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Download as PDF 32493 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 134 Friday, July 14, 2017 DEPARTMENT OF STATE 2 CFR Chapter VI 22 CFR Chapter I 28 CFR Chapter XI 48 CFR Chapter 6 [Public Notice: 10057] Reducing Regulation and Public Burden, and Controlling Cost Department of State. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its implementation of Executive Order 13771, ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,’’ issued by the President on January 30, 2017, the Department of State (the Department) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist the Department in identifying existing regulations, paperwork requirements and other regulatory obligations that can be modified or repealed, consistent with law, to achieve meaningful burden reduction while continuing to achieve the Department’s statutory obligations. DATES: Written comments and related material must be received on or before August 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Internet: At www.regulations.gov, search for this notice by searching for Docket No. DOS–2017–0030. • By email: Submit comments to: RegsReform@state.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Kottmyer, Attorney-Adviser, 202– 647–2318, RegsReform@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 24, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda. That Executive Order directs agencies to take specific steps to identify and alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people. We are seeking comments on Department regulations, mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jul 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 guidance documents, and collections of information that you believe should be removed or modified to alleviate unnecessary burdens. The Department is also requesting economic data to support any proposed changes. The Executive Orders are at the following sites: • Executive Order 13771 is located at: http://bit.ly/2kx0TlY • Executive Order 13777 is located at: http://bit.ly/2lTZPIQ The Regulatory Reform Task Force This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. Department Regulations Executive Order 13777 directs agencies to designate a Regulatory Reform Officer (RRO) and to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force (RRTF). The Deputy Secretary of State is the RRO. Other RRTF members include senior officials in the Department’s primary regulatory bureaus (Bureaus of Consular Affairs, Educational and Cultural Affairs, Political-Military Affairs, and Administration), as well as other Department officials with expertise in legal requirements, planning and budget. One of the duties of the RRTF is to evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations to the Secretary regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification. Executive Order 13777 further directs that the RRTF attempt to identify regulations that: • Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation; • Are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective; • Impose costs that exceed benefits; • Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies; • Are inconsistent with the requirements of section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001 (44 U.S.C. 3516 note), or the guidance issued pursuant to that provision, in particular those regulations that rely in whole or in part on data, information, or methods that are not publicly available or that are insufficiently transparent to meet the standard of reproducibility; or • Derive from or implement Executive Orders or other Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or substantially modified. Section 3(e) of the Executive Order calls on the RRTF to ‘‘seek input and other assistance, as permitted by law, from entities significantly affected by Federal regulations, including State, local, and tribal governments, small businesses, consumers, nongovernmental organizations, and trade associations’’ on regulations that meet some or all of the criteria above. Existing Department of State regulations can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in two places: • 22 CFR Chapter I (parts 1 through 199), which contains rules governing Department operations); and • 48 CFR Chapter 6 (part 600), which contains the Department’s Acquisition Rules. You may view the most up-to-date versions of these regulations in the electronic CFR, located at www.ecfr.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Department Guidance Department guidance that relates to the missions of the rulemaking bureaus (identified above) can be found in a number of locations on the state.gov public Web site. The Department is interested in comments regarding any of the guidance located on its public site. For your convenience, the following sites cover specific missions: • For Consular Affairs, including passports and visas, please visit https://travel.state.gov • For Educational and Cultural Affairs, including the Exchange Visitor Program, please visit https:// exchanges.state.gov/ • For Defense Trade issues, please visit: https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/ You are invited to provide comment on any guidance published by the Department that you feel should