August 4, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-08-04-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-08-04
Temporary Emergency Committee of the Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2017-16622
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service published a document in the Federal Register of August 2, 2017, providing notice of a closed meeting of the Temporary Emergency Committee of the Board of Governors. The document specified an incorrect day of the week for the date of the meeting.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-16617
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicability Determination Index (ADI) Data System Recent Posting: Agency Applicability Determinations, Alternative Monitoring Decisions, and Regulatory Interpretations Pertaining to Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program
Document Number: 2017-16499
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action announces applicability determinations, alternative monitoring decisions, and regulatory interpretations that EPA has made under the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP); and/ or the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming; Negative Declarations
Document Number: 2017-16492
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing a direct final rule published on June 5, 2017, because one adverse comment was received during the public comment period. The withdrawn rule pertained to the EPA's receipt and approval of 20 negative declaration letters from EPA Region 8 states. These letters of negative declaration are statements by the state certifying the absence of designated facilities of a certain solid waste incinerator category or class within its jurisdiction, which obviates the statutory requirement for the state to develop a Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d)/129 State plan for the regulation of designated facilities of that particular category or class.
Corporation for Travel Promotion (dba Brand USA)
Document Number: 2017-16486
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications from travel and tourism leaders from specific industries for membership on the Board of Directors (Board) of the Corporation for Travel Promotion (dba Brand USA). The purpose of the Board is to guide the Corporation for Travel Promotion on matters relating to the promotion of the United States as a travel destination and communication of travel facilitation issues, among other tasks.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-16483
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-16479
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Brookfield White Pine Hydro LLC; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2017-16478
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Commissioner and Staff Attendance at North American Electric Reliability Corporation Meetings
Document Number: 2017-16477
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2017-16476
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Open Commission Meeting, Thursday, August 3, 2017
Document Number: 2017-16474
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission will consider a Public Notice to initiate the pre-auction process for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction which will award up to $1.98 billion over 10 years to service providers that commit to offer voice and broadband services to fixed locations in unserved high-cost areas. 2.......................... Wireless Telecommunications.... Title: Connect America Fund (WC Docket No. 10-90); Universal Service ReformMobility Fund (WT Docket No. 10-208). Summary: The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration and Second Report and Order that lays out a robust challenge process that will enable the Commission to direct Mobility Fund Phase II support to primarily rural areas that lack unsubsidized 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) service. 3.......................... Wireline Competition........... Title: Modernizing the FCC Form 477 Data Program (WC Docket No. 11-10). Summary: The Commission will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that takes a focused look at the Commission's Form 477 to improve the value of the data we continue to collect. 4.......................... Wireless Telecommunications.... Title: Expanding Flexible Use in Mid-Band Spectrum Between 3.7 and 24 GHz (GN Docket No. 17-183). Summary: The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry that explores opportunities for next generation servicesparticularly for wireless broadbandin the 3.7 GHz to 24 GHz spectrum range and asks about how we can increase efficient and effective use of this spectrum for the benefit of all services and users. 5.......................... Wireless Telecommunications.... Title: Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (MB Docket No. 11-43). Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and Order which increases the required hours of video described programming that covered broadcast stations and MVPDs must provide to consumers. 6.......................... International.................. Title: Implementation of Section 25.281(b) Transmitter Identification Requirements for Video Uplink Transmissions (IB Docket No. 12-267). Summary: The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order that waives the requirement that satellite news trucks, and other temporary- fixed satellite earth stations transmitting digital video, comply with the Digital Video Broadcasting-Carrier Identification (DVB-CID) standard if the earth station uses a modulator that cannot meet the DVB-CID standard through a software upgrade. 7.......................... Media.......................... Title: Hearing Designation Order. Summary: The Commission will consider a Hearing Designation Order. 8.......................... Enforcement.................... Title: Enforcement Bureau Action. Summary: The Commission will consider an enforcement action.
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board-Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2017-16471
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the public meeting via conference call of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing
Document Number: 2017-16470
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (``ACCRES'' or ``the Committee'') will meet August 24, 2017.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Framework Amendment 4
Document Number: 2017-16469
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to implement management measures described in Framework Amendment 4 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region (FMP) as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). For the recreational sector, this final rule establishes bag and vessel limits, and revises the minimum size limit and accountability measures (AMs) for Atlantic migratory group cobia (Atlantic cobia). This final rule also establishes a commercial trip limit for Atlantic cobia. Framework Amendment 4 and this final rule apply to the commercial and recreational harvest of Atlantic cobia in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) from Georgia through New York. The purpose of Framework Amendment 4 and this final rule is to slow the rate of harvest of Atlantic cobia and reduce the likelihood that landings will exceed the commercial and recreational annual catch limits (ACL), thereby triggering the AMs and reducing harvest opportunities.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-16467
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission's consideration concerning negotiated service agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
World War One Centennial Commission; Notification of Change to Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting
Document Number: 2017-16466
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of this meeting is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice provides the schedule and agenda for the September 13, 2017 meeting of the World War One Centennial Commission (the Commission). The meeting is open to the public.
Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
Document Number: 2017-16465
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA or the Council) will be holding a meeting and will discuss recommendations regarding programs, policies, and research to promote effective, prevention, treatment and cure of HIV disease and AIDS. The meeting will be open to the public.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2017-16461
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2017-16460
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Agency Information Collection Activities Relating to Security Futures Products
Document Number: 2017-16459
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the extension of a proposed collection of certain information by the agency. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments, as described below, on the proposed Information Collection Request (``ICR'') relating to security futures products.
