August 7, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-08-07-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-08-07
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Harlan County, KY
Document Number: 2017-16654
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Final Disposition Report (R-84)
Document Number: 2017-16613
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Justice
Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA)
Document Number: 2017-16610
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (Council) will hold a meeting via teleconference, during which the Secretary of Commerce will provide feedback on the Council's introductory letter to the President, submitted in February 2017, and published at http://trade.gov/pac-dbia/recmeet.asp. The Secretary will also provide formal direction to the Council for the next phase of analysis and recommendations to be requested on behalf of the President. The final agenda for the meeting will be posted at least one week in advance of the meeting on the Council's Web site at http:// trade.gov/pac-dbia.
Noise Exposure Map Determination, Centennial Airport, Englewood, CO
Document Number: 2017-16609
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority for Centennial Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Announcement of Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030
Document Number: 2017-16608
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the next meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee). The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The Committee is working to accomplish its mission to provide independent advice based on current scientific evidence for use by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or a designated representative in the development of Healthy People 2030.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Prescription Drug Advertisements
Document Number: 2017-16607
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: 60-Day Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-16606
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) invites comments on the continuing information collection (extension with no changes) listed below in this notice.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Business Survey (ABS)
Document Number: 2017-16605
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, U.s. Census Bureau
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Call for Nominations and Comments for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale
Document Number: 2017-16604
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office is issuing a call for nominations and comments on all unleased tracts for the upcoming National Petroleum ReserveAlaska (NPR-A) Oil and Gas Lease Sale, including tracts currently unavailable for leasing under the 2013 NPR-A Integrated Activity Plan.
Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2017-16603
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-16601
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2017-16600
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study-Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement-Will County, Illinois
Document Number: 2017-16597
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has posted The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin StudyBrandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact StatementWill County, Illinois (GLMRIS-Brandon Road Report) on http://glmris.anl.gov. The GLMRISBrandon Road Report presents a plan to address the transfer of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) from the Mississippi River Basin to the Great Lakes Basin through an aquatic connection in the Chicago Area Waterway System. The purpose of this study is to evaluate structural and nonstructural options and technologies near the Brandon Road Lock and Dam to prevent the upstream transfer of ANS. USACE analyzed and evaluated available controls to address ANS of concern and formulated alternatives specifically for the Brandon Road site. USACE also evaluated the potential impacts of the alternatives and ways to minimize such impacts. USACE conducted the GLMRIS-Brandon Road Study in consultation with other Federal agencies, Native American tribes, state agencies, local governments, non-governmental organizations, and industry.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-16596
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
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.
Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2017-16595
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee
Document Number: 2017-16594
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee
Document Number: 2017-16593
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee
Document Number: 2017-16592
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee will conduct an open meeting and will solicit public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee
Document Number: 2017-16591
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Special Projects Committee
Document Number: 2017-16590
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Special Projects Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-16589
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Products Containing Organohalogen Flame Retardants; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of Comments
Document Number: 2017-16588
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) announces that there will be an opportunity for interested persons to present oral comments on the petition requesting that the Commission initiate rulemaking under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) to declare several categories of products containing additive organohalogen flame retardants to be ``banned hazardous substances.''
Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-16587
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel will take place.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee
Document Number: 2017-16586
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee
Document Number: 2017-16585
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
Document Number: 2017-16584
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (the program), as required by the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of HHS is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the Program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2017-16583
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category daily retention limit from four large medium or giant BFT per vessel per day/trip to two large medium or giant BFT per vessel per day/trip for the remainder of the 2017 fishing year. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments, and applies to Atlantic Tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels when fishing commercially for BFT.
Meeting of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines
Document Number: 2017-16582
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that a meeting is scheduled for the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV). This meeting will be open to the public. Information about the ACCV and the agenda for this meeting can be obtained by accessing the following Web site: http://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/childhoodvaccines/inde x.html.
Product-Specific Guidances; Final Guidances for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2017-16581
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of final product-specific guidances. The guidances provide product-specific recommendations on, among other things, the design of bioequivalence (BE) studies to support abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs). In the Federal Register of June 11, 2010, FDA announced the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Bioequivalence Recommendations for Specific Products'' that explained the process that would be used to make product-specific BE recommendations available to the public on FDA's Web site. The product- specific guidances identified in this notice were developed using the process described in that guidance.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Guidance for Industry-User Fee Waivers, Reductions, and Refunds for Drug and Biological Products
Document Number: 2017-16580
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, Agency or we) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Certain Pasta From Turkey: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2017-16577
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta (pasta) from Turkey. The review covers one exporter and producer of subject merchandise, Mutlu Makarnacilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Mutlu). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. The Department preliminarily determines that Mutlu did not make a bona fide sale during the POR; therefore, we are preliminarily rescinding this administrative review. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this review.
Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-16576
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on monosodium glutamate (MSG) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period of review (POR) November 1, 2015, through October 31, 2016. This review covers 27 manufacturers/exporters (the companies) of the subject merchandise. Because none of these companies filed a separate rate application (SRA) and/or a separate rate certification (SRC), the Department preliminarily finds that the companies are part of the PRC- wide entity. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Fourth Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-16575
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitude of the dumping margin likely to prevail is indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.
Xanthan Gum From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-16574
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on xanthan gum from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. The review covers two mandatory respondents, Fufeng (which includes Neimenggu Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. (a.k.a., Inner Mongolia Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.), Xinjiang Fufeng Biotechnologies Co., Ltd., and Shandong Fufeng Fermentation Co., Ltd.) and Deosen (which includes Deosen Biochemical Ltd. and Deosen Biochemical (Ordos) Ltd.). We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by Deosen have been made at prices below normal value (NV), and that sales of subject merchandise by Fufeng have not. We also preliminarily grant separate rates to four exporter groupings listed in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice and included Hebei Xinhe Biochemical Co., Ltd. as part of the PRC-wide entity. Finally, we preliminarily find that A.H.A. International Co., Ltd. (AHA) made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From the People's Republic of China and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2017-16573
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on stilbenic optical brightening agents (stilbenic OBAs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2016
Document Number: 2017-16572
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on drawn stainless steel sinks (sinks) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Repeal of Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform
Document Number: 2017-16571
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is repealing the Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform Final Rule, published July 1, 2016, and effective January 1, 2017. Simultaneously, ONRR is reinstating the valuation regulations governing the valuation of Federal oil, Federal gas, and Federal and Indian coal that were in effect before January 1, 2017.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-16567
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2017-16566
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2017-16565
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Guidance for Industry: Cooperative Manufacturing Arrangements for Licensed Biologics
Document Number: 2017-16564
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, Agency, or we) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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 on the proposed extension of the collection of information concerning cooperative manufacturing arrangements for licensed biologics.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2017-16563
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2017-16562
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Safety Assurance Case; Withdrawal of Notice
Document Number: 2017-16561
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the withdrawal of a notice that was published in the Federal Register of March 15, 2017.
Notice of Availability of Guidance and Application for Hydroelectric Incentive Program
Document Number: 2017-16559
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of updated guidance for the Energy Policy Act of 2005 program. The guidance describes the hydroelectric incentive payment requirements and explains the type of information that owners or authorized operators of qualified hydroelectric facilities must provide DOE when applying for hydroelectric incentive payments. This incentive is available for electric energy generated and sold for a specified 10-year period as authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. In Congressional appropriations for Federal fiscal year 2017, DOE received funds to support this hydroelectric incentive program. At this time, DOE is only accepting applications from owners and authorized operators of qualified hydroelectric facilities for hydroelectricity generated and sold in calendar year 2016.
Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in and Relationships With Covered Funds (Volcker Rule); Request for Public Input
Document Number: 2017-16556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC is seeking the public's input with this request for information to assist in determining how the final rule implementing section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act (commonly referred to as the ``Volcker Rule'') should be revised to better accomplish the purposes of the statute. The OCC also solicits comments suggesting improvements in the ways in which the final rule has been applied and administered to date. This OCC request is limited to regulatory actions that may be undertaken to achieve these objectives. The OCC is not requesting comment on changes to the underlying Volcker statute. The OCC recognizes that any revision to the final rule or the administration of that rule must be done consistent with the constraints of the statute and requests that commenters provide input that fits within the contours of that structure.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Colorado
Document Number: 2017-16555
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado State Office, Lakewood, Colorado, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Certain Shielded Electrical Ribbon Cables and Products Containing the Same; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2017-16554
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on June 30, 2017, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of 3M Company of St. Paul, Minnesota and 3M Innovative Properties Company of St. Paul, Minnesota. A letter supplementing the complaint was filed on July 12, 2017. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain shielded electrical ribbon cables and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,933,333 (``the '333 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,601,236 (``the '236 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 9,627,106 (``the '106 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.
Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran” Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-16553
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ``Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from on or about August 26, 2017, until on or about January 7, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.