March 2, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-03-02-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-03-02
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-04184
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Inter-American Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Cancellation Notice-OPIC'S March 8, 2017 Annual Public Hearing
Document Number: 2017-04180
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2017-04160
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requesting that an information collection request (ICR) related to the Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) and Supporting Regulations at 42 CFR part 484, be processed under the emergency clearance process associated with 5 CFR 1320.13(a)(2)(i). Public harm is reasonably likely to ensue if the normal, non-emergency clearance procedures are followed. The approval of this information collection package is necessary because in the absence of such approval CMS will be unable to effectively enforce these essential health and safety requirements. Among other things, CMS will be unable to enforce requirements that HHAs must provide a notice of rights to each patient, assure the proper training of home health aides before those aides provide hands-on care to patients, and disclose the names and addresses of all individuals with an ownership or management position so that we can assure that those with a history of fraud are not involved in HHA operations. Being unable to enforce these rules would harm patient health and safety, as well as create risks to the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Under the PRA, federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed ICR. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this ICR including the necessity and utility of the proposed ICR for the proper performance of the agency's functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2017-04141
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas for 2017, as it does annually. NMFS is also transferring inseason 45 metric tons (mt) of BFT quota from the Reserve category to the Longline category. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments. NMFS has decided that the transfer to the Longline category will be distributed to permitted Atlantic Tunas Longline vessels with recent fishing activity, rather than to all qualified Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) shares recipients. As a result of this transfer, the associated IBQ accounts will each receive 1,102 lb (0.5 mt) of IBQ.
Farm Credit Administration Board; Sunshine Act; Regular Meeting
Document Number: 2017-04140
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act, of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board).
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2017-04126
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-04113
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Definition of the Term “Fiduciary”; Conflict of Interest Rule-Retirement Investment Advice; Best Interest Contract Exemption (Prohibited Transaction Exemption 2016-01); Class Exemption for Principal Transactions in Certain Assets Between Investment Advice Fiduciaries and Employee Benefit Plans and IRAs (Prohibited Transaction Exemption 2016-02); Prohibited Transaction Exemptions 75-1, 77-4, 80-83, 83-1, 84-24 and 86-128
Document Number: 2017-04096
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document proposes to extend for 60 days the applicability date defining who is a ``fiduciary'' under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code), and the applicability date of related prohibited transaction exemptions including the Best Interest Contract Exemption and amended prohibited transaction exemptions (collectively PTEs) to address questions of law and policy. The final rule, entitled Definition of the Term ``Fiduciary;'' Conflict of Interest RuleRetirement Investment Advice, was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2016, became effective on June 7, 2016, and has an applicability date of April 10, 2017. The PTEs also have applicability dates of April 10, 2017. The President by Memorandum to the Secretary of Labor, dated February 3, 2017, directed the Department of Labor to examine whether the final fiduciary rule may adversely affect the ability of Americans to gain access to retirement information and financial advice, and to prepare an updated economic and legal analysis concerning the likely impact of the final rule as part of that examination. This document invites comments on the proposed 60-day delay of the applicability date, on the questions raised in the Presidential Memorandum, and generally on questions of law and policy concerning the final rule and PTEs. The proposed 60-day delay would be effective on the date of publication of a final rule in the Federal Register.
Notice of Open Public Hearing
Document Number: 2017-04067
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ``the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on March 16, 2017 on ``China's Pursuit of Next Frontier Tech: Computing, Robotics, and Biotechnology''.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2017-04066
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-04065
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Meeting of the Wisconsin Advisory Committee for a Meeting To Continue Discussion of a Draft Report Resulting From the Committee's Study of Hate Crime in the State
Document Number: 2017-04064
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Wisconsin Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. CST for the purpose of discussing testimony received regarding hate crime in the state, in preparation to issue a civil rights report to the Commission on the topic.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Minnesota Advisory Committee for a Meeting To Hear Public Testimony Regarding Civil Rights and Policing Practices in the State
Document Number: 2017-04063
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Minnesota Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Tuesday March 21, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. CST, for the purpose of hearing public testimony regarding civil rights and policing practices in the state.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Minnesota Advisory Committee To Finalize Preparations for a Public Hearing To Gather Testimony Regarding Civil Rights and Policing Practices in Minnesota
Document Number: 2017-04062
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Minnesota Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. CST for the purpose of preparing for a public hearing to gather testimony regarding civil rights and policing practices in Minnesota.
