Extension of the Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status
Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 6 months, from July 23, 2017, through January 22, 2018. The Secretary has determined that a limited, 6-month extension is warranted because, although Haiti has made significant progress in recovering from the January 2010 earthquake that prompted its initial designation, conditions in Haiti supporting its designation for TPS continue to be met at this time. The Secretary is committed to making TPS determinations that fully comply with the Immigration and Nationality Act and the intent of the program to provide a temporary form of immigration relief and protection to eligible individuals who cannot return to their home country due to ongoing armed conflict, environmental disasters, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions. This Notice also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of Haiti (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) to re-register for TPS and to apply for renewal of their Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS will issue EADs with a January 22, 2018 expiration date to eligible Haiti TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs under this extension. Provided a Haiti TPS beneficiary timely re-registers and properly files an application for an EAD during the 60-day re-registration period, his or her employment authorization will be automatically extended for an additional period not to exceed 180 days from the date the current EAD expires, i.e., January 18, 2018. See 8 CFR 274a.13(d)(1). TPS beneficiaries are reminded that, prior to January 22, 2018, the Secretary will re-evaluate the designation for Haiti and decide anew whether extension, redesignation, or termination is warranted. During this period, beneficiaries are encouraged to prepare for their return to Haiti in the event Haiti's designation is not extended again, including requesting updated travel documents from the Government of Haiti.
Pyridate; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Washington State Department of Agriculture to use the herbicide pyridate (CAS No. 55512-33-9) to treat up to 13,850 acres of double-cut mint to control terbacil-resistant redroot pigweed biotypes, common lambquarters, Powell amaranth, cinquefoil, Russian thistle, marestail and field violet in Washington. The applicant proposes a use of a pesticide that was voluntarily canceled in 2004, and which is now considered to be unregistered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities-Educational Materials in Accessible Formats for Children and Students With Visual Impairments and Print Disabilities
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Educational Materials in Accessible Formats for Children and Students with Visual Impairments and Print Disabilities, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.327D.
Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities-Research and Development Center on Developing Software To Adapt and Customize Instruction in Digital Learning Environments To Improve Results for Children With Disabilities
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Research and Development Center on Developing Software to Adapt and Customize Instruction in Digital Learning Environments to Improve Results for Children with Disabilities, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.327A.
Applications for New Awards; Native Hawaiian Education Program
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the Native Hawaiian Education Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 84.362A.
OMB Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2017
OMB is issuing its Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for FY 2017 to report on compliance of enacted 2017 discretionary appropriations legislation with the discretionary caps. The report finds that enacted appropriations are within the current law defense and non-defense discretionary limits for 2017; therefore, a sequestration of discretionary budget authority is not required. The report also finds that enacted supplemental appropriations for 2016 are within the 2016 caps.
Notification of the Next Cafta-Dr Environmental Affairs Council Meeting
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are providing notice that the parties to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) intend to hold the eleventh meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the Council) established under Chapter 17 (Environment) of that agreement in San Jos[eacute], Costa Rica, on June 21 and 22, 2017.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would exempt a commercial fishing vessel from Atlantic sea scallop regulations in support of research conducted by the Coonamessett Farm Foundation. Regulations under the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits.
VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the availability of 1-year renewal funding for the 16 currently-operational fiscal year (FY) 2016 VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program Special Need Grant recipients and their collaborative VA Special Need partners (as applicable), to enable them to submit renewal applications for assistance under the Special Need Grant component of VA's Homeless Providers GPD Program. The focus of this NOFA is to encourage applicants to continue to deliver services to the homeless special-need Veteran population. This NOFA contains information concerning the program, application process, and amount of funding available.
Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License and Conforming Amendment
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by the Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENO) on February 9, 2017. The application seeks NRC approval of the direct transfer of Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-28 for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VYNPS), as well as the general license for the VYNPS Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, from ENO, the current licensed operator of VYNPS, to NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company, LLC (NorthStar NDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NorthStar Group Services, Inc. (NorthStar). The request is also for the indirect transfer of control of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC (ENVY), the licensed owner of the VYNPS, from ENVY's Entergy parent companies to NorthStar Decommissioning Holdings, LLC and its parents NorthStar, LVI Parent Corp., and NorthStar Group Holdings, LLC. The NRC is also considering amending the facility operating license for administrative purposes to reflect the proposed transfer. The application contains sensitive unclassified non- safeguards information (SUNSI).
