Department of Defense Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) Personnel Management Demonstration (Demo) Project Program
STRLs may implement a new direct hire authority to appoint and noncompetitively convert to the competitive service qualified candidates enrolled in a program of undergraduate or graduate instruction leading to an undergraduate or advanced degree in a scientific, technical, engineering or mathematical course of study. STRLs may appoint students to a temporary, term, modified term (for those STRLs with modified term appointment authority), or flexible length student term appointment that will expire 120 days after completion of the designated academic course of study. Students may also be appointed to temporary, term or flexible length student term appointments at the discretion of the STRL Director. Students hired under the Scientific, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Student Employment Program (SSEP) may receive a relocation incentive/ bonus each time the SSEP student returns to duty similar to the authority granted to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in 75 FR 53076, August 30, 2010.
Summary of Commission Practice Relating to Administrative Protective Orders
Since February 1991, the U.S. International Trade Commission/ (``Commission'') has published in the Federal Register reports on the status of its practice with respect to violations of its administrative protective orders (``APOs'') under title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930, in response to a direction contained in the Conference Report to the Customs and Trade Act of 1990. Over time, the Commission has added to its report discussions of APO breaches in Commission proceedings other than under title VII and violations of the Commission's rules including the rule on bracketing business proprietary information (``BPI'') (the ``24-hour rule''). This notice provides a summary of breach investigations (APOB investigations) completed during calendar year 2015. This summary addresses one APOB investigation related to a proceeding under title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 and four APOB investigations related to proceedings under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, two of which were related to the same proceedings and were combined. The Commission investigated rules violations as part of one of the APOB investigations. The Commission intends that this report inform representatives of parties to Commission proceedings as to some specific types of APO breaches encountered by the Commission and the corresponding types of actions the Commission has taken.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 3, 2017, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before May 27, 2017, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before May 20, 2017, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Missouri; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Missouri (FEMA-4317-DR), dated June 2, 2017, and related determinations.
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, July 10-12, 2017 at the times and location listed below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Monthly Report on Naturalization Papers
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.
Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets
As part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the Commission requests public comment on the overall costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the FTC's Trade Regulation Rule concerning Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets (``Rule'' or ``Picture Tube Rule'').
Regulatory Review Schedule
As part of its ongoing, systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission announces a modified ten- year regulatory review schedule. No Commission determination on the need for, or the substance of, the rules and guides listed below should be inferred from this notice.
The Commission is requesting public comments on its rule implementing the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (the ``CAN-SPAM Rule'' or ``Rule''). The Commission is soliciting comments about the efficiency, costs, benefits, and regulatory impact of the Rule as part of its systematic review of all current Commission regulations and guides. All interested persons are hereby given notice of the opportunity to submit written data, reviews, and arguments concerning the Rule.
Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
The Commission proposes amending the Textile Rules (``Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act'') to delete the requirement that an owner of a registered word trademark furnish the FTC with a copy of the mark's registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') before using the mark on labels, and to no longer restrict the use of such trademarks to only those also employed as house marks. Eliminating these requirements is expected to reduce compliance costs while increasing firms' flexibility.
Energy Labeling Rule
The Commission issues amendments to the Energy Labeling Rule to eliminate certain marking requirements for plumbing products and to exempt certain ceiling fans from labeling requirements. Additionally, the amendments update the Rule to include labeling requirements for electric instantaneous water heaters. The Commission also makes non- substantive, conforming changes to the testing provisions for LED covered lamps and minor corrections to other provisions.
Solicitation for Written Comments on the Development of Healthy People 2030
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is soliciting written comments on the Healthy People 2030 proposed framework, including the vision, mission, overarching goals, plan of action, and foundational principles. Every 10 years, through the Healthy People initiative, HHS leverages scientific insights and lessons from the past decade along with new knowledge of current data, trends, and innovations to develop the next iteration of national health promotion and disease prevention objectives. Healthy People provides science- based, 10-year national objectives for promoting health and preventing disease. Since 1979, Healthy People has set and monitored national health objectives to meet a broad range of health needs, encouraged collaborations across sectors, guided individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measured the impact of our prevention and health promotion activities. Healthy People 2030 will reflect assessments of major risks to health and wellness, changing public health priorities, new knowledge in prevention, and emerging issues related to our nation's health preparedness.
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will meet via teleconference on Friday, July 14, 2017. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection, eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of a Previously Approved Collection; Dispensing Records of Individual Practitioners
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.
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the City of Cleveland 4th of July, on Lake Erie and the Cleveland Harbor from 9:30 p.m. through 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during this event. Our regulation for Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone identifies the safety zone for this event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Definition of Employee Pension Benefit Plan Under ERISA
Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has passed, and the President has signed resolutions of disapproval of Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees and Savings Arrangements Established by Qualified State Political Subdivisions for Non-Governmental Employees, as codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) published these final rules in 2016, effective October 31, 2016 and January 19, 2017, respectively. Because these resolutions invalidate these final rules, EBSA is hereby removing these final rules from the Code of Federal Regulations.
Amendment of Multiple Restricted Areas; Townsend, GA
This action updates the using agency information for restricted areas R-3007A, R-3007B, R-3007C, and R-3007D, Townsend, GA. This is an administrative change to reflect the current organization tasked with using agency responsibilities for the restricted areas. It does not affect the boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation or activities conducted within the restricted areas.
Safety Zone; City of Oswego Independence Day Celebration; Lake Ontario, Oswego, NY
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Lake Ontario, Oswego, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Ontario during the Independence Day Celebration fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Fees for Water Infrastructure Project Applications Under WIFIA
With this rule EPA establishes fees related to the provision of federal credit assistance under Subtitle C of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), which is referred to as the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 (WIFIA). WIFIA authorizes EPA to provide secured (direct) loans and loan guarantees to eligible water infrastructure projects and to charge fees to recover all or a portion of the Agency's cost of providing credit assistance and the costs of retaining expert firms, including financial, engineering, and legal services, in the field of municipal and project finance to assist in the underwriting and servicing of Federal credit instruments.
Extension of Deadline for Promulgating Designations for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that it is using its authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to extend by 1 year the deadline for promulgating initial area designations for the ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) that were promulgated in October 2015. The new deadline is October 1, 2018.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Amendment 6 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 6 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 6 was developed by the Mid- Atlantic Fishery Management Council to establish management measures and 2017 harvest limits for the blueline tilefish fishery north of the Virginia/North Carolina border. These changes are intended to propose permanent management measures for this fishery, consistent with requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
Sunshine Act Notice
Pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's (Board) regulations implementing the Government in the Sunshine Act, notice is hereby given of the Board's closed meeting described below.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between the City of Williston and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Williston Municipal Airport, Williston, FL
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 7.911 acres at the Williston Municipal Airport, Florida from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the Williston Municipal Airport, dated March 31, 1947. The City of Williston dedicated a 7.911 acre tract along 170th Avenue NE., 20th Street NE., 175th Avenue and NE., 25th Street to become a Public Right- of-Way. The Fair Market Value (FMV) of this parcel has been determined to be $44,600.00. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Williston Municipal and the FAA Airports District Office.
Notice of Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition. Date and Time: July 11-13, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Place: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/ Shirlington, Environment Room, 4271 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, Virginia, 22206.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot Program
FMCSA is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, FMCSA is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. FMCSA proposes a pilot program to allow temporary regulatory relief from the Agency's sleeper berth regulation for a limited number of commercial drivers who have a valid commercial driver's license (CDL), and who regularly use a sleeper berth to accumulate their required 10 hours of non-duty work status. During the pilot program, participating drivers would have the option to split their sleeper berth time within parameters specified by FMCSA. Driver metrics would be collected for the duration of the study, and participants' safety performance and fatigue levels would be analyzed. This pilot program seeks to produce statistically reliable evidence on the question as to whether split sleeper berth time affects driver safety performance and fatigue levels.
Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Transfer and Consolidation of Public Housing Programs and Public Housing Agencies
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. Title and purpose of information collection: Representative Payee Monitoring; OMB 3220-0151. Under Section 12 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the RRB may pay annuity benefits to a representative payee when an employee, spouse, or survivor annuitant is incompetent or a minor. The RRB is responsible for determining if direct payment to an annuitant or a representative payee would best serve the annuitant's best interest. The accountability requirements authorizing the RRB to conduct periodic monitoring of representative payees, including a written accounting of benefit payments received, are prescribed in 20 CFR 266.7. The RRB utilizes the following forms to conduct its representative payee monitoring program. Form G-99a, Representative Payee Report, is used to obtain information needed to determine whether the benefit payments certified to the representative payee have been used for the annuitant's current maintenance and personal needs and whether the representative payee continues to be concerned with the annuitant's welfare. RRB Form G-99c, Representative Payee Evaluation Report, is used to obtain more detailed information from a representative payee who fails to complete and return Form G-99a or in situations when the returned Form G-99a indicates the possible misuse of funds by the representative payee. Form G-99c contains specific questions concerning the representative payee's performance and is used by the RRB to determine whether or not the representative payee should continue in that capacity. In cases where the representative payee does not have custody of the annuitant, proposed Form G-106, Statement of Care and Responsibility to Annuitant, will be used to solicit information about the representative payee's performance and the annuitant's well-being from the custodian of the annuitant. The proposed form contains specific questions concerning the representative payee's performance, and will be used by the RRB to determine whether or not the representative payee should continue in that capacity. Completion of the forms in this collection is required to retain benefits. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (82 FR 19396 on April 27, 2017) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
RTCA PMC Program Management Committee Meeting
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting RTCA PMC Program Management Committee. PMC is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, Territory of U.S. Virgin Islands
This notice announces EPA's approval of the Territory of U.S. Virgin Islands' request to revise/modify its EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System EPA- authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Nevada
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Nevada's request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.