November 1, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs
Document Number: 2017-23762
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a revision of a currently approved collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a revision and three-year extension of its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, OMB Control Number 1910-5150. The proposed action will continue the collection of information on the status of financing program activities, expenditures, and results, to ensure that program funds are being used appropriately, effectively and expeditiously. No changes to the collection instrument are being proposed. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the revision of the currently approved collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden pertaining to the approved collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to further enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (d) ways to further minimize the burden regarding the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Forged Steel Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2017-23759
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-23758
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-23757
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
World War One Centennial Commission; Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting
Document Number: 2017-23756
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
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 December 13, 2017 meeting of the World War One Centennial Commission (the Commission). The meeting is open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-23755
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 1, 2017. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden.
Notice of intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Modernization and Expansion Project
Document Number: 2017-23754
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, and the GSA Public Buildings Service NEPA Desk Guide, GSA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) will be prepared for the San Ysidro LPOE Modernization and Expansion Project (Project).
National Assessment Governing Board Quarterly Board Meeting
Document Number: 2017-23751
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the November 16-18, 2017 Quarterly Board Meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board). This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in attending the meeting or providing written comments related to the work of the Governing Board. Notice of this meeting is required under Sec. 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Training Provider Certification
Document Number: 2017-23750
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on July 6, 2017 (Federal Register 31388, Vol. 82, No. 128).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. 101/Chehalis River Bridge-Scour Repair in Washington State
Document Number: 2017-23748
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
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 we have issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to U.S. 101/ Chehalis River BridgeScour Repair in Washington State.
Modification and Clarification of the National Customs Automation Program Tests Regarding Post-Summary Corrections and Periodic Monthly Statements
Document Number: 2017-23747
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) modification and clarification to the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) tests pertaining to the processing of post- summary correction (PSC) claims and periodic monthly statements (PMS). Except to the extent expressly announced or modified by this document, all aspects, rules, terms and conditions announced in previous notices regarding the PSC and PMS tests remain in effect.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Alligator River, Columbia, NC
Document Number: 2017-23745
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 64/Alligator River Bridge which carries US 64 over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Alligator River, mile 84.2, near Columbia, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-23744
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 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.
Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2017-23743
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/ Tagout).
Medical Devices; Immunology and Microbiology Devices; Classification of the BCR-ABL Quantitation Test
Document Number: 2017-23742
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the BCR-ABL quantitation test into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the BCR-ABL quantitation test's classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device. We believe this action will also enhance patients' access to beneficial innovative devices, in part by reducing regulatory burdens.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-23741
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-23740
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 on the National Science Foundation Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide. NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2017-23730
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Road Construction Machines and Components Thereof, DN 3270; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure.
DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.; Withdrawal of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use)
Document Number: 2017-23729
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing the withdrawal, without prejudice to a future filing, of a food additive petition (FAP 2280) proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in feed for swine.
DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.; Withdrawal of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use)
Document Number: 2017-23728
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing the withdrawal, without prejudice to a future filing, of a food additive petition (animal use) (FAP 2276) proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of ethoxyquin in vitamin D formulations, including 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, used in animal food.
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2017-23727
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2017-23725
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Batteries and Electrochemical Devices Containing Composite Separators, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, DN 3269; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725U); Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-23723
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection (FERC-725U, Mandatory Reliability Standards: Mandatory Reliability Standard CIP-014) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission previously issued a Notice in the Federal Register (82 FR 41618, 9/1/2017) requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments on the FERC-725U and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB.
Final Report: Review of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Agency Actions Pursuant to Executive Order 13783, Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth
Document Number: 2017-23722
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
This Final Report on the Review of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Agency Actions is provided pursuant to Executive Order 13783, Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.
RH energytrans, LLC; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2017-23721
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
California; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2017-23720
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of California (FEMA-4344-DR), dated October 10, 2017, and related determinations.
California; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 2017-23718
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of California (FEMA-3381-EM), dated February 14, 2017, and related determinations.
South Carolina; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2017-23716
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of South Carolina (FEMA-4346-DR), dated October 16, 2017, and related determinations.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5305A-SEP
Document Number: 2017-23715
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 5305A-SEP, Salary Reduction Simplified Employee PensionIndividual Retirement Accounts Contribution Agreement.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Information Reporting by Applicable Large Employers on Health Insurance Coverage Offered Under Employer-Sponsored Plans
Document Number: 2017-23714
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the 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 IRS is soliciting comments concerning the requirements relating to the information reporting by applicable large employers on health insurance coverage offered under employer-sponsored plans.
Availability of Final Report on Regulatory Review Under Executive Order 13783
Document Number: 2017-23713
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Energy
Through this document, the Department of Energy (DOE) announces the availability of its report issued under Executive Order 13783, ``Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth''.
Clarifications to the Export Administration Regulations for the Use of License Exceptions
Document Number: 2017-23712
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule makes clarifications to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to provide guidance based on existing agency understanding and practice on the use of two license exceptions. Specifically, this final rule makes three clarifications to License Exception Governments, International Organizations, International Inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the International Space Station (GOV) and adds five notes, along with making other minor clarifications, to License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA). These revisions respond to questions BIS has received about the use of these two EAR license exceptions and provide the general public answers to frequently asked questions based on existing agency interpretive practice. Therefore, the clarifications in this final rule do not change the EAR requirements for the use of the license exceptions but are intended to assist exporters new to the EAR.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing Trichostema austromontanum ssp. compactum (Hidden Lake Bluecurls) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants
Document Number: 2017-23711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that we are reopening the comment period for the proposed rule to remove the plant Trichostema austromontanum ssp. compactum (Hidden Lake bluecurls) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants on the basis of recovery. We are reopening the comment period for this proposed rule for 30 days in order to publish a legal notice and to give all interested parties further opportunity to comment on the proposed rule. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparing the final delisting determination.
State Educational Agency and Local Educational Agency-School Data Collection and Reporting Under ESEA, Title I, Part A; ED-2017-ICCD-0130; Correction
Document Number: 2017-23710
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Education
On October 26, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education published a 60-day comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 49602, Column 1; FR DOC #2017-23222) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``State Educational Agency and Local Educational AgencySchool Data Collection and Reporting Under ESEA, Title I, Part A''. The abstract was incorrect, and is corrected as follows: Although the U.S. Department of Education (ED) determines Title I, Part A allocations for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, requires State Educational Agencies (SEAs) to adjust ED- determined Title I, Part A LEA allocations to account for newly created LEAs and LEA boundary changes, to redistribute Title I, Part A funds to small LEAs (under 20,000 total population) using alternative poverty data (if an SEA has ED's approval to do so), and to reserve funds for school improvement, State administration, and, if applicable, Direct Student Services. This control number covers only the burden associated with the actual procedures an SEA must follow when adjusting ED- determined LEA allocations. The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-23709
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Special Local Regulation; Atlantic Ocean, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2017-23708
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a recurring special local regulation for navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Fort Lauderdale, FL for the Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix of the Seas. The Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix of the Seas race course is located east of South Beach Park and North of the Port Everglades inlet. Approximately 100 high-speed personal watercraft will be participating in the event. The special local regulation is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards during the race event. All vessels and persons in the regulated area must follow the direction of Coast Guard personnel, law enforcement, and race officials.