Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program
BOEM announces the availability of the Final 2017-2022 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Programmatic EIS) to inform the 2017-2022 Proposed Final Program. The Final Programmatic EIS provides a discussion of potential impacts of the proposed action, provides an analysis of reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, and recognizes BOEM's preferred alternative. Under Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations at 40 CFR 1506.10(b)(2), the Secretary of the Interior will not finalize the 2017-2022 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program until at least 30 days after publication of the Final Programmatic EIS.
Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request; Materials To Support NIH Serving as an IRB of Record or a Single IRB for Outside Institutions (Office of the Director)
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 August 22, 2016, page 56667 (81 FR 56667) 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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Insurance Application for the Origination of Reverse Mortgages and Related Documents
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Indirect Food Additives: Paper and Paperboard Components
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of two specific perfluoroalkyl containing substances as oil and water repellents for paper and paperboard for use in contact with aqueous and fatty foods because these uses have been abandoned. This action is in response to a petition filed by Keller and Heckman LLP on behalf of 3M Corporation.
Connect America Fund
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts tailored service obligations for Alaska Communications Systems (ACS), a carrier serving a non-contiguous area that elected to receive nearly $20 million annually in Connect America Phase II frozen support amounts in lieu of model-based support.
Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the Preliminary Results of the sixth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel threaded rod from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on May 13, 2016. The period of review (``POR'') is April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015. This review covers two PRC exporters of subject merchandise, RMB Fasteners Ltd., IFI & Morgan Ltd., and Jiaxing Brother Standard Part Co., Ltd. (collectively ``the RMB/IFI Group''), and Zhejiang New Oriental Fastener Co., Ltd. (``New Oriental''). The final dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Results of Administrative Review'' section of this notice.
Notice of Availability of Programmatic Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Transit Projects
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of a draft Programmatic Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transit Projects (Programmatic Assessment) and an accompanying Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) Estimator Tool (Estimator Tool). The purpose of the draft Programmatic Assessment is to: (1) Report on whether certain types of proposed transit projects merit detailed analysis of their GHG emissions at the project-level; and (2) provide a source of data and analysis for FTA and its grantees to reference in future environmental documents for projects where detailed, project-level GHG analysis would provide limited information beyond what is collected and considered in the assessment. The draft Programmatic Assessment presents estimates of GHG emissions generated from the construction, operations, and maintenance phases of projects across select transit modes, as well as an estimate of personal vehicle emissions displaced due to transit's ``ridership effect.'' The associated Estimator Tool is a spreadsheet tool that allows users to calculate partial lifecycle GHG emissions estimates by transit mode based on limited data inputs. FTA's draft Programmatic Assessment or Estimator Tool is not a requirement; agencies and states may use other methods for reporting GHG emissions related to state GHG reporting regulations, as needed and as appropriate. Use of FTA's draft Programmatic Assessment or Estimator Tool is not a requirement, if agencies and states are utilizing other methods for reporting GHG emissions related to state GHG reporting regulations. The FTA requests public comments on the Programmatic Assessment and the Estimator Tool.
Calcium Hypochlorite From the People's Republic of China: Final Decision To Rescind the New Shipper Review of Haixing Jingmei Chemical Products Sales Co., Ltd.
On June 27, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published its Preliminary Rescission for the new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on calcium hypochlorite from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review is July 25, 2014 through June 30, 2015. As discussed below, we preliminarily determined to rescind this review because we requested but were not provided sufficient information to conduct a bona fide analysis as required by the statute, and accordingly cannot determine whether the new shipper sales of Haixing Jingmei Chemical Products Sales Co., Ltd. (``Jingmei'') are bona fide. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we make no changes to the Preliminary Rescission. Accordingly, we have determined to rescind this NSR with respect to Jingmei.
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Spodoptera frugiperda multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus strain 3AP2 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. MacIntosh and Associates, Inc. (on behalf of AgBiTech Pty Ltd.) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Spodoptera frugiperda multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus strain 3AP2 under FFDCA.
Clarification of Requirements for Method 303 Certification Training
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing revisions to better define the requirements associated with conducting Method 303 training courses. Method 303 is an air pollution test method used to determine the presence of visible emissions (VE) from coke ovens. This action adds language that clarifies the criteria used by the EPA to determine the competency of Method 303 training providers, but does not change the requirements for conducting the test method. These revisions will help entities interested in conducting the required training courses by clearly defining the requirements necessary to do so.
