December 9, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2016-12-09-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2016-12-09
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2016
Document Number: 2016-29808
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-29779
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2016-29753
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act
Document Number: 2016-29742
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Request for Public Comment on Draft “Release to One, Release to All” Presumption
Document Number: 2016-29727
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (the ``Department'') is requesting public comment on the draft ``Release to One, Release to All'' policy, which was prepared by the Office of Information Policy (OIP). This draft policy is not final, and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. The draft policy takes into account lessons learned from the DOJ pilot and all of the issues examined through the Chief FOIA Office Council, including certain exceptions to the policy and two different options for the timing of when documents should be posted online. The Department requests your comments on the entire draft policy. All public comments submitted in response to this notice will be considered when finalizing this document.
Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-29682
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-29681
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-29680
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-29662
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health: Subcommittee on the Site Exposure Matrices (SEM)
Document Number: 2016-29608
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The subcommittee will meet via teleconference on January 6, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Breakwater Replacement Project in Eastport, Maine
Document Number: 2016-29597
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Maine Department of Transportation (ME DOT) for authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to in-water construction activities from the Eastport Breakwater Replacement Project (EBRP) in Eastport, ME. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the ME DOT to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, during the specified activity.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2016-29594
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter (PM) from large confined animal facilities (LCAFs). We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Announcement of the Board of Directors for the National Environmental Education Foundation
Document Number: 2016-29591
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (doing business as The National Environmental Education Foundation or NEEF) was created by Section 10 of Public Law #101-619, the National Environmental Education Act of 1990. It is a private 501(c)(3) non- profit organization established to promote and support education and training as necessary tools to further environmental protection and sustainable, environmentally sound development. It provides the common ground upon which leaders from business and industry, all levels of government, public interest groups, and others can work cooperatively to expand the reach of environmental education and training programs beyond the traditional classroom. The Foundation promotes innovative environmental education and training programs such as environmental education for medical healthcare providers and broadcast meteorologists; it also develops partnerships with government and other organizations to administer projects that promote the development of an environmentally literal public. The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as required by the terms of the Act, announces the following appointment to the National Environmental Education Foundation Board of Directors. The appointee is Mr. Kevin M. Butt, the Regional Environmental Director of Toyota's North American Environmental Sustainability Programs.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29590
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Final Assessment of the Program for Enhanced Review Transparency and Communication; Public Meeting and Establishment of Docket
Document Number: 2016-29589
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the establishment of a docket to obtain comments on the final assessment of the Program for Enhanced Review Transparency and Communication for New Molecular Entity (NME) New Drug Applications (NDAs) and Original Biologics License Applications (BLAs) (the Program). FDA is also announcing a public meeting where the final assessment will be discussed and public stakeholders may present their views on the Program to date. The Program is part of the FDA performance commitments under the fifth authorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), which enables FDA to collect user fees for the review of human drug and biologics applications for fiscal years (FYs) 2013-2017. The Program is described in detail in section II.B of the document entitled ``PDUFA Reauthorization Performance Goals and Procedures Fiscal Years 2013 through 2017.'' The Program is being evaluated by an independent contractor with expertise in assessing the quality and efficiency of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical development and regulatory review programs. As part of FDA's performance commitments, FDA is providing a period for public comment on the final assessment of the Program.
Drug Supply Chain Security Act Implementation: Identification of Suspect Product and Notification; Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2016-29588
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Drug Supply Chain Security Act Implementation: Identification of Suspect Product and Notification.'' The guidance addresses provisions in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The guidance is intended to aid certain trading partners (manufacturers, repackagers, wholesale distributors, and dispensers) in identifying a suspect product and specific scenarios that could significantly increase the risk of a suspect product entering the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain. The guidance also describes how trading partners should notify FDA of illegitimate product and sets forth a process for terminating notifications of illegitimate product in consultation with FDA. This guidance also includes a new section, for comment purposes only, that describes when manufacturers should notify FDA of a high risk that a product is illegitimate. Aside from that section, this guidance is a final guidance subsequent to the draft guidance that was issued on June 11, 2014.
