Navigation Safety Advisory Council-Input To Support Regulatory Reform of Coast Guard Regulations-New Task, 34620-34622 [2017-15707]

Download as PDF pmangrum on DSKBC4BHB2PROD with PROPOSALS 34620 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 26, 2017 / Proposed Rules Request for Input With an eye toward the Fall iteration of the semi-annual regulatory agenda, PBGC is requesting information, suggestions, and comment from the public—including from plan sponsors, participants, practitioners, organizations representing retirees and plan participants, and other parties participating in or affected by PBGC’s programs—on regulatory and deregulatory actions PBGC should take. To facilitate this request for information, PBGC developed the questions below, the answers to which will help determine whether there are gaps in regulatory guidance where the public believes rulemaking would be beneficial, and help PBGC evaluate the continued effectiveness and usefulness of existing regulations. To maximize the effectiveness of comments, PBGC suggests that commenters: • Clearly identify the regulation at issue, providing the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) citation where available; • Explain, in as much detail as possible, why they believe regulating in a specific area is necessary or beneficial, or why an existing rule may be outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective; and • Describe the costs and benefits of taking a particular regulatory or deregulatory action and the data or experience on which the commenter bases a recommendation. 1. Are there areas where PBGC rulemaking or other guidance would clarify or ease the burden of certain statutory requirements on the public? Would tools such as regulatory safe harbors help plans and sponsors comply with applicable requirements, and if so, what areas particularly would benefit from safe harbors? 2. Are there challenges affecting the establishment and maintenance of pension plans or other aspects of the private pension plan system that should be addressed through rulemaking or other guidance? 3. Are there regulations PBGC should modernize that have become outdated? If so, what type of change (e.g., innovations in technology, business or actuarial practices, consumer (worker and retiree) needs) has caused the rules to become outdated? How would PBGC modernize such rules? 4. What, if any, technological developments would relieve the administrative burden of an existing regulation or existing information collection? 5. Are there regulations establishing programs or processes that have not VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:57 Jul 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 operated as well as expected? If so, what specifically has not worked and why? 6. Are there regulations that are unnecessarily complicated which could be streamlined to achieve regulatory objectives more efficiently? 7. Does PBGC have regulations or information collections (e.g., forms, reports, or notices) that are duplicative or that have conflicting requirements with other agencies, such as the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, or Department of Labor? 8. Does PBGC ask for information in forms or on reports that may be stale, duplicative, or unnecessary to achieve a particular statutory purpose or regulatory objective? Are there PBGCrequired notices from plans to third parties (such as plan participants) that ask for or relay duplicative information? 9. Has PBGC issued any significant guidance documents (e.g., technical updates, policy statements) that may be outdated, ineffective, or unnecessary to achieve a particular statutory purpose or regulatory objective? 10. Are there regulations that could be tailored to impose less burden on the public? If so, what could be alternative regulatory or other approaches to such rules? 11. Are there regulations that are unnecessary and could be repealed or replaced without impairing a PBGC program’s statutory purpose? 12. Are there PBGC regulations that eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation? 13. Are there any other areas where PBGC could improve its regulations to better accomplish its mission? These questions are not intended to be exhaustive. Commenters may raise other issues or make suggestions unrelated to these questions that they believe would help PBGC develop a better and more responsive regulatory structure. Issued in Washington, DC. W. Thomas Reeder, Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. 2017–15551 Filed 7–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Chapter I 46 CFR Chapters I and III 49 CFR Chapter IV [Docket No. USCG–2017–0662] Navigation Safety Advisory Council— Input To Support Regulatory Reform of Coast Guard Regulations—New Task U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Announcement of new task assignment for the Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC); teleconference meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking NAVSAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Council’s charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, ‘‘Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;’’ and 13783, ‘‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.’’ The full Council is scheduled to meet by teleconference on August 16, 2017, to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider NAVSAC recommendations as part of the process of identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders discussed above. DATES: The full Council is scheduled to meet by teleconference on August 16, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Please note that this teleconference may adjourn early if the Council has completed its business. ADDRESSES: To join the teleconference or to request special accommodations, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than 1 p.m. on August 9, 2017. The number of teleconference lines is limited and will be available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Instructions: Submit comments on the task statement at any time, including orally at the teleconference, but if you want Council members to review your SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JYP1.SGM 26JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 26, 2017 / Proposed Rules comments before the teleconference, please submit your comments no later than August 9, 2017. You must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Written comments may also be submitted using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If you encounter technical difficulties with comment submission, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You may review Regulations.gov’s Privacy and Security Notice at https:// www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice. Docket Search: For access to the docket or to read documents or comments related to this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov, insert ‘‘USCG–2017–0662’’ in the Search box, press Enter, and then click on the item you wish to view. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. George Detweiler, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Navigation Safety Advisory Council, telephone (202) 372– 1566, or email george.h.detweiler@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: New Task to the Council The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to NAVSAC to provide recommendations on whether existing regulations, guidance, and information collections (that fall within the scope of the Council’s charter) should be repealed, replaced, or modified. NAVSAC will then provide advice and recommendations on the assigned task and submit a final recommendation report to the U.S. Coast Guard. pmangrum on DSKBC4BHB2PROD with PROPOSALS Background On January 30, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13771, ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.’’ Under that Executive Order, for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations must be identified for elimination, and the cost of planned regulations must be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process. 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. On March 28, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13783, ‘‘Promoting Energy VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:57 Jul 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 Independence and Economic Growth.’’ Executive Order 13783 promotes the clean and safe development of our Nation’s vast energy resources, while at the same time avoiding agency actions that unnecessarily encumber energy production. When implementing the regulatory offsets required by Executive Order 13771, each agency head is directed to prioritize, to the extent permitted by law, those regulations that the agency’s Regulatory Reform Task Force identifies as outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective in accordance with Executive Order 13777. As part of this process to comply with all three Executive Orders, the U.S. Coast Guard is reaching out through multiple avenues to interested individuals to gather their input about what regulations, guidance, and information collections, they believe may need to be repealed, replaced, or modified. On June 8, 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a general notice in the Federal Register requesting comments from interested individuals regarding their recommendations, 82 FR 26632. In addition to this general solicitation, the U.S. Coast Guard also wants to leverage the expertise of its Federal Advisory Committees and is issuing similar tasks to each of its Committees. A detailed discussion of each of the Executive orders and information on where U.S. Coast Guard regulations, guidance, and information collections are found is in the June 8th notice. The Task NAVSAC is tasked to: Provide input to the U.S. Coast Guard on all existing regulations, guidance, and information collections that fall within the scope of the Council’s charter. 1. One or more subcommittees/ working groups, as needed, will be established to work on this tasking in accordance with the Council charter and bylaws. The subcommittee(s) shall terminate upon the approval and submission of a final recommendation to the U.S. Coast Guard from the parent Council. 2. Review regulations, guidance, and information collections and provide recommendations whether an existing rule, guidance, or information collection should be repealed, replaced or modified. If the Council recommends modification, please provide specific recommendations for how the regulation, guidance, or information collection should be modified. Recommendations should include an explanation on how and to what extent repeal, replacement or modification will PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 34621 reduce costs or burdens to industry and the extent to which risks to health or safety would likely increase. a. Identify regulations, guidance, or information collections that potentially impose the following types of burden on the industry: i. Regulations, guidance, or information collections imposing administrative burdens on the industry. ii. Regulations, guidance, or information collections imposing burdens in the development or use of domestically produced energy resources. ‘‘Burden,’’ for the purposes of compliance with Executive Order 13783, means ‘‘to unnecessarily obstruct, delay, curtail, or otherwise impose significant costs on the siting, permitting, production, utilization, transmission, or delivery of energy resources.’’ b. Identify regulations, guidance, or information collections that potentially impose the following types of costs on the industry: i. Regulations, guidance, or information collections imposing costs that are outdated (such as due to technological advancement), or are no longer necessary. ii. Regulations, guidance, or information collections imposing costs which are no longer enforced as written or which are ineffective. iii. Regulations, guidance, or information collections imposing costs tied to reporting or recordkeeping requirements that impose burdens that exceed benefits. Explain why the reporting or recordkeeping requirement is overly burdensome, unnecessary, or how it could be modified. c. Identify regulations, guidance, and information collections that the Council believes have led to the elimination of jobs or inhibits job creation within a particular industry. 3. All regulations, guidance, and information collections, or parts thereof, recommended by the Council should be described in sufficient detail (by section, paragraph, sentence, clause, etc.) so that it can readily be identified. Data (quantitative or qualitative) should be provided to support and illustrate the impact, cost, or burden, as applicable, for each recommendation. If the data is not readily available, the Council should include information as to how such information can be obtained either by the Council or directly by the Coast Guard. Public Participation All meetings associated with this tasking, both full Council meetings and subcommittee/working groups, are open to the public. A public oral comment period will be held during the August E:\FR\FM\26JYP1.SGM 26JYP1 34622 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 26, 2017 / Proposed Rules pmangrum on DSKBC4BHB2PROD with PROPOSALS 16, 2017, teleconference. Public comments or questions will be taken at the discretion of the Designated Federal Officer; commenters are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:57 Jul 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 section, to register as a commenter. Subcommittee meetings held in association with this tasking will be announced as they are scheduled through notices posted to http:// homeport.uscg.mil/navsac and uploaded as supporting documents in PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 the electronic docket for this action, [USCG–2017–0662], at Regulations.gov. Michael D. Emerson, Director, Marine Transportation Systems. [FR Doc. 2017–15707 Filed 7–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\26JYP1.SGM 26JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 142 (Wednesday, July 26, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 34620-34622]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15707]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Chapter I

