Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant Program, 8894-8895 [2017-02139]

Download as PDF 8894 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Rules and Regulations effective date for this action to give DOC officials the opportunity to further review and consider the revision, consistent with the Memorandum. The rule published November 25 containing the revision was exempt from notice and comment because it involved a military and foreign affairs function of the United States (See 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1)). Given the imminence of the new effective date, seeking prior public comment on this temporary delay would be impractical, unnecessary, and also contrary to the public interest in the orderly promulgation and implementation of regulations. Dated: January 27, 2017. Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–02164 Filed 1–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 1105 [Docket No. FDA–2016–N–1555] Refuse To Accept Procedures for Premarket Tobacco Product Submissions; Revised Effective Date AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date. In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ this action revises the effective date of the final rule (‘‘Refuse to Accept Procedures for Premarket Tobacco Product Submissions’’) published December 29, 2016, from January 30, 2017, until March 21, 2017. DATES: The effective date of the rule that published on December 29, 2016, at 81 FR 95863, is delayed until March 21, 2017. SUMMARY: pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Center for Tobacco Products, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Document Control Center, Bldg. 71, Rm. G335, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, email: AskCTP@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 29, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) issued a final rule describing when FDA will refuse to accept a tobacco product VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:00 Jan 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 submission (or application) because the application has not met a minimum threshold for acceptability for FDA review (81 FR 95863). Under the rule, FDA will refuse to accept a tobacco product submission, for example, that is not in English, does not pertain to a tobacco product, or does not identify the type of submission. The rule was published with an effective date of January 30, 2017. FDA bases this action on the memorandum of January 20, 2017 (82 FR 8346), from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review.’’ That memorandum directed the heads of Executive Departments and Agencies to temporarily postpone for 60 days from the date of the memorandum the effective dates of all regulations that had been published in the Federal Register but had not yet taken effect, for the purpose of ‘‘reviewing questions of fact, law, and policy they raise.’’ FDA, therefore, is revising the effective date of the rule that published on December 29, 2016 (81 FR 95863), to March 21, 2017. To the extent that 5 U.S.C. 553 applies to this action, it is exempt from notice and comment because it constitutes a rule of procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). Alternatively, the Agency’s implementation of this action without opportunity for public comment, effective immediately upon publication today in the Federal Register, is based on the good cause exceptions in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and (d)(3). Seeking public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to the public interest. The temporary delay in the effective date until March 21, 2017, is necessary to give Agency officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of the new regulation, consistent with the memorandum described previously. Given the imminence of the effective date and the brief length of the extension of the effective date, seeking prior public comment on this temporary delay would have been impracticable, as well as contrary to the public interest in the orderly promulgation and implementation of regulations.1 FDA also believes that affected entities need to be informed as soon as possible of the extension and its length in order to plan and adjust their implementation process accordingly. 1 In the event that this rule does not publish on or before January 30, 2017, good cause similarly exists to stay the effectiveness of the rule published December 29, 2016, and revise its effective date until March 21, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: January 27, 2017. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–02174 Filed 1–30–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 28 CFR Part 31 [Docket No.: OJP (OJJDP) 1719E] RIN 1121–AA83 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant Program Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date. AGENCY: On January 17, 2017, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (‘‘OJJDP’’) of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (‘‘OJP’’), published a partial final rule to amend portions of the formula grant program (‘‘Formula Grant Program’’) regulation to reflect changes in OJJDP policy. That rule is scheduled to become effective February 16, 2017. In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ this action hereby temporarily delays the effective date of the final rule entitled ‘‘Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant Program’’ until March 21, 2017 (which is 60 days from January 20, 2017). This temporary delay will allow Department of Justice officials an opportunity to review any potential questions of fact, law and policy raised by this regulation, consistent with the Chief of Staff’s memorandum of January 20, 2017. DATES: This rule is effective February 1, 2017. The effective date of the final rule amending 28 CFR part 31 published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2017, at 82 FR 4783, is delayed to March 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gregory Thompson, Senior Advisor, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, at 202–307– 5911. SUMMARY: The OJJDP Formula Grant Program is authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (‘‘JJDPA’’). The JJDPA authorizes OJJDP to provide an annual grant to each State to improve its juvenile justice system and to support SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01FER1.SGM 01FER1 pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Rules and Regulations juvenile delinquency prevention programs. OJJDP published a notice of proposed