Preparation of Food Contact Notifications for Food Contact Substances in Contact With Infant Formula and/or Human Milk; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2016-29587
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Preparation of Food Contact Notifications for Food Contact Substances in Contact with Infant Formula and/or Human Milk.'' The draft guidance, when finalized, will provide industry with our current thinking on how to prepare a food contact notification (FCN) submission for our review and evaluation of the safety of food contact substances (FCSs) used in contact with infant formula and/or human milk.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Requirements for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 2016-29586-2
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of adverse public comments, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the direct final rule published on October 21, 2016, to approve revisions to the Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). The revision serves to remove requirements for installation and operation of vapor recovery equipment (also referred to as Stage II vapor recovery) from subject gasoline stations in areas of Virginia that were formally subject to a Stage II vapor recovery program under the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Requirements for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 2016-29586
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of adverse public comments, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the direct final rule published on October 21, 2016, to approve revisions to the Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). The revision serves to remove requirements for installation and operation of vapor recovery equipment (also referred to as Stage II vapor recovery) from subject gasoline stations in areas of Virginia that were formally subject to a Stage II vapor recovery program under the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Oklahoma; Infrastructure for the Lead, Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2016-29585-2
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Oklahoma regarding the 2008 Lead (Pb), 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards). The four submittals address how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of these four NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). These i-SIPs ensure that the Oklahoma SIP is adequate to meet the State's responsibilities under the CAA, including the CAA requirements for interstate transport of Pb and NO2 emissions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Oklahoma; Infrastructure for the Lead, Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2016-29585
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Oklahoma regarding the 2008 Lead (Pb), 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards). The four submittals address how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of these four NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). These i-SIPs ensure that the Oklahoma SIP is adequate to meet the State's responsibilities under the CAA, including the CAA requirements for interstate transport of Pb and NO2 emissions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29584
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
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 (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: The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; the accuracy of the estimated burden; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects:
Document Number: 2016-29583
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2016-29581
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Environmental Health, and Clean Air Council (collectively ``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. McCarthy, et al. No. 4:16-cv-04092-PJH (N.D. Cal.). On July 21, 2016, Plaintiffs filed a complaint alleging that Gina McCarthy, in her official capacity as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') failed to perform certain duties mandated by the CAA in relation to implementation of the 1997 and 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (``NAAQS'') for ozone, respectively. Specifically, Plaintiffs allege that EPA failed to make required findings of failure to submit, and to take final action on State Implementation Plan (``SIP'') submittals. On November 14, 2016, Plaintiffs filed a first amended complaint. The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to take certain specified actions related to implementation of the 1997 and 2008 ozone standards, respectively.
Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2016-29580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Nominations to the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-29579
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document provides the names and affiliations of nominees currently under consideration for appointment to the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) established pursuant to the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The purpose of the SACC is to provide independent advice and expert consultation, at the request of the EPA Administrator, with respect to the scientific and technical aspects of risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures or approaches. The Agency, at this time, anticipates selecting approximately fourteen members to serve on the Committee. Public comments on the nominees are invited, as these comments will be used to assist the Agency in selecting the new chartered Committee members.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2016-29578
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions
Document Number: 2016-29577
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
Document Number: 2016-29576
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds products and a service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes a product and services from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Approved Monitoring Service Providers
Document Number: 2016-29575
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has approved five companies to provide at-sea monitoring services to Northeast multispecies sectors in fishing years 2017 and 2018. Regulations implementing the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan require at-sea monitoring companies to apply to, and be approved by, NMFS in order to be eligible to provide at-sea monitoring services to sectors. This action will allow sectors to contract at-sea monitoring services with any of the approver providers for fishing years 2017 and 2018.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2016-29574-2
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of New Jersey is transferring a portion of its 2016 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for New Jersey and Virginia.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2016-29574
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of New Jersey is transferring a portion of its 2016 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for New Jersey and Virginia.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review in Part; 2014
Document Number: 2016-29572
