Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
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.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) invites comment on a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the mandatory Quarterly Savings and Loan Holding Company Report (FR 2320; OMB No. 7100-0345). On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to approve 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.
Groundfish Operational Assessment Public Meeting
NMFS and the Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (SAW) will convene a peer review of Operational Stock Assessments of twenty fish stocks. These stocks are managed by the New England Fishery Management Council and are included within the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. This will be a formal, scientific peer review of operational assessments, which incorporate recent data. Results of the review will be used as a basis for management decisions for fish stocks in U.S. waters of the northwest Atlantic. Assessments are prepared by stock assessment scientists primarily from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and reviewed by a panel of stock assessment experts. The public is invited to attend the presentations and discussions by reviewers and scientists who have participated in the stock assessment process.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries Management Plan; Adjustments to the Pacific Sardine Harvest Guideline Control Rule
Under the framework procedures of the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP), NMFS proposes to revise the FRACTION parameter of the Pacific sardine harvest guideline (HG) control rule to use a 3-year average of ocean temperature data from the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) survey that takes place off southern and central California, rather than temperatures measured from the end of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Pier, and revise the upper bound of fraction from 15 percent to 20 percent. These changes are intended to better reflect the best available science and to better conserve and manage the northern subpopulation of Pacific sardine off the U.S. West Coast managed under the CPS FMP.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Matanzas River, St. Augustine, FL
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule and vertical clearance that governs the Crescent Beach Bridge (SR 206) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Matanzas River), mile 788.6, at St. Augustine, Florida. The temporary deviation is necessary to complete rehabilitation work on the bridge. This temporary deviation allows the bridge single-leaf operations on a schedule with an advanced notice for a double-leaf opening and a two foot reduction in the vertical clearance of the bridge. This action is intended to allow for the contractor to conduct necessary rehabilitation work on the bascule spans with little to no effect on navigation.
Proposed Collection of Information: U.S. Treasury Auction Submitter Agreement
The Department of the Treasury, 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. Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning Automatic Enrollment Individual Retirement Accounts (Auto- IRAs).
Federal Transit Administration
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $30 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program funds (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance #20.507) authorized for competitively selected passenger ferry projects. As required by Federal transit law and subject to funding availability, funds will be awarded competitively to designated recipients or eligible direct recipients of Section 5307 funds to assist in the financing of capital projects to support existing passenger ferry service, establish new ferry service, and to repair and modernize ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and equipment. FTA may award additional funding made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Fiduciary Statement in Support of Appointment
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Million Veteran Program Baseline and Lifestyle Surveys
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Veterans' Health Benefits Handbook Questionnaire
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
First-Class Package Service-Retail
The Postal Service\TM\ is amending Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), in various sections, as a result of the transfer of First-Class Mail[supreg] Parcels, a market-dominant product, to the competitive product list.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Louisiana Advisory Committee To Discuss Civil Rights Topics in the State
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Louisiana Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, September 5, 2017; and Friday, September 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Central for a discussion on civil rights topics affecting the state.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will hold a meeting via webinar on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Interested members of the public will be able to view the meeting materials and participate from remote locations. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review and finalize the Committee's 2017 Report on the Effectiveness of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The agenda and meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
Change in Postal Rates
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing announcing its intention to change rates not of general applicability for Inbound EMS 2. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Connect America Fund, ETC Annual Reports and Certifications
In this document, by eliminating several rules that are either duplicative of other reporting requirements or are simply no longer necessary, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) streamlines the annual reporting requirements for eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) that receive high-cost universal service support. The Commission also re-emphasizes the importance of providing the public with access to non-confidential information filed by ETCs, and it directs the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to work closely with state and Tribal governments and other stakeholders to improve public access to the information that ETCs will continue to file.
Technical Guidelines Development Committee
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), notice is hereby given that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission's (EAC) Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) will meet in open session on Monday, September 11, 2017 and Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the U.S. Election Assistance Commission in Silver Spring, MD.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Cooperative Charting Programs
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.
Draft-National Occupational Research Agenda for Manufacturing
As steward of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the availability of the draft National Occupational Research Agenda for Manufacturing for public comment. Written by the NORA Manufacturing Sector Council, the Agenda identifies the most important occupational safety and health research needs for the next decade, 2016-2026. A copy of the draft Agenda is available at http://www.regulations.gov (search Docket Number CDC-2017-0072).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-108, notice is hereby given that the United States Department of Justice (Department or DOJ) proposes to establish a new Department-wide system of records titled, ``Department of Justice Library Circulation System,'' JUSTICE/DOJ-019.
Advancing the Development of Pediatric Therapeutics: Application of “Big Data” to Pediatric Safety Studies; Public Workshop
The Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is announcing a public workshop entitled ``Advancing the Development of Pediatric Therapeutics (ADEPT): Application of ``Big Data'' to Pediatric Safety Studies.'' The purpose of this 2-day workshop is to understand how to access and analyze ``Big Data'' associated with safety information in the health care setting, and the utility and challenges associated with the use of ``Big Data'' to study the safety of therapeutics in children.
Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for BNI Coal Ltd.'s Coal Lease-by-Application NDM-102083, Oliver County, ND, Notice of Public Hearing, and Request for Comment on Environmental Assessment, Maximum Economic Recovery, and Fair Market Value
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), North Dakota Field Office (NDFO) is publishing this notice to announce that an Environmental Assessment (EA) for BNI Coal, Ltd.'s (BNI) Federal Coal Lease-by- Application (LBA), serial number NDM-102083, is available for public review and comment. The BLM is also announcing that it will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the EA, Fair Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal resources contained in the proposed BNI LBA lease tract.
Certain Digital Television Set-Top Boxes, Remote Control Devices, and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainants' Motion for Termination of the Investigation Based on Withdrawal of the Complaint; Termination of the Investigation
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Corrected Order No. 16) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') granting Complainants' motion for termination of the investigation based on withdrawal of the complaint. The investigation is terminated.
Naturally-Occurring and Accelerator-Produced Radioactive Materials
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking from Matthew McKinley on behalf of the Organization of Agreement States (OAS) (the Petitioner) dated April 14, 2017, requesting that the NRC revise its regulations to add radionuclides and their corresponding activities to the list of ``Quantities of Licensed Material Requiring Labeling.'' The petition was docketed by the NRC on June 21, 2017, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-30-66. The NRC is examining the issues raised in PRM-30-66 to determine whether they should be considered in rulemaking. The NRC is requesting public comment on this petition.
Eligibility for Supplemental Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations governing the Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance (S-DVI) program in order to explain that a person who was granted S-DVI as of the date of death under is not eligible for supplemental S-DVI because the insured's total disability did not begin after the date of the insured's application for insurance and while the insurance was in force under premium-paying conditions.
Safety Zone; Mississippi River; New Orleans, LA
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Mississippi River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display on October 28, 2017. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.