Region 4] Air Plan Disapproval; Georgia: Disapproval of Automatic Rescission Clause AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Proposed rule.

    SUMMARY:

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove a portion of a revision to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted through the Georgia's Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (EPD), on January 13, 2011, that would allow for the automatic rescission of federal permitting-related requirements in certain circumstances. EPA is proposing to disapprove Georgia's automatic rescission provision because the Agency has preliminarily determined that this provision is not consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) or federal regulations related to SIPs.

    DATES:

    Written comments must be received on or before August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R04-OAR-2010-0816, by one of the following methods:

    1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

    2. Email: [email protected]

    3. Fax: (404) 562-9019.

    4. Mail: “EPA-R04-OAR-2010-0816,” Air Regulatory Management Section (formerly Regulatory Development Section), Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960.

    5. Hand Delivery or Courier: Lynorae Benjamin, Chief, Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office's normal hours of operation. The Regional Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays.

    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R04-OAR-2010-0816. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit through www.regulations.gov or email, information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.

    Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information may not be publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Sean Lakeman, Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. The telephone number is (404) 562-9043. Mr. Lakeman can be reached via electronic mail at [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background for EPA's Proposed Action

    On September 8, 2011, EPA took final action to approve portions of a requested revision to the Georgia SIP, submitted by EPD on January 13, 2011. See 76 FR 55572. Specifically, the portions of Georgia's January 13, 2011, SIP submittal that EPA approved incorporated two updates to the State's air quality regulations under Georgia's New Source Review (NSR) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. First, the SIP revision established appropriate emission thresholds for determining which new stationary sources and modification projects become subject to Georgia's PSD permitting requirements for their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Second, the SIP revision incorporated provisions for implementing the PSD program for the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA noted in its September 8, 2011, final rule approving portions of Georgia's January 13, 2011, SIP submittal that the Agency was still evaluating the portion of the SIP submittal related to a provision (at 391-3-1-.02(7)(a)(2)(iv)) that would automatically rescind portions of Georgia's SIP in the wake of certain court decisions or other triggering events (the automatic rescission clause), and consequently was not taking action on that provision in that final action. See 76 FR at 55573. Today, EPA is proposing to disapprove the automatic rescission clause at 391-3-1-.02(7)(a)(2)(iv) in Georgia's January 13, 2011, SIP submittal.1 More detail on EPA's analysis of Georgia's automatic rescission clause is provided below.

    1 On November 12, 2014, EPD submitted a SIP package that included, among other things, an additional change to Georgia's PSD rules at 391-3-1-.02(7)(a)(2)(iv), which is the provision at issue in this notice. The revised version of Georgia Rule 391-3-1-.02(7)(a)(2)(iv) continues to include the automatic rescission clause at issue in today's notice. However, in its cover letter and subsequent explanations of revisions, EPD did not address the change made to 391-3-1-.02(7)(a)(2)(iv), nor did EPD ask the EPA to approve any revision to this provision. Therefore, EPA does not consider the change to 391-3-1-.02(7)(a)(2)(iv) included in the November 12, 2014, submittal to be part of an official SIP revision package.

    II. EPA's Analysis of Georgia's Submission Related to the Automatic Rescission Clause

    As mentioned above, Georgia's January 13, 2011, SIP revision included a provision that allowed for the automatic rescission of federal permitting-related requirements under certain circumstances. Specifically, at 391-3-1-.02(7)(a)(2)(iv), Georgia's rules read as follows: “The definition and use of the term `subject to regulation' in 40 CFR, Part 52.21, as amended June 3, 2010, is hereby incorporated by reference; provided, however, that in the event all or any portion of 40 CFR, Part 52.21 containing that term is: (I) Declared or adjudged to be invalid or unconstitutional or stayed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit or for the District of Columbia Circuit; or (II) withdrawn, repealed, revoked or otherwise rendered of no force and effect by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Congress, or Presidential Executive Order. Such action shall render the regulation as incorporated herein, or that portion thereof that may be affected by such action, as invalid, void, stayed, or otherwise without force and effect for purposes of this rule upon the date such action becomes final and effective; provided, further, that such declaration, adjudication, stay, or other action described herein shall not affect the remaining portions, if any, of the regulation as incorporated herein, which shall remain of full force and effect as if such portion so declared or adjudged invalid or unconstitutional or stayed or otherwise invalidated or effected were not originally a part of this rule. The Board declares that it would [not] have incorporated the remaining parts of the federal regulation if it had known that such portion thereof would be declared or adjudged invalid or unconstitutional or stayed or otherwise rendered of no force and effect.”

    EPA is proposing to disapprove the portion of Georgia's January 13, 2011, SIP submittal that would add the automatic rescission clause at Georgia Rule 391-3-1-.02(7)(a)(2)(iv) to the SIP. In assessing the approvability of this clause, EPA considered two key factors: (1) Whether the public will be given reasonable notice of any change to the SIP that occurs as a result of the automatic rescission clause; and (2) whether any future change to the SIP that occurs as a result of the automatic rescission clause would be consistent with EPA's interpretation of the effect of the triggering action (e.g., the extent of an administrative or judicial stay) on federal permitting requirements at 40 CFR 52.21. These criteria are derived from the SIP revision procedures set forth in the CAA and federal regulations.

    Regarding public notice, CAA section 110(l) provides that any revision to a SIP submitted by a State to EPA for approval “shall be adopted by such State after reasonable notice and public hearing.” See 42 U.S.C. 7410(l). Under Georgia's proposed automatic rescission clause, the SIP would automatically be revised as a result of a triggering action without public notice. To the extent that there is any ambiguity regarding how a court order or other triggering action impacts the federal permitting requirements at 40 CFR 52.21, that ambiguity will lead to ambiguity regarding the extent to which the triggering action results in a SIP revision (and indeed, whether a particular court ruling or other action in fact triggers an automatic SIP revision under Georgia's automatic rescission clause). EPA preliminarily concludes that Georgia's proposed automatic rescission clause would not provide reasonable public notice of a SIP revision as required by CAA 110(l), 42 U.S.C. 7410(l).

    EPA's consideration of whether any SIP change resulting from the proposed automatic rescission clause would be consistent with EPA's interpretation of the effect of the triggering action on federal permitting requirements at 40 CFR 52.21 is based on 40 CFR 51.105. Under 40 CFR 51.105, “[r]evisions of a plan, or any portion thereof, will not be considered part of an applicable plan until such revisions have been approved by the Administrator in accordance with this part.” However, the Georgia rescission clause takes effect immediately upon certain triggering actions without any EPA intervention. The effect of this is that EPA is not given the opportunity to determine the effect and extent of the triggering court order or federal law change on the federal permitting requirements at 40 CFR 52.21; instead, the SIP is modified without EPA's approval. EPA preliminarily concludes that Georgia's proposed automatic rescission clause is inconsistent with 40 CFR 51.105.

    III. Proposed Action

    EPA is proposing to disapprove the provision in Georgia's January 13, 2011, SIP submittal (at Georgia Rule 391-3-1-.02(7)(a)(2)(iv)) that would automatically rescind permitting-related federal requirements in certain circumstances. Previously, EPA approved the remainder of Georgia's January 13, 2011, SIP revision, which related to PSD requirements for GHG-emitting sources and for the PM2.5 NAAQS. See 76 FR 55572 (September, 8, 2011). Today's action does not change what EPA previously approved. EPA notes that the State has the option to withdraw the portion of the January 13, 2011, SIP submittal that is the subject of this disapproval action prior to EPA taking final action. Also, EPA notes that this disapproval action does not trigger a requirement for a Federal Implementation Plan because this provision is not a necessary or required element for the SIP.

    IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable federal regulations. See 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA's role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, this proposed action merely disapproves a state law as not meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this proposed action:

    • Is not a “significant regulatory action” subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Orders 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011);

    • does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.);

    • is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);

    • does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4);

    • does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999);

    • is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997);

    • is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001);

    • is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA; and

    • does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).

    The SIP is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), nor will it impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law.

    List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Greenhouse gases, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Authority:

    42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

    Dated: July 22, 2015. Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator, Region 4.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18754 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560-50-P
    80 147 Friday, July 31, 2015 Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Secretary Notice of Solicitation of Members to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board AGENCY:

    Research, Education, and Economics, USDA.

    ACTION:

    Solicitation for membership.

    SUMMARY:

    In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, U.S.C. App., the United States Department of Agriculture announces solicitation for nominations to fill 9 vacancies on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.

    Correction

    In the Federal Register of June 22 2015 (80 FR 35625), in the DATES section, read as follows:

    DATES:

    Deadline for Advisory Board member nominations is August 14 2015.

    Yvette Anderson, Federal Register Liaison Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18792 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410-03-P
    DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS-2015-0014] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables; Correction AGENCY:

    Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA.

    ACTION:

    Notice; correction.

    SUMMARY:

    This document corrects a notice published in the Federal Register of June 17, 2015, announcing a public meeting and requesting comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions that will be discussed at the 19th Session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CCFFV) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex). This correction fixes a clerical error in the public meeting dates announced in the notice.

    For Further Information About the 19th Session of CCFFV Contact: Dorian LaFond, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruits and Vegetables Division, Stop 0235-Room 2086, United States Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690-4944, Fax: (202) 720-0016, email: [email protected]

    For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Kenneth Lowery, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue, Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690-4042, Fax: (202) 720-3157, email: [email protected]

    Correction

    In the notice, Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, beginning on page 34606 in the issue of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, make the following corrections in the SUMMARY section, DATES section, and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

    On page 34607, in the first column, in the SUMMARY Section and the DATES section, “August 6, 2015” is corrected to read “August 11, 2015”.

    On page 34607, in the third column, in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, Public Meeting section, “August 6, 2015” is corrected to read “August 11, 2015”.

    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    No agency, officer, or employee of the USDA shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs, exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination any person in the United States under any program or activity conducted by the USDA.

    To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which may be accessed online at http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf, or write a letter signed by you or your authorized representative.

    Send your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, or email:

    Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-9410.

    Fax: (202) 690-7442.

    Email: [email protected]

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, FSIS will announce it on-line through the FSIS Web page located at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/federal-register.

    FSIS also will make copies of this Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to our constituents and stakeholders. The Update is available on the FSIS Web page. Through the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an email subscription service which provides automatic and customized access to selected food safety news and information. This service is available at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/subscribe. Options range from recalls to export information, regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves, and have the option to password-protect their accounts.

    Done at Washington, DC, on July 28, 2015. Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18841 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P
    DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS-2015-0013] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs; Correction AGENCY:

    Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA.

    ACTION:

    Notice; correction.

    SUMMARY:

    This document corrects a notice published in the Federal Register of June 17, 2015, announcing a public meeting and requesting comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions that will be discussed at the 2nd Session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex). This correction fixes a clerical error in the public meeting dates announced in the notice.

    For Further Information About the 2nd Session of CCSCH Contact: Dorian LaFond, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruits and Vegetables Division, Stop 0235-Room 2086, United States Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690-4944, Fax: (202) 720-0016, email: [email protected]

    For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Kenneth Lowery, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue, Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690-4042, Fax: (202) 720-3157, email: [email protected]

    Correction

    In the notice, Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs, beginning on page 34608 in the issue of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, make the following corrections in the SUMMARY section, DATES section, and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

    On page 34608, in the first column, in the SUMMARY Section and the DATES section, “August 19, 2015” is corrected to read “August 12, 2015”.

    On page 34608, in the third column, in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, Public Meeting section, “August 19, 2015” is corrected to read “August 12, 2015”.

    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    No agency, officer, or employee of the USDA shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs, exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination any person in the United States under any program or activity conducted by the USDA.

    To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which may be accessed online at http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf, or write a letter signed by you or your authorized representative.

    Send your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, or email:

    Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-9410.

    Fax: (202) 690-7442.

    Email: [email protected]

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, FSIS will announce it on-line through the FSIS Web page located at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/federal-register.

    FSIS also will make copies of this Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to our constituents and stakeholders. The Update is available on the FSIS Web page. Through the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an email subscription service which provides automatic and customized access to selected food safety news and information. This service is available at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/subscribe. Options range from recalls to export information, regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves, and have the option to password-protect their accounts.

    Done at Washington, DC, on July 28, 2015. Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18835 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P
    DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-122-855, A-570-024, A-533-861, A-523-810] Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada, the People's Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations AGENCY:

    Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

    DATES:

    Effective date July 31, 2015.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Karine Gziryan at (202) 482-4081 (Canada); Tyler Weinhold or Steve Bezirganian at (202) 482-1121 and (202) 482-1131, respectively (the People's Republic of China (the PRC)); Fred Baker at (202) 482-2924 (India); or Jonathan Hill at (202) 482-3518 (the Sultanate of Oman (Oman)), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Background

    On March 30, 2015, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated antidumping duty investigations on certain polyethylene terephthalate resin from Canada, the PRC, India, and Oman.1 Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1) state the Department will make a preliminary determination no later than 140 days after the date of the initiation. The current deadline for the preliminary determinations of these investigations is no later than August 17, 2015.

    1See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada, the People's Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Investigations, 80 FR 18376 (April 6, 2015).

    Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    On July 21, 2015, DAK Americas, LLC, M&G Chemicals, and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America (Petitioners) made a timely request, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e), for postponement of the preliminary determinations, in order to give the Department the necessary time to further develop the record in this proceeding through additional questionnaires, which Petitioners will in turn need time to analyze and possibly comment on. Because there are no compelling reasons to deny Petitioners' request, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations by 50 days.

    For the reasons stated above, the Department, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later than 190 days after the date on which the Department initiated these investigations. Therefore, the new deadline for the preliminary determinations is October 6, 2015. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act, the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date.

    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: July 24, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18843 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P
    DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XE027 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the South Atlantic States; Amendment 37 AGENCY:

    National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION:

    Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS); request for comments; notice of scoping meetings.

    SUMMARY:

    NMFS, Southeast Region, in collaboration with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council), intends to prepare an EIS to evaluate a range of alternative management actions in association with Amendment 37 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Amendment 37). The purpose of this NOI is to solicit public comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS and to announce a scoping meeting.

    DATES:

    The Council will discuss alternatives and take scoping comments at a public meeting held via webinar beginning at 6 p.m. on August 10, 2015.

    Written comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS will be accepted until August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Registration and technical information for the public scoping meeting held via webinar is found under the Scoping Meeting heading below.

    Written comments may be submitted on the NOI identified by “NOAA-NMFS-2015-0083” by either of the following methods:

    Electronic submissions: Submit electronic comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2015-0083, click the “Comment Now!” icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.

    Mail: Submit written comments to Nikhil Mehta, NMFS Southeast Regional Office (SERO), 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

    Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter “N/A” in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous).

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Nikhil Mehta, NMFS SERO, telephone: 727-824-5305, or email: [email protected] Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: 843-571-4376, or email: [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Currently, hogfish are managed under two FMPs. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf of Mexico Council) manages one hogfish stock in the FMP for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico. The South Atlantic Council manages the other hogfish stock in the FMP for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. In August 2014, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission completed a benchmark stock assessment for hogfish as part of the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) process (SEDAR 37). Amendment 37 responds to the August 2014 benchmark stock assessment of hogfish that defined three separate stocks in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, including one stock that is subject to overfishing and is overfished. Amendment 37 and the associated EIS consider new reference points, status determination criteria, catch levels, and management measures for the two new stocks in the South Atlantic, including a rebuilding plan for the stock that is overfished.

    In October 2014, the South Atlantic Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) reviewed the stock assessment and provided recommended approaches for calculating fishing level recommendations, which the South Atlantic Council reviewed at their December 2014 meeting. Based on genetic evidence used in the stock assessment, the SSC supported the assessment's approach of defining two separate hogfish stocks in the South Atlantic, one stock off Georgia and North Carolina (GA-NC) and one stock off the Florida Keys and eastern Florida (FLK/EFL), and a third stock in the eastern Gulf of Mexico off the west coast of Florida (WFL).

    The SSC determined that the stock assessment for the GA-NC stock does not represent the best scientific information available for determining stock status, i.e., whether the stock is subject to overfishing or is overfished, or for informing management decisions. Instead, they recommended that catch level recommendations for the GA-NC hogfish stock be developed using the Only Reliable Catch Stocks (ORCS) approach set forth in Level 4 of the Council's acceptable biological catch (ABC) control rule. Using the ORCS approach, the ABC for the GA-NC stock recommended by the SSC is 28,161 pounds whole weight (lb ww).

    For the FLK/EFL stock, the SSC determined that the benchmark stock assessment represents the best scientific information available and recommended it for use in management decisions. The assessment results indicate the FLK/EFL stock is undergoing overfishing and is overfished.

    Amendment 37 and the associated EIS consider and evaluate a number of management actions responding to this new scientific information and the recommendations from the South Atlantic Council's SSC. The management actions include modifying the hogfish management unit from one stock to two separate stocks in the South Atlantic, and defining individual stock boundaries, including the boundary between the FLK/EFL stock managed by the South Atlantic Council and the WFL stock managed by the Gulf of Mexico Council. These boundary demarcations will aid in enforcing regulations and in tracking the annual catch limits (ACLs) and annual catch targets (ACTs) for each stock.

    On February 17, 2015, NMFS notified the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Councils that the FLK/EFL stock is overfished and undergoing overfishing, based on the results of the 2014 benchmark stock assessment. Within two years of such a notification, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) requires an FMP amendment or proposed regulations be prepared and implemented to end overfishing immediately and to rebuild the affected stock. Therefore, Amendment 37 and the associated EIS also contain rebuilding plan alternatives to increase the biomass of the FLK/EFL stock to a sustainable level within a specified time period.

    Finally, for both the FLK/EFL and GA-NC stocks, Amendment 37 and the associated EIS also contain alternatives for management reference points (optimum yield and maximum sustainable yield), status determination criteria (overfishing limit and minimum stock size threshold), ACLs (including by sector), ACTs, accountability measures, and new or modified commercial and recreational minimum size limits, commercial trip limits, and recreational bag limits.

    In accordance with NOAA's Administrative Order 216-6, Section 5.02(c), Scoping Process, NMFS, in collaboration with the South Atlantic Council, is conducting scoping to help identify significant environmental issues related to these proposed actions and alternatives. The public is invited to attend the scoping meeting (date and address below) and provide written comments on the actions and alternatives in the Amendment 37 scoping document. A copy of the Amendment 37 scoping document is available at http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sustainable_fisheries/s_atl/sg/index.html. The preliminary actions and alternatives included in the scoping document may not represent the full range of actions and alternatives that will be considered and evaluated in Amendment 37 and the associated EIS. The South Atlantic Council will review scoping comments at their September meeting.

    After the draft EIS (DEIS) associated with Amendment 37 is completed, it will be filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). After filing, the EPA will publish a notice of availability of the DEIS for public comment in the Federal Register. NMFS will solicit public comment on the DEIS for 45 days pursuant to regulations issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 40 CFR parts 1500-1508) and to NOAA's Administrative Order 216-6 regarding NOAA's compliance with NEPA and the CEQ regulations.

    The South Atlantic Council and NMFS will consider public comments received on the DEIS in developing the final EIS (FEIS), and before the South Atlantic Council votes to submit Amendment 37 to NMFS for Secretarial review, approval, and implementation under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. NMFS will announce in the Federal Register the availability of the final amendment and proposed implementing regulations for public review during the Magnuson-Stevens Act Secretarial review period. The EPA will announce the availability of the FEIS for public review. NMFS will consider all public comments received during the Secretarial review period, whether they are on the final amendment, the proposed regulations, or the FEIS, prior to final agency action.

    Scoping Meeting

    The scoping meeting will be held via webinar on August 10, 2015. The scoping meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be accessible via the internet from the South Atlantic Council's Web site at www.safmc.net. Registration for the webinar is required. Registration information will be posted on the South Atlantic Council's Web site at www.safmc.net as it becomes available. Webinar registrants may test or confirm their computer setup for the webinar one hour prior to the meeting and contact Mike Collins at 843-763-1050 to address any questions regarding webinar setup.

    Authority:

    16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: July 27, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18736 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510-22-P
    DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC969 Draft Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing—Acoustic Threshold Levels for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold Shifts AGENCY:

    National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION:

    Notice; request for comments.

    SUMMARY:

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), on behalf of NMFS and the National Ocean Service (referred collectively here as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)), announces the availability of a revised version of draft guidance for assessing the effects of anthropogenic sound on marine mammal species under NOAA's jurisdiction. The guidance provides updated received levels, or thresholds, above which individual marine mammals are predicted to experience changes in their hearing sensitivity (either temporary or permanent) for all underwater anthropogenic sound sources. NOAA solicits public comment on the revised draft guidance based on updated scientific information and comments received during the first public comment period.

    DATES:

    Comments must be received by September 14, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    The revised draft guidance is available in electronic form via the Internet at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/acoustics/.

    You may submit comments, which should be identified with NOAA-NMFS-2013-0177, by any of the following methods:

    Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov.

    Mail: Send comments to: Chief, Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3226, Attn: Acoustic Guidance.

    Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to http://www.regulations.gov without change. All Personal Identifying Information (e.g., name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.

    NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Amy Scholik-Schlomer, Office of Protected Resources, 301-427-8449, [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    NOAA has developed draft guidance for assessing the effects of anthropogenic sound on the hearing of marine mammal species under NOAA's jurisdiction (i.e., whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions). Specifically, the guidance identifies the received levels, or thresholds, above which individual marine mammals are predicted to experience changes in their hearing sensitivity (either temporary or permanent) for all underwater anthropogenic sound sources. This guidance is intended to be used by NOAA analysts and managers and other relevant user groups and stakeholders, including other federal agencies, when seeking to determine whether and how their activities are expected to result in particular types of impacts to marine mammals via acoustic exposure. The document outlines NOAA's updated acoustic threshold level, describes in detail how the thresholds were developed, and explains how they will be updated in the future. NOAA published a Federal Register Notice on December 27, 2013, announcing the availability of the draft guidance and a 30-day public comment period (78 FR 78822), which was extended another 45 days based upon public request on January 29, 2014 (79 FR 4672). Please refer to these Federal Register Notices for additional background about the draft guidance.

    While NOAA was in the process of evaluating and addressing public comments, the U.S. Navy updated its methodology for the development of marine mammal auditory weighting functions and acoustic threshold levels. NOAA evaluated the proposed methodology and preliminarily determined that it reflects the best available science. Accordingly, we have incorporated it into our draft guidance. NOAA also re-evaluated its methods for defining threshold usage for sources characterized as “impulsive” or “non-impulsive” based on comments received during the initial public comment period. As a result, NOAA is now soliciting public comment, via this second public comment period, on this revised version of the draft guidance that incorporates these changes.

    Updated sections can be found in the following locations: (1) A summary of the updated draft acoustic threshold levels and marine mammal auditory weighting functions is in the main body of the document, with additional details provided in Appendix A (Navy Technical Report); (2) NOAA's proposed methodology for defining threshold usage for sources characterized as “impulsive” or “non-impulsive” is in Section 2.3.1 of the main document, with additional details in Appendix C; (3) a new appendix identifying research recommendations and data gaps in response to comments submitted during the initial public comment period is Appendix D; and a new appendix providing optional alternative methodology for user groups unable to apply the guidance's more complex acoustic threshold levels and auditory weighting functions is Appendix E.

    Before the guidance is finalized, NOAA will address substantive public comments received from the initial public comment period, as well as from this second public comment period. Therefore, NOAA encourages the public to currently focus comments on the revised and new sections of the document. We are particularly interested in identification of any additional datasets for inclusion in the assessment, comments on our proposed methodology for transitioning from “impulsive” to “non-impulsive” acoustic threshold levels, and evaluation of the methodology associated with updated marine mammal auditory weighting functions and acoustic thresholds.

    The guidance is classified as a Highly Influential Scientific Assessment by the Office of Management and Budget. As such, independent peer review is required prior to broad public dissemination by the Federal Government. NOAA recently conducted two independent peer reviews in association with the revised draft guidance (in addition to the peer review on the first draft of the guidance). Details of both peer reviews can be found within the draft guidance and at the following Web site: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/acoustics/.

    Dated: July 27, 2015. Perry F. Gayaldo, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18790 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510-22-P
    DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Establishment of the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment and Solicitation for Nominations for Membership AGENCY:

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

    ACTION:

    Notice of establishment of the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment and solicitation for nominations for membership.

    SUMMARY:

    Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Commerce has determined that the establishment of the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment (Committee) is necessary and in the public interest. Accordingly, NOAA has chartered the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. NOAA is also soliciting nominations for membership on the Committee.

    The Committee's mission is to provide advice on sustained National Climate Assessment activities and products to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere (Under Secretary) who will forward the advice to the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The Committee's scope is—as requested by the Under Secretary—to advise on the engagement of stakeholders and on sustained assessment activities and the quadrennial National Climate Assessment report.

    Points of View: Individuals are sought with expertise in communications, engagement, and education; risk management and risk assessment; economics and social sciences; technology, tools, and data systems; and other disciplines relevant to the sustained National Climate Assessment process. In addition, individuals are sought with expertise in climate change and variability, spanning the range from climate science (physical, biological, chemical) to impacts and societal responses. Individuals with experience in the private sector, academia, public sector, non-governmental organizations, and others will all be given consideration.

    Nominations: Interested persons may nominate themselves or third parties.

    Applications: An application is required to be considered for membership, regardless of whether a person is nominated by a third party or self-nominated. The application package must include: (1) The nominee's full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the nominee's area(s) of expertise; (3) a short description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice being solicited by NOAA in this Notice; and (4) a current resume (maximum length four pages). Information obtained as a result of this request may be used by the government for program planning on a non-attribution basis. Do not include any information that might be considered proprietary or confidential.

    If selected, members will be appointed as special government employees (SGEs) and will be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. They will also be asked to certify that they are not required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and that they are not Federally-registered lobbyists.

    DATES:

    Nominations should be submitted via the web address specified below and must be received by forty-five (45) days after this notice is published.

    ADDRESSES:

    Applications should be submitted electronically via http://globalchange.gov/notices.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Emily Therese Cloyd, NCA Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator, U.S. Global Change Research Program Office, Telephone (202) 223-6262, Fax (202) 223-3064, Email [email protected] For more information on the NCA process, please visit http://assessment.globalchange.gov.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), the principal program responsible for coordinating and integrating U.S. federal research on climate change. Under the Global Change Research Act of 1990, the USGCRP is responsible for producing the National Climate Assessment, the last iteration of which was published in May 2014. The USGCRP is now building a process to ensure all future assessments are responsive to stakeholder needs, scientifically credible and conducted in an efficient manner, coordinating the efforts of partners both inside and outside of the government. It is the goal of the USGCRP to create a sustainable assessment process that involves networks of participants in regions and sectors across the country in addition to engaging federal scientists in multiple agencies. This will enable assessment activities and products to address national, regional, sectoral, and topical needs over time and to serve important policy and science objectives. Establishing an ongoing, consistent, and replicable approach to assessment of current and projected climate impacts and climate-related risk will help identify opportunities as well as hazards associated with changes in climate conditions. It will also support U.S. contributions to international assessment, adaptation and mitigation programs. This information can be used to prioritize federal activities that support adaptation and mitigation decisions in the federal government as well as within states, regions, and sectors and to continuously reassess priorities for federal science investments.

    The Committee will consist of non-government experts who will advise on the engagement of stakeholders and on sustained assessment activities and the quadrennial National Climate Assessment report. Within the scope of its mission, the Committee's specific objective is to provide advice on a sustained National Climate Assessment process that:

    1. Integrates, evaluates, and interprets the findings of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and discusses the scientific uncertainties with such findings;

    2. Analyzes the effects of current and projected climate change upon ecosystems and biological diversity, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health and welfare, and social systems, including in a regional context;

    3. Analyzes current trends in global change, both human-induced and natural, and projects major trends for the subsequent 25 to 100 years;

    4. Is a continuing, inclusive National process that synthesizes relevant science and information about changes in the Earth system as they affect the Nation's climate, and about how such changes relate to and interact with changes in social, economic, ecological, and technological systems;

    5. Addresses risk-based vulnerabilities for business and industry as related to the impacts of weather and climate variations and changes; and

    6. Supports climate-related decisions by providing information in formats that are useful to decision support.

    To assure a balanced representation of views among preeminent scientists, engineers, educators, and other experts reflecting the full scope of issues addressed in the National Climate Assessment and/or relevant to the sustained national assessment process, the Committee will consist of fifteen (15) non-Federal members. The Under Secretary, in consultation with the Director of OSTP, shall select and appoint members.

    Members will be selected for appointment on a clear and standardized basis in accordance with Department of Commerce guidance. Each member shall be appointed for a term of one, two, or three years and shall serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary. Thereafter, members may be reappointed for successive terms of two years. To the extent possible, not more than one-third of the total membership shall change in any one year. Members will be appointed as special government employees (SGEs) and will be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable travel and per diem expenses incurred in performing such duties, but will not be reimbursed for their time. As a Federal Advisory Committee, the Committee's membership is required to be balanced in terms of viewpoints represented and the functions to be performed as well as the interests of geographic regions of the country and the diverse sectors of U.S. society.

    The Committee is expected to meet in person at least once each year, plus additional teleconferences or subgroup meetings. Committee members must be willing to serve as liaisons to Committee subgroups and/or participate in reviews and activities as requested by the Under Secretary.

    The Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment will function solely as an advisory body and in compliance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Copies of the charter will be filed with the appropriate Committees of the Congress and with the Library of Congress.

    Dated: July 27, 2015. Christine Blackburn, Deputy Chief of Staff, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18781 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510-22-P
    BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No: CFPB-2015-0035] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY:

    Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

    ACTION:

    Notice and request for comment.

    SUMMARY:

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is requesting to renew the approval for an existing information collection titled, “Mortgage Acts And Practices (Regulation N) 12 CFR 1014.”

    DATES:

    Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before August 31, 2015 to be assured of consideration.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection, OMB Control Number (see below), and docket number (see above), by any of the following methods:

    Electronic: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    Mail: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552.

    Hand Delivery/Courier: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002.

    Please note that comments submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. In general, all comments received will become public records, including any personal information provided. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or social security numbers, should not be included.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Documentation prepared in support of this information collection request is available at www.regulations.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435-9575, or email: [email protected] Please do not submit comments to this mailbox.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Title of Collection: Mortgage Acts And Practices (Regulation N) 12 CFR 1014.

    OMB Control Number: 3170-0009.

    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection.

    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit institutions.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 483.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 242.

    Abstract: Regulation N (12 CFR 1014), prohibits misrepresentations about the terms of mortgage credit products in commercial communications and requires that covered persons keep certain related records for a period of twenty-four (24) months from last dissemination. The information that Regulation N requires covered persons to retain is necessary to ensure efficient and effective law enforcement to address deceptive practices that occur in the mortgage advertising area.

    The Bureau issued a 60-day Federal Register notice on May 18th, 2015 (80 FR 28244). Comments were solicited and continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Bureau's estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methods and the assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: July 28, 2015. Linda F. Powell, Chief Data Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18809 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810-AM-P
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army [Docket ID: USA-2015-0028] Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY:

    Department of the Army, DoD.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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.

    DATES:

    Consideration will be given to all comments received by September 29, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Directorate of Oversight and Compliance, Regulatory and Audit Matters Office, 9010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-9010.

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at http://www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 441 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20314-1000, Attn: CECW-CO-R, or call Department of the Army Reports clearance officer at (703) 428-6440.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Customer Service Survey—Regulatory Program, US Army Corps of Engineers, ENG Form 5065, OMB Control Number 0710-0012.

    Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary for the Corps to conduct surveys of customers served by our district offices, currently a total of 38 offices.

    Only voluntary opinions will be solicited and no information requested on the survey instrument will be mandatory. The survey form will be provided to the applicants when they receive a regulatory product, primarily a permit decision or wetland determination. The information collected will be used to assess whether Regulatory business practices or policies warrant revision to better serve the public. Without this survey the Corps would have to rely on less structured, informal methods of obtaining public input. The data collection instrument was minimized for respondent burden, while maximizing data quality. The following strategies were used to achieve these goals:

    1. Questions are clearly written.

    2. The questionnaire is of reasonable length;

    3. The questionnaire includes only items that have been shown to be successful in previous analyses and ease in navigation.

    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; farms; or other agencies who receive permits or jurisdictional determinations for the Corps of Engineers Regulatory program.

    Annual Burden Hours: 320 hours.

    Number of Respondents: 2000.

    Responses per Respondent: 1.

    Average Burden per Response: 0.16 hours.

    Frequency: On occasion.

    The Corps of Engineers is required by three federal laws, passed by Congress, to regulate construction-related activities in waters of the United States. This customer survey provides feedback on the service the public has received from the Regulatory program during their permit or jurisdictional determination evaluations.

    Dated: July 28, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18840 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001-06-P
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD-2015-OS-0076] Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY:

    Sexual Assault Prevention Office, DoD.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Sexual Assault Prevention Office for the Department of Defense announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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.

    DATES:

    Consideration will be given to all comments received by September 29, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Directorate of Oversight and Compliance, Regulatory and Audit Matters Office, 9010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-9010.

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

    Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at http://www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to Diana Rangoussis, Senior Policy Advisor, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO), (703) 696-9422.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID); DD Form 2965; OMB Control Number 0704-0482.

    Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to create a DoD database that captures uniform data provided by the Military Services and maintains all sexual assault data collected by the Military Services. This database shall be a centralized, case-level database for the uniform collection of data regarding incidence of sexual assaults of military members. DSAID will include information when available, or when not limited by Restricted Reporting, or otherwise prohibited by law, about the nature of the assault, the victim, the offender, and the disposition of reports associated with the assault. Information in the DSAID will be used to respond to congressional reporting requirements, support Military Service SAPR Program management, and inform DoD SAPRO oversight activities.

    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

    Annual Burden Hours: 3,200.

    Number of Respondents: 3,200.

    Responses per Respondent: 1.

    Annual Responses: 3,200.

    Average Burden per Response: 60 minutes.

    Frequency: On occasion.

    It is DoD policy to establish a culture free of sexual assault by providing an environment of prevention, education and training, response capability, victim support, reporting procedures, and accountability that enhances the safety and well-being of all persons covered by the regulation.

    Dated: July 28, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18797 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001-06-P
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Joint Military Training AGENCY:

    Department of the Navy, Department of Defense.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    On April 03, 2015, the Department of Navy (DoN) published a Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Joint Military Training. A notice extending the public comment period by 60 days was published on May 14, 2015. The purpose of this notice is to announce an additional 14-day extension of the public comment period to August 17, 2015 Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.) [August 18, 2015, Chamorro Standard Time (ChST)]. This extension is made in recognition of the communications disruptions in the CNMI caused by the damage to the undersea cable between Guam and Saipan.

    DATES:

    The public comment period for the Draft EIS began on April 03, 2015, EDT [April 04, 2015, ChST) with the publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and with this extension, will end on August 17, 2015, EDT [August 18, 2015, ChST] for a total of 134 days. Mailed comments should be postmarked no later than August 17, 2015, EDT [August 18, 2015, ChST] to ensure they are considered.

    ADDRESSES:

    The public may provide comments through the project Web site at www.CNMIJointMilitaryTrainingEIS.com, or by mail at: Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Attn: 09PA, Public Affairs Office, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, JBPHH, HI 96860-3134.

    The Draft EIS/OEIS was distributed to federal and local agencies, elected officials, and other interested individuals and organizations. The Draft EIS/OEIS is available for public review at www.CNMIJointMilitaryTrainingEIS.com, and at the following libraries:

    (1) Joeten Kiyu Public Library, Saipan; (2) Northern Marianas College Olympio T. Borja Memorial Library, Saipan; (3) Tinian Public Library, Tinian; (4) Antonio C. Atalig Memorial Rota Public Library, Rota; (5) University of Guam Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Library, Guam; (6) Nieves M. Flores Memorial Library, Guam.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    On April 03, 2015, the Department of Navy (DoN) published a Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Joint Military Training (80 FR 18385, April 03, 2015). A notice extending the public comment period by 60 days was published on May 14, 2015 (80 FR 27678). The purpose of this notice is to announce an additional 14-day extension of the public comment period to August 17, 2015 Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.) [August 18, 2015, Chamorro Standard Time (ChST)]. This extension is made in recognition of the communications disruptions in the CNMI caused by the damage to the undersea cable between Guam and Saipan.

    The DoN's proposed action is to establish live-fire Range Training Areas (RTAs) within the CNMI to address the U.S. Pacific Command Service Components' unfilled unit level and combined level training requirements in the Western Pacific. The DoN recognizes that public comments are an essential part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. Accordingly, the DoN established a 60-day public comment period in lieu of the minimum 45-day period required by NEPA implementing regulations. A notice extending the public comment period by 60 days was published on May 14, 2015 (80 FR 27678). Due to a break in an undersea cable and associated communications disruptions in the CNMI, the DoN is further extending the Draft EIS public comment period by 14 days to August 17, 2015, EDT [August 18, 2015, ChST] for a total of 134 days.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    CNMI Joint Military Training EIS/OEIS Project Manager by email via the project Web site (www.CNMIJointMilitaryTrainingEIS.com).

    Dated: July 27, 2015. N.A. Hagerty-Ford, Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18858 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810-FF-P
    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy [Docket Number EERE-2015-BT-BLDG-0012] Request for Information (RFI) for High-Performance Energy Efficiency Measures in Separate Spaces AGENCY:

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

    ACTION:

    Request for Information (RFI).

    SUMMARY:

    As part of the requirements of Section 103 of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting public comment regarding effective methods, measures, and practices for the design and construction of separate building spaces (also known as tenant spaces) to create high-performance, energy efficient spaces. In preparation for completing a study required by the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, DOE is requesting information on the feasibility of significantly improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings through the design and construction, by owners and tenants, of separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency measures; and encouraging owners and tenants to implement high-performance energy efficiency measures in separate spaces. The term `high-performance energy efficiency measure' means a technology, product, or practice that will result in substantial operational cost savings by reducing energy consumption and utility costs while maintaining indoor air quality, appropriate light levels and occupant comfort. DOE will use input from this Federal Register notice to inform the study, to be completed by April 30, 2016.

    DATES:

    Written comments and information are requested on or before September 30, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    The content that we are requesting your feedback on is located at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EERE-2015-BT-BLDG-0012. Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments electronically. Interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE-2015-BT-BLDG-0012. Your response should be limited to 8 pages.

    Email: [email protected]. Include EERE-2015-BT-BLDG-0012 in the subject line of the message. Submit electronic comments in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, and avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption.

    Or Mail to: U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Mailstop EE-5B, Washington, DC 20585.

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number.

    Docket: The docket is available for review at www.regulations.gov, including Federal Register notices, comments, and other supporting documents/materials (search EERE-2015-BT-BLDG-0012). All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index.

    A link to the docket Web page can be found at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EERE-2015-BT-BLDG-0012. This Web page contains a link to the docket for this notice on the www.regulations.gov site. The www.regulations.gov Web page contains instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, in the docket. See section II, Public Participation for further information on submitting comments.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Direct requests for additional information may be sent to Mr. Jason Hartke, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: 202-586-9632.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Discussion

    DOE is seeking public input on questions that will help inform a study on the feasibility of significantly improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings through the design and construction, by owners and tenants, of separate tenant spaces using high-performance energy efficiency measures; and encouraging owners and tenants to implement high-performance energy efficiency measures in separate spaces.

    This request seeks comments related to the following: (1) High-performance energy efficiency measures that should be considered as part of the initial design and construction of separate spaces; (2) actual energy savings measured as a result of implementing energy efficiency measures in tenant space design and construction; (3) processes that owners, tenants, architects, engineers and other building experts may replicate when designing and constructing separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency measures, and the cost-effectiveness and scalability of such processes; (4) policies and best practices to achieve reductions in energy intensities for lighting, plug loads, heating, cooling, cooking, laundry, and other systems that support the commercial building tenant; (5) financial metrics like return on investment and payback analyses of the incremental cost and projected energy savings of the proposed set of high-performance energy efficiency measures, including consideration of available incentives; (6) models and simulation methods that predict the quantity of energy used by separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency measures and that compare predicted quantity to the quantity of energy used by separate spaces without high-performance energy efficiency measures but that would otherwise comply with applicable code requirements; (7) measurement and verification platforms and methods that allow measurement of the impact of high-performance energy efficiency measures installed in separate spaces, including metering configurations and data access; (8) best practices and existing systems or programs that encourage an integrated approach to designing and constructing separate spaces to perform at optimum energy efficiency in conjunction with the central systems of a commercial building; (9) any impact on employment and job creation resulting from the design and construction of separate spaces using high-performance energy efficiency measures; (10) case studies or other analyses or studies that report the economic and energy savings returns in the design and construction of separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency measures; (11) best practices for encouraging owners and tenants to implement high-performance energy efficiency measures in separate spaces; and; (12) prevalence and configuration of energy sub metering nationwide at the level of individual tenant spaces in commercial buildings, including information about whether critical consumption activities such as HVAC, data storage, or lighting are separately sub metered; (13) identification of data on key determinants of energy performance in tenant spaces that could be used to guide the development of wider national data collection and most feasible approaches for collecting such data; and (14) availability of hourly data and information on specific energy management programs in place in tenant spaces.

    II. Public Participation

    All interested parties are invited to submit in writing by the date specified in the DATES section of this RFI, comments and information on all elements listed in the discussion section above. Comments may be submitted on or before September 30, 2015. Please submit comments only and cite docket number EERE-2015-BT-BLDG-0012, in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. Visit http://www.doe.gov/cbi for more information.

    Please limit comments to no more than a total of 8 pages.

    Issued in Washington, DC, July 27, 2015. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18868 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1

    Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings:

    Docket Numbers: EG15-106-000.

    Applicants: GenOn Mid-Atlantic, LLC.

    Description: Notice of Self-Recertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5035.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings:

    Docket Numbers: ER10-2819-004; ER14-413-002; ER10-2358-005; ER14-1397-003; ER10-3131-005; ER10-2431-005; ER15-2255-001; ER14-1390-003.

    Applicants: ALLETE, Inc., ALLETE Clean Energy, Inc., Storm Lake Power Partners I LLC, Storm Lake Power Partners II, LLC, Condon Wind Power, LLC, Chanarambie Power Partners, LLC, Armenia Mountain Wind, LLC, Lake Benton Power Partners LLC.

    Description: Notice of Non-Material Change in Status of ALLETE, Inc., et al.

    Filed Date: 7/23/15.

    Accession Number: 20150723-5173.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/13/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-1560-001.

    Applicants: Nevada Power Company.

    Description: Compliance filing: OATT Revision to Attachment N 07.22.15 to be effective 7/22/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/22/15.

    Accession Number: 20150722-5123.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/12/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-2232-000.

    Applicants: ISO New England Inc.

    Description: ISO New England Inc. Resource Termination—Enerwise Global Technologies, Inc.

    Filed Date: 7/21/15.

    Accession Number: 20150721-5121.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/11/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-2257-000.

    Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

    Description: Tariff Cancellation: eTariff System Migration: Cancellation of Tariff ID 1000 to be effective 7/23/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/23/15.

    Accession Number: 20150723-5133.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/13/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-2258-000.

    Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

    Description: Tariff Cancellation: eTariff System Migration: Cancellation of Tariff ID 2000 to be effective 7/23/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/23/15.

    Accession Number: 20150723-5134.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/13/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-2259-000.

    Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

    Description: Tariff Cancellation: eTariff System Migration: Cancellation of Tariff ID 3000 to be effective 7/23/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/23/15.

    Accession Number: 20150723-5135.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/13/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-2261-000.

    Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc.

    Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2855R1 KMEA & KCPL Meter Agent Agreement to be effective 7/1/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5016.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-2262-000.

    Applicants: Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota corporation.

    Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2015-7-24 NSP-Manitoba-US Interface 598-NSP_0.0.0 to be effective 9/1/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5045.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-2263-000.

    Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc.

    Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 1154R11 Associated Electric Cooperative NITSA and NOA to be effective 7/1/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5047.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Take notice that the Commission received the following electric securities filings:

    Docket Numbers: ES15-32-000.

    Applicants: Duquesne Light Company.

    Description: Amendment to June 5, 2015 Application of Duquesne Light Company Pursuant to Section 204 of the Federal Power Act for an Order Authorizing the Issuance of Short-Term Indebtedness.

    Filed Date: 7/23/15.

    Accession Number: 20150723-5148.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/3/15.

    Take notice that the Commission received the following public utility holding company filings:

    Docket Numbers: PH15-17-000.

    Applicants: Wisconsin Energy Group, Inc.

    Description: Wisconsin Energy Group, Inc. submits FERC 65-B Notice of Material Change in Facts of Waiver Notification.

    Filed Date: 7/23/15.

    Accession Number: 20150723-5164.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/13/15.

    The filings are accessible in the Commission's eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number.

    Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding.

    eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: July 24, 2015. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18786 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2219-046] Garkane Energy Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:

    a. Type of Application: Request for Amendment of License.

    b. Project No.: 2219-046.

    c. Date Filed: June 29, 2015.

    d. Applicant: Garkane Energy Cooperative, Inc. (licensee).

    e. Name of Project: Boulder Creek Hydroelectric Project.

    f. Location: Garfield County, Utah.

    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).

    h. Applicant Contact: Daniel R. Simon, Counsel for licensee, (202) 739-2813, or [email protected].

    i. FERC Contact: Erich Gaedeke, (503) 552-2716, or [email protected].

    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, protests, and recommendations is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission.

    All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To paper-file, an original and seven copies should be mailed to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments.

    Please include the project number (P-2219-046) on any comments, motions, or recommendations filed.

    k. Description of Request: Due to the October 9, 2014 permanent injunction ruling by the Sixth Judicial District Court of Garfield County, Utah prohibiting the licensee from continuing to provide the minimum flow releases required under U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 4(e) Condition 14(1) due to a conflict with senior water rights, the licensee is proposing new mitigation measures designed to replace the Water Release Schedule and improve Colorado River cutthroat habitat quality. The licensee requests approval of three new mitigation measures as the primary replacements for the Water Release Schedule stipulated under Condition No. 14(1) of the Commission's August 31, 2007 Order Issuing New License. Specifically, the licensee proposes to replace a culvert crossing under USFS road 30166 to improve passage of all life stages of Colorado River cutthroat trout; remove two fish passage barriers located in the West Fork of Boulder Creek to improve system connectivity with the East Fork; and install a fish trap to support a trapping and spawning operation for native Colorado River cutthroat trout to benefit the Project area and elsewhere within the local watershed populations.

    l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1-866-208-3676 or email FERCOnline[email protected], for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above.

    m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.

    n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application.

    o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “PROTEST”, or “MOTION TO INTERVENE” as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to project operations, which are the subject of the variance. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. If an intervener files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.

    Dated: July 27, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18839 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RM15-20-000] Five-Year Review of the Oil Pipeline Index; Notice Organizing Conference

    On June 30, 2015, the Commission issued a notice of inquiry (NOI) initiating its five-year review of the oil pipeline index and announcing a conference on July 30, 2015, regarding the issues raised by the NOI.1 On July 10, 2015, the Commission issued a notice soliciting presentations for the conference.

    1Five-Year Review of the Oil Pipeline Index, 151 FERC ¶ 61,278 (2015).

    Attached is an agenda for the event, including the schedule of speakers. The July 30, 2015 conference will be held at the Commission's headquarters at 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) in the Commission Meeting Room. The conference will be led by Commission staff and may be attended by one or more Commissioners.

    If you have not already done so, those who plan to attend the technical conference are strongly encouraged to complete the registration form located at: https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/07-30-15-form.asp. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register by close of business July 27, 2015.

    The Commission will post information on the technical conference on the Calendar of Events on the Commission's Web site, http://www.ferc.gov, prior to the conference. This conference will be webcast but not transcribed. Anyone with Internet access who desires to watch the conference can do so by navigating to the Calendar of Events on the Commission's Web site, http://www.ferc.gov, and locating the technical conference in the Calendar. The Calendar will contain a link to the webcast. Capitol Connection provides technical support for the webcast and offers the option of listening to the meeting via a phone-bridge for a fee. If you have any questions, visit www.CapitolConnection.org or call 703-993-3100.2

    2 The webcast will continue to be available on the Calendar of Events on the Commission's Web site at www.ferc.gov for three months after the conference.

    Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please send an email to [email protected] or call toll free (866) 208-3372 (voice) or (202) 502-8659 (TTY), or send a FAX to (202) 208-2106 with the required accommodations.

    For more information about this technical conference, please contact Sarah McKinley, 202-502-8368, [email protected]

    Dated: July 24, 2015. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18788 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. OR15-30-000] Marathon Pipe Line LLC, Ohio River Pipe Line LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order

    Take notice that on July 16, 2015, pursuant to Rule 207(a)(2) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207(a)(2) (2014), Marathon Pipe Line LLC and Ohio River Pipe Line LLC filed a petition for a declaratory order seeking approval of the overall rate structure and terms of service, including priority and non-priority service, for the proposed Cornerstone Pipeline and associated Utica Build-Out Projects to transport condensate and natural gasoline, including diluent, from Utica Shale facilities in Ohio to Marathon's refinery and tank farm in Canton and East Sparta, Ohio, all as more fully explained in the petition.

    Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner.

    The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the “eFiling” link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.

    This filing is accessible online at http://www.ferc.gov, using the “eLibrary” link and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an “eSubscription” link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email [email protected], or call(866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

    Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern time on August 14, 2015.

    Dated: July 22, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18836 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #2

    Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings:

    Docket Numbers: EC15-175-000.

    Applicants: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation.

    Description: Application for Approval of Transaction Under Section 203(a)(1)(B) of the Federal Power Act of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5121

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings:

    Docket Numbers: ER13-2318-005; ER13-2317-005; ER13-2319-005.

    Applicants: All Dams Generation, LLC, PE Hydro Generation, LLC, Lake Lynn Generation, LLC.

    Description: Supplement to March 23, 2015 Notification of Change in Status of the Cube Hydro MBR Sellers.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5097.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER14-2281-000.

    Applicants: Homer City Generation, L.P.

    Description: Report Filing: Reactive Refund Report to be effective N/A.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5112.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-1839-001.

    Applicants: Interstate Power and Light Company.

    Description: Tariff Amendment: Amendment to IPL Change in Depreciation Rates for Wholesale Production Service to be effective 7/1/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5122.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-2264-000.

    Applicants: CP Power Sales Seventeen, L.L.C.

    Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Cancellation to be effective 7/25/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5054.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-2265-000.

    Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc.

    Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Revisions to Modify Procedures for Establishing Trading Hubs and Resource Hubs to be effective 9/23/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5055.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-2266-000.

    Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation.

    Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SA 35 2d Revised—NITSA with The Town of Philipsburg to be effective 10/1/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5070.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-2267-000.

    Applicants: Chevron Power Holdings Inc.

    Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: MBR Application to be effective 9/23/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5086.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-2268-000.

    Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc.

    Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Attachment AF Tariff Revisions Regarding Components of Mitigated Offers to be effective 9/22/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5123.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Docket Numbers: ER15-2269-000.

    Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.

    Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2015-07-24 2nd Quarter Tariff Clean-Up Filing to be effective 7/25/2015.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5125.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    Take notice that the Commission received the following electric securities filings:

    Docket Numbers: ES15-39-000.

    Applicants: AEP Generating Company, AEP Texas North Company, AEP Texas Central Company, Appalachian Power Company, Indiana Michigan Power Company, Kentucky Power Company, Kingsport Power Company, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Southwestern Electric Power Company, Wheeling Power Company.

    Description: Application Under Section 204 of the Federal Power Act for Authorization to Issue Securities of AEP Generating Company.

    Filed Date: 7/24/15.

    Accession Number: 20150724-5096.

    Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/14/15.

    The filings are accessible in the Commission's eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number.

    Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding.

    eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: July 24, 2015. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18787 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP15-535-000] National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization

    Take notice that on July 17, 2015, National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (National Fuel) 6363 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221, filed in Docket No. CP15-535-000 a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.216 of the Commission's regulations under the Natural Gas Act for authorization to abandon certain minor underground natural gas storage facilities within the Colden Storage Field in Erie County, New York, under its blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP83-4-000, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the Web at http://www.ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at [email protected] or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

    Any questions concerning this application may be directed Kenneth E. Webster, Attorney for National Fuel, 6363 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221, at (716) 857-7067.

    Specifically, National Fuel proposes to abandon three observation wells: 1013-I, 1028-I and 1229-I (within the Colden Storage Field).

    Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission's rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission's public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff's issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission's public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's FEIS or EA.

    Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission's Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission's staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission's Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA.

    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the Internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the “e-Filing” link.

    Dated: July 27, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18838 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717-01-P
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER-FRL-9022-2] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability

    Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564-7146 or http://www2.epa.gov/nepa.

    Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) Filed 07/20/2015 Through 07/24/2015 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice

    Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA's comment letters on EISs are available at: https://cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cdx-enepa-public/action/eis/search.

    EIS No. 20150203, Final, NIH, MD,NIH Bethesda Chilled Water Systems Improvements, Review Period Ends: 08/31/2015, Contact: Valerie Nottingham 301-496-7775. EIS No. 20150204, Final, BOP, KY,U.S. Penitentiary and Federal Prison Camp, Review Period Ends: 08/31/2015, Contact: Issac Gaston 202-514-6470. EIS No. 20150205, Final, NRC, IL,Generic—License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, Supplement 54, Regarding Byron Station, Units 1 and 2, NUREG-1437, Review Period Ends: 08/31/2015, Contact: Lois M. James 301-415-3306. EIS No. 20150206, Final, USACE, CA,Elverta Specific Plan Project, Review Period Ends: 08/31/2015, Contact: Marc A. Fugler 916-557-5255. EIS No. 20150207, Draft, DOE, NH,Northern Pass Transmission Line Project, Comment Period Ends: 10/29/2015, Contact: Brian Mills 202-586-8267. Amended Notices EIS No. 20150088, Draft, USMC, Other,Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CJMT) Joint Military Training, Comment Period Ends: 08/17/2015, Contact: Lori Robertson 808-472-1409, Revision to FR Notice Published 05/15/2015; Extending the Comment Period from 08/03/2015 to 08/17/2015. EIS No. 20150196, Draft Supplement, BR, CA,Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California Water Fix, Comment Period Ends: 10/30/2015, Contact: Michelle Banonis 916-930-5676, Revision to FR Notice Published 07/17/2015; Extending the Comment Period from 08/31/2015 to 10/30/2015. Dated: July 28, 2015. Dawn Roberts, Management Analyst, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18842 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560-50-P
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0742; FRL—9931-69-OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Aircraft Engines—Supplemental Information Related to Exhaust Emissions AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), “Aircraft Engines—Supplemental Information Related to Exhaust Emissions” (EPA ICR No. 2427.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0680) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    DATES:

    Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit your comments, referencing the above listed Docket ID Number, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to [email protected] Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA.

    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Alan Stout, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; telephone number: 734-214-4805; email address: [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

    Abstract: Clean Air Act section 231 (42 U.S.C. 7571) authorizes EPA to adopt emission standards for aircraft engines. The Clean Air Act additionally provides broad authority for EPA to collect information related to the regulations we adopt for aircraft and other emission sources (42 U.S.C. 7414(a)(1)). EPA is accordingly adopted emission standards for aircraft gas turbine engines and added a requirement for manufacturers to submit information related to compliance with the emission standards. EPA will use the data to verify compliance with emission standards and to better understand the characteristics of aircraft engines that are subject to emission standards.

    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory.

    Estimated number of respondents: 10 (total).

    Frequency of response: Annual.

    Total estimated burden: 60 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).

    Total estimated cost: No annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.

    Changes in the estimates: There is no change in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB.

    Courtney Kerwin, Director, Collection Strategies Division.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18716 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560-50-P
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-R10-OAR-2015-0323: FRL-9931-61-Region 10] Adequacy Determination for the Grants Pass, Oregon PM10 State Implementation Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Notice of adequacy determination.

    SUMMARY:

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public of its finding that the Grants Pass, Oregon second 10-year limited maintenance plan (LMP) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of a nominal 10 microns or less (PM10) is adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The LMP was submitted to the EPA by the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ or the State) on April 22, 2015. As a result of our adequacy finding, regional emissions analyses will no longer be required as part of the transportation conformity demonstrations for PM10 for the Grants Pass area.

    DATES:

    This finding is effective August 17, 2015.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    The finding will be available at the EPA's conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm. You may also contact Dr. Karl Pepple, U.S. EPA, Region 10 (OAWT-107), 1200 Sixth Ave., Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101; (206) 553-1778; or by email at [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    This action provides notice of the EPA's adequacy finding regarding the second 10-year PM10 limited maintenance plan (LMP) for the Grants Pass area for purposes of transportation conformity. The EPA's finding was made pursuant to the adequacy review process for implementation plan submissions delineated at 40 CFR 93.118(f)(1) under which the EPA reviews the adequacy of a state implementation plan (SIP) submission prior to the EPA's final action on the implementation plan.

    The State submitted the LMP to the EPA on April 22, 2015. Pursuant to 40 CFR 93.118(f)(1), the EPA notified the public of its receipt of this plan and its review for an adequacy determination on the EPA's Web site and requested public comment by no later than June 3, 2015. The EPA received no comments on the plan during the comment period. As part of our analysis, we also reviewed the State's compilation of public comments and response to comments that were submitted during the State's public process for the LMP. There were no adverse comments directed at the on-road portion of the LMP.

    Based on our review, the EPA believes it is appropriate to find this LMP adequate for use in transportation conformity prior to final action on the LMP. The EPA has moved forward with an approval notice for the Grants Pass PM10 LMP. Until that action is final and effective, this adequacy finding allows the State to apply the LMP for transportation conformity purposes.

    The EPA notified ODEQ in a letter dated June 24, 2015 (adequacy letter), subsequent to the close of the EPA comment period, that the EPA had found the LMP to be adequate for use in transportation conformity. A copy of the adequacy letter and its enclosure are available in the docket for this action and at the EPA's conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm.

    Pursuant to 40 CFR 93.109(e), limited maintenance plans are not required to contain on-road motor vehicle emissions budgets. Accordingly, as a result of this adequacy finding, regional emissions analyses will no longer be required as a part of the transportation conformity demonstrations for PM10 for the Grants Pass area. However, other conformity requirements still remain such as consultation (40 CFR 93.112), transportation control measures (40 CFR 93.113), and project level analysis (40 CFR 93.116).

    Transportation conformity is required by section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. Transportation conformity to a SIP means that on-road transportation activities will not produce new air quality violations, worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of the national ambient air quality standards. The minimum criteria by which we determine whether a SIP is adequate for conformity purposes are specified at 40 CFR 93.118(e)(4). The EPA's analysis of how the LMP satisfies these criteria is found in the adequacy letter and its enclosure.

    Authority:

    42 U.S.C. 7401-767Iq.

    Dated: July 15, 2015. Dennis J. McLerran, Regional Administrator, Region 10.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18831 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560-50-P
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-R10-OAR-2013-0005: FRL-9931-60-Region 10] Adequacy Determination for the Klamath Falls, Oregon PM2.5 State Implementation Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Notice of adequacy determination.

    SUMMARY:

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public of its finding that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of a nominal 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) in the Klamath Falls PM2.5 state implementation plan (SIP or attainment plan) are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The attainment plan was submitted to the EPA by the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ or the State) on December 12, 2012, with a clarification to the MVEB submitted on December 19, 2013. As a result of this adequacy finding, the Oregon DEQ, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Department of Transportation will be required to use these MVEBs for future transportation conformity determinations.

    DATES:

    This finding is effective August 17, 2015.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    The finding will be available at the EPA's conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm. You may also contact Dr. Karl Pepple, U.S. EPA, Region 10 (OAWT-107), 1200 Sixth Ave., Suite 900, Seattle WA 98101; (206) 553-1778; or by email at [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    This action provides notice of the EPA's adequacy finding regarding the MVEBs located in the attainment plan for the 2006 PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards for purposes of transportation conformity. The EPA's finding was made pursuant to the adequacy review process for state attainment plan submissions delineated at 40 CFR 93.118(f)(1) under which the EPA reviews the adequacy of an attainment plan submission prior to the EPA's final action on the attainment plan.

    Before the attainment plan was submitted to the EPA, consultation among federal, State, and local agencies occurred. Full attainment plan documentation was provided to EPA, and EPA's stated concerns were addressed. The State submitted the attainment plan to the EPA on December 12, 2012 with a clarification to the MVEBs submitted on December 19, 2013. Pursuant to 40 CFR 93.118(f)(1), the EPA notified the public of its receipt of this plan and its review for an adequacy determination on the EPA's Web site and requested public comment by no later than April 9, 2015. The EPA received no comments on the plan during the comment period. As part of our analysis, we also reviewed the State's compilation of public comments and response to comments that were submitted during the State's public process for the attainment plan. The State subsequently provided a clarification to the MVEBs in the attainment plan on December 19, 2013. The EPA finds that the MVEBs in the attainment plan, as clarified, are adequate for purposes of transportation conformity. There were no other comments directed at the on-road portion of the attainment plan that were submitted during the State public process.

    The EPA notified Oregon DEQ in a letter dated June 24, 2015 (adequacy letter), subsequent to the close of the EPA comment period, that the EPA had found the MVEBs located in the attainment plan to be adequate for use in transportation conformity. A copy of the adequacy letter and its enclosure are available in the docket for this action and at the EPA's conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm. The MVEBs that the EPA determined to be adequate for purposes of transportation conformity are listed in the following table.

    2014 Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for Klamath Falls PM2.5 699 lbs/day. NOX 4,834 lbs/day.

    Transportation conformity is required by section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. Transportation conformity to an attainment plan means that on-road transportation activities will not produce new air quality violations, worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of the national ambient air quality standards. The minimum criteria by which we determine whether an attainment plan is adequate for conformity purposes are specified at 40 CFR 93.118(e)(4). The EPA's analysis of how the attainment plan satisfies these criteria is found in the adequacy letter and its enclosure. The EPA's adequacy review is separate from the EPA's attainment plan completeness review and it is not dispositive of the EPA's ultimate action on the attainment plan.

    Authority:

    42 U.S.C. 7401-767Iq.

    Dated: July 15, 2015. Dennis J. McLerran, Regional Administrator, Region 10.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18832 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560-50-P
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-R10-OAR-2015-0322: FRL-9931-62-Region 10] Adequacy Determination for the Grants Pass, Oregon Carbon Monoxide State Implementation Plan for Transportation Conformity Purposes AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Notice of adequacy determination.

    SUMMARY:

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public of its finding that the Grants Pass, Oregon second 10-year limited maintenance plan (LMP) for carbon monoxide (CO) is adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The LMP was submitted to the EPA by the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ or the State) on April 22, 2015. As a result of our adequacy finding, regional emissions analyses will no longer be required as part of the transportation conformity demonstrations for CO for the Grants Pass area.

    DATES:

    This finding is effective August 17, 2015.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    The finding will be available at the EPA's conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm. You may also contact Dr. Karl Pepple, U.S. EPA, Region 10 (OAWT-107), 1200 Sixth Ave., Suite 900, Seattle WA 98101; (206) 553-1778; or by email at [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    This action provides notice of the EPA's adequacy finding regarding the second 10-year CO limited maintenance plan (LMP) for the Grants Pass area for purposes of transportation conformity. The EPA's finding was made pursuant to the adequacy review process for implementation plan submissions delineated at 40 CFR 93.118(f)(1) under which the EPA reviews the adequacy of a state implementation plan (SIP) submission prior to the EPA's final action on the implementation plan.

    The State submitted the LMP to the EPA on April 22, 2015. Pursuant to 40 CFR 93.118(f)(1), the EPA notified the public of its receipt of this plan and its review for an adequacy determination on the EPA's Web site and requested public comment by no later than June 3, 2015. The EPA received no comments on the plan during the comment period. As part of our analysis, we also reviewed the State's compilation of public comments and response to comments that were submitted during the State's public process for the LMP. There were no adverse comments directed at the on-road portion of the LMP.

    Based on our review, the EPA believes it is appropriate to find this LMP adequate for use in transportation conformity prior to final action on the LMP. The EPA has moved forward with an approval notice for the Grants Pass CO LMP. Until that action is final and effective, this adequacy finding allows the State to apply the LMP for transportation conformity purposes.

    The EPA notified ODEQ in a letter dated June 24, 2015 (adequacy letter), subsequent to the close of the EPA comment period, that the EPA had found the LMP to be adequate for use in transportation conformity. A copy of the adequacy letter and its enclosure are available in the docket for this action and at the EPA's conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm.

    Pursuant to 40 CFR 93.109(e), limited maintenance plans are not required to contain on-road motor vehicle emissions budgets. Accordingly, as a result of this adequacy finding, regional emissions analyses will no longer be required as a part of the transportation conformity demonstrations for CO for the Grants Pass area. However, other conformity requirements still remain such as consultation (40 CFR 93.112), transportation control measures (40 CFR 93.113), and project level analysis (40 CFR 93.116).

    Transportation conformity is required by section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. Transportation conformity to a SIP means that on-road transportation activities will not produce new air quality violations, worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of the national ambient air quality standards. The minimum criteria by which we determine whether a SIP is adequate for conformity purposes are specified at 40 CFR 93.118(e)(4). The EPA's analysis of how the LMP satisfies these criteria is found in the adequacy letter and its enclosure.

    Authority:

    42 U.S.C. 7401-767Iq.

    Dated: July 15, 2015. Dennis J. McLerran, Regional Administrator, Region 10.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18830 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560-50-P
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0085; FRL-9931-71-OEI] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; NESHAP for Radionuclides (Renewal) AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), “NESHAP for Radionuclides (Renewal)” (EPA ICR No. 1100.15, OMB Control No. 2060-0249) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    DATES:

    Comments must be submitted on or before September 29, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit your comments, referencing the above referenced Docket ID Number online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.

    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Philip Egidi, Radiation Protection Division, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, Mail Code 6608J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343-9186; fax number: (202) 343-2304; email address: [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB.

    Abstract: In the context of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 1857), Section 114 authorizes the Administrator of EPA to require any person who owns or operates any emission source or who is subject to any requirements of the Act to: (1) Establish and maintain records, (2) make reports, install, use, and maintain monitoring equipment or method, (3) sample emissions in accordance with EPA prescribed locations, intervals and methods, and (4) provide information as may be requested. EPA's regional offices use the information collected to ensure that public health continues to be protected from the hazards of radionuclides by compliance with health based standards. This information is required for those facilities meeting the definition of each Subpart. EPA's compliance monitoring activities vary widely. EPA could issue a letter requesting information about compliance or could conduct a full-scale investigation, including on site inspections. The information required to be submitted is not confidential in nature.

    Respondents/affected entities: The NAICS Codes of facilities associated with the activity of the respondents are: (1) Elemental Phosphorous 325188, (2) Phosphogypsum Stacks 212392, (3) Underground Uranium Mines 212291, and (4) Uranium Mill Tailings 212291

    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory.

    Estimated number of respondents: 20 (total).

    Frequency of response: Initially (Once), Annually, Random (Occasionally).

    Total estimated burden: 2,872 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).

    Total estimated cost: $500,572, which includes $283,460 in annualized capital and O&M costs.

    Changes in Estimates: The final ICR submitted to OMB will contain revised burden estimates that reflect any changes to the collection over the past three years and any public comments received.

    Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collections Strategies Division.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18717 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560-50-P
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL-9931-59-Region 9] Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Hawaii AGENCY:

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION:

    Notice of tentative approval.

    SUMMARY:

    Notice is hereby given that the State of Hawaii revised its approved Public Water System Supervision Program (PWSSP) under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) pertaining to administrative penalty authority. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that these revisions by the State are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations and otherwise meet applicable SDWA primacy requirements. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these revisions to Hawaii's PWSSP.

    DATES:

    Written comments and/or request for a public hearing must be received on or before August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    All documents relating to this determination are available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following offices: Hawaii Department of Health, Safe Drinking Water Branch, Environmental Management Division, 919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 308, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814; and United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, Drinking Water Management Section, 75 Hawthorne Street (WTR-3-1), San Francisco, California 94105.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Anna Yen, EPA Region 9, Drinking Water Management Section, at the address given above; telephone number: (415)972-3976; email address: [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Background. EPA approved the State's original application for PWSSP primary enforcement authority which, following the public notice period, became effective on October 20, 1977 (42 FR 47244, no request for public hearing received). EPA subsequently approved and finalized revisions to Hawaii's PWSSP on the following dates: May 6, 1993 (58 FR 17892); July 19, 1993 (58 FR 33442); September 29, 1993 (58 FR 45491); March 13, 1995 (60 FR 7962); and May 23, 1996 (61 FR 17892).

    Public Process. Any interested party may submit written comments on this determination and/or request a public hearing. All comments will be considered and, if necessary, EPA will issue a response. A request for a public hearing and/or comments must be submitted by August 31, 2015, to the Regional Administrator at the EPA Region 9 address shown above. The Regional Administrator may deny frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing. If a substantial request for a public hearing is made by August 31, 2015, EPA Region 9 will hold a public hearing. Any request for a public hearing shall include the following information: 1. The name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; 2. A brief statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's determination and a brief statement of the information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and 3. The signature of the individual making the request, or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity.

    If EPA Region 9 does not receive a timely and appropriate request for a hearing and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on his own motion, and if no comments are received which cause EPA to modify its tentative approval, this determination shall become final and effective on August 31, 2015, and no further public notice will be issued.

    Authority:

    Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 3006-2 (1996), and 40 CFR part 142 of the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.

    Dated: July 20, 2015. Alexis Strauss, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA, Region 9.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18833 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560-50-P
    FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060-0647] Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget AGENCY:

    Federal Communications Commission.

    ACTION:

    Notice and request for comments.

    SUMMARY:

    As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.

    DATES:

    Written comments should be submitted on or before August 31, 2015. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contacts below as soon as possible.

    ADDRESSES:

    Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via email [email protected]; and to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email [email protected] and to [email protected] Include in the comments the OMB control number as shown in the Supplementary Information section below.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    For additional information or copies of the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-2918. To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the Web page <http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain>, (2) look for the section of the Web page called “Currently Under Review,” (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the “Select Agency” box below the “Currently Under Review” heading, (4) select “Federal Communications Commission” from the list of agencies presented in the “Select Agency” box, (5) click the “Submit” button to the right of the “Select Agency” box, (6) when the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    OMB Control Number: 3060-0647.

    Title: Annual Survey of Cable Industry Prices, FCC Form 333.

    Form Number: FCC Form 333.

    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities; State, local or Tribal Government.

    Number of Respondents and Responses: 776 respondents and 776 responses.

    Estimated Time per Response: 7 hours.

    Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirement.

    Total Annual Burden: 5,432 hours.

    Total Annual Cost: None.

    Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. The statutory authority for this information collection is in Sections 4(i) and 623(k) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: If individual respondents to this survey wish to request confidential treatment of any data provided in connection with this survey, they can do so upon written request, in accordance with Sections 0.457 and 0.459 of the Commission's rules. To request confidential treatment of their data, respondents must describe the specific information they wish to protect and provide an explanation of why such confidential treatment is appropriate. If a respondent submits a request for confidentiality, the Commission will review it and make a determination.

    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).

    Needs and Uses: The Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 (“Cable Act”) requires the Commission to publish annually a report on average rates for basic cable service, cable programming service, and equipment. The report must compare the prices charged by cable operators subject to effective competition and those that are not subject to effective competition. The Annual Cable Industry Price Survey is intended to collect the data needed to prepare that report. The data from these questions are needed to complete this report.

    Federal Communications Commission. Sheryl Todd, Deputy Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18735 Filed 7-30-15; 08:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712-01-P
    FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company

    The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board's Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)).

    The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than August 14, 2015.

    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (William Lang, Senior Vice President) 100 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105-1521:

    1. George K. Miller, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; to acquire voting shares of Cornerstone Financial Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Cornerstone Bank, both in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

    B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:

    1. Mary K. Sullivan, individually, and as trustee of the following trusts: The John C. Wheeler Irrevocable Trust dated 7/14/89 FBO John Douglas Wheeler; The Mary Alice Wheeler Trust FBO John Douglas Wheeler dated 4/28/98; and The Mary Alice Wheeler Trust FBO John D. Wheeler Family dated 4/12/06, together with John D. Wheeler, as trustee of The John D. Wheeler Revocable Trust, all of Countryside, Illinois, as a group acting in concert, to acquire, voting shares of SBC, Incorporated, and thereby indirectly voting shares of Countryside Bank, both in Countryside, Illinois.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 27, 2015. Michael J. Lewandowski, Associate Secretary of the Board.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18714 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210-01-P
    FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies

    The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below.

    The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications will also be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States.

    Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than August 24, 2015.

    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Robert L. Triplett III, Senior Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:

    1. Southwest United Bancshares, Inc., El Paso, Texas; to become a bank holding company through the acquisition of United Bank of El Paso del Norte, El Paso, Texas.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 27, 2015. Michael J. Lewandowski, Associate Secretary of the Board.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18715 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210-01-P
    FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD Sunshine Act; Notice of ETAC Meeting TIME AND DATE:

    1:00 p.m., August 6, 2015.

    PLACE:

    10th Floor Board Meeting Room, 77 K Street NE., Washington, DC 20002.

    STATUS:

    Open to the public.

    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:

    Open to the Public 1. Approval of the minutes of the May 18, 2015 Joint Board/ETAC meeting 2. Thrift Savings Fund Statistics 3. Withdrawal Options 4. Mutual Fund Window Project and Policy 5. Investment Advice Discussion 6. Impact of Proposed Changes to G Fund 7. New Business Contact Person For More Information:

    Kimberly Weaver, Director, Office of External Affairs, (202) 942-1640.

    Dated: July 28, 2015. James B. Petrick, Secretary, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18867 Filed 7-29-15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6760-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects

    Title: Disaster Information Collection Plans.

    OMB No.: NEW.

    Description: This request is for approval of a plan for conducting more than one information collection that is very similar, voluntary, low-burden and uncontroversial. The Information collections under this generic clearance will be activated during a disaster. These forms will be used after a disaster to develop a technical assistance plan for affected ACF programs.

    Presidential Policy Directive-8 (PPD-8), which was signed into law in 2011, provides federal guidance and planning procedures under established phases—protection, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. The data collection addresses response, and recovery for ACF programs with a statutory preparedness planning requirement and other programs without that requirement.

    ACF/Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response (OHSEPR) has a requirement under PPD-8, the National Response Framework, and the National Disaster Recovery Framework to report impacts of disasters to ACF-supported human services programs to the HHS Secretary's Operation Center (SOC). ACF/OHSEPR works in conjunction with the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure that impacted ACF programs are returned to their normal or close to normal operations.

    The primary purpose of the information collection pertains to ACF's initiative to provide real time updates during the response and recovery phases of a disaster; the information will be used to respond to inquiries about human services response and recovery efforts, specifically for individuals, children, and families that need support from ACF programs. Further, the information collection will be used to support ACF/OHSEPR's goal to quickly identify critical gaps, resources, needs, and services to support State, local and non-profit capacity for disaster case management and to augment and build capacity where none exists.

    Respondents: Varies, depending on programmatic impact (could be state administrators, or grantees).

    Annual Burden Estimates

    The estimate is based on a single disaster per year. The estimate is for one state administrator to go through all the applicable questions with the Regional and Central Office staff, if applicable.

    Instrument Number of
  • respondents
  • Number of
  • responses per
  • respondent
  • Burden hours per
  • response
  • Total burden hours
    Program Specific Disaster Information Collection 50 15 0.5 25

    In compliance with the requirements of section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: [email protected] All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection.

    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

    Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18711 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Tribal TANF Data Report, TANF Annual Report, and Reasonable Cause/Corrective Action Documentation Process—Final.

    OMB No.: 0970-0215.

    Description: 42 U.S.C. 612 (Section 412 of the Social Security Act as amended by Public Law 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA)), mandates that federally recognized Indian Tribes with an approved Tribal TANF program collect and submit to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services data on the recipients served by the Tribes' programs. This information includes both aggregated and disaggregated data on case characteristics and individual characteristics. In addition, Tribes that are subject to a penalty are allowed to provide reasonable cause justifications as to why a penalty should not be imposed or may develop and implement corrective compliance procedures to eliminate the source of the penalty. Finally, there is an annual report, which requires the Tribes to describe program characteristics. All of the above requirements are currently approved by OMB and the Administration for Children and Families is simply proposing to extend them without any changes.

    Respondents: Indian Tribes.

    Annual Burden Estimates Instrument Number of
  • respondents
  • Number of
  • responses per
  • respondent
  • Average
  • burden hours per
  • response
  • Total burden hours
    Final Tribal TANF Data Report 70 4 451 126,280 Tribal TANF Annual Report 70 1 40 2,800 Tribal TANF Reasonable Cause/Corrective 70 1 60 4,200

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 133,280.

    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: [email protected]

    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202-395-7285, Email: [email protected], Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.

    Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18793 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2009-D-0309] International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products; Bracketing and Matrixing Designs for Stability Testing of New Veterinary Drug Substances and Medicinal Products; Guidance for Industry; Availability AGENCY:

    Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry (GFI) #198 entitled “Bracketing and Matrixing Designs for Stability Testing of New Veterinary Drug Substances and Medicinal Products” (VICH GL45). This guidance has been developed for veterinary use by the International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products (VICH). This VICH guidance is an annex to a VICH guidance GFI #73 entitled “Stability Testing of New Veterinary Drug Substances and Medicinal Products (Revision)” VICH GL3(R). This VICH guidance document is intended to provide guidance on the application of reduced designs (i.e., bracketing and matrixing) for stability studies conducted in accordance with the principles outlined in VICH GL3(R).

    DATES:

    Submit either electronic or written comments on Agency guidances at any time.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit written requests for single copies of this guidance to the Policy and Regulations Staff (HFV-6), Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855. Send one self-addressed adhesive label to assist that office in processing your request. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access to the guidance document.

    Submit electronic comments on the guidance to http://www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Mai Huynh, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-142), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240-402-0670, [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    I. Background

    In recent years, many important initiatives have been undertaken by regulatory authorities and industry associations to promote the international harmonization of regulatory requirements. FDA has participated in efforts to enhance harmonization and has expressed its commitment to seek scientifically based harmonized technical procedures for the development of pharmaceutical products. One of the goals of harmonization is to identify and then reduce differences in technical requirements for drug development among regulatory agencies in different countries.

