December 28, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Virtus Alternative Solutions Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2016-31288
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-31287
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Changes to Exchange Act Registration Requirements To Implement Title V and Title VI of the JOBS Act; Correction
Document Number: 2016-31286
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document makes technical corrections to a rule that was published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2016 (81 FR 28689). The Commission adopted revisions to Rule 12g-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') in light of the statutory changes made by Title V and Title VI of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act and Title LXXXV of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. This document is being published to correct language in that rule to more precisely reflect the holder of record threshold established by Exchange Act Section 12(g)(1).
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Cayman Chemical Company
Document Number: 2016-31285
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: AMRI Rensselaer, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-31284
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Johnson Matthey Inc.
Document Number: 2016-31283
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Navinta LLC
Document Number: 2016-31282
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Noramco, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-31281
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Registration
Document Number: 2016-31280
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Registrants listed below have applied for and been granted registration by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as bulk manufacturers of various classes of controlled substances.
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Synthcon, LLC
Document Number: 2016-31279
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-31278
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee's (MAFAC) Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force. The Task Force will discuss the issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Wyoming Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-31277
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the Wyoming Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 11:00 a.m. (MST) on Thursday, January 19, 2017, via teleconference. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct orientation for the newly appointed Committee and review previous activities as part of planning for future activities.
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the New Mexico Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-31276
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the New Mexico Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 11:00 a.m. (MST) on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, via teleconference. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct orientation for the newly appointed Committee and review progress of draft report on Elder Abuse.
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Colorado Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-31275
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the Colorado Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 3:00 p.m. (MST) on Friday, January 13, 2017, via teleconference. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct orientation for the newly appointed Committee and discuss current civil rights issues of importance in the state.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Minnesota Advisory Committee To Continue Preparations for a Public Hearing To Gather Testimony Regarding Civil Rights and Policing Practices in Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-31274
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Minnesota Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. CST for the purpose of preparing for a public hearing to gather testimony regarding civil rights and policing practices in Minnesota.
Importer of Controlled Substances Registration
Document Number: 2016-31273
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Registrants listed below have applied for and been granted registration by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as importers of various classes of schedule I or II controlled substances.
Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Wildlife Laboratories, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-31272
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Notice of Proposed Addition of Thermal Features Within Valles Caldera National Preserve to the Geothermal Steam Act List of Significant Thermal Features Within Units of the National Park System
Document Number: 2016-31270
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is publishing for public review and comment a proposal that the Department of the Interior (Department) designate the thermal features within Valles Caldera National Preserve (Preserve), New Mexico, as ``significant thermal features,'' and that they be added to the list of significant thermal features within units of the National Park System, in accordance with the Geothermal Steam Act (the Act), as amended. The Act requires that those thermal features in units of the National Park System that are determined to be significant, and included in or added to the list at 30 U.S.C. 1026, must be protected from any geothermal leasing, exploration, development or utilization that might adversely affect those features.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-31269
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, on or after the date of publication of this notice.
State of Kentucky Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class II Program; Primacy Approval
Document Number: 2016-31268
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking this action to approve the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class II Program for primacy. EPA determined that the state's program represents an effective program to prevent underground injection activities that endanger underground sources of drinking water (USDWs), as required under section 1425 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). EPA's approval allows the state to implement and enforce state regulations for UIC Class II injection wells located within the state. The Commonwealth's authority excludes the regulation of injection well Classes I, III, IV, V and VI and all wells on Indian lands, as required by rule under the SDWA.
State of Kentucky Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class II Program; Withdrawal of Primacy Approval
Document Number: 2016-31267
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received adverse comment, we are withdrawing the direct final rule approving the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class II Program for primacy, published on October 28, 2016.
2017 Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates; 2017 Standard Mileage Rate for Moving Purposes
Document Number: 2016-31264
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is required by statute to set the mileage reimbursement rate for privately owned automobiles (POA) as the single standard mileage rate established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In addition, the IRS' mileage rate for medical or moving purposes is used to determine the POA rate when a Government-furnished automobile is authorized. This IRS rate also establishes the standard mileage rate for moving purposes as it pertains to official relocation. Finally, GSA's annual privately owned airplane and motorcycle mileage reimbursement rate reviews have resulted in new CY 2017 rates. GSA conducts independent airplane and motorcycle studies that evaluate various factors, such as the cost of fuel, the depreciation of the original vehicles costs, maintenance and insurance, and/or by applying consumer price index data. FTR Bulletin 17-02 establishes and announces the new CY 2017 POV mileage reimbursement rates for official temporary duty and relocation travel ($0.535 per mile for POAs, $0.17 per mile for POAs when a Government furnished automobile is authorized, $1.15 per mile for privately owned airplanes, $0.505 per mile for privately owned motorcycles, and $0.17 per mile for moving purposes), pursuant to the process discussed above. This notice of subject bulletin is the only notification to agencies of revisions to the POV mileage rates for official travel, and relocation, other than the changes posted on GSA's Web site.
Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water
Document Number: 2016-31260
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists the projects approved by rule by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in ``DATES.''
Change the RFS Point of Obligation; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2016-31259
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 22, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') published a Notice of its proposed denial of several petitions requesting that EPA initiate a rulemaking process to reconsider or change its regulations that identify refiners and importers of gasoline and diesel fuel as the entities responsible for complying with the annual percentage standards adopted under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. The Notice invited public comment on this proposal by January 23, 201760 days after publication of the Notice in the Federal Register. On December 13, 2016, the EPA received a request from the Small Retailers Coalition to extend the comment period by 30 days to allow its members to provide thorough comments and data. In light of the importance of this issue, the EPA is extending the deadline for written comments an additional 30 days to February 22, 2017.
2017 Rate Changes for the Basetime, Overtime, Holiday, and Laboratory Services Rates
Document Number: 2016-31255
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the 2017 rates it will charge meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants, and importers and exporters for providing voluntary, overtime, and holiday inspection and identification, certification, and laboratory services. The 2017 basetime, overtime, holiday, and laboratory services rates will be applied on February 5, 2017.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-31254
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program
Document Number: 2016-31253
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 2016-31242
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2016-31241
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
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, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibit activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Rules of Practice and Procedure
Document Number: 2016-31240
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is adjusting the maximum amount of each civil money penalty (CMP) within its jurisdiction to account for inflation. This action is required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Adjustment Act). The FDIC is also amending its rules of practice and procedure to correct a technical error from the previous inflation-adjustment rulemaking.
Applicability Determination Index (ADI) Data System Recent Posting: Agency Applicability Determinations, Alternative Monitoring Decisions, and Regulatory Interpretations Pertaining to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program
Document Number: 2016-31235
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces applicability determinations, alternative monitoring decisions, and regulatory interpretations that EPA has made under the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP); and/ or the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal; California Desert Conservation Area and Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; California
Document Number: 2016-31231
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice announces that the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management proposes to withdraw 1,337,904 acres of public lands located within designated California Desert National Conservation Lands from mining to protect nationally significant landscapes with outstanding cultural, biological, and scientific values. This notice temporarily segregates the lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for up to two years and provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal. In addition, this notice initiates the public scoping process for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which will analyze and disclose impacts of the proposed withdrawal.
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Volatile Organic Compounds Definition
Document Number: 2016-31230
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision amends the Illinois Administrative Code by updating the definition of volatile organic material or volatile organic compounds to exclude 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol. This revision is in response to an EPA rulemaking in 2014 which exempted this compound from the Federal definition of volatile organic compounds on the basis that the compound makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation.
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Volatile Organic Compounds Definition
Document Number: 2016-31227
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state submission as a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision amends the Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) by updating the definition of volatile organic material (VOM), otherwise known as volatile organic compounds (VOC), to exclude 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol (AMP). This revision is in response to an EPA rulemaking in 2014 which exempted this compound from the Federal definition of VOC on the basis that the compound makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2016-31226
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) from ovens, dryers, dehydrators, heaters, kilns, calciners, furnaces, crematories, incinerators, heated pots, cookers, roasters, smokers, fryers, closed and open heated tanks and evaporators, distillation units, afterburners, degassing units, vapor incinerators, catalytic or thermal oxidizers, soil and water remediation units, and other combustion equipment. We are finalizing our approval of local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2016-31225
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of particulate matter at Owens Lake, CA. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Methyl Isobutyrate and Isobutyl Isobutyrate; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2016-31215
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of methyl isobutyrate (CAS Reg. No. 547-63-7) and for residues of isobutyl isobutyrate (CAS Reg. No. 97-85-8) when used as inert ingredients (solvents) applied to growing crops or raw agricultural commodities after harvest. Jeneil Biosurfactant Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of methyl isobutyrate and isobutyl isobutyrate when used in accordance with the conditions.
Access to Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) for Employees of Certain Indian Tribal Employers
Document Number: 2016-31195
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This final rule makes Federal employee health insurance accessible to employees of certain Indian tribal entities. Section 409 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (codified at 25 U.S.C. 1647b) authorizes Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations that carry out certain programs to purchase coverage, rights, and benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program for their employees. Tribal employers and tribal employees will be responsible for the full cost of benefits, plus an administrative fee.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-31185
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
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 (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 a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-31183
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
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: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Solicitation of New Safe Harbors and Special Fraud Alerts
Document Number: 2016-31170
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General
In accordance with section 205 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), this annual notice solicits proposals and recommendations for developing new, and modifying existing, safe harbor provisions under the Federal anti- kickback statute (section 1128B(b) of the Social Security Act), as well as developing new OIG Special Fraud Alerts.
Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards; Credits
Document Number: 2016-31140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice partially grants a petition for rulemaking submitted by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers (hereinafter collectively referred to as ``Petitioners'') on June 20, 2016, to consider amending various aspects of the light vehicle Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations. The Petitioners requested that NHTSA issue a direct final rule to implement the requested changes, but NHTSA believes that the issues and questions raised by the Petitioners are worthy of notice and comment. NHTSA will address the changes requested in the Petition in the course of the rulemaking proceeding, in accordance with statutory criteria.
Civil Penalties
Document Number: 2016-31136
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 5, 2016, NHTSA published an interim final rule updating the maximum civil penalty amounts for violations of statutes and regulations administered by NHTSA, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. This decision responds to a petition for partial reconsideration of that interim final rule. After carefully considering the issues raised, the Agency grants some aspects of the petition, and denies other aspects. This decision amends the relevant regulatory text accordingly. This decision also responds to a petition for rulemaking on a similar topic.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Allow the Use of Longline Pot Gear in the Gulf of Alaska Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Fishery; Amendment 101
Document Number: 2016-31057
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to implement Amendment 101 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP) for the sablefish individual fishing quota (IFQ) fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This final rule authorizes the use of longline pot gear in the GOA sablefish IFQ fishery. In addition, this final rule establishes management measures to minimize potential conflicts between hook-and-line and longline pot gear used in the sablefish IFQ fisheries in the GOA. This final rule also includes regulations developed under the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982 (Halibut Act) to authorize harvest of halibut IFQ caught incidentally in longline pot gear used in the GOA sablefish IFQ fishery. This final rule is necessary to improve efficiency and provide economic benefits for the sablefish IFQ fleet and minimize potential fishery interactions with whales and seabirds. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Halibut Act, the GOA FMP, and other applicable laws.
Presidential Records
Document Number: 2016-31011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing to revise this regulation to reflect changes instituted by the Presidential and Federal Records Acts Amendments of 2014 (2014 Amendments). These Amendments in part added new requirements to the Presidential Records Act (PRA), which went into effect in 2014 and remain in effect, even without this proposed regulatory revision. The proposed changes make clear that, when we maintain electronic Presidential records on behalf of the President before the President's term of office expires, the President retains exclusive control over the records. In addition, the proposed changes establish procedures that we will follow to notify an incumbent President and former President when we propose to disclose Presidential records to the public, Congress, the courts, or the incumbent President under the provisions of the PRA allowing for access to Presidential records otherwise subject to restrictions. We began the regulatory revision process in response to the 2014 Amendments and issue this updated regulation to reduce confusion about access to Presidential records in light of these recent changes in the law.
Office of Government Information Services
Document Number: 2016-31010
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Open Government Act of 2007 created the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) within the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). OGIS has three statutorily defined functions: OGIS offers mediation services to help resolve FOIA disputes; reviews agency FOIA policies, procedures and compliance; and identifies procedures and methods for improving compliance under the FOIA. This proposed rule sets out the implementing guidance and procedures by which OGIS carries out its statutory mission, and explains OGIS's role in the FOIA process.
Recordkeeping Requirements for Qualified Financial Contracts
Document Number: 2016-30734
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC proposes to amend its regulations regarding Recordkeeping Requirements for Qualified Financial Contracts (``Part 371''), which require insured depository institutions (``IDIs'') in a troubled condition to keep records relating to qualified financial contracts (``QFCs'') to which they are party. The proposed rule would expand the scope of QFC records required to be maintained by an IDI that is subject to the FDIC's recordkeeping requirements and that has total consolidated assets equal to or greater than $50 billion or is a member of a corporate group where one or more affiliates is subject to the QFC recordkeeping requirements set forth in the regulations adopted by the Department of the Treasury (a ``full scope entity''); for all other IDIs subject to the FDIC's QFC recordkeeping requirements, add and delete a limited number of data requirements and make certain formatting changes with respect to the QFC recordkeeping requirements; require full scope entities to keep QFC records of certain of their subsidiaries; and include certain other changes, including changes that would provide additional time for certain IDIs in a troubled condition to comply with the regulations.
Definitions and Reporting Requirements for Shareholders of Passive Foreign Investment Companies
Document Number: 2016-30712
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance on determining ownership of a passive foreign investment company (PFIC) and on certain annual reporting requirements for shareholders of PFICs to file Form 8621, ``Information Return by a Shareholder of a Passive Foreign Investment Company or Qualified Electing Fund.'' In addition, the final regulations provide guidance on an exception to the requirement for certain shareholders of foreign corporations to file Form 5471, ``Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations.'' The regulations finalize proposed regulations and withdraw temporary regulations published on December 31, 2013. The final regulations affect United States persons that own interests in PFICs, and certain United States shareholders of foreign corporations.
Amendment of Class E Airspace, Kahului, HI
Document Number: 2016-30655
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area, and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kahului Airport, Kahului, HI. Due to changes to the available instrument flight procedures since the last airspace review and advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping accuracy, modifications are necessary to ensure the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.