August 2, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-08-02-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-08-02
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-16368
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-16367
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-16366
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-16301
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
List of Countries Requiring Cooperation With an International Boycott
Document Number: 2017-16290
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Treasury
Reallocation of Unused Fiscal Year 2017 Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar
Document Number: 2017-16289
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of country-by-country reallocations of the fiscal year (FY) 2017 in-quota quantity of the World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar.
Fiscal Year 2017 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar
Document Number: 2017-16288
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of country-by-country allocations of additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar as announced by Secretary of Agriculture on July 25, 2017.
United States Passports Invalid for Travel to, in, or Through the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Document Number: 2017-16287
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is declaring all U.S. passports invalid for travel to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) unless the travel meets certain criteria.
Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Emergency Review: Request for Approval To Travel to a Restricted Country or Area
Document Number: 2017-16286
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection request described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of this notice is to allow 21 days for public comment from all interested individuals and organizations. Emergency review and approval of this collection has been requested from OMB by September 1, 2017.
Job Corps Center Proposed for Closure: Comments Requested
Document Number: 2017-16281
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) issues this notice to propose the closure of the Homestead Job Corps Center (Homestead) in Homestead, Florida, based on an evaluation of the center. This notice seeks public comment on the proposal to close Homestead.
Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related Services-2017 Update
Document Number: 2017-16280
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board updates for 2017 the fees that the public must pay to file certain cases and pleadings with the Board. Pursuant to this update, 83 of the Board's 133 fees will be increased, while 50 fees will be maintained at their current levels.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming; Negative Declarations; Correction
Document Number: 2017-16278
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting a direct final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on June 5, 2017. The document approved a total of 20 negative declarations from all EPA Region 8 states declaring an absence of existing designated facilities, of certain incinerator classes, regulated under one of the Emissions Guidelines for solid waste incineration units. An approved and promulgated negative declaration exempts a state from certain implementation plan development requirements of Clean Air Act sections 111 and 129. An error in the proposed regulatory text amending 40 CFR part 62 is identified and corrected in this action.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petitions for Objection to State Operating Permits for Duke Energy, LLC-Asheville Steam Electric Plant (Buncombe County, North Carolina) and Roxboro Steam Electric Plant (Person County, North Carolina)
Document Number: 2017-16277
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Administrator signed two Orders, dated June 30, 2017, granting the petitions submitted by Sierra Club (Petitioner) objecting to proposed Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permits issued to Duke Energy, LLC. One Order responds to a June 17, 2016, petition objecting to a proposed title V permit issued by the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency to the Asheville Steam Electric Plant located in Arden, Buncombe County, North Carolina. The other Order responds to a June 23, 2016, petition objecting to a proposed title V permit issued by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to the Roxboro Steam Electric Plant located near Semora, in Person County, North Carolina. Each Order constitutes a final action on the petition addressed therein.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Enhanced Monitoring; California
Document Number: 2017-16276
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of California on November 10, 1993. This SIP revision concerns the establishment of a Photochemical Assessment Monitoring System (PAMS) network in six ozone nonattainment areas within California. The EPA is proposing this action under the Clean Air Act based on the conclusion that all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements related to PAMS SIP revisions have been met.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for April 2017
Document Number: 2017-16275
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5(g) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of TSCA section 5(a) notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) notices during the period from April 1, 2017 to April 30, 2017.
Information Collection; Statement and Acknowledgment (Standard Form 1413)
Document Number: 2017-16274
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning statement and acknowledgment Standard Form (SF) 1413.
Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Document Number: 2017-16273
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On June 19, 2017 and July 21, 2017, applicant made liquidating distributions to its shareholders, based on net asset value. Expenses of approximately $27,000 incurred in connection with the liquidation were paid by the applicant. Filing Dates: The application was filed on June 27, 2017 and amended on July 24, 2017. Applicant's Address: 4400 Computer Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts 01581.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2017-16264
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholder and Public Listening Session Regarding: Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA); The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program (SPECA); The Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS); The Higher Education Challenge Grants Program (HEC)
Document Number: 2017-16262
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
As part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) strategy to successfully meet the needs of its stakeholders, NIFA will host a virtual listening session. The focus of the listening session is to gather stakeholder input regarding capacity building grants for Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA); The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program (SPECA); The Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS); The Higher Education Challenge Grants Program (HEC). NIFA is particularly interested in achieving the most impact and identifying suggested priorities in these programs.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture, From the People's Republic of China; Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2017-16261
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 15, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (PRC). Based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review of certain companies, we are now rescinding this administrative review for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, with respect to 67 companies.
Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended
Document Number: 2017-16260
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border of the United States near the city of San Diego in the state of California.