    FDA has actively participated in the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use for several years to develop harmonized technical requirements for the approval of human pharmaceutical and biological products among the European Union, Japan, and the United States. The VICH is a parallel initiative for veterinary medicinal products. The VICH is concerned with developing harmonized technical requirements for the approval of veterinary medicinal products in the European Union, Japan, and the United States, and includes input from both regulatory and industry representatives.

    The VICH Steering Committee is composed of member representatives from the European Commission; European Medicines Evaluation Agency; European Federation of Animal Health; Committee on Veterinary Medicinal Products; FDA; the U.S. Department of Agriculture; the Animal Health Institute; the Japanese Veterinary Pharmaceutical Association; the Japanese Association of Veterinary Biologics; and the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.

    Six observers are eligible to participate in the VICH Steering Committee: One representative from the government of Australia/New Zealand, one representative from the industry in Australia/New Zealand, one representative from the government of Canada, one representative from the industry of Canada, one representative from the government of South Africa, and one representative from the industry of South Africa. The VICH Secretariat, which coordinates the preparation of documentation, is provided by the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH). An IFAH representative also participates in the VICH Steering Committee meetings.

    II. Guidance on Bracketing and Matrixing Designs for Stability Testing of New Veterinary Drug Substances and Medicinal Products

    In the Federal Register of July 21, 2009 (74 FR 35875), FDA published a notice of availability for a draft guidance entitled “Bracketing and Matrixing Designs for Stability Testing of New Veterinary Drug Substances and Medicinal Products” (VICH GL45) giving interested persons until August 20, 2009, to comment on the draft guidance. FDA did not receive comments on the draft guidance. Comments received by other VICH member regulatory agencies were considered as the guidance was finalized. The guidance announced in this notice finalizes the draft guidance dated July 20, 2009. The final guidance is a product of the Expert Quality Working Group of the VICH.

    This VICH guidance document provides guidance on bracketing and matrixing study designs. Specific principles are defined in this guidance for situations in which bracketing or matrixing can be applied. This VICH guidance document is intended to address recommendations on the application of bracketing and matrixing to stability studies conducted in accordance with principles outlined in the VICH guidance GFI #73 entitled “Stability Testing of New Veterinary Drug Substances and Medicinal Products (Revision) VICH GL3(R)” that published in the Federal Register of November 23, 2007 (72 FR 65751).

    III. Significance of Guidance

    This guidance, developed under the VICH process, has been revised to conform with FDA's good guidance practices regulation (21 CFR 10.115). For example, the document has been designated “guidance” rather “guideline.” In addition, guidance documents must not include mandatory language such as “shall,” “must,” “require,” or “requirements,” unless FDA is using these words to describe a statutory or regulatory requirement. The guidance represents the current thinking of FDA on Bracketing and Matrixing Designs for Stability Testing of New Veterinary Drug Substances and Medicinal Products. It does not establish any rights for any person and is not binding on FDA or the public. You can use an alternative approach if it satisfies the requirements of applicable statutes and regulations.

    IV. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    This guidance refers to previously approved collections of information found in FDA regulations. These collections of information are subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). The collections of information in 21 CFR part 514 have been approved under OMB control number 0910-0032.

    V. Comments

    Interested persons may submit either electronic comments regarding this document to http://www.regulations.gov or written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES). It is only necessary to send one set of comments. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be posted to the docket at http://www.regulations.gov.

    VI. Electronic Access

    Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the guidance at either http://www.fda.gov/cvm or http://www.regulations.gov.

    Dated: July 27, 2015. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18796 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2014-N-1051] Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications: Applications for 10 Products Submitted by Swedish Match North America Inc.; Reopening of Comment Period AGENCY:

    Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION:

    Notice; reopening of the comment period.

    SUMMARY:

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the period for public comment on modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPAs) submitted by Swedish Match North America Inc. for 10 tobacco products and announcing the availability for public comment of amendments to the MRTPAs. The notice of availability for the originally-filed applications appeared in the Federal Register of August 27, 2014 (79 FR 51183). In that notice, FDA requested comments on the 10 originally-filed MRTPAs that are posted on http://www.regulations.gov and FDA's Web site. The comment period on these originally-filed applications closed on February 23, 2015. FDA is reopening the comment period to seek comment specifically on amendments made to the originally-filed MRTPAs submitted by Swedish Match North America Inc.

    DATES:

    Submit either electronic or written comments on the amendments by August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit electronic comments to http://www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Identify comments with Docket Number FDA-2014-N-1051.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Center for Tobacco Products, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, 1-877-287-1373, [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    I. Background

    In the Federal Register of August 27, 2014 (79 FR 51183), FDA published a notice of availability of MRTPAs submitted by Swedish Match North America Inc. for 10 tobacco products and gave the public 180 days to comment on the applications.

    FDA is required by section 911(e) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 387k(e)) to make an MRTPA available to the public (except for matters in the application that are trade secrets or otherwise confidential commercial information) and to request comments by interested persons on the information contained in the application and on the label, labeling, and advertising accompanying the application. The determination of whether an order is appropriate under section 911 of the FD&C Act is based on the scientific information submitted by the applicant as well as the scientific evidence and other information that is made available to the Agency, including through public comments.

    FDA has received and accepted a number of amendments to Swedish Match North America Inc.'s 10 originally-filed MRTPAs and is making these amendments available (except for matters in the amendments that are trade secrets or otherwise confidential commercial information) for public comment. FDA is reopening the period for public comment so that the public has the opportunity to review and comment on these amendments.

    II. Comments

    Interested persons may submit either electronic comments regarding this document to http://www.regulations.gov or written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES). It is only necessary to send one set of comments. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be posted to the docket at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the document at either http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/Static/widgets/tobacco/SMNA_MRTPA_FDA-2014-N-1051.html or http://www.regulations.gov.

    Dated: July 27, 2015. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18782 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Findings of Research Misconduct AGENCY:

    Office of the Secretary, HHS.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has taken final action in the following case:

    David Anderson, University of Oregon, Eugene: Based on an assessment conducted by the University of Oregon, Eugene (UOE), the Respondent's admission, and analysis conducted by ORI, ORI and UOE found that Mr. David Anderson, Graduate Student, UOE, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grants R01 MH087214, R01 MH077105, and TA MH020002.

    ORI found that Respondent engaged in research misconduct by falsifying and/or fabricating data in the following four (4) publications:

    Journal of Neuroscience 31(3):1128-38, 2011 (hereafter referred to as “Paper 1”).

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 39(3):824-835, 2012 (hereafter referred to as “Paper 2”).

    Attention, Perception and Psychophysics 74(5):891-910, 2012 (hereafter referred to as “Paper 3”).

    Psychological Science 24(6):929-38, 2013 (hereafter referred to as “Paper 4”).

    ORI found that Respondent knowingly falsified data by removing outlier values or replacing outliers with mean values to produce results that conform to predictions. Specifically, these falsifications appear in:

    1. Figures 4 and 8 in Paper 1.

    2. Figures 3C, 3D, and 3E in Paper 2.

    3. Figures 3B, 7C, 7D, and 8B in Paper 3.

    4. Figures 3E and 3F in Paper 4.

    Mr. Anderson has entered into a Voluntary Settlement Agreement and has voluntarily agreed for a period of three (3) years, beginning on June 23, 2015:

    (1) To have his research supervised; Respondent agreed that prior to the submission of an application for U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) support for a research project on which his participation is proposed and prior to his participation in any capacity on PHS-supported research, Respondent shall ensure that a plan for supervision of his duties is submitted to ORI for approval; the supervision plan must be designed to ensure the scientific integrity of his research contribution; Respondent agreed that he shall not participate in any PHS-supported research until such a supervision plan is submitted to and approved by ORI; Respondent agreed to maintain responsibility for compliance with the agreed upon supervision plan;

    (2) that any institution employing him shall submit in conjunction with each application for PHS funds, or report, manuscript, or abstract involving PHS-supported research in which Respondent is involved, a certification to ORI that the data provided by Respondent are based on actual experiments or are otherwise legitimately derived, and that the data, procedures, and methodology are accurately reported in the application, report, manuscript, or abstract;

    (3) to exclude himself voluntarily from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS including, but not limited to, service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as a consultant; and

    (4) to assist UOE in advising publishers of the need to retract or correct the following papers:

    Journal of Neuroscience 31(3):1128-38, 2011.

    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 39(3):824-835, 2012.

    Attention, Perception and Psychophysics 74(5):891-910, 2012.

    Psychological Science 24(6):929-38, 2013.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Acting Director, Office of Research Integrity, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453-8200.

    Donald Wright, Acting Director, Office of Research Integrity.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18794 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150-31-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier: HHS-OS-0990-0407-60D] Agency Information Collection Request AGENCY:

    Office of the Secretary, HHS.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). A 60-day Federal Register Notice has been published for this system. This request is to approve a revision to a currently approved collection with OMB number 0990-0407, and is not a new request for approval.

    DATES:

    Comments on the ICR must be received on or before September 29, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit your comments to [email protected] or by calling (202) 690-6162.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Information Collection Clearance staff, [email protected] or (202) 690-6162.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier HHS-OS-0990-0407-60D for reference.

    Information Collection Request Title: Think Cultural Health (TCH) Web site Quality Improvement Effort—OMB No. 0990-0407 REVISION-HHS/OS/OMH

    Abstract: The Office of Minority Health (OMH), Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting approval by OMB on a revised data collection. The Think Cultural Health (TCH) Web site is an initiative of the HHS OMH's Center for Linguistic and Cultural Competence in Health Care (CLCCHC), and is a repository of the latest resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health and health care. The TCH Web site is unlike other government Web sites in that its suite of e-learning programs affords health and health care professionals the ability to earn continuing education credits through training in cultural and linguistic competency. The revision to this information collection request includes the online Web site registration form, course/unit evaluations specific to the resource or e-learning program course/unit completed, follow up surveys, focus groups, and key informant interviews.

    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The data will be used to ensure that the offerings on the TCH Web site are relevant, useful, and appropriate to their target audiences. The findings from the data collection will be of interest to HHS OMH in supporting maintenance and revisions of the offerings on the TCH Web site.

    Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours Form name Type of respondent Number of
  • respondents
  • Number
  • responses per
  • respondent
  • Average
  • burden per
  • response
  • (hours)
  • Total burden (hours)
    Registration Form Health and Health Care Professionals 9460 1.00 3/60 473 Course/unit Evaluation Form Health and Health Care Professionals 9460 1.00 5/60 788 Follow-Up Survey Health and Health Care Professionals 4208 1.00 10/60 701 Follow-Up Survey Community Health Workers 6 2.00 10/60 2 Focus Groups Health and Health Care Professionals 15 1.00 120/60 29 Key Informant Interviews Health and Health Care Professionals 13 1.00 60/60 13 Key Informant Interviews Community Health Workers 25 1.00 60/60 25 Total 23187 2031

    OS specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.

    Darius Taylor, Paperwork Reduction Act Clearance Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18810 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150-29-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Findings of Research Misconduct AGENCY:

    Office of the Secretary, HHS.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has taken final action in the following case:

    Julie Massè, Pennsylvania State University (PSU): Based on an assessment conducted by the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine (PSU-COM) and the Respondent's admission, ORI and PSU found that Ms. Julie Massè, former postdoctoral scholar, PSU-COM, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant 4 R00 CA138498.

    ORI found that the Respondent knowingly engaged in research misconduct by falsifying and/or fabricating Western blot data and analyses that were including in the following manuscript:

    • “Cellular invasion following p120-catenin loss is mediated by AP-1, ITGA2 and MMP11,” submitted to Molecular Cancer Research (hereafter referred to as the “Molecular Cancer Research manuscript”).

    ORI found that the Respondent knowingly falsified and/or fabricated Western blot images, by manipulating the images to give the desired results, and quantitative PCR data and cell invasion and migration data, which were included in Figures 2, 3, S1, and S2 in the Molecular Cancer Research manuscript.

    Specifically, ORI found that the Respondent included falsified and/or fabricated data and images in the following figures, and the corresponding text, in the Molecular Cancer Research manuscript:

    1. Bands were cut and pasted from different Western blots for the following figures:

    a. Figures 2A, lanes 2 and 3, for P-cJun (S73)

    b. Figure 2D, lanes 4 and 6, bands identified as ITGA2

    c. Figure 3B, bands identified as ITGA2 and MMP11

    d. Figure 3D, bands identified as ITGA2 and MMP11 for lanes M2Neo-↑ITGA2 control and ↓MMP1

    e. Figure 3E, bands identified as ITGA2 and MMP11 for lanes M2KO-↓ITGA2 control and M2KO-↓ITGA2-↑MMP11

    f. Figure S1A, bands identified as P-cJun (S73)

    g. Figure S2A, bands identified as P-cJun (S73)

    h. Figure S2C, bands identified as P-cJun (S73)

    i. Figure S2E, bands identified ITGA2 and MMP11

    j. Figures S4B and C, identical bands were used for β-actin

    2. Numbers were increased or decreased in cell invasion and migration assays to give the desired results in the following figures:

    a. Figure 2B, for M2KO-DMSO cells and M2KO-SR11302 cells

    b. Figure 3F, for M2Neo-↑ITGA2 ↓MMP11

    c. Figure 3G, for M2KO-↓ITGA2 ↑MMP11

    d. Figure S1B, for F2KO-cJun peptide

    e. Figure S2B, for F2KO-cJun DMSO and F2KO-cJun SR11302

    f. Figure S2D, for F2KO-cJun peptide

    g. Figure S2F, for F2Tom-↑ITGA2 and F2KO-↓ITGA2 peptide

    h. Figures S4A, B, C, and D, for the migration for M2KO and F2KO cells

    3. qPCR numbers were altered in Figure 2C, for M2KO-DMSO-PcJun ChIP and for M2KO-SR11302-PcJun ChIP, to give the desired result of PcJun binding to ITGA2 promoter.

    Ms. Massè has entered into a Voluntary Settlement Agreement and has voluntarily agreed for a period of two (2) years, beginning on July 6, 2015:

    (1) To have her research supervised; Respondent agreed that prior to the submission of an application for U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) support for a research project on which her participation is proposed and prior to her participation in any capacity on PHS-supported research, Respondent shall ensure that a plan for supervision of her duties is submitted to ORI for approval; the supervision plan must be designed to ensure the scientific integrity of her research contribution; Respondent agreed that she will not participate in any PHS-supported research until such a supervision plan is submitted to and approved by ORI; Respondent agreed to maintain responsibility for compliance with the agreed upon supervision plan;

    (2) that any institution employing her shall submit in conjunction with each application for PHS funds, or report, manuscript, or abstract involving PHS-supported research in which Respondent is involved, a certification to ORI that the data provided by Respondent are based on actual experiments or are otherwise legitimately derived, and that the data, procedures, and methodology are accurately reported in the application, report, manuscript, or abstract; and

    (3) to exclude herself voluntarily from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS including, but not limited to, service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as a consultant.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Acting Director, Office of Research Integrity, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453-8200.

    Donald Wright, Acting Director, Office of Research Integrity.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18756 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150-31-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meeting.

    The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The contract proposals and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the contract proposals, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Special Emphasis Panel; NIAID Peer Review Meeting.

    Date: August 24-25, 2015.

    Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate contract proposals.

    Place: Hilton Washington/Rockville, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.

    Contact Person: Susana, DVM, Ph.D. Mendez, Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Program, Division of Extramural Activities, Room 3G53B, National Institutes of Health, NIAID, 5601 Fishers Lane Dr. MSC 9823, Bethesda, MD 20892-9823, (240) 669-5077, [email protected].

    (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research; 93.856, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS)
    Dated: July 27, 2015. David Clary, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18752 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request; New Assessment of NHLBI's Global Health Initiative Collaborating Centers of Excellence SUMMARY:

    Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on 3/13/2015, document number 2015-05722, pages 13396-13397. One comment was received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health, may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, [email protected] or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: NIH Desk Officer.

    DATES:

    Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30-days of the date of this publication.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Ms. Deshiree Belis, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Dr., Suite 6185A, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call non-toll-free number 301-435-1032, or Email your request, including your address to [email protected] Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

    Proposed Collection: New Assessment of NHLBI's Global Health Initiative Collaborating Centers of Excellence (NHLBI), 0925—New, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    Need and Use of Information Collection: This collection proposes to conduct a one-time outcome evaluation of the NHLBI Global Health Initiative Centers of Excellence (GHI COE) Program to examine the extent to which the program achieved its intended objectives in developing sustainable research and research training capacity, and advancing information about the prevention and treatment of chronic non-communicable chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases (CVPD) in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) populations. The outcome evaluation will utilize a mixed-methods approach to comprehend each COE's processes, short term outcomes, and sustainability outcomes/efforts. Specifically, the evaluation will involve triangulating quantitative data sources (e.g., archived systematic reporting data), and qualitative data sources (e.g., archival data and key informant interview data). Data collected will be used to develop a Case Study report for each COE outlining their experience with implementing their program as well as a comprehensive cross-site Lessons Learned Report describing knowledge and experiences from the overall program, including similarities and differences across a variety of project settings and conditions. Findings from interviews will be incorporated into the Case Studies report and Lessons Learned report, which will be used by CTRIS to inform NHLBI and NIH stakeholders about structural issues relevant to planning both global and domestic biomedical research and training programs with diverse operational conditions and challenges. Additionally, COEs may utilize the Case Studies report as a marketing tool to attract additional funding and media coverage.

    OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 36.

    Estimates of Hour Burden Type of respondent Number of
  • respondents
  • Number of
  • responses rer respondent
  • Average
  • burden per
  • response
  • (in hours)
  • Total annualized burden
  • (in hours)
  • Principal Investigators 9 1 1 9 Training Directors 9 1 1 9 Developed Country Partners 9 1 1 9 Trainees 9 1 1 9 Total 36
    Dated: July 20, 2015. Valery Gheen, NHLBI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18750 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meeting.

    The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflicts: Vascular and Hematology.

    Date: August 20, 2015.

    Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call).

    Contact Person: Larry Pinkus, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4132, MSC 7802, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435-1214, [email protected]

    (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393-93.396, 93.837-93.844, 93.846-93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS)
    Dated: July 27, 2015. David Clary, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18751 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given of the meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Advisory Council (NAC) on August 28, 2015.

    The meeting will include a recap of the April 17, 2015, SAMHSA NAC meeting, a brief reflection on the Joint National Advisory Council meeting (JNAC) and presentations on topics related to disparities and a council discussion.

    The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the SAMHSA building, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Attendance by the public will be limited to space available. Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the Council. Written submissions should be forwarded to the contact person on or before August 18, 2015. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled at the conclusion of the meeting. Individuals interested in making oral presentations are encouraged to notify the contact on or before August 18, 2015. Five minutes will be allotted for each presentation.

    The meeting may be accessed via telephone and web conferencing will be available. To attend on site; obtain the call-in number, access code, and/or web access link; submit written or brief oral comments; or request special accommodations for persons with disabilities, please register on-line at: http://nac.samhsa.gov/Registration/meetingsRegistration.aspx, or communicate with SAMHSA's Committee Management Officer, CDR Carlos Castillo (see contact information below).

    Substantive meeting information and a roster of Council members may be obtained either by accessing the SAMHSA Council's Web site at http://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/advisory-councils/ or by contacting CDR Castillo. Substantive program information may be obtained after the meeting by accessing the SAMHSA Council's Web site, http://nac.samhsa.gov/, or by contacting CDR Castillo.

    Council Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Administration National Advisory Council.

    Date/Time/Type: August 28, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EDT), Open.

    Place: SAMHSA Building, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, Maryland 20857.

    Contact: CDR Carlos Castillo, Committee Management Officer and Designated Federal Officer, SAMHSA National Advisory Council, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, Maryland 20857 (mail), Telephone: (240) 276-2787, Fax: (240) 276-2252, Email: [email protected]

    Janine Denis Cook, Chemist, SAMHSA.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18784 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162-20-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given of the combined meeting on August 27, 2015, of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) four National Advisory Councils (the SAMHSA National Advisory Council [NAC], the Center for Mental Health Services NAC, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention NAC, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment NAC) and the two SAMHSA Advisory Committees (Advisory Committee for Women's Services [ACWS] and the Tribal Technical Advisory Committee [TTAC]).

    SAMHSA's National Advisory Councils were established to advise the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); the Administrator, SAMHSA; and SAMHSA's Center Directors concerning matters relating to the activities carried out by and through the Centers and the policies respecting such activities.

    Under section 501 of the Public Health Service Act, the ACWS is statutorily mandated to advise the SAMHSA Administrator and the Associate Administrator for Women's Services on appropriate activities to be undertaken by SAMHSA and its Centers with respect to women's substance abuse and mental health services.

    Pursuant to Presidential E.O. No. 13175, November 6, 2000, and the Presidential Memorandum of September 23, 2004, SAMHSA established the TTAC for working with Federally-recognized Tribes to enhance the government-to-government relationship, honor Federal trust responsibilities and obligations to Tribes and American Indian and Alaska Natives. The SAMHSA TTAC serves as an advisory body to SAMHSA.

    The August 27, 2015, combined meeting will include a report from the SAMHSA Administrator, discussion regarding SAMHSA's role in public health crises response, a presentation and panel discussion on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and discussion regarding the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO).

    The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the SAMHSA building, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Attendance by the public will be limited to space available. Interested persons may present data, information, or views orally or in writing, on issues pending before the Council. Written submissions should be forwarded to the contact person on or before August 17, 2015. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled at the conclusion of the meeting. Individuals interested in making oral presentations are encouraged to notify the contact on or before August 17, 2015. Five minutes will be allotted for each presentation.

    The meeting may be accessed via telephone and web conferencing will be available. To attend on site; obtain the call-in number, access code, and/or web access link; submit written or brief oral comments; or request special accommodations for persons with disabilities, please register on-line at: http://nac.samhsa.gov/Registration/meetingsRegistration.aspx, or communicate with SAMHSA's Committee Management Officer, CDR Carlos Castillo (see contact information below).

    Meeting information and a roster of Council members may be obtained either by accessing the SAMHSA Council's Web site at http://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/advisory-councils/ or by contacting CDR Castillo. Substantive program information may be obtained after the meeting by accessing the SAMHSA Council's Web site, http://nac.samhsa.gov/, or by contacting CDR Castillo.

    Council Names: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Advisory Council; Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council; Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council; Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Advisory Council; SAMHSA's Advisory Committee for Women's Services; SAMHSA Tribal Technical Advisory Committee.

    Date/Time/Type: August 27, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. EDT, Open.

    Place: SAMHSA Building, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, Maryland 20857.

    Contact: CDR Carlos Castillo, Committee Management Officer and Designated Federal Officer, SAMHSA National Advisory Council, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, Maryland 20857 (mail), Telephone: (240) 276-2787, Fax: (240) 276-2252, Email: [email protected]

    Janine Denis Cook, Chemist, SAMHSA.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18783 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162-20-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG-2015-0475; OMB Control Number 1625-0095] Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget AGENCY:

    Coast Guard, DHS.

    ACTION:

    Sixty-day notice requesting comments.

    SUMMARY:

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of an extension of a currently approved collection: 1625-0095, Oil and Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention and Safety Records, Equivalents/Alternatives and Exemptions. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.

    DATES:

    Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before September 29, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2015-0475] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following means:

    (1) Online: http://www.regulations.gov.

    (2) Mail: DMF (M-30), DOT, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

    (3) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

    (4) Fax: 202-493-2251. To ensure your comments are received in a timely manner, mark the fax, to attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.

    The DMF maintains the public docket for this Notice. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, will become part of the docket and will be available for inspection or copying at Room W12-140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Copies of the ICR(s) are available through the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: COMMANDANT (CG-612), ATTN. PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT MANAGER, U.S. COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AVE. SE., STOP 7710, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7710.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of Information Management, telephone 202-475-3532, or fax 202-372-8405, for questions on these documents. Contact Ms. Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-9826, for questions on the docket.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation and Request for Comments

    This Notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection's purpose, the Collection's likely burden on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collection. There is one ICR for each Collection.

    The Coast Guard invites comments on whether these ICRs should be granted based on the Collections being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. In response to your comments, we may revise these ICRs or decide not to seek approval of revisions of the Collection. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period.

    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG-2015-0475], and must be received by September 29, 2015. We will post all comments received, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov. They will include any personal information you provide. We have an agreement with DOT to use their DMF. Please see the “Privacy Act” paragraph below.

    Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number [USCG-2015-0475], indicate the specific section of the document to which each comment applies, providing a reason for each comment. You may submit your comments and material online (via http://www.regulations.gov), by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the DMF. We recommend you include your name, mailing address, an email address, or other contact information in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.

    You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the DMF at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit them by only one means. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and type “USCG-2015-0475” in the “Search” box. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81/2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and will address them accordingly.

    Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on the “read comments” box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the “Search” box insert “USCG-2015-0475” and click “Search.” Click the “Open Docket Folder” in the “Actions” column. You may also visit the DMF in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received in dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act statement regarding Coast Guard public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

    Information Collection Request

    1. Title: Oil and Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention and Safety Records, Equivalents/Alternatives and Exemptions.

    OMB Control Number: 1625-0095.

    Summary: The information is used by the Coast Guard to ensure that an oil or hazardous material requirement alternative or exemption provides an equivalent level of safety and protection from pollution.

    Need: Under 33 U.S.C. 1321 and Executive Order 12777 the Coast Guard is authorized to prescribe regulations to prevent the discharge of oil and hazardous substances from vessels and facilities and to contain such discharges. Coast Guard regulations in 33 CFR parts 154-156 are intended to: (1) Prevent or mitigate the results of an accidental release of bulk liquid hazardous materials being transferred at waterfront facilities; (2) ensure that facilities and vessels that use vapor control systems are in compliance with the safety standards developed by the Coast Guard; (3) provide equipment and operational requirements for facilities and vessels that transfer oil or hazardous materials in bulk to or from vessels with a 250 or more barrel capacity; and (4) provide procedures for vessel or facility operators who request exemption or partial exemption from the requirements of the pollution prevention regulations.

    Forms: None.

    Respondents: Owners and operators of bulk oil and hazardous materials facilities and vessels.

    Frequency: On occasion.

    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden remains unchanged at 1,440 hours a year.

    Authority:

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: July 24, 2015. Thomas P. Michelli, U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Chief Information Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18853 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110-04-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG-2015-0473; OMB Control Number 1625-0046] Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget AGENCY:

    Coast Guard, DHS.

    ACTION:

    Sixty-day notice requesting comments.

    SUMMARY:

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of an extension of a currently approved collection: 1625-0046, Certificates of Financial Responsibility under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.

    DATES:

    Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before September 29, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2015-0473] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following means:

    (1) Online: http://www.regulations.gov.

    (2) Mail: DMF (M-30), DOT, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

    (3) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

    (4) Fax: 202-493-2251. To ensure your comments are received in a timely manner, mark the fax, to attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.

    The DMF maintains the public docket for this Notice. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, will become part of the docket and will be available for inspection or copying at Room W12-140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Copies of the ICR(s) are available through the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: Commandant (CG-612), Attn Paperwork Reduction Act Manager, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. SE., Stop 7710, Washington DC 20593-7710.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Contact Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of Information Management, telephone 202-475-3532, or fax 202-372-8405, for questions on these documents. Contact Ms. Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-9826, for questions on the docket.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Public Participation and Request for Comments

    This Notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection's purpose, the Collection's likely burden on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collection. There is one ICR for each Collection.

    The Coast Guard invites comments on whether these ICRs should be granted based on the Collections being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. In response to your comments, we may revise these ICRs or decide not to seek approval of revisions of the Collection. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period.

    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG-2015-0473], and must be received by September 29, 2015. We will post all comments received, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov. They will include any personal information you provide. We have an agreement with DOT to use their DMF. Please see the “Privacy Act” paragraph below.

    Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number [USCG-2015-0473], indicate the specific section of the document to which each comment applies, providing a reason for each comment. You may submit your comments and material online (via http://www.regulations.gov), by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the DMF. We recommend you include your name, mailing address, an email address, or other contact information in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.

    You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the DMF at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit them by only one means. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and type “USCG-2015-0473” in the “Search” box. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81/2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and will address them accordingly.

    Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on the “read comments” box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the “Search” box insert “USCG-2015-0473” and click “Search.” Click the “Open Docket Folder” in the “Actions” column. You may also visit the DMF in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received in dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act statement regarding Coast Guard public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

    Information Collection Request

    1. Title: Certificates of Financial Responsibility under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

    OMB Control Number: 1625-0046.

    Summary: The information collection requirements described in this supporting statement are necessary to provide evidence of a respondent's ability to pay for removal costs and damages associated with discharges or substantial threats of discharges of hazardous material or oil into the navigable waters, adjoining shorelines or the exclusive economic zone of the United States. The requirements are imposed generally on operators and financial guarantors of vessels over 300 gross tons.

    Need: If the requested information is not collected, the Coast Guard will be unable to comply with the provisions of OPA and CERCLA to ensure that responsible parties have the ability to pay for cleanup costs and damages when there is an oil or hazardous material spill or threat of a spill.

    Forms: CG-5585, CG-5586, CG-5586-1, CG-5586-2, CG-5586-3, CG-5586-4.

    Respondents: Vessel operators and approved insurers.

    Frequency: Annually, to include collection of information on a three year cycle.

    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden remains unchanged at 3,400 hours a year.

    Authority:

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: July 24, 2015. Thomas P. Michelli, U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Chief Information Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18847 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110-04-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG-2015-0634; OMB Control Number 1625-0014] Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget AGENCY:

    Coast Guard, DHS.

    ACTION:

    Sixty-day notice requesting comments.

    SUMMARY:

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of a revision of a currently approved collection: 1625-0014, Request for Designation and Exemption of Oceanographic Research Vessels. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.

    DATES:

    Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before September 29, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2015-0634] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following means:

    (1) Online: http://www.regulations.gov.

    (2) Mail: DMF (M-30), DOT, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

    (3) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

    (4) Fax: 202-493-2251. To ensure your comments are received in a timely manner, mark the fax, to attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.

    The DMF maintains the public docket for this Notice. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, will become part of the docket and will be available for inspection or copying at Room W12-140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Copies of the ICR(s) are available through the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: Commandant (CG-612), Attn Paperwork Reduction Act Manager, US Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE., STOP 7710, Washington DC 20593-7710.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Contact Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of Information Management, telephone 202-475-3532, or fax 202-372-8405, for questions on these documents. Contact Ms. Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-9826, for questions on the docket.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Public Participation and Request for Comments

    This Notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection's purpose, the Collection's likely burden on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collection. There is one ICR for each Collection.

    The Coast Guard invites comments on whether these ICRs should be granted based on the Collections being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. In response to your comments, we may revise these ICRs or decide not to seek approval of revisions of the Collection. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period.

    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG-2015-0634], and must be received by September 29, 2015. We will post all comments received, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov. They will include any personal information you provide. We have an agreement with DOT to use their DMF. Please see the “Privacy Act” paragraph below.

    Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number [USCG-2015-0634], indicate the specific section of the document to which each comment applies, providing a reason for each comment. You may submit your comments and material online (via http://www.regulations.gov), by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the DMF. We recommend you include your name, mailing address, an email address, or other contact information in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.

    You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the DMF at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit them by only one means. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and type “USCG-2015-0634” in the “Search” box. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81/2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and will address them accordingly.

    Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on the “read comments” box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the “Search” box insert “USCG-2015-0634” and click “Search.” Click the “Open Docket Folder” in the “Actions” column. You may also visit the DMF in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received in dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act statement regarding Coast Guard public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

    Information Collection Request

    1. Title: Request for Designation and Exemption of Oceanographic Research Vessels.

    OMB Control Number: 1625-0014.

    Summary: This collection requires submission of specific information about a vessel in order for the vessel to be designated as an Oceanographic Research Vessel (ORV).

    Need: Title 46 U.S.C. 2113 authorizes the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to exempt Oceanographic Research Vessels (ORV), by regulation, from provisions of Subtitle II, of Title 46, Shipping, of the United States Code, concerning maritime safety and seaman's welfare laws. This information is necessary to ensure a vessel qualifies for the designation of ORV under 46 CFR part 3 and 46 CFR part 14, subpart D.

    Forms: None.

    Respondents: Owners or operators of certain vessels.

    Frequency: On occasion.

    Burden Estimate: The estimated annual burden has decreased from 51 hours to 25 hours a year due to a decrease in the estimated annual number of respondents.

    Authority:

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: July 24, 2015. Thomas P. Michelli, U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Chief Information Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18855 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110-04-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG-2015-0629; OMB Control Number 1625-0003] Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget AGENCY:

    Coast Guard, DHS.

    ACTION:

    Sixty-day notice requesting comments.

    SUMMARY:

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of an extension of a currently approved collection: 1625-0003, Boating Accident Report. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.

    DATES:

    Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before September 29, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2015-0629] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following means:

    (1) Online: http://www.regulations.gov.

    (2) Mail: DMF (M-30), DOT, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

    (3) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

    (4) Fax: 202-493-2251. To ensure your comments are received in a timely manner, mark the fax, to attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.

    The DMF maintains the public docket for this Notice. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, will become part of the docket and will be available for inspection or copying at room W12-140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Copies of the ICR(s) are available through the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: COMMANDANT (CG-612), ATTN PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT MANAGER, U.S. COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE. SE., STOP 7710, WASHINGTON DC 20593-7710.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Contact Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of Information Management, telephone 202-475-3532, or fax 202-372-8405, for questions on these documents. Contact Ms. Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-9826, for questions on the docket.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Public Participation and Request for Comments

    This Notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection's purpose, the Collection's likely burden on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collection. There is one ICR for each Collection.

    The Coast Guard invites comments on whether these ICRs should be granted based on the Collections being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. In response to your comments, we may revise these ICRs or decide not to seek approval of revisions of the Collection. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period.

    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG-2015-0629], and must be received by September 29, 2015. We will post all comments received, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov. They will include any personal information you provide. We have an agreement with DOT to use their DMF. Please see the “Privacy Act” paragraph below.

    Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number [USCG-2015-0629], indicate the specific section of the document to which each comment applies, providing a reason for each comment. You may submit your comments and material online (via http://www.regulations.gov), by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the DMF. We recommend you include your name, mailing address, an email address, or other contact information in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.

    You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the DMF at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit them by only one means. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and type “USCG-2015-0629” in the “Search” box. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81/2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and will address them accordingly.

    Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on the “read comments” box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the “Search” box insert “USCG-2015-0629” and click “Search.” Click the “Open Docket Folder” in the “Actions” column. You may also visit the DMF in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received in dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act statement regarding Coast Guard public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

    Information Collection Request

    1. Title: Boating Accident Report.

    OMB Control Number: 1625-0003.

    Summary: The Coast Guard Boating Accident Report form is the data collection instrument that ensures compliance with the implementing regulations and Title 46 U.S.C. 6102(b) that requires the Secretary to collect, analyze and publish reports, information, and statistics on marine casualties.

    Need: Title 46 U.S.C. 6102 (a) requires a uniform marine casualty reporting system, with regulations prescribing casualties to be reported and the manner of reporting. The statute requires a state to compile and submit to the Secretary (delegated to the Coast Guard) reports, information, and statistics on casualties reported to the State. Implementing regulations are contained in Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations, SUBCHAPTER S—BOATING SAFETY, PART 173—VESSEL NUMBERING AND CASUALTY AND ACCIDENT REPORTING, Subpart C—Casualty and Accident Reporting and Part 174—STATE NUMBERING AND CASUALTY REPORTING SYSTEMS, Subpart C—Casualty Reporting System Requirements, and Subpart D—State reports.

    States are required to forward copies of the reports or electronically transmit accident report data to the Coast Guard within 30 days of their receipt of the report as prescribed by 33 Code of Federal Regulations § 174.121 (Forwarding of casualty or accident reports). The accident report data and statistical information obtained from the reports submitted by the State reporting authorities are used by the Coast Guard in the compilation of national recreational boating accident statistics.

    Forms: CG-3865 and CG-3865SP.

    Respondents: Federal regulations (33 CFR 173.55) require the operator of any uninspected vessel that is numbered or used for recreational purposes to submit an accident report to the State authority when:

    (1) A person dies; or

    (2) A person is injured and requires medical treatment beyond first aid; or

    (3) Damage to the vessel and other property totals $2,000 or more, or there is a complete loss of the vessel; or

    (4) A person disappears from the vessel under circumstances that indicate death or injury.

    Frequency: On occasion.

    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden remains unchanged at 2,500 hours a year.

    Authority:

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: July 24, 2015. Thomas P. Michelli, U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Chief Information Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18854 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110-04-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG-2015-0630; OMB Control Number 1625-0035] Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget AGENCY:

    Coast Guard, DHS.

    ACTION:

    Sixty-day notice requesting comments.

    SUMMARY:

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of a revision of a currently approved collection: Lifesaving, Electrical, Engineering and Navigation Equipment, Construction and Materials & Marine Sanitation Devices. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.

    DATES:

    Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before September 29, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2015-0630] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following means:

    (1) Online: http://www.regulations.gov.

    (2) Mail: DMF (M-30), DOT, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

    (3) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

    (4) Fax: 202-493-2251. To ensure your comments are received in a timely manner, mark the fax, to attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.

    The DMF maintains the public docket for this Notice. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, will become part of the docket and will be available for inspection or copying at room W12-140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Copies of the ICR(s) are available through the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: Commandant (CG-612), ATTN: Paperwork Reduction Act Manager, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE., Stop 7710, Washington, DC 20593-7710.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of Information Management, telephone 202-475-3532, or fax 202-372-8405, for questions on these documents. Contact Ms. Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-9826, for questions on the docket.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of a revision of a currently approved collection: 1625-0035, Title 46 CFR Subchapter Q: Lifesaving, Electrical, Engineering and Navigation Equipment, Construction and Materials & Marine Sanitation Devices (33 CFR part 159). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.

    Public Participation and Request for Comments

    This Notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection's purpose, the Collection's likely burden on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collection. There is one ICR for each Collection.

    The Coast Guard invites comments on whether these ICRs should be granted based on the Collections being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. In response to your comments, we may revise these ICRs or decide not to seek approval of revisions of the Collection. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period.

    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG-2015-0630], and must be received by September 29, 2015. We will post all comments received, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov. They will include any personal information you provide. We have an agreement with DOT to use their DMF. Please see the “Privacy Act” paragraph below.

    Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number [USCG-2015-0630], indicate the specific section of the document to which each comment applies, providing a reason for each comment. You may submit your comments and material online (via http://www.regulations.gov), by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the DMF. We recommend you include your name, mailing address, an email address, or other contact information in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.

    You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the DMF at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit them by only one means. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and type “USCG-2015-0630” in the “Search” box. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81/2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and will address them accordingly.

    Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on the “read comments” box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the “Search” box insert “USCG-2015-0630” and click “Search.” Click the “Open Docket Folder” in the “Actions” column. You may also visit the DMF in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received in dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act statement regarding Coast Guard public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

    Information Collection Request

    1. Title: Title 46 CFR Subchapter Q: Lifesaving, Electrical, Engineering and Navigation Equipment, Construction and Materials & Marine Sanitation Devices (33 CFR part 159).

    OMB Control Number: 1625-0035.

    Summary: This information is used by the Coast Guard to ensure that regulations governing specific types of safety equipment, materials and Marine Sanitation Devices (MSDs) installed on commercial vessels and pleasure craft are met. Manufacturers are required to submit drawings, specifications, and laboratory test reports to the CG before any approval is given.

