March 1, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda
Document Number: 2017-04107
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Emergency Route Working Group-Amended Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-04056
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice amends the time, date, and location of the third meeting of the Emergency Route Working Group (ERWG).
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-04039
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of State
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. 257-1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that an object to be included in the exhibition ``Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about November 6, 2017, until on or about February 12, 2018, 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. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including an object list, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-632-6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA-5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522-0505.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Agenda
Document Number: 2017-04029
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-04028
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applications for New Awards; Strengthening Institutions Program
Document Number: 2017-04005
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Education
Applications for New Awards; Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools; Correction
Document Number: 2017-04004
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Education
On January 13, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 4322) a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the CSP Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools program. This document corrects several references to ``section 1111(c)(2) of the ESEA, as amended by the NCLB.'' In addition, in order to afford eligible applicants the opportunity to apply, or to amend their applications to provide additional information related to ``section 1111(c)(2) of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA,'' we are reopening the FY 2017 CSP Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High- Quality Charter Schools competition.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Framework Amendment 5
Document Number: 2017-04003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Framework Amendment 5 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region (FMP) as prepared and submitted jointly by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Councils). If implemented, this proposed rule would remove the restriction on fishing for, or retaining the recreational bag and possession limits of, king and Spanish mackerel on a vessel with a Federal commercial permit for king or Spanish mackerel when the vessel is on a private recreational fishing trip and commercial harvest of king or Spanish mackerel in a zone or region is closed. The purpose of this proposed rule is to remove Federal permit restrictions unique to commercially permitted king and Spanish mackerel vessels and to standardize vessel permit restrictions applicable after a commercial quota closure of king or Spanish mackerel.
Applications for New Awards; Strengthening Institutions Program
Document Number: 2017-04000
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Education
Patient Safety Organizations: Expired Listing From the Surgical Momentum PSO
Document Number: 2017-03999
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21 to b-26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 73 FR 70732-70814, establish a framework by which hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers may voluntarily report information to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), on a privileged and confidential basis, for the aggregation and analysis of patient safety events. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. The listing from the Surgical Momentum PSO has expired and AHRQ has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2017-03998
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Gastroenterology-Urology Devices; Manual Gastroenterology-Urology Surgical Instruments and Accessories
Document Number: 2017-03997
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the identification of manual gastroenterology-urology surgical instruments and accessories to reflect that the device does not include specialized surgical instrumentation for use with urogyencologic surgical mesh specifically intended for use as an aid in the insertion, placement, fixation, or anchoring of surgical mesh during urogynecologic procedures (``specialized surgical instrumentation for use with urogynecologic surgical mesh''). These amendments are being made to reflect changes made in the recently issued final reclassification order for specialized surgical instrumentation for use with urogynecologic surgical mesh.
Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2017-03994
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of June 21, 2016.
Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-03992
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of June 16, 2016.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2017-03989
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2017-03988
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2017-03987
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge which carries US 17 across the Cape Fear River, mile 26.8, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate routine biennial maintenance and inspection of the lift span for the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone: Eastport Breakwater Terminal, Eastport, Maine
Document Number: 2017-03985
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period of a safety zone in the vicinity of the Eastport Breakwater Terminal, Eastport, Maine. This safety zone was established on January 9, 2015 (80 FR 1344). This rule will extend the effective period of the existing temporary final rule from January 30, 2017 until October 1, 2017. This rule will continue to restrict vessels from approaching within 100 yards of the eastern face of the Eastport Breakwater Terminal without authorization from the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Northern New England. This safety zone continues to be necessary due to the ongoing repairs to the breakwater following a partial collapse of the structure on December 4, 2014.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Connecticut River, East Haddam, CT
Document Number: 2017-03980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Route 82 Bridge (East Haddam Swing Bridge) across the Connecticut River, mile 16.8, at East Haddam, Connecticut. The bridge owner submitted a request to reduce scheduled openings of the span for recreational vessels in the boating season and to allow the bridge owner to require six hours notice for bridge openings at night in the winter season. It is expected this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-03979
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from Brazil. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Villares Metals S.A. (Villares). We preliminarily find that subject merchandise has not been sold at less than normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
2017 Preliminary Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees
Document Number: 2017-03978
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its 2017 preliminary annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.062% (.00062) for tier 2, which remain the same as the 2016 final fee rates. The tier 2 annual fee rate represents the lowest fee rate adopted by the Commission since 2010. These rates shall apply to all assessable gross revenues from each gaming operation under the jurisdiction of the Commission. If a tribe has a certificate of self- regulation under 25 CFR part 518, the 2017 preliminary fee rate on Class II revenues shall be 0.031% (.00031) which is one-half of the annual fee rate. The preliminary fee rates being adopted here are effective March 1, 2017, and will remain in effect until new rates are adopted. The National Indian Gaming Commission has also adopted its 2017 preliminary fingerprint processing fees of $18 per card. The new fees represent a $3 decrease from the current fingerprint processing fees of $21 per card which has been in effect since 3/1/2015. The decrease is attributable to the lower fingerprint processing fee charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a result of the fee study conducted by the Department of Justice. This new fingerprint processing fees of $18 per card will be retroactively effective 10/1/2016. A credit of $3 per card will be issued to all gaming operations which submitted fingerprint cards to the NIGC between 10/1/2016 and 2/28/2017.
