January 22, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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New Postal Product
Document Number: 2016-01179
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning an additional Global Expedited Package Services 3 negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Fermented or Hydrolyzed Foods; Reopening of the Comment Period
Document Number: 2016-01177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
In the Federal Register of November 18, 2015 (80 FR 71990), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposed rule entitled, ``Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Fermented or Hydrolyzed Foods.'' Due to an inadvertent error, the publication contained conflicting dates for submission of comments under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice corrects that error.
Neurological Devices; Reclassification of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator Intended To Treat Insomnia and/or Anxiety; Effective Date of Requirement for Premarket Approval for Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator Intended To Treat Depression
Document Number: 2016-01173
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a proposed administrative order to reclassify the cranial electrotherapy stimulator (CES) devices intended to treat insomnia and/or anxiety, a preamendments class III device, into class II (special controls) and subject to premarket notification, and to require the filing of a premarket approval application (PMA) for CES devices intended to treat depression. FDA is proposing the reclassification of CES devices intended to treat insomnia and/or anxiety under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) based on new information pertaining to the device. This proposed action would implement certain statutory requirements. FDA is also clarifying the identification for CES devices in this proposed order by identifying CES as a prescription device that applies electrical current that is not intended to induce a seizure to a patient's head to treat psychiatric conditions. This clarification distinguishes CES from electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2016-01172
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance entitled ``Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.'' This draft guidance informs industry and FDA staff of the Agency's recommendations for identifying, addressing, and monitoring cybersecurity vulnerabilities and exploits for postmarket management of medical devices. This draft guidance is neither final nor is it in effect at this time.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Acceptance of Changes in Approved Drawings and Specifications
Document Number: 2016-01171
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Renewable Energy Commitment Form
Document Number: 2016-01170
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-030 Use of the Terrorist Screening Database System of Records
Document Number: 2016-01169
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of an updated and reissued system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the ``Department of Homeland Security/ALL-030 Use of the Terrorist Screening Database System of Records'' and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Van Hool N.V., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2016-01168
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Van Hool N.V. (Van Hool), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015-2016 Van Hool Double Deck buses do not fully comply with paragraph S5.3.4 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 121, Air Brake Systems. Van Hool filed a report dated November 6, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. Van Hool then petitioned NHTSA under 49 CFR part 556 requesting a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-030 Use of the Terrorist Screening Database System of Records
Document Number: 2016-01167
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to update and reissue a current Department-wide system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security(DHS)/ALL-030 Use of the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) System of Records,'' 76 FR 39408, July 6, 2011. This system of records allows the DHS to maintain a synchronized copy of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB), which includes categories of individuals covered by DOJ/FBI-019, ``Terrorist Screening Records Center System,'' 72 FR 77846, Dec. 14, 2011. DHS maintains a synchronized copy to automate and simplify the transmission of information in the Terrorist Screening Database to DHS and its components. With this updated notice, DHS is adding two new consumers, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Automated Targeting System (ATS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) Directorate, to the ``DHS Watchlist Service.'' The DHS Watchlist Service is the technological mechanism used to transmit Terrorist Screening Database information from the Department of Justice to the Department of Homeland Security, and to DHS components thereafter. DHS is also clarifying an existing category of individuals, adding two new categories of individuals, and clarifying the categories of records maintained in this system. Additionally, this notice includes non- substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice. DHS is also issuing a new notice of proposed rulemaking to cover the exemptions applied to these new categories of individuals covered by this system of records notice. The notice of proposed rulemaking will be published concurrently with this notice. The existing Final Rule for Privacy Act exemptions will continue to apply until the new Final Rule is published. This updated system will be included in DHS's inventory of record systems.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Notice of Application for Designation as a Single Family Foreclosure Commissioner
Document Number: 2016-01166
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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.