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) and the National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program: Stakeholder and Public Listening Session
Document Number: 2017-16259
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
As part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) strategy to successfully meet the needs of its stakeholders, NIFA will host a virtual listening session. The focus of the listening session is to gather stakeholder input for the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) and the National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program Request for Applications (RFA) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. NIFA is particularly interested achieving the most impact and identifying suggested priorities in these workforce development programs.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16258
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Casanova: The Seduction of Europe,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Kimbell Art Museum, in Fort Worth, Texas, from on or about August 27, 2017, until, on or about December 31, 2017; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, in San Francisco, California, from, on or about February 10, 2018, until on or about May 20, 2018, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in Boston, Massachusetts, from, on or about July 1, 2018, until on or about October 8, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2017-16257
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG) (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS MANCHESTER (LCS 14) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-16255
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-16254
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Safety Zone; South Branch of the Chicago River, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2017-16253
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the South Branch of the Chicago River, Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and after the filming of a scene for a television series, where objects will be thrown off a bridge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Lost Hills Solar Project, Kern County, California; Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Habitat Conservation Plan
Document Number: 2017-16251
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment (draft EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. We also announce receipt of an application for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, and receipt of a draft habitat conservation plan (draft HCP). CED Lost Hills Solar, LLC has applied for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act for the Lost Hills Solar Project in Kern County, California. The permit would authorize the take of the federally endangered San Joaquin kit fox incidental to the construction, operation and maintenance, and decommissioning of the solar project. Application for the permit requires the preparation of an HCP with measures to avoid, minimize, and mitigate the impacts of incidental take to the maximum extent practicable. The purpose of the EA is to assess the effects of issuing the permit and implementing the draft HCP on the natural and human environment.
General Conservation Plan for Oil and Gas Activities in Santa Barbara County, California; Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Analysis/Document; Initiation of Public Scoping Process
Document Number: 2017-16249
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce our intent to prepare a draft environmental analysis/document under the National Environmental Policy Act, as amended (NEPA), for the proposed issuance of an incidental take permit (ITP) under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), for the draft General Conservation Plan for Oil and Gas Activities in Santa Barbara County (GCP). The GCP is being developed to streamline environmental permitting and compliance with the ESA for proponents engaged in geophysical exploration (seismic), development, extraction, storage, transport, remediation, and/or distribution of crude oil, natural gas, and/or other petroleum products, and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines and well field infrastructure. The GCP is a conservation plan as required under the ESA for issuance of incidental take permits. Participation in the GCP would be voluntary. ITP holders would be authorized for incidental take of threatened and endangered wildlife species that could result from the activities covered under the GCP. The GCP would include conservation measures for an endangered plant species that would also be covered under the plan. We also are announcing the initiation of a public scoping process to engage Federal, tribal, State, and local governments and the public in the identification of issues and concerns, potential impacts, and possible alternatives to the proposed action. The Service is inviting input regarding development of a draft environmental analysis/document, which will evaluate the impacts to the human environment associated with issuance of ITPs and implementation of the GCP and alternatives.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2017-16248
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal between Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 at specified times from July 31, 2017 until September 1, 2017. This action is necessary to protect the waterway and vessels from the potential hazards associated with barge entrainment mitigation trials conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's electric dispersal barrier.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0030
Document Number: 2017-16247
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0030, Oil and Hazardous Materials Transfer Procedures without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0002
Document Number: 2017-16246
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0002, Application for Vessel Inspection, Waiver, and Continuous Synopsis Record without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Consultative Committee Nominations and Meeting Announcement
Document Number: 2017-16245
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA is soliciting nominations for individuals to serve as members of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Consultative Committee. This action is necessary to ensure that the interests of U.S. stakeholders in the fisheries of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean are adequately represented in NAFO. NOAA is also announcing a meeting of the NAFO Consultative Committee.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2017-16244
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from four individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to drive in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition
Document Number: 2017-16241
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2017-16240
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-16239
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) invites comment on a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Disclosure Requirements Associated with Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in and Relationships with Covered Funds (Regulation VV) (FR VV; OMB No. 7100- 0360). On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board. In exercising this delegated authority, the Board is directed to take every reasonable step to solicit comment. In determining whether to approve a collection of information, the Board will consider all comments received from the public and other agencies.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16238
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Asia Society, in New York, New York, from on or about September 8, 2017, until on or about January 21, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge Reservation
Document Number: 2017-16236
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Oak Ridge Reservation. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Paducah
Document Number: 2017-16235
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. The Federal Advisory Committee requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-16234
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.
Draft Test Plan High Energy Arcing Faults Phase 2
Document Number: 2017-16233
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting public comment on the draft test plan entitled, ``High Energy Arcing Faults (HEAFs) in Electrical Equipment Phase 2,'' in order to receive feedback from the widest range of interested parties and to ensure that all information relevant to developing this document is available to the NRC staff.