Revisions to Sudan Licensing Policy
This rule revises the policy of review for applications for licenses to export or reexport to Sudan certain items that are intended to ensure the safety of civil aviation or the safe operation of fixed- wing, commercial passenger aircraft. Such applications will now be reviewed under a general policy of approval rather than a general policy of denial. This rule also revises the review policy from a general policy of denial to a general policy of approval for applications for licenses to export or reexport to Sudan certain items for use to inspect, design, construct, operate, improve, maintain, repair, overhaul or refurbish railroads in Sudan. This rule does not create any new license requirements or remove any existing license requirements for exports or reexports to Sudan. BIS is making these licensing policy changes in connection with ongoing U.S.-Sudan bilateral engagement, and with the aim of enhancing the safety of Sudan's civil aviation and improving the country's railroads. This action takes into account the United States' goals to improve regional peace and security. This rule also removes two instances of ``contract sanctity dates'' pertaining to the export and reexport of certain items to Sudan from the EAR that currently serve no practical purpose. BIS is taking these actions in coordination with the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which is amending the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations.
Public Land Order No. 7860; Partial Revocation of a Secretarial Order and a Bureau of Reclamation Order; Montana
This order partially revokes a withdrawal created by a Secretarial Order and a Bureau of Reclamation Order, insofar as they affect 2,643.25 acres withdrawn for the Bureau of Reclamation's Lonesome Lake Reservoir, a sub-unit of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. The Bureau of Reclamation has determined that the lands are no longer needed for reclamation purposes.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection titled ``Assessment of the Market for Electronic Technology for Underground Coal Mining Safety and Health Applications.'' From this information collection project, NIOSH seeks to provide insight into what the most important barriers are from the perspective of the organizations that must purchase, use, approve, and manufacture these safety technologies.
Announcement of Application Deadlines and Requirements for Section 313A Guarantees for Bonds and Notes Issued for Electrification or Telephone Purposes Loan Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the application window, requirements and funding for loans that may become available for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 under the Guarantees for Bonds and Notes Issued for Electrification or Telephone Purposes Program (the 313A Program) authorized under the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended, and related terms. Under the 313A Program, the Federal Financing Bank (FFB) will make loans to the selected applicant(s) and RUS will guarantee the applicant(s)'s repayment of the loans to FFB. Selected applicants may use the proceeds of loan funds made available under the 313A Program to make loans to borrowers for electrification or telecommunications purposes, or to refinance bonds or notes previously issued by applicants for such purposes. The proceeds of the guaranteed bonds and notes are not to be used by applicants to directly or indirectly fund projects for the generation of electricity. This notice is based on loan levels contemplated by the FY 17 Continuing Resolution and on information available to the agency at the time of this notice. The final amount of funding made available under this notice could be affected by subsequent Congressional action or subsidy rate calculations. Last year, the RUS obligated $750 million in loan funds for this program. It is necessary to publish this notice at this time to ensure that applicants have sufficient time to prepare applications and to ensure that the agency has sufficient time and resources to evaluate applications.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
This notice announces Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval and extension for four Information Collection Requests (ICRs). Specifically, this notice announces the following: OMB approval and extension until February 28, 2018 for OMB Control No. 2137-0586, ``Hazardous Materials Public Sector Training & Planning Grants''; OMB approval and extension until March 31, 2019 for OMB Control No. 2137- 0628, ``Flammable Hazardous Materials by Rail Transportation''; and OMB approval and extension until June 30, 2019 for both OMB Control No. 2137-0613, ``Subsidiary Hazard Class and Number/Type of Packagings,'' and OMB Control No. 2137-0510, ``Radioactive (RAM) Transportation Requirements.''
Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Rescission of New Shipper Review; 2014-2015
On July 14, 2016, the Department of Commerce (Department) published the preliminary results of the 28th administrative and new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished (TRBs), from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015. After analyzing the comments received, we made no changes to the margin calculations in the administrative review and we are rescinding the new shipper review (NSR). The final weighted- average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Reinstatement of Shanghai General Bearing Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Duty Order
On July 13, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review and intent to reinstate Shanghai General Bearing Co., Ltd. (SGBC/SKF) in the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished, (TRBs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). This review covers TRBs from the PRC manufactured and exported by SGBC/SKF. The period of review is June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made changes to the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. Further, we continue to determine that SGBC/SKF sold TRBs at less than normal value (NV), and, as a result, we are reinstating SGBC/SKF in the antidumping order on TRBs from the PRC. The final weighted-average dumping margin is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
On July 12, 2016, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published its Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (``chloro isos'') from the People's Republic of China (``the PRC''). The period of review (POR) is June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015. This review covers three producers/exporters: (1) Heze Huayi Chemical Co., Ltd. (``Heze Huayi''); (2) Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co., Ltd. (``Jiheng''); and (3) Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd. (``Kangtai''). We invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes to our margin calculations for all three respondents. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results'' section below.
Solicitation of Proposals for Designation of Beyond Traffic Innovation Centers
Beyond Traffic is the Department of Transportation's (``DOT'' or the ``Department'') draft 30-year framework for the future (the full report can be found here: https://www.transportation.gov/ BeyondTraffic). It lays out key trends that will affect the future of our transportation system. To further this understanding, the DOT is requesting proposals from applicants to form an initial network of multiple centers, focusedthrough academic activities and programson delivering solutions to the challenges outlined in Beyond Traffic. These entities will be designated as ``USDOT Beyond Traffic Innovation Centers'' and will serve as thought leaders responsible for continuing the conversation surrounding the future of transportation. USDOT Beyond Traffic Innovation Center activities could include identifying possible solutions in their megaregion (Beyond Traffic, p. 25), including but not limited to: Evaluating and researching new technologies relevant to tackling transportation challenges with the megaregion, identification and development of training approaches for the megaregion's future transportation workforce, and convening practitioners, public and private leaders within the megaregion to help identify specific actions that can be taken in the megaregion to address its challenges over the 30 years.
Category 3 Source Security and Accountability; Correction
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register (FR) on January 9, 2017, regarding Category 3 source security and accountability. This action is necessary to delete erroneous text in the paragraph under the heading ``IV. Public Comments Process.''
Public Hearing: Strategic Partnerships To Enhance the Safety of Imported Foods: Capacity Building, Risk-Based Decisionmaking, Recognition of Commodity Food Control Programs, and Systems Recognition; Request for Comments
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing a public hearing regarding FDA initiatives for enhancing the safety of foods (for humans and animals) imported into the United States. The hearing will focus on partnerships to improve safety capabilities through capacity building; partnerships that incorporate information from private entities and foreign competent authorities to inform risk- based decisionmaking; partnerships that recognize commodity-specific export programs; and partnerships that recognize the robustness of a nation's entire food safety system. In addition, we are seeking information from a variety of viewpoints, including from competent authorities in other countries and from private entities, to help inform FDA regarding risk-based decisionmaking, commodity-specific export control programs in other countries, and systems recognition.
Referencing Approved Drug Products in Abbreviated New Drug Application Submissions; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Referencing Approved Drug Products in ANDA Submissions.'' Any person is permitted to submit an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) in order to seek approval to market a generic version of a previously approved drug product. The purpose of this guidance is to provide information to potential applicants on how to identify a reference listed drug (RLD), reference standard, and the basis of submission in an ANDA submission.
Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods: Revised Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, we, or Agency) is announcing the availability of a revised draft guidance for industry entitled ``Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods.'' The revised draft guidance is intended for any person who is subject to our regulation entitled ``Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food'' and who manufactures, processes, packs, or holds ready-to-eat (RTE) foods. The revised draft guidance is intended to help such persons comply with the requirements of that regulation with respect to measures that can significantly minimize or prevent the contamination of RTE food with L. monocytogenes whenever a RTE food is exposed to the environment prior to packaging and the packaged food does not receive a treatment or otherwise include a control measure (such as a formulation lethal to L. monocytogenes) that would significantly minimize L. monocytogenes.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
The Tilefish Advisory Panel of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting.
Multistakeholder Process on Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a virtual meeting of a multistakeholder process concerning Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching on January 31, 2017.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Sea Scallops Amendment 10 Data Collection
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following patents are available for licensing: Patent No. 9,536,620 (Navy Case No. 200321): METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING THE RADIATION TOLERANCE OF FLOATING GATE MEMORIES// and Patent No. 9,535,562 (Navy Case No. 101979): COGNITIVE LOAD REDUCTION AND FIELD OF VIEW ENHANCING STANDARDIZED GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI) OVERLAY GENERATING SYSTEM OR SYSTEMS THAT INCLUDE ELEMENTS THAT CORRELATE VARIOUS DEVICE, EVENT, OR OPERATION INPUTS WITH COMMON GUI OVERLAY GENERATION MODULES AND GROUP RELATED GUI ELEMENTS ACROSS OVERLAYS ALONG WITH ASSOCIATED METHODS.
