October 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2017-23166
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice provides the Performance Review Board Chair designee for the Department of Energy. This listing supersedes all previously published lists of Performance Review Board Chair.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2017-23165
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice provides the Performance Review Board Standing Register for the Department of Energy. This listing supersedes all previously published lists of PRB members.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2017-23164
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1-percent annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2017-23163
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Meeting of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-23162
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting (teleconference) of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Meeting of Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site
Document Number: 2017-23161
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Savannah River Site. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Paducah
Document Number: 2017-23160
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
Document Number: 2017-23159
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Nevada
Document Number: 2017-23158
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Nevada. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Hanford
Document Number: 2017-23157
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Hanford. The Federal Advisory Committee requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-23156
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.
Availability of Draft DOT Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022 and Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-23155
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Transportation invites the public to comment on the draft DOT Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022.
Availability of a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement), Aliso Creek Mainstem Ecosystem Restoration Study, Orange County, California
Document Number: 2017-23154
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The comment period for the Availability of a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement), Aliso Creek Mainstem Ecosystem Restoration Study, Orange County, CA published in the Federal Register on Friday, September 29, 2017 and required comments be submitted by November 13, 2017. The comment period has been extended to November 28, 2017.
Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-23153
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The notice of an open meeting scheduled for November 3, 2017 published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2017 (82 FR 45583) has a new meeting location. It will now be held at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District Office Building, main Multi-purpose Conference Room, 4155 East Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2017-23150
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the Application for Employment with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FR 28; OMB No. 7100-0181). The revisions are applicable as of October 31, 2017.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2017-23149
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2017-23148
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2018 Estimates of Compact of Free Association (COFA) Migrants
Document Number: 2017-23147
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
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.
Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding
Document Number: 2017-23146
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
A Petition for Reconsideration (Petition) has been filed in the Commission's rulemaking proceeding by the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Service Advisory Council.
Governor's Opt-Out Notice To Conduct State Radio Access Network
Document Number: 2017-23144
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act) requires a Governor of a State to notify the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of a State's decision to opt-out of participation in the deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) as proposed by FirstNet and to conduct its own deployment of a Radio Access Network in the State. This Notice provides instructions for such ``opt-out'' notices to NTIA.
Social Security Ruling 16-3p Titles II And XVI: Evaluation Of Symptoms In Disability Claims
Document Number: 2017-23143
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are republishing SSR 16-3p, a ruling that rescinded and superseded SSR 96-7p, with a revision detailing how we apply the SSR as it relates to the applicable date. We changed our terminology from ``effective date'' to ``applicable date'' based on guidance from the Office of the Federal Register. We also updated citations to reflect the revised regulations that became effective on March 27, 2017. This Ruling is otherwise unchanged, and provides guidance about how we evaluate statements regarding the intensity, persistence, and limiting effects of symptoms in disability claims under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act) and blindness claims under Title XVI of the Act.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0057
Document Number: 2017-23142
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, 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: 1625-0057, Small Passenger VesselsTitle 46 Subchapters K and T. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Federal Employees' Retirement System; Government Costs
Document Number: 2017-23141
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management amends this rule to clarify the manner OPM uses for determining a supplemental liability under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), and to clarify the process by which the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) may request reconsideration of OPM's valuation of the supplemental liability. The rule also clarifies the employee categories OPM uses to compute the FERS normal cost percentages. The rule also amends the definitions of actuary, present value factor, and actuarial present value to ensure these definitions are uniform and appropriate.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0078
Document Number: 2017-23139
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, 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: 1625-0078, Credentialing and Manning Requirements for Officers on Towing Vessels. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Meeting of the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-23138
