May 2, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-05-02-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-05-02
Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs
Document Number: 2017-08990
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08957
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits
Document Number: 2017-08922
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Board of Trustees of the Southwest Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Pension Plan (SWORCC Pension Plan), a multiemployer pension plan, has submitted an application to reduce benefits under the plan in accordance with the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014. The purpose of this notice is to announce that the application submitted by the Board of Trustees of the SWORCC Pension Plan has been published on the Treasury Web site, and to request public comments on the application from interested parties, including participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and contributing employers of the SWORCC Pension Plan.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08912
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2017-08896
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of three amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Duke Energy Progress, LLC, Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1, and H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant Unit No. 2; Exelon Generation Company, LLC and PSEG Nuclear LLC, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3; and South Carolina Electric & Gas Company and South Carolina Public Service Authority, Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration. Because each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI) an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation.
Public Land Order No. 7861; Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range; California
Document Number: 2017-08853
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order transfers administrative jurisdiction of 225,651 acres, more or less, of public lands from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of the Navy for use as part of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range (CMAGR) in Imperial and Riverside Counties, California. This transfer of administrative jurisdiction is directed by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08848
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection 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.
Notice of Request for Extension or Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Correction
Document Number: 2017-08847
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture published a document in the Federal Register of April 24, 2017, to request a renewal to a currently approved information collection for race, ethnicity, and gender along with comments. The document contained the wrong OMB number.
Meeting Announcement for the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee Required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015
Document Number: 2017-08846
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the next meeting date for the Physician- Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as ``the Committee'') which will be held in Washington, DC and will be open to the public.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2017-08845
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago passenger cars (PC) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago PC) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric & Gas Company; South Carolina Public Service Authority Relocation of Air Cooled Chiller Pump 3, VWS-MP-03
Document Number: 2017-08844
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic AP1000 design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment No. 62 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-93 and NPF-94. The COLs were issued to South Carolina Electric & Gas Company and the South Carolina Public Service Authority, (both collectively referred to as the licensee) for construction and operation of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS) Units 2 and 3, located in Fairfield County, South Carolina. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
U.S. Army Installation Command
Document Number: 2017-08843
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice that by petition dated March 16, 2017, Dr. Michael Reimer (the petitioner) has requested that the NRC take action with regard to facilities licensed under source materials license SUC-1593. The petitioner's requests are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
PSEG Nuclear LLC; Salem Nuclear Generating Station, Unit No. 2
Document Number: 2017-08842
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of PSEG Nuclear LLC (PSEG or the licensee) to withdraw its application dated March 13, 2017, for a proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. DPR-75. The proposed amendment would have extended the Salem Nuclear Generating Station (Salem), Unit No. 2, implementation period for Amendment No. 294 from the Spring 2017 refueling outage to prior to restart from the Fall 2018 refueling outage. Amendment No. 294, which was issued by the NRC staff on April 28, 2016, revised the Salem, Unit No. 2 Technical Specifications in support of replacement of the Source Range and Intermediate Range Neutron Monitoring Systems.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-08841
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Hussey Terminal Railroad Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-2nd & Main, LLC
Document Number: 2017-08840
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-08839
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for PTIN Supplemental Application for Foreign Persons Without a Social Security Number Form 8946
Document Number: 2017-08838
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 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, Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the PTIN Supplemental Application For Foreign Persons Without a Social Security Number.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08837
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors; Announcement of Meeting; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-08836
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
This notice announces the next meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The BSC, a federally chartered, external advisory group composed of scientists from the public and private sectors, will review and provide advice on programmatic activities. The meeting is open to the public and registration is requested for both attendance and oral comment and required to access the webcast. Information about the meeting and registration are available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165.
Fee-Generating Cases
Document Number: 2017-08835
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule revises the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation regarding fee-generating cases. This rule clarifies the definition of ``fee-generating case,'' clarifies that brief advice is permitted by the regulation, and revises how a recipient accounts for attorneys' fees awards.
Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Revisions to the Grant Terms and Conditions for Grant Year 2018 Basic Field Grants
Document Number: 2017-08834
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') is extending the public comment period for the proposed Terms and Conditions (formerly the LSC Grant Assurances) for Grant Year 2018 Basic Field Grants. LSC published the original request for comments in the Federal Register on April 7, 2017. The proposed Terms and Conditions are available at http://www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/matters-comment. This notice extends the comment period for ten business days, from May 8, 2017, to May 22, 2017.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Commercial Blacktip Sharks, Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks, and Hammerhead Sharks in the Western Gulf of Mexico Sub-Region; Closure
Document Number: 2017-08833
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing the commercial fishery for blacktip sharks, aggregated large coastal sharks (LCS) and hammerhead shark management groups in the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region. This action is necessary because the commercial landings of aggregated LCS in the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region for the 2017 fishing season exceeded 80 percent of the available commercial quota as of April 26, 2017, and the aggregated LCS and hammerhead shark management groups are quota- linked under the regulations. The blacktip shark fishery in the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region will be closed to minimize regulatory discards of aggregate LCS in the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region, which are often caught in conjunction with blacktip sharks in the commercial shark fisheries. This closure will affect anyone commercially fishing for sharks in the western Gulf of Mexico sub- region.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2017-08832
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA'') of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the amended Certificate should be issued.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-08831
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of skin doublers that disbonded from their skin panels. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of fuselage skin panels, and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-08830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of undamped main landing gear (MLG) extension in-service. This proposed AD would require replacement of the MLG retraction actuator rod-ends on both MLG assemblies. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2017-08827
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge across the NJICW (Inside Thorofare), mile 70.0, at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles during the 2017 Atlantic City IRONMAN Triathlon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2017-08826
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission's consideration concerning a negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Council Coordination Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08825
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) consisting of eight Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) chairs, vice chairs, and executive directorsand its subcommitteesin May 2017. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, including: Budget issues, MSA reauthorization, National Standard 1, recreational fishery issues, enforcement activities, a review of recent legal actions, conflict of interest policy guidance, other topics of concern to the RFMCs, and decisions and follow-up activities.
Tow-Behind Lawn Groomers and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-08824
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on tow-behind lawn groomers and parts thereof from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period August 1, 2015, through July 31, 2016.
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-08823
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will meet on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Washington, DC. The meeting will be partially closed to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed New Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, Proposed Study Entitled “Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Sexual Violence Climate Survey Project”
Document Number: 2017-08822
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested; Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative Before the Board of Immigration Appeals
Document Number: 2017-08821
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08820
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management (Habitat) Advisory Panel (AP) in Charleston, SC. The meeting is open to the public.
Security Zone; Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2017-08819
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the waters of the Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA. This temporary security zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Schuylkill River during the 2017 National Football League (NFL) Draft from April 27 through April 29, 2017. During the enforcement period, no unauthorized vessels or people will be permitted to enter or move within the security zone without permission from the Captain of the Port or designated representative. This security zone is necessary to provide security on navigable waters near the event.
Procedures for Submitting Financial Information Required for the Disbursement of Incentive Payments and Reimbursement Payments After the Incentive Auction Closes
Document Number: 2017-08816
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Incentive Auction Task Force, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and Media Bureau announce instructions to full power and Class A broadcasters and multichannel video programming distributors who anticipate receiving incentive and/or reimbursement payment(s) following the incentive auction. Specifically, the instructions describe the essential steps that must be taken before receiving incentive payments based on winning reverse auction bids or payments from the Television Broadcaster Relocation Fund for expenses eligible for reimbursement.
Small Business Investment Companies: Passive Business Expansion and Technical Clarifications
Document Number: 2017-08810
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On December 28, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a final rule to expand permitted investments in passive businesses and provide further clarification with regard to investments in such businesses for the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program, with an effective date of January 27, 2017. On January 26, 2017, SBA published a notification delaying the effective date until March 21, 2017 and re-opened the rule for additional public comment. On March 21, 2017, SBA published another notification to delay the effective date of this rule until May 20, 2017, to give the new administration time to further consider the rule. After reviewing the final rule, SBA is considering removing the provision that would allow SBICs to use a blocker corporation under its regulations if an investor of an SBIC has elected to be taxed as a regulated investment company (RIC) and a direct investment into the operating company would cause the investor to receive or be deemed to receive income that would jeopardize its RIC status. SBA is seeking additional comments regarding the removal of this provision. In order to give the public time to provide comments and for SBA to review those comments, the effective date of the final rule is delayed until August 18, 2017.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-523); Comment Request; Revision and Extension
Document Number: 2017-08808
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on a revision to the information collection, FERC-523, (Application for Authorization for the Issuance of Securities or the Assumption of Liabilities) which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a review of the information collection requirements.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2017-08806
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Visa Application
Document Number: 2017-08803
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.