December 15, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2016-12-15-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2016-12-15
Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board
Document Number: 2016-30355
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-30318
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application and Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Document Number: 2016-30270
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Notice of Closure: Target Shooting Public Safety Closure on the Lake Mountains in Utah County, UT
Document Number: 2016-30268
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), pursuant to its regulations, is issuing a closure order which maintains an existing closure of approximately 900 acres of public land on the Lake Mountains in Utah County, Utah. This closure is necessary to protect persons, property, the public lands and resources from the discharge or use of firearms or dangerous weapons for the purposes of recreational target shooting. This closure does not restrict other public activities or access to this portion of the Lake Mountains that is hereby closed to recreational target shooting.
National Forest System Land Management Planning
Document Number: 2016-30191
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is amending regulations pertaining to the National Forest System Land Management Planning. This final rule amends the 2012 rule and is intended to clarify the Department's direction for plan amendments, including direction for amending land management plans developed under the 1982 rule.
Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for the Proposed Establishment and Operations of the Office of Biometric Identity Management and the Homeland Advanced Biometric Technology (HART)
Document Number: 2016-30187
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) has completed a Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) to assess the impacts resulting from the replacement of the existing Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) in order to meet obligations pertaining to expanded biometric service obligations. IDENT was developed in the 1990s by the Immigration and Naturalization Service as a pilot project. As DHS demands for biometric identity services grew and evolved, IDENT expanded both its customer base and services provided to those customers by retrofitting functionalities to its original pilot project foundation to meet urgent mission needs. The system has progressed from supporting one usage scenario and one stakeholder in 1994 to a multiplicity of business processes, services, and interfaces required to meet the needs of a variety of stakeholders. In 2003 the former United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) Program was designated as the DHS provider for biometric and associated biographic identity screening and analysis services. The primary mission of the former US-VISIT program was to serve as a repository of collected information on the unique identity of travelers and to collect, maintain, and share information related to entry, exit, and status events of foreign nationals in order to enhance national security, facilitate legitimate trade and travel, and ensure the integrity of our immigration system, while deploying the program in accordance with existing privacy laws and policies. This mission was accomplished through the deployment of discrete capabilities through two systems: IDENT and the Arrival and Departure Information System (ADIS). In 2013 OBIM assumed cross-cutting responsibility for DHS biometric identity services from the former US-VISIT Program. OBIM operates and maintains IDENT, and matches, stores, analyzes, and shares biometric data to provide more accurate and high assurance biometric identity information and analysis. IDENT, with its repository of biometrics and associated biographic data, is used by its customers for biometric identity verification and determination. Current IDENT customers include DHS components such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Transportation Security Administration, and various elements of DHS Headquarters; the Intelligence Community; other Federal agencies including the Departments of Justice, State, and Defense; State and local law enforcement; and international partners. OBIM needs HART to replace the 22-year-old legacy IDENT system to ensure continued fulfillment of evolving customer and mission needs. The redesign and development of the system will address the baseline and current gaps including capacity, increased security and privacy protections, interoperability, unsustainable costs, and performance and availability. Support of the system for additional biometric identity modalities beyond fingerprints will address customer needs for alternative modalities, provide options for non-contact biometric data collection, improve performance, and increase interoperability with customers and partners that support multiple biometric modalities. For the Proposed Action, OBIM would develop and implement a solution to address increasing customer demand for biometric services in addition to providing technological advances, more efficient processing, and a flexible and a scalable platform to meet DHS's mid- and long-term identity needs. Several project alternatives explored in the SPEA were: (1) No Action; (2) Enhanced Baseline with Transaction Manager Replacement Alternative; (3) Data Driven Modular Alternative; and (4) Cloud Based and Managed Service. In reviewing the alternatives, OBIM's objective was to determine whether to prepare a ``Finding of No Significant Impact'' (FONSI) or an ``Environmental Impact Statement'' (EIS). With the No Action Alternative, minor indirect effects may occur with respect to noise and air quality from the slowing of services at customer locations. With Alternatives 2, 3, or 4, minor impacts are anticipated with respect to energy use. With any of these alternatives, OBIM will have an increase in capacity and scope of services which may increase energy use. However, it is also anticipated that the proposed improvements will increase efficiencies in the administration and use of OBIM services with all of the action alternatives. Therefore, energy impacts are expected to be minimal. For implementation of Alternative 4 specifically, managed service may be hosted in the existing DHS data centers or other federally approved sites. For the No Action Alternative and Alternative 4, potential changes to facilities or personnel may have some minimal effects, particularly with the potential for temporary construction. However, more specific analysis is not possible at this programmatic level of assessment, and would have to be performed with site-specific environmental analysis.