    Need: Title 46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306, 3703, and 4302 authorize the Coast Guard to establish safety equipment and material regulations. Title 46 CFR parts 159 to 164 prescribe these requirements. Title 33 U.S.C.1322 authorizes the Coast Guard to establish MSD regulations. Title 33 CFR part 159 prescribes these rules. NVIC 8-01 (Chg 2) prescribes the standards for navigation equipment. This information is used to determine whether manufacturers are in compliance with Coast Guard regulations. When the Coast Guard approves any safety equipment, material, or MSD for use on a commercial vessel or pleasure craft, the manufacturer is issued a Certificate of Approval.

    Forms: CGHQ-10030.

    Respondents: Manufacturers of safety equipment, materials and marine sanitation devices.

    Frequency: On occasion.

    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 58,414 hours to 118,594 hours a year due to an increase in the estimated annual number of responses.

    Authority:

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: July 24, 2015. Thomas P. Michelli, U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Chief Information Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18856 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110-04-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2015-0013; OMB No. 1660-0008] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Elevation Certificate/Floodproofing Certificate AGENCY:

    Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.

    DATES:

    Comments must be submitted on or before August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to [email protected]

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Janice Waller, Acting Director, Records Management Division, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472-3100, or email address [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    This information collection previously published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2015 at 80 FRN 30091 with a 60 day public comment period. FEMA received six comments.

    The purpose of this notice is to notify the public that FEMA will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance.

    Collection of Information

    Title: Elevation Certificate/Floodproofing Certificate.

    Type of information collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection.

    OMB Number: 1660-0008.

    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 086-0-33, Elevation Certificate; FEMA Form 086-0-34, Floodproofing Certificate for Non-Residential Structures.

    Abstract: The Elevation Certificate and Floodproofing Certificate are used in conjunction with the flood insurance application to rate Post-FIRM budilings in Special Flood Hazard Areas. Post-FIRM buildings are buildings contructed after the puslication of the initial Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the community.

    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other for-profits; Not-for-profit institutions; Farms; State, Local or Tribal Governments.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,322.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 34,950.

    Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents operations and maintenance costs for technical services is $3,262,700. There are no annual start-up or capital costs.

    Dated: July 28, 2015. Janice Waller, Acting Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18806 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110-11-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR-5838-N-05] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Application Forms AGENCY:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.

    The Rental Assistance Demonstration allows public Housing and Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) properties to convert to long-term Section 8 rental assistance contracts; and Rent Supplement, Rental Assistance Payment and Mod Rehab properties upon contract expiration or termination, to convert Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) to Project Based Vouchers (PBVs). Participation in the initiative will be voluntary; the attached applications will be used to determine eligibility for Public Housing and Mod Rehab owners only.

    DATES:

    Comment Due Date: August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at [email protected] for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., (L'Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202-402-4109, (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is submitting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) enhance the quality, utility and clarity of information to be collected; and, (4) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses.

    A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Application Forms.

    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0278.

    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Form Number: HUD-5260 RAD Application; HUD-5261 RAD Mod Rehab Application.

    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Rental Assistance Demonstration allows Public Housing and Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) properties to convert to long-term Section 8 rental assistance contracts; and Rent Supplement (Rent Supp), Rental Assistance Payment (RAP), and Mod Rehab properties, upon contract expiration or termination, to convert tenant protection vouchers (TPVs) to project-based vouchers (PBVs). Participation in the initiative will be voluntary. Public Housing agencies and Mod Rehab owners interested in participating in the Demonstration are required to submit applications to HUD. HUD intends through the conversion process, to assure the physical and financial sustainability of properties and enable owners to leverage private financing to address immediate and long-term capital needs, improve operations, and implement energy efficiency improvements. The RAD applications are Excel based and will be pre-populated with data the Department collects and maintains for each housing agencies. Information collected by the applications will allow the Department to determine which applicants meet the eligibility requirements and have the capacity to successfully meet RAD's mission delineated in PIH Notice PIH-2012-32, REV-2: Rental Assistance Demonstration—Partial Implementation and Request for Comments.

    To review draft versions of the applications please visit the RAD Web site: www.hud.gov/rad/. Under the Applications section follow the links provided: Obtain Draft Application for PHAs: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=RAD_App_PH.xlsx. Obtain Draft Application for Owners of Mod Rehab: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=RAD_APP_Mod_Rehab.xlsx.

    Respondents (i.e., affected public): State, Local or Tribal Government.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: The estimated number of respondents is 8,855 annually with one response per respondent.

    Estimated Number of Responses: 8,855.

    Frequency of Response: Once.

    Average Hours per Response: 2 Hours.

    Total Estimated Burdens: 17,710.

    Information collection Number of
  • respondents
  • Frequency
  • of response
  • Responses
  • per annum
  • Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost
    Public Housing RAD—Application Form 7,500 1 7,500 2 15,000 $40 $600,000 MOD Rehab RAD Application Form 1,355 1 1,355 2 2,710 40 108,400 Total 8,855 8,855 17,710 708,000
    B. Solicitation of Public Comment

    This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following:

    (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

    (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information;

    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

    (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

    HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions.

    Authority:

    Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 as amended.

    Dated: July 23, 2015. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18834 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210-67-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR-5831-N-38] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: CDBG-DR Expenditure Deadline Extension Request Template (Pub. L. 113-2 Grantees Only) AGENCY:

    Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.

    DATES:

    Comments Due Date: August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-5806. Email: [email protected]

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette [email protected] or telephone 202-402-3400. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Colette Pollard.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on May 27, 2015 at 80 FR 30626.

    A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: CDBG-DR Expenditure Deadline Extension Request Template (Pub. L. 113-2 Grantees Only).

    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0206.

    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

    Form Number: NA.

    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This information collection is being conducted by the Office of Community Planning and Development, Office of Block Grant Assistance to assist the Secretary of HUD in determining, as required by section 904(c) under Title IX of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113-2, enacted January 29, 2013), whether to grant extensions of the twenty-four month expenditure deadline for grantees (Entitlement communities, States and units of general local governments) receiving funds under the Act.

    Respondents: Entitlement communities, Nonprofits, States and units of general local governments with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster recovery grants pursuant to the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113-2). Thirty-four (34) CDBG-DR grantees are held to the 24-month requirement and are thus eligible to submit information through this template to request an extension.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: See Chart 1.

    Estimated Number of Responses: See Chart 1.

    Frequency of Response: See Chart 1.

    Average Hours per Response: See Chart 1.

    Total Estimated Burdens: See Chart 1.

    Chart 1—2-Year Expenditure Deadline Extension Request Information collection Number of
  • respondents
  • Frequency of response Total
  • responses
  • Burden hour per response Total burden hours Hourly cost per response Total cost
    CDBG-DR Expenditure Deadline Extension Request Template (P. L. 113-2 Grantees Only) 34 3 102 24 2,448 $24.34 $59,584.32
    B. Solicitation of Public Comment

    This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following:

    (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

    (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information;

    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

    (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

    HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions.

    Authority:

    Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.

    Dated: July 24, 2015. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18829 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210-67-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR-5828-N-31] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless AGENCY:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Juanita Perry, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 402-3970; TTY number for the hearing- and speech-impaired (202) 708-2565, (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800-927-7588.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    In accordance with the December 12, 1988 court order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88-2503-OG (D.D.C.), HUD publishes a Notice, on a weekly basis, identifying unutilized, underutilized, excess and surplus Federal buildings and real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. Today's Notice is for the purpose of announcing that no additional properties have been determined suitable or unsuitable this week.

    Dated: July 23, 2015. Brian P. Fitzmaurice, Director, Division of Community Assistance, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18562 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210-67-P
    DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR-5838-N-04] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public/Private Partnerships for the Mixed-Finance Development of Public Housing Units AGENCY:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, PIH, HUD.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.

    DATES:

    Comments Due Date: September 29, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at [email protected] for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., (L'Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202-402-4109, (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A.

    A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Proposal: Public/Private Partnerships for the Mixed-Finance Development of Public Housing Unit.

    OMB Control Number: 2577-0275.

    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 195-276, approved October 21, 1998), also known as the Public Housing Reform Act, created Section 35 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, 42 U.S.C. 1437. Section 35 allows PHAs to own, operate, assist or otherwise participate in the development and operation of mixed-finance projects. Mixed-finance development refers to the development or rehabilitation of public housing, where the public housing units are owned in whole or in part by an entity other than a PHA. Prior to this, all public housing had to be developed and owned by a Public Housing Authority (PHA). However, Section 35 allowed PHAs to provide Section 9 capital and operating assistance to mixed-finance projects, which are also financially assisted by private and other resources. Private and other resources include tax credit equity, private mortgages and other federal, state or local funds. Section 35 also allows non-PHA owner entities to own and operate mixed-finance projects that contain both public housing and non-public housing units, or only public housing units. Along with public housing unit development, mixed-finance real estate development or rehabilitation transactions are used to extend public housing appropriations in housing development and to develop mixed-income housing, where public housing residents are anonymously mixed in with affordable and market rate housing residents.

    In order to approve the development of mixed-finance projects, HUD collects certain information from each PHA/Ownership Entity. Under current regulations, HUD collects and reviews the essential documents included in this ICR in order to determine whether or not approval should be given. After approval is given and the documents are recorded by the associated county, HUD collects the recorded versions of the documents in this ICR, along with all financing and legal agreements that the PHA/owner entity has with HUD and with third-parties in connection with that mixed-finance project. This includes unique legal documents along with standardized forms and “Certifications and Assurances,” which are not exempted under PRA. Regulations for the processing of mixed-finance public housing projects are at 24 CFR part 905 subpart F (§ 905). § 905 has replaced 24 CFR part 941 Subpart F, which was cited in the supporting statement for the previous OMB approval of this information collection. This information is collected to ensure that the mixed-finance development effort has sufficient funds to reach completion, remain financially viable, and follow HUD legal and programmatic guidelines for housing project development or rehabilitation, ownership and use restrictions, as well as preserving HUD's rights to the project.

    PHAs must provide information to HUD before a proposal can be approved for mixed-finance development. Information on HUD-prescribed forms and in HUD-prescribed contracts and agreements provides HUD with sufficient information to enable a determination that funds should or should not be reserved or a contractual commitment made. Regulations at 24 CFR part 905.606, “Development Proposal” states that a Mixed-finance Development Proposal (Proposal) must be submitted to HUD in order to facilitate approval of the development of public housing. The subpart also lists the information that is required in the Proposal. The documentation required is submitted using the collection documents (ICs) in this ICR.

    Agency form numbers: HUD-50156, HUD-50157, HUD-50158, HUD-50159, HUD-50160 and HUD-50161.

    Members of affected public: Public Housing Agencies, Developers.

    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response:

    Form/document Number of
  • respondents
  • Frequency Total
  • responses
  • Hours per
  • response
  • Total hours Cost per hour Total cost
  • 1 HUD-50157—Mixed-Finance Development Proposal 60 1 60 16 960 $50 $48,000 2 Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Mixed-Finance Amendment to the Annual Contributions Contract 60 1 60 24 1,440 50 72,000 3 Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Mixed-Finance Declaration of Restrictive Covenants 60 1 60 0.25 15 225 3,375 4 Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Mixed-Finance Final Title Policy 60 1 60 16 960 225 216,000 5 Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Mixed-Finance Legal Opinion 60 1 60 1 60 225 13,500 6 Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Documents. Mixed-Finance Evidentiaries 60 1 60 116 6,960 225 1,566,000 7 Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Regulatory and Operating Agreement 60 1 60 8 480 225 108,000 8 Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Transition Plan 60 1 60 8 480 225 108,000 9 HUD-50161—Mixed-Finance Certifications and Assurances 60 1 60 0.25 15 50 750 10 Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Site Acquisition Proposal 110 1 110 8 880 50 44,000 11 Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Development Proposal 50 1 50 80 4,000 50 200,000 12 HUD-50156—Mixed-Finance Development Proposal Calculator 60 1 60 1 60 50 3,000 13 HUD-50059—Mixed-Finance Homeownership Term Sheet. 20 1 20 16 320 50 16,000 14 Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Mixed-Finance Homeownership Addendum 20 1 20 16 320 225 72,000 15 HUD-50158—Mixed-Finance Homeownership Certifications and Assurances 20 1 20 0.25 5 50 250 16 HUD-50160—Mixed-Finance and Homeownership Pre-Funding Certifications and Assurances 80 1 80 0.25 20 50 1,000 17 Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Mixed-Finance Homeownership Declaration of Restrictive Covenants 20 1 20 0.25 5 50 250 Totals 130 920 16,980 2,472,125 B. Solicitation of Public Comment

    This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following:

    (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

    (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information;

    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

    (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

    HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions.

    Authority:

    Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.

    Dated: July 23, 2015. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2015-18824 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210-67-P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS-MWR-RIRA-18129; PS.SMWLA0064.00.1] Description of Land Designated as River Raisin National Battlefield Park AGENCY:

    National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION:

    Notice of Land Description.

    SUMMARY:

    This notice sets out the legal description of the land acquired by the United States that currently constitutes River Raisin National Battlefield Park (Park). A map depicting this property is available for public inspection and on file at the National Park Service locations identified below.

    DATES:

    The effective date of the Park's designation was November 10, 2010. The effective date of this notice is July 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    The map depicting this federally owned land is available for inspection at the following locations: River Raisin National Battlefield Park, 1403 East Elm Avenue, Monroe, Michigan 48162, and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Chief Realty Officer Daniel L. Betts, National Park Service, Land Resources Program Center, Midwest Region, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68102, telephone (402) 661-1780.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Pursuant to the requirements of Section 7003 of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111-11 (codified at 16 U.S.C. Sec. 430vv) and by notice published in the Federal Register on November 10, 2010 (FR Vol. 75, No. 217, page 69125), the Secretary of the Interior announced that sufficient lands had been acquired to designate River Raisin National Battlefield Park as a unit of the National Park System. Public Law 111-11 further required that the Secretary prepare a legal description of the land so designated as the Park. The Secretary of the Interior hereby announces that the boundary of River Raisin National Battlefield Park is comprised of the following described real property, which is owned in fee simple by the United States of America:

    A parcel of land situated in the City of Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, being a part of Private Claims 64, 81, 96, 214 and 236 described as: Commencing at the intersection of the Northerly right-of-way line of Elm Avenue and the Westerly right-of-way line of Detroit Avenue, also being the Point of Beginning and monumented by a found 5/8″ iron rod; Thence along the Northerly right-of-way line of Elm Avenue the following three (3) courses:

    (1) North 42 Degrees 30 Minutes 50 Seconds West, 93.71 feet to a set 1/2″ iron rod with Cap number 50457 and

    (2) North 39 Degrees 39 Minutes 03 Seconds West, 722.92 feet to a found 1/2″ iron rod and

    (3) North 32 Degrees 33 Minutes 04 Seconds West, 79.60 feet to a found pinched pipe;

    Thence North 57 Degrees 26 Minutes 32 Seconds East, 92.00 feet to a set 1/2″ iron rod with Cap Number 50457; Thence North 32 Degrees 33 Minutes 04 Seconds West, 399.30 feet to a found 3/4″ iron rod; Thence South 57 Degrees 26 minutes 32 Seconds West, 92.00 feet to a found pinched pipe on the Northerly right-of-way line of Elm Avenue, Thence along the Northerly right-of-way line of Elm Avenue the following three (3) courses:

    (1) North 32 Degrees 33 Minutes 04 Seconds West, 146.09 feet to a found 3/4″ iron rod and

    (2) North 53 Degrees 45 Minutes 29 Seconds West, 226.06 feet to a set 21/2″ mag nail and

    (3) North 69 Degrees 27 Minutes 00 Seconds West, 69.98 feet to a set 1/2″ iron rod with Cap number 50457 on the easterly right-of-way line of the Grand Trunk Western Railroad (Canadian National);

    Thence along the Easterly right-of-way line of said Grand Trunk Western Railroad (Canadian National) the following five (5) courses:

    (1) North 21 Degrees 24 Minutes 05 Seconds East, 84.34 feet to a found 1″ diameter pipe and

    (2) North 31 Degrees 54 Minutes 43 Seconds East, 567.33 feet to a point of curvature and a found pinched pipe and

    (3) along a curve to the right 107.17 feet, said curve having a central angle of 10 Degrees 43 Minutes 01 Seconds, radius of 572.96 feet, and a chord bearing and distance of North 37 Degrees 16 Minutes 14 Seconds East, 107.01 feet to a point of reverse curvature and a found 1/2″ pipe with Cap number 19474 and

    (4) along a curve to the left 107.17 feet, said curve having a central angle of 10 Degrees 43 Minutes 01 Seconds, radius of 572.96 feet, and a chord bearing and distance of North 37 Degrees 16 Minutes 14 Seconds East, 107.01 feet to a set 1/2″ iron rod with Cap number 50457 and

    (5) North 31 Degrees 54 Minutes 43 Seconds East, 67.75 feet to found 1/2″ bent iron rod on the north line of a drainage easement for the Mason Run Drain, as recorded in Liber 3126, Page 428, Monroe County records;

    Thence along the North line of said drainage easement for the Mason Run Drain the following two (2) courses:

    (1) South 62 Degrees 44 Minutes 45 Seconds East, 368.79 feet to a found 1/2″ iron rod with an illegible Cap number and

    (2) South 78 Degrees 44 Minutes 45 Seconds East, 438.81 feet to a set 1/2″ iron rod with Cap number 50457 on the westerly line of “Harbor View Subdivision”, as recorded in Liber 6 of Plats, Page 39;

    Thence along said westerly line of “Harbor View Subdivision” South 21 Degrees 42 Minutes 11 Seconds West, 72.45 feet to a found 1/2″ pipe with Cap number 19474, said point being on the Southerly line of “Harbor View Subdivision”; Thence along said southerly line of “Harbor View Subdivision” the following three (3) courses:

    (1) South 72 Degrees 17 Minutes 49 Seconds East, 279.18 feet to a set 1/2″ iron rod with Cap number 50457 and

    (2) South 68 Degrees 25 Minutes 49 Seconds East, 159.34 feet to a set 1/2″ iron rod with Cap number 50457 and

    (3) South 49 Degrees 28 Minutes 49 Seconds East, 111.93 feet to a set 1/2″ iron rod with Cap Number 50457 on the westerly right-of-way line of Detroit Avenue;

    Thence along the Westerly right-of-way line of Detroit Avenue the following three (3) courses:

    (1) South 21 Degrees 36 Minutes 13 Seconds West, 962.83 feet to a found 1/2″ pipe rod with Cap Number 19474 and

    (2) South 21 Degrees 36 Minutes 13 Seconds West, 234.92 feet to a found 1/2″ pipe with Cap Number 19474 and

    (3) South 21 Degrees 36 Minutes 13 Seconds West, 480.77 feet to a found 5/8″ iron rod, said point being the Point of Beginning.

    Containing 42.18 acres, more or less.

    Dated: April 14, 2015. Cameron H. Sholly, Regional Director, Midwest Region. Editorial note:

    This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register on July 28th 2015.

    [FR Doc. 2015-18803 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310-MA-P
    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS-NER-DEWA-18193; PPNEDEWAS0/PROIESUC1.380000] Boundary Adjustment at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area AGENCY:

    National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION:

    Notification of Boundary Adjustment.

    SUMMARY:

    The boundary of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is adjusted to include one parcel of land totaling 550.65 acres, more or less. Fee simple interest in the land will be donated to the United States. The property is located in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to the current boundary of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

    DATES:

    The effective date of this boundary adjustment is July 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    The map depicting this boundary adjustment is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Land Resources Program Center, Northeast Region, 200 Chestnut Street, PA 19106, and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Superintendent John J. Donahue, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, 1978 River Road (Off U.S. 209), Bushkill, PA 18324, telephone (570) 426-2418.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 460o-2(b), the boundary of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is adjusted to include 550.655 acres of land, more or less, comprising one parcel of land (Tax Parcel ID Number 16/1/1/12). This boundary adjustment is depicted on Map No. 620/128405 dated April 2015.

    16 U.S.C. 460o-2(b) states that the Secretary of the Interior may make adjustments in the boundary of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area by publication of the amended description thereof in the Federal Register: Provided, that the area encompassed by such adjusted boundary shall not exceed the acreage included within the detailed boundary first described in the Federal Register on June 7, 1977 (Vol. 42, No. 109, pp 29071-29103). This boundary adjustment does not exceed the acreage of the detailed boundary so described. The Conservation Fund will donate its fee interest in the land to the United States as part of an agreement to help mitigate the effects of the upgrade and expansion of the existing Susquehanna-Roseland electric transmission line across approximately 4.3 miles of the national recreation area.

    Dated: May 6, 2015. Michael A. Caldwell, Regional Director, Northeast Region.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18801 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310-WV-P
    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS-PWR-LAVO-18130; PS.SPWLA0017.00.1] Minor Boundary Revision at Lassen Volcanic National Park AGENCY:

    National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION:

    Notification of boundary revision.

    SUMMARY:

    The boundary of Lassen Volcanic National Park is modified to include 136.69 acres of land located in Tehama County, California, immediately adjoining the current park boundary. Subsequent to the proposed boundary revision, the National Park Service will acquire the land by purchase, with available funds, from willing sellers.

    DATES:

    The effective date of this boundary revision is July 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    The map depicting this boundary revision is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Land Resources Program Center, Pacific West Region, 333 Bush Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104, and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Chief Realty Officer Greg Gress, National Park Service, Land Resources Program Center, Pacific West Region, 333 Bush Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104, telephone (415) 623-2120.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 54 U.S.C. 100506(c), the boundary of Lassen Volcanic National Park is modified to include 136.69 acres of land identified as Tracts 01-175 and 01-176, Tehama County tax parcel numbers 013-290-01-1, 013-290-04-1, and 013-280-25-1. The land is located in Mineral, California, immediately adjacent to the Lassen Volcanic National Park headquarters site. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 111/120,320 dated April 2013.

    54 U.S.C. 100506(c) provides that, after notifying the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make this boundary revision upon publication of notice in the Federal Register. The Committees have been notified of this boundary revision. The inclusion of these tracts in the boundary and subsequent acquisition will provide the park with needed flexibility for the expansion of administrative, maintenance, and housing facilities at the Mineral headquarters site.

    Dated: June 11, 2015. Patricia L. Neubacher, Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18804 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312-FF-P
    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS-MWR-WICA-18608; PS.SMWLA0060.00.1] Minor Boundary Revision at Wind Cave National Park AGENCY:

    National Park Service, Interior.

    ACTION:

    Notification of Boundary Revision.

    SUMMARY:

    The boundary of Wind Cave National Park is modified to include 7.16 acres of land located in Custer County, South Dakota, immediately adjoining the boundary of Wind Cave National Park. Subsequent to the proposed boundary revision, the National Park Service (NPS) will purchase the land from a willing seller.

    DATES:

    The effective date of this boundary revision is July 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    The map depicting this boundary revision is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Land Resources Program Center, Midwest Region, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, NE 68102, and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Chief Realty Officer Daniel L. Betts, National Park Service, Land Resources Program Center, Midwest Region, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, NE 68102, telephone (402) 661-1780.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 54 U.S.C. 100506(c), the boundary of Wind Cave National Park is modified to include an adjoining tract containing 7.16 acres of land. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 108/127,898 dated March 2015.

    54 U.S.C. 100506(c) provides that, after notifying the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make this boundary revision upon publication of notice in the Federal Register. The Committees have been notified of this boundary revision. Subsequent to the proposed boundary revision, the NPS will use available funds to acquire the tract by purchase from the willing seller. The inclusion of this tract in the boundary and subsequent acquisition will enable the NPS to prevent adverse development at the southern entrance to the park.

    Dated: June 11, 2015. Cameron H. Sholly, Regional Director, Midwest Region.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18800 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310-MA-P
    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR83550000, 156R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676] Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions AGENCY:

    Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action.

    ADDRESSES:

    The identity of the approving officer and other information pertaining to a specific contract proposal may be obtained by calling or writing the appropriate regional office at the address and telephone number given for each region in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Michelle Kelly, Reclamation Law Administration Division, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, Colorado 80225-0007; telephone 303-445-2888.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939, and the rules and regulations published in 52 FR 11954, April 13, 1987 (43 CFR 426.22), Reclamation will publish notice of proposed or amendatory contract actions for any contract for the delivery of project water for authorized uses in newspapers of general circulation in the affected area at least 60 days prior to contract execution. Announcements may be in the form of news releases, legal notices, official letters, memorandums, or other forms of written material. Meetings, workshops, and/or hearings may also be used, as appropriate, to provide local publicity. The public participation procedures do not apply to proposed contracts for the sale of surplus or interim irrigation water for a term of 1 year or less. Either of the contracting parties may invite the public to observe contract proceedings. All public participation procedures will be coordinated with those involved in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act. Pursuant to the “Final Revised Public Participation Procedures” for water resource-related contract negotiations, published in 47 FR 7763, February 22, 1982, a tabulation is provided of all proposed contractual actions in each of the five Reclamation regions. When contract negotiations are completed, and prior to execution, each proposed contract form must be approved by the Secretary of the Interior, or pursuant to delegated or redelegated authority, the Commissioner of Reclamation or one of the regional directors. In some instances, congressional review and approval of a report, water rate, or other terms and conditions of the contract may be involved.

    Public participation in and receipt of comments on contract proposals will be facilitated by adherence to the following procedures:

    1. Only persons authorized to act on behalf of the contracting entities may negotiate the terms and conditions of a specific contract proposal.

    2. Advance notice of meetings or hearings will be furnished to those parties that have made a timely written request for such notice to the appropriate regional or project office of Reclamation.

    3. Written correspondence regarding proposed contracts may be made available to the general public pursuant to the terms and procedures of the Freedom of Information Act, as amended.

    4. Written comments on a proposed contract or contract action must be submitted to the appropriate regional officials at the locations and within the time limits set forth in the advance public notices.

    5. All written comments received and testimony presented at any public hearings will be reviewed and summarized by the appropriate regional office for use by the contract approving authority.

    6. Copies of specific proposed contracts may be obtained from the appropriate regional director or his or her designated public contact as they become available for review and comment.

    7. In the event modifications are made in the form of a proposed contract, the appropriate regional director shall determine whether republication of the notice and/or extension of the comment period is necessary.

    Factors considered in making such a determination shall include, but are not limited to, (i) the significance of the modification, and (ii) the degree of public interest which has been expressed over the course of the negotiations. At a minimum, the regional director will furnish revised contracts to all parties who requested the contract in response to the initial public notice.

    Definitions of Abbreviations Used in the Reports ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 BCP Boulder Canyon Project Reclamation Bureau of Reclamation CAP Central Arizona Project CUP Central Utah Project CVP Central Valley Project CRSP Colorado River Storage Project FR Federal Register IDD Irrigation and Drainage District ID Irrigation District LCWSP Lower Colorado Water Supply Project M&I Municipal and Industrial NMISC New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission O&M Operation and Maintenance OM&R Operation, maintenance, and replacement P-SMBP Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program PPR Present Perfected Right RRA Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 SOD Safety of Dams SRPA Small Reclamation Projects Act of 1956 USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers WD Water District

    Pacific Northwest Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706-1234, telephone 208-378-5344.

    The Pacific Northwest Region has no updates to report for this quarter.

    Mid-Pacific Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825-1898, telephone 916-978-5250.

    The Mid-Pacific Region has no updates to report for this quarter.

    Lower Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 61470 (Nevada Highway and Park Street), Boulder City, Nevada 89006-1470, telephone 702-293-8192.

    New contract action:

    24. Reclamation, Davis Dam (Davis Dam) and Big Bend WD, BCP, Arizona and Nevada: Enter into proposed “Agreement for the Diversion, Treatment, and Delivery of Colorado River Water” in order for district to divert, treat, and deliver to Davis Dam the Davis Dam Secretarial Reservation amount of up to 100 acre-feet per year of Colorado River water.

    Upper Colorado Region: Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State Street, Room 8100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138-1102, telephone 801-524-3864.

    Discontinued contract action:

    10. City of Santa Fe, San Juan-Chama Project, New Mexico: Contract to store up to 50,000 acre-feet of project water in Elephant Butte Reservoir. The proposed contract would have a 25- to 40-year maximum term, which due to ongoing consultations with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has been executed and extended on an annual basis. The Act of December 29, 1981, Public Law 97-140, 95 Stat. 1717 provides authority to enter into this contract.

    Completed contract action:

    29. Uintah Water Conservancy District; Jensen Unit, CUP; Utah: Jensen Unit M&I Block Notice No. 3 will be issued as required by a 1983 contract with Chevron USA, Inc., for 200 acre-feet of M&I water that is currently being pumped upstream of Red Fleet Reservoir. Contract executed May 19, 2015.

    Great Plains Region: Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 36900, Federal Building, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, Montana 59101, telephone 406-247-7752.

    New contract actions:

    61. Dugout Water Association; Lower Marias Unit, P-SMBP; Montana: Proposed renewal of 40-year contract for M&I water.

    62. Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, Garrison Diversion Unit, P-SMBP, North Dakota: Consideration to enter into long-term water service contract for M&I use out of McClusky Canal.

    63. Bryan Hauxwell, Frenchman Cambridge Project, Nebraska: Consideration of a long-term Warren Act contract.

    Discontinued contract action:

    9. Colorado River Water Conservation District, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Long-term exchange, conveyance, and storage contract to implement the Exhibit B Agreement of the Settlement Agreement on Operating Procedures for Green Mountain Reservoir Concerning Operating Limitations and in Resolution of the Petition Filed August 7, 2003, in Case No. 49-CV-2782 (The United States v. Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, et al., U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Case No. 2782 and Consolidated Case Nos. 5016 and 5017).

    Completed contract actions:

    13. Green Mountain Reservoir, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request for a contract for municipal-recreational purposes. Contract executed on April 2, 2015.

    46. Galloway, Inc. (dba Blue Valley Ranch), Green Mountain Reservoir; Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado: Consideration of a request to amend the existing contract. Contract executed on May 8, 2015.

    47. Fort Clark ID; Fort Clark Unit; P-SMBP; North Dakota: Intent to enter into a new 5-year irrigation water service contract. Contract executed on May 12, 2015.

    53. Grass Land Colony, Inc.; Canyon Ferry Unit, P-SMBP; Montana: Proposed 10-year contract for M&I water. Contract executed on May 22, 2015.

    55. East Bench ID; East Bench Unit, Three Forks Division, P-SMBP; Montana: Consideration of a contract amendment, pursuant to Public Law 112-139; to extend the term of contract No. 14-06-600-3593 through December 31, 2019. Contract executed on May 26, 2015.

    Dated: June 26, 2015. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Administration.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18859 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332-90-P
    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR02800000, 15XR0680A1, RX.17868946.0000000] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project AGENCY:

    Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Bureau of Reclamation has prepared and made available for public review and comment, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on impacts of implementing the 2008 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion and the 2009 National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion, including the Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives, for the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project. This action will continue the operation of the Central Valley Project in coordination with the State Water Project. The DEIS was drafted in response to the November 16, 2009 United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling that the Bureau of Reclamation must conduct a National Environmental Policy Act review to determine whether the associated 2008 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and 2009 National Marine Fisheries Service Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives cause a significant effect to the human environment.

    DATES:

    Submit written comments on the DEIS on or before September 29, 2015.

    Four public meetings will be held to receive oral and written comments:

    • Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m., Sacramento, CA;

    • Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m., Red Bluff, CA;

    • Tuesday, September 15, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m., Los Banos CA; and

    • Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m., Irvine, CA.

    Staff will be available to take comments and answer questions during this time.

    ADDRESSES:

    Send written comments to Mr. Ben Nelson, Bureau of Reclamation, Bay-Delta Office, 801 I Street, Suite 140, Sacramento, CA 95814-2536; fax to (916) 414-2439; or via email to [email protected]

    Public meetings will be held at the following locations:

    • Sacramento—Federal Building, 650 Capitol Mall, Stanford Room, Sacramento, CA 95814.

    • Red Bluff—Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080.

    • Los Banos—Los Banos Community Center, Grand Room 645 7th Street, Los Banos, CA 93635.

    • Irvine—Hilton Hotel Irvine/Orange County Airport, 18800 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92612.

    The DEIS may be viewed at the Bureau of Reclamation's Web site at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=21883.

    To request a compact disc of the DEIS, please contact Mr. Ben Nelson as indicated above, or call (916) 414-2424.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Ms. Janice Piñero, Endangered Species Act Compliance Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, via email at [email protected], or by phone (916) 414-2428. For public involvement information, please contact Wilbert Moore via email at [email protected], or phone at (916) 978-5102.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Agencies Involved

    We, the Bureau of Reclamation, are the lead Federal agency. We invited over 740 agencies to participate as cooperating agencies. Twenty-one agencies agreed to participate as cooperating agencies for preparation of the environmental impact statement in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), including:

    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS),

    • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS),

    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,

    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),

    • Bureau of Indian Affairs,

    • California Valley Miwok Tribe,

    • California Department of Water Resources,

    • California Department of Fish and Wildlife,

    • State and Federal Contractors Water Agency,

    • Friant Water Authority, and

    • Eleven individual Central Valley Project (CVP) or State Water Project (SWP) water users.

    II. Why We Are Taking This Action

    The CVP is the largest Federal Reclamation project. We operate the CVP in coordination with the SWP, under the Coordinated Operation Agreement between the Federal government and the State of California (authorized by Pub. L. 99-546). In August 2008, the Bureau of Reclamation submitted a biological assessment to USFWS and NMFS for consultation.

    In December 2008, USFWS issued a Biological Opinion (BO) analyzing the effects of the coordinated long-term operation of the CVP and SWP in California on delta smelt and its designated critical habitat. The 2008 USFWS BO:

    • Concluded that “the coordinated operation of the CVP and SWP, as proposed, [was] likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the delta smelt” and “adversely modify delta smelt critical habitat,” and

    • Included a Reasonable and Prudent Alternative (RPA) for CVP and SWP operations designed to allow the projects to continue operating without causing jeopardy or adverse modification.

    On December 15, 2008, we provisionally accepted and then implemented the USFWS RPA.

    In June 2009, NMFS issued a BO analyzing the effects of the coordinated long-term operation of the CVP and SWP on listed salmonids, green sturgeon, and southern resident killer whale and their designated critical habitats. This BO concluded that the long-term operation of the CVP and SWP, as proposed, was likely to:

    • Jeopardize the continued existence of Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead, Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American green sturgeon, and southern resident killer whales; and

    • Destroy or adversely modify critical habitat for Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead, and the Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American green sturgeon.

    The NMFS BO included an RPA designed to allow the projects to continue operating without causing jeopardy to the analyzed species or adverse modification of their designated critical habitat. On June 4, 2009, we provisionally accepted and then implemented the NMFS RPA.

    Several lawsuits were filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (District Court) challenging various aspects of the USFWS and NMFS BOs and acceptance and implementation of the associated RPAs.

    III. Results of Litigation

    The results of the above lawsuits were as follows.

    • On November 16, 2009, the Court ruled that we violated NEPA by failing to conduct a NEPA review of the potential impacts to the human environment before provisionally accepting and implementing the 2008 USFWS BO, including the RPAs.

    • On December 14, 2010, the Court found certain portions of the USFWS BO to be arbitrary and capricious, and remanded those portions of the BO to USFWS. The Court ordered us to review the BO and RPA in accordance with NEPA.

    • The decision of the District Court related to the USFWS BO was appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Appellate Court). On March 13, 2014, the Appellate Court reversed the District Court and upheld the BO. Therefore, the remand order related to the USFWS BO was rescinded. However, the Appellate Court ruled that we were obligated to comply with NEPA and affirmed the judgment of the District Court with respect to the NEPA claims.

    • A mandate of the Appellate Court was issued on September 16, 2014. Petitions for Writ of Certiorari were submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court; however, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to not hear the cases.

    • On March 5, 2010, the Court held that we violated NEPA by failing to undertake a NEPA analysis of potential impacts to the human environment before accepting and implementing the RPA in the 2009 NMFS BO.

    • On September 20, 2011, in the Consolidated Salmonid Cases, the District Court remanded the NMFS BO to NMFS.

    • The decisions of the District Court related to the NMFS BO were appealed to the Appellate Court. On December 22, 2014, the Appellate Court reversed the District Court and upheld the BO. Therefore, the remand order related to the NMFS BO was rescinded. A mandate of the Appellate Court was issued on February 17, 2015.

    In response to these requirements, we have prepared a combined NEPA process addressing both the USFWS and NMFS RPAs and alternatives.

    IV. Purpose and Need for Action

    The purpose of the action is to continue the operation of the CVP, in coordination with the SWP, for its authorized purposes, in a manner that:

    • Is similar to historic operational parameters with certain modifications;

    • Is consistent with Federal Reclamation law; other Federal laws; Federal permits and licenses and; State of California water rights, permits, and licenses; and

    • Enables the Bureau of Reclamation and the Department of Water Resources to satisfy their contractual obligations to the fullest extent possible.

    Continued operation of the CVP and the SWP is needed to provide river regulation, improvement of navigation; flood control; water supply for irrigation and domestic uses; fish and wildlife mitigation, protection, and restoration; fish and wildlife enhancement; and power generation. The CVP and SWP facilities also are operated to provide recreation benefits and in accordance with the water rights and water quality requirements adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board.

    Even though the coordinated operation of the CVP and SWP provides these benefits, the USFWS and NMFS concluded in their 2008 and 2009 BOs, respectively, that the coordinated operation of the CVP and SWP, as described in the 2008 Bureau of Reclamation Biological Assessment, does not comply with the requirements of section 7(a)(2) of ESA. To remedy this, USFWS and NMFS provided RPAs in their BOs. The Appellate Court confirmed the District Court's ruling that the Bureau of Reclamation must conduct a NEPA review to determine whether the RPA actions cause a significant effect to the human environment. Concepts associated with potential modifications to the coordinated operation of the CVP and SWP included in the NEPA process should be consistent with the intended purpose of the action, within the scope of our legal authority and jurisdiction, economically and technologically feasible, and avoid the likelihood of jeopardizing listed species or resulting in the destruction or adverse modification of critical habitat in compliance with the requirements of section 7(a)(2) of ESA.

    V. Project Area

    The project area includes the CVP and SWP Service Areas and facilities, as described in this section.

    A. CVP Facilities. The CVP facilities include reservoirs on the Trinity, Sacramento, American, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin rivers.

    • A portion of the water from Trinity River is stored and re-regulated in Trinity Lake, Lewiston Reservoir, and Whiskeytown Reservoir, and diverted through a system of tunnels and powerplants into the Sacramento River. Water is also stored and re-regulated in Shasta and Folsom lakes. Water from these reservoirs and other reservoirs owned and/or operated by the SWP flows into the Sacramento River.

    • The Sacramento River carries water to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta). The Jones Pumping Plant at the southern end of the Delta lifts the water into the Delta Mendota Canal (DMC). This canal delivers water to CVP contractors, whom divert water directly from the DMC, and exchange contractors on the San Joaquin River, whom divert directly from the San Joaquin River and the Mendota Pool. CVP water is also conveyed to the San Luis Reservoir for deliveries to CVP contractors through the San Luis Canal. Water from the San Luis Reservoir is also conveyed through the Pacheco Tunnel to CVP contractors in Santa Clara and San Benito counties.

