May 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Endangered and Threatened Species: Designation of Experimental Populations Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2016-12379
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), issue final regulations to amend the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to implement the Endangered Species Act (ESA) regarding experimental populations. This rule amends the CFR to establish definitions and procedures for: Establishing and/or designating certain populations of species otherwise listed as endangered or threatened as experimental populations; determining whether experimental populations are ``essential'' or ``nonessential;'' and promulgating appropriate protective measures for experimental populations.
Government-Industry Advisory Panel; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-12377
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Government-Industry Advisory Panel. This meeting is open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-12376
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (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.
Certain Motorized Self-Balancing Vehicles; Notice of Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2016-12372
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 22, 2016, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Razor USA LLC of Cerritos, California; Inventist, Inc. of Camas, Washington; and Shane Chen of Camas, Washington. Supplements to the complaint were filed on March 23, April 12 and 13, and May 5, 2016. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain motorized self-balancing vehicles by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,738,278 (``the '278 patent'') and that an industry in the United States exists or is in the process of being established as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complaint further alleges violations of section 337 based on the importation into the United States, or in the sale of certain motorized self-balancing vehicles by reason of false advertising and misrepresentation and unfair competition, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the United States or to prevent the establishment of such an industry. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.
Safety Zone; Monongahela River Mile 97.5 to Mile 100.5, Morgantown, WV
Document Number: 2016-12371
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Monongahela River from mile 97.5 to mile 100.5. The safety zone is needed to protect spectators, participants, and personnel involved in the West Virginia Triathlon. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Modifications 552.238-81
Document Number: 2016-12370
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an information collection requirement regarding the Modifications clause.
Extension of Deadline Date; Data Disaggregation Initiative Program
Document Number: 2016-12368
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Department of Education
On May 4, 2016, we published in the Federal Register (81 FR 26780) a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2016 for the Data Disaggregation Initiative Program. The notice established July 5, 2016, as the deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under the program. This notice extends the deadline for transmittal of applications to August 1, 2016. All other requirements and conditions stated in the notice inviting applications, including the deadline for intergovernmental review, remain the same.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-12367
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (40 CFR part 63, subpart S) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1657.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0387) 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, which is currently approved through May 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 30117) on May 27, 2014 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.
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2016-12365
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act), which further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990. The 2015 Act updates the process by which agencies adjust applicable civil monetary penalties for inflation to retain the deterrent effect of those penalties. The 2015 Act requires that not later than July 1, 2016, and not later than January 15 of every year thereafter, the head of each agency must, by regulation published in the Federal Register, adjust each CMP within its jurisdiction by the inflation adjustment described in the 2015 Act. Accordingly, the Department of Defense must adjust the level of all civil monetary penalties under its jurisdiction through an interim final rule and make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation.
Commerce in Firearms and Explosives; Secure Gun Storage, Amended Definition of Antique Firearm, and Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2016-12364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Department of Justice (DOJ) proposes amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), largely to codify into regulation certain provisions of Public Law 105-277, Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999. The proposed rule would amend ATF's regulations to account for the existing statutory requirement for applicants for firearms dealer licenses to certify that secure gun storage or safety devices will be available at any place where firearms are sold under the license to nonlicensed individuals. This certification is already included in the ATF Form 7, Application for Federal Firearms License. The proposed regulation would also require applicants for manufacturer or importer licenses to complete the certification if the licensee will have premises where firearms are sold to nonlicensees. Moreover, the proposed regulation would require that the secure gun storage or safety device be compatible with the firearms offered for sale by the licensee. Finally, it also would conform the definitions of certain terms to the statutory language set forth in the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1999, including the definition of ``antique firearm,'' which would be amended to include certain modern muzzle loading firearms.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2016-12363
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection requests (ICRs) contained in the documents described below. A copy of the ICRs may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. ICRs also are available at reginfo.gov (http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain).
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12352
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318-112 airplanes, A319-111, -112, -115, -132, and -133 airplanes, A320-214, -232, and -233 airplanes, and A321-211, - 212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a quality control review on the final assembly line, which determined that the wrong aluminum alloy was used to manufacture several structural parts. This proposed AD would require a one-time eddy current conductivity measurements of certain cabin and cargo compartment structural parts to determine if an incorrect aluminum alloy was used, and replacement if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and replace structural parts made of incorrect aluminum alloy. This condition could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Revision to the Surface Transportation Board's CFR Chapter Heading Pursuant to the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015
Document Number: 2016-12346
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is revising the heading to its CFR chapter, pursuant to the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel REEL OBSESSION; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-12343
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Recordkeeping for Timely Deposit Insurance Determination
Document Number: 2016-12325
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On February 26, 2016, the FDIC published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Recordkeeping for Timely Deposit Insurance Determination'' and solicited public comment. To allow the public more time to consider this proposed rulemaking and the issues and questions posed for comment, particularly those related to the estimated cost of compliance, the FDIC has determined that an extension of the comment period for an additional 30-day period ending June 27, 2016, is appropriate.
Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P.FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC, and FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC Statement Regarding Change in Control
Document Number: 2016-12315
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of a notice and statement regarding change in control, filed March 2, 2016 (Statement),\1\ by Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. (Freeport Expansion), FLNG Liquefaction, LLC (FLIQ1), FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC (FLIQ2), and FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC (FLIQ3) (collectively, FLEX). The Statement is intended to inform DOE/FE about a change in control of the upstream ownership of FLIQ1.\2\ The Statement was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717b.
Proposed Collections; Comment Requests
Document Number: 2016-12272
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on revisions of an information collection that are proposed for approval by the Office of Management and Budget. The Office of International Affairs within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the revisions of the Treasury International Capital (TIC) Forms BC, BL-1, BL-2, BQ-1, BQ-2, and BQ-3 (called the ``TIC B forms'').
Investor Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-12231
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee, established pursuant to Section 911 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, is providing notice that it will hold a telephonic meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. The meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. (ET) and conclude at 12:30 p.m. and will be open to the public via telephone at 1-888-240-3210, participant code 7250901. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Annual Specifications
Document Number: 2016-12228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement annual management measures and harvest specifications to establish the allowable catch levels (i.e. annual catch limit (ACL)/harvest guideline (HG)) for the northern subpopulation of Pacific sardine (hereafter, simply Pacific sardine), in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the Pacific coast for the fishing season of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. This rule is proposed according to the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The proposed action would prohibit directed non- tribal Pacific sardine commercial fishing for Pacific sardine off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California, which is required because the estimated 2016 biomass of Pacific sardine has dropped below the biomass threshold specified in the HG control rule. Under the proposed action, Pacific sardine may still be harvested as part of either the live bait or tribal fishery or as incidental catch in other fisheries; the incidental harvest of Pacific sardine would initially be limited to 40-percent by weight of all fish per trip when caught with other CPS or up to 2 metric tons (mt) when caught with non-CPS. The proposed annual catch limit (ACL) for the 2016-2017 Pacific sardine fishing year is 8,000 mt. This proposed rule is intended to conserve and manage the Pacific sardine stock off the U.S. West Coast.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12157
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes; and Model CL- 600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD requires a detailed visual inspection of the upper and lower engine pylons for protruding, loose, or missing fasteners; and repair, including applicable related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of loose or missing Hi-Lite fasteners on the upper and lower engine pylon structure common to the upper and lower pylon skin panels and engine thrust fitting. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct protruding, loose, or missing fasteners, which could result in structural failure of the engine pylons.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12156
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300- 600 series airplanes); and Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of premature aging of certain passenger chemical oxygen generators that resulted in the generators failing to activate. This AD requires an inspection to determine if certain passenger chemical oxygen generators are installed and replacement of affected passenger chemical oxygen generators. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the passenger chemical oxygen generator to activate and consequently not deliver oxygen during an emergency, possibly resulting in injury to airplane occupants.
Technical and Conforming Changes and Corrections to FHFA Regulations
Document Number: 2016-12066
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) proposes to amend its rules to make a number of conforming changes and corrections intended to fix citations, provide for consistent use of terminology, and remove outdated or duplicative rule provisions and definitions. FHFA also proposes to remove provisions that FHFA believes are no longer applicable, clarify other provisions by incorporating language that would implement existing FHFA regulatory interpretations, and make other changes and corrections.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-11932
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that some operators have inadvertently removed the existing insulation blankets from the upper wing box area. This AD requires inspecting for and replacing missing insulation blankets in the upper wing box area. We are issuing this AD to detect and replace missing insulation blankets from the upper wing box area, which could result in inadequate thermal protection to prevent fuel ignition in the event of an undetected bleed-air leak due to a cracked or ruptured bleed-air duct.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-11931
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-03-06 for all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. AD 2015-03-06 required repetitive inspections of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) wing main landing gear (MLG) rib 6 aft bearing lugs (forward and aft) to detect any cracks on the two lugs, and replacement if necessary. This new AD requires reduction of certain compliance times. This AD was prompted by reports of additional cracking of the MLG rib 6 aft bearing lugs. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the MLG rib 6 aft bearing lugs, which could result in collapse of the MLG upon landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-11930
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by accomplishment of a taxi-out checklist which revealed that the elevator movement was partially obstructed due to rotation of the flight control lock adjuster bracket. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the elevator tension control regulator for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct discrepancies of the elevator tension control regulators. Such a condition could result in jamming of the elevator mechanism and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
The Reorganization and Delegation of Authority for the Procedures Involving the Election of Officers in Federal Sector Labor Organizations; Filing Threshold for Simplified Annual Reports; and Instructions Regarding the Reports for Labor Organization Officer and Employee, Labor Organization Annual Report, Trusteeship, and Terminal Trusteeship
Document Number: 2016-11611
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) is making a number of technical corrections to its regulations and LM form instructions. OLMS is revising the instructions for the Form LM-30, Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report. OLMS is also amending a 2003 final rule on labor organization annual reports in order to incorporate the previously updated filing threshold for smaller labor organizations with gross annual receipts totaling less than $250,000, make a technical correction to the instructions for the Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report, Item 36 (Dues and Agency Fees), as well as to update the instructions for the Form LM-15, Trusteeship Report, and Form LM-16, Terminal Trusteeship Report. In addition, OLMS is amending a 2013 technical amendment implementing Secretary's Order No. 02-2012, which delegated appellate authority over certain federal sector labor organization officer election matters to the Administrative Review Board.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2016-05-25-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2016-05-25
National Maritime Day, 2016
Document Number: 2016-12561
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Armed Forces Day, 2016
Document Number: 2016-12560
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Safe Boating Week, 2016
Document Number: 2016-12557
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-12465
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Debt Refinancing in 504 Loan Program
Document Number: 2016-12447
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This interim final rule implements Section 521 of Division E the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, which authorizes projects approved for financing under Title V of the Small Business Investment Act to include the refinancing of qualified debt.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-12378
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-12374
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of State
Renewal of Defense Trade Advisory Group Charter
Document Number: 2016-12366
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State announces the renewal of the Charter for the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) for another two years. The DTAG advises the Department on its support for and regulation of defense trade to help ensure the foreign policy and national security of the United States continue to be protected and advanced, while helping to reduce unnecessary impediments to legitimate exports in order to support the defense requirements of U.S. friends and allies. It is the only Department of State advisory committee that addresses defense trade related topics. The DTAG will remain in existence for two years after the filing date of the Charter unless terminated sooner. The DTAG is authorized by 22 U.S.C. 2651a and 2656 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. For more information, contact Lisa V. Aguirre, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Defense Trade Advisory Group, and Managing Director, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, telephone: (202) 663-2830.
Commission on Care
Document Number: 2016-12362
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Lifetime Health Advisories and Health Effects Support Documents for Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate
Document Number: 2016-12361
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the release of lifetime health advisories (HAs) and health effects support documents for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS). EPA developed the HAs to assist federal, state, tribal and local officials, and managers of drinking water systems in protecting public health when these chemicals are present in drinking water. EPA's HAs, which identify the concentration of PFOA and PFOS in drinking water at or below which adverse health effects are not anticipated to occur over a lifetime of exposure, are: 0.07 parts per billion (70 parts per trillion) for PFOA and PFOS. HAs are non- regulatory and reflect EPA's assessment of the best available peer- reviewed science. These HAs supersede EPA's 2009 provisional HAs for PFOA and PFOS.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients
Document Number: 2016-12359
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Public Hearing for Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018 Under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program
Document Number: 2016-12358
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public hearing to be held in Kansas City, Missouri on June 9, 2016 for the proposed rule ``Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018.'' This proposed rule will be published separately in the Federal Register. The pre-publication version of this proposal can be found at https://www.epa.gov/renewable- fuel-standard-program/standards-2017-and-biomass-based-diesel -volume- 2018-documents. In the separate notice of proposed rulemaking, EPA has proposed amendments to the renewable fuel standard program regulations that would establish annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and renewable fuels that would apply to all gasoline and diesel produced in the U.S. or imported in the year 2017. In addition, the separate proposal includes a proposed biomass-based diesel applicable volume for 2018.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Adoptive Family Relief Act Refund Application
Document Number: 2016-12357
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Re-Opening of Commercial Sector for South Atlantic Gray Triggerfish; January Through June Season
Document Number: 2016-12356
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the re-opening of the commercial sector for gray triggerfish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic through this temporary rule. The most recent commercial landings of gray triggerfish indicate the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) for the January through June fishing season has not yet been reached. Therefore, NMFS re-opens the commercial sector for gray triggerfish in the South Atlantic EEZ for 18 days to allow the commercial ACL to be caught, while minimizing the risk of the commercial ACL being exceeded.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Deep-Water Species Fishery and Shallow-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2016-12354
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery and the shallow-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the second seasonal apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for each of these trawl fishery categories in the GOA has been reached.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2016 Commercial Accountability Measures and Closure for Blueline Tilefish in the South Atlantic Region
Document Number: 2016-12351
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for commercial blueline tilefish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. Commercial landings for blueline tilefish are projected to reach the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) by June 1, 2016. Therefore, NMFS is closing the commercial sector for blueline tilefish in the South Atlantic EEZ at 12:01 a.m., local time, June 1, 2016, and it will remain closed until the start of the next fishing season on January 1, 2017. This closure is necessary to protect the blueline tilefish resource.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
Document Number: 2016-12350
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
NACOSH will meet June 15, 2016, in Washington, DC. In conjunction with the committee meeting, the NACOSH Injury and Illness Prevention Program Work Group will meet June 14, 2016.
Mariana Archipelago Fisheries; Remove the CNMI Medium and Large Vessel Bottomfish Prohibited Areas
Document Number: 2016-12347
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) proposes to amend the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the Mariana Archipelago. If approved, Amendment 4 would remove the medium and large vessel bottomfish (BF) prohibited fishing areas in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Amendment 4 considers the best available scientific, commercial, and other information about the fisheries, and supports the long-term sustainability of fishery resources.
International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Fishing Effort Limits in Purse Seine Fisheries for 2016
Document Number: 2016-12345
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This interim rule establishes a limit for calendar year 2016 on fishing effort by U.S. purse seine vessels in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (U.S. EEZ) and on the high seas between the latitudes of 20[deg] N. and 20[deg] S. in the area of application of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention). The limit is 1,828 fishing days. This action is necessary for the United States to implement provisions of a conservation and management measure adopted by the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC or Commission) and to satisfy the obligations of the United States under the Convention, to which it is a Contracting Party.
Consumer Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2016-12344
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
This notice sets forth the announcement of a public meeting of the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB or Board) of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau). The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the meeting is permitted by section 9 of the CAB Charter and is intended to notify the public of this meeting. Specifically, Section 9(d) of the CAB Charter states:
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel PEGASUS; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-12342
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.