BG & CM Railroad, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Great Northwest Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-03977
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Electricity Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-03976
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the East Campus Integration Program, Fort Meade, Maryland
Document Number: 2017-03975
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as part of the environmental planning process for the East Campus Integration Program at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland (hereafter referred to as Fort Meade). The DoD proposes to continue to develop operational complex and headquarters space at the National Security Agency's (NSA) East Campus on Fort Meade for use by NSA and the Intelligence Community.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of 10 Synthetic Cathinones Into Schedule I
Document Number: 2017-03974
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
With the issuance of this final rule, the Drug Enforcement Administration places 10 synthetic cathinones: 4-methyl-N-ethylcathinone (4-MEC); 4-methyl-alpha- pyrrolidinopropiophenone (4-MePPP); alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone ([alpha]-PVP); 1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(methylamino)butan-1-one (butylone, bk-MBDB e); 2-(methylamino)-1-phenylpentan-1-one (pentedrone); 1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(methylamino)pentan-1-one (pentylone, bk-MBDP); 4-fluoro-N-methylcathinone (4-FMC, flephedrone); 3-fluoro-N-methylcathinone (3-FMC); 1-(naphthalen-2-yl)-2-(pyrrolidin- 1-yl)pentan-1-one (naphyrone); alpha-pyrrolidinobutiophenone ([alpha]- PBP) and their optical, positional, and geometric isomers, salts and salts of isomers, whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible, into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. This scheduling action is pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act which requires that such actions be made on the record after opportunity for a hearing through formal rulemaking. This rule continues the imposition of the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to schedule I controlled substances on persons who handle (manufacture, distribute, reverse distribute, import, export, engage in research, conduct instructional activities or chemical analysis, or possess), or propose to handle 4- MEC, 4-MePPP, [alpha]-PVP, butylone, pentedrone, pentylone, 4-FMC, 3- FMC, naphyrone, or [alpha]-PBP.
Proposals From the Federal Interagency Working Group for Revision of the Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity
Document Number: 2017-03973
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB requests comments on the proposals that it has received from the Federal Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity (Working Group) for revisions to OMB's Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. The Working Group's report and proposals, which are presented here in brief and available on https://www.whitehouse.gov/ briefing-room/presidential-actions/related-omb-material and on http:// www.regulations.gov in their entirety, are the result of a two-year, focused review of the implementation of the current standards. The Working Group's report reflects an examination of current practice, public comment received in response to the Federal Register Notice posted by OMB on September 30, 2016, and empirical analyses of publicly available data. The report also notes statutory needs and feasibility considerations, including cost and public burden. Initial proposals and specific questions to the public appear under the section Issues for Comment. None of the proposals has yet been adopted and no interim decisions have been made concerning them. The Working Group's report and its proposals are being published to solicit further input from the public. OMB plans to announce its decision in mid-2017 so that revisions, if any, can be reflected in preparations for the 2020 Census. OMB can modify or reject any of the proposals, and OMB has the option of making no changes. The report and its proposals are published in this Notice because OMB believes that they are worthy of public discussion, and OMB's decision will benefit from obtaining the public's views on the recommendations.
CIPSEA Confidentiality Pledge Revision Notice
Document Number: 2017-03971
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The U.S. Energy Information Administration invites public comment on the recent revisions that have been made to the confidentiality pledge it provides to its respondents. These revisions became effective upon publication of an emergency Federal Register notice that announced EIA's revised confidentiality pledge that it provides to its respondents under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act. These revisions are required by the passage and implementation of provisions of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 which permit and require the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide Federal civilian agencies' information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic. More details on this announcement are presented in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-03970
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Thursday, March, 30, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and Friday, March 31, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plans, Lake and Volusia County, FL
Document Number: 2017-03969
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received three applications for incidental take permits (ITPs) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), in Lake County, Florida. We request public comment on the permit applications and accompanying proposed habitat conservation plans (HCPs), as well as on our preliminary determination that the plans qualify as low-effect under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). To make this determination, we used our environmental action statements and low- effect screening forms, which are also available for review.
Foreign-Trade Zone 269-Athens, Texas; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework
Document Number: 2017-03962
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
1,1,1,2 Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) From the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part
Document Number: 2017-03961
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') determines that 1,1,1,2 Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) (``R134a'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''). The final weighted- average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section of this notice.
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From Taiwan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-03960
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain oil country tubular goods from Taiwan for the period September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2016.
Stainless Steel Bar From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-03959
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from India. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016. This review covers two producers or exporters of the subject merchandise: Ambica Steels Limited (Ambica), and Bhansali Bright Bars Pvt. Ltd. (Bhansali). We preliminarily determine that Bhansali had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR and that Ambica did have an entry of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: 2017-03958
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). The period of investigation is January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.
Notice to All Interested Parties of the Termination of the Receivership of 10393-Creekside Bank, Woodstock, Georgia
Document Number: 2017-03957
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice to All Interested Parties of the Termination of the Receivership of 10290-ISN Bank; Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Document Number: 2017-03955
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Current List of HHS-Certified Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies
Document Number: 2017-03948
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notifies federal agencies of the laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) currently certified to meet the standards of the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Mandatory Guidelines). A notice listing all currently HHS-certified laboratories and IITFs is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each month. If any laboratory or IITF certification is suspended or revoked, the laboratory or IITF will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines. If any laboratory or IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will be listed at the end and will be omitted from the monthly listing thereafter. This notice is also available on the Internet at http:// www.samhsa.gov/workplace.
Copyright Office Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2017-03946
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
This document withdraws a portion of the final rule that would revise the Office's Privacy Act regulations, because that section will have already been amended in a separate document by the time this rule is effective.
Securities and Exchange Commission Evidence Summit
Document Number: 2017-03945
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Investor Advocate will host a public conference, characterized as an ``Evidence Summit,'' to discuss, among other things, potential strategies for enhancing retail investors' understanding of key investment characteristics such as fees, risks, returns, and conflicts of interest. An objective of the conference is to marshal research from the fields of economics and cognitive sciences to help inform ways of thinking about investor behavior and identify areas for possible future research to be conducted under the auspices of an investor research initiative led by the Commission's Office of the Investor Advocate.
Blood Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-03944
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Blood Products Advisory Committee. The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues. At least one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-03943
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (the agencies) may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), have approved the publication of proposed revisions to the Regulatory Capital Reporting for Institutions Subject to the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (FFIEC 101) for public comment. The FFIEC 101 is completed only by banking organizations subject to the advanced approaches risk-based capital rule. Generally, this rule applies to banking organizations with $250 billion or more in total consolidated assets or $10 billion or more in on-balance sheet foreign exposures (advanced approaches banking organizations). The proposed revisions would remove two credit valuation adjustment (CVA) items from the exposure at default (EAD) column on FFIEC 101 Schedule B, Summary Risk-Weighted Asset Information for Banks Approved to Use Advanced Internal Ratings-Based and Advanced Measurement Approaches for Regulatory Capital Purposes (items 31.a and 31.b, column D). Advanced approaches banking organizations would discontinue reporting the EAD CVA data items on FFIEC 101 Schedule B effective with the June 30, 2017, reporting date. At the end of the comment period, the comments will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the FFIEC and the agencies should modify the proposed revisions. The agencies will then submit the proposed revisions to OMB for review and final approval.
Large Scale Networking (LSN)-Middleware and Grid Interagency Coordination (MAGIC) Team
Document Number: 2017-03942
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The MAGIC Team, established in 2002, provides a forum for information sharing among Federal agencies and non-Federal participants with interests and responsibility for middleware, Grid, and cloud projects. The MAGIC Team reports to the Large Scale Networking (LSN) Interagency Working Group (IWG). The agendas, minutes, and other meeting materials and information can be found on the MAGIC Web site at: https://www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/ index.php?title=Middleware_And_Grid_Interagency_Coordination_ (MAGIC). Public Comments: The government seeks individual input; attendees/ participants may provide individual advice only. Members of the public are welcome to submit their comments to magic-comments@nitrd.gov. Please note that under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available to the public via the MAGIC Team Web site. Submitted by the National Science Foundation in support of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO) on February 23, 2017.
Faster Administration of Science and Technology Education and Research (FASTER) Community of Practice (CoP)
Document Number: 2017-03941
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The goal of the FASTER CoP is to enhance collaboration and accelerate agencies' adoption of advanced IT capabilities developed by Government-sponsored IT research. FASTER, seeks to accelerate deployment of promising research technologies; share protocol information, standards, and best practices; and coordinate and disseminate technology assessment and testbed results. Public Comments: The government seeks individual input; attendees/ participants may provide individual advice only. Members of the public are welcome to submit their comments to Faster-comments@nitrd.gov. Please note that under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available to the public via the FASTER CoP Web site. Submitted by the National Science Foundation in support of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO) on February 23, 2017.