May 15, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-05-15-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-05-15
Public Comment on Draft, Updated Submission Guidelines
Document Number: C1-2017-09479
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2018
Document Number: C1-2017-08428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09905
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09836
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-09824
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Inter-American Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is Given as a Reminder of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09775
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board plans to hold its Summer Session Board meeting on June 15th, 2017. Portions of this meeting will be open to the public.
Certain Collapsible Sockets for Mobile Electronic Devices and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2017-09774
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on April 10, 2017, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of PopSockets LLC of Boulder, Colorado. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain collapsible sockets for mobile electronic devices and components thereof by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,560,031 (``the '031 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Russian River Estuary Management Activities
Document Number: 2017-09773
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that a Letter of Authorization (LOA) has been issued to the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) for the take of marine mammals incidental to Russian River estuary management activities in Sonoma County, California.
Applications for New Awards; Alaska Native Education Program
Document Number: 2017-09772
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the Alaska Native Education (ANE) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 84.356A.
Agency Information Collection Activities; New Collection: Independent Evaluation of the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program
Document Number: 2017-09771
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2017-09769
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Pool and Spa Enclosures, DN 3223; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection, eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of a Previously Approved Collection Report of Theft or Loss of Controlled Substance; DEA Form 106
Document Number: 2017-09768
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), 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 eCollection, eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of a Previously Approved Collection Registrant Record of Controlled Substances Destroyed DEA Form 41
Document Number: 2017-09767
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), 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 eCollection, eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of a Previously Approved Collection: Self-Certification, Training, and Logbooks for Regulated Sellers and Mail-Order Distributors of Scheduled Listed Chemical Products; DEA Form 597
Document Number: 2017-09766
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-09765
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual Report of Children in State Agency and Locally Operated Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent Children
Document Number: 2017-09764
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Security Zone; Delaware River, Schuylkill River; Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2017-09763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent security zone within portions of the Delaware River, and Schuylkill River, for the protection of Very Important Persons (VIP) who arrive and depart from Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA. This rule is necessary to expedite the establishment and enforcement of the security zones when short notice is received by the Coast Guard for VIP(s) traveling to the Philadelphia area. This rule will ensure safety and security for the visiting VIP. The permanent security zone will be enforced only during times of VIP transit and will restrict vessel traffic while the zone is being enforced. Only vessels or people specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, or designated representative may enter or remain in the regulated area.
Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee: Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-09762
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple IRS Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2017-09761
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request(s) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on the collection(s) listed below.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-09758
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2017-09757
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Spectrum Manager Leasing Arrangements; Correction
Document Number: 2017-09756
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted and released an Order on May 3, 2017, correcting certain rules in part 1 of the FCC's rules. In particular, the FCC replaced certain inadvertently deleted paragraphs from a section of the Commission's rules.
Three-Month Extension of Certain Tobacco Product Compliance Deadlines Related to the Final Deeming Rule; Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2017-09754
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Three-Month Extension of Certain Tobacco Product Compliance Deadlines Related to the Final Deeming Rule.'' This guidance is intended to assist persons who manufacture, package, sell, offer to sell, distribute, or import for sale and distribution within the United States newly regulated tobacco products, roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco, and cigarette tobacco in complying with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act), and FDA regulations.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09753
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) will hold a meeting via webinar to discuss pertinent topics from the Council agenda in June 2017. The meeting is open to the public.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09752
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Mackerel-Squid-Butterfish (MSB) Advisory Panel will meet via webinar to develop recommendations regarding the Council's Squid Amendment.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09751
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its American Samoa Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel (AP) to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09750
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet June 5, 2017 through June 13, 2017.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09749
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) and Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) will hold a meeting via webinar to consider topics on the June 2017 Council meeting agenda, and develop supplemental reports. The meeting is open to the public.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09748
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific & Statistical Committee 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 Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09747
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Guam Mariana Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel (AP) to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014
Document Number: 2017-09746
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) has completed its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on multilayered wood flooring (MLWF) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014, period of review (POR). We have determined that mandatory respondents Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd. (Penghong) and Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited (Fine Furniture), and their cross-owned affiliates, where applicable, received countervailable subsidies during the POR. The final net subsidy rates are listed below in ``Final Results of Administrative Review.'' We are also rescinding the review for three companies that timely certified they made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.
