November 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Hyacinth Macaw
Document Number: 2016-28318
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, notify the public that we are making changes to our July 6, 2012, proposed rule to list the hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on new information, we now propose to list the hyacinth macaw as a threatened species under the Act. We also propose a concurrent rule under section 4(d) of the Act for this species. We are reopening the comment period to allow comments on the new information presented in this document relevant to the changes described below. Comments previously submitted will be considered and do not need to be resubmitted. However, we encourage those who may have commented previously to submit additional comments, if appropriate, in light of this new information.
Vehicle Defect Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2016-28125
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is proposing to require placing a label on the passenger side sun visor of light-duty vehicles that provides information about how to submit a safety-related motor vehicle defect complaint to NHTSA. This rulemaking also proposes updating the required information in 49 CFR 575.6 for defect reporting information in owner's manuals through the addition of the text developed for this proposal. This proposal responds to the mandate in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 (MAP-21) that manufacturers be required to affix, in the glove compartment or in another readily accessible location on the vehicle, a sticker, decal, or other device that provides, in simple and understandable language, information about how to submit a safety- related motor vehicle defect complaint to NHTSA; and prominently print the information described above within the owner's manual.
Addition of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) Category; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
Document Number: 2016-28102
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is adding a hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) category to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA). EPA is adding this chemical category to the EPCRA section 313 list because EPA has determined that HBCD meets the EPCRA section 313(d)(2)(B) and (C) toxicity criteria. Specifically, EPA has determined that HBCD can reasonably be anticipated to cause developmental and reproductive effects in humans and is highly toxic to aquatic and terrestrial organisms. In addition, based on the available bioaccumulation and persistence data, EPA has determined that HBCD should be classified as a persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemical and assigned a 100-pound reporting threshold.
Internet Posting of and Confidentiality Determinations for Hazardous Waste Export and Import Documents
Document Number: 2016-27431
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending existing regulations regarding the export and import of hazardous wastes from and into the United States. EPA is making these changes to improve protection of public health with respect to hazardous wastes by ensuring public accessibility and transparency of export and import documentation. Specifically, the proposed revisions of the existing regulations will require exporters of hazardous waste and receiving facilities recycling or disposing hazardous waste from foreign sources to maintain a single publicly accessible Web site (``Export/Import Web site'') to which documents can be posted regarding the confirmation of receipt and confirmation of completed recovery or disposal of individual hazardous waste import and export shipments. These proposed changes will improve information on the movement and disposition of hazardous wastes, and will enable interested members of the community and the government to benefit from the provision of publicly accessible data to better monitor proper compliance with EPA's hazardous waste regulations and help ensure that hazardous waste import and export shipments are properly received and managed. The proposed internet posting requirements are planned for the interim period prior to the electronic import-export reporting compliance date when electronic submittal to EPA of confirmations of receipt and completed recovery or disposal for hazardous waste shipments will be required. EPA also proposes a confidentiality determination to exclude documents related to the export, import, and transit of hazardous waste and export of excluded CRTs from confidential business information (CBI) claims.
Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule
Document Number: 2016-27429
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this action, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing revisions to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) hazardous waste generator regulatory program proposed on September 25, 2015. There are several objectives to these revisions. They include reorganizing the hazardous waste generator regulations to make them more user-friendly and thus improve their usability by the regulated community; providing a better understanding of how the RCRA hazardous waste generator regulatory program works; addressing gaps in the existing regulations to strengthen environmental protection; providing greater flexibility for hazardous waste generators to manage their hazardous waste in a cost-effective and protective manner; and making technical corrections and conforming changes to address inadvertent errors and remove obsolete references to programs that no longer exist. This final rule responds to the comments of EPA stakeholders, taking into consideration the mission of EPA and the goals of RCRA.
Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions
Document Number: 2016-27428
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending existing regulations regarding the export and import of hazardous wastes from and into the United States. EPA is making these changes to: Provide greater protection to human health and the environment by making existing export and import related requirements more consistent with the current import-export requirements for shipments between members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); enable electronic submittal to EPA of all export and import-related documents (e.g., export notices, export annual reports); and enable electronic validation of consent in the Automated Export System (AES) for export shipments subject to RCRA export consent requirements prior to exit. The AES resides in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-27308
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-9 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that a certain bolt used on the outboard clevis of the ram air turbine (RAT) forward support fitting might not be long enough to allow for proper installation of the RAT. This proposed AD would require inspection of the forward support fitting of the RAT and replacement if cracking is found, and installation of a longer shoulder bolt. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Deepwater Port License Application: Delfin LNG LLC; Delfin LNG Deepwater Port; Final Application Public Hearing and Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-27297
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD), in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), announces: (1) The schedule and locations of public hearings; and (2) the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Delfin LNG, LLC (Delfin LNG) deepwater port license application for the exportation of natural gas. A Notice of Application that summarized the original Delfin LNG deepwater port license application was published in the Federal Register on July 16, 2015 (80 FR 42162). A Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Notice of Public Meetings was published in the Federal Register on July 29, 2015 (80 FR 45270). A Notice of Receipt of Amended Application was published in the Federal Register on December 24, 2015 (80 FR 80455). A Notice of Availability (NOA) and Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register July 15, 2016 (81 FR 46157). This NOA incorporates the aforementioned Notices by reference. The proposed Delfin LNG deepwater port would be located in Federal waters within the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) approximately 37.4 to 40.8 nautical miles off the coast of Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The proposed Delfin LNG deepwater port incorporates onshore components, which are subject to FERC jurisdiction. These facilities are described in the section of this Notice titled ``FERC Application.'' Publication of this notice begins a 45-day comment period, requests public participation in the environmental impact review process, provides information on how to participate in the process and announces final public hearings in Cameron, Louisiana and Beaumont, Texas. The Final EIS complies with the Deepwater Port Act of 1974, as amended (33 United States Code (U.S.C.) 1501 et seq.) (DWPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)) (NEPA), as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 1500 to 1508). MARAD and the USCG request public comments on the Final EIS and the application. Pursuant to the criteria provided in the DWPA, both Louisiana and Texas have been designated as Adjacent Coastal States (ACS) for this application.
Determination of Full Program Adequacy of Washington's Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permitting Program
Document Number: 2016-26754
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments, States must develop and implement permit programs for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLFs) and seek an adequacy determination by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This rule documents EPA's determination that Washington's MSWLF permit program is adequate to ensure compliance with Federal MSWLF requirements.
Determination of Full Program Adequacy of Washington's Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program
Document Number: 2016-26750
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments, States must develop and implement permit programs for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLF) and seek an adequacy determination by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This proposed rule documents EPA's determination that Washington's MSWLF permit program is adequate to ensure compliance with Federal MSWLF requirements.
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2016-11-25-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2016-11-25
Regular Board of Directors Meeting; Sunshine Act
Document Number: 2016-28595
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-28574
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its September 28, 2016 meeting and a resolution for BBG Meeting Dates in 2017. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingnov2016.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on November 29. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-28540
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2016-28522
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-28495
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System
Document Number: 2016-28447
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: The Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee Membership Application
Document Number: 2016-28444
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily Project Construction Change
Document Number: 2016-28441
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-28421
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on the NOAA Fisheries Draft National Bycatch Reduction Strategy.
Proposed Collection of Information: Application for Recognition as Natural Guardian of a Minor Not Under Legal Guardianship and for Disposition of Minor's Interest in Registered Securities
Document Number: 2016-28412
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Department of the Treasury
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 a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Application for Recognition as Natural Guardian of a Minor Not Under Legal Guardianship and for Disposition of Minor's Interest in Registered Securities.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2016-28407
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Anchorage Grounds; Delaware Bay and River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2016-28405
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the anchorage regulations for the Delaware Bay and River. The Coast Guard conducted a review of the Delaware Bay and River anchorage grounds to support increased traffic and vessel size. The changes to this regulation will eliminate unusable anchorage grounds and provide additional usable grounds to support current and future port demands and enhance the overall navigation safety of this critical component of the maritime transportation system.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Assembly of the Administrative Conference of the United States
Document Number: 2016-28402
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Administrative Conference of the United States
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Assembly of the Administrative Conference of the United States will hold a meeting to consider four proposed recommendations and to conduct other business. This meeting will be open to the public.