    • The CVP provides water from Millerton Reservoir on the San Joaquin River to CVP contractors located near the Madera and Friant-Kern canals. Water is stored in the New Melones Reservoir for water rights holders in the Stanislaus River watershed and CVP contractors in the northern San Joaquin Valley.

    B. State Water Project Facilities. The California Department of Water Resources operates and maintains the SWP, which delivers water to agricultural and municipal and industrial contractors in northern California, the San Joaquin Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Central Coast, and southern California.

    • SWP water is stored and re-regulated in Lake Oroville and released into the Feather River, which flows into the Sacramento River.

    • SWP water flows in the Sacramento River to the Delta and is exported from the Delta at the Banks Pumping Plant. The Banks Pumping Plant lifts the water into the California Aqueduct, which delivers water to the SWP contractors and conveys water to the San Luis Reservoir.

    • The SWP also delivers water to the Cross-Valley Canal, when the systems have capacity, for CVP water service contractors.

    VI. Alternatives Considered

    As required by NEPA, we developed a reasonable range of alternatives, including a No Action Alternative. Development of the alternatives included discussions with the Department of Water Resources. Development of the alternatives also was informed by comments submitted to us during the scoping process and the subsequent public involvement process.

    The DEIS analyzes five alternatives, in addition to the No Action Alternative, that consider modifications to operational components of the 2008 USFWS and the 2009 NMFS RPAs. All alternatives addressed continued operation of the CVP, in coordination with the SWP.

    The No Action Alternative assumes continuation of existing policy and management direction in Year 2030, including implementation of the RPAs included in the 2008 USFWS and 2009 NMFS BOs. Many of the RPAs were implemented prior to 2009 under other programs, such as Central Valley Project Improvement Act implementation, or are currently being implemented in accordance with the 2008 USFWS and 2009 NMFS BOs.

    In response to scoping comments, the DEIS also includes a Second Basis of Comparison that assumes coordinated operation of the CVP and SWP as if the 2008 USFWS and 2009 NMFS BOs had not been implemented. The Second Basis of Comparison includes several actions that were included in the RPAs of the 2008 USFWS and 2009 NMFS BOs and that would have occurred without the BOs, including projects that were being initiated prior to 2009 (e.g., Red Bluff Pumping Plant; Battle Creek restoration; and Suisun Marsh Habitat Management, Preservation, and Restoration Plan), legislatively mandated projects (e.g., San Joaquin River Restoration Program), and projects with substantial progress that would have occurred without implementation of the BOs (e.g., Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage).

    Alternative 1 was informed by scoping comments from CVP and SWP water users. Alternative 1 is identical to the Second Basis of Comparison and provides an opportunity for us to select an alternative with the same assumptions as the Second Basis of Comparison as the preferred alternative.

    Alternative 2 is similar to the No Action Alternative because it includes the RPA actions, except for actions that consist of projects to be evaluated for future implementation. For example, Alternative 2 does not include fish passage programs to move fish from the Sacramento River downstream of Keswick Dam to the Sacramento River upstream of Shasta Dam.

    Alternative 3 was informed by scoping comments from CVP and SWP water users. Alternative 3 is similar to the Second Basis of Comparison and Alternative 1 because it generally does not include the RPA actions, but it includes additional restrictions on CVP and SWP Delta exports to reduce negative flows in the south Delta during critical periods for aquatic resources. Alternative 3 also includes provisions to reduce losses to fish that use the Delta due to predation, commercial and sport fishing ocean harvest, and fish passage through the Delta.

    Alternative 4 was informed by scoping comments from CVP and SWP water users. Alternative 4 is similar to the Second Basis of Comparison and Alternative 1 because it generally does not include the RPA actions, but it includes provisions to reduce losses to fish that use the Delta due to predation, commercial and sport fishing ocean harvest, and fish passage through the Delta.

    Alternative 5 was informed by scoping comments from environmental interest groups. Alternative 5 includes assumptions similar to the No Action Alternative regarding the incorporation of RPA actions, with additional provisions to provide for positive Old and Middle River (OMR) flows and increased Delta outflow from reduced exports in April and May; and modified operations for New Melones Reservoir.

    The DEIS does not identify a preferred alternative. Following receipt and evaluation of public comments on the DEIS, we will determine which alternative or combinations of features within the alternatives will become the preferred alternative. A discussion of the decision-making process used to define the preferred alternative will be included in the Final EIS.

    VII. Statutory Authority

    NEPA [42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.] requires that Federal agencies conduct an environmental analysis of their proposed actions to determine if the actions may significantly affect the human environment. In addition, as required by NEPA, the Bureau of Reclamation analyzed the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects that may result from the implementation of the alternatives, which may include, but are not limited to, the following areas of potential impact:

    a. Surface water and groundwater;

    b. Energy generation and use by CVP and SWP;

    c. Biological resources, aquatic and terrestrial resources;

    d. Land use, including agriculture;

    e. Recreation.

    f. Socioeconomics;

    g. Environmental justice;

    h. Air quality;

    i. Soils and geology;

    j. Visual resources;

    k. Cultural resources;

    l. Public health; and

    m. Indian trust assets.

    All alternatives and the Second Basis of Comparison were analyzed assuming conditions at Year 2030 with associated climate change and sea level rise.

    VIII. Public Review of DEIS

    The notice of availability of the DEIS is being distributed to interested agencies, stakeholder organizations, and individuals that participated in the scoping process and subsequent public involvement activities. This distribution provides an opportunity for interested parties to express their views regarding the environmental effects of the project, and to ensure that the information pertinent to implementation of the project is provided to cooperating agencies. Copies of the DEIS are available for public review at the Bureau of Reclamation, Bay-Delta Office, 801 I Street, Suite 140, Sacramento, CA 95814-2536; and Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825.

    IX. How To Request Reasonable Accommodation

    If special assistance is required to participate in the public meeting, please contact Mr. Ben Nelson at (916) 414-2424, or via email at [email protected], or Wilbert Moore at (916) 978-5102, or via email at [email protected], at least five working days before the meetings. If a request cannot be met, the requestor will be notified. A telephone device for the hearing impaired (TTY) is available at (800) 877-8339. The electronic version of the DEIS is published in accordance with the provisions of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

    X. Public Disclosure

    Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: July 2, 2015. Pablo R. Arroyave, Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18307 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332-90-P
    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Noise Exposure ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, “Occupational Noise Exposure,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.

    DATES:

    The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    A copy of this ICR with supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201507-1219-001 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at [email protected]

    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-MSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: [email protected] Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor—OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: [email protected]

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority:

    44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

    This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Occupational Noise Exposure information collection requirements codified in regulations 30 CFR part 62. Noise is a harmful physical agent and one of the most pervasive health hazards in mining. Repeated exposure to high levels of sound over time causes occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), a serious and often profound physical impairment in mining, with far-reaching psychological and social effects. NIHL can be distinguished from aging and other factors that can contribute to hearing loss, and it can be prevented. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIHL is among the top ten leading occupational illnesses and injuries.

    Records of miner exposures to noise are necessary so that mine operators and the MSHA can evaluate the need for and effectiveness of engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment to protect miners from harmful levels of noise that can result in hearing loss. The Agency believes, however, that extensive records are not needed for this purpose. The subject information collection requirements are part of a performance-oriented approach to monitoring. Miner hearing examination records enable mine operators and the MSHA to ensure controls in use are effective in preventing NIHL for individual miners. Training records confirm miners receive information necessary to become active participants in hearing conservation efforts. Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 sections 101(a)(6) and 103(c) and (h) authorize this information collection. See 30 U.S.C. 811(a)(6); 813(c), (h).

    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1219-0120.

    OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2015. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2015 (80 FR 26953).

    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1219-0120. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:

    • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

    • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

    • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

    • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

    Agency: DOL-MSHA.

    Title of Collection: Occupational Noise Exposure.

    OMB Control Number: 1219-0120.

    Affected Public: Private Sector—businesses or other for-profits.

    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,493.

    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 179,186.

    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 13,295 hours.

    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $31,022.

    Dated: July 28, 2015. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18814 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510-43-P
    NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY:

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

    ACTION:

    Notice of information collection.

    Notice: (15-057).

    SUMMARY:

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

    DATES:

    All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication.

    ADDRESSES:

    Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to NASA Paperwork Reduction Act Clearance Officer, Code JF000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546-0001 or [email protected]

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Ms. Frances Teel, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., JF000, Washington, DC 20546, or [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract

    The NASA Contractor Financial Management Reporting System is the basic financial medium for contractor reporting of estimated and incurred costs, providing essential data for projecting costs and hours to ensure that contractor performance is realistically planned and supported by dollar and labor resources. The data provided by these reports is an integral part of the Agency's accrual accounting and cost based budgeting system. Respondents are reimbursed for associated cost to provide the information, per their negotiated contract price and associated terms of the contract. There are no “total capital and start-up” or “total operation and maintenance and purchase of services” costs associated since NASA policy requires that data reported is generated from the contractors' existing system. The contractors' internal management system shall be relied upon to the maximum extent possible.

    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record.

    II. Method of Collection

    NASA collects this information electronically and that is the preferred manner, however information may also be collected via mail or fax.

    III. Data

    Title: NASA Contractor Financial Management Reports.

    OMB Number: 2700-0003.

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 800.

    Estimated Time per Response: 9 hrs.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 86,000.

    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.

    IV Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collection has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NSA's estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents.

    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record.

    Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18798 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510-13-P
    OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: White House Fellows Application, 3206-0265 AGENCY:

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

    ACTION:

    60-Day notice and request for comments.

    SUMMARY:

    The President's Commission on White House Fellowships, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an information collection request (ICR) 3206-0265, White House Fellows Application. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection.

    DATES:

    Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until September 29, 2015. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.

    ADDRESSES:

    Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Administrative Officer or sent via electronic mail to [email protected]

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Administrative Officer or sent via electronic mail to [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that:

    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.

    Founded in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, the White House Fellows program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

    Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.

    Analysis:

    Agency: President's Commission on White House Fellowship, Office of Personnel Management.

    Title: White House Fellows Application.

    OMB Number: 3206-0265.

    Frequency: Annually.

    Affected Public: Members of the general public who meet eligibility requirements set forth in Executive Order 11183.

    Number of Respondents: 2,000.

    Estimated Time per Respondent: 20 hours.

    Total Burden Hours: 40,000 hours.

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Beth F. Cobert, Acting Director.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18870 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325-47-P
    POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2015-70 and CP2015-108; Order No. 2612] New Postal Product AGENCY:

    Postal Regulatory Commission.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Priority Mail Contract 134 negotiated service agreement to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.

    DATES:

    Comments are due: August 3, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit comments electronically via the Commission's Filing Online system at http://www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202-789-6820.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Notice of Commission Action III. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction

    In accordance with 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., the Postal Service filed a formal request and associated supporting information to add Priority Mail Contract 134 to the competitive product list.1

    1 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 134 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors' Decision, Contract, and Supporting Data, July 24, 2015 (Request).

    The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a redacted contract related to the proposed new product under 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) and 39 CFR 3015.5. Id. Attachment B.

    To support its Request, the Postal Service filed a copy of the contract, a copy of the Governors' Decision authorizing the product, proposed changes to the Mail Classification Schedule, a Statement of Supporting Justification, a certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a), and an application for non-public treatment of certain materials. It also filed supporting financial workpapers.

    II. Notice of Commission Action

    The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2015-70 and CP2015-108 to consider the Request pertaining to the proposed Priority Mail Contract 134 product and the related contract, respectively.

    The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service's filings in the captioned dockets are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than August 3, 2015. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission's Web site (http://www.prc.gov).

    The Commission appoints Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya to serve as Public Representative in these dockets.

    III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:

    1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2015-70 and CP2015-108 to consider the matters raised in each docket.

    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings (Public Representative).

    3. Comments are due no later than August 3, 2015.

    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register.

    By the Commission.

    Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18778 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710-FW-P
    POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2015-71 and CP2015-109; Order No. 2611] New Postal Product AGENCY:

    Postal Regulatory Commission.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Priority Mail Contract 135 negotiated service agreement to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.

    DATES:

    Comments are due: August 3, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit comments electronically via the Commission's Filing Online system at http://www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202-789-6820.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Notice of Commission Action III. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction

    In accordance with 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., the Postal Service filed a formal request and associated supporting information to add Priority Mail Contract 135 to the competitive product list.1

    1 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 135 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors' Decision, Contract, and Supporting Data, July 24, 2015 (Request).

    The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a redacted contract related to the proposed new product under 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) and 39 CFR 3015.5. Id. Attachment B.

    To support its Request, the Postal Service filed a copy of the contract, a copy of the Governors' Decision authorizing the product, proposed changes to the Mail Classification Schedule, a Statement of Supporting Justification, a certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a), and an application for non-public treatment of certain materials. It also filed supporting financial workpapers.

    II. Notice of Commission Action

    The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2015-71 and CP2015-109 to consider the Request pertaining to the proposed Priority Mail Contract 135 product and the related contract, respectively.

    The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service's filings in the captioned dockets are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than August 3, 2015. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission's Web site (http://www.prc.gov).

    The Commission appoints Curtis Kidd to serve as Public Representative in these dockets.

    III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:

    1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2015-71 and CP2015-109 to consider the matters raised in each docket.

    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Curtis Kidd is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings (Public Representative).

    3. Comments are due no later than August 3, 2015.

    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register.

    By the Commission.

    Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18777 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710-FW-P
    POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement AGENCY:

    Postal ServiceTM.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.

    DATES:

    Effective date: July 31, 2015.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Elizabeth A. Reed, 202-268-3179.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on July 24, 2015, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 135 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2015-71, CP2015-109.

    Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18776 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710-12-P
    POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement AGENCY:

    Postal ServiceTM.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.

    DATES:

    Effective date: July 31, 2015.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Elizabeth A. Reed, 202-268-3179.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on July 27, 2015, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 137 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2015-73, CP2015-111.

    Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18774 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710-12-P
    POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement AGENCY:

    Postal ServiceTM.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.

    DATES:

    Effective date: July 31, 2015.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Elizabeth A. Reed, 202-268-3179.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on July 27, 2015, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 138 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2015-74, CP2015-112.

    Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18773 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710-12-P
    POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement AGENCY:

    Postal ServiceTM.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.

    DATES:

    Effective date: July 31, 2015.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Elizabeth A. Reed, 202-268-3179.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on July 24, 2015, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 134 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2015-70, CP2015-108.

    Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18779 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710-12-P
    POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement AGENCY:

    Postal ServiceTM.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.

    DATES:

    Effective date: July 31, 2015.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Elizabeth A. Reed, 202-268-3179.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on July 24, 2015, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 19 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2015-69, CP2015-107.

    Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18780 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710-12-P
    POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement AGENCY:

    Postal ServiceTM.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.

    DATES:

    Effective date: July 31, 2015.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Elizabeth A. Reed, 202-268-3179.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on July 27, 2015, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 136 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2015-72, CP2015-110.

    Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18775 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710-12-P
    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34-75529; File No. SR-ICC-2015-009] Self-Regulatory Organizations; ICE Clear Credit LLC; Notice of Designation of Longer Period for Commission Action on Proposed Rule Change To Revise the ICC Risk Management Framework July 27, 2015.

    On May 28, 2015, ICE Clear Credit LLC (“ICC”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) 1 and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to make revisions to the ICC Risk Management Framework (SR-ICC-2015-009). The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on June 12, 2015.3 To date, the Commission has not received comments on the proposal.

    1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).

    2 17 CFR 240.19b-4.

    3 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 34-75119 (Jun. 8, 2015), 80 FR 33573 (Jun. 12, 2015) (SR-ICC-2015-009).

    Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 4 provides that within 45 days of the publication of notice of the filing of a proposed rule change, or within such longer period up to 90 days as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission shall either approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. The 45th day from the publication of notice of filing of this proposed rule change is July 27, 2015.

    4 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).

    The Commission is extending the 45-day time period for Commission action on the proposed rule change. ICC's proposed rule change would revise the ICC Risk Management Framework to extend its General Wrong Way Risk framework to the portfolio level to account for the potential accumulation of portfolio wrong way risk through Risk Factor specific wrong way risk exposures. The Commission finds it is appropriate to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider ICC's proposed rule change.

    Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to section 19(b)(2) of the Act,5 designates September 10, 2015, as the date by which the Commission should either approve or disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove, the proposed rule change (File No. SR-ICC-2015-009).

    5 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.6

    6 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(31).

    Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18769 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011-01-P
    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission of OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549-2736. Extension: Rule 31a-2; SEC File No. 270-174, OMB Control No. 3235-0179.

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below.

    Section 31(a)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “Act”) (15 U.S.C. 80a-30(a)(1)) requires registered investment companies (“funds”) and certain underwriters, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and depositors to maintain and preserve records as prescribed by Commission rules. Rule 31a-1 under the Act (17 CFR 270.31a-1) specifies the books and records that each of these entities must maintain. Rule 31a-2 under the Act (17 CFR 270.31a-2), which was adopted on April 17, 1944, specifies the time periods that entities must retain certain books and records, including those required to be maintained under rule 31a-1.

    Rule 31a-2 requires the following:

    1. Every fund must preserve permanently, and in an easily accessible place for the first two years, all books and records required under rule 31a-1(b)(1)-(4).1

    1 These include, among other records, journals detailing daily purchases and sales of securities, general and auxiliary ledgers reflecting all asset, liability, reserve, capital, income and expense accounts, separate ledgers reflecting separately for each portfolio security as of the trade date all “long” and “short” positions carried by the fund for its own account, and corporate charters, certificates of incorporation, by-laws and minute books.

    2. Every fund must preserve for at least six years, and in an easily accessible place for the first two years:

    a. All books and records required under rule 31a-1(b)(5)-(12); 2

    2 These include, among other records, records of each brokerage order given in connection with purchases and sales of securities by the fund, records of all other portfolio purchases or sales, records of all puts, calls, spreads, straddles or other options in which the fund has an interest, has granted, or has guaranteed, records of proof of money balances in all ledger accounts, files of all advisory material received from the investment adviser, and memoranda identifying persons, committees, or groups authorizing the purchase or sale of securities for the fund.

    b. all vouchers, memoranda, correspondence, checkbooks, bank statements, canceled checks, cash reconciliations, canceled stock certificates, and all schedules evidencing and supporting each computation of net asset value of fund shares, and other documents required to be maintained by rule 31a-1(a) and not enumerated in rule 31a-1(b);

    c. any advertisement, pamphlet, circular, form letter or other sales literature addressed or intended for distribution to prospective investors;

    d. any record of the initial determination that a director is not an interested person of the fund, and each subsequent determination that the director is not an interested person of the fund, including any questionnaire and any other document used to determine that a director is not an interested person of the company;

    e. any materials used by the disinterested directors of a fund to determine that a person who is acting as legal counsel to those directors is an independent legal counsel; and

    f. any documents or other written information considered by the directors of the fund pursuant to section 15(c) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-15(c)) in approving the terms or renewal of a contract or agreement between the fund and an investment advisor.3

    3 Section 15 of the Act requires that fund directors, including a majority of independent directors, annually approve the fund's advisory contract and that the directors first obtain from the adviser the information reasonably necessary to evaluate the contract. The information request requirement in section 15 provides fund directors, including independent directors, a tool for obtaining the information they need to represent shareholder interests.

    3. Every underwriter, broker, or dealer that is a majority-owned subsidiary of a fund must preserve records required to be preserved by brokers and dealers under rules adopted under section 17 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78q) (“section 17”) for the periods established in those rules.

    4. Every depositor of a fund, and every principal underwriter of a fund (other than a closed-end fund), must preserve for at least six years records required to be maintained by brokers and dealers under rules adopted under section 17 to the extent the records are necessary or appropriate to record the entity's transactions with the fund.

    5. Every investment adviser that is a majority-owned subsidiary of a fund must preserve the records required to be preserved by investment advisers under rules adopted under section 204 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b-4) (“section 204”) for the periods specified in those rules.

    6. Every investment adviser that is not a majority-owned subsidiary of a fund must preserve for at least six years records required to be maintained by registered investment advisers under rules adopted under section 204 to the extent the records are necessary or appropriate to reflect the adviser's transactions with the fund.

    The records required to be maintained and preserved under this part may be maintained and preserved for the required time by, or on behalf of, a fund on (i) micrographic media, including microfilm, microfiche, or any similar medium, or (ii) electronic storage media, including any digital storage medium or system that meets the terms of rule 31a-2(f). The fund, or person that maintains and preserves records on its behalf, must arrange and index the records in a way that permits easy location, access, and retrieval of any particular record.4

    4 In addition, the fund, or person who maintains and preserves records for the fund, must provide promptly any of the following that the Commission (by its examiners or other representatives) or the directors of the fund may request: (A) A legible, true, and complete copy of the record in the medium and format in which it is stored; (B) a legible, true, and complete printout of the record; and (C) means to access, view, and print the records; and must separately store, for the time required for preservation of the original record, a duplicate copy of the record on any medium allowed by rule 31a-2(f). In the case of records retained on electronic storage media, the fund, or person that maintains and preserves records on its behalf, must establish and maintain procedures: (i) To maintain and preserve the records, so as to reasonably safeguard them from loss, alteration, or destruction; (ii) to limit access to the records to properly authorized personnel, the directors of the fund, and the Commission (including its examiners and other representatives); and (iii) to reasonably ensure that any reproduction of a non-electronic original record on electronic storage media is complete, true, and legible when retrieved.

    We periodically inspect the operations of all funds to ensure their compliance with the provisions of the Act and the rules under the Act. Our staff spends a significant portion of its time in these inspections reviewing the information contained in the books and records required to be kept by rule 31a-1 and to be preserved by rule 31a-2.

    There are 3146 funds currently operating as of December 31, 2014, all of which are required to comply with rule 31a-2. Based on conversations with representatives of the fund industry and past estimates, our staff estimates that each fund currently spends 220 total hours per year complying with rule 31a-2. Our staff estimates that the 220 hours spent by typical fund would be split evenly between administrative and computer operation personnel,5 with 110 hours spent by a general clerk at a rate of $57 per hour and 110 hours spent by a senior computer operator at a rate of $87 per hour.6 Based on these estimates, our staff estimates that the total annual burden for all funds to comply with rule 31a-2 is 692,120 hours at an estimated cost of $49,832,640.7

    5 However, the hour burden may be incurred by a variety of fund staff, and the type of staff position used for compliance with the rule may vary widely from fund to fund.

    6 The estimated salary rates are derived from SIFMA's Office Salaries in the Securities Industry 2013, modified by Commission staff to account for an 1800-hour work-year and multiplied by 2.93 to account for bonuses, firm size, employee benefits and overhead.

    7 This estimate is based on the following calculations: 3146 funds × 220 hours = 692,120 total hours; 692,120 hours/2 = 346,060 hours; 346,060 × $57 rate per hour for a clerk = $19,725,420; 346,060 × $87 rate per hour for a computer operator = $30,107,220; $19,725,420 + $30,107,220 = $49,832,640 total cost.

    The hour burden estimates for retaining records under rule 31a-2 are based on our experience with registrants and our experience with similar requirements under the Act and the rules under the Act. The number of burden hours may vary depending on, among other things, the complexity of the fund, the issues faced by the fund, and the number of series and classes of the fund. The estimated average burden hours are made solely for purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act and are not derived from quantitative, comprehensive, or even representative survey or study of the burdens associated with our rules and forms.

    Based on conversations with representatives of the fund industry and past estimates, our staff estimates that the average cost of preserving books and records required by rule 31a-2 is approximately $74,782 annually per fund.8 As discussed previously, there are 3,146 funds currently operating, for a total cost of preserving records as required by rule 31a-2 of approximately $235,264,172 per year.9 Our staff understands, however, based on previous conversations with representatives of the fund industry, that even in the absence of rule 31a-2 funds would already spend approximately half of this amount ($117,632,086) to preserve these same books and records, as they are also necessary to prepare financial statements, meet various state reporting requirements, and prepare their annual federal and state income tax returns. Therefore, we estimate that the total annual cost burden for all funds as a result of compliance with rule 31a-2 is approximately $117,632,086 per year.

    8 This estimate is based on staff's 2012 estimate of costs of preserving books and records required by rule 31a-2 ($70,000), adjusted for inflation to January 2015 values using the Personal Consumption Expenditures Chain-Type Price Index (“PCE Index”). The values of the PCE Index are available from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, a bureau of the Department of Commerce. See Bureau of Economic Analysis, Table 2.8.6. Real Personal Consumption Expenditures by Major Type of Product, Monthly, Chained Dollars (Last Revised on March 2, 2015), available at http://www.bea.gov/iTable/iTable.cfm?ReqID=9&step=1#reqid=9&step=3&isuri=1&903=83. Thus, $70,000 (2012 estimate) × 11,163.6 (Jan. 2015 PCE Index value)/10,449.7 (2012 PCE Index value) = $74,782 (Jan. 2015 inflation adjusted estimate).

    9 This estimate is based on the following calculation: 3,146 funds × $74,782 = $235,264,172.

    The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and is not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms.

    The collection of information under rule 31a-2 is mandatory for all funds. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number.

    The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: [email protected]; and (ii) Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 or send an email to: [email protected] Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice.

    Dated: July 27, 2015. Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary.
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    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34-75528; File No. SR-OCC-2015-013] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Options Clearing Corporation; Order Approving a Proposed Rule Change To Codify Procedures for Resizing the Options Clearing Corporation's Clearing Fund on a Monthly Basis and Increasing Such Clearing Fund Size on an Intra-Month Basis July 27, 2015.

    On June 19, 2015, The Options Clearing Corporation (“OCC”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) the proposed rule change SR-OCC-2015-013 pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) 1 and Rule 19b-4 thereunder.2 The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on June 26, 2015.3 The Commission did not receive any comments on the proposed rule change. This order approves the proposed rule change.

    1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).

    2 17 CFR 240.19b-4.

    3 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 75260 (June 22, 2015), 80 FR 36867 (June 26, 2015) (SR-OCC-2015-013).

    I. Description

    According to OCC, it is amending Rule 1001(a) to codify the Commission's recent approval of and non-objection to procedures for resizing the clearing fund on a monthly basis and increasing such clearing fund size on an intra-month basis to ensure OCC maintains sufficient financial resources consistent with regulatory requirements (“Procedures”).4

    4See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 74980 (May 15, 2015), 80 FR 29364 (May 21, 2015) (SR-OCC-2015-009) and Securities Exchange Act Release No. 74981 (May 15, 2015), 80 FR 29367 (May 21, 2015) (SR-OCC-2015-811). OCC recently amended the Procedures. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 75255 (June 22, 2015), 80 FR 36869 (June 26, 2015) (SR-OCC-2015-012) (changing the method by which certain dashboard reports are distributed).

    Specifically, OCC recently adopted the Procedures which, according to OCC, are designed to clarify for clearing members and market participants the manner in which OCC would resize the clearing fund on a monthly basis and, if necessary, collect additional financial resources through intra-day margin calls and intra-month increases of the clearing fund.5 According to OCC, under the Procedures, OCC continues to size the clearing fund on the first business day of each month, with the clearing fund size equal to a base amount and an additional prudential margin of safety determined by OCC, currently set at $1.8 billion. The base amount is equal to the peak five-day rolling average of clearing fund draws 6 observed over the preceding three calendar months. Under the Procedures, OCC must issue an intra-day margin call in the event that a projected draw on the clearing fund under stress tests conducted by OCC exceeds 75% of the then-current size of OCC's clearing fund. In addition, OCC must increase the size of the clearing fund intra-month where a projected draw, after taking into account intra-day margin collected under the Procedures, exceeds 90% of the then-current size of the clearing fund.

    5Id.

    6 According to OCC, clearing fund draws are the amounts that OCC would have been required to draw against the clearing fund under the daily idiosyncratic default and minor systemic default scenario calculations conducted by OCC (i.e., the amount of projected losses not covered by margin deposits or deposits in lieu of margin).

    According to OCC, it is amending Rule 1001(a) to codify, in accordance with the Procedures, the process by which such clearing fund size: (i) Is determined and set on a monthly basis, and (ii) may be increased on an intra-month basis. OCC believes that the proposed rule change provides greater transparency to clearing members and other market participants, because OCC's practices with regard to the monthly sizing of the clearing fund and OCC's ability to increase the clearing fund intra-month in accordance with the Procedures would be codified in the text of Rule 1001(a).

    II. Discussion and Commission Findings

    Section 19(b)(2)(C) of the Act 7 directs the Commission to approve a proposed rule change of a self-regulatory organization if it finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to such organization.

    7 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(C).

    The Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 17A(b)(3)(F) of the Act 8 and Rule 17Ad-22(b)(3) of the Act.9 Rule 17Ad-22(b)(3) of the Act requires OCC to establish, implement, maintain and enforce written policies and procedures reasonably designed to maintain sufficient financial resources to withstand, at a minimum, a default by the participant family to which it has the largest exposure in extreme but plausible market conditions.10 OCC is amending Rule 1001(a) to reflect the process by which OCC determines its clearing fund size on a monthly basis and increases its clearing fund size on an intra-month basis. As stated above, OCC already adopted Procedures that reflect this change.11 By amending Rule 1001(a) to codify the Procedures, as described above, and thus permitting OCC to take action pursuant to the Procedures, OCC should be able to be more responsive to sudden increases in exposure and less sensitive to short-run reductions in exposure that could inappropriately reduce the overall size of the clearing fund. As a result, OCC should be in a better position to maintain sufficient financial resources to withstand, at a minimum, a default by the participant family to which it has the largest exposure in extreme but plausible market conditions.

    8 15 U.S.C. 78q-1(b)(3)(F).

    9 17 CFR 240.17Ad-22(b)(3).

    10Id.

    11See supra note 4.

    For these same reasons, OCC's rule change is consistent with Section 17A(b)(3)(F) of the Act,12 which requires, in part, that the rules of a clearing agency be designed to promote the prompt and accurate clearance and settlement of securities transactions and to assure the safeguarding of securities and funds which are in the custody or control of the clearing agency or for which it is responsible. By maintaining financial resources in this manner, OCC is less likely to be subject to disruptions in its operations as a result of a default of a participant family, thereby facilitating the prompt and accurate clearance and settlement of securities transactions and assuring the safeguarding of securities and funds which are in the custody or control of OCC or for which it is responsible.

    12 15 U.S.C. 78q-1(b)(3)(F).

    III. Conclusion

    On the basis of the foregoing, the Commission finds that the proposal is consistent with the requirements of the Act and in particular with the requirements of Section 17A of the Act 13 and the rules and regulations thereunder.

    13 In approving this proposed rule change, the Commission has considered the proposed rule's impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f).

    It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,14 that the proposed rule change (SR-OCC-2015-013) be, and it hereby is, approved.

    14 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.15

    Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary.

    15 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).

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    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34-75530; File No. SR-NYSEARCA-2015-66] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending the NYSE Arca Options Fee Schedule July 27, 2015.

    Pursuant to section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Act”) 2 and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that, on July 20, 2015, NYSE Arca, Inc. (the “Exchange” or “NYSE Arca”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the self-regulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons.

    1 15 U.S.C.78s(b)(1).

    2 15 U.S.C. 78a.

    3 17 CFR 240.19b-4.

    I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to amend the NYSE Arca Options Fee Schedule (“Fee Schedule”). The Exchange proposes to implement the fee change effective August 1, 2015. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's Web site at www.nyse.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission's Public Reference Room.

    II. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

    In its filing with the Commission, the self-regulatory organization included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of those statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements.

    A. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose

    The purpose of this filing is to increase the number of issues a Market Maker may trade per Options Trading Permit (“OTP”).

    Currently, the number of issues a Market Maker may quote and trade in their assignment is based on how many OTPs the Market Maker has. A Market Maker may quote and trade up to 100 issues under its first OTP; up to 250 issues with a second OTP; up to 750 issues with a third OTP; and, with a fourth OTP a Market Maker may quote and trade all option issues on the Exchange.4

    4 A Market Maker may trade any issue on the Exchange, but may only submit quotes in issues in the Market Maker assignment, however, in accordance with NYSE Arca Rule 6.35(i), at least 75% of a Market Maker's trading activity must be in the Market Maker's appointment.

    The Exchange is proposing to increase the number of issues “covered” by an OTP (i.e., the number of issues in which a Market Maker may quote and trade) as follows:

    1st OTP Up to 175 option issues 2nd OTP Up to 350 option issues 3rd OTP Up to 1,000 option issues 4th OTP All option issues traded on the Exchange

    The Exchange is proposing to increase the number of covered issues per OTP to encourage Market Makers to quote and trade more issues based on the number of OTPs they currently have. By doing so, the Exchange believes it will provide an opportunity for more liquid markets and quote competition, which in turn will benefit all market participants.

    2. Statutory Basis

    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with section 6(b) of the Act,5 in general, and furthers the objectives of sections 6(b)(4) and (5) of the Act,6 in particular, because it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its members, issuers and other persons using its facilities and does not unfairly discriminate between customers, issuers, brokers or dealers.

    5 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).

    6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4) and (5).

    The Exchange believes the increase in the number of issues covered by an OTP is reasonable, as it allows a Market Maker to trade a greater number of issues without incurring the expense of paying for additional OTPs. The proposed change is equitable and not unfairly discriminatory because it solely affects Market Makers because only Market Makers are required to have more than one OTP to correlate to the options issues in their Market Maker assignments. The Exchange believes that the proposed change is reasonable, equitable and not unfairly discriminatory because it is designed to encourage Market Makers to quote and trade additional issues, which would provide an opportunity for more liquid markets and quote competition, which in turn will benefit all market participants.

    For these reasons, the Exchange believes that the proposal is consistent with the Act.

    B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    In accordance with section 6(b)(8) of the Act,7 the Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. Instead, the Exchange believes that the proposed change would continue to encourage competition, including by providing more opportunities to quote and trade, thereby attracting additional liquidity to the Exchange, which would continue to make the Exchange a more competitive venue for, among other things, order execution and price discovery. The Exchange believes the proposed change would not unduly burden any particular group of market participants trading on the Exchange vis-à-vis another group, as the change solely impacts Market Makers. In addition, the Exchange believes that by expanded [sic] the number of covered issues per OTP would encourage increased liquidity and quote competition on the Exchange, which in turn would benefit all market participants.

    7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(8).

    The Exchange notes that it operates in a highly competitive market in which market participants can readily favor competing venues., [sic] In such an environment, the Exchange must continually review, and consider adjusting, its fees and credits to remain competitive with other exchanges. For the reasons described above, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change reflects this competitive environment.

    C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others

    No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change.

    III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action

    The foregoing rule change is effective upon filing pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A) 8 of the Act and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b-4 9 thereunder, because it establishes a due, fee, or other charge imposed by the Exchange.

    8 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).

    9 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).

    At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under section 19(b)(2)(B) 10 of the Act to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved.

    10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B).

    IV. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

    Electronic Comments

    • Use the Commission's Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml); or

    • Send an email to [email protected] Please include File Number SR-NYSEARCA-2015-66 on the subject line.

    Paper Comments

    • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549-1090.

    All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NYSEARCA-2015-66. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission's Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission's Public Reference Section, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549-1090 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing will also be available for inspection and copying at the NYSE's principal office and on its Internet Web site at www.nyse.com. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NYSEARCA-2015-66 and should be submitted on or before August 21, 2015.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11

    11 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).

    Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary.
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    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549-2736. Extension: Form N-Q SEC, File No. 270-519, OMB Control No. 3235-0578.

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (“Paperwork Reduction Act”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below.

    Form N-Q (17 CFR 249.332 and 274.130) is a reporting form used by registered management investment companies, other than small business investment companies registered on Form N-5 (“funds”), under Section 30(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) (“Investment Company Act”) and Sections 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Pursuant to Rule 30b1-5 under the Investment Company Act, funds are required to file quarterly reports with the Commission on Form N-Q not more than 60 days after the close of the first and third quarters of each fiscal year containing their complete portfolio holdings. Additionally, fund management is required to evaluate the effectiveness of the fund's disclosure controls and procedures within the 90-day period prior to the filing of a report on Form N-Q, and such report must also be signed and certified by the fund's principal executive and financial officers.

    We estimate that there are 11,348 funds required to file reports on Form N-Q. Based on staff experience and conversations with industry representatives, we estimate that it takes approximately 26 hours per fund to prepare reports on Form N-Q annually. Accordingly, we estimate that the total annual burden associated with Form N-Q is 295,048 hours (26 hours per fund × 11,348 funds) per year.

    The estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act and are not derived from a comprehensive or even representative survey or study of the cost of Commission rules and forms. The collection of information under Form N-Q is mandatory. The information provided by the form is not kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number.

    The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: [email protected]; and (ii) Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 or send an email to: [email protected] Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice.

    Dated: July 27, 2015. Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary.
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    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549-2736. Extension: Form N-3; SEC File No. 270-281, OMB Control No. 3235-0316.

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below.

    The title for the collection of information is “Form N-3 (17 CFR 239.17a and 274.11b) under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77) and under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a), Registration Statement of Separate Accounts Organized as Management Investment Companies.” Form N-3 is the form used by separate accounts offering variable annuity contracts which are organized as management investment companies to register under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“Investment Company Act”) and/or to register their securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”). Form N-3 is also the form used to file a registration statement under the Securities Act (and any amendments thereto) for variable annuity contracts funded by separate accounts which would be required to be registered under the Investment Company Act as management investment companies except for the exclusion provided by Section 3(c)(11) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-3(c)(11)). Section 5 of the Securities Act (15 U.S.C. 77e) requires the filing of a registration statement prior to the offer of securities to the public and that the statement be effective before any securities are sold, and Section 8 of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-8) requires a separate account to register as an investment company.

    Form N-3 also permits separate accounts offering variable annuity contracts which are organized as investment companies to provide investors with a prospectus and a statement of additional information covering essential information about the separate account when it makes an initial or additional offering of its securities. Section 5(b) of the Securities Act requires that investors be provided with a prospectus containing the information required in a registration statement prior to the sale or at the time of confirmation or delivery of the securities. The form also may be used by the Commission in its regulatory review, inspection, and policy-making roles.

    Commission staff estimates that there are zero initial registration statements and 10 post-effective amendments to initial registration statements filed on Form N-3 annually and that the average number of portfolios referenced in each post-effective amendment is 2. The Commission further estimates that the hour burden for preparing and filing a post-effective amendment on Form N-3 is 155.2 hours per portfolio. The total annual hour burden for preparing and filing post-effective amendments is 3104 hours (10 post-effective amendments × 2 portfolios × 155.2 hours per portfolio). The estimated annual hour burden for preparing and filing initial registration statements is 0 hours. The total annual hour burden for Form N-3, therefore, is estimated to be 3,104 hours (3,104 hours + 0 hours).

    The information collection requirements imposed by Form N-3 are mandatory. Responses to the collection of information will not be kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number.

    The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: [email protected]; and (ii) Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 or send an email to: [email protected] Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice.

    Dated: July 27, 2015. Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18767 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011-01-P
    SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #14330 and #14331] Oklahoma Disaster Number OK-00092 AGENCY:

    U.S. Small Business Administration.

    ACTION:

    Amendment 9.

    SUMMARY:

    This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA—4222—DR), dated 05/26/2015.

    Incident: Severe storms, tornadoes, straight line winds, and flooding.

    Incident Period: 05/05/2015 through 06/22/2015.

    Effective Date: 07/24/2015.

    Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/26/2015.

    EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/26/2016.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing And Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The notice of the Presidential disaster declaration for the State of Oklahoma, dated 05/26/2015 is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster:

    Primary Counties: (Physical Damage and Economic Injury Loans): Adair, Cherokee, Coal, Delaware, Garvin, Hughes, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Murray, Ottawa, Pontotoc. Contiguous Counties: (Economic Injury Loans Only): Oklahoma: Garfield, Noble, Payne. Arkansas: Benton, Crawford, Washington. Kansas: Cherokee. Missouri: Mcdonald, Newton. Texas: Cooke.

    All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged.

    (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18748 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025-01-P
    SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #14295 and #14296] Kentucky Disaster Number KY-00055 AGENCY:

    U.S. Small Business Administration.

    ACTION:

    Amendment 2.

    SUMMARY:

    This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Kentucky (FEMA-4216-DR), dated 04/30/2015.

    Incident: Severe Winter Storms, Snowstorms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides.

    Incident Period: 02/15/2015 through 02/22/2015.

    DATES:

    Effective Date: 07/24/2015.

    Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/29/2015.

    Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/01/2016.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The notice of the President's major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, dated 04/30/2015, is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster.

    Primary Counties: Adair, Anderson, Butler, Edmonson, Franklin, Lewis, Lincoln, Magoffin, Mccracken, Rockcastle, Union, Woodford.

    All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged.

    (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18753 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025-01-P
    SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #14389 and #14390] Kentucky Disaster #KY-00056 AGENCY:

    U.S. Small Business Administration.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Kentucky dated 07/24/2015.

    Incident: Flash Flooding.

    Incident Period: 07/07/2015.

    DATES:

    Effective Date: 07/24/2015.

    Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/22/2015.

    Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/25/2016.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Notice is hereby given that as a result of the Administrator's disaster declaration, applications for disaster loans may be filed at the address listed above or other locally announced locations.

    The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster:

    Primary Counties: McCracken. Contiguous Counties: Kentucky: Ballard, Carlisle, Graves, Livingston, Marshall. Illinois: Massac, Pulaski.

    The Interest Rates are:

    Percent For Physical Damage: Homeowners with Credit Available Elsewhere 3.375 Homeowners without Credit Available Elsewhere 1.688 Businesses with Credit Available Elsewhere 6.000 Businesses without Credit Available Elsewhere 4.000 Non-Profit Organizations with Credit Available Elsewhere 2.625 Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere 2.625 For Economic Injury: Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives without Credit Available Elsewhere 4.000 Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere 2.625

    The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 14389 6 and for economic injury is 14390 0.

    The States which received an EIDL Declaration # are Kentucky, Illinois.

    (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) Dated: July 24, 2015. Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18749 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025-01-P
    SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #14336 and #14337] Texas Disaster Number TX-00448 AGENCY:

    U.S. Small Business Administration.

    ACTION:

    Amendment 5.

    SUMMARY:

    This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Texas (FEMA-4223-DR), dated 05/29/2015.

    Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight Line Winds and Flooding.

    Incident Period: 05/04/2015 through 06/22/2015.

    DATES:

    Effective Date: 07/24/2015.

    Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/28/2015.

    Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/29/2016.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The notice of the President's major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of TEXAS, dated 05/29/2015, is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster.

    Primary Counties: Austin, Brown, Delta, Dewitt, Ellis, Gonzales, Hopkins, Jack, Jones, Orange, Red River, Roberstson, San Augustine, Starr, Tarrant, Throckmorton, Waller, Wichita.

    All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged.

    (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18755 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9206] Presidential Permits: Express Pipeline, LLC AGENCY:

    Department of State.

    ACTION:

    Notice of issuance of a Presidential Permit.

    SUMMARY:

    The Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to Express Pipeline, LLC on July 9, 2015, to connect, operate, and maintain existing pipeline facilities at the border of the United States and Canada that transport crude oil between Canada and the United States. The Department of State determined that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest. In making this determination and issuing the permit, the Department of State followed the procedures established under Executive Order 13337, and provided public notice and opportunity for comment.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Office of Europe, Western Hemisphere and Africa, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State (ENR/EDP/EWA). 2201 C St. NW., Ste. 4843, Washington, DC 20520. Attn: R. Chris Davy, Acting Director. Tel: 202-647-2041.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Additional information concerning the Express Pipeline, LLC pipeline facilities and documents related to the Department of State's review of the application for a Presidential Permit can be found at http://www.state.gov/e/enr/applicant. The appendix to this notice contains the text of the issued permit.

    Dated: July 21, 2015. Chris Davy, Acting Director, Energy Resources Bureau, Energy Diplomacy, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State. Appendix PRESIDENTIAL PERMIT AUTHORIZING EXPRESS PIPELINE, LLC TO CONNECT, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN EXISTING PIPELINE FACILITIES AT THE INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

    By virtue of the authority vested in me as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, including those authorities under Executive Order 13337, 69 FR 25299 (2004), and Department of State Delegation of Authority 118-2 of January 26, 2006; having requested and received the views of members of the public and various federal agencies; I hereby grant permission, subject to the conditions herein set forth, to Express Pipeline, LLC (hereinafter referred to as the “permittee”), incorporated in the State of Delaware, to connect, operate, and maintain existing pipeline facilities at the border of the United States and Canada near Wild Horse, Montana, for the transport of crude oil between Canada and the United States.

    The term “facilities” as used in this permit means the relevant portion of the pipelines and any land, structures, installations, or equipment appurtenant thereto.

    The term “United States facilities” as used in this permit means those parts of the facilities located in the United States. The United States facilities consist of an existing 24-inch pipeline that extends approximately 5.89 miles from the international border between the United States and Canada to the first block valve in the United States in existence at the time of this permit's issuance (“block valve 18”).

    This permit is subject to the following conditions:

    Article 1. (1) The United States facilities herein described, and all aspects of their operation, shall be subject to all the conditions, provisions, and requirements of this permit and any amendment thereof. This permit may be terminated or amended at any time at the discretion of the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate or upon proper application therefor. The permittee shall make no substantial change in the United States facilities, the location of the United States facilities, or in the operation authorized by this permit until such changes have been approved by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate.

    (2) The connection, operation, and maintenance of the United States facilities shall be in all material respects as described in the May 16, 2013, application for a Presidential Permit submitted on behalf of the permittee (the “Application”).

    Article 2. The standards for, and the manner of, the operation and maintenance of the United States facilities shall be subject to inspection and approval by the representatives of appropriate federal, state, and local agencies. The permittee shall allow duly authorized officers and employees of such agencies free and unrestricted access to said United States facilities in the performance of their official duties.

    Article 3. The permittee shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding the connection, operation, and maintenance of the United States facilities and with all applicable industrial codes. The permittee shall obtain all requisite permits from state and local government entities and relevant federal agencies.

    Article 4. Connection, operation, and maintenance of the United States facilities hereunder shall be subject to the limitations, terms, and conditions issued by any competent agency of the United States Government. The permittee shall continue the operations hereby authorized and conduct maintenance in accordance with such limitations, terms, and conditions. Such limitations, terms, and conditions could address, for example, environmental protection and mitigation measures, safety requirements, export or import and customs regulations, measurement capabilities and procedures, requirements pertaining to the pipeline's capacity, and other pipeline regulations.

    Article 5. Upon the termination, revocation, or surrender of this permit, and unless otherwise agreed by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate, the United States facilities in the immediate vicinity of the international boundary shall be removed by and at the expense of the permittee within such time as the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate may specify, and upon failure of the permittee to remove, or to take such other action with respect to, this portion of the United States facilities as ordered, the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate may direct that possession of such United States facilities be taken and that they be removed or other action taken, at the expense of the permittee; and the permittee shall have no claim for damages by reason of such possession, removal, or other action.

    Article 6. When, in the opinion of the President of the United States, the national security of the United States demands it, due notice being given by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate, the United States shall have the right to enter upon and take possession of any of the United States facilities or parts thereof; to retain possession, management, or control thereof for such length of time as may appear to the President to be necessary; and thereafter to restore possession and control to the permittee. In the event that the United States shall exercise such right, it shall pay to the permittee just and fair compensation for the use of such United States facilities upon the basis of a reasonable profit in normal conditions, and the cost of restoring said United States facilities to as good condition as existed at the time of entering and taking over the same, less the reasonable value of any improvements that may have been made by the United States.

    Article 7. Any change of ownership or control of the United States facilities or any part thereof shall be immediately notified in writing to the United States Department of State, including the submission of information identifying the new owner or controlling entity. This permit shall remain in force subject to all the conditions, permissions, and requirements of this permit and any amendments thereto unless subsequently terminated or amended by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate.

    Article 8. (1) The permittee is responsible for acquiring any right-of-way grants or easements, permits, and other authorizations as may become necessary and appropriate.

    (2) The permittee shall save harmless and indemnify the United States from any claimed or adjudged liability arising out of construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of the facilities, including but not limited to environmental contamination from the release or threatened release or discharge of hazardous substances and hazardous waste.

    (3) The permittee shall maintain the United States facilities and every part thereof in a condition of good repair for their safe operation, and in compliance with prevailing environmental standards and regulations.

    Article 9. The permittee shall take all necessary measures to prevent or mitigate adverse impacts on, or disruption of, the human environment in connection with connection, operation, and maintenance of the United States facilities. Such measures will include any mitigation and control plans that are already approved or that are approved in the future by the Department of State or other relevant federal or state agencies, and any other measures deemed prudent by the permittee.

    Article 10. The permittee shall file with the appropriate agencies of the United States Government such statements or reports under oath with respect to the United States facilities, and/or permittee's activities and operations in connection therewith as are now, or may hereafter, be required under any laws or regulations of the United States Government or its agencies. The permittee shall file electronic Export Information where required.

    Article 11. The permittee shall provide information upon request to the Department of State with regard to the United States facilities. Such requests could include, for example, information concerning current conditions or anticipated changes in ownership or control, construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of the United States facilities.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, have hereunto set my hand this 9th day of July 2015 in the City of Washington, District of Columbia.

    Catherine A. Novelli Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
    [FR Doc. 2015-18488 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710-AE-P
    DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 9209] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Review for the Upland Pipeline, LLC Project AGENCY:

    Department of State.

    ACTION:

    Notice; solicitation of comments.

    SUMMARY:

    The U.S. Department of State (the Department) is issuing this Notice of Intent (NOI) to inform the public that it intends to prepare an environmental analysis consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to evaluate the potential impacts of the construction and operation of a proposed new pipeline that would carry crude oil across the United States-Canada border. This NOI informs the public about the proposed project and solicits participation and comments from interested federal, tribal, state, and local government entities and the public. The Department is soliciting comments to help inform the scope and content of the environmental review, as well as the level (either an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement).

    DATES:

    The Department invites the public, governmental agencies, tribal governments, and all other interested parties to comment on the scope of the environmental review. All such comments should be provided in writing, within thirty (30) days of the publication of this notice, as directed below. The comment period for the NOI begins on July 31, 2015 and ends on August 31, 2015. All comments in response to the NOI must be submitted by August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Comments may be submitted at www.regulations.gov by entering the title of this Notice into the search field and following the prompts. Comments may also be submitted by mail, addressed to: Upland Project Manager, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW., Room 2726, Washington, DC 20520. All comments from agencies or organizations should indicate a contact person for the agency or organization.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Project details on the Upland Presidential Permit application, as well as information on the Presidential Permit process, are available on the following Web site: http://www.state.gov/e/enr/applicant/applicants/. Please refer to this Web site or contact the Department at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The U.S. Department of State (the Department) is issuing this Notice of Intent (NOI) to inform the public that it intends to prepare an environmental analysis consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations found at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508) to evaluate the potential impacts of the construction and operation of a proposed new pipeline that would carry crude oil across the United States-Canada border. This NOI informs the public about the proposed project and solicits participation and comments from interested federal, tribal, state, and local government entities and the public. The Department is soliciting comments to help inform the scope and content of the environmental review, as well as the level (either an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement).

    On April 22, 2015, Upland Pipeline, LLC (Upland), which is a subsidiary of TransCanada Pipeline Limited, submitted an application for a new Presidential Permit under Executive Order 13337 to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of pipeline facilities for the export of crude oil, which would be located at the border of the United States and Canada, in Burke County, North Dakota. The Upland project is designed to transport crude oil from the Williston Basin region in North Dakota to Canada.

    The Upland project would consist of approximately 126 miles of new 20-inch diameter pipeline in the United States with 15 mainline valves, one at each of five oil receipt facilities and ten located along the pipeline route. The pipeline project would have the capacity to transport approximately 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil. The requested Presidential Permit would cover an approximately 18-mile segment of pipeline between the northernmost mainline shutoff valve in the United States (located near milepost 108 of the proposed project route in Burke County, North Dakota) and the United States-Canada border.

    The Canadian portion of the Upland Pipeline system would include a 20-inch diameter pipeline that would extend from the United States-Canada border near Northgate, Saskatchewan to Moosomin, Saskatchewan or Cromer, Manitoba. Review and approval of the proposed Canadian facilities will be subject to the jurisdiction of the Canadian National Energy Board as well as various local, municipal, and provincial authorities.

    Project Location: The U.S. portion of the proposed project is located in Burke County, North Dakota.

    Environmental Effects: The environmental review will describe the environmental effects of the proposed action; any adverse environmental effects that cannot be avoided should the project be implemented; the reasonable alternatives to the proposed action; comparison between short-term and long-term impacts on the environment; any irreversible and irretrievable commitments of natural, physical or other resources that would occur if the proposed action is implemented; and any proposed mitigation measures, if needed. The analysis will focus on air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, potential accidents and spills, hydrology and water quality, noise, socioeconomics, environmental justice, transportation and other topics identified during scoping.

    While the President has delegated authority to the Department to issue permits for pipeline facilities at the borders of the United States, the environmental review will analyze impacts of the proposed project in the United States that are dependent upon Permit issuance.

    All comments received during the scoping period may be made public, no matter how initially submitted. Comments are not private and will not be edited to remove identifying or contact information. Commenters are cautioned against including any information that they would not want publicly disclosed. Any party soliciting or aggregating comments from other persons is further requested to direct those persons not to include any identifying or contact information, or information they would not want publicly disclosed, in their comments.

    Deborah Klepp, Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Department of State.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18866 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710-09-P
    DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9205] Presidential Permits: Magellan Pipeline Company, LP AGENCY:

    Department of State.

    ACTION:

    Notice of issuance of a Presidential Permit.

    SUMMARY:

    The Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to Magellan Pipeline Company, LP on July 15, 2015, to connect, operate, and maintain existing pipeline facilities acquired by that company at the border of the United States and Mexico that transport liquid petroleum products between the United States and Mexico. The Department of State determined that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest. In making this determination and issuing the permit, the Department of State followed the procedures established under Executive Order 13337, and provided public notice and opportunity for comment.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Office of Europe, Western Hemisphere and Africa, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State. (ENR/EDP/EWA). 2201 C St. NW., Ste. 4843, Washington, DC 20520. Attn: R. Chris Davy, Acting Director. Tel: 202-647-2041.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Additional information concerning the Express Pipeline, LLC pipeline facilities and documents related to the Department of State's review of the application for a Presidential Permit can be found at http://www.state.gov/e/enr/applicant. The appendix to this notice contains the text of the issued permit.

    Dated: July 21, 2015. Chris Davy, Acting Director, Energy Resources Bureau, Energy Diplomacy, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State. Appendix PRESIDENTIAL PERMIT AUTHORIZING MAGELLAN PIPELINE COMPANY, L.P. TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN EXISTING PIPELINE FACILITIES AT THE INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

    By virtue of the authority vested in me as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, including those authorities under Executive Order 13337, 69 FR 25299 (2004), and Department of State Delegation of Authority 118-2 of January 26, 2006; having requested and received the views of members of the public and various federal agencies; I hereby grant permission, subject to the conditions herein set forth, to Magellan Pipeline Company, L.P. (hereinafter referred to as the “permittee”), organized under the laws of the State of Delaware, to connect, operate, and maintain existing pipeline facilities at the border of the United States and Mexico near El Paso, Texas, for the transport of liquid petroleum products between the United States and Mexico.

    The term “facilities” as used in this permit means the relevant portion of the pipeline and any land, structures, installations or equipment appurtenant thereto.

    The term “United States facilities” as used in this permit means those parts of the facilities located in the United States. The United States facilities consist of an existing carbon steel pipeline, 8.625 inches in diameter that extends approximately 600 feet from the United States boundary with Mexico to the first shut-off valve in existence at the time of this permit's issuance located just north of the Cesar E. Chavez Border Highway in the vicinity of El Paso, Texas.

    This permit is subject to the following conditions:

    Article 1. (1) The United States facilities herein described, and all aspects of their operation, shall be subject to all the conditions, provisions, and requirements of this permit and any amendment thereof. This permit may be terminated or amended at any time at the discretion of the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate or upon proper application therefor. The permittee shall make no substantial change in the United States facilities, the location of the United States facilities, or in the operation authorized by this permit until such changes have been approved by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate.

    (2) The connection, operation and maintenance of the United States facilities shall be in all material respects as described in the permittee's September 13, 2013 application for a Presidential Permit (the “Application”).

    Article 2. The standards for, and the manner of, the operation and maintenance of the United States facilities shall be subject to inspection and approval by the representatives of appropriate federal, state and local agencies. The permittee shall allow duly authorized officers and employees of such agencies free and unrestricted access to said United States facilities in the performance of their official duties.

    Article 3. The permittee shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding the connection, operation, and maintenance of the United States facilities and with all applicable industrial codes. The permittee shall obtain all requisite permits from state and local government entities and relevant federal agencies.

    Article 4. Connection, operation, and maintenance of the United States facilities hereunder shall be subject to the limitations, terms, and conditions issued by any competent agency of the United States Government. The permittee shall continue the operations hereby authorized and conduct maintenance in accordance with such limitations, terms, and conditions. Such limitations, terms, and conditions could address, for example, environmental protection and mitigation measures, safety requirements, export or import and customs regulations, measurement capabilities and procedures, requirements pertaining to the pipeline's capacity, and other pipeline regulations.

    Article 5. Upon the termination, revocation, or surrender of this permit, and unless otherwise agreed by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate, the United States facilities in the immediate vicinity of the international boundary shall be removed by and at the expense of the permittee within such time as the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate may specify, and upon failure of the permittee to remove, or to take such other action with respect to, this portion of the United States facilities as ordered, the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate may direct that possession of such United States facilities be taken and that they be removed or other action taken, at the expense of the permittee; and the permittee shall have no claim for damages by reason of such possession, removal, or other action.

    Article 6. When, in the opinion of the President of the United States, the national security of the United States demands it, due notice being given by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate, the United States shall have the right to enter upon and take possession of any of the United States facilities or parts thereof; to retain possession, management, or control thereof for such length of time as may appear to the President to be necessary; and thereafter to restore possession and control to the permittee. In the event that the United States shall exercise such right, it shall pay to the permittee just and fair compensation for the use of such United States facilities upon the basis of a reasonable profit in normal conditions, and the cost of restoring said United States facilities to as good condition as existed at the time of entering and taking over the same, less the reasonable value of any improvements that may have been made by the United States.

    Article 7. Any change of ownership or control of the United States facilities or any part thereof shall be immediately notified in writing to the United States Department of State, including the submission of information identifying the new owner or controlling entity. This permit shall remain in force subject to all the conditions, permissions and requirements of this permit and any amendments thereto unless subsequently terminated or amended by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate.

    Article 8. (1) The permittee is responsible for acquiring any right-of-way grants or easements, permits, and other authorizations as may become necessary and appropriate.

    (2) The permittee shall save harmless and indemnify the United States from any claimed or adjudged liability arising out of construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of the United States facilities, including but not limited to environmental contamination from the release or threatened release or discharge of hazardous substances and hazardous waste.

    (3) The permittee shall maintain the United States facilities and every part thereof in a condition of good repair for their safe operation, and in compliance with prevailing environmental standards and regulations.

    Article 9. The permittee shall take all necessary measures to prevent or mitigate adverse impacts on, or disruption of, the human environment in connection with connection, operation and maintenance of the United States facilities. Such measures will include any mitigation and control plans that are already approved or that are approved in the future by the Department of State or other relevant federal or state agencies, and any other measures deemed prudent by the permittee.

    Article 10. The permittee shall file with the appropriate agencies of the United States Government such statements or reports under oath with respect to the United States facilities, and/or permittee's activities and operations in connection therewith as are now, or may hereafter, be required under any laws or regulations of the United States Government or its agencies. The permittee shall file electronic Export Information where required.

    Article 11. The permittee shall provide information upon request to the Department of State with regard to the United States facilities. Such requests could include, for example, information concerning current conditions or anticipated changes in ownership or control, construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of the United States facilities.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, have hereunto set my hand this 14th day of July 2015 in the City of Washington, District of Columbia.

    Catherine A. Novelli Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
    [FR Doc. 2015-18490 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710-AE-P
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Rule on a Request for a Change in Use From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical To Provide for the Use of an Existing Facility for Manufacturing Purposes, at Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, Horseheads, NY AGENCY:

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

    ACTION:

    Notice and request for comment.

    SUMMARY:

    The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment for a change in use from aeronautical to non-aeronautical to provide for the use of an existing facility for manufacturing purposes, at Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, Horseheads, NY.

    DATES:

    Comments must be received on or before August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to the following address: Ann Crook, Director of Aviation, Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, 276 Sing Sing Road, Suite 1, Horseheads, NY 14845, (607) 739-5621 and at the FAA New York Airports District Office: Evelyn Martinez, Manager, New York Airports District Office, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, NY 11434, (718) 995-5771.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Ryan Allen, Community Planner, New York Airports District Office, location listed above. (718) 995-5677.

    The request for a change in use from aeronautical to non-aeronautical to provide for the use of an existing facility for manufacturing purposes may be reviewed in person at the New York Airports District Office located at 159-30 Rockaway Blvd., Suite 111, Jamaica, NY 11434.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The FAA invites public comment for a change in use from aeronautical to non-aeronautical to provide for the use of an existing facility for manufacturing purposes, at Elmira/Corning Regional Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47125(a). Based on a full review, the FAA determined that the request for a change in use from aeronautical to non-aeronautical to provide for the use of an existing facility for manufacturing purposes, at Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, Horseheads, NY., met the procedural requirements.

    The Following Is a Brief Overview of the Request

    The airport sponsor is requesting a change in use from aeronautical to non-aeronautical for a 10.27 acre site located along Kahler Road, including an existing 96,000 square foot manufacturing facility, 5,000 square foot storage hangar, and adjoining 187,500 square foot parking lot with capacity for 332 parking stalls. In addition, the proposal includes a 6,400 square foot expansion to the existing facility to support administrative and engineering offices. The site would be utilized for glass manufacturing operations by a privately owned company. There is currently no short or long term aeronautical demand for the site, or interest from an aeronautical tenant to occupy the space. The Airport will structure a land lease with the prospective tenant based on fair market value, along with the fee simple sale of the buildings. All proceeds generated from the lease agreement and fee simple sale must be used exclusively by the airport in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 47107(b) and the FAA's policy on revenue use.

    Any person may inspect the request by appointment at the FAA office address listed above. Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed change of use from aeronautical to non-aeronautical. All comments will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable.

    Issued in Jamaica, New York, July 27, 2015. Evelyn Martinez, Manager, New York Airports District Office.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18821 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-13-P
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Anchorage, Alaska AGENCY:

    Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Lake Hood Seaplane Base under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed Noise Compatibility Program that was submitted for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Lake Hood Seaplane Base and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before January 23, 2016.

    DATES:

    Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA's determination on the Noise Exposure Maps and of the start of its review of the associated Noise Compatibility Program is July 27, 2015. The public comment period ends September 25, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    All comments, other than those properly addressed to local land use authorities; will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. Copies of the Noise Exposure Maps, the FAA's evaluation of the maps, and the proposed Noise Compatibility Program are available for examination by appointment at the following locations:

    Federal Aviation Administration, Alaskan Region, Airports Division, 222 W. 7th Avenue, Annex Building, Rm. A36, Anchorage, Alaska 99513. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, 5000 W. International Airport Rd. Suite C3820, Anchorage, Alaska 99502.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Leslie Grey, Federal Aviation Administration, Anchorage, AK, Alaskan Region Airports Division, 222 W. 7th Avenue, Box #14, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, 907-271-5453. Comments on the proposed Noise Compatibility Program should also be submitted to the above office.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    This Notice announces that the FAA finds that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Lake Hood Seaplane Base are in compliance with applicable requirements of 14 CFR part 150, effective July 27, 2015. Further, FAA is reviewing a proposed Noise Compatibility Program under Part 150 in conjunction with the Noise Exposure Map which will be approved or disapproved on or before January 23, 2016. This notice also announces the availability of this Program for public review and comment.

    Under 49 U.S.C., Section 47503, the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, (the Act), an airport operator may submit to the FAA Noise Exposure Maps which meet applicable regulations and which depict non-compatible land uses as of the date of submission of such maps, a description of projected aircraft operations, and the ways in which such operations will affect such maps. The Act requires such maps to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties in the local community, government agencies, and persons using the airport.

    An airport operator who has submitted Noise Exposure Maps that are found by FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of Part 150, promulgated pursuant to the Act, may submit a Noise Compatibility Program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has taken or proposes to take to reduce existing non-compatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional non-compatible uses.

    The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities submitted to the FAA on December 19, 2014 Noise Exposure Maps, descriptions and other documentation that were produced during the conducted between November 17, 2011 and December 19, 2014. It was requested that the FAA review this material as the Noise Exposure Maps, as described in Section 47503 of the Act, and that the noise mitigation measures, to be implemented jointly by the airports and surrounding communities, be approved as a Noise Compatibility Program under Section 47504 of the Act.

    The FAA has completed its review of the Noise Exposure Maps and accompanying documentation submitted by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. The documentation that constitutes the “Noise Exposure Maps” as defined in Section 150.7 of Part 150 include: Figure D31 Exisitng Noise Exposure Map—2009 and Figure I1 Future Noise Exposre Map—2020 and the accompanying documentation are in compliance with applicable requirements. This determination is effective on July 27, 2015. FAA's determination on the airport operator's Noise Exposure Maps is limited to a finding that the maps were developed in accordance with the procedures contained in Appendix A of 14 CFR part 150. Such determination does not constitute approval of the airport operator's data, information or plans, or a commitment to approve a Noise Compatibility Program or to fund the implementation of that Program.

    If questions arise concerning the precise relationship of specific properties to noise exposure contours depicted on a Noise Exposure Map submitted under Section 47503 of the Act, it should be noted that the FAA is not involved in any way in determining the relative locations of specific properties with regard to the depicted noise exposure contours, or in interpreting the Noise Exposure Maps to resolve questions concerning, for example, which properties should be covered by the provisions of Section 47506 of the Act. These functions are inseparable from the ultimate land use control and planning responsibilities of local government. These local responsibilities are not changed in any way under Part 150 or through FAA's review of Noise Exposure Maps. Therefore, the responsibility for the detailed overlaying of noise exposure contours onto the map depicting properties on the surface rests exclusively with the airport operator that submitted those maps, or with those public agencies and planning agencies with which consultation is required under Section 47503 of the Act. The FAA has relied on the certification by the airport operator, under Section 150.21 of Part 150, that the statutorily required consultation has been accomplished.

    The FAA has formally received the Noise Compatibility Program for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Lake Hood Seaplane Base, also effective on July 27, 2015. Preliminary review of the submitted material indicates that it conforms to the requirements for the submittal of Noise Compatibility Programs, but that further review will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval of the program. The formal review period, limited by law to a maximum of 180 days, will be completed on or before January 23, 2016.

    The FAA's approval or disapproval of each specific measure proposed by an airport sponsor in a Noise Compatibility Plan is determined by applying approval criteria prescribed in 14 CFR 150.35(b). Only measures that meet the approval criteria can be approved and considered for Federal funding eligibility. Note that FAA approval or disapproval of a measure only indicates whether that measure would, if implemented, be consistent with the purposes of 14 CFR part 150. When an ROA measure is disapproved by the FAA, airport sponsors are not precluded from and are encouraged to work with the FAA and their communities outside of the rigors of the Part 150 process to implement initiatives that provide noise benefits for the surrounding community. Approval of a measure does not constitute a FAA funding commitment or decision to implement that measure.

    Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed program with specific reference to these factors. To maximize the effectiveness of comments and the FAAs understanding of them, comments should be as specific as possible identifying the concern(s) as well as suggested or desired resolution to the concern(s). When possible, quote text and cite details such as page and section numbers, NCP measure number, etc. to which the comment(s) pertain(s). This commenting procedure is intended to ensure that substantive comments and concerns are made available to the FAA in a timely manner so that the FAA has an opportunity to address them in its Record of Approval. Please note, all comments in their entirety become part of the public record, including any personal information provided in the comment including name, address, phone number, etc.

    To arrange an appointment to review the documents and any questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Issued in Anchorage, Alaska, July 27, 2015. Byron K. Huffman, Manager, Alaskan Region Airports Division.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18822 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-13-P
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on I-35 Northeast Expansion Project, Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe Counties, Texas AGENCY:

    Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. DOT.

    ACTION:

    Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by TxDOT and Federal agencies.

    SUMMARY:

    This notice announces actions taken by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, I-35 Northeast Expansion Project in Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe Counties, Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.

    DATES:

    By this notice, TxDOT is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before December 28, 2015. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 150 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Mr. Carlos Swonke, P.G., Environmental Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 125 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 416-2734; email: [email protected] TxDOT normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (central time) Monday through Friday.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Notice is hereby given that TxDOT and Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of Texas: I-35 Northeast Expansion Project, Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe Counties, Texas. The project will include the construction of four elevated managed lanes (two in each direction) generally between the existing I-35 mainlanes and frontage roads along I-35 from I-410 South in San Antonio to FM 1103 in Schertz. Direct connectors at the I-35/I-410 South, I-35/I-410 West, and I-35/Loop 1604 interchanges and operational improvements at the FM 2252, Old Wiederstein Road, and FM 1103 intersections are also included. The actions by TxDOT and the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project, for which a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was issued on July 2, 2015, and in other documents in the TxDOT administrative record. The EA, FONSI, and other documents in the administrative record file are available by contacting TxDOT at the address provided above.

    This notice applies to all TxDOT decisions and Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to:

    1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321-4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109].

    2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671(q)].

    3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers), 23 U.S.C. 319.

    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and Section 1536]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712].

    5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)-11]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469-469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001-3013].

    6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)-2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201-4209].

    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. 1251-1377]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601-4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. 300(f)-300(j)(6)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [33 U.S.C. 401-406]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271-1287]; Emergency Wetlands Resources Act [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]; TEA-21 Wetlands Mitigation [23 U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), 133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 4001-4128].

    8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990, Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988, Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 11593, Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007, Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287, Preserve America; E.O. 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514, Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112, Invasive Species; E.O. 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.

    The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

    Authority:

    23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1).

    Issued on: July 21, 2105. Michael T. Leary, Director, Planning and Program Development, Federal Highway Administration.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18313 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-22-P
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Blair Bypass, Washington County, Nebraska AGENCY:

    Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

    ACTION:

    Rescind Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS.

    SUMMARY:

    The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement to study a bypass route around the City of Blair, in Washington County, Nebraska, is being rescinded [project number S-89(17)]. The NOI was published in the Federal Register on June 2, 2004. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement was not released. This rescission is based on a lack of available funding for the full corridor proposal, which has led to the reduction in the scope of the study and a refinement of the methods to identify and assess alternatives.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Melissa Maiefski, Program Delivery Team Lead, FHWA, Nebraska Division, 100 Centennial Mall North, Room 220, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508, Telephone: (402) 742-8473.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in cooperation with the City of Blair, Nebraska and the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) initiated an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to study a bypass route around the City of Blair with a Notice of Intent on June 2, 2004. The project studied the causes of traffic congestion, delays, and accidents where State Highway 91 and U.S. Highways 30 and 75 share the same alignment within Blair on Washington Street from 19th Street to 13th Street. Traffic studies indicated that a bypass route around the south, east, and north parts of Blair could reduce truck traffic through downtown Blair.

    The NOI for the previous study is being rescinded due to funding constraints that have led to a reduced scope of study. The decision to rescind the NOI and to reduce the scope of the study was a joint decision by FHWA, the City of Blair, and NDOR. The new study will focus on alleviating traffic congestion within downtown Blair, but will refine the needs to be addressed and the methods for assessing alternatives. Given the reduction in scope, FHWA intends to proceed with an Environmental Assessment for the new study. If potentially significant impacts are identified during the new study, a new NOI to prepare an EIS will be published.

    Comments or questions concerning the rescission of this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA at the address provided above. Authority:

    23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48

    Dated: June 30, 2015. Joseph A. Werning, Division Administrator, Nebraska.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18815 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-22-P
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA-2015-0007] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for Periodic Information Collection SUMMARY:

    The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of a new information collection. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on February 19, 2015. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

    DATES:

    Please submit comments by August 31, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may send comments within 30 days to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer. You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FHWA's performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. All comments should include the Docket number FHWA-2015-0007.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Adella Santos, 202-366-5021, NHTS Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Policy, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room E83-426, Washington, DC 20590, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Title: 2015 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS).

    Type of Request: Renewal request for periodic information collection requirement.

    Background: Title 23, United States Code, section 502 authorizes the USDOT to carry out advanced research and transportation research to measure the performance of the surface transportation systems in the US, including the efficiency, energy use, air quality, congestion, and safety of the highway and intermodal transportation systems. The USDOT is charged with the overall responsibility to obtain current information on national patterns of travel, which establishes a data base to better understand travel behavior, evaluate the use of transportation facilities, and gauge the impact of the USDOT's policies and programs.

    The NHTS is the USDOT's authoritative nationally representative data source for daily passenger travel. This inventory of travel behavior reflects travel mode (e.g., private vehicles, public transportation, walk and bike) and trip purpose (e.g., travel to work, school, recreation, personal/family trips) by U.S. household residents. Survey results are used by federal and state agencies to monitor the performance and adequacy of current facilities and infrastructure, and to plan for future needs.

    The collection and analysis of national transportation data has been of critical importance for nearly half a century. Previous surveys were conducted in 1969, 1977, 1983, 1990, 1995, 2001, and 2009. The current survey will be the eighth in this series, and allow researchers, planners, and officials at the state and federal levels to monitor travel trends.

    Data from the NHTS are widely used to support research needs within the USDOT, and State and local agencies, in addition to responding to queries from Congress, the research community and the media on important issues. Current and recent topics of interest include:

    • Travel to work patterns by transportation mode for infrastructure improvements and congestion reduction,

    • Access to public transit, paratransit, and rail services by various demographic groups,

    • Measures of travel by mode to establish exposure rates for risk analyses,

    • Support for Federal, State, and local planning activities and policy evaluation,

    • Active transportation by walk and bike to establish the relationship to public health issues,

    • Vehicle usage for energy consumption analysis,

    • Traffic behavior of specific demographic group such as Millennials and the aging population.

    Within the USDOT, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) holds responsibility for technical and funding coordination. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) are also primary data users, and have historically participated in project planning and financial support.

    Proposed Data Acquisition Methodology

    NHTS data are collected from a stratified random sample of households that represent a broad range of geographic and demographic characteristics. Letters and a brief household survey are sent to selected households requesting some basic demographic and contact information and inviting them to participate in the survey. The recruitment surveys are returned in business reply envelopes to the survey contractor.

    Participating households are subsequently sent a package containing travel logs for each member of the household age 5 and older. The household is assigned to record their travel on a specific day, and asked to note every trip taken during a 24 hour period. Based upon their preferences, the travel information is then reported either through the use of a survey Web site, or through a telephone interview.

    Reminders are sent periodically to households who do not respond within the expected timeframe. Monetary incentives are included in each recruitment package, and are provided in increasing amounts for all households that complete the survey.

    The survey will collect data during an entire 12 month period so that all 365 days of the year including weekends and holidays are accounted for. A total of 26,000 households will comprise the national sample for the 2015 survey. As described below, changes in the establishment of the sampling frame, the promotion of participation, and in data retrieval techniques are planned, as compared to previous surveys, to improve statistical precision, enhance response rates, and increase survey efficiency.

    Issues Related to Sampling. In previous years, the household sample was identified using random digit dialing techniques. Today, only 59 percent 1 have a landline telephone in the home (down from 75% during the 2009 NHTS) while over 80 percent of U.S. households have access to the Internet.2 This survey will leverage this shift in technology, in particular the move away from home telephone usage, to structure a research design that uses web, mail, and telephone data collection modes.

    1 Blumberg, S.J., and Luke, J.V. (2014).Wireless substitution: Early release of estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, July-December 2013. National Center for Health Statistics. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

    2 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Select Years, Internet Release date: January 2014.

    The revised methodological approach starts with a national address-based sample (ABS), a change from the telephone-based random digit dialing (RDD) sample design used in recent NHTS efforts, while also incorporating core data elements that have been part of the NHTS since 1969.

    The survey sample will be drawn from the ABS frame maintained by Marketing Systems Group (MSG). It originates from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Computerized Delivery Sequence file (CDS), and is updated on a monthly basis. MSG also provides the ability to match some auxiliary variables (e.g., race/ethnicity, education, household income) to a set of sampled addresses. MSG geocodes their entire ABS frame, so block-, block group-, and tract-level characteristics from the Decennial Census and the American Community Survey (ACS) may be appended to addresses and used for sampling and/or data collection purposes.

    Sample Size. A sample size of 26,000 households will be included in the national sample. Assuming response rates of 30 percent for the recruitment stage, 65 percent for the retrieval stage, and a residency rate of 89 percent for sampled addresses, a total of 149,813 sampled addresses will be required to attain the targeted 26,000 responding households.

    Stratification. This survey produces state-level estimates as well as national estimates. Assuming equal costs and population variances across states, the most efficient design for national estimates is one in which the sample is allocated to the states in proportion to the size of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population in each state, and the most efficient design for state-level estimates is one in which equal sample sizes are allocated to all states. Various allocation options for the national sample are being considered in order to arrive at a final allocation for the NHTS national sample.

    With the ABS approach, identifying targeted areas (e.g., states) that correspond to those for which estimates can be developed from the NHTS data are straightforward. Addresses are definitively linked to states, so state-level estimation is routine. Geocoding and GIS processing can be used to link addresses to counties in a highly reliable fashion. There can be some ambiguity for addresses that are P.O. boxes or are listed as rural route addresses. These can be handled in a routine manner with a set of well-defined rules as such addresses will represent only a small proportion of a state's population. Thus, no important issues arise in the definition of areas with an ABS sample design that relies on mail for data collection, as is the case with the proposed approach.

    Assignments for recording travel data by sampled households will be equally distributed across all days to ensure a balanced day of week distribution. The sample (of recruitment letters to households) will be released periodically through a process that will control the balance of travel days by month.

    Data Collection Methods

    An updated approach to enhancing survey response has been developed. This includes providing progressive monetary incentives, and using a mail-out/mail-back recruitment survey. This recruitment survey is designed to be relevant, aesthetically pleasing, and elicit participation by including topics of importance to the respondent. Upon returning the completed recruitment survey, each household member will be provided with personalized travel logs by mail, and offered the option of completing the retrieval survey by Web using a unique personal identification number (PIN) or telephone interview.

    Information Proposed for Collection

    Recruitment. The survey will begin with mailing the sampled households a short recruitment survey designed to collect key household information (e.g. enumeration of household members), additional contact information (e.g. email address and telephone number). This recruitment survey includes some engaging travel-related opinion or experience questions considered to be highly relevant to the survey and interesting to respondents. The initial survey will be accompanied by a letter from the USDOT, and a Business Reply Envelope.

    In the first mail contact, each sampled address will receive a $2 cash incentive. The second mail contact will include the travel log package sent to each recruited household and a $5 cash incentive and a promise of an additional $20 for successfully submitting their travel logs. The incentives paid will be tracked at each of the three levels offered.

    To support the mail recruitment approach, the survey contractor will provide a toll-free number on survey materials and will assist the recruited participant to provide the required information by telephone if requested to do so by the participant. A survey Web site will be established for potential respondents who want to check on the authenticity of the survey or find out more information. This Web site will also serve as the portal to the survey.

    All returned recruitment surveys will be processed using commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) technology. All data collected in the recruitment survey will be used to populate the household record in the survey database. As part of the non-response protocol, non-responding households may also be provided the opportunity to recruit by Web. If respondents call the help desk or use the Web to complete, their responses are collected in the same survey database.

    The mail back recruitment approach described here has been tested and found to be successful in several surveys funded by the Federal Government (e.g., the National Crime Victimization Survey); these surveys have proven this method can be implemented with large sample sizes covering vast geographic regions. This approach has been developed in response to declining recruitment rates in recent studies.

    Retrieval. The NHTS data will be collected from respondents either from self-reporting via the web, or from professionally trained interviewers using a computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) system. Either approach will be based upon a single database that allows for sophisticated branching and skip patterns to enhance data retrieval by asking only those questions that are necessary and appropriate for the individual participant. Look-up tables are included to assist with information such as vehicle makes and models. The Google map UI is used to assist in identifying specific place names and locations. The location data for the participant's home, workplace, or school are stored and automatically inserted in the dataset for trips after the first report. Household rostering is a list of all vehicles and persons in the household that allows a trip to be reported from one household member and can include another household member who travel together to be inserted into the record for the second person. This automatic insert of information reduces the burden of the second respondent to be queried about a trip already reported by the initial respondent.

    Data range, consistency and edit checks are automatically programmed to reduce reporting error, survey length, and maintain the flow of information processing. Data cross checks also help reduce the burden by ensuring that the reporting is consistent within each trip.

    Data retrieval is based upon materials provided to participants as shown below.

    Travel Log Materials

    Travel Log Packet. The travel log packet will include a letter, an exemplar log, and personalized travel logs for each age eligible person in the household, and will be sent using first class postage in a 6″ x 9″ envelope. The envelopes will be branded to match the letterhead used for the invitation letter. The second respondent incentive will be included with the travel logs. This $5 cash incentive is expected to serve as a “good faith” incentive to encourage completion of the retrieval survey.

    Travel Log Letter. A household letter will be included in the travel log packet. The letter will further familiarize the participants with the travel recording stage, identify the households' travel date and provide details about when and how to complete the retrieval survey. The letter will also remind participants about the final $20 household incentive. Like the invitation letter, the travel log letter will be branded.

    Travel Logs. A personalized travel log will be provided for each household member (ages 5 and older). The logs are intended to be a memory jogger to guide accurate data collection and aid in the reporting of each place visited on the travel day.

    Exemplar Log. Participants will be provided with an exemplar log with the instructions for recording the details about the places visited on the travel day.

    All Web and computer assisted telephone interview (CATI) instruments will be reviewed for section 508 compliance using the rules specified in sections 1194.22—`Web-based intranet and internet information and applications' and 1194.23—`Telecommunications products.' All materials will be available in both English and Spanish language forms. Spanish translations will be developed using industry standards and will apply reverse-translation protocols.

    Estimated Burden Hours for Information Collection

    Frequency: This collection will be conducted every 5-7 years.

    Respondents. A stratified random sample of 26,000 households across the 50 states and the District of Columbia will be included in the survey. Household will include an average of 2.5 members for a total of 65,000 individual respondents to the main survey.

    Estimated Average Burden per Response. It will take approximately 5 minutes per household member to complete the recruitment data form, and 20 minutes to complete the retrieval survey. This results in a total of 25 minutes per household member.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours. It is estimated that a total of 65,000 persons will be included in the survey. This would result in approximately 27,083 hours of support for this data collection effort.

    Public Comments Invited

    You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the USDOT's performance, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the data acquisition methods; (3) the accuracy of the USDOT's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (4) the types of data being acquired; (5) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (6) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

    Authority:

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

    Issued on: July 28, 2015. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer, Federal Highway Administration.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18795 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-22-P
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on US 281, From Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive in Bexar County, Texas AGENCY:

    Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. DOT.

    ACTION:

    Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by TxDOT and Federal agencies.

    SUMMARY:

    This notice announces actions taken by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, US 281, from Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive in Bexar County in the State of Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.

    DATES:

    By this notice, TxDOT is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before December 28, 2015. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 150 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Mr. Carlos Swonke, P.G., Environmental Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 125 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 416-2734; email: [email protected] TxDOT's normal business hours are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (central time), Monday through Friday.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Notice is hereby given that TxDOT and Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of Texas: US 281, from Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive. The project will expand the US 281 to a six-lane expressway with partial access-controlled outer lanes. From Loop 1604 to Stone Oak Parkway, the expressway lanes would include two non-toll general purpose lanes with an auxiliary lane plus one managed lane in each direction. The expressway lanes would be situated between three partial access-controlled outer lanes in each direction, also known as frontage roads. From Stone Oak Parkway to Borgfeld Drive, US 281 would ultimately be expanded to a six-lane expressway (three managed lanes in each direction) with two non-toll outer lanes in each direction. The purpose of the project is to improve mobility and accessibility, enhance safety, and improve community quality of life.

    The actions by TxDOT and the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) issued on May 8, 2015 for the project, for which a Record of Decision (ROD) was issued on July 17, 2015, and in other documents in the TxDOT administrative record. The EIS, ROD, and other documents in the administrative record file are available by contacting TxDOT at the address provided above. The EIS and ROD may also be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http://www.411on281.com/us281eis/.

    This notice applies to all TxDOT decisions and Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to:

    1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321-4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109].

    2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671(q)].

    3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers), 23 U.S.C. 319.

    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and Section 1536]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703-712].

    5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)-11]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469-469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001-3013].

    6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)-2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201-4209].

    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. 1251-1377]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601-4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. 300(f)-300(j)(6)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [33 U.S.C. 401-406]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271-1287]; Emergency Wetlands Resources Act [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]; TEA-21 Wetlands Mitigation [23 U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), 133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 4001-4128].

    8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990, Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988, Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 11593, Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007, Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287, Preserve America; E.O. 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514, Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112, Invasive Species; E.O. 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.

    The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

    Authority:

    23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1).

    Issued on: July 21, 2015. Michael T. Leary, Director, Planning and Program Development, Federal Highway Administration.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18308 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-22-P
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA-2015-0055] Petition for Waiver of Compliance. AGENCY:

    Federal Railroad Administration, DOT.

    ACTION:

    Petition for Waiver of Compliance.

    SUMMARY:

    This document provides the public notice that by a document dated May 14, 2015, the Pacific Railroad Preservation Association (PRPA) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations.

    DATES:

    Communications received by September 14, 2015 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable.

    ADDRESSES:

    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12-140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

    All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods:

    Web site: www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

    Fax: 202-493-2251.

    Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.

    Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    In accordance with part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated May 14, 2015, the Pacific Railroad Preservation Association (PRPA) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 230—Steam Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance Standards. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2015-0055.

    PRPA is the operator of Spokane, Portland, and Seattle steam locomotive No. 700 (SP&S 700). PRPA is a member of the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation (ORHF) in Portland, Oregon. SP&S 700 is a 4-8-4 “Northern” type of steam locomotive built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1938. PRPA typically operates SP&S 700 for 31 service days or less per year, and expects to continue to do so in the future. PRPA requests a 138-calendar-day extension as it pertains to the 1,472 service-day inspection of the boiler as required by 49 CFR 230.17. SP&S 700 entered service on August 5, 2000. PRPA will perform all other inspections as required by 49 CFR part 230. The extension would allow the locomotive to operate through the winter tourist holiday season until December 31, 2015.

    Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request.

    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy.

    See also http://www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov or interested parties may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2015. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18742 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-06-P
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA-2015-0072] Petition for Waiver of Compliance AGENCY:

    Federal Railroad Administration, DOT.

    ACTION:

    Petition for Waiver of Compliance.

    SUMMARY:

    This document provides the public notice that by a document dated November 21, 2014, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations.

    DATES:

    Communications received by August 31, 2015 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable.

    ADDRESSES:

    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12-140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

    All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods:

    Web site: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

    Fax: 202-493-2251.

    Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.

    Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    In accordance with part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated November 21, 2014, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 236. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2015-0072.

    UP seeks a waiver from compliance with cab signal system requirements found in 49 CFR 236.566, Locomotive of each train operating in train stop, train control, or cab signal territory; equipped. Specifically, UP seeks relief to operate the following: Non-equipped engines used in switching and transfer service, with or without cars; work trains; wreck trains; ballast cleaners to and from work; and engines and rail diesel cars moving to and from shops at the following locations:

    1. Operations on the Chicago Service Unit, Geneva Subdivision, from Control Point (CP) Y901 and Kedzie may be made in accordance with signal indication and at restricted speed:

    • With engines not equipped with Automatic Train Control (ATC) with or without cars; or

    • To and from the CP Y901 with the ATC cut out and backup moves; or

    • With the ATC cut out due to failure.

    2. Operations on the Chicago Service Unit, Geneva Subdivision, from Kedzie and Park CP Y015: Engines not equipped with ATC and foreign crews operating UP trains may be operated at a speed not exceeding 40 mph when a block signal displays an indication more favorable than Approach. An Approach or more favorable indication establishes an absolute block to the next block signal. If the block signal displays a Stop, Restricted Proceed, or Restricting indication, the train must stop and not proceed until authorized by the train dispatcher. However, the train may pass a signal indicating Restricting to leave the main track immediately past the signal.

    3. Operations on the Chicago Service Unit, Geneva Subdivision: Non-equipped engines in switching service may be operated on the main track between CP Y901 and Elmhurst; between Dixon and Nelson; between Nelson and Sterling; between East Clinton and Clinton; and at West Chicago, De Kalb, Dixon, Nelson, Sterling and Clinton within switching limits, in accordance with signal indication, not exceeding restricted speed.

    4. Operations on the Chicago Service Unit, Harvard Subdivision: Engines not equipped with Automatic Train Stop may be operated:

    (a) Between CP N001 and Milepost 25.0 west of Arlington Park in accordance with automatic block signals not exceeding restricted speed.

    (b) Between Harvard and CP N002 for inspection and repairs not exceeding 40 mph. Such movements must be made in accordance with automatic block signals and an absolute block in advance of the movement.

    5. Operations on the Chicago Service Unit, Kenosha Subdivision: Non-equipped engines may be operated:

    (a) Between CP N001 and Evanston in accordance with automatic block signal indications not exceeding restricted speed.

    (b) At Waukegan and Kenosha within yard limits at restricted speed.

    (c) Between Waukegan and CP N001 for inspection and repairs not exceeding 40 mph. Such movement must be made in accordance with automatic block signal indications and with an absolute block in advance of movement.

    UP states that a waiver from the section 236.566 requirements is vital to maintaining efficient rail operations in the above locations. This request for relief will not have an adverse effect on safety as the use of wayside signals governs movement in the covered territories and ensures the continuing safety of operations in this territory. Moreover, UP had exemptions that were previously granted in the areas listed for several years. The relief requested in this petition is consistent with the currently granted exceptions. Unfortunately, the original waiver cannot be located by UP or FRA.

    This petition was previously submitted under Docket Number FRA-2013-0129. Due to misunderstood and lost communications between UP and FRA, it has been resubmitted, with Docket Number FRA-2013-0129 being rescinded and considered closed.

    Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request.

    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. See also http://www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2015. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18743 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-06-P
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA-2015-0073] Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System

    In accordance with Part 235 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated July 14, 2015, Pan Am Railways (PAR) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2015-0073.

    Applicant: Pan Am Railways, Mr. Timothy Kunzler, Chief Engineer, C&S, 1700 Iron Horse Park, North Billerica, MA 01862.

    PAR seeks approval of the discontinuance of the traffic control system on the Freight Main Line (FML) of the Maine Central Railroad Company (MEC). The Springfield Terminal Railway Company (ST) is the operator of the line, as lessor from the owner, MEC. Both ST and MEC are wholly-owned subsidiaries of PAR.

    The proposed discontinuance is located on the FML between control point freight (CPF) main 66 at Milepost (MP) 65.50, in Hermon, ME, and CPF-109 at MP 109.85, in Benton, ME.

    The tracks involved include single main track from CPF-66 to CPF-90 at MP 90.37, double main track from CPF-90 to CPF-92 at MP 92.87, single main track from CPF-92 to CPF-107 at MP 107.42, and double main track from CPFI07 to CPF-109.

    The proposed changes are as follows:

    • Discontinue interlockings and associated appliances at CPF-66, CPF-78, CPF-80, CPF-90, CPF-92, CPF-93, CPF-107, and CPF-109.

    • Replace power-operated switches with hand-operated switches at CPF-90, CPF-92, CPF-107, and CPF-109.

    • Discontinue block signal Numbers 1279, 1257, 1256, 1218, 1207, 1192, 1129, 1100, 1087, 1068, 1030, Sl030, 995, 986, 956, 955, 932, 927, 898, and 899.

    • Install distant signal at MP l07.42, governing westward movements to CPF-110.

    This territory is under direct control of the district one train dispatcher, located at PAR offices in North Billerica.

    The reason given for the proposed discontinuance is that traffic volumes do not warrant a traffic control system.

    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulatons.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12-140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

    Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request.

    All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods:

    Web site: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

    Fax: 202-493-2251.

    Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.

    Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

    Communications received by September 14, 2015 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable.

    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy.

    See also http://www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov or interested parties may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2015. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18744 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-06-P
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 379X)] Norfolk Southern Railway Company—Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Columbia County, FL

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152, subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over an approximately 0.24-mile rail line between mileposts 215.96 B (near SE Timberwolf Drive) and 216.20 B (near Pounds Hammock Road and Black Bear Street) (the Line), in Columbia County, Fla. The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 32025.

    NSR has certified that: (1) No freight traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board or any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of a complainant within the two-year period; and (3) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met.

    As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed.

    Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) to subsidize continued rail service has been received, this exemption will become effective on August 28, 2015, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 1 must be filed by August 10, 2015.2 Petitions to reopen must be filed by August 18, 2015, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

    1 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).

    2 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, interim trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate.

    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to NSR's representative: William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037.

    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio.

    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

    Decided: July 22, 2015.

    By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings.

    Kenyatta Clay, Clarence Clerk.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18934 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35921] Western Washington Railroad, LLC—Lease and Operation Exemption—City of Tacoma, Department of Public Works

    Western Washington Railroad, LLC (WWRR) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from the City of Tacoma, Department of Public Works d/b/a Tacoma Rail (Tacoma Rail), and to operate, approximately 34.6 miles of rail line between milepost 33C and milepost 67.6 in Lewis and Thurston Counties, Wash.

    WWRR states that, pursuant to a lease and operating agreement dated January 5, 2015, WWRR and Tacoma Rail have renewed their authorized lease 1 to include approximately an additional 27 miles of rail line. WWRR also states that Tacoma Rail has retained trackage rights over a portion of the line between milepost 33C and Blakeslee Junction to allow for interchange with WWRR, BNSF Railway Company, the Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad, and Union Pacific Railroad Company, and also over the entire line for emergency routing. WWRR notes that the lease between WWRR and Tacoma Rail does not contain any provision that prohibits WWRR from interchanging traffic with a third party or that limits WWRR's ability to interchange with a third party.

    1W. Wash. R.R.—Lease & Operation Exemption—City of Tacoma, Dep't of Pub. Works, FD 35694 (STB served Dec. 6, 2012).

    The proposed transaction may be consummated on or after August 12, 2015, the effective date of this exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed).

    WWRR certifies that the projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in WWRR's becoming a Class I or Class II rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million.

    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed by August 5, 2015 (at least seven days prior to the date the exemption becomes effective).

    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35921, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on applicant's representative, W. Karl Hansen, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2300, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at “WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.”

    Decided: July 22, 2015.

    By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings.

    Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18936 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of Engraving and Printing Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY:

    Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Treasury.

    ACTION:

    Notice and request for comments.

    SUMMARY:

    The Department of the Treasury, and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an extension of an existing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is soliciting comments concerning its Generic Clearance for Meaningful Access Information Collections (Conferences).

    DATES:

    Written comments must be received on or before September 29, 2015 to be assured of consideration.

    ADDRESSES:

    Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, Room 8140, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220, or email at [email protected]

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Requests for additional information or a copy of the information collection can be directed to the addresses provided above.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    OMB Number: 1520-0009.

    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection.

    Title: Generic Clearance for Meaningful Access Information Collections (Conferences).

    Abstract: A court order was issued in American Council of the Blind v. Paulson, 591 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2008) (“ACB v. Paulson”) requiring the Department of the Treasury and BEP to “provide meaningful access to United States currency for blind and other visually impaired persons, which steps shall be completed, in connection with each denomination of currency, not later than the date when a redesign of that denomination is next approved by the Secretary of the Treasury * * * .” In compliance with the court's order, BEP intends to meet individually with blind and visually impaired persons and request their feedback about tactile features that BEP is considering for possible incorporation into the next U.S. paper currency redesign. BEP employees will attend national conventions and conferences for disabled persons. At those gatherings, BEP employees will invite blind and visually impaired persons to provide feedback about certain tactile features being considered for inclusion in future United States currency paper designs.

    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

    Estimated Number of Responses: 1,500.

    Estimated Burden Hours: 501.

    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

    Dated: July 28, 2015. Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18820 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4840-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G AGENCY:

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    This notice is provided in accordance with IRC section 6039G of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996, as amended. This listing contains the name of each individual losing United States citizenship (within the meaning of section 877(a) or 877A) with respect to whom the Secretary received information during the quarter ending June 30, 2015. For purposes of this listing, long-term residents, as defined in section 877(e)(2), are treated as if they were citizens of the United States who lost citizenship.

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MARIE WANG CHIH-HUI WARNER JESSICA FINNEY WARNEY THOMAS PETER WEBSTER ELLIS LORENZO WEISS LARRY ALAN WHITNEY-BROWN CAROLYN ELIZABETH WI KUM OK WIESENBERG IDO WILSON JOHN FRANCIS WITT PETER F WOLF STEPHAN LORENZ WORD MICHAEL WRIGHT LAWRENCE DOUGLAS WU SHELLY WUILLAUME LAETITIA CAROLINE WYCKOFF DAVID HOLT XU QI YARALI ALISHA YOON WONSOON YOUNES SAMIRA GEORGES YOUNG DOREEN YOUNG NOEL ZAHRA RICCARDO GIOVANNI ZALLEN MORRIS RICHARD ZANON CARL DAVID ZONA MICHAEL ZONDLER PATRICIA A ZWICKY PATRICK ROBERT Dated: July 21, 2015. Dorothy A. Harbison, Acting Department I Manager, Examinations Operations—Philadelphia Compliance Services.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18813 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY:

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

    ACTION:

    Notice and request for comments.

    SUMMARY:

    The Department of the Treasury, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

    DATES:

    Written comments should be received on or before September 29, 2015 to be assured of consideration.

    ADDRESSES:

    Direct all written comments to Christie A. Preston, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. Please send separate comments for each specific information collection listed below. You must reference the information collection's title, form number, reporting or record-keeping requirement number, and OMB number (if any) in your comment.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    To obtain additional information, or copies of the information collection and instructions, or copies of any comments received, contact Elaine Christophe, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments

    The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the relevant information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Please do not include any confidential or inappropriate material in your comments.

    We invite comments on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the agency's functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide the requested information. Currently, the IRS is seeking comments concerning the following forms, and reporting and record-keeping requirements:

    1. Title: Form 5310, Application for Determination for Terminating Plan, and Form 6088, Distributable Benefits from Employee Pension Benefit Plans.

    OMB Number: 1545-0202.

    Form Number: Forms 5310 and 6088.

    Abstract: Employers who have qualified deferred compensation plans can take an income tax deduction for contributions to their plans. Form 5310 is used to request an IRS determination letter about the plan's qualification status (qualified or non-qualified) under Internal Revenue Code section 401(a). Form 6088 is used to show the amounts of distributable benefits to participants in the plan.

    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the forms at this time.

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

    Estimated Number of Responses: 40,000.

    Estimated Time per Response: 109.04 hours.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,718,300.

    2. Title: CO-68-87 and CO-69-87 (TD 8352), Final Regulations Under Sections 382 and 383 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; Pre-change Attributes, and CO-18-90 (TD 8531), Final Regulations Under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; Limitations on Corporate Net Operating Loss Carryforwards.

    OMB Number: 1545-1120.

    Regulation Project Number: CO-68-87; CO-69-87; CO-18-90.

    Abstract: (CO-68-87 and CO-69-87) These regulations require reporting by a corporation after it undergoes an “ownership change” under Code sections 382 and 383. Corporations required to report under these regulations include those with capital loss carryovers and excess credits. (CO-18-90) These regulations provide rules for the treatment of options under Code section 382 for purposes of determining whether a corporation undergoes an ownership change. The regulation allows for certain elections for corporations whose stock is subject to options.

    Current Actions: There is no change to these existing regulations.

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 75,150.

    Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours, 56 minutes.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 220,575.

    3. Title: Allocations of Income and Deductions Among Taxpayers.

    OMB Number: 1545-1503.

    Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedures 2006-09.

    Abstract: The information requested in these revenue procedures is required to enable the Internal Revenue Service to give advice on filing Advance Pricing Agreement applications, to process such applications, to process such applications and negotiate agreements, and to verify compliance with the agreements and whether the agreements require modification.

    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue procedures at this time.

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 360.

    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 32 hours., 49 minutes.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,200.

    4. Title: Reporting Requirements for Widely Held Fixed Investment Trusts.

    OMB Number: 1545-1540.

    Regulation Project Number: REG-125071-06 (TD 9308).

    Abstract: Under regulation section 1.671-5, the trustee or the middleman who holds an interest in a widely held fixed investment trust for an investor will be required to provide a Form 1099 to the IRS and a tax information statement to the investor. The trust is also required to provide more detailed tax information to middlemen and certain other persons, upon request.

    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200.

    Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,400.

    5. Title: Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs.

    OMB Number: 1545-1810.

    Form Number: 8881.

    Abstract: Qualified small employers use Form 8881 to request a credit for start-up costs related to eligible retirement plans. Form 8881 implements section 45E, which provides a credit based on costs incurred by an employer in establishing or administering an eligible employer plan or for the retirement-related education of employees with respect to the plan. The credit is 50% of the qualified costs for the tax year, up to a maximum credit of $500 for the first tax year and each of the two subsequent tax years.

    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time.

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 66,667.

    Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hours, 32 minutes.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 235,335.

    6. Title: Charitable Contributions of Certain Motor Vehicles, Boats and Airplanes, reporting Requirements under § 170(f)(12)(D).

    OMB Number: 1545-1980.

    Notice Number: Notice 2007-70.

    Abstract: Charitable organizations are required to send an acknowledgement of car donations to the donor and to the Service. The purpose of is to prevent donors from taking inappropriate deductions.

    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the notice at this time.

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, Individuals or Households.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,300.

    Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 5 hrs. 6 min.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 21,930.

    7. Title: Permitted Elimination of Preretirement Optional Forms of Benefit.

    OMB Number: 1545-1545.

    Regulation Project Number: REG-107644-97 (TD 8769).

    Abstract: This regulation permits an amendment of a qualified plan or other employee pension benefit plan that eliminates plan provisions for benefit distributions before retirement age but after age 701/2. The regulation affects employers that maintain qualified plans and other employee pension benefit plans, plan administrators of these plans and participants in these plans.

    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations and not-for-profit institutions.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 135,000.

    Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 22 min.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 48,800.

    8. Title: Travel Expenses of State Legislators.

    OMB Number: 1545-2115.

    Form Number: T.D. 9481

    Abstract: This document contains final regulations relating to travel expenses of state legislators while away from home. The regulations affect eligible state legislators who make the election under section 162(h) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The regulations clarify the amount of travel expenses that a state legislator may deduct under section 162(h).

    Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB.

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Affected Public: Individuals and Households.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7400.

    Estimated Time per Respondent: .50 hours.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3700.

    The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice:

    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103.

    Approved: July 28, 2015. Christie A. Preston, IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18811 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that the National Research Advisory Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Room 730, Washington, DC. The meeting will convene at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m., and is open to the public. Anyone attending must show a valid photo ID to building security and be escorted to the meeting. Please allow 15 minutes before the meeting begins for this process.

    The agenda will include a presentation on the Communications Strategic Plan and the status of the VA Research Facilities Infrastructure.

    No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Members of the public wanting to attend, or needing further information may contact Pauline Cilladi-Rehrer, Designated Federal Officer, ORD (10P9), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 443-5607, or by email at [email protected] at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: July 28, 2015. Rebecca Schiller, Advisory Committee Management Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18802 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320-01-Py
    DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Rural Health, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee (VRHAC). The Committee advises the Secretary on ways to improve and enhance access to VA healthcare services for enrolled Veterans residing in rural areas and the identification of barriers to providing services. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding such activities. Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee.

    Authority: The Committee was established in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 2.

    DATES:

    Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on December 15, 2015.

    ADDRESSES:

    Nominations should be submitted to the VA Office of Rural Health by email at [email protected] or United States Postal Service to VA Office of Rural Health, 810 Vermont Ave., Mail Code 10P1R, Washington, DC 20420.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Mr. Elmer D. Clark, VA Office of Rural Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Mail Code 10P1R, Washington, DC 20420, Telephone (202) 632-8578. A copy of the Committee charter and list of the current membership can be obtained by contacting Mr. Clark or by accessing the Web site: http://www.ruralhealth.va.gov/VRHAC/index.asp.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The Committee was established by direction of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 2. The Committee consists of 12 appointed members and 4 appointed ex-officio members, appointed by the Secretary of VA. The Committee is tasked with examining ways to enhance health care services for Veterans in rural areas. The Committee works in collaboration with the VA Office of Rural Health (ORH) to discuss programs and policies that impact the provision of VA health care services to Veterans in rural areas. The Committee hosts a minimum of two committee meetings a year and provides a written summary of committee activities to the VA Secretary on an annual basis.

    Membership Criteria: Nominee must understand how policy affects rural Veterans, their families, and the rural communities where they live and be familiar with services, provisions, and benefits issues as they pertain to rural Veterans. The Committee currently meets in person twice a year and may meet at other times by teleconference as needed. Members serve an initial three-year term and the Secretary may reappoint members for additional terms of service. During the course of their terms, Committee members are expected to attend all meetings and to contribute their time and expertise to Committee projects. It is the potential candidate's responsibility to identify possible conflict(s) of interest that might affect their objectivity and recommendations submitted to the Secretary. If a potential conflict is identified, detailed information about the possible conflict such as employment, research grants and/or contracts must be provided to permit evaluation of possible conflicts of interest.

    Professional Qualifications: Nominee must have experience working on Veterans' policy issues at the local, state, and regional level and have a thorough understanding of how the rural national policy arena operates.

    Requirements for Nomination Submission: Nominations should be type written (one nomination per nominator). Nomination package should include: (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e., specific attributes which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and a statement from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve as a member of the Committee; (2) the nominee's contact information, including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and email address; (3) the nominee's curriculum vitae, and (4) a summary of the nominee's experience and qualification relative to the professional qualifications criteria listed above. Self-nominations are welcome. Third-party nominations must indicate that the nominee has been contacted and is willing to serve.

    Membership Terms: Individuals selected for appointment to the Committee shall be invited to serve a three-year term. Committee members will receive a stipend for attending Committee meetings, including per diem and reimbursement for travel expenses incurred.

    The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of its Federal advisory committees is fairly balanced in terms of points of view represented and the committee's function. Every effort is made to ensure that a broad representation of geographic areas, males and females, racial and ethnic minority groups, and the disabled are given consideration for membership. Appointment to this Committee shall be made without discrimination because of a person's race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. An ethics review is conducted for each selected nominee.

    Dated: July 28, 2015. Rebecca Schiller, Committee Management Office.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18808 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Loan Guaranty: Maximum Allowable Attorney Fees AGENCY:

    Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    This notice provides information to participants in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loan Guaranty program concerning the maximum attorney fees allowable in calculating the indebtedness used to determine the guaranty claim payable upon loan termination. The table in this notice contains the amounts the Secretary has determined to be reasonable and customary for all States, following an annual review of amounts allowed by other government-related home loan programs.

    DATES:

    The new maximum attorney fees will be allowed for all loan terminations completed on or after August 31, 2015.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Mr. Andrew Trevayne, Assistant Director for Loan and Property Management (261), Loan Guaranty Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632-8795 (Not a toll-free number).

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The VA Home Loan Guaranty program authorized by title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.), Chapter 37, offers a partial guaranty against loss to lenders who make home loans to veterans. VA regulations concerning the payment of loan guaranty claims are set forth at 38 CFR 36.4300, et seq. Computation of guaranty claims is addressed in 38 CFR 36.4324, which states that one part of the indebtedness upon which the guaranty percentage is applied is the allowable expenses/advances as described in 38 CFR 36.4314 (redesignated from 36.4814). Paragraph (b)(5)(ii) of section 34.4314 describes the procedures to be followed in determining what constitutes the reasonable and customary fees for legal services in the termination of a loan.

    The Secretary annually reviews allowances for legal fees in connection with the termination of single-family housing loans, including foreclosure, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, and bankruptcy-related services, issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. Based on increases announced over the past year by these entities, the Secretary has deemed it necessary to publish in the Federal Register a table setting forth the revised amounts the Secretary now determines to be reasonable and customary. The table reflects the primary method for foreclosing in each state, either judicial or non-judicial, with the exception of those states where either judicial or non-judicial is acceptable. The use of a method not authorized in the table will require prior approval from VA. This table will be available throughout the year at: http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/.

    The new VA table closely mirrors amounts and methods for foreclosure allowed by Fannie Mae. Unlike Fannie Mae, however, VA continues to prefer the judicial method of foreclosure in Hawaii. Although there have been changes to include the Hawaii non-judicial foreclosure statutes since our last publication, we believe that, with regard to VA-guaranteed loans, prudent lenders and attorneys in the community continue to prefer the protections provided by the judicial method of foreclosure.

    Two other jurisdictions require special mention. Oregon foreclosure practice has continued to see changes since our last notice. VA understands that some cases may require judicial proceedings while others might be suitable for non-judicial actions. Rather than having to pre-approve each foreclosure, we indicate in this notice that both methods of foreclosure are acceptable in Oregon, with neither method requiring prior approval from VA. In addition, the entry for the District of Columbia has been revised to reflect the acceptance of both judicial and non-judicial foreclosure proceedings. Although VA believes that non-judicial foreclosure remains an option in the District of Columbia, VA understands that judicial foreclosure is now more common and is also accepted by Fannie Mae.

    There is no change to the amounts VA will allow for attorney fees for deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure or for bankruptcy relief. VA will continue to monitor these fees on an annual basis, as we are aware that other entities are conducting ongoing reviews of these fees.

    The following table represents the Secretary's determination of the reasonable and customary cost of legal services for the preferred method of terminating VA loans in each jurisdiction under the provisions of 38 CFR 36.4314(b)(5)(ii). These amounts will be allowed for all loan terminations completed on or after August 31, 2015.

    Jurisdiction VA non-judicial
  • foreclosure 1 2
  • VA judicial
  • foreclosure 1 2
  • Deed-in-lieu of
  • foreclosure
  • Alabama $1,325 N/A $350 Alaska 1,600 N/A 350 Arizona 1,350 N/A 350 Arkansas 1,400 N/A 350 California 1,350 N/A 350 Colorado 1,650 N/A 350 Connecticut N/A 2,450 350 Delaware N/A 1,800 350 District of Columbia 1,200 N/A 350 Florida N/A 2,800 350 Georgia 1,325 N/A 350 Guam 1,600 N/A 350 Hawaii N/A 2,950 350 Idaho 1,150 N/A 350 Illinois N/A 2,300 350 Indiana N/A 2,050 350 Iowa 850 1,880 350 Kansas N/A 1,800 350 Kentucky N/A 2,250 350 Louisiana N/A 1,900 350 Maine N/A 2,300 350 Maryland 2,400 N/A 350 Massachusetts N/A 2,550 350 Michigan 1,425 N/A 350 Minnesota 1,450 N/A 350 Mississippi 1,200 N/A 350 Missouri 1,350 N/A 350 Montana 1,150 N/A 350 Nebraska 1,150 N/A 350 Nevada 1,525 N/A 350 New Hampshire 1,350 N/A 350 New Jersey N/A 2,975 350 New Mexico N/A 2,000 350 New York—Western Counties 3 N/A 2,675 350 New York—Eastern Counties N/A 3,475 350 North Carolina 1,575 N/A 350 North Dakota N/A 1,750 350 Ohio N/A 2,250 350 Oklahoma N/A 2,000 350 Oregon 1,350 N/A 350 Pennsylvania N/A 2,350 350 Puerto Rico N/A 2,050 350 Rhode Island 1,725 N/A 350 South Carolina N/A 1,650 350 South Dakota N/A 2,200 350 Tennessee 1,200 N/A 350 Texas 1,325 N/A 350 Utah 1,350 N/A 350 Vermont N/A 2,250 350 Virgin Islands N/A 1,800 350 Virginia 1,350 N/A 350 Washington 1,350 N/A 350 West Virginia 1,150 N/A 350 Wisconsin N/A 2,000 350 Wyoming 1,150 N/A 350 1 When a foreclosure is stopped due to circumstances beyond the control of the holder or its attorney (including, but not limited to bankruptcy, VA-requested delay, property damage, hazardous conditions, condemnation, natural disaster, property seizure, or relief under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act) and then restarted, VA will allow a $350 restart fee in addition to the base foreclosure attorney fee. This fee recognizes the additional work required to resume the foreclosure action, while also accounting for the expectation that some work from the previous action may be utilized in starting the new action. 2 VA will allow attorney fees of $650 (Chapter 7) or $850 (initial Chapter 13) for obtaining bankruptcy releases directly related to loan termination. For additional relief filed under either chapter, VA will allow an additional $250. 3 Western Counties of New York for VA are: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates. The remaining counties are in Eastern New York.
    Signing Authority

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert L. Nabors, II, Chief of Staff approved this document on July 24, 2015, for publication.

    Dated: July 27, 2015. William F. Russo, Acting Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18762 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting—Rescheduled

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 that the Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG) meeting previously scheduled for August 25, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eastern Time, as published in the Federal Register on page 45019, has been rescheduled. The meeting is now scheduled for September 10, 2015, from 11 a.m.—1 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting is open to the public. Call-in access is 1-800-767-1750; access code 07245. Members of the public may join the conference call to listen to the discussion; there will be no participation in the discussion by members of the public. Participants will be asked to identify themselves to gain access to the meeting.

    The purpose of the SMAG is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Under Secretary for Health on the care and treatment of disabled Veterans, and other matters pertinent to the Department's Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

    The agenda for the August 25, 2015, meeting will include the review of the minutes and key points from the May 13, 2015, SMAG meeting and further discussion of the key elements of the VHA Blueprint for Excellence.

    Although no time will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the public, members of the public may submit written statements for review by the Committee to Barbara Hyduke, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Patient Care Services (10P4), Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, or by email at [email protected].

    If you plan to listen to the meeting, please call in at least 15 minutes the start of the meeting; callers will not be given access after 9:00 a.m. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should contact Ms. Hyduke at (202) 461-7800 or by the email address noted above.

    Dated: July 28, 2015. Rebecca Schiller, Advisory Committee Management Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18805 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320-01-P
    DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92-463 Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, that the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses will meet on September 29, 2015, in Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in Room 230, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. All sessions will be open to the public, and for interested parties who cannot attend in person, there is a toll-free telephone number (800-767-1750; access code 56978#).

    The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed research studies, research plans, and research strategies relating to the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War in 1990-1991.

    The Committee will review VA program activities related to Gulf War Veterans' illnesses, and updates on relevant scientific research published since the last Committee meeting. Presentations will include updates on the VA and Department of Defense Gulf War research programs, along with research presentations describing neurological problems in Gulf War Veterans. There will also be a discussion of Committee business and activities.

    The meeting will include time reserved for public comments in the afternoon. A sign-up sheet for 5-minute comments will be available at the meeting. Individuals who wish to address the Committee may submit a 1-2 page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official meeting record. Members of the public may also submit written statements for the Committee's review to Dr. Roberta White at [email protected]

    Because the meeting is being held in a government building, a photo I.D. must be presented as part of the clearance process. Therefore, any person attending should allow an additional 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. White, Scientific Director, at (617) 638-4620 or Dr. Victor Kalasinsky, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 443-5682.

    Dated: July 28, 2015. Rebecca Schiller, Committee Management Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2015-18807 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320-01-P
    80 147 Friday, July 31, 2015 Presidential Documents Title 3— The President Proclamation 9304 of July 27, 2015 World Hepatitis Day, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Around the world, doctors, medical researchers, and other professionals dedicated to health care and public health are working hard every day to combat disease and build healthier communities. Their efforts have led to improved sanitation, cleaner water, better access to care, and improvements in how we diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. Today, on World Hepatitis Day, we join in these efforts to improve lives here at home and abroad by raising awareness of a silent epidemic and reaffirming our commitment to combat it. Nearly 400 million people worldwide are living with viral hepatitis, and more than 1 million people die each year from this disease. Yet because hepatitis often persists silently for years before revealing any symptoms, many — including about two-thirds of the Americans who live with it — are unaware of their infection status, which can lead to long-term liver damage and death. Prevention and early detection are essential to saving lives. Safe and effective vaccines for hepatitis A and B are widely available, and simple blood tests for hepatitis B and C can lead to early detection and life-saving care and treatment, including the cure of the infection. I encourage all Americans to ask their health care provider about hepatitis, and to learn more by visiting www.CDC.gov/Hepatitis. As President, I am committed to advancing the fight against viral hepatitis infections. The Affordable Care Act has increased access to quality, affordable health care for millions of Americans — creating more opportunities for early detection of viral hepatitis — and it requires most insurance plans to cover recommended preventive services without copays, including hepatitis A and B vaccines and hepatitis B and C screenings. New protections under the law also eliminate annual and lifetime dollar limits on coverage and prohibit insurers from denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions, including hepatitis. Guided by our Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, my Administration is working with government, private, and non-profit organizations to ensure that new cases of viral hepatitis are prevented. We also remain invested in addressing related health issues such as liver cancer, HIV infection, and substance use disorders, and the disproportionate impact viral hepatitis infections have on African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and American Indians and Alaska Natives, as well as our Nation's young people. Today, we renew our commitment to those impacted by hepatitis and to all those we have lost to this disease. Let us resolve to break the silence surrounding hepatitis, and redouble our efforts to defeat it in all its forms. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim July 28, 2015, as World Hepatitis Day. I encourage citizens, Government agencies, non-profit organizations, and communities across the Nation to join in activities that will increase awareness about hepatitis and what we can do to prevent it. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. OB#1.EPS [FR Doc. 2015-18946 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3295-F5 80 147 Friday, July 31, 2015 Proposed Rules Part II Department of Energy 10 CFR Parts 429 and 430 Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Compact Fluorescent Lamps; Proposed Rule DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Parts 429 and 430 [Docket No. EERE-2015-BT-TP-0014] RIN 1904-AC74 Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Compact Fluorescent Lamps AGENCY:

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

    ACTION:

    Notice of proposed rulemaking and announcement of public meeting.