Propanoic acid, 2-methyl-, monoester With 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2016-01154
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of propanoic acid, 2-methyl-, monoester with 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol when used as an inert ingredient (solvent, co-solvent) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or raw agricultural commodities under the EPA's regulations. Dow AgroSciences submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of propanoic acid, 2-methyl-, monoester with 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for 49 Species From the Hawaiian Islands
Document Number: 2016-01143
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on our September 30, 2015, proposed rule to list 49 species from the Hawaiian Islands, including the Hawaiian distinct population segment of the band-rumped storm-petrel (Oceanodroma castro), the orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly (Megalagrion xanthomelas), the anchialine pool shrimp (Procaris hawaiana), seven yellow-faced bees (Hylaeus anthracinus, H. assimulans, H. facilis, H. hilaris, H. kuakea, H. longiceps, and H. mana), and 39 endemic plant species, as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We now reopen the public comment period on the proposed rule for an additional 30 days and announce a public information meeting and public hearing on the proposed rule. We are reopening the public comment period and holding a public hearing to allow all interested parties an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed rule.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Consolea corallicola (Florida Semaphore Cactus) and Harrisia aboriginum (Aboriginal Prickly-Apple)
Document Number: 2016-01141
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, designate critical habitat for Consolea corallicola (Florida semaphore cactus) and Harrisia aboriginum (aboriginal prickly-apple) under the Endangered Species Act (Act). In total, approximately 4,411 acres (1,785 hectares) for Consolea corallicola in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, Florida; and 3,444 acres (1,394 hectares) for Harrisia aboriginum in Manatee, Charlotte, Sarasota, and Lee Counties, Florida, fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designations.
Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2016-01091
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending a final rule that published in the Federal Register of September 17, 2015. That final rule amended our regulation for current good manufacturing practice in manufacturing, packing, or holding human food to modernize it, and to add requirements for domestic and foreign facilities that are required to register under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) to establish and implement hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for human food. That final rule also revised certain definitions in our current regulation for registration of food facilities to clarify the scope of the exemption from registration requirements provided by the FD&C Act for ``farms.'' The final rule published with some editorial and inadvertent errors. This document corrects those errors.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2016-01081
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Implementation of OMB Guidance on Drug-Free Workplace Requirements
Document Number: 2016-01078
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is removing its regulation implementing the prior government-wide common rule on drug- free workplace requirements for financial assistance, and issuing a new regulation to adopt updated Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance on the topic. This action implements OMB's initiative to streamline and consolidate into one title of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) all Federal regulations on drug-free workplace requirements for financial assistance. These changes constitute an administrative simplification that would make no substantive change in Commerce's policy or procedures for drug-free workplace.
Semipostal Stamp Program
Document Number: 2016-01070
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule would remove certain restrictions on the commencement date for the Postal Service's discretionary Semipostal Stamp Program, and clarify how many semipostal stamps issued under that program may be on sale at any one time.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Contractor Employee Internal Confidentiality Agreements
Document Number: 2016-01050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, that prohibits the use of funds, appropriated or otherwise made available, for a contract with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors to sign an internal confidentiality agreement that restricts such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated Government representative authorized to receive such information.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Utah
Document Number: 2016-00956
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FWHA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the proposed 1800 North (SR-37) 2000 West to I-15, Davis County improvements in the State of Utah. These actions grant approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Project in and Between the States of New York and New Jersey: Cross Harbor Freight Program, Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-00687
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal Agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(I)(1). The actions relate to the Cross Harbor Freight Program (CHFP) Tier I Final Environmental Impact Statement (Tier I FEIS), and consist of the issuance by FHWA of a record of decision (ROD), dated December 9, 2015, with respect to the Tier I FEIS . The Federal actions, taken as a result of a tiered environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321- 4351) and implementing regulations on tiering (40 CFR 1502.20, 40 CFR 1508.28, and 23 CFR part 771), determined certain issues relating to the proposed projects. Those Tier 1 decisions will be used by Federal agencies in subsequent proceedings, including decisions whether to grant licenses, permits, and approvals for highway, rail, and transit projects. Tier 1 decisions may also be relied upon by State and local agencies in proceedings on the proposed projects.
Discrimination on the Basis of Disability in Federally Assisted and Federally Conducted Programs and Activities
Document Number: 2016-00610
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This rule revises the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) regulations implementing section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (section 504), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs, services, and activities by recipients of Federal financial assistance from NASA as well as those programs, services, and activities conducted by NASA. The revisions to this rule are part of NASA's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 completed in August 2011. NASA's full plan can be accessed at: http://www.nasa.gov/open/.