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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-03-28-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-03-28
Sunshine Act Notice; Notice of Public Hearing Agenda
Document Number: 2017-06219
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Beef and Ovine Meat From Uruguay and Beef From Argentina and Brazil
Document Number: 2017-06218
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for the importation of beef and ovine meat from Uruguay and beef from Argentina and Brazil.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Swine Health Protection
Document Number: 2017-06217
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the swine health protection program.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Jackfruit, Pineapple, and Starfruit From Malaysia Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2017-06216
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of jackfruit, pineapple, and starfruit from Malaysia into the continental United States.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Clementines, Mandarins, and Tangerines From Chile
Document Number: 2017-06215
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of clementines, mandarins, and tangerines from Chile into the United States.
Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board
Document Number: 2017-06193
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board
Document Number: 2017-06191
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-06161
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06152
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-06134
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-06133
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple IRS Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2017-06127
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request(s) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on the collection(s) listed below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Usual and Customary Business Records Maintained by Brewers
Document Number: 2017-06126
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request(s) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on the collection(s) listed below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Designation of Financial Market Utilities
Document Number: 2017-06125
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request(s) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on the collection(s) listed below.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-06124
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-06122
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S Non-Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 13/ 757,929, entitled ``MULTI-Gb/s LASER COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL FOR MINI- SPACECRAFT,'' NASA Case No. NPO-48413, and any issued patents or continuations in part resulting therefrom, to OnOffBlock, Inc., having its principal place of business in Naperville, Illinois.
Market Risk Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-06121
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on April 25, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) will hold a public meeting at the CFTC's Washington, DC, headquarters. At this meeting, the MRAC will discuss: (1) The staff's response to the CRM Subcommittee's recommendations, which the MRAC adopted and also recommended that the Commission consider at the November 17, 2016, MRAC meeting, on how Central Counterparties (CCPs) can further enhance their efforts in preparing for the default of a significant clearing member; (2) cybersecurity trends; and (3) how well the derivatives markets are currently functioning, including the impact and implications of the evolving structure of these markets on the movement of risk across market participants.
Response to December 9, 2013, Clean Air Act Section 176A Petition From Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont
Document Number: 2017-06120
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to inclement weather in the Washington, DC, area, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing it has rescheduled the hearing date and extended the public comment period for the proposed action titled, ``Response to December 9, 2013, Clean Air Act Section 176A Petition from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont,'' published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017. In response to requests for a public hearing, the EPA published a notice of public hearing and extension of public comment period on February 15, 2017, announcing that a public hearing would be held on March 14, 2017, in Washington, DC, and the public comment period extended to April 13, 2017. Due to inclement weather, the EPA has rescheduled the hearing to April 13, 2017. In addition, in order to allow sufficient time after the public hearing for submission of comments, the EPA is announcing the extension of the comment period for the proposed action to May 15, 2017.
Civil Penalties
Document Number: 2017-06119
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to a notice published on January 30, 2017, the effective date of the rule entitled ``Civil Penalties,'' published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2016 was temporarily delayed for 60 days. This action temporarily delays the effective date of that rule for 90 additional days.
Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request; Early Career Reviewer Program Application and Vetting System (EAVS) (Center for Scientific Review)
Document Number: 2017-06116
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
In compliance with 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 December 29, 2016, page 96020 (Vol. 81, No. 250) and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension Without Change, of a Previously Approved Collection OJJDP National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) Feedback Form package
Document Number: 2017-06115
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Mid-Atlantic Unmanaged Forage Fish Omnibus Amendment
Document Number: 2017-06114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has submitted its Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment to the Secretary of Commerce for review and approval. We are requesting comments from the public on this amendment. This amendment would implement an annual landing limit, possession limits, and permitting and reporting requirements for certain previously unmanaged forage species and species groups within Mid-Atlantic Federal waters. The purpose of this action is to prevent the development of new, and the expansion of existing, commercial fisheries on certain forage species until the Council has adequate opportunity and information to evaluate the potential impacts of forage fish harvest on existing fisheries, fishing communities, and the marine ecosystem.
EPA-Mid-Atlantic Region III; Maryland Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Receipt of Petition
Document Number: 2017-06113
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources on behalf of the State of Maryland requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mid-Atlantic Region, that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the Chester River, Kent and Queen Anne's Counties, Maryland. EPA is requesting comments on this petition and whether EPA should designate the Chester River and its tributaries as a No Discharge Zone as provided in the Clean Water Act. The petition is available upon request from EPA (at the email address below) or at http://dnr.maryland.gov/ boating/Documents/FINAL_CRA_NDZ_APPLICATION.pdf.
