Delegation of Authority Concerning Mutual Legal Assistance, 10546-10547 [2017-02955]

Download as PDF 10546 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 14, 2017 / Rules and Regulations that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at McNary Field, Salem, OR, by adding segments extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 13.50 miles northwest of the airport, and extending from the 8.2-mile radius to 16.5 miles southeast of the airport. After a review, the FAA discovered additional airspace was necessary to accommodate the LOC Y RWY 31, and the LOC/DME BC RWY 13 instrument approach procedures for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Feb 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: Office of the Attorney General 28 CFR Part 0 [Docket No. CRM 116; AG Order No. 3847– 2017] Delegation of Authority Concerning Mutual Legal Assistance ACTION: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Department of Justice. Final rule. AGENCY: Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. The Attorney General has delegated to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, with certain restrictions, the authority to perform the functions of the ‘‘Central Authority’’ or ‘‘Competent Authority’’ under treaties and executive agreements between the United States and other countries on mutual assistance in criminal matters that designate the Attorney General or the Department of Justice as such authority. The Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division is authorized to re-delegate this authority to the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General and to the Director and Deputy Directors of the Office of International Affairs (OIA). This final rule will expand the scope of persons to whom this authority may be redelegated to include OIA’s Associate Directors. * DATES: 1. The authority citation for Part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ * * ANM OR E5 * * Salem, OR [Modified] Salem, McNary Field, OR (Lat. 44°54′34″ N., long. 123°00′09″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.2-mile radius of McNary Field from the 168° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 311° bearing from the airport, and that airspace within a 6.7-mile radius of McNary Field from the 311° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 074° bearing from the airport, and that airspace within an 8.2-mile radius of McNary Field from the 074° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 168° bearing from the airport, and that airspace 2 miles either side of the 330° bearing extending from the 6.7mile radius of the airport to 13.5 miles northwest of the airport, and that airspace 4 miles southwest and 5 miles northeast of the 150° bearing extending from the 8.2-mile radius of the airport to 16.5 miles southeast of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on January 19, 2017. Tracey Johnson, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–02489 Filed 2–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUMMARY: Effective February 14, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vaughn Ary, Director, Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20005; Telephone (202) 616–1503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of International Affairs (OIA) serves as the United States Central Authority with respect to all requests for information and evidence received from and made to foreign authorities under Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties and multilateral conventions regarding assistance in criminal matters. OIA’s inventory of pending mutual legal assistance (MLA) requests has grown substantially in recent years. OIA received over 6,000 new requests in FY16, the most since OIA’s inception in 1979. With only three senior leaders (the Director and two Deputy Directors) authorized to sign outgoing MLA requests, it can be difficult for OIA to process these MLA requests expeditiously. To address this issue, the Department of Justice is modifying its delegation of authority in 28 CFR 0.64–1 to add the Associate Directors who supervise OIA’s regional teams and designated units as persons who may sign MLA requests. Associate Directors represent the most E:\FR\FM\14FER1.SGM 14FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 14, 2017 / Rules and Regulations experienced attorneys within the organization and are responsible for providing legal and policy guidance to the Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Assistant Attorney General, approving the arrest of international fugitives, providing oversight of extradition litigation in U.S. and foreign courts, and participating in the negotiation of bilateral and multilateral law enforcement treaties. Authorizing these senior supervisory attorneys to sign outgoing MLA requests is commensurate with their existing duties and provides OIA with the capability to more efficiently process these requests, avoid unnecessary delays, and effectively satisfy MLA requests. Administrative Procedure Act—5 U.S.C. 553 This rule is a rule