January 4, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-01-04-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-01-04
Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List
Document Number: 2016-31969
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding five entities to the Entity List. These five entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. BIS is taking this action in conjunction with the designations made by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls, Department of the Treasury, under amended Executive Order 13694. This final rule lists these entities on the Entity List under the destination of Russia.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2016-31916
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 0.92 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the lease or sale of airport property located at W.K. Kellogg Airport, Battle Creek, Michigan. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The proposed property is located across Helmer Road from the W.K. Kellogg airport. The property is currently a vacant, mowed area maintained for compatible land use around the airfield. The proposed non-aeronautical land use would be for lease or sale to enhance commercial opportunities in an area no longer needed for aeronautical purposes.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2016-31914
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2016-31913
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Public Hearing
Document Number: 2016-31912
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on February 2, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At this public hearing, the Commission will hear testimony on the projects listed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. Such projects are intended to be scheduled for Commission action at its next business meeting, tentatively scheduled for March 9, 2017, which will be noticed separately. The public should take note that this public hearing will be the only opportunity to offer oral comment to the Commission for the listed projects. The deadline for the submission of written comments is February 13, 2017.
Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs; 2017-2018 Award Year Deadline Dates
Document Number: 2016-31907
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the 2017-2018 award year deadline dates for the submission of requests and documents from postsecondary institutions for the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs (collectively, the ``campus-based programs'').
Publication Requirements for Agricultural Products; Rail Transportation of Grain, Rate Regulation Review
Document Number: 2016-31906
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Through this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) proposes amendments to its regulations governing the publication, availability, and retention for public inspection of rail carrier rate and service terms for agricultural products and fertilizer. The Board also clarifies its policies on standing and aggregation of claims as they relate to rate complaint procedures.
Government-Industry Advisory Panel; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-31905
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Government-Industry Advisory Panel. This meeting is open to the public.
Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2016-31903
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning January 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2017, the prompt payment interest rate is 2\1/2\ per centum per annum.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Amendment to Regulations Implementing the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan; Change to Pacific Mackerel Management Cycle From Annual to Biennial
Document Number: 2016-31900
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) states that each year the Secretary will publish in the Federal Register the final specifications for all stocks in the actively managed stock category, which includes Pacific mackerel. NMFS is proposing to change the management framework for Pacific mackerel to set specifications biennially instead of on an annual basis from the 2017 fishing season forward.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-31899
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-31898
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region; Amendment 36
Document Number: 2016-31896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 36 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper- Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP) for review, approval, and implementation by NMFS. If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, Amendment 36 would modify the special management zone (SMZ) procedure in the FMP to allow for the designation of spawning SMZs; modify the FMP framework procedures to allow spawning SMZs to be established or modified through the framework process; establish spawning SMZs off North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida; establish transit and anchoring provisions in the spawning SMZs; and establish a sunset provision for most of the spawning SMZs. Amendment 36 would also move the boundary of the existing Charleston Deep Artificial Reef Marine Protected Area (MPA). The purpose of Amendment 36 is to protect spawning snapper-grouper species and their spawning habitat, and to reduce bycatch and bycatch mortality for snapper- grouper species, including speckled hind and warsaw grouper.
Notice Designating State Title IV-D Child Support Agencies as “Public Bodies”
Document Number: 2016-31895
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This notice designates state IV-D child support agencies as public bodies authorized to perform specific functions of the Central Authority under Article 6(3) of the the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (Convention).and specifies functions to be performed by the state agencies in relation to applications under the Convention.
Safety Zone; Apra Harbor, Guam
Document Number: 2016-31894
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the existing safety zones currently in effect at Naval Wharf Kilo in Apra Outer Harbor, Guam, by adding a 500-yard permanent safety zone, hereinafter referred to as Safety Zone D, to provide a buffer between the explosives regularly handled on Naval Wharf Kilo, and the general public and maritime operators. The addition of Safety Zone D would also reduce the frequency of enforcement of Safety Zones A and B. This action also eliminates from the regulation the requirement to post a sign when Safety Zones A or B are being enforced; during such enforcement periods, notification will occur via a slight modification of the displayed visual indicators already codified in the existing regulation as well as via a broadcast notice to mariners. This rulemaking will better meet the needs of the community and reduce the frequency that restrictions must be imposed through the addition of a less restrictive permanent safety zone, thereby enhancing the safe and efficient use of Apra Outer Harbor Channel in the vicinity of Naval Wharf Kilo. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, IA
Document Number: 2016-31893
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the draws of all bridges between Lock and Dam No. 14, mile 493.3, and Lock and Dam No. 10, mile 615.1, on the Upper Mississippi River by adding a 24-hour notice requirement for openings during the winter season. This proposed rule would allow the drawbridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for extended periods allowing the owners of the drawbridges to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the safe operation of the drawbridges. This proposed rule would allow for flexibility in beginning these special operating schedules each year based on the arrival of winter weather.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2016-31892
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing recent Postal Service filings for the Commission's consideration concerning negotiated service agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Order in Part
Document Number: 2016-31890
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has initiated a changed circumstances review of, and is preliminarily revoking, in part, the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan with respect to certain light gage cold-rolled flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of ASTM A424 Type 1. The Department invites interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Extension of Comment Period on Whether Nonconforming Model Year 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2016-31889
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the extension of the comment period on a petition for NHTSA to decide that model year 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta passenger cars that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards are eligible for importation into the United States.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2016-31888
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2016-31887
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on the proposed collection of information. This document describes a proposed collection of information under regulations in 49 CFR parts 591, 592, and 593 that pertain to the importation of motor vehicles and items of motor vehicle equipment that are subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper, and theft prevention standards.
Certain Pasta From Italy: Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015
Document Number: 2016-31886
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain pasta from Italy, in part, for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, based on the timely withdrawal of requests for review by seven companies; the administrative review continues for Liguori Pastificio dal 1820 S.p.A. (Liguori).
Integrated System Rate Schedule
Document Number: 2016-31885
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-71, which provides the following Integrated System Non-Federal Transmission Service (NFTS) Rate Schedule: Rate Schedule NFTS-13A, Wholesale Rates for Non-Federal Transmission Service.
Application To Export Electric Energy; Southwest Power Pool, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-31884
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Energy
Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP or Applicant) has applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.
Closure of Public Lands for the 2017 King of the Hammers Race Event in San Bernardino County, CA
Document Number: 2016-31883
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is giving notice that certain public lands located near Johnson Valley, California, within the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area, will be temporarily closed to all public use to provide for public safety during the 2017 King of the Hammers Race Event.
North American Electric Reliability Corporation; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2016-31882
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2016-31881
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2016-31880
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Special Technical Committee on Law Enforcement Firearms
Document Number: 2016-31876
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking qualified individuals to serve on a Special Technical Committee (STC) on Law Enforcement Firearms. The purpose of the STC will be to update and revise the minimum performance standards NIJ Standard 0112.03 (Revision A), Autoloading Pistols for Police Officers, and NIJ Standard 0113.00, 12-Gauge Shotguns for Police Use, and to develop a new minimum performance standard for patrol rifles.
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians; Amendments to Liquor Ordinance
Document Number: 2016-31874
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes amendments to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Liquor Ordinance, Title 14, Chapter 4. In 2016, the Grand Traverse Tribal Council enacted the amendments to the Liquor Ordinance. The amended Liquor Ordinance supersedes the existing Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Liquor Ordinance that was last published in the Federal Register on June 13, 2005 (70 FR 34146).
Notice of Public Meeting, Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-31872
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM), Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-31869
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Kemmerer, Wyoming and Afton, Wyoming. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/btnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-31867
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Kemmerer, Wyoming and Afton, Wyoming. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/btnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex Fishery; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Process; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-31864
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council announces its intent to prepare, in cooperation with NMFS, a draft environmental impact statement consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act. A draft environmental impact statement may be necessary to provide analytic support for Amendment 5 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan. This notice alerts the interested public of the scoping process for a potential draft environmental impact statement and outlines opportunity for public participation in that process.
Morgan Stanley ETF Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2016-31860
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Request: Digital Inclusion Corps Pilot Project Evaluation
Document Number: 2016-31858
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: The National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Service (``IMLS'') as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The purpose of this Notice is to solicit comments concerning the evaluation instrument for the Digital Inclusion Corps Pilot Project, a project under a cooperative agreement between IMLS and The PAST Foundation. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Battery Safety Concerns in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems; Public Workshop; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-31857
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is announcing several actions concerning issues related to batteries used in electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). These actions are intended to give CTP staff an opportunity to hear from the public, including tobacco product manufacturers, importers, researchers, and academic investigators, about ENDS battery safety concerns (e.g., overheating, fire, explosion), risk mitigation, and design parameters. Additionally, FDA is interested in information related to communication to consumers and the general public related to ENDS battery safety concerns. FDA is announcing a public workshop on ENDS batteries and safety hazards. The 2-day public workshop will include presentations and panel discussions about ENDS battery safety concerns as well as how potential safety hazards and risks are communicated to consumers and the general public. In conjunction with the public workshop, FDA is establishing a public docket to gather data and information on hazards and risks associated with the use of batteries in ENDS. Regardless of attendance at the public workshop, interested parties are invited to submit comments, including data and research.
In-Use Stability Studies and Associated Labeling Statements for Multiple-Dose Injectable Animal Drug Products; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2016-31855
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
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 draft guidance for industry (GIF) #242 entitled ``In-Use Stability Studies and Associated Labeling Statements for Multiple-Dose Injectable Animal Drug Products.'' The purpose of in-use stability testing is to establish a period of time during which a multiple-dose drug product may be used while retaining acceptable quality specifications once the container is opened (e.g., after a container has been needle-punctured). This draft guidance reflects the Agency's current thinking on how to formulate in-use statements, as well as how to design and carry out in-use stability studies to support these in-use statements, for multiple-dose injectable drug products intended for use in animals. This current thinking pertains to both generic drug products and pioneer drug products regardless of whether or not the pioneer reference listed new animal drug (RLNAD) currently has an in-use statement on the labeling.
International Product Change-Global Expedited Package Services-Non-Published Rates
Document Number: 2016-31854
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Global Expedited Package Services Non-Published Rates 11 (GEPS-NPR 11) to the Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2016-31853
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2016-31852
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2016-31851
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2016-31850
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.