Meeting of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel
The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) will hold a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
Endangered Species; File No. 19508
Notice is hereby given that Katherine Mansfield, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Building 20, BIO301, Orlando, FL 32825, has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and leatherback (Dermochelys coraicea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Hillsborough County, Florida
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation (SEIS/4f) will be prepared to evaluate new significant environmental impacts since the November 1996 approval of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation (FEIS) for the Tampa Interstate Study proposed highway project in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 19703 and 20993
Notice is hereby given that Fred Sharpe, Ph.D., Alaska Whale Foundation, 4739 University Way NE., #1230, Seattle, WA 98105 (File No. 19703) has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on cetaceans and Christopher Cilfone, Be Blue, 2569 Douglas Hwy. Unit 1, Juneau, AK 99801 (File No. 20993) has applied in due form to conduct commercial/educational photography on humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice of Law Enforcement Officer's Injury or Occupational Disease and Notice of Law Enforcement Officer's Death
The Department of Labor is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Notice of Law Enforcement Officer's Injury or Occupational Disease and Notice of Law Enforcement Officer's Death,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Marine Mammals; File No. 20043
Notice is hereby given that Whitlow Au, Ph.D., University of Hawaii, P.O. Box 1346, Kaneohe, HI 96744, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on marine mammals in Hawaii.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings and Hearings
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) has announced its annual preseason management process for the 2017 ocean salmon fisheries. This notice informs the public of opportunities to provide comments on the 2017 ocean salmon management measures.
Loan Guaranty: Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing the availability of funds for the Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology (SAHAT) Grant Program for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The objective of the grant is to encourage the development of new assistive technologies for specially adapted housing. This Notice is intended to provide applicants with the information necessary to apply for the SAHAT Grant Program. Registration will be available at www.Grants.gov. VA strongly recommends referring to the Loan GuarantySpecially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant Program final rule (38 CFR 36.4412) in conjunction with this Notice. The registration process described within this Notice applies only to applicants who will register to submit project applications for FY 2017 SAHAT Grant Program funds.
Comparative Analyses and Related Comparative Use Human Factors Studies for a Drug-Device Combination Product Submitted in an Abbreviated New Drug Application; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Comparative Analyses and Related Comparative Use Human Factors Studies for a Drug-Device Combination Product Submitted in an ANDA.'' This draft guidance is intended to assist potential applicants who plan to develop and submit an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) to seek approval of a generic combination product that includes both a drug constituent part and a delivery device constituent part.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center-Trafficking Information Management System (TIMS)
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed General Directive 17-1; Stop Signal Overruns on Rail Fixed Guideway Public Transportation Systems
FTA has placed in the docket and on its Web site a proposed General Directive to address safety risks associated with stop signal overruns. The proposed directive follows FTA's review and analysis of data and information submitted in response to the agency's Safety Advisory 16-1: Stop Signal Overruns, for Rail Fixed Guideway Public Transportation System operations during calendar year 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign's Activity Scorecard
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Exempted Fishing Permits
NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Dr. David Kerstetter of Nova Southeastern University to evaluate pelagic longline (PLL) catch and bycatch rates from within two different sub-areas in the northern portion of the East Florida Coast Pelagic Longline (PLL) Closed Area (north and south of 29[deg]50' N. lat.) and compare those rates to rates obtained by authorized samplers from outside the EFC PLL Closed Area and the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the impacts of granting the application to conduct the research using commercial PLL vessels, with certain terms and conditions. The overall purpose of the research project would be to evaluate PLL catches and catch rates of target and non-target species within a portion of the EFC PLL Closed Area to evaluate the effectiveness of existing area closures at meeting current conservation and management goals under current conditions using standardized PLL gear on a specified number of commercial vessels.
National Nanotechnology Initiative Meetings
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold one or more webinars to share information with the general public and the nanotechnology research and development community. Topics covered may include technical subjects; environmental, health, and safety issues; business case studies; or other areas of potential interest to the nanotechnology community.
National Infrastructure Advisory Council
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) will meet Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004. This meeting will be open to the public.
Certain Industrial Control System Software, Systems Using Same and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation Based on a Settlement Agreement; Termination of the Investigation
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 6) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ''), terminating the above-captioned investigation based on a settlement agreement. The Commission has determined to terminate the investigation.
Interpretation of and Compliance Policy for Certain Label Requirement; Applicability of Certain Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act Requirements to Vape Shops; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Interpretation of and Compliance Policy for Certain Label Requirement; Applicability of Certain Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act Requirements to Vape Shops.'' This draft guidance provides FDA's interpretation of, and a compliance policy for, the requirement that the label of tobacco products contain an accurate statement of the percentage of foreign and domestic grown tobacco under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act). This draft guidance document is also intended to assist retailers who sell newly deemed products by explaining whether engaging in certain activities subjects such establishments to additional requirements of the FD&C Act and the limited circumstances under which FDA does not intend to enforce compliance.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World” Exhibition
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, from on or about February 2, 2017, until on or about April 30, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Delaware Advisory Committee; Correction
The Commission on Civil Rights published a notice in the Federal Register of September 15, 2016, concerning a meeting of the Delaware Advisory Committee. The meeting time for the January 18, 2017 is changed.
Sanctions Actions Pursuant to Executive Order 13224
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of 4 individuals whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ``Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.''
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) originally published a document announcing an upcoming meeting of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) on January 3, 2017 (82 FR 92). The meeting time, dates, and details have been updated. The VCAT will now meet by webinar in an open session on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen members appointed by the NIST Director who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
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) prohibit activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.