of agency organization and relates to a matter relating to agency management and is therefore exempt from the requirements of prior notice and comment and a 30day delay in the effective date. See 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2), 553(b)(3)(A). Regulatory Flexibility Act The Attorney General, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), has reviewed this regulation and by approving it certifies that this regulation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because it pertains to personnel and administrative matters affecting the Department. Further, a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is not required to be prepared for this final rule because the Department was not required to publish a general notice of proposed rulemaking for this matter. 5 U.S.C. 604(a). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Executive Order 12866—Regulatory Planning and Review This action has been drafted and reviewed in accordance with Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, section 1(b), Principles of Regulation. This rule is limited to agency organization, management, and personnel as described in section 3(d)(3) of Executive Order 12866 and, therefore, is not a ‘‘regulation’’ or ‘‘rule’’ as defined by the order. Accordingly, this action has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. Executive Order 13132—Federalism 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Feb 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 accordance with Executive Order 13132, it is determined that this rule does not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism Assessment. Executive Order 12988—Civil Justice Reform This rule was drafted in accordance with the applicable standards set forth in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any one year, and it will not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. This action pertains to agency management, personnel, and organizations 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)(B). Therefore, the reporting requirement of 5 U.S.C. 801 does not apply. List of Subjects in 28 CFR Part 0 Authority delegations (Government agencies), Counterterrorism, Crime, Government employees, Law enforcement, National security information, Organization and functions (Government agencies), Privacy, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Terrorism, Whistleblowing. Accordingly, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Attorney General, including 5 U.S.C. 301 and 28 U.S.C. 509 and 510, title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 0—ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 1. The authority citation for part 0 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 28 U.S.C. 509, 510, 515–519. 2. Revise the last sentence of § 0.64– 1 to read as follow: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 0.64–1 Central or Competent Authority under treaties and executive agreements on mutual assistance in criminal matters. * * * The Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, is authorized to re-delegate this authority to the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General, Criminal Division, and to the Director, Deputy Directors, and Associate Directors of the Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division. Dated: February 8, 2017. Dana J. Boente, Acting Attorney General. [FR Doc. 2017–02955 Filed 2–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–14–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0795, EPA–HQ–OPP– 2015–0796 and EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0797; FRL–9957–22] Hexythiazox; Pesticide Tolerances Congressional Review Act ■ 10547 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the ovicide/ miticide hexythiazox in or on beet, sugar, root, and beet, sugar, dried pulp and establishes tolerances associated with regional registrations for residues on Bermuda grass, forage and Bermuda grass, hay. This regulation also modifies the existing tolerances associated with regional registrations in or on alfalfa, forage; and alfalfa, hay. Gowan Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The regulation also removes the existing time-limited tolerance for residues on beet, sugar, root because it is superseded by the new beet, sugar, root tolerance and removes the tolerance for residues ‘‘Fruit, citrus group 10’’ of 0.35 ppm because it is superseded by the existing tolerance for ‘‘Fruit, citrus group 10–10’’ of 0.6 ppm. DATES: This regulation is effective February 14, 2017. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before April 17, 2017, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). ADDRESSES: The dockets for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) numbers EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0795, EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0796 and EPA– HQ–OPP–2015–0797, are available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14FER1.SGM 14FER1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of the Attorney General