Rotorcraft External-Load Operations; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2016-28399
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting two regulatory cross-references. The pertinent section was not amended to reflect changes that were implemented in the final rule dated November 7, 1986 (Doc. No. 24550, 51 FR 40692, 40708).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-28397
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Charter Amendment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2016-28395
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is amending the charter for the Defense Innovation Board.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-28394
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the renewals and reinstatements of the information collection requests (ICRs) abstracted below are being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the information collections and their expected burden. On September 23, 2016, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICRs.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Revision of Information Collection; National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households; Comment Request (3064-0167)
Document Number: 2016-28393
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the survey collection instrument for its fourth National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households (Household Survey), currently approved under OMB Control No. 3064-0167, scheduled to be conducted in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau as a supplement to its June 2017 Current Population Survey (CPS). The survey seeks to estimate the proportions of unbanked and underbanked households in the U.S. and to identify the factors that inhibit the participation of these households in the mainstream banking system, and opportunities to expand the use of banking services among underserved consumers. The results of these ongoing surveys will help policymakers and bankers understand the issues and challenges underserved households perceive when deciding how and where to conduct financial transactions.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2016-28392
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The Department of the Air Force proposes to delete one system of record notice from its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended.
Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-28391
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-28390
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request-Proposal To Amend Collection 3038-0005: Instructions to CFTC Form CPO-PQR
Document Number: 2016-28389
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed amendment to the collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the proposed amendment of the instructions to CFTC Form CPO-PQR to permit commodity pool operators (CPOs) to use specified alternative accounting principles, standards or practices in presenting and calculating financial information in Form CPO-PQR to the same extent that CPOs are permitted to use such alternative accounting principles, standards or practices pursuant to CFTC Regulation 4.22(d)(2) to present and compute financial statements in pool Annual Reports.
Commodity Pool Operator Financial Reports
Document Number: 2016-28388
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) is amending certain of its regulations applicable to the financial reports that each person registered or required to be registered as a commodity pool operator (CPO) must provide for each commodity pool that it operates. These amendments: Permit the use of additional alternative generally accepted accounting principles, standards or practices; provide relief from the Annual Report audit requirement under certain circumstances; and make clear that an audited Annual Report must be distributed and submitted at least once during the life of a pool.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2016-28387
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2016-28386
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Guideline Update-CDC Recommendations on Use of Chlorhexidine-Impregnated Dressings for Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections
Document Number: 2016-28385
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the opening of a docket to obtain public comment on the Draft Update of CDC Recommendations on Use of Chlorhexidine-Impregnated Dressings for Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections (Draft Recommendation Update). The Draft Recommendation Update addresses new and updated strategies for the prevention of intravascular catheter- related infections in healthcare settings. CDC is providing a supporting appendix in the docket that includes primary evidence, study evaluation, and data evaluation tables that were used in developing the Draft Recommendation Update.
Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board
Document Number: 2016-28383
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to assist the USDA in the development of standards for substances to be used in organic production and to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on any other aspects of the implementation of Organic Foods Production Act.
Investigative Hearing
Document Number: 2016-28382
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Freedom of Information Act; Notice of Lawsuit
Document Number: 2016-28379
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks information about potential objections to the public release of possibly confidential information regarding import and export activities tracked via the Service's Law Enforcement Management Information System. We issue this notice and solicit this information in response to a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act.
In the Matter of International Cyclotron
Document Number: 2016-28374
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Imposition Order to International Cyclotron, imposing a civil penalty of $14,000. On August 30, 2016, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty$14,000 to International Cyclotron, for failing to comply with regulatory requirements regarding the decommissioning of its site.
Tennessee Valley Authority Combined License Application for Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4
Document Number: 2016-28373
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) request to withdraw its application for combined licenses (COLs) for Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4, located near the town of Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama.
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
Document Number: 2016-28372
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering renewal of Facility Operating License No. R-84, held by the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI or the licensee) for the continued operation of its Training, Research, Isotope Production, General Atomics (GA) (TRIGA) research reactor. The NRC is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the renewal of the license.