46 CFR Chapters I and III

49 CFR Chapter IV

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0662]


Navigation Safety Advisory Council--Input To Support Regulatory 
Reform of Coast Guard Regulations--New Task

AGENCY: U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Announcement of new task assignment for the Navigation Safety 
Advisory Council (NAVSAC); teleconference meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the Navigation 
Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking NAVSAC 
to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and 
collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Council's 
charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This 
tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, 
``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, 
``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;'' and 13783, ``Promoting 
Energy Independence and Economic Growth.'' The full Council is 
scheduled to meet by teleconference on August 16, 2017, to discuss this 
tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast 
Guard will consider NAVSAC recommendations as part of the process of 
identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be 
repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders 
discussed above.

DATES: The full Council is scheduled to meet by teleconference on 
August 16, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Please note that this 
teleconference may adjourn early if the Council has completed its 
business.

ADDRESSES: To join the teleconference or to request special 
accommodations, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than 1 p.m. on August 9, 2017. The 
number of teleconference lines is limited and will be available on a 
first-come, first-served basis.
    Instructions: Submit comments on the task statement at any time, 
including orally at the teleconference, but if you want Council members 
to review your

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comments before the teleconference, please submit your comments no 
later than August 9, 2017. You must include the words ``Department of 
Homeland Security'' and the docket number for this action. Written 
comments may also be submitted using the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov. If you encounter technical difficulties 
with comment submission, contact the individual listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Comments received 
will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, 
including any personal information provided. You may review 
Regulations.gov's Privacy and Security Notice at https://www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice.
    Docket Search: For access to the docket or to read documents or 
comments related to this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
insert ``USCG-2017-0662'' in the Search box, press Enter, and then 
click on the item you wish to view.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. George Detweiler, Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer of the Navigation Safety Advisory Council, 
telephone (202) 372-1566, or email george.h.detweiler@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

New Task to the Council

    The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to NAVSAC to provide 
recommendations on whether existing regulations, guidance, and 
information collections (that fall within the scope of the Council's 
charter) should be repealed, replaced, or modified. NAVSAC will then 
provide advice and recommendations on the assigned task and submit a 
final recommendation report to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Background