Revised Inspection of Records and Related Fees
Document Number: 2016-30183
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) is revising its regulations governing ``Inspection of Records'' and ``Fees'' in accordance with changes to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) made by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (FOIA Improvement Act). Pursuant to the FOIA Improvement Act, the Board is extending the deadline for administrative appeals, adding information on dispute resolution services, and amending the way fees are charged in certain circumstances.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2016-30182
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), this notice announces that NMFS intends to obtain information necessary to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for salmon and steelhead hatchery programs currently operating in the Upper Willamette River Basin of Oregon. NMFS is also requesting public review and comment on four Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs) submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for evaluation and determination under Limit 5 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) 4(d) rule for threatened salmon and steelhead. The HGMPs specify the propagation of hatchery spring Chinook salmon released in the North Santiam, South Santiam, McKenzie, Middle Fork Willamette, Coast Fork Willamette, and Molalla Rivers. NMFS provides this notice to: (1) Advise other agencies and the public of its plans to analyze effects related to the action, and (2) obtain suggestions and information that may be useful to the scope of issues and alternatives to include in the EIS. This notice further serves to notify the public of the availability of the four HGMPs for comment prior to a decision by NMFS on whether to approve the proposed hatchery programs.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2016-30181
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Confederated Colville Tribes have submitted a Tribal Resource Management Plan (Tribal Plan) to NMFS pursuant to the limitation on take prohibitions for actions conducted under Tribal Plans promulgated under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Tribal Plan specifies artificial propagation, harvest, and research and monitoring activities in the Okanogan River basin and portions of the upper Columbia River. This document serves to notify the public of the availability for comment of the proposed evaluation of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) as to whether implementation of the Tribal Plan will appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of ESA-listed Upper Columbia River Spring Chinook salmon and steelhead. This notice further advises the public of the availability for review of a draft Environmental Assessment of the effects of the NMFS determination on the subject Tribal Plan.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2016-30180
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Tulalip Tribes have submitted six Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans, to be considered jointly, to NMFS pursuant to the limitation on take prohibitions for actions conducted under Limit 6 of the 4(d) Rule for salmon and steelhead promulgated under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The plans specify the propagation of three species of salmon in the Snohomish River basin of Washington State. This document serves to notify the public of the availability for comment of the proposed evaluation of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) as to whether implementation of the joint plans will appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of ESA- listed Puget Sound Chinook salmon and Puget Sound steelhead. This notice further advises the public of the availability for review of a draft Environmental Assessment of the effects of the NMFS determination on the subject joint plans.
Partial Approval, Partial Disapproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2016-30179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a partial approval and partial disapproval of revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the District's demonstration regarding Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for the 1997 and 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). We are proposing action on local SIP revisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Pesticide Product Registrations; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2016-30178
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Chemical Data Reporting; Requirements for Inorganic Byproduct Chemical Substances; Notice of Intent To Negotiate
Document Number: 2016-30177
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is giving notice that it intends to establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Negotiated Rulemaking Act (NRA). The objective of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will be to negotiate a proposed rule that would limit chemical data reporting requirements under section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank. R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, for manufacturers of any inorganic byproduct chemical substances, when such byproduct chemical substances are subsequently recycled, reused, or reprocessed. The purpose of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will be to conduct discussions in a good faith attempt to reach consensus on proposed regulatory language. This negotiation process is required by section 8(a)(6) of TSCA. The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will consist of representatives of parties with a definable stake in the outcome of the proposed requirements.
TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements; Standards for Small Manufacturers and Processors
Document Number: 2016-30176
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act which amended the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). TSCA, as amended, requires EPA to review the size standards for small manufacturers and processors, which are currently used in connection with reporting regulations under TSCA Section 8(a). In particular, EPA must make a determination whether a revision of those standards is warranted. EPA's preliminary determination is that revisions to currently codified size standards for TSCA Section 8(a) are indeed warranted. As part of the ongoing review process, the EPA is requesting public comment on whether a revision of the current size standard definitions is warranted at this time.
Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Document Number: 2016-30175
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during the period October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Oregon
Document Number: 2016-30172
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Oregon's request to revise/modify its EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Draft 2016 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports; Correction
Document Number: 2016-30171
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, published a notice of the availability of the draft 2016 Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific regional marine mammal stock assessment reports (SARs) in the Federal Register on October 11, 2016. Subsequent to soliciting public comment on the draft 2016 SARs, we became aware that due to technical errors in converting between electronic formats, the draft Atlantic SARs contained incorrect information in some instances. We have corrected these errors and through this notice we announce the availability of revised draft Atlantic 2016 SARs for public comment through the end of the original 90-day comment period.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2016-30170
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
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 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 Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2016-30169
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
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 Communication 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.
Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-30167
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors. This meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment/Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Recreational Target Shooting in the Sonoran Desert National Monument, AZ
Document Number: 2016-30166
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lower Sonoran Field Office, Phoenix, Arizona, has prepared a draft resource management plan (RMP) amendment/draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM). By this notice the BLM is announcing the opening of the public comment period.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2016-30165
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2016-30164
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans
Document Number: 2016-30163
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce the extension of the comment period for the Proposed Endangered Species Act (ESA) Recovery Plan for Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon and Snake River Steelhead (Proposed Plan) published on October 27, 2016. The Proposed Plan addresses the Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon (Onchorhynchus tshawytscha) evolutionarily significant unit (ESU), which is listed as threatened under the ESA, and the Snake River Steelhead (Onchorhynchus mykiss) distinct population segment (DPS), which is listed as threatened under the ESA. The geographic area covered by the Proposed Plan is the lower mainstem Snake River and its tributaries, as well as the mainstem Columbia River below its confluence with the Snake River. As required under the ESA, the Proposed Plan contains objective, measurable delisting criteria, site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the Proposed Plan's goals, and estimates of the time and cost required to implement recovery actions. We are soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties on the Proposed Plan. The close of the comment period is being extendedfrom December 27, 2016, to February 9, 2017to provide additional opportunity for public comment.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-30162
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2016-30159
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
Modification of Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act Measures Against a Russian Entity
Document Number: 2016-30158
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of State
A decision has been made, pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act, to modify nonproliferation measures pursuant to this Act on a Russian foreign person.
Raw-In-Shell Pistachios From Iran; Scheduling of a Full Five-Year Review
Document Number: 2016-30155
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a full review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on raw-in-shell pistachios from Iran would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. The Commission has determined to exercise its authority to extend the review period by up to 90 days.
Combined License Application for Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 6 and 7
Document Number: 2016-30154
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, are issuing a supplement to the final environmental impact statement (EIS), NUREG-2176, ``Environmental Impact Statement for Combined Licenses (COL) for Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 6 and 7.'' Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) submitted an application for COLs to construct and operate two new nuclear power plants at its Turkey Point site near Homestead, Florida. This supplement to the final EIS considers and responds to 59 comment letters that were inadvertently not included in the final EIS.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company and South Carolina Public Service Authority; Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; Passive Core Cooling System Condensate Return
Document Number: 2016-30152
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment and exemption to Combined Licenses (NPF-93 and NPF-94), issued to South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) and South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) (the licensee); for construction and operation of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS) Units 2 and 3, located in Fairfield County, South Carolina.
Pasta From Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014
Document Number: 2016-30151
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 10, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on pasta from Turkey. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The review covers one producer/exporter of subject merchandise: Bessan Makarna Gida San. Ve Tic. A.[Scedil]. (Bessan). We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments. Accordingly, for the final results, we continue to find that Bessan received countervailable subsidies during the POR.
Large Residential Washers From the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2016-30150
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of large residential washers (LRWs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) are being, or likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is April 1, 2015, through September 30, 2015. The final weighted-average dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section of this notice.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2016-30149
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2016-30147
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 31, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated, and published the preliminary results of, the changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India. In that notice, we preliminarily determined that Avanti Frozen Foods Private Limited (Avanti Frozen) is the successor-in-interest to Avanti Feeds Limited (Avanti Feeds) for purposes of determining antidumping duty cash deposits and liabilities. No interested party submitted comments on our preliminary results. Therefore, for these final results, the Department continues to find that Avanti Frozen is the successor-in-interest to Avanti Feeds.