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel their registrations of certain products containing the active ingredients dimethomorph, metiram, profenofos, propoxur, and sodium acifluorfen and to amend certain captan and propoxur product registrations to terminate one or more uses. For captan, if granted, the requests would terminate the last U.S. registered use on dichondra, grasses (lawn seed beds), turf (golf courses and sod farms), and turf grasses (golf courses and ornamentals in non-pastured areas). For propoxur, if granted, the requests would terminate the last indoor use of aerosol, spray, and liquid formulations, and terminate the last uses in food handling establishments and for indoor crack and crevice. The requests, if granted, would not cancel the last captan, dimethomorph, propoxur, and sodium acifluorfen products registered for use in the United States. The requests, if granted, would cancel the last profenofos and metiram products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the affected registrations have been cancelled/use terminated only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Freedom of Information Act Regulations
This rule amends the Department's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulations have been revised to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to incorporate changes brought about by the amendments to the FOIA under the OPEN Government Act of 2007. Additionally, the regulations have been updated to reflect developments in the case law.
Supervisory Highlights: Fall 2016
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) is issuing its thirteenth edition of its Supervisory Highlights. In this issue of Supervisory Highlights, we report examination findings in the areas of auto originations, automobile loan servicing, debt collection, mortgage origination, student loan servicing, and fair lending. As in past editions, this report includes information about a recent public enforcement action that was a result, at least in part, of our supervisory work. The report also includes information on recently released examination procedures and Bureau guidance.
Record of Decision for Issuing a Presidential Permit to Minnesota Power
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its decision to issue a Presidential permit to Minnesota Power, a regulated utility division of ALLETE, Inc. (Applicant), to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new electric transmission line across the U.S./Canada border in northern Minnesota. The potential environmental impacts associated with the transmission line are analyzed in the Great Northern Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0499). The transmission line would cross the U.S./Canada border in Roseau County, Minnesota and extend southeast approximately 220 miles to the proposed Iron Range 500-kilovolt (kV) Substation, located just east of the existing Blackberry Substation near Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Solicitation of Written Comments on the Mid-Course Review Working Group Draft Report and Draft Recommendations for Consideration by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee
The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) was established in 1987 to comply with Title XXI of the Public Health Service Act (Pub. L. 99-660) (section 2105) (42 U.S. Code 300aa-5). Its purpose is to advise and make recommendations to the Director of the National Vaccine Program on matters related to program responsibilities. The Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) has been designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the Director of the National Vaccine Program. The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) is located within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NVPO provides leadership and fosters collaboration among the various Federal agencies involved in vaccine and immunization activities. The NVPO also supports the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC). The NVAC advises and makes recommendations to the ASH in her capacity as the Director of the National Vaccine Program on matters related to vaccine program responsibilities. Recognizing the changes in the immunization landscape, the ASH charged the NVAC to conduct a Mid-course review to evaluate the progress of the National Vaccine Plan and provide recommendations to optimize priority areas. In March 2016, the NVAC formed the Mid-Course Review Working Group. Through a series of conference calls, electronic communication, and public discussions during the NVAC meetings, the working group identified a number of draft recommendations for consideration by the NVAC. These recommendations serve as a useful tool in refining collective strategies for shaping the future of the U.S. immunization enterprise, both domestically and globally. The draft report and draft recommendations from the working group will inform NVAC deliberations as the NVAC finalizes their recommendations for transmittal to the ASH. On behalf of NVAC, NVPO is soliciting public comment on the draft report and draft recommendations from a variety of stakeholders, including the general public, for consideration by the NVAC as they develop their final recommendations to the ASH. It is anticipated that the draft report and draft recommendations, as revised with consideration given to public comment and stakeholder input, will be presented to the NVAC for adoption in February 2017 at the quarterly NVAC meeting.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer
NMFS announces its approval of a transfer of 2016 commercial bluefish quota from the State of Maine to the State of Rhode Island. The approval of the transfer complies with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement also informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for Maine and Rhode Island.
OMB No. 3206-0233, Civil Service Retirement System Survivor Annuitant Express Pay Application for Death Benefits, OPM Form RI 25-051
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection request (ICR) OMB No. 3206-0233, Civil Service Retirement System Survivor Annuitant Express Pay Application for Death Benefits, OPM Form RI 25-051. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (81 FR 47444, July 21, 2016) allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Anticircumvention Inquiry on Antidumping Duty Order
Based on available information, the Department of Commerce (Department) is self-initiating an anticircumvention inquiry to determine whether certain imports are circumventing the antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units (innerspring units) from the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Request for Information Regarding Consumer Access to Financial Records
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) provides for consumer rights to access financial account and account-related data in usable electronic form. The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau or CFPB) is seeking comments from the public about consumer access to such information, including access by entities acting with consumer permission, in connection with the provision of products or services that make use of that information. Submissions to this Request for Information will assist market participants and policymakers to develop practices and procedures that enable consumers to realize the benefits associated with safe access to their financial records, assess necessary consumer protections and safeguards, and spur innovation.
Biweekly Notice: Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Pursuant to Section 189a. (2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission to publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from October 25 to November 7, 2016. The last biweekly notice was published on November 8, 2016.
Privacy Act of 1974: Revised Privacy Act System of Records; Withdrawal
Access Certificates for Electronic Services GSA/GOVT-5 original intent was to facilitate secure, on-line communication between federal automated information systems and the public, using digital signature technologies to authenticate and verify identity. The reason for the cancellation notice is the system is no longer in use as a government system and has been updated as a commercial affiliate program of the Federal PKI.
Proposal To Adopt the 2010 Small Business Jobs Act Interim Rule as an Alternative Size Standard for Defining a Small Business for Export-Import Bank Programs
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (``EXIM Bank'') proposes to adopt the Interim Rule (as defined below) set forth in Section 1116 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-240) (the ``Jobs Act'') as an alternative standard for defining a small business for all of its programs. The Jobs Act mandated that the U.S. Small Business Administration (``SBA'') use maximum tangible net worth and average net income as an alternative to the use of industry based size standards as follows: Not more than $15 million in tangible net worth and $5 million in average net income after Federal income taxes to define a small business concern (``Interim Rule''). The SBA currently uses the Interim Rule for its business loans under Section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (``7(a) Loan Program'') and development company loans under Title V of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (``504 Loan Program'', and together with the 7(a) Loan Program, the ``SBA Loan Programs'') to determine size eligibility for an applicant if such applicant does not meet the size standards that it has developed for individual industries as defined under the North American Industry Classification System (``NAICS''). If approved by the SBA's Administrator, EXIM Bank will apply the Interim Rule as an alternative size standard in addition to using size standards established by SBA for individual industries to determine whether or not participants of EXIM programs can be categorized as small business concerns.
Investor Advisory Committee Meeting
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 public meeting. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee.
South Carolina Disaster Number SC-00041
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of South Carolina (FEMA-4286-DR), dated 10/18/2016. Incident: Hurricane Matthew. Incident Period: 10/04/2016 through 10/30/2016. Effective Date: 11/15/2016. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/19/2016. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/18/2017.
North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00081
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4285-DR), dated 10/10/2016. Incident: Hurricane Matthew. Incident Period: 10/04/2016 through 10/24/2016. Effective Date: 11/15/2016. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/09/2016. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/10/2017.
South Carolina Disaster Number SC-00040
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of South Carolina (FEMA-4286-DR), dated 10/14/ 2016. Incident: Hurricane Matthew. Incident Period: 10/04/2016 through 10/30/2016. Effective Date: 11/15/2016. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/13/2016. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/12/2017.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations-Zika Virus Associated Neurologic Illness Case Control Study; Correction
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a document in the Federal Register of November 17, 2016, concerning request for comments on Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and RecommendationsZika Virus Associated Neurologic Illness Case Control Study. The document provided the incorrect agency identification number (60Day-17-17ZQ).
TRICARE; Calendar Year 2017 TRICARE Young Adult Program Premium Update
This notice provides the updated TRICARE Young Adult program premiums for Calendar Year (CY) 2017.
North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00086
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4285-DR), dated 11/10/2016. Incident: Hurricane Matthew. Incident Period: 10/04/2016 through 10/24/2016. Effective Date: 11/15/2016. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/09/2017. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/10/2017.
Discretionary Funding Opportunity: Zero Emission Research Opportunity
This competitive solicitation is for the Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO), administered by the Federal Transit Administration. Available funding is $2.75 million in FTA research funds and this solicitation also will establish eligibility for possible future funding, subject to Congressional appropriations and FTA funding approval, for ZERO. The purpose of the program is to facilitate the advancement, production, and deployment of zero emission public transportation vehicle technology and related infrastructure. FTA intends to select, and enter into cooperative agreements with, multiple (up to 3) nonprofit consortia to continue building on past research innovation and development efforts to facilitate the deployment of zero emission vehicles and associated advanced technology. Eligibility for future ZERO funding opportunities in fiscal years 2017-2020 will be limited to those nonprofit consortia selected under this fiscal year 2017 notice. Potential research partners such as transit agencies, other nonprofits, vendors, suppliers and systems integrators may work with multiple consortia. The Federal cost share of a project carried out under ZERO shall not exceed 80 percent.