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and its Subcommittees will hold meetings in Houston, Texas to discuss the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. These meetings are open to the public.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0062
Document Number: 2017-23137
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, 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: 1625-0062, Approval of Alterations to Marine Portable Tanks; Approval of Non-Specification Portable Tanks. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: The PRA Submission Describes the Nature of the Information Collection and its Expected Cost and Burden; it Includes the Actual Data Collection Instrument
Document Number: 2017-23136
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Loan Guaranty Service, 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: Report of Income From Property or Business
Document Number: 2017-23135
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veteran's Benefits Administration (VBA), 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.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Boost-Back and Landing of Falcon 9 Rockets
Document Number: 2017-23134
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from Space Exploration Technology Corporation (SpaceX) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to boost-back and landing of Falcon 9 rockets at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and at contingency landing locations in the Pacific Ocean. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to SpaceX 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 Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; State Waters Exemption
Document Number: 2017-23133
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS approves and implements an exemption for vessels with Federal Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota permits from the State of Maine and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This exemption enables the vessels to continue fishing in their respective state waters once NMFS has announced that the Federal Northern Gulf of Maine total allowable catch has been fully harvested in a given year. Additionally, Massachusetts has requested that Federal Limited Access General Category Northern Gulf of Maine permits also be included in its exemption. Both states have requested this exemption as part of the Scallop State Water Exemption Program. This program specifies that a state may be eligible for a state waters exemption to specific Federal regulations if it has a scallop fishery and a scallop conservation program that does not jeopardize the biomass and fishing mortality/effort limit objectives of the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan. Based on the information that Maine and Massachusetts have submitted, NMFS has determined that both states qualify for this exemption and that this exemption will not have an impact on the effectiveness of Federal management measures for the scallop fishery overall or within the Northern Gulf of Maine management area.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Low-Energy Geophysical Survey in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 2017-23132
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) to incidentally harass, by Level A and Level B harassment, marine mammals during a low-energy marine geophysical survey in the northeastern Pacific Ocean.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Individual Bluefin Quota Program; Accountability for Bluefin Tuna Catch
Document Number: 2017-23131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to modify the Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) regulations to require vessels in the pelagic longline fishery to account for bycatch of bluefin tuna (bluefin) using Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) on a quarterly basis instead of before commencing any fishing trip with less than the minimum required IBQ balance or with quota debt. Specifically, vessels would be allowed to fish with an IBQ balance below the minimum amount currently required to depart on a fishing trip with pelagic longline gear, or with quota debt incurred by exceeding their IBQ balance, during a given calendar quarter; however, vessels would be required to reconcile quota debt and satisfy the minimum IBQ requirement prior to departing on a pelagic longline fishing trip in the subsequent calendar quarter. The action will further optimize fishing opportunity in the directed pelagic longline fishery for target species such as tuna and swordfish and improve the functionality of the IBQ Program and its accounting provisions, consistent with the objectives of Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
Meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule
Document Number: 2017-23130
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule Committee (Committee) will meet in El Dorado Hills, California. Attendees may also listen via webinar and conference call. The Committee operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Additional information relating to the Committee, including the meeting summary/ minutes, can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/planningrule/committee.
National Library of Medicine; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-23129
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-23128
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-23127
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-23126
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Determination That OVRETTE (Norgestrel) Tablet, 0.075 Milligrams, Was Not Withdrawn From Sale for Reasons of Safety or Effectiveness
Document Number: 2017-23125
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) has determined that OVRETTE (norgestrel) tablet, 0.075 milligrams (mg), was not withdrawn from sale for reasons of safety or effectiveness. This determination will allow FDA to approve abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) for norgestrel tablet, 0.075 mg, if all other legal and regulatory requirements are met.
Traffic Records Program Assessment Advisory; Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-23124
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is in the process of reviewing the Traffic Records Program Assessment Advisory, DOT HS 811 644, (Advisory) and requests comments to determine if updates or improvements are appropriate. States need timely, accurate, complete, and uniform traffic records to identify and prioritize traffic safety issues and to choose appropriate safety countermeasures and evaluate their effectiveness. The Advisory provides information on the contents, capabilities, and data quality attributes of an effective traffic records system, and includes assessment questions that qualified independent assessors use to evaluate the capabilities of a State's traffic records systems. Based on the input received in response to this notice, and NHTSA's experience in applying the previous Advisory to conduct assessments in the past, we anticipate issuing a revised Advisory by June 2018.