Ferrovanadium From the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-09745
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on an affirmative final determination by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and an affirmative final determination by the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on ferrovanadium from the Republic of Korea (Korea).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approvals
Document Number: 2017-09744
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved certain collections of information, listed in the Supplementary Information below, following EBSA's submission of requests for such approvals under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice describes the information collections that have been approved or re-approved, their OMB control numbers, and their current expiration dates.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Qualification/Certification Program Request for Mine Safety and Health Administration Individual Identification Number
Document Number: 2017-09743
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Qualification/Certification Program Request for Mine Safety and Health Administration Individual Identification Number,'' 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.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2017-09742
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Consumer Electronic Devices, Including Televisions, Gaming Consoles, Mobile Phones and Tablets, and Network-Enabled DVD and Blu-Ray Players, DN 3222; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2017-09740
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 120 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2017-09739
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 81 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From the International Institute of Towing and Recovery (IITR)
Document Number: 2017-09738
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant the International Institute of Towing and Recovery's (IITR's) application for a limited 5-year exemption to allow commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators to secure automobiles, light trucks, and vans using a total of four tiedownstwo fixed and two adjustableinstead of using a minimum of two tiedowns, both of which need to be adjustable. While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) require each tiedown, or its associated connectors or its attachment mechanisms to be adjustable, the Agency has determined that the use of four tiedowns to secure light vehicles, only two of which are adjustable, will (1) prevent lateral, forward, rearward, and vertical movement of the load when in transit, and (2) provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety provided by the regulation.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: 2017-09737
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions of 145 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from this rule if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Renewal of Exemption; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler)
Document Number: 2017-09736
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler) has requested the renewal of an exemption from the requirement for a commercial driver's license (CDL) for one of its commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, Sven Ennerst, who holds a German commercial license. The renewal would allow Mr. Ennerst to continue to test-drive Daimler vehicles on U.S. roads to better understand product requirements for these systems in ``real world'' environments, and verify results. Daimler believes that German regulations ensure that holders of a German commercial license will likely achieve a level of safety equal to or greater than that of drivers who hold a U.S. CDL.
Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; American Pyrotechnics Assn. (APA) Application for Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule; Request To Add New Member to Current APA Exemption
Document Number: 2017-09735
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA), has requested an exemption for a member company, Pyro Shows of Alabama, Inc., from the prohibition on driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) after the 14th hour after the driver comes on duty. Fifty-one APA members currently hold such an exemption during the Independence Day period each year, terminating on July 8, 2020. If granted, this exemption would terminate at the same time as the other 51 exempted carriers. The APA maintains that the terms and conditions of the limited exemption would ensure a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler)
Document Number: 2017-09734
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler) has requested an exemption for one commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver from the Federal requirement to hold a U.S. commercial driver's license (CDL). Daimler requests an exemption for Mr. Philipp Helbing, executive assistant for Daimler Trucks and Bus Division. Mr. Helbing holds a valid German commercial license and wants to test drive Daimler vehicles on U.S. roads to better understand product requirements in ``real world'' environments, and verify results. Daimler believes the requirements for a German commercial license ensure that operation under the exemption will likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be obtained in the absence of the exemption.
Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve as Members of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)
Document Number: 2017-09733
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the opening of the nomination period for individuals qualified to serve as members of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) to serve 5-year terms starting in 2018 or 2019.
Request for Information Regarding the Small Business Lending Market
Document Number: 2017-09732
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) seeks information about the small business lending market. Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd- Frank Act) amends the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) to require financial institutions to compile, maintain, and report information concerning credit applications made by women-owned, minority-owned, and small businesses. In an effort to inform the Bureau's work on the business lending data collection rulemaking to implement section 1071, the Bureau seeks to learn more about the small business financing market, including understanding more about the products that are offered to small businesses, including women-owned and minority-owned small businesses, as well as the financial institutions that offer such credit. The Bureau also seeks to learn more about the business lending data that currently is used and may be maintained by financial institutions in connection with credit applications made by small businesses, including women-owned and minority-owned small businesses, and the potential complexity and cost of small business data collection and reporting. The Bureau is also seeking comment from the public on privacy concerns related to the disclosure purposes of section 1071.
Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Brown County, Wisconsin, and Forsyth and Mecklenburg Counties, North Carolina, to Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas
Document Number: 2017-09731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
This rule proposes to amend the geographic boundaries of three 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) would define Brown County, Wisconsin, as an area of application county to the Lake, Illinois, NAF FWS wage area; Forsyth County, North Carolina, as an area of application to the Cumberland, NC, NAF FWS wage area; and Mecklenburg County, NC, as an area of application to the Richland, South Carolina, NAF FWS wage area. These changes are necessary because there are NAF FWS employees working in these three counties, and the counties are not currently defined in regulation to NAF wage areas.
Reducing Regulatory Burden; Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda Under Executive Order 13777
Document Number: 2017-09730
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' and 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' HUD is reviewing its existing regulations to assess their compliance costs and reduce regulatory burden. As required by Executive Order 13777, HUD is in the process of establishing a Regulatory Task Force charged with identifying agency regulations that should be repealed, replaced, or modified. As part of this review, HUD invites public comments to assist in identifying existing regulations that may be outdated, ineffective, or excessively burdensome. HUD's goal in conducting the review is to make the Department's regulations more effective and less burdensome in achieving HUD's mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities, and quality affordable homes for all.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-09729
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-09728
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions