Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Hawaii Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel (AP) to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Whiting Committee and Advisory Panel on June 14, 2017, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 126th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting, Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee (FDCRC) and its 170th Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Waybill Sample
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the collection of the Waybill Sample. See 49 CFR 1244. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register, 82 FR 14786 (Mar. 22, 2017). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of Certain Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas
This rule amends the geographic boundaries of several nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. Based on consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is defining Lee County, Florida, as an area of application county to the Hillsborough, FL, NAF FWS wage area; Leon County, FL, as an area of application county to the Lowndes, Georgia, NAF FWS wage area; Fulton County, GA, as an area of application county to the Cobb, GA, NAF FWS wage area; and Lane County, Oregon, as an area of application county to the Pierce, Washington, NAF FWS wage area. These changes are necessary because there are NAF FWS employees working in these four counties, and the counties are not currently defined in regulation to NAF wage areas. In addition, OPM is removing Mississippi County, Arkansas, from the wage area definition of the Shelby, Tennessee, NAF FWS wage area because there are no longer NAF FWS employees working in the county.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste
EPA is proposing to grant a petition submitted by ExxonMobil Oil Corporation Beaumont Refinery (ExxonMobil) to exclude (or delist) the secondary impoundment basin solids in Beaumont, Texas from the lists of hazardous wastes. EPA used the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS) Version 3.0.47 in the evaluation of the impact of the petitioned waste on human health and the environment.
Notification of a Public Meeting of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (Commission)
ONDCP announces the first meeting of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis to advance the Commission's work on drug issues and the opioid crisis per Executive Order 13784. The first meeting will consist of statements to the Commission from invited nonprofit organizations regarding drug issues followed by discussion of the issues raised.
RG 5.28, “Evaluation of Shipper-Receiver Differences in the Transfer of Special Nuclear Material,” Revision 0 RG 5.49, “Internal Transfers of Special Nuclear Material,” Revision 0 RG 5.57, “Shipping and Receiving Control of Strategic Special Nuclear Material,” Revision 1
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing the following three regulatory guides (RGs): RG 5.28, ``Evaluation of Shipper-Receiver Differences in the Transfer of Special Nuclear Material;'' RG 5.49, ``Internal Transfers of Special Nuclear Material;'' and RG 5.57, ``Shipping and Receiving Control of Strategic Special Nuclear Material.'' These RGs are being withdrawn because the guidance has been incorporated into RG 5.41, ``Shipping, Receiving, and Internal Transfer of Special Nuclear Material.''
Shipping, Receiving, and Internal Transfer of Special Nuclear Material
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Regulatory Guide (RG) 5.41, ``Shipping, Receiving, and Internal Transfer of Special Nuclear Material.'' This new RG consolidates in one document NRC guidance concerning the material control and accounting requirements pertaining to shipments, receipts, and internal transfers of special nuclear material. In addition, this guide provides updated guidance for source material (SM) and depleted uranium (DU) at uranium enrichment facilities.
Qualification of Safety-Related Vented Lead-Acid Storage Batteries for Nuclear Power Plants
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1338, ``Qualification of Safety-Related Vented Lead-Acid Storage Batteries for Nuclear Power Plants.'' DG-1338 is proposed revision 1 of regulatory guide (RG) 1.158, ``Qualification of Safety-Related Lead Storage Batteries for Nuclear Power Plants'' dated February 1989. DG-1338 endorses (with clarifying regulatory positions) the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standard (Std.) 535-2013, ``IEEE Standard for Qualification of Class 1E Vented Lead Acid Storage Batteries for Nuclear Power Generating Stations.'' IEEE 535-2013 contains procedures for qualifying batteries with duty cycles of less than 8 hours and batteries with duty cycles longer than 8 hours.
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes; CT
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that it has found that the 2017 motor vehicle emission budgets for the Greater Connecticut ozone nonattainment area for the 2008 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of our finding, Connecticut must use these motor vehicle emissions budgets for future transportation conformity determinations. These budgets were contained in the January 17, 2017 attainment demonstration State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Greater Connecticut ozone nonattainment area for the 2008 ozone NAAQS.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
California; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of California (FEMA-4308-DR), dated April 1, 2017, and related determinations.
Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (ACBFR) Request for Nominations
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture is soliciting nominations for membership for the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (the ``Committee''). Interested persons may submit applications and nomination packages which can be downloaded at: https://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-755.
Housing Counseling Certification Examination Availability and Change To Certification Examination Cost
This notice follows publication of the ``Housing Counseling: New Certification Requirements'' final rule, issued on December 14, 2016, which requires that HUD announce the availability of the Housing Counselor Examination and start the 36-month time-period for individuals and Housing Counseling Agencies to come into compliance with the final rule's certification requirements. The final rule also noted that HUD would provide notice of any changes to the cost of the Housing Counselor Examination. Through this notice, HUD is announcing that the HUD Certified Housing Counselor Examination will be available starting on August 1, 2017, and that as of August 1, 2020, housing counseling required by or provided in connection with HUD programs may only be provided by HUD certified housing counselors working for participating agencies approved to provide such housing counseling by HUD's Office of Housing Counseling. This notice also announces a reduction to the cost of the Housing Counselor Examination.