rulemaking on August 8, 2016, 81 FR 52377, that proposed to revise the entirety of the Formula Grant Program regulations. On January 17, 2017, OJJDP published a partial final rule to amend portions of the formula grant program regulation to reflect changes in OJJDP policy. For several provisions, OJJDP addressed the public comments received and amended the current Formula Grant Program regulations through the partial final rule. The partial final rule is scheduled to become effective February 16, 2017. For other provisions included in the proposed rule, OJJDP received many comments that require additional time for OJJDP to consider. OJJDP anticipates publishing a separate final rule in the future addressing the remainder of the provisions contained in the August 8, 2016 proposed rule. This final rule merely extends for 33 days the effective date of the previously published partial final rule. There is no change to the substance of the partial final rule. Also, OJJDP has determined that the brief delay in the effective date would not delay OJJDP’s administration of the Formula Grant Program and would have no effect on the amount, the timing, or the distribution of FY2017 formula grant allocations made under the standards of the previously published partial final rule. Accordingly, because there is no substantive impact, the Acting Assistant Attorney General finds that allowing a prior opportunity for notice and public comment is unnecessary and that, therefore, good cause exists to exempt this rule from notice-and-comment requirements pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). Furthermore, in light of the lack of practical impact, this rule is being made effective upon publication in the Federal Register because it is not a substantive rule and, in any event, there is good cause to find, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), that a 30-day delayed effective date would be impracticable and unnecessary in these circumstances. In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review’’, this action delays until March 21, 2017, the effective date of the final rule entitled ‘‘Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant Program’’ published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2017 at 82 FR 4783. The temporary delay in effective date will allow Department of Justice officials an opportunity to review any potential questions of fact, law and policy raised by this regulation, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:00 Jan 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 consistent with the Chief of Staff’s memorandum of January 20, 2017. Regulatory Certifications Preparation of a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is not required for this final rule because the agency was not required to publish a general notice of proposed rulemaking. This action is not a significant rulemaking pursuant to Executive Order 12866 and, accordingly, has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. This rule will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Therefore, in accordance with Executive Order 13132 ‘‘Federalism’’ it is determined that this rule does not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism Assessment. This action pertains to agency management and does not substantially affect the rights or obligations of nonagency parties and, accordingly, is not a ‘‘rule’’ as that term is used by the Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(C). Therefore, the reporting requirement of 5 U.S.C. 801 does not apply. Dated: January 27, 2017. Maureen A. Henneberg, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–02139 Filed 1–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD 29 CFR Part 1208 [Docket No. C–7156] RIN 3140–AA00 Access to Information National Mediation Board. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Mediation Board (NMB or Board) revises its Information Access regulations in order to implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, to update certain provisions, and to amend its regulations regarding responding to subpoenas. DATES: This rule is effective February 1, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Johnson, General Counsel, National Mediation Board, 202–692– 5050, legal@nmb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed into SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 8895 law the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (Pub. L. 114–185), amending the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552. The law addressed many procedural issues, such as requiring agencies to allow 90 days for requesters to file an administrative appeal and to provide dispute resolution services throughout the FOIA process. This Final Rule incorporates these and other requirements from the FOIA Improvement Act and clarifies and updates language in the NMB’s Information Access Rules. In addition, section 1208.7 provides ‘‘Touhy’’ regulations to address the NMB’s response to subpoenas and other formal requests for information. On November 14, 2016, the NMB published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register inviting public comments for 60 days on the proposed rules. As required by provisions of the Railway Labor Act, the NMB offered interested individuals the opportunity to participate in a public hearing on December 8, 2016. The NMB received only one comment in response to its NPRM. This comment addressed a specific fee provision noted in section 1208.6(c)(2). This fee is not a change in regulations; rather, it is maintaining the duplication fee of 15 cents in effect prior to the NPRM. This fee is in line with other agencies’ fees. In addition, the NMB rarely charges duplication fees for FOIA requests, as most are provided as electronic documents. This Final Rule remains unchanged from the NPRM. This rule is not a significant rule for purposes of Executive Order 12866 and has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the NMB certifies that these regulatory changes will not have a significant impact on small business entities. This rule will not have any significant impact on the quality of the human environment under the National Environmental Policy Act. List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1208 Confidential business information, Freedom of information, Information. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 20 (Wednesday, February 1, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 8894-8895]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02139]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

28 CFR Part 31

[Docket No.: OJP (OJJDP) 1719E]
RIN 1121-AA83


Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant 
Program

AGENCY: Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.

ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date.

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SUMMARY: On January 17, 2017, the Office of Juvenile Justice and 
Delinquency Prevention (``OJJDP'') of the U.S. Department of Justice's 
Office of Justice Programs (``OJP''), published a partial final rule to 
amend portions of the formula grant program (``Formula Grant Program'') 
regulation to reflect changes in OJJDP policy. That rule is scheduled 
to become effective February 16, 2017.
    In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the 
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory 
Freeze Pending Review,'' this action hereby temporarily delays the 
effective date of the final rule entitled ``Juvenile Justice and 
Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant Program'' until March 21, 2017 
(which is 60 days from January 20, 2017). This temporary delay will 
allow Department of Justice officials an opportunity to review any 
potential questions of fact, law and policy raised by this regulation, 
consistent with the Chief of Staff's memorandum of January 20, 2017.

DATES: This rule is effective February 1, 2017. The effective date of 
the final rule amending 28 CFR part 31 published in the Federal 
Register on January 17, 2017, at 82 FR 4783, is delayed to March 21, 
2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gregory Thompson, Senior Advisor, 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, at 202-307-5911.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OJJDP Formula Grant Program is 
authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act 
(``JJDPA''). The JJDPA authorizes OJJDP to provide an annual grant to 
each State to improve its juvenile justice system and to support

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juvenile delinquency prevention programs. OJJDP published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking on August 8, 2016, 81 FR 52377, that proposed to 
revise the entirety of the Formula Grant Program regulations.
    On January 17, 2017, OJJDP published a partial final rule to amend 
portions of the formula grant program regulation to reflect changes in 
OJJDP policy. For several provisions, OJJDP addressed the public 
comments received and amended the current Formula Grant Program 
regulations through the partial final rule. The partial final rule is 
scheduled to become effective February 16, 2017. For other provisions 
included in the proposed rule, OJJDP received many comments that 
require additional time for OJJDP to consider. OJJDP anticipates 
publishing a separate final rule in the future addressing the remainder 
of the provisions contained in the August 8, 2016 proposed rule.
    This final rule merely extends for 33 days the effective date of 
the previously published partial final rule. There is no change to the 
substance of the partial final rule. Also, OJJDP has determined that 
the brief delay in the effective date would not delay OJJDP's 
administration of the Formula Grant Program and would have no effect on 
the amount, the timing, or the distribution of FY2017 formula grant 
allocations made under the standards of the previously published 
partial final rule. Accordingly, because there is no substantive 
impact, the Acting Assistant Attorney General finds that allowing a 
prior opportunity for notice and public comment is unnecessary and 
that, therefore, good cause exists to exempt this rule from notice-and-
comment requirements pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). Furthermore, in 
light of the lack of practical impact, this rule is being made 
effective upon publication in the Federal Register because it is not a 
substantive rule and, in any event, there is good cause to find, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), that a 30-day delayed effective date 
would be impracticable and unnecessary in these circumstances.
    In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the 
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory 
Freeze Pending Review'', this action delays until March 21, 2017, the 
effective date of the final rule entitled ``Juvenile Justice and 
Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant Program'' published in the 
Federal Register on January 17, 2017 at 82 FR 4783. The temporary delay 
in effective date will allow Department of Justice officials an 
opportunity to review any potential questions of fact, law and policy 
raised by this regulation, consistent with the Chief of Staff's 
memorandum of January 20, 2017.

Regulatory Certifications

    Preparation of a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is not required 
for this final rule because the agency was not required to publish a 
general notice of proposed rulemaking. This action is not a significant 
rulemaking pursuant to Executive Order 12866 and, accordingly, has not 
been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.
    This rule will not have substantial direct effects on the States, 
on the relationship between the national government and the States, or 
on distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels 
of government. Therefore, in accordance with Executive Order 13132 
``Federalism'' it is determined that this rule does not have sufficient 
federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism 
Assessment.
    This action pertains to agency management and does not 
substantially affect the rights or obligations of non-agency parties 
and, accordingly, is not a ``rule'' as that term is used by the 
Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(C). Therefore, the reporting 
requirement of 5 U.S.C. 801 does not apply.

    Dated: January 27, 2017.
Maureen A. Henneberg,
Acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs.
[FR Doc. 2017-02139 Filed 1-31-17; 8:45 am]
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