28 CFR Part 0

[Docket No. CRM 116; AG Order No. 3847-2017]


Delegation of Authority Concerning Mutual Legal Assistance

AGENCY: Department of Justice.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Attorney General has delegated to the Assistant Attorney 
General for the Criminal Division, with certain restrictions, the 
authority to perform the functions of the ``Central Authority'' or 
``Competent Authority'' under treaties and executive agreements between 
the United States and other countries on mutual assistance in criminal 
matters that designate the Attorney General or the Department of 
Justice as such authority. The Assistant Attorney General for the 
Criminal Division is authorized to re-delegate this authority to the 
Deputy Assistant Attorneys General and to the Director and Deputy 
Directors of the Office of International Affairs (OIA). This final rule 
will expand the scope of persons to whom this authority may be re-
delegated to include OIA's Associate Directors.

DATES: Effective February 14, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vaughn Ary, Director, Office of 
International Affairs, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 
Washington, DC 20005; Telephone (202) 616-1503.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of International Affairs (OIA) 
serves as the United States Central Authority with respect to all 
requests for information and evidence received from and made to foreign 
authorities under Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties and multilateral 
conventions regarding assistance in criminal matters. OIA's inventory 
of pending mutual legal assistance (MLA) requests has grown 
substantially in recent years. OIA received over 6,000 new requests in 
FY16, the most since OIA's inception in 1979. With only three senior 
leaders (the Director and two Deputy Directors) authorized to sign 
outgoing MLA requests, it can be difficult for OIA to process these MLA 
requests expeditiously. To address this issue, the Department of 
Justice is modifying its delegation of authority in 28 CFR 0.64-1 to 
add the Associate Directors who supervise OIA's regional teams and 
designated units as persons who may sign MLA requests. Associate 
Directors represent the most

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experienced attorneys within the organization and are responsible for 
providing legal and policy guidance to the Assistant Attorney General 
and Deputy Assistant Attorney General, approving the arrest of 
international fugitives, providing oversight of extradition litigation 
in U.S. and foreign courts, and participating in the negotiation of 
bilateral and multilateral law enforcement treaties. Authorizing these 
senior supervisory attorneys to sign outgoing MLA requests is 
commensurate with their existing duties and provides OIA with the 
capability to more efficiently process these requests, avoid 
unnecessary delays, and effectively satisfy MLA requests.

Administrative Procedure Act--5 U.S.C. 553

    This rule is a rule of agency organization and relates to a matter 
relating to agency management and is therefore exempt from the 
requirements of prior notice and comment and a 30-day delay in the 
effective date. See 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2), 553(b)(3)(A).

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Attorney General, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), has reviewed this regulation and by approving it 
certifies that this regulation will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities because it pertains to 
personnel and administrative matters affecting the Department. Further, 
a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is not required to be prepared for 
this final rule because the Department was not required to publish a 
general notice of proposed rulemaking for this matter. 5 U.S.C. 604(a).

Executive Order 12866--Regulatory Planning and Review

    This action has been drafted and reviewed in accordance with 
Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, section 1(b), 
Principles of Regulation. This rule is limited to agency organization, 
management, and personnel as described in section 3(d)(3) of Executive 
Order 12866 and, therefore, is not a ``regulation'' or ``rule'' as 
defined by the order. Accordingly, this action has not been reviewed by 
the Office of Management and Budget.

Executive Order 13132--Federalism

    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, it 
is determined that this rule does not have sufficient federalism 
implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism Assessment.

Executive Order 12988--Civil Justice Reform

    This rule was drafted in accordance with the applicable standards 
set forth in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local and 
tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of 
$100,000,000 or more in any one year, and it will not significantly or 
uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed 
necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 
1995.

Congressional Review Act

    This action pertains to agency management, personnel, and 
organizations 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)(B). Therefore, the reporting requirement of 5 U.S.C. 801 does 
not apply.

List of Subjects in 28 CFR Part 0

    Authority delegations (Government agencies), Counterterrorism, 
Crime, Government employees, Law enforcement, National security 
information, Organization and functions (Government agencies), Privacy, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Terrorism, Whistleblowing.

    Accordingly, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Attorney 
General, including 5 U.S.C. 301 and 28 U.S.C. 509 and 510, title 28 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:

PART 0--ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

0
1. The authority citation for part 0 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301; 28 U.S.C. 509, 510, 515-519.


0
2. Revise the last sentence of Sec.  0.64-1 to read as follow:


Sec.  0.64-1   Central or Competent Authority under treaties and 
executive agreements on mutual assistance in criminal matters.

    * * * The Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, is 
authorized to re-delegate this authority to the Deputy Assistant 
Attorneys General, Criminal Division, and to the Director, Deputy 
Directors, and Associate Directors of the Office of International 
Affairs, Criminal Division.

    Dated: February 8, 2017.
Dana J. Boente,
Acting Attorney General.
[FR Doc. 2017-02955 Filed 2-13-17; 8:45 am]
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