Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort 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 a proposed revision to the ``World Trade Center Health Program Enrollment, Treatment, Appeals & Reimbursement'' information collection approved under OMB Control Number 0920-0891, which allows the collection of information from Program members and affiliated medical providers for the purpose of determining eligibility and providing treatment services in accordance with the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.
Ninth RTCA SC-229 406 MHz ELT Plenary Joint With EUROCAE WG-98 10th Plenary
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Ninth RTCA SC-229 406 MHz ELT Plenary Joint with EUROCAE WG-98 10th Plenary.
Final Order Regarding Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Application To Exempt Specified Transactions; Amendment to the Final Order Exempting Specified Transactions of Certain Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is issuing a final order in response to an application from Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (``SPP'') to exempt specified transactions from certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'' or ``Act'') and Commission regulations. In this release, the Commission is also amending an order issued on March 28, 2013 exempting other specified transactions from certain provisions of the CEA and Commission regulations.
National Television Multiple Ownership Rule
This document eliminates the UHF discount from the calculation of the national television audience reach cap because it is no longer justified due to the transition to digital television. The discount attributes television stations broadcasting in the UHF spectrum with only 50 percent of the television households in their Designated Market Areas (DMAs). To avoid imposing undue harm on existing broadcast television station groups that exceed the national audience reach cap without the benefit of the UHF discount, this Report and Order grandfathers combinations: In existence on September 26, 2013 (Grandfather Date), the release date of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in this proceeding; created by a transaction that had received Commission approval on or before the Grandfather Date; and proposed in applications pending before the Commission on the Grandfather Date.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Notice of Firearms Manufactured or Imported (ATF Form 2 (5320.2)
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit 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.
Extension of the Expiration Date for State Disability Examiner Authority To Make Fully Favorable Quick Disability Determinations and Compassionate Allowance Determinations
We are extending, until December 28, 2018, the expiration date of our disability examiner authority (DEA) rule, which authorizes State agency disability examiners to make fully favorable determinations without the approval of a State agency medical or psychological consultant in claims that we consider under our quick disability determination (QDD) and compassionate allowance (CAL) processes. This is our last extension of this rule because we will phase out the use of DEA during the extension period under section 832 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA). This extension provides us the time necessary to take all of the administrative actions we need to take in order to reinstate uniform use of medical and psychological consultants. The current rule will expire on November 11, 2016. In this final rule, we are changing the November 11, 2016 expiration or ``sunset'' date to December 28, 2018, extending the authority for 2 years and 1 month. This is the final extension of our DEA rule. On December 28, 2018, at the conclusion of this extension, the authority for this test will terminate. We are making no other changes.
North Carolina; Emergency and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-3380-EM), dated October 7, 2016, and related determinations.
NASA Advisory Council; Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education; Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Task Force reports to the NAC.
New Postal Products
The Commission is noticing recent Postal Service filings for the Commission's consideration concerning negotiated service agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
North Carolina; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4285-DR), dated October 10, 2016, and related determinations.
Iowa; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Iowa (FEMA-4281-DR), dated September 29, 2016, and related determinations.
Hawaii; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Hawaii (FEMA-4282-DR), dated October 6, 2016, and related determinations.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
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 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. 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 Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Medical Travel Refund Request (OWCP-957). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Technology Innovation-Personnel Exchanges
This final rule clarifies the appropriate use of Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) authority by a Federal laboratory for personnel exchanges where the Federal laboratory has an existing relationship with the potential partner through another legal mechanism, as well as in the context of joint research projects or the development of existing laboratory technology, and through use of the General Services Administration's Presidential Innovation Fellows program for Federal laboratory Entrepreneur-In-Residence programs. Another objective of this rulemaking is to remove outdated regulations addressing the licensing of inventions owned by the Department of Commerce.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-23- 06, for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. AD 2014-23-06 currently requires modifying the main landing gear (MLG) by installing a new bracket on the left and right lower aft-wing planks. Since we issued AD 2014-23-06, we have determined that it is necessary to require a different modification of the MLG. This proposed AD would require modification of the MLG with an improved design. We are proposing this AD to prevent incorrect installation of the brake hydraulic lines, which could cause the brakes and the anti-skid system to operate incorrectly, and result in catastrophic failure of the airplane during a high-speed rejected takeoff.
Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau Seek Comment on Post-Incentive Auction Transition Scheduling Plan
This document seeks comment on the proposal set forth by the Media Bureau, in consultation with the Incentive Auction Task Force, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and the Office of Engineering and Technology, for developing a post-incentive auction transition scheduling plan. In preparing their submissions commenters should be mindful of the Commission's prohibited communications rule, which prohibits broadcasters and forward auction applicants from communicating any incentive auction applicant's bids or bidding strategies to other parties covered by the relevant rules.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is adjusting the fee schedule for immigration and naturalization benefit requests processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The fee schedule was last adjusted on November 23, 2010. USCIS conducted a comprehensive fee review for the fiscal year (FY) 2016/2017 biennial period and determined that current fees do not recover the full cost of services provided. DHS has determined that adjusting the fee schedule is necessary to fully recover costs and maintain adequate service. DHS published a proposed fee schedule on May 4, 2016. Under this final rule, DHS will increase fees by a weighted average of 21 percent; establish a new fee of $3,035 covering USCIS costs related to processing the Employment Based Immigrant Visa, Fifth Preference (EB-5) Annual Certification of Regional Center, Form I-924A; establish a three-level fee for the Application for Naturalization, Form N-400; and remove regulatory provisions that prevent USCIS from rejecting an immigration or naturalization benefit request paid with a dishonored check or lacking the required biometric services fee until the remitter has been provided an opportunity to correct the deficient payment.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop Engines
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-12-04 for all Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331-1, -2, -2UA, -3U, - 3UW, -5, -5A, -5AB, -5B, -6, -6A, -10, -10AV, -10GP, -10GT, -10P, -10R, -10T, -10U, -10UA, -10UF, -10UG, -10UGR, -10UR, -11U, -12JR, -12UA, - 12UAR, and -12UHR turboprop engines with certain Woodward fuel control unit (FCU) assemblies, installed. AD 2015-12-04 required initial and repetitive dimensional inspections of the affected fuel control drives and insertion of certain airplane operating procedures into the applicable flight manuals. This AD corrects the compliance requirements and relaxes the inspection interval. This AD was prompted by a request to change compliance time from 50 hours to 100 hours for affected fuel controls. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the fuel control drive, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016: Initial Guidance
On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA). This new statute provides updates and improvements to statutes that authorize and prescribe requirements for multiple HUD programs and the Department of Agriculture's single-family housing guaranteed loan program. The purpose of this document is to advise HUD program participants and interested members of the public of those statutory provisions that are effective immediately and those provisions that will require further action by HUD to become effective or to be used by HUD program participants.
Asset Management Plans and Periodic Evaluations of Facilities Repeatedly Requiring Repair and Reconstruction Due to Emergency Events
The FHWA is issuing this final rule to address three new requirements established by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). First, as part of the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP), MAP-21 adopted a requirement for States to develop and implement risk-based asset management plans for the National Highway System (NHS) to improve or preserve the condition of the assets and the performance of the system. Second, for the purpose of carrying out the NHPP, MAP-21 requires FHWA to establish minimum standards for States to use in developing and operating bridge and pavement management systems. Third, to conserve Federal resources and protect public safety, MAP-21 mandates periodic evaluations to determine if reasonable alternatives exist to roads, highways, or bridges that repeatedly require repair and reconstruction activities. This rule establishes requirements applicable to States in each of these areas. The rule also reflects the passage of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which added provisions on critical infrastructure to the asset management portion of the NHPP statute.
Specifications for Medical Examinations of Coal Miners
With this action, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in accordance with recent rulemaking by the Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), finalizes amendments to Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program regulations to establish standards for the approval of facilities to conduct spirometry and requires that all coal mine operators submit a plan for the provision of spirometry testing and X-ray examinations to all surface and underground coal miners.
Revision of Regulations Governing Freedom of Information Act Requests and Appeals, and Revision of Touhy Regulations Governing Release of Information in Response to Legal Proceedings
Final rule. This final rule updates and clarifies the procedures for submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and appeals to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). The rule describes additional methods for submitting FOIA requests and appeals. It also promotes efficiency in FOIA administration by enhancing OSC's ability to respond to certain requests on an expedited basis. The final rule makes minor technical revisions to the name of an OSC unit and to OSC's Internet, fax, and physical address information. The rule also establishes procedures that requesters must follow when making demands on or requests to an OSC employee to produce official records or provide testimony relating to official information in connection with a legal proceeding in which the OSC is not a party.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations
The Executive Director of the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a closed meeting of the Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice
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 Notice 2010-28, Stripping Transactions for Qualified Tax Credit Bonds.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8976
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 8976, Notice of Intent to Operate Under Section 501(c)(4).
Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes (graphite electrodes) from the People's Republic of China (PRC), covering the period February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016. The Department has preliminarily determined that three companies, the Fangda Group, Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (Fushun Jinly), and Jilin Carbon Import and Export Company (Jilin Carbon), had no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR).
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Investigation
The Department of Commerce (Department) is postponing the deadline for issuing final determination in the less than fair value (LTFV) investigation of stainless steel sheet and strip from the People's Republic of China (PRC) and is extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months.
Utility Scale Wind Towers From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is rescinding its administrative review of utility scale wind towers (``wind towers'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period or review (``POR'') February 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016, based on the withdrawal of request for review.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of 2 forms. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2016.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contractors Performing Private Security Functions; Corrections
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a correction to FAC 2005-91; FAR Case 2014-018; Contractors Performing Private Security Functions; (Item IX), which was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 67776, on September 30, 2016. This correction corrects paragraph designations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
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 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish 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 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates 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.