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2017-16458
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2017-16457
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits in Longline Fisheries for 2017
Document Number: 2017-16456
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations under authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFC Implementation Act) to modify a limit on the amount of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) that may be captured by U.S. longline vessels in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), to 3,138 metric tons (mt) for calendar year 2017. The limit does not apply to vessels in the longline fisheries of American Samoa, Guam, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Once the limit of 3,138 mt is reached in 2017, retaining, transshipping, or landing bigeye tuna caught in the area of application of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), which comprises the majority of the WCPO, will be prohibited for the remainder of the calendar year, with certain exceptions. This action is necessary for the United States to satisfy its obligations under the Convention, to which it is a Contracting Party.
Request for Applicants for Appointment to the United States-Brazil CEO Forum
Document Number: 2017-16455
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In March 2007, the Governments of the United States and Brazil established the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. This notice announces the opportunity for up to twelve individuals for appointment to the U.S. Section of the Forum. The three-year term of the incoming members of the U.S. Section starts on October 1, 2017, and will expire September 30, 2020. Nominations received in response to this notice will also be considered for on-going appointments to fill any future vacancies that may arise before September 30, 2020.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Navy Marine Structure Maintenance and Pile Replacement in Washington
Document Number: 2017-16454
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to conducting construction activities related to marine structure maintenance and pile replacement at facilities in Washington, over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Pursuant to regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of the Navy's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals. NMFS invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on the Navy's application and request.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Pier Replacement Project in San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2017-16453
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to construction and demolition activities as part of a pier replacement project. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Navy to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B Harassment only, during the specified activity. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Kamchatka Flounder in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2017-16449
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Kamchatka flounder in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2017 Kamchatka flounder initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the BSAI.
Extension of Waiver to Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Systems Corporation of America (PAPRSA) From the Department of Energy Consumer Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures
Document Number: 2017-16447
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is granting a waiver extension (Case No. RF-047) to Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Systems Corporation of America (``PAPRSA'') to waive the requirements of the DOE refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedures for determining the energy consumption of a specific combination cooler- refrigerator basic model, PR5181WBC. Under this extension, PAPRSA is required to test and rate this basic model in accordance with the applicable DOE test procedure, with the exception that it must calculate energy consumption using a correction factor (``K-factor'') of 0.85.
John D. Bray-Morris, M.D.; Decision and Order
Document Number: 2017-16446
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2017-16445
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1 Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2017-16444
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1 Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2017-16443
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Marcia L. Sills, M.D.; Decision and Order
Document Number: 2017-16442
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Room Air Conditioners
Document Number: 2017-16441
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is initiating a data collection process through this request for information to consider whether to amend DOE's test procedure for room air conditioners (``room ACs''). To inform interested parties and to facilitate this process, DOE has gathered data, identifying several issues associated with the currently applicable test procedure on which DOE is interested in receiving comment. The issues outlined in this document mainly concern issues initially identified in an RFI issued in 2015 considering amendments to the current energy conservation standards and test procedure for room ACs; harmonization with the recently established portable air conditioner (``portable AC'') test procedure; clarification of the test setup and testing conditions; updated industry test procedures for room ACs; and any additional topics that may inform DOE's decisions in a future test procedure rulemaking, including methods to reduce regulatory burden while ensuring the procedure's accuracy. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including topics not raised in this RFI).
Proposed Adjustments to the Aggregate Production Quotas for Schedule I and II Controlled Substances and Assessment of Annual Needs for the List I Chemicals Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine for 2017
Document Number: 2017-16440
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) proposes to adjust the 2017 aggregate production quotas for several controlled substances in schedules I and II of the Controlled Substances Act and assessment of annual needs for the list I chemicals ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine.
Safety Zone; Mississippi River; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2017-16436
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 96 to MM 96.5 Above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, New Orleans (COTP).
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2017-16435
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Arecibo Observatory. This Final EIS identifies and analyzes the potential consequences of the following alternatives: Alternative 1, Collaboration with Interested Parties for Continued Science-focused Operations (Agency-preferred Alternative); Alternative 2, Collaboration with Interested Parties for Transition to Education-focused Operations; Alternative 3, Mothballing of Facilities; Alternative 4, Partial Demolition and Site Restoration; and Alternative 5, Complete Demolition and Site Restoration; and the No Action Alternative, Continued NSF Investment for Science[hyphen]focused Operations. It also proposes mitigation measures to minimize the adverse impacts from demolition or operation of the alternatives where such impacts may occur. Consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) is being conducted concurrent to the NEPA process.
The Indiana Rail Road Company and CSX Transportation Inc.-Joint Relocation Project Exemption-Terre Haute, Ind.
Document Number: 2017-16433
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Release and Receipt of Imported Firearms, Ammunition and Defense Articles; ATF F 6A (5330.3C)
Document Number: 2017-16431
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit 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. The proposed collection 1140-0007 is being revised to change all references from ``Implements of War'' to ``Defense Articles'' including the title of the collection, which will be changed to Release and Receipt of Imported Firearms, Ammunition, and Defense Articles.
Evaluating Deviations and Reporting Defects and Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-16429
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1291, ``Evaluating Deviations and Reporting Defects and Noncompliance Under 10 CFR part 21.'' This DG describes methods that the NRC staff considers acceptable for complying with the provisions of the regulations.
Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-16428
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Clovis, California. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Act.
Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-16427
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Clovis, California. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Act.
Proposal Review; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2017-16426
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Isthmus Slough at Coos Bay, OR
Document Number: 2017-16425
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Isthmus Slough Bridge, mile 1.0 across Isthmus Slough at Coos Bay, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate painting and preservation and upgrading electrical systems. The deviation allows the bridge to operate in single leaf mode or one half of the bascule span, and reduce the vertical clearance of the non-functional leaf.