be considered for modification or elimination, in accordance with E.O. 13777. Department’s Unified Agenda Submission The Department’s most current submission to the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions is located at https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/eAgendaMain. Select ‘‘Department of State’’ from the dropdown menu. The Agenda consists of regulatory and de-regulatory actions either in progress or contemplated by the Department. The rules are identified by Regulatory Information Numbers (RINs), which for the Department all begin with ‘‘1400-’’. When commenting E:\FR\FM\14JYP1.SGM 14JYP1 32494 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 134 / Friday, July 14, 2017 / Proposed Rules on a rule in the Agenda, please identify it by its RIN. ACTION: Approved Collections of Information SUMMARY: You can find the Department’s approved collections of information at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Please choose ‘‘Current Inventory’’ and pick ‘‘Department of State’’ from the dropdown menu. All approved collections of information have a Control Number issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Department Control Numbers all begin with ‘‘1405-’’. When commenting on an information collection, please identify it by the OMB Control Number. Public Comments Please make your comments as specific as possible, and include any supporting data or other information, such as cost information, that you may have. Please note that all comments are publically available, so do not include any information in your comments that you would not want released to the public. We accept anonymous comments. The Department will not edit your comments to remove personal information; however, in our discretion, we might not post on regulations.gov any comments that contain personal information. If your submission cannot be made using www.regulations.gov, please submit using the following email address RegsReform@state.gov or contact Alice Kottmyer, AttorneyAdviser, 202–647–2318 for alternate instructions. Although the Department will not respond to individual comments, we value your comments and will give careful consideration to them. Janet Freer, Director, Office of Directives Management, Department of State. BILLING CODE 4710–24–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with PROPOSALS 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0504; Directorate Identifier 2017–NE–12–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; GEVEN S.p.A., Seat Assemblies, Type D1–02 and D1–03 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jul 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Geven S.p.A., Type D1–02 and D1–03 seat assemblies. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that seat belt attachment bolts were found detached or partially detached from the seat. This proposed AD would require inspection, torque verification, and modification of certain model seats. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: We must receive comments on this NPRM by August 28, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Geven Technical Assistance Department, Via Boscofangone, Zona Industriale NolaMarigliano, 80035 Nola (NA), Italy; phone: +39 081 31 21 396; fax: +39 081 31 21 321; email: Technical.assistance@ geven.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. Examining the AD Docket [FR Doc. 2017–14620 Filed 7–13–17; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 0504; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Neil Doh, Aerospace Engineer, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7757; fax: 781–238– 7199; email: neil.doh@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2017–0504; Directorate Identifier 2017–NE–12–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact with FAA personnel concerning this proposed AD. Discussion The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA AD 2014– 0187, dated August 20, 2014 (referred to hereinafter as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: An operator reported that seat belt attachment bolts were found detached or partially detached from the seat. A further check on several aeroplanes revealed that on a large number of seats of the same model, the seat belt attachment bolts were not properly torqued and secured as defined. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to failure of the seats to perform their intended function, possibly resulting in injury to occupants in case of an emergency landing. To address this potential unsafe condition, Geven published SB No. D103– 25–004 to provide inspection instructions to verify if the seat belt attachment bolts are properly torqued and secured, and correction of any deficiencies. In addition, for certain D1–03 seats, the SB provides instructions to modify the seat belt attachment assembly. For the reasons described above, this AD requires a one-time inspection of all safety belt attachment bolts and, depending on findings, accomplishment of the applicable corrective action(s). This AD also requires modification of the seat belt attachment assembly on certain D1–03 seats. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 0504. E:\FR\FM\14JYP1.SGM 14JYP1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

2 CFR Chapter VI

22 CFR Chapter I

28 CFR Chapter XI

48 CFR Chapter 6

[Public Notice: 10057]


Reducing Regulation and Public Burden, and Controlling Cost

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its implementation of Executive Order 13771, 
``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' issued by the 
President on January 30, 2017, the Department of State (the Department) 
is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist 
the Department in identifying existing regulations, paperwork 
requirements and other regulatory obligations that can be modified or 
repealed, consistent with law, to achieve meaningful burden reduction 
while continuing to achieve the Department's statutory obligations.

DATES: Written comments and related material must be received on or 
before August 14, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Internet: At www.regulations.gov, search for this notice 
by searching for Docket No. DOS-2017-0030.
     By email: Submit comments to: state.gov">RegsReform@state.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Kottmyer, Attorney-Adviser, 202-
647-2318, state.gov">RegsReform@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 24, 2017, the President issued 
Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda. That 
Executive Order directs agencies to take specific steps to identify and 
alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people. 
We are seeking comments on Department regulations, guidance documents, 
and collections of information that you believe should be removed or 
modified to alleviate unnecessary burdens. The Department is also 
requesting economic data to support any proposed changes.

The Regulatory Reform Task Force

    Executive Order 13777 directs agencies to designate a Regulatory 
Reform Officer (RRO) and to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force 
(RRTF). The Deputy Secretary of State is the RRO. Other RRTF members 
include senior officials in the Department's primary regulatory bureaus 
(Bureaus of Consular Affairs, Educational and Cultural Affairs, 
Political-Military Affairs, and Administration), as well as other 
Department officials with expertise in legal requirements, planning and 
budget.
    One of the duties of the RRTF is to evaluate existing regulations 
and make recommendations to the Secretary regarding their repeal, 
replacement, or modification. Executive Order 13777 further directs 
that the RRTF attempt to identify regulations that:
     Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation;
     Are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective;
     Impose costs that exceed benefits;
     Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with 
regulatory reform initiatives and policies;
     Are inconsistent with the requirements of section 515 of 
the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001 (44 U.S.C. 
3516 note), or the guidance issued pursuant to that provision, in 
particular those regulations that rely in whole or in part on data, 
information, or methods that are not publicly available or that are 
insufficiently transparent to meet the standard of reproducibility; or
     Derive from or implement Executive Orders or other 
Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or 
substantially modified.
    Section 3(e) of the Executive Order calls on the RRTF to ``seek 
input and other assistance, as permitted by law, from entities 
significantly affected by Federal regulations, including State, local, 
and tribal governments, small businesses, consumers, nongovernmental 
organizations, and trade associations'' on regulations that meet some 
or all of the criteria above.
    The Executive Orders are at the following sites:

 Executive Order 13771 is located at: http://bit.ly/2kx0TlY
 Executive Order 13777 is located at: http://bit.ly/2lTZPIQ

Department Regulations

    Existing Department of State regulations can be found in the Code 
of Federal Regulations (CFR) in two places:
     22 CFR Chapter I (parts 1 through 199), which contains 
rules governing Department operations); and
     48 CFR Chapter 6 (part 600), which contains the 
Department's Acquisition Rules.
    You may view the most up-to-date versions of these regulations in 
the electronic CFR, located at www.ecfr.gov.

Department Guidance

    Department guidance that relates to the missions of the rulemaking 
bureaus (identified above) can be found in a number of locations on the 
state.gov public Web site. The Department is interested in comments 
regarding any of the guidance located on its public site. For your 
convenience, the following sites cover specific missions:

 For Consular Affairs, including passports and visas, please 
visit https://travel.state.gov
 For Educational and Cultural Affairs, including the Exchange 
Visitor Program, please visit https://exchanges.state.gov/
 For Defense Trade issues, please visit: https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/

    You are invited to provide comment on any guidance published by the 
Department that you feel should be considered for modification or 
elimination, in accordance with E.O. 13777.

Department's Unified Agenda Submission

    The Department's most current submission to the Unified Agenda of 
Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions is located at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain. Select ``Department of State'' 
from the dropdown menu. The Agenda consists of regulatory and de-
regulatory actions either in progress or contemplated by the 
Department. The rules are identified by Regulatory Information Numbers 
(RINs), which for the Department all begin with ``1400-''. When 
commenting

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on a rule in the Agenda, please identify it by its RIN.

Approved Collections of Information

    You can find the Department's approved collections of information 
at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Please choose ``Current 
Inventory'' and pick ``Department of State'' from the dropdown menu. 
All approved collections of information have a Control Number issued by 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Department Control Numbers 
all begin with ``1405-''. When commenting on an information collection, 
please identify it by the OMB Control Number.

Public Comments

    Please make your comments as specific as possible, and include any 
supporting data or other information, such as cost information, that 
you may have. Please note that all comments are publically available, 
so do not include any information in your comments that you would not 
want released to the public. We accept anonymous comments. The 
Department will not edit your comments to remove personal information; 
however, in our discretion, we might not post on regulations.gov any 
comments that contain personal information. If your submission cannot 
be made using www.regulations.gov, please submit using the following 
email address state.gov">RegsReform@state.gov or contact Alice Kottmyer, Attorney-
Adviser, 202-647-2318 for alternate instructions.
    Although the Department will not respond to individual comments, we 
value your comments and will give careful consideration to them.

Janet Freer,
Director, Office of Directives Management, Department of State.
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