Defense Innovation Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06112
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Innovation Board will take place.
Security Zone; VIP Visits, Palm Beach, FL
Document Number: 2017-06111
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone in the vicinity of the Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida during the visit of a high-level government official. The security zone is necessary to protect the official party, the public, and the surrounding waterway from terrorist acts, sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature. Entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within this security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-06110
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Elizabeth, NJ
Document Number: 2017-06109
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulations for five bridges across the Elizabeth River. These bridges were either removed in their entirety or replaced with a fixed bridge, making the operating regulations no longer necessary.
Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-06108
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Workers' Compensation (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Pre- Hearing Statement (LS-18). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this Notice.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of AHT Incorporated From the Department of Energy Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Test Procedures and Partial Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2017-06107
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver from AHT Cooling Systems GmbH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc. (AHT) seeking an exemption from specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of multi-mode commercial refrigeration equipment. ASHRAE Standard 72-2005, incorporated by reference in Appendix B, does not provide for defrost testing with built-in cooling coils into the body of AHT's unique multi-mode commercial refrigeration equipment basic models. Consequently, AHT submitted to DOE an alternate test procedure that allows for testing of six specified basic models with a different defrost cycle. This notice also announces that DOE has granted AHT an interim waiver from the DOE commercial refrigeration equipment test procedures for the specified commercial refrigeration equipment basic models, subject to use of the alternative test procedure as set forth in this notice. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning AHT's petition and its suggested alternate test procedure.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Through FY 2017 Stand Down Grant Requests
Document Number: 2017-06106
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Labor
This notice amends 80 FR 80390 (Dec. 24, 2015) [FR Doc. 2015- 32406 Filed 12-23-15; 8:45 a.m.]. The revised language is below:
Notice of Open Public Hearing
Document Number: 2017-06105
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ``the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on April 13, 2017 on ``China's Hotspots along China's Maritime Periphery''.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Interstate 64 Peninsula Study in Virginia
Document Number: 2017-06104
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The actions relate to a proposed highway project that would widen approximately four miles of Interstate 64 from approximately Exit 200 to approximately Exit 205. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
National Coal Council
Document Number: 2017-06100
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the National Coal Council (NCC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-06099
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC). The Federal Advisory Committee requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Community Broadband Workshop
Document Number: 2017-06097
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), through the BroadbandUSA program, will hold a technical assistance workshop to share information to help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization. The workshop will present in- depth sessions on planning and funding broadband infrastructure projects. The planning session will explore effective business and partnership models, and the funding session will identify available funding types, including federal funding.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06095
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Disease Traceability
Document Number: 2017-06094
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with animal disease traceability.
Safety Zones, Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2017-06093
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce ten safety zones for fireworks displays in the Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility on the date and time listed in the table below. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the events. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative.
Safety Zone; City of Eureka Fourth of July Fireworks Display, Humboldt Bay, Eureka, CA
Document Number: 2017-06091
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the annual City of Eureka Fourth of July Fireworks Display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Live Swine, Pork, and Pork Products From Certain Regions Free of Classical Swine Fever in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico
Document Number: 2017-06090
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of live swine, pork, and pork products from certain regions free of classical swine fever in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.
Certificate of Alternate Compliance for the Gladding-Hearn Hulls 418 and 419
Document Number: 2017-06089
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternate Compliance (COAC) was issued for the GLADDING-HEARN HULLS 418 AND 419. We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute.
Port Access Route Study (PARS): In Nantucket Sound
Document Number: 2017-06088
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) conducted the Nantucket Sound Port Access Route Study (PARS) in accordance with the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (PWSA) (33 U.S.C. 1223(c)), as directed by the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015. The USCG used the standards and methodology of the Atlantic Coast PARS to determine whether existing regulations should be revised to improve navigation safety in Nantucket Sound due to factors such as increased vessel traffic, changing vessel traffic patterns, weather conditions, or navigational difficulty. The report, as submitted to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate on February 27, 2017, is available in the docket for viewing. It concluded that no regulatory changes to existing vessel routing measures are needed.
Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2017-06087
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the annual San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; Roar on the River Fireworks, Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Trenton, MI
Document Number: 2017-06086
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Detroit River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Elizabeth Park, Trenton, MI, during a fireworks display on July 14, 2017. If inclement weather, this event will take place on July 15, 2017. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Spinnaker ETF Trust, et al.
Document Number: 2017-06085
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
AB Bond Fund, Inc., et al.
Document Number: 2017-06084
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2017-06082
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the annual San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).