    On January 30, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13771, 
``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.'' Under that 
Executive Order, for every one new regulation issued, at least two 
prior regulations must be identified for elimination, and the cost of 
planned regulations must be prudently managed and controlled through a 
budgeting process. 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. On March 
28, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13783, ``Promoting 
Energy Independence and Economic Growth.'' Executive Order 13783 
promotes the clean and safe development of our Nation's vast energy 
resources, while at the same time avoiding agency actions that 
unnecessarily encumber energy production.
    When implementing the regulatory offsets required by Executive 
Order 13771, each agency head is directed to prioritize, to the extent 
permitted by law, those regulations that the agency's Regulatory Reform 
Task Force identifies as outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective in 
accordance with Executive Order 13777. As part of this process to 
comply with all three Executive Orders, the U.S. Coast Guard is 
reaching out through multiple avenues to interested individuals to 
gather their input about what regulations, guidance, and information 
collections, they believe may need to be repealed, replaced, or 
modified. On June 8, 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a general notice 
in the Federal Register requesting comments from interested individuals 
regarding their recommendations, 82 FR 26632. In addition to this 
general solicitation, the U.S. Coast Guard also wants to leverage the 
expertise of its Federal Advisory Committees and is issuing similar 
tasks to each of its Committees. A detailed discussion of each of the 
Executive orders and information on where U.S. Coast Guard regulations, 
guidance, and information collections are found is in the June 8th 
notice.

The Task

    NAVSAC is tasked to:
    Provide input to the U.S. Coast Guard on all existing regulations, 
guidance, and information collections that fall within the scope of the 
Council's charter.
    1. One or more subcommittees/working groups, as needed, will be 
established to work on this tasking in accordance with the Council 
charter and bylaws. The subcommittee(s) shall terminate upon the 
approval and submission of a final recommendation to the U.S. Coast 
Guard from the parent Council.
    2. Review regulations, guidance, and information collections and 
provide recommendations whether an existing rule, guidance, or 
information collection should be repealed, replaced or modified. If the 
Council recommends modification, please provide specific 
recommendations for how the regulation, guidance, or information 
collection should be modified. Recommendations should include an 
explanation on how and to what extent repeal, replacement or 
modification will reduce costs or burdens to industry and the extent to 
which risks to health or safety would likely increase.
    a. Identify regulations, guidance, or information collections that 
potentially impose the following types of burden on the industry:
    i. Regulations, guidance, or information collections imposing 
administrative burdens on the industry.
    ii. Regulations, guidance, or information collections imposing 
burdens in the development or use of domestically produced energy 
resources. ``Burden,'' for the purposes of compliance with Executive 
Order 13783, means ``to unnecessarily obstruct, delay, curtail, or 
otherwise impose significant costs on the siting, permitting, 
production, utilization, transmission, or delivery of energy 
resources.''
    b. Identify regulations, guidance, or information collections that 
potentially impose the following types of costs on the industry:
    i. Regulations, guidance, or information collections imposing costs 
that are outdated (such as due to technological advancement), or are no 
longer necessary.
    ii. Regulations, guidance, or information collections imposing 
costs which are no longer enforced as written or which are ineffective.
    iii. Regulations, guidance, or information collections imposing 
costs tied to reporting or recordkeeping requirements that impose 
burdens that exceed benefits. Explain why the reporting or 
recordkeeping requirement is overly burdensome, unnecessary, or how it 
could be modified.
    c. Identify regulations, guidance, and information collections that 
the Council believes have led to the elimination of jobs or inhibits 
job creation within a particular industry.
    3. All regulations, guidance, and information collections, or parts 
thereof, recommended by the Council should be described in sufficient 
detail (by section, paragraph, sentence, clause, etc.) so that it can 
readily be identified. Data (quantitative or qualitative) should be 
provided to support and illustrate the impact, cost, or burden, as 
applicable, for each recommendation. If the data is not readily 
available, the Council should include information as to how such 
information can be obtained either by the Council or directly by the 
Coast Guard.

Public Participation

    All meetings associated with this tasking, both full Council 
meetings and subcommittee/working groups, are open to the public. A 
public oral comment period will be held during the August

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16, 2017, teleconference. Public comments or questions will be taken at 
the discretion of the Designated Federal Officer; commenters are 
requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please contact the 
individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, to 
register as a commenter. Subcommittee meetings held in association with 
this tasking will be announced as they are scheduled through notices 
posted to http://homeport.uscg.mil/navsac and uploaded as supporting 
documents in the electronic docket for this action, [USCG-2017-0662], 
at Regulations.gov.

Michael D. Emerson,
Director, Marine Transportation Systems.
[FR Doc. 2017-15707 Filed 7-25-17; 8:45 am]
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