Regulatory Reform Task Force
Notice is hereby given of a listening session for the Regulatory Reform Task Force (RRTF).
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Jetstream Series 3101 and Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes that would supersede AD 2014-07-09. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as inadequate instructions for inspection for corrosion on the rudder upper hinge bracket and certain internal wing and drainage paths. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, - 212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, - 131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of a vertical strut penetrating through the cabin floor during an emergency water landing and on airframe ground contact at certain speeds/accelerations. This proposed AD would require modification of the fuselage structure at frame (FR) 65. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 10 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions 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.
Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that certain hardwood plywood products (hardwood plywood) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is April 1, 2016, through September 30, 2016.
Extension of the Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program
On June 29, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented the Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program, which permits patent applications pertaining to cancer immunotherapy to be advanced out of turn for examination and reviewed earlier (accorded special status). To date, over 80 petitions requesting participation in the pilot program have been filed, and 9 patents have been granted under the pilot program. Various stakeholders from around the world have filed petitions to participate in the pilot programthey are independent inventors, universities, research institutions, hospitals, medical centers, government agencies, and large and small companies. The pilot program was originally scheduled to end on June 28, 2017. In view of the continued interest in the pilot program, the USPTO is extending the pilot program until December 31, 2018. All pilot parameters will remain the same as the original pilot.
Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2015-2016
On May 5, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on drawn stainless steel sinks (drawn sinks) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. No interested party submitted comments on the preliminary results. Therefore, for the final results, we continue to find that Guangdong Dongyuan Kitchenware Industrial Co., Ltd. (Dongyuan) and Guangdong Yingao Kitchen Utensils Co. Ltd. (Yingao) made sales at of subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR). We also continue to grant separate rates to ten companies which demonstrated eligibility for separate rate status but were not selected for individual examination. Finally, we continue to find that New Shichu Import and Export Company Limited (New Shichu) made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of KANSAS
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of KANSAS (FEMA-4319- DR), dated 06/16/2017. Incident: Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding. Incident Period: 04/28/2017 through 05/03/2017.
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Displays Within the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone
The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones at various locations in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during fireworks displays. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative.
Notice of Public Meetings of the Kansas Advisory Committee To Discuss Next Steps in the Committee's Study of Civil Rights and School Funding in Kansas
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Kansas Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold meetings on Friday, July 28, 2017, and Thursday September 7, 2017 at 3 p.m. Central time. The Committee will begin discussion and preparations to hold a public hearing as part of their current study on civil rights and school funding in the state.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States (Commission), Department of Justice, proposes to establish a new system of records to enable the Commission to carry out its statutory responsibility to receive, examine, adjudicate and render final decisions with respect to claims for compensation of individuals pursuant to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act. The system will include documentation provided by the claimants as well as background material that will assist the Commission in the processing of their claims. The system will also include the final decision of the Commission regarding each claim.
Domestic Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference
The Postal Service announces the issuance of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) dated January 22, 2017, and its incorporation by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Nissan North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2016-2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 201, Occupant Protection in Interior Impact. Nissan filed a noncompliance report dated April 24, 2017. Nissan also petitioned NHTSA on May 16, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Spartan Motors USA, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Spartan Motors USA, Inc. (Spartan), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2017 Spartan Emergency Response Metro Star motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 120, Tire selection and rims and motor home/ recreation vehicle trailer load carrying capacity information for motor vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds). Spartan filed a noncompliance information report dated December 6, 2016. Spartan also petitioned NHTSA on January 4, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Information Collection Approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a revision of a currently approved public information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number, and no person is required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments concerning the accuracy of the burden estimates and any suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.
Announcement of Growth Accelerator Fund Competition
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces the 2017 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, pursuant to the America Competes Act, to recognize the nation's most innovative accelerators and award them cash prizes they may use to fund their operations costs and allow them to bring startup companies to scale and new ideas to life.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board (herein after referred in this section to as ``the Board'') for the VA West Los Angeles Campus in Los Angeles, CA (``Campus''). The Board is established to coordinate locally with the Department of Veterans Affairs to identify the goals of the community and Veteran partnership; provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary to improve services and outcomes for Veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and the families of such Veterans and members; and provide advice and recommendations on the implementation of the Draft Master Plan approved by the Secretary on January 28, 2016, and on the creation and implementation of any other successor master plans.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH) will hold a meeting. This meeting will be open to the public. Preregistration is required for both public attendance and comment. Any individual who wishes to attend the meetings and/or participate in the public comment session should email OMH-ACMH@hhs.gov.