Institute of Museum and Library Services; Notice of Proposed Information Collection Request: “Museums Empowered: Professional Development and Capacity Building Opportunities for Museums”-A Museums for America Special Initiative
The Institute of Museum and Library Service (``IMLS'') as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 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. This pre-clearance consultation 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. The purpose of this Notice is to solicit comments concerning Museums Empowered: Professional Development and Capacity Building Opportunities for MuseumsA Museums for America Special Initiative. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Notice To Extend the Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Management Plan for the Proposed Designation of the He'eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in Hawai'i
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management (OCM) is issuing this notice to advise the public of a 13-day extension to the public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Management Plan (DEIS/ DMP) prepared for the proposed designation of the He[revaps]eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in Hawai[revaps]i. The initial Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register on September 2, 2016 (81 FR 60676), and established a public comment period from September 2, 2016 through October 17, 2016. NOAA OCM is hereby extending the deadline for submitting public comments on this matter to October 30, 2016. NOAA will consider all relevant comments received by October 30, 2016. The October 6, 2016, date of the associated public hearing described in the September 2, 2016, Notice of Availability remains unchanged.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel (AP) and Information and Education AP. The Snapper Grouper AP will meet to discuss items pertaining to the management of the snapper grouper fishery of the South Atlantic Region. A meeting of the Council's Information and Education AP will follow with the AP addressing outreach efforts and communication needs. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Advisory Committee to the Internal Revenue Service; Meeting
The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general 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. This notice invites comment on data collection project entitled ``Data Collection for Canine Leptospirosis Surveillance in Puerto Rico.'' The goals of the project are to characterize the epidemiology of canine leptospirosis, assess the applicability of canine Leptospira vaccines used in Puerto Rico, and determine potential rodent, livestock, and wildlife reservoirs for leptospirosis. Findings from the study will be used to develop recommendations for the prevention of leptospirosis in dogs, focus human surveillance efforts, and guide further investigations on leptospirosis in Puerto Rico.
User Fees for Offers in Compromise
This document contains proposed amendments to the regulations that provide user fees for offers in compromise. The proposed amendments affect taxpayers who wish to pay their liabilities through offers in compromise. The proposed effective date for these proposed amendments to the regulations is for offers in compromise submitted on or after February 27, 2017. This document also provides a notice of public hearing on these proposed amendments to the regulations.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection Tools
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Forms W-2, W-2c, W-2AS, W-2GU, W-2VI, W-3, W-3c, W-3cPR, W-3PR, and W- 3SS.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1041 and Related Schedules D, I, J, K-1, and Form 1041-V
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 1041 and related Schedules D, I, J, K-1 and Form 1041-V, U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts.
Withdrawal of Notice of Intent to Temporarily Place Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine Into Schedule I
On August 31, 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published in the Federal Register a notice of intent to temporarily place mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, which are the main psychoactive constituents of the plant Mitragyna speciosa, also referred to as kratom, into schedule I pursuant to the temporary scheduling provisions of the Controlled Substances Act. Since publishing that notice, DEA has received numerous comments from members of the public challenging the scheduling action and requesting that the agency consider those comments and accompanying information before taking further action. In addition, DEA will receive from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a scientific and medical evaluation and scheduling recommendation for these substances, which DEA previously requested. DEA is therefore taking the following actions: DEA is withdrawing the August 31, 2016 notice of intent; and soliciting comments from the public regarding the scheduling of mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine under the Controlled Substances Act.
Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System
The Department of Commerce (the Department) publishes this proposed rule to request public comments on proposed modifications to the regulations for the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System that would extend the system until March, 2022. Extension of the authority for the SIMA System will ensure the Department's ability to track as early as possible certain steel mill imports into the United States and make the import data publicly available approximately five weeks in advance of the full public trade data release by the Bureau of the Census. Having such access to information about steel imports provides the public with greater knowledge to evaluate current market conditions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; South Dakota; Revisions to the Permitting Rules
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of South Dakota on October 23, 2015 and July 29, 2013 related to South Dakota's Air Pollution Control Program. The October 23, 2015 submittal revises certain definitions and dates of incorporation by reference and contains new, amended and renumbered rules. In this rulemaking, we are taking final action on all portions of the October 23, 2015 submittal, except for those portions of the submittal which do not belong in the SIP. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Barter Island, AK
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Barter Island LRRS Airport, Barter Island, AK because the North Slope Borough is relocating the airport. The FAA found modification of this airspace and adjustment of the airport's geographic coordinates necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act
This document provides the final text of regulations governing employee protection (retaliation or whistleblower) claims under section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act, which added section 18C to the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide protections to employees who may have been subject to retaliation for seeking assistance under certain affordability assistance provisions (for example, health insurance premium tax credits) or for reporting potential violations of the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections (for example, the prohibition on rescissions). An interim final rule (IFR) governing these provisions and request for comments was published in the Federal Register on February 27, 2013. Thirteen comments were received; eleven were responsive to the IFR. This rule responds to those comments and establishes the final procedures and time frames for the handling of retaliation complaints under section 18C, including procedures and time frames for employee complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), investigations by OSHA, appeals of OSHA determinations to an administrative law judge (ALJ) for a hearing de novo, hearings by ALJs, review of ALJ decisions by the Administrative Review Board (ARB) (acting on behalf of the Secretary of Labor), and judicial review of the Secretary of Labor's (Secretary's) final decision. It also sets forth the Secretary's interpretations of the Affordable Care Act whistleblower provision on certain matters.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of passenger service units (PSUs) becoming detached from the supporting airplane structure in several Model 737 airplane incidents that exceeded the design emergency load requirements for the PSUs. This proposed AD would require modifying the PSUs and life vest panels by removing the existing inboard lanyard and installing two new lanyards on the outboard edge of the PSUs and life vest panels. We are proposing this AD to prevent PSUs and life vest panels from detaching from the supporting airplane structure, which could lead to passenger injuries and impede passenger and crew egress during evacuation.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Interstate Transport of Air Pollution
EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP), the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC). These SIP revisions address provisions of the Clean Air Act that require each state to submit a SIP to address emissions that may adversely affect another state's air quality through interstate transport. The EPA has concluded that all four States have adequate provisions to prohibit in- state emissions activities from significantly contributing to the nonattainment, or interfering with the maintenance, of the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in any other state. The intended effect of this action is to approve the SIP revisions submitted by Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Modifications to Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
NMFS issues regulations to modify the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the groundfish fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands management areas. This rule is organized into four actions. Under the first action, NMFS implements a requirement for tender vessel operators to use the applications software ``tLandings'' to prepare electronic landing reports. This action is necessary to improve timeliness and reliability of landing reports for catcher vessels delivering to tender vessels for use in catch accounting and inseason management. Under the second action, NMFS modifies the definition of a buying station. This action is necessary to clarify the different requirements that apply to tender vessels and land-based buying stations. Under the third action, NMFS removes the requirement for buying stations to complete the buying station report because this report is no longer necessary. Under the fourth action, NMFS revises the definition of a mothership to remove unnecessary formatting without changing the substance of the definition. This final rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP), the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP), and other applicable laws.
Definition of Covered Clearing Agency
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or ``Commission'') proposes to amend the definition of ``covered clearing agency'' under Rule 17Ad-22 to mean a registered clearing agency that provides the services of a central counterparty (``CCP''), central securities depository (``CSD''), or a securities settlement system (``SSS''). The Commission also proposes a definition of ``securities settlement system'' and proposes to amend the definitions of ``central securities depository services'' to facilitate the proposed amendment to ``covered clearing agency.'' In addition, the Commission proposes to amend the definition of ``sensitivity analysis'' under Rule 17Ad-22 to expand the scope of covered clearing agencies subject to requirements thereunder. These amendments are proposed pursuant to Section 17A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') and the Payment, Clearing, and Settlement Supervision Act of 2010 (``Clearing Supervision Act''), enacted in Title VIII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (``Dodd-Frank Act'').
Standards for Covered Clearing Agencies
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or ``Commission'') is adopting amendments to Rule 17Ad-22 and adding new Rule 17Ab2-2 pursuant to Section 17A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') and the Payment, Clearing, and Settlement Supervision Act of 2010 (``Clearing Supervision Act''), enacted in Title VIII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (``Dodd-Frank Act''). Among other things, the rules establish enhanced standards for the operation and governance of those clearing agencies registered with the Commission (``registered clearing agencies'') that meet the definition of ``covered clearing agency.''
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-23-19 for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, and 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. AD 2010-23-19 required repetitive inspections for damage of the main landing gear (MLG) inboard doors and fairing, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD requires repetitive inspections for damage of the MLG inboard doors, MLG fairing, and adjacent structures of the MLG inboard doors, and corrective actions if necessary; replacement of the MLG fairing seal; and a terminating action involving increasing the clearances between the MLG fairing and MLG door. This new AD also adds one airplane and removes others from the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of the MLG failing to fully extend. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of controllability of the airplane during landing.