    SUMMARY:

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend and expand its test procedures for medium base compact fluorescent lamps (MBCFLs). DOE proposes to replace references to ENERGY STAR requirements with references to the latest versions of industry standard test methods, which, with certain modifications, would replace the existing MBCFL test procedures. DOE is proposing to make these amendments in the existing appendix W to subpart B (Appendix W), renamed as “Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Compact Fluorescent Lamps.” In addition, DOE proposes to establish test procedures that would support the ongoing energy conservation standards rulemaking for general service lamps (GSLs) (GSL standards rulemaking), including test methods for new performance metrics and for additional compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) categories, including non-integrated CFLs and integrated CFLs that are not MBCFLs. DOE also proposes to revise its sampling plan for manufacturers to certify that their CFLs comply with the applicable energy conservation standards. DOE proposes to incorporate measures of standby mode power consumption in its test procedures. DOE also proposes various other conforming amendments. DOE also announces a public meeting to receive comments on these proposed amendments to the test procedures.

    DATES:

    DOE will hold a public meeting on Monday, August 31, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Washington, DC. The meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar. See section V, “Public Participation,” for webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants.

    DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) before and after the public meeting, but no later than October 14, 2015. See section V, “Public Participation,” for details.

    ADDRESSES:

    The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585.

    Any comments submitted must identify the NOPR for Test Procedures for Compact Fluorescent Lamps, and provide docket number EERE-2015-BT-TP-0014 and/or regulatory information number (RIN) 1904-AC74. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods:

    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    2. Email: [email protected] Include the docket number EERE-2015-BT-TP-0014 and/or RIN 1904-AC74 in the subject line of the message.

    3. Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.

    4. Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, 950 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 586-2945. If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.

    For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see section V of this notice, “Public Participation.”

    Docket: The docket, which includes Federal Register notices, public meeting attendee lists and transcripts, comments, and other supporting documents/materials, is available for review at regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. However, some documents listed in the index, such as those containing information that is exempt from public disclosure, may not be publicly available.

    A link to the docket Web page can be found at www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/product.aspx/productid/28. This Web page will link to the docket for this notice on the www.regulations.gov site. The www.regulations.gov site will contain simple instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, in the docket. See section V, “Public Participation,” for information on how to submit comments through www.regulations.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 287-1604. Email: [email protected]

    Ms. Celia Sher, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 287-6122. Email: [email protected]

    For further information on how to submit a comment, review other public comments and the docket, or participate in the public meeting, contact Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586-2945 or by email: [email protected]

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    DOE intends to incorporate by reference the following industry standards into 10 CFR part 430:

    (1) ANSI_IEC C78.901-2014, “American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps—Dimensional and Electrical Characteristics.”

    Copies of ANSI_IEC C78.901-2014 can be obtained from ANSI Attn: Customer Service Department, 25 W. 43rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, or by going to http://webstore.ansi.org/.

    (2) IES LM-54-12, “IES Guide to Lamp Seasoning.”

    (3) IES LM-65-14, “IES Approved Method for Life Testing of Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps.”

    (4) IES LM-66-14, “IES Approved Method for the Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps.”

    (5) IESNA LM-78-07, “IESNA Approved Method for Total Luminous Flux Measurement of Lamps Using an Integrating Sphere Photometer.”

    Copies of IES LM-54-12, IES LM-65-14, IES LM-66-14, and IES LM-78-07 can be obtained from IES, 120 Wall Street, Floor 17, New York, NY 10005-4001, or by going to www.ies.org/store.

    Table of Contents I. Authority and Background II. Synopsis of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking III. Discussion A. Seven-Year Test Procedure Review B. Amendments to Appendix W to Subpart B of 10 CFR Part 430 1. Updates to Industry Test Methods a. IES LM-66-14 “IES Approved Method for the Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps” b. IES LM-54-12 “IES Guide to Lamp Seasoning” c. IES LM-65-14 “IES Approved Method for Life Testing of Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps” 2. Clarifications to General Test Conditions and Setup a. Instrumentation b. Ambient Temperature c. Input Voltage d. Lamp Orientation e. Lamp Seasoning f. Lamp Stabilization g. Fixtures h. Ballasted Adapters i. Multi-Level CFLs and Dimmable CFLs 3. Clarifications to Definitions a. Average Rated Life b. Initial Performance Values c. Lumen Maintenance d. Rated Supply Frequency e. Rated Wattage f. Self-Ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamp 4. Test Procedures for Existing and New Metrics a. Test Procedures for Initial Lamp Efficacy, Lumen Maintenance, CCT, CRI, and Power Factor b. Test Procedures for Time to Failure and Rapid Cycle Stress c. Test Procedure for Start Time 5. Test Procedures for New CFL Categories a. Test Procedures for Integrated CFLs b. Test Procedures for Non-Integrated CFLs c. Test Procedures for Hybrid CFLs 6. Test Procedure for Standby Mode Power 7. Rounding Values C. Amendments to Definitions at 10 CFR 430.2 1. Compact Fluorescent Lamp 2. Correlated Color Temperature D. Amendments to Materials Incorporated by Reference at 10 CFR 430.3 E. Amendments to 10 CFR 430.23(y) F. Amendments to Laboratory Accreditation Requirements at 10 CFR 430.25 G. Clarifications to Energy Conservation Standard Text at 10 CFR 430.32(u) 1. Initial Lamp Efficacy 2. Lumen Maintenance at 1,000 Hours 3. Lumen Maintenance at 40 Percent of Lifetime 4. Rapid Cycle Stress Test 5. Lifetime H. Amendments to Certification Report Requirements I. Amendments to 10 CFR 429.35 1. Initial Lamp Efficacy and Lumen Maintenance 2. Rapid Cycle Stress Testing 3. Lifetime of a Compact Fluorescent Lamp 4. New Metrics 5. Reuse of Samples J. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Labeling Requirements K. Effective Date and Compliance Dates IV. Procedural Issues and Regulatory Review A. Review Under Executive Order 12866 B. Review Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act 1. Small Business Manufacturers of Covered Products 2. Burden Related to Proposed Amendments to Appendix W a. Updates to Industry Test Methods b. Test Procedures Scope of Coverage c. Proposed New Test Procedures d. Sample Size e. Analysis of Burden f. Summary C. Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 D. Review Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 E. Review Under Executive Order 13132 F. Review Under Executive Order 12988 G. Review Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 H. Review Under the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 1999 I. Review Under Executive Order 12630 J. Review Under the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001 K. Review Under Executive Order 13211 L. Review Under Section 32 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 M. Description of Materials Incorporated by Reference V. Public Participation A. Attendance at Public Meeting B. Procedure for Submitting Prepared General Statement for Distribution C. Conduct of Public Meeting D. Submission of Comments E. Issues on Which DOE Seeks Comment VI. Approval of the Office of the Secretary I. Authority and Background

    Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. 6291, et seq.; “EPCA” or, “the Act”) sets forth a variety of provisions designed to improve energy efficiency. All references to EPCA refer to the statute as amended through the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 (EEIA 2015), Public Law 114-11 (April 30, 2015). Part B of title III, which for editorial reasons was redesignated as Part A upon incorporation into the U.S. Code (42 U.S.C. 6291-6309, as codified), establishes the “Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles.” These include CFLs, the subject of this NOPR.

    Under EPCA, the energy conservation program consists essentially of four parts: (1) Testing, (2) labeling, (3) Federal energy conservation standards, and (4) certification and enforcement procedures. The testing requirements consist of test procedures that manufacturers of covered products must use as the basis for (1) certifying to DOE that their products comply with the applicable energy conservation standards adopted under EPCA (42 U.S.C. 6295(s)) and (2) making representations about the energy use or efficiency of the products. (42 U.S.C. 6293(c)) Similarly, DOE must use these test procedures to determine whether the products comply with any relevant standards promulgated under EPCA. (42 U.S.C. 6295(s))

    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) amended EPCA to require that MBCFL test procedures be based on the August 2001 version of the “ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements for CFLs.” 1 (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(12)) Consistent with this requirement, DOE published a final rule in December 2006 (December 2006 final rule) and established DOE's current test procedures for MBCFLs under 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix W. 71 FR 71340 (Dec. 8, 2006).2

    1ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements for CFLs Partner Commitments, Version 2.0. August 9, 2001. Washington, DC. www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/product_specs/program_reqs/archive/CFLs_Program_RequirementsV2.0.pdf.

    2 On December 8, 2006, DOE incorporated by reference the ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements for CFLs, ENERGY STAR Eligibility Criteria, Energy-Efficiency Specification, Version 2.0 as the Department's test procedures for measuring the energy performance of MBCFLs. Information on the ENERGY STAR program is available at www.energystar.gov.

    Additionally, EPCA requires that at least once every 7 years, DOE must conduct an evaluation of all covered products and either amend the test procedures or publish a determination in the Federal Register not to amend them. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(1)(A)) DOE is undertaking this rulemaking, including the publication of this NOPR, to meet this EPCA requirement. As discussed in section III.B.1 of this NOPR, DOE is proposing to replace the existing references to ENERGY STAR program requirements with direct references to the latest versions of the appropriate industry test methods from IES. Directly referencing the latest industry standards will allow DOE to adopt current best practices and technological developments in its test procedures.

    Under 42 U.S.C. 6293, EPCA sets forth the criteria and procedures DOE must follow when prescribing or amending test procedures for covered products. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)) EPCA provides, in relevant part, that any test procedures prescribed or amended under this section shall be reasonably designed to produce test results that measure energy efficiency, energy use, or estimated annual operating cost of a covered product during a representative average use cycle or period of use and shall not be unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) Pursuant to this authority, DOE proposes to amend the test procedures currently applicable to MBCFLs to include additional CFL categories in support of the ongoing GSL standards rulemaking.

    If DOE determines that a test procedure amendment is warranted, it must publish the proposed test procedure and offer the public an opportunity to present oral and written comments on them. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(2)) In any rulemaking to amend test procedures, DOE must determine to what extent, if any, the proposed test procedures would alter the measured energy efficiency of any covered products as determined under the existing test procedures. (42 U.S.C. 6293(e)(1))

    Finally, EPCA directs DOE to amend its test procedures for all covered products to integrate measures of standby mode and off mode energy consumption, if technically feasible. (42 U.S.C. 6295(gg)(2)(A)) Standby mode and off mode energy must be incorporated into the overall energy efficiency, energy consumption, or other energy descriptor for each covered product unless the current test procedures already account for and incorporate standby and off mode energy consumption or such integration is technically infeasible. If an integrated test procedure is technically infeasible, DOE must prescribe a separate standby mode and off mode energy use test procedure for the covered product. Id. Any such amendment must consider the most current versions of the IEC Standard 62301 3 and IEC Standard 62087 4 as applicable. DOE has tentatively determined that CFLs operate under standby mode but not under off mode. Consistent with EPCA's relevant requirement, DOE proposes to address measurement of standby mode power in Appendix W, as detailed in section III.B.6 of this NOPR.

    3Household electrical appliances—Measurement of standby power (Edition 2.0, 2011-01).

    4Methods of measurement for the power consumption of audio, video, and related equipment (Edition 3.0, 2011-04).

    II. Synopsis of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    In this NOPR, DOE proposes to amend DOE's current test procedures for MBCFLs contained in Appendix W. These amendments include (1) replacing references to ENERGY STAR requirements with references to the latest versions of industry standards; (2) revising certain definitions; (3) providing further instruction on test setup, test methods, and sampling requirements; and (4) removing testing specific language from the existing MBCFL energy conservation standards contained in 10 CFR 430.32(u). DOE has tentatively concluded that these proposed amendments will not affect any measurements required to comply with existing standards, as detailed in the discussion of each proposed amendment.

    DOE also proposes to (1) adopt test procedures for additional CFL categories in support of the ongoing GSL standards rulemaking, (2) adopt test procedures for additional CFL metrics in support of the ongoing GSL standards rulemaking, (3) adopt a test procedure for measuring standby mode power consumption for MBCFLs and all other CFL categories covered by the ongoing GSL standards rulemaking, as appropriate, and (4) adopt a revised sampling plan for MBCFLs and all other CFL categories covered by the ongoing GSL standards rulemaking.

    In order to support the ongoing GSL standards rulemaking, DOE is proposing to expand the existing MBCFL test procedures to include additional CFL categories. DOE's existing energy conservation standards and test procedures apply only to integrated (also referred to as self-ballasted or integrally ballasted) MBCFLs. The ongoing GSL standards rulemaking addresses CFLs, including non-integrated CFLs and integrated CFLs. Similarly, additional CFL metrics may be necessary to support potential standards from the ongoing GSL standards rulemaking.5 Therefore, in this NOPR, DOE proposes to establish test procedures for additional CFL categories and CFL metrics in Appendix W. Additionally, DOE proposes to establish a test procedure for CFL standby mode power consumption, as directed by EPCA; this test procedure would only apply to integrated CFLs because non-integrated CFLs are not capable of standby mode operation. DOE also proposes to revise the current sampling plan in 10 CFR 429.35 to ensure more representative and accurate values of the existing metrics and to address the proposed new metrics in Appendix W.

    5 Information regarding the General Service Lamps Rulemaking can be found on regulations.gov, docket number EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051 at www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051.

    DOE is also proposing a revised sampling plan that is consistent with “ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements Product Specification for Lamps (Light Bulbs), Eligibility Criteria, Version 1.1” (effective September 30, 2014) 6 (hereafter “ENERGY STAR Lamps Specification v1.1”), as detailed in section III.I. Further, the metrics required in the proposed test procedures are also required by ENERGY STAR Lamps Specification v1.1. Therefore, the proposed test procedures in Appendix W can be conducted concurrently with ENERGY STAR certification without significant additional burden.

    6ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements Product Specification for Lamps (Light Bulbs), Eligibility Criteria, Version 1.1. August 28, 2014. Washington, DC. www.energystar.gov/sites/default/files/ENERGY%20STAR%20Lamps%20V1%201_Specification.pdf

    III. Discussion A. Seven-Year Test Procedure Review

    In undertaking this rulemaking, DOE is fulfilling its statutory obligation under EPCA to review its test procedures for all covered products, including MBCFLs, at least once every 7 years. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(1)(A)) Within this period, DOE must either: (1) Amend the test procedure to improve its measurement representativeness or accuracy or reduce its burden, or (2) determine that such amendments are unnecessary. Id. Although DOE is proposing revisions only to certain parts of the existing test procedures, DOE requests comment on all aspects of DOE's test procedures, including those provisions appearing at 10 CFR 429.35, 10 CFR 430.23, and Appendix W, as well as comments on current best practices and technological developments that may warrant additional amendments.

    B. Amendments to Appendix W to Subpart B of 10 CFR Part 430

    In this NOPR, DOE proposes several updates to the existing test procedures for MBCFLs as specified in Appendix W. Specifically, DOE proposes to (1) replace references to ENERGY STAR requirements with references to the latest versions of industry standards, (2) revise certain definitions, and (3) provide further instruction on test setup and test methods. DOE has tentatively concluded that since these changes mainly provide clarifications to the existing test procedures for MBCFLs, these amendments would not significantly alter measured values requiring compliance for existing standards for MBCFLs, nor would they pose an increased test burden to manufacturers.

    This NOPR also proposes to expand the existing test procedures to additional CFL categories (i.e., non-MBCFL integrated, non-integrated, and hybrid CFLs), include test procedures for additional CFL metrics, and include a test procedure to measure standby mode power consumption of CFLs where applicable.

    DOE is proposing the inclusion of additional CFL categories and metrics in support of the ongoing GSL standards rulemaking. In the ongoing GSL standards rulemaking, DOE is considering revising and/or developing standards for integrated and non-integrated CFLs, as well as requiring additional CFL metrics, including correlated color temperature (CCT), color rendering index (CRI), start time, and power factor. Should DOE establish energy conservation standards for these additional CFL categories and require additional metrics in the ongoing GSL standards rulemaking, DOE must first prescribe test procedures for these products, as required by EPCA. (42 U.S.C. 6295(o)(3)(A)) Therefore, DOE is proposing test procedures for additional CFL categories and metrics in this NOPR. DOE also proposes to delete the text “medium base” from the title of Appendix W to reflect the proposed inclusion of additional CFL categories.

    Further, DOE is proposing a test procedure for measuring standby mode power consumption of CFLs, where applicable, according to the EPCA requirement that test procedures for all covered products must integrate measures of standby mode and off mode energy consumption, if technically feasible. (42 U.S.C. 6295(gg)(2)(A))

    DOE has tentatively concluded that test procedures proposed in Appendix W do not pose an undue burden to manufacturers. The additional metrics of CCT, CRI, start time, and power factor would require equipment that is considered standard laboratory equipment or already used for the measurement of existing metrics. The measurements of these metrics would likely not require considerable time. Additionally, DOE is proposing to require the same sample of units to be used for initial lamp efficacy, lifetime, lumen maintenance values, CRI, CCT, power factor, start time, and standby mode power.

    In the sections that follow, DOE discusses the proposed test procedures for CFLs in Appendix W including (1) industry standard test procedures incorporated by reference; (2) definitions; (3) general instructions; (4) test procedures for existing and new metrics (i.e., CCT, CRI, power factor, and start time); (5) test procedures for additional CFL categories (i.e., non-MBCFL integrated, non-integrated, and hybrid CFLs); (6) a test procedure for measuring standby mode power consumption; and (7) rounding requirements.

    1. Updates to Industry Test Methods

    DOE's existing MBCFL test procedures contained in Appendix W are based on the August 2001 version of the “ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements for CFLs,” 7 which has since been updated several times. DOE is proposing to replace the existing references to ENERGY STAR program requirements with direct references to the latest versions of the appropriate industry test methods from IES. Directly referencing the latest industry standards will allow DOE to adopt current best practices and technological developments in its test procedures. Test procedures for all additional CFL categories and new CFL metrics proposed in this NOPR would also reference these latest versions of relevant industry standards.

    7ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements for CFLs Partner Commitments, Version 2.0. August 9, 2001. Washington, DC. www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/product_specs/program_reqs/archive/CFLs_Program_RequirementsV2.0.pdf

    More specifically, the ENERGY STAR program requirements referenced IES LM-66-1991 8 for photometric measurements and IES LM-65-1991 9 for lifetime testing measurements.10 IES LM-66-1991 in turn referenced IES LM-54-1991 11 for lamp seasoning guidance. Therefore, DOE proposes to directly incorporate by reference in Appendix W the latest versions of these industry test procedures: IES LM-66-14,12 IES LM-65-14,13 and IES LM-54-12.14 Accordingly, DOE proposes to no longer incorporate by reference the August 2001 version of the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for CFLs, previously approved for Appendix W.15

    8Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Single-Ended Compact Fluorescent Lamps (approved June 1991).

    9Life Testing of Single-Ended Compact Fluorescent Lamps (approved June 1991).

    10 Until recently, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America used the acronym “IESNA.” For simplicity, this NOPR applies the currently used “IES” acronym to all IES publications.

    11Lamp Seasoning (approved June 1991).

    12IES Approved Method for the Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps (approved December 30, 2014).

    13IES Approved Method for Life Testing of Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps (approved December 30, 2014).

    14IES Guide to Lamp Seasoning (approved October 22, 2012).

    15 Incorporation by reference located at 10 CFR 430.3.

    Industry periodically updates its test procedure standards to account for changes in product lines and/or developments in test methodology and equipment. In considering whether to incorporate an updated industry standard, DOE must ensure that any amended test procedure would not be unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) DOE has preliminarily determined that the changes associated with adoption of the updated versions of industry standards would not be unduly burdensome for manufacturers of CFLs for which DOE is proposing test procedures in this NOPR.

    When DOE modifies test procedures, EPCA requires that DOE determine to what extent, if any, the new test procedure would alter the measured energy use of covered products. (42 U.S.C. 6293(e)(1)) DOE compared the currently referenced versions and the proposed updated versions of the relevant industry standards to determine, as directed by EPCA, whether adopting the latest industry standards would alter measured energy efficiency for MBCFLs, which are currently regulated and are subject to existing DOE test procedures. In its review of the updated versions of industry standards, DOE identified some provisions in the revised industry test procedures that could potentially result in small changes in measured values of MBCFLs (e.g., modifications to impedance thresholds, preburning ambient conditions). DOE has tentatively determined that these changes would have no more than a de minimis effect on measured values and test burden.16 Thus, DOE tentatively concludes that these amendments in the NOPR do not affect reported efficacy values to the extent that would warrant modifications to energy conservation standards. DOE requests comment on its proposed incorporation of updated versions of industry standards and its tentative conclusion that the updates would not have a significant impact on measured values for MBCFLs or test burden for CFL manufacturers. The following sections discuss in more detail each of the updated industry standards and impacts on measured values of MBCFLs and test burden.

    16 In this notice, changes in efficacy that are described as “de minimis” are considered to be within measurement error or variation.

    a. IES LM-66-14 “IES Approved Method for the Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps”

    IES LM-66-1991 specified procedures for taking electrical and photometric measurements of CFLs (including MBCFLs). As discussed in section III.B.1, this industry standard has been updated with a 2014 edition. DOE is proposing to directly incorporate by reference IES LM-66-14, and to no longer incorporate by reference the August 2001 version of the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for CFLs, which referenced the 1991 version of LM-66. A review indicates that incorporating the 2014 edition of IES LM-66 would provide further clarification of the test procedures and improve the test methodology.

    DOE has identified the following eight key updates in the 2014 edition of IES LM-66 (IES LM-66-14) and discusses their impact on MBCFLs in greater detail in this section. Specifically, IES LM-66-14:

    (1) Adds lamp vibration requirements,

    (2) removes the quantitative airflow recommendation from ambient conditions,

    (3) modifies the lamp orientation requirements,

    (4) clarifies the voltage waveshape requirements for the power supply,

    (5) modifies the type of instrument used for measuring power, voltage, and current,

    (6) modifies electrical instrumentation requirements related to frequency response, impedance, tolerance, and power factor

    (7) modifies the lamp handling requirements, and

    (8) modifies the lamp stabilization methodology.

    One of the key updates in IES LM-66-14 is the addition of vibration requirements. Section 4.2 of IES LM-66-14 states that lamps should not be subjected to excessive vibration or shock during testing, storage, or handling. Section 7.2 of IES LM-66-1991 stated that care must be taken to avoid shaking or bumping the lamp during transfer as this could cause mercury to dislodge from the cool zones. DOE has determined that this update only rephrases the requirement that lamps should not be subjected to excessive vibration or shock, during testing, storage, or handling without changing the substantive meaning. For this reason, DOE has tentatively concluded that the revised vibration requirements would not impact measured values or increase test burden.

    IES LM-66-14 does not include a quantitative airflow recommendation that was included in the 1991 edition. Section 4.4 of IES LM-66-14 states that air movement can substantially alter measured values and that no discernable airflow, other than that from the tested device, is allowed; it also specifies that discernable airflow can be tested by hanging a single ply tissue paper in place of the lamp. Section 3.3 of IES LM-66-1991 had recommended that the airflow not exceed 5 meters per minute. Upon review, DOE has tentatively concluded that because the quantitative airflow specification in IES LM-66-1991 was only a recommendation and the guidelines of the procedure remain the same, the changes would have no more than a de minimis effect on measured values and test burden.

    IES LM-66-14 also modifies the lamp orientation (i.e., position) requirements during testing. Section 4.5 of IES LM-66-14 states that the operating orientation of the lamps under test should be as specified by the manufacturer, and that when an orientation is not specified, or where more than one orientation is specified, the lamp should be tested in the orientation that will be used in the application and shall be reported in the test report; it also states that seasoning, preburning, and photometric measurements shall all be done with the lamp in the same orientation. Sections 7.1, 7.2, 7.6, and 11.2 of IES LM-66-1991 required testing in a base up position. However, 10 CFR 429.35 specifies the operating orientation for MBCFLs. The modification to the lamp orientation in IES LM-66-14 will not impact measured values as the requirements currently in 10 CFR 429.35, and as proposed in Appendix W, dictate orientation. For these reasons, DOE has tentatively concluded that the revised lamp orientation requirement in IES LM-66-14 would not impact measured values or increase test burden.

    IES LM-66-14 also clarifies the voltage waveshape requirements of the power supply. Section 5.1.1 of IES LM-66-14 states that the power supply shall have a sinusoidal voltage waveshape such that the total harmonic distortion (THD) does not exceed 3 percent of the fundamental frequency when operating a purely resistive load. Section 2.1 of IES LM-66-1991 stated that the AC power supply, while operating the test lamp, should have a voltage waveshape such that the root mean square (RMS) summation of the harmonic components does not exceed 3 percent of the fundamental. DOE understands that alternating current (AC) power supplies are expected to provide a sinusoidal voltage waveshape, and that in practice industry may already use a purely resistive load to determine power supply THD. For these reasons, DOE has tentatively concluded that the clarified voltage waveshape requirements in IES LM-66-14 would not impact measured values or increase test burden.

    IES LM-66-14 also restricts the type of instrument used for measurement of power, voltage, and current. Section 5.2 of IES LM-66-14 requires the use of a multifunction instrument in the measurement circuit. Section 5 of IES LM-66-1991 permitted the use of multiple single-function instruments in lieu of a single multifunction instrument; however, it also stated that a single multifunction instrument offers the advantage of simplicity and in most cases eliminates the need for correction. DOE understands that in practice industry may already use a single multifunction instrument in lieu of multiple single-function instruments. DOE has tentatively concluded that the required use of a multifunction instrument would not impact measured values or increase test burden.

    IES LM-66-14 also adds a requirement for frequency response of measurement instruments. Section 5.3.1 of IES LM-66-14 states that for high frequency measurements, instruments shall have minimum frequency response of 100 kilohertz (kHz). IES LM-66-1991 did not state a minimum frequency response for high frequency measurements. DOE understands that in practice industry may already use instruments with a minimum 100 kHz frequency response for high frequency measurements of MBCFLs that contain electronic ballasts. DOE has tentatively concluded that the added requirement for minimum frequency response would not impact measured values or increase test burden.

    IES LM-66-14 also modifies the impedance thresholds for electrical instrumentation. Section 5.3.2 of IES LM-66-14 states that voltage inputs of the multifunction meter must have input impedances greater than 1 megaohm (MΩ), and current inputs must have impedances less than 20 milliohms (mΩ). Accordingly, IES LM-66-14 also does not contain a section from IES LM-66-1991 addressing measurement corrections for using instruments with lower impendences (i.e., under 1 MΩ). Section 8.2 of IES LM-66-1991 had stated that instruments connected in parallel with the lamp may not draw more than 1 percent of the lamp rated current, and instruments in series should have an impedance such that the voltage across the instrument coil does not exceed 2 percent of the rated lamp voltage. The updated impedance thresholds in IES LM-66-14 should help reduce potential error by eliminating the need to correct measured values. Because the updates to impedance limitations mainly affect error correction and ensure accurate measurements, DOE has tentatively concluded that these changes would not affect measured values or pose additional test burden.

    IES LM-66-14 also modifies electrical instrumentation requirements related to instrument tolerance and power factor. Section 5.3.3 of IES LM-66-14 states that instrument tolerance (i.e., accuracy) shall be ±0.5 percent or less for voltage and current, and ±0.75 percent or less for wattage. Section 8.1 of IES LM-66-1991 included these same criteria as recommendations rather than requirements, and had limited their application to frequencies up to 2,000 hertz (Hz). Further, IES LM-66-14 does not contain a specification from IES LM-66-1991 that the power factor for ammeters and voltmeters not exceed 20 percent. Upon review, DOE has tentatively concluded that these modifications would ensure accurate and consistent measurements and would not have more than a de minimis impact on measured values and test burden.

    IES LM-66-14 also modifies the handling requirements for CFLs, including MBCFLs. Section 6.1.1 of IES LM-66-14 references the description for handling in IES LM-54-12. Section 6.1.1 of IES LM-54-12 states that CFLs should cool for at least one hour prior to being disturbed. It also recommends that lamps removed for evaluation, handling, transporting, or storing should be maintained in the same orientation as during the seasoning to reduce lamp stabilization time. Section 7.2 of IES LM-66-1991 stated that the lamp will be less sensitive to movement if it is allowed to cool down for 15 minutes before being transferred to the photometric equipment. DOE understands that in practice industry may already be handling CFLs in this manner to maintain the consistency and integrity of the testing while evaluating, transporting, and/or storing lamps. Therefore, DOE has tentatively concluded that the modified handling requirements would not have a significant impact on measured values or increase test burden.

    Section 6.2.1 of IES LM-66-14 also modifies the lamp stabilization methodology by now including a preferred four step method for determining if a CFL is stable. The new methodology involves taking six consecutive lumen output measurements at 1-minute intervals, averaging these measurements, and then calculating the stability, as a percentage, by dividing the difference between the maximum and minimum measured values by the average value. If stability exceeds 1 percent for the period, lumen output measurements in 1-minute intervals must continue until stability over six consecutive lumen output measurements is achieved. When the 1 percent threshold is met, the lamp is considered stable. Section 1.2 of IES LM-66-1991 stated that stabilization refers to the burning of test lamps for a sufficient period of time such that electrical and photometric values are constant; section 7.3 further stated that 15 minutes is usually sufficient for stability, although periodically checking measured lumens, lamp volts, or both is preferred. Upon review, DOE has tentatively concluded that the new methodology provides more detailed instruction for determining when a lamp is stable and would have no more than a de minimis effect on measured values and test burden.

    In addition to the previously mentioned updates, IES LM-66-14 provides recommendations and further guidance that remove a number of ambiguities in the previous version (e.g., updates to definitions, organization, and references). Because these proposed updates do not involve substantive changes to the test setup and methodology, but rather just clarifications, DOE has tentatively concluded they would not affect measured values or pose additional test burden.

    DOE requests comments on its assessment of the updates in IES LM-66-14 and their impacts on measured values of MBCFLs and test burden.

    b. IES LM-54-12 “IES Guide to Lamp Seasoning”

    IES LM-54-1991 specified procedures for seasoning CFLs (including MBCFLs). As discussed in section III.B.1, IES LM-54-1991 has been updated with a 2012 edition, IES LM-54-12. Section 6.1.2 of IES LM-66-14, which DOE is proposing to directly incorporate by reference, states that all new single-based fluorescent lamps selected for test shall be seasoned per IES LM-54-12. DOE is proposing to directly incorporate by reference IES LM-54-12, and to no longer incorporate by reference the August 2001 version of the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for CFLs, which referenced the 1991 version of LM-54. A review of the updated standard indicates that incorporating the 2012 edition of IES LM-54 would provide further clarification and improvements in the methodology for lamp seasoning.

    DOE has identified the following six key updates to the seasoning procedures in the 2012 edition of IES LM-54 (IES LM-54-12) and discusses their impact on MBCFL testing and their measured values. Specifically, IES LM-54-12

    (1) specifies ambient temperature limits and clarifies general temperature conditions,

    (2) adds an airflow requirement,

    (3) modifies the lamp operating cycle,

    (4) adds several electrical conditions,

    (5) modifies the lamp operating orientation, and

    (6) modifies the lamp seasoning time.

    The first key update in IES LM-54-12 is a specification of ambient temperature limits during seasoning. Section 4.3 of IES LM-54-12 allows ambient temperature to be within manufacturer specified limits and suggests that these limits are typically between 15 °C and 35 °C. IES LM-54-1991 did not specify ambient temperature requirements. However, IES LM-66-1991, indirectly referenced in DOE's existing test procedures for MBCFLs, contained ambient temperature requirements for preburning. Specifically, section 7.1 of IES LM-66-1991 stated that ambient temperature for preburning should not exceed 40 °C. While IES LM-54-12 does not contain this specification, it does state that seasoning should be suspended when the recommended testing temperature range is exceeded and notes that temperatures above 40 °C could be deleterious to the lamp and its components. The updated version also now requires maintaining critical lamp temperatures (e.g., bulb wall temperature or control point temperature) when specified by the manufacturer. Therefore, the changes in ambient temperature and general temperature requirements for seasoning from the adoption of IES LM-54-12 are not in conflict with the currently incorporated industry standards, but rather provide testing clarification and more substantial guidance. For these reasons, DOE has tentatively concluded that the updates in temperature conditions for seasoning adopted in IES LM-54-12 would not have more than a de minimis impact on measured values or test burden.

    IES LM-54-12 also adds an airflow requirement for CFLs during seasoning. Section 4.4 of IES LM-54-12 states that airflow shall be minimized for proper lamp starting and operation, and notes that the lamps shall be spaced to allow airflow around each lamp. IES LM-54-1991 did not address airflow during seasoning. It is DOE's understanding, however, that the airflow requirements of IES LM-54-12 were, in practice, already followed prior to their adoption. Therefore, DOE has tentatively concluded that the addition of a qualitative requirement for lamp spacing to ensure proper airflow during seasoning in IES LM-54-12 would not impact measured values. In addition, IES LM-54-12 modifies the lamp operating cycle requirements. Section 2.2 of IES LM-54-1991 required that all lamps be seasoned at a 3 hour on, 20 minute off cycle for 100 operating hours. Section 6.2.2.1 of IES LM-54-12 specifies that lamps that are to be lifetime tested shall be cycled during seasoning. However, IES LM-54-12 further states that lamps to be tested for other performance metrics can be continuously burned during seasoning to shorten the time required for seasoning. Nonetheless, both versions of the standard require seasoning the lamp for a certain period of time before taking photometric and electrical measurements; consequently, DOE believes that measured photometric and electrical values do not depend on the extent to which lamps are cycled during seasoning. Similarly, because lamps are still required to be seasoned prior to lifetime testing, DOE believes that no longer providing a specific operating cycle for this seasoning would not have a significant impact on the measured value of lifetime. Because these modifications do not remove the requirement of seasoning but only modify how it is conducted, DOE believes that they do not change the ultimate result of seasoning the lamp prior to measurements and subsequently do not have more than a de minimis impact on the measured values and test burden.

    IES LM-54-12 specifies several electrical conditions that should be maintained during seasoning. Section 5.1.1 of IES LM-54-12 states that frequency of the power supply shall conform to the rated frequency of the ballast, while IES LM-54-1991 did not contain a requirement for frequency of the power supply. DOE does not anticipate measured values or test burden would be impacted by the added specification because this statement is simply a clarification and not a departure from existing test procedures.

    Section 5.1.2 of IES LM-54-12 states that for AC power installations, the power supply shall have a voltage waveshape such that the total harmonic distortion does not exceed 3 percent of the fundamental frequency. IES LM-54-1991 did not contain a requirement for voltage waveshape, but this same requirement was given in section 2.1 of IES LM-66-1991 and is also given in section 5.1.1 of IES LM-66-14, as discussed in section III.B.1.a of this NOPR. DOE understands this is general practice in industry and is a clarifying statement only. For these reasons, DOE has tentatively concluded that the electrical conditions specified would not affect measured values or increase test burden.

    In addition, section 5.1.3 of IES LM-54-12 adds an electrical condition for voltage regulation of integrated CFLs (including MBCFLs). IES LM-54-12 requires AC voltage to be monitored and regulated to within ±10 percent of the rated input voltage, or ±2 percent of the rated input voltage if the seasoning time includes the preburning time. Voltage regulation limits were not prescribed in LM-54-1991. However, DOE has tentatively concluded that requiring the rated input voltage to adhere to certain tolerances during seasoning would not have a significant impact on measured values or test burden as it likely reflects current general industry practice.

    As discussed in section III.B.1.a of this NOPR, IES LM-54-12 also modifies the lamp position and orientation requirements during seasoning. Section 6.2.2.1 of IES LM-54-12 states that CFLs shall be seasoned and measured in the same orientation. Section 2.2 of IES LM-54-1991 stated that non-linear lamps should be seasoned in their intended operating position or as recommended by the manufacturer. 10 CFR 429.35 specifies the operating orientation for MBCFLs. The modification to the lamp orientation in IES LM-54-12 will not impact measured values as the requirements currently in 10 CFR 429.35, and as proposed in Appendix W, dictate orientation. Further, section 7.2 of IES LM-66-1991, a currently incorporated industry standard through the reference of ENERGY STAR program requirements, contained guidance to maintain lamp position when transferring lamps from preburning to the location for testing. As detailed in section III.B.2.d, DOE is proposing to clarify within Appendix W that lamp orientation must remain unchanged during testing. For these reasons, DOE has tentatively concluded that the revised lamp orientation requirement in IES LM-54-12 would not impact measured values or increase test burden.

    Lastly, IES LM-54-12 modifies the lamp seasoning time. Section 6.2.2.1 of IES LM-54-12 states that seasoning time shall be a minimum of 100 operating hours or as specified by the manufacturer so measurements can reliably establish initial lumen output values. Section 2.2 of IES LM-54-1991 stated that lamps are to be seasoned for 100 operating hours. In practice industry may already be using manufacturer specifications for certain lamp designs that may require a different seasoning time than the standard 100 operating hours. Therefore, DOE has tentatively concluded that the allowance of using manufacturer specifications would not have a significant impact on measured values or increase test burden.

    In addition to the previously mentioned updates, IES LM-54-12 provides recommendations and further guidance that remove a number of ambiguities in the previous version (e.g., updates definitions, instrumentation, and references). Because these proposed updates do not involve substantive changes to the test setup and methodology, but rather just clarification, DOE has tentatively concluded they would not affect measured values or increase test burden.

    DOE requests comments on its assessment of the updates in IES LM-54-12 and their impacts on measured values of MBCFLs and test burden.

    c. IES LM-65-14 “IES Approved Method for Life Testing of Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps”

    IES LM-65-1991 specified procedures for lifetime testing of CFLs (including MBCFLs). As discussed in section III.B.1, this industry standard has been updated with a 2014 edition. DOE is proposing to directly incorporate by reference IES LM-65-14 and to no longer incorporate by reference the August 2001 version of the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for CFLs, which referenced the 1991 version of LM-65. A review indicates that incorporating the 2014 edition of IES LM-65 would provide further clarification of the test procedures and improvements in test methodology. DOE has identified the following five key updates in the 2014 edition of IES LM-65 (IES LM-65-14) and discusses their impact on MBCFL testing and measured values. Specifically, IES LM-65-14

    (1) modifies ambient temperature conditions,

    (2) modifies the lamp spacing requirement,

    (3) clarifies the power supply voltage waveshape requirement,

    (4) modifies the lamp operating cycle requirement, and

    (5) specifies a methodology for the recording of lamp failures.

    One of the key updates in IES LM-65-14 is the modification of the ambient temperature requirement for lifetime testing. Section 4.3 of IES LM-65-14 specifies that ambient temperature shall be controlled between 15 °C and 40 °C, and that lifetime testing shall be suspended when this range is exceeded. Section 6.3 of IES LM-65-1991 stated that the ambient temperature for