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). The period of review (POR) is September 15, 2014, through December 31, 2014. This review covers two producers/exporters of subject merchandise that the Department selected for individual examination: Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S. (Icdas) and Kaptan Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S. and Kaptan Metal Dis Ticaret ve Nakliyat A.S. (Kaptan Demir Companies) (collectively, the mandatory respondents). This review also covers the following firms that were not individually examined: 3212041 Canada Inc.; Acemar International Limited; As Gaz Sinai ve Tibbi Azlar A.S.; Colakoglu Dis Ticaret A.S. (also known as Colakoglu Disticaret AS); Colakoglu Metalurji A.S.; Del Industrial Metals; Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (also known as Habas Sinai 199, Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar, and/or Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal); Izmir Demir Celik Sanayi A.S.; Ozkan Demir Celik Sanayi A.S.; Tata Steel International (Hong Kong) Limited (also known as Tata Steel International (Hong Kong)); and Tata Steel UK. We preliminarily find that the mandatory respondents each received a de minimis net subsidy rate during the POR. See ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice below for the preliminary rates calculated for the companies covered in this review.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-29571
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Mexico, covering the period April 24, 2014, through October 31, 2015. The review covers Deacero S.A.P.I de C.V. (Deacero), and Grupo Simec S.A.B. de C.V. (Grupo Simec). We preliminarily determine that Deacero made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), and that Grupo Simec did not. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014
Document Number: 2016-29570
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 3, 2016, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India. This review covers two companies: Jindal Poly Films Limited (Jindal), and SRF Limited. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. Based on an analysis of the comments received, the Department has made changes to the subsidy rate determined for Jindal. The final subsidy rates are listed in the ``Final Results of Administrative Review'' section below.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the 21st Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-29569
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting the 21st administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (PRC), covering the period of review (POR) November 1, 2014, through October 31, 2015. This review covers 42 manufacturers/exporters of subject merchandise. We preliminarily find that the mandatory respondents Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co., Ltd (Harmoni) and Qingdao Tiantaixing Foods Co., Ltd. (QTF) each failed to cooperate to the best of its ability. As a result, we preliminarily find that Harmoni has not rebutted the presumption that it is part of the PRC-wide entity, and we preliminarily base QTF's dumping margin on adverse facts available. In addition, we preliminarily find that voluntary respondent Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd. (Xinboda) made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (PET Film) From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-29568
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 12, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from Taiwan in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (PET Film) from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015, 81 FR 53441 (August 12, 2016) (Preliminary Results). This review covers Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Nan Ya) and Shinkong Materials Technology Corporation (SMTC). We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Result and received no comments or requests for a hearing. Therefore, for the final results, we continue to find that sales of subject merchandise by Nan Ya were not made at prices less than normal value during the period of review (POR). We continue to find that SMTC had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2016-29567
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2016-29566
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2016-29565
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2016-29564
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 5, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on monosodium glutamate (MSG) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period of review (POR) May 8, 2014 through October 31, 2015 in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Monosodium Glutamate from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 81 FR 51853 (August 5, 2016) (Preliminary Results). This review covers 38 exporters of the subject merchandise. None of these companies filed a separate rate application (SRA) and/or a separate rate certification (SRC) to establish its separate rate status. Therefore, the Department preliminarily found that the companies are part of the PRC-wide entity. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. No party filed comments or requested a hearing. Accordingly, the final results remain unchanged from the Preliminary Results.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2016-29560
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Procedures for Submitting Reactive Power Filings
Document Number: 2016-29559
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Savage, Jeffrey S.; Van Abel, Brian J.; Mahling, Wendy B.; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2016-29558
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29557
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Announcement of Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-29556
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) advises the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on matters relating to the USGS's participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The Committee, which is comprised of members from academia, industry, and State government, will hold its next meeting by teleconference on January 5, 2017, as specified below. In this meeting, the Committee will review the current activities of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program and discuss future priorities.
Releasing Information; Availability of Records of the Farm Credit Administration; FOIA Fees
Document Number: 2016-29555-2
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or Agency) issued a final rule amending its regulations to reflect changes to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 requires FCA to amend its FOIA regulations to extend the deadline for administrative appeals, to add information on dispute resolution services, and to amend the way FCA charges fees. In accordance with the law, the effective date of the rule is no earlier than 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register during which either or both Houses of Congress are in session.
Releasing Information; Availability of Records of the Farm Credit Administration; FOIA Fees
Document Number: 2016-29555
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or Agency) issued a final rule amending its regulations to reflect changes to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 requires FCA to amend its FOIA regulations to extend the deadline for administrative appeals, to add information on dispute resolution services, and to amend the way FCA charges fees. In accordance with the law, the effective date of the rule is no earlier than 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register during which either or both Houses of Congress are in session.