Use of Electronic Informed Consent-Questions and Answers; Guidance for Institutional Review Boards, Investigators, and Sponsors; Availability
Document Number: 2016-30146
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are announcing the availability of a guidance entitled ``Use of Electronic Informed ConsentQuestions and Answers.'' The guidance is intended for institutional review boards (IRBs), investigators, and sponsors engaged in or responsible for oversight of human subject research under HHS and/or FDA regulations. The guidance provides recommendations on the use of electronic systems and processes that may employ multiple electronic media to obtain informed consent for both HHS-regulated human subject research and FDA-regulated clinical investigations of medical products, including human drug and biological products, medical devices, and combinations thereof. This guidance finalizes the draft guidance entitled ``Use of Electronic Informed Consent in Clinical InvestigationsQuestions and Answers'' issued in March 2015.
Reporting of Pregnancy Success Rates From Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Programs; Clarifications and Modifications
Document Number: 2016-30145
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
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 clarification and modification of certain definitions used for reporting of pregnancy success rates from assisted reproductive technology (ART) programs as required by the Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act of 1992 (FCSRCA). These clarifications and modifications are based on inquiries and comments to CDC after the publication of the Final Notice on August 26, 2015. All comments were reviewed and carefully considered in developing the final definition to better assist ART clinics in reporting accurate data to CDC.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2016-30143
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2016-30142
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2016-30140
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2016-30139
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Sanctions Actions Pursuant to Executive Order 13413
Document Number: 2016-30138
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of two individuals whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13413, as amended by E.O. 13671, and whose names have been added to OFAC's list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2016 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Gray Triggerfish; July through December Season
Document Number: 2016-30137
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures for commercial gray triggerfish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. NMFS projects commercial landings for gray triggerfish will reach the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) (commercial quota) for the period July through December by December 16, 2016. Therefore, NMFS is closing the commercial sector for gray triggerfish in the South Atlantic EEZ on December 16, 2016. This closure is necessary to protect the gray triggerfish resource.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-30136
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2016-30135
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Open Commission Meeting, Thursday, December 15, 2016
Document Number: 2016-30134
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to help achieve the transition from TTY technology to a reliable and interoperable means of providing real-time text communication over wireless Internet protocol-enabled networks and services. 2...................... PUBLIC SAFETY & TITLE: Amendment of Part HOMELAND SECURITY. 11 of the Commission's Rules Regarding the Emergency Alert System (PS Docket No. 15-94). SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to enhance the Emergency Alert System (EAS) as a tool for community emergency preparedness. The Report and Order improves alerting organization at the state and local levels, builds stronger community-based alerting exercise programs, and protects the EAS against accidental misuse and malicious intrusion. The Further Notice seeks comment on proposals to leverage technological advances to improve alerting and additional measures to preserve EAS security. 3...................... INTERNATIONAL....... TITLE: Update to Parts 2 and 25 Concerning Non- geostationary, Fixed- Satellite Service Systems and Related Matters. SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update, clarify, and streamline the Commission's rules to facilitate the deployment of recently proposed non- geostationary-satellite orbit, fixed-satellite service satellite systems. 4...................... GENERAL COUNSEL..... TITLE: Amendment of Part 0 of the Commission's Rules Regarding Public Information, the Inspection of Records, and Implementing the Freedom of Information Act. SUMMARY: The Commission will consider an Order that updates its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations consistent with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. 5...................... WIRELESS TELE- TITLE: Maritime COMMUNICATIONS. Communications/Land Mobile, LLC, Order on Reconsideration and Memorandum Opinion and Order. SUMMARY: The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration and Memorandum Opinion and Order regarding the assignment of licenses held by Maritime Communications/Land Mobile, LLC. 6...................... PUBLIC SAFETY & TITLE: Improving the HOMELAND SECURITY. Resiliency of Mobile Wireless Communications Networks, (PS Docket 13- 239); Reliability and Continuity of Communications Networks, Including Broadband Technologies (PS Docket No. 11-60). SUMMARY: The Commission will consider an Order that evaluates the Wireless Network Resiliency Cooperative Framework submitted by members of the wireless industry. 7...................... ENFORCEMENT......... TITLE: Preferred Long Distance, Inc., Memorandum Opinion and Order.
United States Assumption of Concurrent Federal Criminal Jurisdiction; Hoopa Valley Tribe
Document Number: 2016-30132
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Justice
The Deputy Attorney General, exercising authority delegated by the Attorney General, granted the request by the Hoopa Valley Tribe for United States Assumption of Concurrent Federal Criminal Jurisdiction. Concurrent federal criminal jurisdiction will take effect no later than November 18, 2017.
Proposed Information Collection; National Park Service Office of Public Health Disease Reporting and Surveillance System
Document Number: 2016-30131
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 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. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
City of Pasadena, California; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2016-30130
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission