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President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the tenth meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

National Priorities List

The National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States.

Establishment of the National Commission on the Future of the Army

The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce that it is establishing the National Commission on the Future of the Army.

Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is proposing to amend its regulations that govern low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities.

Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands

On May 11, 2012, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule titled Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands.

Housing Trust Fund

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is issuing a final rule setting forth requirements related to allocations by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) to the Housing Trust and Capital Magnet Funds created by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

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