Study on the Moral Rights of Attribution and Integrity: Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2017-04061
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to its January 23, 2017 Notice of Inquiry regarding the study on the moral rights of attribution and integrity.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2017-04060
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
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 the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. 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 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines
Document Number: 2017-04059
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is briefly postponing the effective date of its recently-promulgated final rule that establishes revised accessibility standards and guidelines for information and communication technology (ICT). The ICT final rule was published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017, and is scheduled to become effective on March 20, 2017. A brief postponement of this effective date is necessitated by the memorandum from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review'' (Jan. 20, 2017), which generally calls on Federal agencies to delay the effective dates of published, but not-yet-effective, final rules for 60 days from the date of the memorandum. The ICT final rule will take effect on March 21, 2017.
Meeting of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence
Document Number: 2017-04057
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Judicial Conference of the United States, Agencies and Commissions
The Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence will hold a meeting on April 21, 2017. The meeting will be open to public observation but not participation. An agenda and supporting materials will be posted at least 7 days in advance of the meeting at: http:// www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/records-and-archives-rules-co mmittees/ agenda-books.
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order, in Part
Document Number: 2017-04055
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 4, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published its initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review (``CCR'') and stated its intention to revoke, in part, the antidumping duty order on certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan (the ``Order''). The Department preliminarily determined that producers accounting for substantially all of the domestic production of the like product had no interest in the continued application of the Order with respect to certain light gauge cold-rolled flat-rolled steel meeting the requirements of ASTM A424 Type 1. For the final results, the Department is revoking, in part, the Order with respect to the cold-rolled steel flat products described above.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Waivers and ATC Authorization in Controlled Airspace Under Part 107
Document Number: 2017-04054
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Transportation invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The FAA established the Waivers and ATC Authorization in Controlled Airspace under Part 107 portal to allow a remote pilot in command to request a waiver from regulations or an authorization for a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to operate in Class B, C, D, and the lateral boundaries of the surface area of Class E airspace designated for an airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-04053
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-05-18 for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 500 series turbofan engines. AD 2013-05-18 required initial and repetitive inspections of the low- pressure (LP) fuel tubes, fuel tube clips, and fuel/oil heat exchanger (FOHE) mounts for evidence of damage, wear, and fuel leakage. This AD reduces the repetitive inspection intervals. This AD was prompted by additional service experience. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Data Collection Available for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-04052
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) intends to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of information described below. The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 requires federal agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submission to OMB, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice complies with that requirement.
Advisory Committee for Geosciences: Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-04051
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard
Document Number: 2017-04050
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Definition and Requirements for a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-04049
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Definition and Requirements for a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for Continuation of Death Benefit for Student
Document Number: 2017-04048
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Application for Continuation of Death Benefit for Student,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2017-04047
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on the proposed information collection request revision to the project titled ``Pulmonary Function Testing Course Approval Program.'' Potential sponsors (university, hospital, and private consulting firms) apply to this program to receive NIOSH-approval to conduct training courses that teach technicians to perform spirometry as specified under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Cotton Dust Standard, 29 CFR 1020.1043.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2017-04046
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2017-04045
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled ``Factors Influencing the Transmission of Influenza.'' This data collection project will help examine the amount of influenza virus in airborne particles produced by subjects with influenza and it relationship to biomarkers in the blood.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2017-04044
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on the proposed information collection project titled ``Assessing the Infrastructure for Public Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention Services.'' The primary goal of this study is to periodically monitor (i.e., every 3 years) STD preventive and treatment services provided by local and state health departments. This will allow CDC to understand the delivery of timely public STD preventive and treatment services to reduce the number of newly acquired STDs and prevent STD-related sequelae.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2017-04043
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2017-04042
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on the updated ``CDC WORKSITE HEALTH SCORECARD,'' an organizational assessment and planning tool designed to help employers identify gaps in their health promotion programs and prioritize high-impact strategies for health promotion at their worksites.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-04041
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meeting will be open to the public.
Occupational Exposure to Beryllium: Proposed Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2017-04040
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' this action proposes, following a brief 10-day comment period, to further temporarily delay until May 20, 2017 the effective date of the rule entitled Occupational Exposure to Beryllium, published in the Federal Register on January 9, 2017 (82 FR 2470). The current effective date is March 21, 2017. This additional delay will allow OSHA officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of the new regulations.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-04038
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its subcommittees members will meet on March 23, 24 and 25, 2017, in Arlington, VA, to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-04037
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA proposes a new government-wide system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-04027
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-04026
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-04025
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-04024
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-04023
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions