January 23, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-01-23-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-01-23
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-01576
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board
Document Number: 2017-01553
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-01523
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-01505
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2017-01497
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Environmental Impact Statement-Transmission System Vegetation Management Program
Document Number: 2017-01448
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (``TVA'') intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (``EIS'') to address the management of vegetation on its transmission system. In order to ensure that electric service to the public is not disrupted by outages on its transmission lines, TVA must control the vegetation on about 260,000 acres of the rights of way (``ROW'') for those lines. This EIS will programmatically consider the impacts of vegetation management activities on approximately 17,000 miles of transmission line.
Science Advisory Board (SAB); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-01439
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered.
External Peer Review Meeting
Document Number: 2017-01438
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
All programs within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy are required to undertake rigorous, objective peer review of their funded projects on a regular basis in order to ensure and enhance the management, relevance, effectiveness, and productivity of those projects. The Wind Energy Technologies Office intends to hold an External Peer Review in Arlington, VA, on February 14-16, 2017. An External Peer Review Panel will review current and recently completed projects and provide feedback on technical, scientific, and business merit; the actual or anticipated results; and the productivity and management effectiveness of projects. The review panel will also assess the potential impact of projects on the wind power industry and identify additional research initiatives and resources that may prove to be advantageous in the future. Principal Investigators, expert reviewers, Wind Energy Technologies Office staff, and contract support staff will be in attendance during the review meeting. The event is open to the public based upon space availability.
External Peer Review Meeting
Document Number: 2017-01437
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
All programs within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy are required to undertake rigorous, objective peer review of their funded projects on a regular basis in order to ensure and enhance the management, relevance, effectiveness, and productivity of those projects. The Water Power Technologies Office intends to hold an External Peer Review in Arlington, VA, on February 14-16, 2017. An External Peer Review Panel will review current and recently completed projects and provide feedback on technical, scientific, and business merit; the actual or anticipated results; and the productivity and management effectiveness of projects. The review panel will also assess the potential impact of projects on the water power industry and identify additional research initiatives and resources that may prove to be advantageous in the future. Principal Investigators, expert reviewers, Water Power Technologies Office staff, and contract support staff will be in attendance during the review meeting. The event is open to the public based upon space availability.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-01434
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice to revise the system of records entitled ``Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) program'' (18-11-20). The Department publishes this notice to propose to revise programmatic routine use (18) (routine use (15) in the system of records notice published in the Federal Register on June 26, 2014 (79 FR 36299, 36301)) to include the Federal Register, and a Defaulted Borrowers Web site (should the Department elect to reestablish this or a similar Web site), as locations where the Department may publish the names of defaulted HEAL program borrowers (and any other fields the Department intends to publish, e.g., area of practice).
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-01426
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-01425
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-01423
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Estuary Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2017-01422
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``National Estuary Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1500.08, OMB Control No. 2040-0138) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2017. An Agency 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.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-01421
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
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.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2017-01419
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club (``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia: Sierra Club v. McCarthy, Civil Action No. 1:16-cf-01895- KBJ (D.D.C). On September 23, 2016, Plaintiffs filed a complaint alleging that the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') failed to perform a non-discretionary duty to grant or deny within 60 days a petition submitted by Plaintiffs on April 11, 2016 requesting that EPA object to a CAA Title V permit issued by the Utah Department of Air Quality, to PacifiCorp Energy, authorizing the operation of the coal-fired Hunter Plant in Castle Dale, Utah. The proposed consent decree would establish a deadline for EPA to take such action.
Request for Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of Administration for Native Americans Program Policies and Procedures
Document Number: 2017-01418
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Pursuant to Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (NAPA), as amended, the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is required to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules and general statements of policy and to give notice of the final adoption of such changes no less than 30 days before such changes become effective. In accordance with notice requirements of NAPA, ANA herein describes proposed interpretive rules and general statements of policy that relate to ANA's funding opportunities beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2017 related to the following programs: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (HHS-2017-ACF- ANA-NR-1221), Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (HHS-2017-ACF-ANA-NE-1225), Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion (HHS-2017-ACF- ANA-NB-1226), Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance (HHS-2017-ACF-ANA-NL-1235), Social and Economic Development Strategies (HHS-2017-ACF-ANA-NA-1236), and Economic Development Strategies-Alaska (HHS-2015-ACF-ANA-NK-0960), and Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (HHS-2017-ACF-ANA-NC-1263). This notice of public comment also provides additional information about ANA's plan for administering grant programs.
Regulations Issued Under Authority of the Export Apple Act and Export Grapes and Plums; Changes to Export Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2017-01417
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reopening the comment period on the proposed rule to change the reporting of export certificate information under regulations issued pursuant to the Export Apple Act and the Export Grape and Plum Act until March 24, 2017. The proposed rule would require shippers of apples and grapes exported from the United States to electronically enter an Export Form Certificate number or a USDA-defined exemption code into the Automated Export System (AES). This rule would also define ``shipper,'' shift the current file retention requirement from carriers to shippers, and require shippers to provide, upon request, copies of the certificates to AMS. The proposed rule would also remove obsolete regulations and make clarifying changes. It also announced AMS' intention to request revision to a currently approved information collection for exported apples and grapes.
Michigan State Plan; Change in Level of Federal Enforcement: Marine Construction
Document Number: 2017-01414
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This document gives notice of OSHA's approval of a change to the State of Michigan's Occupational Safety and Health State Plan that clarifies that marine construction is included in its State Plan. Therefore, OSHA announces an amendment to the Operational Status Agreement between OSHA and the Michigan State Plan to clarify Michigan's coverage of marine construction.
U.S. Standards for Grades of Catfish and Catfish Products
Document Number: 2017-01413
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This Notice informs the public that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will not proceed with the development of voluntary U.S. Standards for Grades of Catfish and Catfish Products at this time.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-01412
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General
In accordance with the Privacy Act, the United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General (USDA OIG) publishes this records notice to modify an existing system of records, USDA/OIG-8, the Research Aggregated Data Analysis Repository (RADAR) System, in order to update certain system information, including the system owner, and to clarify the records contained in the system and the purpose of the system.
Curtis-Strauss LLC: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2017-01411
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for Curtis-Strauss LLC, as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Pacific Island Fisheries; 2017 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Lobster Harvest Guideline
Document Number: 2017-01410
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS establishes the annual harvest guideline for the commercial lobster fishery in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for calendar year 2017 at zero lobsters.
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2017-01409
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and to add one new standard to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2017-01408
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for Intertek Testing Service NA, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
Document Number: 2017-01407
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Labor
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Labor is renewing the charter for the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. The Committee will better enable OSHA to perform its duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (the OSH Act) of 1970. The Committee is diverse and balanced, both in terms of segments of the maritime industry represented (e.g., shipyard employment, longshoring, and marine terminal industries), and in the views and interests represented by the members.
Twenty First RTCA SC-223 Internet Protocol Suite (IPS) and AeroMACS Plenary
Document Number: 2017-01406
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twenty First RTCA SC-223 Internet Protocol Suite (IPS) and AeroMACS Plenary.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Effective Communication Between Government and Industry; Extension of Time for Comments
Document Number: 2017-01405
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA issued a proposed rule (FAR Case 2016-005) on November 29, 2016, amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. This rule clarifies that agency acquisition personnel are permitted and encouraged to engage in responsible and constructive exchanges with industry, so long as those exchanges are consistent with existing law and regulation and do not promote an unfair competitive advantage to particular firms. The deadline for submitting comments is being extended from January 30, 2017 to March 2, 2017 to provide additional time for interested parties to provide comments on the FAR case.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Forms
Document Number: 2017-01404
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Forms,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Safety and Occupational Health Study Section (SOHSS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH or Institute)
Document Number: 2017-01403
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics: Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2017-01402
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2016 Review
Document Number: 2017-01401
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Following receipt of a request on January 5, 2017, from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. 332-560, Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2016 Review, for the purpose of providing advice and information relating to the possible designation of additional articles, removal of articles, and waiver of competitive need limitations.
Procurement List; Additions And Deletions
Document Number: 2017-01400
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Proposed Additions
Document Number: 2017-01399
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add products and a service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Comments Must Be Received on or Before: February 19, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Status of Dependents Questionnaire (VA Form 21-0538).
Document Number: 2017-01398
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Form 21-0538 is used to request certification of the status of dependents for whom additional compensation is being paid to veterans. Without this information, continued entitlement to the benefits for dependents could not be determined.
Agency Information Collection Activity: (Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran relatives (VA Form 20-0344))
Document Number: 2017-01397
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Form 20-0344 is completed by VBA employees, non-VBA employees in VBA space and Veteran Service Organization (VSO) employees who have access to benefit records. These individuals are required to provide personal identifying information for themselves and any veteran relatives, so VA is able to identify and properly protect these benefit records.
Notice of Availability of an Evaluation of the Classical Swine Fever, Foot-and-Mouth Disease, Swine Vesicular Disease, and Rinderpest Status of Cyprus
Document Number: 2017-01396
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we are proposing to recognize Cyprus as being free of foot-and-mouth disease, rinderpest, and swine vesicular disease, and as low risk for classical swine fever. This proposed recognition is based on evaluations we have prepared in connection with this action, which we are making available for review and comment.
Defense Health Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-01395
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Health Board (DHB) will take place.
Addition of the Republic of Korea to the List of Regions Affected by Contagious Equine Metritis
Document Number: 2017-01394
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have added the Republic of Korea to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) list maintained on the APHIS Web site of regions considered affected with contagious equine metritis (CEM). We took this action because of the confirmation of CEM in the Republic of Korea.
Notice of Request for an Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, All Subtypes, and Newcastle Disease; Additional Restrictions
Document Number: 2017-01393
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations to prevent the introduction of highly pathogenic avian influenza, all subtypes, and Newcastle disease into the United States through the importation of birds, poultry, and unprocessed bird and poultry products.
Addition of Lebanon to the List of Regions Affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Document Number: 2017-01392
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we added Lebanon to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) list maintained on the APHIS Web site of regions considered affected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). We are taking this action because of the confirmation of HPAI detection in Lebanon.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Horses, Ruminants, Swine, and Dogs; Inspection and Treatment for Screwworm
Document Number: 2017-01391
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs from regions of the world where screwworm is considered to exist.
Concurrence With OIE Risk Designations for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Document Number: 2017-01390
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our preliminary concurrence with the World Organization for Animal Health's (OIE) bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk designations for seven regions. The OIE recognizes these regions as being of negligible risk for BSE. We are taking this action based on our review of information supporting the OIE's risk designations for these regions.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Unshu Oranges
Document Number: 2017-01389
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of Unshu oranges.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Plum Pox Compensation
Document Number: 2017-01388
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations that provide for the payment of compensation to owners of commercial stone fruit orchards and fruit tree nurseries whose trees or nursery stock were destroyed to eradicate plum pox virus.
Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; National Veterinary Accreditation Program Application Form
Document Number: 2017-01387
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a reinstatement of an information collection associated with the National Veterinary Accreditation Program application form.