New Postal Products
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission's consideration concerning negotiated service agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection form for a period of three years. We plan to request an extension from OMB of that approval for another three years. This information collection gathers information from private foundations or other entities involved in funding, building, and transferring Presidential library facilities to NARA, and aids us in designing, constructing, and equipping the library. We invite you to comment on this proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms
This notice announces that the Department of the Treasury's Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms (``Committee'') will convene a meeting on Friday, June 9, 2017, in the Cash Room, Room 2121, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20220, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting is open to the public, and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Memorandum of Understanding Between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), dated March 21, 2017, between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the NRC. The MOU establishes and coordinates the roles, responsibilities, and functions between the two agencies regarding the accomplishment of firearms background checks on armed security personnel of NRC licensees, pursuant to Section 161A of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA).
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a February 7, 2017, request from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy or the licensee), from certain regulatory requirements. The exemption would allow a certified fuel handler (CFH), besides a licensed senior operator, to approve the emergency suspension of security measures for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) during certain emergency conditions or during severe weather.
Proposed Collection of Information: Automatic Enrollment Individual Retirement Accounts (Auto-IRAs)
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 Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning Automatic Enrollment Individual Retirement Accounts (Auto- IRAs).
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct
The Commission proposes to delete its existing ethics rules to avoid duplication and those changes proposed to by the Commission with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics.
Sanctions Actions Pursuant to Executive Order of September 23, 2001, “Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of 2 individuals whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to executive order of September 23, 2001, ``Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Revised Annual and Final Reports for Performance Reporting Data From NIDILRR Grantees
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living (ACL), is announcing that the proposed collection of information listed above has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Ceiling Fans
This document announces the completion of a review of the final rule amending energy conservation standards for ceiling fans, published on January 19, 2017, and confirms that compliance will remain as required with that January 19 final rule, without change.
Agency Information Collection Extension
The EIA has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Coal Markets Reporting System, OMB Control Number 1905-0167. The surveys encompassed by this request are a fundamental source of data on the Nation's coal production and disposition.
Notice of Issuance of Program Comment for Communications Projects on Federal Lands and Property
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) issued a Program Comment for Communications Projects on Federal Lands and Property at the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to accelerate the review of these projects, particularly broadband deployment, under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The Program Comment can be used by federal land and property managing agencies who must comply with the requirements of Section 106 when deploying communications activities on public lands and property. Federal agencies using the Program Comment may fulfill their Section 106 responsibilities for the relevant undertakings by implementing the terms of this comment, which include processes for the identification of historic properties and consideration of effects to these properties. The Program Comment also identifies certain undertakings that require no further Section 106 review under specified conditions.
Physical Security Hardware-Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final revision to Section 14.3.12, ``Physical Security Hardware Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC),'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.''
Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau Announce Procedures for the Post-Incentive Auction Broadcast Transition
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) provides guidance for low power television (LPTV), television translator (TV translator) and analog-to-digital replacement translator (DRT) stations (referred to collectively as ``LPTV/ translator stations'') regarding the post-auction transition period with the completion of the broadcast television spectrum incentive auction (Auction 1000). The purpose of this notice is to summarize and clarify the rules and procedures governing the post-auction transition for LPTV/translator stations.
Disability Advisory Committee; Announcement of Next Meeting
This document announces the date of the next meeting of the Commission's Disability Advisory Committee (Committee or DAC). The meeting is open to the public. During this meeting, members of the Committee will receive and discuss summaries of activities and recommendations from its subcommittees.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Application for Tax-Exempt Transfer of Firearm and Registration to Special Occupational Taxpayer, ATF Form 3 (5320.3)
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit 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. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2017, allowing for a 60-day comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act Registration Form, ATF F 5070.1
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit 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. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register, on March 14, 2017, allowing for a 60-day comment period.
Consumer Advisory Board Meeting
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), this notice sets forth the announcement of a public meeting of the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB or Board) of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau). The notice also describes the functions of the Board.
This is a correction to a Request for Information published by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') in the Federal Register of May 9, 2017 regarding the submission by the public of suggestions about how the Commission's existing rules, regulations, or practices could be applied in a simpler, less burdensome, and less costly manner. This correction changes the web address to which suggestions may be submitted. The incorrect web address appeared in two places in the original document. To avoid any confusion and to ensure the public has all necessary information in one place, the Request for Information is being republished in full with the corrected web address.