Sovereign Immunity Study: Notice and Request for Public Comment
The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to its June 3, 2020, notice of inquiry regarding its state sovereign immunity policy study. In addition, the Office is providing for a second round of written comments.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Public Hearing: U.S. Election Assistance Commission: Lessons Learned from the 2020 Primary Election.
Assessment of Fees
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is adopting an interim final rule to reduce assessments in response to the national emergency declared in connection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Under the interim final rule, assessments due on September 30, 2020, for national banks, Federal savings associations, and Federal branches and agencies of foreign banks (collectively, banks under the jurisdiction of the OCC) will be calculated using the December 31, 2019, ``Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income'' (Call Report) for each institution, rather than the June 30, 2020 Call Report. This will result in lower assessments for most banks under the jurisdiction of the OCC. In the event a bank's assets as reported on the June 30, 2020, Call Report are lower than on the December 31, 2019, Call Report, the OCC will calculate the assessment due on September 30, 2020, for the institution using the June 30, 2020, Call Report.
Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. Such travel will be limited to ``essential travel,'' as further defined in this document.
Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such travel will be limited to ``essential travel,'' as further defined in this document.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Alameda Marina Shoreline Improvement Project
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued two incidental harassment authorizations (IHAs) to Pacific Shops, Inc. (Pacific Shops) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during construction activities associated with the Alameda Marina Shoreline Improvement Project in Alameda, CA.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC and MidAmerican Energy Company Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption in response to a July 22, 2019, request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC, from certain regulatory requirements in order to permit exclusion of main steam isolation valve (MSIV) leakage from the overall integrated leak rate Type A test measurement and MSIV pathway leakage contributions from the combined leakage rate of all penetrations and valves subject to Type B and Type C tests.
Boundary Adjustment at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
The boundary of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is adjusted to include two parcels of land totaling 45.22 acres of land, more or less. The fee simple interest in 44.11 acres will be donated to the United States by The Conservation Fund and the fee simple interest in 1.11 acres is already owned by the United States. These properties are located in Pike County and Monroe County, Pennsylvania, respectively.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request on Burden Related to the Enhanced Oil Recovery Project
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the burden associated with a qualified enhanced oil recovery project.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request on Burden Related to the Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the burden associated with the quarterly federal excise tax return.
Format Options for Requesting and Documenting Evaluation of Alternatives
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is notifying the public of an online submission option and format for documenting the NRC's evaluation of a request for an alternative to the regulatory requirements.
Application for New Awards Deadline Date; Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), Sections 18004(a)(1), 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3); Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
This notice establishes the deadline date for institutions of higher education (IHEs) that did not initially apply to receive allocations to transmit their applications for funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund under sections 18004(a)(1), 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3) of the CARES Act as August 1, 2020. This notice applies to applications under the following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers:
Defense Innovation Board; Notice of Cancellation of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
On June 9, 2020, the DoD published a notice announcing the next meeting of the Defense Innovation Board (``the Board'') on June 23, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The DoD is publishing this notice to announce that this Federal advisory committee meeting has been cancelled, due to ongoing challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From Italy and the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Scope Ruling and Notice of Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the Court of International Trade's (CIT) final judgment in this case is not in harmony with Commerce's final scope ruling. Commerce is therefore amending its scope ruling to find that certain corrosion- resistant steel (CORE) products exported by Trendium Pools, Inc. (Trendium) are not within the scope of the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on CORE products from Italy and the People's Republic of China (China).
Silicon Metal From Russia: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on silicon metal from Russia would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD order.
Certain Aluminum Foil From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Partial Rescission; 2017-2019
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that exporters of certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the People's Republic of China (China) sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) November 2, 2017 through March 31, 2019. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review 2018-2019
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Wor-Biz Industrial Product Co., Ltd. (Anhui) (Wor-Biz), an exporter of cast iron soil pipe fittings (soil pipe fittings) from the People's Republic of China (China), sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) February 20 2018 through July 31, 2019. We also preliminarily determine that Qinshui Shunshida Casting Co., Ltd. (Shunshida) is not eligible for a separate rate and is, therefore, part of the China-wide entity. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Riverview Energy Corporation; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for ESSROC Cement Corporation
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated March 26, 2020, denying a Petition dated August 6, 2019 from Southwestern Indiana Citizens for Quality of Life, Inc. and Valley Watch, Inc. The Petition requested that EPA object to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to Riverview Energy Corporation for its direct coal hydrogenation facility located in Dale, Spencer County, Indiana. The EPA Administrator also signed an Order dated April 1, 2020, denying a Petition dated January 4, 2017 from Vicki L. Whittinghill. The Petition requested that EPA object to a CAA title V operating permit issued by IDEM to ESSROC Cement Corporation for its Portland cement manufacturing plant located in Clark County, Indiana.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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 Office of Management and Budget (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.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee Meeting-July 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee (EC) to review the Chemical Safety and Sustainability and Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (CSS-HERA) Subcommittee's report on the Strategic Research Action Plan (StRAP) of ORD's HERA research program. The committee will also receive a briefing on ORD research on SARS-COV-2 and EPA's new approach methods (NAMs) work plan to reduce animal testing.
Potential Enhancements to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) seeks comment on certain potential enhancements to the currently- effective Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards. In particular, the Commission seeks comment on whether the CIP Reliability Standards adequately address the following topics: (i) Cybersecurity risks pertaining to data security, (ii) detection of anomalies and events, and (iii) mitigation of cybersecurity events. In addition, the Commission seeks comment on the potential risk of a coordinated cyberattack on geographically distributed targets and whether Commission action including potential modifications to the CIP Reliability Standards would be appropriate to address such risk.
NASA Advisory Council; Aeronautics Committee; Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This meeting will be held for soliciting, from the aeronautics community and other persons, research and technical information relevant to program planning.
New Postal Products
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission's consideration concerning negotiated service agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: National Air Tours Safety Standards
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves requirements in FAA regulations that set safety and oversight rules for a broad variety of sightseeing and commercial air tour flights to improve the overall safety of commercial air tours by requiring all air tours to submit information.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Site Characterization Surveys off of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey
NMFS has received a request from Equinor Wind, LLC (Equinor) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization surveys in the Atlantic Ocean in the area of the Commercial Leases of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS-A 0520 and OCS-A 0512) and along potential submarine cable routes to a landfall location in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York or New Jersey. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the North Dakota Advisory Committee
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that briefings of the North Dakota Advisory Committee to the Commission will be held on the following Tuesdays: July 7, at 1:30 p.m. (CDT) and July, 14 and July 21, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (CDT). The purpose of the briefings is to hear from presenters on fair housing issues in North Dakota. Dates and Times: Tuesdays: July 7, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. (CDT) and July 14 and July 21 at 12:00 p.m. (CDT). Public Call-In Information: 1-800-367-2403; conference ID: 5743407. TDD: Dial Federal Relay Service 1-800-877-8339 and give the operator the above numbers.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Principles of Excellence Complaint System Intake
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Lytx Inc.
FMCSA corrects the permissible mounting location for Lytx, Inc.'s (Lytx) advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in the windshield of commercial motor vehicles (CMV), as identified in a May 21, 2020, notice of final disposition granting a limited five-year exemption to motor carriers utilizing the Lytx ADAS.
NextGen Advisory Committee
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the renewal of the NAC for 2 years. The Secretary of Transportation established the NAC under agency authority in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, Public Law 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The Secretary determined the NAC is necessary and is in the public interest. The nature and purpose of the NAC is to seek resolution of issues and challenges involving concepts, requirements, operational capabilities, the associated use of technology, and related considerations to aeronautical operations that affect the future of the Air Traffic Management System and the integration of new technologies.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Record Keeping at Flight Schools
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA); Application for Renewal of Exemption
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemption from the minimum 30-minute rest break provision of the Agency's hours-of-service (HOS) regulations requested by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) for certain commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemption covers drivers for all specialized carriers transporting loads that exceed normal weight and dimensional limitsoversize/ overweight (OS/OW) loadsand require a permit issued by a government authority. FMCSA has analyzed the exemption application and the public comments and has determined that the exemption, subject to the terms and conditions imposed, will likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.
Notice of Product Exclusion and Amendments: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
In September 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China's acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in June 2019, and interested persons have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to grant an additional exclusion request, as specified in the Annex to this notice, and corrects technical errors in previously announced exclusions.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Nebraska Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Nebraska Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Central time. The Committee will discuss civil rights concerns in the state.