Regulated Navigation Area; East River, Brooklyn, NY
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) for the navigable waters of the Manhattan side of the East River, south of Dupont Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and East 25th Street in Manhattan, and north of a line drawn from the northwest corner of Pier 5 Brooklyn to the northeast corner of the Governors Island Ferry Manhattan Terminal. The RNA is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with a dielectric oil spill response. This RNA establishes vessel speed restrictions on vessels transiting near the pollution response area unless specifically authorized by the First District Commander or the Captain of the Port New York to exceed those restrictions.
Certain Steel Nails From the United Arab Emirates: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails (nails) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016. We preliminarily determine that the only exporter of subject merchandise, Overseas Distribution Services Inc. (ODS), sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) in the United States and that Oman Fasteners LLC (Oman Fasteners) and Overseas International Steel Industry LLC (OISI) had no shipments during the POR.
Commision Information Collection Activities (FERC-588); Comment Request; Extension
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued on March 23, 2017, a 60-day Notice in the Federal Register requesting public comments on FERC-588 (Emergency Natural Gas Transportation, Sale and Exchange Transactions). No comments were received. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commission is submitting the FERC-588 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725v); Comment Request; Revision
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) on December 1, 2016 issued a 60-day Notice in the Federal Register requesting public comments on FERC-725V (Mandatory Reliability Standards: COM Reliability Standards) which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a review of the information collection requirements. The Commission received no comments on the FERC-725V and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commission is submitting the FERC-725V to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Yellowfin Sole for Vessels Participating in the BSAI Trawl Limited Access Fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) for vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2017 allocation of yellowfin sole total allowable catch for vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery in the BSAI.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725T); Comment Request
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection [FERC-725T, Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System: TRE Reliability Standards] to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission previously issued a Notice in the Federal Register (82 FR 14215, 3/17/2017) requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on the FERC- 725Tand is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice invites comments on the collection of information associated with our Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP).
Tribal Listening Session; Oklahoma City Probate Hearings Division Field Office
The Department of the Interior's (Department) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), Probate Hearings Division (Ph.D.) is responsible for probating Indian trust estates. OHA plans to close the Ph.D. Oklahoma City Field Office at the end of this fiscal year, September 30, 2017. This notice is to inform interested federally recognized tribes, individual Indians, and other interested parties of an upcoming opportunity to share insights and make recommendations regarding how OHA can best maintain its level of service. The agencies and areas served by the Oklahoma City Ph.D. office include Horton, Absentee Shawnee, Anadarko, Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Citizen Pottawatomie, Concho, Eastern Oklahoma, Miami, Pawnee, Sac & Fox (except IA), Shawnee, and Southern Plains.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
HRSA is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (the program), as required by the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of HHS is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions.
Tennessee Valley Authority; Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR- 33, DPR-52, and DPR-68 issued to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA, the licensee) for operation of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3 (BFN) located in Limestone County, Alabama. The proposed amendments would increase the maximum licensed thermal power level for each reactor from 3,458 megawatts thermal (MWt) to 3,952 MWt. This change, referred to as an extended power uprate (EPU), represents an increase of approximately 14.3 percent above the current licensed thermal power limit. The NRC is issuing a final environmental assessment (EA) and final finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed EPU.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. By neutralizing the effect of export credit support offered by foreign governments and by absorbing credit risks that the private sector will not accept, Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. exporters to compete fairly in foreign markets on the basis of price and product. Under the Working Capital Guarantee Program, Ex-Im Bank provides repayment guarantees to lenders on secured, short-term working capital loans made to qualified exporters. The guarantee may be approved for a single loan or a revolving line of credit. In the event that a borrower defaults on a transaction guaranteed by Ex-Im Bank the guaranteed lender may seek payment by the submission of a claim. This collection of information is necessary to determine if such claim complies with the terms and conditions of the relevant working capital guarantee. The Notice of Claim and Proof of Loss, Working Capital Guarantee is used to determine compliance with the terms of the guarantee and the appropriateness of paying a claim. Export-Import Bank customers are able to submit this form on paper or electronically. The information collection tool can be reviewed at: http:// www.exim.gov/pub/pending/eib10-04.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; EIB 11-01, Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
The proposed clearance is designed to allow Ex-Im Bank to survey for the purpose of gaining insights into customers' experiences with the agency and to evaluate product and performance effectiveness. Customers' responses will help to identify potential areas of service improvement and rate overall program experiences.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Closure of the Nantucket Lightship Access Area to General Category Individual Fishing Quota Scallop Vessels
NMFS announces that the Nantucket Lightship Scallop Access Area will close to Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the remainder of the 2017 fishing year as of the effective date below. No vessel issued a Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota permit may fish for, possess, or land scallops from the Nantucket Lightship Scallop Access Area. Regulations require this action once it is projected that 100 percent of trips allocated to the Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the Nantucket Lightship Scallop Access Area will be taken.
Investor Advisory Committee Meeting
The Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee, established pursuant to Section 911 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, is providing notice that it will hold a public meeting. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee.
Information Collection: Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ``Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.''